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Biology DAQA Fall Semester 2018-2019

Biology Fall Semester DAQA 2018-2019
References/resources and misc. information

D: 8/30/18 Week 0.5

A: nature of science puzzle activity for seating chart; REMIND; “Getting acquainted” sheet

D: 8/31/18 Week 0.5

A: syllabus; obligation points; bingo; go over “Getting acquainted”

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D: 9/3/18 Week One

A: Labor Day Holiday


D: 9/4/18 Week One

A: start DAQAs (5 min); Breathing (1 min); bathroom/hall passes; scavenger hunt; obligation points (OPs); go over “Getting acquainted;” start Mystery e-mails?

Q: What are the 5 group norms for our class?


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D: 9/5/18 Week One

A: Metric review; Mystery e-mails

Q: What number is the metric system based on? Why does that make conversions in the metric system easier than our system of measurement?


Metric system introduction:

D: 9/6/18 Week One

A: finish going over scavenger hunt answers; continue “Mystery e-mails”

Q: What is a “Hypothesis?”



D: 9/7/18 Week One

A: finish Mystery e-mails (OP stamp next week); Graphing practice (OP stamp Tuesday); turn in signature page

Q: Explain the difference between independent and dependent variables.


HW: Finish graphing practice if NOT done in class (due Tuesday)

Measurement video:  

The Metric System      10:56 min

D: 9/10/18 Week Two

I’m gone Roshashana

A: Measurement activity with adding machine tape in class; Metric system challenge for HW

D: 9/11/18 Week Two

A: update OP sheet; Turn in First week DAQAs; discuss graphs; share “Mystery e-mail” explanations; Start “Know your Seed” Part 1 and Part 3

Q: List two observations and two inferences about the person sitting to your right at your table. (be polite and respectful when making your inferences!)


HW: Finish part 3 of “Know your seed?”


D: 9/12/18 Week Two

A: “Know your seed (parts 1& 3); part 2 [finish and go over]; start Magic Cylinders? {redo seating chart}; Assignment sheet

Q: What is the difference between a quantitative and a qualitative observation?



D: 9/13/18 Week Two

A: safety rules and lab tour; hand out Measurement lab and explain parts A,B and E (doing tomorrow); continue Magic Cylinders

Q: What are the required parts of a graph?


HW: Read all parts of measurement lab

The Metric system film          10:56 min  

Video: How to use an electronic balance


D: 9/14/18 Week Two

A: start Measurement lab parts A, B & E, parts C & D Monday

Q: Why is it important to follow directions CAREFULLY in science?



D: 9/17/18 Week Three

A: finish Measurement lab (C & D); gather class data (calculate your average % accuracy and put on board!)

Q: Write down the formulas for % error and % accuracy.


Video: how to use an electronic balance

D: 9/18/18 Week Three

A: collect and analyze data (calculations, questions and graph - all required parts of a graph

Q: What is a “line of best fit?”


HW: finish Measurement lab if not done in class; due Thursday!

A line of best fit is a straight (or curved) line that best represents the data on a scatter plot. 
This line may pass through some of the points, none of the points, or all of the points

D: 9/19/18 Week Three

A: Ms. Gluckmann gone- Yom Kippur


D: 9/20/18 Back to school night Week 3

A: turn in measurement lab; assignment/score sheet; zero lesson; start Scientific Process PPT NM

Q: List the steps of the scientific process



D: 9/21/18 Week Three

A: Language of science; continue scientific process PPT NM

Q: Why is it important to learn root words?


HW: Finish root word papers (OP stamp) – due Monday


D: 9/24/18 Week Four

A: OP stamp root word HW and Magic Cylinder papers; Movie: The Human Family

Q: What is your most interesting root word example? Explain why it is interesting!!


Test Friday– metric system, measuring, scientific process, root words


D: 9/25/18 Week Four

A: continue Movie: The Human Family

Q: How would you explain the concept of diversity?


Test Friday– metric system, measuring, scientific process, root words


D: 9/26/18 Week Four

A: finish Movie: The Human Family; start “ Odd One Out”

Q: How do you know something is “alive?” (list at least 4 things!)


