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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; lipids and worksheet;


Week of

 Oct. 20

protein notes and  worksheet;  review and test on carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzyme notes from powerpoint; practice regents questions; carbohydrate testing lab; enzyme lab

Week of   

Oct. 27

test on enzymes and nutrients; enzyme lab; 

Week of   
Nov. 3

start ecology; symbiosis;ecosystems homework  to do with review book; energy flow through ecosystem; quick quiz on introductory ecology

Week of   

Nov. 10

  quiz on energy flow in ecosystems; notes on succession, biomes,predator-prey interactions,

Week of   


quiz on biomes/succession; endangered species; population dynamics; ecological cycles;




human impact/environmental issues; quiz on human impact/cycles



Dec. 1

shark lab;
classification; microscope use; 
Week of
Dec. 8
cell theory; cell parts and functions;  review; test on cells microscope techniques lab; onion lab;




 notes on transport across cell membrane; diffusion worksheet; State lab on osmosis;



Dec 22

active transport; compare active transport with diffusion and osmosis


of Jan. 5

state lab on diffusion;quiz on transport across the cell membrane labs; leaf structure and function; leaf lab; measuring through the microscope; 





Jan. 12

photosynthesis notes; photosynthesis homework (to do with text);  chromatography lab; test on photosynthesis; review for midterm exam;


of  Jan.19

state lab on muscle fatigue; midterm exam on 1/27-29/ cellular respiration; cellular respiration notes; homework on cell respiration; practice regents questions; review for midterm exam 

Midterm Exam:
 period 2 - 
  period 4 - 
  period 5 - 
  period 8 - 
Week of

Week of


cellular respiration 

Week of

Feb. 9 and 23

How Cells Know When to Divide lab; mitosis notes and review sheets;   Mitosis Lab;meiosis notes; worksheet comparing meiosis and mitosis; quiz on mitosis 


Week of March 2
asexual reproduction;  protist labs; human reproductive systems; menstrual cycle

Week of

March 9

menstrual cycle lab and worksheet; development notes and lab; twins; test on reproduction and development;

Week of

March 16

flower reproduction; flower lab; seed lab;practice regents questions; start DNA; DNA; DNA replication; quiz on DNA and replication; RNA;


Week of
March 23
protein synthesis; protein synthesis lab; mutations; mutation lab; hereditary  disorders

Week of

April 6

 genetic  engineering; selective breeding; environmental effects on gene expression;
quiz on genetic engineering; Heterotroph hypothesis;  evidence for evolution; 


Week of

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


Week of
April 20

review for third quarter exam; 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


  Tues., June 17, 11:15 am  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 Sept 17, 2014