Chemical and Neural Signals Unit

Chapters 11, 45, 48

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Monday, 1/28

 

Classwork

Chapter 43 & 44 Exam

Begin Endocrine System Lecture 1

 

Homework

Finish Endocrine System Lecture 1

Study for Endocrine System Quiz 1

Do Free Response #1
Extra Credit (Due no later than next Tuesday, 2/5)- Read article on Oxytocin which is located in the HW section, and write a one page summary of the main points in the article. Make sure I can tell you read the whole article (Top credit possible 5 pts in test category).

 

Handouts

None

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Wednesday, 1/30

 

Classwork

Endocrine System Quiz 1
Endocrine System Lecture 2

Grade FR Question

 

Homework

Do Endocrine System Lecture 3 on your own (Flipped Class)
Study for Endocrine System Quiz 2

Do Free Response #2

Listen to Weird Al’s “Pancreas.” Be sure to read along with the lyrics- very funny and a great biology review! (HW section)

Read: “Diabetic Brothers Beat Odds With Grit and Luck” from the NY Times 2/5/06, in HW section (very short article). It is really interesting. Please read it, and answer the following three questions (Be sure to include something you learned from the article in each of your answers). Do this on a separate sheet of paper from your free response.

1. Based on the article and the lecture I gave, how is type 1 diabetes different from type 2 diabetes?

2. What are the long-term nasty health implications for people with type 2 diabetes?

3. If you were a type 2 diabetic what could you do to ameliorate the possible negative implications of having type 2 diabetes?

 

Handouts

None 

 

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Friday, 2/1

 

Classwork

Endocrine System Quiz 2

Video/Song Parody: "Secrete It"
Nervous System Lecture 1

Nervous System Lecture 2

Discuss the “20 Mile March”

 

Homework

Read p. 960-970

Do CD ROM Activity 48.1 & 48.2 (excellent!)

Do Free Response #3 (In order to get full credit I must see evidence in your answer that you used the CD ROM to help you answer this question.)
Study for a Nervous System Quiz

Create a “20 Mile March” Calendar. See HW section for assignment.

 

 

Handouts

None 

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Tuesday, 2/5

 

Classwork

Nervous System Quiz (canceled)

Nervous System Lecture 3

Go over old scantrons

Grade FR and Quizzes

 

Homework

Do the Brain Assignment (see HW section)

Watch TED Talk: How Bacteria Talk
Write up a one page summary after watching the talk. Make sure you explain what quorum sensing is. If you need to, look it up on the internet to help explain it.

 

Handouts

None

 

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Thursday, 2/7

 

Classwork

Turn in Brain Assignment and TED Talk write-up (Grade and return)
Grade Quiz
Announce Elkhorn Slough Kayak Trip for Sunday, March 10th.
Whiteboard the TED Talk and Brain Assignment (half the class gets in groups of three and does the TED Talk, the other half of the class gets in groups of three and does the Brain Assignment)

Sheep Brain Dissection Introduction

Lab: Sheep Brain Dissection (Use Carolina Instructions- 18 steps)

 

Homework

Study for Exam
Bring FR and other work to turn in on the day of the test

Handouts

Sheep Brain Dissection Handout (from Carolina)

Sheep Brain Dissection Handout (with more detail)
Elkhorn Slough Parent Letter

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Monday, 2/11

 

Classwork
Chapter 45 and 48 Exam
Turn in HW from the unit.

Homework

Read Chapter 11 (pages 188-194) and do Chapter 11 FR questions 1 & 2.

Handouts

None

 

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Wednesday, 2/13

 

Classwork
Turn in Chapter 11 FR 1&2
Lecture Chapter 11 Cell Signaling

 

Homework

Chapter 11 FR 3&4
Study for Chapter 11 Exam

Handouts

None

 

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Friday, 2/15

 

Classwork

Chapter 11 Exam

Homework

No HW over the Winter Break!!

Handouts

None

 

 

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WINTER BREAK!

 

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