Test Friday – Scientific process, metric system, root words, graphing

8 T/F, 15 MC, Short answer: measurement lab type questions, 5 root word definitions, graphing problem. Total 42 points.


The Human Family Tree - National Geographic

D: 9/27/18 Week Four

A: Odd One Out; start Unity and Diversity PPT and Doodle sheet

Q: What makes it difficult to find the “odd one out?”


Test tomorrow– metric system, measuring, scientific process, root words

8 T/F, 15 MC, Short answer: measurement lab type questions, 5 root word definitions, graphing problem. Total 42 points.


D: 9/28/18 Week Four

A: Test – Setting the stage


D: 10/1/18 Week Five

A: OP stamp Odd one Out; OP sheet update; score sheet update; Unity & Diversity PPT

Q: How did Linnaeus classify living things? Hint(Kids playing catch on freeways get smashed)



D: 10/2/18 Week Five

A: finish UD PPT; Begin Model 1 – Population dynamics

Q: What is your definition of the concept of “extinction?”


HW: read article; answer questions


D: 10/3/18 Week Five

A: (OP stamp for extinction article questions); continue Model 1

Q: What are some of the causes of extinctions?



D: 10/4/18 Week Five

A: continue Model 1

Q: What are some ways that humans have impacted extinctions?



D: 10/5/18 Week Five

A: share reading information; begin Model 1 simulation game?

Q: Why is Isle Royale such a wonderful natural laboratory? Give at least two reasons.



D: 10/8/18 Week Six

A: Model 1 (simulation game)

Q: In the Isle Royale Moose Survival Simulation game what are the three ways that moose can die?



D: 10/9/18 Week Six

A: continue Model 1

Q: What general factors affect the size of the moose population (or any population)?



D: 10/10/18 Week Six



D: 10/11/18 Week Six

A: wrap up Model 1; Quiz Model 1 tomorrow!

Q: What is the definition of a “model?” What is the name of our first “model?”


HW: “Sciences” crossword puzzle – due Monday

OP points for Doodle sheets and graphs checked tomorrow


D: 10/12/18 Week Six

A: update OP and score sheet;

Quiz Model 1; OP stamps for Doodle sheets, graphs


D: 10/15/18 Week Seven

A: new seating charts;

Start Model 2; check off Sciences crossword puzzle

Q: What is the difference between a species and a population? (add these definitions to your biology glossary!)



D: 10/16/18 Week Seven

A: continue Model 2; analyze graphs; fill in timeline; write a story on the whiteboard

Q: What do you believe is the main cause of the change in average bill size for the finches?



D: 10/17/18 Week Seven

A: continue with Finches; pass out lab write-up guidelines and review; set up pre-lab for tomorrow

Q: What are the required parts of “pre-lab?”


HW: pre-lab due tomorrow! (PPT instructions!) – I will be stamping the lab paper, not the OP sheet!


D: 10/18/18 Week Seven

Great Shake out – earthquake drill at 10:18 a.m.

A: IN P-1: variation lab

Q: Do you think there will be a large or small variation in the measurements we will make in this lab activity? Why? Explain!



D: 10/19/18 Week Seven

A: finish IN.P-1; finish collecting class data for graphs – follow Ms. Gluckmann’s instructions

Lab write-up will be due Monday by the end of the period

Q: From your observations so far, what can you conclude about the variation (within members of the same species), in other words, do you notice variation and do you notice any patterns?


HW: Finish graphs, work on discussion questions


D: 10/22/18 Week Eight

A: continue with model; finish lab write-up including discussion questions and CER conclusion

Lab write-up due by end of period

Q: What would be the advantage of using a larger sample size in analyzing results?



D: 10/23/18 Week Eight

A: update scoresheet; continue Model 2; “Oh Deer;” introduce Wormeaters

Q: Why do you think that variation exists in a population ? Explain thoroughly and thoughtfully!



D: 10/24/18 Week EIght

A: continue model; “Wormeaters

Q: What did the “switch” represent in the simulation demonstration?



