Welcome to 11th/12th Science!!!!

29/5

Miss Kenia gave me a paper that says the number of questions per category (Evan, I handed it out yesterday).

They are as follows:

Biochemistry: 6 questions
(macromolecules, enzymes, hormones, vitamins /minerals, water)

Cell diversity: 5 q
(pro vs eu, plant vs animal, cell theory, virus cycle)

Cell processes: 9 questions
(metabolism, cell transport, membranes, photosynthesis, glycolysis/respiration, mutaciones, mitosis, meiosis, cancer, human reproduction--hormones/repro sys anatomy/gametogenesis)

Mendelian genetics: 5 questions
(dom/rec, g-type/p-type, monohybrid crosses, segregation)

Non-mendelian genetics: 5 questions
(sex linked inheritance, intermediate inheritance, multiple alleles, BLOOD TYPES AND Rh FACTOR)

Biotechnology: 4 questions
(seleccion artificial, mutacion inducida, transgenic organisms, cloning, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization)

Theories of evolution: 5 q's
(Fuente genética de variabilidad, seleccion natural, fuerzas de evolucion: variabilidad intraespecifica y competencia,
especiación=aislamiento reproductivo, radiación adaptiativa, desplazamiento genetico al azar (deriva genetica, efecto fundador, y efecto cuello de botella)

Evidencias evolutivas: 4 questions
Embriologicas, anatomicas, paleontologicas, bioquímicas, extinciones

Teorias del origen de las especiaes: 4 questions
uso y desuso, seleccion natural, mutacionismo, teoria sintetica, gradualismo, equilibrio puntuado

Teorias del origen de vida: 3 questions
Cosmozoica (panspermia), generacion espontanea, origen quimiosintético

Biodiversidad: 5 questions
REINOS BIOLOGICOS

Equilibrio del cuerpo humano: 6 questions
homeostatic mechanisms, ENFERMEDADES!!!

Ecosistemas: 6 questions
biotic/abiotic factors, population density, interraciones simbioticas

Flujo de materia y energia: 7 questions
niveles troficos, food webs and their components, ecologic succession, types of ecosystems, fomaciones vegetales

Causas/consecuencias de la degradación del ambiente: 6 questions
sustainable development, factors that alter the balance, parques nacionales, refugios y reservas de Costa Rica


= 80 QUESTIONS IN TOTAL


28/5

Here are the answer keys to check your answers for the practice tests from class--the ones I separated into categories. It says on the papers the test year from which each question came.






Based on the data, you can probably expect the following quantities of questions on each topic:

Macromolecules: 4-5 questions
Cell structures/functions: 8-10 questions
  • (this means cell parts, pro vs eu, animal vs plant, cell membrane)
Cell theory: 0-1 question
CELL PROCESSES: 16-20 QUESTIONS**
  • This means: cell transport (active vs passive), ana vs catabolism, photosynth, glycolysis and respiration (anaerobic AND aerobic), mitosis and meiosis
Human Reproduction and gametogenesis: 5-7 questions
Genetics and mutations: 11-12 questions
Evolution and biodiversity: 11-12 questions
  • This means: causes of evolution, speciation, evidence, and theories on the origin of life
Homeostasis del individuo: 5-7 questions
  • this means organ systems, genetic disorders, enfermedades and addiction questions
Homeostasis de la naturaleza: 8-10 questions
  • This means everything from ecology/ecosystems, population density, biogeochemical cycles,
Construyemos el futuro: 4 questions
  • last 4 questions on the test
  • 2 questions about how humans disrupt natural equilibrium
  • 2 questions about formaciones vegetales



17/5

Awesome comic about the mantis shrimp
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp

16/5

Homework:

Genetics review packet due Mon
There will be a Tuiz Monday on formaciones vegetales y ecología

15/5
Life Zones:

  • Bosque semideciduo esacional submontano
  • Sabana y matorral espinoso
  • Bosque de manglar
  • Bosque deciduo
  • Bosque de galería
  • Bosque muy húmedo siempre verde (bosque de altura)
  • Páramo subalpino

