Wednesday - Friday, 1-3 November 2017 - Classwork. The next series of lessons/lab work with be in and around the cell cycle, Lecture 10 under the "Presentations" tab. Your focus should be three-fold: (1) what are the purposes of the cell cycle aka mitosis), (2) what specific phases are passed through on a cell's path to division, and (3) what hardware is necessary for each of these phases to occur successfully. ALSO, REMEMBER... use all your knowledge of carbon-based compounds and the chemistry of all the molecules we've covered to assist you in any and all actions & reactions biological in nature!!
I have a series of tasks, simulations, investigations you will all conduct on your laptops, or collaborate in groups for the next three days. Schedule will go as follows:
Wednesday: A1 - HHMI investigation into the cell cycle and learning it through the disease of cancer. Please find the worksheet to follow below. You can use the Lecture 10 PowerPoint as necessary as well as your textbook.
Thursday: A2 - Case Study: The Case of the Dividing Cell: Mitosis and Meiosis in the Cellular Court. The article was handed out in class. We will review your findings in the days to come.
Friday: A3 - Cell cycle regulation POGIL work packet. You will collaboratively work on how cells actually regulate how and when they divide and for what reasons. Work packet is below.
Thursday, 26 October 2017 - Classwork. ECE Peeps... I will be out today so please plan on conducting the cellular respiration lab tomorrow (Friday, 27 October).
That said, your task today is to: (1) solve the mystery of the 7 deaths handed to you from your superior, Sargent Fatsy. Read over the case study passed out in class, make all necessary investigative notes, and complete the questions within each section of the packet. Please be sure to title each section with a "Section #" and number of each question for easy reference. This should be completed to an ECE admirable level of "Fatsy expected" competence that you have all grown to meet, and in many cases exceed!! Good luck trying to solve the mystery! (2) look up on youtube the "Cellular respiration lab walkthrough" and watch the 9:43 minute long walkthrough which will confirm everything you've read so that our lab goes off without a hitch tomorrow!
Thursday, 12 October 2017 - Classwork/Homework. Your cell communication work packets can go into the homework bin once completed. Before the weekend, please.
Now....the case study handed out in class will find you barking in laughter....
Directions: The article in the packet shows you an email chain between a champion dog's owner and a medical professional. You are to break the emails down into the basics of cell signaling with the students at your table. Make sure all groups have a minimum of 3 students so all groups have enough ponies to effectively work through the problem Tess is having with her dog. Once you've gone through the articles, complete the 2 assignments on the last page. Each student needs to write their own responses but the group can determine the causes of the cellular communication dilemma the Yorkie is experiencing. You have the cell communication PowerPoint at your disposal, as well as the internet. Can you find out what's got the Yorkie off his game? Complete and share with me (LFatsy625@gmail.com).
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - Osmosis & Diffusion Lab. The lab report PAPER COPIES will be due on Monday, 2 October 2017. Please plan for this. Standard lab report format, APA citation for a minimum of 3 sources (Purdue Owl Writing Lab is an incredible guide for proper format). Be sure to use the leading questions within the lab packet as they are a good means of assuring you streamline the discussion points in your report.
Data Set Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-wMICxJ3E7wZeMyM59DszAYKGBDVyC8VoRYnzZUoPE8/edit?usp=sharing
Diffusion & Osmosis Write Up Informational from Class Discussion
Homework - Thursday, 14 September 2017 - Catalase Lab Report. Lab report due by the end of the day (hint: 2:10) on Monday, 18 September. Class data is in the file below; remember to use the lab report rubric and my communications on format from class today in writing your report. You will also find below a blank version of the packet. Quick pun... What did the yeast say when the enzyme didn't break down enough hydrogen peroxide?..."Stop being so cata-lazy!"
Thursday, 7 September 2017 - "Devil's forest bedevilled by ants" case study and Biochemistry Basics packet that was handed out in class is due tomorrow.
Weekend Homework - Labor Day, 2-5 September 2017 It's Cr-ECE! blog post and response. Directions are on the blog. Due Tuesday, 5 September 2017
29-30 August 2015 - Read Chapter 1 material on themes of biology. Those desirous of getting ahead of our next lecture, you can peck on the next topic on The Chemical Context of Life (chapter 2), specifically water and carbon. Below, you'll find reading guides that will help you through spiking out the pertinent information. These were summaries developed by a teacher and friend who mentioned that they are too good to not use, I agreed, so here they are. Have a great weekend ECE peeps! Remember... do something cr-ece this weekend!!
02 September 2015 - NOT HOMEWORK...Here are the reading guides for the remainder of the material leading up to exam number one. Exam one is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, 13 October 2015. This can change but will remain in that same week. The sooner you digest these chapter guides and cross reference with the PowerPoint slides, the sooner you can spend time tackling content you are not fully comfortable with. Set a timeline for yourselves, that's my advice. Please come see me if you want to discuss study ideas as I know the format of the course has greater freedom than you are used to and I want to see all of you be proud of the grades you earn so don't delay. Take ownership of your education! Have a great night! -Mr. F
18 - 20 September 2015 - HOMEWORK. DNA Structure & Replication Packet The homework packet was unfortunately broken down into separate pages... My apologies but this is how the printer faxed it to me. You can either print the pages out and complete them to hand in on Monday, 21 September 2015. If not, please number the pages and questions appropriately for Monday. Additionally, the link for the animation to use to illustrate the replication forks on page 4 can be found below the pages of the packet. Any questions, email me at Lfatsy625@gmail.com. Have an awesome weekend!!
22 September 2015 - PhET Membrane Diffusion Simulation
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Paper copies of the Membrane Diffusion Lab were handed out in class today. This will be due on Friday, 25 September 2015 upon entering class. In case you lose the paper, an electronic copy is below. Print out and hand in.
Exam 2 review practice - Friday, 13 November 2015 Bio Peeps, My apologies for not being in school today. Today, you will spend the first portion of class in groups of 2 or 3 and review the diagrammatic review of key material for Monday's exam. Once complete, set up in small study groups and share your most pressing questions with one another in efforts to collaboratively study. Use the session wisely because as you can imagine, this exam will be challenging. Electronic file of the packet is attached. Have a super, and productively studied weekend!
Digestive System Structure and Function Activity - Thursday, 17 December 2015 Today's activity will provide a way for you all to relate and better understand the organs, accessory organs, and enzymes necessary to digest a peanut butter & jelly sandwich with a glass of milk. The handout has a blank brainstorming diagram to help you plan out the correct order of events and detail anything you need to per the requirements of the assignment (see directions on top of page 1). The list of enzymes are on page 2 of the handout as well as a detailed diagram on page 3, should you need it. This should be something you have fun with to better understand the enzyme release, activity stimulation, and subsequent inhibition to that activity when complete. The product(s) you can produce are entirely up to you and your partner (groups of 2); preferably in groups with a partner you have not yet partnered with. The expectations are clear but the product will take some creative thinking on how you wish to convey the information. Simple regurgitation of information will lose creativity points but certainly can be done if you choose. For additional resources, PowerPoint slides 50 through the end can assist in enzyme release, activity, and inhibition. Many on the list provided are not in the PowerPoint but will be part of what you are expected to know based on what is in this packet.
Tomorrow's Kahoot will be only on slides that I covered (1-49).