IB Biology - Today we prepared for the cell unit test tomorrow. This test will cover all of the topics, but because of limitations in time and space we'll only be doping 1 or 2 questions for each. I literally went over everything from the test so no worries. Please know that you can have a cheat sheet for the test. This is one full page (one sided). You may put a maximum of 60 words on the sheet. This means that you should put as much as you can on the sheet using illustrations. Good luck.
Biology - Today you got to grapple with the mystery solution. You were great with your 20 questions and were able to deduce a lot of information from our experiments. One thing that we know is for sure is that the disks are showing us something about our solution and that part of the solution is water. With that being said, tonight I need you to go to the left hand side of the entry we started today and to write three unique qualities of water, and then translate those qualities into language we can understand. Of course, you can do that using your personal experiences with water. The following link should help you find what you are looking for (5 properties are listed here!): http://www.shmoop.com/biomolecules/properties-water.html
Honors Biology - Today we continued to look at measurement. I'm realizing that some of you are not very good with dealing in metric units. Don't freak out, but apply yourself. There are many videos that can help, but we'll continue to use these unit throughout the year and you should get used to them quickly. The first day of using our stations you should have completed 2 of them. Today you should have completed 3, and tomorrow we'll do the last 3. Now, as far as homework goes, I want you to finish the homework from Friday. I failed to tell you about it on Friday, but if you already did it, no homework!
IB Biology - Today you took your first unit exam. I'm sure you did great. I'll get those back to you ASAP, but in the meantime we'll be getting ourselves ready to close out our first big lab, the osmolarity lab that we collected data on last week. So, in preparation for tomorrow, please make sure that your computer is charged, your data sets are ready for processing, and that your brain is ready for some serious number crunching.
Biology - Yesterday my brain was on fire thinking about that weird solution! Today you were able to the next step in understanding it, by doing a POGIL on it. Tonight I need you to watch this movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASLUY2U1M-8. Once you have watched this video. We'll run the test again tomorrow so tonight I want you to think what other test might be helpful. These can be written on the same entry "Mystery Solution"
Honors Biology - Today you were able to finish your measurement labs. This data will be inputted electronically on Thursday day so make sure you have it all. You also showed me the work you have been doing on looking at disruptions to the biogeochemical cycle articles. At this point we have answered the big questions of, "what are we made of, where did this stuff come from, and where does it go when we die?", but we are now heading towards our next question of , "How do we actually get this stuff into our body and how does our body use it?" so I want you to create a new entry titled, "Weird Water." On the right hand side of this entry I want you to go to this website http://www.shmoop.com/biomolecules/properties-water.html and jot down each of the special qualities that water has. Then, on the right, I want you to explain how we experience these qualities in real life. So, provide examples.
IB Biology - Today we worked on cranking the numbers! Actually we started by doing a quick review of measurement first. We then got busy on our lab report and found the mean percent change, the standard deviation, the standard error in order to be prepared to create an appropriate graph using sheets. I need you to finish this work tonight so we can discuss the conclusions of the research. If you are struggling with the spread sheet functions, please just refer to the "Online resource" page for help.
Biology - Today we returned to our experiment after discussing what new things we learned from the activity yesterday (Water properties). Tonight you should write a summary of the information on water using only 60 words, 4 of which will be new vocabulary (polar, non-polar, etc.) and then develop 3 follow up questions because your test on water comes tomorrow!!! You will need to explain the mystery solution and what is does.
Honors Biology - Today we looked a really bizarre mystery solution! This solution had a number of properties that might be related to what you did for homework yesterday. Tonight I want you to think about how the properties might play into what you observed and then develop some follow up experiments that might reveal more to us! We'll do them tomorrow if they are good. In addition, do not forget that you will be submitting your data from the measurement lab tomorrow.
IB Biology - Today, Tonight and the following day I need you to complete the final touches to your lab report. Use this video to show you how to do your graph with error bars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIhfkkOMW14 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p47lKHMtZFg and then complete the conclusion, evaluation of procedures, and the Improvements of the Investigation portions in the way our example show it. OH! I also want you to update your table of contents. We start a new unit on organic chemistry on Monday.
Biology - Today you took your quiz on the mystery solution! You had to present your idea of what it was all about by stating your CLAIM, EVIDENCE, and REASONING. Tonight I only need you to update your table of contents since we'll be moving on to new material tomorrow. ...and because I am going to ask your parents to review your notebooks next week (counts as a test grade).
Honors Biology - Today we started by putting our answers from our measurement lab into socrative so you can get credit. Then we started a new entry titled, "Monkey in the Middle - Solving some problems isn't easy" and I asked you three questions that are real dilemmas related to healthcare and biology. We looked at cost vs benefit, disruptions to the biogeochemical cycles, and who should pay for health insurance (worker, employer, govt.) Tonight I want you to pick one that you feel passionate about and give me a 100 word or less summary of why you believe the way you do. Be sure to site evidence, not just our emotions.
IB Biology -Next week we head into a new topic, Metabolism, and all of the biochemistry that goes with it. So today we observed a demonstration that is related. We'll pick this up on Monday, but in the meantime I need you to complete your lab report. Remember that we can't do everything we want to do AND have both data sets on the same graph...unless you did it by hand. Do whatever you need to do to complete the lab report even if it's going "old-school" with some graph paper. For those using Excel, here is a tutorial on how to enter individual error bars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Etko-slowk
Biology - Today you watched a video on "How we get what we need" This video can be found on the "students helping students" page of this website, or directly at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QYwscALNng Then on the left hand side you matched it up with an interactive animation of the digestive system http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter26/animation__organs_of_digestion.html and then finally summarized and assessed how well you did. This weekend, just make sure you have your table of contents updated.
Honors Biology - Today you finished the discussion we had yesterday. Since we didn't finish then I want you to finish this weekend. read the homework for last night and you'll know what I need you to do by Monday. Other than that you also completed the POGIL activity on Water. This activity will help you answer the big question of how the mystery solution works. I can't post the handouts online so if you are absent you'll just need to get it on your return.
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