St. Joseph High School Biology Class Website

The Biology Class of St. Joseph High School in the Computer Room, First Semester, 2002-03

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"At St. Joseph High School, we are not just talking about it, but making use of high technology to reach new distances in the vast expanse of knowledge! " - Quote by Bro. James Petrait, teacher of this biology class and webmaster. 

 

SPECIAL RULES: (Read the rules at the end of this page and follow them.) (This is a hyperlink.)

 

INTERNET LESSON # 14 - - Starting 12/11/02. The internet is not working in the computer room today. This lesson is voluntary to those who can do it at home. - INTERNET LESSONS 13, 12, 11,10, 9, and 8 are below this lesson and so are links to the previous 7 lessons.

 

II) Go to these SCILINKS and view as many websites as possible from each one:

A) Page 532

B) Page 540  

C) Page 584

D) Page 587

E) Page 588

F) Page 589

G) Page 591

H) Page 593

 I) Page 591

J) Page 593

III) Homework: Be sure to read, study, and know Chapters 20, 22, 23, and 24. The Unit Test and Final Exam will be next week.

Go to www.scilinks.org (Use the back button on the browser to return: to this page.)

 

Go to www.scilinks.org (This link will open in a new window.)


Go to Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Awards

Go to Name the (NASA Mars) Rover Contest

END OF INTERNET LESSON 14, DECEMBER 11, 2002



INTERNET LESSON # 13 - COORDINATION IN ANIMALS AND PLANTS - DECEMBER 4, 2002 - INTERNET LESSONS 12, 11,10, 9, and 8 are below this lesson and so are links to the previous 7 lessons.

I) This is Objective B2-44. Be sure to read and follow the Special Rules from the above link.

Objective B2- 43 homework is due at the start of today's class.

Each student will sign-on to scilinks.org and then go to the online resources listed below. Read, study and write a minimum of 3 lines for the listed scilink websites. Answer these questions for each website visited: 1) What will the website help your learn in Chapters 17 and 19 in your textbook? 2) How interesting is this website to you and why? 3) Is this website useful to you in your everyday life - why? - The writing part of this objective is not the complete assignment. You need to spend the time in silent study of the websites visited. The number of new scilinks and new websites (and time on each) visited will be considered in determining the grade for this objective. Be sure to hand-in the assignment at the end of this class only. There are 4 scilinks and 23 websites in this lesson. Visit as many as you can but do not leave them on the desktop so an accurate time may be shown for your visits. Be sure to write down your homework assignment into your assignment notebook.

II) Go to these SCILINKS:

A) Page 450 - MUSCLES (7 websites listed) - Spend 25% of the classtime here - Convert that to minutes and write the starting and ending time on your paper for this scilink and the ones below.

B) Page 456 - THE HUMAN BRAIN (6 websites listed) - Spend 25% of the classtime here. 

C) Page 466 - STRESS (4 websites listed) - Spend 25% of the classtime here.

A) Page 514 - PLANT HORMONES (6 websites listed) - Spend 25% of the classtime here.

 

III) Homework: (You need to write this in your assignment book before leaving class today. Be prepared to show the assignment written down in the assignment book if you are asked to do so.)

Read and study Chapters 14, 15, 16, 17 and 19 at home - that means you take your textbook with you and use it during a definite time period of a half-hour or more at the definite place at home! You should have an organized study method. You have a test on those Chapters on Friday, 12/6/02.

The written homework is Objective B2-45. This homework is due at the start of class on 12/5/02 only. Homework is so named because it is done at home - not during school time. Write complete answers to the Application Questions on Page 521, #'s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. If you have an internet connection at home and time on a computer, feel free to continue the above links. You may also send in your homework by email to your teacher at sjhs@islands.vi It must be sent before midnight on 12/4/02.


Go to www.scilinks.org (Use the back button on the browser to return: to this page.)

 

Go to www.scilinks.org (This link will open in a new window.)


Go to Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Awards

Go to Name the (NASA Mars) Rover Contest

END OF INTERNET LESSON 13, DECEMBER 4, 2002



 

INTERNET LESSON # 12 - Animals - Food, Energy, Maintenance of the Internal environment. November 25, 2002 - INTERNET LESSONS 11,10, 9, and 8 are below this lesson and so are links to the previous 7 lessons.

I) This is Objective B2-34. Be sure to read and follow the Special Rules from the above link.

Objective B2- 33 (The application questions or alternate Investigation 15.2) homework is due at the start of today's class.

