So some people were asking me about extra credit, and it just so happens that I had been thinking of a cool project that we just don't have time for. This project would be where you take one of the diet fads that society grabs on to and to analyze it for it's good and bad point. Some of these diets include the Atkins diet, The Grapefruit diet, The South Beach diet, The 3 hour diet, The Fat Flush diet, The Caveman diet, The Blood Type diet, The Hormone Diet, and this list goes on... Regardless, there is a Claim, some Reasoning, and Evidence that should go with all science (If it is science). Choose one or more of these diets and let me know the Pros and Cons of each after stating the diets claim, reasoning, and evidence. You may even want to combine more than one for comparison. I'd also like to hear your personal opinions about these as well. The amount of extra credit you receive is really dependent on the depth of your work. Notice, I did NOT say length. I said depth.
M: Biology - Today you had time to put your presentation together. Tonight you need to make sure you complete your portion. On Wednesday you will be presenting this work so be sure that you don't leave your group hanging. Oh, by the way, be sure that you put your name on those slides that you created. You will not get any credit if you forget to do this.
Medical Biology - Okay so today was the last chance for you to put your presentation on the "Best" meals possible project. Tomorrow you will critique each other work. One thing that you should do tonight, other than make sure it is done, is to make sure that you account for your work. Place your name very small on the lower right side of the slides you completed. If you need the rubric, just look back at next week. In addition, I want you to complete a new entry using this article https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091021115153.htm. The processing task I want you to use on the right hand side should be "Get Curious and Ask Questions". On the left hand side you should describe three things that could enhance your current "Best" diet.
T: Biology - So today was it. It was the last day for you to put together your presentation on a good daily diet. BUT, you can also use tonight! The pieces I'm concerned about are that you are citing your sources, you have your name clearly on each of the slides you created. And don't forget that overall you should have created a breakfast, lunch, and dinner that meets a 2000 calorie diet, has pro and prebiotics, and provides all of the essential nutrients we need (CHNOPS, Macromolecules, etc.)
Medical Biology - So today you reflected and critiqued on each others work. But one of the things that always comes to mind for me is the long term health affects of eating poorly. Our fat rich diets often cause problems far in our future in the form of heart disease, the leading killer of people in the US. Tonight I want you to choose one of the three unhealthy foods that harm the heart: processed meats, highly refined and processed grains, and soft drinks or sugary drinks, and to create a One-Pager on it. Instructions can be found on page 4 of your notebook under "Process, process, process" This is a STAND ALONE PROJECT AND DOES NOT GO INTO THE NOTEBOOK! Oh, and here's a website that could help get you started: http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/avoid-these-foods-for-a-healthier-heart
W: Biology - So you finished the healthy eating project and critiqued other's projects today. You got a chance to see what the best foods on the planet are as well. Tomorrow we'll pick back up with our essential question of when does our body know when to do things. In the meantime, watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y52e551lU50 and know that you may have a quiz on this tomorrow!
Medical Biology - After all of this talk about healthy eating to get the nutrients we need, we flipped the table on you and talked about what unhealthy living can lead to, heart disease. This is the number one killer in the US according to the CDC. So imagine that you lived a life of poor eating and ended up with clogged up arteries and needed to have open heart surgery. What does that involve? Well, today you actually did that surgery (http://www.abc.net.au/science/lcs/heart.htm ) and on the right hand side of the entry you created a diagram of the parts of the heart, and on the left you listed the 3 pre-operative phases and the 10 operative phases of the surgery. Sure it's simplified, but you should get it. Tonight I need you to finish this surgery if you didn't in class. As the last bit, I want you to evaluate the process and decide what is this most dangerous part of this surgery and why. Then add what the recovery time is for patients. These will go on the lower right.
Check out this video sent in by Natalie Kirsch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y52e551lU50 ...Soda=BAD
Th: Biology - Sub today! Well, the reason you watched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVrlHH14q3o and took notes on the five signals, the five glands, and sex hormones, is because we need to know a bit about how the body signals to become hungry, or to stop. In fact, we need to know how does the body communicate everything, its related to our last essential question. So, tonight you need to finish what you didn't in class and then, on the lower left side of the entry you started, illustrate and describe what a "hormonal cascade" is. Maybe you did this in class? Good job!
Medical Biology - Sub Today! Just look above to find out what needed to be done.
F: Biology - So today we really dove into the last essential question for this unit, how does our body know to get the materials we need. This is a question of feedback and homeostasis which is controlled by our endocrine system. You also learned some terms like positive and negative feedback loops and hormone cascade. Tonight, on the same entry, just describe ONE positive and ONE negative feedback loops.
Medical Biology - You guys weren't much different than my regular classes, so if you were here look back at the day before and above. What was different was the depth in which you should have gone. Tonight I want you to describe 3 TOTAL examples of feedback loops for hunger and thirst response and satiation. This means how does it turn on and off. Here's a place you could start for ideas from: http://www.livestrong.com/article/535270-how-do-feedback-loops-in-the-body-work/
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