Monthly Archives: January 2013

1.31.13 Genetics with a Smile, Bill Nye Genes, and more punnett square practice

Please come out to Arts and Academics Night from 7-8:30 tonight!!! I look forward to seeing you and your family there!

For periods 1, 3, and 5 your objective was to model how genes are passed down from parent to offspring using Punnett Squares. We started the lesson off with ps3. THis was to last practice before the one you will be turning in tomorrow. Then you modeled how traits are passed from parent to offspring in Genetics with a smile which you turned in. Your homework tonight is gen_spbobreview.

For period 6, your objective was to model how genes are passed down from parent to offspring using Punnett Squares. We started the lesson off with ps2. Then you watched and recorded information from Bill Nye: Genes. Then we finished up with more punnett square practice. You do not have any homework.

1.30.13 More Punnett Square Pactice

Hello! I hope you are enjoying this brief spring interlude.

For periods 1, 3, and 5 your objective was to model how genes are passed down from parent to offspring using Punnett Squares. We started the lesson off with ps2.Remember that you will have one more practice warm up then turn in thee 4th PS4 on Friday for a grade so make sure you are asking for clarification if you need it. Then you were given back your prob and herd rr to correct or complete for homework tonight. Then you worked with a partner to complete the Monohybrid crosses which you were to turn in today. If you finished in class you started gen_spbobreview which you will finish for homework tomorrow.

For period 6, your objective was to model how genes are passed down from parent to offspring using Punnett Squares. We started the lesson off with ps 1. You will have 3 warm up practices and then turn in the 4th warm up (Monday) for a grade so please make sure you are asking for help or clarification if you need it. If you are having trouble with Punnett Squares, check out these sites and tutorials:

This is a great virtual lab: BL_05.html

geneprob.htm

math_practice.html

psquprac.htm

punexam.html

mono.htm

and of course: punnettsquares.html

After viewing another Mr Parr Science Songs you used your Science Explorer: Cells and Heredity to complete the probability and heredity GR and prob and herd rr which you turned in. You do not have any homework tonight.

1.29.13 Probability and Heredity

Good afternoon! It seems strange to have a full day huh?

For periods 1, 3, and 5 your objective was to model how genes are passed down from parent to offspring using Punnett Squares. We started the lesson off with ps 1. You will have 3 warm up practices and then turn in the 4th warm up (Friday) for a grade so please make sure you are asking for help or clarification if you need it. If you are having trouble with Punnett Squares, check out these sites and tutorials:

This is a great virtual lab: BL_05.html

geneprob.htm

math_practice.html

psquprac.htm

punexam.html

mono.htm

and of course: punnettsquares.html

After viewing another Mr Parr Science Songs you used your Science Explorer: Cells and Heredity to complete the probability and heredity GR and prob and herd rr which you turned in. Whatever is not completed today will be homework tomorrow. Tonight’s homework is to correct or complete more punnett square practice which you got back in class today and it is due tomorrow.

For period 6 your objective was to your objective was to model how genes are passed down from parent to offspring using Punnett Squares. We started the lesson off with asex acc predict. You then turned in your homework, asex-sex repd summary. Then we watched a Mr. Parr science song and then worked with a partner to predict the probability of an off spring having specific characteristics in more punnett square practice which you turned in. You do not have any homework.

1.28.13 Punnett Square Practice

Hello! Hope you enjoyed your 2 hour delay this morning and your early release Friday, I could get used to this!

For periods 1, 3, and 5 your objective was to model how genes are passed down from parent to offspring using Punnett Squares. We started the lesson off with asex acc predict. You then turned in your homework, asex-sex repd summary. Then we watched a Mr. Parr science song and then worked with a partner to predict the probability of an off spring having specific characteristics in more punnett square practice which you turned in. You do not have any homework.

For period 6, your objective was to apply the principles of genetics by investigating Gregor Mendel and his discoveries. We started the lesson off with reproduction 3 in which we had a great discussion about the lack of genetic variation with asexual reproduction. Then we were introduced to Gregor Mendel and Reginald Punnett through a few videos: The Law of Inheritance (schneiderdf, Student) , and Brainpop: Heredity (Sligoms, brainpop). Then you had a chance to practice using a Punnett Square in bp practice. Then we started to go through Lemming Practice using this website. Your homework today is asex-sex repd summary and is due tomorrow.

1.25.13 Punnett Squares

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you but I love a three-day school week especially with a 2 hour delay!

For all periods, your objective was to apply the principles of genetics by investigating Gregor Mendel and his discoveries. We started the lesson off with reproduction 3 in which we had a great discussion about the lack of genetic variation with asexual reproduction. Then we were introduced to Gregor Mendel and Reginald Punnett through a few videos: The Law of Inheritance (schneiderdf, Student), , and Brainpop: Heredity (Sligoms, brainpop). Then you had a chance to practice using a Punnett Square in bp practice. Then we started to go through   Lemming Practice using this website. Your homework today is asex-sex repd summary and is due on Monday.

1.24.13 Meiosis and Asexual Reproduction Review

I hope you enjoyed your morning off!

For period 1, your objective was to describe how organisms prepare for sexual reproduction by modeling meiosis. We started the lesson with asex repr warm up. Then we went over what you remember about mitosis, (great job!) You remembered it creates a daughter cell that is an exact copy of the parent cell and occurs in your body to allow organisms to repair and grow.  Then we watched Cells Alive: meiosis to see the process in action. Then you had a chance to model mitosis and meiosis using meiosis activity and these graphics: meiosis and mitosis diagrams meiosis showing DNA doubling We then started the analysis questions. We will finish these tomorrow. You do not have any homework.

For periods 3, 5, and 6, your objective was to analyze the genetic variation takes place by meiosis and compare that to asexual reproduction. We started the lesson with asex repr warm up 2. Then we finished up on the analysis questions from meiosis activity together. Then you had a chance to work with a partner to complete Asexual Reproduction and Meiosis using the Science Explorer: Cells and Heredity textbook. You do not have any homework.

1.23.13 Asexual and Sexual Reproduction

Good afternoon and welcome back!

For period 1, We started the lesson off with review warm up. From our discussion, it’s clear we needs some review of mitosis and unicellular organisms, here are some great sites with videos Single-Cells Organisms, from brain pop brainnpop (sligoms, brainpop) asexual Reproduction, bacteria, and mitosis. Here’s one that shows the steps of mitosis . Cells Alive is a great site with animations of cell organelles, cell cycle, and mitosis. Then we watched    Then you got into groups and worked on the Cell division and reproduction lab  using asex definitions and asex images. You do not have any homework :)

For periods 3, 5 and 6 your objective was to describe how organisms prepare for sexual reproduction by modeling meiosis. We started the lesson with asex repr warm up. Then we went over what you remember about mitosis, (great job!) You remembered it creates a daughter cell that is an exact copy of the parent cell and occurs in your body to allow organisms to repair and grow. We watched as a review of the mitosis process. Then we watched Cells Alive: meiosis, or Meiosis Narrated and to see the process in action. Then you had a chance to model mitosis and meiosis using meiosis activity and these graphics: meiosis and mitosis diagrams meiosis showing DNA doubling We then started the analysis questions. We will finish these tomorrow. You do not have any homework.