February 5

What’s Your Reaction Time?

Warm-Up: Picture1a

Describe how the body systems work together to support a living organism.

Today in class we reviewed over the parts and functions of the nervous system. Students then hypothesize which type of stimulus will elicit the fastest reaction time: visual, auditory, or tactile.

Homework:   NervousReactionTimeLab2014pangburn

 Go to the following website: www.getyourwebsitehere.com/jswb/rttest01.html

You will be instructed to test your reaction time using a simulation of a stop light. 

Complete the five trials and record your average time (seconds).

In your notebook, answer the following Question:  How does your average visual reaction time calculated by the website compare to your average visual reaction time calculated using the meter stick? Which do you think is more accurate, and why?

February 4

Systems Overload…..

Today classes were working on different activities as we try to catch up from the snow storm.

Section 1/2 & 3/4:  No warm-up today. You were provided with classstime to work on your homework – see below-Peer responses and note taking assignment.

Section 7 & 8:

Warm-Up: Response Questions

1. What are the four components of blood? 

2. A person ‘s blood clots in antiserum A, but not in antiserum B or the Rh antiserum. What type of blood do they have?

Today in class students examined sheep kidneys. Students located the various parts of the kidney and how they all work together to filter the blood, documenting their findingings in their notebooks. So, what does the kidney keep and what does it get rid of?  explore the following simulation:http://www.biologymad.com/resources/kidney.swf

Homework:

Nervous System Study Questions – due Wed

Use the following links

Video 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIGqp6_PG6k

Video 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU_4uA6-zcE

Part 1: http://health.howstuffworks.com/brain1.htm

Part 2: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/3d/index.html

Endocrine System Study Questions due – Wed

Use pages 670-673 in your textbook

Discussion and Collaborative peer Review Assignment – due Monday 2/10

Students are to review the PSA and RBC story of their assigned peer and write a reply using the rubric provided: peer review rubric general

Body Systems test is Tuesday 2/11

February 3

Finalizing Body System Disorder Public Service Announcments

Warm-up: none

Now that we have return from our mini “snow”cation, we have to relook at the game plan on current and future assignments. Today students met in the PC lab where they finished creating their public service announcement on their specifically assigned disorder. imagesCAJB630IStudents are to post the link for their PSA on Edmodo. I am not rquiring students to complete the counseling session, however if you have a completed script or screencast already created you may submit it tomorrow for extra credit.  You are only required to finish the PSA portion

 

All “Adventure of the Red Blood Cell Stories” are due today. You should have submitted a paper copy and then posted a version on Edmodo for your peers to review.

Homework: Read pages 620-623 in your online textbook and compete the notes sheets provided to you. These need to be placed in your notebook.

January 28

Kidneys..Pass it or Keep it?

Sections 7 & 8 did not meet  Tues. due to early releaseAll classes did not meet on Wed,  Thursday, or Friday. 

I will discuss the changes in the due dates on Monday.

On Monday we will discuss revisions in the Dr. Report Project. We will be working on completing the Public Service Anouncements on Monday and posting them to Edmodo.

All classes….What’s Due:

Adventures of a RBC is due Monday (school closed Wed -Fri)

QUIZ #3 – cancelled..we will discuss this on Monday!

Doctor’s PSA only – due Tuesday 2/4 must be linked to Edmodo

The following post is only for sections 1/2 and 3/4 classes.

Warm-Up: Response Questions

1. What are the four components of blood? 

2. A person ‘s blood clots in antiserum A, but not in antiserum B or the Rh antiserum. What type of blood do they have?

Today in class students examined sheep kidneys. Students located the various parts of the kidney and how they all work together to filter the blood, documenting their findingings in their notebooks. So, what does the kidney keep and what does it get rid of?  explore the following simulation: http://www.biologymad.com/resources/kidney.swf

sec 1/2 & 3/4  only  Homework:

Respiratory Notes and Diagram: Respiratory System RACE_LS Book ( In notebook, answer the study guide questions and label a diagram of the lungs)  Due Tuesday 2/4

January 27

The Blood Typing Game

Warm-Up:

What is the most likely explanation for the change seen after 2 min?

