Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
~Edwin Powell Hubble, The Nature of Science, 1954

Table of Contents



Day 1 February 1st, 2010


Day 2 February 2nd, 2010

  • Introductory Activity
    • Sensory/Motor Neurons versus The Shoe Lace
  • Textbook sign out
  • Notes: Introduction to the the neuron.

Day 3 February 3rd, 2010

  • Notes:
    • Anatomy of a Neuron
    • Introduction to Information Processing
  • Quiz #1 is on Friday
    • Quiz includes notes based on the following notes
    • Guiding statements for the quiz (knowing the following will help you on the quiz)
      • Define the following terms:

        • axon

        • central nervous system

        • dendrite

        • effector neurons
        • interneurons (association neurons)

        • motor (efferent) neurons

        • myelin sheath
        • neurilemma
        • nodes of Ranvier

        • parasympathetic nerves
 
 
 

        • receptor neurons

        • Schwann cell
        • sensory (afferent) neurons

        • somatic nerves

        • sympathetic nerves

      • Describe the:
        • difference between the somatic and autonomic nervous system
        • factors that affect the speed of a nerve impulse
        • difference between white matter and grey matter of the brain
        • role of the neurilemma
      • Label a diagram of a neuron



Day 4 February 4th, 2010


Day 5 February 5th, 2010

  • Nervous System Quiz #1
  • Notes on the Action Potential

Day 6 February 8th, 2010


Day 7 February 9th, 2010



Day 8 February 10th, 2010

  • Finished action potential notes
  • Started synapse notes

Day 9 February 11th, 2010


Day 10 February 12th, 2010




Day 11 February 16th, 2010

  • Notes on the brain

Day 12 February 17th, 2010


Day 13 February 18th, 2010

  • Notes on the Eye

Day 14 February 19th, 2010

  • Class time to work on the Brain Flip Chart
    • Parts to include:
      • Cerebrum
      • Cerebral cortex
      • Thalamus
      • Hypothalamus
      • Frontal Lobe
      • Parietal Lobe
      • Temporal Lobe
      • Occipital Lobe
      • Primary Motor Cortex
      • Primary Somatosensory Cortex
      • Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area
      • Midbrain
      • Cerebellum
      • Pons
      • Medulla oblongata
      • Olfactory bulbs
  • Notes on the Eye

Day 15 February 22nd, 2010


Day 16 February 23rd, 2010

  • Notes on the Ear
  • Eye Dissection

Day 17 February 24th, 2010

  • Finished Sense Notes
  • Quiz Next Class (Monday) on all of the ear and eye notes
    • Guiding Statements
    • Describe the process of sound being converted from sound energy to being processed in the brain.
    • Identify and describe the parts of the eye including but not limited to:
      • aqueous humour
      • bipolar cells
      • cells of the optic nerve
      • choroid
      • cillary muscles
      • cones
      • cornea
      • fovea centralis
      • lens
      • light-sensitive cells
      • ligments
      • optic disk
      • optic nerves
      • pigmented epithelium
      • retina
      • rods
      • sclera
      • suspensory ligments
      • vitreous humor
    • Describe the pathology of the following conditions
      • cataract
      • myopia
      • glaucoma
      • hyperopia
      • astigmatism
    • Describe how your eye adjusts to far away and close objects
    • Describe how your eye adjusts to bright and dim environments objects
    • Describe the role of rhodopsin in vision
    • Define:
      • positive afterimage
      • negative afterimage
      • blind spot
      • accommodation reflex
    • Identify and describe the parts of the ear including but not limited to:
      • auditory canal
      • auditory nerve
      • basilar membrane
      • cochlea
      • eustachian tube
      • incus
      • malleus
      • organ of corti
      • ossicles
      • oval window
      • pinna
      • round window
      • semicircular canals
      • stapes
      • tympanic membrane
      • vestibule
      • utricle
      • saccule
    • Label a diagram of the ear and eye.


Day 18 March 1st, 2010

  • Nervous System Quiz #4 (Ear and Eye (senses only no brain bits)

Day 19 March 2nd, 2010

Day 20 March 3rd, 2010

  • Nervous System Quiz #5
    • covers the entire Nervous System
    • all diploma style questions.

