Dr. P's Best of Biology
Fall Semester
Welcome to the Best of Biology Online. Use this website as a resource to help you learn, prepare for and enjoy your pursuit of biological knowledge. Thie page is divided into units as assigned by the DeKalb County School System Pacing Guide. Each Unit has a place where you can learn more, earn extra credit and some fund things to do. Feel free to use the following quizzes as self-checks throughout the course Biology Self Checks in English, Biology Self Checks in Spanish Explore the rest of the site to see the amazing things that Biology has in store for you. Have Fun and Happy Biologying!
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Earn up to 4 points extra credit on the 1st day of school. Go to the "Self Checks" in textbox above. In Chapter 1: Exploring and Classifying Life, do self-check quiz 1-4. For each self-check quiz that you score 100%, print the score and turn in on the 1st day of school you will receive 1 point.
Earn
up to 6 points extra credit on the 2nd day of school. Go to the "Self Checks" above. Click on "Chapter Review Quizzes on the left hand corner. In Unit 1: Life's Structure and Function, do the quizzes for chapters 1-6. For each self-check quiz that you score 100%, print the score and turn in on the 1st day of school you will receive 1/2 point (gifted)/1 point (general).
To earn Extra Credit take the linked quizzes below during the appropriate time frame. Score 100% on the quiz. Print the page with your score of 100%, write your name on it, and turn it in at the start of class during the time period when it is due. To print screen (if you have trouble printing a score box), press "Print Screen" on the upper right hand of your keyboard, then paste that into a Word document and print. Please do not mail quizzes to me.

Scientific Method & Inquiry: due 8/7-8/21
SCSh1. Students will evaluate the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science.
SCSh2. Students will use standard safety practices for all classroom laboratory and field investigations.
SCSh3. Students will identify and investigate problems scientifically.
SCSh4. Students use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating scientific equipment and materials.
SCSh5. Students will demonstrate the computation and estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and developing reasonable scientific explanations.
SCSh7. Students analyze how scientific knowledge is developed.
SCSh8. Students will understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry.

Notes & Tutorials

Extra Credit Quizzes &
Assignments

Fun Stuff

 Dr. Pís Scientific Method Notes

http://www.alleydog.com/quizzes/methodsquiz.asp
http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078695104/student_view0/unit1/chapter2/chapter_test_practice-english.html

Measurement Lab
Dr. Pís Scientific Method Song

 Dr. Pís Metrics Notes

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=242
http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078695104/student_view0/unit1/chapter2/standardized_test_practice-english.html

Metric Lab

Scientific Method
Scientific Processes Review

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=2492
Intro to Biology

Crossword Puzzle

Scientific Method Animation 

http://www.sherwood.k12.or.us/public/inquiry.htm

Making Artificial Life

 

Scientific Method 4 Kids 

http://www.rcs.rome.ga.us/hargett/biology/intro/t1q2.htm

Science & Math Applied Video

Research Science (Advanced)

http://www.rcs.rome.ga.us/hargett/biology/intro/t1q1.htm

GIZMO:Mystery Powder

Extra Copies

GIZMO:Effect of Environment on Aliens
Metric Lab

Misbehaving Mealworms Lab

The Simpsons & Scientific Method

Classifying Life Intro WS

Blank Double Venn Diagram

Blank Triple Venn Diagram

GPS & your Textbook Correlations

Test Corrections Guidelines

Characteristics of Life Collage

Interactive NB Intro Page

Interactive NB Left Hand Page

Interactive NB Bloomís Taxonomy

Interactive NB Cornell Notes

 

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Evolution & Classification: due 8/21-9/7

SB5. Students will evaluate the role of natural selection in the development of the theory of evolution
a. The the history of the theory
b. Explain the history of life in terns of biodiversity, ancestry and the rates of evolution
c. Explain how fossil and biochemical evidence support the theory
d. Relate natural selection to changes in organisms.

 

SB3. Students will derive the relationship between single-celled and multi-celled organisms and the increasing complexity of systems
b. Compare how structure and function vary between the six groups (archaebacteria, eubacteria, protists, fungi, plants and animals)
c. Examine the evolutionary basis of modern classi
fication systems (archaebacteria, eubacteria, protists, fungi, plants and animals)

Notes & Tutorials

Extra Credit Quizzes &
Assignments

Fun Stuff

Dr. Pís Evolution Notes 

Dr. Pís Classification Notes

Dr. Pís COL Notes

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072437316/stud
ent_view0/chapter1/chapter_quiz.html
http://www.rcs.rome.ga.us/hargett/biology/taxonomy/t
10q2.htm
http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078695104/student_view0/unit4/chapter17/chapter_test_practice-english.html

Dr. Pís Stayiní Alive Song

Dichotomous Tree Practice

Shark Dichotomous Key Online

 Notes on Natural Selection

Evolution 4 Kids

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=2506
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072437316/stud
ent_view0/chapter23/chapter_quiz.html
http://lsnhs.leesummit.k12.mo.us/cgerding/PreIBBiology/Evolution/evolutionpracticetest2007.htm

Evolution Jeopardy 

Evolution Rocks Song

Kingdoms 4 Kids Slide Show  

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=2505
http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078695104/student_view0/unit4/chapter14/chapter_test_practice-english.html

 Origin of the Species Activity

What Killed the Dinosaurs?

