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Course Syllabus for Scholars Online Biology

Scholars Online Biology Syllabus:
Homework, Reading Assignments, Discussion Topics, and Related Labs

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 5, 2023Introduction to Biology and Lab work
Thu, Sep 7, 2023HW01A1: 1-11The Scientific Study of Living ThingsField Lab 1: Baseline
2Tue, Sep 12, 2023HW02A2: 1-9Elements, Atoms, Molecules, and Chemical Bonds
Thu, Sep 14, 2023HW02B2: 10-16The Special Properties of WaterProperties of Water
3Tue, Sep 19, 2023HW03A3: 1-7Organic Compounds: Functional Groups and Carbohydrates
Thu, Sep 21, 2023HW03B3: 8-16Organic Compounds: Lipids, Proteins, and Nucleic AcidsMicroscope Basics and Slide Preparation
4Tue, Sep 26, 2023HW04A4: 1-12Cells: Basic cell structure, Nucleus and Endomembrane components
Thu, Sep 28, 2023HW04B4: 13-22Cells: Energy Organelles, CytoSkeletons and Surfaces2012 AP Lab #4: Osmosis
5Tue, Oct 3, 2023HW05A5:1-9Working Cells: Membranes
Thu, Oct 5, 2023HW05B5: 10-16Working Cells: Energy and Enzymes2012 AP Lab #13 Enzyme Activity (Alternate: Enzymes)
6Tue, Oct 10, 2023HW06A6: 1-8Cellular Respiration: The Process
Thu, Oct 12, 2023HW06B6: 9-16Cellular Respiration: Energy Results2012 AP Lab #6: Respiration
7Tue, Oct 17, 2023HW07A7: 1-9Photosynthesis: Light Reactions
Thu, Oct 19, 2023HW07B7: 10-14Photosynthesis: Calvin Cycle2012 AP Lab #5 Photosynthesis or Dissolved Oxygen Lab
8Tue, Oct 24, 2023HW08A8: 1-10Inheritance: Mitosis
Thu, Oct 26, 2023HW08B8: 11-23Inheritance: Meiosis2012 AP Lab #7: Meiosis/Mitosis
9Tue, Oct 31, 2023HW09A9: 1-10Inheritance: Mendal's Laws
Thu, Nov 2, 2023HW09B9: 11-23Inheritance: Variations on Mendel's LawsField Lab #2
10Tue, Nov 7, 2023HW10A10: 1-16DNA Replication: Inside the Nucleus
Thu, Nov 9, 2023HW10B10: 17-23DNA Replication: Outside the Nucleus2012 AP Lab #3: DNA Sequencing
11Tue, Nov 14, 2023HW11A11: 1-11Gene Control
Thu, Nov 16, 2023HW11B11: 12-18Cloning and Cancer2012 AP Lab #8 Bacterial Transformation
12Tue, Nov 21, 2023HW12A12: 1-10Gene Cloning
Thu, Nov 23, 2023THANKSGIVING
13Tue, Nov 28, 2023HW12B12: 11-21DNA Profiling and Genomics
Thu, Nov 30, 2023HW13A13: 1-12Evolution: Darwin's Theory and Populations
14Tue, Dec 5, 2023HW13B13:11:18Microevolution Mechanisms2012 AP Lab #2: Mathematical Modeling
Thu, Dec 7, 2023HW14A14: 1-11 (All)The Origin of Species
15Tue, Dec 12, 2023HW15A15: 1-13Origin of Life Questions; MacroevolutionField Lab 3
Thu, Dec 14, 2023HW15B15: 14-19Phylogeny
16Tue, Dec 19, 2023HW16A16: 1-11Single Cells: Prokaryotes Pond Water
Thu, Dec 21, 2023HW16B16: 12-19Single Cells: Protists
Tue, Dec 26, 2023Christmas
Thu, Dec 28, 2023Christmas
Tue, Jan 2, 2024New Year
Thu, Jan 4, 2024New Year
