Schedule
Below is a day-by-day summary of what we have or will be doing in class, along with links to all materials used and assignments given.
Please understand that even the most carefully formulated of plans do not always play out as anticipated, therefore materials posted before the end of the day may change to reflect reality in the classroom.

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Mon, Oct 15
Classes Till AP: 121
Activities
Biochemistry 1 Mechanisms of Action
To welcome students to AP Bio, students will discuss what they need to do to be successful in the class - including but not limited to getting a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP exam. We will then take notes on the concept of Mechanism of Action as a unifying concept that will guide their understanding of all that they will learn in this class.
Content
01 Curiosity and Mechanisms of Action
Study Guides
01 Curiosity and Mechanisms of Action
Classwork
Homework
Tue, Oct 16
Classes Till AP: 120
Due Today
Bellwork.pptx
Activities
Biochemistry 2 Life, Atoms, and Molecules
Having introduced the concept of mechanisms of action, we will begin by studying the billiard balls underlying (at its most reduced state) all biological phenomenon: Atoms, Ions, and Molecules. Yea Chemistry!
Textbook: 2.1-2.3
Content
02 Atoms Ions Molecules
Study Guides
02 Atoms Ions Molecules
Wed, Oct 17
Classes Till AP: 119
Activities
Biochemistry 3 Life, Atoms, and Molecules
Continued from yesterday.
Homework
Fri, Oct 19
Classes Till AP: 117
Activities
Biochemistry 5 Physical Changes, Solutions
Questions and Notes on what was covered yesterday.
 
Mon, Oct 22
Classes Till AP: 116
Activities
Biochemistry 6 Solutins and Electricity Experiments and Dilution Calculations
Work in any biology lab depends on being able to properly make a large number of solutions with specific ingredients and specific concentrations. Anyone who works in a lab needs to know how to make stock solutions, and how to dilute them to working concentrations.
Tue, Oct 23
Classes Till AP: 115
Due Today
Activities
Biochemistry 7 Dilution Calculations
Grade Dilutions Practice; Water and Electricity Activity
Classwork
Homework
Wed, Oct 24
Classes Till AP: 114
Due Today
Activities
Biochemistry 8 Chemical Reactions
Atoms and Molecules are the billiard balls of cellular function, and being in aqueous solutions allows them to interact, but it is the chemical reactions that drive life processes. Understanding the nature of some basic chemical reactions will go a long way to understanding critical cellular processes common to all living organisms.
Textbook: 2.4, 5.1, 8.1-8.2
Content
04 Chemical Reactions
Study Guides
04 Chemical Reactions
Homework
Thu, Oct 25
Classes Till AP: 113
Activities
Biochemistry 9 Intro to Organic Molecules
Discuss the basic propeties of oragnic molecuels, functional groups, and polymers.
Textbook: 4.1-4.3
Content
05 Intro to Organic Molecules
Study Guides
05 IntroTo Organic Molecules
Homework
Fri, Oct 26
Classes Till AP: 112
Due Today
Activities
Biochemistry 10 Organic Molecules: Nucleic Acids and Proteins
Learn about the structure of Nucleic Acids and ATP.
Textbook: 5.4-5.5, 8.3-8.5
Content
06 Nucleic Acids
Study Guides
06 Nucleic Acids
Homework
 
Mon, Oct 29
Classes Till AP: 111
Due Today
Activities
Biochemistry 11 Protein Function
Introduction to Basic structure of proteins and protein folding.
Content
07 Proteins
Study Guides
07 Proteins
Tue, Oct 30
Classes Till AP: 110
Assessment: Quiz 01: First 5 PowerPoints
Activities
Biochemistry 12 Quiz 01
Afer the quiz, discuss each item to review missed concepts.
Homework
Wed, Oct 31
Classes Till AP: 109
Due Today
Activities
Biochemistry 13 Protein Function
Protein Folding, Diveristy, and Mechanisms of Action for Catalysts
Thu, Nov 1
Classes Till AP: 108
Activities
Biochemistry 14 Protein Function
Protein Regulation and Kinetics
Homework
Fri, Nov 2
Classes Till AP: 107
Due Today
Activities
Biochemistry 15 Lab Preperaton: Experimental Design
In preperation for next week's lab, we will discuss the fundamentals of lab design and data analysis.
Content
08 Experimental Design
09 Restriction Digests and Agarose Electrophoresis
Homework
 
