Monday - I'm out today! Follow the instructions listed here...
IB Biology - Big idea Question to guide us: What is a cell? What is its structure? Why is this the smallest unit? This is the title of your notes.
NOTE: How do we take notes? Be a note taking STAR: Set it up, Take notes, Analyze what you've read, and Reflect when you have answered all of your questions. See the example at the bottom. Please just go to the next page for more notes, do not write on the back of your notes!
You'll be using this method to take Cornell Notes on chapter 1.1 in your book.
Topics that must be covered in your notes:
Cell theory (and exceptions)
Cell differences in Uni and multi-cellular organisms
Limitations to cell size and why
Cell differentiation in organisms
Gene expression in cells
Stem cells and types (and ethical concerns)
How to use, and the parts, of light microscopes.
As homework you will receive a handout called "The class of 2018 long Jumpers" By Wednesday I want you to analyze this data and explain to me how you would rank these jumpers (1-5) by how good you think they are, and then explain statistically why you ranked them the way you did. Be sure to quote the data. Claim (your rankings), Evidence (data/plots), and Reasoning (explanation). This will be graded on a five point rubric: 3=states a basic claim by sorting all five jumpers, does not quote all data, or explanations are minimal. 4= Like a 3, but has solid reasoning, uses all data. 5=like a four, but adds additional information such as outlining how we can get better data on our jumpers through improving fictional processes.
Biology - Our big question for today is How did elements to make these molecules get here? This should go at the top of your note paper.
You will watch both of the following videos (yes, you can watch them multiple times) and take notes on the how the elements form and how the Earth formed.
video on star fusion:
video on planet formation:
When you are done watching and taking notes I want you to take another piece of paper and divide it into SIX equal squares. You will now use at least four colors and create a storyboard (like a comic strip that explains how the elements were formed and got here. You can search storyboard if you don't get what I'm talking about. You ONLY have 6 squares so be careful on what you choose to include. This is due tomorrow and will be worth 3 points to your grade. If you do not follow instructions your will receive a 1. If you complete the project with minor errors or is partially illegible it will be a 2. A three is assigned for work that is completed properly and has extended the research to include information outside of the assignment. If you need an idea of how to go beyond, read the description of what the honors class is doing below.
Honors Biology - While you will be doing the same basic concept as the biology class, I would like you to extend your story board by two or three more panels (total of 8-9) to show us how Carbon specifically gets inside of our bodies. This will require some research on your own part. The answer is not as difficult as you might think, but read and analyze.
Tuesday - I'm out today! Follow the instructions listed here...
IB Biology - Using Cornell Note taking style...
Cover Chapter 1.2 - Ultrastructures of cells - This is your note totals.
Topics you must address:
Prokaryote vs eukaryotic structure
Comparison of light and electron microscopes
Drawings and function of each organelle (Be neat )
Basic structures and function of the Pancreas.
How to draw tips can be found on pg 5 of your book
Complete drawing/ID activity on Page 25.
HW: Finish 1.1. And 1.2 if not completed. Be sure to also have your notebook and some tape and glue ready for tomorrow.
Biology - Today you will first turn in your storyboard, and when you do you will receive a packet from your substitute. No storyboard = no packet. Finish your work!
This packet is on biological molecules and should give you EVERYTHING you need to answer the question we started with last week about how are macromolecules classified. You must complete the packet up to Problem #17. You will be receiving three points for this work as well, do it right! You will give this to me tomorrow.
Make sure you have every note and every supply that is required because we'll be setting up your notebooks tomorrow.
Honors Biology - You will be completing a macromolecule packet like my regular biology course, but I want you to go one step further and to complete the entire packet, NOT just to #17. It's only 5 questions more!
Make sure you have every note and every supply that is required because we'll be setting up your notebooks tomorrow.
