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1 Welcome to AP Biology! Annotate “About the Exam”
Include questions in the margin AND answer all questions





6 AP Bio is a game! You have to get your piece to the final location to get an A Winner gets a prize

7 Flippped Classroom At Home In Class Watch video and take notes
Go through ppt and take notes Readings Flippped Classroom Block 1—Monday mingles, discussion, activities and labs Block 2--Activities and labs Block 3—Self-directed and assessments

8 Your notes should look like this

9 How do you know the group is working like a team?
This class game is organized into collaborative groups. This can enhance learning of all players and helps you move ahead. How do you know the group is working like a team?

10 Successful Groups Work together. Listen to each other.
Speak politely to one another. Complete all tasks in a timely manner. Help each other and do not allow copying. Share tasks

11 Group Task: Syllabus Scavenger Hunt and Hand prints
Read syllabus and get ready for the first scavenger hunt game Make 5 positive adjectives describing yourself Name on front

12 Syllabus Scavenger Hunt
Q1—What is your grade based on? Q2-- Q3 Q4 Q5

13 Who is Ms. Morris-O’Hearn?
I was born in England to a Spanish mom and a Welsh dad

14 I came to the United States when I was five years old

15 Cabrillo Beach

16 Ms. Morris in school I went to Culver City High school. I then went on to UCLA

17 UCLA Graduation

18 My family My brothers are fraturnal twins

19 I love to travel

20 I got married in 2012

21 Ms. Morris, the teacher I taught science for 14 years, 4 of them at Lawndale High School

22 All talented. Character may overshadow talent

23 Character What do you do when no one is looking Below the surface

24 Academic Dishonesty Policy
All students share the responsibility of maintaining honesty during testing and other class assignments. Those who allow others to copy their work are just as guilty of cheating as those who do the copying. Students are expected to NOT plagiarize other sources. All work must include citations.

25 I pledge to conduct myself with honor and integrity

26 In this class we score the game, not the practice!

27 Class Logistics Your grade is based on performances on a “game” ie tests, quizzes, lab reports, projects You will receive a mastery checklist for each enduring understanding with “practice” assignments to help you achieve mastery There are readings and videos as well as activities that will help you master the concepts in this class

28 More than 5 missings= Holiday assignment to clear the missings
No Holiday Homework!!! Less than 5 missing=No holiday homework More than 5 missings= Holiday assignment to clear the missings


30 Game Board and Mastery Checklist

31 Summer Homework—checks or mi
2 Blogs Letter of Introduction— ed to Graphing packet

32 Science is Creative

33 Think-WRITE-Pair Share
How would you design an experiment to test if ants count their steps?

34 There is no right or wrong way… be creative

35 This clip shows one way…it is not the only way
See if you can identify their independent (what they changed) and dependent (what they measured/counted)


37 Can Ants Count Independent:____________________
Data supports that__________________________ What we should ask of the researchers -what was their sample size -how many times did they run trials -is the data statistically significant

38 Your turn: Brine Shrimp Lab
Using the Lab Report template form design a question to answer a question All groups will get -Brine Shrimp -Slides -Tape -Microscope -Artifical sea water You may ask for more materials as long as you include quantities Experiment is not approved until your independent and dependent are approved

39 On a group whiteboard answer
1) In what ways can we be safe in a lab? 2) What is 1 thing you wear in a lab?

40 Lab Safety Checking for Understanding Set up pg 32 with the following headings
Before the Lab During the Lab If there’s a problem… For glassware Cleaning up

41 Laboratory Safety


43 Dress properly during a laboratory activity.
Long hair, dangling jewelry, and loose or baggy clothing are a hazard in the laboratory.  Long hair must be tied back, and dangling jewelry and baggy clothing must be secured.  Shoes must completely cover the foot.  No sandals allowed on lab days.

44 BCA: Get your googles from the cabinet

45 Which Ms. Morris is ready for the lab?

46 Which shoe is appropriate?

47 Don’t touch, until told When first entering a science room, do not touch any equipment, chemicals, or other materials in the laboratory area until you are instructed to do so.

48 Where’s the safety equipment?
Know the locations and operating procedures of all safety equipment including: first aid kit(s), and fire extinguisher.  Know where the fire alarm and the exits are located.

49 T-1: Fire Extinguiser is by the door, first aid is by the whiteboard

50 No food Do not eat food, drink beverages, or chew gum in the laboratory.  Do not use laboratory glassware as containers for food or beverages.