Biomes Website:
inglés: http://costa-rica-guide.com/photo/3984/holdridge-life-zones-map.html
español: http://ecosistemasdecostarica.blogspot.com.es/
español: http://ecosystems-ecosistemas.blogspot.com/2011/08/zonas-de-vida-de-costa-rica.html
JON'S FAVORITE SITE: español: http://www.slideshare.net/ablancomeza/tipos-de-bosques-8795436

Homework: Make a flash cards for each of the different life zones in Costa Rica which include the following info:

Side 1: Name of life zone
Side 2:
What it is
Average precipitation, temp and elevation
Common plants and animals
Places in CR where this type of environment is found


13/5

Homework and summary sheets:



Biogeochemical cycles tutorial:

http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/knO7Tv9YcGss/Biogeochemical-Cycles#3


Biogeochemical cycles review:
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/discovering-the-biogeochemical-cycles.navId-323259.html?print=true

7/5

Homework: Please check your answers to the evolution packet and come to class tomorrow prepared to ask any questions. (answer key attached below)



6/5

Warmup: Which topics that we’ve already covered did you feel strongest in throughout the practice bachillerato? What topics did you feel weakest in (besides the ones we haven’t covered)? This question will help me decide which topics to review first and most in-depth at the end of May, please answer it thoroughly.

Please turn in your responses.

Agenda:
  • Warmup/discuss
  • Go through test and do corrections. YOU ONLY HAVE TO SUBMIT CORRECTIONS FOR THE QUESTIONS WE'VE STUDIED IN CLASS OR THOSE THAT WERE COMMON SENSE QUESTIONS. These include: (1-31; 34-41; 46-53; 55-63; 69; 72-74; 77)
  • (The office has your corrected answer sheets--if they're not in printed out for you please politely ask Mr. Abel, Mrs. Kerry or Miss Marcela)
  • I have your paper test copies so you'll have to use the digital copy (sorry):

  • For each question that you got wrong, you must write the following:
    • 1) the question number,
    • 2) your initial answer,
    • 3) why it was incorrect,
    • 4) your new answer,
    • 5) why you chose the new answer
  • Ale and Storm must go to the office to finish making up their tests (and Matteo if he hasn’t finished)
    • Once you finish, you can ask the substitute to please check your answers--I sent the answer key to the school as well
  • Homework: Email me your corrections—due by 8:00 am tomorrow

29/4

Today we started going over the Evolution work you did last week

Tomorrow you'll have a practice bachillerato.
--I am going to give you some homework tomorrow to keep prior concepts fresh in your brain

Thursday we'll finish Evolution, review Kingdoms, and go over the test results.

Homework: Study AND email me your paragraph by Thursday before class (info below)

•Define las siguientes teorías y escribe algo que describe los científicos correspondientes:
–uso y desuso de los órganos (Lamark).
–Selección Natural (Darwin y Wallace).
–Mutaciones (H. De Vries, Bateson y Morgan).
–Teoría Sintética (T. Dobzhansky).
–Gradualismo.
--Equilibrio puntuado (Gould, Eldredge)

Info to include in the paragraph:

a) describe the theory
b) how does it occur
c) how does it impact a species over time
d) give a little info about the scientist(s) involved



Next week we will focus on ecology.
The week after that, we'll be focused on the human body.
That will leave us two weeks for an overall review before Bachillerato.



24/4

You have the next two days to learn about evolution and answer the questions on the handout I've given you.

The information is on this website:
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIntro.shtml

Please WRITE (as in, with a pen or a pencil) your responses to the questions.


I will collect your work at the beginning of class on MONDAY.

23/4

No homework
Kon, Jon and Tommaso don't forget to make up your quizzes!