Each student will sign-on to scilinks.org and then go to the online resources listed below. Read, study and write a minimum of 3 lines answering the questions for the scilink websites. Answer these questions for each website visited: 1) What will the website help your learn in Chapter 15 or 16 in your textbook? 2) How interesting is this website to you and why? 3) Is this website useful to you in your everyday life - why? The writing part of this objective is not the complete assignment. You need to spend the time in silent study of the websites visited. The number of new scilinks and new websites (and time on each) visited will be considered in determining the grade for this objective. Be sure to hand-in the assignment at the end of this class only. There are 4 scilinks and 69 websites in this lesson. Visit as many as you can but do not leave them on the desktop so an accurate time may be shown for your visits. Be sure to write down your homework assignment into your assignment notebook.

II) Go to these SCILINKS:

A) Page 392 - DIGESTION (8 websites listed) - Spend at least 10 minutes here.

B) Page 403 - NUTRITION (14 websites listed) - Spend at least 20 minutes here. 

C) Page 421 - CIRCULATORY, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS (40 websites listed) - Spend at least 40 minutes here.

A) Page 426 - IMMUNE SYSTEM (7 websites listed) - Spend at least 10 minutes here.

 

III) Homework: (You need to write this in your assignment book before leaving class today. Be prepared to show the assignment written down in the assignment book if you are asked to do so.)

Read and study Chapters 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 at home - that means you take your textbook with you and use it during a definite time period of a half-hour or more at the definite place at home! The written homework is Objective B2-35. Write the definitions from the glossary for the bold-type words in Chapter 16. This homework is due at the start of class on 11/26/02 only. If you have an internet connection at home and time on a computer, feel free to continue the above links. You may also send in your homework by email to your teacher at sjhs@islands.vi It must be sent before midnight on 11/25/02.


Go to www.scilinks.org (Use the back button on the browser to return: to this page.)

 

Go to www.scilinks.org (This link will open in a new window.)


Go to Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Awards

Go to Name the (NASA Mars) Rover Contest



INTERNET LESSON # 11 - Eukaryotes: Animals - November 19, 2002 - INTERNET LESSONS 10, 9, and 8 are below this lesson and so are links to the previous 7 lessons.

I) This is Objective B2-28. Be sure to read and follow the Special Rules from the above link.

Objective B2-27 homework is due at the start of today's class.

Each student will sign-on to scilinks.org and then go to the online resources listed below. Read, study and write a minimum of 3 lines answering the question for the scilink websites. For the fetal pig links, list the structures and functions of the parts you studied. The writing part of this objective is not the complete assignment. You need to spend the time in silent study of the websites visited. The number of new scilinks and new websites (and time on each) visited will be considered in determining the grade for this objective. Be sure to hand-in the assignment at the end of this class only. Spend at least 6 minutes on each of the 11 listed scilinks websites. Then go and do the fetal pig website links for at least 10 minutes each. If any time left, then go and visit the remaining scilinks. Be sure to write down your homework assignment into your assignment notebook.

II) Go to these SCILINKS:

A) Page 364 - Animal Adaptations (16 websites listed)

1) The Dinosauria: Truth is Stranger than Fiction - Are Dinosaurs extinct?

2) Vent and Sea Communities on the Artic Seafloor - What do Scalebelly Eelpout eat?

3) Black Smokers, American Museum of Natural History - Describe tube worms and their environment?

4) Nine-Branded Armadillo - Describe how an armadillo can cross a body of water.

B) Page 367 - Invertebrate Animals (8 websites listed)

1) Jellyfish - How are Jellyfish beneficial to other animals?

2) Leeches - What do they eat and how do they do it?

3) The Animal Kingdom The Animal Kingdom - List the characteristics of vertebrates and invertebrates.

3) Whirling Animals - Describe how "wheel organs" work. 

C) Page 372 - Vertebrate Animals (5 websites listed)

1) Sharks - How are sharks adapted to their watery environment?

2) Vertebrates, More on Morphology - What type of bones are found in vertebrates?

3) How Are Bones Different in Birds? - How are bones different in birds?

D) Fetal Pig Dissection Links

Go to The Virtual Fetal Pig Dissection (This link will open in a new window.)

Go to The Fetal Pig Dissection Page (This link will open in a new window.)

Go to The Fetal Pig Dissection Photos (This link will open in a new window.) 

III) Homework: (You need to write this in your assignment book before leaving class today. Be prepared to show the assignment written down in the assignment book if you are asked to do so.)

Read and study Chapters 14, 15, 16 and 17 at home - that means you take your textbook with you and use it during a definite time period of a half-hour or more at the definite place! The written homework is Objective B2-29. Do the Concept Review Questions on Page 365, #'s 1,2,3,4; Page 375, #'s 4,5,6; Page 385, #'s 1,2,3. This homework is due at the start of class on 11/20/02 only. If you have an internet connection at home and time on a computer, feel free to continue the above links. You may also send in your homework by email to your teacher at sjhs@islands.vi It must be sent before midnight on 11/19/02.


Go to www.scilinks.org (Use the back button on the browser to return: to this page.)

 

Go to www.scilinks.org (This link will open in a new window.)


