Daily Bio Activities

Stem Cell Introduction

posted Feb 15, 2018, 7:27 PM by Jerrid Johansen

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?

Cancer Treatments

posted Feb 14, 2018, 1:11 PM by Jerrid Johansen   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 1:32 PM ]

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.

Cancer and the Cell Cycle

posted Feb 11, 2018, 5:45 PM by Jerrid Johansen   [ updated Feb 11, 2018, 5:46 PM ]

Here are you assignments for Tuesday, February 13th.
  1. Complete the Agree/Disagree statements, and find the responses in the WHAT IS CANCER reading.
  2. Check out the ONLINE RESOURCES for Cancer and the Cell Cycle
    • Definitely complete the interactive in Box #1.  Take your time!
    • I recommend the videos in boxes #3 and #5.
    • You must answer the 10 multiple choice questions and submit your answers before you leave.

Fruit Fly Genetics

posted Feb 1, 2018, 5:13 AM by Jerrid Johansen   [ updated Feb 1, 2018, 5:15 AM ]

Here is the link for the FRUIT FLY GENETICS WEBSITE

Introduction and Guidance:  Models of inheritance - Fruit Flies

Genetics Vocab

posted Jan 24, 2018, 9:39 AM by Jerrid Johansen


Meiosis and Reproduction Resources

posted Jan 9, 2018, 11:49 AM by Jerrid Johansen   [ updated Jan 19, 2018, 9:34 AM ]

Check out the resources for Meiosis and Reproduction.  There are 10 multiple choice questions at the end that you could do as a practice for the quiz.




Meiosis Vocabulary

posted Jan 5, 2018, 10:21 AM by Jerrid Johansen

Here are the 8 terms for the beginning of our unit on Meiosis:
  • Chromosomes
  • Fertilization
  • Gene
  • Allele
  • Gamete
  • Diploid
  • Haploid
  • Meiosis

Virus Explorer

posted Nov 15, 2017, 5:19 AM by Jerrid Johansen   [ updated Nov 16, 2017, 6:40 AM ]

Check out the website for our introduction to viruses.  The handout goes with the second link, Virus Explorer.

Cell Membrane Online Resources

posted Nov 8, 2017, 6:08 AM by Jerrid Johansen

Here are some ONLINE RESOURCES for the Cell Membrane and Cellular Transport.

Too Much Water

posted Nov 7, 2017, 5:24 AM by Jerrid Johansen

Scientific American Article on EXCESSIVE WATER CONSUMPTION

End Result of "HOLD YOUR WEE FOR A WII."

A recipe for "GREATER-ADE."  Check out the ingredient list.

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