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Kelly Riedell

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"The important thing is to not stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing. " ~Albert Einstein

 

SUPPLIES LIST

BIOLOGY/HONORS BIO/ZOOLOGY AP BIOLOGY
3 ring binder with dividers
Markers or colored pencils (optional)
Bring a pencil/pen to class every day
1 Box of Kleenex

SEVERAL large 3-ring notebooks (~3 inch) 
WITH DIVIDERS
                    
               
Blue OR black pen/pencil  
Red or other color pen (for correcting)  
M
arkers/colored pencils (OPTIONAL)
1 Box of Kleenex


 

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I have worked very hard on Powerpoints/games/worksheets, etc to make this a resource for my students. If you are using materials from this site, please give credit for the effort by listing it as the source with links to the site.

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OTHER STUFF I DO:

Lights/Sound Advisor for BHS Theatre Science Olympiad Coach

 

 

My Schedule

2013-2014 M-T-Th-F 1st Semester 2nd Semester
1st Hour 8:15-9:05  HONORS BIOLOGY I HONORS BIOLOGY I
2nd Hour 9:10-10:00 HONORS BIOLOGY I HONORS BIOLOGY I
3rd Hour 10:05-10:55 PREP PREP
A LUNCH 10:55-11:35 A LUNCH A LUNCH
4th Hour 11:35-12:25 AP BIOLOGY AP BIOLOGY
Reading  12:30-12:45 DEAR DEAR
5th Hour 12:45-1:35 PREP PREP
6th Hour 1:40-2:30 HONORS BIOLOGY I HONORS BIOLOGY I
7th Hour 2:35-3:25 HONORS BIOLOGY I HONORS BIOLOGY I

 

WED 1st Semester 2nd Semester
1st Hour 8:15-8:59 HONORS BIOLOGY I HONORS BIOLOGY I
2nd Hour 9:04-9:48 HONORS BIOLOGY I HONORS BIOLOGY I
3rd Hour 9:53-10:37 PREP PREP
LUNCH 10:37-11:17 A LUNCH A LUNCH
4th Hour 11:22-12:01 AP BIOLOGY AP BIOLOGY
5th Hour 12:06-12:49 PREP PREP
6th Hour 12:55-1:37 HONORS BIOLOGY I HONORS BIOLOGY I
7th Hour 1:42-2:25 HONORS BIOLOGY I HONORS BIOLOGY I

 

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...'

~ Isaac Asimov

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

* BIOLOGY L   .5 Credit/Sem         2511- First Semester    2512-Second Semester
Recommended for:  grades 9-12 (lab science).  First semester will examine molecular structure, cell structure and function, and cell reproduction.  Topics will include molecules found in living things, cell life cycles, cell organelles, homeostasis, transport, mitosis/meiosis, basic genetics, and human genetic disorders.  Second semester will examine topics including classification of organisms, overview of kingdoms (animals, plants, fungi, protista, monera), structure and function relationships, nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, and water cycles, replication, transcription, translation, photosynthesis, respiration, and biotic/abiotic interactions in ecosystems.
This class is a prerequisite for: Zoology, AP BIO, & Human Anatomy

OR

* HONORS BIOLOGY L   .5 Credit/Sem         2521- First Semester    2522-Second Semester
Recommended for/prerequisite: grades 9-12 (lab science)/ passed Honors Biology L first semester to be eligible for second semester/instructor permission.
Intended for students who are highly motivated and have excellent reading and math skills; students who plan to attend college and major in science or pursue a degree in engineering, health professions, and other science related careers. This class is a prerequisite for AP Biology.
First semester will examine molecular structure, cell structure and function, and cell reproduction.  Topics will include molecules found in living things, cell life cycles, cell organelles, homeostasis, transport, mitosis/meiosis, basic genetics, and human genetic disorders.  Second semester will examine topics including classification of organisms, overview of kingdoms (animals, plants, fungi, protista, monera), structure and function relationships, nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, and water cycles, replication, transcription, translation, photosynthesis, respiration, and biotic/abiotic interactions in ecosystems. Topics will be covered in both semesters in more depth and greater detail than in Biology L.
This class is a prerequisite for: Zoology, AP BIO, & Human Anatomy.
Zoology            .5 Credit/Sem            2520-Semester
Recommended for/prerequisite:  grades 10-12 (lab science)/passed Biology L.  
This semester course will examine animal taxonomy, invertebrates, and vertebrates.  Composition of this course will include classification, anatomy and physiology of worms, echinoderms, mollusks, and arthropods, with the dissection of the earthworm, clam, starfish, and crayfish.  This course also includes the anatomy and physiology of the fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, with the dissection of the perch, frog, turtle, pigeon, & rat.

