• Friday, December 13th- TEST!

    Posted by Cheryl Bruno on 12/13/2019

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    • Locker clean out
    • CNN

    Science-

    • TEST on Microbes, diseases, and biotechnology
    • Research on biomes
      • Click on biome type to find information
      • Fill in chart using this site
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  • Thursday, December 12th- Review for Test

    Posted by Cheryl Bruno on 12/12/2019

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    • Week#3 remediation
    • Science Review Game- Stinky Feet

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    • Microbes Vocabulary Matching
    • Unit Review Info
    • Practice Questions
    • Test Tomorrow!
    • Extra Credit due tomorrow!
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  • Wednesday, December 11th- Review for Test

    Posted by Cheryl Bruno on 12/11/2019

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    • Week 3 Remediation
    • SSR

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    • Biotech Examples Matching
    • Review Game- Microbes Attack
    • TEST on Friday
    • Extra Credit due Friday!
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  • Tuesday, December 10th- Biotech Considerations and Review

    Posted by Cheryl Bruno on 12/10/2019

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    • Week 3 remediation
    • SSR

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    • Biotech Considerations notes- fill in the blanks
      • Why is NC focused on BIOtech?
        ECONOMICs- money and jobs!!
        Agriculture is #1 (most common use in NC)
        Pharmaceuticals  (making medicine) is 2nd most common
        Create new products to help citizens
        Crops/meat that are more nutritious by adding proteins, vitamins, etc.
        Crops that are resistant to drought or pests, allowing farmers to produce more food
        Better tasting, longer life, or hardier plants
      • Considerations for using BIOtech products-
        Safety- #1 concern. Is it safe for humans or other organisms to use/consume?
        Harm to environment- will producing this new organism have unknown effects on the environment?
        Practicality- is there a good reason for this, can it be used?
        Ease of production- can it be produced in enough quantity to be profitable?
        Bioterrorism- could someone use as terror weapon
        Ethical?Would most people agree that it is acceptable to do this?
    • Extra Credit-
      • Create a study tool to use for this unit.  It can be a review slider, manila folder reviewer, or other method you get approved by me. Each tool should have 5-6 questions relating to a topic we've studied during this unit
      • Topics- Viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, Cause and vectors of diseases, epidemics and pandemics and how they are transmitted, Ways to prevent or treat diseases, Biotech methods and examples, and bitotech ethics, concerns, and careers/classes.
      • One point per tool, for a maximum of 10 points.
      • This is due on Friday, the day of the test, and should help you study for the test.
    • Review Game- Microbe rummy
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  • Monday, December 9th- Biotech Careers

    Posted by Cheryl Bruno on 12/9/2019

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    • Intramurals inside because of rain- silent ball
    • Collect forms for FCF Basketball trip

    Science

    • GMO and Biotech examples
    • Biotech careers notes-
      • BIOtech careers-
        Biochemist- person who studies the chemical processes inside living organisms
        Biomedical Engineer- person who designs materials (Stem cells, ID proteins in cells, build organs, etc.) to help human health.
        Epidemiologist- person who studies the passing and control of diseases in populations
        Microbiologist- person who studies microbes (structure, function, uses, etc.)
        Geneticist- person who studies the inheritance of traits and genes and their variation in humans
        Does NOT include doctors, farmers, or other people who use the BIOtech products. Focus on the ones who CREATE them.
    • GMO examples- spider silk goat, glow in the dark cat, Hunger Games' Mockingjay and Tracker Jacker, etc.
    • How would you GMO superheroes?
    • TEST on Microbes will be this Friday.  Topics includes microbes, diseases, and biotechnology
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  • Thursday, December 5th- Biotech uses

    Posted by Cheryl Bruno on 12/5/2019

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    • Club information- we will have clubs tomorrow
    • SSR/Remediation

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    • Measles in Samoa video- need for vaccinations
    • Heal, Feed, Sustain video- take notes on BIomaterials and problems being solved
    • Biotechnology and Pathogens WS- will finish tomorrow
    • Homework- Finish the Spiral (purple) for this week
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  • Wednesday, December 4th- Biotech Ethics and Uses

    Posted by Cheryl Bruno on 12/4/2019

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    • Remediation Week 3
    • SSR

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    • Biotechnology Continuums- ethical considerations for biotechnology
      • Individual choices
      • Variety of responses
      • Two consistent considerations- safety for humans and safety for the environment
    • HeLa Cells
      • Read short article about Henrietta Lacks
      • Video
      • Consent of the patient is required today
    • Uses of Biotechnology notes
      • Pharmaceuticals- make medicine, vaccines, etc.
      • Agriculture- growing food (plant or animal) with better traits
      • Environment- improve the environment.  Bioremediation is using microbes such as bacteria to clean up environmental wastes.  This was done with the Gulf Oil Spill
      • Criminal investigation- use fingerprints or DNA to determine who committed crime.  Have to use Biotech to make enough copies of the DNA to analyze
      • Genetics- tests that can determine where you came from, relationships between people, etc.
    • Spiral #3- Due Friday!!
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  • Tuesday, December 3rd- Biotech continued

    Posted by Cheryl Bruno on 12/3/2019

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    • Remediation Week #3
    • SSR or study for SS test using review sliders

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    • Click and Clone simulation
    • Hello Dolly article about first cloned sheep
    • Ethics of Biotechnology notes-
      • Ethics is the belief of what is right vs. what is wrong
      • "Should we do this?"
      • Religion influences this, as well as the belief that we should not change nature
      • Testing on living onganisms considerations
      • Who owns the products and can you own living things?
      • Use to fight hunger and diseases?
      • Use to save species?
    • Video on Good and bad of GMOs
    • Spiral #3- Due Friday
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  • Monday, December 2nd- Biotechnology

    Posted by Cheryl Bruno on 12/2/2019

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    • Intramurals- outside on track

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    • Read excerpt from The Hot Zone, about Ebola
      • Symptoms
      • Effects
      • What would you do
    • Notes on Biotechnology
      • Biotechnology is using microbes to make some product
      • Tools- Cells, proteins, and genes/DNA from microbes and eukaryotes
      • Traditional Biotech
        • uses whole organism, is considered more "natural", uses trial and error, and takes time- generations
        • Food Prep- using bacteria to make yogurt, yeast to make bread, and mold to make cheese
        • Selective Breeding- Breed organisms to have specific traits, such as corn with bigger ears or different dog breeds
        • Has been going on for thousands of years, since man first started growing crops and animals
      • Modern Biotech
        • Uses tools to insert/delete specific traits into an organism
        • GMO- Genetically Modified Organism created by genetically engineering a trait.  For example, the gene for human insulin is inserted into bacteria and the bacteria make the insulin needed by diabetics
        • Cloning- making an exact genetic duplicate by inserting one organism's complete set of chromosomes into a stem cell that can then become a new organism.  
    • Spiral #3- due on Friday
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  • Monday, November 25th- Disease Research cont

    Posted by Cheryl Bruno on 11/25/2019

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    • Intramurals in the gym
    • Canned Food Drive

    Science-

    • Disease Research
    • Groups of 1-3 students
    • Choose disease from list and research cause, symptoms, transmission, number affected, etc.
    • Place info in Presentation- Google slides, Prezi, Powerpoint
    • Due next Tuesday!

    Clubs signup

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