Monday - HOLIDAY
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IB Biology - So today we recaped what is required to getting your IA submitted on time. Please make sure to have the evaluation ready to be reviewed tomorrow. Then we worked on an energy transfer question, and then a food web question on 219. Bake Ballew pointed out some interesting points in the DBQ on page 219. We'll discuss those odd points we'll discuss tomorrow. IN the meantime I want you to look at the following shared documents and start to set up a VR trip. You don't have to choose a destination yet, just figure out how it works. Here's the site: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H_oFsKhlY3T6rHlYWkmIlr7NeYSPhlgdLljG0MHn8IE/edit?usp=sharing
Also, if you have the time, please fill out the following google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfl5TefHmuhHlCkYUagr2jS5XhJ0dVLs7wL_uC4wAznwmp00A/viewform
Honors Biology - Today we went over everything that you know so far this year. You know a lot! Then we discussed what we found about viral and bacterial infections I asked you to look up this weekend and noticed the differences.
We then returned to our Addie case study and realized that Addie's infection falls into the bacterial side and you then wrote down a model of what he body might be doing that would cause these responses from the body, and questions that you felt were necessary to address to create a complete model. Ultimately, we realized that we hadn't addressed the immune system really at all.
So, first things first is to find out what kinds of cells are involved in any immune response. To address this we went back to our body system entries from the beginning of the year, and on the left side of the Immune System entry I want you to watch this: Crashcourse: Immune System
As you watch it, please get down a list of the "players" (cells that work in the immune system) on the left side of this Immune System entry.
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IB Biology - Today our whole focus has been on looking deeper at understanding energy transfers in ecosystems, and you did your work last night of investigating VR tours using Google. What you need to do tonight is to decide on an ecosystem that you are interested in and then creating just the beginning of your tour. This should have a "stop" or two, and show me that you can put in one piece of information. I will visually check these off of your phone on Friday.
Tomorrow you have a guest speak. Come up with something you are curious to ask about first responders.
Honors Biology - So today we worked our way through the immune response list that you had last night and then watched the following video from Bozeman Science on Immune System. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3M0vU3Dv8E You created a drawing of the castle as an analogy and then laid out the basic idea of what happens in immune response.
Lastly, I gave you the coloring sheet to reinforce what we did in class. Please make sure that each step is colored with it's own unique color as well as the description with the same color.
Tomorrow you have a guest speaker to talk about being a first responder. Have at least one question you are curious about.
Hey, did you notice that yesterday Medical Pathway Applications were posted?! Look and apply tonight!
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IB Biology - BASICS: Using the assignment your class designated for you, your work should:
Should be in your own words
Have unique information that defines the period
Describe the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere and biosphere of the time.
Include major transitions before and after the time.
Higher score= 6
Community vs population
Higher Score = 7-8
Percentages of organisms
Evolution during the period
Details on transitions.
Details on evidence
Your job tonight is to create flashcards on the concepts from 4.1 (see the list above). Color and symbolic pictures on the front, definitions on the back.
LASTLY, many people did not work very hard today on our poster. It must be complete by Thursday!!! If you are in PERIOD 2, here are your assignments:
If you have a few spare minutes, please complete the following surveys for your fellow IB students.
Honors Biology - Today we started our view of where we came from! We did this by watching a video on the Rise of Mammals to see our distant ancestors (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/rise-of-the-mammals/) . Later this week we will look at humans specifically, but for now just focus on those pressures that caused the rise of mammals. This goes on the right side of the entry we started today.
On the left side I want you to do two venn diagrams on some terms that we'll need for this week. Convergent vs Divergent Evolution, and Analogous vs Homologous structures on organisms.
Oh, and the 1st progress report comes out on Friday. Please get Parent Input on your notebook work by tomorrow. If you have lost your sheets, please print another from the Online Resource page of this website.
IB Biology - Poster is done tomorrow at the end of class:
All data, pictures, and transitions. Color code BLUE for qualities of a 5-6, and RED for qualities of a 7-8, (see Monday).
Also be sure to read chapter 4.1
And if you haven't started to put it together you should be noticing that there is a connection between evolution and the environment. Look at the following climate data site and can we compare current climate change (the rate) with that of the past? https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
All students, please read the flyers attached below for an amazing opportunity! For one you must be fluent in another language, but the other is open to anyone! This is new and could be really exciting!
Honors Biology - Two big ideas from yesterday:
1)Change starts at the base of the ecosystem (plants/autotrophs)
2) The evolution of any organism is not just about the organism, but the interactions of the whole ecosystem.
Today we started by watching Dr. Rick Potts video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ7VUZHwbEk Evidence of Evolution. and added new information to entry 52.
Then we started a NEW ENTRY:
Climate Effects on Human Evolution: How did humans expand across the Earth?
We then used the Human Odyssey Interactive Map: https://legacy.calacademy.org/human-odyssey/map/?mpweb=1018-10555-1617482
Creating a timeline of human habitation/movement and climate. Make this double column; Event/Climate
HW: On the left side of your entry: Climate effects on human evolution. http://humanorigins.si.edu/research/climate-and-human-evolution/climate-effects-human-evolution
Divide the work with your partners. This is due tomorrow.
The Variability Selection Hypothesis
3) Encephalization adaptation
5) Social Networks
Don't forget that Parent Input is due.
All students, please read the flyers attached below for an amazing opportunity! For one you must be fluent in another language, but the other is open to anyone! This is new and could be really exciting!
IB Biology - Today you went crazy finishing your posters. Tomorrow you will look at the other groups project. Last night I asked you to look at the climate data and to have read chapter 4.1. Tomorrow we will bring all of these ideas together along with information on chapter 4.2 Please preview the concepts in 4.2 and come with questions.
Lastly, don't forget that we will also go over IA evaluations. Please have them ready.
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Honors Biology - This week we have pieced together the rise of mammals, and then the rise of modern homo sapien, but what about the other hominids? What happened to them? You watched a small section of this movie (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/great-human-odyssey/) starting at minute 50, and you probably got some ideas. On the left hand side of the entry we did today I want you to decide what caused the extinction of Neanderthal and Denisovan hominids. Use all of the things you learned about from yesterday and what you picked up today. Your explanation should include CLIMATE, as well as homo sapien traits as factors.
Also, do not forget that grades get posted tomorrow and if you do not have your parent input you will receive a zero.
