M: Biology - Today we wrapped up the idea of how protein synthesis gives us our traits by finishing the snorks activity. We then returned to our original 9 sentences and wrote about how these sentences are like mutation in how they convey meaning. Tomorrow we'll be going outside to hunt bugs so I need you to bring a transparent/see-through container to capture them in. You want a container that you can clearly see through like baby food jars, etc.
Medical Biology - I am not sure how far we got today in completing our proteins for CFRT. What I hope we have today is a drawing of the normal and abnormal CFRT protein, as well as an explanation of what caused the problem. If by some chance we have completed all of this today (doubtful), I will need you to bring in a container like I've asked my regular bio classes to do (see above). Eventually you will need this container so you should probably just go for it and you can stash it in the room.
T: Biology - Today you went on a hunt! Yes! You caught some sort of "bug" on the right hand side you drew the anterior and dorsal views of the critter. Below that you speculated on the concept of form and function and described 5 "forms and function of your bug. Tonight I want you to find out what kind of bug you have (BE SPECIFIC) using this website: http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/Arthropods.htm Write down the insect name and any other information provided.
Medical Biology - Today, depending on which class you are in, you completed your protein synthesis lab! Good work. When I see you next we'll write about the connection between the weird sentences we started with and the idea of protein synthesis and mutations. Tonight though, I want you to read this article related to our studies. On the right hand side of an entry I want you to define (IN YOUR OWN WORDS) degradation, biogerontology, hyperfunction theory, and hypertrophy, and then to describe the two ideas on aging that are talked about in the article. On the left side of the entry make an illustration of what Hypertrophy might look like. Lastly, as extra credit, can you point to any issues with the research methods presented. The article can be found at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160914090323.htm
W: Biology - So today we looked at the insect work that you did from yesterday. We looked at the idea that the structures you saw on these "bugs" must have a function. Well, after our discussion of these various creature we went out and played a game called seed hunter. You recorded the results of the game and tonight I want you to graph the data. This graph should be easily created on Google Sheets. If you do it by hand, make sure you use a ruler, and that you label the axes, give it a title, and be sure it has a sort explanatory statement. If we had more than one set of data, you should have divided the work among your group members. If you weren't here today, there isn't much you can do.
Medical Biology - Today you should have completed your proteins! Wheew...that was hard! In any case, once it is formed, you should quickly understand why a problem with your CFTR gene is a problem. Tonight (although you may have done this in class), you should complete the analysis questions #1-5. This will go on the left hand page of your entry for this lab. If you are from period 5, I understand that you may be a bit behind.
Th: Biology - Today we finished the work we had to complete from yesterday, the Seed Hunter lab. You should have three different data sets. In your group each person will choose one set of data to graph. This graph should be easily created on Google Sheets. If you do it by hand, make sure you use a ruler, and that you label the axes, give it a title, and be sure it has a sort explanatory statement.
Medical Biology - Today we wrapped up our protein synthesis lab and reflected on our big questions. We then looked back at the weird sentences from a few weeks ago to make connections. Lastly we went over the article that was assigned on Tuesday. Tonight, and this is for 3 points, I want you to complete project number 3 found on page 103 of the online lab instructions. This is graphing so make it easy on yourself and just use Google Sheets. And don't forget to bring a bug catcher if you haven't already.
F: Biology - Today we looked at all of the data we have collected so far and tried to draw conclusions about how organisms survive and how those processes might be affected over time. There actually isn't any homework tonight. YEAH!!! Happy St. Patrick's day! ...There is extra credit below if you are sad!
Medical Biology - Today you began by reviewing our big questions and as we move on we are going to tackle the idea of, "How do these traits, that DNA codes for, help us survive?" So then we went on a bug hunt. On the right hand side of your new entry you drew the anterior and dorsal views of the critter you caught. Below that you speculated on the concept of form and function and described 5 "forms and functions" of your bug. This weekend I want you to find out what kind of bug you have (BE SPECIFIC) using this website: http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/Arthropods.htm , then find two ancestors of this type of bug from other sites and give us info on those. You should include how long ago they existed and an illustration at the least. Please also cite your source using APA format.
EXTRA CREDIT: Download the file below and give it a try. This extra credit is only available until next Friday!
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.