IB Biology - Today we continued using the concepts from chapter 4.1 and 4.2 to your ecological assessment of Granite Hills. Remember that you must quantitatively show that this environment is sustainable on its own, or not. On Friday you will be taking a quiz on the concepts found in these two chapters.
Honors Biology - Welcome to testing week! What we'll do since we have an irregular schedule is lay out everything that needs to get completed and you can manage your time. This will include homework time as well as classwork time tasks.
1) Make sure to complete the tasks laid out in Lab #20. The stations are all in class so you can't leave this for homework
2) Update your table of contents in your notebook and then have your parent review it using the parent input sheet that is in the back of your notebook.
3) Lastly, be sure to coordinate with your partners on your presentation. This presentation should be about 5-8 slides. You should have footnoted sources. You should also be ready to explain any part of this as you and I will be presenting this starting on Friday.
What topic will you present?
1) Mass Extinctions
2) Major landmarks in biodiversity.
3) Divergent/convergent evolution.
4) Potential to reproduce, variation from mutation and sexual reproduction.
5) Competition for limited resources.
6) Proliferation of those best fit. Growth and reproduction rates.
7) Stabilizing selection, directional and disruptive selection.
8) Evolution of any other organism going back 3+ million years. Compare with genus homo.
9) Man’s adverse impacts on the biodiversity and how it impacts evolution.
IB Biology - Today we continued to investigate Granite Hills as to the sustainability of our environment, but I was then told that you will start being out of class starting the 30th of APRIL!!! Because of this we need to accelerate your course of study a bit. Tonight I want you to preview chapter 4.3 (you should have already gone through 4.1 and 4.2) and create a carbon cycle diagram for your region. Please know that you will have a test on all of this material on Friday and that you will need to show me that the region is sustainable or not based off of data you have collected. if the data isn't strong, neither will be your grade.
Honors Biology - See Monday
IB Biology - Today is where we begin the process of reviewing for the big exam. This review period will intensify as we get closer to our testing dates of May 15th and 16th, but it begins now. I know you have a test on chapter 4 on Friday, but I am going to post a number of resources that you can use now and in the future because ultimately, your effort now and your efforts from the past will indicate your success on this exam. So, as you complete each review that I ask you for, please assess your knowledge in each area, then use your resources to answer these "rough spots", and then come to class ready to discuss anything you still struggle with. We are partners in this and together we'll maximize your score.
Tonight you should know the basics of 4.1-4.3 in the book, but please also take the time to review chapters 1 and 2. These chapters are on cells and molecular biology basics. This are SL chapters and so you have seen this in your freshman year, and again this year back in August.
Honors Biology - Today you continued your work for this week: 1) update your TOC and have your parents complete the parent input page in your notebook, 2) lab work is done, and 3) your presentation is ready for Friday. OH, and don't forget that you will be entering your lab work through a short quiz on Socrative. Be sure you understand the five tasks that you did and what the "big idea" of each was.
IB Biology - Today we focused on getting our proof of sustainability at Granite Hills completed. After completing that we also covered any questions you may have had on chapter 4. You also should have reviewed chapters 1 and 2 is preparation for practice testing next week. Tonight you should cruise through chapter 3 and refresh your memory by rereading the concepts in this chapter and then looking for answers in the online resources, and finally creating questions on those parts that you can't figure out. Quiz on chapter 4 tomorrow, first thing!
Honors Biology - Take a peek back at the posting for yesterday and you'll know what you need to do.
IB Biology - Today is the end of the 12 week grading period. Grades were updated after school and as we look toward the end of the year and our upcoming test we need to continue to prepare. Your ability to review and identify your material will DIRECTLY affect your test results. By Monday you should have all of the standard level chapters (1-6) reviewed. In addition, please review your command terms! I've attached a cheat sheet below.
ONE THING I FAILED TO MENTION....RLA members who did not attend the recognition dinner can pick up their internship certificates at the Grossmont High School District Office. When you arrive ask to meet with Mrs. Peterson and you will be directed to her office. This is your official verification, so do NOT leave it there!
Honors Biology - Today we took a quiz first on the lab that you have been working on for the past week. In addition you gave me the parent input score that you have had all week to complete. Then we started our evolution presentations, but we couldn't get through them today so we'll pick it up again on Monday.
...So in period five today one of my students came up with the question of, "If we (humans) control our environment and can genetically modify organisms, will we still evolve?" Great question. Tell us what you think on Monday, but remember, without evidence you're just another person with an opinion.
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.