Lastly, do not forget that there is a case study test on evolution tomorrow. You will be given a human population to work with this time. Please review the foundational ideas of evolution (variation, time, inheritance, selection, etc.) and speciation. OH, and you should remind yourself about Alleles and how those play out in genotypes. In other words, do you remember what Aa means, or if a trait is autosomal recessive. It's all review and look back at your case studies on Huntington's disease, or Cystic Fibrosis, etc.
IB Biology - turnitin.com Use Enroll Key: IBIA and Class ID: 23862995 There is a hard deadline. I will need an electronic copy send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today we looked at the evaluation that you've made on your IA.
We then took a look at the timeline from the other class and looked at trends. What has happened on Earth in the past? Can we see how punctuated equilibrium might happen? What role does the climate play?
We then looked at this to see what how the world shifted over time: https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources/earthviewer
But he big question we tackled is what do these have to do with our current ecosystems.
Part of the answer can be found with this lecture on 4.2: https://www.bioknowledgy.info/42-energy-flow.html
Honors Biology - Today you worked on the evolutionary case study based on the people of Tibet. We'll be picking up the last bits of Addie's case on Monday when we talk about immune response. This weekend I would like you to go to your notebooks and start a new entry called, "How do we get sick and get better?" Underneath the right hand page, please find out the symptoms of: Influenza (The Flu), COVID-19 (coronavirus in the news), Ebola, and bacterial infections. This all goes on the upper right.
IB Biology - Animal Classification Yearbook project: Use the taxa listed below:
Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.
This work should be completed on the backside of criteria sheet I gave you today and should be completed by tomorrow. We'll be using these then.
In addition, I want you to know that we will be taking a quiz on chapter 5 material on Wednesday (maybe Thursday), and Later this week we will be reviewing the Evaluation section of your IA, please do NOT slack!
Honors Biology - So today we took some time to make sure we clarify what our understanding of natural selection and evolution are at this point in time. We then watched the ending of the Addie story. Lastly, we discussed your homework which was how do we/biologists define speciation (the point when 2 populations become distinctly different). We decided that the best definition of this is "When two populations from the same ancestor do not, or will not, reproduce with each other." This is a common, but not always perfect definition. We can work with it though. So how does it happen? Well, it happens due to isolation. There are three ways isolation happens between two populations: behaviorally, temporally, or geographically.
Your job tonight is two parts: 1) Look up a definition for these three types of isolation and jot them down next to the note from today.
2) You will start a new entry titled, "Juncos of UCSD and Laguna Mountains, are they different species?" Underneath the title on the right side, please search for "Juncos of UCSD" and then "Juncos of the Laguna Mountains" and make detailed observations of the differences in their physical appearance (coloration, patterns, size, etc.)
IB Biology - SO today we got a chance to see your animals and spent a chunk of time trying to sort them out into the best "yearbook" pages we can. You probably realize that it was really quite difficult to make this happen. The taxa certainly helped, but Kate said at one point, just because they look similar does not mean they are related. Another way to organize organisms is to look at their common ancestry and that is what you have been doing for homework for the last few days. Tomorrow you will be coming in and constructing a cladogram for your organism along with others so you need to know how it works. This is why I want you to complete the DBQ on 273. This is due tomorrow on a separate piece of paper. If you don't get cladistics, you will struggle.
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Honors Biology - Today we started by reviewing how speciation occurs through isolation. We then decided to start looking at the physical features of the juncos. I then gave each of your groups some data on wings, tails, and coloration and we speculated on if there were any answers as to why these differences existed and if these could conclusively tell us if the Juncos of UCSD and Mt. Laguna are truly different species.
Tomight, using the bottom right side of your entry I want you to make another section titled "Behavioral Traits" and then find online research on junco behavior. It does not need to be specific to UCSD or Mt. Laguna.
IB Biology - SO today you were able to make a cladogram with your partners using the onezoom.org interactive. The trace function really helps. Period 1 I will need the finished products tomorrow.
You will be having a quiz on chapter 5 information since we will be transitioning to ecology soon. Please make sure you go through all of the material as a refresher.
After our quiz tomorrow, we'll be looking at DEEP TIME!!!!
Also, don't forget that we'll be looking at your evaluation on your IA soon as well. Keep working! We're almost there!
If you have some time and sympathy for a fellow senior working on their Math IA, please complete the following survey: https://forms.gle/BzEGJEW25HKfH4v29
Honors Biology - Behavioral Data is what we explored today. Is it possible that these behaviors are learned, or is there a real genetic difference? We'll look at that question tomorrow. For now, you should write to the idea of whether you believe these birds are 2 separate species or not. This should go right below the notes you took today.
Please also come prepared with at least 2 other questions you have that might help us answer this question better. You can place these questions on the left hand page of the same entry.
IB Biology - Today you really only took a quiz. Yet, at the end of class we are looking to move on to trying to use everything we have learned this year, and in the past, to explain the macroscale workings (ecology, climate, etc.) of our world. To start out, we are going to make a visual timeline for what some refer to "Deep TIme", or the history of the earth. If we were going to make a giant 6 meter timeline for the wall, how would you Divide it up to proportionally show the various sections? AND how should we divide the different sections?
This is your job tonight. Please come prepared because I am going with what you suggest . Here's a website that has the image I showed today: https://www.ck12.org/book/ck-12-biology-advanced-concepts/section/10.5/
Also please bring in whatever you have constructed for your evaluation on your IA.
Watch this by Tuesday: Rise of the Mammals: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/rise-of-the-mammals/. List all of the names of the researchers invloved in this movie, what their title is, and what they contributed to the "Story." Can the time inheritance, etc. Not due until Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday!
Next, if you have time, please complete the following survey for a fellow senior who is trying to collect data for their math IA. This is not the same person as last time. https://forms.gle/c5hc2dCRQSXQhHRP6
Honors Biology - So today you looked at data from a "common garden" experiment, biochemistry of the juncos, and a map of San Diego to determine if geographic isolation might be occurring with our two populations.
By the end of the day you then put down your ideas, taken from the data sets, as to if the UCSD and the Mt. Laguna Juncos are different species. You should have also attached data to why you think the way you do. Tomorrow this will be a very important discussion. Please have some solid points to argue.
IB Biology - https://www.ck12.org/book/ck-12-biology-advanced-concepts/section/10.5/
Using the assignment your class designated for you, your work should:
Should be in your own words
Have unique information that defines the period
Describe the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere and biosphere of the time.
