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P 3371 - SNAKES (one preserved - no one yet)
P 2510 - PERCH, YELLOW PERCH (Perca flavescens) (three preserved - Beth F. % Tanya C.)
P 2300 - LAMPREYS (one preserved - no one yet)
L 590125 - WOODFROG TADPOLES (Rana sylvatica)(25 LIVE - Laria H. & Jenn D.)
L 469012 - PRAYING MANTIS EGGS (one egg cluster of about 200 eggs - LIVE - Grant B.)
P 9525 - PIG ORGANS, PIG EYE (five preserved - Rebecca R. & Willow A.)
P 2255 - CEPHALOCHORDATA, AMPHIOXUS (5 preserved - no one yet)
P 5300 - BATS (one preserved - Laria H. & Melissa B. & Jeanna R.)
P 161 - CEPHALOPODA, SQUID (one preserved - Brandon W. & Katie F.)
L 3750F25 - FEEDER CRICKETS (25 LIVE - Kaylie B.)
L 12SM - PROTOZOA SURVEY MIXTURE (LIVE - A single culture containing the
following 8 organisms: Amoeba, Blepharisma, Spirostomum, Paramecium, Colpidium,
Rotifers, Euglena, Euplotes - Casey T. & Jenn J.)
L 6X - BLEPHARISMA AND STENTOR (LIVE - Brianna B. & Brandon W.)
L 107 - VOLVOX (LIVE - Tim. O.)
L 47M100 - TENEBRIO LARVAE (Mealworms) (100 LIVE - Kerry N.)
P 9595 - SHEEP ORGANS, SHEEP BRAIN (preserved - Beth F. & Tanya C.)
L 15X30 - HYDRA/DAPHNIA FEEDING DEMONSTRATION SET (LIVE - Brandon W.)
Full-length AP Bio Practice Test
Where - NMRHS, in the ASC
When: Wednesday, February 22, 10:00 AM
80 minute, 100 question multiple choice + 10 minute reading period + 90 minute four question free response
1. Quiz on Chapters 16 & 17 - Friday, Feb. 3
2. You will be having approximately 2 unannounced 20-minute AP-style essays to do per
week until the AP exam on Monday, May 8th (8:00 AM at Nissitissit Middle School). One
will be on material we've already gone over, and the other will be on material we have
yet to cover. They will count as quiz grades.
3. You will each be taking turns teaching parts of chapters, using the visuals that go along
To access the images from the book, sign in under
login name apbionm and password nmrhs. Choose the chapter you want, click "Art and Videos" on
the left and you will see the thumbnails of all the texbook pictures and videos for that
chapter. You should plan a 5-10 minute presentation covering 5-10 images or videos
from the chapter, which you can display on the big TV in class.
4. On the Campbell web site, click on "The Campbell Biology Interviews" and scroll down
to "Campbell Biology 1st Edition" "Unit 3 - James D. Watson." Read this interview, you'll
have a question or two on it on the quiz on Friday.
5. Do the
Online Onion Root Tip Activity from the good folks at the Biology Project at
the University of Arizona. Copy the table and keep track of the number of cells in each
phase of mitosis as you go along. Bring your completed table with you to the quiz on Friday
to be stapled to it.
6. Check out these online animations related to these chapters:
Monday's genetics quiz will consist of 4 problems that
will be taken from the following problems from the packet:
23-29, 39-43, and 48-55. Skip #42.
After the quiz we will pick up where we left off going over the packet. So far
these questions have already been answered: 1-7, 18, 26, 39, 58, 2.15,
2.17, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.15, 5.22, 5.31, 5.32.
(notes to B.W. and K.F. - your answers to 5.6, 5.15 and 5.22 were correct). Skip 5.9, 5.10, 5.12 - 5.14, and 5.27 - 5.30.
be roundtable problem session days; the genetics mini-test on
Thursday 1/26 will count as 50 test points for 3rd quarter and will
include questions on population genetics (in Chapter 23) and chromosome mapping (in other
words, the whole packet). If you don't finish this test on Thursday, you may continue
it on Friday; I will not be grading your answers until you have told me that
you are finished with the test (so you are free to change your answers on Friday).
I will be collecting your answers to the genetics packet problems on Thursday after the test.
Your participation in the roundtable problem sessions will count as 50% of a test grade for
2nd quarter, and your written problems will count as the other 50%. Since we have devoted
an extra week to the genetics chapters, this should give everyone enough time to do ALL
of the problems in the packet (1-58 as well as the problems in smaller print at the end).
Ground rules for 3rd quarter:
After the 50-point genetics test on Thursday 1/26, I may give you one more 50-point test at
some point late in the 3rd quarter; otherwise, you will be taking chapter tests
individually during 3rd quarter, on any chapter in the book. Everyone must take a minimum
of 10 chapter tests during 3rd quarter. Each test will count as 100 points. The format will be all multiple choice; you will have approximately 15-22 questions. Answer all of them, and pick out any 10 which you want me to count toward your grade.