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CORNELL NOTE EXAMPLES ARE BELOW:
Today you all had an opportunity to learn a little bit about how your class operates. You also had a chance to meet each other. Each day I'll post what happened in class as well the homework that is due. Sometimes I'll post extra credit opportunities as well. So, if you are ever absent, always check this spot so you kind kind of get an idea of what you missed.
IB Biology - In addition to what every class must complete by Monday (below), on a separate sheet, please identify and explain where the independent variable, dependent variable, constants, and controls were in the experiment we did today. If you believe some of these were missing, say so and then explain why you think that.
Biology - See below
Honors Biology - See below
Tonight I need you to go to the website (scisavvy.weebly.com) make sure you understand everything found there. Once you've done this I want you to create a cover sheet should have:
1) Which "Biology" course you take on it,
2) Your full name,
3) Using four colors create at least four different images related to four different sections of our syllabus.
NOTE: The whole page should be full and should only have pictures related to the subjects we'll study this year so you must look at that syllabus on the website.
Next I need you to make a plan to get a durable 200 page (5 section) notebook like the example I showed in class. You'll need it by Monday.
Lastly, complete the safety contract/survey at the bottom of the Laboratory Safety page. 1) Look over the site, 2) Plan to get a notebook, 3) Create a cover page for your notebook, 4) Sign the online survey/safety contract .
IB Biology - Today you had a chance to collect information on how far we could jump. Tonight what I want you to do is to take the data and to make a graph that would best display the information and answer the question we started with, how far can a senior jump? How you do this is up to you and I will post all of you class data in a spread sheet at the end of the day. It will be found below. Yes, the data from both classes should be used. Oh, and don't forget that we need you to complete the work from Monday.
Biology - So today we did a project where you looked at a bunch of molecules and you needed to sort. You then asked some questions about what you want to know to answer this question better. Tonight you need to research the question you were assigned and come back with some answers. These answers should be on a new sheet, not the one you made in class. ALSO, be sure to describe if what we did today was "good science" or not? This goes on the bottom of today's notes. We set it up for you. Lastly, don't forget about all of the things listed under Monday. It's all due on Monday.
Honors Biology - Same as regular bio above
IB Biology - Today we took a look at the various graphs you came up with for the data you collected (as well as the other class). We then discussed issues with the graphs and how our experimental design affected the data. lastly we looked at a power point called "Ugly Graph" posted below and analyzed the graphs. Tonight I want you to go home and create a box and whisker plot of the two classes data. This site will help with the box and whisker plot: https://www.varsitytutors.com/hotmath/hotmath_help/topics/box-and-whisker-plots
Biology - Today we looked at the work you completed last night and then added corrections and then reflected in small groups. Next we looked at the nature of science using a handout (posted below), and then lastly we answered those lingering questions that you didn't have answers to. Tonight, based off of what we discussed in class using the handout, you should create a "Tweet" (Using 140 characters or less) on what good science is. This will be on the bottom of the 4 person reflection you completed today.
Honors Biology - See above in biology
IB Biology - Now that we have our books we need to start covering some content, but not until we finish this statistical analysis starter. Today we learned how to construct a simple box and whisker plot. Tonight I would like you to create a box and whisker plot using a hand drawn method. Sort the numbers using the spread sheet I provided, but create the box and whisker by hand. This site will help with the box and whisker plot if your notes aren't helping: https://www.varsitytutors.com/hotmath/hotmath_help/topics/box-and-whisker-plots
Biology - Today we looked at some chemical reactions and listed all sorts of chemical information to learn more about those macromolecules we have been looking at. Tonight, on a separate piece of paper, I would like you to create a statement that describes the relationship between the terms: Organic, Atom, Bond, and Molecule. This statement is probably only about 2+ sentences long.
Honors Biology - See above in biology, but instead of writing a statement about the terms; Organic, atom, bond, and molecule, I want your writing to include the connection with exothermic and endothermic reactions.
