Recent Announcements

  • 1st Semester Evaluation
    Please take 5 minutes to complete the evaluation about the course, and my teaching.  Be honest!

    Posted Dec 17, 2018, 1:32 PM by Jerrid Johansen
  • 1st Semester Final Review
    ANSWER KEY for the Semester Final Review sheet.  Please come to class with questions.

    Answer Keys to Practice Quizzes:

    Honors Practice Quizzes:
    • Honors Human Ecology:  D D C C D D C B D C A D
    • Honors Water and Transport:  B D A C D A C A B A
    • Honors Carbon Cycle:  C B D D B A A D A B 
    • Honors Natural Selection:  C (BCD) B C A D D D C D C
    General Practice Quizzes:
    • General Human Ecology:  D D C B A A D C B D D C
    • General Water and Transport:  B B B D B D C C B C 
    • General Carbon Cycle:  C B B C B B A A A B
    • General Natural Selection:  C (BCE) B C C A C D D C C
    Kahoot Challenges:
    Posted Dec 18, 2018, 11:30 AM by Jerrid Johansen
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Daily Bio Activities

  • Snurfle Meiosis
    Go to the SNURFLE MEIOSIS website and complete the Meiosis Interactive and the Chromosome Quandary.

    From the Meiosis Interactive:
    1. Why do organisms perform MEIOSIS?
    2. MEIOSIS is all about the chromosomes, and I summarize the process by saying "Double, Split, Split."  Why is that a good summary for what happens to the chromosomes during MEIOSIS?
    3. How does MEIOSIS solve the Funny Math Problem? (46+46=46)
    From the Chromosome Quandary 
    1. When it comes to naming chromosomes, how did scientists really screw things up?
    2. Distinguish between a chromosome and sister chromatid.  
    3. When does a chromatid become a chromosome?
    Posted Feb 15, 2019, 6:23 AM by Jerrid Johansen
  • Controversial Uses of CRISPR Cas9
    Check out these articles on two controversial uses of the CRISPR Cas9 gene editing system, and be ready to discus the, "WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, and HOW?" of the articles.

    Posted Feb 13, 2019, 5:25 AM by Jerrid Johansen
  • Whale Evolution and Classification

    Let's dissect this cartoon a little bit.  What's accurate?  What's inaccurate?  Why is the whale walking?  And why is it walking back into the water?

    With that as a backdrop, let's do a little classifying of whales.  Create a traditional classification diagram for the following organisms.  Use these IMAGES to help you with the classification.

    Go to the UNIPROT website.  Do an HBA ALPHA search for the following animals:


    Align the 12 organisms and study the family tree that is produced.  What is closely related to the whales?  What does that mean for the evolution of the whales?  What evidence would we see if this relationship is true?


    Posted Jan 10, 2019, 1:05 PM by Jerrid Johansen
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