51 Know the directions Follow ALL written and verbal instructions carefully. If you do not understand a direction or a part of the procedure, ASK YOUR TEACHER BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH THE ACTIVITY!

52 Before the Lab—Answer in complete sentences
1) How do we dress for a lab? 2) What is the rule about food and gum? 3) Can you touch equipment before being told?

53 During the Lab

54 Be responsible Conduct yourself in a responsible manner at all times in the laboratory.

55 Work together Never work alone in the laboratory. No student may work in the science classroom without the presence of a teacher.

56 Authorized experiments only!
Perform only those experiments authorized by your teacher. Carefully follow all instructions, both written and oral. Unauthorized experiments are not allowed.

57 Be preapred Be prepared for your work in the laboratory.  Read all procedures thoroughly before entering the laboratory.  Never fool around in the laboratory.  Horseplay, practical jokes, and pranks are dangerous and prohibited.

58 Keep your area organized
Observe good housekeeping practices.  Work areas should be kept clean and tidy at all times.

59 Don’t wander Experiments must be personally monitored at all times.  Do not wander around the room, distract other students, startle other students or interfere with the laboratory experiments of others.

60 Goggles on at all times Any time chemicals, heat, or glassware are used, students will wear safety goggles. NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE

61 Ask for help If you do not understand how to use a piece of equipment, ASK THE TEACHER FOR HELP!

62 During the Lab—Answer in complete sentences
When can you take off your goggles? 2) What are 3 ways you can ensure that the lab is safe?

63 If there is a problem…

64 YELL FOR HELP If you or your lab partner is hurt, immediately (and loudly) yell out the teacher's name to get the teacher's attention.  Do not panic.

65 USE the eye wash If a chemical should splash in your eye(s) or on your skin, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.  Immediately (and loudly) yell out the teacher's name to get the teacher's attention. 

66 Notify of dangerous hazards
Be alert and proceed with caution at all times in the laboratory.  Notify the teacher immediately of any unsafe conditions you observe

67 Report accidents or injuries
Report any accident (spill, breakage, etc.) or injury (cut, burn, etc.) to the teacher immediately, no matter how trivial it seems.  Do not panic.

68 T-1: Fire Extinguiser is by the door, first aid is by the whiteboard

69 Know what to do in a drill
Know what to do if there is a fire drill during a laboratory period; containers must be closed, and any electrical equipment turned off

70 If there is a problem… 1) What should you do if someone is injured? 2) Where is the first aid located? 3) What do you do if something gets in your eyes?


72 Use clean, unbroken glassware
Examine glassware before each use.  Never use chipped, cracked, or dirty glassware.

73 Don’t touch broken glass
Never handle broken glass with your bare hands.  Tell the teacher immediately, the teacher will clean it up.

74 Do not immerse hot glassware in cold water. The glassware may shatter.
Nothing hot in the sink Do not immerse hot glassware in cold water.  The glassware may shatter.

75 Be careful with the hot plate
Do not operate a hot plate by yourself.  Take care that hair, clothing, and hands are a safe distance from the hot plate at all times.  Use of hot plate is only allowed in the presence of the teacher.

76 Use tongs for hot items Heated glassware remain very hot for a long time.  They should be set aside in a designated place to cool, and picked up with caution.  Use tongs or heat protective gloves if necessary.

77 Don’t watch a boiling test tube
Never look into a container that is being heated.

78 Don’t touch hot plates or test tubes
Do not place hot apparatus directly on the laboratory desk.  Always use an insulated pad.  Allow plenty of time for hot apparatus to cool before touching it.

79 ALWAYS think before you do something!!!!
Always use your brain ALWAYS think before you do something!!!!


81 What things can happen to glassware that you should be aware of?
For glassware What things can happen to glassware that you should be aware of? How should you touch glassware that has been on the hot plate? Why shouldn’t you look at a boiling test tube?


83 Wash your hands Keep hands away from face, eyes, mouth, and body while using chemicals or lab equipment.  Wash your hands with soap and water after performing all experiments.



86 Dispose of chemicals Dispose of chemicals in waste containers, not down the sink

87 Cleaning What do you do with the chemicals that you have finished with? 2) What should you do before you leave the lab?

88 I will be holding you to your word!
Safety Contract Read the safety contract and sign it. Copy the sentences, no printing. See me if you wear contacts Change “I have read pg ” to “I saw Ms. Morris’ safety power point” I will be holding you to your word!

89 Goals Find your station Know where safety equipment is
Know where aprons, goggles and gloves are Walk to hot plate Do a fire/earthquake drill

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