Mon, Nov 5
Classes Till AP: 106
Due Today
Bellwork.pptx
Activities
Biochemistry 16 lab Preperaton: Micropipetters
Students will be introduced to using Micropipetters, and will complete activities for practice.
Content
10_UsingMicroPipetters
Classwork
Homework
Tue, Nov 6
Teacher Professional Development: No school
Wed, Nov 7
Classes Till AP: 105
Bellwork.pptx
Activities
Biochemistry 17 Lab: Restriction Digests and Preparing Gels
Students will set up the experiments they designed to determine how altering reaction conditions affects the activity of restriction enzymes.
Thu, Nov 8
Classes Till AP: 104
Activities
Biochemistry 18 Lab: Electrophoresis.
Students will complete the labs they began yesterday by using electrophoresis to separate the restrition fragments, then analyzign them using a UV transilluminator.
Fri, Nov 9
Classes Till AP: 103
Assessment: Quiz 2: Nucleic Acids and Proteins (PPTs 6 and 7)
Activities
Biochemistry 19 Organic Molecules: Carbohydrates and Lipids
After the quiz, students will take notes on the last two organic molecules: Carbohydrates and Lipids.
Textbook: 5.2-5.3
Content
11 Carbohydrates and Lipids
Study Guides
11 Carbohydrates and Lipids
Homework
 
Mon, Nov 12
Classes Till AP: 102
Due Today
Bellwork.pptx
Activities
Biochemistry 20 Membranes
Students will learn how the properties of Phospholipids allow them to form semipermeable membranes; they will also learn about the different types of transport through a membrane.
Textbook: Ch 7
Content
12 Membranes and Membrane Transport
Study Guides
12 Membranes and Membrane Transport
Tue, Nov 13
Classes Till AP: 101
Due Today
Activities
Biochemistry 21 Membrane Transport
Students will learn about the different mechanisms by which molecules are able to cross membrnes.
Homework
Wed, Nov 14
Classes Till AP: 100
Due Today
Activities
Biochemistry 22 Osmosis
The previous day focused on how solutes cross membranes; today we will flip it around and discuss how water moves across membranes - Osmosis. It would be helpful for students to bring a lap-top to class if they have one. **Last Day to Do Quiz Retakes **Dr. Mayberry will be available after school in 9300 to answer questions, review, help with FRQs, provide retakes, etc. 3:10 until 6:00pm
Classwork
Thu, Nov 15
Classes Till AP: 99
Due Today
Activities
Biochemistry 23 AP Exam Practice
Dr. Mayberry will be out of town: students will pratice answering Multiple Choice and free response questions from past AP exams on the topics we have covered so far.
Fri, Nov 16
Classes Till AP: 98
Assessment: Test 1: Biochemistry
Activities
Biochemistry 24 Exam 1
Dr. Mayberry will be out of town: students will take their first exam on biochemistry.
 
Mon, Nov 19
Thanksgiving Break
Tue, Nov 20
Thanksgiving Break
Wed, Nov 21
Thanksgiving Break
Thu, Nov 22
Thanksgiving Break
Fri, Nov 23
Thanksgiving Break
 
Mon, Nov 26
Classes Till AP: 97
Activities
Cell Biology 1 Introduction to Cell Types
Notes on Cell Tyes
Textbook: Ch 6
Content
13 Cells and Cell Types
Study Guides
13 Cells and Cell Types
Homework
Wed, Nov 28
Classes Till AP: 95
Due Today
Activities
Cell Biology 3 Cell Energetics: Photosynthesis
Continued from yesterday.
Homework
Thu, Nov 29
Classes Till AP: 94
Due Today
Activities
Cell Biology 3 Cell Energetics: Photosynthesis
Notes on Cellular Respiratinon: How cells are able to harvest the energy in Carbohydrates to make ATP.
Textbook: Ch 9
Fri, Nov 30
Classes Till AP: 93
Assessment: Quiz: Cell Tpes and Photosynthesis
Activities
Cell Biology 4 Hand Back and Review Exam 1
Today will be spent going over the first exam. Any time that is left can be spent workign on test corrections or the outline for tomorrow.
Homework
 