Include major transitions before and after the time.
Please make sure you thoroughly understand you part of this project before Tuesday.
IF YOU ARE IN 1ST PERIOD and don't remember your assignment or were absent, Karrar made a list for you. Here's the link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aLLlKquJdmjXHeXnJ-vKTuKvx-xGC331H7xk7o50h4g/edit?usp=sharing
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Honors Biology - Today we watch a video on those Juncos and found out a little bit more about what the scientists think about these Juncos. https://vimeo.com/59871689
Then we took an assessment on speciation on Norfolk Island Robins and if we can protect them or not. Have a great weekend!
Oh, BTW next week will end the first progress report. You will need your parent input completed. You may want to use this weekend to get it done.
IB Biology - So at this point you have completed a portion of your IA. I will continue to have periodic peer checks where I will arrange for you to critique your classmates and get feedback. In fact we will look at what data you have on Wednesday. It looks like this research should be complete by the beginning of the 3rd week in February.
While we aren't totally done with our evolution and natural selection concepts, I'm going to ask you today to work on the beginning of our next (and final) unit on ecology. Today you will self-organizer into groups of 3-5 people. Do NOT be less than 3 people, and take in "lost souls" who have not found a group. Your task today is to produce a written document that describes the best way to:
1) Describe the components of the environment (biotic and abiotic) of Granite Hills High School
2) Provides a system for organizing the various components of GHHS.
You will probably need to walk around campus a bit to see what is there and then brainstorm a succinct way of describing what you see. You will be scored on how efficiently (simple but effective)you can do this without missing anything.
For example, If I were describing my home, I might start with a simple list of everything I see (biotic and abiotic) Ex. Broken couch, house with no roof, rain coming in, cockroaches, rats, me, weeds, mold, etc.
But then, how could I classify these components into groups that would help me describe the relationship between these components? Ex. furniture, buildings, fungi, etc.
This is due at the end of the period so work quickly.
Tonight I want you to look at pages 258 and 259 of your book. There are two big ideas here, please summarize these 2 big ideas in 20 words (Total) or less. This will be submitted tomorrow.
Honors Biology - So this last week we discovered that there is a natural evolutionary process that could be in play in our case study on Addie. Today you will be completing a POGIL on evolution and selection. As you pass in your graph, you will receive the POGIL packet from your substitute teacher. You may chat with one partner, but this is NOT a group project. It is worth points to your grade and you must complete ALL of the questions to get any credit. Do not skip anything. It is due tomorrow so don't waste time. I guess I should make you aware that when you turn it in tomorrow, I will ask you one other question that you will respond to, it is the BIG question, so make sure you think about how all of this pertains to Addie's condition.
IB Biology - Today we started to close out our understanding of evolution and started to attach this to the idea of how it created such biodiversity. We will finish your posters tomorrow, but you will only have a small amount of time to do that. We will be starting a small project that goes along with classification. Please read page 265 on Dichotomous Keys, and then complete the work on 266 and 267. As an option you may want to: Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpKulkADzBk
Also, if you are curious:
Rady's Children's hospital has some opportunities in case you are interested. See the file attachment below.
Honors Biology - Today we watched Addie's case again and attached it to the work you did with the POGIL from yesterday. I'll get those scores in as soon as I can. In the meantime, we will be learning about this concept of evolution. Tonight I need you to watch the following video:
You will need to know what happened for tomorrow. ...you may have a quiz on it.
If you are curious:
IB Biology - Today we started with finishing your evolution movie poster and tonight I would like you to read and respond to the TOK on page 263 on scientific consensus using the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/w4RzG4CW4Bis8uVf6 . Tomorrow we will discuss this topic.
In addition to the above work, please come with some of your IA data. Have you graphed it? Do you have a test of the validity? Be ready to show what you have at this point. Doesn't have to be perfect.
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Honors Biology - Today we started by putting our graphs of bacterial growth vs antibiotic use in our notebooks. Then we looked at the video from last night and discussed the positive and negative qualities of the experiment. Then I forgot to give you the short quiz. Tonight, using the four colors we used today I want you to make a graphic organizer (a picture that shows relationships) of the four concepts that contribute to evolution. This should be a graphical representation on the left side of your entry from today. It should use color throughout. It should make sense. Ex. Time might surround all of the other three concepts. Or maybe you use a circular structure of all four. Maybe it's a pyramid with one of the qualities at the base. Regardless, it MUST communicate the relationship between the concepts. You may add writing, but it must be graphic! PS Do not ask me what to do. You need to think deeply about the connection these concepts hold with each other. We will go over this tomorrow with other classmates.
IB Biology - Today we discussed classification, and your IA data analysis. We then went into working on your fastener classification system. You will be finishing this tomorrow. Tonight you should be polishing your IA data, accounting for uncertainty in your measurements, and running a test of validity. This is the only thing you must do tonight. Please do it as we will be working on your evaluations on Monday!
Your fastener naming system will continue tomorrow, but know that it should have a naming system that will individually distinguish each fastener. You could place the dichotomous key on one side, and maye the fastener with its name on the back. As you work on each differentiating factor for grouping, you should be making a name for each group. We'll work on it tomorrow, but that caused some confusion. You need both.
In the meantime, please help a fellow student with some survey information for their IA by clicking this link and answering some simple questions: https://forms.gle/pNuwYAXaHe4CRNWGA
If for some reason you are still working on your poster here's what you need to know:
Your movie poster that will have…
Honors Biology - Today was a bit of a loss since so many people were out for MUN, but at least we got to explore some surgery. When we do our rat dissections in late February we will conclude by suturing them up and so I thought this might be an interesting way to spend our day on "Touch Surgery"
I will be checking your graphic organizers from yesterday, tomorrow. You get an extra day, but I want you to make them extra good by adding a brief description at the bottom that explains why you made the G.O. the way you did.
Please help a fellow student with some survey information by clicking this link and answering some simple questions: https://forms.gle/pNuwYAXaHe4CRNWGA
IB Biology - SO you finished the concept of classification. Not as easy as it seems. Imagine doing that for thousands of species! This weekend I have three goals for you. 1) work on your evaluation on your IA. We will be looking at these, like we have at all components, this coming week. And 2) I want you to think about the most amazing organisms (fungi, plants, protozoans, animals, etc.) on the planet and find 3 that are your absolute favorite. Come prepared with a basic understanding of these. Lastly, 3) please read the basic idea of 5.4. You need to have a basic understanding of cladistics. You should know what they are, how they work for reclassifying things, and make note of the figwort family example.
