Biology with Jordan and John 2013-14

Welcome to Another Exciting Day with Your Favorite Short Male Teachers...

Need to contact me?  Try jordanwolf1@gmail.com.

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Project 7: Evolution Part II - Simulation Board Games




Project 6: Evolution Part I - Human Evolution

 Watch us Extract our DNA: 









Extract DNA at home!
 We then Amplified with PCR:









PCR - What is it?  
Sing about it!
Checked for DNA with Gel Electrophoresis:
https://plus.google.com/photos/118106260739645138239/albums/6008272928325102129?authkey=CLC4uJTUmoeI8wE

Gel Electrophoresis - What is it?

 Next we'll compare our sequences:
http://www.bioservers.org/bioserver/




DNA Layered Curriculum

 6-5: Delicious DNA Photos!


https://plus.google.com/photos/118106260739645138239/albums/5994572809153505457?authkey=CIuYts_1juarbQ
 Workbook pages:

Here are some Interactives to help

Griffith Experiment:
http://dnalc.org/view/16375-Animation-17-A-gene-is-made-of-DNA-.html

Hershey-Chase Experiment:
http://www.dnalc.org/view/16395-Animation18-Bacteria-and-viruses-have-DNA-too-.html



 6-9 and 6-10: Modeling Nucleotides and Advanced MolyMod.  

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6-8: DNA Structure
How Watson and Crick used base pairs to discover DNA's structure: Video Here

6-9 and 6-10 See the bases:

C and G!

A and T!

Several nucleotides with the Backbone!

One Nucleotide!
 6-11: Journey to the Center of Your Ear

DNA Functions - Replication

Discovery of DNA Structure:



CELLS
How are we similar at the very small level?

 - Eames Powers of 10 - Look inside a human
 - Powers of 10 from Florida State - Look inside a tree leaf
 - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Look inside a bear, a human, and a tree


Websites and articles worth clicking on:


Check out some wonderful videos on human evolution:

 What makes us human? on NOVA:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/what-makes-us-human-pro.html
Compare us and Neanderthals!

Physical appearance:
DNA and genes:
 Becoming Human on NOVA:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/becoming-human.html#becoming-human-part-1
 OK, more NOVA!  ALL about Neanderthals...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/assets/img/posters/decoding-neanderthals-vi.jpg
20:00 - Svante Paabo's Lab and the search for Neanderthal DNA in us!
 Where did we come from? on NOVA
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/where-did-we-come-from.html

Go to 26:00 to hear about when we stopped being hairy.

 Svante Paabo's TED Talk on Neanderthals and our DNA:

http://www.ted.com/talks/svante_paeaebo_dna_clues_to_our_inner_neanderthal

 Is the Theory of Evolution controversial?  Find out in NOVA: Judgement Day - Intelligent Design on Trial:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/intelligent-design-trial.html

 


Project 5: Biometrics - Measuring You!

Cells, Tissues, Organs, Organ Systems:


Find an article on a factor affecting health:
 
http://www.sciencedaily.com/

Great for browsing 
 NY Times Health

The health page.
 Cenage Library
use the password "empirelink" if it asks
 
Kidshealth.org
Articles for kids and teens.
  


Finished measuring your biometrics?  Enter the data here, or click on the running man
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mnkkZvhtMKudnenDxQCx_uDRDBo3NouYJRSUqDoFwkw/viewform
 



Project 4: Biomes of the World...Unite!

Intro Video to Biomes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIy0ZlyPPDg


Websites to Research and Read:


Biotic Stuff - Food Chains and Webs



Climate is what you expect, Weather is what you get
Here are some resources for reading and making Climatograms:



Project 3:  Great Adaptations Project

Click to watch some of the great TV shows that influence our project:

Pillbug Experiments and Skits:




JANUARY is coming...REGENTS REVIEW MATERIALS
I hate the Regents...Click below for the Exams and all the answers in English:


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