M: Biology - Today you looked at the process of Protein Synthesis: Transcription and Translation. This was done by setting up a grid on the right side of a new entry where the X-Axis was labelled "What Happens? - Sub-units Used - Where it happens? - End Product" and then the Y-Axis being labelled, "DNA Replication, Transcription, and Translation" and then filling in the cross sections using the following website. Easy. ...http://sepuplhs.org/high/sgi/teachers/genetics_act16_sim.html On the left hand side you were then to make a "Butter On Toast" diagram and to compare and contrast transcription with translation.
Medical Biology - Today you had a power point review of DNA (found below) and how is works to code for codons. You also received a Codon-Amino Acid Table for reference. We took notes on this information. We then started a little conversation about mutation, but not a lot. As homework I need you to do the following: Watch the video on epigentics and determine how this concept might impact society. On your right hand page you will title it "How Epigentics Could Affect Our Society" and then you will use a four-corners method that will include: How it effects Individual, Others around that individual, Our communities, and Our future society) method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvB0q3mg4sQ There are many other videos online that you could also watch, but this one should do the trick. Leave the left side of your entry for tomorrow.
T: Biology - Today you took a quick quiz on the work that you did yesterday and last night on transcription and translation. Later you took notes on codons, received your very own codon/amino acid table, and how that works along with mutations that can screw it all up! Your homework tonight would be to go back to the sentences that you wrote down last week (Mom and dad...) and find ones that match your mutations and to write those next to the mutation it matches. There is one type of mutation that probably doesn't have a match. Underline the mutated portion.
Medical Biology - Today we started with a discussion of the effects of epigenetics on society. We connected this concept with the kinds of things that happen in our society and wrote our responses on the left page of that entry. Then we reviewed the protein synthesis process in more detail. Lastly we looked at mutations that can occur. Your homework is to look back at the sentences from last week (mom and dad...) and rewrite the ones that fit the mutations we discussed. Not all of these sentences will work, but most will. Be sure to describe how the mutation matches the sentence.
W: Biology - Today we cleaned up our notes and finished up what I had planned on finishing yesterday, mutations. Then we were introduced to our project of SNORKS. We will start it today, but finish it later since we have a guest speaker tomorrow. She's a climatologist and so I want you to prepare by setting up a new entry and then answering these four questions on the right side: What is climatology?, How do weather and climate differ? Do you think climate has an effect on you? Can you change climate?
Medical Biology - Today we were introduced to our extensive protein synthesis lab, you can find a copy below. We'll finish this over the next few days, but tomorrow we have a guest speaker who is a climatologist. In preparation, I want you to get ready by setting up a new entry exactly like I describe for my regular bio classes (see above). BE sure to cite your sources using APA format!
Th: Biology - Today you had the pleasure of meeting Veronica our climatologist from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Tonight I want you to write on the bottom right section we saved for reflections and respond to the following question: Describing what is our role in climate change? (What is it, causes, and our responses)
Medical Biology - See above.
F: Biology - Yesterday was interesting to learn a little bit more about climate change, and we'll come back to this topic a bit later, but for now we're back to the topic at hand, protein synthesis. Today you worked on your mutated snorks and the only thing you need to be able to do before Monday is have your snork picture, a description, and the mutation explained as to the type and how it was expressed in the phenotype.
Medical Biology - So we started today reflecting on the information from yesterday on climate change. After doing that we started the procedures for the protein synthesis lab. This is something that will probably not be completed until Monday, but ultimately you will complete a couple of tasks with your lab and you might be able to get some done this weekend. The first task will be that you will need to make illustrations of normal and defective CFTR proteins and then describe what the problem is (in detail) which you will learn from doing the lab.
Extra Credit: Go to the following site on epigentics: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/you-are-what-your-mother-and-father-ate-epigenetics/ Describe the six areas that epigentics can play a role in (Nutrition, stress, exercise, sleep, sun, and dirt). Then find at least two other sources that are reputable (you must tell me why they are reputable) and then tell me if they agree with this site's findings. Lastly, tell me what you think about all of it. Is this legitimate? Why or why not?
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