Honors Biology - So today we discussed your possible future with the medical pathway and then tried to look for evidence of evolution. There are a lot of sources of evidence! This weekend you are to find out what speciation is and how can speciation occur. You should also include an example. A real one would be great. This should all be done on the left hand side.
Monday - HOLIDAY
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IB Biology - Today you started by writing to a classmate on their ideas about evolution. You then took a test/quiz on 5.1 and 5.2. After this quiz you then were able to work on your IAs. Tonight I want you to complete and turn in the DBQ found on page 248. In addition, you may also want to read the following article I found online. Worth reading: https://cosmosmagazine.com/society/modern-culture-actually-isn-t-evolving-that-quickly at Cosmos Magazine.
Oh, and if your name is Darley, Hutto, Ruments, Alrubaye, or Boggeln, and I haven't already confirmed it with you, this weekend is your time to shine. On Saturday is the time to show off what you learned at the hospital when you had your internship. You will be talking with middle school students and parent about various medical opportunities in high school and will be from 10am-1pm. Set-up will be around 9:30. Please send me an email with your personal phone number so I can contact you on the day of the event. This is greatly appreciated, you are awesome!
Oh, and CPR will open in February (according to the district boss), and I should receive notification. I will pass that on to you ASAP as soon as I hear.
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Honors Biology - Today we worked on your bacterial lab report. You should have come to class with a graph and data set to work with and refined that so you can start the next step to your report, the conclusion. Some of you have now grown colonies and measuring these is good, and graphable, but doesn't mix well with the turbidity testing we did on Friday. That's OKAY!
Your job at this point is not to be "right", but to think about the process and what you did, and then discuss what you found out and how you could do this better next time. By tomorrow you should have a rough draft of a complete report.
So, today you finished (theoretically) your results and analysis, and now you should write your 3 paragraph conclusion tonight. Superficial writing will get you nowhere. Get deep into what it all means, what does the data show us? Why should we care? Use your LAB REPORT GUIDELINES.
We will review the components again, no worries. Don't get behind. It will be perfect by Friday, but remember that I won't be here on Thursday, and possibly Friday.
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IB Biology - Today you worked on your IA and you should be done with this work by Friday. Tonight you could easily blow off your work, please do not. Your data collection should be happening now. Many of you are not quite there. You have no other homework so clarify your design, execute your design, do something.
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Honors Biology - 1) We looked at Addie's case with the information that you have.
2) Work on your evaluation of your lab. This is due HARD COPY on Friday.
Tomorrow you will be working on something different so get this done tonight!
IB Biology - At his point in time you should have all of your equipment and rolling on your IA data collection. If not, don't feel sad, get busy! In addition to working on data collection, I would also like you to complete the DBQ which is found on page 253. Due tomorrow.
Oh, yesterday I asked for volunteers to represent IB HL Bio at the elective showcase on January 28th. It will pull you out for half of the day. I got a ton of names, but I want to select fairly. If you are still interested, you must be willing to be out of class all day including 7th period (clean up). Just send me an email with your name and student ID and I will select randomly (using my dice) from the pool. Those of you in second period, please send the email even though I got your name already.
LASTLY, there are still some spots for the field trip. Not sure what I'm talking about? Look above at yesterday's posting.
Honors Biology - How do bacteria get killed? Each of you will produce a graph. Hard copy and turned in tomorrow.
Instructions: Using Google Sheets create tables and graphs for the two investigations below. Walk through what is being asked and be sure to help each other. Then answer the questions in complete sentences that follow.
INVESTIGATION 1: How many doses of an antibiotic would it take to eliminate 1,000,000 bacteria if it was 90% effective?
2. Using Google Sheets Construct a graph of the data in the table you made as a class of # of bacteria vs. # of antibiotic doses. Label your axes, and make sure to choose equal intervals for each axis.
INVESTIGATION 2: How would both reproduction and repeated doses of antibiotics
affect the size of a bacteria population?
3. Let’s figure this out by building a new mathematical model to predict what would happen to the population hourly if:
4. Was the bacteria population eliminated 24 hours later?
5. Using Google Sheets Construct a graph of # Bacteria vs. Time (in hours). Label the axes and the major intervals on both axes.
6. Write an explanation that tells how the mathematical model you co-constructed in class helps us understand why it is necessary to take all of the prescribed doses of antibiotics even when we are already feeling better in advance of finishing them.
7. How is what we discovered through this lesson relevant for explaining what might have happened in Addie?
DON'T FORGET THAT YOUR LAB IS ALSO DUE TOMORROW, HARD COPY!!!
IB Biology - So today was the last free day to work on your IA. I hope that you are well on your way. Within a week or two you will be bringing in your rough draft for peer reviewing, remember that I really can't tell you what to change, but a peer could.
Honors Biology - Labs are in! We'll look at what we've found out in a bit, but this weekend get your graphs and tables completed for Monday. Yes, it's worth points. Yes, it should be unique to you (any copying will result in a ZERO for both people). Do not forget to answer the questions that followed the graphing tasks (See Thursday). That's it. Hopefully I'll see you at the winter formal.
IB Biology - I'm out today as you probably already figured. Listed below is what you should have completed before I return tomorrow.
1) You should have a completed draft of your IA ready up through the design phase. While the IA is a piece of research where you are really meant to be on your own, I am mostly looking for completion, but I will ask your peers to give you feedback. This will be reviewed tomorrow and you will be receiving a grade on your work.
2) Last week you viewed 5 "puzzle" pieces (dogs, echidna, Z car, pokemon, and fashion). This week you will be reading chapter 5.2 and connecting the material found in chapter 5.2 (and later 5.1 and 10.3) with the 5 puzzle pieces. Connect the Understandings and Applications with the puzzle pieces. This should be written and there will be a quiz on this material on Wednesday.
Honors Biology - I'm out today as you probably already figured. Listed below is what you should have completed before I return tomorrow.
1) Start a new entry titled: Is Addie's Condition Common, Can it Happen to Me?