22/4

Today's work:

Go to this website:

Complete these tasks:
1. What is a hormone and what is its purpose?
2.Construct a diagram of the body system being discussed (specifically, female reproductive system).
3. Label 1) each hormone discussed, 2) its function, 3) where it's produced, 4) where it is released to

Tuiz tomorrow on gametogenesis and hormones

18/4



16/4

Article: Can you patent human genes?:
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/patent-human-genes/story?id=18942966#.UWzSmCvF1Dt

15/4

We had a tuiz today

Today's work"

Go to this website:
gametogenesis tutorial

Complete these tasks:
1. SKIP the pre-test (there are errors)
2. Answer these questions for homework

11/4

Homework: Finish reading and questions for Monday (Mutations, Gametogenesis, Hormones)

TUIZ (QUEST) MONDAY ON MITOSIS, MEIOSIS, MUTATIONS AND GAMETOGENESIS

Video: Meiosis Square Dance
Lyrics:


10/4

Finish meiosis chromosome counting sheet if you haven't already done so

20/3

Review of cell transport:
http://www.northland.cc.mn.us/biology/Biology1111/animations/transport1.html

Passive transport--Diffusion/Osmosis
Active transport- Exocytosis vs Endocytosis (2 types of endo: phagocytosis and pinocytosis)

Phago=eat
pino=drink

Phagocytosis= cell eating
Pinocytosis = cell drinking


13/3

UPDATES:

1. Tomorrow you will have math with Mr. Jonathan after lunch instead of science due to the modified schedule for wellness week

2. YOU ARE STILL EXPECTED TO TURN IN YOUR HOMEWORK (see below)

3. You will take your practice bachillerato on Monday instead.

4. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE study beforehand refresh your memory on topics we've covered. (Just pick 2 or 3 of the topics that you had a tough time with and brush up on them)

5. Topics we've covered: biochemistry, enzymes, prokaryotes vs eukaryotes, animal cells vs plant cells, cell organelles, cell theory, cell cycle, metabolism, vitamins and minerals, virus infection cycle, photosynthesis, cell respiration, DNA, protein synthesis, chemosynthesis, mitosis, meiosis..... WOW!)


Homework: Meiosis questions due first thing tomorrow.

Helpful sites (optional) :
1. How to pronounce "Oogenesis" (youtube)

2. MITOSIS VS MEIOSIS

3. MEIOSIS tutorial en español


MEIOSIS VOCAB
As always, you should be able to define these words and explain what their role is in meiosis, or how they contrast with the process of meiosis (exe: asexual reproduction)

11-6-meiosis vocab pic.png
12/3

1. Read through the questions so that you know what information you're looking for.

2. Go through these tutorials on MEIOSIS

Tutorials:
ANIMATED MEIOSIS TUTORIAL
TEXT MEIOSIS TUTORIAL

3. Complete the questions as you go.

4. Use this website to interactively work through mitosis and Meiosis. (It will help you to quiz yourself)
Mitosis vs Meiosis

You will have today and tomorrow to work on this.


11/3

Homework: Create a flowchart that illustrates/describes key events in each phase of the cell cycle

Good mitosis review (en español):

Vocab to study:
English
Español
Cell Cycle

Interphase
  • G1
  • S
  • G2

Mitosis

  • Prophase

  • Metaphase

  • Anaphase

  • Telophase

Cytokinesis
Daughter cell

Pole
Centriole
Spindle fiber

Nucleus
Nucleolus
Nuclear membrane

Diploid

Chromatin
Chromosomes
Sister Chromatid
Centromere
Ciclo celular

Interfase
  • Fase G1
  • Fase S
  • Fase G2

Mitosis

  • Profase

  • Metafase

  • Anafase

  • Telofase

Citoquinésis o citocinesis
Célula hija

Polo
Centriolo
Fibras del huso (microtúbulos del huso)

Núcleo
Nucléolo
Membrana nuclear

diploide

cromatina
Cromosomas
Cromátidas hermanas
centromero
You should be able to define each of these words and describe their role in the cell cycle



5/3

The inner life of the cell:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJyUtbn0O5Y

28/2
No homework

Storm-you need to make up your test tomorrow

27/2

TEST TOMORROW
VIRUS CYCLE
METABOLISM
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
CELL RESPIRATION

There will be a few review questions from previous topics** (exe: cell parts, macromolecules, vitamins/minerals)