AP BIOLOGY L         .5 Credit/Sem        2531-First Semester           2534-Second Semester  
Recommended for/prerequisite: grades 11-12/(lab science)/AP BIOLOGY TEACHER PERMISSION and 1 year of Biology with a "B" or better AND 1 year of Chemistry or Advanced Chemistry with a "B" or better. Concurrent enrollment in Human Anatomy or Zoology is an advantage to students taking the AP Biology course. AP Biology is intended to provide a rigorous introductory college level biology course with laboratory activities for high school students.  Students must possess excellent reading and writing skills. The intensity of the coursework demands students put forth a significant amount of time and effort to succeed.  Students interested in AP Biology MUST take responsibility for their own learning, be able to communicate, and take the necessary time outside of class to be successful. Focus will be on 3 major areas: Molecules and cells (25%); Biochemistry, cells, energy transformations, genetics, and evolution (50%); taxonomy, plant structure and function, animal structure and function, embryology and development, behavior, and ecology (25%) PARENTS AND STUDENTS SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT A MINIMUM OF 90 MINUTES OF HOMEWORK PER NIGHT PER AP CLASS SHOULD BE EXPECTED! Upon successful completion of this course, the student should elect to take the AP Biology exam at an approximate cost of $95.00.  The score on this exam will determine if colleges will accept this course for college credit.

Fundamentals of Biology - A   .5 credit/Sem         2517-First Semester        2518- Second Semester
Recommended for: grades 9-12.  Permission needed for enrollment.  This full-year course will include the basic concepts of biology. First semester will examine molecular structure, cell structure and function, and cell reproduction.  Topics will include molecules found in living things, cell life cycles, cell organelles, homeostasis, transport, mitosis/meiosis, basic genetics, and human genetic disorders.  Second semester will examine topics including classification of organisms, overview of kingdoms (animals, plants, fungi, protista, monera), structure and function relationships, nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, and water cycles, replication, transcription, translation, photosynthesis, respiration, and biotic/abiotic interactions in ecosystems.


SCIENCE- R
   .5 Credit/Sem           3841-First Semester         3842-Second Semester
Recommended for:grades 9-12 permission needed for enrollment. This is a semester course that can be taken two semesters. This class will include the basic concepts of life, physical, and earth science.

BIOLOGY - R        .5 Credit/Sem         3843-First Semester        3844-Second Semester
Recommended for: grades 9-12.Permission needed for enrollment. This full-year course will include the basic concepts of cell biology, botany, and microbiology.The course will examine the structure and function of cells, bacteria, viruses, and related diseases. The study of plants, plant growth and plant uses will also be part of the course.

 

 

IMAGE SOURCES:
Cell animation: http://www.animationlibrary.com
Animals animation: http://www.millan.net 
Earth animation: http://home.casema.nl/daveduijn/globe2.gif
Translation animation:
http://www.tokyo-med.ac.jp/genet/mutation/nor.gif
Rainbow line: http://www.gifanimations.com
Mad Scientist: http://www.gifs.net
Brain: http://www.gifs.net
Science is fun animation:
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/scifun.html
Email animation:
http://www.gifanimations.com
"Learn about the world... banner from: http://www.longwood.k12.ny.us/lhs/science/outlines/select.html
DNA twirl :
http://www.amazing-animations.com/animated-biology.php

 

 

HELP FOR TEACHERS

Calculate grade needed on semester test (45 45 10)

Calculate grade needed on semester test (40 40 20)

Ex: If student has a 93% 1st Q and a 87% 2nd Q, this will calculate what grade is needed on the final to get a certain semester grade for the class.
(good for borderline students who may not pass)

Use of  material:
I have worked very hard on Powerpoints/games/worksheets, etc to make this a resource for my students. If you are using materials from this site, please give credit for the effort by listing it as the source with links to the site.

Any questions, comments, or corrections can be directed to 

 

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