Upcoming DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis Assessments

posted Oct 19, 2017, 11:57 AM by Jerrid Johansen

The assessments for DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis are coming up in the next week.

  • Multiple Choice Quiz: Wednesday, October 25th
  • Written Unit Test:  Friday, October 27th

Refer to your pink, Unit 3 Sheet for resources to help you prepare for these assessments.

Quiz Correction Directions

posted Sep 11, 2017, 12:58 PM by Jerrid Johansen

Here are the DIRECTIONS for completing quiz corrections.  Directions must be followed precisely, or no credit will be earned.  Quiz corrections are due the day after a quiz has been returned to you in class.

We're Back!!!

posted Aug 15, 2017, 1:04 PM by Jerrid Johansen

And I couldn't be more excited!

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  You've found the website for Mr. Johansen's Biology classes, and the girl's track program here at Papillion-La Vista South.  

On this site I will post announcements, review items, homework assignments, answer keys, readings, videos, and links to websites for the biology classes.  I will also post track results and records. Go ahead and bookmark this page, or memorize the url as you will use this site quite often!

If you have questions or suggestions you can email me at, or you you can click the "CONTACT ME" link on the left side of this page.

2nd Semester Final

posted May 16, 2017, 12:10 PM by Jerrid Johansen   [ updated May 17, 2017, 8:34 AM ]

The second semester final will be given in TWO parts:
  • Part 1 will be taken on Monday
  • Part 2 will be taken on either Tuesday or Wednesday

Here are some review materials for the 2nd semester final.  Come to class with questions

Review PowerPoint

Here are some Helpful Hints for Part 2 of the Semester Final

Humans and Ecology Test

posted May 15, 2017, 10:23 AM by Jerrid Johansen

Date:  Tuesday, May 16th
Format:  Multiple Choice
Point Value:  Honors (200 points);  General (200 points)
Content Covered:  Food chains and food webs.  Trophic Levels.  Energy Pyramids.  The Carbon Cycle.
Climate Change

Evolution and Natural Selection Quiz

posted Mar 31, 2017, 5:42 AM by Jerrid Johansen

Date:  Tuesday, April 4th
Format:  Multiple Choice
Point Value:  Honors:  200 Points;  General:  200 points
Content Covered:  Evolution by Natural Selection; Ideas that influenced Darwin, Evidence for Evolution; Evolutionary Relationships.

Here is the ANSWER KEY

Chapter 16 over Natural Selection and Evolution
Chapter 19 over Earth's history and the evolution of life:  We went over section 19.2

Evolution and Natural Selection PRACTICE TEST

Upcoming Cell Cycle Quest

posted Feb 14, 2017, 10:56 AM by Jerrid Johansen

DATE:  Tuesday, February 21st
CONTENT COVERED:   Cell Cycle and Mitosis, Cancer, and Stem Cells (All of Chapter 10)
FORMAT:  Multiple Choice
POINT VALUE:  Honors (200); General (200)
Here is a TEST REVIEW that you can work on ASAP.  Bring questions to class.
Here is the TEST REVIEW ANSWER KEY. Come to class with questions.

Here is a PRACTICE TEST over the cell cycle, and cancer.

Chapter from the Book - Chapter 10

Upcoming Punnett Square Quiz

posted Jan 30, 2017, 8:25 AM by Jerrid Johansen   [ updated Jan 30, 2017, 8:33 AM ]

Date:  Thursday, February 2nd
Format:  Punnett squares and probability galore!
Point Value:  Honors - 150 points; General - 100 points
Content Covered:  Punnett Squares and Inheritance Patterns; 

Here are some practice problems involving Punnett Squares.  -  Answer key will be in my room.

General Practice Test - Key will be available in my room

Honors Practice Test - Key will be available in my room

Upcoming Meiosis Quiz

posted Jan 18, 2017, 10:30 AM by Jerrid Johansen   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 12:01 PM ]

Date:  Friday, January 20th
Content:  Meiosis (Funny Math, Nondisjunction, Diversity)
Format:  Multiple Choice
Points:  200

Review Questions
Review Answer Key

Snurfle Meiosis Interactive Part 1

Snurfle Meiosis Interactive Part 2

Welcome Back!

posted Jan 4, 2017, 6:02 AM by Jerrid Johansen   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 6:10 AM ]

I hope you had a great winter break!

As much as you might not like it, it is time to get back to work and start moving forward.  Before we jump back into the Biology content we are going to go over a few reminders, and address some changes that will take place in the second semester.  Those items can be accessed below.

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