Thursday, 16 May 2019. Population Ecology and Factors Affecting Growth. The video below is to get you thinking about factors that cause population levels to change over time, most specifically, predation and competition. Below this, is the population ecology presentation and analyses we'll do afterward.
Friday, 10 May 2019. Predation, species introduction, and how it affects population numbers. Today's simulation should be started after you have finished the African Savanna food chain activity from Wednesday.
REMINDER: Quiz will be on Thursday, 2 May (Period 6 & 8) and Friday, 3 May (Period 7). It will cover chromosome structure, mono and dihybrid crosses, pedigree analysis. The Quizizz review link can be found below as well as the vocabulary list in the PDF. Genetics unit answer keys are below as well. NOTE: all answer keys for honors and academic classes are present.
22 April 2019. Introduction to pedigrees. We'll start today with a review of mono & dihybrid crosses that we began before break. We will finish with an introduction to different ways (modes) traits are inherited (passed on).
4 April 2019. Genetic Mutations and Superhuman Power Unit Closure
2 April 2019. Protein Synthesis & Mutations. Below you'll find today's presentation as well as the worksheet we'll use to investigate the impacts of various mutations on the products of protein synthesis.
TEST REMINDER: TEST NEXT THURSDAY, 4 APRIL. Topics covered: DNA structure and history, DNA replication, and protein synthesis. We will review the last 20 minutes of next class in a Quizizz format. QUIZ TOPIC LIST AND TERMS IS BELOW. Use material on the class website to help assist you, all work will be returned on Monday & Tuesday to use to prepare for the quiz.
Monday, 25 March 2019. Introduction to DNA replication. Below is a link to support material on the topic to supplement today's lecture. There is a more basic video presentation below that. https://www.scienceabc.com/pure-sciences/dna-replication-steps-diagram-where-when-replication-occurs.html
Wednesday/Thursday, 13-14 March 2019. Full reviews of cancer presentations. The view only links of presentations are below. You will be assigned one to review so there are no duplicate reviews. Copy and paste the link into your browser and review the presentations individually, not as a group. Cancer project quizzes will be on Monday & Tuesday, 19-20 March.
Monday, 11 March 2019.Furthering understanding of oncogenes and tumor suppressors in the cell cycle. Between finalizing slides 1-7 of your cancer treatment presentations, take the time to watch the 9 minute presentation by Dr. Sawyers, a respected cancer researcher, and complete the guided worksheet for the presentation. Remember, this information can have marked impact on your slides discussing the cell cycle and the genetics of cancer. FYI, cell cycle and cancer review from last class is pictured below. Video response worksheet due: DURING NEXT CLASS
Thursday, 7 March 2019. Peer-review of Cure for Cancer projects. Below are PDF copies of the projects to date. Mr. F will direct which presentations you will review and grade on slides 1-4. Use the two-sided sheets Mr. F has on the front counter. When finished, continue on research and populating slide 5-7 & references. Cancer project quizzes will be on Monday & Tuesday, 19-20 March. PERIOD 6 PRESENTATIONS
Thursday, 28 February 2019. Gene Expression and Cell Differentiation Activity. Below is the link for the gene expression scenario cards. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1P1wGVhG0jv179klpwuVd_mOv9iXLpPz4mOBdB2vFzd8/edit?usp=sharing
Tuesday, 26 February 2019. Introduction to the "Cure for Cancer, You're it!!" project. There are some resources below to get you started! The project informational is below.