Tue, Dec 4
Classes Till AP: 91
Due Today
Activities
Cell Biology 6 Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Follow-Up
Group Work analyzing data on Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Classwork
Wed, Dec 5
Classes Till AP: 90
Due Today
Activities
Cell Biology 7 Analysis of Studies on Heritable Material
For many decades (if not more), scientists debated on the mechanisms of heredity, and the molecules that are responsible for it. Today we will focus on landmark experiments that demonstrated that DNA is the hereditary molecule.
Textbook: 15.Intro-15.1, 16.Intro-16.1,17.Intro-17.1
Content
16 Foundational Discoveries on DNA-Proteins
Study Guides
16 Foundational Discoveries on DNA-Proteins
Homework
Thu, Dec 6
Classes Till AP: 89
Due Today
Activities
Cell Biology 8 Analysis of Studies on Heritable Material
Homework
Fri, Dec 7
Classes Till AP: 88
Due Today
Assessment: Quiz 4
Activities
Cell Biology 9 Gene Expression
Textbook: 17.2-17.4
Homework
 
Tue, Dec 11
Classes Till AP: 86
Due Today
Activities
Cell Biology 11 Gene Expression
Content
18 Mutations
Study Guides
18 Mutations
Homework
Wed, Dec 12
Classes Till AP: 85
Due Today
Activities
Cell Biology 12 Mutations
Textbook: 17.5
Homework
Fri, Dec 14
Classes Till AP: 83
Assessment: Quiz
Activities
Cell Biology 14 Protein Sorting
Textbook: 6.3-6.4 (already read)
Content
19 Protein Sorting
19 Video - Cotransational Sorting
Study Guides
19 Protein Sorting
 
Mon, Dec 17
Classes Till AP: 82
Activities
Cell Biology 15 Protein Sorting
Classwork
Wed, Dec 19
Final for Periods 3 and 4
Classes Till AP: 80
Assessment: Quiz on Protein Sorting and Differential Gene Expression
Activities
Cell Biology 17 Differential Gene Expression
Thu, Dec 20
Final for Periods 1 and 2
Activities
Cell Biology No Class
Fri, Dec 21
TWD
 
Mon, Dec 24
Winter Break
Tue, Dec 25
Winter Break
Wed, Dec 26
Winter Break
Thu, Dec 27
Winter Break
Fri, Dec 28
Winter Break
 
Mon, Dec 31
Winter Break
Tue, Jan 1
Winter Break
Wed, Jan 2
Winter Break
Thu, Jan 3
Winter Break
Fri, Jan 4
Winter Break
 
Mon, Jan 7
Classes Till AP: 79
Activities
Cell Biology 19 Mendel
Textbook: Ch 14
Tue, Jan 8
Classes Till AP: 78
Due Today
Activities
Cell Biology 20 Meiosis and Fertilization
Textbook: Chapter 13
Wed, Jan 9
Classes Till AP: 77
Activities
Cell Biology 21 Patterns of Inheritance
Textbook: Chapter 15
Thu, Jan 10
Classes Till AP: 76
Activities
Cell Biology 22 Mono and Dihybrid Crosses and Pedigrees
Fri, Jan 11
Classes Till AP: 75
Assessment: Quiz
Activities
Cell Biology 23 Statistics and Crosses
 
Tue, Jan 15
Classes Till AP: 73
Activities
Cell Biology 26 AP Exam Practice
Wed, Jan 16
Classes Till AP: 72
Activities
Cell Biology 26 AP Exam Practice
Thu, Jan 17
Classes Till AP: 71
Assessment: Exam 2
Activities
Cell Biology 27 Exam 2
Fri, Jan 18
Classes Till AP: 70
Activities
Cell Biology 28 Review Exam 2
 
Mon, Jan 21
TWD
Tue, Jan 22
Off
Wed, Jan 23
Classes Till AP: 69
Activities
Evolution 1 Evolution Introduction (Flipped Lecture)
Thu, Jan 24
Classes Till AP: 68
Activities
Evolution 2 Types and Modes of Selection
Fri, Jan 25
Classes Till AP: 67
Activities
Evolution 3 Mathematical Models of Selection
 
