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General Biology ....Traditional Biology.....AP Biology
Honors Biology....Ecology

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Spring 2016 Semester:

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General Resources


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Want to forward your CV e-mail to your personal account?
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SCIENCE FAIR Stuff



New version coming soon:)



NMSEF Student Registration (Please do with your teacher in class:))

NMSEF Timeline

ISEF Project Categories and Subcategories
ISEF Rules

Stephen Colbert's interview of the 2013 ISEF Winner

SF Forms


Step 1: Use the Rules Wizard and the
ISEF Rules andGuidelines to confirm that you are submitting all of
the forms that you need to submit. When in doubt,
fill it out!

Step 2: For all projects, complete at least Form NMSEF Entry Form, 1, 1A, Research Plan (2nd Draft of your proposal), 1B, 3, and Abstract Form*


*Please Note: The abstract form cannot be completed until after you have finished your experiment and the formal report. We will want to see this at check in for the CVSEF and NMSEF.

North Museum Science and Engineering Fair
NMSEF Entry Form

All 2015 ISEF References and Forms Library (Use interactive form, fill out, print, and sign)
CV Research Information Page
Free SDS Sheets for most common SF Chemcials
(Hint: Use the browser search feature to find the compounds that you are looking for:))
Siemens Foundation STEM Competition







Other Biology Links:

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Biology Reading List
Genetics Problems Survey
Try Some More Genetics Problems Online
Microsoft Word Viewer Download
PA Virtual Atlas
Steinman Run Map Hint
Noodle Tools (cv123/cvbucks)


Other Science Competitions

North Museum Science and Engineering Fair



Google Science Fair

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(Last updated:
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Please Note: I am in the process of transitioning all of my instructional content onto Schoology during the 2016-2017 School Year. This is a huge undertaking and will take some time. This site is now an archive of instructional materials intended for reference and is largely unsupported. Please check Schoology first for course materials and class announcements. Thanks for your patience during this transition.


All Classes:

Welcome back to the 2016-2017 School Year. I am excited to be working with you as you broaden your understanding of science. Please use the next few day to get accustomed to the syllabus, this wiki and my Schoology page for your class. I will go over these in class with you yoday. Below is a post that I send out after I get KBE scores. I've kept it below for your review and to help you to see where we are headed.

KBE scores are in for the spring semester. Please check under Final Exam on Sapphire Gradebook (Community Portal) to see how you did. I will not be emailing individual scores out or responding to requests to do so:) Remember that you need to score 70% or greater to not have to take the KBE again. You need to have a course final grade of 60% or greater to pass biology regardless of your KBE score. Just FYI: the traditional average score on the KBE was 78%, and the overall average for all of my classes was a 74%. If you were not proficient on the KBE, you will be contacted during the upcoming semester regarding remediation and retaking the test. Overall I can see the results of your efforts in your scores, so thanks to everyone for your hard work. It is a strong sign of your maturity and growth as a person and as a student. It was great working with you throughout the semester and I wish you the best of luck as you move forward in your education. Keep in touch:)

The scale for the KBE is as follows:
0-49% = Below Basic
50-69% = Basic
70-89% = Proficient
90-100% = Advanced

Breakdown by Block (Hovan)

Block 3 Traditional Biology: 36% Advanced, 44% Proficient, 16% Basic, 4% Below Basic
Block 4 Supported General Biology: 0% Advanced, 35% Proficient, 24% Basic, 41% Below Basic
Block 5 Traditional Biology: 41% Advanced, 37% Proficient, 15% Basic, 7% Below Basic

Mr. H.


Honors Research and Design ( Fall, Block 2)


Please get your Getting to Know You and your Statements of Understanding forms to me ASAP. These were handed out in class. Review class policy, the syllabus, my wiki, and your course on Schoology.

Sign up for Remind text messages

Make sure that you have an Office 365 account set up and that you can send and receive email through your CV email address

Traditional Biology (Fall, Block 3)


Online Test Code--Click here

Please get your Getting to Know You and your Statements of Understanding forms to me ASAP. These were handed out in class. Review class policy, the syllabus, my wiki, and your course on Schoology.

You can begin your Study Island Assignments whenever you wish. Make sure that you have them completed on or before the due dates communicated to you by Mr. H. The requirements for the assignments are as follows: You must complete at least 10 questions for each topic covered in a unit and score at least a 70% on one session to earn credit (80%) for the assignment. These are mastery learning assignments, so you can try over and over to improve your grade. The grading scale for these assignments is as follows:

70%-80% for each topic (10 questions min/topic/session) = 80% (16/20)
81%-85% for each topic = 85% (17/20) 86%-90% for each topic = 90% (18/20)
91%-100% for each topic = 100% (20/20)

Sign up for Remind text messages

Make sure that you have an Office 365 account set up and that you can send and receive email through your CV email address


General Supported Biology (Block 4)


Online Test Code--Click here

Please get your Getting to Know You and your Statements of Understanding forms to me ASAP. These were handed out in class. Review class policy, the syllabus, my wiki, and your course on Schoology.

You can begin your Study Island Assignments whenever you wish. Make sure that you have them completed on or before the due dates communicated to you by Mr. H. The requirements for the assignments are as follows: You must complete at least 10 questions for each topic covered in a unit and score at least a 70% on one session to earn credit (80%) for the assignment. These are mastery learning assignments, so you can try over and over to improve your grade. The grading scale for these assignments is as follows:

70%-80% for each topic (10 questions min/topic/session) = 80% (16/20)
81%-85% for each topic = 85% (17/20) 86%-90% for each topic = 90% (18/20)
91%-100% for each topic = 100% (20/20)

Sign up for Remind text messages

Make sure that you have an Office 365 account set up and that you can send and receive email through your CV email address


Honors Biology (Fall, Block 5)

Online Test Code--Click here

Please be sure to complete your Honors Science Summer Reading Assignment. Dr. Daneker emailed you today concerning this.

