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
Unit: Biochemistry
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.
Teacher Notes
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
Unit: Biochemistry
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
Teacher Notes
02 Atoms Ions Molecules
Study Guides
02 Atoms Ions Molecules
Wed, Oct 17
Classes Till AP: 119
Unit: Biochemistry
Life, Atoms, and Molecules
Continued from yesterday.
Homework
Thu, Oct 18
Classes Till AP: 118
Due Today
Unit: Biochemistry
Physical Changes, Solutions
Substitute
Textbook: 3.1-3.3
Teacher Notes
03 Physical Changes and Solutions
Study Guides
03 Physical Changes and Solutions
Homework
Fri, Oct 19
Classes Till AP: 117
Unit: Biochemistry
Physical Changes, Solutions
Questions and Notes on what was covered yesterday.
 
Mon, Oct 22
Classes Till AP: 116
Unit: Biochemistry
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
Unit: Biochemistry
Dilution Calculations
Grade Dilutions Practice; Water and Electricity Activity
Classwork
Homework
Wed, Oct 24
Classes Till AP: 114
Due Today
Unit: Biochemistry
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
Teacher Notes
04 Chemical Reactions
Study Guides
04 Chemical Reactions
Homework
Thu, Oct 25
Classes Till AP: 113
Unit: Biochemistry
Intro to Organic Molecules
Discuss the basic propeties of oragnic molecuels, functional groups, and polymers.
Textbook: 4.1-4.3
Teacher Notes
05 Intro to Organic Molecules
Study Guides
05 IntroTo Organic Molecules
Homework
Fri, Oct 26
Classes Till AP: 112
Due Today
Unit: Biochemistry
Organic Molecules: Nucleic Acids and Proteins
Learn about the structure of Nucleic Acids and ATP.
Textbook: 5.4-5.5, 8.3-8.5
Teacher Notes
06 Nucleic Acids
Study Guides
06 Nucleic Acids
Homework
 
Mon, Oct 29
Classes Till AP: 111
Due Today
Unit: Biochemistry
Protein Function
Introduction to Basic structure of proteins and protein folding.
Teacher Notes
07 Proteins
Study Guides
07 Proteins
Tue, Oct 30
Classes Till AP: 110
Assessment: Quiz 01: First 5 PowerPoints
Unit: Biochemistry
Quiz 01
Afer the quiz, discuss each item to review missed concepts.
Homework
Wed, Oct 31
Classes Till AP: 109
Due Today
Unit: Biochemistry
Protein Function
Protein Folding, Diveristy, and Mechanisms of Action for Catalysts
Thu, Nov 1
Classes Till AP: 108
Unit: Biochemistry
Protein Function
Protein Regulation and Kinetics
Homework
Fri, Nov 2
Classes Till AP: 107
Due Today
Unit: Biochemistry
Lab Preperaton: Experimental Design
In preperation for next week's lab, we will discuss the fundamentals of lab design and data analysis.
Teacher Notes
08 Experimental Design
09 Restriction Digests and Agarose Electrophoresis
Homework
 
Mon, Nov 5
Classes Till AP: 106
Due Today
Bellwork.pptx
Unit: Biochemistry
lab Preperaton: Micropipetters
Students will be introduced to using Micropipetters, and will complete activities for practice.
Teacher Notes
10_UsingMicroPipetters
Classwork
Homework
Tue, Nov 6
Teacher Professional Development: No school
Wed, Nov 7
Classes Till AP: 105
Bellwork.pptx
Unit: Biochemistry
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
Unit: Biochemistry
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)
Unit: Biochemistry
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
Teacher Notes
11 Carbohydrates and Lipids
Study Guides
11 Carbohydrates and Lipids
Homework
 
Mon, Nov 12
Classes Till AP: 102
Due Today
Bellwork.pptx
Unit: Biochemistry
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
Teacher Notes
12 Membranes and Membrane Transport
Study Guides
12 Membranes and Membrane Transport
Tue, Nov 13
Classes Till AP: 101
Due Today
Unit: Biochemistry
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
Unit: Biochemistry
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
Unit: Biochemistry
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
Unit: Biochemistry
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
Unit: Cell Biology
Introduction to Cell Types
Notes on Cell Tyes
Textbook: Ch 6
Teacher Notes
13 Cells and Cell Types
Study Guides
13 Cells and Cell Types
Homework
Wed, Nov 28
Classes Till AP: 95
Due Today
Unit: Cell Biology
Cell Energetics: Photosynthesis
Continued from yesterday.
Homework
Thu, Nov 29
Classes Till AP: 94
Due Today
Unit: Cell Biology
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
Unit: Cell Biology
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
Unit: Cell Biology
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
Unit: Cell Biology
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
Teacher Notes
16 Foundational Discoveries on DNA-Proteins
Study Guides
16 Foundational Discoveries on DNA-Proteins
Homework
Thu, Dec 6
Classes Till AP: 89
Due Today
Unit: Cell Biology
Analysis of Studies on Heritable Material
Homework
Fri, Dec 7
Classes Till AP: 88
Due Today
Assessment: Quiz 4
Unit: Cell Biology
Gene Expression
Textbook: 17.2-17.4
Homework
 
