Supplies needed for this class:
$5.00 Science Fee AND $15.00 Workbook Fee
(Needed to purchase consumable materials, lab supplies, rotation supplies)
Each student will need:
100 page Composition Notebook
Kleenex or Paper Towels
Some resources you might find useful this semester in Biology:
>>Your weekly vocabulary at Study Stack.com Follow the instructions at the website to play games with your vocabulary or get flashcards on your Smartphone.
- Week One-Lab Safety
- Week One-Lab Equipment
- Week Two-Scientific Method Part One
- Week Two-Characteristics of Life
- Week Three-Ecology
- Week Three-Atoms & Elements
- Week Four-Macromolecules
- Week Five-Cell Organelles: Structure & Function
- Week Six-Cell Respiration & Photosynthesis
- Week Seven-Cell Cycle, Cell Division
- Week Eight Mendel's Genetics
- Week Nine DNA & RNA
- Week Ten-Term One Review & Exam
- Week Eleven Genetic Engineering
- Week Twelve Darwin & Natural Selection, Human Origins, Earth's Early Inhabitants
- Week Thirteen Classification & Bacteria/Viruses
- Week Fourteen Plants
- Week Sixteen-Biomes of the World
- Week Seventeen Preparing for the State Test
- Week Eighteen Survey the Animal Kingdom: Ocean Invertebrates & Vertebrates
- Week Eighteen Survey the Animal Kingdom: Arthropods & Aves
- Week Nineteen Survey the Animal Kingdom: Mammals
- Week Twenty Review and Final Exam
>> Khan Academy online. 1000's of video lectures in math and science, including problem-solving. Take a look!
>> How Stuff Works Science. Website with articles and videos on a variety of different science topics.
>> Watch educational videos at WatchKnow.org, search by topic
Week One: Lab Safety
>> Online lab safety quiz you can take to practice for your Safety Test.
>> Online laboratory tour with quiz, practice for your Safety Test.
Week Two: How Scientists Work
>> View my Prezi on the Steps of the Scientific Method
>> New York Times articles featuring Scientists at Work!
>> It's always fun to find out How Stuff Works
Week Three: Ecology, Energy and Relationships in Ecosystems
>> My YouTube Ecology Playlist: Check it out!
>> Want to know more about biomes? Check out Mission: Biomes
>> Utah Education Network: Animal Adaptations
>> More Biomes here!
>> Play Save the Lorax game here!
Week Five: Biomes, Adaptations and Human Impact on the Environment
>> Find your Powerpoints for Chapter Four here!
>> Here's the link for the video, Take AIM at Climate Change
>> Here's the page on Animal Adaptations from Utah Education Network
Week Three: Atoms, Elements and the Properties of Water
>> A fun Flash Game to practice the Periodic Table
>> I know you just LOVE The Elements song!
>> Scientific videos about each element in the Periodic Table. Let me recommend Na (Sodium)
>> This website has videos about The Atom and Water if you scroll down to the video on demand.
>> Practice your Acids & Bases at the Alien Juice Bar!
Week Four: Macromolecules, Enzymes and Reactions
>> Practice the Energy Challenge we played with in class.
>> Tree of Life's Macromolecules, get a closer look!
>> A funny little webpage with links and videos for all of the macromolecules.
>> Review game, PingPong style!
>> Tuesday's Powerpoint: Chapter 2 Section 3
Week Five: Cells (Structures & Functions)
>> My YouTube Playlist for Cell videos!
>> Link to a cell quiz you can take and score yourself.
>> A second quiz.
>> A fun online game about cells, great practice!
Week Six: Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration (Energy in the Cell)
>> Water Weed Simulation, interactive photosynthesis lab
>> Interactive Concepts, Photosynthesis
>> Beautiful animation of the process of photosynthesis!
>> Marathon Mouse, classroom activity, watch the videos!
Week Seven: Cell Division, Cell Cycle (Mitosis & Meiosis)
>> Great website with animations of Mitosis & Meiosis
>> Nobel Prize Foundation, Control the Cell Cycle game
>> PBS website comparing Mitosis & Meiosis
Week Eight: Mendel's Genetics (Probability & Punnett Squares)
>> Learn Genetics with a Tour of the Basics
>> Online map of the human genome, look at each chromosome
>> Find a quick list of inherited traits
>> A great site to practice Punnett squares online.
>> Practice multiple choice test questions about heredity and Punnett squares
>> Practice word problems with Punnett square solutions, great explanation if you are still struggling. Includes a Dihybrid Cross.
>> Drag and Drop Genetics, practice with Punnett Squares
Week Nine: DNA & RNA
>> Great reference/reading material about DNA
>> A great website for DNA from the beginning, includes articles and animations.
>> DNA Interactive, enuff said
Week Ten: Genetic Engineering
>> Genetic Disorders Library
>> The Human Genome, disorders
>> Fun with Karyotypes! DIY
>> Drag & Drop Pedigrees
Week Eleven: Darwin, Natural Selection & Evolution
>> The Complete Works of Darwin, online. Now you have no excuse for not reading it!!
>> Becoming Human traces the path of our hominid ancestors, showing what evidence is used at each stage.
>> Life has a History, activity
>> Great NOVA video, What Darwin Never Knew, about using current technology in the explanation of evolution
>> Companion website for the 8hr. PBS series, Evolution
Week Twelve: Classification, Bacteria & Viruses
>> Interactive content at PBS, All in the Family
>> NOVA, Classifying Life activity
>> A Touch of Class, interactive GAME!!
>> Classifying Critters with HHMI
>> Flu Attack! How a virus invades the body!
>> Bacteria outnumber human cells in our body! NPR reports...
>>Practice using a Dichotomous Key to Identify leaves in a forest!
Week Sixteen: State Test Prep!!
>> Head on over to USATestPrep, take a large diagnostic test
>> Biology Review at SparkNotes, divided into sections
>> An interactive review (online quiz) for each section
>> Science Review Games, you will need to pick the topics we've covered
>> MS Department of Education website, SATP information page. Look at the Student/Parent Guide
>> MS DoE website, link to the Practice Tests