Mon, Jan 28
Classes Till AP: 66
Activities
Evolution 4 Aptation vs Adaptation vs Exaptation
Tue, Jan 29
Classes Till AP: 65
Activities
Evolution 5 Kin Selection
Wed, Jan 30
Classes Till AP: 64
Activities
Evolution 6 Group work on Selection
Thu, Jan 31
Classes Till AP: 63
Activities
Evolution 7 Microevolution
Fri, Feb 1
Classes Till AP: 62
Activities
Evolution 8 Hardy Weinberg Equilibriuim
 
Mon, Feb 4
Classes Till AP: 61
Activities
Evolution 9 Hardy Weinberg Math
Tue, Feb 5
Classes Till AP: 60
Activities
Evolution 10 Hardy Weinberg Statistics
Wed, Feb 6
Classes Till AP: 59
Activities
Evolution 11 Group Work: Hardy Weinberg Questions
Thu, Feb 7
Classes Till AP: 58
Activities
Evolution 12 Lab: Excel Modeling of Hardy Weinberg
Fri, Feb 8
Classes Till AP: 57
Activities
Evolution 13 Macroevolution
 
Mon, Feb 11
Classes Till AP: 56
Activities
Evolution 14 Macroevolution
Tue, Feb 12
Classes Till AP: 55
Activities
Evolution 15 Phylogenetics
Wed, Feb 13
Classes Till AP: 54
Activities
Evolution 16 Phylogenetics
Thu, Feb 14
Classes Till AP: 53
Activities
Evolution 17 Lab: Using Computers for Phylogenetics (Mesquite)
Fri, Feb 15
Classes Till AP: 52
Activities
Evolution 18 Thinking Like an Evolutionary Biologist.
 
Mon, Feb 18
TWD
Tue, Feb 19
Off
Wed, Feb 20
Classes Till AP: 51
Activities
Evolution 19 Origin of Life
Thu, Feb 21
Classes Till AP: 50
Activities
Evolution 20 Evolutionary Past (History), Present, and Future
Fri, Feb 22
Classes Till AP: 49
Activities
Evolution 21 Lab: Bacterial Transformations
 
Mon, Feb 25
Classes Till AP: 48
Activities
Evolution 22 Lab: Bacterial Transformations
Tue, Feb 26
Classes Till AP: 47
Activities
Evolution 23 Evidence for Evolution
Wed, Feb 27
Classes Till AP: 46
Activities
Evolution 24 AP Exam Practice
Thu, Feb 28
Classes Till AP: 45
Activities
Evolution 25 AP Exam Practice
Fri, Mar 1
Classes Till AP: 44
Activities
Evolution 26 Exam 3
 
Mon, Mar 4
Classes Till AP: 43
Activities
Evolution 27 Review Exam 3
Wed, Mar 6
Classes Till AP: 41
Activities
Organismal Biology 2 Evo Devo and Developmental Comparisions
Thu, Mar 7
Classes Till AP: 40
Activities
Organismal Biology 3 Human Development
Fri, Mar 8
Classes Till AP: 39
Activities
Organismal Biology 4 Lab: Chicken Development
 
Mon, Mar 11
Classes Till AP: 38
Activities
Organismal Biology 5 Homeostasis
Tue, Mar 12
Classes Till AP: 37
Activities
Organismal Biology 6 Endocrine
Wed, Mar 13
Classes Till AP: 36
Activities
Organismal Biology 7 Endocrine
Thu, Mar 14
Period 3 and 4 Finals; early dismissal
Classes Till AP: 35
Activities
Organismal Biology 8 Neuron Function
Fri, Mar 15
Period 1 and 2b; early dismissal; No Class
 
Mon, Mar 18
Off
Tue, Mar 19
Off
Wed, Mar 20
Off
Thu, Mar 21
Off
Fri, Mar 22
Off
 
Tue, Mar 26
Classes Till AP: 33
Activities
Organismal Biology 11 Lab: NeuroSim
Wed, Mar 27
Classes Till AP: 32
Activities
Organismal Biology 12 Nervous System Structure, Sense Organs
Thu, Mar 28
Classes Till AP: 31
Activities
Organismal Biology 13 Immune
Fri, Mar 29
Classes Till AP: 30
Activities
Organismal Biology 14 Immune
 