25/2:

Cellular respiration:

Tutorial:
http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/content/cellularrespiration.html

Questions:

20/2

Notes:

Photosynthesis review:
http://www.wiley.com/college/boyer/0470003790/animations/photosynthesis/photosynthesis.htm

Homework:

19/2

1) Read the information
2) Take notes
3) Answer all questions on page 83
4) Study notes
5) Complete self-test


12/2

1. DIAGRAM and EXPLAIN the viral infection cycle (both lytic and lysogenic)
  • I expect you to illustrate it, label each step, and briefly describe what occurs during each step.

2. Answer the following questions:
  • Are viruses living or non-living? Explain.
  • What is a bacteriophage?
  • What are the key differences between the lytic cycle and the lysogenic cycle?
  • What do viruses have in common with living cells?

11/2
CELL PARTS AND FUNCTIONS QUIZ TOMORROW

Notes page:

Flashcards printout:
: 11-4-organelles flashcards.png

6/2
Today's notes:

Homework: study for quiz tomorrow (Things you should be reviewing: Vitamins and minerals (functions, sources, etc.), protein structure, factors affecting enzymes, properties of water

FYI: TEST NEXT THURSDAY (14/2)

5/2

Toothpickase lab due tomorrow

30/1

FYI: I emailed everyone the list of things we've wondered about. Sorry for any typos; I was typing quickly as you were talking and I didn't check thoroughly for errors.

29/1

Great class today :)

Homework: DUE BY 8:00 AM TOMORROW MORNING

1) Find an article describing a recent discovery in science. (Within the past year)

2) Read it

3) Email me a response that outlines the following (the questions must be answered USING COMPLETE SENTENCES)

  • TITLE: (title of article)
  • LINK: Link to your article

  • Paragraph 1: Summarize the article
  • Paragraph 2: Why is it important and/or interesting to you?
  • Paragraph 3: What questions, thoughts, and/or predictions do you have after reading this?

4) Some sites that may be useful: (you are free to use other sites as well)



5) We were not too far off in how we described men's vision versus that of women! Here is a quick article if you're interested: Men and women really do see things differently

6) The test answer key is below. I put a red box around the questions I think you should be able to answer. If there is an additional red box to the left of the question, then it was challenging but I think you could have figured it out using logic and test strategies.

28/1



Practice Bio test:

15/1
Macromolecule LESSON AND FOLLOW UP ACTIVITY should be completed by the end of class on THURSDAY. You could also work on it over the weekend, but you will not receive any additional class time. Please do a thorough job on these presentations. Keep in mind that your classmates' test scores will depend on you presenting and reinforcing the topic effectively.

Macromolecule info to be included in your lesson:

Macromolecule:

Structure
Chemical components
Special structural features

Monomer (name and examples)
Polymer (name and examples)

Type of bond

Functions

Examples of this type of macromolecule in living things and what they do for that living thing

Any important prefixes/suffixes or terms associated with your topic that may provide clues on a test


9/1

FOR team: Matteo, Evan, Jon, Ale
AGAINST team: Marco, Lya, Storm

TOPIC: Genetically Modified Humans

Opening argument (FOR): 3 minutes (Jon)
Opening argument (AGAINST): 3 minutes (Storm)
2nd Speaker (FOR): 3 minutes (Evan)
2nd Speaker (AGAINST): 3 minutes (Lya)

Rebuttal Conference: 3 minutes

Rebuttal (AGAINST): 3 minutes (Marco)
Rebuttal (FOR): 3 minutes (Matteo)

Closing statement Conference: 3 minutes

Closing statement (AGAINST): 3 minutes (Lya)
Closing statement (FOR): 3 minutes (Ale)


Debate rules document:

8/1

Homework:

Use reliable sources (such as EbscoHOST) to research this claim more thoroughly. Find out whether this information is valid, or if there is more to the story. Take notes on the article(s) you read and be prepared to discuss tomorrow. Please save any research/reports/articles you read on your computer in case we need to refer to them tomorrow.

