Advanced Biology Website, January to May, 2005

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Monday, 5/16/05. This is the 10th online lesson for the Advanced Biology class at St. Joseph High School.

Before doing the procedure,

Check your grades at www.gradeconnect.com Be sure that you have a working email address listed on gradeconnect and that your name has your current ID number. This a requirement for this class. The grades are up-as-date as of today.

PROCEDURE:

1) Do Objective AB2-45 . This is research for Chapter 20 and 21. Refer to the terms below and explore the websites listed below, read them and take notes that go beyond the definitions. Pace your time to do all of them. Take the entire block to do it.

(Look these items in the context of immunology. Where possible, go into the history behind the item, give examples, and the current research and procedures.)

Tracheal System of a Grasshopper

Gills in Amphioxus

Gill baskets in Tunicates

Respiration in the Lung Fish

Respiation in Amphibians

Respiartion in Mammals

Regulation of Breathing in Mammals

Endocrine System in Insects

Vertebrate Endocrine System

Secretin function

Gastrin function

Fred Banting and Charles Best Experiments with Dogs

Glucagon function

Insulin Function

Insulin Production and Use

Functions of CRF and ACTH

The Pineal Gland

The Pituitary Gland

The Hypothalamus

 

Wikipedia- Biology

High School Biology

Open Directory Project (search through the categories for websites that Google misses)

Google

Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th Edition, 1909 (interesting searches into the history of some items)

Write this in your own words on loose-leaf paper only and underline the subtitle of each topic. Give the online source of each set of notes.. Spend more time and write more about the topics that will help you understand the Chapters better or to enhance your learning of the Chapters. The minimum amount for passing credit (7 to 9 points) is 3 sides of high quality notes. If finished 3 sides and there is more time left, do more. Hand-in AB2-45 at the end of this class only. Make sure it has the correct heading, title and subtitles. Do not include any notes from your book.

2) Read and study and know Chapters 18, 19, 20, 21,22 and 24 for Unit 6.


Monday, 5/09/05. This is the 9th online lesson for the Advanced Biology class at St. Joseph High School.

Before doing the procedure,

Check your grades at www.gradeconnect.com Be sure that you have a working email address listed on gradeconnect and that your name has your current ID number. This a requirement for this class.

PROCEDURE:

1) Do Objective AB2-32 . This is research for Chapter 19. Refer to the terms below and explore the websites listed below, read them and take notes that go beyond the definitions. Pace your time to do all of them. Take the entire block to do it.

(Look these items in the context of immunology. Where possible, go into the history behind the item, give examples, and the current research and procedures.)

Natural flora on human skin

interferons

Lymphocytes in the Human Immune System

Stucture and function of antibodies

Structure and function of antigens

immunoglobulins

Clonal Selection Theory

Instructional Theory

monoclonal antibody technique

AIDS

AIDS - Current statistics, latest research, prevention

Human Blood types, transfusion problems.

Wikipedia- Biology

High School Biology

Open Directory Project (search through the categories for websites that Google misses)

Google

Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th Edition, 1909 (interesting searches into the history of some items)

Write this in your own words on loose-leaf paper only and underline the subtitle of each topic. Give the online source of each set of notes.. Spend more time and write more about the topics that will help you understand the Chapters better or to enhance your learning of the Chapters. The minimum amount for passing credit (7 to 9 points) is 3 sides of high quality notes. If finished 3 sides and there is more time left, do more. Hand-in AB2-32 at the end of this class only. Make sure it has the correct heading, title and subtitles. Do not include any notes from your book.

2) Read and study and know Chapters 18, 19, 20, 21,22 and 24 for Unit 6.


Monday, 5/02/05. This is the 8th online lesson for the Advanced Biology class at St. Joseph High School.

Before doing the procedure,

Check your grades at www.gradeconnect.com Be sure that you have a working email address listed on gradeconnect and that your name has your current ID number. This a requirement for this class.

PROCEDURE:

1) Do Objective AB2-32 . This is research for Chapter 18. Refer to the terms below and explore the websites listed below, read them and take notes that go beyond the definitions. Pace your time to do all of them. Take the entire block to do it.

(In the context of the Circulatory System) - William Harvey, Marcello Malpighi,

Fish Circulatory System

Amphibian Circulatory System

Reptile Circulatory System

Bird or Mammal Circulatory System

The human heart

Human Heart transplants - kinds, history of

Artificial Human Hearts - kinds, history of

Electrocardiogram - history of, how used

Human blood pressure - control of, diseases, blood pressure devices

Human Blood - constituents, transfusions, diseases

Wikipedia- Biology

High School Biology

Google

Open Directory Project

Write this in your own words on loose-leaf paper only and underline the subtitle of each topic. Give the online source of each set of notes.. Spend more time and write more about the topics that will help you understand the Chapters better or to enhance your learning of the Chapters. The minimum amount for passing credit (7 to 9 points) is 3 sides of high quality notes. If finished 3 sides and there is more time left, do more. Hand-in AB2-32 at the end of this class only. Make sure it has the correct heading, title and subtitles. Do not include any notes from your book.

