Helpful links for the final exam review: Population Density: https://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-population-density-definition-lesson-quiz.html Experimental Design: https://study.com/academy/lesson/true-experimental-design.html Energy Transfer and the 10% Rule:
Friday, 8 June 2018. Pedigrees and Genetic Disorders. Today's presentation and work packet can be found below.
FINAL EXAM REVIEW PACKET. Below you will find the final exam review with live links to resources to help you during your preparation for the final. Remember, period 2 final is on Friday, 15 June and period 4 is on Monday, 18 June.
Friday, 1 June 2018. Introduction to Mendelian Inheritance: an investigation into Mendel's work. A PDF of the packet handed out in class can be found below, as well as the link to the first section of the investigation. Link: http://www.dnaftb.org/1/animation.html
Review packet answer key next to review packet in "Reminder"posting below.
Tuesday, 22 May 2018. Insulin Protein Synthesis Lab. Below you will find the introduction to the protein synthesis we will model of the creation of a molecule of insulin by the beta cells of the pancreas.
REMINDER: Quiz on Friday, 25 May 2018 on protein synthesis and DNA/RNA structure. The review packet with active links can be found below; however, your completed and handed back work from class will be more valuable to you for completing the review. ANSWER KEY WILL BE POSTED THURSDAY BEFORE DINNER.
Monday, 14 May 2018. Introduction to Protein Synthesis (transcription & translation). The links in the PDF for today's lesson are live. The SEPUP site for the interactive lesson is: http://sepuplhs.org/high/sgi/teachers/genetics_act16_sim.html The two youtube clips are great computer generated animations of the two processes that make up protein synthesis. These should be viewed after the SEPUP interactive lesson.
Reminder: Mitosis, Meiosis, & Cell Differentiation quiz on Thursday, 17 May 2018.Study guide PDF with live links can be found below. You will also find two quizlets embedded. Choose the study mode from the drop-down menu to help you become proficient with the unit's terms.
Tuesday, 8 May 2018. Cell differentiation and stem cell introduction. This will help us go through the background behind the relationship between mitosis (cell division) and meiosis (gamete formation) and the life cycle. Today's investigation can be found below. Remember: this is what happens just after the formation of a zygote, mitosis & cell division!
Tuesday, 24 April 2018. Onion Root Tip Cell Virtual Lab. How much time is spent in each phase of the cell cycle (interphase and the M-phase)? This lab will take you through data that will help you answer this question. The link to the University of Arizona site can be found below, as well as a PDF of the worksheet handed out today to accompany and direct you through this lab. Website: http://www.biology.arizona.edu/Cell_BIO/activities/cell_cycle/cell_cycle.html
Monday, 23 April 2018. Mitosis Modeling using Pop Beads. Today's activity will help us model the sequence of the cell cycle. Below you will find the student response sheet and the student guide for the activity.
Monday, 9 April 2018. DNA Double Helix Game. After you've completed the DNA Model Lab, there is a reflection sheet below which you were given in paper that revisits the 3 major questions about the molecule of life. IF YOU'VE FINISHED THESE, then use a Chromebook to play the DNA replication game in the link below that was made by the Nobel Prize folks. You better have quick reflexes to do all the copying!! Have fun! https://www.nobelprize.org/educational/medicine/dna_double_helix/
Friday, 6 April 2018. DNA Model Lab & Chargaff's Rules. Below you will find the lab we will perform on the DNA models each class just finished building. This will serve as a formative lab where sections 1 & 2 can be done as a group, BUT the third section MUST BE DONE INDIVIDUALLY. Your DNA Introduction packet and guided notes will be a big help in completing the reflection.
Wednesday, 28 March 2018. Introduction to DNA Replication. Guided note set and today's presentation can be found below. Website for the simulation to analyze for replication is: http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~biotext/animations/replication1.html
Tuesday, 27 March 2018. Check-in and Introduction to DNA Replication. A paper copy of the file below was handed out in class. Use a computer to complete part two, part one should be a review of DNA structure and packaging.
Tuesday, 20 March 2018. Introduction to DNA continued. Good morning guys. I hope today is the last day I'm out, this mean case of the flu has completely taken me off my feet. I'm sorry for being out for so long. Hopefully my DNA is coding for the production of some hearty immune killer T-cells and neutrophils (white blood cells...)...