Cancer Genes: https://www.cancerquest.org/cancer-biology/cancer-genes Citation Generator ("Cite this for me"): http://www.citethisforme.com/apa/source-type Citation Generator ("Citation Machine"): http://www.citationmachine.net/ Presentation Template (YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE A COPY TO YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE TO EDIT): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/13vcNO2AeFIsebxb1Tuh59GoVE_uKg5xhayRHQXc3MBg/edit?usp=sharing
Friday, 22 February 2019.Tissue lab and cancer. Lab attached below. Link for photos for those who are absent is below as well. Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XMK-llhsA2Xz_lzlWCD6RS4TqEsSZ-iLYjgaw7o-Z6s/edit
Wednesday, 20 February 2019. Introduction to the cell cycle and cancer. (1) We will start class with a Quizizz practice question set on stem cells & embryology from last class. (2) A "What do you Believe" about cancer and a follow up presentation on the topics therein. And (3) an interactive investigation into the link between cancer and the cell cycle we covered. The link to access to the HHMI Eukaryotic Cell Cycle and Cancer "Click and learn" investigation is: https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/eukaryotic-cell-cycle-and-cancer Copy and paste the link into your browser, then click on the "Start Click and Learn English" link in the activity summary box. If link is not working, do a Google search for "HHMI Eukaryote cell cycle and cancer" and you will find the correct link in the results of the search. HOMEWORK: complete the simulation packet for next class
REVIEW LINK FOR TODAY'S QUIZIZZ: https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/flashcards/5c6c5e5a367bcc001a96cbaf?q=%2Fadmin%2Freports%2F5c6d7bac875776001cfddb74%2Fplayers&source=report
14 February 2019. Happy St. Valentine's Day! Introduction to stem cells & embryology. Below you will find the introductory presentation for our work with looking at how cells become different. Additionally, you will find the guided notes sheet, worksheet for the stem cell investigation, as well as links/videos to use for the "Stem Cells and Differentiation" worksheet. "GO GO Stem Cells" simulation link: https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/stemcells/sctypes/
Friday, 8 February 2019. Mitotic Index Formative Task. Today's task involves students' investigating samples of plant tissue and calculating mitotic indices from the different samples.
The lab uses three links (below) to gather background information as well as analyze cell samples. Copy and paste the links into your browser to get to the different aspects of the lab.
NOTE: for part one, you can use your notes from the class presentation as well as other sources in addition to the part one link. All students MUST DO the extension where the wheel represents a 12 hour period.
DUE DATE FOR COMPLETED PACKET: MONDAY, 11 February for periods 4, 6, & 8. TUESDAY, 12 February for period 7.
Wednesday, 4 February 2019. (1) Introduction to the Mitotic Index. Today's activity will be a way to get you more comfortable with not only the different phases of mitosis, but also in comparing different cell types and age of cells by this tool, the mitotic index (abbreviated M.I.).
(2) Cell cycle phases practice. Go to the Quizizz link: https://join.quizizz.com and use the game code 450578. This will help you all become more comfortable with the cell cycle, phases, and events that occur along the way.
Monday, 28 January 2019. Completion of "Cell Cycle for Dinner" activity and transition to identifying cell stages by the appearance of chromosomes and cell shape. The new activity can be found below. REMINDER: HOMEWORK Quizizz posted below. Make sure you sign up for a free account, then use the quizizz code below to take the quiz for homework, due on or by Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 10 p.m. Quizizz Homework link: https://join.quizizz.com Game Code: 221278
23 January 2019. Introduction to the Cell Cycle. Below you will find the documents that support our introduction to the cell cycle. The student packet handed out in class contains the "Unit Opener" and "Cell Cycle for Dinner Activity" which are due Friday, 25 January at the end of class; as is the NYT article and question set.
Test Review Tools. The link below is for the online practice and the PDF below is an electronic file of all the questions with an answer key at the end. See review packet answer key, ignore questions 20-22 on the key.
Quizzizz practice link: https://quizizz.com/join/?solo=5c3b93ab73cd4c001beb1eb5&parentGame=5c3f7930258d2c001b399cbc
Cellular Respiration Review Packet. PDF links within the document are live and are linked to resources that will help you answer the questions if you're unsure. Remember, the quiz for periods 4, 6, and 8 is on Thursday, 17 January. Period 7 will take the quiz on Friday, 18 January. If you would like a paper copy of the review packet, they will be available on Monday, 14 January.
Tuesday, 8 January 2019. BTB Cellular Respiration Lab. Individual student data should be logged in the google sheet shared below (copy and paste the link into your browser to bring up the spreadsheet). The three tables on the sheet should match your data set. The class data will be calculated after all students in Mr. F's classes have logged data. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/108bRGPWyzbMfoPI3TlvGzI90n4eIZCLAlPCeFpVpkyQ/edit?usp=sharing
Thursday, 3 January 2019. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Below you will find the contents of the envelopes we will use for our analysis of the connection between the formulas for photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Activity packet as well as a blank mitochondrion note sheet for our lesson can also be found below.
