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IB Biology 1 - HL

IB Biology 1 - HL

Biologists investigate the living world at all levels using many different approaches and techniques. 

At one end of the scale is the cell, its molecular construction and complex metabolic reactions. At the other end of the scale biologists investigate the interactions that make whole ecosystems function.  Many discoveries remain to be made and great progress is expected in the 21st century.
Through studying a science subject students should become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other. While the scientific method may take on a wide variety of forms, the emphasis on a practical approach. In addition, through the overarching theme of the “Nature of Science” this knowledge and skills will be put into the context of way science and scientists work in the 21st Century and the ethical debates and limitations of creative scientific endeavour.
The sciences are taught practically. Students have opportunities to design investigations, collect data, develop manipulative skills, analyse results, collaborate with peers and evaluate and communicate their findings. The investigations may be laboratory based or they may make use of simulations and data bases. Students develop the skills to work independently on their own design, but also collegiately, including collaboration with schools in different regions, to mirror the way in which scientific research is conducted in the wider community. [International Baccalaureate - Biology]

CLASS RESOURCES

Syllabus 2015-2016
Lab Safety Agreement
iPad Use Agreement

Student Reference Guide
Cornell Notes
Guide to Statistical Analysis
 

Cell Biology
Topic 1.1 & 1.5 Notes
Topic 1.2 Notes
Topic 1.3 & 1.4 Notes
Topic 1.6 Notes

Human & Animal Physiology
Topic 6.1 Notes
Topic 6.2 Notes
Topic 6.3 & 11.1 Notes
Topic 6.4 Notes
Topic 6.5 & 6.6 Notes
Topic 6.6 & 11.4 Notes
Topic 11.2 Notes
Topic 11.3 Notes
Ecology
Topic 4.1, C.1 & C.2
Topic 4.2 Notes
Topic 4.3 & C.6 Notes
Topic 4.4 Notes
Topic C.3-C.4 Notes
Topic C.5 Notes

Plant Science
Topic 9.1-9.2 Notes
Topic 9.3 Notes
Topic 9.4 Notes


2/6 - ACT Practice
Ventilation Data Share
Field Trip and Quarter 4 Information

2/7 - Topic 6.3-6.4/11.1 Study Day

2/8 - Topic 6.3-6.4/11.1 Quiz

2/9 - G4P Work in WC

2/10 - Complete Ventilation Lab ANOVA
Ventialtion Results
DUE 2/15

2/13 - Grade 6.3-6.4 & 11.1 Quiz
Read pages 215-226

2/14 - Registration Conversation
ACT Practice

2/15 - ANOVA DUE
6.5-6.6 Notes
H.W.: 6.5.2-6.5.9 Video Notes - DUE 2/17
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5SWvc-JX5w

2/16 - G4P Work Day
Registration completion and Signatures

2/17 - Video Notes DUE
Analyze Oscilloscope Traces

2/20 - Synaptice Transmission Notes
Neonicotinoid Article + LAPS - DUE 2/23

2/21 - BLOCK DAY
G4P Work Day
Methods DUE 2/24

2/23 - LAPS DUE
Hormone and Homeostasis Notes

2/24 - G4P Method Section DUE
Begin 6.6/11.4
Read pages 226-232, 365-376
Label and annotate diagrams of reproductive organs

2/27 - Complete Hormones Notes
Reprodcution Diagram DUE
Introduction to SRY
HW: 6.6.8 Video Lecture DUE 3/1
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OednDkFTDGw

2/28 - Reproduction NearPod Lesson

3/1 - 6.6.8 Video Notes DUE
Mentrual Cycle, Fertilization, Hormones, and Placenta

3/2 - Birth, Positive Feedback, and IVF
Introduction to Correlation

3/3 - Weight vs. Gestation Period Correlation
Read pages 353-365

3/6 - G4P Data Analysis DUE
Introduction to Topic 11.2
Draw, label, and annotate diagrams of the elbow and sarcomere
H.W.: Video Lecture - DUE 3/7
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAJ-9nPSqwA

3/7 - Video Notes and Drawing DUE
Continue 11.2 Notes

3/8 - G4P Word Day
Meet in the WC

3/9 - Weight v. Gestation Correlation DUE
Complete 11.2 Notes

3/10 - G4P Paper DUE
11.2/11.4/6.6/6.5 Study Day

3/13 - G4P Work day
Complete G4P - presentation DUE 3/17

3/14 - 11.2/11.4/6.5/6.6 Quiz
Read pages 353-365

3/15 - Grade Quiz
Topic 11.3 Introduction
Draw, label,and annotate kidney and nephron DUE 3/16

3/16 - Kidney and Nephron Drawings DUE
Structure and Filtration Notes

3/17 - G4P Presentation DUE to couserm@sd5.k12.mt.us by 11:59pm
Note: attach the actual presentation file - DO NOT share a google doc

Complete Kidney Notes

3/20-3/21 - Fetal Pig Dissections

3/22 - G4P Presentations Periods 3-6
SS, meet in the auditorium

3/23 - Physiology Study Day
Topics 6 & 11

3/24 - Physiology Exam
Q3 Extra Credit - Design a lab to test a factor affecting reactions time.
READ - "Desert Solitaire" Excerpt - DUE 4/3

4/3 - Desert Solitaire DUE
Introduction to Topic 4 & C
Introduction to Moab Pre-Lab

4/4 - Moab Pre-Lab Work

4/5 - Guest Speaker: Tomk Bansak
Topic: Aquatic Invasive Organisms & Mussel Invasion

4/6-4/7 - Moab Pre-Lab Work
SS after period 3 on Friday - bring all luggage to the commons before loading the bus

4/7-4/11 - MOAB!!!
Lab Books DUE 4/11 at 8:30am

4/12- Study Hall

4/13 - Study Hall and Mrs. Couser's last day.

4/14 - Welcome Mr. Ruis!
Spring Topics - Complete Ecology (Topic 5 and C)
Plants (Topic 9)