A little extra credit opportunity: Since we are currently studying cells, I think you should know a little about a woman known as Henrietta Lacks. She is really famous, but not in the usual sense of the word. Research the following and submit it to me with a personal reflection of the following, as well as citations of your sources.
M: Biology - Today you continued your quest to uncover the miraculous microscopic world! Today you had a chance to see plant and animal cells side by side and to look at their differences. Tonight I want you to do a little bit of research and to complete our compare and contrast section we set up in between the two illustrations we made which were placed on the left side of the Microscopy entry. You should have a minimum of 4 characteristics that make them different!
Medical Biology - Some day you may be working in a lab looking at these tiny things that you looked at today. It's amazing what's happening beyond our eye site. Today you looked at onion, elodea, and cheek cells to compare them. In the contrast section that we set up in class on the left side of the "Microscopy" entry be sure to list at least 4 differences, and is it possible for plants to get cancers, and if so how is it different than in animals? You may have to do some research.
T: Biology - Today we looked at how these cells we've been looking at specialized. Now that we can see the commonalities and differences we can focus on the parts inside of the cell. First you we reviewed what all cells have in common. Then we got on the microscopes and drew specialized cells. This all went on the right. On the left, we made drawings of plant and animal cells so that we can compare what each has or doesn't have using this website: http://education.onehowto.com/article/what-are-the-differences-between-plant-and-animal-cells-9444.html Finish these drawings if you didn't in class. YES YOU NEED TO COLOR!!!
Medical Biology - Today we looked at the concepts of how cells, even though they have the same basic parts and needs, can specialize to provide specific functions. This was all done on the right hand side of the entry for today. Then we made a drawing of a plant and animal cell using this website: http://education.onehowto.com/article/what-are-the-differences-between-plant-and-animal-cells-9444.html and highlighted the differences. Lastly, on the next entry titled ATP, you used four sentences to come up with an easy to understand statement of what ATP is and how it functions.
W: Biology - So today we recapped why we are studying all of this stuff in the last week or so, and the answer is because we're trying to answer the question of, "How does a cell make an organism?" We Then reviewed cell specialization, and finally were introduced to a new organic molecule call ATP. We're going to leave the ATP piece of this alone for today, but come back to it next week. Because tomorrow we have a quiz based off of our original phenomena from Monday of last week. Go back and watch the video and practice. At this point in time you should know if an organism is a prokaryote or a eukaryote, Which kingdom it lies in, it's relative age to other kingdoms, whether it is an autotroph or heterotroph, and probably a few other things based on looking at cells. Tomorrow you'll have a chance to ask a few questions, but most of our time will be spent with taking an assessment on what you know.
Medical Biology - You are essentially doing the same thing as regular biology today so read above.
Th: Biology - SO today was a short day so really the only things we really accomplished was looking at the phenomenon from last week (See last Monday) and lent some explanation as to what we were seeing. These organisms are bizarre! As to homework, we talked at the end of class that the ATP-ADP cycle is how cells power themselves, but then I used the term "Cash is King". On the bottom of your entry describe what this means, OR BRING ONE CAN OF FOOD FOR THE FOOD DRIVE!
Medical Biology - As above again today! BRING IN FOOD!!!!
F: Biology - Holiday
Medical Biology - Holiday
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