Tue, Dec 11
Classes Till AP: 86
Due Today
Unit: Cell Biology
Gene Expression
Teacher Notes
18 Mutations
Study Guides
18 Mutations
Homework
Wed, Dec 12
Classes Till AP: 85
Due Today
Unit: Cell Biology
Mutations
Textbook: 17.5
Homework
Fri, Dec 14
Classes Till AP: 83
Assessment: Quiz
Unit: Cell Biology
Protein Sorting
Textbook: 6.3-6.4 (already read)
Teacher Notes
19 Protein Sorting
Supporting Materials
19 Video - Cotransational Sorting
Study Guides
19 Protein Sorting
 
Mon, Dec 17
Classes Till AP: 82
Unit: Cell Biology
Protein Sorting
Classwork
Tue, Dec 18
Classes Till AP: 81
Due Today
Unit: Cell Biology
Gene Experssion and Protein Sorting Review
Textbook: 18.1-18.4
Wed, Dec 19
Final for Periods 3 and 4
Classes Till AP: 80
Assessment: Quiz on Protein Sorting and Differential Gene Expression
Unit: Cell Biology
Quiz then Correctiosn
Please only submit the quiz correction online IF you I did not already enter your grade for the corrections.
Homework
Thu, Dec 20
Final for Periods 1 and 2
Due Today
Unit: Cell Biology
No Class
Please only submit the quiz correction online IF you I did not already enter your grade for the corrections.
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
Unit: Cell Biology
AP Exam Practice
Wed, Jan 9
Classes Till AP: 77
Unit: Cell Biology
Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes
Teacher Notes
21 Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes
Supporting Materials
21 Video - Lac Operon
Study Guides
21 Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes
Homework
Thu, Jan 10
Classes Till AP: 76
Due Today
Unit: Cell Biology
lac Operon
Homework
Fri, Jan 11
Classes Till AP: 75
Assessment: Quiz
Unit: Cell Biology
AP Test Practice
Homework
 
Mon, Jan 14
Classes Till AP: 74
Due Today
Unit: Cell Biology
Review for Test
Homework
Tue, Jan 15
Classes Till AP: 73
Unit: Cell Biology
Review for Test
Question/Answer Review. Students whould come prepared with questions and topics they want to discuss in preperation for the exam tomorrow.
Wed, Jan 16
Classes Till AP: 72
Assessment: Test
Unit: Cell Biology
Test
Thu, Jan 17
Classes Till AP: 71
Unit: Cell Biology
Mendel
Homework
Fri, Jan 18
PD Day
Unit:
No Class
 
Mon, Jan 21
Off
Unit:
No Class
Tue, Jan 22
Classes Till AP: 70
Unit: Cel Cycle
Snow Day
Wed, Jan 23
Classes Till AP: 69
Unit: Cell Cycle
Go Over Test
Homework
Thu, Jan 24
Classes Till AP: 68
Due Today
Unit: Cell Cycle
Mendel
Textbook: 14.1-14.2
Teacher Notes
22 Mendel
Study Guides
22 Mendel
Fri, Jan 25
Classes Till AP: 67
Due Today
Unit: Cell Cycle
Cell Cycle
Textbook: 12.2(Phases of the Cell Cycle) and 12.3, and 11.5 and 18.5
Teacher Notes
23 Cell Cycle in Eukaryotes_TAKE2
Supporting Materials
23 Video - Henrietta Lacks Cells
Study Guides
23 Cell Cycle in Eukaryotes
Homework
 
Mon, Jan 28
Classes Till AP: 66
Due Today
Unit: Cell Cycle
DNA Replication
Textbook: 16.1-16.2
Teacher Notes
24 DNA Replication
Supporting Materials
24 Video - DNA Replication
24 Video - Hershey Chase Experiment
Study Guides
24 DNA Replication
Tue, Jan 29
Classes Till AP: 65
Unit: Cell Cycle
DNA Replication
Homework
Wed, Jan 30
Classes Till AP: 64
Unit: Cell Cycle
PCR Introduction
Homework
Thu, Jan 31
Classes Till AP: 63
Unit: Cell Cycle
PCR Lab
Homework
Fri, Feb 1
Classes Till AP: 62
Unit: Cell Cycle
PCR Lab
Teacher Notes
FYI_Genome Editing
Homework
 
