Mr. Hoffner's  Classroom

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

Pre-AP Biology

3rd Quarter

January 8th

Today in Class
 Vocabulary
  Assignment

Cracking the code!

Activity designed to identify the rational of DNA sequencing


DNA basic structure

Nucleotide

Purine

pyrimidine

  Please read Chapter 10 pages 192-195

January 9th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment

DNA extraction from fruit

  Base-Pairing rule
 No Home work Wednesday!

January 10th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
Assignment

DNA Construction

DNA Replication

DNA helicase

DNA polymerase

  Please read Chapter 10 pages 196-199

January 11th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
Assignment

DNA Extraction from Cheek cells

Bio-Rad


Quiz 

Answers to todays Quiz


Replication fork

Plasmid

Codon

Transcription

Translation

Please read Chapter 10 pages 200-210


Exam on Wednesday January 23rd

January 14th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment

DNA Replication

mRNA

tRNA

rRNA

Please read Chapter 11 pages 216-222


Exam on Wednesday January 23rd

January 15th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment

Introduction to protein synthesis

Simulation

Point mutation

Insertion

Deletion

Frameshift

 

Please read Chapter 11 pages 223-228


Exam on Wednesday January 23rd

January 16th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
Assignment

DNA transcription and translation

None Tonight
No Homework Wednesday

Exam on Wednesday January 23rd

January 17th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
Assignment

Protein synthesis

None Tonight
Momentum Today and Evening

Exam on Wednesday January 23rd

January 18th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment

Protein synthesis

None Tonight

January 21st









Martin Luther King Jr.

Holiday

Today in Class
  Assignment
No Class Today
Enjoy your 3 days!

January 22nd

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment

Review for Exam


Quiz


Answersfor our quiz today

  None for Tonight
Prep for Exam

Exam on Wednesday January 23rd

January 23rd

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment
Exam

None Tonight!

None Tonight!

January 24th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment

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

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment

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
  None Tonight

January 28th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
Assignment
  • 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 278-286

January 29th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment

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

Please read Chapter 16

Pages 287-290


Power point from class discussion

January 30th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
Assignment

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

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
Assignment

Speciation

pg 326


Allopathic Speciation

Pre and Post Zygomatic Barriers:

pg 327-329


Quiz


Please read pages 297-304

Quiz answers

February 1st

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
Assignment

Introduction to Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

pg 320-325



Define criteria for the principle to exists

  Please read pages 305-310 

February 4th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment

Practice set on Hardy-Weinberg equations

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

February 5th

Today in Class
Assignment

Practice set on Hardy-Weinberg equations 

pages 316-325 

February 6th

Today in Class
  Assignment

Continued work on Hardy-Weinberg Equations

 No Homework Wednesday

February 7th

Today in Class
  Assignment
Practice set on Hardy-Weinberg equations
  No Homework
Open House tonight

February 8th

Today in Class
  Assignment
Practice set on Hardy-Weinberg equations
None Tonnight

February 11th

Today in Class
  Assignment
Practice set on Hardy-Weinberg equations
  Exam Tuesday February 19th

February 12th

Today in Class
  Assignment

Review for exam

Quiz

  None Tonight

February 13th

Today in Class
Assignment

Review for exam

Quiz

  No Homework Wednesday! 

February 14th

Today in Class
  Assignment

Review for exam

Quiz

Prep for Exam

February 15th

Today in Class
  Assignment
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

Today in Class
  Assignment
Exam: Evolution
Please read Chapter 17: Classification
Pages 336-345

February 20th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment
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

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
Assignment
In-class assignment (in Lab Book)
  • Vocabulary found on page 337 and pg 341
 
Domains:
  • Bacteria
  • Archaera
  •  Eukaryote
Please read Chapter 17: Classification
Pages 346-350

February 22nd

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment
In-class assignment (in Lab Book)
  • Vocabulary found on page 506
Gamete
Zygote
Zygospore
Alternation of generations
Pseudopodium
Plasmodium
Algae bloom
Please read Chapter 25: Protists
Pages 500-520

February 25th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment

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

February 26th

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment
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

Today in Class
   Vocabulary
  Assignment

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

Today in Class
Assignment

Lab 9: Protista

Microscope work

Live and prepared

Review vocabulary

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

Volvox at 100x Thank you Merit B! 

March 1st

Paramecium at 100x Thanks Sarah K.!

Today in Class
  Assignment

Lab 9: Protista

Microscope work

Live and prepared

Review vocabulary

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

March 4th

Today in Class
  Assignment

Lab 9: Protista

Microscope work

Live and prepared

Diatoms and dinoflagellates


Quiz #2 and answers

End of Semester is this Friday!

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

March 5th

Today in Class
Assignment

Lab 10: Coelenterate

Microscope work

Prepared

End of Semester is this Friday!

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

Hydra sp 

March 6th

Today in Class
  Assignment

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! 


Template for Lab 9: Protista


Template for Lab 10: Porifera/Cnidaria


March 7th

Today in Class
  Assignment

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! 

March 8th

Today in Class
Assignment

Lab 10: Coelenterate

Microscope work

Prepared

End of Semester is this Friday!

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


Lab Practical Friday March 22!