Biology Class

Go to Friday, December 10, 2004

Friday, October 29, 2004

1) Register for Biology Class at www.gradeconnect.com Follow the instructions on the handout.

2) Register for Scilinks. Follow the instructions on the handout. Go to www.scilinks.org

3) Do Objective B-04. Sign-on to scilinks.org and then go to the online resources and the other links listed below. Write something about what you learned about each of 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. It is more important that you spend all of the available class time in observing the websites instead of writing very much. The less that you are doing that, the more you should write. Be sure to hand-in the assignment at the end of this class only.

2) Go to these SCILINKS:

a) Page 252 - Taxonomy, Systematics - 16 websites.

b) Page 265 - Origin of Life - 4 websites.

3) Be sure to read and study Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 for Unit 4. The homework is Objective B-05: Write the definitions for the bold-type words in Chapter 12.


Friday, November 5, 2004

I) First, make sure that you are enrolled in Grade Connect and Scilinks and that you finished last week's assignment.

II) Go to these SCILINKS and answer as many of these questions as you can and write something about each website visited. If you spend more time at one website, write more about it. Plan to spend the entire period doing this and proportion your time accordingly. The important idea is to learn more about the topics and to become interested in some or all of them. This is Objective B09 and is due at the end of class today.

A) Page 282 - Archaebacteria (5 websites listed)

1) Ancient Bacteria - What is... the NSF LExEn Progam?... 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.

Go to www.scilinks.org

B) Page 289 - Bacteria (16 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.

Go to www.scilinks.org

C) Page 296 - AIDS (8 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) Be sure to read and study Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. The test on these Chapters is scheduled for Friday, November 12, 2004. Your written homework is to do the definitions for the bold-type words in Chapter 14. This is Objective B10 and is due on Monday, November 8, 2004. You may send your homework (or any questions you have) to the teacher at sjhs@islands.vi Send your homework to be received by Sunday evening.


Thursday, November 18, 2004

Today spend the entire class time doing Objective B18. If there are questions listed try to write the answers to them. If you can't answer the questions or if there are no questions, write several lines about tthe most important ideas in the websites you visited. If you become interested in some topic, spend more time with it and write more about it. Be sure to use all of your class time on Objective B18. There is enough here for many hours of browsing (almost 100 websites). Our time is very limited and this may be the only internet session for this unit. Don't miss your homework assignmnet at the end and if your were not present for class on you need to make up the Wednesday homework for Friday also.. Go to these SCILINKS for B18:

Go to www.scilinks.org

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.

4) 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) Page 392 - Digestion (8 websites listed)

 

E) Page 403 - Nutrition (14 websites listed)

 

F) Page 421 - Circulatory, Cardiovascular Systems (40 websites listed)

 

G) Page 426 - Immune System (7 websites listed)

 

Homework

(Both are due on Friday at the latest)

Wednesday's homework is B17 - write the definitions for the bold-type words from Chapter 16 (from B cells to the end of the Chapter)

Thursday's homework is B19 - write the definitions for the bold-type words from Chapter 17 (from the start of the chapter to autonomic nervous system on Page 457)

Be sure to read, study and know Chapters 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 by the end of this unit on December 1, 2004.


Friday, November 19, 2004

1) During today's shorter class, use the BioSim software in the back of the text. Run it from the CD. This is Objective B20.

2) Follow Investigation 9.2 on Page 243 and do as much as you can during the class period.

3) There are 3 modules on the CD, choose the Selective Pressure Module. After running each experiment, make a rough but accurate sketch of each graph for B20 and write what you observed and what do the experiments show.

4) Your Homework is B21 - Write the definitions for the bold-type words in Chapter 17 from sympathethic to the end of the Chapter.


Friday, December 3, 2004 (Chapters 20,21 and Fetal Pig Dissection).

1) This is Objective B31. Be sure to read and follow the computer room rules.

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 each website. Write more if you spend more time at a website. You should write from 3 to 6 sides. The writing should be in notes format and should not be just text copied from the screen. It needs to pass through your brain first. The writing part of this objective is not the complete assignment. You need to spend the time in silent study of the websites visited.

For B31, you may send your assignmentt by email. However, if it is not done properly or if you lose the file, you will have to do it again. It will only count if it is received and a return email is sent to you confirming it. The best way would be to type your assignment in Notepad and save it on the desktop. Then copy your saved file and go to the gradeconnect email and paste your file into the box if you can and then send it. Otherwise, send it the same way from your email account (and send a copy to yourself also). Be sure to copy and paste your file and don't send it as an attachment. Delete your computer file when finished. If you are not familiar with doing this, you should do the assignment on loose-leaf paper.

2) Go to these SCILINKS and view as many websites as possible from each one.

Go to www.scilinks.org

Chapter 20:

A) Page 532 - Animal behaviors

B) Page 540   - Hibernation

Chapter 21:

a) Page 554a - especially go to "Kansas Fossils", "La Brea Tar Pits", "Sabre-toothed Cats", "Fossil Groups-Spores and Pollen".

b) Page 554b - especially go to "Virtual Dating" - the demo and virtual dating radiocarbon.

c) Page 565 - especially go to "Field Adventures in Paleontology" - select Australia., "Evolution" - Darwin.

d) Page 569 - especially go to "Human Prehistory an Exhibition" - walk through the 6 rooms.

e) Page 572 - especially go to "Bones, Stones, Artifacts" and "Comparative Faunal Laboratory".

Go to www.scilinks.org

Fetal Pig Dissection Links (not on scilinks)

Go to The Virtual Fetal Pig Dissection

Go to The Fetal Pig Dissection Page

Go to The SJHS Guidance Website and explore the contests. You need not write about this just do it.

Go to websites of some SJHS students who were in the Web Surfing and Design Class . You need not write about this.

Student Web Pages and Science Research Papers

3) Homework:

Read, study, and know Chapters 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24. Do Objective B32 - Write the definitions for the bold-type words in Chapter 21 and also list the kinds of life in the 3 eras and the time period occupied by each era (Pages 562, 563). You may send your homework (or any questions you have) to the teacher at sjhs@islands.vi


Friday, December 10, 2004 (Chapters 22,23,24).

1) This is Objective B38. Be sure to read and follow the computer room rules.

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 each website. Write more if you spend more time at a website. You should write from 3 to 6 sides. The writing should be in notes format and should not be just text copied from the screen. It needs to pass through your brain first. The writing part of this objective is not the complete assignment. You need to spend the time in silent study of the websites visited.

2) Go to these SCILINKS and view as many websites as possible from each one.

Go to www.scilinks.org

A) Page 584

B) Page 587

C) Page 588

D) Page 589

E) Page 591

F) Page 593

 G) Page 594

H) Page 599

I) Page 626

J) Page 628

 K) Page 633a

L) Page 633b

M) Page 650

N) Page 652

O) Page 656

P) Page 657

3) Homework: Be sure to read, study, and know Chapters 20 to 24. The last test will be on December 16, 2004. The written homework is B39 - Write the definitions for the bold-type words in Chapter 23. Add the following: pond, lake, brook, plankton, ocean, seawater, phytoplankton, coral reef, intertidal zone, wetland. You may send your homework (or any questions you have) to the teacher at sjhs@islands.vi

4) The final Biology Exam will be on Monday, December 20, 2004 in Building 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

 


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