Get Ahead Biology

June 21, 2019

Mrs. O’Brien

Welcome to

Get Ahead Biology

Mrs. O’Brien - Room i221

June 21, 2019

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2019 Get Ahead Biology

Learning is best when . . .

  • you ask questions.
  • you stay on task.
  • you manage your time.
  • you stay organized.
  • everyone does their fair share.

Verify content and language with students prior to printing

Numbering pages in Notebook

  • Starting with the page titled “Units,” label the pages 1 - 15
  • Only number the page on the right.
  • Do Not Number Backs of pages.

Why is it that way?

Spend two minutes at each image an complete the graphic organizer with your team at the station At each station:

Quadrant 1 - Record one or two words that describe the object. (adjectives)

Quadrant 2 - Write specific characteristics of the object in the photo. (qualitative or quantitative observations)

Quadrant 3 - Write a question about the object in the photo.

Quadrant 4 - Write an inference about the image. (Discuss difference between observation and inference).

Antlion The antlion larvae build pits in sandy soil and then bury themselves at the bottom of the pit. Unsuspecting insects come along and fall into the pit, and are funnelled directly into the mandibles of the waiting antlion.

Axolotl This salamander has several fascinating features, such as external gills, but the one that is drawing the most attention from researchers is its ability to regenerate tissue. This salamander can regrow entire limbs, replace injured lungs, and even recover from spinal cord injuries

Isopod The isopod is a parasitic insect that lives inside the mouth of the host fish. The isopod enters the fish through its gills, eats the fish’s tongue, and then attaches itself to the artery that had been supplying blood to the tongue. As the isopod grows, it actually functions as the tongue for the fish.

Lotus Leaf The lotus leaf has evolved a fascinating mechanism for repelling water and staying clean. These abilities are being studied by researchers hoping to develop self-cleaning paints, textiles or even windows

Hadal Snailfish This snailfish lives in the extreme conditions at depths of almost 8000 m. Researchers are interested to know what kind of adaptations allow this fish to live in near freezing water at pressures of 8000 t/m2.

Tarantula and Tarantula Hawk Wasp The tarantula is a large, hairy spider that lives in underground burrows. It hunts at night and uses powerful venom to both paralyze and digest its prey. The tarantula hawk wasp is one of the world’s largest wasps, growing up to 5 cm in length. The wasp searches for tarantulas and then lures them out of their burrow for a fight. The wasp stings the spider repeatedly until it is paralyzed then it lays its eggs inside the spider. The tarantula will be food for the wasp larvae.

Snowflakes Snowflakes are ice crystals. When water turns into ice, the molecules line up according to very simple rules, resulting in a repeated pattern called six-fold symmetry. The exact nature of the crystals depends on the temperature.

Crab Nebula The Crab Nebula is the remnant of a supernova recorded by Arab, Chinese, and Japanese astronomers in 1054. It is about 6500 light years away and expanding at a rate of 1500 km/s. At the centre of the nebula—the core of the star that exploded—there is a rapidly rotating neutron star.


Unit 0: Launch Into Biology!

Unit 1: Ecology- Interdependent Relationships

Unit 2: Cycles of Energy & Matter

Unit 3: Ecology- Human Impact on the Biosphere

Unit 4: Biological Systems

Unit 5: Genetics & Development

Unit 6: Evolution

Pg. 4 (Yeast - Plant or Animal?) Spiral Notebook

Observe and draw the sample of the yeast provided.

Is it alive? How do you know?

  • Go over the syllabus
  • Learning style inventory
  • True colors inventory
  • Learning is best when . . . 2 hours
  • Survivor on the Moon
  • How Science Works
  • NGSS - Biology color
  • Understanding Climate berkeley - color
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