Friday, 10 May 2019. How the wolves changed Yellowstone's rivers.
Wednesday, 8 May 2019. Food chains & webs. Today's work will get you more familiar with three ways we look at the organisms within a ecosystem and how they interact (energy pyramid, pyramid of numbers, and pyramid of biomass). We will finish the food web activity on Friday. See below for what work is due...
Due today: Ecological Niche worksheet from last class. Due next class: Ecological Pyramid work packet
REMINDER: Quiz will be on Thursday, 2 May. It will cover chromosome structure, mono and dihybrid crosses, pedigree analysis. The Quizizz review link can be found below as well as a vocabulary and driving question list in the PDF. Genetics unit answer keys are below as well. NOTE: all answer keys for honors and academic classes are present.
Quizizz review for Thursday's quiz. https://quizizz.com/admin/quiz/flashcards/5cc5e47edb1b7a001b54e1ba?q=%2Fadmin%2Freports%2F5cc5ecfd4118c0001a3a2ff4%2Fplayers&source=report
Thursday, 11 April 2019. Introduction to Genetic Crosses. The video below is a great introduction to the monohybrid and dihybrid crosses we'll be doing. There are two sets of worksheets below, one for each monohybrid and dihybrid crosses. Today's presentation is also found below.
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.
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, 13 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. 1. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VQPcjMueqOb8D1sh9neyOXDpRfthVm7apTMf-IHi8iY/edit?usp=sharing 2. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1usOR1eWUuxmtMy3HtAF0AMCcBfF1igCRu11eOsuniuE/edit?usp=sharing 3. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1D7fHVM1sRNg2Z329FUy8i9pclAHUR4wbnYxXvUymctA/edit?usp=sharing 4. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1k_pVSLMF3mZLthxlXtvEVy00rOrdrSG3GrA47EM0txc/edit?usp=sharing 5. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1LI8Tq1YWN4TB1fNnbAEYoRliYMwBIBXoItf1CoKHUUY/edit?usp=sharing 6. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FnyhET59-RWcH9aKtLfxuAaJ01kCTu0C4rhg5v4IoBE/edit?usp=sharing 7. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rl-Fxfx49gh2J5-NsdAsv5vtVSwT5drDg48jKWaCMw8/edit?usp=sharing
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.
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. In the PDF of the handout below, do not do the extension questions (these were not part of the paper packets handed out in class). Simulation Link: https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/eukaryotic-cell-cycle-and-cancer 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/5c6d4afeb846bb001ee18031? q=%2Fadmin%2Freports%2F5c6d5d650cc990001e8b1d0c%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.
For those who want to review the cell cycle again, here is the Quizizz info: 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.
Tuesday, 29 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. REMINDER1: 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. REMINDER 2: short 10 question quiz on your "Cell Cycle for Dinner" plate activity on Wednesday, 6 February. Quizizz Homework link: https://join.quizizz.com Game Code: 965563
How Each Cell Gets a Complete Set of Genes Student Packet
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.
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.
Wednesday, 9 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. BTB Lab due Monday, 14 January 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, the one in the worksheet is corrupted) 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 (Muscle Tissue Lab) will be a closer look at the larger muscle fibers and the myofibrils within them.
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/37cba1cf-1d2f-4109-9b26-d4b542914c76
Wednesday, 5 December 2018. EXAM REMINDER... Review Packet for Photosynthesis and Chemistry of Life unit. Review packet with live links can be found below. Exam will be held on Wednesday, 12 December. Have packet fully 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
Friday, 30 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 Tuesday, 4 December but the preparation work is crucial to be comfortable with before then. REMINDER: start reflecting on and reviewing old assignments against the vocabulary list handed out early this week. Chemistry and photosynthesis test will be coming the week after next.
Monday, 26 November 2018. Model analysis and deeper look at photosynthesis and biological reactions. Today's model analysis worksheet can be found below. Updated unit vocabulary and answer key to our introduction to Bohr & Lewis Dot models can also be found.
