IB Biology - SO this week is wrapping up three big things: 1) The lab Report on enzymes, 2) 2.6 the structure of DNA and RNA, and 3) Macromolecules unit test. So tonight I need you to first of all continue working on your report. I expected that you would have the raw data in a table, but of course, this raw data may not come in until tomorrow. You also need to start the process of digesting our last macromolecular section of the book, chapter 2.6. The following topics should be covered: Nucleic acids and nucleotides, Differences between DNA and RNA, Understand Chargaff's Data, Be able to draw molecules of both RNA and DNA, consider the role of competition and cooperation in science, and finally understand how Watson and Crick developed their model. This isn't all due tonight, but the reading should be complete by Thursday.
Biology - Today we revisited the cell membrane and the ways in which it allows for molecules to pass through. You made drawings on the left hand side and then added the idea of bulk transport called endocytosis and exocytosis. Here are some videos that can help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGeSDI03aaw and a TED TALK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsklF1w4eok Tonight I want you to do the following, about 5 days ago we did the entry "Guts to Cells, Part II" and we left it hanging with the question "Yeah, but how do big molecules get into the cell?!" Tonight you will answer this question. You must use the terms diffusion, Passive transport(channel protein), active transport (carrier protein), and bulk transport (endo and exocytosis). Underline these words and EXPLAIN, or there is no credit.
Honors Biology - So you guys are at a very similar place as my regular bio classes, but in addition to everything that is listed above, I want you to star the research on a health related issue that is ultimately an issue of cell membranes.
Here's the criteria: find a disorder (Crohn's, Cystic Fibrosis, etc.), make a title, describe the condition, include a large central illustration that shows how the membrane makes this happen (show the problem in a drawing), lastly make sure to cite your sources. This will be due on Wednesday.
IB Biology - Today you had a chance to complete your research, but many of you are struggling with fundamental questions. I will continue to come around and challenge you a little bit about what you are doing. We will run through the end of the week, but tomorrow will be the last work day to collect data. In the meantime, you should complete the questions from yesterday about chapter section 2.6. We'll review all this on Thursday.
Biology - Today we went through everything from the first part of the semester, the key ideas, the big ideas, the terms. Tomorrow you will start the process of your mid-term by describing the heirarchical organization of multicellular organisms. The following is a list of what must be addressed:1) Describe the creation of elements from the earlier universe, through stars, and ultimately to Earth.
Track carbon as it cycles (biogeochemical) through this closed system called Earth through organic and inorganic transitions. Minimum of 4 transitions.
2) Describe how macromolecules are built (monomer and polymer), and how they are broken down in the digestion system (mechanically and chemically), including: Biological polymers (Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids), Digestion (both mechanical and chemical) and the role of gut microbes, The role of enzymes.
3) Finally, describe how these broken down materials are absorbed into our cells for use, Including: The role of water and polarity, Osmosis and Diffusion, Active and passive transport, Bulk Transport (endo and exocytosis).
Honors Biology - While we spent today going over the big ideas from the first half of our semester, please don't forget that you need to complete the task from yesterday about membrane issues. See yesterday's post for the details. The biggest difference between the fundamental questions you will address and what regular bio will be asked to address are the health issues associated with these concepts. Do you know about the health issues related to our biogeochemical cycle disruptions? Do you know the health related issues with digestion and enzymes? How about cellular membrane issue and how these affect a person?
IB Biology - Looks like IB Test Registration is upon us! Please use the following video posted below to understand the sign up process then click the following LINK. This next link is to the actual timeline and sign up page: https://sites.google.com/site/ibgraniteib/testing/exam-registration
Biology - So today was the first day of the mid-term. You should really make a solid assessment of what needs to get done and come back tomorrow with what you need to finish the task. That's all folk!
Honors Biology - Today we started the process of completing a midterm. Know what you need to bring in, as far as information goes, to continue working on the midterm tomorrow. The one addition that I need you to consider how any three of the topics are health related.
IB Biology - So its a minimum day and we covered the information I was going to cover yesterday about IB testing. Then we discussed your findings from your experimentation. These findings should be presented using the guidelines I provided to you yesterday and offered to you today.
Biology - Once again you had time to work on your mid-term project. Now that you are heading to your final day (tomorrow) you should assess any last minute information needs that you may have and come prepared! That's it for today.
Honors Biology - Once again you had time to work on your mid-term project. Now that you are heading to your final day (tomorrow) you should assess any last minute information needs that you may have and come prepared! That's it for today.
IB Biology - Macromolecular study session is what happened today! The unit test is next week and we needed to be prepared with all of the material we have covered so far. The following list isn't comprehensive, but should give you a good review guide for preparing. The actual test is going to be Tuesday or Wednesday so remember you get a one pager of notes to use on this test, 60 word max, but as many illustrations as you like. On Monday I am going to go over the basic structure of Nucleic acids (2.6). Lastly, you may also need to do the data processing required for your data. Conclusions will be written next week, but you can get a head start if you like. Oh, and here's a great resource to help you with the content: BIONINJA
Biology - Today was your last day on the mid-term project. There is no extra time. This weekend I want you to relax and do something with your family. Hikes are always awesome. Want a touch of extra credit? Take a picture of what you did this weekend and send it to me (email) with a DETAILED explanation of how it connects with what we have studied so far.
Honors Biology - Today was time to finish the big mid-term project. Hopefully you added your health related topics. This weekend you can earn some extra credit by getting out into nature with family and friends, send me a picture of where you are, and then describe in GREAT DETAIL what this has to do with what we have studied so far.
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.