IB Biology - Today we examined a lot of examples and checklists to determine how we will conduct our experiment to determine osmolarity of various solution and to investigate how the solute's molecular size could affect the osmosis rate. You can find all of the assistance you need to develop your lab report below including the checklist, guidelines, and example. In addition to this work, I also need you to take your notes on Chapter Section 1.5 - Origins of Cells
The Topics for this chapter are as follows:
Cell division and it’s meaning to origins
Origins of the first cells. (4 points)
Biology - So today you had the opportunity to finish your element cycling poster. This is worth some good points to your grade. We are slowly working toward the end of our first big idea question, What are we made of, where did it come from, and where does it go? You should be able to answer these questions from a number of levels at this point. Tonight I would like you to start the process of solidifying your thoughts on these questions. So, at the bottom of the left side of the entry, "Cycling of Elements," I want you to respond to this question in the broadest sense and then see how detailed can you get.
Honors Biology - Today you had a chance to put the final touches on your element cycling poster. If you were to look at the activities we are doing you would notice that they address a big idea question(s), What are we made of, where did it come from, and where does it go? We are preparing for our next exam which deals with this big idea question. We'll slowly continue in that direction so to prepare I want you to start the process of solidifying your thoughts on these questions. So, at the bottom of the left side of the entry, "Cycling of Elements," I want you to respond to this question in the broadest sense and then see how detailed can you get.
IB Biology - Today we set up our lab on osmolarity! We won't collect any results until Friday so just sit tight on that work for now. In the meantime I want you to start your work on Cell Division, chapter 1.6. This work doesn't really need to be finished until Friday. The following is a list of the topics you should cover. I will be doing a powerpoint tomorrow on 1.5 and 1.6.
Chromosomes and Condensation
Differences in cytokinesis
Chromitids and Centromeres
Phases of mitosis
Cyclins and cell cycle control
Tumor Formation and cancer
Smoking and Cancer
Please also complete the DBQ on page 59
Last thing I want you to consider is who should pay for cancer research? This is your opinion (guided by data hopefully).
Biology - Today we spent our time looking at other poeple's work and then spent time with a short video on biogeochemical cycles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09_sWPxQymA . Now that you have really had a solid review of the content I want you to create a "one pager" based off of the question: What are we made of, where did it come from, and where does it go? This is your title and the description of how to do a "One Pager" can be found in the reference sheets in your notebook. The reference page you need is called "Process, Process, Process". Yes, this should be a separate sheet that isn't in your notebook.
Honors Biology - So while much of your day was really similar to my regular biology class with you completing a one pager, I want you to start another short project which will be due on Friday. The project is a Cost vs Benefit of Medical Equipment. The handout came out today and I'll post it below as well. This will be due on Friday and we're doing it because science has a price tag and further complicates how we conduct ourselves. It's also going to lead nicely into a measurement lab you will be starting on Friday.
IB Biology - Today we had an amazing powerpoint to go over the material that is going to be tested tomorrow, chapters 1.5 and 1.6. I've posted these powerpoints below, but be aware that one of them has way more info than you really need so just compare what you did in the book with the powerpoint. The quiz is tomorrow and will be using the socrative platform.
Biology - Hey, today was a big day in that you got a chance to show that you know what you were talking about when it comes to the last part of our big question, "What are you made of, Where did this come from, and where does it go?" Hopefully the quiz went well for you. Tonight I want you to prepare for our next project that deals with measuring. To prepare, you should have set up a new entry titled "Measuring" and the essential question under this title is "How can we accurately deal with data?" But your homework will be written right underneath and should address, "What is the most difficult thing about measuring?" This can be a personal story or something you just find frustrating.
Honors Biology - Today you did a lot of what my regular biology class did, but I will tell you that you are getting ready for two upcoming labs. The first one we'll need to do some medical related measuring, so as we prepare to start tomorrow on measuring, I need you to complete your Cost vs. Benefit project that I gave you.
IB Biology - Today we took our usual weekly quiz on chapter sections 1.5 and 1.6. Then we collected all of our information on the lab that we started a few days ago. This weekend it will be important that you clean up the lab for what you have so far. The data for your class can be found below. We'll be processing the data next week...as well as taking our unit test.
Biology - Today you learned about the various metric measurement units that we'll be using. This is all in preparation for the upcoming lab where we'll need to have these skills. The only thing that I will need you to do this weekend is find equivalent volume, lengths, and masses for each of the primary measurements. This will go on the left hand side of entry we started. For linear measurements you need to do mm, cm, and m. For mass measurements you need to do g and kg. For volume you should do the ml and L. Each of these should have a colored drawing of an object that is similar in size.
Honors Biology - Today we first discussed the idea that cost is a consideration when it comes to how science is used in medicine, yet we know that these machines can give us really good data. What do you do? ...There isn't any one good answer. Next we were introduced to a measurement lab that we will be working on over the next several days. This is a lab that can really only be done in class so if you were absent you'll just need to get caught up when you return. This weekend I need you to start a new entry. On the right hand side I want you to print out and attach an article that has been written in the last 2 years that describes how a disruption to any biogeochemical cycle has directly or indirectly affected human health. Then, on the left, I want you to use the top half of the sheet to use "Don't Break the Bank" reading strategy. You can find this in your reference pages. The lower half of this page will be for something we'll do on Monday. You might want to use my "online resources" page to find relevant articles.
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.