Science 8: Homework and upcoming Tests after Spring Break

Homework Due on April 2, 2019:  Textbook  page 109  Questions #1, 2, 9 10, 13

April 4, 2019:    Test on Osmosis, Diffusion, Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration

AP Bio12: DNA Assignments Reminder

List of assignments due after Spring Break (if you haven’t handed them in yet.)

  • CHNOPS  animal assignment
  • DNA Fingerprinting Gel Electrophoresis Lab
  • pGLO Bacterial Transformation Lab

Biology 11: Plant Kingdom & Algae Notes & HW Questions

In case you missed them, here are the notes from class on the Plant Kingdom and Algae for Ms. Armstrong’s and Mr. Lam’s classes.

Plant Kingdom & Algae Notes

and the Homework Questions:

 Alternations of Generations and Algae Questions


Biology 11: Virus Unit Test – March 12 & 13

Virus Unit Test is on Tuesday March 12 & Wednesday March 13

If you missed the class notes, they are here:     Virus Notes

Biology 11: Prokaryote Unit Test February 26th & 27th

Prokaryote Unit Test – Tuesday February 26th  /  Wednesday February 27th

Click on the link below for the notes of the Prokaryote Note Package that was distributed in class:

Bacteria Notes 2019


AP Bio 12: Digestion Test – Wednesday January 30th

Bio11: Evolution Test – Tuesday January 22 / Wednesday January 23

Science 8: Chemistry Test Friday January 25th

Classification of Matter and the Structure of the Atom

Be sure to refer to the Topic List Handout given out on in class.

Science 8: Matter Unit Test – Tuesday November 6, 2018

Text pages 246-259  7.1 States of Matter

  • Can you explain the 2 characteristics that all matter has?
  • Can you name and give examples of the 3 states of matter? 
  • Can you compare the differences between the 3 states of matter with reference to shape and volume?
  • Can you use the kinetic molecular theory (KMT) to explain the 3 states of matter?
  • Can you use the KMT to explain what happens during thermal expansion and thermal contraction?
  • Can you explain the difference tween thermal energy, heat and temperature?
  • Can you use the KMT to explain the changes of states of matter?
  • Can you name the 6 changes of states of matter and recognize examples and/ or provide examples of each?

AP Biology 12: Chapter 2, 3, 4

Chemistry Basics for Biologists topic List

Ch2 The Chemical Context of Life

  • Atomic models
  • Bohr, Lewis dot structures, structural diagrams
  • Compare ionic and covalent compounds and bonds
  • Reduction and oxidation
  • Compare and contrast between inorganic molecules and organic molecules

Ch3 Water and Life

  • Chemical structure and properties of water molecules ( polarity, H-bonds)
  • Discuss the 4 properties of water and the implications for life on the planet.
  1. Cohesion, adhesion, surface tension
  2. Versatile solvent
  3. Moderates temperature
  4. The density of ice which allow it to float on water
  • Acids and bases (H+ and OH-)
  • Ph scale
  • Why are buffers important for living organisms?

Ch 4 Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life

  • The carbon atom and it’s bonds allow for a diversity of carbon compounds
  • Isomers
  • Recognize and identify chemical groups (Figure 4.9)

water properties lab