M: Biology - Today you watched a video called the Making of a Theory. Tonight I want you to put the notes you took on the right into the four qualities that I listed for your in class on your left. These qualities were Time, Variation, Inheritance, and Selection. Here's the link to the movie, http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/origin-species-making-theory
Medical Biology - Tonight I want you to work on the left hand side of your "Seed Hunters" entry and to take notes on the video called "Making of a Theory" http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/origin-species-making-theory
Period 4 ONLY, please fill out the electronic "Participant Survey" found below and send it to me ELECTRONICALLY to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment!
T and W: Biology - I'm out today, and the next day, so I need you to follow the following instructions. The material will be tested when I return on Thursday. Yes, I will test you using Socrative, and yes, you may use all of your notes so do a good job!
First, Start a New Entry: Natural selection and Evolution
On the right side watch the following video: “The Beak of the finch” (15 minutes) and answer the questions that are asked via the interactive video: http://media.hhmi.org/biointeractive/interactivevideo/finchquiz/?_ga=1.170644904.943343696.1489160994
Still on the right: How are these concepts like the seed hunters/finches? How is it not like the seed hunters/finches?
Next start another new entry, Human Origins: On the right, do the following click and learn activity: http://media.hhmi.org/biointeractive/click/Skeletons/01.html?_ga=1.174644514.1695008675.1489950999 You should take notes on the right hand side of your entry.
Lastly, go to this Human Timeline http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-evolution-timeline-interactive It will show us climate, landmarks, and species of Human ancestors. On the left side of this entry address the following questions using this interactive, and feel free to add anything else you find important.
1) When did Homo Sapiens almost go extinct?
2) Which Homonid species lived the longest?
3) In the past the Earth had many species of homonids, why do you think we are the only that remains?
4) Why is 12000 a landmark for our species?
Lastly, below your answer responses make a Bulls-Eye diagram of Homo Neanderthalis, Homo Heidelbergensis, and Homo Sapien on left side.
Medical Biology - See above
Th: Biology - Today we reflected on all of the work we've done in the last two days (see above) after taking our quiz. We then took the important points from each of the activities and slotted them as bullet points into the left hand side of our entry, next to Making of a Theory. The four categories that they could have fit were Variation, Inheritance, Selection, and Time. Tonight you need to update your table of contents.
Medical Biology - The first thing we did today was take a quiz on the work that was to be completed over the last two days. Then we took the major concepts from each activity, including the big hunt, and placed those as bullet points into the left side of the entry labelled "Natural Selection and Evolution". This left page is divided into quadrants labelled Variation, Time, Inheritance, and Selection. All I need you to do before tomorrow is update your Table of Contents completely! Oh, and if you haven't already done it..Period 4 ONLY, please fill out the electronic "Participant Survey" found below and send it to me ELECTRONICALLY to email@example.com as an attachment!
F: Biology - SO today we really spent time wrapping all of our ideas together in the classroom. We isolated everything we've talked about and condensed it down to four concepts: Variation, Time, Inheritance and Selection. Please be sure to complete the graphic organizer that we started today.
Medical Biology - In isolating our four big factors involved in evolution today: Variation, Inheritance, Time, and Selection you were able to consolidate your thinking of evolution through this lens. Using what you completed in class I want you to return to the bug you captured and I want you to imagine a story line of how it might have been possible that your bug evolved from it's ancestor to it's modern progeny that you captured. This story line needs to be on a separate piece of paper and should mention the four factors.
Extra Credit opportunity: On a separate piece of paper make a bulls-eye diagram concerning the origins of TERAPODS, BIRD, HUMANS http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/great-transitions. The videos/interactives can be found at the website. You must have at least 5 points per section of the bulls-eye diagram so you may have to do more research.
M: Biology - Today we wrapped up the idea of how protein synthesis gives us our traits by finishing the snorks activity. We then returned to our original 9 sentences and wrote about how these sentences are like mutation in how they convey meaning. Tomorrow we'll be going outside to hunt bugs so I need you to bring a transparent/see-through container to capture them in. You want a container that you can clearly see through like baby food jars, etc.
