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IB Junior Biology Syllabus 2012
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13



Metro High School



IB Junior

Biology


Instructor: Sherry Chan

Email: chung
-
yan.c
han@slps.org


COURSE OVERVIEW

Welcome to IB Junior Biology!
Biology encompasses a challenging and diverse series of topics that are best
explored
by
utilizing a variety of different
instructional tools, including laboratory explorations, active class
discussion, problem
-
based learning case studies, and extensive analysis and application of current
literature. Additionally
,

our course work includes independent research which culminates

into solo
presentations to class cohorts. The course of study in the first year of IB Biology begins with a focus on
aspects

of biochemistry vital for the s
urvival of cellular based life on our Earth. An underlying goal of our
approach is to instill an ap
preciation of
the unity and diversity of life


the unity coming from
the
genetic
and chemical attributes shared by all forms of cellular life on our Planet, and the diversity arisen from a
long and dynamic evolutionary history.

IB Diploma Candidates and o
ther qualified students are encouraged
to enter the 2
nd

year, HL track option, for a more thorough understanding of biology.


SOURCES:



Textbook:
Damon, Alan et al. (2007). Higher Level Biology: IB Diploma. Haddington: Pearson.


GRADING (per semester)
:


Class
Work and
Participation
(discussion
s
, activities
, PBL case
studies
, projects
)

2
5
%

Homework Assignments

(Reading,
writing, problem sets
, lab
reports)

2
5
%

Exams

(3 Unit Tests, 1 Cumulative Final)

5
0%


Semester
-
Long P
rojects:



Reading Reflection


read a book
(
or more
)

that is related to biology and write about it



BioNews

Broadcast


sign up for your “show time” on the first day of class. Do a short oral
presentation of a piece of recent science news at the scheduled time.


Weekly H
omework:



Section readings


should be done prior to the start of the week



Problem sets


End
-
of Section Exercises &
End
-
of
-
Chapter
Practice Questions


o

Will be collected unannounced

o

Should be done on loose sheets of lined paper for easy submission


EXPECTATIONS:

1.

Be ready for class every time



a.

Bring

all
needed materials for each class: a red,
blue
, and black pen, pencil, eraser
,
ruler,
notebook,
textbook
, 3
-
ring binder for storing handouts

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Metro High School



b.

At the beginning of each week, you need to have read the assigned
sections
of the week,
f
inished
the relevant problem set questions
,
and
be ready to explain

the main concepts to
others.

2.

Actively participate

3.

Be punctual. Attendance will be taken at

the beginning of each class. Tardiness will affect
participation grade.

4.

Be Respectful


yourself, classmates, classroom, teacher

a.

You are expected t
o behave in a
courteous manner:

no electronic devices, no food, or open
drink (closed water bottles only), no sleeping in class.

b.

ZERO

tolerance for cheating

5.

Absence:

a.

If you are absent, please see me when you return to school to hand in homework or
schedule a missed test
. If a student does not see me to re
-
schedule a missed test or quiz, the
student will be penalized ten percentage points for each day the student does no
t make
contact with the teacher

6.

Late/
Missed work:

a.

10% point deduction for each day it is late.

No late
work is accepted after 1 week.

b.

Students are responsible for missed work.

7.

Follow the Metro Handbook


I have read the syllabus and agree to follow the rules and expectations of Ms. Chan
’s
IB Junior
Biology
2012
-
13 class.

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Date:

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TENTATIVE
COURSE SCHEDULE

Week

Topics

Section
Readings

Assignment to
turn in by the
end of the week

Cellular Structure

1)

Aug 13


17

Introduction to Statistical Analysis

Mean, Range,

Standard Deviation, Error Bars
, T
-
test

1.1

Ch. 1 Practice
Questions

2)

Aug 20


24

Cell Structure and Function Part I:

Stem Cells,
Cell Theory,
Prokaryotes & Eukaryotes

2.1


2.3


3)

Aug 27


31

Cell
Structure and Function Part II:

Cellular Organelles, Cell Membranes
(Structure/Diffusion/Transport Mechanisms)

Lab I

-

Rates of Diffusion & Osmosis

or Case Study

2.3


2.5

Lab Report I

4)

Sep 3


7

Cell Structure and Function Part II
I
:

Cell Division

2.5

Ch.
2 Practice
Questions

Exam I (Thu, Sep 6)

Biochemistry

5)

Sep 10


14

The Biochemistry of Life Part I:

Structure & Life
-
giving Properties of Water (Exploring
Hydrogen Bonds)

3.1


6)

Sep 17


21

The Biochemistry of Life Part II:

Proteins, Carbohydrates, &
Lipids

3.2


3.5


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7)

Sep 24




周T Bi潣桥m楳瑲礠潦oEn穹me
-
Me摩d瑥d Reac瑩tns:

Enzyme Catalyzed Reactions

Lab II


Exploring Factors Affecting Rates of Reactions

3.6

Lab Report II

8)

Oct 1


5

周T Bi潣桥m楳瑲礠潦oRes灩pa瑩潮:

Aerobic & Anaerobic Cellular Resp
iration

Lab III


Exploring factors affectin
g rates of Cellular
Respiration

3.7

Lab Report III

9)

Oct 8




周T Bi潣桥m楳瑲礠潦o偨潴潳Pn瑨ts楳i

Light & Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis

Lab IV


Exploring factors affecting rates of
P
hotosynthesis in Aquatic
Plants

3.8

Ch. 3 Practice
Questions

Lab Report IV

Exam II (Thu, Oct 11)

Genetics

10)

Oct 15




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Chromosomes, genes, alleles, & Gene Mutations

4.1


11)

Oct 22




佲条n楺i瑩潮 潦o䑎A:

Phases of Meiosis, Homologous Chromosomes, &
Karyotyping

Lab V


Examining Monohybrid/Dihybrid Cr
osses in
Drosophila Fruit Flies

4.2

Lab Report V

12)

Oct 29


N潶 2

Mendel楡n ☠周eore瑩tal Genet楣s㨠

Phenotypes, Genotypes, Pedigree Charts, & Punnett Squares

4.3


13)

Nov 5


9

Gene瑩t En杩geerin朠☠
B楯瑥c桮潬潧o

Cloning DNA, DNA Profiling, & Gene transfer techniques

Lab VI


DNA Analysis Using Gel Electrophoresis

4.4

Lab Report VI

14)

Nov 12




E硰x潲in朠呲ansgen楣 佲条nis浳

Surveying Transgenic Microorganisms, Plants, & Animals: A
Cost Benefit
Analysis

4.4

Ch. 4 Practice
Questions

Exam III (Thu, Nov 15)

15)

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