IB Biology - Holiday
Honors Biology - Holiday
IB Biology - So today I could feel a lot of stress from you over this IA that is due tonight at midnight. I need you to submit this work to turnitin.com using the codes that were posted last Friday. As you prepare to turn this final copy in, please also remember to have academic honesty statement. This link will give you an adequate example.https://library.cn.edu/wacn/pdfs/ahs.pdf Please only focus on this IA tonight.
Honors Biology - Today we learned about the amazing crayfish mutation! Here's a link to the NY Times article if you wanted to share this article with them: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/05/science/mutant-crayfish-clones-europe.html. But then we returned to our mystery triplets. So far we know that you need to understand meiosis and mitosis. You also know how the triplets could have been conceived. You also know that damaged chromosomes could account for the Down Syndrome that the boy in the triplet has. You know a lot, but you still can't explain how the girls in the triplet ended up with with features different than the parents. This is what lead us to needing to know about genetics, and it all started with a priest named Gregor Mendel. I've posted the powerpoint below and tonight I want you to continue taking notes on the slides, but know that I don't expect you to understand it all. Just preview it and note the parts you get. On the left hand side of your notes you should be able to write your responses to questions 1-5. So when you come to class tomorrow you should have the 5 questions answered on the left and some more notes on the right. You may also want to develop questions on the parts you don't get, these can be written in the cue column (the 1/3 section) next to the content you have a questions about.
RLA participants - I've placed the PowerPoint from our guest speaker below in case you were interested.
IB Biology - So today we looked to review our IA's. You have until Friday at midnight to resubmit and tomorrow we'll look at it all again. I'm really concerned for those of you who submitted partial work. Partial work on Friday will be an automatic fail. Here's the link that Mansoor found for us, use it! IA Tips: http://www.ibtips.com/2016/01/31/how-to-write-an-ib-biology-lab-report-a-step-by-step-guide/
Oh, and I almost forgot! ...I need your equipment!
Honors Biology - Today we spent time finishing our powerpoint (still posted below) on genetics. Having finished those notes and examples we switched gears to in a new entry called Hybrid Corn Crops, to apply what we have learned to the crops we are currently growing. The only thing we need to do tonight after taking notes is to calculate the probability of offspring distribution for two hybrid corn plants. We'll look at the result in a week or so.
Some of you have been asking about reporting your community service. The following is the link for you to post you Community Service: https://sites.google.com/guhsd.net/emonge/medical-pathway/volunteer-reporting
Lastly, I want to say that Spring Water Polo is starting next week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:30. I'd like to invite you to try out this sport. I've posted a flyer below and you can always talk to me about details.
IB Biology - Today we took our small amount of time to really examine the last fine points of our IAs so that we can submit them for the final time to turnitin.com before midnight on Friday. Tomorrow we will pick up our pace with the content by attacking 3.2 Chromosomes.
Honors Biology - Today we started out with reviewing our notes from yesterday. We then had some interesting questions to address and then moved on to examining the corn crops that we are growing. The key piece of information that we added today was the idea that probabilities are no guarantee of results, but the more data we collect the close we anticipate getting to that theoretical probability. This is why we are growing the corn in class so we can compare the results to our theoretical outcome of 75% Green, 25% Albino. The only thing I need you to do tonight is to review your notes and develop 2 Level-2 (or 3) questions based off of what you know.
IB Biology - Today we spent all of our time looking at two concepts from the book, Chromosomes and how sometimes, things can go wrong. I've posted one of the powerpoints below so that you can go through the materials again. I didn't post both periods since that would be redundant. IAs are due tonight at midnight and I hope you only needed to clean things up. Next week on Wednesday we'll be taking a quiz on 3.1 and 3.2 information so make sure you know what you are doing.
Honors Biology - Today we realized that genetics just aren't as simple as binary traits, but are much more complex when we add something like co-dominance and incomplete dominance to the mix! The powerpoint has been attached below if you would like to know more, but for now you should have a decent understanding of the two concepts. Tonight, using the left hand side of the entry we worked in today, I want you to using the processing task "Haiku Master Says..." which can be found in your notebook reference sheets or on the online resource page of this website. For Incomplete dominance and co-dominance I want you to do a haiku, a colored illustration, and an explanation of why your haiku is good for the concept. You actually will do one set for each of the two concepts. We'll hear all about your talents (or lack of) on Monday! :)
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