Within your groups, Each group member should read one of the following readings: If you do not have a fifth reader, please skip reading #3. You will have a quiz on this on Wednesday so make sure you know what you are talking about when you share your ideas with your partners. If you aren't sure, please ask your classmates to go over it with you. All of your notes on your article should go on the RIGHT side of this entry.
Reading 1 https://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/community/index.html
Reading 3 https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/HAI/CDPH%20Document%20Library/SanDiego_GrossmontHospital_2016.11.22.17.pdf
Reading 4 https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/antimicrobial-resistance
On the Left hand side of your entry you will as a group answer these questions::
1) Who gets MRSA
2) Is there only one variation/strain of staph?
3) What is the history of resistance to bacteria?
4) How many cases like Addie’s have there been?
5) Community-associated vs Hospital-acquired?
6) Where can people pick up community- associated antibiotic resistant bacteria?
2) You should have a solid (maybe not final, but close) copy of your exploratory lab report ready for review. HARD COPY. It must conform to the lab write up guidelines (latest version can be found on online resources). Obviously we can't write the whole abstract, but we can start it.
NOTE: If anyONE of your group members does not have their initial lab report ready, your group will not take samples tomorrow.
IB Biology - Today we started the day by looking at the work that you have done on your IA. You should now look to fix up and fine tune this work so that you are really ready to roll on your IA experimentation next week.
We then reviewed the information from chapter 5.2 - Natural Selection. Today you were to look at the information in chapter 5.1 and connect this information to the following video.
Origins of tetrapods: https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources/great-transitions-origin-tetrapods. Thursday you will be given a quiz on these concepts so please make sure you understand this material.
One of your classmates needs to collect data for his IA. Could you please take this 30 second survey to help him out.
Honors Biology - Today we looked at your lab reports to make them better. Your peers hopefully helped you out. Then we went out and about to streak our plates for bacterial collection. What I need you to do tonight is something that is worth points to your grade (Crit. A). Here's what you should do:
Make a 1 pager on the MRSA.
You must include: color,
a minimum of 3 images,
What is MRSA?,
What is bacterial resistance?,
How many cases happen nationally or worldwide?
What is the difference between Community acquired vs Hospital acquired MRSA?
and How to keep safe.
This should be done like a Public Service Announcement poster. Something that people would be attracted to, but can read at a glance.
Oh, I also need you to Download Google Explorer from the App store if your parents are okay with it. We'll be using our phones for a virtual reality tour.
One of your senior classmates needs to collect data for his IA. Could you please take this 30 second survey to help him out.
IB Biology - So today we looked at the various topics found in chapters 5.1 and 5.2 and connected them to the tree of life: https://www.onezoom.org/life/@biota=93302#x69,y608,w1.3816 Feel free to play with this app some more.
We discussed the gaps and the strengths of the evidence for evolution, as well as the role of selection, mutation, and meiosis. Tonight you should complete the pogil activity that I gave out to you. Tomorrow we'll continue to complete our understanding of evolution by attaching it to the concepts that you have already learned.
Honors Biology - So today we got to see your understanding of MRSA up to this point, but we still haven't answered why structurally these bacteria can get to a point where they resist antibiotics. SO that's why we started to look at the differences in structures using the VR videos on Google Expeditions. I want you to find out the differences between bacteria and cells. You should have used the expeditions "Bacteria" and "Inside a Cell".
Now tonight I want you to read the following article and write a headline for it. The headline will be turned in on a SEPARATE sheet of paper and captures the most important ideas from the article. This headline needs to have a MAXIMUM of 30 words, must include the words "phage", "bacteria," and "Engineering", or some form of these words, all the other words can be whatever you choose. Here's the link to the article: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1alwC8aPvSkVsbe1zfZIRsIkRgKWAs-e1b9N73gBf6X0/edit?usp=sharing.
IB Biology - We started today with a recap what we know: change (or evolution) happens in all organisms. We see this change in the short term, and long term, but instead of moving on I asked you to think about the content of chapter 10.3 to wrap it all up. 5.1 is about evidence, 5.2 is about selection, and 10.3 is how these lead to speciation.Here is the page that has the presentation that I used from today: https://www.bioknowledgy.info/103-gene-pools-and-speciation.html
The big ideas are:
Speciation can happen through:
and/or through reproductive Isolation: (Geographic, temporal, or behavioral.)
The gene pools of populations fluctuate in different ways as the species interacts with the environment. The three ways are: Directional, Stablizing, and disruptive selection.
Speciation sometimes happen quickly, punctuated equilibrium. Or slow and gradual, which is called Gradualism.
Tonight I want you to add to the massive flashcard collection you have at this point by making flash cards on:
1) Homologous structures (same origins different function),
2) Analogous structures (dif. Origins, same function) adaptive radiation
3) Reproductive isolation (geo, temp, and behav)
5) Punctuated equilibrium
7) Directional/stabilizing/disruptive selection.
These cards can be riddle cards, picture cards, or any type you like as long as they have color and writing.
Bring them in for use tomorrow before we get to taking the quiz.
Honors Biology - Together let's check out the structure of the bacteria: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xcdYlCjieI Draw on the right of a new entry. List how it is different than cells.
Next, we watched a video on how antibiotics interact. 24 seconds.
Now work with a partner:
1) Read article on how antibiotics work and
2) Read this article:
ON THE LEFT side of your entry from today: Summarize reading 1 and then DRAW how different types of antibiotics work to kill bacteria. Beta-Lactam Macrolides Quinolones
At the bottom of the left page: Discuss why multiple doses might be necessary and why you should complete the entire prescription.
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If they are interested in being After-School Leaders, where you tutor kids in K-8, help with one-on-one reading, and lead indoor fitness games, they also have to attend the After-School Leader Meeting on Monday, January 27, 2019 from 4-6 PM. The flyer has been attached below.
IB Biology - Clearly I have been a slacker forgetting to post! SO today we reviewed definitions for the evolutionary concepts and your discussion revealed that maybe were still not solid on the concepts. I think that if we step out of the organization of the book and look to simplify the concepts you might be able to say evolution boils down to the following four factors: TIME, or the idea that these changes can happen successfully as long as the generational time is quick enough to produce new offspring with new traits. VARIATION, or the idea that in any particular population the traits in it's gene pool allow for some members to survive change. SELECTION, the pressures (including limited resources) will "weed out" the less fit organisms only allowing the better fit to breed. And INHERITANCE, or the idea that offspring have traits like their successful parents. The bottom line is, since man has been able to manipulate most of these factors (for us and so many other organisms) it's really hard to say what's next. Please cut and paste these concepts into your notes before I see you next.