If you only take 9 chapter tests, then one will count as a zero. You can space them out however you wish, but keep in mind that it would probably be a good idea to not have to take 10 chapter tests all at once during the last week of 3rd quarter. You are also free to take more than 10 chapter tests.
and a FOURTH essay question from the other questions on that page covering
a subject that we have not gone over in class yet. At the end of each essay,
please copy and sign the following sentence: "I wrote this essay in no more than 20 minutes
without books or notes." Due date - Wednesday, Jan. 4. These essays will count as
200 test points.
1. Show and Tell on Monday, 12/19/05 - Prepare short 2-5 minute presentations in which
you describe about 5 important features of the organisms in the hard plastic and in the
jars. You will be making the presentation to groups of about 4-5 other students, and you will
be repeating a few times. You may use a microscope, book illustration, or any other visual
in addition to the organisms themselves to clarify your points.
Try to avoid reading everything from note card. Try to make connections to some of the key
points from Chapters 32-34 in Campbell. READ Chapters 32-34 in Campbell. Remember that
the purpose of this activity is for everyone to be LEARNING; you are TEACHING. Make your
presentations interesting, and focus in on the important stuff to remember about your
After you have finished presenting to your small group, have everyone initial your
sheet. Give me the sheet with the initials on it at the end of class; it will be worth 50 lab
points. If time permits, I would like for eveyone to be able to listen to everyone else's
presentations, but don't rush through it too quickly. If we need more time, we may extend this
2. After School Extra Credit Projects - please see me if you're interested in working on
any of these. They are worth ten test points per hour, up to ten hours, and a write-up of your
work is also required. If any of these pan out, the results will be published online and you
will be a co-author. WOW! (A) Searching for plant-derived milk curdling activity. You would
be preparing many homogenates of plant materials, and testing them for milk curdling activity
at pH 6-8.
(B) Testing for albumin binding of stains using paper chromatography. You will be doing
paper chromatography analysis of many stains to test for their ability to bind to the protein
albumin, and then trying to dislodge the bound stain from the protein. You will also be
confirming your results using size exclusion gel chromatography. (C ) Troubleshooting the
failed photosynthesis lab - why didn't the DPIP photosynthesis lab work for us when we tried
it, and is there another more reliable photosynthesis lab that can be substituted for next
year's AP Bio class?
Packets for Respiration & Photosynthesis labs are due Tuesday, 12/13.
Photosynthesis test will be Monday, December 12 (due to snow day on Friday 12/9)
Dissection Days: Tuesday, December 13 (worm and mussel) and Wednesday,
December 14 (grasshopper and crayfish). You may also work on your specimens any time during
the day in room 21, all week, during or after school.
Procedure - for each organism, draw and identify 10 external and 10 internal structures.
They can be either macroscopic or microscopic features. Draw what you see, give the
structure an imaginative name, and in a sentence or two in which you take your best guess at describing
what you think the function of the structure is. Try to really think about this question;
what would be the advantage of a structure being designed the way it is, if it has the
function that you think it actually has? Somehow, try to come up with a plausible function
that would be related to the structural design of the features that you pick out.
After you do this for each specimen, go to the diagrams and try to find the actual names
of the structures that you described, and briefly give the actual function. If you've
picked a structure or two that you can't find a name for, don't worry about it. Remember,
before you start sifting through reference diagrams in books and online, you should treat
these creatures as if they are from outer space, so expect to make some mistakes.
THIS LINK to go to a very nice set of webcast lectures from UC Berkeley's Introductory Biology course.
For lectures on cellular respiration and photosynthesis, click on "1A - General Biology" and then scroll down to 9/23,
9/26, 9/28, and 9/30.
Do-Your-Own-Thing Quiz Option - To earn additional quiz points, listen and
take notes on any of the lectures from the UC Berkeley
Bio 1A or 1B course. Take GOOD notes, and then read the chapter in Campbell that goes along
with the lecture. Be ready to answer (orally) any of the non-multiple choice questions at the end of the
chapter. Each lecture is worth 10 points (for example, if you listen to the two lectures on photosynthesis
and then successfully answer an oral quiz question on Chapter 10 in Campbell, you earn yourself a quiz
grade of 20/20). You may use this either to reinforce what we've already covered, or to move ahead
and cover material that we may not get to by the time of the
AP test (Monday, May 8, 2006).This option is avilable to you for the rest of the year.