 Picture1

A.  The person began performing light aerobic exercise.

B.  The person began eating a food rich in carbohydrates.

C.  The person relaxed and then fell asleep.

D.  The person took a depressant.

Is all blood the same? No, there are four basic types of blood: A, B, AB, and O and then there is the Rh factor which is either present or absent in your blood.  So, if someone needed to have a blood transfusion can they only receive their blood type? Not necessarily.

Read about Blood Groups, Blood Typing and Blood Transfusions at: http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/medicine/landsteiner/readmore.html

Use the follwoing guide to take notes in your notebook: Blood+web+and+worksheet

Review what you learned  by playing “The Blood Typing Game” .

Today in class students worked in groups to design a Counseling Session between the doctor(s) and the patient(s). Students are to create a 5 minute role play reinacting the scene from the doctor’s office informing their patient about a disorder. You must be ready to present your Counseling Session on February 4th. ( You will have an opportunity to meet as a group on Friday. )

Homework:

Blood Typing Notes and The Blood Typing Game

What’s Due;

Adventure of a Red Blood Cell Story is due Wed.

Quiz #3 on Digestive Sys, Circulatory Sys, Urinary Sys, and Resp. Sys is Wedn.

Counseling Session and PSA – due Feb. 4th

January 24

Adventures of a Red Blood Cell

Warm-UP – Response Question – Sequence the following events

1.    food is chewed by the teeth in the mouth

2.    water is absorbed by the large intestines

3.    food is reduced to chyme in the stomach

4.    food moves down the esophagus

5.   nutrients are absorbed by the small intestines

6.    the pancreas releases enzymes

Today in class students were introduced to the circulatory system. Students watched a video showing what happens when the red blood cells can not deliver oxygen to the heart. You are to take on the role as a red blood cell and create a story that depicts your adventure through the human body. Please refer to the rubric for details: Adventures of a Red Blood Cell.

 

You will be meeting in your collaboration groups on Monday to work on your Disorder PSA and counseling session. Please bring in great ideas and suggestions on Monday to share with your group.

What’s due:

Adventures of a Red Blood Cell Story – due Wednesday

Quiz #3 – Wednesday

PSA/ Counseling Presentations begin 2/4

 

January 23

Journey of a Carrot

Warm-Up:

You are having a hamburger for lunch. What was the original source of energy in the beef of the hamburger?

  a. a cow     b. the mitochondria     c. plants    d. sunlight

Today in class, students simulated the digestion, absorption, and excretion process of the digestive system using a carrot. The students completed “The Journey of a Carrot Lab” and turned in their lab sheet before leaving class today.

Homework:  Use the follwong links to review the parts and functions of the digestive system:

http://www.quia.com/mc/1409.html

http://www.purposegames.com/game/1918

Complete Circulatory System notes in your scienc notebook using the RACE strategy. (See blog from 1/22 for more details)

January 22

Lactose Intolerance: What does it mean?

Warm-Up Ques: What is an enzyme?

Today in class students conducted a lab which demonstrated the function of enzymes supporting the break down of food by the digestive system. Review the videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdMVRL4oaUo

Homework: Read pages 606-612 in the life science textbook regardinig the circulatory system. Use the RACE strategy to take notes from the unit. I prepared a series of questions to guide you through your quest for knowledge. RACE through the Circulatory System

R – Research ( Read the material and question)

A– Answer the question in the form of notes

C – Cite resource (For Ex:  “LS – 607”  This indicates the material was found in the Life Science book on page 607) B = Biology Text, and I  = Internet

E – Extend your knowledge by incorporating examples or illustrations.

QUIZ #3: Digestive, Circulatory, and Urinary Systems – Jan. 29th