Please also don't forget to complete the class safety contract, and get a notebook and make a cover by Monday!!! The safety contract is now working. :)
M: Biology - Memorial Day
Medical Biology - Memorial Day - Remember those who died in service to the country!
T: Biology - Today is step one to preparing for the finals next week. That means you need to go through your notebook and answer each of the essential questions. Just walk your way through and then come tomorrow prepared with any essential questions that you are confused on. OH, and update your table of contents so stuff is easy to find!!!
Medical Biology - See Above
W: Biology - Today you got a chance to get any questions answered. Tonight you need to give some serious thought to the multiple choice section of the final by trying to answer the 18 big ideas of the year! These questions should be listed on the right side of your entry and then your responses should consist of page numbers of where this information will be found. If you did your work last night, this should be easy!
Th: Biology - Today you were introduced to the written portion of the final. You can think about who you might choose as a partner and how to answer the task. I've posted the tasks below, but be sure you are looking at the right one so that you don't prepare for the wrong task. One is for College Prep Bio and the other is for MedBio. ALSO, Don't forget that your biology food project is due tomorrow! Tomorrow will really be your last chance to ask me any questions you may have.
Medical Biology - See Above
F: Biology - Biology Food Party! Be ready for next week!
Medical Biology - See Above
Next Weeks Finals Schedule:
Monday: Period 4 from 9:15 - 11:15 and Period 7 from 11:52-1:52
Tuesday: Period 5 from 10:15-12:15
Wednesday: Period 3 from 8:00-10:00 and Period 6 from 10:15-12:15
M: Biology - Today we started the day by looking at our bacterial cultures from last week. Then we continued learning all about immune response by starting the movie, Osmosis Jones. You received the handout (which I can't post) and you should take notes on the movie on the left hand side of the entry and then complete the questions you can as we go. The movie will take us two days so this is also kind of the homework for tomorrow as well. On Wednesday you will be taking a quiz that will come right off of your worksheet so do a good job!
Medical Biology - Today you watched the movie, "The Shot To Save the World!" the history for the development of the polio vaccine. Unfortunately I couldn't find this movie posted online for those of you who weren't in class. For those who watched it, you should have taken notes on the right side. Tonight at the bottom of your notes I want you to find out what "Herd Immunity" is and explain it. Don't just give me a definition, explain it with an example!
T: Biology - We started Osmosis Jones yesterday and hopefully we finish it today. Tomorrow we will take a quiz on the movie and how it is analogous to an immune response in a body. Please make sure that you have completed all of the review questions from the worksheet and possibly the extra credit question. In addition we picked partners for the last regular day party (June 2nd) and selected our food topics. The handout with the details are below. Start thinking about how you will display this information!
Medical Biology - SO we didn't quite finish the video on the Polio vaccine. We'll finish this today and then try to get through our follow up documentary called invisible threat. Tonight I need you to find out which vaccinations are required for school and why. This goes at the bottom of the left hand page we took notes on. Today you also selected your partners for the final regular day food party, start thinking about what you will create to share.
W: Biology - Today you finished the movie Osmosis Jones....or I think we will. The quiz will be tomorrow so make sure you have researched each answer thoroughly. Also, do you have your party food worked out with your partner?
Medical Biology - So today we watched the movie Invisible Threat. You took some notes and it was interesting to see how people are guided by their emotions. Science though is a very different thing. Tomorrow we'll have a discussion about this, but in preparation for this discussion I want you to watch (no notes) the following video: Why People Believe Weird Things: https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_shermer_on_believing_strange_things#t-244388
Th: Biology - Today you had your Osmosis Jones quiz and then later we discussed real immune response and how to enhance it in your own body. Tomorrow you need to bring your text book to be turned in, and you need to get your parent input (but this is due on Monday). ...Don't forget about the food project!
