Socratic Seminar Preparation Sheet
3) Did George do the right thing by shooting Lennie? Why or why
I think that George was doing the right thing and wrong thing at the
same time by shooting Lennie. He was doing the right thing beca
Guidelines for Writing a Lab Report in AP Biology
Dr. R. Kennedy
Laboratory work is an essential part of science. Scientists are foremost communicators of the
results of the experiments they design and carry out. In order to practice this form of
AP Biology, Honors, Ecology Unit Essay Assignment
Over the February and April recesses, your assignment is to read and study the Ecology
Unit, pages 1092-1245. Answer the following essay questions as you finish each chapter,
choosing which q
Effects of Water's Polarity
Describe how water contributes to the fitness of the environment to support life.
Describe the structure and geometry of a water molecule, and explain what properties
emerge as a result of this structure.
Explain the r
Guidelines for writing the Drosophila genetics lab report
Visit the Biology class (sophomore) web site for instructions on formatting a lab report. This is in the Files
Comments below are specific to the fly lab.
Title: a very descriptive title,
AP Biology, Honors, Evolution Unit First Semester Essay Assignment
Over the holiday recess, from 12/20 to 1/2/2014, your assignment is to read and study the
Evolution Unit, pages 428-509. Answer the following essay questions as you finish ea
Circulation in Animals
Describe the need for circulatory and respiratory systems due to increasing animal body
Explain how a gastrovascular cavity functions in part as a circulatory system.
Distinguish between open and closed circulatory sy
An Overview of Transport Mechanisms in Plants
List three levels in which transport occurs in plants.
Compare the processes of passive and active transport. Distinguish between the two main categories
of transport proteins.
Describe the role and i
Invertebrate Chordates and the Origin of Vertebrates
Distinguish between the two subgroups of deuterostomes.
Describe the four unique characteristics of chordates.
Distinguish between the three subphyla of the phylum Chordata and give examples of
From a diagram, identify the parts of a sponge (including the spongocoel, porocyte,
epidermis, choanocyte, mesohyl, amoebocyte, osculum, and spicule) and describe the
function of each.
List the characteristics of the phylum Cnidaria
What Is an Animal?
List the characteristics that define animals and distinguish them from other organisms.
Explain how and when the first animals likely evolved.
Two Views of Animal Diversity
Describe the nature of the scientific evidence that is
An Overview of Land Plant Evolution
Distinguish between the four main groups of land plants.
Describe the four great evolutionary episodes in the history of land plants.
Describe four shared derived homologies that link charophyceans and land pla
The World of Prokaryotes
Describe the many unique characteristics of prokaryotes. Explain why it might be said that prokaryotes
are the most successful organisms ever to live.
Describe the impact of prokaryotes on humans and biological ecosystems.
Explain why it is incorrect to say that individual organisms evolve.
Explain what is meant by "the modern synthesis."
Define a population; define a species.
Explain how microevolutionary change can affect a gene pool.
An Introduction to Heredity
Explain why organisms reproduce only their own kind and why offspring more closely resemble their
parents than unrelated individuals of the same species.
Explain what makes heredity possible.
Distinguish between asexua
An Overview of Cell Signaling
Describe the basic signal-transduction pathway of yeast. Explain why we believe these pathways in
yeast, mammals, and plants evolved before the first multicellular organisms appeared on Earth.
Categorize chemical signal
Introduction to Behavior and Behavioral Ecology
Distinguish between proximate and ultimate questions about behavior.
Explain how genes and the environment contribute to behavior. Explain what is unique about innate
Mission For The Class
For students interested in science I hope to inspire you to continue
studying science in college and beyond.
For students not interested in science I hope that you will be passionately
curious about the world around you.
For all stud
OBJECTIVES: CHAPTER 1 & 2
Upon completion of the chapter, students will be able to
CHAPT 1: The Enterprise of Chemistry: Read
1. Differentiate between the three forms of energy.
2. State the law of conservation of mass energy.
3. Define i
OBJECTIVES: CHAPTER 4: ATOMIC STRUCTURE
Upon completion of this chapter, the student will be able to
1. State the important contribution of the following scientists towards the development of atomic
models and theory
OBJECTIVES: CHAPTER 3: MATTER
Upon completion of the chapter, the student will be able to
1. Define: material, mixture, phase, heterogeneous mixture,
interface, homogeneous, solution, solute, solvent, substance,
element, compound, organic
OBJECTIVES CHAPTER 5: ELECTRON CLOUDS AND PROBABILITY
Upon completion of this chapter students will be able to
1. Describe the theories of deBroglie, Heisenberg, and
Schrdinger in the development of the modern quantum
mechanical model of
OBJECTIVES: CHAPTER 7 CHEMICAL FORMULAS
Upon completion of the chapter the student will be able to
1. Define: empirical, molecular, structural formulas, binary, ternary.
2. Use the periodic table to determine the oxidation numbers of mona
CHAPTER 6: PERIODIC TABLE LEARNING GUIDE
1. Describe some early attempts to organize the elements.
2. How did Mendeleev arrange the known elements?
Explain the exceptions to the arrangement.
What discovery by Moseley led to the modern
OBJECTIVES: CHAPTER 9 CHEMICAL REACTIONS
Upon completing the chapter the student will be able to
1. Balance chemical equations by inspection.
1,3, 7, 65, 68
1. Write chemical equations using correct formulas,
given word equation
OBJECTIVES: CHAPTER 8 THE MOLE
Upon completing chapter 8 the student will be able to
1. State Avogadro's number, and define it as a number of things and a mass.
2. Calculate molecular and formula mass using a periodic table
CHAPTER 11:TYPICAL ELEMENTS
THIS CHAPTER WILL NOT BE STUDIED IN DETAIL. READ THROUGH THE CHAPTER
AND FOCUS ON THE ELEMENTS IN THE GUIDE.
1. Define: allotrope, catenation, organic compound, inorganic compound.
2. Type of bonds in hydrogen
OBJECTIVES: STATES OF MATTER
Chapter 16 and will complete the unit on the three states of matter.
Upon completion of this chapter, students will be able to