Regardless, when you return next week I will have small tasks for you over the week, but you will have the vast majority of your time to work on your IA. Please come prepared to work on Tuesday. Some of those small tasks will include finally taking the chapter 5.1 and 5.2 quiz, DBQ's, and some small preparation for our next unit.
Honors Biology - Did I slack?! Sure did! Thanks to those who had questions this weekend. So what we have so far is the first part of a Data and Analysis section for your lab report based off of the fact that we are measuring the amount of bacterial growth through a turbidity test. This means that we are making an indirect measurement of the bacterial growth based off of the assumption that bacteria will block some of the light that would come through. You also made sure to test each of your plates in five different locations to account for variations in growth.
Now, what I need you to do with this data is to analyze it so you can draw some conclusions. So, you started with initial baseline data and then found the data on how much light passed through (and didn't pass through). You should have expressed this as percentage. Using a percentage of change allows us to compare data no matter what photometer we used, etc. You always get a percentage by dividing the part you want to know more about (how much light is blocked) and dividing it by the total (The amount of light that passed through a plate with no growth). On your spread sheet the formula looks something like this "=((C3-B2)/C3)". Obviously I don't know what your real cells are named, but C3 represents your total light in an unused plate and B2 represents the total light still coming through. So C3-B2 would represent the amount of light blocked in expressed in lux. When you divide that sum (as seen in the formula) what you now have is light blocked expressed as a percentage (a better tool for comparison). Once you have done this process for each of your samples, you are now set to make graphs/charts of the data and you have set yourself up for the next part of the lab report which will be the evaluation. Come to school on Tuesday with a complete spread sheet and at least one graph that compares the percentages of the 2 test plates and the unused plate percentage. I could see this as 3 bars on a graph, or maybe pie graphs? Come with something, but it can be in an electronic format. No need to print yet.
IB Biology - Dearest Students,
Your dancing was divine! Your moves were impeccable! Your shimmy went perfectly with your shake! But remember the concepts behind these moves. Even though we are moving on to the macro scale world of biology does not mean we can forget the microscopic world. In fact, it's the macro scale world that will show you the end products of all of the microscopic concepts. Tomorrow we will prepare for another day of review, but after tomorrow, we'll be off and running into new territory.
In the meantime, there are a few things that I need you to do.
1) Make sure you walk through ALL of your review flashcards. Spend a little bit of time with those terms that are foggy.
2) Please come prepared with your IA. At this point you should have a research question, background information, a hypothesis, and possibly even a procedure. If you do not have any of these pieces, let's get them done tonight.
Honors Biology - "If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always got." I hope you either keep doing a great job, or you think about making some changes for this second semester.
Before we get to our next medical mystery, we need to review some of the major information from the past semester. So, today you guys did a 6 block pyramid review activity. In this activity you: 1)listed the 6 major themes of first semester on a pyramid, 2) You then described why you put them where you did, 3) You described how the foundational pieces support the top piece in the pyramid. And 4) Lastly, you then chose two "smaller pyramids" found within your big pyramid and described what the three blocks in each of these smaller pyramids have to do with each other. We didn't quite get there so we will be finishing this tomorrow, but you should have part one in your notebook at this point.
So, tonight I want you to look at what you did with your group today and on the left side of the entry, I would like you to create another 6 block pyramid that is revised. How would you change the pyramid from today and WHY. This is the first homework of the semester.
1) Cell Structures and Body Systems
2) Homeostasis and Feedback in the body
3) Meiosis and mitosis,
4)Energy Production and Use (photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration)
6) Proteins (enzymes and structural)
IB Biology - Today we spent a little bit of time looking at a graph on dogs. This is the first clue in a series of clues that you will get over the next few days. https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/best-in-show-whats-the-top-data-dog/
Tonight, tell me why there are so many different types? Write this in your notebook under the first clue.
Next, please take time to review your flashcards for the material we did today.
Lastly, please make sure to have the preliminary components of your IA. They don't have to be perfect, but should be well established n an electronic document.
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Honors Biology - FIRST: Charge your chromebooks tonight!!! You will need them tomorrow.
Today you watched a creepy video on Addie's illness: https://www.pbs.org/video/hunting-nightmare-bacteria-update-nqil1d/
On a new entry called Addie's Sickness, we listed out the important points to this case study as well as establishing a timeline.
Next we set up a new entry called "What is happening inside of Addie" This is where your homework begins. Using only the upper half of the right page in this new entry I want you to describe what you think is going on in Addie. You do not need to research anything. Just tell me what you think has occurred using just what you know. Below this writing, please place TWO questions that would be important to find out more about to know for sure. Ex. What exactly causes bacteria to be "gram-negative"?
IB Biology - Today we had an opportunity to get a few more pieces to the puzzle we've been working on. We then went to working on our IAs. You should clean up all of your IA work in preparation for the week you'll have to work on it in class (not next week, but the next).
Next, Lay out a calendar for the completion of your IA work. What will you do each day to make sure it's completed on time without problems.
Lastly, I really need you to complete this semi-annual survey: http://bit.ly/healthpathstudentsurvey1-20
SENIORS: Scholarship money (1650.00 and 3300.00) for being part of the med pathway! Notice the deadline to apply for one of two scholarships per site is this January 31st. Application Link
Honors Biology - Today we were able to come together with our ideas about what could be going on with Addie. We then shared our questions with our groups and developed two really strong questions that we need to answer to start to figure out the case study. It looks like you narrowed it down to to three main topics that we need to pursue: How do bacteria operate?, How do antibiotics work?, and How does the immune system work?
So let's start with the first of these three things: Bacteria.
Tonight I want you to start a new entry called, How big is a "bug"? and below I want you to make a chart showing a drawing of the object, and then the size, and lastly the information you can get from clicking on the picture. Here is the list of what you should look up using the Scale of Things: ( https://scaleofuniverse.com/ ) : Person, ant, amoeba, bacteria, skin cell, RBC, e.coli, mimivirus, bacteriophage, HIV, DNA, glucose.
Don't forget to include your units, and don't forget to use a different color for each object! ...feel free to go big and see the universe too.