Medical Biology - Yes, this is video week! ...or at least it feels this way. Tomorrow we will start the final piece of instruction: The Cradle to the Grave, a video that shows the physiology of the body from birth to death. In preparation for this I would like you to watch the following video on animals aging:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m8QlSPP7t0&feature=em-uploademail As you watch this video I want you to make a list of the various animals it talks about, place them in order of shortest life span to longest, and then insert humans into that list. Lastly, describe the reasons for this variation in life span. Don't forget to bring your textbook to be returned, and get your parent input on your notebook. The parent input is due on Monday.
F: Biology - We are down to Crunch Time! Today we watched the final video on vaccines and those who chose not to use them. We have wound down our studies of the immune system and will now prepare for the final. This weekend I only need you to get your parent input.
Medical Biology - Only one short week left!!! Today we started a reflected piece that will go along with the movie we'll be watching in parts called, Cradle to the Grave, a journey through the physiological changes we encounter through our lives. This weekend, I just want you to get your parent input completed. Next week we'll finish the movie and prepare for our finals.
M: Biology - Today we went and took a look at the questions that you developed about ecology and climate change. At this point you should be ready for the test tomorrow on these topics. In addition you received a handout on creating a graph on human population growth. Please complete this work by Wednesday.
Medical Biology - We completed a review for the climate change and ecology text that will be tomorrow. In addition to being able to read data like the ones that were posted last week you should also know how climate change is connected to human populations (health impacts, cascading effects, threatening of keystone species, etc.). On those same lines you also received a graphing exercise in human population growth. Please be sure to have this completed by tomorrow. Oh, and here's the website link to the carbon footprint calculator: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/resources/footprint-calculator/?
T: Biology - Today you took a test on climate change and ecology. I hope you did well, but as we move into our last unit on density dependent factors in human populations I want you to complete the work that I assigned you yesterday. It will be worth 3 points on your grade! Don't forget that it actually has two sides to it.
Medical Biology - Today you took your test on our unit on climate change. Tonight I want you to... I want you to... CHILLAX!!! We start microbiology tomorrow. Super cool.
W: Biology - Today you were introduced to the microorganisms that are found in the microbiomes in every person. Using the information you were given on shape and size and researching the web, find out what Strep throat is and draw what it looks like on the left side of your entry. Then find out what a Staph infection is and what it would look like and draw that below the first. Be sure to include a description of each as well as a drawing. Lastly, on the left hand side of your entry, describe which you think would be worse to have, provide some kind of data to back up your point.
Here's the website we used today: http://htwins.net/scale2/
Medical Biology - Today you were introduced to the many types, shapes, and size of microbes in the microbiomes of people. Tonight, on the left hand side of your entry I want you to define what a pathogen is, and then rank the following pathogens as to the numbers they kill each year:
Hepatitis B virus
Human immunodeficiency virus (AIDS)
Extra credit question: e.coli doubles every 25 minutes. Starting with one, how many would you end up with in 24 hours, 1 week, 1 year? How much would they weigh? Show me EVERY calculation.
Th: Biology - Today was all about defining what the immune system does and what an infection is. You started by setting up a new entry titled Immune Response, the watched a video on microbiomes in the body. Next we defined what infection is and drew the immune system on the right side of the entry. On the left you worked with others to come up with a 1 sentence definition for each of these 9 major parts of the system. Then we swabbed some plates to grow cultures for Monday. As homework I want you to complete the handout (couldn't upload it) on Your Microbial Friends.
Medical Biology - Today we learned about the many microbiomes of the human body, what an infection is, and what happens when you use antibiotics. We then swabbed plates to grow some cultures for examination on Monday. The first graphic we used can be found below. The other resources are as follows: Microbiomes
Use of antibiotics and selection of microbes
Everyone has one of three gut ecosystems article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110420143620.htm
Tonight I want you to go to the left side of your entry and create a "One Pager" (see your process tasks) using the article listed above.
