Monday - I'm OUT! Sub Today.
IB Biology - Today you should have a final report ready to go that followed the IA checklist. First you will trade your report with someone who is NOT in your group. Using the hard copy IA checklist that the sub will give to you, you will spend a good 20-30 minutes critiquing each other's work. Please give the lab and checklist back to the owner so that they/you can make final changes to your report. IN addition to the data analysis you will also be doing a new statistical analysis called a T-Test. Watch the following videos on what it is and then how to do it with Google Sheets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTmLQvMM-1M
This additional test must be included in your final report that will be turned in on Wednesday.
Biology - First off, you need to turn in your lab reports. Then, since we've really been focused on health for the next two days you will be watching a video called Super Size Me. http://watchdocumentaries.com/super-size-me/ You will receive a sheet with questions that should be answered after watching the movie. The questions will go into your notebook. Questions (and notes) on the right and answers on the left. You will have today and tomorrow so no rush!
Honors Biology - First thing we are doing today is turning in our final lab reports.
Next, since we have been working on how we apply what we know about how the body works, you will be watching Pushing the Limits - Strength (Title of your new entry) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xsw0ku It should also be important to note that without bone the muscle has no leverage! As you take notes on the right hand side of your entry on what ligament, tendon, cartilage, skeletal system, smooth muscle, skeletal muscle, and cardiac muscle are, you may want to include illustrations. On the left hand side, describe one of the scenarios you saw (like the man throwing giant stone off of him) and then explain what happened using all of the vocabulary. If any of our vocabulary isn't involved, then just say that it isn't involved.
Tomorrow you will have a guest speaker from Think First who talk about brain and spinal cord injuries. Tonight I need you to start a new entry titled Think First and develop 5 questions you can ask tomorrow. These go on the right side of your entry.
Tuesday - I'm OUT! Sub Today.
IB Biology - Today you will have the entire time to work on Chapter 8.2 Cellular Respiration. You will start by understand the basics of oxidation and reduction.
Then I'm asking you to partner up with someone in the room and to "map" the following:
NAD and electron carriers
Glycolysis and ATP
Electron Transport Chain
Structure and function in the mitochondrion
This will all be on a piece of paper and not only define them, but demonstrate what they are in relation to each other. Remember that this is a process so a diagram is perfect.
Please be also sure to individually complete the activity on page 387.
Don't forget that there will be a Socrative quiz on Friday for 8.1 and 8.2
Oh, and check out this video on cellular respiration. It's pretty good!
Biology - Just see yesterday for what needs to be accomplished. I will be collecting answers using socrative tomorrow! Make sure to answer every question.
Honors Biology - Today you are lucky enough to have a guest speaker from Think First. You should have prepared 5 questions yesterday and today you will record the responses that you get. Not all of your questions will be answered, but get down what you can. On the left I would like you to summarize three key points that came up in the presentation. These points may or may not be from your questions.
IB Biology - Today we took a quick walk through stats and what they mean and then discussed the topics that we have covered so far. With the remaining time you should have been able to complete the diagram of the processes involved in cellular respiration. Tonight you should have this illustration completed by tomorrow. Know the parts, but know why they are important.
Biology - Today you got to learn a bit about China! The cultural differences were interesting, but know that I am glad to be in America! As to science you should have taken a small assessment on Super Size Me. I know that one class didn't get there. Tonight the only thing I want you to do is to: 1) Decide if you have food for the food drive, or 2) Can you contribute in some way to the Adopt a Family we're doing for Christmas. If not, that's okay, but even if you can contribute a small amount, we can add it together to give something. If you would like to purchase a gift for them, please let me know and I will get you details.
Honors Biology - Today you got a walk through China! I know, I know, it's not science, but it is pretty interesting. Tomorrow we will pick right up where we left off on cellular respiration and do the next step in learning about these amazing biochemical cycles! So for tonight, I want you to find out if you can contribute to our adopt a family for Christmas. See you tomorrow.
IB Biology - Today we started a more detailed description of the process of cellular respiration as well as focusing on the idea that these processes are really based on some basic catabolic interactions of molecules. I really don't want you to lose sight of the forest because of the trees, if that makes sense. In other words don't get lost in the details and forget the big ideas of how these things work. Although I didn't get through the powerpoint today, I am posting it below. I will finish the powerpoint tomorrow and then we'll take the quiz. A preview of this powerpoint might be a great way to prepare.
Biology - Today we started on a new question. So we know where the materials that build our bodies come from, we know how we get them, we even now know how we create the power needed for our cells to do what they do. But this whole process of working with our bides has now lead to the question of "If sugar can power our bodies, how do the plants that make sugar stash the energy in the sugar?" Great Question and in order to answer this we need to know a bit about plant cells so we started to draw a plant cell's anatomy from this website: https://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model_js.htm What you don't get done in class is homework. The drawing must be neat, colored, labelled, and annotated. This all goes on the right hand side of the entry.
Honors Biology - Today you guys are very similar to my regular biology course, which is a frequent occurance. Please check it out above.
IB Biology - NO HOMEWORK - Go outdoors and enjoy biology!
Biology - NO HOMEWORK - Go out and enjoy your family and friends.
Honors Biology - NO HOMEWORK - Be thankful for all of the things life has given you no matter how big or small.
EXTRA CREDIT!!!! If you would like to work on a piece of extra credit over break, please complete the Thanksgiving file that is posted below. It must be printed out and submitted to me first thing on Monday, NO EXCEPTIONS.
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.