Mon, Feb 4
Classes Till AP: 61
Assessment: Quiz
Unit: Cell Cycle
PCR Lab Follow-up
Homework
Wed, Feb 6
Classes Till AP: 59
Due Today
Unit: Cell Cycle
Cell Division
Homework
Thu, Feb 7
Classes Till AP: 58
Due Today
Unit: Cell Cycle
Cell Division
Fri, Feb 8
Classes Till AP: 57
Assessment: Quiz
Unit: Cell Cycle
Cell Division
Homework
 
Mon, Feb 11
Classes Till AP: 56
Due Today
Unit: Cell Cycle
Heredity
Teacher Notes
26 Heredity
Study Guides
26 Heredity
Homework
Wed, Feb 13
Classes Till AP: 54
Due Today
Unit: Cell Cycle
Heredity
Thu, Feb 14
Classes Till AP: 53
Assessment: Quiz
Unit: Cell Cycle
Quiz
Homework
Fri, Feb 15
PD Day
 
Mon, Feb 18
Off
Tue, Feb 19
Classes Till AP: 52
Due Today
Unit: Cell Cycle
statistics and Heredity
Teacher Notes
27 Statistics and Heredity
Classwork
Homework
Wed, Feb 20
Classes Till AP: 51
Due Today
Unit: Cell Cycle
statistics and Heredity
Cerll Cycle Lab Day 1; then more statistics
Thu, Feb 21
Classes Till AP: 50
Unit: Cell Cycle
statistics and Heredity
Cerll Cycle Lab Day 2: then finish statistics
Classwork
Fri, Feb 22
Classes Till AP: 49
Unit: Cell Cycle
Lab
Cerll Cycle Lab Day 3
 
Mon, Feb 25
Classes Till AP: 48
Due Today
Unit: Cell Cycle
Review for Test
Tue, Feb 26
Classes Till AP: 47
Due Today
Unit: Cell Cycle
Review for Test
Classwork
Wed, Feb 27
Classes Till AP: 46
Assessment: Test Cell Cycle and Heredity
Unit: Cell Cycle
Test
Thu, Feb 28
Classes Till AP: 45
Unit: Cell Cycle
Finish Test
Fri, Mar 1
Classes Till AP: 44
Unit: Cell Cycle
More Statistics
Today we will visit a few topics in statistics that have caused some students trouble, and/or which may be on the AP test ( Laws of Probability, and T-tests) Students will not be tested in this class on the material, but it is important to understand.
Teacher Notes
27 Statistics and Heredity
 
Mon, Mar 4
Classes Till AP: 43
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Evolution Principles
Introduction to basic Principles and Vocabulary of Evolution
Textbook: 22.i-22.2
Teacher Notes
28 Evolution
Homework
Tue, Mar 5
Classes Till AP: 42
Due Today
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Population Genetics and Microevolution
Cont.
Textbook: 23.i-23.2
Teacher Notes
29 Hardy Weinberg
Homework
Wed, Mar 6
Classes Till AP: 41
Due Today
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Population Genetics and Microevolution
Today we wil focuse on a mathematical model that allows us to determine whether or not microevolution is taking place at the level of allele and genotype frequencies in a population.
Homework
Thu, Mar 7
Classes Till AP: 40
Due Today
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium Equations and Statistics
Cont.
Homework
Fri, Mar 8
Classes Till AP: 39
Due Today
Assessment: Quiz 11
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium Equations and Statistics
having learned how to detect microevolution using Hardy Weinberg, today we will begin discussing the mechanisms that can lead to microevolutionary change.
Textbook: 23.3
Homework
 
Mon, Mar 11
Classes Till AP: 38
Due Today
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Mechanisms of Microevolution
Textbook: 23.4
Teacher Notes
30 Mechanisms of Microevolution
Study Guides
30 Mechanisms of Microevolution
Homework
Tue, Mar 12
Classes Till AP: 37
Due Today
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Mechanisms of Microevolution
Wed, Mar 13
Classes Till AP: 36
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Snow Day
Enjoy!
Thu, Mar 14
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Snow Day
Enjoy!
Fri, Mar 15
Period 3 and 4 Finals; early dismissal
Classes Till AP: 35
Assessment: Quiz 12
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Fitness and Modes of Selection
Quiz on Microevolution. Then finish discussing Fitness and Modes of Selection.
Teacher Notes
31 Fitness and Modes of Selection
 