F: Biology - Today we reviewed the homework from last night and then you learned about how the immune system responds to attack and drew this on the right side of a new entry called Immune Response! On the left hand side I am asking you to make a drawing of how the immune system and the immune response can be thought of like a castle under siege. Yes, draw a picture and describe all of the players (B cells, T cells, macrophages, virus, antibodies, as well as the system structure) in immune response.
Medical Biology - Today you learned the parts of the immune system and then how that systems responds to invasions by viruses and bacteria. The immune response picture can be found below, but this is the video we watched today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQGOcOUBi6s So your job before Monday is to make sure you have a one sentence definition of what each of these immune system parts DOES. Not where they are found, but what they do! (tonsils, adenoids, lymph nodes, lymph vessels, thymus, spleen, appendix, peyer's patches, and bone marrow)
M: Biology - This week we are finishing our projects on climate change! You should have addressed most of our issues at this point. You should have by tomorrow:
1) The Problem,
2) The region,
3) The biome type,
4) a trophic pyramid for the biome,
5) a food web that shows at-risk animals and keystone species and uses population dynamics concepts.
6) The reasons/ethics around why we have created this problem.
7) A restatement of how your problem impacts your region
8 )How we can recover, succession.
9) What is the impact of this problem on humans?
10) How climate change affects this problem.
11) What are our solutions (might be related to #8)
And...APA in text citation.
A minimum of 3 data sets must be included, but you probably will use more.
The website we used to get our information about succession can be found at: http://biologiepagina.nl/Flashfiles/successie.swf
Medical Biology: See the above instructions, but you really need to make sure all of your citations are really clean; Author and Date in parentheses in the text, APA formatting in a bibliography. Also remember that if a particular concept does not apply to your topic you should still include it and then explain why it doesn't apply.
T: Biology - Today we had some time to finish our projects, but you needed to add the information on human impact so the readers know how it affects us directly. Please make sure you are using citations! This is all due Friday.
Medical Biology - Today you had a split amount of time between human impact issues of the problem you are studying and working on the project overall. You need to be sure that you include the conditions and symptoms that happen due to the problem you are researching. Oh, are you using the proper citation as you go? And lastly, here's the website I showed you today: https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/climatechange/health_impacts/
W/Th: Biology - So Friday is the big day when your project is due, and we have two minimum days in a row! Use the list above to make sure you have everything. Tomorrow I'll be asking you to clean up your "Story line" and what I mean by that is that your slides have transitions so that you tell your climate change story so that there is...
An introduction to the problem,
A description of the environment without your issue,
Why the problem exists and why we should solve it,
How the problem impacts
How climate change will affect your problem,
And lastly, Our best solution to this issue,
Here are the sites I used in class today: Extreme weather events: https://climate.nasa.gov/effects/
I forgot to add the video we watched on Thursday: https://www.ted.com/talks/al_gore_the_case_for_optimism_on_climate_change?language=en
Medical Biology - See the above instructions. Please be sure that you include proper APA citation and symptoms of your health issues. Don't forget to use the resource links I've provided.
F: Biology - SO the projects were all shared with me today. It'll take me a few days to get through those so hang tough, but in the meantime you should know that your will be having a test on Tuesday of this coming week. It's on climate change and will mostly be focused on interpreting graphs like the ones I've attached below and then being able to draw conclusions about the affects of this data. The best thing you can do is to go through your notes, starting with "Everyone is talking about climate change" and then writing a level 2 or 3 question on each entry. Just one questions per entry will do if it a level 2 or 3 question.
Medical Biology - Much of what I need you to do is listed above, but remember that you had a heavier focus on human health impacts so as you prepare for next weeks test, not only should you know how to interpret the data I've posted below, but also prepare questions that are focused on human health with each entry we've done.
M: Biology - At this point in time you should have a topic that is a current ecological problem in the world, the region that is affected, a biome that exists in this region, and now a trophic pyramid that represents one food web in this biome. Please place this pyramid on the left hand side of the entry we set up today. Here are the websites we used today:
Medical Biology - Like the regular biology classes you used the above websites, but what I need you to do tonight is to create a trophic pyramid that corresponds to your affected region and identify how this if affected by your ecological problem. This all needs to go on the left hand side of the entry you started today.
