Monday Nov 20th

Today we;

  1. Reviewed for the test.
  2. Finished watching The Island
  3. Began our unit on Homeostasis
    1. students review levels of organization from small to large.   Atoms –> Molecules/compounds –>Macromolecules –> Organelles –> Cells  –> Tissues  –>Organs –> Organ Systems  –> Complex Organisms.   In this unit we’ll be jumping around a lot through this organization.
    2. Have students review some of the Major Organ Systems and their functions.   Can they get 11?
    3. HANDOUT the attached handout and go through the body systems.  Handout
    4. Students are to read pages 336-348 in their texts and answer # 1-5 on page 346 and #2,6,9,10 on page 348
  4. Remember test tomorrow on Molecular Genetics




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Thursday Nov 16th


1.   Students were to take out their LAPS Sheet and answer the questions.   Students started watching a movie The Island.

2.   Complete Test review – Test is NOW on Tuesday Nov 21st

  • Pg 235 # 3-5, 8,11-14,20,26,32-34,51,53
  • Pg 277 #1,3-8,10-12,16,24,26,29,32,33,41,47,48,52
  • Pg 319 #1,2,4,5,7,10,14,15,25,31,34,62,69

Test Review Topics(Handout);

Unit 3 Test– DNA Replication / Protein Synthesis

  • DNA /RNA
    • Structure
    • Base Pairing
    • Compare and Contrast
    • Organization: DNA à Genome
  • DNA Replication
    • StrandTheory
      • Semi-Conservative vs conservative & dispersive
    • How does it happen
      • Enzymes involved
      • Okazaki Fragments
    • DNA Extraction Lab (Strawberries)
  • Human Genome Project
  • Protein Synthesis
    • Transcription/Translation
    • RNA Processing:  Exons and Introns
    • Ribosome Assembly Plant
    • Mutations
      • Point/Frameshift/Insertion/Deletion/Mis-sense/Non-sense/Silent
  • DNA Engineering/Technology
    • Terms
    • Recombinant DNA Lab
    • Biology Magazine Articles on how Molecular Genetics can be applied
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Thursday Nov 9th

Today we;

1.   Reviewed and discussed mutations.

2.  Went through these handouts; recombinant DNA and DNA Technology Assignments

3.  Discussed assignments from above handout.

  • Students in class will finish and hand in #1.
  • #4 and #5 are due on Wednesday Nov  15th.
  • The DNA Essay is due on Tues Dec 19th   More info on the essay contest can be found here;
    •     They also post extensively on facebook.
  • Friday and Monday’s class is to continue working on the technology assignments and Essay.
  • Old Text pages to help with assignments; 56 57 58

3.   Completed the recombinant DNA lab; attached – Students to hand in their transgenic plasmid.

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Tuesday Nov 7th

Today we;

1.   Quiz   (Answer Key)

2.  Took a note on Mutations; Mutation Slides Note Page

3.  Read pages 262-266

4.  Complete handouts/worksheets  Mutations Note Page,  Worksheets 1Worksheets 2

5.  Answer questions #19-20 on page 265 and 1-7, 10, 12, 13 on page 266.


Wednesday Nov 8th

Today we used class time to complete work assigned yesterday.

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Monday Nov 6th

Today we;

1.  Finished out note on Translation.

2.  Students need to orally answer the question on the back of the first page for marks.

3.  Completed this Protein Synthesis Lab.  Students need to hand in their completed polypeptide and a paragraph about the similarities and differences between this activity and the way that a eukaryotic cell carries out protein synthesis.

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Friday Nov 3rd

Today students are working to confirm yesterday’s learning;

  1. Read pages 257-261
  2. Answer questions #13-17 on page 260
  3. Completed worksheets; Protein Synth Worksheets
  4. Students need to be prepared to orally answer the question on the back of the first page for marks on Monday.


Yesterday we;

1.   Time to work on questions from Wednesday, then took them up.

2.   Continued note from Wednesday, slides attached to previous post.  Got through RNA processing and most of Translation.

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Wednesday Nov 1st

Today we;

1.  Note.   Slides are attached below.   NotesPage

2.   Read text pages 244-253.   Answer # 5, 8-10, 12, 14 page 250 and 7-9,11,12 on page 254.

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