D: 10/25/18 Week Eight

A: debrief Wormeaters; continue model



HW: finish Wormeaters WS (due Friday)

NO DAQA today -- computer wasn't working


D: 10/26/18 Week Eight

A: turn in Wormeaters; Antibiotics and livestock article – summary protocol activity

Q: Why are certain variations helpful to a species ability to survive and reproduce?



D: 10/29/18 Week Nine

Test Natural Selection coming up

A: debrief antibiotics article; continue model development

Q: What does the word “antibiotics” mean according to your root word reference sheet? What are antibiotics?


HW: “Letter to Sierra”


D: 10/30/18 Week Nine

A: check off “Letter to Sierra;” update OP scoresheet; continue Darwin and Lamarck PPT and doodle sheet

Q: How can YOU avoid having bacteria develop antibiotic resistance?


Test Natural Selection Monday

OP stamps and totals start tomorrow and continue Thursday

D: 10/31/18 Happy Halloween! Week Nine

A: continue Darwin & Lamarck; card sort activity; Peppered Moth story

Q: How is bacterial antibiotic resistance an example of Darwin’s model of evolution by natural selection? EXPLAIN!


Test Natural Selection Monday

Counting OP stamps tomorrow

Turning in score sheet (all added up) on Friday

Halloween EC (due tomorrow!)


D: 11/1/18 Week Nine

A: Model summary sheet; score sheet update – turning in tomorrow; stamp and total OPs; redo finch story (in groups)using Pocket Darwin as a guide (tomorrow in class)

Q: How is an adaptation like a variation?


Test Natural Selection Monday

10 MC (2 points each) and 1 essay question (25 points)! 45 points total

OP stamps


D: 11/2/17 Week Nine


A: redo Finch stories with Pocket Darwin

Q: What did Darwin and Lamarck have in common?


Test Natural Selection Monday

10 MC (2 points each) and 1 essay question (25 points)! 45 points total


D: 11/5/18 Week Ten

A: Test Natural Selection


D: 11/6/18 Week Ten

A: start Doodle 3.1; continue glossary sheet; HW: “Elements in living things” WS

Q: What are our “inputs?”


HW: Finish “Elements in living things” WS


D: 11/7/18 Week Ten

A: new OP sheet; new score sheet; stamp OP#1 “Elements in Living things;” start activity 3.1 “A day in the (Food!) Life”

Q: What are the uses for our inputs?


HW: Graph: The Periodic Table and Biology due tomorrow


D: 11/8/18 Week Ten

A: go over answers for graph; Calorie King on computers in class

Q: What are the top 3 substances that most foods contain?


HW: finish “A day in the Life” WS summary section (due tomorrow!)

Worth 3 OP Stamps!!


D: 11/9/18 Week Ten

A: go over answers for graph; finish Food Diary summary and analysis; start Doodle 3.2; pass out lab for next week; 

Q: Is there anything that surprises you about our analysis?


HW: Protein reading and reading guide


D: 11/12/18 Week Eleven

A: Veterans’ Day Holiday observed; no school


D: 11/13/18 Week Eleven

A: continue with Doodle 3.2; pass out lab for this week; radish seeds have been set up for you; Part A will be completed tomorrow; Part B for Thursday

Q: What is “dehydration synthesis?” What is the name for the monomer in our carbohydrate? What is the name for the specific polymer (carbohydrate) we built?


HW: Read IN.R-2 and complete pre-lab (we’ll be doing a “partially full” lab write-up on this)

Write-up will be due by end of the period on Friday


D: 11/14/18 Week Eleven

A: review outputs; discuss pre-lab; Part A of lab (Part A instructions: Blow GENTLY through straw. (one per group). Clean up: Rinse T.T. 1-3 well. Invert and leave in T.T. rack to dry.)

Q: What is the name of a monomer in a protein? What do these monomers all have in common (i.e. structural components – the parts that are the same)?



D: 11/15/18 Week Eleven

A: IN R-2 day two, Part B

HW: lab write up IN R-2 for tomorrow (finish discussion questions, filled out data table and conclusion!)


D: 11/16/18 Week Eleven

Happy Thanksgiving Break!

A: finish notes on outputs; work on lab write-up (due at end of period!); EC when through!!