Mon, Apr 1
Classes Till AP: 29
Activities
Organismal Biology 15 Behavior (Innate vs Learned, etc.)
Tue, Apr 2
Classes Till AP: 29
Activities
Organismal Biology 16 Lab: Pill Bug Behavior
Wed, Apr 3
Classes Till AP: 27
Activities
Organismal Biology 17 Optimality and Tradeoffs
Thu, Apr 4
Classes Till AP: 26
Activities
Organismal Biology 18 Animal Communication
Fri, Apr 5
Classes Till AP: 25
Activities
Organismal Biology 19 Vascular Plants Structure and Function
 
Mon, Apr 8
Classes Till AP: 24
Activities
Organismal Biology 20 Water Potential and Plant Vascular Systems
Tue, Apr 9
Classes Till AP: 23
Activities
Organismal Biology 21 Water Potential and Plant Vascular Systems
Wed, Apr 10
Classes Till AP: 22
Activities
Organismal Biology 22 Lab: Leaf Structure and Transpiration
Thu, Apr 11
Classes Till AP: 21
Activities
Organismal Biology 1 Ecology
Fri, Apr 12
Classes Till AP: 20
Activities
Ecology 2 Biomes
 
Mon, Apr 15
Classes Till AP: 19
Activities
Ecology 3 Population Ecology
Tue, Apr 16
Classes Till AP: 18
Activities
Ecology 4 Population Growth
Wed, Apr 17
Classes Till AP: 17
Activities
Ecology 5 Lab: Excel Modeling of Population Growth
Thu, Apr 18
Classes Till AP: 16
Activities
Ecology 6 Community Interactions
Fri, Apr 19
Classes Till AP: 15
Activities
Ecology 7 Trophic Energy Flow
 
Mon, Apr 22
Off
Tue, Apr 23
Classes Till AP: 14
Activities
Ecology 8 Ecosystem Stability vs Fragility
Wed, Apr 24
Classes Till AP: 13
Activities
Ecology 9 Human Impacts on the Environment
Thu, Apr 25
Classes Till AP: 12
Activities
Ecology 10 AP Exam Practice
Fri, Apr 26
Classes Till AP: 11
Activities
Ecology 11 AP Exam Practice
 
Mon, Apr 29
Classes Till AP: 10
Activities
Ecology 12 Exam 4
Tue, Apr 30
Classes Till AP: 9
Activities
Ecology 13 Review Exam 4
Wed, May 1
Classes Till AP: 8
Activities
Ecology 1 AP Exam Review MC
Thu, May 2
Classes Till AP: 7
Activities
AP Exam Preperation 2 AP Exam Review MC
Fri, May 3
Classes Till AP: 6
Activities
AP Exam Preperation 3 AP Exam Review FRQ
 
Mon, May 6
Classes Till AP: 5
Activities
AP Exam Preperation 4 AP Exam Review FRQ
Tue, May 7
Classes Till AP: 4
Activities
AP Exam Preperation 5 AP Exam Practice: Full Multiple Choice
Wed, May 8
Classes Till AP: 3
Activities
AP Exam Preperation 6 AP Exam Practice: Full FRQ
Thu, May 9
Classes Till AP: 2
Activities
AP Exam Preperation 7 Review
Fri, May 10
Classes Till AP: 1
Activities
AP Exam Preperation 8 Review
 
Mon, May 13
AP EXAM 8AM
Classes Till AP: 0
Activities
AP Exam Preperation 1 Good Luck!
Tue, May 14
Classes Till AP: -1
Activities
AP EXAM 1 Preperations
Wed, May 15
Classes Till AP: -2
Activities
Post Exam Projects 2 Preperations
Thu, May 16
Classes Till AP: -3
Activities
Post Exam Projects 3 Preperations
Fri, May 17
Classes Till AP: -4
Activities
Post Exam Projects 4 Preperations
 
Mon, May 20
Classes Till AP: -5
Activities
Post Exam Projects 5 Preperations
Tue, May 21
Classes Till AP: -6
Activities
Post Exam Projects 6 Preperations
Wed, May 22
Classes Till AP: -7
Activities
Post Exam Projects 7 Presentations
Thu, May 23
Classes Till AP: -8
Activities
Post Exam Projects 8 Presentations
Fri, May 24
Classes Till AP: -9
Activities
Post Exam Projects 9 Presentations
 
Mon, May 27
End Grading Period
Classes Till AP: -10
Activities
Post Exam Projects 10 Presentations
Tue, May 28
Off
Wed, May 29
TWD
Thu, May 30
Free
Fri, May 31
Free