E/R Biology Archive 2011-12

Over the next month, check these live feeds to see when the Red-Tailed Hawk and the Great Blue Heron chicks are born:

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Welcome to another exciting day of Biology with your beautiful teachers...
Gel Electrophoresis Image

 Finally!  You can see your grades online:  Click below to create or comment on a voicethread:

Project 6: Evidence for Evolution

Part of Extra Credit 6-2:
Listen to
Ian Tattersall ,
Ian Tattersall and friend
curator of the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins.  See the transcript if you need help.  Complete the handout questions about the interview. ----------------->
Watch and read the story about Australopithecus sediba, the most recently discovered, and possibly oldest human ancestor.

Our Field Trip to AMNH of May 4:
Meet your Relatives
Relive your visit to the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History

See how human ancestors have changed over millions of years:
Hominids over the years

Project 5: Race, Eugenics, and DNA

BIOSERVER - compare DNA sequences!

DNA Extraction Photos - Find photos for each step of our extraction procedure.

Recovering the Romanovs - check out the full mystery on DNALC's website.  Click this link, then "Recovering the Romanovs", then "Science Solves a Mystery"

Vanishings! The Mystery of the Romanovs

Our Gel Electrophoresis Results:
If you don't see a bright band for your sample, we need to do another extraction this week!

Gel Electrophoresis online:

Eugenics Stations Weblinks:
Station #2 Mismeasure of Man
Station #3 Hemophilia Pedigree

How to make a pure-bred plant:


Hybrid vigor:



Station #4:
Measuring Skulls with beans -

DNA Functions - Replication

Discovery of DNA Structure:

Extracting DNA:
Race, Immigration, and Eugenics:

Project 4: Genetics and Inherited Disease

Mitosis Extra Credit Challenge: Go to Flushing Library WALL OF MITOSIS on Kissena Boulevard and take pictures of you and a friend doing the Mitosis dance - Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, and Cytokinesis.  Submit your photos and pictures on Voicethread, with narration, and share with your class and teachers, Jordan and Elsie.  Want to see an example?  Click for the photos HERE.


Mitosis and Fertilization Resources:
Meiosis Resources:
  • Hemophilia
  1.  Take a Webquest,
  2.  Read an article,
  3.  Which Romanov had it?

 - Browse around this Utah Genetics site - LOTS and LOTS about DNA, cells, medicine, evolution, and MORE


Project 3: Survival!

ALL the Organ Systems PowerPoint:
Family of Organ Systems
ALL the Organ Systems Voicethreads:
 Organ System
 Skeletal System
 Muscular System
 Endocrine System

 Nervous System
 Digestive System
 Excretory System  VT  VT

Homework for January 4th:
1) Write about one organ/tissue/cell, its function and analogy from your system.
2) Write about one organ/tissue/cell, its function and analogy from a different system.
3) For an H, write about how these two work together to maintain homeostasis.

Christmas/New Year's Break Homework:
  • 10th Grade Regents (January 26, 2010) - due Janaury 3rd.  Bonus 100 points for completing all sections and submitting answers to Parts A and B-1 below.
  • All HW - Family Trees - due January 3rd, 2012 - See you next year!
Remember: Body System T-shirts and Voicethreads must be finished by the end of the day on January 3rd, 2012                                                                         

Circulatory and Respiratory Diseases:

- Emphysema / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

- Asthma

- Coronary Artery Disease

- Anemia

- Hypertension / High Blood pressure

Click to see the Powerpoint on Circulatory and Respiratory Systems:

Project 2: Age of Exploration Terrarium Project and the Scientific Method

Watch: Frozen Frogs on NOVA

Pillbug Plays:

Classes G, H, and I

Trip to Kissena Park:
E/R Biology Photos:
Connections Kissena Photos

Field Day Photos

Watch the NOVA special, "Can we Make it To Mars?" that we watched in class:

NOVA: Can We Make it to Mars?

Project 1: Myself, My Community, and My World PRESENTATIONS:

Click on the links below to view your presentation.  Remember, it is +25 points on the reflection to watch, write about, and print a picture from your video.

Most presentations from 9/26 are here

4 more presentations from class H from 9/26

5 presentations from 9/27

Myself, My Community, and My World photos:

Camera 1: https://picasaweb.google.com/118106260739645138239/Camera1?authkey=Gv1sRgCPzxzfTLzJym4wE

Camera 2:https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?uname=118106260739645138239&target=ALBUM&id=5653918991163887073&authkey=Gv1sRgCKK6t8vEvJToLw&feat=email

Camera 3: https://picasaweb.google.com/118106260739645138239/Camera3?authkey=Gv1sRgCKeu_o6khIHFOA&feat=email

Camera 4: https://picasaweb.google.com/118106260739645138239/Camera4?authkey=Gv1sRgCMzksanoq_nfcw

Flip Camera 2: http://www.flipshare.com/view.aspx?nRecipient=&nFrame=MjlFODBENzQtQ0I0RS00NEQ3LUEwMkMtQTdDNjcwRTkzRjg2&nT=

See what we did last year at the E/R Biology Archive

ISIS Regents Review

Cell Structures and Functions:

Cells Alive: http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm

Cell Structures and Functions: http://library.thinkquest.org/12413/structures.html

Utah Genetics Look inside a Cell: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/insideacell/