St. Joseph High School Second Semester Biology Class Website

 

St. Joseph High School Second Semester Biology Class

Second Semester Biology students went on a field trip to the St. George Village Botanical Gardens on Thursday, April 10, 2003. The gardens are across the highway from the school and are a fantastic resource for the biology students. The field trip took place on the same date that the Jesuit Priest, Teilhard de Chardin died in 1955. Fr. de Chardin was a priest scientist and was able to see God in nature and wrote many profound books linking science and religion. Perhaps the beauty of the gardens bought us closer to a realization of the presence of God also.

"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. 

 

READ THE RULES FIRST! SPECIAL RULES: (Read the rules at the end of this page and follow them.) (This is a hyperlink - click on these words.) Follow the other Computer Room Rules which were read to you previously.

Go to SIGNON if you need help in signing on

INTERNET LESSON # 8 - Aquatic Ecosystems - May 22, 2003 - INTERNET LESSONS 7 and before are below this lesson.

I) This is Objective B2-62. Be sure to read and follow the Special Rules from the above link.

Objective B2-61 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 of notes for the scilink websites that you visit. 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 most of the classtime on the scilinks listed above. If any time left, go and visit the scilinks from the previous 2 Chapters. Be sure to write down your homework assignment into your assignment notebook.

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

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

A) Page 626

B) Page 628  

C) Page 629

D) Page 633a

E) Page 633b

III) Homework: Be sure to read, study, and know Chapters 20, 22, 23, and 24. The Unit Test will be on Thuirsday, 5/29/03 and Final Exam will be during the following week. Do B2-63, Concept Review Questions, Page 620, 1-4 and Page 623, 1-4


 

INTERNET LESSON # 7 - Eukaryotes: Animals - May 2, 2003 - INTERNET LESSONS 6 and before are below this lesson.

I) This is Objective B2-40. Be sure to read and follow the Special Rules from the above link.

Objective B2-39 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.

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

II) Go to these SCILINKS for B2-40:

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 test on this unit will be on Monday, May 12, 2003. The written homework is Objective B2-41. Do complete definitions for the bold-type words in Chapter 17. This homework is due at the start of class on 5/5/03 . 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 5/4/03.


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


INTERNET LESSON # 6 - Protists, Plants - April 11, 2003 - Previous Internet Lessons are below or can be found under the Semester 1 Biology Class Website.

I) This is Objective B2-24.

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. This is a combined assignment. Do as much of it as you can during this class. If you have access to the internet at home do continue the lesson.

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.

D) 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?

E) 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.

F) 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?

G) 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?

IV) Homework: There is no written homework so you can review for the test on Monday.

Read and study Chapters 12, 13, 18, 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! The Unit Test will be on Monday, April 14, 2003.


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


Internet Lesson # 05 THE CELL

Go to each of the following coded sites and do what is requested on loose-leaf paper:

A) Enter the first scilinks code in Chapter 5. There are 12 links underneath. Click on 3D CELL and find the 3 cell pictures. Make a quick, labeled sketch of each cell on your loose-leaf paper. Return to FIND INTERNET RESOURCES.

B) Enter the second scilinks code in Chapter 5. Go to the 4th link down, MEMBRANE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. Make a quick, labeled sketch of the Danielli-Dawson Model. Return to FIND INTERNET RESOURCES.

C) Enter the third scilinks code in Chapter 5. Go to the 2nd link down, THE CELL CYCLE AND MITOSIS TUTORIAL Do the MITOSIS tutorial and answer the 2 mitosis questions. Write the correct answers to the 2 questions on your loose-leaf paper. Then go and try to view the MITOSIS ANIMATION. This is a 480K file and will take a few minutes to load. Also it will only work if your computer has quicktime on

Internet Lesson # 04 Coming Soon

Internet Lesson # 03 Communities and Ecosystems (Internet Lessons # 02 and # 01 follow this one.)

