4/18: Topic 11.3: Kidney and osmoregulation (1)
Link: Osmosis in chemistry and biology
Video: Malpighian Tubules
Homework: Read pp. 492-498
Watch: Kidney filtration
Watch: Who is afraid of a pee pee test?
Watch: Osmoregulation (Bozeman)
Watch: Kidney (TEDed)
4/15: Topic 6.1: Digestion and absorption
Diagramming the Digestive Tract
Video: Digestive Tract Drawing
4/11: Topic 11.2: Muscles and Movement
Link: Animation-muscle contraction
Link: Animation-sliding filament model (and ATP)
Link: Muscles and movement guiding questions
Extra: Crashcourse Muscles
Extra: TEDed Muscles.
Homework: Read pp. 476-484 (Topic 11.2 Movement).
4/9: Topic 6.4: Gas Exchange
Quiz: Reproductive structures, Reproduction and Circulation
Video: Diagramming the alveolus
Link: Animation of electrical control of heart rate
Complete alveolus diagram (linked here)
Complete IB exam style questions (linked here).
Homework: read pp. 310-318 (Ventilation).
4/5: Topic 6.2: The blood System.
Slides: Circulatory system
Slides: Cardiac cycle
Video: William Harvey Ideas about Blood
Video: Circulatory system (Bozeman)
Link: Circulatory Systems Interactive
Link: Heart anatomy interactive
Animation: Blood flow in the heart
Animation: Cardiac cycle
Animation: Myocardial infarction
Extra: Growing vascular tissue on a spinach leaf
Extra: Heart growers
Extra: William Harvey experiments (30 minute documentary)
Homework: Study for Quiz on hormones and reproduction (See Quiz details in managebac).
4/3: Topic 11. 4: Reproduction and pregnancy
Link: Video NOVA
Link: animation in vitro fertilization
Homework: Read 289-302 (Blood system). Complete Data questions (sent in managebac and handed out in class).
Extra: Sperm sizes in the animal kingdom
3/28: Hormones and Reproduction
Link: Slides 1
Link: Slides 2
Link: Slides 3
Link: Article-Ways women deal with periods around the world
Video: 100 women 2014
Animation: menstrual cycle
Video: Menstrual cycle (osmosis)
Video: Menstrual cycle (TEDed)
Video: in vitro fertilization
3D animation: in vitro fertilization
Homework: Read pp. 499-510. Draw annotated diagrams fo male and female reproductive tracts.
3/26: Hormones and Homeostasis
Link: Type II diabetes 1
Link: Type II diabetes 2
Link: Circadian Rhythms 1
Link: Circadian Rhythms 2
Article: Circadian rhythms and metabolism
Homework: Answer questions on google forms (linked here)
Read. pp. 334-340
3/22: Innate vs. learned behavior
Link: Octopus brain
Extra: the amazing octopus
Link: Lions and the pride
Link: Migrating blackcaps
Link: Vampire bats
Link: Video-Bower bird mating ritual
Link: Video-Bird of paradise mate selection
Extra: Effect of ship noise on foraging behavior of shore crabs
Extra: Evolution of eyes
Homework: Read pp. 548-554.
3/20:Neurons and Embryogenesis
Link: Animation of gastrulation
Link: Animation of neurulation
Link: Xenbase (database of all things Xenopus)
Video: Growing minibrains in the lab
Video: Alzheimer's and cognitive reserve (Lisa Genova TED)
Homework: Review pp. 514-515
Complete diagram of neurulation (linked here).
3/10-3/18: Spring Break
3/7-3/9: Sensory Systems
Slides: Sensory processing
Video: Sensory Systems
Link: How hearing works
Link: 2-minute neuroscience
HW: Answer Exam Style Questions (Linked here)
Video: CNN report on addiction
Link: Fresh air podcast-teenage brain and addiction
Video: Attention, the brain and nature
Video: Multitasking and memory
Video: Learning & memory in the brain
Video: Science of addiction
Interactive: Mouse Party
HW: Read pp. 541-547
Extra: Your brain on multitasking
Resource: Introduction to neurophysiology
HW: Read pp. 324-328.
