Welcome Students!

To think about:
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." ~Chinese Proverb

SPRING 2012 MAKE-UP LABS (YOU MUST DO THESE LABS WITH ME IN CLASS, AT LUNCH, BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL): Set up your lab report as you do in class: title, introduction (use the information in the chapter outline), purpose, materials, procedure, data, conclusion. You must demonstrate that you spent at least 45 minutes on the task in order to get a lab credit.

lab 1-gene splicing: http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078759864/student_view0/unit3/chapter13/virtual_labs.html#
lab 2-water quality: http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078759864/student_view0/unit1/chapter5/virtual_labs.html#
lab 3-ecosystems: http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078759864/student_view0/unit1/chapter2/virtual_labs.html#
lab 4-earthworm dissection http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078759864/student_view0/unit7/chapter25/virtual_labs.html#
lab 5-blood pressure http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs/BL_08/BL_08.html
lab 6-enzyme controlled reactions http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078759864/student_view0/unit2/chapter6/virtual_labs.html#

Go to https://scout.wisc.edu/biolink/index.php?P=BrowseResources. Choose any 6 of the topics listed. Read and take detailed notes using a note taking straegyon pages 8-19 at http://www.sl.psu.edu/Documents/Note_Taking_Strategies.pdf. Submit all work, neatly written and organized, in a folder.

week of April 16, 2012
  1. Herbs and Spices Project-due Monday April 23, 2012-
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  2. Lab 12-Testing for macromolecules
  3. Introduction to herbs and spices http://www.nslc.wustl.edu/courses/Bio343A/2005/herbs.pdf[[http://chemistrythroughfood.com/handouts/spices.pdf]]http://www.pl.barc.usda.gov/usda_supplement/supplement_home.cfm
  4. tubers, corms, rhizomes, bulbs

Week of April 9th, 2012

week of April 2nd, 2012
  1. harnessing nature
  2. mimicing nature
  3. rainforests
  4. medicinal plants con't
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week of March 19, 2012
  1. Project -due Wed 3/28/2012
    1. 1: Create a garden (rooftop terrace, botanical garden exhibit, etc) that includes illustrationa and informational tags/signs/labels/etc. that answer the questions below. Have fun and be creative.
      1. What are the characteristics of the plant kingdom
      2. How did plants evolve?
      3. Describe and give 3 examples of bryophytes?
      4. How do humans use bryophytes?
      5. Describe and give 3 examples of seedless vascular plants.
      6. Describe and give 3 examples of seed plants.
      7. Describe and give 3 examples of angiosperms
      8. How are plants adapted to H2O, salt, deserts?
  2. Lab # 7 chromatography
  3. PBA on gene therapy
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  4. PBA
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  5. PBA

~End of Marking Period One Spring 2012~

week of March 12, 2012
  1. Lab #6 Enzymes in detergents
  2. Plant diversity con't
  3. Annotation and habits of effective readers
  4. Thesis statements and topic sentences http://www.westmontenglish.com/CreatingaThesisWorksheet.htm
  5. Graphic organizers and argument writing page 21 of http://www.mhschool.com/instructional_materials/ca/pdf/sc08_5_se.pdf

Week of March 5, 2012

  1. Lab #5 Plant Parts http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/parts.html
  2. Introduction to plant structure & grow your own plants with a partner project http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/grow.html
  3. How do we learn academic vocabulary?
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week of February 27, 2012
  1. lab #4 bacteria plate streaking
  2. ilovebacteria.com webquest
  3. bacteria and viruses vocabulary
  4. a trip to the microbe zoo
  5. HW #4: build a 3D model of a microbe shape using household items-Email me (mpersau3@schools.nyc.gov) your microbe shape from this site: http://ilovebacteria.com/bacteriashape.htm
    so I can post that it's taken. Attach an information card that describes the shape, an example of the microbe and role of the microbe in the environment. Finally attach a string to the model so that it can be hung from the ceiling in the classroom. (MICROBE SHAPES TAKEN SO FAR: _none )

week of February 13, 2012
  1. lab #3 disease transmission
  2. lessons: disease and immunity powerpoint1
  3. open notes quest
  4. review & crib sheet
  5. portfolios, lab folders and exam #1
  6. HW #3: respond with reason and logic to the post: http://forensicsbiotechmbhsbc.wikispaces.com/message/view/Biotech/50675072
    (you do not need to join the wiki, simply create an account so that you can post to the discussion board)

week of February 6, 2012
  1. lab #2 measurement
  2. lessons: disease & immune system vocabulary; classificiations of diseases
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  3. HW #2: write your autobiography. Include: where you were born/grew up; describe your family; schools attended; positive and negative school experiences; places you have traveled/would like to travel to; 3 things you'd like to do in the next year; 3 things you'd like to do in the next 5-10 years; predict your life as it would go up through age 100; anything else you'd like to share

Week of January 31, 2012
  1. safety lab #1
  2. diseases & impact pre-assessment; lesson: diseases & impact
  3. 7 habits of effective readers; annotation & VPACE http://www.adlit.org/article/19844/ http://www.western.edu/academics/academic-resource-center/files/Seven%20Habits%20of%20Highly%20Effective%20Readers%20-%2010-21-08.pdf
  4. community building & multiple intelligences http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/mi/w1_interactive1.html
  5. HW #1 (due mon 2/6/2012): read about and then summarize, using a graphic organizer http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/pdf/spider.pdf
    , the main points of a disease from each category: allergies through skin, hair nails http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/#cat20156
    1. HELP with graphic organizers http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/