Honors Biology – Semester 1

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Over the course of the first semester, I will try to make available all documents for student use. The documents are grouped by Unit and Section in the order they were covered. Most of the documents will be available as PDFs. At this moment, I am making the documents public to anyone using the link below. By making these documents available to my students I must remind users that these documents are for student use only and are the intellectual property of Mr. Kubuske and Cathedral High School.

Click a topic to jump down to the Unit:

  1. Themes of Biology
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Cells
  4. Cell Membrane & Transport
  5. DNA
  6. Protein Synthesis

Unit 1: Themes of Biology

  • Section 1: The Scientific Method YouTubeHandoutPPT
    • Big Pill Company – PDF
    • Worksheet 1.1 – PDF
    • Tennis Ball Drop Lab – PDF
    • Hypotheses & Variables – PDF
    • Inquiry Lab (How to write a Lab Report) – PDF
  • Section 2: Characteristics of Life – YouTubePPTHandout
    • Characteristics Review Poster – PDF
  • Unit 1 Review: PDFKey
    • Practice & Vocab – PDFKey
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Unit 2: Biochemistry

  • Section 1: Basic ChemistryYouTubeHandoutPPT
    • Fill-In Notes Review – PDF – Key –
    • Chemistry Practice Tables – PDFKey
    • Periodic Table Labeling – Doc
    • Illustrate Ionic & Covalent Bonds – PDFKey
  • Section 2: Properties of WaterYouTubePPT
    • Properties of Water Stations – PDF
  • Section 3: Macromolecules & Carbohydrates YouTubeHandoutPPT
    • Carbohydrates Lab – PDF
  • Section 4: Proteins & Lipids YouTube HandoutPPT
    • Lipids & Proteins Lab – PDF
    • Review the Organic Compounds – PDF Key
  • Section 5: Enzymes YouTubeHandoutPPT
    • Enzymes Applications – PDFKey
    • Enzymes Lab – PDF
  • Unit 2 Study GuidePDFKey
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Unit 3: Cells

  • Section 1: Cell TypesYouTubeHandoutPPT
    • Ch. 7.1 Discovery Questions – PDF
    • Worksheet 7.1 – PDF
    • Prokaryote Reading & Coloring – PDF
    • Graphic Organizer – PDF
    • Cell Venn Diagrams – PDFPhrases
    • Endosymbiosis Illustration – PDFKeyPPT –
    • Cheek Cell Observations Lab – PDF
  • Section 2: Cell OrganellesYoutubeCell Part Chart – PPT
    • Ch. 7.2 Discovery Questions – PDF  –
    • Organelles Review Sheet – PDF
    • Cell Coloring – PDF
    • Organelle Crossword – PDFKey
    • Cell Analogies Project- PDFRubric
    • Protein Creation Projects – PDF
  • Unit 3 Study GuidePDFKey
    • Unit 3 Info Search – PDF
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Common Assessment #1 – October 15

Includes: Lab Safety, Scientific Method, Characteristics of Life, Biochemistry, & Cells

  • Study GuideDocKey
  • Review Game – PPT –

Unit 4: Cell Membrane & Cell Transport

  • Section 1: The Cell Membrane YouTubeHandoutPPT

    • Partner Pair Share – PDF
    • Group Notes & Membrane Coloring – PDF
    • Cell Efficiency Lab – PDF
  • Section 2: Passive Transport YouTubeHandoutPPT
    • Review Questions – PDF
    • Direction of Osmosis – PDF
    • Domino Osmosis – PDF
    • Onion Osmosis Lab – PDF
    • 8 Mini Labs – PDF
  • Section 3: Active TransportYouTube HandoutPPT
    • Anticipation Pre/Post Quiz – PDF
    • Review Questions – PDFKey
    • Venn Diagram – PDF
  • Unit 4 Review – Graphic Organizer & Wordlist
    • (Have a Nice Day) Word Search – PDFKey
    • Stations Review – PPTKey
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Unit 5: DNA

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Unit 6: Protein Synthesis

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Common Assessment #2December 15-18th

  • Study Guide – PDF – Key
  • Review Game – PPT –

Class Documents/Handouts

  • Classroom Procedures – PDF
  • First Day Activities – PDF
  • Classroom Procedures Activity – PDF
  • Cornell Notes – PDF
  • Lab Safety Rules – PDF
  • Check out the Lab Safety Rules Activity – PDF  – Key –
  • Lab Equipment – Key –
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