Perio scores

HPS is 60/60. Passing score is 36/60.

Congratulations to the top-notchers:

58 – RD

57 – OJ

56 – Ervin

55 – Patty and Vince

54 – Guia, Gian, Niko, and Josh

53 – Alexis and Jut

52 – RC and John

51 – Isay, Kayla, and Kevs


Third quarter EoQ reflections

This is for those who were unable to pass the questions along with their notebooks. Please comment on this entry.

  1. What was your favorite topic this quarter?
  2. Which misconceptions were corrected?
  3. What questions do you have regarding the topics discussed?
  4. What concepts were you able to apply?
  5. Do you have any comments or suggestions?

Kidney animation

Still confused about the processes that occur in the kidney? Check this out. Click on the animation tab. 🙂


Today is haiku day

Some timely “bio-inspired” haikus:

Icy cold places;
the body cannoth be moved,
shiver to survive.
– Allen

My body is hot
Then it thermoregulates
I am hot no more.
– Gian

The air is freezing.
My face is pale and clammy.
But my core is warm.
– Ricky

It is too hot here.
The temperature is high,
I vasodilate.
– Erin

Birds and insects, gone.
Bear cubs cuddle up in caves.
Silence abounds here.
– Niko

To Someplace Else
Everyone took off,
The sound of their flapping wings
Saying, “I shall return.”
– Niko

Eating salty food
without drinking much water
will make kidney stones.
– John

Look at my nephron
It’s juxtamedullary
Don’t know what that means.
– DR

solutes and water
through osmoregulation
form inner balance
– Janglo

If you were in blood,
my kidneys would filter out
everything but you.
– Kate

The glomerulus
is not enough to eject
you from my system.
– Kate

Skeletal System
It helps hold my pen
Strong as stone, lighter than steel
Truly, humerus.
– August

Skeleton and bones
Foundation of the body
Not a self-portrait.
– Isay


Paskorus for the BioKids

Based on the informal survey of favorite Christmas songs during the LT2, FOB’s Yule Shoot Your Eye Out placed first with a whopping 11 votes with Himig ng Hangin in second place with 10 votes and Diwa ng Pasko tied with Jingle Bells at third place with 8 votes apiece. Continue reading


Build your own Skelly

To review the positions of the bones in the skeletal system (along with the associated joints), click on BBC’s interactive skeleton jigsaw here.

Confused about the motion of the freely movable joints? Play with this link to learn how to differentiate them from each other.


LT 2 Scores

It was a slightly tougher exam but I’m glad to see some improvements.

I’ll see about squeezing in a short quiz when we come back next year to help raise grades.

Congratulations, everyone! 🙂 Perio na lang!