Welcome to Biology!  My name is Lezlie Haynes and I am the instructor.

Latin 2nd Semester
 
5/12   See class email for weekly update.  Study for exam.
 
5/6    In Class–we began class by comparing the order of Creation with the order of Evolution.  After that, we began to discuss mod 8–Darwin, how he came up with his theory, natural selection, macroevolution vs microevolution.  Then, students watched three short videos on how Fibonacci numbers are found in nature (math in botany).  When those finished, everyone was given graph paper and we drew a spiral based on the Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Ratio.  
 
I sent the quizzes home as we did not have time to take them in class.  

 

Hwk–follow the agenda.  Complete the quizzes, write your 2 paragraph summary on Fibonacci numbers in nature (use the info from the 3 videos and the articles I sent), bonus Fibonacci craft/drawing, study for FE.
 
 
4/21     In Class–we began Mod 12 notes (vegetative organs, macro and micro structure of a leaf).  Then we went outside to do a leaf lab (not on the agenda).  Students took the lab handout home and have the option of doing a bonus lab (5 leaves classified 5 ways).  We also talked about the microscope virtual lab 12.1.  I am attaching the PPT of the lab slides–students are to complete the first two in their student notebook–in the class email.  Students also took their mod 11 quiz and flower diagram quiz.

 

 
Hwk–follow agenda.  Study for FE.
 
4/14    In Class–we went over what would be on the quiz on 4/21 (terms and diagram of flower w/o word bank), then watched a video on Evolution and Creation.  Hwk is to follow agenda.
 
4/7     In Class–we began Mod 11, went thru PPT slides over content, performed guided flower lab dissection (turned in lab) and watched two video clips–one was on fertilization of a plant and the second was on seeds in nature.  The seeds video is wonderful–it is older, but the info if fantastic.  No summary needed.  Hwk is to follow the agenda–begin studying for FE, complete flower coloring page.
 
3/24    In Class–we went over the important notes for Mod 16 (we already covered reptiles)–class aves and mammals.  We viewed a short PPT with the info students need to know.  Then, students watched a video called, “Formed to Fly”, by Dr. David Menton.  This video is about reptiles and birds and the debate about reptile to bird Evolution.  Dr. Menton details the differences between reptiles and birds and discusses specific features–scales and feathers, bones, etc.  It is fantastic!
 
3/10   In Class–students dissected the perch in class.  NO LAB REPORT DUE!!!!!  Afterward, we finished notes for Module 15 and began watching the rat dissection video on YouTube.

 

 
Hwk–follow the agenda:  finish the fish coloring pages, study for the matching vocab quiz on mod 15 and the fish diagram quiz (interior and exterior, word bank provided).  The matching quiz is a quizlet I made so it should still be on my quizlet account, sooners43.  I don’t remember if the chapter heading is from the old book Mod 13 or the new book Mod 15.  
 
Have a wondeful Spring Break!
 
3/3  In Class–students took Latin Quiz 15 (which was graded and returned), turned in the earthworm quiz and crayfish quiz (graded and returned) and turned in the crayfish coloring page. Several students also turned in work related to an absence.  Parents, please check with your child.  If he or she did not turn in their work today, they have until midnight tonight to turn it in for credit.  Any work not turned in on the due date will be given a zero. 
 
After quizzing, students dissected the earthworm and crayfish.  
 
Hwk–follow the agenda.  The dissection summaries are due next week (2 paragraphs-one one each dissection) since we didn’t dissect until today.  
 
2/24   In Class–I sent the quizzes home with the class to be completed and turned in next week–those that were absent should plan to stop by Tuesday and pick up their quizzes so they can turn them in Thursday, as well.  We did not dissect b/c there were not enough students in class, so we started lecture on the next module.  We covered most of the content but stopped before discussing amphibians.  Next week students will take Latin quiz 15, turn in their arthropod and earthworm quizzes and dissect the earthworm and crayfish.  Please have your student rewatch the dissection videos and read thru the two labs in the book so that he or she is prepared to dissect. Hwk is to follow the agenda–complete the take home quizzes and prepare for latin 15.
 
2/17   In Class–students took their Latin quiz, turned in hwk and then we went over module 14 PPT.  Hwk is to follow agenda.  Study for big quiz next week on vocab 13 and 14 with diagrams of earthworm and crayfish (inside and out).
 
2/10     In Class–we collected work due this week and last week. Then, we went over the PPT summary of the entire module.  Students should follow the agenda for hwk and study for Latin #14 next week.  I will put a summary at the bottom so that students are aware what is due. It is super easy to get lost when it comes to work and snow days. If you were absent for an INCLASS lab/experiment, you are not required to make that up unless you would like to make it up (or parent requests it).  So, if you were absent on 1/27, you will have a NA grade for exp 10.1/10.2.  Note–we will not collect and grade the module 10 quiz (protista and fungi quiz).  Use the handout to help you study for FE.
 
