M: Biology: So today we continued our quest to find out how the materials we digest get to our trillions of cells. You learned a bit about the composition of blood using this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-sKZWqsUpw. Here's another resource that has all of the basic information on blood: http://anthro.palomar.edu/blood/blood_components.htm. Tonight I want you to create a riddle for red blood cell, white blood cell, platelet, and plasma. This will go on the left hand side of the entry we began today.
Medical Biology: So today you were first introduced to the components of blood. Tonight I want you to create a riddle for each of the four components we talked about (erythrocytes, thrombocytes, leukocytes, and plasma). You can use this website http://anthro.palomar.edu/blood/blood_components.htm. When you are done with these four riddles I want you to do a venn diagram at the bottom of your left hand page on antigens and antibodies. You will need to learn this information on your own, so use the site I posted above. Make sure you have a minimum of three points in each of the three sections.
T: Biology: So today was great! We got to play around with a simulator (http://esminfo.prenhall.com/science/BiologyArchive/lectureanimations/closerlook/diffusion.html ) and created five different "rules" on the left side of the entry for "The Perfume Demo". Now that you established the rules of diffusion I want you to use that information to describe the "why" of how the perfume diffused through the room last week. This is what you need to do for your homework tonight. It should be written underneath the original reason. Be sure to use your "rules" and describe how accurate your original idea was.
Medical Biology - Tonight you will do as above.
W: Biology - Today you were issued a challenge. The challenge was to solve the Egg-cell-ent mystery! Using the bioman interactive game (http://biomanbio.com/GamesandLabs/Cellgames/celldefense.html) you were suppose to research the terms you have. Next you were suppose to come together with your group and together you need to 1) describe why the eggs you witnessed were the way they were, and 2) How do small and large molecules get into the cell? You need to define and use the terms: Diffusion, Osmosis, membrane, and active transport. You should also know the difference between diffusion and osmosis. Your final answer will be placed given on Friday in class.
Medical Biology - You also saw a demonstration and were given a challenge not unlike the one you found above, but in addition to what is listed above you are also required to describe at least two health related issues with cellular membranes and how it affects nutrient uptake. You will need illustrations to show all of this so make sure you really know what you are talking about!
Th: Biology - Okay, so you know that tomorrow will be your next big points and it relies on you understanding all of the major concepts (membranes, active transport, diffusion, and osmosis). You'll need to be able to not only define these, but apply them tomorrow to answer two big questions: 1) Why do the eggs look the was they do? and 2) How do cells get both big and small molecules in and out? You'll be required to draw as well as write about these. If you need to, go over the bioman game list under yesterday's work. Do you know what isotonic, hypotonic, and hypertonic mean? hint, hint!
Medical Biology - You had a chance to ask all of your questions today and to work with any team mate from your team, but the bottom line is that you should be able to answer the same two questions that regular bio has to answer (listed above) as well as a third question of, "What types of cell membrane issues/diseases affect people, and how does these impede cell membrane function? " You will need to be able to illustrate as well as describe. If you haven't researched this last question yet, try searching "cell membrane disease." This search worked well for me.
F: Biology - No WAY! No homework!!! Woo-Hoo! Enjoy Homecoming.
Medical Biology - No difficult homework for this weekend. All I need you to do is to get your Medical Pathways sheet signed by your parents. I'm sorry, but I was only given a hard copy so I haven't attached it to this post. Enjoy Homecoming!
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