This is the third online lesson for the second semester biology class at St. Joseph High School. It is taking place in the school's computer room. The students will make use of scilinks.org which is an online resource from the National Science Teachers Association. Scilinks.org is keyed to the students' BSCS Biology, 9th Edition Textbooks. The purpose of this lesson is help the students' learning by supplementing their readings and activities from Chapter 3, "Communities and Ecosystems".

PROCEDURE:

1) Each student will read and follow these directions and then go to scilinks.org and write what is requested on a sheet of loose-leaf paper which is due at the end of class.

2) Click on scilinks.org below. Enter your ID and password.

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

3) When you are at MY SCILINKS. Go to FIND INTERNET RESOURCES. There, you will be entering a 5 letter/number code which is keyed to your textbook. There are 3 scilink codes in Chapter 3 which you must find from the given topics.

4) Go to each of the sets of topics by entering the correct code. The number of website links are indicated for each scilink. Explore all of them for the entire 90 minute class period. Pick out the ones that will help you increase your learning of Chapter 3 and spend more time on them. Write the name of each website visited and write several lines about what you learned from those websites that you spent the most time on. This is Objective B - and it is due on loose-leaf paper at the end of class. When you read Internet Lesson # 03 up to here raise your hand and call out your name.

YOU MAY NOT GO TO ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR PLAY GAMES ON YOUR COMPUTER DURING THE BIOLOGY CLASS. YOU MAY NOT SEND OR RECEIVE EMAIL OR PRINT OUT ANY TEXT OR GRAPHIC. YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RULES THAT YOU READ AT THE BEGINNING OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES.

I) Go to the SCILINKS for these Chapter 3 Topics:

A) Ecosystem (over 40 websites - spend most of your time here - scan the websites and pick out the most interesting ones.)

B) Niche (1 website on birds - interesting niches -spend around 5 to 10 minutes here)

C) Habitat (3 websites - 1 may have been in another scilink - spend around 5 minutes here)

D). If you thoroughly investigated the Chapter 3 scilinks, go below and continue the Chapter 2 and 1 scilinks.

2) 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 1, 2, 3, and 4 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! 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 this objective (number to be assigned) by email to your teacher at sjhs@islands.vi The written homework is Objective B-(to be announced)

RETURN TO THE ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL STARTING PAGE


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


Go to Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Awards

Go to Name the (NASA Mars) Rover Contest


END OF LESSON THREE AND START OF LESSON TWO


 

 

Internet Lesson # 02 Populations (Internet Lesson # 01 follows this one.)

Friday, 1/17/03. This is the second online lesson for the second semester biology class at St. Joseph High School. It is taking place in the school's computer room. The students will make use of scilinks.org which is an online resource from the National Science Teachers Association. Scilinks.org is keyed to the students' BSCS Biology, 9th Edition Textbooks. The purpose of this lesson is help the students' learning by supplementing their readings and activities from Chapter 2, "Populations".

PROCEDURE:

1) Each student will read and follow these directions and then go to scilinks.org and write what is requested on a sheet of loose-leaf paper which is due at the end of class.

2) Click on scilinks.org below. Enter your ID and password.

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

3) When you are at MY SCILINKS. Go to FIND INTERNET RESOURCES. There, you will be entering a 5 letter/number code which is keyed to your textbook. There are 3 scilink codes in Chapter 2 which you must find from the given topics.

4) Go to each of the sets of topics by entering the correct code. The number of website links are indicated for each scilink. Explore all of them for the entire 90 minute class period. Pick out the ones that will help you increase your learning of Chapter 2 and spend more time on them. Write the name of each website visited and write several lines about what you learned from those websites that you spent the most time on. This is Objective B-11 and it is due on loose-leaf paper at the end of class.

YOU MAY NOT GO TO ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR PLAY GAMES ON YOUR COMPUTER DURING THE BIOLOGY CLASS. YOU MAY NOT SEND OR RECEIVE EMAIL OR PRINT OUT ANY TEXT OR GRAPHIC. YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RULES THAT YOU READ AT THE BEGINNING OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES.

