Mr. Hoffner's  Classroom

Pantego Christian Academy
2201 Park Row Dr. 
Arlington, Tx 76013 
(817) 460-3315

Biology

3rd Quarter

January 3rd

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Compare Different Disciplines to the study of Evolution
  • Evolution - Science
  • Super String - Math
  • Creation - History and Philosophy


Why is it important to study Evolution?

Identify the current concepts of how we got here as a Human race

Entertain why some questions are not supported by the discipline example: 

  • Prove JFK was president historically ...yes!
  •  Prove JFK was president scientifically ... no

Power point from class discussion

  No Homework Wednesdays

January 4th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
History of how the concept of Evolution was established - (Power point)
 
Read pages 464-471 

January 5th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
History of how the concept of Evolution was established - (Power point)
 

Not required viewing!


This is what is what is taught in today's classroom in Public schools. 


National Geographic:  How Man Created Dog  


Careful ... notice the run time! 


Read pages 471-479 (not tested)

January 8th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
History of how the concept of Evolution was established - (Power point)


Identify the meaning behind Natural Selection 
1. Is an organism selected for or is it selected out?
2. Does the environment dictate the mutation necessary for survival or does the change in environment allow for the expression of the mutated sequence?
Please read Chapter 22
Pages 486-491 

January 9th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Speciation
pg 510
Allopathic Speciation

Pre and Post Zygomatic Barriers:
pg 515-517

Quiz

Check the Power Point on Jan 3rd
  Please read pages 491-493


Quiz answers

January 10th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Introduction to Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
pg 491-494

Define criteria for the principle to exists
  No Homework Wednesdays

January 11th 

Today in Class
 Assignments
Practice set on Hardy-Weinberg equations

Vocabulary for the unit is due at the end of Today!

Please read pages 493-497


January 12th

Today in Class
 Assignments
No Home work Please attend the  Momentum Event Tonight!

January 15th









Martin Luther King Jr.

Holiday

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
No School today
  Zygomatic barriers
Chapter 23:
Please read pages 497-505

January 16th

We have a 2 hour delay for our campus due to weather related activity


Classes begin at 10:00



Encyclopedia Britannica 


Today in Class
 Assignments
Continued work on Hardy-Weinberg Equations

pages 505-513, 515-517, 520-521 

January 17th

Today
 Assignments
Allel Frequencies using Hardy-Weinberg formulas 

Question packet (from Biology corner web site) 
 

No Homework Wednesday




Answers from Biology Corner web site


January 18th

Today
 Assignments

Introduction to NCBI

Johns Hopkins Tutorial 


Selection of DNA unknowns for lab

NCBI Data Base 

January 19th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Population densities:

  • Tag and release
  • Grid estimates

 

NCBI assignment is submitted to turnitin.com


Read Chapter 24-5 

pages 524-529


Template for Lab


Example DNA set

January 22nd

Today
 Assignments

Continue Population estimate

Quadrant method

Tag and Release Method 

  Please read pages 530-534

January 23rd

Today
 Assignments
Quadrant method for determinnig population size
 Please read 536-539

January 24th

Today
 Assignments
Development of a Cladogram from Instructor supplied items based on morphology
No Homework Wednesday

January 25th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Continue development of a Cladogram from Instructor supplied items based on morphology

Identify need for systems to come on-board as a result of their complexity 
 
Read Chapter 25

January 26th

Today
 Assignments
Test Prep 
Hardy-Weinberg Questions
  Pep for Exam on Tuesday

January 29th

Today
 Assignments
Kahoot quiz (Test prep)

Review for Exam
 Prep for Exam on Monday

Evolution Quiz 

Hardy-Weinberg Practice set from Kansas State University (Answers found at the end of the document)

January 30th

Today 
 Assignments
Exam: Evolution
  Please read pages 238-241

January 31st

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Post view exam
Strengths and weaknesses

Construction of DNA

3 prime end - 3'
5 prime end - 5'
Antiparallel strands

Francis Crick
James Watson
Rosalind Franklin
No Homework Wednesday

February 1st

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Replication of DNA
DNA polymerase
Primase
DNA helicase
RNA primer
Okazaki fragment
Leading strand
Lagging strand
Telomeres (TTAGGG)
Please read pages 241-248

