[Bio2] EoQR deadline Feb26

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[Bio2] Computer-aided Enzyme Pair Activity

All the links in the worksheet are also shown below. Please load the links in different tabs at the beginning of the session so they have ample time to load. You have the entire session for this activity.

  1. http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/content/enzymes/enzymes.html
  2. http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter2/animation__how_enzymes_work.html
  3. http://www.wiley.com/college/boyer/0470003790/animations/enzyme_binding/enzyme_binding.htm
  4. http://moleculesoflife2010.wikispaces.com/file/view/Enzyme+Model.swf
  5. http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nmp/sonet/rlos/bioproc/drugenzymes/nctl_0173.swf
  6. http://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/cda_downloaddocument/0602s.swf?SGWID=0-0-45-752220-0
  7. http://highered.mheducation.com/olc/dl/120070/bio10.swf

Please maintain proper decorum in the library.

[Bio2] Links for today’s computer-aided activity on Biomolecules

Please load the links in different tabs at the beginning of the session so they have ample time to load.

  1. Reactions involving monomers and polymers: View http://www.cengage.com/biology/discipline_content/animations/reaction_types.swf
  2. Carbohydrates:
    (1) http://www.wiley.com/college/biologybasics/bb_carbs.swf and (2) http://www.austincc.edu/biocr/1406/lec/carbs/
  3. Lipids: http://www.wiley.com/college/test/0471787159/biology_basics/animations/lipids.swf

Reminder: Please maintain proper decorum in the library. Thank you!

[Bio2] First Quarter Deadlines for GravPhoTruth

24 Sept, Th (3PM, after the Bio Perio)

  • Submit notebooks with First Quarter Notes (attach course outline) (up to 3% of grade)
  • Return/submit ungraded/revised SWs (up to 8% of grade)
  • Submit Data Sheet + Answers to Questions for the Mitosis in Onion Root Cells Activity (part of the 20% for lab activities)
  • Bio2 Postquarter Exam for those who missed the long test OR two quizzes

5 Oct, M (5PM)

  • Last day for submission of Portfolio (5% of grade)
  • Last day to answer the online end-of-quarter reflections (up to 1% of grade)

Bio2 First Periodic Exam General Guide Questions for Review for GravPhoTruth

Plant Hormones

  1. What are tropisms? Give examples of these.
  2. Describe the roles of abscisic acid, auxin, cytokinin, ethylene, and gibberellin in regulating plant growth.
  3. Describe how the Darwin and Went experiments led to the discovery of auxin as the major factor behind phototropism.

Endocrine System

  1. What are hormones?
  2. Relate the function of the endocrine system with that of the nervous system.
  3. Differentiate between (+) and (-) feedback. Why are feedback mechanisms important in regulating hormone production?
  4. Why can hormones only affect specific cells and not others?
  5. Describe the role of hormones in invertebrates.
  6. Differentiate between the mode of action of a peptide/protein hormone vs that of a steroid/thyroid hormone.
  7. Why are signal transduction pathways important?
  8. Describe the role of the hypothalamus in the endocrine system.
  9. Describe the sources and functions of the hormones found in p.899 of your \m/ bio book.
  10. Describe the role of negative feedback in the regulation of thyroid hormones and maintenance of blood glucose levels.
  11. Describe the roles of the hormones (GnRH, LH, FSH, estrogen, progesterone) secreted by the hypothalamus, anterior pituitary gland, and ovary in regulating the female reproductive cycle.

Reproductive System

  1. Compare asexual and sexual reproduction and discuss advantages and disadvantages of each.
  2. Describe the different mechanisms of asexual reproduction (e.g. fission, budding, gemmules, fragmentation).
  3. Relate the choice of reproductive strategy with the availability of mates and resources, environment, and the lifestyle of the organism.
  4. Compare internal and external fertilization and discuss advantages and disadvantages of each.
  5. Enumerate the parts and describe the functions of the male and female reproductive systems.
  6. Compare the structure of the sperm cell with that of the egg cell.
  7. Describe the events that occur during fertilization.
  8. Describe the events that occur during development.