Medical Biology - I am not sure how far we got today in completing our proteins for CFRT. What I hope we have today is a drawing of the normal and abnormal CFRT protein, as well as an explanation of what caused the problem. If by some chance we have completed all of this today (doubtful), I will need you to bring in a container like I've asked my regular bio classes to do (see above). Eventually you will need this container so you should probably just go for it and you can stash it in the room.
T: Biology - Today you went on a hunt! Yes! You caught some sort of "bug" on the right hand side you drew the anterior and dorsal views of the critter. Below that you speculated on the concept of form and function and described 5 "forms and function of your bug. Tonight I want you to find out what kind of bug you have (BE SPECIFIC) using this website: http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/Arthropods.htm Write down the insect name and any other information provided.
Medical Biology - Today, depending on which class you are in, you completed your protein synthesis lab! Good work. When I see you next we'll write about the connection between the weird sentences we started with and the idea of protein synthesis and mutations. Tonight though, I want you to read this article related to our studies. On the right hand side of an entry I want you to define (IN YOUR OWN WORDS) degradation, biogerontology, hyperfunction theory, and hypertrophy, and then to describe the two ideas on aging that are talked about in the article. On the left side of the entry make an illustration of what Hypertrophy might look like. Lastly, as extra credit, can you point to any issues with the research methods presented. The article can be found at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160914090323.htm
W: Biology - So today we looked at the insect work that you did from yesterday. We looked at the idea that the structures you saw on these "bugs" must have a function. Well, after our discussion of these various creature we went out and played a game called seed hunter. You recorded the results of the game and tonight I want you to graph the data. This graph should be easily created on Google Sheets. If you do it by hand, make sure you use a ruler, and that you label the axes, give it a title, and be sure it has a sort explanatory statement. If we had more than one set of data, you should have divided the work among your group members. If you weren't here today, there isn't much you can do.
Medical Biology - Today you should have completed your proteins! Wheew...that was hard! In any case, once it is formed, you should quickly understand why a problem with your CFTR gene is a problem. Tonight (although you may have done this in class), you should complete the analysis questions #1-5. This will go on the left hand page of your entry for this lab. If you are from period 5, I understand that you may be a bit behind.
Th: Biology - Today we finished the work we had to complete from yesterday, the Seed Hunter lab. You should have three different data sets. In your group each person will choose one set of data to graph. This graph should be easily created on Google Sheets. If you do it by hand, make sure you use a ruler, and that you label the axes, give it a title, and be sure it has a sort explanatory statement.
Medical Biology - Today we wrapped up our protein synthesis lab and reflected on our big questions. We then looked back at the weird sentences from a few weeks ago to make connections. Lastly we went over the article that was assigned on Tuesday. Tonight, and this is for 3 points, I want you to complete project number 3 found on page 103 of the online lab instructions. This is graphing so make it easy on yourself and just use Google Sheets. And don't forget to bring a bug catcher if you haven't already.
F: Biology - Today we looked at all of the data we have collected so far and tried to draw conclusions about how organisms survive and how those processes might be affected over time. There actually isn't any homework tonight. YEAH!!! Happy St. Patrick's day! ...There is extra credit below if you are sad!
Medical Biology - Today you began by reviewing our big questions and as we move on we are going to tackle the idea of, "How do these traits, that DNA codes for, help us survive?" So then we went on a bug hunt. On the right hand side of your new entry you drew the anterior and dorsal views of the critter you caught. Below that you speculated on the concept of form and function and described 5 "forms and functions" of your bug. This weekend I want you to find out what kind of bug you have (BE SPECIFIC) using this website: http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/Arthropods.htm , then find two ancestors of this type of bug from other sites and give us info on those. You should include how long ago they existed and an illustration at the least. Please also cite your source using APA format.
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M: Biology - Today you looked at the process of Protein Synthesis: Transcription and Translation. This was done by setting up a grid on the right side of a new entry where the X-Axis was labelled "What Happens? - Sub-units Used - Where it happens? - End Product" and then the Y-Axis being labelled, "DNA Replication, Transcription, and Translation" and then filling in the cross sections using the following website. Easy. ...http://sepuplhs.org/high/sgi/teachers/genetics_act16_sim.html On the left hand side you were then to make a "Butter On Toast" diagram and to compare and contrast transcription with translation.