Mon, Mar 18
Off
Tue, Mar 19
Off
Wed, Mar 20
Off
Thu, Mar 21
Off
Fri, Mar 22
Off
 
Mon, Mar 25
Period 1 and 2a Finals; early dismissal (11:20, no bus until 2:55, no lunch served)
Classes Till AP: 34
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
No Class
Tue, Mar 26
Classes Till AP: 33
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
PHylogenetics
Wed, Mar 27
Classes Till AP: 32
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Origin of Life and Evolutionary History
Thu, Mar 28
Classes Till AP: 31
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Lab: Bacterial Transformations
Fri, Mar 29
Classes Till AP: 30
Assessment: Quiz 13
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Lab: Bacterial Transformations
 
Mon, Apr 1
Classes Till AP: 29
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Evidence for Evolution
Textbook: 22.3
Tue, Apr 2
Classes Till AP: 29
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Multicellular Organisms: Development, Anatomy and Physiology, Behavior
Wed, Apr 3
Classes Till AP: 27
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Endocrine
Thu, Apr 4
Classes Till AP: 26
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Cell Signaling
Fri, Apr 5
Classes Till AP: 25
Assessment: Quiz 14
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Cell Signaling
 
Mon, Apr 8
Classes Till AP: 24
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Neuron Function
Tue, Apr 9
Classes Till AP: 23
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Neuron Function
Wed, Apr 10
Classes Till AP: 22
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Immune
Thu, Apr 11
Classes Till AP: 21
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Immune
Fri, Apr 12
Classes Till AP: 20
Assessment: Quiz 15
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Behavior (Innate vs Learned, etc.)
 
Mon, Apr 15
Classes Till AP: 19
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Homeostasis
Tue, Apr 16
Classes Till AP: 18
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Vascular Plants Structure and Function
Wed, Apr 17
Classes Till AP: 17
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Water Potential and Plant Vascular Systems
Thu, Apr 18
Classes Till AP: 16
Assessment: Quiz 16
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
Water Potential and Plant Vascular Systems
Fri, Apr 19
Off
 
Mon, Apr 22
Classes Till AP: 15
Assessment: Test Evolution and Physiology
Unit: Evolution and Physiology
TEST
Tue, Apr 23
Classes Till AP: 14
Unit:
Ecology
Wed, Apr 24
Classes Till AP: 13
Unit:
Biomes
Thu, Apr 25
Classes Till AP: 12
Unit:
Population Ecology
Fri, Apr 26
Classes Till AP: 11
Unit:
Population Growth
 
Mon, Apr 29
Classes Till AP: 10
Unit:
Community Interactions
Tue, Apr 30
Classes Till AP: 9
Unit:
Trophic Energy Flow
Wed, May 1
Classes Till AP: 8
Assessment: Quiz 17
Unit:
Ecosystem Stability vs Fragility
Thu, May 2
Classes Till AP: 7
Unit:
Human Impacts on the Environment
Fri, May 3
Classes Till AP: 6
Assessment: Comprehensive Exam
Unit:
Review for Comprehensive Test
 
Mon, May 6
Classes Till AP: 5
Unit:
Comprehensive Test
Tue, May 7
Classes Till AP: 4
Unit:
AP Exam Review FRQ
Wed, May 8
Classes Till AP: 3
Unit:
AP Exam Practice: Full FRQ
Thu, May 9
Classes Till AP: 2
Unit:
AP Exam Practice: Full FRQ
Fri, May 10
Classes Till AP: 1
Unit:
AP Exam Practice: Full Multiple Choice
 
Mon, May 13
Classes Till AP: 0
Unit: AP Exam Preperation
Good Luck!
Tue, May 14
Senior Finals: 2B, 3rd and 4th Finals
Classes Till AP: -1
Unit: Post Exam Projects
Preperations
Wed, May 15
Senior Finals: 1 and 2A; Long Assembly Schedule
Classes Till AP: -2
Unit: Post Exam Projects
Preperations
Thu, May 16
Classes Till AP: -3
Unit: Post Exam Projects
Preperations
Fri, May 17
Classes Till AP: -4
Unit: Post Exam Projects
Preperations
 
Mon, May 20
Classes Till AP: -5
Unit: Post Exam Projects
Preperations
Tue, May 21
Classes Till AP: -6
Unit: Post Exam Projects
Preperations
Wed, May 22
No School: Graduation
Unit: Post Exam Projects
No Class
Thu, May 23
3 and 4 Finals
Classes Till AP: -7
Unit: Post Exam Projects
Presentations
Fri, May 24
1 and 2B Finals
Classes Till AP: -8
Unit: Post Exam Projects
Presentations
 
Mon, May 27
Off
Classes Till AP: -9
Unit: Post Exam Projects
No More Classes :-) and :-(
Tue, May 28
TWD
Wed, May 29
Free
Thu, May 30
Free
Fri, May 31
Free