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1.2 Notes Cell Membrane
Due Date: 8/25/2016
Subject: Biology Honors

protist lab
Due Date: 4/17/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

Create a Virus
Due Date: 4/10/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

Directions for Create a Virus


1.           Draw (or use a computer generated drawing) and color a fictional virus on the sheet of plain white paper.

2.           Label the parts of your virus: head, tail, tail fibers, capsid, and type of nucleic acid

3.           Write a one page story (12-14 font) about your fictional virus. Include:

·         Name your virus according to the disease it causes.

·         List two or more symptoms of the disease (how the virus affects the host organism).

·         Is it curable? If so, how? If not, what are the consequences?

·         You may (optional) also list any fictitious names of people infected with the virus.

·         Methods of transmission, how it attaches, or how fast it spreads.

Use your imagination!!!


Virus/Bacteria Party
Due Date: 4/6/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

18.1 Quiz
Due Date: 4/5/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

DNA extraction Lab
Due Date: 4/3/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

18.1 Notes
Due Date: 4/2/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

ch 12 test
Due Date: 3/8/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

12.4 notes due
Due Date: 3/6/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

Protein Synthesis Worksheet Due
Due Date: 3/5/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

Genetic Disorder Project
Due Date: 2/27/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

See project page

12.1 notes
Due Date: 2/22/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

Incomplete Dominance Notes
Due Date: 2/8/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

Pedigree Quiz
Due Date: 2/7/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

Trihybrid Bonus Cross Due
Due Date: 2/1/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

find copy under forms

human traits lab
Due Date: 2/1/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

ch 10 test
Due Date: 1/30/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

ch 10 review
Due Date: 1/27/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

test postponed till monday

ch 10 assessment
Due Date: 1/26/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

#1-28 due friday

genetics quiz
Due Date: 1/20/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

10.1 quiz
Due Date: 1/18/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

Sect 10.1 assessment 1-6, 10.2 notes
Due Date: 1/17/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

chapter 10.1 notes
Due Date: 1/11/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

Ch 9 Study Guide
Due Date: 1/10/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

Ch 9 Cellular Reproduction Honors Study Guide


9.1 Cellular Growth (pgs. 243-247)


Ø As cell grow larger, the ratio of surface area to volume decreases,

       making transport and communication difficult and inefficient.

Ø Cells remain small because diffusion over long distances is slow and


Ø As a cell grows its volume (cell contents) increases faster than its

surface area (plasma membrane).

Ø There are 3 stages of the cell cycle.

Ø Interphase is the longest phase of the cell cycle.

Ø G1 is the growing stage of the cell cycle.

Ø DNA replication or synthesis occurs during the S stage of interphase.

       The DNA is doubled when the chromosome is copied.

Ø A doubled chromosome consists of 2 sister chromatids held together

       by a centromere. The centromere attaches to the spindle fiber during


Ø G2 stage of the cell cycle is the stage that precedes mitosis and is the

       check point for errors in DNA.

Ø Cytokinesis in plant cells involves formation of a cell plate between the

       two daughter cells.

Ø Prokaryotes divide by binary fission and produce genetically identical



9.2 Mitosis and Cytokinesis 248-252)


Ø During prophase chromosomes coil or condense, the nuclear envelope breaks down, the nucleolus disappear, poles form with centrioles migrating to the poles. Plant cells do not have centrioles.

Ø During metaphase, chromosomes line up in the middle of the cell, the equator. Spindle fiber hold the chromosomes in place during this phase. This is the shortest phase of mitosis.

Ø During anaphase, chromosomes pull apart.

Ø During telophase, chromosomes decondense or relax.

Ø The result of mitosis and cytokinesis is two genetically identical daughter cells each with the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell.




9.3 Cell Cycle Regulation (pgs. 253-257)


Ø The cell cycle is regulated by cyclin proteins (cyclins).

Ø Cyclin dependent kinases (enzymes) begin the various stages of the

     cell cycle and are important in studying causes of cancer.



Ø Cancer results in fast and uncontrolled growth of cells that crowd out

     normal cells and deprive them of nutrients. Many mutations are

     required for cancer to result.

Ø Cancer cells spend less time in interphase than normal cells.

Ø Quality control checkpoints allow cells to repair damage that may

     have been caused by mutation.



Ø Apoptosis is programmed cell death which occurs in humans in the

     womb during development of the hand and foot.


Stem Cells

Ø Stem cells are unspecialized cells that can develop into specialized

     cells under the right conditions.

Ø There are two types of stem cells, embryonic and adult stem cells.

Ø Embryonic stem cells are found in a fertilized egg and are the main

     source of controversy because of ethical concerns regarding there


Ø Adult stem cells are found in various tissues in the body and might be

     used to repair the same kind of tissue in which they are found.


chapter 9 test
Due Date: 1/10/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

chapter 9 review
Due Date: 1/9/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

Mitosis Internet Lesson
Due Date: 1/6/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

Go to this website to print out the lesson. 

9.2 Quiz
Due Date: 1/6/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

9.1 Quiz
Due Date: 1/5/2012
Subject: Biology Honors

Pop quiz over section 9.1

Chapter 7 Test
Due Date: 11/17/2011
Subject: Biology Honors

Chapter 7 Review
Due Date: 11/15/2011
Subject: Biology Honors

Section Assessment 7.4
Due Date: 11/14/2011
Subject: Biology Honors

Page 207. #'s 1-6. Answer in complete sentences.

Organelle Quiz
Due Date: 11/9/2011
Subject: Biology Honors

No word bank--spelling counts

Plant Cell Lab
Due Date: 11/7/2011
Subject: Biology Honors