Medical Biology - Today you had a power point review of DNA (found below) and how is works to code for codons. You also received a Codon-Amino Acid Table for reference. We took notes on this information. We then started a little conversation about mutation, but not a lot. As homework I need you to do the following: Watch the video on epigentics and determine how this concept might impact society. On your right hand page you will title it "How Epigentics Could Affect Our Society" and then you will use a four-corners method that will include: How it effects Individual, Others around that individual, Our communities, and Our future society) method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvB0q3mg4sQ There are many other videos online that you could also watch, but this one should do the trick. Leave the left side of your entry for tomorrow.
T: Biology - Today you took a quick quiz on the work that you did yesterday and last night on transcription and translation. Later you took notes on codons, received your very own codon/amino acid table, and how that works along with mutations that can screw it all up! Your homework tonight would be to go back to the sentences that you wrote down last week (Mom and dad...) and find ones that match your mutations and to write those next to the mutation it matches. There is one type of mutation that probably doesn't have a match. Underline the mutated portion.
Medical Biology - Today we started with a discussion of the effects of epigenetics on society. We connected this concept with the kinds of things that happen in our society and wrote our responses on the left page of that entry. Then we reviewed the protein synthesis process in more detail. Lastly we looked at mutations that can occur. Your homework is to look back at the sentences from last week (mom and dad...) and rewrite the ones that fit the mutations we discussed. Not all of these sentences will work, but most will. Be sure to describe how the mutation matches the sentence.
W: Biology - Today we cleaned up our notes and finished up what I had planned on finishing yesterday, mutations. Then we were introduced to our project of SNORKS. We will start it today, but finish it later since we have a guest speaker tomorrow. She's a climatologist and so I want you to prepare by setting up a new entry and then answering these four questions on the right side: What is climatology?, How do weather and climate differ? Do you think climate has an effect on you? Can you change climate?
Medical Biology - Today we were introduced to our extensive protein synthesis lab, you can find a copy below. We'll finish this over the next few days, but tomorrow we have a guest speaker who is a climatologist. In preparation, I want you to get ready by setting up a new entry exactly like I describe for my regular bio classes (see above). BE sure to cite your sources using APA format!
Th: Biology - Today you had the pleasure of meeting Veronica our climatologist from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Tonight I want you to write on the bottom right section we saved for reflections and respond to the following question: Describing what is our role in climate change? (What is it, causes, and our responses)
Medical Biology - See above.
F: Biology - Yesterday was interesting to learn a little bit more about climate change, and we'll come back to this topic a bit later, but for now we're back to the topic at hand, protein synthesis. Today you worked on your mutated snorks and the only thing you need to be able to do before Monday is have your snork picture, a description, and the mutation explained as to the type and how it was expressed in the phenotype.
Medical Biology - So we started today reflecting on the information from yesterday on climate change. After doing that we started the procedures for the protein synthesis lab. This is something that will probably not be completed until Monday, but ultimately you will complete a couple of tasks with your lab and you might be able to get some done this weekend. The first task will be that you will need to make illustrations of normal and defective CFTR proteins and then describe what the problem is (in detail) which you will learn from doing the lab.
Extra Credit: Go to the following site on epigentics: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/you-are-what-your-mother-and-father-ate-epigenetics/ Describe the six areas that epigentics can play a role in (Nutrition, stress, exercise, sleep, sun, and dirt). Then find at least two other sources that are reputable (you must tell me why they are reputable) and then tell me if they agree with this site's findings. Lastly, tell me what you think about all of it. Is this legitimate? Why or why not?
M: Biology - Today we were able to do a self-assessment on ourselves to see what alleles we can pass on to our offspring. If you didn't finish this in class, please finish this up this evening. If you weren't in class, you can find a copy of the self-assessment at the bottom of last week.
Medical Biology - Today you should have been matched up with someone to create a beautiful baby! If for some reason you were unable to figure it out, please do so tonight as we'll be moving on to a new topic tomorrow. A copy of the activity can be found below.
T: Biology - Yesterday you did a self assessment on yourself as to your phenotype and genotype. that information was used today to create a baby with a partner! If you weren't here you can't really do it until you get back, but this is worth and EASY 3 points so don't blow it off. Remember the instructions are below and when you are done you should have the genotype, phenotype, color drawing of your baby and the child's name and prospective career. Just read the instructions.
