Biology 1 & 1A

~the study of life~

Chapter 1: Science of Biology

Google Slides and Classroom Notes
1.1 What is Science | 1.4 Studying Life

Reading 1.1-1.3 (CK12) | Reading 1.4-1.6 (CK12)

Scientific Method Explorations
Investigation: Water Strider (Surface Tension)
Investigation: What Factors Affect Germination (Bio1A)
Investigation: Graphing Handspan and Height
Investigation: Heat Storage

Practice with Experimental Design
Identify the Controls and Variables -with the Simpsons!
Independent and Dependent Variables - Quick Scenarios Chart
Manipulated and Responding Variables - More Practice
Scientific Method in Action - read the case of BeriBeri and Penicillin
Scientific Method - Can Plants Learn?

Interpreting Graphs - analyze pie charts, scatterplots, and line graphs

Claim Evidence Reasoning

Early Discoveries in Science - CER
Tiger Sharks and Crickets (CER)
Life Challenge CER- Identify Claims (C) and Reasoning (R)

Chapter 1 Review Guide
Practice Quiz: Scientific Method



How to Use the Microscope
Label the Parts of the Microscope

Microscope E Lab - how to use the light miscroscope
Virtual Microscope Lab - practice with a virtual microscope

Microscope Coloring - article with questions and coloring

Microscope Parts Quiz - rollover the parts to see the answers, practice
Microscope Quiz - multiple choice over parts and use
Microscope Flashcards on Quizlet

Chapter 5: Cell Growth and Division

Google Slides: Cell Division and Cancer
Reading Guide: (CK12) Cell Growth and Division

Mitosis Coloring

Cell Cycle Labeling

Onion Root Tip - graphic of cells, identify the phases of mitosis
Onion Root Tip Lab - observe onions root tip cells undergoing mitosis

Mitosis Internet Lesson - view mitosis at and other sites

Practice Quiz: Mitosis

Cell Division- Reinforcement
Cell Cycle (Mitosis) Review Guide
 - list of things you should know for the test
Cell Cycle Crossword Puzzle - practice your knowledge of terms

Chapter 27: Flatworms & Roundworms

*this chapter is optional, usually skipped

Notes: Flatworms  presentation
Reading Guide: Flatworms

Notes: Roundworms presentation
Reading Guide: Roundworms

Observation of a Live Planarian - observe planarians, observe regeneration

Chapter 27: Annelids

Notes: Annelids presentation
Reading Guide: Annelids

Earthworm Anatomy Labeling - label the parts of the earthworm
Earthworm Dissection - dissect a preserved earthworm
Observation of a Live Earthworm -observe a live earthworm

Chapter 28: Arthropods

Notes: Arthropods presentation
Reading Guide: Chapter 28

Arthropod Poetry - clues relate to an arthropod or characteristic
Arthropod Chart - match the phylum

Crayfish External Anatomy - dissection
Crayfish Internal Anatomy - dissection, optional 

Grasshopper Dissection and Coloring