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  • Unit 8 Learning Goals
    Due Date:  Friday, February 9th, @ 11:59 pm

    You have the option of completing the Unit 8 Learning Goals in one of three manners.  You may complete recordings of yourself, using Flipgrid.  You may type out your responses into the form below.  You may also write out your responses to the questions using pencil and paper.

    Remember, plagiarism is a thing, even though you are not writing out a full-blown essay, or literary paper.  Your answers need to be in your own words!  If you are caught plagiarizing you will receive a zero on this assessment.




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    Posted Feb 5, 2018, 1:12 PM by Jerrid Johansen
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Daily Bio Activities

  • Stem Cell Introduction
    Here are your responsibilities for Friday, February 16th:
    • Read pages 292-297 in the Biology Textbook:  Answer questions 27-32 on page 302.
    • Check out the following links on Stem Cells:


      • Stem Cell Research - Check out the tabs for:
        • Stem Cells Defined
        • Embryonic Stem Cells
        • Cell Specialization
        • Adult Stem Cells


      Be able to answer the following questions:
      1. What are stem cells?
      2. How does a stem cell become specialized, or differentiated?
      3. How are embryonic stem cells different from adult (or somatic) stem cells?
      4. How do we obtain embryonic stem cells?
      5. Where do we find adult (or somatic) stem cells?
      6. What are Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPS)?
      7. What is so potentially exciting about iPS cells?
    Posted Feb 15, 2018, 7:27 PM by Jerrid Johansen
  • Cancer Treatments
    Here are your responsibilities for Thursday, February 15th.  Please work individually.

    • Read pages 288-290 in the Biology Book about: Apoptosis, Cancer, and Cancer Treatments.  Then answer the following questions:
      • What is Apoptosis?
      • How do cancer cells differ from normal cells?
      • How are benign and malignant tumors different?
      • What causes cancer?
      • How do we currently treat cancer?
      • Why do they cause side effects? 
    • Research the following topics using the laptop.  Use a reputable source (college, university, hospital, science journal) to answer the questions.
      • How do we currently treat cancer, and what are the issues we face?
      • What are some new developments and new treatments researchers are trying to create?
      • What lifestyle habits encourage cancer development?
      • What lifestyle habits prevent cancer development?
    • Post your responses to the Padlet assigned to your class.  You must post a response for each research question.  Please watch this TUTORIAL VIDEO on how to post to Padlet.  In your post please attach the link to the web address.  In the video she shows you how to post a picture.  You simply need to click on the "LINK" button, and copy and paste the web address to your Padlet post.  Make sure you include your name and a brief description.
    Posted Feb 14, 2018, 1:32 PM by Jerrid Johansen
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Online Homework Assignments

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