Mr. Hoffner's  Classroom

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

Biology


4th Quarter



March 19th

Today
  Assignments
Introduction of F1 generation of flies
  Exam on Genetics is Wednesday March 28th!

Pearson's Lab Bench

March 20th

Today
   Vocabulary
  Assignments
Check flies

Double check for weaknesses
Mating behavior of Flies
Fly mating behavior:
AP Reference

Female:
1. Ignoring
2. Decamping
3. Depressing
4. Extruding

Male:
1. Waving
2. Wing Vibration
3. Circling
4. Tapping
5. Stamping
6. Licking
  Exam on Genetics is Wednesday March 28th!

March 21st

Today
  Assignments
Chi Square model:
Prep for use with lab report
 No Homework Wednesdays

March 22nd

Today
  Assignments
Practicee work sheet: Genetics 1
  Exam on Genetics is Wednesday March 28th!

March 23rd

Today
 Assignments
Practice Work sheet: Genetics 2

Evaluate Fly results
 Class Data from F2 generations

Answers for Genetics work sheet 1

Exam on Genetics is Wednesday March 28th!

March 26th

Today
  Assignments
Review for the Exam

Check Flies
Practice Work sheet Genetics 2 answers

Prep for the Exam


Powerpoint: Genetics 

March 27th

Today
  Assignments
Review for Exam
  Exam on Genetics is Wednesday March 28th!

March 28th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Genetics Exam
  No Homework Wednesday

March 29th

Today
Finish Exam
Post view exam

Check Flies

Inroduction to Plants

March 30th

Today in Class?
Good Friday!

Teacher and Student Holiday!





Happy Easter

April 2nd

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
Post view exam
Count Flies!

Determine the difference between Aquatic and Terrestrial plants 
Tendrils
"Hold Fast"
Vector

April 3rd

Today
Vocabulary  
  Assignments
Determine the difference between Monocot and Dicot plants

ACT Test:    Jrs
Monocot
Dicot
Please read Chapter 28 
pages 610-616

April 4th






PCA Gives Back!


April 5th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
 Lab:
View Guard cells 

Characteristics on a Monocot and a Dicot
Guard Cell
Stoma (Stomata)
  None tonight!

April 6th

Today
  Vocabulary
Plant Behavior
Tropisms +/-
Phototropic
Geotropic (Gravitropic)
Hydrotropic
Thigmotropic
Thermotropic

April 9th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignment
Count Flies

Meristem
Apical meristem
Terminal meristem
Please read Chapter 38:
Reproduction in Flowering Plants

April 10th

Today
 
 Assignment

Lab:

Flower Dissection 

Please read Chapter 35 Transport in Plants

April 11th

Today
  Vocabulary
 Assignments
Transpiration Lab
Isotonic
Hypotonic
Hypertonic

April 12th

Today
  Vocabulary
 Assignments
Transpiration Lab
  Review:
Water potential: psi values
Solute
Solvent
Solutions
  No Homework Wednesday!

April 13th

Today
 Vocabulary
  Assignments
Plant Hormones
Auxins
Cytokinins
Abscisic acid
Gibberellins
Ethylene
Please read Chapter 37

    Prep for exam on the 20th!

April 16th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Transpiration Lab Data Results

Nitrogen fixation
Nitrogen cycle
Please read Chapter 36:
Plant Nutrition


Exam Friday April 20th

April 17th

Today
 Assignments
Leaf:
Orientation
Margins
Veination

Leaflets
Exam Friday April 20th 

April 18th

Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Prep for Exam
Walk - a - 'bout
  Prep for exam on Friday:
Make sure you look at:
  1. parts of a flower and leaf
  2. difference between a monocot and a dicot
  1. margins
  2. Veins
  1. types of plant behavior
  2. What is meant between a C-3, C-4 and a CAM plant
  3. What is meant between a vector pollinated and wind pollinated flower
  4. Difference between a superior and inferior ovary (in flowers)
  5. The four general plant hormones and the plants response to them
  Prep for exam on Friday:
Make sure you look at:
The difference between

    1. Angiosperms
    2. Bryophytes
    3. Succulents
    4. Epiphytes
    5. Gymnosperms

  1. Pay attention to leaf adaptations




April 19th

Today in Class
 Assignments
Prep for the Exam
 Prep for the Exam!