February 2nd

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Virus
Retro-virus
Lysogenic
Lytic
Please read 249 and 232-237

February 5th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Point insertion
Point deletion
Frame Shift
Plasmid
Restriction enzymes
Recombinate DNA

February 6th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Lytic and Lysogenic viruses

Benefits of understanding lysogenic and lytic viruses

February 7th

Today
 Assignments
DNA extraction Lab activity
Selection of different fruits
No Homework Wednesday

February 8th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Bacterial lesson
Growth inhibators

Growth factors for bacteria

February 9th

Today
 Vocabulary
Observations from lab activity
Sticky Ends
Restriction enzymes
Plasmid
Bacterial Transformation

February 12th

Today
 Assignments
Use of Restriction enzymes

Bacterial Transformation Packet 


Mastery of this lab activity is paramount prior to continuation of our Transformation Lab!

February 13th

Today
 Assignments
Continue:
Bacterial Transformation

Check out results of investagation (Day 6)  What worked / What didn't
  Finish:
Bacterial Transformation
To be turned in by Thursday!

February 14th

Today
 Assignments

DNA Extraction of polyploid fruit


Practice Lab skill for extraction 

No Homework Wednesday  

Finish:
Bacterial Transformation
To be turned in by Thursday!

February 15th

Today
 Assignments
Bacterial Transformation Packet 

February 16th

Today
 Assignments
pGlow Recombinate DNA Lab - pour agar plates

1/2 Day Staff Development
   Due Today!
Bacterial Transformation

February 19th





Enjoy your Presidents' Day Break!

February 20th

Today
  Assignments
 Protein Synthesis Animation

Streak agar starter plates
Set-up stations for pGlo

Preview Technique for lab

Please read pgs 352-356

February 21st

Today
  Assignments
pGlo Recombinate protocol
  No Homework Wednesday

February 22nd

Today
  Assignments
Observe pGlo results
  Please read pages 358-362

Exam Wednesday February 28th:
Chapters 11, 12, and 16



February 23rd

Today
  Assignments
Observe pGlo results

Pros and Cons
(Ethical issues)
Please read pages 362-367

February 27th

Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Observe pGlo results

Test Prep
Please read pages 367-372

Exam Wednesday February 28th:
Chapters 11, 12, and 16

February 28th

Today
  Assignments
Exam:
Chapters 11, 12, and 16
 
No Hommework Wednesday!




End of Quarter is near!
Please make sure all MAKE-UP Labs and Test are turned in by Friday March 2nd!

March 1st

Today
  Vocabulary
Assignments
Post view Exam

Introduction to Genetics
Review use of Punnett Square Crossing
Allel
Gamete
Dominance
Recessive
 
End of Quarter is near!
Please make sure all MAKE-UP Labs and Test are turned in by Friday March 2nd!

March 2nd

Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Work on F1 and F2 
Genotypic and Phenotypic probabilities
Monohybrid cross
Dihybrid cross
Polyhybrid cross

March 5th

Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Assignment worksheet 1
Reciprocal cross
Homozgous
Heterozygous
Phenotype
Genotype
 
End of Quarter is near!
Please make sure all MAKE-UP Labs and Test are turned in Today - Friday March 3rd!

Chapter 10 
Please read pages 211-217  Sec 10.1

March 6th

Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Review Work packets!

Law of Independent assortment
Law of Segragation
Pedigrees

Fly behavior
Law of Segration
Law of Independent Assortment
Pedigrees

Chapter 10
Please read pages 215-222

Power point

March 7th

Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Assignment Worksheet 2
Sex-linked
Autosomal linked

No Homework Wednesday

March 8th

Today
  Assignments
Lab:
Fly 
Please read section 10.4 
pages 222-229

March 9th

Today
  Assignments
Prep for end of Quarter

Observe Fly behavior

Kahoot?

Evaluate scores and identify which grades (from Quizzes and Daily) will be dropped!

End of 3rd Quarter

Enjoy your Break!