Honors Biology Weekly 

First Quarter 2018
Subject to adjustment at any time!
  Date Topic of Study Reading Activity Assignments Tutorial Links
Week 1

Introduction to Class

Student Expectations & Teacher Expectations

Introduction to Website
In a group of 3-5, list three classroom rules/policies your group thinks should be enforced in our class.

Create a graphic poster to demonstrate your policy. Include a caption to summarize the cartoon.  include a catchy phrase or slogan. Report out to entire class.

Opening Questions

Science Safety Tutorial with Instruction 

Science Safety Posters


Read Kaiser Safety Rules

Biology Lab Safety Tutorial (online)

Explore Syllabus

Safety Equipment and Room Layout
 Science Safety Poster

Homework: Visit Baruch Biology Lab Safety Tutorial

Baruch Biology Lab Safety Tutorial

Kaiser Lab Safety Rules

Lab Safety Test 30 Min.


Class Syllabus
Notebook required for class

Assign: Read section 1.1, 1.2 in textbook

Safety Test
Visit and explore the website

Lab Safety Quiz 

Class Syllabus 2018


Parent-Student Agreement - sign and return

Chapter 1.1-1.2-1.3

Chapter 1.1 - What is Science?

Ch. 1.2 How Scientists Work, Designing an experiment.

Vocabulary using Graphic Organizer


Computers in class for website activity.

Chapter Vocabulary

Section assessment for 1.1, 1.2.

Complete Graphic Organizer for Vocabulary
Sec 1.1 & 1.2

Notebook Rubric

Include the notes from class and
any reading notes in your class binder for week 1.

The Concept of Life



Chapter 1.1-1.2-1.3


Chapter 1.1, 1.2  Handout and Vocabulary Graphic Organizer

Section 1.1 & 1.2 guided lecture

Graphic Organizer Template
Week 3 8/13/2018 Science Safety Posters      

Student teams to present posters

Chapter 1.1
Assign: Read section 1.1, 1.2 in textbook should be completed today
Chapter 1.1, 1.2  Lecture

Section 1.1 & 1.2 guided lecture (cont.)

8/15/2018 Chapter 1.2

Redi, Needham, Spallanzani, and Pastuer test spontanaeous generation

Assign: Read section 1.3 in textbook

Chapter 1.1, 1.2  Lecture cont.

Biology Binder set-up

Work on Biobinders

8/16/2018 Chapter 1.2

Section 1.1 & 1.2 guided lecture (cont.)

8/17/2018 Chapter 1.3


Vocabulary G.O. for 1.3. 

Notebook Work. Due 8/22
Week 4 8/20/2018 Class Computer Login

Notebook Check #1 Starts Today
  Bring your Biology Binder to school today
Bio Binder Check

Bio Binder Check for grade

Section 1.3
Redi, Needham, Spallanzani, and Pastuer test spontanaeous generation

Assign: Read section 1.3 in textbook should be completed today
Lecture 1.3
Ch. 1.3

Review Handout - complete and place in Bio Binder
8/22/2018 Binder Check ENDS

Chapter 1.3
 Studying Life -
Characteristics of Living Things
    Handout and Vocabulary Due for Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
8/23/2018 The BIG Ideas in Biology

Levels of Organization  Molecules to Biosphere
Lecture 1.4

Levels assigned to Teams

Levels of Organization Posters Work Day
Week 5 8/27/2018


Review for CH. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 Exam

8/29/2018 Chapter 1, Sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 Test

Binder Check #2 Begins
Exam Today

8/30/2018 Ch. 1.4 Tools and Procedures


Vocabulary Graphic Organizer Ch 1.4

Complete Microscope Quiz

Microscope PowerPoint

Microscopes Info
8/31/2018 Chapter 1.4 Make-up
Ch.. 1.4 - Analyzing Biological Data


Read section 1.4 

Study instructions for focusing a microscope.
Lecture notes

Review Microscope Powerpoint - Take notes for BioBinder
Microscope Handout

Answer the Question at the end of the presentation

How to Use the Microscope
Week 6 9/3/2018 Labor Day      

9/4/2018 Microscope Lab

Binder Check #2 final day to turn in for grade
    Vocabulary Graphic Organizer 1.4 Completed

Notebook Work,

Section Assessment 1.4 
pg 28

centrifuge video

Quick Lab Microscopes

Micropscope review
9/6/2018 Chapter 1.4 Test   Chapter 1.4 Test today


Week 7 9/11/2017          
9/12/2017 Chapter 2.1
Introduction to Chemistry

Chapter 2.1
Read Ch. 2.11   Ch. 2.1 Vocabulary Graphic Organizer

Complete handout 2.1 in class
9/13/2017 The Nature of Matter Ch 2.1 The Chemistry of Life video Chemistry Video Video Notes  
9/14/2017 Lecture on the Periodic Table Short video about Periodic Table and elements

Read Ch. 2.2
  Lecture notes
Video Notes
Build an Atom

Covalent Bonds

Non-Polar and Polar Molecules

Ionic Bonds

9/15/2017 Chapter 2.1, 2.2
    Lecture Notes Ch 2 lecture outline
Week 8 9/18/2017          
9/19/2017 Section Assessments
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
    Complete Chapter 2 Section Assessments. 

Place in Bio Binder
9/20/2017 Video on Periodic Table

Chapter 2.1 2.2 2.3 Review Handout
  Video Notes for Bio Binder  
9/21/2017     Activity - Isomers
9/22/2017 The Water Molecule     Activity: The Polarity of Water
Week 9 9/25/2017       Lecture Notes Activity: Cohesion of Water
9/26/2017 Acids and Bases
  Short Video on Acids and Bases Video Quiz
Lecture Notes
Activity: Dissociation of Water Molecules

Activity: Acids, Bases, and pH 
9/27/2017         Activity- Diversity of Carbon Molecules
9/28/2017 Chapter 2.3 Carbon Molecules       Activity: Making and Breaking Polymers

 Activity: Models of Glucose

Activity: CarbohydratesActivity: Lipids

Activity: Protein Functions

Activity: Protein Structure



10/2/2017         Studying Cells Tutorial - The Biology Project, Univ. of Arizona 
10/6/2017 End of Quarter 1