I) Go to the SCILINKS for these Chapter 2 Topics:

A) Population (3 websites - spend around 20 minutes here)

B) Carrying Capacity (no websites were listed for students - spend around 1 minute here)

C) Human Population Growth (19 websites - spend around 50 minutes here)

D). If you thoroughly investigated the Chapter 2 scilinks, go below and continue the Chapter 1 scilinks - especially on Scientific Investigation for the remainder of this class. Include the websites in today's written assignment.

 

2) 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 1, 2, 3, and 4 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! 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 The written homework is Objective B-12: Do the following Application Questions from Page 44 - #' s 2, 3, 4, 5. You should write your answers in sentences and paragraphs. Each answer should be around 1/3 to 1/2 page in length.

RETURN TO THE ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL STARTING PAGE


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


Go to Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Awards

Go to Name the (NASA Mars) Rover Contest


END OF LESSON TWO AND START OF LESSON ONE


Internet Lesson # 01 Signing on and using scilinks.org and learning about the web of life.

Tuesday, 1/14/03. This is the first online lesson for the second semester biology class at St. Joseph High School. It is taking place in the school's computer room. The purpose of the lesson is to introduce the students to the use of scilinks.org which is an online resource from the National Science Teachers Association. It is keyed to the students' new BSCS Biology, 9th Edition Textbooks. In using scilinks.org students will supplement their learning about the Chapter 1, "The Web of Life".

PROCEDURE:

1) Each student will sign-on and register to scilinks.org and then go to the online resources and write what is requested on a sheet of loose-leaf paper which is due at the end of class.

2) Click on scilinks.org below. Go to REGISTER HERE. Register as a student. It is required that it be done correctly for this class. You need to use your correct first name and only the initial of your last name. You make up a username ( your first name and last name initial together) and a password that you must remember. Then enter the zipcode of the school, 00840 and the State (Territory), VI. Then enter your teacher's username which is jpetrait.

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

3) After registering, you should be at MY SCILINKS. Go to FIND INTERNET RESOURCES. There, you will be entering a 5 letter/number code which is keyed to your new textbook. There are 4 scilink codes in Chapter 1 which you must find from the given topics.

4) Go to each of the sets of topics by entering the correct code. The number of website links are indicated for each scilink. Explore all of them for the entire 90 minute class period. Pick out the ones that will help you to learn Chapter 1 and spend more time on them. Write the name of each website visited and write several lines about what you learned from those websites that you spent the most time on. This is Objective B-05 and it is due on loose-leaf paper at the end of class.

YOU MAY NOT GO TO ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR PLAY GAMES ON YOUR COMPUTER DURING THE BIOLOGY CLASS. YOU MAY NOT SEND OR RECEIVE EMAIL OR PRINT OUT ANY TEXT OR GRAPHIC. YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RULES THAT YOU READ AT THE BEGINNING OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES.

I) Go to the SCILINKS for these Chapter 1 Topics:

A) Ecology (2 websites - spend around 10 minutes here)

B) Food Chain, Food Web (10 websites - spend around 20 minutes here)

C) Matter and Energy (6 websites - spend around 25 minutes here)

D). Scientific Investigations (16 websites - spend around 30 minutes of more here - play the scrambler game and report your score and take a quiz on the scientific method - research your project for the science symposium.

 

2) 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 1, 2, 3, and 4 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! 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 The written homework is Objective B-06: Do the following Application Questions from Page 19 - #' s 1,3,4. You should write your answers in sentences and paragraphs. Each answer should be around 1/3 to 1/2 page in length

RETURN TO THE ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL STARTING PAGE


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


Go to Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Awards

Go to Name the (NASA Mars) Rover Contest



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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Return to the STARTING PAGE.


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.

 

© 2003, James A. Petrait

 

Send e-mail to the Webmaster, Brother James A. Petrait, O.S.F.S.: sjhs@islands.vi