Summary of past work collected or due today:
Due 2/3 and collected today:
     protista coloring page
     conclusion exp 10.1/10.2
Due 2/10–nothing was due today that was assigned from last week
 
Upcoming work due dates:
Due 2/17
     Fungi coloring page
     Virtual Exp 10.3/10.4/10.5
     (Latin Quiz #14 taken in class)
 
Due 2/24
    Earthworm coloring page
    (Quiz Mod 13 and 14 with diagrams (big quiz with word banks))
    (Dissection of earthworm and crayfish in class)
 
Due 3/3
   Arthopoda (crayfish) coloring page due
   Lab conclusion due (dissection summaries)
   (Latin quiz #15 taken in class)
 
Work collected since the first of the semester:
  • video summary of microbes
  • bacteria coloring page
  • exp 9.1
  • virus coloring page
 
 
2/3 

 

In Class (Zoom)–we covered the remainder of mod 10.  I hit the high points-the info you are responsible for (other than terms) is in the PPT.  I am attaching both PPT’s to the email–the module ppt and the virtual lab ppt.
 
hwk–study for quiz 10 (protist terms and fungus), study for Latin #13, work on fungus coloring sheet, work on virtual lab due 2/17, read 1/2 module 13.
 
1/27     In Class–we spent the whole day in lab!  It was great.  Students used microscopes to look at six different examples from kingdom protista.  Ms. Kim collected hwk, too.
 
Hwk–follow the agenda.  Write a good conclusion following guidance from class today.  Study for quiz next week over vocab from kingdom protista in module 10.  I made the matching part of quiz using quizlet–it is matching vocab.  Be prepared to label an amoeba, euglena or paramecium with a word bank, too.  
 
I sent you my quizlet id so you could use it to help you study.  Check your email.
 
1/20 

 

Hello All!  Thanks for being flexible in class today or online!  Sick kiddo (and hubby) made for an interesting 24 hours.  🙂
 
In Class-we covered kingdom protista (first part of the module), took the quiz over last module, turned in video summary and bacteria coloring page and Mrs. Kim handed out the protista coloring sheet.
 
Hwk–follow the agenda.  Make sure to watch the two video links in the PPT on the Malaria slide (the info is older, so keep that in mind).  If you read the ICR article on mosquitos and write a 2 paragraph summary, you can earn +5 bonus points if it is turned in next week.  
 
 
1/14    In Class–students turned in exp 9.1 with conclusion and their Latin 3/9 quiz.  Then, we finished notes on Mod 9 and watched two video segments on corona virus.  I am attaching both in case parents want to view and discuss with their child.  I am also including part 2 of Dr. Lisle’s video.  These were recorded 1 year ago, but the info is still really good.  At the end, I handed out the virus coloring sheet.
 
Hwk–follow the agenda.  Summary of video from last week is due next week along with the bacteria coloring page.  Study for quiz next week.  It is not straight vocab–it is multiple choice with a bacterium diagram to label (no word bank).
 
 
Please check your email for class info re: Snow Day.
 
Academic Calendar 21-22
Biology 21-22
Faith Tutorial Secondary Schedule 21-22
 
Preclass information to print, read, sign and bring the first day of class:

“Exploring Creation with Biology is an award-winning, college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. With a strong emphasis on vocabulary and experiments, the course provides the student with a solid background in biology which is presented an in a readable, conversational tone.” –Apologia website

Organization is very important and students are required to keep a binder with sections for notes, labs, quizzes/tests, and worksheets. Students should bring their textbook, student notebook, binder, colored pencils and pencils to every class.

Each module takes about two weeks to cover. During this time students will complete the reading, On Your Own questions and Study Guide Questions. Latin vocabulary is also included in the weekly content.  Every week students are quizzed—week one will be Latin vocabulary and week two will be module vocabulary and content. Students watch documentaries and read articles related to creation and evolution then submit summaries. Students will complete additional worksheets related to module content i.e. coloring sheets, genetics worksheets, etc.

Each semester there is a comprehensive final exam with module content, diagrams, at least one essay question (first semester only) and Latin vocabulary.

Students are required to complete a science fair project which will be due in January.  Hands-on labs are an important part of a biology course. During the first semester, most labs will be centered on the microscope.   The focus of second semester will be dissections—plant/flower, fruit, and animal. We normally dissect 7 – 9 different animals (students are in groups of 2 – 3).   Students are required to submit lab drawings and when appropriate, reports or abstracts.

I look forward to seeing each student in August!

Ms Lezlie

 If you have any questions, please email the instructor at sooners@click1.net.