Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Today only one class finished the lab so everyone else will be finishing tomorrow.

  • Finish lab
  • Go over Ch. 9 Study Guides
Due Wednesday:
  • Flow Chart
  • 6th Period: Test Corrections
Due Thursday:
  • Electrophoresis Lab Questions

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Upcoming Week: April 27-May 1

Monday: Work Day: study guides and flow chart 2 labs for the week
DUE: Flow chart of Electrophoresis Lab by the end of the period

Tuesday: Lab Day
DUE: Study Guides 9.1, 9.2

Wednesday: Notes on 9.1, 9.2, Finish lab if necessary
DUE: Flow Chart for Indicator Lab

Thursday: Indicator Lab (Must Be Completed in One Day)

Friday:  Electrophoresis Lab Quiz

Monday, April 20, 2009

Science WASL Week:

Monday/Tuesday: Planet Earth

  • Preread the Lab
  • Discuss lab equipment

Thursday: Lab

  • Finish Lab
  • Ch. 13, 17 Quiz Corrections Due

Friday, April 17, 2009

WASL Practice 2

How Did that Plant Get Here?
  1. D
  2. B
  3. C
  4. C
  5. B
Frog Metamorphosis
  1. A
  2. B
  3. B
  4. C

Thursday, April 16, 2009

DNA Replication Link for Friday

John Kyrk is fancy.

WASL Practice

Aquarium System:

1. C
2. C
3. D
4. As the temperature increases, the gill movements also increases.  At 10 degrees C, the average number of gill movements was 49.  However, at 30 degrees C, the number increases to 78.  As you can see, in a difference of 20 degrees, there was an increase of 29 gill movements per minute.

Juan De Fuca Plates:
8. B
9. B
10. C
11. C
12. B
13. A

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Homework for Thursday

Answer the DNA Extraction Questions on your lab book.

Tomorrow we'll finish the DNA paper models.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lab Attire

As some of you know, there were several pieces of glass (test tubes, glass rods) during the lab Monday and Tuesday.  As a result, we were reminded of the SAFETY issues in lab.  

Since we're finally getting into (almost) nice weather, I need to remind you that you need to be wearing closed toed shoes on lab days.  This will be many days for the rest of the year - we will be working with gel electrophoresis the next 2 weeks and then frogs from (probably) May 18th on.  This also means goggles and handwashing and being diligent in the lab.  

Be safe!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Upcoming Week

Monday/Tuesday: Starting Chapter 8

Wednesday: Lab Reports Due!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Some of the Blogs I'm Reading

Atlanta Zoo - Giant Panda Updates
The pandas I'm always talking about, and the panda cam is up again!  The current panda cub (Xi Lan) is regularly lounging around (nap - flip - nap) for your lazy viewing pleasure.

Razib Khan offers his perspective on current genetic reseach.

An evolutionary biologist (currently on vacation, so now with guest writers) writing about genes, where they came from, where they're going.

An artist who is interested in origins of all kinds.  His art (and the art he blogs about) often has a scientific bent.  

Monday, April 6, 2009


All of the grades have been updated online.  If there is something missing, please double check the hand back pile when we get back to school - I had a LOT of no names turned in on Friday!

If you want to know your quiz grade, let me know via email.

If you were absent Friday, you ned to take the quiz and turn in your open/close, chapter 17.1-2 and 13.5 study guides.

Monday: WASL, 1, 2, lunch 3
Tuesday: WASL, 4, 5, lunch 6

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Thursday and Friday


Correcting 13.5
Analyzing Data

Lab Report is Due Wednesday April 15th!!


Quiz on 17.1, 17.2, 17.4, Chapter 13 (except 13.6).