Class Standing for Be and K

This is your current class standing for the requirements you’ve submitted so far. Take note that I haven’t factored in your resubmissions (if any) so if you’ve submitted, your grade can only go up. Please make sure that you submit your complete Portfolio on time because this can really make or break your grade.

For people with grayed-out boxes, I’m still waiting for submissions from you.


Transport Guide Questions for Review

You know that you know enough about transport mechanisms if you can answer all of these questions:

  • Describe the structure of the cell membrane.  How does its structure allow it to become selectively permeable to different types of materials?
  • Describe the different processes of cellular transport in terms of energy required, substances involved, direction of flow of substances:
    • Passive transport
      • Diffusion
      • Facilitated diffusion
      • Osmosis
    • Active transport
    • Endocytosis
      • Phagocytosis
      • Pinocytosis

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Cs and Rb Results for LT2 and Q+LT Totals

LT 2 was generally tougher than LT1. Congratulations to those of you who made it! This table shows your totals for Quizzes and Long Tests which amounts to 35% of your grade. Please note that I haven’t factored in the + 1 for the first long test yet (for Rb) and the corrections for the second long test (+1 for Josh and Mica).

Aiming for a better grade? Don’t lose hope! Your lab acts and class activities are worth 20% so if you’ve submitted the pre-lab, good output for lab acts, concept map, and the food calorie exercise, you’ll have a good grade in this component.

Don’t forget class participation: 8% for the reci points, 8% for the HW, and 4% for the notebook grade. You can still get a perfect score for the end-of-quarter check (NB’s due at 10:30AM on July 29 at rm 111) by doing the following:

  • making sure you have complete notes
  • answering the EOQ reflections
  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?
  • submitting your envelope with checked quizzes and LT’s and your parents’ signatures
  • including your copy of the course outline in your notebooks

The perio is coming up (T, 910-1010 AM). This is 25% of the grade and is a multiple choice exam. The bulk of the perio is on digestion and transport with a good number of items on tissues and the evolution of multicellularity. Don’t forget to review the levels of biological organization. Again, the coverage will only be until the heart design in vertebrates.

Comment on this entry for any questions or clarifications. Good luck and God bless! 🙂

7/25/08 Lib Group Activity Output for Be and K

To check up on your concept of “relevant sources,” please use today’s library session to look for books or find articles that you can use for your portfolio. You need to find 5 relevant Tier 1 sources per group.

You may comment on this entry with your groupcode and your list of links or you can email them to me. You may also write them down on 1/4 sheet of paper for submission at the end of the period.

Research Portfolio Rubrics for the First Quarter

For the research portfolio (30%) of your first-quarter grade, you are asked to submit 8 relevant sources for the assigned topic.

The breakdown of type of source is as follows:

  • Tier 1 – scientific journals, books, monographs (at least 3 sources)
  • Tier 2 – PSHS researches, government publications, information from .edu sites, newspapers, popular magazines (at most 3 sources)
  • Tier 3 – encyclopedias, dictionaries, other websites not listed above (at most 2 sources)

Please photocopy or print the relevant pages and highlight the relevant information.

Each submission should contain:

  1. Bibliography sheet – 1/2 sheet of pad paper with the following information:
    • name on the left side of the first line,
    • group code on the right side of the first line,
    • bibliographical information of the source, in APA format (start on the third line),
    • specific topic covered (based on the list given to you) on the right side of the second to the last line,
    • classification of the topic on the right side of last line (GI, TF, PP or PR)
  2. Photocopy of the needed page/s from the source

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Announcements and Resources on Cellular and Plant Transport

We will have our Long Test 2 on July 24, Th (Cs) and July 25, F (Rb). Format is posted on the Bio bulletin board. Please accomplish this before the exam.

Pig’s heart dissection (still part of the first quarter grade) will happen the first meeting after the Perio (Aug 4, M for Cs and Aug 6, W for Rb). You are required to bring 1 fresh pig’s heart per lab group, lab gowns, and dissecting materials.

Pig’s hearts can be obtained from meat dealers at the wet market. Expect to pay less than P70 per heart. Please visit the meat vendor a couple of days before you intend to buy the hearts and reserve the number of hearts you need.

Some resources on Cellular and Plant Transport:

Download the presentation here. View online by clicking the slideshow below.

View the excerpt on plant transport from David Attenborough’s Private Life of Plants docu below.

Other links: