IB Biology - Hey IB! I'm so excited! I'm so excited! After some research it turns out that the Sheets T-Test actually does ALL of the work for us and is actually giving us our P-VALUES!!! This means that you should be considering any value of less than .05 as significant! Yeah! Thanks Sheets! So should you compare each test to another standard? Yes! Could you instead compare potato molar % mass change with your other tissues of other molarities? Yes! What do you think is best? Please come to school tomorrow with your data and graphs completed. We will complete your conclusion and evaluation by Wednesday so you are free to get ahead. What should be included are the Conclusion (what you learned), An evaluation of the process, and how you would improve the investigation.
Honors Biology - Today we were able to see that sea water can really be a problem for people, but not for specially adapted aquatic animals and plants (like mangroves). So I had actually planned on getting much farther today, but we really didn't get that far on the POGIL on osmosis. SO, tomorrow we will pick that up again! I want to make sure you really get it because a lot of people don't and it is really important for understanding many biological functions. SO what's for homework? The answer is nothing, but if you could create an illustration (with color) that uses NO words to explain osmosis, I might consider giving you extra credit if your illustration is effective. Maybe a wordless, step by step? Good luck.
Cool Opportunity for you ladies!!!: Registration for the Cal-JAC’s Fall 2018 Career Expos is underway! The Cal-JAC and its Commission to Recruit Women for the Fire Service are hosting another round of Career Expos for prospective firefighter candidates this fall in Sacramento and San Diego! We encourage our LEA partners to attend one of our upcoming Expos taking place at our Firefighter Candidate Testing Centers (FCTC). We also encourage you to help us increase interest at your respective agencies, by sharing the attached electronic flyer. Expos are free to attend, and are for everyone, but the Cal-JAC is committed to encouraging women and other underrepresented groups to participate.
Expos present an excellent opportunity for both community and firefighter candidate outreach. Cal-JAC participating fire departments have the ability to reserve booths and pass out recruitment materials. Attendees get a face-to-face introduction to the fire service by speaking with recruiters from fire departments throughout the state and the JAC’s Women’s Commission about what “A Day in the Life of a Firefighter” entails. They can try the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), get hands-on experience with mechanical reasoning props, learn what to expect on the written test and view apparatus displays. Prospective candidates include those from Community College Fire Tech Programs, the CSUS, EMT and Paramedic Programs, U.S. Veterans, Fire Explorer Posts, High School Students, and other fire-related organizations and associations.
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IB Biology - We are almost there. This data processing has been a tough road for some of you, but at this point you should have all of the data laid out, a graph showing your two sets of data in this graph and uses trendlines to 'smooth' our data, as well as standard error. Since we are limited to using a constant error on Sheets I want you to decide to either use the mean of the standard deviations (not exactly accurate), or the stand deviation of the standard deviations. Tonight you will also write your conclusion, your evaluation of the procedure, and how you would improve the investigation. You are working as a group so divide up the work. All of this is going to be due on Thursday. ...yes, I changed my mind. Since you have this extra time though, I need you to review chapter 2.1 and 2.2. These should be review and you can probably use your freshman notebook to help, but come prepared with questions as you should already know most of it. Please also understand why the synthesis of urea was an important landmark in biology
Honors Biology - Today we started by making sure that everything in your POGIL was on the right track. We then put all of our processes (Diffusion, osmosis, etc.) together in one entry. Then on the left side of this entry we listed the parts of blood: RBC, WBC, Platelets, and Plasma. Tonight, in each of the boxes we created for each blood component I want you to find out the function of each of these components and write a one sentence summary of this function in the appropriate box.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Please pass on the word to your students -- El Cajon Library is looking for high school volunteers, and our first volunteer meeting of the school year is this coming Sunday, September 23, at 3 PM! We'll discuss the fall season, our available volunteering positions (shelver, activity leader, craft prep crew, etc.), and shift times.
The next day, Monday, September 24 from 4-6 PM, is our orientation for those who are interested in working specifically as an After-School Leader on Mondays and/or Thursdays. After-School Leaders help kids in grades K-8 with homework, lead storytimes and crafts, and organize indoor fitness activities. It is a great opportunity for those who are interested in going into education or careers working with children. We are especially looking for Spanish and Arabic speakers! We have up to 8 available slots for Monday and Thursday. A flyer for the orientation is attached.