2/20-2/26: Action Potential.
Exploring action potentials. View the following sequence of animations:
A. Action Potential
B. Watch: Summary of neurons and action potential
C. PHET Interactive on action potentials
3. Draw a diagram of an axon during the resting potential. Label and annotate your diagram.
Note any questions that you have.
4. Use the HEXAGONS activity to practice/test your understanding. Take a picture of your hexagons results and upload via Classwork (CW) link on managebac.
HW: read pp. 319-325 (Topic 6.5). Draw a diagram of an oscilloscope trace. Label each phase and annotate to explain what is occurring at each portion of the trace.
2/16: Introduction to the Neuron
Slides (intelligence and brain size)
Interactive (brain size and intelligence)
Link: the neuron
Link: Action Potential
HW: Review for quiz. Reading: pp 319-323.
2/14: Exploration of structures of the brain
Link: 3D brain (brainfacts.org)
HW: Study for immune system quiz (Topic 6.3 and 11.1). See managebac for details.
video: How we conquered the deadly small pox virus
Video: Explanation of HIV/AIDs
HW: Topic A.2 read pp. 518-525.
2/8: Immune System Part 2
Slides 1: Specific Immunity
Slides 2: Guided Exploration
HW: Watch 1. Allergies and the immune system
2. How do Vaccinations work?
3. Why do you need a new flu shot every year?
Read Topic 11.1 pp. 467-475
2/6: Immune System Part I (non-specific immunity)
Slides 1: Guided exploration
Click and learn interactive (Immune system)
Homework: Watch Crash course Video-Non-specific Defenses (linked here) Take notes on the video. Prepare a vocabulary list of terms from the video.
2/2: Exam: Topics 3.1-3.4, 10.1-10.2.
Homework: Read pp. 302-309. Take notes on the reading. Prepare a vocabulary list of any terms that you find confusing.
1/31: Polygenic inheritance
Homework: Exam study
1/29: Linkage and Chi Square analysis
Homework: Read text pp. 449-454. Answer google forms questions (linked here).
Link: Slides (linkage)
Link: TED (genetics of skin color)
Link: Exploratorium (fruit fly mutations)
Link: Practice problems (Dihybrid crosses)
Link: Practice problems (chi square)
Link: Practice problems (linkage)
Extra: Simple explanation of Chi-squared with worked example
Extra: Chi square analysis video
1/23B: Principles of inheritance
Slides (pedigree tips)
Classwork: Finish through pedigree analysis in packet (due at the beginning of class on 1/25)
Homework: Complete Topics 257-262 of Biozone. (Corresponding textbook pages 439-451)
Link: Dihybrid Crosses (guided practice with answers)
1/19B: Principles of inheritance
Link: Video summary of Mendel's laws
Homework: Read pp. 183-186. Finish your IA!
Extra: HD Feature story (30 minute video on JHD)
Extra: Blood Type Problems (with answers)
Activity: Diagnosing diseases with Karyotypes
Link: Chromonoodle modeling guidance
Link: Video on meiosis mechanism
Extra: Meiosis Revision Slides (by stage)
Extra: Gender testing in athletes
Homework: Read text pp 169-181. Complete first 7 pages from Biozone packet.
Link: Mendelian genetics
Link: Beginners punnett squares
Link: Activity-exploration of human genetic disorders
Link: Genome database (Genetic's home reference)
Link: OMIM online genetic database (Human Genetic Disorders)
Link: Click and learn (Human genetic diseases).
Homework: Read pp. 159-168 and answer worksheet questions on Meiosis (linked here).
Extra: Meiosis video
1/9B: Introduction to genetics
Answer Google Form Questions (linked here) while consulting the following resource:
Homework: Read pp. 142-159.