2018 - 2019 school Year



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Study Questions by Chapter












Tests and Quiz

Completed in class















Assignment and Video Links



Gorillas in The Mist Video Asisgnment


Video: Ghost in your genes

Mr. Kardouche explaining Intro. Ecology


What is a Food Pyramid Activity explained video


Hare and Lynx explained by Mr. Kardouche


Food web and DDT in Borneo by Mr.K


Hare and Lynx assignment explained by Mr.K


Getting Into the Fossil Record Assignment


Make Up Tests

by Permission only during CAT30

Evolution Ch.14

Chapter 2 Ecology Test

Chapter 15 Test - The Theory of Evolution


uEvolution Ch.14  Pe

Chapter 11: DNA and Protein Synthesis

Chapter 11 Test DNA, Protein Synth


Extra Credit Assignments and Publisher  Practice Tests






Self-Check Quizzes to help you study for your tests.


An excellent way to study for your tests is to complete

 the practice tests and CST practice tests  for

the chapters which we are covering this semester.


Practice Tests to help you prepare for your tests and FINAL EXAM.







Self-Check Quizzes to help you study for your tests.


Practice Tests to help you prepare for your tests and FINAL EXAM.




Final Exam Stud Guide








May 23, 2019 Important Message to my amazing Biology Students :)

I will miss you. Have a nice summer :)  

Dear Biology Students,

Welcome to second semester.   Everyone begins with a 100 % and my goal is to help you keep an A grade in this class.  You will see a sign up in my class that states "Have Fun but also get your work done" , I reall mean that.   If you have any questions or need help please ask. 


The Portfolio Projects (Semester 2)

Portfolio Project Assignment Handouts


Standards Covered


Portfolio Project 1

Topic 1

Chapter 11-1 and 11-2

DNA and Genes

5a-b. Students know the general structure and functions of DNA, RNA, and protein and to apply base-pairing rules to explain precise copying of DNA during semi conservative replication and transcription of information from DNA into mRNA.  

Portfolio Project 1

Topic 2


Chapter 11-3

Genetic Changes/Mutations


Portfolio Project 1

Topic 3


Chapter 13-1

Genetic Technology


5c: Students know how genetic engineering (biotechnology)  is used to produce novel biochemical and agricultural products




Portfolio Project 1

Topic 4


Chapter  13-2

Recombinant DNA Technology


Portfolio Project 1

Topic 5


Chapter  13-3

The Human Genome


Portfolio Project 2

Topic 1

Chapter  14-1

The Record of  Life

7 a-f  The frequency of an allele in a gene pool of a population depends on many factors and may be stable or unstable over time.

8 a-g Evolution is the result of genetic changes that occur in constantly  changing environments.


Portfolio Project 2

Topic 2


Chapter  14-2

The Origin of Life



Portfolio Project 2

Topic 3

Chapter  15-1

Natural Selection and the Evidence for Evolution


Portfolio Project 2

Topic 4

Chapter 15-2

Mechanisms of evolution


Portfolio Project  Ecology 1



Chapter 2

Principles of Ecology

Ecology - Stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects.

Be able to identify all the factors which interact in an ecosystem and how they affect populations

Portfolio Project  Ecology 2, continued


Chapters 3.1,4

Biological Communities

Population Biology



Portfolio Project Ecology 3, continued


Chapters 5


Final Exam Review  SESSIONS- You should be completing the practice tests and quizzes for all of the above chapters which we covered throughout the year ( Practice Tests , Self-Check Quizzes).

You Final Exam Study Guide should also be completed ( Final Exam Study Guide)

FINAL EXAM The Final Exam is Comprehensive and will cover all of the above.  Answer all the Final Exam Study Guide questions to get ready for the final. Also review the Final Exam POWERPOINT. The Final Exam is worth 15% of your grade.  Don't forget to check your understanding using the practice tests and quizzes:

Practice Tests

Self-Check Quizzes




Viruses and Bacteria

Portfolio Project





Chapter 18

Viruses and Bacteria

10 d-e Students know there are important differences between bacteria and viruses with respect to their requirements for growth and replication, the body's primary defense against bacterial and viral infections, and the effective treatment of these infections.  Students know why an individual  with a compromised immune system  (for example , a person with AIDS) may be unable to fight off and survive infections by microorganisms that are usually benign.  

The Immune System

Portfolio Project


Immune System Notes

Benchmark Study Guide

Good Immune System Video

Chapter 39

The Immune System

(Part I)

10 a-f Organisms have a variety of mechanisms to combat disease.  

The Immune System Part 2

Portfolio Project


Immune System Notes

Benchmark Study Guide




Good Intro video to immune system


Good Immune System Video

Chapter 39

The Immune System

(Part II)

10 a-f Organisms have a variety of mechanisms to combat disease.  

The Nervous System

Portfolio Project 3

Nervous System Notes

Chapter 36

The Nervous System


9.b-e Students know how the nervous system mediates communication between different parts of the body and the body's interactions with the environment.  

The Endocrine System

Portfolio Project


Nervous and Endocrine Systems Test Study Guide


Chapter 35-3

The  Endocrine System

9. As a result of the coordinated structures and functions of organ systems, the internal environment of the human body remains relatively stable (homeostatic) despite changes in the outside environment.

Students know how the complementary activity of major body systems provides cells with oxygen and nutrients and removes toxic waste products such as carbon dioxide.

Students know how feedback loops in the nervous and endocrine systems regulate conditions in the body.

Students know the functions of the nervous system and the role of neurons in transmitting electrochemical impulses.

Students know the roles of sensory neurons, interneurons, and motor neurons in sensation, thought, and response.

* Students know the individual functions and sites of secretion of digestive enzymes (amylases, proteases, nucleases, lipases), stomach acid, and bile salts.

* Students know the homeostatic role of the kidneys in the removal of nitrogenous wastes and the role of the liver in blood detoxification and glucose balance.

* Students know the cellular and molecular basis of muscle contraction, including the roles of actin, myosin, Ca+2 , and ATP.

* Students know how hormones (including digestive, reproductive, osmoregulatory) provide internal feedback mechanisms for homeostasis at the cellular level and in whole organisms.




The Digestive System

Portfolio Assignments



Chapter 35-1

The Digestive System


Portfolio Project 3

Topic 6

Chapter 34-1



Portfolio Project 3

Topic 7

Chapter 34-2

The Skeletal System


Portfolio Project 3

Topic 8

Chapter 34-3

Muscular System


Portfolio Project 3

Topic 9

Chapter 37-1

Respiratory System

Portfolio Project 4-7

Chapter 37-2

Circulatory System

Portfolio Project 4-8

Chapter 37-3

Urinary System






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The work you do in the classroom is only in part to acquire knowledge. It is mainly for you to strengthen your mind and train yourself to be reliable, self-reliant, and able to understand and communicate complex and abstract concepts.  This is what you will need to navigate the future. I wish you all the best, always.

                                                  Mr. Kardouche