The directions for today are as follows: (1) Friday's and Monday's work should be, without question, completed so make sure today's time is used wisely. Everyone's work should be in the turn-in bin when I check it tomorrow. (2) Test yourselves on the Quizlet below and fill out the study sheet you received in class today. Choose the mode in the lower right corner of the Quizlet below to test yourself. Note: if you choose "match" mode, it won't show you all the terms, you may need to do additional rounds to see all terms. If you'd rather use the "list" mode, I included the link here to see them on the Quizlet site: https://quizlet.com/_4mevoi
Monday, 19 March 2018. Introduction to DNA. (1) Use the link below and watch the video entitled "The Double Helix". This will help you all Use the worksheet given to you in class (electronic copy below) and complete it by using the pause button on the video as necessary. Complete the worksheet for homework and turn in on Tuesday morning. http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/double-helix
Monday, 12 March 2018. Introduction to the cell & Cell Theory. Below is the work packet, with live link to the virtual lab within, as well as a copy/paste-able link to it below. Link to virtual lab: http://sepuplhs.org/high/sgi/teachers/cell_sim.html
Friday, 9 March 2018. Cell Growth Unit Opener. Today's brainstorming and guided worksheet can be found below. The links within it are live and you can access the videos from these links to answer the questions within the table. You will also find a diagram of the stages of salamander limb regeneration (top) and the complete limb regeneration of an axolotl (an amphibian in Mexico & South America) (bottom). Have this completed and turned in on Monday, 12 March 2018.
Thursday - Friday, 1 - 3 March 2018. Homeostasis, Feedback Loop, and Cell Membrane/Transport Review. Please find the review packet below in PDF with active links to use as references if you need a refresher! It is also HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you use the work that has been handed back to you during this short unit, they are equally, if not more valuable than the links in the PDF.
REMINDER: UNIT TEST ON MONDAY, 5 MARCH 2018. Same test format, multiple choice questions to start and open-ended analysis questions to follow.
Wednesday, 28 February 2018. Cell transport animations. To further understand the processes cells use to move materials across the cell membrane, you will use short, 3-5 minute, animations to analyze the process. The PDF below has active links for the types of transport covered.
Thursday, 8 February 2018. Investigating different feedback loops to maintain homeostasis. Today's documents and diagrams can be found in the attachments below for today's analysis of different feedback loops (positive & negative) in living organisms. You will also find a short "textbook-like" reference sheet that explains all the diagrams we covered today in detail. USE THIS RESOURCE, it will help you along the way!
Tuesday, 6 February 2018. Endocrine Ed, Homeostasis, & Feedback Loops. Go to the website below to access the Endocrine Ed online activity that you will use to get your feet wet on the topic of homeostasis and hormones in the body. Focal Question for today: How do living organisms respond to change? How to living organisms respond to stimulus? https://biomanbio.com/HTML5GamesandLabs/Physiogames/endocrine_edhtml5page.html
Monday, 29 January 2018 - Review for Unit Exam. Exam date is Wednesday, 31 January 2018. See exam reminder below for topic list. Below you will find a fully hyperlinked review packet that will be the substance of Wednesday's exam. There is also a valuable Quizlet to help you test yourself. Below you will also find the Kahoot! links for the Kahoot! quizzes we've taken over the past month.
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - Introduction to the carbon cycle and trophic levels. The virtual lab below will take you through an investigation into trophic ("feedeing") levels in five different ecosystems. Since carbon is central to the storing, burning, and ingesting of energy, these two topics go hand in hand.
Unit Exam Reminder Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 Topic List in attachment below. It is recommended that you start reviewing earlier material NOW so your studying in the coming days can be focused on the current material.
Thursday, 18 January 2018 - Investigation into reactions and energy & introduction to enzymes. Link for the reading to question 7 is in the worksheet pdf below. There is also a great animation on enzymes that you need to watch below and take a short set of notes on to attach to today's worksheet.
Energy and Enzymes in Cellular Respiration Worksheet
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - Anaerobic Respiration Introduction. Today's worksheet can be found below. The video below will be used to answer the questions on anaerobic respiration in PART FIVE of the worksheet.
Tuesday, 9 January 2018 - Cellular respiration. The pdf below is a copy of the paper version received in class. This is homework and should be turned into the homework bin when you enter class. Below you will also find a copy of yesterday's diagram.
Monday, 8 January 2018 - Relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Mr. F will be out today so your tasks can be found below. (1) complete the virtual lab investigation that we began before the snow days. The completed lab is due in the homework bin on or by the end of class. (2) we will have a lesson on the processes of cellular respiration as well as the structure of the mitochondria tomorrow, so your task is to watch the two lessons found below to be best prepared for it. There will be a short 5 question fill in the blank quiz on these when you enter class tomorrow so be sure to spend class time wisely going over the videos and jotting down key notes, it will pay off! Be sure to know the major steps of cellular respiration closely!
Wednesday, 3 January 2018 - Relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration. The snail and elodea simulation in the link within the pdf below will take you through a virtual lab on how these two processes rely on one another and support one another.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 - Kahoot! link from today's review. Quiz tomorrow. The answer key for the review packet is under Monday, 18 December's posting. Be sure to go through the harcourt review video below as well as review the Kahoot and your review packet.