 

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072437316/stud
ent_view0/chapter4/chapter_quiz.html
http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078695104/student_view0/unit4/chapter17/standardized_test_practice-english.html

 The Mating Game

Sex & the Single Guppy

Riddle of the Bones

 

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072437316/stud
ent_view0/chapter22/chapter_quiz.html

 All in the Family Activity

A Brief History of Life

 

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=2004
http://www.rcs.rome.ga.us/hargett/biology/taxonomy/t
10q1.htm

 Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance Video

Extra Copies

 

Natural Selection GIZMO

Where the Hippos Roam

Evidence of Evolution WS

Shark Dichotomous Key

Variations & Natural Selection Lab 

Evolution Game

Amino Acid Sequences

Classifying Life Info WS

SciMeth/Class/COL/Evol Crib

 

 

UFO Hunters Video from History.com

Cytology (Cell organelles & Membranes): due 9/7-9/30
SB1. Students will analyze the nature of the relationships between structures and functions in living cells.

a. Explain the role of cell organelles for both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including the cell membrane, in maintaining homeostasis and cell reproduction.

b. Explain how enzymes function as catalysts.

c.     Identify the function of the four major macromolecules (i.e., carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids).

d.     Explain the impact of water on life processes (i.e., osmosis, diffusion)

 

Notes & Tutorials

Extra Credit Quizzes &
Assignments

Fun Stuff

Dr. Pís Cell Notes

Dr. Pís Cell Membrane Notes

http://www.tvdsb.on.ca/westmin/science/sbi3a1/Cells/c
ellquiz.htm

Eggsperiment Lab
Dr. Pís Cell #5 Karaoke Song

Dr. Pís Applications of Diffusion Notes 

Organization of Organelles Animation

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=258

http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078695104/student_view0/unit2/chapter7/chapter_test_practice-english.html

Concentration Game
Dr. Pís Cell Wall Song

Golgi Apparatus Music Video

Evolution of Organelles Tutorial
Compare Cell Structures

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=1992

Stem Cells Video
Dr. Pís Cell Membrane Song

Biology4Kids Cells
Biology4Kids Cells2
Organelles.org

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072437316/stud
ent_view0/chapter5/chapter_quiz.html

Frozen Frogs Video

 

The Cell Page
Transport Animation

Diffusion, Osmosis & Dialysis Tutorial

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072437316/stud
ent_view0/chapter6/chapter_quiz.html

http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078695104/student_view0/unit2/chapter7/chapter_test_practice-english.html

The Cell ThinkQuest

 

Build A Cell

Extra Copies

Cell Structure & Function WS

Gummy Osmosis Lab

Plasmolysis Lab

Microscope Lab

Egg Osmometer Lab

Comparative Cytology Lab

Cell Organelles WS

Cells: Basic Units of Life Video

Cells: Basic Units of Life Video WS

Who Really Cares Project

CellAnalogyProject

Osmosis GIZMO

Paramecium GIZMO

Membrane WS

Current Cell Article

Virtual Cheek lab

Cell Membrane Coloring WS

 

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Asexual vs Sexual Reproduction: due 11/1-11/15

Asexual vs Sexual Reproduction:†††††††††††††††††††† ††due 11/1-11/15
SB2Students will analyze how biological traits are passed on to successive generations
 e.†††† Compare the advantages of sexual reproduction and asexual reproduction in different situations

 

Notes & Tutorials

Extra Credit Quizzes & Assignments

Fun Stuff

Dr. Pís Mitosis Notes

Mitosis Narrated

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=2499

Online Onion Lab

Mitosis Lab
Anti Aging Gene Video

Dr. Pís Meiosis Notes

Meiosis Narrated

http://www.cst.cmich.edu/users/Benja1dw/BIO101
/tools/quiz/mitosis.htm

Concentration Game
Cell Division Exercise

Meiosis vs Meiosis

Meiosis Animated Tutorial

Mitosis Animated Tutorial

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=1994

Aging Video
Magic Bullets: Chemistry vs Cancer

Cell Division to Jazz

How Cancer Grows Animation

http://www.rcs.rome.ga.us/hargett/biology/mitosi
s/review.htm

Itís Mitosis Time Song

Chromosomes & Heredity

Interactive Mitosis & Meiosis

http://cccmkc.edu.hk/~kei-kph/Cell%20division/C
ell%20division_online%20mc%20quiz%20(Hot%20
Potato).htm

