M: HOLIDAY - No School!
T: Biology - Today you had a chance to reflect on the work that you've been doing on where all these atoms come from and get to us to make macromolecules. Today you had the chance to show what you know. Since we'll be continuing our discussion of biochemistry on a new topic, tonight you have no homework! ...you are welcome. Yes, you may shower me with gifts.
Medical Biology - So last week we took our time to look at how we observe things in science. This week we head off in a similar direction, but now we'll look at how we use those observation to make diagnoses on patients. SO you watched a video from the autopsy files (which I won't post publicly because it can be sensitive to some people) and then looked at the process used in the video and compared it to the notes provided, and lastly I'm asking you tonight to look at and compare the similarities and differences found between the episode of House MD, and the process we studied. If you never watched an episode, you can find links to the show on last weeks blog (or was it actually week 2?). In any case, you'll have your classroom notes on the right side of an entry, on the left as a fold-out will be the House, MD write-up, and your compare and contrast notes on the left.
W: Biology - At this point you understand two big ideas: We are made from molecules, and the atoms that make these molecules came from various stellar processes and cycle through our planetary system. So today you saw a weird demo using a solution and some graphite disks which will extend our understanding of biochemistry. You had a chance to think about water and hopefully you are starting to see that it's pretty unique. Tonight I need you to go to the left side of the entry we began today and on the top half research two peculiar qualities of water, list them, and then describe how they could have played a role in what you saw today. The following website is an easy place to begin. (http://www.shmoop.com/biomolecules/properties-water.html )
Medical Biology - Today you had an opportunity to solidify your thoughts on the scientific process as it is used in science. Tonight I want you to start with the Cost vs Benefit of Medical Equipment project. This will be due on Friday. I expect no more than a page of writing INCLUDING citations. Please use APA format (help is on the online resource page) and keep the writing formal. I'm looking at your writing as much as the content. Will you have paragraphs? OF COURSE! The handout is down below our calendar for you to use.
Th: Biology - Yesterday you struggled to explain what was happening with the mystery solution. Today we studied a little bit about water to help us explain what we saw. Tomorrow you will have an opportunity to experiment with water so tonight I want you to come up with a test design. Your experimental design should be on the right side of your next entry and should include illustrations as well as step by step writing. Look at 2, 3, 4, and 5 in your "Lab Write-Up Guidelines", this is the parts you should do. Both documents for today and tonight can be found below.
Medical Biology - Today we started the process of diagnosing patients using the scientific method. Hopefully you got most of that done. Tonight I just need you to finish the short writing project you started yesterday.
F: Biology - Well, with the internet down for the whole morning I didn't get this done until now (5:15pm) . So today you had to answer the more advanced questions on water properties from the water properties activity (below). You now know the difference between polar and non-polar molecules. On Monday you will have a chance to explain the demo through experimenting as well as by asking me any questions you want to know about the solution. Please prepare only 3 questions that could be key to describing the demo.
Medical Biology - Darn internet went out so I got nothing done this morning, but at least I'm on it right now (5:20)! Today you had your last swing at the patients. On Monday I want you to submit your diagnoses for patients A-E, but be sure to add your reasoning. Remember, with every claim you must have evidence and reasoning! Please put this on a separate piece of paper and not in your notebook. ...you actually already have it in your notebooks.
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.