Medical Biology - Today I hope you had a chance to share your crazy babies with each other. I will collect these up when I return tomorrow. You should have your child's geno and phenotype, a colored drawing of them, and the career prospects. One submission per partnership is all I need. Next, I needed you to look at the 9 strange sentences that I have posted below on the document called A Sad Tale of Animals and People. On the right hand side of a new entry I want you to record them in the order that they make the most sense. Number 1 would be the sentences that makes the most sense and number 9 makes the least. Read the sheet instructions. On the left hand side I want you to give me a detailed description of reasons why they belong in this order. Well, like I said, read the instructions.
W: Biology - Today was really just a catch up day. A day for me to make sure we're still on the right path. Yes, it's because I was really sick. No homework tonight.
Medical Biology - See above.
Th: Biology - Today we had a chance to see your babies! Now that we're done with that, I have a puzzle for you. You can find it posted below and is called, "A Sad Tale of Animals and People." On the right hand on your new entry today you should have each of these sentences listed on the right hand side. On the left hand side you should have a description of why the order you placed them in makes the most sense.
Medical Biology - We looked a bit at your ordering of the 9 sentences in the Sad Tale of People and Animals, and your reasoning today. I know you are a bit perplexed by it, but just hang tight. In order for the "light bulb" to come on I need us to take a walk back to the first days of this class when we were just learning about four macromolecules. Please review your notes if you need, but mostly I want you to know that if some it seems foggy, you can go back. Complete the structure of DNA activity sheets in preparation for tomorrow.
F: Biology - Today we looked at the weird sentences from yesterday and started to look at what exactly was your logic in sorting them the way you did. Later we looked at our new Big Idea, "How exactly does DNA give us our traits?" In order to connect these two seemly discrepant concepts we need to know a bit more about the structure of DNA. This is why you started the POGIL on DNA structure. This can be found below if you weren't in class.
Medical Biology - Today we continued to explore how the structure of DNA can lend itself to coding for proteins. This was done by setting up a grid on the irght side of a new entry where the X-Axis was labelled "What Happens? - SubUnits Used - Where it happens? - End Product" and then the Y-Axis being labelled, "DNA Replication, Transcription, and Translation" and then filling in the cross sections using the following website. Easy. ...http://sepuplhs.org/high/sgi/teachers/genetics_act16_sim.html
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M: Biology - HOLIDAY
Medical Biology - HOLIDAY
T: Biology - Today started by looking at what we've learned so far this year. Then we looked at the experimental data from the corn growing experiment and compared that data to the predicted data. Lastly we looked at co-dominant and incomplete dominance in organisms. Tomorrow you will be putting in responses from these three sheets that you've done into Socrative for points so make sure they are all complete.
Medical Biology - Today there was a recap of what we've studied so far this year. Then we reflected on the corn growing experiment. How does experimental data compare to predicted data? Lastly, you had a powerpoint presentation on incomplete and co-dominance. Tonight I want you to use "Haiku Master says..." strategy to come up with haiku for each of these two terms.
W: Biology - Today we first put all of our responses to the sponge bob worksheets in on Socrative. Next we looked at sex linked traits and sex influenced traits as they might give us a clue into our triplet mystery which we will prepare for tomorrow. By Friday you will be taking your test on the "News of the Weird" triplets.
Medical Biology - Today's lesson was all about sex linked and sex influenced traits. Then we took this info and applied it to our triplets, which today you found out the boy has Downs Syndrome. Tomorrow you will be taking your test on explaining the "News of the Weird" triplet scenario. You will be required to use the following vocabulary: Meiosis, gametes, zygotes, chromosomes, genes, alleles, dominant and recessive. Make sure your notes are clean, and easy to read.
Th: Biology - Today we spent our time preparing for the test we have tomorrow. This means that your paperwork should be all together and glued into your notebook. You can also pre-write your responses to the big questions. How is it possible? How can you have a kid with characteristics that the parents don't have? etc. (The paper can be found below). Oh, but don't forget that the boy was found to have Down Syndrome. Don't also forget that the vocabulary words you MUST use: Meiosis, Gametes, Zygote, Chromosomes, Genes, Alleles, Dominant and recessive.
