Tuesday, 14 January 2020. Practice Quizizz on the basics of the circulatory and immune systems. They are timed quizzes and will close at 10 p.m. so try them as many times as you'd like. Use game code 399797 for the circulatory system and 135953 for the immune system questions on the joinmyquiz.com site.
Monday, 13 January 2020. Introduction to Kidney Physiology (Renal System). Below are the two videos that you will be responsible for knowing with regard to the renal system. The first video is an overview of structures and basic functions, the second is specific to how the kidney filters the blood, and the last one is the mechanisms behind urination (called micturition). You will be expected to understand these concepts for the final exam as it will likely be the final system we cover before the final.
21 & 22 November 2019. Introduction to gene expression. Below is the simulation to get more exposure to the Lac operon in E. coli. This will help you become comfortable with the way genes are controlled in living organisms. A pdf of the simulation packet can be found below as well. Go synthesize... and regulate!
15 November 2019. Completion of Mendelian & non-Mendelian genetics. Blank worksheets that were part of your practice packets can be found below. Additionally, the link to today's Quizizz review as well as a practice quiz PDF can be found below.
29 October 2019. Introduction to Meiosis & Karyotyping. You can use the links within the PDF below to access the websites to complete the activity that was handed out today. SEE COMPLETED KARYOTYPES FROM POST-ACTIVITY DISCUSSION BELOW.
Karyotyping Lab (includes all karytypes & reference set)
Cell Cycle Quizizz practice. This is set up as a homework link that will be open until Friday, 1 November 2019. You can attempt it as many times as you'd like for practice. I also included the flashcard version of this below in a link.
Quizizz practice test homework: log into "joinmyquiz.com" and enter code 142927 and start.
Cellular Respiration Lab Data Input Link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13F0CybJyKWjNCSoRs6GWzOxAjxBhCtNPSIII7imr9Ts/edit?usp=sharing
Friday, 11 October 2019. Review of cellular respiration and communication/signaling. Use the diagram analysis packet partnered with the presentations to help you analyze and become more comfortable with the two processes we covered this week. If there is time remaining in class, use the time wisely and work on the reflection/analysis questions from the yeast cell communication lab (DUE MONDAY, 14 October). Remember, be sure to use peer-reviewed sources (ie: UCONN online library accessed through Husky CT link using your NET ID and clicking on the "academic resources" tab at the top of the screen.
Wednesday, 2 October 2019. Cell communication and signaling wrap-up. Below are the materials we'll use as part of our wrap up. Additionally, the second messenger short presentation is in the presentation link.
Friday, 27 September 2019. (1) Complete the micrscope lab packet, any drawings you need to touch up, and any questions you need to finish your thoughts on. (2) After the Quizizz question set yesterday, use the time wisely and focus on the questions you struggled with by reviewing the either consulting the presentation on the topic. The review links with flashcards are in posts below in blue font and pdf copies of the question banks for each Quizizz session are attached just below. See you all Monday.
Friday, 13 September 2019. Introduction to the discovery and structure of DNA. This introduction to nucleic acids will give us a second carbon-based compound of life to understand. Below you will find an additional resource as well as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute video on the race to discover the structure of DNA, our genetic material. Presentations have been posted.
The Structure of DNA: Cooperation & Competition Reading
Thursday, 12 September 2019. Catalase Function Lab. Below you will find the link to input the data to use for your lab reports. Remember to compare your single group results to the averaged class data to increase your sample size at least somewhat...
Thursday, 5 & 6 September 2019. Energy drink biochemistry. To give you all a break from the packet purgatory, today you will go through a case study centered around the contents of these drinks and putting to use what you've learned already about chemistry. It is advised that you work in pairs for this and the expectation is that each two person group submits one copy of answers to the questions and the assessment at the end of the case study. For this, you are given both Thursday and Friday to complete the task. There is an electronic copy of the case study below. Have fun!
Wednesday, 4 September 2019. Protein structure & function. The goal today is to take the basic chemistry you've become comfortable with and apply it to better understand the first of the 4 major carbon compounds of living organisms; specifically, proteins. This morning, your goal is to: 1. complete the molecular modeling assignment from 3 September and feel comfort with the consistent observations in the behavior and appearance of the atoms within carbon-based compounds, and 2. start an investigation into the structure of proteins. The packet (yes, sorry... a packet) will give you the best visual representation of these workhorses of living organisms which I will expand upon when I'm back. My advice is to not use the packet as something to simply complete for the sake of completing it, use it as an active study guide for this carbon-based compound. write notes in the margin from the textbook to fill in any uncertainties you may have. There is an electronic copy of the packet below. Protein topic resources: there is a Bozeman Science video embedded below to help you with a basic understanding of the molecule as well as an updated presentation under the ECE Biology "Presentations" link in the drop-down menu for the course. For those who want to practice with taking Cornell Notes as I reviewed in class, this is a great 9 minute lesson to do so.... just sayin'....
Tuesday, 3 September 2019. Biochemistry basics and molecular models. Good morning ECE rockstars. Your goal this morning is to become more comfortable with the consistencies seen within molecular structures using both atomic observations and periodic table information to help you. This morning, you are tasked with: 1. finding a comfort level with the "Biochemistry basics" packets you received in class today. The packet can be found below electronically, and 2. using a molecular modeling kit (flat, black boxes), open up the PDF below to work your way through using what you have learned thus far to make the molecules in the file. Compare them with your table partner and see if you are in agreement. If not, compare yours to another group until you determine what the correct arrangement is. Once you're confident, you can look up "3 dimensional molecular structure for......" to find a 3D representation to check your molecular build.