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IB Biology - This week we'll start our unit on molecular biology, but not before you turned in your lab report. Now as you work through your topics, which really isn't a lot of work, you should keep in mind what this all has to do with the demo we did on Friday because tomorrow you will need to explain it. These notes are not due until Wednesday. Here's a link to the online version of your text book: http://calameo-download.tiny-tools.com/pages.php?doc_id=000777721d2ae4477b15e
Molecules to metabolism
Vitalism and molecular bio
Atoms and molecules
Synthesis of urea, significance?
Metabolism, anabolism, catabolism.
Polarity of water
Solubility in water
Transport in blood
Mystery Solution connections?
Oh! Don't forget to get your Parent Input sheet.
Biology - Today you learned about Metabolism and the factors that play a role in how it works. You learned about pH, temperature, Water, and Enzymes. Tonight I want you to create a summary of this work you did using the following vocabulary words: Hydrolysis, dehydration synthesis, temperature, pH, denaturing, specificity, substrate, and concentration. You should also include an illustration of a lock (enzyme)and key (substrate) with COLOR!!! You may want to play: http://biomanbio.com/GamesandLabs/LifeChemgames/Enzymatic.html to remind yourself about all of these terms which are covered in the game.
ALSO, don't forget to get your parent input on your notebook!
Honors Biology - Today you had a chance to turn in your Properties of water POGIL. Then we reviewed the mystery solution demo and finally write a Claim, Evidence, and explained our Reasoning to gain our next few points. Tonight's homework you will be to just get your parent input!
IB Biology - Today we went through the lab reports that you completed over the weekend. These lab reports will be critiqued today using the IA rubric and you will get them back tomorrow. As to the latest content information, I need you to complete 2.1 and 2.2 as listed on Monday, but I also want you to start the short presentation that you were assigned today (visuals, citations, quiz, and SHORT!). Lastly, if you didn't get some parent input on your notes, please do so tonight!
2.3 Carbohydrates and Lipids
2.3.1 Distinguish between organic and inorganic compounds. Compounds containing carbon that are found in living organisms (except hydrogen carbonates, carbonates and oxides of carbon) are regarded as organic.
2.3.2 Identify glucose, ribose and fatty acids from diagrams showing their structure. Specific names of amino acids and fatty acids are not expected.
2.3.3 List three examples each of monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides.
The examples used should be:· Glucose, galactose and fructose Maltose, lactose and sucrose. Starch, glycogen and cellulose
2.3.4 State one function of glucose, lactose and glycogen in animals, and of fructose, sucrose and cellulose in plants.
2.3.5 Outline the role of condensation and hydrolysis in the relationships between monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides; between fatty acids, glycerol and triglycerides; This can be dealt with using equations with words or chemical formulas.
2.3.6 State three functions of lipids.
Include energy storage and thermal insulation.
2.3.7 Compare the use of carbohydrates and lipids in energy storage.
2.4.1 Outline the role of condensation and hydrolysis in the relationships between amino acids and polypeptides.
2.4.2 Identify amino acids from diagrams showing their structure.
2.4.3 Explain the significance of polar and non-polar amino acids.
Limit this to controlling the position of proteins in membranes, creating hydrophilic channels through membranes and the specificity of active sites in enzymes.
2.4.4 State four functions of proteins, giving a named example of each.
Membrane proteins should not be included.
Biology - First off, did you get your parent input completed? Due by Friday at the latest! Today we reviewed yesterdays work first, then you received the handout on how the lab will be conducted so you're clear on what to expect. You should be really familiar with the expectation. You can do this by writing your hypotheses for each of the conditions that we will do for our experimentation.
Honors Biology - Parent input? Did you get it done? Due Friday! Today we looked at digestion and how we get the materials our bodies need. Tonight I want you to, on the left hand side of your entry, imagine you ate a bologna sandwich (protein and carbohydrates), and drank a glass of milk (Lipids and carbohydrates). Where would each of these parts get chemically and mechanically digested in each part of the digestive system? Write your responses on the left side. To help you figure this out you can watch the video again with sounds, but what I think is more helpful would be to go to the second link that I used in class and to walk through what each part does in your digestive system. It's a bit of a mystery here! Hunt it down. One last hint, we've talked about enzymes helping to break down materials. Proteins are broken with protease, lipids are broken with Lipase, and Carbohydrates are broken down with amylase.
Here's the video we watched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QYwscALNng and the website we used: http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter26/animation__organs_of_digestion.html
IB Biology - Today you got your unit exams back and your lab report. The lab report had a peer review completed on it and you should be able to clean it up for resubmission tomorrow. I'm focusing on the graphic interpretation of the data and the conclusions you draw from that data. Next, we went over all of the content from 2.1 and 2.2 and really focused on the properties of water. One addition though was I started using the term dehydration synthesis instead of condensation reaction. they mean the same thing, but I like mine because it emphasizes the role of water. Lastly you should have joined with your partner(s) in order to prepare for your presentation. remember, visuals, cover the content, citations, and a quiz.
Biology - Today you started your catalase lab! Yeah! Well, you only barely started it by getting a control (an untreated test). Tomorrow we will continue this testing, but you should consider running a third test for an A where you look at different types of plant and animal tissues for it's presence of catalase. Some good choices are chicken, potato, etc. Hey, did you get removed because you didn't do your lab safety? You have had 6 weeks to get it done!!! Get it done tonight. Last thing, parent input.
Honors Biology - Today you took some speed notes on Metabolism, the factors involved. We then looked at one of those factors, enzymes, and began to set up our lab which we will start tomorrow. You will need to establish your IV, DV, Title, Introduction, hypotheses for each test you complete, materials, and procedures. Most of this can be copied from the example on my online resource page, or from the powerpoint I posted at the end of this week. No hypotheses, no start to the lab! Hey, parent input complete?
IB Biology - I'm going to make this quick: 1) We turned in our labs today, 2) We created a written response to the mystery solution using our knowledge of polarity, 3) We worked with our partners on our presentations. Tomorrow we take the quiz on 2.1 and 2.2 and then start our presentations.
Biology - Today you began your lab testing. Be sure you know what you are suppose to do for testing tomorrow as that will be our last day. Oh, also remember that tomorrow will be the last day to turn in your parent input score!
Honors Biology - Today you began your lab testing on catalase in liver tissue. You should have completed the control, but then you will start the next test. However far you got today, tomorrow you will need to finish data collection. This testing should be completed by Monday so stay on top of what you are doing. At this point you should have the basic procedures, etc. cut and pasted from the online documents I mentioned yesterday. All you really need to do is to create electronic versions of your data that you collected, place them in an appropriate data table. You will have a control test, and then one of the following: pH test, tissue type test, and temperature test. If you are the tissue type test then make sure you bring your tissues!
IB Biology - Today we started by taking our weekly quiz on the current material 2.1 and 2.2. We then started the presentations on 2.3 and 2.4. If we didn't get to you today, it will be on Monday. This weekend I want you to recharge your batteries. Go out and enjoy biology in the natural world (aka take a hike). We live in an amazing part of the universe!
Biology - Today you finished your lab so on Monday we will condense our data and graph it. Just make sure you have all of your data collected.
Honors Biology - Today you completed the test your group was required. You should take the control data and the new test data and place them into two separate and appropriate graphs AS OUTLINED IN THE POWERPOINT. We will use this for our conversation on Monday. Remember that the online example of a nice lab report can be found on my Online Resource page.
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.