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White Plains High School

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Weekly Activities
    and Topics for
Subject to change, depending on how far we get each week. 



(periods 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 6-7)

Week of
August 31
 class requirements; lab safety; safety contract; 

Week of Sept. 7

 reading comprehension skills; characteristics of life; worksheets on life processes; book distribution; mealworm lab;  baseline test

Week of Sept. 14

mealworm lab; metric measurement; metric lab; graphing; 


Week of

Sept. 21 

 Finish mealworm lab; another metric lab; quick quiz on mealworm and metric labs; Scientific method;  assignments in yellow booklet on scientific method;



Week of       

Sept 28

scientific method (yellow booklet); lab on scientific method; test on scientific method;   text assignment on pH;  text assignment on carbon compounds; carbohydrate notes;  practice sheets; 


Week of       
Oct. 5
pH lab; chemistry of carbohydrates lab; indicator tests;  quiz on carbohydrate chemistry, pH. 


Week of

 Oct. 12

collect data for soil lab; protein and lipid notes and  worksheet;  enzyme notes from powerpoint; practice regents questions; 

Week of   

Oct. 20

more on enzymes; enzyme lab;  test on enzymes and nutrients;

Week of

Oct. 27

start ecology; ecosystems homework  to do with review book; energy flow through ecosystem; 

Week of   
Nov. 2

First Quarter Exam on Wednesday. Finish soil ecology lab; levels of organization notes; competition in same niches; symbiosis

Week of   

Nov. 9

notes on succession, biomes,predator-prey interactions, test on basic ecology

Week of   


 quick quiz on succession and biomes;population dynamics; quiz; ecological cycles




ecological cycles continued; human impact/environmental issues; 



Nov. 30

finish human impact on environment/cycles; endangered species; test on human impact/cycles and endangered species ;shark lab;
Week of
Dec. 7
classification; microscope use;  microscope techniques lab; 




 measuring through the microscope; microscope quiz; cell theory; cell parts and functions;  review; onion lab; test on cells; 



Dec 22

notes on transport across cell membrane; diffusion worksheet; active transport; compare active transport with diffusion and osmosis;State lab on osmosis; 


of Jan. 4

state lab on diffusion; review transport across the cell membrane; quiz on state labs about transport across the cell membrane





Jan. 11

leaf structure and function; leaf lab;photosynthesis notes; chromatography lab;photosynthesis homework (to do with text);  review for midterm exam;


of  Jan.18

state lab on muscle fatigue; cellular respiration; cellular respiration notes; homework on cell respiration; practice regents questions; review for midterm exam 

Midterm Exam:
Week of Jan 25
 period 1 - Tues., Jan. 26
  period 4 - Tues., Jan. 26
  period 5 -  Wed., Jan. 27 
 period 7 - Tues., Jan. 26

Week of


finish cellular respiration; test on cellular respiration;
How Cells Know When to Divide lab 

Weeks of

Feb. 8 and 22

mitosis notes and review sheets; Mitosis Lab; quiz on mitosis;  meiosis notes; worksheet comparing meiosis and mitosis; asexual reproduction;  protist labs;


Week of Feb. 29
human reproductive systems; menstrual cycle;
menstrual cycle lab 

Week of

March 6

development notes and lab; twins;test on reproduction and development;

Week of

March 14

 flower reproduction; flower lab; seed lab


Week of
March 28
DNA; DNA replication; RNA; Third quarter exam on Friday; review for exam; make-up reproduction test on Thursday or Friday (depends on when the double period comes out)  

Week of

April 4

protein synthesis; protein synthesis lab; 


Week of

April 11
mutations; mutation lab; hereditary  disorders; genetic  engineering; selective breeding; environmental effects on gene expression; genetics test


Week of
April 18

  Heterotroph hypothesis;  evidence for evolution; lab on evidence for evolution; quiz on heterotroph hypothesis and evidence for evolution



Week of
April 25

 Darwin vs. Lamark; quiz on evolution; State lab on Bird Beaks; 


Week of

May 2

 modern theories of evolution;   quiz on evolution;
 state required lab on biodiversity

Week of

May 9

 finish state required lab on biodiversity; start digestive system

Week of

May 16

digestive system;circulatory system;  state lab on heart rate and exercise;   regents review




Week of

May 23

 respiratory system; mechanics of breathing; excretory system; Homeostasis in the body (nervous/endocrine systems); regents review; immunity



Week of
June 1

 more on immunity; More Regents review; all books must be returned to bookroom on _Tuesday____,June_7__(We have an appointment with the bookroom). regents review

Week of June 8

regents review; return textbook/review book to bookroom on June 7__


Exam: Wednesday, June 15;
period 1 - room A207
period 4 - room A208
period 5 - room A211
Period 7 - room A212 
    Bring blue or black ink pens, #2 pencils, erasers, photo ID;
DO NOT bring electronic devices;
text and review books MUST be returned to bookroom on June 7;
Room Assignments:
period 1- 
period 4- 
period 5 -
period 7 -




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 Last updated June 3, 2016