T: Biology - Today we only converted our trophic pyramid into a food web and looked at the differences and similarities between them. This food web is on the left side of the entry we started yesterday. You should also add which organisms are at the highest risk in your biome to your project. Here are the links to the food webs we looked at: https://myweb.rollins.edu/jsiry/marine_foodwebs.jpeg and http://w3.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/foodweb2.gif
Medical Biology - Today we looked at how a trophic pyramid and a food web complement each other, and how a food web can help us determine how vulnerable a particular animal is. You should add this risk assessment to your project.
W: Biology - Get caught up!!!! The sample (lousy) presentation we critiqued today can be found below.
Medical Biology - Get caught up!!! APA format? In text citation? That crummy presentation we critiqued today can be found below.
Th: Biology - Today was a short day so I gave you a chunk of information on what other factors affect a species ability to survive. the following is what we covered:
Characteristics: Density, distribution (dispersion), and Ranges. Limiting Factors: Density Dependent - disease and Density Independent - natural disaster. Growth Rates: Immigrate/Emigrate, Natality/mortality, and carrying capacity. Reproductive Patterns: K-Strategists (few babies, usually stable resources) - Logistic S-Curve and r-Strategists (many babies, usually unstable resources) - Exponential J-Curve. HW: Tonight you will analyze your keystone species as to what characteristics it has. This is important because your research problem can affect these instead of just food sources.
Medical Biology - Minimum day today! See above for what you needed to do!
F: Biology - Today we played the fun filled game of "Would You Rather" with a number of topics. This was so you start to see that answers to some questions are just not easy to answer and rely on your point of view. Before Monday I want you to add to your presentation the at least one reason for your "problem" occurring, and one reason why it should be stopped.
Medical Biology - Today we played the fun filled game of "Would You Rather" with a number of topics. This was so you start to see that answers to some questions are just not easy to answer and rely on your point of view. Before Monday I want you to add to your presentation ALL of the reasons for your "problem" occurring, as well as ALL of the reasons why it should be stopped. IN addition, I would like you to watch the following video which talks about how predators can be a keystone species: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/some-animals-are-more-equal-others-keystone-species-and-trophic-cascades
M: Biology: Today we began by looking at a bunch of graphs that were taken from a number of sources and these graphs are related to a big question of "How can the environment affect organisms?" The set of graphs can be found below, but you'll notice that your class may not have used some of the graphs found in this file. Tonight I want you to fully analyze the graph you were originally assigned and tell us as much as you can about what it is telling us. You should have a fully filled right hand page, but this homework of putting it all together should go on the left hand side.
Medical Biology: Today we began by looking at a bunch of graphs that were taken from a number of sources and these graphs are related to a big question of "How can the environment affect organisms?" The set of graphs can be found below. Tonight on the left hand side I need you to evaluate the reliability of the sources that this information came from. The sources are NOAA, NASA, IPCC, Skeptical Science.com, and the Los Angeles Times. To determine their reliability look at who they are first (what do they do), who their audience is, What are their interests?, and then decide if they are reliable giving a ranking of 1-10 with 10 being VERY reliable and 1 being not reliable at all. Each source should be about a short paragraph.
T: Biology - Today we finished our discussion of data from yesterday and rewrote our sum it up statements. Then we discussed the reliability of the sources we look at and determined if the interests of those publishing the data should be considered reliable. After this discussion we laid the ground work for your environmental research project and you selected a topic from the list below. Tonight you should research resources that should be considered reliable for the project you have chosen. Record this on the left side of the entry we began today.
