Mr. Hoffner's  Classroom

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

Biology

3rd Quarter     ....at the caldera of Kilauea  6/21/2015

January 8th

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 
  Read pages 464-471


January 9th

Today in Class
 Assignments
History of how the concept of Evolution was established - (Power point)
No Homework Wednesday

January 10th

Today in Class
 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 11th

Today in Class
 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 14th

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


January 15th

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

Define criteria for the principle to exists
Please read pages 493-497

January 16th 

Today in Class
 Assignments
Practice set on Hardy-Weinberg equations

Vocabulary for the unit is due at the end of Today!
No Homework Wednesdays


January 17th

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

January 18th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Continued work on Hardy-Weinberg Equations

pages 505-513, 515-517, 520-521 

January 21st









Martin Luther King Jr.

Holiday

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

January 22nd

Today
 Assignments
Allel Frequencies using Hardy-Weinberg formulas 

Question packet (from Biology corner web site) 
  

Lab Bench:

Population Genetics


Bozeman Science



Answers from Biology Corner web site


January 23rd

Today
 Assignments

Introduction to NCBI

Johns Hopkins Tutorial 


Selection of DNA unknowns for lab

NCBI Data Base 

No Homework Wednesday

January 24th

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 25th

Today
 Assignments

Continue Population estimate

Quadrant method

Tag and Release Method 

  Please read pages 530-534

January 28th

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

Unit Exam is Next Monday!

January 29th

Today
 Assignments
Development of a Cladogram from Instructor supplied items based on morphology
Read Chapter 25

Unit exam on Monday!

January 30th

Today
 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 
No Homework Wednesday

Unit exam is on Monday!

January 31st

Today
 Assignments
Test Prep 
Hardy-Weinberg Questions

Quiz
  Pep for Exam on Monday

February 1st

Today
 Assignments
Kahoot quiz (Test prep)

Review for Exam

February 4th

Today 
 Assignments
Exam: Evolution
  Please read pages 238-241

February 5th

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
Please read pages 241-248

February 6th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Replication of DNA
DNA polymerase
Primase
DNA helicase
RNA primer
Okazaki fragment
Leading strand
Lagging strand
Telomeres (TTAGGG)
No Homework Wednesday

February 7th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Virus
Retro-virus
Lysogenic
Lytic
No Homework Wednesday

February 8th

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

Please read 249 and 232-237

February 11th

Today
 Assignments
Lytic and Lysogenic viruses

Benefits of understanding lysogenic and lytic viruses
None Tonight

February 12th

Today
 Assignments
DNA extraction Lab activity
Selection of different fruits
None tonight

February 13th

Today
 Assignments
Bacterial lesson
Growth inhibators

Growth factors for bacteria
No Homework Wednesday!

February 14th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Observations from lab activity

Use of Restriction enzymes

Bacterial Transformation Packet 

Sticky Ends
Restriction enzymes
Plasmid
Bacterial Transformation
   


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

February 15th

Today
 Assignments
Half day - Teacher Staff Development day!

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 18th





Enjoy your Presidents' Day Break!

February 19th

Today
 Assignments

DNA Extraction of polyploid fruit 

(We will work on this when I return)


Work on the "Recombinate DNA" packet in class

This will be the only class time offered


Practice Lab skill for extraction 

Finish:
Bacterial Transformation
To be turned in by Thursday!

February 20th

Today
 Assignments
Bacterial Transformation Packet 

10 Questions found on page 254
  1. Write each question
  2. Identify each answer
  3. Identify why it is correct
No Homework Wednesday

February 21st

Today
 Assignments
pGlow Recombinate DNA Lab - pour agar plates (we will do when I return)


10 Questions found on page 280
  1. Write each question
  2. Identify each answer
  3. Identify why it is correct
Due Today!
Bacterial Transformation

February 22nd

Today
  Assignments
 Protein Synthesis Animation

Streak agar starter plates
Set-up stations for pGlo


10 Questions found on page 304
  1. Write each question
  2. Identify each answer
  3. Identify why it is correct
Preview Technique for lab

Please read pgs 352-356

February 25th

Today
  Assignments
pGlo Recombinate protocol
  Not Tonight

Exam Monday March 8th:
Chapters 11, 12, and 16

February 26th

Today
  Assignments
Observe pGlo results
  Please read pages 358-362

Exam Monday March 8th:
Chapters 11, 12, and 16



February 27th

Today
  Assignments
Observe pGlo results

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

Exam Monday March 8th:
Chapters 11, 12, and 16




End of Quarter approaching!  Make sure all make-up work is turned in by Friday March 2nd


February 28th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Observe pGlo results

Test Prep
  
Exam Monday March 8th:
Chapters 11, 12, and 16 
DUDE! 


  End of Quarter approaching!  Make sure all make-up work is turned in by Friday March 1std

March 1st

Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Observe pGlo results

Test Prep

Prep work for Fingerprinting Lab: DNA digestion with electrogel phorisis
Please read pages 367-372

Exam Monday March 8th:
Chapters 11, 12, 13, and 16

March 4th

Today
  Assignments
Exam:
Chapters 11, 12, 13 and 16 Moved to Friday MArch 8th!

Genetics!

March 5th

Today
  Vocabulary
Assignments
Post view Exam

Introduction to Genetics
Review use of Punnet Square Crossing
Allele
Gamete
Dominance
Recessive
 Exam Friday: DNA

March 6th

Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Prep work for Fingerprinting Lab: DNA digestion with electrogel phorisis


Work on F1 and F2 
Geneotypic and Phenotypic probabilities
Monohybrid cross
Dihybrid cross
Polyhybrid cross

March 7th

Female Fruit Fly 20x
Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Prep work for Fingerprinting Lab: DNA digestion with electrogel phorisis

Work on F1 and F2 
Genotypic and Phenotypic probabilities


Assignment worksheet 1
Reciprocal cross
Homozgous
Heterozygous
Phenotype
Genotype
 



Exam Friday: DNA

Chapter 10 
Please read pages 211-217  Sec 10.1

March 8th

Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Prep work for Fingerprinting Lab: DNA digestion with electrogel phorisis

Review Work packets!

Law of Independent assortment
Law of Segragation
Pedigrees

Fly behavior


Exam Friday: DNA

Law of Segregation
Law of Independent Assortment
Pedigrees

End of 3rd Quarter