Monday, 18 December 2017 - Review for Thursday's quiz on photosynthesis and energy transfer. Below is a document with active links to help you through the review packet. Reminder: quiz is Thursday, 21 December 2017.
Friday, 15 December 2017 - QUIZ REMINDER - Quiz on photosynthesis and energy transfer will be on Thursday, 21 December 2017.
Monday, 11 December 2017 - Photosynthesis Limiting Factors Pre-lab. Today's work in pairs will be for tomorrow's independently completed formative assessment. Below you will find two files: (1) a pdf of the pre-lab packet handed out today and (2) a review sheet for the photosynthetic process, organelles, compounds, and background.
Friday, 8 December 2017 - Biological Molecules Investigation Activity. Today's activity is below. The PDF has active links to the molecular structures to check after you have built it yourself! Also, today is the birthday of Jan Ingenhousz, the scientist who discovered photosynthesis, enjoy!
Chemicals of Life Modeling Student Sheet (with active links)
Thursday, 8 December 2017 - Photosynthesis Reflection. The photo below is of your table tops before labeling if you'd like to use it as a study tool as well as today's reflection sheet. You will receive a paper copy of the reflection in class. Please have completed by the end of class. Use the labeled diagram below as well as an internet search on the Chromebooks as resources. Have fun!
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 - Photosynthesis formula and modeling energy transformations. Below is the worksheet for today's bench top modeling of the chemistry of photosynthesis. If you are choosing to do the bonus assignment, it will be due on Thursday, by the end of school (2 p.m.). Emailed or shared with Mr. F (Lucas.Fatsy@naugatuck.k12.ct.us)
Friday & Monday - 1 & 4 December 2017. Energy Transfer Modeling. File with directions and criteria is below. Models due in the first 15 minutes of class on Monday. Then groups will use the photosynthesis cards to investigate the formula for photosynthesis.
Reminder: Today, Thursday, 30 November 2017 is the last day to make up missed exam sections First notice was given in class, written on the board, and posted below last Friday. Any exams not made up will not receive the credit for those sections.
28 November 2017 - How to Use a Microscope Lab. Today's microscope "manual" that was at each station as well as student worksheet is in the attachment below.
27 November 2017 - Photosynthesis Unit Opener - 10 Most Amazing Carnivorous Plants Video. Below is also the stomata lab worksheet that we will be focusing in today for our focus on how the gas CO2 gets into a plant to begin the process of photosynthesis.
Friday, 24 November 2017. Reminder: The last day to make up missed exam sections is Thursday, 30 November 2017. Please see Mr. F to schedule which day you would like to come and finish your exam. Any exams not made up will not receive the credit for those sections.
EXAM REVIEW PACKET ANSWER KEYS. For the A & B versions of the calculation sheets we did in class, make sure you get the correct version in the file below. Practice these problems overnight and you'll be well prepared for tomorrow's exam.
16 November 2017 - Project items due. Be sure to turn in the group survey/reflection by Friday, 17 November 2017 and have your exam review packet finished and ready to turn in on Monday, exam day, 20 November 2017. The review packet key will be posted Sunday evening to check your work and make any last minute preparations for Monday's exam.
EXAM REMINDER - EXAM TWO (POPULATION ECOLOGY) WILL BE ON MONDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2017. Review packet can be found below. The links within the document are live links to pages that help you with the material should you not immediately remember it. Also, use the Quizlet link at the top and choose the "flashcards" option at the top to quiz yourself to practice for Monday's exam.
12 November 2017 - Presentation of recovery technique.
Directions: Students have three options. You are welcome to use the large format posters in the class, as well as all varieties of art supplies in the classroom. You can also use the chromebooks and a website called piktochart (https://create.piktochart.com/) to create an info-graphic for your poster. All things said, piktochart can give you some amazing tools to make your posters look realistic and printable. Lastly, you can also create a PowerPoint presentation in Google slides. When finished, remember to share your product with Mr. F (Lucas.Fatsy@naugatuck.k12.ct.us) and with yourself so you have a copy or if there is an issue, you will have a copy you can send to Mr. F. Download a version to your Google drive as well. See example below.
Poster due date: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 on or before 11:59 p.m.
9 - 12 November 2017 - Part 4 of the Naugatuck River Restoration - Weekend Homework. Below is a hyperlinked copy of the guidelines and restoration poster rubric. The research links that were on the paper guidelines in the research dossiers you used Thursday in class, and the links are live so they will take you to the webpage when you click on them. You are encouraged to further the research on your chosen topic of recovery and the solution you pose for it.
Naugatuck River Restoration Project Guidelines & Resources