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Homework for 4th Marking Period

by on Apr.28, 2010, under General Information

Here’s the homework for the 4th Marking Period: Homework

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Class Materials

by on Feb.24, 2010, under General Information

To view the book that we are using in class, click here.  For a glossary of terms, you can click on “Chapters” in the upper right-hand corner of this page, or here for a complete glossary.

For this week, homework is Biology Vocab 3.1.2010 (due on Monday), “Biome Display” #1-5 (see p. 13 in Ecosystems), and sections 3b & 7a in Study Island or pp. 246 – 7 #1 – 13 in the OGT book.

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Wednesday Homework: Evolution

by on Sep.23, 2009, under General Information

Ask family and friends for at least three questions that they have about evolution. For each question, write down exactly what question they asked.
Look at the FAQ about “Evolution” on page 58. In addition to the three questions you got from friends and family, look up the answers to two more questions that you would like to know the answers to.
Using each of the answers you got in #2, explain in your own words what you could tell other people in order to fully answer the question.

The chapter can be found here.

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by on Sep.15, 2009, under General Information

UNIT TOPIC

TEACHING DAYS

DATES

Reading

Activity

Homework

BEGINNING OF LIFE

5 days

9/14

9/15

9/16

9/17

9/18

How did Life Begin?

 


Was There Always Oxygen on Earth?

OGT Review

Quiz

Cosmic Calendar

 

Photosynthesis

 

 

Beetles, part one

EVOLUTION

13 days

 

 

9/21

9/22

 

9/23

9/24

9/25

9/28

9/29


9/30

10/1

10/2

10/5

10/6

Why do Animals Survive or Die?

 

 

Lamarck vs. Darwin

Who Came Up With Evolution

 

 

 

 

How Can You Tell Evolution …

 

How Do We Name Organisms?

 

How Do We Know So Much About …

Quiz

Evidence of Evolution & Great Fossil Find

 

 

Evolution & Diversity

Quiz, Beans & Birds

Graphing Opinions &

Nature’s Pharmacy

OGT Review

Sickle-Cell Anemia

Quiz, Dichot. Keys: Trees

Fossils & OGT Review

 

 

 

Evolution: What do you think?

 

 

 

 

OGT Review

CELL STRUCTURE & PROCESSES

15 days

 

10/7

10/9


10/12

10/13

10/15

10/19

10/20

10/21

11/2


11/3

11/4

11/5

11/6

11/9

11/10

What is a Cell?

 

 

 

 

 

What is inside of a Cell?

 

 

The Ultimate Basketball Player

 

Interview with a Ribosome

 

Preparing Slides & Using a Microscope

Quiz, How Viruses Spread

What is a Virus

OGT Review

Quiz

Prokaryotic Cells

Eukaryotic Cells

Quiz, Cells under the Microscope

Jellybean Problem

Cell Functions

Cell Functions (cont.)

Kingdoms of Life

Quiz, Carrot Diffusion

OGT Review

Classification

 

 

 

Viruses

 

 


OGT Review

 

 

 

Cell Metaphor

 

 

 

 

CELL DIVISION

5 days

 

11/11

11/12

11/13

11/16

11/17

How do Cells Form New Cells?

 

Do All of Our Cells Divide the …

 

How Come We Have Different Cells?

 

Cancer Graphs

 

Quiz, Cell Differentiation

OGT Review

OGT Review

 

 



DNA/GENETICS/GENE TECHNOLOGY

13 days

 

11/18

11/19

11/20

11/23

11/24

11/30

12/1

12/2

12/3

12/4

12/7

12/8

12/9

What is DNA?



What is on our Genes?



How do we Pass On Our Genes?



Why do we Look Different?


Can we Change Our Genes?

Codon Bingo

What a Difference

DNA from Kiwi / Cheek

Quiz

Alleles

Karyotype Puzzle

OGT Review

Dragon Genetics

Dragon Genetics

Pedigrees

Quiz, Blood Typing

Controversies

OGT Review

Cell Division







Making Genes





Biome Display

ECOSYSTEMS

10 days

 

12/10

12/11

12/14

12/15

12/16

12/17

12/18

12/21

12/22

1/6

Why are there Different Environments?


What do Living Things Need to Survive?



What is an Environment?

How do Ecosystems Change Over Time


Why are there So Many Butterflies?


Biomes and Climate

Biomes and Climate

Quiz

Basic Needs

Predator & Prey

Mutualism

Variation

Quiz, Gene Frequency

Adaptive Radiation

BYO Creature





BYO Ecosystem





OGT Review

ENERGY

6 days

1/7

1/8

1/11

1/12

1/13

1/14

How do Living Things Get Energy?