IB Biology - Today we received two more puzzle pieces and then lead ourselves into the ideas of how do we know what we know? The biggest ideas I was hoping you got was : Subjective and objective knowledge, and that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Tonight I want you to read this very short article: https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-a-confirmation-bias-2795024 and just be ready to discuss it! Do you get why we look for a null hypothesis? What is a healthy approach to thinking?
In addition you should be gathering your materials in order to start your IA.
Lastly, please complete these yearbook surveys:
Yearbook survey, favorite thing about medical path: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJBumhEh6bcJglZl4Pw3_J5vsOchUEiRZxk4PzjWdFIPFO9g/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
Yearbook survey, future career in science?: https://forms.gle/ttdU7SLpXHrsur9c7
Honors Biology - Sorry for any trouble you may have had last night with the webpage. You guys did a good job overall. We walked our way through the microverse and the macroverse and blew up our minds in the process. Tonight, on the left side page of the entry, I want you to create a bulls-eye diagram from virus, bacteria, and somatic cells. Complete 4 things they all have in common, 2 things that are unique to each topic, and then 2 things that are common 2 topic, but exclusive of the 3rd. This last step you will need to do three times (virus/bacterial, bacteria/cell, virus/cell)
IB Biology - Today, after talking to Socrates, Plato, and be aware of confirmation bias. You all should now be well on your way to starting the experimentation and should be gathering materials that you can use, or stash, in class.
On Monday, I will be out at a meeting. You will have a sub, but I will leave all of the instructions here on the website. What should you do this weekend? Sleep some, relax a bit, but review the lab write up guidelines and have the Title Page and the Design completed. For a new copy of these guidelines, go to the online resource page.
By the way, Mrs. Hirt's Oxford PDF has been blocked as well. Copyright law has triumphed!
Honors Biology - Today we looked at the relationships between viruses, bacteria, and somatic cells. They have a lot of differences, but size is one I want you to keep in mind for right now and we'll add to what we know.
We then shifted gear and looked at MRSA protocols at Loyola University
Lastly, we decided to investigate these invisible killers by conducting our own survey of bacteria around us. You should have a research question for your group and you should have a method of measuring growth. This weekend you should set it up by completing an electronic title page (as outlined in the guidelines), as well as your research question, hypothesis, and variables identified.
I will be out on Monday, but will post all of your instructions on this website.
MONDAY/TUESDAY: IB Biology: Today we reviewed all of the topics for the final which is really a shorter version of a unit exam. When I see you next you will take this test, eat whatever food that you decide to share, and watch a movie. The link below should take you to the spreadsheet where you can list what you will bring so others will know.
One last thing...You should have a developed research question for your IA at this point. Many of you have not met with me yet. This break should allow you some time to begin your testing, which would mean you have some procedures created. ...BUT we will have time after the break to work on the IA. I'm not requiring anything, but you should really start the process so you are not scrambling later. If you developed your lab and began working on it over break you would be comfortably ahead of the game!
While it main not pertain to you if you have completed your internship, HESI applications are now online. They have changed from past years and now require a resume, cover letter, and short essay. You can find the details on the GHD website. There is a link to this site on the Medical Pathway page. ...but here it is: https://sites.google.com/guhsd.net/ghdhealthpathways/work-based-learning/hesi-2020
Biology: Today we went over the procedures for playing the educational games you have developed. This is your chance to revise in preparation for the finals day. As we look towards finals day, you should also make sure to have your hand written letter to me prepared. This will be turned in first thing on finals day. Lastly, please consider bringing in something to eat or drink for those who come to play your game.
FINALS DAY REPORTING FORM for Freshman Biology: https://forms.gle/buvEgMFtBgiy9a7V6
IB Biology - so today we started by watching the following video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeIsxXDyjlc While this isn't a requirement, you could earn extra credit by creating a pedigree for this bizarre family situation.
Next, we looked at all of the AI topics that have been done in the past to develop some usable ideas that interest us. These are only foundations for you to build on, but please come tomorrow with 1 or 2 ideas for possible IAs. We'll be sharing these ideas.
Lastly, you worked on your presentations on genetics. Be sure that you come to me with any questionable material as you are meant to be an expert on these topics, which are mostly review from your earlier biology course.
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Honors Biology - OH I ALMOST FORGOT, Get your parent Input. Don't forget: Score, Signature, Comment
Walk through the interactive first (How it Works tab), and then...
Watch the following videos (How it is Used tab) about cancer and DMD
1st video and
the next four clips from Dr. Neville Sanjana - 4 clips
and lastly, the next four clips from Dr. Amy Wagers - 4 clips
Summarize the nine clips into a paragraph (It should have three major ideas from the videos). We will use that tomorrow.
HEY! If you are interested in science UCSD has a summer program called COSMOS. I've attached the informational flyer as a file below. Check it out. It is a residential program and costs money, BUT IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD IT, THEY MAY JUST IGNORE THE FEES FOR YOU!!! At least check out the flyer!
IB Biology - Today we reviewed your IA topic and guided you towards writing a testable question. Please come tomorrow with a solid research question. A solid research question should have clearly identified goals, clear variables, and is practical to carry out.
Next we reviewed the chi-squared test for those who were absent, but at this point you should all be ready to role in presenting. Remember, I will ask you about a topic and you will discuss the topic in the context of your genetic disorder...or how it doesn't pertain to your disorder. To help facilitate this process, please make sure that you have shared your presentation with me at email@example.com.
Lastly, know that you will be graded using the Criterion A rubric.
Honors Biology - Today we spent much of our time really bringing the big idea of genetics to a close. We then spent a good chunk of our time describing how the Final Project/Exam would work. I've posted this criteria below as a downloadable file. IN addition to coming in with a game idea and knowing your lowest two criterion scores, I also want you to not forget to get your parent Input sheet signed. Don't forget: Score, Signature, Comment. I will be checking these off starting tomorrow.
IB Biology - Today we started our presentations. For those of you who showed up, it was a very simple process where I work as your partner. Your sole job is to make sure to know how our content relates to your topic.
SO what do you do tonight if you are finished?! You will formallize the research question with me by turning it in tomorrow.
What else should we do? ...probably be aware that we will be having pet day. This is a pet day where you can bring it in and share your pet during your period. Please be aware that the organism needs to leave campus afterwards. I can stash small animals and plants here until the end of the day.
Lastly, you will submit the pictures and measurements for your pet on Friday for extra credit. The amount is dependent on the quality of the work you have done.
