Mrs. Brown's Biology Classes
Unit 4 Cell communication

Monday 3/9

Have you completed the progress check 3 on the AP classroom?

Unit 3 Test 

Begin Unit 4 Cell communication - this unit will cover chapters 11, 12 and 40.2

Chapter 11 reading guide - read sections 1 and 2 for tomorrow

 

Tuesday 3/10

Case study - individual reading and research

Cell communication discussion sections 1 and 2 page 1 of handout

 

Wednesday 3/11

Review case study

Continue with discussion of cell communication

Share your individual research topics

Test corrections during pride and after school

Page two of cell communications

Read the rest of chapter

 

Thursday 3/12

Signal Pathway pogil with partners and classroom discussion

Finish discussion on Chapter 11, apoptosis

Chapter 12 reading guide

 

Friday 3/13

Discuss "Inside Cancer" . web activity and questions - homework

Review stages of Mitosis

Mitosis Lab

Chapter 12 reading questions - Homework

 

Monday 3/16 - No school

AP classes will continue on line as of Thursday 3/17

Thursday 3/19 - Sunday 3/22

I hope everyone is healthy!! 

They are looking into moving the AP Exam to the middle or end of May...  I will let you know when I have more information.  In the meantime, we will continue to go through the units.  This is where we left off with two new assignments.

Two students did not take the unit 3 progress check

1. Send me an email when you see this web page

susanbrown@burke.k12.nc.us

2. Take pictures and send chapter 11 reading guide 

Cell Cycle links

3. (New assignment) Go to AP classroom and take the quiz on topic questions for cell communication -

4. Send "Inside Cancer" questions - you may take pictures and e-mail: 

5. Use the following power point to review chapter 12 - hopefully you have been working on the questions this week.

Chapter 12 power point       Spend time learning the checkpoints

6.  Send the chapter 12 Reading questions

Mitosis Links

Crash Course: Mitosis - Splitting up is complicated

Bozeman: Mitosis

Khan: Phases of Mitosis

Virtual Cell: Mitosis

Mitosis Square Dance 

I also like Ninja Nerd's video on Mitosis

7.  (New assignment) . The last part of this unit focuses on feedback.  Chapter 40, pages 878-881-  This is optional for now.  I will continue to post ideas for you to continue your learning.

Read through those pages, define the bold terms and summarize each of the sections.

Coordination and Control, Regulation and Conforming, Homeostasis, Mechanisms of Homeostasis, Feedback in Homeostasis, and Alterations in Homeostasis.

Be sure to study figures 40.6 through 40.10

 

The AP classroom will be giving free learning resources and I encourage you to log into your account for more information.   The test will cover approximately the first 75% of material you would have learned if this was a year-long class.  

 

Monday 3/23

I hope everyone is healthy!  Remember to wash hands, distance yourself from other people and limit how often you are going into public.  Check your school website often-there are updates all the time.  Patton teachers are meeting this afternoon, so stay tuned for another update this afternoon or tomorrow.

According to AP central we need to cover the first six units.  The test will only have questions from those units.  We will probably cover the remaining units from test day until the end of the school year-whenever that will be!  They are also working on a home version of the test - check the website for more information.

Some of you have not signed into the new Google classroom announcements account.  I will make phone calls this afternoon to make sure you still have internet access, you can log into AP central and Pearson's mastering biology, and you are able to work from home.  If I don't get through, I will try again tomorrow.

I miss seeing your faces and hope you had some nice family time last week!

 

Read through the pages above and make sure you have completed all assignments handed out before we left school.  Take pictures and send your completed work to my email if possible.   susanbrown@burke.k12.nc.us.    

Let me know if you have any questions so far or if you are having difficulty with internet or computer access!   I will continue to use this website to post assignments, but I will most likely use the Google classroom to send out quizzes.   I will give you more information over the next couple weeks.  

 

Wednesday 3/25

It looks like everyone has finally signed into the new Google classroom.  I will continue to use that for announcements for now.

Here is the paper with the links to the daily practice videos.  Please watch Biology 7.1 Natural Selection and you will hear their rational for learning this material.

Daily practice- AP Central

Don't forget to send me completed assignments on Cell Communication.

 

Thursday 3/26

7.  The last part of this unit focuses on feedback.  Chapter 40, pages 878-881

Read through those pages, define the bold terms and summarize each of the sections.

Coordination and Control, Regulation and Conforming, Homeostasis, Mechanisms of Homeostasis, Feedback in Homeostasis, and Alterations in Homeostasis.

Be sure to study figures 40.6 through 40.10

I will assign more topic questions on AP Classroom for Tomorrow

 

Here is the list of learning objectives from AP central for Unit 4.

It might help to go over them and check off what you have learned and what you still need to learn.  I put the Book Chapter next to the Topic title in case you need a reference point.

 

Friday 3/27

There is a short Communications quiz #2 on AP Central for you to take.  Please sign in and take any quizzes you have not yet taken along with this one.

I will attempt to create a test using google classroom this weekend for Unit 4.  I will probably send out a practice one first to make sure everything works!!!!  With my luck, you will take it and turn it in and I wont be able to see it! 

Here is a handout with the Unit 5 Learning Targets.   You will find the Learning Objectives and the Essential Knowledge associated with each one.  I also wrote out the skills and examples.

 

Some of you need a little more time on the Unit 4 so I am going to wait until Monday to begin.  As you send items in, I will update the gradebook.  All handouts will be Word documents so You may type directly on them.  I will also put the handouts on the google classroom using google docs.  

 

March 30, 2020

Hello,

All assignments will be on Google classroom beginning this week.  Use this page to get caught up with your previous assignments. 

The AP test will be a 45 minute at home test consisting of free response questions only.  You can go to AP central and opt out if you do not wish to take the test or you can choose to take the test when it is scheduled.  The choice is yours.