Medical Biology - Today you took the test on how the triplets could possibly be real. Tomorrow you will be making a kid with your "Soul (sole) Mate"! The only thing I need you to do is to .... I just realized I can't have you do the self-assessment to do this project tomorrow. We'll get it worked out tomorrow. I bet you're upset not having homework! In the meantime, you might want to check out this interesting site that talks about what research is out there on eye color, intelligence, etc.: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer#traits
F: Biology - Today you made your final responses to the News of the Weird, Two is Company, Three's a Crowd. This weekend I need you to relax and get ready for making babies on Monday! You will be looking at your phenotype and combining it with a partner to create offspring.
Medical Biology - Today you did a self-assessment of your phenotype in order to combine that phenotype with a partner on Monday. This weekend, you have nothing more, but to relax! Woo-Hoo!
M: Biology - Holiday
Medical Biology - Holiday
T: Biology - Today we finished our powerpoint on Mendel and the foundation of genetics (see last week for the PPT). Then we started a new entry where we looked at our corn crops. On this entry you were to make some observations and then speculate on the outcome and reasons behind what we observed. Tonight, being that it is Valentine's day, I want you to have fun with your family and friends, but if you want some extra credit you can read the Valentine's Day article attached at the bottom and on a separate piece of paper do a "One Pager" on it. Oh, hey, did you get your parent input turned in?
Medical Biology - As above
W: Biology - I am out today due to a funeral I have to attend. No, it is not my own. So what you will do today is simple. Create a new entry titled: Changing Genes. On the right side I want you to divide the page into thirds and take notes on each of these videos. You should be looking for important points in each and when you are done you will need to compare and contrast each using a bulls-eye diagram(the sub will show you the example). Lastly, describe to me WHY you think these things are good or bad for us, and develop a follow up question you have. There is no right answer for this part, but be sure to list your REASONS. I will check all of this tomorrow using Socrative for points!
Designer Babies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAhjPd4uNFY
Gene therapy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKerTa8yLRM
CRISPR Cas 9: https://www.ted.com/talks/ellen_jorgensen_what_you_need_to_know_about_crispr
Medical Biology - As above
Th: Biology - Today we continue to learn about how simple genetics work. You started Bikini Bottom genetics in class, but I need you to finish this tonight if you didn't in class. If you weren't in class, you can find the file below.
Medical Biology - Today we continued to learn more about genetics and we started looking at the genetics and protein structure of blood type. Please look over the genetics of blood typing worksheet that I gave you and develop questions based off of it. A copy of the file I handed out can be found below.
F: Biology - Today we continued to practice looking at simple genetics suing bikini bottom practice sheets. You can find the second one below. make sure you are completing these as I will be asking you to submit your answers early next week.
Medical Biology - Today we began the Blood typing genetics worksheets. These need to be completed by Monday. You can find a copy below.
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M: Biology - Today we were ready to start answering questions about how we inherit traits and so we reviewed everything we've done so far and then looked at the interesting potential of stem cells: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-are-stem-cells-craig-a-kohn#watch. So tonight I want you to finish your informational handout on fetal development. It is due first thing when I see you. Here's the website we used as a checklist: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/fetal-development-stages-of-growth
Medical Biology - Today we looked at stem cells and their potential: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-are-stem-cells-craig-a-kohn#watch. Then we reviewed the News of the Weird (see last week) that started us out on this next question of how we inherit traits, but you realized that we still need to know more. We'll continue that learning process, but it's important for now to know that your handout on fetal development is due tomorrow. get that done. ...Yes, I need a hard copy!
T: Biology - Hey, we planted corn today! I know I haven't told you why, but we'll get there some enough. Can you guess why? Anyway, today we started to take a deeper look at the puzzle of the weird triplets and are now looking into Chromosomes and karyotypes. We also looked at the problems of monosomy, trisomy, deletion, inversion, translocation, and duplication. You should develop small colored drawings for each of these conditions so we can visually see what I was talking about today.
Medical Biology - Today we started to get into more detail about the strange triplets we've been contemplating by looking at what role chromosomes could possibly play since they carry the genes for any organism. We also looked at what karyotyping is and a process of checking chromosomal disorders called amniocentesis http://www.webmd.com/baby/video/amniocentesis. What I want you to do tonight is to find out the times when amniocentesis is appropriate and when it is not. List these on the right side of your notes.
W: Biology - Today you became a genetic counselor. Someone who collects and sorts the karyotype of a patient and then looks for abnormalities. You only job is to finish what you didn't complete in class. You will receive a grade for this tomorrow so make sure you do a good job. I can'y post the handouts online. Sorry!
