Pierce Biology Notes
DO NOT download all of these notes at the start of the semester, since some may be updated prior to the lecture. Dates of updates will be included to indicate when new files are uploaded. Updated files are available in html, doc, and pdf formats.

A useful site that explains scientific concepts of all sorts:  http://www.scienceclarified.com/index.html


Lab Schedule Survey


Lab Scripts (Bio 3)


Additional notes can be found from a number of online sources.  One site that might be useful is SparkNotes.

An alternative text that might be read and/or reviewed is the online text by Dr. Farabee, available here.
Another alternative is the Glencoe Science Student Center, available here.  This site includes practice quizzes and exams in both English and Spanish.


TUTORING

Sara Janami is available to you as a tutor at the Center for Academic Success (tutoring center) in the first floor of the Library Building.  She is there on the following days:
    Monday: 11:10 am to 2:00 pm

    Tuesday: 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm

    Wednesday: 11:10 am to 2:00 pm

    Thursday:   10:40 am to 1:00 pm

Alternative tutors should also be available, if these dates and times are not convenient.  Consult with the staff at the Center.



Chapter 1 - Introduction; Biology Today (doc) (pdf)


Chapter 2 - Essential Chemistry (doc) (pdf)

CrashCourse YouTube clip Nucleus
CrashCourse YouTube clip Electron

Chapter 3 - Molecules of Life (doc) (pdf)

CrashCourse YouTube clip Biomolecules
CrashCourse YouTube clip Carbon
Protein production pathway Link


Exam 1 Review Material (general overview of expected subject matter)


Chapter 4 - Cells (doc) (pdf)

CrashCourse YouTube clip Animal Cell
CrashCourse YouTube clip Plant Cell
Cell animation video (and other items) Link


Chapter 5 - Working Cell
(doc) (pdf)

Anabolic-Catabolic diagram Link


Chapter 6 - Cell Respiration
(doc) (pdf)

CrashCourse YouTube clip Redox Reactions
CrashCourse YouTube clip Respiration


Exam 2 Review Material
(general overview of expected subject matter)


Chapter 7 - Photosynthesis (doc) (pdf)

CrashCourse YouTube clip Photosynthesis
CrashCourse YouTube clip Carbon Cycle

Chapter 8 - Cell Division (doc) (pdf)

CrashCourse YouTube clip Mitosis
CrashCourse YouTube clip Meiosis

Chapter 9 - Inheritance (doc) (pdf)
CrashCourse YouTube clip Heredity


Exam 3 Review Material  (general overview of expected subject matter)


Chapter 10 -
DNA (doc) (pdf)
CrashCourse YouTube clip DNA
CrashCourse YouTube clip Protein Production

Chapter 11 - Gene Regulation (doc) (pdf)
CrashCourse YouTube clip (pending)
Exam 4 Review Material

Do not be late to the final exam.  The final exam may be scheduled to begin at a time slightly different than the regular lecture.
BRING YOUR LAB BOOK TO THE EXAM, SO YOU CAN TURN IT IN FOR YOUR LAB BOOK and LAB 13 GRADE.




OLDER NOTES and STUDY QUESTIONS from PREVIOUS TEXT:
These might be useful or helpful for studying and reviewing.

Chapter 5 - Cell Respiration

YouTube clips for photosynthesisclip 1, clip 2
The Glencoe site (chapter 8) with English/Spanish quizzes


Chapter 6 - DNA Structure and Function

Chapter 7 - Gene Expression and Control

Chapter 8 - How Cells Reproduce

YouTube clips for mitosis:  clip 1, clip 2

YouTube clips for meiosis:  clip 1, clip 2

The Glencoe site (chapter 9) with English/Spanish quizzes


Exam 3 Study Questions:  Chapters 6, 7, and 8

Chapter 9 – Inheritance part 1

Chapter 9 – Inheritance part 2 (new sections for genetic disorders)

Genetics problems 1
Genetics problems 2

Chapter 11 and 12-12.4 - Evidence of Evolution/Processes of Evolution


Exam 4 Study Questions:  Chapters 9, 11, and 12-12.4


Cell Reproduction - Mitosis The first half.

YouTube clips for Mitosisclip 1

Cell Reproduction - Meiosis The second half.

YouTube clips for meiosisclip 1, clip 2

Observing Patterns of Inheritance The first half.
Observing Patterns of Inheritance The second half.
DNA Structure and Function

Chapter 10 - Biotechnology



Grades

Lab Scripts (Bio 3)

Honors contract requirements

Study Tips 1, Study Tips 2, Study Tips 3