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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, 7-8)

Week of
Sept. 3
 lab safety;safety contract; reading comprehension skills; Characteristics of life; worksheets on life processes; 

Week of Sept. 8

 book distribution; continue work on characteristics of life; mealworm lab;  

Week of Sept. 15

 metric measurement; metric labs; graphing; scientific method; assignments in yellow booklet


Week of

Sept. 22 

 Scientific method  worksheets; Lab on scientific method; assignments in yellow booklet on scientific method; Review; test on scientific method;



Week of       

Sept 29

Basic chemistry; pH lab;  text assignment on pH;  text assignment on carbon compounds; carbohydrate notes;  practice sheets; 


Week of       
Oct. 6
chemistry of carbohydrates lab; indicator tests; collect data for soil lab; review scientific method; quiz on carbohydrate chemistry 


Week of

 Oct. 13

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; quick quiz on introductory ecology and energy flow in ecosystems

Week of   
Nov. 3

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

Week of   

Nov. 10

notes on succession, biomes,predator-prey interactions, quiz on biomes/succession;

Week of   


 endangered species; population dynamics; quiz




ecological cycles; human impact/environmental issues; 



Dec. 1

finish human impact on environment/cycles; test on human impact/cycles;shark lab;
Week of
Dec. 8
classification; microscope use;  microscope techniques lab; 




 measuring through the microscope; microscope quiz; cell theory; cell parts and functions;  review;



Dec 22

onion lab;test on cells


of Jan. 5

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





Jan. 12

quiz on transport across the cell membrane labs; leaf structure and function; leaf lab;photosynthesis notes; photosynthesis homework (to do with text);  review for midterm exam;


of  Jan.19

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 26
 period 1 - Monday, Jan. 26
  period 4 - Monday, Jan. 26
  period 5 - Thursday, Jan. 29  period 7 - Wednesday, Jan. 28
Week of

Week of


chromatography lab; photosynthesis review;anaerobic cellular respiration; state lab on muscle fatigue 

Weeks of

Feb. 9 and 23

aerobic cellular respiration; review and quiz on cellular respiration; How Cells Know When to Divide lab; mitosis notes and review sheets; Mitosis Lab; quiz on mitosis 


Week of March 2
meiosis notes; worksheet comparing meiosis and mitosis; asexual reproduction;  protist labs; human reproductive systems;

Week of

March 9

menstrual cycle notes;menstrual cycle lab and worksheet; development notes and lab;

Week of

March 16

twins; test on reproduction and development; flower reproduction;


Week of
March 23
flower lab; seed lab;practice regents questions; start DNA; DNA; DNA replication; quiz on DNA and replication; RNA; protein synthesis; protein synthesis lab;

Week of

April 6

 mutations; mutation lab; hereditary  disordersgenetic  engineering; selective breeding; environmental effects on gene expression; 
Quarter 3 exam on April 8.


Week of

April 13
Heterotroph hypothesis;  evidence for evolution; lab on evidence for evolution; Darwin vs. Lamark; test on evolution 


Week of
April 20

 State lab on Bird Beaks; more on modern theories of evolution; Third Quarter Exam



Week of
April 27

biodiversity lab; quick quiz on lab;


Week of

May 4

digestion;review and quiz on digestive system;  notes on blood; 

Week of

May 11

  circulatory system;  notes on heart; state lab on heart rate and exercise; quiz on circulation;  locomotion packet;

Week of

May 18

immunity notes;  regents practice test;




Week of

May 25

 quiz on immunity;notes on nervous system; disorders of the nervous system; reflex arc notes;  Homeostasis revisited: dvd on homeostasis; endocrine system; notes; regents review; regents practice test



Week of
June 1

human respiration; mechanics of breathing; excretory system notes; More Regents review; all books must be returned to bookroom on Tuesday, June 10 (We have an appointment with the bookroom). regents review

Week of June 8

regents review


    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 10
Room Assignments:
period 1- 
period 4- 
period 5 -
period 7 -




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 Last updated on Jan. 28, 2015