Cell Reproduction & Genetics

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Whiteboard shot of "steps to writing a research paper"

Update: CBE style has been changed to CSE (Council of Science Editors)

 

Need a Journal? Try HiWire or Google Scholar

You will know you have a journal article if it is formatted like a science lab: Abstract, Background, Methods, Results, and Discussion. They are where scientist make their findings known.

Mock research paper using CSE style literature cited.

Research Paper Assignment

2008-9 Exemplary Paper turned in by Vanessa Zin (appendix not included in file)

Exemplary Paper in PDF

Rubric for Evaluation

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Honors
Biology

Earth Academy
Biology

Oct 26

Tuesday

 

 

Students will know the role of chromosomes in determining an individual's sex.

Students will know why approximately half of an individual's DNA sequence comes from each parent.

1) Open notes photosynthesis and respiration test
2) The "Chrom" words & Karyotypes

normal female, normal male, down syndrome, turner syndrome, Kleinfelter syndrome

Homework: Vocab & Cues from p118; Cornell notes p118-124

1) Open notes photosynthesis and respiration test
2) The "Chrom" words & Karyotypes

normal female, normal male, down syndrome, turner syndrome, Kleinfelter syndrome

Homework: Vocab & Cues from p118

Oct 28

Thursday

Periods 1,3,5

Students will know only certain cells in a multicellular organism undergo meiosis.

1) 1st Semester Research Paper Assignment
2) Mitosis Stages
3) Time for Mitosis Lab
4) Online Mitosis Stages Tutorial

Homework: research paper sources due Monday: 1) 6 authored sources 2) copied into gambassa.com SHARE web documents (1 for each source); 3) named by "Author's last name & Date of publication" with no punctuation; 4) url of source at the top of web document 5) 60 pts possible with 10 pts for each authored source.

1) Mitosis Stages
2 ) Time for Mitosis Lab
3) Online Mitosis Stages Tutorial

Homework: Cornell Notes pp 118-124 in this link

Mon

Nov 1

 

1) Finish Time for Mitosis Lab & writeup

Homework: 6 authored sources in gambassa web documents

1) Finish Time for Mitosis Lab & writeup

Tues

Nov 2

 

 

1) Cell Cycle
2) Mitosis vs Meiosis
3) Meiosis I & II Diagrams
4) Genetics Wedding Ceremonies (in prep for making baby with lab partner)

Homework: highlight web documents with background yellow; prep SNB for notebook check (table of contents pics 1, 2)

1) Cell Cycle
2) Mitosis vs Meiosis
3) Meiosis I & II Diagrams
4) Genetics Wedding Ceremonies (in prep for making baby with lab partner)

Thurs

Nov 4

  1) How to edit and correct web documents (calls made home for everybody not completing assignment)
2) Types of inheritance (Dom & Rec; Intermediate; Polygenic; & Gender)
3) Partner with "spouse" and make a baby for 31 of their facial traits
1) Types of inheritance (Dom & Rec; Intermediate; Polygenic; & Gender)
2) Partner with "spouse" and make a baby for 31 of their facial traits

Mon

Nov 8

 

1) How to make anchors in web documents on Gambassa
2) Continue Baby Face Lab

Homework: Place anchors in all research paper web documents created on Gambassa

1) How to make anchors in web documents on Gambassa
2) Continue Baby Face Lab

Tues

Nov 9

 

1) How to assign yourself and your teacher your "report project" on Gambassa
2) How to do parenthetical references
3) Finish all genetic decisions on the baby
4) Handed out vocab list for quiz on Monday (Quia.com)
5) Start baby face drawings

Homework: 1) study for vocab quiz; 2) Write "findings" first 2 sections of your paper: "What does one do?" & "How does one prepare & certify?" Assign yourself the paper under "Projects" "Start New Project"; assign Ken Pitts as your manager in step 2 by going to "all managers"...write paper under "Work List" tab. Finish all requested tasks by Monday.

1) Finish all genetic decisions on the baby
2) Handed out vocab list for quiz on Monday (Quia.com)
3) Start baby face drawings

Homework: study for vocab quiz

Mon

Nov 29

 

1) Grade SNB's
2) Revisit Research Papers
3) Review genetics

Homework: Res Papers

1) DNA & RNA discussion
2) Vocab n Cues

Tues

Nov 30

 

1) DNA & RNA processes (replication, transcription, & translation)
2) DNA competition coding activity

Homework: Res Papers (any student not done with 1st 2 sections of paper by midnight receives a 0/200)

1) DNA & RNA processes (replication, transcription, & translation)
2) DNA competition coding activity

Dec 11

Saturday

Eagle Hike  

Eagle Trail Hike to Lone Oak
-see instructions and map
-use yahoo maps rather than google maps if you want to find us

 

Dec 13

Monday

  1) DNA Processes Vocab Quiz PRACTICE 1) DNA Processes Vocab Quiz PRACTICE

Jan 18

Tuesday

  1) Review of pedigrees
2) Hardy-Weinberg problems
3) Human Genetics Problems
1) Review of Pedigrees
2) Human Genetics Problems
3) Planting future community pomegranate trees
   

1) Sex-influenced traits
2) Hardy-Weinberg review
3) Human Genetics Problems

Homework: study for human genetics test (vocab on Quia.com) 25 human genetic problems,& 15 vocabulary

1) Pedigree review
2) Sex-influenced traits
3) Hardy-Weinberg problems

Homework: study for human genetics test (vocab on Quia.com) 25 human genetic problems,& 15 vocabulary