Mr. Hoffner's  Classroom

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

AP Biology 2nd Quarter

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The following are your assignments by day.  Please remember to pay close attention to the vocabulary and the reading assignments.
Also please remember the dates may change due to Administrative and class needs.



October 8th



School Holiday


State Fair of Texas

October 9th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Demonstration of the denaturing power of Hydrogen peroxide on beef liver 

Prep for lab 
Enthalpy (Total Energy)
Entropy (Unsable Energy - Random)
Free Energy

Gibbs Free-Energy
Exam Friday October 26th

Please read pages 118-121

October 10th



Morning Exams


Seniors all morning with Mr Jones

Today in Class
 Assignments
PSAT

Schedule for the day:


Testing in assigned rooms: 8:00-11:25


After dismissal, return to regular schedule.


  • 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th period will not meet.
  • 5th period will be considered a holding period in the event testing runs long.
 No Homework Wednesday

October 11th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Exergonic Reactions -G   

Endergonic Reactions  +G   

Transition state

  Re-visit these definitions:

Denature

Hydration

Dehydration (Condensation)

Analysis reaction (Decomposition)

Disassociation 

Exam Monday October 29th

October 12th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Lab 5:

Enzymatic Lab

Identify expectations for lab 

Metabolism
Anabolic reactions
Catabolic reactions

Induced fit

Competitive inhibitor

noncompetitive inhibitor

Allosteric  regulation

Exam MondayOctober 29th

Please finish section 6.1 pages 122-123



Senior High Retreat
Riverbend Retreat Center
October 15th-19th


October 22nd

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Lab 5:
Enzymatic Reactions
Denaturing
Exam Monday October 29th

Please finish section 6.1 pages 122-123

October 23rd

Science and Biology

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Lab 5: Expectations
Activation energy
Transition state
Energy Barrier

Exam Monday October 29th

Please read section 6.3 pages 125-135

October 24th

In Class Today
 Assignments
Finish up specs on Lab
Share data for Lab report

Implications of lab in the environment





  No Homework Wednesday

October 25th

Today in Class
 Assignments

Prep for exam


Quiz 

  Prep for Exam

Biology on the edge

October 26th

In Class Today
 Assignments
Review for Exam on Monday

Quiz






Enjoy your weekend!

Remember!
Our test material began on Sept 26th of last Quarter!
That means that our reading material began on page 105!

Remember to bring a fully charged calculator for the water potential equations!

October 29th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignment
Exam: Diffusion / Osmosis / Enzymatic Reactions

Don't forget your fully charged calculators for the water potential equations!
Gap junction
Tight junction
Desmosomes
  Enjoy your evening!
(get your vocab down!)

Please read Section 5.2 pages 102-105

October 30th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Post view Exam

Identify different cell Junctions

Begin discussion of the cell cycle

Mitosis

Meiosis

Cell cycle 

Gametes

 Please visit:

Please read Section 9.1 pages 180-184

October 31st

Today in Class
 Assignments
Identify the difference between Mitosis and Meiosis:
Purpose
Function
  No Homework Wednesdays!

November 1st

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Review Mitosis: 
Identify that Mitotic division is a cyclical event
Prophase
Metaphase
Anaphase
Telophase
Interphase
Please read Section 9.2 pages 184-187

November 2nd

Today in Class
 Assignments
Meiosis:
  • Identify the process of Meiosis
  • Compare and contrast Mitosis and Meiosis
  • Identify that meiosis is a linear event
Please read Section 9'3 pages 1187-192



Set your clocks back 1 hour Sunday morning!

(This needs to be done at 2:00 am) Nov 4th

November 5th

Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Meiosis
Alternation of generations

Exam:Cell cycle ad Nuclear division Wednesday November 14th 

November 6th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Lab 4: Mitotic Division
Collection of data for Mitotic Index
 

Mitosis photo and key (Greenriver College)



Please visit:

Lab Bench : AP Lab 3


Please read section 9.4 pages 193-195


Exam:Cell cycle ad Nuclear division Wednesday November 14th 

November 7th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
Assignment 
Lab 4: Mitotic Division
Collection of data

Introduction to Chi square model for statistical analysis
Alternation of generations

Published results:

  • Prophase - 24%
  • Metaphase - 2%
  • Anaphase - 4%
  • Telophase - 9%
  • Interphase -  61%

No Homework Wednesday

November 8th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Lab 4: Mitotic Division
Collection of data

Continued discussion on Chi Square model
Read Chapter 9 section 9.5 pages 195-204




Exam:Cell cycle and Nuclear division Wednesday November 14th 

November 9th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Lab 4: Mitotic Division
Collection of data

