Mr. Hoffner's  Classroom

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

On-Level Biology
1st Quarter

 

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.

August 14th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Introduction


Student information


Classroom and Laboratory safety forms


Access to Turnitin.com

Biology

Inference

Observation

Hypothesis

Law

No Homework Wednesday


Pick up class materials

  • 5x5 Quad Lab book (with graph paper)
  • color pencils

Turnitin.com assignment Due Sunday August 18th by 11:59 pm!



Lab Safety Power Point


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 23th

August 15th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignment
Collect signed papers

Pre-test (no grade)
Cellular Organization

Homeostasis

Metabolism

Growth and Development

Reproduction

 

Read pages 4-13


Turnitin.com assignment Due Sunday August 

18th by 11:59 pm!



Lab Safety Power Point


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 23th

 

August 16th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Class room protocol

Return all signed papers

Lab Safety

Evolution of Life

Cellular Process

Genetics and Information Transfer

Interactions

 

Read pages 14-19


Turnitin.com assignment Due Sunday August 

18th by 11:59 pm!



Lab Safety Power Point


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 23th

August 19th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Observational Skills
  • Inference
  • Observation
  • Hypothesis
  • Theory
  • Law

Scientific Method
Graduation
Graduated Cylinder
Tare
Meniscus


Lab Safety Power Point


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 23th

August 20th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
  Assignment
Introduction to materials used in the Science classroom
  • Identify items
  • Practice correct reading of instruments
  • Precision
Florence flask
Erlenmeyer flask
Reagent bottle
Petri dish



Lab Safety Power Point


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 23th

August 21st

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
  Assignment
Parts of a Microscope

How to make a wet mount

Concept check 3

Double pan balance
Triple beam balance
Rider
  No Homework Wednesday


Lab Safety Power Point


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 23th


August 22nd

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment
Please bring your Laptop to class for login information

Review for Safety Exam:
  • student must score a min grade of 80 in order to conduct a lab activity
  • if a student scores below an 80% that student must schedule a re-take.
  • Max score on a retaken safety test will be an 80
Objective
Revolving nose
Body
Condenser

 

Lab Safety Power Point


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 23th


Remember to bring your laptop to class on Friday!


Last minute Review statements to consider

August 23rd

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment
Safety Exam
Remember to bring your computer fully charged
Proton
Neutron
Electron
Quark

Unit Exam Next Friday! August 30th

Enjoy your weekend

August 26th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
 Assignment
Lab 1
Microscope work

Introduction to Safe operation of a microscope

Introduction to correct method of making a wet mount

(if time allows … individual check-off on use of experimental equipment)


Biochemistry

Ecology

Microbiology

 
1st Unit exam Friday August 30th


Lab 1 is due on Friday after the exam!

August 27th

Class of 2022

Today in Class
Vocabulary
 Assignment

Continue Lab 1: Microscope


Introduction to Safe operation of a microscope

Introduction to correct method of making a wet mount


(if time allows … individual check-off on use of experimental equipment)


Botany

Zoology

Physiology

Unit Exam on Friday August 30th


Lab 1 Microscope due on Test day

August 28th

Today in Class
Assignment

Continue:

Introduction to Safe operation of a microscope


Introduction to correct method of making a wet mount


(if time allows … individual check-off on use of experimental equipment)



Lab Template

No Homework Wednesday

1st Unit exam Friday August 30th

Lab 1 is due on Friday after the exam!


Photo by C. McElroy

August 29th

Photo by P Neville

Class of 2022

Today in Class
Assignment

Review for Exam


(if time allows … individual check-off on use of experimental equipment)


Concept check


Answers to today's Concept check!

1st Unit exam Friday August 30th

Lab 1 is due Tuesday NOW!

August 30th

Today in Class
Assignment
Exam 
  Lab 1 is due tuesday at the end of the day!  You may turn your lab in if you are done!

Enjoy your weekend!
 





Enjoy your 3 day weekend!


September 3rd

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment
Post-view Exam

2018 Hurricane tracking Activity
Atom
Covalent bonds
Ionic bonds
Metallic bonds
Welcome Back!

Please read pgs 51-54

September 4th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment
Hurricane Tracking Activity

Periodic Table
Parts of the atom
Arrangement on the Table
Carbohydrate
Hydrocarbon
Lipid
  No Homework Wednesday!

September 5th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment
Hurricane Tracking Activity

Energy impact on molecular bonds

Protein
Amino acid
  Please read pgs 55-57

September 6th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment
Energy impact on molecular bonds


Periodic Table Construction
Nucleic acid
Nucleotide
DNA
RNA
ATP
Please read pages 58-63
 

September 9th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment

Hurricane Tracking Activity

Energy impact on molecular bonds


Lab 2: Heat Curve

 

Enzymes

Catalyst

 

Test Tuesday September 17th 


Lab Due on Test Day September 17th  

September 10th





Class of 2022

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment

Hurricane Tracking Activity


Energy impact on molecular bonds




Lab 2: Heat Curve

 Class Chart from lab activity

 

Acids

Bases

Buffer


 

Test Tuesday September 17th

 

Lab Due on Test Day September 17th  


Template for Lab

September 11th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment

Hurricane Tracking Activity

Enzymatic reactions



Lab 2: Heat Curve

 Class Chart from lab activity


 Lipids

Saturated Fat

Unsaturated fat

 

Test Tuesday September 17th

 

Lab Due on Test Day September 17th  


Template for Lab 2

September 12th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment

Hurricane Tracking Activity

Catalyst activity (inquiry base)