Medical Biology - Today you started the day by becoming farmers and planting corn. We'll get back to why you are doing this later. This is an experiment to illustrate other ideas later on next week. Then we took on the role of a chromosomal genetic counselor by looking at the karyotype of various patients. I don't expect you to be done today so we'll get the rest completed tomorrow. Do what you can. In the meantime, for homework, I want you to create a 3x5 card (or the equivalent) that lists any chromosomal disorder that interests you and that we haven't looked at, give a brief description, give us an idea as to it's rarity (how many births per 1000, etc.), and lastly the type of chromosome damage that causes it. bring that card tomorrow for an activity we'll do!
Th: Biology - Today you spent your time working on completing your karyotype and making a diagnosis for your patient. Tomorrow, first thing, you will be submitting your responses so please make sure you have completed your work. Tonight I want you to complete a "Limited Word Organizer" (instructions can be found on your reference pages). The Organizer should be showing us all of the major types of chromosomal disorders: deletion, inversion, translocation, duplication, and both non-disjunction issues.
Medical Biology - See above.
F: Biology - So today we looked at what we had learned about chromosomes and karyotypes, but were still not sure if this would make a difference when talking about our strange triplets. Then we took the next step by starting to look at how inheritance works and what Mendel contributed to our ideas on this topic. So this weekend all I want you to do is to work on getting your table of contents in your notebook up to date, and I want you to then go to your parents and have them give you a score, comment, and a signature on your parent input sheet.
Medical Biology - See above
M: Biology - Today we started the exploration of a brand new concept in biology, How do we inherit traits? To start this out you received an article (attached below) and developed a claim using evidence and with your reasoning explained. We'll explore this strange situation as we learn new concepts through the next few months. Then we began our next topic of fertilization with a brief video from youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5OvgQW6FG4) on how the egg is fertilized by sperm. Lastly we began watching Life's Greatest Miracle. We'll finish this up later this week, probably on Wednesday because M.U.N. is happening tomorrow and we'll lose a ton of freshman so we'll take a tangent with whoever is left. As to homework, come up with a minimum of three points/topics that you would need to know to answer the News of the Weird questions.
Medical Biology - Today we started the exploration of a brand new concept in biology, How do we inherit traits? To start this out you received an article (attached below) and developed a claim using evidence and with your reasoning explained. We'll explore this strange situation as we learn new concepts through the next few months. Then we began our next topic of fertilization with a brief video from youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5OvgQW6FG4) on how the egg is fertilized by sperm. Lastly we began watching Life's Greatest Miracle. We'll finish this up later this week. probably on Wednesday because M.U.N. is happening tomorrow and we'll lose a ton of freshman so we'll take a tangent with them. As homework I need you to decide what information you would need to answer the News of the Weird questions. I want a minimum of three points. Lastly, I need you to find a current event news article (last 12 months) on how inheritance occurs. You need to print this and KNOW it. You'll need to discuss this later this week.
T: Biology - Today the Model UN broke up our class so we took a "left turn" and did an off shoot of what our current topic is, procreation and fertilization, and instead talked about STDs! ICK! GROSS! I can't post the pictures online, but I didn't require any follow up homework with it so no worries.
Medical Biology - Because the Model UN disrupted our class we took a day to nvestigate something that many of you were curious about, but we spent little time with, the Brain! I can't post the movie online, but there isn't any required homework based off of it so don't worry about it if you missed it. The work that everyone must do tonight is going to be for the article you found. Take that article, read it and then do the "Sum It Up!" strategy that's found in your reference pages in your notebook. This work should end up on the left hand side of the entry where you put your article.
W: Biology - Today we finished the movie Life's Greatest Miracle. We took notes in each section/chapter and now tonight you need to go home and complete your left hand organizer so that you have all of the important details for each month at a minimum.
Medical Biology - Today we completed the Life's Greatest Miracle movie. You should have some good notes to work with, but by next Monday you will be completing an informational timeline for an expectant mother that details key points in pregnancy for both the mother and child. Tonight I need you to fill out your timeline. As you do this, be sure to use the terms zygote, embryo, and fetus.
