IB Biology - So today we really accomplished two things: 1) What went wrong with our lab investigations, and 2) How can we use the articles from this weekend to apply our knowledge of transcription and translation on our unit exam. Unfortunately, there are many people who haven't read either article. Please come prepared tomorrow with the questions that you have so we can discuss these and you can score well on your unit exam. GRRRRRRR
Biology - Today we wrapped up the idea of how the endocrine system works to maintain homeostasis. Then we took our quiz on the unit section. THEN we decided to experiment on people!!!! Yes, we will be conducting an experiment to help apply all of our knowledge that we have learned so far. ...and to learn a bit more. We'll pick up this tomorrow.
As to homework, you will need your Parent Input and will be collected on Friday. You will have no homework tomorrow night so you can have some fun, but tonight you need to do this article on ZOMBIE ANTS! This means that you will do the reading strategy called Read and Recall on the right side and on the left you will define Commensalism, Mutualism, Parasitism, and then a small "Movie Poster" for the article.
Honors Biology - See above in regular biology. It will be interesting to see what how your experimentation comes out!
IB Biology - Well, hardly anyone was in class today. Please come tomorrow with any last minute questions based off of transcription, translation, and the scholarly articles from last Friday. The unit exam will be on Thursday. Here are some videos that might help with connecting our unit exam to the research. Transcription factors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkUgkDLp2iE Transcription factors and cancer
Remember, the test for DNA, Transcription, translation, and gene expression will be on Thursday and will show us how the issues of transcription and translation can cause error in gene expression. You must have a specific condition that you are addressing. Your response must be primarily illustrative and show a specific example of the error occurring. You must include both transcription AND translation in your description. You must also have causations/contributors to create this condition described. All illustrations must follow the IB standards.
Here are the illustration guidelines again: Biology Core Drawings with Annotations
Biology - Today we started the process of making one of your lab partners into an improved athlete. This really relies on your understanding of what we need to perform: hydration, diet, and exercise. Today we developed the procedures to improve your test subject over the next week. ...although the big question we were left with was how can we provide energy to our test subjects?! ...Glucose, ATP, and cellular respiration play a role. You have no homework tonight, but if you have a minute look it up.
OH, don't forget, you will need your Parent Input on Friday! ...Update your Table of Contents!
Honors Biology - Today was very much like my regular Biology courses, except that we had a discussion about ethics in human experimentation. We'll get deeper into finding out where the energy we use in our bodies come from in the coming days. There is no official homework tonight since I want you to enjoy Halloween, but you may want to remember that your parent input is due on Friday.
IB Biology - Today we looked at your last unit exam and made sure that you understood the issues you had. Then we took time to prepare for tomorrow's exam. All of the criteria for that exam are posted under yesterday's blog so refresh your memory. The biggest concern I have is that some of you might not connect how the transcriptional or translational issue is related to the more global health concern. What I mean is how does this tiny issue look like when a human has that problem.
Biology - Today we started by being introduced to some basic scientific vocabulary like dependent variable, independent variable, constants and controls. We then write the title, introduction, procedure/description of how you would improve your subject's performance, and the initial results in a spreadsheet. Next we collected baseline information on our test subject (your classmate). The only thing I need you to do is to put all of this into a nice neat online document. That's what you need for tomorrow.
Honors Biology - You were introduced to the development process for designing experiments as they apply to your human experimentation. You should have the first 5 sections of the lab report typed up in preparation for your report. Use your lab report guidelines to write up the parts appropriately.
IB Biology - Today you took your unit test on transcription and translation ...and how errors in this process connect to human health conditions. My first glance at these says you did well! When I see you tomorrow, I want you to be prepared to follow up with your next round of experimentation. I haven't received any requests for equipment so I'm not sure what your plan is, but this experimentation needs to be completed by Wednesday of next week so we need to move! This all means that you could create a new and improved lab report that is ready to go. Please make sure that you take into account the IB Guidelines for IA's. I'll post it again below.
Biology - Okay, I'm so ticked! The web editor just blanked everything. here's the quick version...
1) We talked about what we know
2) We watched a movie on muscles (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tM1LFFxeKg)
3) We then though about if we should revise what we are doing.
4) We then had an analogy about the ATP family which you took notes on .
5) Lastly you explained how this molecule transfers energy to make cells work. How
6) For homework, revise your training procedures.
Honors Biology - See above
IB Biology - Today was a really focused day of refining the research we had done earlier in October. Some of the common problems dealt with refining the research question, increasing the sample size (trials), and answering the basic question of "why is this important?" At the end of the day you produced a sticky with all of your material requirements.
Biology - So yesterday we started to look at exactly how a cell gets powered and what we came up with was the basic fact that sugars provide the power (somehow) and converts it into ATP which is the power currency for cells. The explanation is incomplete. So today we did a review of the cells parts an recognized that the mitchodrion plays a role in this . Here's one video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODqfBeZ-5lo and then we watched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWNc9sE5Jpg and devloped some questions based off of these. Your homework is to enjoy your weekend.
Honors Biology - Your day was really similar to my regular biology course except you watched a different video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GMLIMIVUvo . No worries on homework tonight because there is none! On Monday we'll find out even more details to how this whole process works!
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.