Monthly Archives: April 2012

Missing Assignments

Remember that all missing/corrected work must be turned in by May 9th (next Wednesday) in order to count for credit.

Here are the two sub assignments from April 19th and 20th:Acids and Bases in Solution and describing acids and bases. I will giving you grade sheet tomorrow and time to go through your folder to collect missing work that must be completed by the 9th.

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4.30.12 Urinalysis

Good afternoon! Today’s objective was to use the knowledge about glucose, protein, pH and body systems to guide them through this technique to solve a pet mystery. We started the lesson with cont city review. Then we reviewed our bacteria suspects from Contagion City (E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeriosis) and discussed some of the diagnostic tests that doctors may use to help treat patients including urinalysis. We then were introduced to Mrs. Piddle and the mysterious “piddler” in the Urine Analysis Lab. You then got into groups to find who had been urinating on Mrs. Piddler’s porch.

 

4.26.12 Diagnosing Contagions

Today’s objective was to use forensic techniques to identify the type of contagion causing the mystery illness in Sligo Town. We started the lesson with The case of the ruined roses. We then checked our work on collecting data for the Contagion case study for part 3. Then we looked at the meals of all 3 patients to figure what food may have been contaminated. We narrowed it down to C. jejuni, E. coli, and Salmonella. I will be out tomorrow taking the 6th to the Science Expo. You will be working on these assignments in class: 4 deaths tied to bacteria at food processing plant, 4_deaths_tied_to_bacteria_at_food_processing_plant__Texas_says[1], Precut Lettuce Article.

4.25.12 Causes of food poisioning

Today’s objective was to forensic techniques to identify the type of contagion causing the mystery illness in Sligo Town. We started the lesson with The Case of the Missing Signs, you guys are getting good at these! Next you worked in groups to complete sections 2 and 3 of the Contagion case study, using Food Poisoning Overview for section 2 and botulism poisoning , vibrio poisoning , staph poisoning , Salmonella food poisoning article , listeriosis poisoning , e coli poisoning, and  campylobacteriosis poisoning . We will compare our results tomorrow and compare the meals of the patients to narrow down which infectious agent could be causing this outbreak.

4.24.12 Contagion City

Good afternoon. Today’s objective was to analyze the case study and  describe the contagion and the general mechanism of transmission. We started the lesson with The case of the missing Cheetah. Then we reviewed our responses to the Breaking Down The RFP from the Forensics RFP. We then were introduced to “Sligo Town” and the illness that has been spreading there. We learned about patient zero’s symptoms on Contagion case study. Then we took a look at the Food Poisoning Overview . We will pick this up tomorrow.

4.23.12 Intro to RFP

Hello! Today’s objective was to describe how using forensics will help find the source of food poisoning described in the RFP. We started the lesson with snack shack warm up. Then we finished up describing the role of the Forensic Science Technicians. Then you were given the A SR Forensics RFP and asked to work with a partner to complete the A SR Breaking Down The RFP. We will discuss your results tomorrow.

4.18.12 Introduction to Forensics

Hello! Today’s objective was to introduce forensics, food poisoning, and the RFP. We started the lesson with 2 minute mysteries. Then students finished up their unit assessment or worked on minute observations. Then we took a look at the role of a forensic technician and recorded information on the Forensic Science Technicians.