2) Read and study and know Chapters 18, 19, 20, 21,22, and 24 for Unit 6.

3) Interesting Links

Body Mass Index Calculator

Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th Edition, 1909

 

 


Monday, 4/25/05. This is the 7th online lesson for the Advanced Biology class at St. Joseph High School.

Before doing the procedure,

Check your grades at www.gradeconnect.com Be sure that you have a working email address listed on gradeconnect and that your name has your current ID number. This a requirement for this class. The grades listed are the ones that went into the average on your current progress report.

PROCEDURE:

1) Do Objective AB2-26 . This is research for Chapter 15, 16, and 17. Refer to the terms below and explore the websites listed below, read them and take notes that go beyond the definitions. Pace your time to do at least 15 of them (plus the 3 links listed at the end).

homeostasis, homeothermy, diabetes mellitus, insulin, animal digestion, digestive enzymes, stomach, pancreas, liver, salivary glands, animal nutrients, egestion, diet, vitamins, obesity, anorexia, bulimia, diet defiency diseases, vermiform appendix, bile, excretion, kidney , sweat glands, lacrimal glands

Wikipedia- Biology

High School Biology

Google

Open Directory Project

also pace your time to include notes from each of these 3 websites:

New Food Pyramid

State of Hibernation Is Induced in Mice

Local 'healers' may be spreading virus

Write this in your own words on loose-leaf paper only and underline the subtitle of each topic. Give the online source of each set of notes.. Spend more time and write more about the topics that will help you understand the Chapters better or to enhance your learning of the Chapters. The minimum amount for passing credit (7 to 9 points) is 3 sides of high quality notes. If finished 3 sides and there is more time left, do more. Hand-in AB2-26 at the end of this class only. Make sure it has the correct heading, title and subtitles. Do not include any notes from your book.

2) Be sure to read and study Chapters 13 to 17 for Unit 5 test on Friday, April 29, 2005.

 
 

Friday, 4/15/05. This is the 6th online lesson for the Advanced Biology class at St. Joseph High School.

Before doing the procedure,

Check your grades at www.gradeconnect.com Be sure that you have a working email address listed on gradeconnect and that your name has your current ID number. This a requirement for this class.

 PROCEDURE:

1) Do Objective AB2-18 . Research Chapter 14. Refer to your book for the subdivisions of the Chapter. Write notes from these subdivisions using the websites listed below. Go beyond the definitions. Write this in your own words on loose-leaf paper only and skip a line in between the notes on each topic. Give the online source of each set of notes.. Spend more time and write more about the topics that will help you understand the Chapters better or to enhance your learning of the Chapters. The minimum amount of notes for a passing grade (7 to 9) should 1.5 sides of high quality writing.

Wikipedia- Biology

High School Biology

Google

Open Directory Project

2) Hand in AB2-18 at the end of class. Be sure to read and study Chapters 13 to 17 for Unit 5 which ends on May 2nd.

 


 

Monday, 3/21/05. This is the 5th online lesson for the Advanced Biology class at St. Joseph High School. Be sure to read and follow all of the rules. Hand-in Objective AB2-06 at the start of this class only. All assignments receive 3 points off for being late. Late assignments done during this class or another class without permission or copied receive 9 points off.

Before doing the procedure,

register for Advanced Biology Class , Semester 2 ( AB205) at www.gradeconnect.com Be sure that you have a working email address listed on gradeconnect and that your name has your current ID number. This a requirement for this class.

PROCEDURE:

1) Do Objective AB2-05 . Research Chapters 25, 26, and 27. Refer to your book for the subdivisions of the Chapters. Write notes from each of these subdivisions using the websites listed below. Go beyond the definitions. Write this in your own words on loose-leaf paper only and skip a line in between the notes on each topic. Give the online source of each set of notes. Each set of notes should be at least 1/4 page or more in length. Spend more time and write more about the topics that will help you understand the Chapters better or to enhance your learning of the Chapters. The minimum amount of notes for a passing grade (7 to 9) should 3 sides of high quality writing.

Wikipedia- Biology

High School Biology

Google

Open Directory Project

2) Hand in AB2-05 at the end of class. Homework will be announced. Be sure to read and study Chapters 25 to 33 for Unit 4 which started on March 11 and goes to April 11.

3) Be sure to bring your book and your own coloring pencils, book, loose-leaf paper, calculator, and writing implements to every class. You may receive a detention for failure to do so. Be sure to write homework and study assignment in your assignment book and take your text book home with you.

 


Friday, 2/25/05. This is the 4th online lesson for the Advanced Biology class at St. Joseph High School. Be sure to read and follow all of the rules.

PROCEDURE:

1) Do Objective AB28. Research Chapters 7,8,9 Refer to your book for the subdivisions of the Chapters. Write notes from each of these subdivisions using the websites listed below. Write this in your own words on loose-leaf paper only and skip a line in between the notes on each topic. Give the online source of each set of notes. Each set of notes should be at least 1/4 page or more in length. Spend more time and write more about the topics that will help you understand the Chapters better or to enhance your learning of the Chapters. The minimum amount of notes for a passing grade (7 to 9) should 3 sides of high quality writing.