Go to Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Awards

Go to Name the (NASA Mars) Rover Contest



INTERNET LESSON # 10 - Eukaryotes: Plants - November 8, 2002 - INTERNET LESSONS 9 and 8 are below this lesson and so are links to the previous 7 lessons.

I) This is Objective B2-19.

Objective B2-18 ( Investigation 13.1,"Increasingly Complex Characteristics") is due at the start of today's class. Also hand-in your field trip permission form and the fee (correct change or check payable to St. Joseph High School only) to the teacher at the start of class. Objective B2-17 on the distribution of bacteria will not be due until 11/14 because you need to observe the petri dishes on 11/13.

Each student will sign-on to scilinks.org and then go to the online resources listed below. Read, study and write a minimum of 3 lines of notes about the websites visited unless other instructions are given. The number of new scilinks and new websites (and time on each) visited will be considered in determining the grade for this objective. Be sure to hand-in the assignment at the end of this class only. Spend at least 5 minutes on each of the 14 listed websites. Then go and do the remaining 23 websites for the remaining 20 minutes.

II) Go to these SCILINKS:

A) Page 338 - Plant Adaptations (11 websites listed)

1) Bryophyta - What are the names of the diploid and haploid stages? Make a quick sketch of the life cycle.

2) Angiosperm Anatomy - What kind of plants are these? Name the 3 basic organs. Click on the 4 parts and read them.

3) Tree Structure and Function - List the 6 parts and clcik on and read about each one.

4) Sexual Reproduction in Angiosperms - List the items in the index and know about them.

5) Fossil Groups - What are spores and pollen grains?

6) Flowering - After reading it, look at the videos if your computer can pick them up.

 

B) Page 344 - Ferns (10 websites listed)

1) Non-Vascular Plants - Name some of the mosses and their allies. What makes them unique?

2) Seedless Vascular Plants - What Genus are horsetails in?

3) Mosses and Liverworts, Simple Plants? - Why are the simple plants?

 

C) Page 346 - Seed Plants (16 websites listed)

1) Cycad Identification - Where is E.Munchii found?

2) Seed Plants, More on Morphology - How is germination triggered?

3) Angiosperm Images - Choose, list, and look at images from at least 5 familes.

4) Angiosperm of Gymnosperm - What is the difference?

5) Angiosperm Life Cycle - What are the main parts of the cycle?

III) Are you finished with the above after spending at least 5 minutes on each one? Then use the remaining 20 minutes to visit the other 23 websites. Check out the Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Awards and the Name the Rover Contest from the links below if you haven't done so already.

IV) Homework: (You need to write this in your assignment book before leaving class today. Be prepared to show the assignment written down in the assignment book if you are asked to do so.)

Read and study Chapters 11, 12, 13, and 18 at home - that means you take your textbook with you and use it during a definite time period of a half-hour or more at the definite place! The Unit Test will be on Friday, November 15th. The written weekend homework is Objective B2-20. Choose 4 or more plants growing in, around, or near your home. Write a 1/2 side or more description of each. Name the plants if you can. If you have an internet connection at home and time on a computer, feel free to continue the above links. You may also send in your homework by email to your teacher at sjhs@islands.vi Be ready to go on the field trip to the St. George Botanical Gardens at 8:10 AM on 11/12/02. Hand-in B2-20 on Wednesday at the start of class. During the field trip, you will do B2-21 which will consist of a page or more of notes. For Tuesday night homework, add a 2 sides summary of all that you learned at the Gardens and hand it in with the notes on Wednesday at the start of class. During the field trip, make sure that you adhere to the dress code exactly and be on your best behavior.


Go to www.scilinks.org (Use the back button on the browser to return: to this page.)

 

Go to www.scilinks.org (This link will open in a new window.)


Go to Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Awards

Go to Name the (NASA Mars) Rover Contest



INTERNET LESSON # 9 - Eukaryotes: Protists and Fungi - November 5, 2002 - INTERNET LESSON 8 is at the bottom of this page and so are links to the previous 7 lessons.

I) This is Objective B2-13.

Each student will sign-on to scilinks.org and then go to the online resources listed below. Write a minimum of 3 lines of notes about the websites visited unless other instructions are given. The number of new scilinks and new websites (and time on each) visited will be considered in determining the grade for this objective. Be sure to hand-in the assignment at the end of this class only.

II) Go to these SCILINKS:

A) Page 308 - Protists (5 websites listed)

1) Sexual Reproduction: Ciliophora Mating Reaction in Paramecium - What is conjugation?

2) Biological Diversity - Protists: Slime Molds then link to "Cells Alive", Read Microbiology and take the quiz.

3) Flagellated Protists - Read it and go to Euglena's Home Page.

B) Page 311 - Protozoans (7 websites listed)

1) Protozoa: Go to the Microbe Zoo and go to the Snack Bar (virtual food only) and list how microbes process some foods.

