Miss Houghton's Grade 12U Bio Page

Welcome to the section devoted to all things grade 12 university biology. Here I will post most class notes and assignments not found in your course packs. Please also check frequently as I will also post due dates and other class information.

Parents, please feel free to check my website for updates regarding your child's science course. If you would like me to communicate with you via email please let me know. 

Click here to contact me by board email (heather.houghton@yrdsb.edu.on.ca)

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This page will be updated as often as possible.

Students should check this website daily for updates. Please use the homework blog on the front page for daily homework posting. 

Welcome to Grade 12 Biology

Course Outline

Course Expectations

Letter of Introduction

Addendum to Course Outline

 

*******NEWS*********

Welcome back!

Textbooks have been assigned. If you did not resolve textbook issues from last semester, you will not be assigned a text to take home until the issue is resolved.

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(note T=text, S = seminar)

This schedule is tentative only, some dates may need to be changed to accommodate school functions, events and shared equipment between classes. 

February 2015

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 

 

 

2 PA DAY

 

3 COURSE INTRO 4 REVIEW 5 WATER 6 BUFFERS 7
8 9 Buffer Lab

HW: Buffer Lab, p. 27 #1

10 Functional Groups

HW: Functional Group Assignment, Lab Report

11 Isomers and Functional Groups

HW: chemsketch assignment

12

Organic Molecules: Carbohydrates

HW: chemsketch

13

Carbohydrates

HW: chemsketch, lipid questions

14
15 16 17 Library Period 18 Chemsketch Due

Carbohydrates

HW: lipid qs

19 Lipids

 

HW: study

20 Quiz

Lipids

HW: protein Qs

21
22 23 Proteins 24 Ask the Expert Due

Proteins

25 Nucleic Acids 26 Thermodynamics 27 Enzymes 28
             

March 2015

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 Lab Design 3 Enzyme Lab 4 Review 5 Unit Test 1A 6 Intro to Cellular Respiration

HW: membrane questions

7
8 9 Lab due

Cell Membranes and Transport

HW: read lab

10 Beet Lab

HW: lab report, lab Qs

11 Cellular Respiration Overview

HW: ATP questions

12 Glycolysis

HW: flow chart

13 PA  Day 14
15 16 March Break 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 Glycolysis 24 Pyruvate Oxidation 25 Krebs Cycle 26 OSSLT (shortened periods) 27 ETC 28
29 30 Quiz 31 Feature Article due

Anaerobic

       
             

April 2015

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      1 Alternate Pathways 2 Fat Catabolism 3 Good Friday 4
5 6 Easter Monday 7 Ethanol and the Liver 8 Review 9 Unit Test 10 Intro to Photosynthesis 11
12 13 Leaf Structure 14 Chlorophyll 15 Light Reactions 16 Light Reactions 17 Dark Reactions 18
19 20 Dark Reactions 21 Photorespiration 22 C3/C4 Plants 23 Blackman's Experiment 24 Factors Affecting Photosynthesis 25
26 27 Different Leaf Adaptations (Xerophyte, Hydrophyte, Mesophyte) 28 Review 29 Unit Test 30 Intro to Molecular Genetics    

 May 2015

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
             
          1 DNA Timeline 2
3 4 DNA Structure 5 DNA Replication 6 DNA Replication 7 From Gene to Protein 8 PA Day 9
10 11 Protein Synthesis: Transcription 12 Genetics Quiz

Protein Synthesis: Translation

13  Magazine due

Control of Gene Expression

14 Mutations 15 Mayfair/Wellness Day 16
17 18 19 Mutations 20 Biotechnology 21 Review 22 Genetics Unit Test (tentative) 23
24 25 Biotech Week 26 27 Population dynamics Test 28 29 30
31            

 

June 2015

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1 Summative (tentative) 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 Exams begin (grade 12s) 16 17 Exams begin (9-11) 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 Exam Review Day 25 26 27
28 29 30