1. Multiple choice test on Chapters 6-10 on Monday, 11-21.
3. Reading quiz on Chapters 11 & 12 on Thursday, 12-1.
1. Our Show Me The Variation Expo will be held on Friday 11-18 (after the Chapter 10 reading quiz).
Bring in 10 organisms or parts of organisms
(examples - peanuts, pistachio nuts, grapes, raisins, blades of grass, pine cones, raisins,
apples). Put each organism in
its own Baggie (I have extra Baggies if needed) and give each organism a name, writing the name on
the Baggie. Become familiar enough with the variations of your organism collection so that
you will be able to correctly identify the individual organism by name. You will be allowed
descriptive notes - words only, no pictures! More on this in class.
2. Reading quiz on Chapter 9 - Thursday, 11-17. Reading quiz on Chapter 10 - Friday, 11-18.
1. Free Response Essay Test Revisions - If your grade on the 2-essay test on Chapters 1-5
was less than 90%, you must rewrite your entire essay on clean sheets of paper (do this at
home when you're ready to do so, under test conditions; give yourself 22 minutes for each
question.) Before writing your essay, reread Chapters 4 & 5. Also, read
"Tips For Writing AP Biology Exam Essays." Your rewritten essays are due on
2. Show and Tell Day is 10/31. Bring in your mystery specimen and tell us
about it! (Pass/Fail)
Our Show Me The Variation Expo will take place in mid-November. Be on the
lookout for 10 or more organisms (or parts of organisms) that you're going to study
and try to find some interesting trait that shows variation. Start thinking about
putting together a poster to explain what you discovered.
Seed Germination Project: The ground rules for this are (1) The seeds or pits
may not be purchased. (2) Try to grow them "blindly" the first time around. Keep accurate
records of all your work! Please feel free to use the greenhouse. (3) Try to find some
information about the optimal conditions for germination of your seeds, and try your germination
experiment again, knowing what you know. (4) Your write-up for this will consist of a "how-to"
step-by-step set of instructions describing how to germinate the seeds or pit.
4. The test on chapters 1-5 will be given on two days: Tuesday 10/18, multiple choice
(about 60 questions, one class period) and Wednesday, 10/19 - 2 essays (another full class period)
which will be taken from the following past AP Bio essays:
http://puffer.tamu.edu/Gallery.htm [on your browser, click "edit" then "find on this page." Type in "catechol" and click on one of the sweet potato Quick-PDB images. Try playing with the settings on the left side, and have fun exploring the 3-D structure of this very complicated molecule!]
Things you should know for the Diffusion-Osmosis quiz on Thursday:
A. Be able to define the following terms: solute, solvent, diffusion, osmosis, isotonic,
B. What effect does temperature have on rate of diffusion? Be able to describe the experiment to test this.
C. What is a semipermeable membrane?
D. Is dialysis or cellulose tubing permeable to glucose? To starch? To iodine? How do you know?
E. Does the magnitude of the solute concentration gradient affect the rate of osmosis?
Describe the experiment to test this.
F. What happens to celery in salt water?
G. Be able to identify Elodea cells in hypertonic and hypotonic solutions.
H. How and why do plant cells respond differently than animal cells to hypotonic solutions?
Extra Credit Project on Animal Behavior (worth a maximum of 5 points toward final
1st quarter grade! Wow!)
Go and see March of the Penguins and write a review of it (150 words minimum).
Post your review at epinions.com by clicking
HERE. notes - (A) Please e-mail me a copy of your review. (B) Your review MUST be posted
online in order to qualify for extra credit points.
7/23/05 - ATTENTION ALL AP BIOLOGY STUDENTS
I hope you're having a great summer!!
You are going to need to have access to the Campbell 6th Edition web site in order to do the practice
questions for Chapters 50-55, as well as for many assignments during the upcoming year.
Please send me an e-mail ASAP and I will send you back a temporary login name and password for access to the Campbell site.
Once you have logged on, you can change your login name, password and email info. Please do not share your login info,
since each of you will be assigned your own login name and password; no more than one person can use the same login at the
My e-mail is email@example.com
Welcome to AP Biology!
Your summer assignment consists of two parts:
Part 1. Read chapters 50 - 55 on ecology and animal behavior (pages 1092 - 1247). We will be having a test on this material soon after you return from school in September. After reading each chapter, please take the online multiple-choice chapter quizzes:
Ecology Essay Questions from Past AP Biology Exams: Try answering one or two of these questions under AP Test conditions - give yourself only 22 minutes per question, and grade your answer according to the standards listed below each of the questions. All of these questions were actually asked on past AP exams; you will have to answer 4 essay questions like these on the AP test next May.
These two sites have additional practice questions:
click on "Continue Test" and then "End Test and View Score." This will load all of the questions at once; for each question,
scroll up far enough to read the question without reading the answer, then scroll up a little more to see if you answered it correctly.
Part 2. Prepare a 5-minute Powerpoint presentation about the biome which you were assigned in June.
Have a great summer!! Please feel free to email me if you have any questions, at firstname.lastname@example.org