IB Biology - So today what we did was took the quiz on DNA structure and replication that we were suppose to have taken on Friday. Then we reviewed the lab work that you have produced so that we can improve our experimental design. Oh, I almost forgot that we also looked at a few online sources for visualization of the processes we're working on. Here are the links:
Biology - Today we continued to learn about our dietary needs. Last week we left off with a review of three labels on the left side of your entry of how to read labels. This week we'll look at a phenomenon that many people aren't aware of probiotics and prebiotics. Here's the video. https://www.ted.com/talks/rob_knight_how_our_microbes_make_us_who_we_are#t-14394
On the right side of a new entry you listed the title of the video, "Our microbes make us who we are." Then in the quadrants of the right page your answered these questions: So what? (why is this important), Says who?(what is the authors expertise), What if? (make a level 3 question), This reminds me of…
On the left, I want you to find 3 foods that are great probiotic and prebiotic foods. List out their nutrition label.
Honors Biology - Today you watched the same video as my regular biology class, but one thing that you will do differently is examine this in the context of heart disease. After having completed the tasks I assigned to regular biology (above), I want you to start with a one pager on heart-healthy foods. This one pager should be a SEPARATE SHEET outside of the notebook, colorful, serious, list at least 3 heart healthy foods, exercise recommendation, have one personal quote, and one quote from an expert. This will be due Wednesday so get moving!
Tuesday - I'm OUT !!!! Follow the instructions listed below
IB Biology - Tomorrow is a big day. It's the showing of all of your movies on transcription and translation. This means that you really need to make sure you have it all together. No exceptions. Stay busy today. If you need anything the sub will help you out.
Biology - Today, at your lab station, there will be 10 labels of the foods we started this whole discussion of diet with. Your job will be to go to your entry, "Eating Right!" and on the left side you will re-rank these foods using the information provided (Don't jack them up as other classes need these as well). You will then write your reason for your ranking next to each food. This is just like what I asked you to do before, but you know something now.
You should then write a reflection at the bottom that includes how accurate you are, why you were or weren't accurate, and one change you might make using the knowledge you now have. It must be a minimum of 4 sentences and should be at the bottom on the left page.
Honors Biology - You guys will be doing the same as my Regular biology class by sorting the foods.
Don't forget to have your PSA tomorrow for turn in.
Today or tonight I want you to go to the following website http://www.abc.net.au/science/lcs/heart.htm and play with this Open-Heart surgery site. The new entry will be called "Heart Disease - Open Heart Surgery" Then draw a diagram of the heart on the left and describe the flow of "material". On the right side, list the three pre-operative steps, and then the 10 surgical steps. Lastly, reflect by discussing the most dangerous parts of the surgery and recovery and how diet could improve results. This reflection should be at the bottom of the left page.
IB Biology - So today you had a chance to see the movies that others had produced. The intent is that you see multiple perspectives on these topics so you also took notes on transcription, gene expression, and translation. the topics you should be familiar with are the following:
How proteins regulate gene expression
How the environment can impact gene expression
Transcription direction (5' to 3')
Nucleosomes can regulate transcription
Post transcription modification
Ribosome structure and functions (smooth and bound)
Polypeptide synthesis (initiation, elongation, and termination)
Protein folding (primary, secondary, tertiary, and quartenary)
Biology - Today we started on a new question after we looked at our perfect meal from yesterday, and its, "How does our body know how to control materials in our body?" SO then we started by monitoring our bodies with something as simple as heart rate and respiration. Then we did it again after getting active! Then we learned how to measure these on ourselves. But then we were left with the begging question of Why does this happen? Tonight there is no homework, but you could pursue this question of why.
Honors Biology - Tonight you have no homework! We just didn't get as far as I had hoped considering we discussed heart health, open heart surgery, and diet before doing the experiment list above in regular bio.
IB Biology - Today we finished watching the videos we produced for transcription and translation. Please make sure to take your time with the material from 7.2 and 7.3 so that I can answer any questions you might have on the material.
Biology - Today in class we looked at the question we're grappling with, "How does your body know how and when to control of materials in your body?" You watched and answered the question on the EdPuzzle Video on the endocrine system https://edpuzzle.com/media/580550153d9c00ed3e45ee95. Your homework for tonight depends on if you got all of your work completed or not in class. All of this work should be placed on the right and left page of the entry we started yesterday. Just write the question and the correct response. That's it!
Honors Biology - Today in class we looked at the question we're grappling with, "How does your body know how and when to control of materials in your body?" You watched and answered the question on the EdPuzzle Video on the endocrine system https://edpuzzle.com/media/580550153d9c00ed3e45ee95. Your homework for tonight depends on if you got all of your work completed or not in class. All of this work should be placed on the right and left page of the entry we started yesterday. Just write the question and the correct response. That's it!
IB Biology - Today we received our just rewards for the amazing film work we did these past 4 days. As we look to the end of our unit on DNA Replication, Transcription, and Translation I want you to know that I am changing this unit test to be focused on application. This means that you should know all of the processes from our book, but also be able to apply your knowledge to health issues involving errors in these processes. This weekend read these two pieces of scholarly research. Do you understand the issues involved in these errors and how they cause health conditions? Check them out. Be ready to discuss these when we return on Monday.
Biology - So today we had a chance to discuss our EdPuzzle from yesterday and learned about homeostasis, feedback loops, and the endocrine system. Then we started a new entry called, Feedback - Signals from the Environment. Here we took notes on the Signaling, Glands in the system, and Sex hormones. When we were done with these notes, we then went to the left page and drew a picture of where the organs are located and then described a hormone cascasde. Here's a great video on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCV_m91mN-Q What you don't finish in class should be completed this weekend.
Honors Biology - While your class work was very similar to regular bio, I need you to, on the left page, to not only draw the system organs and a hormone cascade, but also to rank the glands as to importance. What you didn't do in class you will finish this weekend.
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.