Medical Biology - Today we looked back at our graphs and in spite of what they said we discussed the reliability of the data. We then learned that in really digging deep into a subject we need to break it down to smaller pieces and the first major division for this is knowing the difference between biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) factors in the environment. Lastly, you need to do the set up for your research project. For now that just means picking the topic for you and your partner (if you have one), creating a shared document if you have a partner, and then listing the biotic and abiotic factors. Here is the list you can chose from, but you can't repeat other groups:
3) Acid rain
4) Radioactive Waste
5) Ozone depletion
6) Genetic engineering
7) Ocean acidification
8) Climate change
9) Burning of fossil fuels
10) Plastic pollution
12) Urban air pollution
13) Water use/rights
14) Ground Water
16) Untreated sewage
17) Land use
18) Water contamination - lead
19) Gold Mining and heavy metals.
20) Biomagnification of heavy metals
21) Air pollution
22) Waste Management
23) American Diet
25) Highways and migration problems
26) Use of fertilizers
27) Light Pollution
29) Dumping of prescription meds
31) Meat production
32) Wind Power
33) Public health issues
W: Biology - Today we issued all of your projects. This will be the focus of all of our ecology work. These next few weeks you will learn concepts, but also recognize how these concepts affect your challenging situation (project).
Ultimately you will be presenting a claim about your unbiased work using data from reliable sources.
In addition, your project must Contain:
1) What is the issue and what region of the world is it in?
2) How does this issue impact human health (ONLY MEDBIO)
3) A statement of whether Climate Change is somehow connected to this?
4) The affect of this problems on the biome.
5) Include all ethical considerations.
6) How do we reduce/solve this problem? Solution. ...is there one?
7) Plus you must include our daily topics even if they don’t apply. You'll need to explain.
Topics covered so far: Biomes, ecosystems, communities, populations, organisms, biotic and abiotic. Trophic pyramid and disruptions to it. Risk assessment of organisms using food webs, and population dynamics concepts.
Logistically it must have sources that are reliable!,
And...APA in text citation (ONLY MEDBIO).
A minimum of 3 data sets must be included, but you probably will use more.
HW: Tonight you should have a complete list of the biotic and abiotic components involved in your particular issue.
Medical Biology - See above
Th: Biology - Today you watched a video on ecological order (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izRvPaAWgyw ). On the right hand side of your entry we then created a graphic organizer showing biosphere,
Biotic, community, population, and organism;
and abiotic with air, water, land,
Tonight I want you to look at your project and on the left side of your entry from today, list out the many pieces you studied today and how they apply to your project. Here's a website that may help: http://eschooltoday.com/ecosystems/what-is-a-biome.html
Medical Biology - Today you watched a video on ecological order (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izRvPaAWgyw ). On the right hand side of your entry we then created a graphic organizer showing biosphere, biomes, ecosystems; Biotic, community, population, and organism; and abiotic with air, water, land, and temperature. Tonight I want you to look at your project and on the left side of your entry from today, list out the many pieces you studied today and how they apply to your project. Here's a website that may help: http://eschooltoday.com/ecosystems/what-is-a-biome.html .
In addition, and this is due by Monday, I want you to watch the following https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sISguPDlhY&feature=em-uploademail and on a separate sheet of paper I want you to connect these ecological descriptors with these microbiomes. In other words, how is a microbiome just like a macrobiome! Yes, you can use other resources.
F: Biology - So yesterday we had a really messed up schedule. Today we will try to restart and your only responsibility is the homework from yesterday.
Medical Biology - Yesterday was really geeked up! We're going to try to reset are make another run at it today. Your only responsibility is what is listed from yesterday. Don't forget that the microbiome project that must come on a SEPARATE sheet of paper and is due on Monday.
Extra Credit: Check out this website where you can help scientists with plastic waste on our beaches.
To receive your extra credit, you should take multiple screen shots of your volunteer work and then describe in each of the screen shots you were doing.