Q: [2 questions]:What is an indicator used for? What is the purpose of a control in an experiment?




D: 11/26/18 Week Twelve

A: update OP sheet; pass out Thanksgiving EC (due tomorrow); Matter & Energy handout (OP stamp); begin Chemistry & Physics in a Day!

Q: What “specifically” do our “inputs” and “outputs” have in common?



D: 11/27/18 Week Twelve

A: IN.R-4: How do matter transformations involve energy?

Q: What is electrolysis? (use your root words to help you!)



D: 11/28/18 Week Twelve

A: continue with electrolysis lab; Doodle and PPT

Q: State the law of conservation matter and the Law of conservation of energy.


HW: finish discussion questions 1-9


D: 11/29/18 Week Twelve

A: finish electrolysis investigation; finish Doodle 3.3 and Model 3 summary sheet

Q: What did you observe that proves that energy was conserved?


HW: lab due end of the period tomorrow

Test Next week on Model 3


D: 11/30/18 Week Twelve

A: update score sheet; finish Model summary sheet; stamp OP for Doodle sheet 3.3 and Model Sheet; electrolysis lab due by end of period today!!!; pass out study guide for test on Model 3; start enzyme reading and summary protocol

Q: Draw an energy diagram representing the energy WE OBTAIN from the foods we eat. Explain why you drew this diagram.


HW: finish enzyme reading and summary protocol

Test Next Tuesday on Model 3!!


D: 12/3/18 Week Thirteen

A: new seating charts ; stamp enzyme summary; debrief last two labs; go over study guide for test; pass out and read IN R-8

Q: What is “activation energy?”


HW: read and finish pre-lab for Wednesday

Test tomorrow: Model 3: 18 Multiple choice and matching. Short answer: monomers and polymers and questions about both labs (CO2 and electrolysis)


D: 12/4/18 Week Thirteen

A: Test Model 3

HW: read and prepare pre-lab for IN R-8: What do living cells contain that makes it possible for the chemical reactions of life to occur at moderate temperatures?

D: 12/5/18 Week Thirteen

A: discuss prelab INR8; Amoeba Sisters Enzymes

Q: What is a “catalyst?” What is an “enzyme?”


HW: Finish Amoeba sisters WS (OP stamp)

IN R-8 Part one tomorrow, part 2 Friday

Amoeba sisters Enzymes


D: 12/6/18 Week Thirteen

A: IN R-8: What do living cells contain that makes it possible for the chemical activities of life to occur at moderate temperatures? Part 1


D: 12/7/18 Week Thirteen

A: IN R-8: What do living cells contain that makes it possible for the chemical activities of life to occur at moderate temperatures? Part 2

Part 3 teacher demo?

D: 12/10/18 Week Fourteen

A: read article out loud and discuss; IN R-8.

Part 3 (teacher demo); go over “discussion questions;” entire lab due Wednesday (CER conclusion required!)

Q: Do living things contain something that can break H2O2 down? What is it’s specific name (the name of the specific biological catalyst)


HW: Quick Review: Enzymes

HW: IN.R-8 due Wednesday

Quiz on enzymes Wednesday


D: 12/11/18 Week Fourteen

A: update score sheet and OP sheet; go over HW; work on lab (due tomorrow); Quiz on enzymes tomorrow

Q: Why do scientists compare enzymes to keys? EXPLAIN!!!


EC for turning in the lab today!


D: 12/12/18 Week Fourteen

A: turn in lab; fix score sheet; Enzyme quiz; Challenge question

Q: What conditions are necessary for enzymes to work properly and efficiently in living things?



D: 12/13/18 Week Fourteen

A: start Model 4 -Biggest Loser

Q: Draw an energy diagram for food, Label the reactants and products in the energy diagram.


HW: Chemical evolution reading log


D: 12/14/18 Week Fourteen

A: continue Model 4; Chemical evolution activity; Miller-Urey video

Q: What gases were present in the early Earths’ atmosphere? What important gas was NOT present?


HW: finish questions for chemical evolution activity if not done in class


Miller-Urey video:

D: 12/17/18 Week Fifteen

A: go over Chemical Evolution questions; read and discuss Fermentation article; finish Model 4 PPT and summary sheet

Q: How did early organisms, before there was free oxygen available in the atmosphere, obtain energy from food?