Wikipedia- Biology

High School Biology

Google

Open Directory Project

2) Hand in AB28 at the end of class. Homework will be announced. Be sure to read and study Chapters 7,8,9,10,11,12 for Unit 2.  The Unit 3 test will take place on March 7 or 8 and will soon be followed by the semester exam on Chapters 1 to 12.

3) Class was held on 2/24 and the students viewed DVD segments on DNA, Meiosis, and Mitosis. They took 2 sides of notes on the segments for AB27. You may view the DVD segments after school today on the Emac and do the assignment or you may outline the details of the topics on 2 sides or more (write in your own words - do not type). It is due at the start of class on 2./28/05.

4) Previous objectives are past due. (AB25 Vocabulary and AB26 Double Helix Coloring) Be sure to bring your book and your own coloring pencils, book, loose-leaf paper, calculators, and writing implements to every class.

GRADES: You are reminded that your grades are posted on Grade-Connect and it is your responsibility to check them. You should inform your parents that your grade is posted on Grade Connect. and show it to them or give them your ID and Password.


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Friday, 2/11/05. This is the 4th online lesson for the Advanced Biology class at St. Joseph High School. Be sure to read and follow all of the rules.

PROCEDURE:.

1) Do Objective AB19. Research Chapters 5 and 6. Refer to your book for the subdivisions of the Chapters. Write notes from each of these subdivisions using the websites listed below. Write this in your own words on loose-leaf paper only and skip a line in between the notes on each topic. Give the online source of each set of notes. Each set of notes should be at least 1/4 page or more in length. Spend more time and write more about the topics that will help you understand the Chapters better or to enhance your learning of the Chapters.

Wikipedia- Biology - Cell

High School Biology

Google

Open Directory Project

2) Hand the paper in at the end of class. Homework will be announced. Be sure to read and study Chapters 4, 5, and 6 for Unit 2. The test will be at the end of next week.


Monday, 1/31/05. This is the third online lesson for the advanced biology class at St. Joseph High School. Be sure to read and follow all of the rules.

PROCEDURE:

1) Do Objective AB09. Research Chapter 4 "The Cellular Organization of Life" . Refer to your book for the subdivisions of the Chapter. Write notes from each of these 7 subdivisions using the websites listed below. Write this in your own words on loose-leaf paper only and skip a line in between the notes on each topic. Give the online source of each set of notes. Each set of notes should be at least 1/2 long and can be longer if necessary. This is a vast subject and you want to go into detail beyond what you already know so go back and do more if your finished the minimum assignment.

Wikipedia- Biology - Cell

Cells Alive

How Stuff Works-How Cells Work

High School Biology

Google

Open Directory Project

2) Hand the paper in at the end of class. Homework will be announced. Be sure to read and study Chapters 4, 5, and 6 for Unit 2.


Friday, 1/21/05. This is the second online lesson for the advanced biology class at St. Joseph High School. Be sure to read and follow the rules on the handout

PROCEDURE:

1) Do Objective AB05. Research the terms that you did on AB04. Write more than just simple definitions in your notes. Concentrate more on notes that will help you to answer the 4 questions below. Try these websites:

WIKIPEDIA, THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA

HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY

Google

Open Directory Project

2) Write around notes on what you learned from the most interesting websites you visited - the more the better - 2 or more sides of notes. Then answer the following questions on 2 or more sides of loose-leaf paper.

a) How does pH affect living organisms ? - give examples from you web searching.

b) Give the amounts of the atoms, C H O N, in a human and describe the functions of each of the atoms and give some examples of compounds formed by tghe atoms.

c) Minerals are needed in the human diet. What are the formulas for around 5 or more of these minerals and what functions do they serve in humans?

d) Minerals are needed by plants. What are the formulas for around 5 or more of these minerals and what functions do they serve in plants?

HOMEWORK: To be announced. Be sure to read and study Chapters 1-3 in the text.


Friday, 1/14/05. This is the first online lesson for the advanced biology class at St. Joseph High School. Be sure to read and follow the rules on the handout

PROCEDURE:

1) Register for Biology Class at www.gradeconnect.com Follow the instructions on the handout. You need a working email address before you register at gradeconnect.

2) Do Objective AB02. Research the terms that you did on AB01. Also include the following: meme, memetics, cybermeme, artificial intelligence, semiotics. Look at the questions below for guidance in your searching. Use the following links:

Google

Open Directory Project

Evolution in the Yahoo Directory

The Cybermeme Website

Memetic Lexicon

Read, What is a Meme?

Semiotics for Beginners

2) Write around notes on what you learned from the most interesting websites you visited - the more the better - 2 or more sides of notes. Then answer the following questions on 2 or more sides of loose-leaf paper.

a) Compare and contrast evolution and memetics.

b) Compare and contrast human intelligence with artificial intelligence.

c) What is a cybermeme? How would you develop the concept of cybermeme?

d) What is semioticsand how does it relate to memetics?

HOMEWORK: To be announced. Be sure to read and study the text material that you have.


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