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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;



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 - 
  period 4 - 
  period 5 -   
 period 7 - 
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;

Week of

April 6

RNA; protein synthesis; protein synthesis lab; Quarter 3 exam on April 8.


Week of

April 13
mutations; mutation lab; hereditary  disorders; genetics test


Week of
April 20

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



Week of
April 27

lab on evidence for evolution; Darwin vs. Lamark; quiz on evolution; 


Week of

May 4

State lab on Bird Beaks;  more on modern theories of evolution; biodiversity lab; quick quiz on evolution;

Week of

May 11

 Finish bird beak lab; state required lab on biodiversity;

Week of

May 18

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




Week of

May 25

 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 9(We have an appointment with the bookroom). regents review

Week of June 8

regents review; return textbook/review book to bookroom on June 9


June 16,
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 9
Room Assignments:
period 1- 
period 4- 
period 5 -
period 7 -




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 Last updated on Nov 20, 2015