Carbohydrates

Hydrocarbons

Test Tuesday September 17th 

Lab Due on Test Day September 17th


Template for Lab

September 13th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment

Hurricane Tracking Activity

Vocabulary activity (Group assessment)


Answers to today's Assignment

   None for tonight
Test Tuesday September 17th

Periodic Table:
  • Label your oxidation states above each Group
  • Label your period numbers on the left side
  • Colour
  •    your gases
  •    your liquids
  •    your solids
  • Identify the break between metals and non-metals

 

Lab Due on Test Day September 17th


Template for Lab

 

September 16th

Today in Class
Assignment

Hurricane Tracking Activity

Review for test Tuesday


Concept Check

 

Test Tuesday September 17th

 

Lab Due on Test Day September 17th


Answers to today's Concept check!

September 17th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment
Chemistry Exam
  Cell Theory
  Please read pgs 251-252

September 18th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment
Post-view Exam
Introduction to the Cell Theory
 

Cytoplasm

Cell membrane

Nuclear membrane

  No Homework Wednesday!

September 19th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment

The structure of a virus

The structure of a prokaryote

The structure of a eukaryote

Prokaryote

Eukaryote

Please read pages 476 and 477 (Virus Structure)

Also please read pages 153-156

September 20th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment

Lab 3 Cells

Compare Plant and Animal Cells

Organelle

Nucleus

Ribosome

  Please read pages 157-161
 

September 23rd

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment

Lab 3 Cells:

Compare Plant and Animal Cells

Cheek wet mount

Elodea (Plant)

Bacillus (prepared mount)

Virus (Textbook image Bacteriophage)

…. Use of saline solution on elodea

Vesicle

ER (endoplasmic reticulum)

Golgi apparatus

Vacuole

Please read pages 162-163


Lab due on Test day


Template for Lab 3


Exam: Cells Monday September 30th 












Elodea 400x

Photo by Brady M.

September 24th












Elodea 400x (plasmolysis)

Photo by Nicole C

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment

Construction of bacteria

Chloroplast

Mitochondrion

Plasmolysis

Please read pages 164-168


Lab due on test day


Exam: Cells Monday September 30th

September 25th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment

Vocab assignment focused on comparisons between virus, bacteria, plants. And animals

Flagellum

Cilia

Tissue

No Homework Wednesday!


Lab due on test day


Exam: Cells Monday September 30th

September 26th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment

Levels of organization

Colonial vs Multicellular

Organ

Organ system

Colonial

Organism

Lab due on test day


Exam: Cells Monday September 30th

September 27th

Today in Class
Assignment 

Review for exam


Concept check


YouTube videos on Cellular structure


Answers to the Concept check


Answers to the vocabulary word search

Lab due on test day


Exam: Cells Monday September 30th
 

September 30th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment  

Exam: Cells!

Tight junction

Gap junction

Desmosomes


End of grading period is 1 week from Friday!  All make-up work must be schedualed or completed by this Friday!

October 1st

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment
  • Post-view Exam
  • Construction of the cell membrane

Introduction to Cell Junctions

 

Phospholipid bilayer

Transport proteins

Passive Transport

Diffusion

Osmosis

Please read pages 172 - 183

End of grading period is 1 week from Friday!  All make-up work must be schedualed or completed by this Friday!

October 2nd

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment
  • Osmosis: Introduction to water potential vs. solute concentration
 

Facilitated Diffusion

Channel Proteins

Carrier Proteins


End of grading period is 1 week from Friday!  All make-up work must be schedualed or completed by this Friday!

October 3rd

Today in Class
Vocabulary  
Assignment  
  • Lab 4: Osmosis and Diffusion
  • Scaled down AP Biology AP Lab 

Active Transport

Endocytosis

Exocytosis

Please read pages 184-187 

End of grading period is 1 week from Friday!  All make-up work must be schedualed or completed by this Friday!

October 4th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
Assignment
Be prepared to determine which 2 grades will be dropped from Daily category

Lab 4: Osmosis and Diffusion

Scaled down AP Biology AP Lab

Collection of data for lab


  None for this weekend!

End of grading period is 1 week from Friday!

  All make-up work must be schedualed or completed by Today!
 


October 7th



School Holiday


State Fair of Texas

October 8th

Today in Class
  Vocabulary
  Assignment
Address any questions needed for Lab 4 write-up

Discuss differences between Active and Passive Transport
  • Endocytosis
  • Exocytosis
Hypertonic solution
Isotonic solution
Hypotonic solution

Autotrophs
Heterotrophs
Omnivoric

Be prepared to determine which 2 grades will be dropped from Daily category

October 9th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
  Assignment
Carbon Cycle

Energy Flow

Photosynthesis
Turgor pressure
Plasmolysis

ATP
Photosynthesis
Cellular respiration
Please read Chapter 9 pages 198-201


Be prepared to determine which 2 grades will be dropped from Daily category

October 10th

Today in Class
  Assignment

The process of Photosynthesis


Concept Check


Answers to todays Concept check (avaliable after school today)

Please read Chapter 9, pages 202-207

Be prepared to determine which 2 grades will be dropped from Daily category

October 11th

Today in Class
  Assignment
Follow energy flow from incoming sunlight as it activates chlorophyll

Photosynthesis Flow chart

Be prepared to determine which 2 grades will be dropped from Daily category
End of Quarter is TODAY!

Exam Friday October 25th