Honors Biology - Today you started by learning about PIG-MONKEYS!!!! ...and then you dove into the game you are developing for your final. We clarified each of the criterion in what can be used for your project and it seems like most of you are really "running" with it! Tomorrow you should start laying this game out so understand that you should have a solid idea of what you are doing before tomorrow. I'll be looking for construction.
You should also be aware that Friday will then be the last class day to work on your game. You'll have the weekend, but we will test the games on Monday. It may seem like you have a lot of time, but you don't really. You have just enough time.
If you haven't done it yet, don't forget to get your parent Input. Don't forget: Score, Signature, Comment
IB Biology - Today we continued our work on genetics. Tomorrow though we will be...
Taking our last day to finish you all up
We will get a chance to look at your extra credit pet project and prepare for our final.
Please make sure you are fully ready.
Honors Biology - Tomorrow will be our last day to work on your games. At this point in time you should just be developing questions as you should have the physical game built by tonight.
On Monday you will be testing the games out.
Before we get to Monday, please make sure that you check all of the criteria on the IB Grading Rubric.
Tomorrow is also your last day to turn in the parent Input. Don't forget: Score, Signature, Comment.
IB Biology - Please come on Monday prepared with any questions. We will prepare for finals. Spend some time to the materials. ...Seriously. No, Seriously.
Honors Biology - Parent Input is due today! On Monday there is only one thing you need, your game. You must have it.
IB Biology - The following topics are concepts that should be included in your genetic disorder project. These topics are coming from chapters 3.3, 10.1, 3.4, and 10.2. You should understand each of these and be able to describe how they relate to your disorder. Yes, this is like a report, but know that you will have to present these topics to the class in the context of your disorder.
Problems with haploid diploid cells. Non-disjunction.
Methods of karyotyping sampling and risks.
Here's a great video to give you the basics of the material in 3.3 and 10.1. PLease watch this and then come prepared with questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5hA0WCv1lg
Honors Biology - https://ourworldindata.org/cancer
1) Look at the world wide data and look for trends that have happened in the world over time. Write these in your notebook on the right.
2) Now identify those diseases that are cancer related. How do those trends change over time? Write these down on the right side of your notebook.
3)Now go into your lab group and each of you should select a different country each from different continents (North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia). Pick a common cancer disease and see how the trends have varied in each of these regions. Write down your findings in your notebook on the right hand side.
IB Biology - Here's a good video on meiosis disorders, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXjCg_2vZQs Come prepared with any questions you might have.
Please also complete the DBQ on page 167, ready to be turned in.
Here's the presentation on 10.1 from today if you would like to review it. I only didn't get through Mendel and his idea of independent assortment: https://www.bioknowledgy.info/101-meiosis.html
What you should have at his point is a genetic disorder which has been described completely and you are now trying to describe the specifics of how it functions and is created. You should be able to utilize all of the terms placed on Monday, and now be able to describe how meiosis plays a role (or not) in your chosen condition.
Applications you should be familiar with:
Honors Biology - Please look at the image we saw in class, click the link below. On the right side of a new entry titled, "Cancer Cell Invasion", please make a sketch of the image (including color), print up or write the explanation of what is happening, and be sure to define what a "leader cell" is, and what "metastasize" means.
This is all you must do in preparation for tomorrow.
IB Biology - Today we looked at this power point and using it I would like you to come prepared with some practice punnett squares. The Punnett squares that you should know are listed below. This could be as simple as just copying them down, but make sure you understand them. If you are struggling, remember, "Be Like Reece" and come talk to me.
So, to sum it up, complete the 5 punnett squares listed below under 3.4 and please also complete DBQ 183
3.4 basic inheritance: https://www.bioknowledgy.info/34-inheritance.html
Honors Biology - Cell Cycle and Cancer Click and Learn Activity
Use this student handout: do as partners but produce one paper (each partner must alternate writing)
The major portions of the work fall into the following groupings:
Extra Credit: 31-34
This work is all due tomorrow for a grade. Work well!
IB Biology - Today we started by reviewing what we know and then headed into the big ideas of chapter 10.2. Of course, we didn't get far so we will continue this tomorrow, but you should preview the powerpoint I was using so you can come in educated, but with questions. Here is the link to that presentation: 10.2 Inheritance: https://www.bioknowledgy.info/102-inheritance.html
Before tomorrow, before we start back in on the material, I would like you to create a simple dihybrid cross punnett square for any 2 characteristics you like. MAKE YOUR OWN CRAZY IDEAS.
Ex. 2 Giraffe have an offspring with spiral horns vs no horns. Spiral horns is dominant. And stripes vs spots with spots being dominant. If they had 79 babies, how many of each type would they produce.
Lastly, you should complete DBQ186 - Chernobyl
SO do any of you want to go on a hike (with potential extra credit)? I could keep it closer to home than last time. Let me know if you have any interest tomorrow as I will be hiking again on Sunday.
Honors Biology -
So after talking about our unit exams from our last unit, we then turned in our work on cancerous cell cycles. After discussing those responses we watched the following video to get the big picture about what this looks like.
Next, I had you discuss with your shoulder partner what the five big ideas we should pull away from the activity and you write these down on the left side of the entry. Tonight I want you to write a cohesive paragraph using those ideas that EXPLAINS what the cell cycle has to do with cancerous tumors.
I found this interesting article you might want to read (not required) : medicalxpress.com/news/2019-12-protein-cancer-suppresses-anti-tumor-immunity.html
If you have any interest in going on a hike on Sunday with me and some seniors, please see the notice I placed under Thursday for my IB Course.
IB Biology - SO today we used your homework from last night to work out a sample of the Chi-Squared test. This will be a good example to work from as we prepare for your presentations next week. The following list are all of the topics that you should be able to present about in context to your genetic disorder. Remember, that you will have Monday and Tuesday to prepare and ask questions.
Sex linkage (or any)
Morgan’s fruit flies
Dominant, recessive, and codominant
Dihybrid punnett squares
Discrete vs continuous variation
Honors Biology - Today we had a great Karaoke Friday, but then discussed what we understand about the cell cycle disruptions involved in cancers. P53 seems to be a very important regulatory protein and that's why we then went and attacked the following work with a new partner. You and your partner should be able to turn in your responses on Monday. Not many scores left before final grades.
Role of p53 in the Cell Cycle interactive
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.