If a student can't make it to one of these days but still wants to volunteer, they can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
IB Biology - So today we did a crash course on chapters 2.1 and 2.2. I hope you were able to grab onto the basics of metabolism and the properties of water. Tomorrow your lab report is due. there will be one hard copy turned in for your entire group. As you put your final touches on your report you should probably review the DBQ found on page 42 of your book. This asks you to analyze data that is very similar to yours. At this point you should be able to answer those questions anyway. Put yourself to the test.
Honors Biology - Today we started to wrap up our big idea of why we get sick and tomorrow we'll discuss how to stay health and then move on to your next BIG question of where does cellular energy (ATP) come from? So far you know that we can get sick from bacteria and viruses. You know that we are affected when they come in contact with our cells and assault the membrane. We know that these membranes are complex and have many features that help keep some things in and other things out!
Tonight I want your parents to review the work you have done. First UPDATE YOUR TABLE OF CONTENTS! Next, in the back of your notebook, you will have your parents fill out your parent input page. Your parent should use the rubric on the left and then select a score for your work, write a comment to YOU about your work, and finally sign the first grading period section. Oh, and if they have questions, just answer them!
IB Biology - Today we reviewed the 1st unit exam. Next we jumped into our speed review of the first few section of biochemistry. To review this material we will be doing a poster project! Yeah! FUN! ...right? In any case, the following must be displayed in a graphic format using color.
Hydrogen Bonding and macromolecules
Draw and identify the variation and types - Poster project
Start with the activity on page 65
Carbohydrates - CHO
Differences between Glycogen and amylopectin
Lipids - CHO
Why do these stash so much energy?
Saturated and unsaturated
Mono and poly
Cis- and trans-fats
Coronary Heart Disease and BMI
HW: Blood composition and interactions due to polarity, page 72. Add to poster
Honors Biology - Today we started out by looking at your last test paper and collecting your parent input. Next we recapped that we know how you can get sick, but then asked ourselves so how to we stay healthy? While there may be many, we came up with 8! You asked amazingly good questions and we took some notes. On the left side page of the entry, I want you to create a public service message on health that summarizes what you think are the top three things to consider in maintaining health. This should be colorful, contain three concepts from our list and deliver a message to the reader. Now, tonight I also need you to plan your outfit for tomorrow! Yes, I know this is a weird request, but you need to have good shoes and comfortable cloths on so you can complete your triathlon tomorrow! Yes, Triathlon. ...Casey Triathlon. Be there! Be Square!
IB Biology - Today we took a moment o be introduced to the rubric for IAs. You used these to evaluate another groups work and you probably have a good idea of your strengths and weaknesses are. I just finished marking them and there are some things that were consistently off the mark. 1) Almost everyone's conclusions are weak. Almost none discuss validity of the data (TTEST) and the trends are superficially discussed. AND what does it all mean??? 2) About half of you have not included your uncertainty in measurement?! 3) Some of you graphed incompatible or data that doesn't carry meaning. We'll discuss these on Monday and you'll have a chance to redo your work next week. ...IN the meantime, I want you to continue your carbohydrate and lipid work. Some trends should be coming clear. IN addition, I want you to complete your work on calculating your BMI. You can find this information on page 80. You should then complete the DBQ on page 81. Follow up with a reading of the content on page 84 and then complete the DBQ's on 85 and 86. Be ready to share your responses with others and then turn to it in.
Honors Biology - Today you were all super privileged to have taken part in the very first Casey Quadlicious Triathlon, the only triathlon in the WORLD that has four events! But before you ever jumped right in the competition we discussed last nights homework in terms of anything that might have come up that we hadn't thought of yesterday. You came up with stress release, mental health therapy and investing in good relationships as all other ways to stay healthy! GOOD WORK!
We then shifted our gears to "Where does energy for something like a Quadlicious Triathlon come to power our cells?!" We know that organisms can be reduced to organ systems, and organ systems to organs, and organs to tissues, and finally from tissues to cells, but how do those little cells get that energy and where does it come from?! So, of course we had to do the triathlon and you all were amazing. You decided that respiration and heart rate would be the best way to measure the energy output in your athletes. Now, on the left side of your notebook, I want you to answer the following questions as best you can. Much of this can be answered with what you already know!
1) What was the heart rate and respiration rate change?
2) How did these changes compare between your two athletes?
3) Who do you think burned more energy and why? Use the data and your brain cells
4) What role did the circulatory system play in this?
5) What job did the lungs do in this event?
6) What all did the cells need during this event?
7) How do the cells get what they need? Think membranes and systems
8) What part of the cell gave the cell the energy to be so active?
* you don't need to write these questions, but write your responses so we know what the question was.
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