ALL CLASSES!

NOTEBOOK CHECKS SHOULD OCCUR BEFORE 12:30pm on 1/21/11!!!!!

AP FRQs for AP BIOLOGY

AP biology penguins,

Here’s a word document (ap_frq_options_midterm_2011) containing 6 POTENTIAL FRQs for tomorrow’s midterm. TWO of these will appear on your test.

Thanks,

Ms. Bergman

Summer Opportunities at GEMS and SEAP

Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) is an extracurricular science education program, which enables students to experience science in a real laboratory setting.

The program is based on a multi-disciplinary educational curriculum, and is focused on age- and grade-appropriate hands-on activities, in areas such as science, engineering, mathematics, computational sciences, computational biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry and biology.

Students receive a stipend to participate in one week-, two week- and four-week long programs, depending on student grade and program site. Programs offered at different sites are unique. Please take the time to explore these programs, offered at the sites listed below.

For more information, see: http://www.usaeop.com/programs/gems/.

The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP), sponsored by George Washington University and the Department of Defense, is an eight week summer program for high school students. SEAP is designed so that students can apprentice in fields of their choice with experienced scientists and engineers. This opportunity provides students with valuable experience needed to make informed career decisions. Students apprentice with their mentors on mutually agreed upon projects. At Army Research facilities, the students apprentice in a professional research laboratory setting and learn how their research can benefit the Army as well as the civilian community. Because of the setting, students are treated as research assistants rather than just teenagers. First year participants are awarded an educational stipend of $2000.

The students contribute to the research of the laboratory while learning research techniques in the process. This “hands-on” experience gives students a broader view of their fields of interest and shows students what kind of work awaits them in their future career. The students also attend demonstrations and go on field trips to learn more about the inner workings of an Army Research Laboratory. At the end of the summer, the students prepare final reports and present their research at a final seminar.

For more information, see http://www.usaeop.com/programs/SEAP/index.htm.

NIH INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

NIH is sponsoring a summer research program for the Office of Research on Women’s Health.

If you are interested in applying, look here: https://www2.training.nih.gov/apps/publicForms/sip/forms/sipApp.aspx

AND see Ms. Bergman for instructions on applying!

Applications are due Friday, January 7th, 2011. You have to complete an online application, a nomination from the head of the SWW Science Department (Ms. Bergman), and send in an official transcript.

You MUST be at least 16 years old and have completed your junior or senior year by next summer.

HW for AP Biology for Next Week

  • Cell Races Qs: Monday – Turnitin.com
  • Microscopy Qs: Wednesday – Turnitin.com
  • Chaps 4, 5, 6, and 7 – See below for the Power Points for Chapter 6 handout
  • Quiz: Chapters 4, 5, 6 – Friday
  • Membrane Qs: Monday 12/13 – Turnitin.com
  • Read through AP Lab 1

5.4 Cell Membrane.pptx

5.2 Cells-energy production and storage.pptx

5.1 Overview and Endomembrane System_edited.pptx

5.3 Growth and Communication.pptx

Links for the AP Phylogeny Lab

For the Phylogeny lab, you will need two programs. Click here to download them!

 

Come to the SWW-American Medical Student Association Conference!

Attention students! Are you an aspiring doctor/nurse?

Come to the SWW-American Medical Student Association Conference!

Students will participate in a weekend conference hosted by AMSA.The conference will provide training for students interested in going to medical school, nursing school, etc. Students will stay at the Hotel Sheraton at Reston and commute via shuttle to AMSA Headquarters each day. The event is weekend-long: Students must participate in all conference events.

When: November 19-21, 2010

Where: Reston, VA

Cost: FREE

Interest meeting: October 7th. Room 12. 12:30pm.

Application deadline: October 12, 2010

Application: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XNDH3DG

See Ms. Bergman or biowithoutwalls.com for more details!

HW for MWH and AP Biology

HW for MWH

  • Reading: 43-5; 67-9
  • TEST: Wednesday
  • Progress reports: cover sheet signed by Monday
  • Succession Scavenger Hunt – 10/4/10
  • PROJECT!

HW for AP Biolgoy

  • Chapters 54 and 55 reading guides
  • Lab quiz: Lab 12 – Monday
  • TEST: ECOLOGY – 25 MC and 1 FRQ. You will get three FRQ options in advance. One will appear on your test.
  • Cemetery survivorship curves: Monday
  • Succession Scavenger Hunt: 10/1/10
  • Conference with Ms. Bergman: by 10/1/10
  • Progress report
  • Field Trip permission forms – ASAP!

HW for MWH and AP Biology

AP Biology

  • Chapters 54 and 55 reading guides
  • Word roots quiz: Tuesday and Friday
  • Lab quiz: Lab 12 – Monday
  • TEST: ECOLOGY – 25 MC and 1 FRQ. You will get three FRQ options in advance. One will appear on your test.
  • Cemetery survivorship curves: Friday
  • Succession Scavenger Hunt: 10/1/10
  • Be prepared for FRQ practice – you may bring your breakfast!

HW MWH

  • Project – 10/14
  • Quiz: Ecology and populations: Thurs.
  • TEST: Ecology – Wednesday 9/29/10: In class review on Monday! 25 MC and 3 SA
  • Analysis Qs: Populations – Wednesday
  • Bring material to work with projects on Wednesday
  • Succession Scavenger Hunt – Discuss in class on Thursday.

HW for AP biology, MWH and TWF

AP biology

  • LAPTOPS for tomorrow!
  • Read through AP lab 12.
  • Lab report: Can pillbugs learn? Thursday
  • Bring your cemetery data or input it here.
  • Chapter 52 and 53 quiz: Monday, Sept. 20
  • Set up lab notebook according to rubric

MWH

  • Quiz: Thursday – 35-41, 46-52
  • Project: 10/13
  • Bring in materials to work on your project next Wednesday!
  • Population lab analysis qs – Wednesday
  • Reading: Population Growth: 91-93, diagram on 94
    • Factors affecting population growth: 96-99
    • Counting populations: 104-105
  • Quiz on the above readings: NEXT Thursday, 9/23

TWF

  • Project: 10/12
  • Bring in materials to work on your project next Wednesday!
  • Population lab analysis qs – Tuesday
  • Reading: Population Growth: 91-93, diagram on 94

    • Factors affecting population growth: 96-99

    • Counting populations: 104-105

  • Quiz on the above readings: NEXT Friday, 9/24