Where Does Energy Go?


What do we Need to Eat?



Food Webs

Quiz

Photosynthesis & Resp.

Fat & Protein Test

Cycles of Matter





OGT Review

EQUILIBRIUM/WRAP-UP

6 days

1/15

1/18

1/19

1/20

1/21

1/22

Why is Balance Important?



How do we Affect Equilibrium?

How are we Using Natural Resources?


Human Activities

Quiz, Benefit & Harm

Equilibrium: Natural Sel.


Finite Resources
OGT Review




 

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Homework Update

by on Sep.10, 2009, under Uncategorized

Your homework due tomorrow, for the Latin and Greek Roots, is below:

  1. Make vocabulary flash cards for 20 of the roots.

  2. Using the roots, define the following as best you can:

    1. Protozoan

    2. Telepsychic

    3. Polyphonic

    4. Homonym

    5. Microgravity

  3. Define the following:

    1. Endothermic

    2. Heterophilic

    3. Osteoscope

    4. Ecology

    5. Auditorium

  4. Using the prefixes, roots and suffixes, make up and define five words of your own.

The roots:

Agri-

Field

Ambi-

Both

Ante-

Before

Anthropo-

Man

Anti-

Against

Aqua-

Water

Astro

Star

-arch-

Ancient

-arium

Place of

-audi-

Hear

Auto-

Self

Bene-

Good

Bio-

Life

Cardio-

Heart

-cede-

Go

Chloro-

Green

Chromo-

Color

Circum-

Around

Co

With, Both

Contra-

Against

De-

Remove

-derm-

Skin

-dextr-

Able

Dis-

Apart

Dyna-

Power

Dys-

Bad

Eco-

Environment

Ecto-

Outside

Endo-

Inside

Equi-

Equal

Exo-

Outside

Extra-

More than, beyond

Geo

Earth

Graph

Write

Grav

Heavy

Helio

Sun

Hemi

Half

Hemo

Blood

Hetero-

Different

Homo-

Same

Hydro

Water

Hyper

Over

Hypno

Sleep

Hypo

Under

-ic

Relating to

Infra-

Less than

Inter

Between

Intra

Within

-ist

One who does

Ject

Throw

Macro-

Large

Magni-

Great, big

Mal

Bad

Man

Hand

Meter

Measure

Micro

Small

Migra

Wander

Multi-

Many

Neo

New

Non

Not

-ology

Study of

Omni

All

-onym

Name

Ortho

Correct, straight

-osteo-

Bone

Pan

All

-phil-

Love

-phob-

Fear

Phon

Sound

Photo-

Light

Pod

Foot

Poly

Many

Post-

After

Pre-

Before

Pro-

For

Proto

First

Pseudo

False

Psych

Mind

Pyro

Fire

Re

Again, together

Retro

Backward

-scope

See

Script

Write

Semi

Half

Solu

Loosen

Spec

Look

Spir

Breath

Sub

Under

Super

Above

Tele

Far

-terr-

Earth

-therm-

Heat

-tom

Cut

Trans-

Across

Ultra

Beyond

-vac-

Empty

Zo

Animal

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Follow me on twitter

by on Aug.30, 2009, under Uncategorized

Follow me on twitter to get the latest homework assignments and more. If you are in biology, follow “duttonatshaw_b”, in honors biology, then follow “duttonatshaw_hb”.

-Dutton

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Welcome!

by on Aug.23, 2009, under General Information

Welcome to Mr. Dutton’s biology classes at Shaw High School!  This blog will keep you up to date with everything that you need to know in order to be a successful student in my class this year.  I will include posts about your homework, grades and other information, including assignments for honors students and OGT preparation work.  Remember that you can always get back to this page by going to “shawhighstudents.org” and clicking on “Biology”.

Now, for something completely different:

The Crinoids are a relative of starfish, they are scarce in the seas and so far there has been no clear information about these strange Crinoids. They are called by common names “Sea lilies” or “Feather Stars”. The Crinoids have a small mouth part and large feeding arms with a stem that connects to the sea bed. They were also known to move, which they do that to avoid predators such as sea urchins. Only problem they don’t move fast enough, their previous recorded speed was 0.6 meters per hour.

The Crinoids are a relative of starfish, they are scarce in the seas and so far there has been no clear information about these strange Crinoids. They are called by common names “Sea lilies” or “Feather Stars”. The Crinoids have a small mouth part and large feeding arms with a stem that connects to the sea bed. They were also known to move, which they do that to avoid predators such as sea urchins. Only problem they don’t move fast enough, their previous recorded speed was 0.6 meters per hour.

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