Mr. Hoffner's  Classroom

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

On-Level Biology

3rd Quarter

January 8th 

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
 Assignments

Cracking the code!

Activity designed to identify the rational of DNA sequencing

Nucleotide

Purine

pyrimidine

Please read Chapter 13 pages 290-295

January 9th 

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
   Assignments

DNA extraction from fruit

Base-Pairing rule

No Homework Wednesday

 

January 10th 

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

DNA Construction

DNA Replication

DNA helicase

DNA polymerase

Please read Chapter 13 pages 296-299

January 11th  

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

DNA Extraction from Cheek cells

Bio-Rad


Quiz 

Answers to todays Quiz

Replication fork

Plasmid

Codon

Transcription

Translation

Please read Chapter 13 pages 300-309


Exam on Wednesday January 23rd

January 14th 

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

DNA Replication

mRNA

tRNA

rRNA

Please read Chapter 14 pages 316-321


Exam on Wednesday January 23rd

January 15th 

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

Introduction to protein synthesis

Simulation

Point mutation

Insertion

Deletion

Frameshift

Please read Chapter 14 pages 322-324


Exam on Wednesday January 23rd

January 16th 

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments
DNA transcription and translation
None Tonight
No Homework Wednesday

Exam on Wednesday January 23rd

January 17th 

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

Protein synthesis

None Tonight

Momentum Today and Evening


Exam on Wednesday January 23rd

January 18th 

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

Protein synthesis

None Tonight

January 21st   




Martin Luther King Jr.  Holiday

January 22nd   

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

Review for Exam

Quiz

None for tonight

Prep for Exam


Exam on Wednesday January 23rd

January 23rd   

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

Exam

None Tonight!

None Tonight!

January 24th 

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

Post -view exam


Importance of gene splicing in today’s world

Good and Bad?


GMO 

  • Purpose of GMO
  • Pros and cons
  None Tonight!
  None Tonight!

January 25th 

In Class Today
   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
  None Tonight

January 28th 

In Class Today
   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:  and Man Created Dog  


Careful ... notice the run time! 


Read pages 370-377

January 29th 

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

History of how the concept of Evolution was established - (Power point)

Please read Chapter 16

Pages 376-380


Power point from class discussion

January 30th 

In Class Today
   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?

No Homework Wednesday

January 31st   

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

Speciation

pg 399, 411

Allopathic Speciation

Pre and Post Zygotic Barriers:

pg 412-414

Quiz

February 1st

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

Introduction to Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

pg 404



Define criteria for the principle to exists
Please read pages 386-289 

February 4th

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments
Practice set on Hardy-Weinberg equations

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

February 5th

In Class Today
   Assignments

Practice set on Hardy-Weinberg equations 

pages 398-409 

February 6th

In Class Today
   Assignments

Continued work on Hardy-Weinberg Equations



Question set from Michigan State University 

No Homework Wednesdays!

February 7th

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments
Practice set on Hardy-Weinberg equations
 Power point due Friday Feb 8th
No Homework!
Open House

February 8th

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments
Continued work on Hardy-Weinberg Equation
  None Tonight

February 11th

In Class Today
   Assignments

Continued work on Hardy-Weinberg Equation
  None Tonight

February 12th

In Class Today
   Assignments

Review for exam

Quiz

  None Tonight

February 13th

In Class Today
   Assignments

Review for exam

Quiz

  No Homework Wednesday! 

February 14th

In Class Today
   Assignments

Review for exam

Quiz

Prep for Exam

February 15th

In Class Today
   Assignments
This is a half Day!
1st -4th period!

Quiz for you lucky 3rd period students!

  Prep for Exam!

Early Dismissal

Staff

  Development

February 18th





Enjoy your day off from classes!

February 19th

In Class Today
   Assignments
Exam:Evolution
Please Read Chapter 18 Classification
pages 420-426

February 20th

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments
Biology mid-asessment
No grade will be assigned for this exam
The purpse of this exam is to identify how much you have grown in the ability to synthesize scientific data according to ACT aspire and the State of Texas.
  • Taxonomy
  • Genus
  • Binomial nomenclature
  • Phylogeny
  •  Cladistics
  No Homework Wednesday!

February 21st

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments
In-class assignment (in Lab Book)
  • Vocabulary found on page 423, 427 an 433
  • Page 441 
  • Questions 5-13 only
  •  Write each question then answer
Domains:
  • Bacteria
  • Archaera
  •  Eukaryote
Please Read Chapter 18 Classification
pages 427-437

February 22nd

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments
In-class assignment (in Lab Book)
  • Vocabulary found on page 497, 501, and 507
  • Page 515
  • Questions 3-16 only
  •  Write each question then answer
Gamete
Zygote
Zygospore
Alternation of generations
Pseudopodium
Plasmodium
Algae bloom
Please Read Chapter 21 Protist
pages 494-510

February 25th

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

Test Results

            Bonus question


Classification schemes

Types of Symmetry:

Asymmetrical

            Spherical 

            Radial

            Bilateral

 

Asymmetrical

Spherical 

Radial

Bilateral

Review vocabulary from last week!


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

Volvox Prepared mount 100x by Chloe H

February 26th

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments
Introduction to directional Terms

Medial              Lateral

Proximal           Distal

Anterior            Posterior

Ventral             Dorsal

Cephalic            Caudal

Superior           Inferior


Review vocabulary from last week!


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

February 27th

In Class Today
   Vocabulary
   Assignments

Archaea

Eubacteria

Eukaryote


Protista


Quiz #1 and answers

Archaea

Eubacteria

Eukaryote

Protista


No Homework Wednesday

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

February 28th

Paramecium caudatum

400x by Sarah K


In Class Today
   Assignments

Lab 9: Protista

Microscope work

Live and prepared

Assignments

Review vocabulary

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

March 1st

In Class Today
   Assignments

Lab 9: Protista

Microscope work

Live and prepared


Quiz #2 and Answers

 

Assignments

Review vocabulary

  End of Quarter approaching!  Make sure all make-up work is turned in Today! 


March 4th

In Class Today
   Assignments

Lab 9: Protista

Microscope work

Live and prepared

Diatoms and dinoflagellates

End of Semester is this Friday!

Please determine which 2 daily grades you wish to drop before Friday!

March 5th

In Class Today
   Assignments

Lab 10: Coelenterate

Microscope work

Prepared


Quiz #3 and answers


End of Semester is this Friday!

Please determine which 2 daily grades you wish to drop before Friday! 


Volvox at 100x

by Sarah K

March 6th

In Class Today
   Assignments

Lab 10: Coelenterate

Microscope work

Prepared

End of Semester is this Friday!

Please determine which 2 daily grades you wish to drop before Friday! 


No Homework Wednesday

March 7th

Hydra 40x

by Sarah K

In Class Today
   Assignments

Lab 10: Coelenterate

Microscope work

Prepared


Quiz #4 and Answers

End of Semester is this Friday!

Please determine which 2 daily grades you wish to drop before Friday! 


Template for Lab 9: Protista


Template for Lab 10: Porifera/Cnidaria

March 8th

In Class Today
 

Lab 10: Coelenterate

Microscope work

Prepared

End of Semester is TODAY!

Please determine which 2 daily grades you wish to drop before the end of the day TODAY!