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Exam Resources

 
Starting with the class of 2017, a graduation component of any Pennsylvania public school will be passing specific Keystone exams. These exams are designed to make sure that students are meeting state standards.   To help students review the topic of biology, the Science Department has broken up the content into 9 topics. Review for each topic will consist of the following:
  • A podcast (either by Khan Academy or Council Rock Staff) approximately 20 minutes in length to review the content
  • A viewing guide that goes along with each podcast
  • A list of questions from the Keystone Review packet (Modified from the Science Section of the Keystone Exam information provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education) that accompany that section
  • An electronic quiz (found by clicking the header of each topic) that students can take to assess their own knowledge

If you would like to know more about the Keystone exams, please click here.   *If you are having difficulty viewing the podcasts, please sign in to gmail and try to use the video again**

TOPIC 1: Biochemistry and the Molecules of Life QUIZ
**THIS TOPIC WILL COVER KEYSTONE PACKET REVIEW QUESTIONS 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11**  - Podcast--Mrs. Vierick's video podcast  - Viewing Guide
 - Quick Reference Sheet  

TOPIC 2: Cells and Cellular Organization QUIZ
**THIS TOPIC WILL COVER KEYSTONE PACKET REVIEW QUESTIONS 1, 2, 3, 19, and 30**  - Podcast--Khan Academy Parts of a Cell  - Viewing Guide  - Quick Reference Sheet

  TOPIC 3: Cellular Transport QUIZ
**THIS TOPIC WILL COVER KEYSTONE PACKET REVIEW QUESTIONS 16, 17, and 18**  - Podcast--Mrs. Vierick's video podcast  - Viewing Guide  - Quick Reference Sheet    

TOPIC 4: Cellular Division (Mitosis and Meiosis) QUIZ
**THIS TOPIC WILL COVER KEYSTONE PACKET REVIEW QUESTIONS 4, 21, 22, 23, and 24**  - Podcast-- Mrs. Vierick's video podcast  - Viewing Guide  - Quick Reference Sheet    

TOPIC 5: Cellular Energy (Photosynthesis and Respiration) QUIZ
**THIS TOPIC WILL COVER KEYSTONE PACKET REVIEW QUESTIONS 12, 13, 14, and 15**  - Podcast-- Mrs. Vierick's video podcast  - Viewing Guide  - Quick Reference Sheet    

TOPIC 6: DNA and its Processes (Replication, Transcription, and Translation) QUIZ 
**THIS TOPIC WILL COVER KEYSTONE PACKET REVIEW QUESTIONS 24, 28, 29, and 31**  - Podcast-- https://docs.google.com/file/d/0By3MFJ-zJlsYRDVtOEJWZnJpN1k/edit  - Viewing Guide   - Quick Reference Sheet    

TOPIC 7: Mendelian and Human Genetics QUIZ
**THIS TOPIC WILL COVER KEYSTONE PACKET REVIEW QUESTIONS 25, 26, 27, and 32**  - Podcast-- Mrs. Vierick's video podcast
 - Viewing Guide   - Quick Reference Sheet    

TOPIC 8: Evolution QUIZ
**THIS TOPIC WILL COVER KEYSTONE PACKET REVIEW QUESTIONS 33, 34, 35, 36, and 37**  - Podcast--Mrs. Vierick's video podcast 
 - Viewing Guide
 - Quick Reference Sheet    

TOPIC 9: Ecology QUIZ
**THIS TOPIC WILL COVER KEYSTONE PACKET REVIEW QUESTIONS 20, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, and 46**  - Podcast--Mrs. Vierick's video podcast
 - Viewing Guide
 - Quick Reference Sheet    

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Several practice Constructed Response questions (from Ringgold School District)

Comprehensive Review Packet with Built-in Questions 

Sample Questions Packet (provided by the state of Pennsylvania)  

Module 1 Review Sheets - Anchor 1: Basic Biological Principles - Anchor 2: The Chemical Basis for Life - Anchor 3: Bioenergetics - Anchor 4: Homeostasis and Transport  

Module 2 Review Sheets - Anchor 1: Cell Growth and Reproduction - Anchor 2: Genetics - Anchor 3: Theory of Evolution - Anchor 4: Ecology   Keystone Vocabulary by Topic