BIO LESSON 1 : What is Evolution?

Find all assignments, handouts, & resources for lesson 1 on the google document.

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS: In our first lesson, I am working to test the waters & figure out what we should learn and how we should learn it, based on your existing knowledge. You should:

  • Show me what you understand and misunderstand about evolution
  • Read & analyze scientific information in different forms (text, video, internet)
  • Figure out which questions you need more research & study to answer.

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RESOURCES & LINKS: Use these for your independent research

 

Frosh Sci: Week of 2/1

Lesson Description:

Hi everyone its me! I’m back!
Sorry for abandoning ya’ll I had the flu, anyways back to work. Today our warmup was a practice punnett. Next we did Quiz Preparation or a retake of it. Lastly our cooldown was rare blood type research. Our homework was to finish the quiz if we needed to. It is due Tuesday 2/2.
LINKS AND RESOURCES: 

Assigned Role

Alma

Google Drive

Google Docs

School Email

 

WHAT TO DO AT HOME: 

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Notice:
This will be updated throughout the week, keep in check with it.

~a-raspberrywaffle

Patient 2 – Swati – CASE FILE

 

Day 1 – Introduction (1/4)

Information from day 1 can be found here.
Intro HW questions can be found here. (Due Thurs 1/7 or Fri 1/8)

The diagnostic team has a three-fold plan for the patient:

  • Trying to convince the patient to get treatment
    • Talk to available family members
    • Switch the attending physician
    • Have a therapist talk to the patient and assess her mental state
    • Offer anxiety medication to the patient
  • Take an extended patient history
    • Family health history
    • Patient health history
    • History of drug use
    • Diet details
    • Full description of nausea symptoms
  • Work with the data we have
    • Retest patient blood for type, viruses, bacteria, dehydration
    • Retest donor blood for type, viruses, bacteria
    • Ask patient if she would give a urine sample (noninvasive!)
    • Covertly collect a saliva sample

Math 1: Week of 1/4

Lesson Description:

Welcome back to school everyone! We got off to a great start in math today with a warmup asking us what a fraction was. We zoomed through this with flying colors. Our classwork was to work on a Fracket (Aka: Fraction Packet). Thank you Sylvia for this- *cough* interesting name. Of course for our cool-down we chose a fraction topic of appropriate difficulty (Not too hard but not too easy) from the Fracket. We had no homework.
Today we worked on fractions again. Our warmup was to once again analyze the Fracket and now to categorize the pages. The next thing was extremely fun. Sylvia allowed us to create our own Pokémon! Our Cool-down was us preparing for a fraction Pokémon adventure! Each new fraction will be a town and we can do many different things there. Our homework was to assign ourselves 3 pages. It is due Thursday 1/7.
LINKS AND RESOURCES: 

Links and Resources: 

Alma

Google Drive

Google Docs

School Email

Alcumus

WHAT TO DO AT HOME: 

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Notice:
This will be updated throughout the week, keep in check with it.

 ~a-raspberrywaffle

Frosh Sci: Week of 1/4

Lesson Description:

Welcome back to school everyone! We got off to a great start in science today with a New Year’s Self-reflection. Then for our classwork began a more challenging case about Swati, who was suffering from many symptoms. Lastly we had no cool-down. We only continued our day. Our homework was to answer questions about Swati. It is due on Thursday 1/7.
On Tuesday we continued Unit 3: Bio-machines. Our Warmup was to go over a blood type intro together. Our classwork was a extremely interesting blood type lab. We did not work with actual blood. Lastly our cool-down was to work on homework which is due on Thursday 1/7, questions about Swati.
On Thursday we started off with heart anatomy. For our classwork we went over new information on our patient. We also came up with many new ideas on what was wrong with her. Lastly our cool-down was to work on our homework which is a collaborative of collaborative blood notes. It is due on Tuesday 1/12
LINKS AND RESOURCES: 

Assigned Role

Alma

Google Drive

Google Docs

School Email

Info On Swati

Questions About Swati

1/12 Homework

WHAT TO DO AT HOME: 

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Notice:
This will be updated throughout the week, keep in check with it.

~a-raspberrywaffle

Frosh Sci: Week of 12/14

Lesson Description:

On Monday, we did a case checklist about Angelo and got a diagnosis. Classwork was a relief, we finally closed Angelo’s case and figured out what was wrong with him. We got to catch up during cool down with Redo’s!

LINKS AND RESOURCES: 

Assigned Role

Alma

Google Drive

Google Docs

School Email

Information on Angelo

WHAT TO DO AT HOME: 

 

Notice:
This will be updated throughout the week, keep in check with it.

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~a-raspberrywaffle

Patient 1 – Angelo – CASE FILE

Day 2 – Bloodwork and Background (12/10 or 12/11)
Information from day 2 can be found here
Genetic questions for you to answer can be found here (due Monday 12/14)

So far, our diagnosis board looks like this:

PROPIONIC ACIDEMIA
(http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/propionic-acidemia )
(http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1161910-overview#a3)

This condition fits the symptoms because:

  • It is an inherited disorder
  • It leads to a buildup of acids in the blood
  • Symptoms start in the first days of birth, and include poor feeding, vomiting, appetite loss, lethargy, and weak muscle tone.

In order to look for Propionic Acidemia, we will perform these tests:

  • Perform a DNA test for the mutation that causes it.
  • Perform a urinalysis to look for amino acids/organic acids

MAPLE SYRUP URINE DISEASE (MSUD)
(http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/maple-syrup-urine-disease)
(http://www.healthline.com/health/maple-syrup-urine-disease#Overview1 )

This condition fits the symptoms because:

  • It is an inherited disorder
  • It leads to an abnormally high level of leucine in the blood (and other plasma amino acids)
  • It leads to ketosis (buildup of ketones in urine)
  • Symptoms start in first days of brith and include avoiding food, coma, feeding difficulties, lethargy, seizures, urine smelling like syrup
  • The family are Mennonnites

In order to test for Maple Syrup Urine

  • Perform a urinalysis for amino acids in urine
  • Perform a DNA test for the mutation that causes it

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