IB Biology - Please read the following article and while reading this I want you to use the information found in chapter 2.6 and 2.7 to explain the article paragraph by paragraph.Protein Synthesis:RNA hidden regulator https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180716114529.htm
Your explanation should include:
The Structure of Nucleotides, RNA, and DNA
How is mRNA formed. What role it plays?
What is the function of nucleotides and how that relates to codons?
How regulation works in protein synthesis
Why could the content of this article be an issue, but also how might this help us?
What does 3'-5' mean and why is this importan?
How does Chargaff data connect to this article?
This will be due on Thursday so be sure to come prepared to ask questions each day as you come to class.
Honors Biology - Today we took a long look at the research you completed this lasts week. Wow! I found a lot of interesting data. In 3rd period I learned that eating complex carbohydrates the night before, consuming simple carbs can be useful in a shorter duration, and that deep breathing, while it may relax us, does not help us with the oxygen needed for push-ups. Turns out that elevated breathing helps gas exchange.
BUT we still had a lingering question about how our muscles slow down and burn no matter what we do. We then got a chance to see what actually is happening when we don't get enough oxygen. Since we didn't get to finish this today, tonight I want you to just go to the left side of our entry and find out two ways that an athlete can improve the lactic acid/lactate tolerance.
IB Biology - Today we continued our work in the lab. Please make sure that any modifications to your procedures is accounted for in the final lab report. Tomorrow will be your last day to collect data. IN the meantime, I need you to attach the next questions/concepts to the article I assigned yesterday. Please be sure to tell me how these are connected to what is in the article. This will be turned in tomorrow. Semi-conservative Replication, Meselson-Stahl's experiment (see DBQ113-114), and helicase vs polymerase are all concepts to be tied to the article. I am very concerned at the completion rate for some of you.
Honors Biology - Today we continued the conversation about fermentation and then discussed homeostasis and feedback in the body. This is all we need to know at this point! We are sooooo close to the big unit assessment, but before we get there we'll being doing an intensive case study which will set us up. Tonight I want you to find more examples of feedback and how that feedback helps us maintain homeostasis. You must have an example of positive feedback and negative feedback, so two. Yes, you should explain how the feedback maintains our homeostasis.
IB Biology - Today we continued to discuss the article and the many parts of replication, transcription, and translation. There are few things more I would like you to briefly add to your understanding: How does PCR work and what is it useful for? and How is insulin grown via bacteria? Do these actually relate to the article we read?
Tomorrow you will have an opportunity to ask more questions and to finish your homework and your lab. The lab will be turned in Friday, but the homework is due tomorrow at the end of class. Your unit test will be pushed to early next week, Monday or Tuesday.
Honors Biology - Today you reflected on feedback and homeostasis first and then were introduced to the case study that should prepare you for your unit final. This case study on an athlete (2000 meter row) should be worked on and will be due by Friday. You can find an electronic copy of this case study below in case you were not in class. Tomorrow is a short day so make sure to come prepared with questions that you may have on the work. This is very similar to what your unit final will look like.
IB Biology - Today we covered everything from 2.6 and 2.7, the article, and the connections. Tomorrow you will need to submit your finished lab report. This lab report should be modeled after our last lab having raw data, processed data in the form of a graph, as well as a test of data validity in the form of a t-test. We will also do a review tomorrow of all of the material that will be on the unit exam which will be on Tuesday.
Honors Biology - Today we started by looking at your lab reports. Nice work overall, but this first formal lab is an assignment with low risk. If you chose, as an individual, to redo your group work, please make a copy of your groups' lab. Next, Take pictures (or take the corrected lab), open a copy of the lab write-up checklist, and make your corrections. If you choose to do this a hard copy must be resubmitted to me tomorrow. Any identical papers will result in a zero for both people. Lastly, while I spent a chunk of time covering the 2000m Row case study, you should have all of your answers completed for submission tomorrow.
IB Biology - The following are all of the topics you should familiarize yourself with for our unit exam. The exam will be on Tuesday so please be sure to note any last minute questions you may have so I can respond to them on Monday.
Properties of water
Cell membrane structure
Carbohydrates - mono/poly
Lipids - Structure fatty acid
Ratio of components
DNA vs RNA
(Your next test will have much of this)
Honors Biology - Today you started a new entry titled, " Your Case Study - A Unit Assessment"
This Final Unit Project will probably be in the form of a presentation poster that shows the following:
Condition of your choice. Athlete, flu patient, infected wound.
Specific cells affected
Medical history (optional)
Cell function including membranes.
How glucose is used and constructed
How cells get what they need.
Does fermentation happen?
How do the components cycle back to plants?
How feedback in the body helps maintain homeostasis?
Can you engineer/prescribe something that is more effective in preventing or promoting healing?
Reflect on your understanding of sickness and health as a final piece.
Bonus to get the Five!
Include multiple condition, genetic issues, immune response, etc.
BY MONDAY you should have your case study laid out. In other words, you should know what you are doing as far as who the patient is and their condition, as well as a basic idea of how your content attaches to this person's condition.
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.