Thursday, 20 December 2018. Making the connection between photosynthesis and cellular respiration. The link to use to access the virtual lab is http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/bio_07/resources/htmls/virtual_labs/virtualLabs.html (copy and paste the link into your browser, use this link, not the one in the worksheet) Once you have gotten to the main screen with the list of labs, click on the line for "Carbon Transfer Through Snails and Elodea". Once in the lab, be sure to read everything because it will make the activity much more understandable. Turn the lab in at the end of class.
Tuesday, 18 December 2018. The Marathon Mouse. We'll take a deeper look at the phenomenon through looking at an experiment conducted by Dr. Evans of the Saulk Institute. The video overview can be found below and all the links within the student worksheet are live to use along the way. Additionally, the second sheet (Introduction to the Mitochondria) will be our introduction to this important organelle in eukaryotic cells!
Friday, 14 December 2018. Cellular respiration phenomenon. Below you'll find the student packet and the resource document to analyze for the answers to figuring out the phenomenon. Use the "Marathoner" and "Sprinter" links in the student packet to watch the 2 videos that will give you the focus for the phenomenon we'll uncover over the days before the holiday break.
Kahoot! review link for practice. https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/1a3db63f-4e89-4d5a-a7cd-14364ac1dd30
Wednesday, 5 December 2018. EXAM REMINDER... Review Packet for Photosynthesis and Chemistry of Life unit. Review packet with live links can be found below. Exams will be held on Wednesday, 12 December for periods 6 & 8, and Thursday 13 December for period 7. Have packet completed for Monday's class for review. Between now and then, do the necessary review and reflections on the unit work that has been handed back.
Tuesday, 4 December 2018. Photosynthesis Leaf Disk Summative Lab. Link to copy and paste into your browser for where you will input your group's final data set can be found below, as well as a pdf of the lab packet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MPiUpGwwFz5kIFnd8QvUqN_CEnsdNBEB-0sie495waA/edit?usp=sharing
Thursday, 29 November 2018. Photosynthesis Leaf Disk Pre-lab. Below you will find a pdf of today's work with live links to select readings found in the packet. The lab proper will be conducted on Monday & Tuesday, 3 & 4 December depending on when your class falls but it is crucial to learn the basic steps today to effectively complete the lab next week. REMINDER: start reviewing old assignments against the vocabulary list handed out early this week. Chemistry and photosynthesis test will be coming the week after next.
Wednesday (Period 7) & Thursday (Periods 6 & 8), 14 & 15 November 2018. Bohr & Lewis Dot Atomic Models.
Directions: By the end of today you should have (1) turned in your Molecular Building Formative Lab from last class and (2) gotten through most of the self-directed activity on Bohr and Lewis atomic models.
The PDFs for the packet you received in class can be found below. You will also find two video links (but you can also search on your own) to help you along. The rules and steps on the front of the packet should help you most of the way but the videos can be another resource.
Friday, 9 November 2018. Molecular models of Life Formative Activity. We will be using molecular models today to better understand the connections between atoms and the elements that support living organisms. Please see the PDF below with live links to check against the molecular models you made at your desks. Make sure Mr. F signs off on each one when you've finished making it! Have fun! Assignment Due: Wednesday, 14 November 2018 (period 7 only), Thursday, 15 November 2018 (periods 6 & 8)
Chemistry of Life Modeling Activity Packet (with live links)
Thursday, 8 November 2018. Big Picture View of Photosynthesis & Atomic Modeling. Mr. F is at a conference today, but will be back on Friday. Your task is as follows: (1) complete the "Photosynthesis: a Star Wars Perspective" worksheet. Along the way, highlight important material and terms; and jot down any notes/questions in the margin or on a sheet of lined paper stapled to the back of the packet. Live links are below in the PDF. To be completed and handed in next class (period 7, after the long weekend)
(2) to continue our understanding of the biochemistry involved we will need to go beyond the simple anatomy of the atom and look at how atoms bond to make more complex molecules and/or compounds. Watch the video embedded below on how to create a Lewis Diagram in our quest to better understand the bonding between the atomic structure we learned about this week. Your goal is to take away (a) the 5 steps to make a Lewis Dot diagram and (b) note they key terms and their meaning on a sheet of notebook paper. Take your time, hit the pause button often, and talk about it with your classmates. I would recommend picking out some atoms not shown in the video and making Lewis Dot diagrams for them on your lined paper. Don't worry, we'll do plenty of practice when Mr. F is back next week!!
