ODMS 3/8 & NFDMS 3/9

THERE ARE TWO PARTS TO THE ASSIGNMENT


PART 1
Using the animation below, please answer the questions on the Google form found here. Make sure that you read the "Natural Selection" tab, the "Darwin's Bio" tab, and the "Glossary" tab. Please play the "Survival Game" 3-4 times making different initial choices so that you can see the different possible outcomes.




PART 2
Play the game below. MAKE SURE YOU READ THE DIRECTIONS! Once you have finished, write a 2 paragraph summary and reflection of what this game has taught you about natural selection and email it to Mr. Collings.




ODMS 3/2 & NFDMS 3/3

Today you will be designing an off road vehicle to look at the idea of natural selection.

First, open a new tab and create a google doc that is titled correctly (Last, First - Natural Selection) and then share it with Mr. Collings.

Here is the situation; you are in charge of designing a vehicle that can drive from here (O'Neals or North Fork) to Yosemite without using any roads as quickly as possible. In your google doc, answer the following questions using complete sentences (please copy and paste these questions to your doc to save time)

1. Where should the wheels be?
2. How far apart should the wheels be?
3. How big should the wheels be?
4. What should the suspension (shock absorbers) do?
5. What shape should the vehicle be?

Once you have answered these five questions to the best of your ability, please click on the link below.

OFF ROAD VEHICLE NATURAL SELECTION

After watching these off road vehicles, lets see how your understanding of off road vehicle design has changed. In your google doc, answer the following questions using complete sentences (please copy and paste these questions to your doc to save time). I know you have answered the first 5 already, but lets see if your ideas have changed. Please do not put the exact same answers.

1. Where should the wheels be?
2. How far apart should the wheels be?
3. How big should the wheels be?
4. What should the suspension (shock absorbers) do?
5. What shape should the vehicle be?
6. What causes vehicles to tip over?
7. What was special about the vehicles that went the furthest?
8. How is this similar to natural selection in animals?



ODMS 2/14

Complete flipping your coin to see which gene is donated from each parent. Then write the genotype (two letters - Cc for face shape) and then the pheonotype (Circle for either CC or Cc, and oval for cc). Get to your google docs and create a new drawing (there is an option for "Drawing" when you click on "Create New"). Create the smiley face that is on your paper.

When you are done creating your smiley face (15-20 minutes), read the two links below.
The History of Genetics - How Animals Were Domesticated
The History of Genetics - How Wild Plants Were Domesticated

Email Mr. Collings a 2-3 paragraph summary of the articles above.




NFDMS 2/7 and ODMS 2/8

Please watch the animation below. If you would like to see it again, you will have to reload the page. Then complete the handout given.





NFDMS 1/28 & ODMS 2/2

If you have not completed your Organs and Organ Systems Presentation, then please work on that before you start the virtual frog dissection.

Please complete the dissection enough so that you can write down the steps. During the last 15 minutes of class, you will have to write down the steps without looking at your computer or any notes.






NFDMS 1/7 & ODMS 1/10

Organs and Organ Systems Presentation


Create a presentation on organs and organ systems. The slides should be set up in the order below. For each organ system, tell me what its overall purpose is (what is its job in the body) and for each organ, tell me its purpose is in the system.

Use bullet points and your own words. As soon as you start your presentation, title it appropriately (Last, First - Title) and share it with me. Be sure to cite all your pictures on the page that they are on and cite any place you get information from on your references page. You should have at least 10 slides (title, 8 organ systems, references), but you are free to do more if you need to.

All the information below was taken from the following site. Add it to your references page

Bailey, Regina. "Organ Systems." Biology. Web. 07 Jan. 2011. <http://biology.about.com/od/organsystems/a/aa031706a.htm>.

Slides:
1. Circulatory system
  • Cardiovascular
    • Heart
    • Blood vessels
    • Blood
  • Lymphatic
    • Lymph nodes
    • Lymph vessels
    • Thymus
    • Spleen

2. Digestive system
  • Primary organs
    • Mouth
    • Stomach
    • Intestines
    • Rectum
  • Accessory organs
    • Teeth
    • Tongue
    • Liver
    • Pancreas

3. Endocrine system
    • Pituitary gland
    • Pineal gland
    • Hypothalamus
    • Ovaries
    • Testes
    • Thyroid gland

4. Integumentary system
    • Skin
    • Nails
    • Hair
    • Sweat glands

5. Muscular system
    • Muscles

6. Nervous system
    • Brain
    • Spinal cord
    • Nerves

7. Respiratory system
    • Lungs
    • Nose
    • Trachea
    • Bronchi

8. Skeletal System
    • Bones
    • Joints
    • Ligaments
    • Cartilage






ODMS 11/9

Create a poster of your assigned organelle that shows:
  • What it does in the cell
  • What it looks like
  • What it is similar to when compared to a factory




NDMS 10/18 & ODMS 10/22

Parts of the Cell Presentation


Create a presentation with each of the following topics having at least one slide. Each slide should have at least one picture and a description of what the organelle does. DO NOT COPY AND PASTE YOUR DESCRIPTIONS! All descriptions must be in your own words and all sources must be cited.


  • Cell Membrane
  • Cell Wall
  • Chloroplast
  • Cytoplasm
  • Cytosol
  • Golgi
  • Lysosome
  • Mitochondria
  • Nuclear Membrane
  • Nucleus
  • Peroxisome
  • Ribosomes
  • Secretory Vesicles
  • Smooth and Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum
  • Vacuole

Grading for Project
50% - information
20% - citation of sources
15% - Being on task during project
15% - Professionalism of presentation




NDMS 10/13

Visit the website below and fill out the worksheet given.
The Cell as a Factory

When you are finished, finish your drawings of a plant and an animal cell. On a separate sheet of paper, list the organelles in your drawings and what they do in the cell.




NDMS 10/11 & ODMS 10/12

Using the following two resources, carefully draw a model of an animal cell and a plant cell (two separate drawings). You will be graded on accuracy and on having all of the components present and labeled.

BOTH CELLS WILL CONTAIN
- Cell Membrane
- Cytosol
- Nucleus
- Golgi
- Lysosome
- Peroxisome
- Mitochondrion
- Vacuole
- Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER)
- Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER)
- Ribosomes

ONLY THE PLANT CELL WILL CONTAIN
- Cell Wall
- Chloroplast

CELLS Alive!