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High school biology extra credit assignments

Below are listed some extra credit opportunities for this class. There are no due dates on the projects with the exception of re-grades. Re-grades must be received within the grading period of the original assignment. Each assignment may only be completed once, with the exception of Book or Movie reports. You may do as many of those as you desire, however you cannot use the same book or movie for more than one report.


  • Re-grades: Any assignment given in class can be re-graded. You may regrade quizzes and homework at home. Test must be done in class or after school. (Varied Credit)
    How to regrade-
    1. Leave your old answer. Do not erase, but you may strike through it. 
    2. Write the new answer out to the side or on a separate sheet of paper. Hint: you only get one shot at correcting this, so please use your notes, the internet, or ask me for help to make sure you are correct this time!
    3. Turn back in to me for half-credit on each answer you fixed. Re-grades can be turned in at any time within the proper grading period.
  • Biology Related Book or Movie Reports (20 points per report)
    At anytime during the semester, you can write a report on a Biology related book or movie. Simply read the book or watch the movie and then write at least a one page, double-spaced (no fancy headers or wide margins though! Use the whole page) report that answers the following question - "How does this book or movie relate to what we study (or have studied) in class?" Some books and movies that I recommend are below. If you have a book or movie idea that is not on the list, ask me before writing a report to make sure it's approved.

    Books
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
    Flowers for Algernon
    The Case of the Disappearing Spoon
    Next (by Michael Crichton)
    Frankenstein
    Hot Zone
    Jurassic Park
    The House of the Scorpion
    Allegiant
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    The Martian

    Movies
    Gattaca
    Lorenzo's Oil
    Osmosis Jones
    Jurassic Park
    Finding Nemo
    Fern Gully
    The Martian

  • Unit One EC lab project (10 points per report. Can be done multiple times.) - Develop an experiment of your choice using the lab report format we used in class. This does not have to be elaborate, it can solve a very simple problem. Complete the lab report as if you had done the experiment and include all necessary items. For the results and conclusion sections, you may either conduct the experiment or make-up results/conclusions that are plausible. This can be turned in multiple times, as long as each report is different.
  • Unit One EC graph project (5 points) - Create a line graph for the data below and include all required elements.


  • Unit Two Biomolecules Practice (5 points) - Research and predict which macromolecules (Sugars, Starch, Lipids, and/or Proteins) would be present in each of the following food items.
    - Potato Chips
    - Bananas
    - Steak
    - Olives
    - Bacon
  • Unit Three Cells Project (30 points) - Create a three dimensional model of the cell out of craft supplies (no food items please!). You can make an animal, plant, or prokaryotic cell. However, all necessary organelles must be included and labeled.
  • Unit Three Cells Webquest (~20 points) - Print and complete the following webquest - Cell Webquest. Graded for correctness. If you cannot print, then just clearly number and write the answers on a separate sheet of paper.
  • Unit Three Transport EC (10 points) - Create five practice problems using cells in hypertonic, hypotonic, and isotonic conditions for a friend to review this concept. Include an answer key.
  • Unit Four EC (10 points) - Create a picture showing how photosynthesis and respiration are a cycle. Include the following terms at least once: autotroph, heterotroph, CO2, H2O, O2, C6H12O6, Energy, ATP, chloroplast, and mitochondria
  • Unit Four EC (20 points) - Download, print, and complete the following webquest: HeLa Webquest
  • Unit Five EC (12 points) - complete questions 3-8 under Part C on the Protein Synthesis Worksheet.
  • Unit Six EC (10 points) - Complete a tri-hybrid cross. See me for a copy.
  • Unit Six EC (10 points) - Create a pedigree for your own family tracing a trait of your choice and including at least three generations.
  • Unit Six EC (10 points) - In an effort to study probability, flip a coin fifty times and record each time whether or not you get heads or tails. Notice how often getting four or five heads or tails in a row occurs. Turn in your record to me for ten points extra credit.
  • Unit Seven EC (20 points) - Imagine an adaptation you wish you had- maybe wings, gills, or flippers to help you swim- and write a paragraph or two to explain how that trait may eventually evolve in humans. Make sure you discuss mutations and natural selection. What about the trait would make the "new humans" more likely to survive? Include a hand-drawn or computer generated picture of your "new human".
  • Unit Seven EC (10 points) - Write out the full taxonomic classification for your favorite animal (can be found through Google). Include Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species. Also make sure you write the species name correctly. Then choose an animal you think is similar, and classify it as well. How closely related are your animals?
  • Unit Eight EC (20 points) - Make another Wanted Poster, but this time focus on a disease that is NOT caused by a Bacteria or Virus. See me if you need help selecting a non-bacterial, non-viral disease.
  • Unit Nine EC (10 points) - Create a simple drawing to illustrate one of the following in pictures, symbols, and words: the water cycle, the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle, a food web (with at least four levels), any of the biomes discussed in class, or the pattern of succession in an ecological area.
  • SOL Review EC (10 points) - Take a practice SOL quiz (of at least ten questions or more) on the website http://education.jlab.org. Make sure you put your name on it before you begin, and email the results to [email protected] If you score at least a 70% or better, I will give you 10 extra credit points. You can submit multiple times, but no more than 5 times. Practice SOLs are also available at http://solpass.org for extra practice.
  • SOL Review EC (1/2 point per card) Make flash cards to help you study for the SOL. Up to 50 additional points maximum.

high school biology extra credit assignments

high school biology extra credit assignments Ashby, Liz - Science / SOL Biology (PreAP and General.

high school biology extra credit assignments

Comments

  1. Botezuvelek

    As a new teacher here, I had to do 30 extra hours of PD in addition to regular school PD. Just submitted my 34 hours a full 6 weeks early.

  2. Tefumof

    I"m so glad I"ve calmed down somewhat. The high school me probs would have done this for half an extra credit point

  3. Cotoxonupateh

    Maybe they should"ve also went to summer school for extra work in English.

  4. Fuyoguzigutezu

    Hey! I"m 18, about to graduate High school and I have an extra ticket to the graduation! It"s yours if you want it!!

  5. Yufuvibijakexi

    Thanks. Trying to listen to pod more. Tough sometimes cause work at school then after school program so out at 6 . Had some extra time 2day

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  7. Vevikapuz

    This school year has been so extra

  8. Leyuwananixa

    I"m not even gonna lie tagging the school is pretty fucking extra and overboard. There was no need for it

  9. Pobapoqe

    How much is the book I"ll pay for it before school start back you don"t have to do all that extra stuff u could"ve Dm me chill out

  10. Dutapiyom

    Kehlani has a song for every mood but especially a be extra dramatic/recreate old school R B video mood

  11. Sekebohoco

    I can"t believe my papa running around acting like he in high school way to old for that extra shit he doing

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