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Course Syllabus for Scholars Online Biology

2022-2023 Proposed Scholars Online Biology Syllabus:
Homework, Reading Assignments, Discussion Topics, and Related Labs

This syllabus is for the 2022-2023 academic year. It will be updated for the 2023-2024 year in June, 2023..

Use the Links in the Homework column to find your homework assignment. Homework is usually due on the date given, unless otherwise stated in the assignment. Friday sessions are devoted to Lab work and special AP topics not covered in the text.

1Tue, Sep 6, 2022Introduction to Biology and Lab work
Thu, Sep 8, 2022HW01A1: 1-11The Scientific Study of Living ThingsField Lab 1: Baseline
2Tue, Sep 13, 2022HW02A2: 1-9Elements, Atoms, Molecules, and Chemical Bonds
Thu, Sep 15, 2022HW02B2: 10-16The Special Properties of WaterProperties of Water
3Tue, Sep 20, 2022HW03A3: 1-7Organic Compounds: Functional Groups and Carbohydrates
Thu, Sep 22, 2022HW03B3: 8-16Organic Compounds: Lipids, Proteins, and Nucleic AcidsMicroscope Basics and Slide Preparation
4Tue, Sep 27, 2022HW04A4: 1-12Cells: Basic cell structure, Nucleus and Endomembrane components
Thu, Sep 29, 2022HW04B4: 13-22Cells: Energy Organelles, CytoSkeletons and Surfaces2012 AP Lab #4: Osmosis
5Tue, Oct 4, 2022HW05A5:1-9Working Cells: Membranes
Thu, Oct 6, 2022HW05B5: 10-16Working Cells: Energy and Enzymes2012 AP Lab #13 Enzyme Activity (Alternate: Enzymes)
6Tue, Oct 11, 2022HW06A6: 1-8Cellular Respiration: The Process
Thu, Oct 13, 2022HW06B6: 9-16Cellular Respiration: Energy Results2012 AP Lab #6: Respiration
7Tue, Oct 18, 2022HW07A7: 1-9Photosynthesis: Light Reactions
Thu, Oct 20, 2022HW07B7: 10-14Photosynthesis: Calvin Cycle2012 AP Lab #5 Photosynthesis or Dissolved Oxygen Lab
8Tue, Oct 25, 2022HW08A8: 1-10Inheritance: Mitosis
Thu, Oct 27, 2022HW08B8: 11-23Inheritance: Meiosis2012 AP Lab #7: Meiosis/Mitosis
9Tue, Nov 1, 2022HW09A9: 1-10Inheritance: Mendal's Laws
Thu, Nov 3, 2022HW09B9: 11-23Inheritance: Variations on Mendel's LawsField Lab #2
10Tue, Nov 8, 2022HW10A10: 1-16DNA Replication: Inside the Nucleus
Thu, Nov 10, 2022HW10B10: 17-23DNA Replication: Outside the Nucleus2012 AP Lab #3: DNA Sequencing
11Tue, Nov 15, 2022HW11A11: 1-11Gene Control
Thu, Nov 17, 2022HW11B11: 12-18Cloning and Cancer2012 AP Lab #8 Bacterial Transformation
12Tue, Nov 22, 2022HW12A12: 1-10Gene Cloning
Thu, Nov 24, 2022THANKSGIVING
13Tue, Nov 29, 2022HW12B12: 11-21DNA Profiling and Genomics
Thu, Dec 1, 2022HW13A13: 1-12Evolution: Darwin's Theory and Populations
14Tue, Dec 6, 2022HW13B13:11:18Microevolution Mechanisms2012 AP Lab #2: Mathematical Modeling
Thu, Dec 8, 2022HW14A14: 1-11 (All)The Origin of Species
15Tue, Dec 13, 2022HW15A15: 1-13Origin of Life Questions; Macroevolution
Thu, Dec 15, 2022HW15B15: 14-19Phylogeny
16Tue, Dec 20, 2022Christmas
Thu, Dec 22, 2022Christmas
Tue, Dec 27, 2022New Year
Thu, Dec 29, 2022New Year