M/T: Biology - Today you did a dissection. This dissection was worth 5 points to your grade. Tonight you should be sure to complete the write-up you were given today as well as the labeling sheet of the internal organs. As to homework, I only need you to make sure that you and your group are ready to share your presentation with the class. You can do this by following the criteria from last week, but also by making sure to share your slides with me so we can quickly bring up your work in class. ALSO, DUE BY FRIDAY: PARENT INPUT FOR SEMESTER 2, 2ND GRADING PERIOD.
Medical Biology - See above, but you will select one of the differences between the pigs and humans (hooves, snout, etc.) and using the four concepts of evolution (time, inheritance, selection, and variation) describe how these differences could have become what we see today. Beyond this, you should have completed the labeled internal organs in class.
W/Th: Biology - So today we had the opportunity to learn a bit more about some of the interesting topics on evolution that I hadn't covered in depth from your classmates. I hope you took notes as I have no way of posting all of these things online. When I see you on Friday you will be giving me your parent input scores as well as take your final assessment on evolution and natural selection. For that assessment you only need to know how the four fundamental concepts of Variation, Time, Selection, and Inheritance play a role in the Seed Hunter or The Beak of the Finch.
Medical Biology - Your work from today is very similar except that we had to spend a chunk of our time finishing the dissections we didn't complete from the day before. Make sure you read the part about Parent Input being due and what the assessment on Friday will be like. Don't forget that you also need to do your differences between the pigs and humans (hooves, snout, etc.) and using the four concepts of evolution (time, inheritance, selection, and variation) describe how these differences could have become what we see today.
F: Biology - Have a great Spring Break!
Medical Biology - Ditto!
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M and T: Biology - Today most of you had me for a double period since our schedule has changed due to testing. But, regardless, this has given us a chance to complete the lab on the Evidences of Evolution. You had plenty of time in class to complete this so for homework I need you to know that next week you and your group will be doing a short presentation on some aspect of evolution. Look at this tonight as you will need to make a decision of which topic you would like best. We'll decide this randomly tomorrow and if you hesitate I will move to the next person and you will end up on the bottom of the pile.
What topic do you want to present on? ...and know that these are just starters. If you have a related concept, or a different take on the same idea, it's fine.
1) Mass Extinctions
2) Major landmarks in biodiversity in "deep" time.
3) Divergent/convergent evolution.
4) Potential to reproduce, variation from mutation and sexual reproduction.
5) Competition for limited resources.
6) Proliferation of those best fit organisms.
7) Stabilizing selection, directional and disruptive selection.
8) Evolution of homo sapien going back 3+ million years.
9) Man’s adverse impacts on the biodiversity and how to solve it.
Medical Biology - Due to testing this week will look very similar to what I am doing in regular bio. Please look above for what you need to do tonight.
W and Th: Biology - So now at this point you've picked your group topic to expand on. The criteria is also set: you can't have more than 5 slides, you MUST have 2 diagrams/examples (with color) and 5 important talking points. Divide the work up among yourselves and get to work. This work is not due until next Wednesday/Thursday. Let me know if you have any questions. Oh, and the powerpoint from today is below. I've also decided to post some other materials that might be helpful to your work.
Medical Biology - See above.
F: Biology - So today you first took a quiz on the evolution labs. Then we had a chance to ask the final questions about evolution and natural selection. Next we started a new entry to discuss the comparative anatomy of humans and your dissection animal. Last we made a prediction, knowing what we do about comparative anatomy, when a common ancestor diverged between humans and your dissection animal. Next week we'll be doing a dissection and your presentations. So get ready for the fun next week by completing your presentation work. On Friday of next week you will be doing your final assessment on this topic and then you'll be off to spring break! ...I want you to keep in mind that over spring break Earth Day will be happening at Balboa Park. We celebrate it on the 23rd here in San Diego and it's one of the WORLD's LARGEST celebrations. I like to go every year and this year will be no exception. Go and get extra credit. Find me and double the extra credit!
Medical Biology - See above.
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