Photosynthesis: A Star Wars Perspective (HOMEWORK, live links in doc)
Monday, 5 November 2018. Photosynthetic Equation and Biochemistry. Below you will find today's worksheets and resources. The reading and question set are homework. The two "worksheet" files are what we will do in class. Reminder: it would also be a good time to do a reflection (re-read, highlight/notes in margins, and self-made questions) on the "Snacking on Sunlight" article and the unit opener worksheets that have been handed back...
Wednesday, 24 October 2018. New Unit Introduction. How does matter and energy move through the Earth? The three video clips can be found below that will be at the center of our opening of this topic of study. Today's accompanying sheet and rules handout is also below. Homework will be to watch video 3 and make further observations and staple these to your worksheet from today's activity. Hand them in on Friday, 26 October 2018.
Links to Question Board: PERIOD 6: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xg-b_ykXvAJPDyFVIkOYIXpBHrv1XwTSRwaFAdq-al8/edit?usp=sharing
PERIOD 8: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1szSc-C2dO0nIVxB7Ob8MsVvA19gX_t_leQ3h_K86Vm4/edit?usp=sharing
PERIOD 7: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R3XV6obmDbxDjtZ7UyQ1LnlBP8ffzZd8sSyHb7BhdYQ/edit?usp=sharing
Monday / Tuesday, 22 -23 October 2018. Unit closure. Documentary, "Everest: The Death Zone" The video response sheet to accompany this video will be handed out in class. An electronic copy can be found below.
Directions: you all know my love of the high mountains; Mount McKinley, Aconcagua, Illimani, Ama Dablam, and Logan are some of my most memorable, but there is the inherent risks and homeostasis related issues that I had to adjust to and train for.
This will give you an appreciation for pushing your homeostasis to the edge, even past it! Enjoy the documentary. I look forward to talking about it with you when I'm back on Wednesday! Turn into the homework bin once you're finished.
Link for the "Homeostasis & Cell Transport" Kahoot! quiz to practice for the exam. Answer key can be found next to the review packet below. https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/dbea1f11-0b95-49a5-a35c-efdf5d5bd7af
Unit Exam Review Links Directions: Directions: type your questions below as you come up with them, if you know the answer to someone else’s question(s) answer them and if you find a great link for the answer, then link the question in the same way we did last week with the bullfrog introduction. Each student should come up with at least 5 questions for the first task, then they should answer at least 3 of them as their second task. Put your initials next to your questions as well as your answers. (LF)
Period 7: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i1gkYp1gxWk78h_stOelvp2qebjBhicy97DLew08Ygc/edit?usp=sharing
Period 6: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B-xynXnj6siAgKUr4CWcBd3kCl8znEtkMW3_85tIsmw/edit?usp=sharing
Period 8: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iLXzZKHOMEen5SKX1oOc962UxOrNvPzPNeGBtAezdEA/edit?usp=sharing
REMINDER: UNIT EXAM 1 WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY & FRIDAY, 18 & 19 OCTOBER 2018. THE TOPIC LIST CAN BE FOUND BELOW. STUDY GUIDES WILL BE HANDED OUT IN CLASS ON THURSDAY/FRIDAY. Have review packet prepared for review periods on Tuesday & Wednesday, 16-17 October.
Monday, 8 October 2018. Systems Review in Case Studies. Introduction to Frog Dissection (to take place Thursday & Friday). Below is a copy of the systems review we will complete today as well as the frog dissection packet. Both documents have live links to be used as necessary. The video that we will watch to kick off the bull frog dissection is below as well. Please hand in by Thursday, 18 October.