2) Come back later and take a virtual walk around the rest of the Microbe Zoo.

C) Page 316 - Fungi (5 websites listed)

1) Fun Facts about Fungi: Read about Decomposition.

2) The Amazing Kingdom of Fungi: Read about Stinkhorn Fungi and Slime Molds.

A) Page 322 - Lichens (9 websites listed)

1) The Special Biology of Lichens.

2) The Fungus Meets an Alga,

3) Desert Varnish and Lichen Crust. How are dyes related to this website?

III) Are you finished with the above? Then go back and visit the other 17 websites. Check out the Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Awards from the link below if you haven't done so already.

IV) Homework:

Read and study Chapters 11, 12, 13, and 18 at home - that means you take your textbook with you and use it during a definite time period of a half-hour or more at the definite place! The written homework is Objective B2-14. Write the definitions for the Chapter 13 bold-type words from the glossary. If you have an internet connection at home and time on a computer, feel free to continue the above links. You may also send in your homework by email to your teacher at sjhs@islands.vi .Remember to bring in your permission form and fee for the field trip to the Botanical Gardens on 11/12/02. 


Go to www.scilinks.org (Use the back button on your browser to return to this page.)

 

Go to www.scilinks.org (This link will open in a new window.)



INTERNET LESSON # 8 - PROKARYOTES AND VIRUSES - October 29, 2002

PROCEDURE:

I) This is Objective B2-05.

Each student will sign-on to scilinks.org and then go to the online resources listed below. Write a minimum of 3 lines of notes about the websites visited unless other instructions are given. The number of new scilinks and new websites (and time on each) visited will be considered in determining the grade for this objective. Be sure to hand-in the assignment at the end of this class only.

II) Go to these SCILINKS:

A) Page 282 - Archaebacteria (4 websites listed)

1) Ancient Bacteria - What is... the NSF LExEn Program?... a hydrothermal vent? Why are Hydrogen Sulfide and Iron Monosulfide important?

2) Chemosynthesis - Why do we culture these microbes?

3) Callisto Makes A Deep Splash - Explain Callisto's fluctuating magnetic field. Describe Lake Vostok.

4) Martian Life - The NASA Coverup - Give the reasons for an against this "life on Mars" experiment.

B) Page 289 - Bacteria (20 websites listed)

1) 3D Cell - Take a trip through the 3 kinds of cells.

2) Prokaryotes - Read "If You Were a Bacteria"... What is the conclusion?

3) Domain Bacteria - How many bacteria in a person's mouth?

4) Compost Microorganisms - Read about it. List the organisms involved.

5) Fun Facts About Fungi - Read about the mushroom experiments - some would make a good project.

6) Bacterial Morphology - Glance at it and come back to it to find out everything about the subject.

C) Page 296 - AIDS (16 websites listed)

1) See HIV in Action - Study the HIV Life Cycle.

2) Immunnodeficiency Diseases - Read it. What is SCID? Why are AIDS infections "opportunistic"?

3) HIV/AIDS Statistics - How many people died from AIDS in the world since 1981? How many people are now living with AIDS?

III) Are you finished with the above? Then go back and visit the other 27 websites. Check out the Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Awards from the link above.

IV) Homework:

Read and study Chapters 11 and 12 at home - that means you take your textbook with you and use it during a definite time period of a half-hour or more at the definite place! The written homework is Objective B2-06. Do the Application Questions 1, 2, 3, 4 on Page 298. Expert, complete, and neat answers are expected. If you have an internet connection at home and time on a computer, feel free to continue the above links. You may also send in your homework by email to your teacher at sjhs@islands.vi



 

Go to Internet Lesson # 07: (Chapter 10) and # 06: (Chapter 21)

 


 

Go to Internet Lesson # 05: Bio-Sim and # 04: Continuity Through Evolution


Go to Internet Lesson # 03: Continuity Through Heredity


Go to Internet Lesson # 02: Reproduction and Development


Go to Internet Lesson # 01: Signing on and using scilinks.org and learning more about the structures and functions of cells


SPECIAL RULES:

A) Do not use the printer for this class. Sound is not required. If you have earphones and play your CD music, you are breaking a school rule.

B) Do not play games (except for any games you may find in the assignment) on the computer.

C) Do not go to any other websites without permission. If you go to the wrong site by mistake and it is has inappropriate material on it, inform the teacher at once.

D) No email is to be sent and do not go to any newsgroups. If the teacher requests to view your computer history, do not resist.

E) Pace yourself. If you are running short on time, then try to visit all of the main sites listed. Also, you may continue outside of classtime.

F) Keep all of the classroom rules.

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This page was designed by the Webmaster and teacher of this class, Brother James A. Petrait, O.S.F.S. Comments may be sent to him at the email address below.

 

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