Ms. Houghton's Grade 11U Bio Page

Welcome to the section devoted to all things grade 11 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)

 If you would like to contact me at the school I can be reached at x 525

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. 

Letter to Parents

Course Outline

Course Expectations

*******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, CE = current event)

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

February 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 

 

 

5 Course Intro

HW: Parent Form

6 Grade 10 Review

HW: start current event assignment

7 Intro to Diversity

HW: Read text pp. 10-16, p. 16 #10

8 Dichotomous Keys

HW:

  1. Read pp. 26-30
  2. Continue working on your Dichotomous Key

  3. Complete practice dichotomous keys

9 Cell Organelles

HW:  dichotomous key, study for quiz

10
11 12 Presentation Assigned

Cell Organelles: Prokaryote vs. Eukaryote

HW: study for quiz, presentation topic choice

13 Quiz #1 (organelles, classification

Cell Membrane and Passive Transport

HW: work on dichotomous key

 

14  Dichotomous Key Due 

Finish Passive Transport

Choose presentation topics.

HW: work on question sheet

 

 

15 Methods of Transport Review

 

HW: finish question sheet, focus questions for presentation

16 Active and Bulk Transport

 

HW: work on presentation focus questions, review for quiz

17
18 19 Family Day 20  Library Period for Presentation

 

HW: work on presentation research

21 Intro to Viruses

"Understanding Viruses"

HW: review for quiz

22 Quiz #2

Nucleic Acids

Protein Synthesis Overview and Intro to Viral Replication

HW: review for quiz

23 Viral Reproduction and Influenza

 

HW: review notes, finish influenza questions

24
25 26 Viruses and Human Health

HW: review notes

27 Viruses and Human Health

HW: notes on bacteria reproduction

28 Introduction to Bacteria

HW: finish notes on bacteria reproduction

     
 

March 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
        1 Quiz: Viruses

Prokaryotes

HW: read Antibiotic Resistance Article and answer questions

2 Bacteria and Food Poisoning

HW: read Walkerton Article, finish Antibiotic Resistance Questions

3
4 5 Antibiotic Resistance

HW: review notes for quiz

6 Lab: Yogurt Bacteria

Gram Staining

HW: lab write-up

7 Archae and Protista

HW: review notes for quiz

8 Quiz #3

Protista

HW: review notes for unit test, work on presentation

9 Fungi

 

HW: finish seatwork

 

10
11 12 March Break 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 Animalia

 

HW: review for unit test

20 Presentation #1

Animalia

HW: review for unit test

21 Lab: Identifying Protista

Review

HW: review for unit test

22 Diversity Unit Test 23 Presentation #2 24
25 26 Types of Reproduction 27 Video: Gattaca 28 Meiosis 29 Gametogenesis 30 Good Friday 31
             

April 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 Easter Monday 3 Genetic Variation 4 Quiz (terms, Mitosis, Meiosis, Gametogenesis)

Early Ideas About Inheritance

5 Mendel and Monohybrid Crosses 6 Test Crosses 7
8 9 Dihybrid Cross 10 Literacy Test 11 Quiz: Monohybrid and Test Cross

Incomplete Dominant and Codominant

12 Incomplete Dominant and Codominant 13 Sex-Linked 14
15 16 Pedigrees 17 Genetic Abnormalities 18 Review 19 Unit Test 20 Presentation 21
22 23  Intro to Evolution and Darwin 24 Pre-Darwin 25 Evidence for Natural Selection 26 Mechanisms of Microevolution 27 Natural Selection vs. Artificial Selection 28
29 30 Hardy-Weinberg          

 May 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
             
    1  Darwin Video 2 Review 3 Evolution Quest

Intro to Plants

4 PA Day 5
6 7 Introduction to Plants 8 Plant Reproduction 9 Seeds and Plant Structures 10 Lab Design

Plant Tissues

11 Lab set-up

Plant Cell Types

12
13 14  Xylem and Phloem 15 Quiz

Plant Hormones

16 Plant Hormones 17 Tropisms 18 Plant Case Studies 19
20 21 Victoria Day 22 23 Plant Unit Test 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    
             

 

June 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 PA Day 29 PA Day 30