Online Test Code--Click here

Please get your Getting to Know You and your Statements of Understanding forms to me ASAP. These were handed out in class. Review class policy, the syllabus, my wiki, and your course on Schoology.

You can begin your Study Island Assignments whenever you wish. Make sure that you have them completed on or before the due dates communicated to you by Mr. H. The requirements for the assignments are as follows: You must complete at least 10 questions for each topic covered in a unit and score at least a 70% on one session to earn credit (80%) for the assignment. These are mastery learning assignments, so you can try over and over to improve your grade. The grading scale for these assignments is as follows:

70%-80% for each topic (10 questions min/topic/session) = 80% (16/20)
81%-85% for each topic = 85% (17/20) 86%-90% for each topic = 90% (18/20)
91%-100% for each topic = 100% (20/20)

Sign up for Remind text messages

Make sure that you have an Office 365 account set up and that you can send and receive email through your CV email address



Support and KBE Preparation Info:
If you are looking for information to help you get ready for Summer KBE retakes. Please visit my Keystone Biology Exam (KBE) page for study guides, online practice, etc.


Make Proficiency on the KBE one of your "whys."

What's Your Why?



Why Biology?

(If you need some convincing that biology is the course for you:))




Finished with your work for the Day? Try developing your
reading comprehension in your content area and writing
skills with some
Select Science News:)



Paw Paws in Lancaster County
Connection between Gas and Butterflies (Thanks CL)
Great National Geographic Biodiversity Project
40 Years Later, Lucy discoverer Don Johanson Adds to Human Origin Story
Fixing Faulty Genes
Stem Cells Provide Hope to Restore Sight
Electrical Bacteria? (Thanks E.A.)
Spring 2014 UN Carbon Emission Data (Thanks Mr. Oxendine)
Tropics Cascade in Yellowstone NP
Top STEM jobs in Lanc. Co.
New Cancer Treatment using your own cells
23 and Me Genome Screening Suspended by FDA
Using Vitamin B2 to 3-D print medical implants
Biology 4 Kids site with Biology Overview and Review Materials. Thanks E. Hoffmaster!
Flu Variations for 2013
Google Science Fair Finalists
Wallops Island to Launch Rocket to the Moon--Thanks Mrs.
Upton
Interactive Map of Bats Affected by White Nose Syndrome
Interested in finding out more about the 2013 Periodic Cicada
Brood II emergence, or possibly in tracking their
whereabouts? Check out
magicicada.org or radiolab
Check out the new Millport Conservancy Newsletter!
Wallops Island Virginia MSC Trip 2012 and 2013
CRE King of the Superbugs
CO2 Levels Higher than Even in 2012
Cicada Wings Shred Bacteria
Native Equadorians Prepare for Gold Miners
Speed of Sound
Neanderthal Clones?
New Center for Personalized Medicine at Penn State Hershey Med Center.
Diversify your athletic training kids! (Thanks to Mr. Care for this.)
Cure for Hepatitis C?
NOAA FAQs about Climate Change
NSF Polymer Talk
National Geographic Genographic Project
How Childhood Neglect Affects the Wiring of the Brain
Reptile Virgin Births (Montee, you are not alone girl!)
Colorado Girl Contracts Bubonic Plague in 2012
An Environmental Impact of Plastic
Antibiotics in meat debate
Windowfarms
Eating for the environment
Students and sleep
Nanoparticles and their effects on soils and plants
A Plea for the Bees TED Talk
Plastic Eating Fungus
The Boy Who Played with Fusion
New Light Bulbs Winner of $10 million prize.
More on Galapagos Tortises (Thanks D.P.)
Mollusk Blood the Cure for Cancer?
Commonly confused words (affect/effect)
New Model for Stream Restoration in Lancaster County
News on Cell Division
How Microbes Defend and Define US NY Times Article
Sci Table Science Reference
Before and After Shots of Japan Tsunami from ABC News
Fracking in PA AP News Story
Good work to all honors bio students on you alternative anaerobic respiration research project. Check out a sample here.
Deer Hunters Catch Pox Virus from deer they field dressed.
Figure out your Ecological Footprint
Newly Discovered Archaeon can use Arsenic to make its DNA (Another BF story)
Scale of the Universe (Thanks B. Fowler)
Interested in what New York City looked like before humans
developed it. Check out the Welikia Project. Check out the
concept of Muir Webs and what they show about an
ecosystem that transcends traditional Food Webs.
O Neanderthal Where Art Thou?
Got Brains? Thank your genes (and your teachers)!
Mighty Mussels Have Industrial Strength NPR story
Oddball Amoebas Sprout Arms When Stressed NPR story
Identical Twins are Not Truly Identical NPR story
Carbon Sinks in Wetlands from Sci.Am.
Paper Batteries Nanotechnology BBC ArticleSciAm Bioscapes Photo Contest WinnersWord of the year . What do you think?
Interesting Article on Human Evolution (Thanks M.Smith)
also Ardipithecus ramicus from Scientific AmericanThought you knew the phospholipid bilayer? Check out this article on modified plasma membranes (Thanks B. Fowler)
*Find something interesting? Please email me the link to share!

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