Th: Biology - Yesterday we spent the day finishing the movie Life's Greatest Miracle and many of you decided that you are NOT having a baby. That's fine, but someday you might change your mind. Today we spent time looking at contraception, or how NOT to have a baby. Tonight I want you to focus on your work from yesterday and start the rough draft of a flyer that would inform mothers of their child's development through their pregnancy. You may want to consider using a free online service called piktochart.com.
Medical Biology - So yesterday some of you ladies were totally freaked out at the prospect of having a child. Today we talked about the various ways to NOT have a baby. Tonight I only need you to create the rough draft for your handout design that will inform parents of what they can expect as the pregnancy moves from fertilization to birth, but also describe the major landmarks of the growth and devlopment of the baby. I'd really like you to give piktochart.com a shot. I think it might really do a good job on this kind of assignment.
F: Biology - Today you had a chance to hear from the organization that promotes organ donation, but next week we jump right back into trying to answer the question of how is it possible (or it isn't) to have that strange set of triplets. For Monday you will need to have your rough draft of the handout you will complete by Tuesday. This should be final draft kind of work. Anything that isn't proofed for spelling and grammar is automatically a 1.
Medical Biology - Hopefully you took a look at piktochart.com last night. Today we heard from the organ donation people. Next week we'll continue to learn about how traits are passed on, but for now focus on that handout which should be written for your patient and detailing what she will experience as her child develops in the womb. A rough draft should be ready by Monday.
M: Biology - Today we finished up follow up questions for sex ed and then were introduced to a mysterious puzzle on something called meiosis. You were given the first and last steps, but nothing in between. How in the world can it get from there to there. Tonight just pencil in how you think it works.
Medical Biology - Today we finished up any last minute questions on the reproductive system and then had a pow-wow on sexually transmitted diseases. Tomorrow you will make some diagnoses based on this information tomorrow.
T: Biology - Today you looked at your ideas on how Meiosis can transform a cells genetic material into 4 gametes. Tonight I want you to finish it up with a perfect example. I'll show you the answer tomorrow, but if you get it right first, BIG BONUS! You should have these terms included: crossover, sister chromatid, centriole, centromere, spindle fibers, cleavage furrow, nucleus, and homologous pair. Underline them! Here's some websites/videos that might help:
Here’s a video on meiosis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMEyeKQClqI
Interactive Meiosis: http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/content/meiosis.html
Medical Biology - Today we finished up sexually transmitted diseases and then were introduced to a mysterious puzzle on something called meiosis. You were given the first and last steps, but nothing in between. How in the world can it get from there to there. Tonight just pencil in how you think the transitional parts work to produce the 4 cells at the end.
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W: Biology - Today you had a follow up lecture on meiosis to make sure that you know what all of the vocabulary from yesterday is used properly. Then we started with a "Butter on Toast" diagram to compare and contrast the qualities for mitosis and meiosis. Here's the website we used: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/how-cells-divide.html Whatever you didn't finish today you should finish tonight. You should also develop questions on the last several entries related to cellular reproduction. Develop at least 3.
Medical Biology - Today we looked at the various ideas you came up with for how meiosis works. We then attached some important vocabulary to this process: crossover, sister chromatid, centriole, centromere, spindle fibers, cleavage furrow, nucleus, gametes, and homologous pair. ...and we underlined them! As homework I want you to create a "butter on toast" diagram for comparing this process of meiosis with mitosis. Here's the site that can help us: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/how-cells-divide.html
Th: Biology - I need you to come tomorrow prepared to take the test. You should be familiar with everything we've done, but remember the big idea too, Why and how do cells reproduce? Do you know why cancer is a problem with mitosis? Do you know why meiosis is necessary for reproduction? You will be able to use your notebook on the second part of the test. Oh, and here's the rap battle of mitosis vs. meiosis: Mitosis vs meiosis rap battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH4WUUQ5pOI
Medical Biology - I need you to come tomorrow prepared to take the test. You should be familiar with everything we've done, but remember the big idea too, Why and how do cells reproduce? Do you know why cancer is a problem with mitosis? Do you know why meiosis is necessary for reproduction? Also don't forget You will be able to use your notebook on the second part of the test. Oh, and here's the rap battle of mitosis vs. meiosis: Mitosis vs meiosis rap battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH4WUUQ5pOI
F: Biology - Today we did the test on mitosis, meiosis, and cancer. Next week we start our next big question so just relax this weekend. You've worked hard ...actually only a few of you worked hard this week. Homework completion is horrid right now. Next week we'll be doing a homework quiz so get your buns in motion!