Tue, Jan 3, 2023HW16A16: 1-11Single Cells: Prokaryotes Field Lab 3
Thu, Jan 5, 2023HW16B16: 12-19Single Cells: Protists
17Tue, Jan 10, 2023HW17A17: 1-11PlantsPond Water
Thu, Jan 12, 2023HW17B17: 12-19Fungi
18Tue, Jan 17, 2023HW18A18: 1:11Symmetry and Simple Invertebrates 2012 AP Lab #1 SETUP
Thu, Jan 19, 2023HW18B18: 11-16Segmented Invertebrates and Echinoders
19Tue, Jan 24, 2023HW19A19: 1-10VertebratesField Lab 4
Thu, Jan 26, 2023HW19B19: 11-17Human Evolution Theories
20Tue, Jan 31, 2023ReviewReview of units 1-42012 AP Lab #9: Bacterial DNA
Thu, Feb 2, 2023HW20A20: 1-15 (All)Animal Tissues
21Tue, Feb 7, 2023HW21A21: 1-13Human Digestive SystemVitamin C
Thu, Feb 9, 2023HW21B21: 14-21Nutrition
22Tue, Feb 14, 2023HW22A22: 1-12 (All)Gas ExchangeLung Capacity
Thu, Feb 16, 2023HW23A23: 1-6Mammalian Cardiovascular System: the Heart
23Tue, Feb 21, 2023HW23B23: 7-15Blood Vessels and BloodCirculation
Thu, Feb 23, 2023HW24A24: 1-11Innate Immunity, Adaptive Immiunity and the Humoral Immune system
24Tue, Feb 28, 2023HW24B24: 12-18T Cells and Immune System DisordersImmunology Simulation
Thu, Mar 2, 2023HW25A25: 1-9 (All)Osmosis and Excretion
25Tue, Mar 7, 2023HW26A26: 1-12 (Al)Chemical Regulation: Hormones2012 AP Lab #1 FINISH Or Field Lab 5
Thu, Mar 9, 2023HW27A27: 1-8Human Reproductive System
26Tue, Mar 14, 2023HW27B27: 9-18Embryonic and human developmentTransgenic Fly Lab
Thu, Mar 16, 2023HW28A28: 1-10Nerve Signals and Transmission
27Tue, Mar 21, 2023HW28B28: 11-21Human Brain structureNerve Sensitivity
Thu, Mar 23, 2023HW29A29: 1-6Perception, Hearing, Balance
28Tue, Mar 28, 2023HW29B29: 7-13Vision, Taste, SmellPeripheral Vision
Thu, Mar 30, 2023HW30A30: 1-12Animal Movement
Tue, Apr 4, 2023Holy Week
Thu, Apr 6, 2023Holy Week
29Tue, Apr 11, 2023HW31A31: 1-8Plant Structure, Function, GrowthDissection
Thu, Apr 13, 2023HW31B31: 9-15Reproduction of Flowering Plants
30Tue, Apr 18, 2023HW32A32: 1-11Uptake and transport of nutrients; SoilField Lab 6
Thu, Apr 20, 2023HW32B32: 12-14Nutrition and Symbiosis
31Tue, Apr 25, 2023HW33A33: 1-8Plant Hormones2012 AP Lab #11: Plant Transport
Thu, Apr 27, 2023HW33B33: 9-13Growth Responses, Plant Defenses
32Tue, May 2, 2023HW34A34: 1-7The Biosphere and Aquatic BiomesPlant Responses
Thu, May 4, 2023HW34B34: 8-18Terrestrial Biomes
33Tue, May 9, 2023HW35A35: 1-11Behavior and LearningBiome Identification
Thu, May 11, 2023HW35B35: 12-23Foraging, Mating, and Social Behaviors
34Tue, May 16, 2023HW36A36: 1-8Population Structure And Dynamics2012 AP Lab #12: Habitat Selection
Thu, May 18, 2023HW36B36: 9-11Human Populations [AP Exam]
35Tue, May 23, 2023HW37A37: 1-13Structural Features of Communities2012 AP Lab #10 Energy Flow
Thu, May 25, 2023HW37B37: 14-23Ecosystems: Structure, Dynamics, Alterations
36Tue, May 30, 2023HW38A38: 1-13 (All)Conservation BiologyRecycling Success
Thu, Jun 1, 2023ReviewReview of units 5-8Scheduling for Summer Lab Completion