Continued discussion on Chi Square model

Quiz

Exam:Cell cycle ad Nuclear division Wednesday November 14th 

November 12th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
 Assignments
Finish Lab 4 report Preparation

Test prep

Quiz
Apoptosis
Necrosis

Nondisjunction
Crossing over 
  Exam Cell Cycle Wednesday November 14th

Quiz answers

November 13th

In Class Today
 Assignments
Test preparation

Quiz
    Exam Cell Cycle Wednesday November 14th

November 14th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Exam: Cell Division
  No Homework Wednesday

November 15th

Today
Vocabulary
 Assignment
Construction of the Photosynthesis flow chart

Flow chart
Carotenoids
Chlorophylls
Photosystem I
Photosystem II
 Please read Chapter 8 "Photosynthesis: Energy from Light" pages 160 - 168

November 16th

Today
Introduction to energy flow Photosynthesis

Half Day
Grandparents day!
Collection of gifts for "Operation Christmas Child"!

November 22nd

Happy Thanksgiving!


 

November 26th

Today in Class
  Vocabulary
  Assignment
Lab 5: Photo synthesis

Part 1: Data collection from November 15th
Part 2: Paper Chromatography
  • Spinach
  • Choice of plant

Color Sheet:
Make sure you label and colour
  • Eudicots (Dicot)
  • Monocot
  • C3 plant
  • C4 plant
  • Bundle sheath
  • Guard cell
  • Ttomata
  • Chloroplast
  • Granum (Grana)
  • Stroma
  • Thylakoid
  • Lamellae
  • Photosystem I and II
  • p680 and p700
CAM plants
C - 3 plants
C - 4 plants
Calvin cycle
Please read Chapter 8 "Photosynthesis: Energy from Light" pages 169 (Section 8.3) - 177

November 27th

Today in Class
  Vocabulary
  Assignment
Lab 5: Photo synthesis

Part 1: Data collection from November 15th
Part 2: Paper Chromatography
Determine Rf values
  • Spinach
  • Choice of plant
 
 

November 28th

Today in Class
  Vocabulary
  Assignment
 
 

November 29th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignment
Construction of the Photosynthesis flow chart

November 30th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignment
Quiz

Identify energy flow Cellular Respiration
Glycolysis I
Glycolysis II
Citric Acid cycle
Aerobic Reactions
Anaerobic Reactions
Please read Chapter 7 "Paths that Harvest Chemical Energy" pages 138 - 147

December 3rd

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignment
Lab: 
Cellular Respiration:
Flow chart
Electron Phosphorylation
Chemiosmosis
Fermentation
No Homework Wednesday!

December 4th

Today
 Assignments
Finish Lab:
Cellular Respiration flow chart
  Please read Chapter 7 "Paths that Harvest Chemical Energy" pages 147 - 157

December 5th

Today in Class
Lab: 
Cellular Respiration:
Flow chart - Anaerobic

December 6th

Today
 Assignment
Protein Synthesis discussion
  Please read pages 57 - 60

December 7th

Today
 Assignment
Construction of DNA
  Please read Chapter 3 pages 60 - 64

December 10th

Today
 Assignment
Finish construction of the DNA
  No Homework Wednesday

Text Book check!  Please bring your book to class Thursday!

December 11th

Today
 Assignment
Finish Energy flow through the system:
Photosynthesis
Anaerobic respiration
Aerobic respiration

Semester Review Packet 1


Today's quiz with answers
 
Be prepared to provide the following

Determine grades to be dropped
select 2 grades from the following categories:
  • Daily
  • Quiz


Semester Review Packet 1 Answers

Avaliable after school

December 12th

Today
 Assignment
Pop Quiz Answers

Review for the Semester part 2
  Semester Exams are next week!
  • Review each vocabulary term this semester. (this should be in your lab manuel)
  • Review your Semester packets ... down load them from this site
  • Get some sleep!  Each night between now and the exam you need to train your body with rest.

Our test is Thursday December the 14th
 

Semester packet 2 Review Answers

December 13th 

Today
Last Quiz
(Answers will be posted after school)

Be prepared to provide the following

Determine grades to be dropped
select 2 grades from the following categories:
  • Daily
  • Quiz

December 14th

Exams Today
 8:00 - 9:30  1st period

9:45 - 11:15 5th period

December 17th

Exams Today
8:00 - 9:30  2nd period

9:45 - 11:15 6th period

December 18th

Exams Today
 8:00 - 9:30  3rd period

9:45 - 11:15 7th period 

December 19th

Exams Today
8:00 - 9:30  4th period

9:45 - 11:15 8th period  This is Us!





Merry Christmas