Medical Biology - Today you had the thrilling experience of taking a test on the relationship between mitosis, cancer, meiosis, and reproduction. I'm sure you did well. Next week we will start a new topic on how traits get passed down from parent to child. No homework.
M: Biology - NO School to celebrate Martin Luther King Day!
Medical Biology - No School! remember Martin Luther King today
If you want, learn more on the history channel about this great American! http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr
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T: Biology - Last week we learned about how cells are created, and that things can go wrong in the process. This week we'll continue that discussion, but I want you to get a little deeper into this topic of cancer. Today you will work with your group on one of the following topics: 1) Prostate, 2)Testicular, 3)Breast, 4) Ovarian, 5) Cervical, 6) Colon, 7) Melanoma, 8) Stomach, 9) Lung. Each group's topic matches their lab group number.
Before tomorrow you need to make a shared Google Slides document that covers the following: a) description of the cancer, b) the common causes, c) the symptoms, d) how we detect, e) How we can prevent this type of cancer, f) What treatments are used to treat it, g) State the survival statistics, h) What human activities are increasing our risk to this cancer. There are 8 topics that must be covered in your presentation and you may use a maximum of one picture per slide.
All of this must be ready to be shared tomorrow so divide up the work among your group members and finish your part before the class is over. There is enough time if you work right away. OH, AND ONLY USE CURRENT DATA FROM REPUTABLE SOURCES! ...like the American Cancer Society, Etc.
Medical Biology - You guys are going to be doing the exact same as my regular classes today, but with one exception. In addition to the research you will divide up, you will also be sure to use APA citation at the bottom of the pages you are responsible for.
W: Biology - So today you had a chance to see everyone's information on cancers. You identified which were the most difficult to treat, and easiest to prevent, etc. Tonight on the left hand side of your entry I want you to come up with a slogan and design that you and your partners could use to make into a 2 minute (or less) Public Service Announcement focused on awareness of your topic.
Medical Biology - Today you got to reflect on each other's work concerning cancer. We looked at the ones that are tough to treat and those that are easiest to prevent. You and your partners will now, on the left side of your entry, create a slogan and then design a public service announcement that is 2 minutes or less that informs people of the prevention and detection of your cancer.
Th: Biology - Today we discussed what we discovered yesterday about cancers; which is easiest to prevent, which is hardest to detect, and which is hardest to treat. Then you had time to process and make your public service announcement. This is due tomorrow, but make sure that it is less than 2 minutes and preferably about 30 seconds. It's all about awareness. Share the PSA with me once you are done.
Medical Biology - In class today we reflected on your responses to the cancer questions from yesterday. Then we took a bit of time on our PSA's which are due tomorrow. Make sure to share the final product with me. Lastly, we started to find out what other kinds of cellular reproduction there is which brought up the question of sexual reproduction. So tonight I need you to make a drawing of the male reproductive parts on the left, and then the female organs on the right (because they always are right. :). develop three questions based off of these drawings. Feel free to use the picture I showed in class. I've added it as a file below.
F: Biology - Today we looked at the reproductive system because we're learning about the way growth and development occurs. We previously looked at why and how cells reproduce to replace themselves and to help and organism grow, but how about reproducing an organism? This requires a different process. Next week we'll get into that. Today though we got into the part of the reproductive system that let it all happen. This weekend I want you to follow up with any remaining questions that you may have about how these systems work.
Medical Biology - Today we did an overview of the male and female reproductive system. This is important because we continue to work on the idea of why and how various cells are reproduced. But you guys being medical biology we're going to discuss STI (Sexually transmitted Infections) since we're on the topic. And we'll relate this to the effects on the cell. Depending on which group you are in dictated which STI I need you to look up this weekend. 1) Chlamydia, 2) Gonorrhea, 3) Genital Herpes, 4) HIV/AIDS, 5) HPV, 6) Syphilis, 7) Bacterial Vaginosis, 8) Trichomoniasis, 9) Viral hepatitis. You really just need a description of the cause and the symptoms both on the organism level, but also how it affects cells.
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.