Extra Credit Opportunity: Climate change is a well documented occurrence happening on Earth. Although we haven't studied the data yet, I'm posting this so you can meet the deadline if you chose to participate. A quality entry will give you quality extra credit. Climate Change Video Competition: http://www.climatecostproject.org/video-competition
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
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