Thursday, 15 November 2018. Bohr & Lewis Dot Atomic Models.
Directions: By the end of today you should have (1) turned in your Molecular Modeling Formative Lab from last class and (2) gotten through most of the self-directed activity on Bohr and Lewis atomic models. It's crucial that you are focused and taking the next step after watching the Lewis Dot diagram intro below.
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. Turn in on Monday, 19 Nov.
Tuesday, 13 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: Thursday, 15 November 2018.
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. (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 Lesson (with live links)
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. The "homework" file (Stomata & Photosynthesis Reading) is what you received in class and should be done at home and handed in no later than Monday, 13 November 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. Link to Question Board: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11wuCXImHQ9lQTBTe20lpKQGb0wTSRKOhE3pFMROPU7U/edit?usp=sharing
Monday, 22 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 documentary 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 at the end of class when you're finished.
Link for the "Homeostasis & Cell Transport" Kahoot! quiz to practice for the exam. https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/dbea1f11-0b95-49a5-a35c-efdf5d5bd7af
Tuesday, 16 October 2018. Unit Exam Review Day. The doc below will be our interface for Q's & A's. Additionally, posted below is the answer key to the Transport in Cells worksheet that you all completed while I was out.
REMINDER: UNIT EXAM 1 WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY (B day) & FRIDAY (A day), 18 & 19 OCTOBER 2018. THE TOPIC LIST CAN BE FOUND BELOW. STUDY GUIDES WILL BE HANDED OUT IN CLASS ON THURSDAY/FRIDAY. Review packet and answer key are below as well.
Link to Question Board for Today's Activity - we will use the data & questions from the 21 Sept. posting https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QEGROCOFckg1Ui7ljEDvyQxOfOSKfC3a54lCKE-7WYQ/edit?usp=sharing
Friday, 5 October 2018. Modeling Cell Membranes: the bubble lab. Below is the pdf for the lab packet. Also, the complete cell concepts are shown below that you will use for the final table of the packet where you compare your explanations (field 3 from each cell concept table) with the formal concept. Bubble lab due Tuesday, 9 October 2018.
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. Cell Membrane Structure and Function Intro due by Friday, 5 October 2018, Red Onion Lab due today.
Friday, 28 September 2018. Introduction to Microscopes & Osmosis in Cells. Below you will find the materials that supported today's activities. Monday, 1 October 2018's Onion Lab can also be found below.
Monday, 25 September 2018. Water movement in cells. Today you will finish parts 3 & 4 of the Cucumber Crisis phenomenon from Friday and start a more formal exposure to water movement in cells, termed osmosis. You will find an electronic copy of this packet below. We will review parts 3 and 4 on Thursday when I'm back in class and you can hand in after making your final notes. Have fun and see you next time!! Cheers, F
Friday, 21 September 2018. Cucumber Crisis Phenomenon. Below is the data set and the student packet that we will work through during class as we uncover the newest topic in our quest to understand homeostasis. Packet due Tuesday, 20 October 2018.
Thursday, 13 September 2018. Introduction to Experimental Design & Homeostasis Experiment. Below you will find the experiment packet to guide you through designing and conducting a sound scientific experiment. Today's PowerPoint presentation can also be found in PDF form. REMINDER: QUIZ 1 WILL BE ON FRIDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2018. STUDY GUIDE CAN BE FOUND BELOW.
Homeostasis Experiment Packet due by Friday, 20 September 2018.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018. Dissecting feedback loops activity. This will get your hands on loops and all their components. A PDF of the work packet you received as well as one of the 5 feedback loops for your reference. Good luck and don't get too loopy!! Hand in at the beginning of next class.
Friday, 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. Due before next class.
Friday 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 videos we watched in class, and the safety policies are also found below. REMINDER: THERE WILL BE A LAB SAFETY QUIZ ON FRIDAY.