17Tue, Jan 9, 2024HW17A17: 1-11PlantsArtificial Selection
Thu, Jan 11, 2024HW17B17: 12-19Fungi
18Tue, Jan 16, 2024HW18A18: 1:11Symmetry and Simple Invertebrates Field Lab 4
Thu, Jan 18, 2024HW18B18: 11-16Segmented Invertebrates and Echinoders
19Tue, Jan 23, 2024HW19A19: 1-10Vertebrates2012 AP Lab #9: Bacterial DNA
Thu, Jan 25, 2024HW19B19: 11-17Human Evolution Theories
20Tue, Jan 30, 2024ReviewReview of units 1-4
Thu, Feb 1, 2024HW20A20: 1-15 (All)Animal Tissues
21Tue, Feb 6, 2024HW21A21: 1-13Human Digestive SystemVitamin C
Thu, Feb 8, 2024HW21B21: 14-21Nutrition
22Tue, Feb 13, 2024HW22A22: 1-12 (All)Gas ExchangeLung Capacity
Thu, Feb 15, 2024HW23A23: 1-6Mammalian Cardiovascular System: the Heart
23Tue, Feb 20, 2024HW23B23: 7-15Blood Vessels and BloodCirculation
Thu, Feb 22, 2024HW24A24: 1-11Innate Immunity, Adaptive Immiunity and the Humoral Immune system
24Tue, Feb 27, 2024HW24B24: 12-18T Cells and Immune System DisordersImmunology Simulation
Thu, Feb 29, 2024HW25A25: 1-9 (All)Osmosis and Excretion
25Tue, Mar 5, 2024HW26A26: 1-12 (Al)Chemical Regulation: Hormones2012 AP Lab #1 FINISH Or Field Lab 5
Thu, Mar 7, 2024HW27A27: 1-8Human Reproductive System
26Tue, Mar 12, 2024HW27B27: 9-18Embryonic and human developmentTransgenic Fly Lab
Thu, Mar 14, 2024HW28A28: 1-10Nerve Signals and Transmission
27Tue, Mar 19, 2024HW28B28: 11-21Human Brain structureNerve Sensitivity
Thu, Mar 21, 2024HW29A29: 1-6Perception, Hearing, Balance
28Tue, Mar 26, 2024Holy Week
Thu, Mar 28, 2024Holy Week
Tue, Apr 2, 2024HW29B29: 7-13Vision, Taste, SmellPeripheral Vision
Thu, Apr 4, 2024HW30A30: 1-12Animal MovementDissection
29Tue, Apr 9, 2024HW31A31: 1-8Plant Structure, Function, GrowthField Lab 6
Thu, Apr 11, 2024HW31B31: 9-15Reproduction of Flowering Plants
30Tue, Apr 16, 2024HW32A32: 1-11Uptake and transport of nutrients; Soil2012 AP Lab #11: Plant Transport
Thu, Apr 18, 2024HW32B32: 12-14Nutrition and Symbiosis
31Tue, Apr 23, 2024HW33A33: 1-8Plant HormonesPlant Responses
Thu, Apr 25, 2024HW33B33: 9-13Growth Responses, Plant Defenses
32Tue, Apr 30, 2024HW34A34: 1-7The Biosphere and Aquatic BiomesBiome Identification
Thu, May 2, 2024HW34B34: 8-18Terrestrial Biomes
33Tue, May 7, 2024HW35A35: 1-11Behavior and Learning2012 AP Lab #12: Habitat Selection
Thu, May 9, 2024HW35B35: 12-23Foraging, Mating, and Social Behaviors
34Tue, May 14, 2024HW36A36: 1-8Population Structure And Dynamics2012 AP Lab #10 Energy Flow
Thu, May 16, 2024HW36B36: 9-11Human Populations [AP Exam]
35Tue, May 21, 2024HW37A37: 1-13Structural Features of CommunitiesDissolved Oxygen Lab
Thu, May 23, 2024HW37B37: 14-23Ecosystems: Structure, Dynamics, Alterations
36Tue, May 28, 2024HW38A38: 1-13 (All)Conservation BiologyRecycling Success
Thu, May 30, 2024ReviewReview of units 5-8