Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (Pay attention to the Date)
Friday,December 9, 2016
Work on Silvertech Projects
Homework: Read the following: Building a Face and take notes on the article. Also give your own opinion as to what you think about using DNA in the manner referred to in the article.
Extra Credit: To receive extra credit for the above homework you can also read I've Just Seen a Face and take notes on this article as well.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Homework: Watch: Forensics and answer the following: 1. Explain the issues in the Kirk Odom case. What evidence was used to convict him and what were the problems with that evidence? What evidence was used to exonerate him? 2. What are the issues with the use of hair analysis in foreniscs?
For extra credit on the above assignment: Read and summarize what you learned in:Fix the Flaws in Forensic Science and Junk Science at the FBI
Monday, December 5, 2016
Extra Credit A: Read Henrietta Lacks book chapters 9-11 and summarize what you have learned about Henrietta Lacks and the writing of the book.
Extra Credit B: Watch: The Era of Personal DNA Testing Is Here and do some research on the company related to the Ted talk. Present your information to the class with a brief slide presentation.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Extra Credit: Henrietta Lacks chapters 5-8/book discussion on Thursday at lunch
Friday, November 18, 2016
Work on STEM projects
No Homework over the break
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Finish lab designs and critique
Monday, November 14, 2016
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
Homework: Skin Cancer quiz on Wednesday
Extra Credit Reminder: 2-4 of Henrietta Lacks book, discussion at lunch of Wednesday
Thursday, November 3, 2016
EXTRA CREDIT: Read chapters 2-4 in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Book discussion on these chapters will be held Wednesday at lunch.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
1. Why is is not accurate to classify cancer as a single disease? What do all cancers have in common?
2. What is the difference between in situ cancer and metastatic cancer?
3. Why is a benign tumor not considered a cancer?
4. How many mutations does it take to turn a normal cell into a malignant cell? What is the difference between dysplasia and hyperplasia?
5. What is the origin of the name "cancer"?
6. What is some of the epidemiological evidence that helped to increase the understanding of the causes of cancer? What were some of the conclusions drawn from the evidence?
7. How is the discovery in 1910 of the submicroscopic agent found in a chicken tumor related to what we now know about cervical cancer?
Friday, October 28, 2016
Work on core projects
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Homework: Answer pre-lab questions on a separate piece of paper. Remember to use complete sentences. I am looking for in-depth responses. Create a flow chart for the procedure for the lab (only day 1).
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
STEM project time and Mini Rotations
Discuss HW and extra credit
This is the last day to turn in the Microscope Mitosis lab and the lab report for the PSA/HPV lab
Extra Credit: A. Research the winners of the 2016 Nobel Prizes for Chemistry and Physiology/Medicine.
You must record: Who won (not just the name but a mini biography), What did he/she discover (explain) and What is the importance of the work that they have done.
B. Obtain a copy of the book; The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Read the Prologue and chapter 1. Answer the following questions:
1. According to Defler, how important was the discovery of HeLa cells?
2. As a high school student, Skloot began researching HeLa cells to find out more about
Henrietta Lacks. Examine pages 5 and 6 and write down each step that Skloot took to
begin her research.
3. Review the notes on Henrietta’s medical history found on page 16. Based on the
objective details in her medical chart, what can you infer about Henrietta’s life and
4. Based on her medical chart, how would you describe Henrietta’s feelings about
5. What did Howard Jones find “interesting” about Henrietta’s medical history? What does
this finding suggest about Henrietta’s cancer?
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Interviewing senior citizens for core project
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
B. Use the internet to find out about BRCA2. Cite the source for your information
Monday, September 26, 2016
Buck Center Field Trip
Homework: See assignment given on Thursday, 9/22/16
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Buck Center Field Trip
Homework: Read the article Cancer Cells Work Together and answer the following questions (using complete sentences):
1. Why is a tumor referred to as a "little society" in this article?
2. Explain the link between mutations and cancer. Read the entire article before you answer this question.
3. Summarize the research of Dr. Archetti in one paragraph. What do you think are some of the pros and cons of his research?
Friday, September 15, 2016
Wednesday, September 13, 2016 (Pay attention to the date)
Extra Credit: Complete the virtual lab on plant and animal cells. The lab report submitted should include: Title, Data Table and Journal/Analysis questions. I will go over this in class.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Write out 10 important factors to remember when designing and completing a lab.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Homework: Read the following article: 37.2 Trillion: Galaxies or Human Cells?
A. Compare and contrast how one might determine the answer to the question given in the title of the article
B. What are some questions you have as a result of reading the article.
C. Why do you think this was published in a major U.S. newspaper?
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016