Biology II

Biology II
Teacher Information
Mrs. Stoner
Phone: 815-493-6341

Course Description
First semester is a continuation of genetics expanding on what is learned in Biology I. This also includes a unit on biotechnology in which students learn electrophoresis and analysis of human diseases. Second semester includes topics in classification, microbiology, evolution, viruses, bacteria, and protozoa.

Course Objectives
 Students will be able to complete monohybrid, dihybrid, and trihybrid crosses.
 Students will get experience using a gel electrophoresis.
 Students will learn about the evolutionary theory.
 Students will learn about classification and how to classify various items.
 Students will learn about ecology and be able to apply it to various items.

Course Outline
 1st semester
o Molecular genetics
o Human genetics
o Biotechnology
o History of life
 2nd semester
o Evolutionary theory
o Classification
o Principles of ecology
o Biomes, ecosystems, and communities

Grading Policy
Students will complete both formative and summative assignments.  Grades for the class will be generated from the summative assignments.  It is still important for students to complete formatives to make sure they are learning the material and to allow for me to see what areas students are struggling.  

 Summative Assessments

Materials Needed
 Textbook / Laptop
 Folder / binder
 Notebook / Paper
 Pens/Pencils
 Assignment Notebook
 Markers / Colored pencils

Classroom Rules / Expectations
 Students will respect themselves and others.
 Students need to be in the room and in their seat when the bell rings. Otherwise you will be considered tardy.
 Students need to bring all materials to class. Students will not be allowed to go to their lockers to retrieve materials.
 Students are to be working on the assigned work or participating in the lecture. No talking is allowed during test or quizzes.
 Students will be working in groups at times, however everyone must contribute equally. Students will be graded individually and as a group.
 Students need to bring laptops to class daily. Failure to do so will result in the students missing a great deal of information.