Article:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html

Follow-up links:

1. About the scientist:
http://bestivf.org/about-us/art-institute-of-washington-inc/jacques-cohen/

2. More in depth report from Washington Monthly:
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2001/0203.brownlee.html

3. One person's opinion:
http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/02/worlds-first-genetically-modified-babies-born-or-were-they/

20/11

Homework: Finish parte 1 del examen para mañana

15/11

Incredible discussion today!

Imagining the 10 Dimensions Video Link


8/11

How do stars form?

Article: http://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/how-do-stars-form-and-evolve/


31/10
Extra powerpoint slides. Make sure you add them.


30/10

Notes for today:



Homework: None. You earned it. Nice job today.

23/10

Make sure you've gone through the biology curriculum objectives and made your notes of things to focus on

Any lab corrections/updates are due by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AT THE LATEST. No exceptions.


17/10

Lab Rubric: Use this to estimate your grade. Average all of the values in order to determine your overall grade for the assignment.



16/10

Formal lab due on Tuesday (Effects of Changing Surface Area to Volume Ratio on Rate of Diffusion)


Notes:
-If you are sick you must figure out how to carry out this experiment and collect data on your own at home
-REMINDER: You must run at least 3 trials in order for your data to be reliable
-If, for some reason, you need to borrow supplies from school to run your experiment-- you must get in touch with me and arrange for someone to pick these things up no later than Thursday of this week
- You must write up your lab and have it SUBMITTED TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL FOLDER ON DROPBOX no later than Tuesday (23/10) before class starts

Here is the potato lab handout that I gave you last week:


Here is a review on how to write a formal lab report:




ABSENT PEOPLE-- 2 MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1) Please get in touch with ME before Thursday if you need someone to double check your step-by-step procedure.
misskellie@lapazschool.org

2) Please get in touch with Evan or Ale if you have questions regarding the requirements for this lab report. (Read through the formal lab review document THOROUGHLY before depending on them. Everything you need to know is in that document. If you STILL don't understand something after reading this, THEN you're allowed to contact them. Until you have followed these steps, they will refuse to help you.)
Evan: evanup1@mac.com
Ale: Alejandrochill@gmail.com


4/10
Improved notes :)



1/10

Homework:
•Compare and contrast the outer membrane of a cell with that of a soap bubble (compare structurally, chemically, behaviorally, etc.)
24/9

Today's notes:

Homework:

20/9

HW: Review your notes

19/9

Notes for today:



Homework: Review your notes

13/9

HW: None

12/9

Current event response paper due tomorrow


11/9:

Homework:


1) Find a current event (article, news clip, etc.) that presents an ethical science issue (it must be from within the last 5 years) *Use reliable sources!!!!!!!!*
2) Read it
3) Write a reaction paper (See below)

Formatting Requirements: At least 1.5 pages of content, typed, double spaced, times new roman, 12 point font

What is a reaction paper?
–Intro paragraph
–1 paragraph is dedicated to a summary of the article – in your own words!
–1 paragraph is dedicated to your personal reaction/opinion in regards to the event and the ethical issues it presents .
–Conclusion paragraph


•DUE THURSDAY (Staple the article behind your paper and hand it in at the beginning of class.)



7/9

Great discussion today!

Homework: Socratic Seminar Reflection

Sept. 6, 2012
  1. I'm so glad that everyone is safe and sound from yesterday's earthquake. I've included a really neat website with a live map tracking earthquakes around the world: Real Time Earthquakes Map
  2. I've uploaded the ethics cases we'll be reviewing today:
  3. Homework: 1) Actively read (read, highlight/underline key points, annotate) the CASE STUDY at the end of the ethics document
    2) Tomorrow we will have a Socratic Seminar discussing the ethics of this case and its implications
    3) Attempt to answer for yourself the questions posed in the first paragraph
    4) Feel free to conduct further research and/or present additional cases as this will enrich our discussion tomorrow




9/3 Homework: Get lab safety contract signed.