IB Biology - Tomorrow is your next big unit exam and will be on water and macromolecules. I answered every question you might have but the list is still posted on last Friday. As to the project I introduced today, I know it looks like a ton of information for this week, but we're going to be splitting it up so don't worry. You and your partner(s) will be making an entertaining video on your third of the content (7.1, 7.2, and 7.3).
7.1 DNA Structure and Replication
Nucleosomes, Histone, DNA
Lagging and leading strands
Non-coding=regulation, introns, telomeres, tRNA, rRNA
Transcription and expression 7.2Promoters
Epigenetics: environment vs genetics
Nucleosomes regulate transcription
Methylation and epigenetics
Direction - 5’-3’
Post Transcription modification: introns and exons
Nucleic Acids - Translation 7.3
Ribosomal structure. Look up tRNA and rRNA on visualization site
Start codon to initiation, elongation, and termination
Free and bound ribosomes
Primary Structure: Number and sequence
Secondary Structure: Alpha helices, Beta Pleats
Tertiary Structure: R-group interactions for folding
Quaternary Structure: More than one peptide chain
Prokaryotic vs Eukaryotic translation
Honors Biology - Today we started by reviewing the criteria for, and grading of, your final unit assessment/project. You will eventually (Wednesday) be placing this work onto a poster paper for public display so make sure you do it well. You must address each of the criteria (which is still listed on last Friday). Tomorrow we will work on your reflection.
IB Biology - Today we took a Macromolecule Unit exam. Tonight I want you to do two things. 1) I want you to work on your video on replication, transcription, translation. 2) I would like you to thoughtfully respond to DBQ 353, and TOK 347, 351. Please be prepared to turn it in so put it on a separate piece of paper.
Honors Biology - Today we spent our time working on our final assessment, but you added the final piece, your reflection. This reflection should include 1) What was easy for you. 2) What was difficult to understand. 3) On a scale of 1-10 how effective was your learning this unit and why? 4) What would you like to know more about?
Oh, also you should highlight, underline, or enlarge text for each topic that you have written up for your final assessment/case study so it is easy to put this together tomorrow.
IB Biology - Dear IB Students, the following link is from Mr. Davis and is the form that you need to fill out in order to register for your May tests. Please be sure to fill it out before the 26th of October as that is our deadline. LINK
As to continuing our understanding of replication, transcription, and translation I want you to complete DBQ on page 358. Please know that you should read the question, identify those parts that your are unclear about, read those sections of the book, and then attack the prompt. Please don't freak out if you struggle, just write your questions and I'll address them on Friday when I return.
Honors Biology - Today we spent the entire day putting our final unit projects together. Sheesh! That took longer than I expected. Regardless, that's done and you have NO HOMEWORK tonight!!! Yes, it is one of those rare occasions. Tomorrow you will have a substitute and I will be at a conference. They will be doing a piece of work with you that will help us start to think about our next unit.
IB Biology - OUT TODAY. You should have worked on your video projects today, but tonight I need you to go through the same process as yesterday to attack the DBQ on page 369. Read the DBQ, Find what you are unclear about, go back to the question and do what you can, and then write questions for what you don't know. Always attempt what you can though. This will be turned in on Friday so do them on a separate sheet of paper. ALSO, By Friday you should have a content script pretty much ready to go for filming. Please come prepared with a fairly solid script. Yes, you need to get workin!
Honors Biology - Today you had Mr. Vint covering your class. You took the concepts of atoms, molecules, macromolecules, cells, tissues, mitosis, DNA, mRNA, helicase, polymerase, and genetics and found information on these and then made illustrations for each and then showed their relationship to each other using lines and with connecting statements written on those lines. There is no one right way to do this, but you should have all concepts illustrated, color coded, connected with lines, and then relationships explained on the lines. This is all due tomorrow when I return from my training, please don't give me excuses instead.
IB Biology - Today we got caught up by discussing the basics of DNA wrapping (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKubyIRiN84) and then looking at other visualizations on this site to see the structures n 3-D. http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/results/results.do?tabtoshow=Current&qrid=6EA3B81A In addition, here's the walk through on transcription and translation, http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/transcription/premrna.html. It doesn't show everything you need, but should give you a good frame work for understanding the process. This weekend you need to make sure that you are ready to go with your video. On Monday we'll take a look back at the lab reports you produced. ...you should also come with any other questions you may have.
Honors Biology - Today we started by watching a video about kids with some disability. Some of you were able to add insights to living with disabilities. We then discussed questions that you developed about these kids and what questions we would ask to find out what is going on with these lids and we prioritized them to find out what we would need to learn about next. It turns out that after careful conversation with you that with everything we observed the problem seems to boil down to issues with the muscles, so that's where we'll pick up on Monday. Have a great weekend.
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