Shareable Link for Bullfrog Questions: PERIOD 7: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sHsruU7Iu9060SJPvpsDVNv2Esui3ibDOO7DFEgAw1E/edit?usp=sharing
PERIOD 6: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ygn-AZX8gTElFwsoYFfvojRWGT-ijRkv-m3K5grVam4/edit?usp=sharing
PERIOD 8: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TnJdg4pU_jav94FNHIW1NpamEKOeP2K5ykAk8QPw7EU/edit?usp=sharing
Tuesday & Wednesday, 2 & 3 October 2018. Cell membrane structure and transport. Below you will find a PDF of the packet we will work on today in class, as well as the models you will analyze for part 1 of the activity.
Below you'll find images of a red onion's epidermis after being exposed to different solutions.
Monday & Tuesday, 24 & 25 September 2018. Introduction to Water Movement in Living Organisms. Below you will find a PowerPoint presentation of cell transport (1) as well as an an osmosis/diffusion PowerPoint (2) to help you better understand this introduction to water balance in organisms. Please hand in by Friday, 28 October 2018. Website for virtual lab: http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/LS03/LS03.html
2nd REMINDER: QUIZ 1 WILL BE ON THURSDAY/FRIDAY, 27/28 SEPTEMBER. STUDY GUIDE CAN BE FOUND BELOW.
Homeostasis Lab Packet can be found below. You will use this for the prep work on Wednesday and to gather the data and start analyzing it on Friday. Due to Mr. F at the start of class on Monday/Tuesday. REMINDER: QUIZ 1 WILL BE ON THURSDAY/FRIDAY, 27/28 SEPTEMBER. STUDY GUIDE CAN BE FOUND BELOW. Please hand in experiment packet by 27 September.
Monday/Tuesday, 17-18 September 2018. Introduction to experimental design guided note sheet can be found below to help you through the lecture today. Fill in the document you received in class and if anyone missed some information, you can find it in the completed document below.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018. Period 7 only. I'm really sorry for missing a second class and am hoping to be back with you on Friday. Here is your task today: On the teacher's counter up front, there is a pile of manila envelopes with "Feedback Loops" written on them and a stack of guided packets to go along with it. ONE PACKET and ONE ENVELOPE per 2 students at a lab bench, you will work in pairs to analyze and dissect the feedback loops in the envelope using the knowledge you've gathered so far. Now that you finished the Endocrine Ed simulation, you should feel confident enough to tackle the real thing. I have included resources below this posting to help you along the way. When your pair has finished the packet, put it into the turn-in bin and put the feedback loops back into the envelope and leave it on the front counter.
Monday, 10 September 2018. Period 7 only. Mr. F will be out today so your goal is to complete the feedback loop worksheet you began on Friday. Be sure to finish the reflection in detail. Use your Chromebooks to complete the "Endocrine Ed" simulation to see 4 examples of feedback loops in action. If you aren't 100% sure of how the feedback loop works, replay that section of the simulation or refer back to Friday's activity. There is a PDF copy of Endocrine Ed below that has the live link for the simulation. Good luck and have fun! See you all Wednesday. Remember to put all work you picked up on Friday into the Period 7 bin.
Thursday / Friday, 6/7 September 2018. Deeper look at homeostasis and how feedback loops work in the body. Activity 1 will be a brainstorming of different feedback loops, Activity 2 will be an introduction to the process of feedback , and Activity 3 (Endocrine Ed) will be a fun simulation to see negative feedback in action.
Tuesday / Wednesday, 4/5 September 2018. Introduction to homeostasis using a boomslang snakebite. The links within the pdf below are live and will take you to the resource(s) needed to complete each section.
Thursday/Friday, 30/31 August 2018. Cyanide poisoning case study. This will be the case that helps us to usher in the unit on homeostasis, or how the body keeps itself in a stable state. The work packet for each student can be found below. Due Tuesday, 4 August.
Monday, 27 August 2018. Course introduction and lab safety presentation. Lab safety presentation is posted below. Slides 6 & 7 have the videos we watched in class, and the safety policies are also found below. REMINDER: THERE WILL BE A LAB SAFETY QUIZ FOR PERIODS 6 & 8 ON FRIDAY. PERIOD 7'S QUIZ WILL BE ON TUESDAY.