D: 12/18/18 Week Fifteen

A: Model 5

Q: If we run out of glucose (carbs), what does our body do? How could this be harmful?


HW: rewrite Biggest Loser to turn in! Use the back of the ½ sheet you already have or a piece of binder paper.


D: 12/19/18 Week Fifteen

A: turn in Biggest Loser explanation; cell coloring pages and questions (will be checked a few days after break) PLEASE DO THESE NEATLY and follow directions!

Q: Why do people who want to lose weight have to increase their activity level?

EXPLAIN using the Models we have discussed!



D: 12/20/18 Week Fifteen

A: update score sheet; update OP sheet and stamps; continue working on cell coloring pages; Biochemistry crossword puzzle (EC OP stamps)

Q: What 3 structures are found in plant cells that are NOT found in animal cells?


D: 12/21/18 Week Fifteen

A: work on EC puzzles and coloring;

Holiday EC

Q: What are your plans for the winter break?



D: 1/7/19 Happy New Year! Week 16

A: begin Model 7; start lab prep

Q: How do you think the shrimp can survive so long in the ecosphere? What do the other things in the ecosphere have to do with that?


HW: pre-lab IN R-7

Continue animal and plant cell coloring and questions; these will be checked next week


D: 1/8/19 Week Sixteen

A: pre-lab IN R-7 Plants and CO2; set up test tubes and labels to leave overnight

Q: What will your controls be for this investigation? Why?



D: 1/9/19 Week Sixteen

A: record results from IN R-7; begin to prepare data posters.

Q: What does BTB test for in this experiment? What colors can it be and what do the colors signify?



D: 1/10/19 Week Sixteen

A: finish group posters; work on discussion questions and conclusion

Q: When BTB changes color from blue to yellow, what process is happening? When BTB changes color from yellow to blue, what process is happening?


HW: finish lab write-up (including discussion questions and a CER conclusion); due tomorrow


D: 1/11/19 Week Sixteen

A: turn in lab write-up; update score sheet; continue PPT and doodle sheet;

4 corners

Q: Is there anything confusing about your lab results? EXPLAIN



D: 1/14/19 Week Seventeen

A: continue Doodle sheet; Model summary sheet

Q: What processes occur in plants? Where (specifically) do they occur? Write out their equations!


HW: photosynthesis reading and questions due tomorrow


D: 1/15/19 Week Seventeen

A: update OP sheet; update score sheet; go over HW; work on photosynthesis crossword puzzle (due Thursday); work on animal and plant cell coloring pages and questions

Q: Explain the relationship between respiration and photosynthesis.

Hint: look at the equations!


HW: Sprout to tree


D: 1/16/19 Week Seventeen

A: sprout to tree group explanations on whiteboards(stamp OP for individual HW); continue work on crossword puzzle and cell coloring pages and questions

Q: Which process do you think is more important to the earth, photosynthesis or respiration? EXPLAIN WHY!!!!!


HW: Finish crossword puzzle

Tomorrow I will be stamping all OPs!!!


D: 1/17/19 Week Seventeen

TURN IN DAQA for this week today!!!

A: debrief Sprout to tree; go over Biggest Loser group explanation;count OP stamps

Q: Based on what you know now, which of these processes do you think evolved first? 2nd? Last? Explain your reasoning.

Cellular respiration




Final covering Models 4,5 & 7: 50 MC (2 points each = 100 points)

4 short answer/essay questions (35 points); Total possible on final = 135 points


D: 1/18/19 Week Seventeen

Final exam Wednesday 1/23/19

minimum day

qfinish checking OP points
qTurn in completed score sheets the day of the final

Final: 50 MC (2 points each = points)

4 short answer questions (35 points)

Total possible on final = 135 points

Bozeman Science

Photosynthesis/respiration video 15:37 min

Photosynthesis 12:26 min

Cellular Respiration 14:13 min

D: 1/21/19    Week Eighteen

No School; Martin Luther King Holiday

D: 1/23/19

Final exam 3rd period