Cancer Warriors Video
Cloning 101 Animation

Biology of Cancer Animations

How Cells Divide

To Sex or Not to Sex?
Cell Biology & Cancer

 

http://www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199255634/
01student/selftest/ch08/

Click & Clone

Cell Cycle Game

Extra Copies of Class Assignments

Meiosis Venn

Cell Growth: Doubling Up

DNA/Mitosis/Meiosis Crib

Mitosis Lab

To Sex or Not to Sex Debate

Mitosis Meiosis WebQuest

 

Molecular Biology (DNA & RNA): due 11/15-12/1

Molecular Biology (DNA & RNA):†††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††due 11/15-12/1
SB2. Students will analyze how biological traits are passed on to successive generations.

a. Distinguish between DNA and RNA.
b. Explain the role of DNA in storing and transmitting cellular information.
d. Describe the relationships between changes in DNA and potential appearance of new traits including

Alterations during replication: Insertions, Deletions, Substitutions
Mutagenic factors that can alter
DNA: High energy radiation (x-rays and ultraviolet),Chemical

f. Examine the use of DNA technology in forensics, medicine, and agriculture.

 

Notes & Tutorials

Extra Credit Quizzes &
Assignments

Fun Stuff

Dr. Pís DNA Notes

http://www.cst.cmich.edu/users/Benja1dw/BIO101
/tools/quiz/dnarna.htm
Print, complete and submit hardcopy of DNA Crossword Puzzle

Cracking the Code of Life Video

Dr. Pís DNA Technology Notes

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=1404

Lab Meat Video
DNA profiling Game

Tour of the Basics: What is DNA?
DNA Replication Movie

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=1658
http://edtech.clas.pdx.edu/gene_expression_tutorial/utranscription_test1.html

RNAi Video
tRNA song

DNA Introduction (I Can Do That)
Transcription Movie

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=2504

Making a Karyotype
Cloning Controversy

DNA Replication Tutorial

Drag & Drop DNA Tutorial

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=1659
http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=1658

DNA GIZMO

Gene Games (make a clone, mutate your name, perform a DNA test)

DNA: Code
DNA Translation Animation
Translation Video

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0767430220
/student_view0/part1/chapter2/multiple_choice_qui
z.html

Visit the Science of Love and give me 10 reasons why love may be biological and or evolutionary

DNA Replication Animation
DNA Transcription Animation

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=2502
http://www.rcs.rome.ga.us/hargett/biology/dna/qzDNA.htm

DNA Project Help

Mitosis/Meiosis/DNA Crib SHeet

Extra Copies of Class Assignments

 

DNA GIZMO

Who Really Cares About DNA Research

Making & Reading Karyotypes

Mitosis, Meiosis DNA Crib

Current DNA Article

DNA Project

Chromosome Morphology

Decoding a Message

Who Really Cares Project

DNA Model Project

 

 

 

Ecology: due 11/21-12/15

Ecology: ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††due 11/21-12/15

SB4. Students will assess the dependence of all organisms on one another and the flow of energy and matter within their
ecosystems
a. Investigate the relationships among organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems and biomes
b. Explain the flow of matter and energy through ecosystems

 

Notes & Tutorials

Extra Credit Quizzes &
Assignments

Fun Stuff

 

Water Cycle Video
Carbon Cycle Video

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=1677
http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078695104/student_view0/unit1/chapter3/chapter_test_practice-english.html

http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078695104/student_view0/unit1/chapter5/chapter_test_practice-english.html

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=1679

Deepest Place in the Ocean
Hydrothermal Environments on the
Ocean Floor

 

MBG Net Biomes of the World
UCMP World's Biomes
More Biomes Links

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=1678
http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078695104/student_view0/unit1/chapter3/standardized_test_practice-english.html

http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078695104/student_view0/unit1/chapter4/chapter_test_practice-english.html

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=2495

Reef Relief: Coral Reef Ecosystem
Coral Reef Ecology
Coral Reef Video

 

 Dr. Pís Ecology Notes (ŗwarning, this file is HUGE)

Dr. Pís Biome Notes

Dr. Pís Succession & Symbiosis Notes

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=1676
http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078695104/student_view0/unit1/chapter5/standardized_test_practice-english.html

http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=2494
http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=2493 http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=252
http://www.glencoe.com/qe/science.php?qi=2496

 

 

Extra Copies

Gifted Biome Brochure

Gifted Biome Brochure Template (Download)

An Inconvenient Truth Questions

Food Web Menu

GIZMO: Food Chain

GIZMO: Prairie Ecosystem

GIZMO: Forest Ecosystem

General Biology Biome Brochure

Coral Reef Web Quest

EcoColumn Lab

Cycles in Your Neighborhood

Reading & Writing Climatograms

 

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