April 20th

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  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Plant Exam
Flower dissection and Transpiration Lab will be due Monday April 23
  Quiz Star Link:
There are 6 different quizzes

April 23rd

Class Schedule
1st period  10:00 - 11:10
2th period  11:15 - 12:15
Lunch        12:20 - 12:50
3th period  12:55 -   2:05
4th period   2:10 -   3:20
Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Biome
Ecology
Primary Succession
Secondary succession
Climax community
Please read Chapter 52 
pages 1112-1116

April 24th

Class Schedule
5th period  10:00 - 11:10
6th period  11:15 - 12:15
Lunch        12:20 - 12:50
7th period  12:55 -   2:05
8th period   2:10 -   3:20
Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Environmental Science
Terrestrial Enviroment
Tundra
Tiaga (Boreal) forest
Temperate deciduous forest
Please read Chapter 52
pages 1116-1128

There is a mandatory pre-administration session in Mrs. Sapp’s room during High School Lunch on Thursday, April 27th.  Please bring your lunch or purchase it from the cafeteria and immediately come to Mrs. Sapp’s room 202.  You will be filling out your AP Answer Sheets and receive your AP Student Pack.  Please come with a pencil and in order to be considered for AP you MUST TURN IN your registration form with payment by 4pm today to Mrs. Breese in the Middle School. 

April 25th

Class Schedule
1st period  10:20 - 11:10
2th period  11:15 - 12:15
Lunch        12:20 - 12:50
3th period  12:55 -   2:05
4th period   2:10 -   3:20
Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Environmental Science
Terrestrial Enviroment
Temperate geasslands
Cool deserts
Dry deserts
savanna
  No Home work Wednesdays!

April 26th

Class Schedule
5th period  10:00 - 11:10
6th period  11:15 - 12:15
Lunch        12:20 - 12:50
7th period  12:55 -   2:05
8th period   2:10 -   3:20
Today
  Vocabulary
  Assignments
Environmental Science
Terrestrial Enviroment
Biogeographic regions
Tropical:
  • deciduous
  • evergreens
  Please read Chapter 52
pages 1128-1132

Fly lab due May 4th

April 27th

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Environmental Science
Terrestrial Enviroment
Continential drift
Phylogenetic taxonomy

Please read Chapter 52
pages 1132-1137

Fly lab due May 4th!

April 30th

Today
 Vocabulary
Environmental Science
Terrestrial Environment
Fly Lab due May 4th
Today
 Assignments
Environmental Science
Terrestrial Environment

May 1st

Today
 Assignments
Environmental Science
Terrestrial Environment


  No homework Wednesdays

May 2nd

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Environmental Science
Marine Environment

 
 

May 3rd

Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Environmental Science
Marine Environment:

Mangroves Forth Future:

 
 

May 4th

May 7th

Today
 Assignments
Environmental Exam:
Marine, Aquatic, and Terrestrial
Prep for Finals

May 8th

May 9th




Graduation Practice


10:00-12:00

Today

May 10th

Today
 Assignments
Fishy Fishy
Prep for the Final

Answers to todays class work!

May 11th

Today
 Assignments
Review Packet I
Answers for Review Packet

Prep for Finals

May 14th



AP Biology Exam 

8:00

Assignments
Prep for the Test!
Assignments
Prep for Final

If you are exempt from the final!  I would like to encourage you to take the exam!

What is it worth to you?
  • IF your score improves your grade ... I will use the test!
  • IF your score LOWERS your grade ... I will not use the score ... you were never here!
Today
 Assignments
Determine which 2 grades you wish to drop:
Quiz and/or Daily Category
 Prep for Exam on Thursday May 17th

May 15th

Semester Exams
1st and 5th Periods

May 16th





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Semester Exams
4th and 7th Periods

Dual credit Biology Test is Today

May 17th

Semester Exams
3rd and 6th Periods

May 18th

Semester Exams
2nd and 8th periods