Mr. Hoffner's  Classroom

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

Pre-AP 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 15th

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 19th by 11:59 pm!



Lab Safety Power Point


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 24th

August 16th

Today in Class
Vocabulary 
 Assignments
Collect signed papers

Pre-Test
Cellular Organization

Homeostasis

Metabolism

Growth and Development

Reproduction

 

Read pages 4-12


Turnitin.com assignment Due Sunday August 19th by 11:59 pm!



Lab Safety Power Point


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 24th

August 17th

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 13-23


Turnitin.com assignment Due Sunday August 

19th by 11:59 pm!



Lab Safety Power Point


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 24th

August 20th

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


Scientific Method

Graduation

Graduated Cylinder

Tare

Meniscus

 

Please read page 24


Lab Safety Power Point


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 24th

August 21st

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

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 24th

August 22nd

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments


Parts of a Microscope

How to make a wet mount


Quiz


Click here to see the answers to todays quiz!  (Corrected 8/30)


Double pan balance

Triple beam balance

Rider

  

No Homework Wednesday


Lab Safety Power Point


Lab Safety Exam Friday August 24th

August 23rd

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

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

August 24th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
Assignments 

Safety Exam

Remember to bring your computer fully charged


Proton

Neutron

Electron

Quark

 
Unit Exam next Friday August 31st! 
 
Enjoy your weekend

August 27th

Today in Class
Vocabulary
 Assignments
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)


Biochemistry

Ecology

Microbiology

 

Unit Exam on Friday August 31st


Lab 1 Microscope due on Test day

August 28th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
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)

Lab Template (click here)

Botany

Zoology

Physiology

 

Unit Exam on Friday August 31st


Lab 1 Microscope due on Test day

August 29th

Today in class
 Assignments
Lab 1
Microscope
  No Homework Wednesday

Exam Friday August 31st 
1st Lab Practial

August 30th

Today in Class
 Assignments

Review for Exam


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


Quiz


Click here for the answers to today's quiz

  Exam Friday August 31st 
1st Lab Practial

August 31st

Today in Class
 Assignments
Lab Practial Exam
Lab book is due today!
Enjoy your weekend!




Enjoy your 3 day weekend!

September 4th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Post-view Exam

2018 Hurricane tracking Activity

Atom

Covalent bonds

Ionic bonds

Metallic bonds

Welcome Back!


Please read pgs 30-34

September 5th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Hurricane Tracking Activity


Periodic Table

Parts of the atom

Arrangement on the Table

Carbohydrate

Hydrocarbon

Lipid


Activation Energy

Catalyst

No Homework Wednesday!

September 6th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Hurricane Tracking Activity


Energy impact on molecular bonds

Lab 2: Heat Curve

Protein

Amino acid


Adhesion

Cohesion

  Please read pgs 35-36

September 7th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Energy impact on molecular bonds

Lab 2: Heat Curve

Observe data

Nucleic acid

Nucleotide

DNA

RNA

ATP

  Homecoming!


Please read pages 39-42

September 10th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary 
 Assignments

Hurricane Tracking Activity

Energy impact on molecular bonds

Lab 2: Heat Curve

Enzymes

Catalyst

  Please read pages 43-44

Test Tuesday September 18th 

Lab Due on Test Day September 18th  


September 11th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
Assignments

Hurricane Tracking Activity

Energy impact on molecular bonds


Lab 2: Heat Curve

 Class Chart from lab activity

Acids

Bases

Buffer

Test Tuesday September 18th 

Lab Due on Test Day September 18th  


Template for Lab

September 12th





Heating curve
Class of 2021
Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Hurricane Tracking Activity

Enzymatic reactions


Lab 2: Heat Curve

 Class Chart from lab activity


 None Tonight
 

Test Tuesday September 18th 

Lab Due on Test Day September 18th  

No Homework Wednesday


Template for Lab

September 13th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Hurricane Tracking Activity


Catalyst activity (inquiry base)

 

Carbohydrates

Hydrocarbons

 

Test Tuesday September 18th 

Lab Due on Test Day September 18th  


Template for Lab

September 14th

In Class Today
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Hurricane Tracking Activity


Vocabulary activity (Group assessment)


Answers to today's Assignment

  None
  Test Tuesday September 18th 

Lab Due on Test Day September 18th 


  Template for Lab

September 17th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
None today
  Template for Lab

Prep for the exam tomorrow!

September 18th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
Exam: Chemistry
  Cell Theory
  Please read pgs 68-71

September 19th

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

Cytoplasm

Cell membrane

Nuclear membrane


  No Homework Wednesday!

September 20th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

The structure of a virus

The structure of a prokaryote

The structure of a eukaryote

Prokaryote

Eukaryote

Please read pages 483 and 484 (Virus Structure)

Also please read pages 72-76

September 21st

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Lab 3 Cells

Compare Plant and Animal Cells

Organelle

Nucleus

Ribosome

  Please read pages 77-83

September 24th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

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 84 - 86 


Lab due on Test day


Template for Lab 3


Exam: Cells Monday October 1st












Elodea at 400x

Photo by Brady M

September 25th











Elodea 400x (plasmolysis)

Photo by Nicole C  

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Construction of bacteria

Chloroplast

Mitochondrion

Please read pages 87 - 90


Lab due on Test day


Exam: Cells Monday October 1st


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

September 26th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

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 October 1st


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

September 27th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Levels of organization

Colonial vs Multicellular

Organ

Organ system

Colonial

Organism


Lab due on Test day


Exam: Cells Monday October 1st


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

September 28th

Today in Class
 Assignments

Review for exam

Quiz

YouTube videos on Cellular structure


Answers to todays quiz


Answers to todays vocabulary word search


Lab due on Test day


Exam: Cells Monday October 1st


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

October 1st

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments

Exam: Cells!

Tight junction

Gap junction

Desmosomes

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

Please read pages 96-100

October 2nd

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

Introduction to Cell Junctions

Phospholipid bilayer

Transport proteins

Passive Transport

Diffusion

Osmosis

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

Please read pages 101-107

October 3rd

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

Facilitated Diffusion

Channel Proteins

Carrier Proteins

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

No Homework Wednesday

October 4th

Today in class
 Vocabulary
 Assignments
  • Lab 4: Osmosis and Diffusion
  • Scaled down AP Biology AP Lab 
  • Active Transport

    Endocytosis

    Exocytosis

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

    October 5th

    Today in Class
     Assignments
    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

       End of Quarter is TODAY!