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Announcements

Biology - Snow Days and the Unit 4 Test -- UPDATED! (01/15/20 @ 10am)

January 14, 2020

I hope everyone is enjoying the unexpected 4-day weekend! I want to remind all biology students of what I announced last week.

The Unit 4 test is scheduled for this Thursday, January 16th. Assuming school takes place as normal on that day, the test will still happen. However, the test will be modified to leave out any topics we didn't cover. Hopefully we will have class tomorrow (Wednesday the 15th) and we'll be able to finish-up this unit. In any event, you should use the Cells Vocabulary and Key Questions document (like always, it's also posted on the Unit 4 page) to help you focus what you should be reviewing.

If the weather continues to play trouble with school, I will update you using the class website, the Skyward message center, and remind text messages.

01/15/20 @ 10am UPDATE!! -- If school is on a regular schedule tomorrow, the Unit 4 test will take place as usual. If school is on a modified schedule (like a late start), the test will be shortened to fit within a shorter class period. If school is NOT on, the test will take place on Friday. In ANY of those events, the test will ONLY include topics from the unit that we covered. So be sure to use the Unit 4 Vocabulary and Key Questions to focus what you should be reviewing.

Although no one is at school today, you can still email me and ask any questions if you have them since I'm still checking email. Have fun in the snow and see you all soon!

AP Environmental Science - Unit 5 Test Make-up Options

January 06, 2020

Welcome back!

If you are one of the students that missed the Unit 5 test due to an absence leaving early for winter break, you have two options to make up that exam. In the event that you have other classes to make-up work for, plan ahead and make arrangements so you can attend one of the two make up dates/times for APES. They are:

          Thursday, January 9th, after school starting precisely at 3pm

          Friday, January 10th, after school starting precisely at 3pm

You do not need to "reserve" a spot, just show up during one of the above time slots. Those time slots above are the only make-up options for the Unit 5 test ... so don't miss them!

AP Biology - Statistics of Heredity

December 13, 2019

For the "Statistics of Heredity" write-up, you need to include the following which will count as a "TABLE":

   - Punnett squares demonstrating the F2 results for

          - a completely dominant trait

          - an incompletely dominant trait

          - a codominant trait

          - a sex-linked trait

          - a monohybrid cross

          - a dihybrid cross

For the "SUMMARY" portion, you need to include discussions of the following concepts:

          - genotypes, phenotypes and the relationship between them

          - the laws of segregation and independent assortment

          - how probability influences heredity

          - explanations (not just descriptions) of each of the above Punnett squares

          - how to determine if actual results of genetic crosses and the expected results are statistically  significant and what that means

          - throughout the summary, use multiple examples from the virtual Drosophila lab to support your explanations

The write-up is due to turnitin.com by 9pm on Thursday, December 19th, 2019.

Biology - Humans and Global Change Project

November 15, 2019

Here are all of the documents for the Humans and Global Change Project introduced today. Be sure to refer to them as you work through the project, especially the rubrics to double-check that you're including everything the project needs to have. See me if you have any questions!

Humans and Global Change Project

Poster Rubric

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Turnitin.com

In an effort to reduce paper use, streamline grading times, and provide more useful and constructive feedback to students, I utilize the online paper submission system turnitin.com.

Unless otherwise stated in advance, all graded assignments will need to be typed and submitted by the specified due date. Follow the turnitin link to sign up using the appropriate class ID # below. See me if you need assistance.

Biology

AP biology

AP environmental science

Enrollment Key

Biology19

APBio19

APES19

Class ID #

22203359

22203376

22203384

Letters of Recommendation

In order to request a letter of recommendation, you must complete and submit an application, available from me only during my office hours or Nest. Only ten (10) college/university recommendation applications are available from the first day of school until the last school day in September. Once all ten (10) applications have been claimed or September ends (whichever comes first), no more college/university letters will be approved. Please review the eligibility requirements below:

   1. You must have earned AT LEAST a "B" for BOTH semesters

   2. You must have NO missing assignments (lab, homework, etc.)

   3. You can't have more than ONE late assignment (lab, HW, etc.) per semester

   4. You can't have accumulated more than five absences in a semester

   5. You must have scored a 4 or 5 on the AP exam (AP classes only)

Applications for summer programs and/or will be available from the first day of second semester until the last school day in February. Only five (5) such applications will be available and the above eligibility requirements (where applicable) must also be met.

Any application for a letter MUST be submitted at least TWO WEEKS prior to the deadline. Recommendations can only be approved for institutions or programs that accept them electronically (online). Hard copy letters will not be granted.

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Biology = @foleybio

AP biology = @foleyapbio

AP environmental science = @foleyapes

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