Biolabs test
Apologia Biology
Reading and Lab Schedule 2011/2012

We reserve the right to deviate from this outline should we feel the need to do so, although this is not our intention.

Lesson Week
Module
Experiments Planned
Experiment to be done in class and/or at home
Topic
Page in 2nd Edition
1

Module 1: Biology: The Study of Life

1.1 Using a Biologyical Key
Begin in class, complete at home
Classify creatures from photos using key
24
1.2 Intro to the Microscope
In class
Practice with microscope. Make two slides.
30

2



Module 2: Kingdom Monera



2.1 Pond Life, Part A
Complete at home to bring on class week 3
3-5 days before next class, take a field trip to a pond; collect samples as instructed. Make notes and drawings.
52
Drawing Practice
In class
Practice drawing techniques
Not in textbook
3.2 Subkingdom Protozoa
In class
Observe, draw 4 prepared slides
82

3



Module 3: Kingdom Protista



2.2 Pond Life Part B
and
3.1 Pond Life Part C
combined
In class
Micro: exam of cultures
60, 67; combined
3.3 Subkingdom Algae
In class
Observe, draw 2 prepared slides 91
Prepare for Module 4 Labs


At home:
Grow mold
Mold
97
Collect fungi specimens (see exp 4.1)
Fungi
107

4



Module 4: Kingdom Fungi



4.1 Phylum Basidiomycota
In class
Observe, micro, and draw 2 kinds of mushroom
107
4.2 Yeast and Fermentation
In class
Observe yeast budding, again after 30 minutes
110
4.3 Molds
In class
Observe and micro bread molds
114
4.4 Imperfect Fungi
We don't do this experiment

5


Module 5: Chemistry of Life


5.1 Diffusion - We do a variation of this experiment
In class
Food coloring in cold water
134
5.2 Osmosis
Demonstration in class
Egg soak for 24 hours
134
5.3 Fragility of an Enzyme
Begin in class, complete at home
Pineapple and jello
152

6

Module 6: The Cell
Longer Module

6.1 Cell Structure I
In class
Micro: cheek cells, cork, onion, flower petal, leaf, banana
175
6.2 Cell Structure II
In class
Micro: plant cells, banana cells
181


Christmas Break
Read module 7 over the break.

7


Module 7: Cellular Reproduction and DNA


7.1 DNA Extraction
In class
DNA from peas -- macroscopic
197
7.2 Mitosis
In class
Micro: 2 prepared slides
210





8


Module 8: Mendelian Genetics 8.1 Making Your Own Earlobe Pedigree Complete at home Examine family ears to see traits 241
8.2 A Dihybrid Cross
In class
Complete a Punnet square
246
8.3 Sex-linked Genetic Traits
In class
Complete a Punnet square
249
8.4 Effect of Environment
Begin in class, complete at home
Grow bean seeds and observe over 6 days
255, Modified

9

Module 9: Evolution

Slideshow Presentation
In class
Evolution
N/A
11.1 Spicules of a Sponge
We do this here for time reasons
.
In class
Micro: prep slide and larger sponges
334

Note: Skip Module 10 at this point. Go straight to Module 11.
10
Module 11: Invertebrates 11.2 Observe a Hydra In class Micro: prepared slide 339


11.3 Earthworm Dissection In class
Dissection 347


11.4 Observe a Planarian In class
Micro: prepared slide 351


Spring Break


11

Module 12: Phylum Arthropoda

12.1 Crayfish Dissection
In class
Dissection
373
12.2 Insect Classification
In class
Classify insects form preserved specimens
389

12

Module 13: Phylum Chordata

13.1 Perch Dissection
In class
Dissection
416
13.2 Frog Dissection
In class
Dissection
422

13


Module 14: Kingdom Plantae: Anatomy and Classification


14.1 Leaf Collection and Identification
Complete at home
Collect and press leaves. Mount and identiy features
435
14.2 Anthocyanins, pH, Leaf Color
In class
Red cabbage experiment
439
14.3 Cross Section of Root, Leaf, and Stem
In class
Micro: 5 prepared slides
449

14

Module 15: Kingdom Plantae: Pysiology and Reproduction

15.1 Flower Anatomy
In class
Flower dissection
478
15.2 Fruit Classification
In class
Fruit dissection
487

15

Module 16: Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals

16.1 Bird Embryology
In class
Micro: prepared slide of chick embryo
508
16.x Owl Pellet
In class
Owl pellet dissection
Not in textbook

After Class 15
Module 10: Ecology
Read module 10 last. We will not cover this module in class.