Lab and module schedule

Apologia Biology

Module and lab schedule 2014-2015

Listed module is to be read before the lesson

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

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Module

Lesson Week

Experiments Planned

Experiment to be done in class and/or at home

Topic

Page in 2nd Edition

Module 1: Biology: The Study of Life

1

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

Module 2: Kingdom Monera

2

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

Module 3: Kingdom Protista

3

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

Module 4: Kingdom Fungi

4

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



Module 5: Chemistry of Life

5

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

Module 6: The Cell
Longer Module

6

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. You may read module 10 now or at the end of the year.

Module 7: Cellular Reproduction and DNA

7

7.1 DNA Extraction

In class

DNA from peas -- macroscopic

197

7.2 Mitosis

In class

Micro: 2 prepared slides

210

Module 8: Mendelian Genetics

8

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

Module 9: Evolution

9

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.

Module 11: Invertebrates

10

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

Module 12: Phylum Arthropoda

11

12.1 Crayfish Dissection

In class

Dissection

373

12.2 Insect Classification

In class

Classify insects form preserved specimens

389

Module 13: Phylum Chordata

12

13.1 Perch Dissection

In class

Dissection

416

13.2 Frog Dissection

In class

Dissection

422

Module 14: Kingdom Plantae: Anatomy and Classification

13

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

Spring Break

Module 15: Kingdom Plantae: Pysiology and Reproduction

14

15.1 Flower Anatomy

In class

Flower dissection

478

15.2 Fruit Classification

In class

Fruit dissection

487

Module 16: Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals

15

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

Module 10: Ecology

After Class 15

Read module 10 last. We will not cover this module in class.