11/1/10
- wrap up frog dissection

HW: Raven and Johnson textbook; pg. 79-83



11/3/10
- Discovering Microscopes! lab


11/4/10
- Discovering Microscopes! lab, cont.

11/5/10
- complete microscope lab
  • sketch some red blood cells
  • put scale bars on each drawing
- hand back and go over digestion test

HW:

  • pg. 7, 8, 10-13 in Tiger book

  • DBQ, pg. 13


11/8/10
- hand back and go over digestion assessments
- discuss reading assignment (pop quiz)
- discuss microscope lab
  • type of microscopes
  • proper focus technique
  • cell types; plant and animal
- The Inner Life of the Cell

11/9/10
- go over DBQ
- How big is a...? animation

11/10/10
- What is the Size and Scale of Our World? online activity
- Cells movie from Discovery Video

HW: pg. 14 from Tiger book, including DBQ


11/11/10
- cell theory evidence: pg. 11 in Tiger
- functions of life: metabolism, response, homeostasis, growth, reproduction and nutrition
- surface area to volume as limit to cell size
- demonstration w/ different size cubes, phenolphthalein, sodium hydroxide

HW: Tiger book pg. 22, 23 (this information is in reference to 2.2 and 2.3 assessment statements)


11/12/10
- Cell Component Internet Activity
- Virtual Cell Animation
  • watch flash MOVIE
  • go to a closer look and read through ER and Golgi info. (you'll need to click on images 6-12 and read through only the First Look stuff)

World's Baddest Scientists

11/15/10
How bacteria "talk."
- prokaryotes vs. eukaryotes
- prokaryote structure in micrograph

"Optional" test Thursday


11/16/10
- hand back microscope pop quizzes
- go over eukaryote structures on micrograph
- go over structures and compare plant/ animal cells with Cells Alive
- show various cells on Cell Images page
- interesting mitochondria animation
- cell structure function
  • Cell Structures and Pathology seminar
    • plasma membrane, ribosomes, rough endoplasmic reticulum (rER), lysosome, Golgi apparatus, mitochondrion and nucleus
    • Outline function of structure.
    • Research two pathologies.
    • Brief summary of problem.
    • Specifically how malfunction of organelle relates to disease.

11/17/10
Cell Structures and Pathology seminar
  • plasma membrane, ribosomes, rough endoplasmic reticulum (rER), lysosome, Golgi apparatus, mitochondrion and nucleus
  • Outline function of structure.
  • Research two pathologies.
  • Brief summary of problem.
  • Specifically how malfunction of organelle relates to disease.

Cells test: 2.1.1-2.1.6, 2.2.1-2.2.3, 2.3.1-2.3.5

11/18/10
Cell Test

11/19/10
- work on cell structure seminar

11/22/10
- work on and present cell structure disease seminar


cell size and scale animation

EM image inside a pancreas cell

moving stuff around the cell

11/23/10
- moving stuff around the cell
- finish cell structure talks
- go over cell test one; choose to keep or not

11/29/10
- go over cell test
- finish cell structure presentations (8th period)
- cell differentiation/ stem cells
- much more detailed info. about differentiation

HW (by Wednesday):

- interesting articles on embryonic stem cell alternatives here and here

11/30/10
Substitute plan:
Please complete the following during class today and for HW and be ready to discuss on Wednesday.

  1. Read Tiger book, pg. 16-18, including Data based question and Critical considerations
  2. answer questions for Data based question and Critical considerations
  3. watch/ read cell differentiation and stem cells
  4. take notes on type of stem cells
  5. watch/ read therapeutic use for stem cells
  6. watch/ read example of stem cell use in Parkinson's
  7. take notes on two therapeutic uses for stem cells
  8. if you have time, read these interesting articles on embryonic stem cell alternatives here and here

12/1/10
- go over/ discuss multicellularity, emergent properties, differentiation, stem cells

12/2/10
- clarify stem cells (embryonic and adult)
- therapeutic use (Parkinson's and lymphoma)
- stem cell risks
- ethics of embryonic stem cell use (pg. 17 in Tiger book)
- go over pg. 16 DBQ

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HW: pg. 19-21 in Tiger book (read everything but don't write out answers to questions)

Cells test on Friday, Dec. 10th

12/3/10
"In the news": arsenic in place of phosphorous in bacteria found in California

TED on bone marrow harvesting


- wrap up stem cell stuff
  • 8th; moral/ ethical implications, emergent properties, DBQ (pg. 16)
  • 2nd; any more discussion of morality/ ethics, emergent properties

- extracellular components
  • ECM in animals; good outline of extracellular matrix (ECM) here
  • proteoglycans and glycoproteins (proteins made at rER, modified in Golgi and secreted)
  • support, adhesion, movement
  • tendons, ligaments, connective tissue

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  • cellulose in plants (cell wall)
plant_cell_wall.gif

HW; pg. 25-27 in Tiger book, DBQ (pg. 27)




12/6/10
- describe stem cells and explain a therapeutic use for them
- explain functions of extra cellular material in plants and animals


- ECM (8th period)
- go over pg. 27 DBQ
- plasma/ cell membrane structure
- phospholipids and formation of membrane

test over Cells assessment statements (pdf at top of page) on Friday, 12/10