Mitosis and the Cell Cycle

  1. Enumerate the roles of cell division.
  2. Describe the events in the G1, S, G2, and M phases of cell cycle.
  3. Differentiate between the following: centromere, centrioles, centrosomes; chromatin and chromosomes; sister chromatids and daughter chromosomes; interphase, mitosis, cytokinesis.
  4. Differentiate mitosis in a plant cell from mitosis in an animal cell.
  5. Describe the G1, G2, and Spindle assembly checkpoints.
  6. Describe five factors that control the cell cycle.
  7. Describe the behavior of cancer cells.
  8. Enumerate the causes of and therapies for cancer.

[Bio2] Computer-aided activity for GravPhoTruth

  1. Answer page 1 of the handout.
  2. For pages 2 and 3, please use the following links to fill in the handouts. You may also use other reputable internet sources if you need them.
    1. Link1 (complete the quiz at the end and raise your hand to show me your perfect score!)
    2. Link2 (complete the quiz at the end and raise your hand to show me your perfect score!)
  3. [Bonus link–only if you have the time] Go through the game and show me the success! screen.

BIOTA50

URLs organized per topic

Red Team – Cell structure and function, the cell cycle, cellular transport mechanisms

  1. Cell cycle activity – page links to post showing how I implemented this activity in class.
  2. Animal cell explorer – a simple game to introduce some cellular process as well as cell parts and functions (sample low-level tasks would include asking students to list the processes and structures as they explore the game and provide a brief description of these, higher-order tasks might involve creating a short roleplaying activity or other analogies to introduce the concepts mentioned to other students).
  3. Cellcraft – a simple game to introduce some eukaryotic cell parts and functions  (sample low-level tasks would include asking students to list the processes and structures as they explore the game and provide a brief description of these, higher-order tasks might involve creating a short roleplaying activity or other analogies to introduce the concepts mentioned to other students)
  4. Cell defense, the plasma membrane – game/simulation that asks you to build your own cell membrane (you may start with a question asking students to predict what features a good cell membrane or barrier should have, an accompanying worksheet also illustrates how sequential questioning may be done as well)
  5. 3D animation of the inside of the cell – video for more advanced learners giving a virtual tour of the inside of the cell (suggested activity would be to have learners list 5-10 different structures shown in the animation, find out what they do, and create a story or narration for the part of the tour that shows these structures in action)
  6. BONUS links: CrashCourse Biology – entertaining summary for a unit on cell parts and functions, good for review before a summative assessment, The Cell Song – can be used as an inspiration for students to produce their own songs or poems to help them remember the different parts of the cell

Green Team – Molecules of life, photosynthesis and cellular respiration

  1. How enzymes work – page links to post showing how I implemented this activity in class
  2. Biomolecules – link to a page showing information on dehydration and condensation reaction, carbohydrates, and lipids
  3. Photosynthesis (simple overview) and photosynthesis (complex)
  4. Cellular respiration (simple overview) and cellular respiration (complex)
  5. Protein folding – with suggested assessment questions but requires you to download and play an external file and allow many programs to run
  6. BONUS links – Cellular respiration song to the tune of “I’ve got a feeling,” always a hit and an inspiration for my students to right their own nerdy songs and a cartoon version of cellular respiration by the Amoeba sisters

Blue Team – Nephron function, nerve impulse transmission, sliding filament theory of muscle contraction

  1. Kidney and nephron function site 1 and site 2
  2. Nerve impulse transmission – page links to post showing how I implemented this activity in class.
  3. Sliding filament theory of muscle contraction – page links to post showing how I implemented this activity in class.
  4. Maintaining homeostasis – an exercise showing the interdependence of body systems and simulates the role of the nervous and endocrine systems in maintaining balance

Orange Team – Central dogma of molecular biology, genetic engineering tools and techniques

  1. Site for The Search for the Genetic Material – accompanying site to the worksheet on the discovery of DNA as the genetic material
  2. Control of Gene Expression – accompanying link to the worksheet on the discovery of DNA as the genetic material
  3. Activity on biotechnology – accompanying link to the worksheet on biotechnology

Purple Team – Evolution and natural selection

  1. Activity on evolution and natural selection using this main site – to view sample questions, input any value in the google form provided on this page. Scroll down to see more links.

Workshop Materials

  1. Workshop 11 Handout
  2. Workshop 11 Presentation