IB Biology - Today we began with a command term sorting activity. Once you sorted them we checked your answers against the powerpoint on these terms. It's really important, no matter how smart you are, that you know exactly what you are being asked to do before answering a question. The powerpoint can be found below. Your homework tonight is to post your questions on topics 1-6. Once you have done this, I need you to respond to other people's questions. You should post a minimum of 3 questions, and you should respond to three other people.
Honors Biology - Today we finished the presentations on evolution that we started on Friday. You should have 6-8 note sections labelled with the title, and then you should have a similar set of summaries and questions on the left. When I see you next I need you to be prepared with your questions so we can "clean" these up, and then summarize the "Big" Ideas of evolution. When I see you next we will start to apply everything we know to the anatomy of a fetal pig. The function of doing this upcoming dissection is to practice your lab skills as well as apply concepts in anatomy and evolution.
In the meantime, here are two sites that I think are fascinating in how they connect modern humans with the ancestors of the past! Check them out!
Explore your inner animal: http://media.hhmi.org/biointeractive/click/explore-your-inner-animals/?_ga=2.158542142.504507129.1524516357-1072517914.1513874045
Explore your inner fish: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/your-inner-fish-series Watch video 1 2 and 3 for the whole story.
IB Biology - Today was the first day where you took a practice test. This test does not count for or against you, but counts in your preparation. Take it seriously and mark the paper up with your thoughts. This is a study guide. You will take another practice test in 2 weeks that will be taken in a more realistic manner. As you finish anything you didn't do in class today, I want you to continue to post your questions on the newly created blog and then respond to others. You will be getting a score based off of your responses to others. Don't forget about the study aids that have been posted here and last week!
Honors Biology - See Monday.
IB Biology - So today we focused on taking Paper #2. This test is designed to take a little over 2 hours. This means that you will start it here today and finish this at home. Remember that our review process requires you to answer the questions, but also to reflect on any weaknesses the test reveals, and then to post your questions and review your book. In addition to taking the test, I also need you to make sure you complete your work online on the blog. post three and answer three questions. This was last night's homework, but many of you have not done it. This is good reflection for you and good practice for someone else. Lastly, I want you to know that I have some physiology books you can check out from me to review your work from last year. Oh, one more thing, think about what you want from me. I am willing to stay late, come in on weekends, whatever.
Honors Biology - Today we started by wrapping up the evolution work that you completed recently. We then wrote a group reflection on the big ideas of evolution, and finally looked at Darwin's laws. Turns out that even though you didn't say it the same way, you actually had all of the components as Darwin. Next we were introduced to the project that will wrap all of this up by allowing us to apply what we learned, the dissection. Your job tonight is to decide on a course of action for your group to display your specimen so it CLEARLY displays the differences and similarities in humans. So, what does mean? It means you should find diagrams of anatomy, tips on how best to dissect the organ systems that is yours, researching how the systems in humans are the same and different. There is much to be done! Save all of your documents as digital documents. Also you can look at the documents I've attached below as they will help in a more general way.
IB Biology - By tomorrow you should have Papers 1-3 completed to the best of your ability. We will have the marking schemes out for your to correct with . regardless of whether you are taking the IB exam or not I want you to put the effort in as it should give you an understanding of yourself for whatever your future is. Please also don't forget to post your questions and to respond to others using the blog.
Honors Biology - Today was just like yesterday for my other classes. Take a look there (Wednesday) to know how to be prepared.
IB Biology - SO today we were able to review all of the work that you have put in on your first IB Practice test. By using these marking schemes you should have been able to determine how well you would do on the regular exam. Our second round will be a week from now and in between now and then we need to brush up on our weaknesses. Here are some helpful aids as you prepare for next week: BioNinja app for iPhone, Crashcourse videos,
and the following 3 websites:
But also don't forget that we have a blog on this site that should allow you to post your questions and allow others to respond to your concerns. USE IT!
I HAVE ALSO LAUNCHED THE FIRST 9 QUIZES FROM THE YEAR ON SOCRATIVE. CHECK THEM OUT! The rooms are named, "BCASEY1, BCASEY2, BCASEY3, etc."
Honors Biology - Today we spent the majority of our time focused on preparing for Monday's dissection. We reviewed the safety contract (on this site) and discussed all of the tools. The most important thing you and your group need to do is be prepared with "maps" of your human system, "Maps" of the pigs system, and notes on the best way to get into the specimen to show what you need to show. Ultimately, I will be looking for you to show that you have dissection skills as well as a clear demonstration of the differences and similarities between humans and pigs. BE PREPARED!
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.