Day 21 March 4th, 2010

Day 22 March 5th, 2010

  • Unit Final, Nervous System

Day 23 March 8th, 2010

  • Make up day for Nervous System Unit Exam.
    • Exam must me made up during your spare today or after school.

Day 24 March 9th, 2010

Day 25 March 10th, 2010

  • Endocrine Notes

Day 26 March 11th, 2010

Day 27 March 12th, 2010

  • Quiz #3 Overview of the entire Endocrine Unit

Day 28 March 15th, 2010

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Day 29 March 16th, 2010


Day 30 March 17th, 2010

  • Notes on the structure of DNA
  • Mini-quiz tomorrow:
    • Describe the contribution of the following people to the discovery of DNA as the unit of heredity
      • Chargaff
      • Roslyn Franklin
      • Watson & Crick
      • Griffith
      • Heshey and Chase
    • Describe the structure characteristics of DNA in words.
    • Draw a diagram of DNA including the bases, sugars, phosphates, 5' end, 3' end, nucleotides and appropriate number of hydrogen bonds.
    • Describe complementary base pairing.

Day 31 March 18th, 2010

  • Mini-quiz #1
  • Notes on DNA replication

Day 32 March 19th, 2010



Day 33 March 22nd, 2010

  • Notes on Central Dogma, DNA transcription
  • Mini-quiz tomorrow:
    • Numeric Response Vocabulary and Diagram Quiz
      • Terms
        1. DNA Ligase
        2. DNA Polymerase I & II
        3. DNA Polymerase III
        4. Leading Strand
        5. Lagging Strand
        6. Nucleotide
        7. Helicase
        8. Okazaki Fragments
        9. Semi-conservative replication
      • Diagram
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Day 34 March 23rd, 2010

  • Miniquiz #2
  • Notes on Central Dogma

Day 35 March 24th, 2010

Day 36 March 25th, 2010

Day 37 March 26th, 2010

  • DNA Relication "A Semi-conservative Love Story" due by 3:05 p.m.
  • DNA Test #1
  • Biotechnology Notes

Day 38 April 5th, 2010

  • notes on Biotechnology

Day 39 April 6th, 2010

Day 40 April 7th, 2010



Day 41 April 8th, 2010

  • notes on the cell cycle (introduction)
  • Quiz tomorrow
    • 21 questions
      • from History of DNA to end of Biotechnology section.
      • some helpers (things you need to know but not the only things you need to know)
        • describe the process of DNA replication including the enzymes involved.
        • transcribe DNA to mRNA and translate mRNA to amino acids.
        • describe the tools of biotechnology (PCR, Gel electrophoresis, Ligase, Restriction Enzymes, methylase)
        • define recombinant DNA
        • read a gel electrophoresis
        • describe a mutagen and carcinogen.
        • describe the different types of mutations.

Day 42 April 9th, 2010



Day 43 April 12th, 2010

  • Finished Notes on Mitosis
  • Quiz tomorrow.
    • You need to know from the begging of the Cell division notes (see linked file above) to the end of cloning. The majority of the quiz is identifying the stages of the Cell Cycle (G1, S and G2) and the stages of the Mitosis (Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase & Cytokinesis)
    • Some terms to help you
      • Interphase, Growth 1 Phase, DNA Synthesis Phase, Growth 2 Phase,
      • Mitosis, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, Cytokinesis
      • Diploid (2n), Haploid (n)
      • Sex Cell (Gamete)
      • Somatic Cell (Body cells other than)
      • Eukaryotic versus Prokaryotic

  • Mitosis in real time, looks cool

  • This explains what is happening but does not identify the stages.


  • This one is well done and shows the stages, there is a bit of lab though.



Day 44 April 13th, 2010

  • Mitosis Quiz
  • Notes on Meiosis

Day 45 April 14th, 2010


Day 46 April 15th, 2010

  • Review

Day 47 April 16th, 2010

  • Genetics Unit Final

Day 48 April 19th, 2010

Day 49 April 20th, 2010

Day 50 April 21st, 2010


Day 51 April 22nd, 2010

  • Male Anatomy Quiz
  • Notes on Form and Function of the Male Reproductive Anatomy


Day 52 April 23rd, 2010

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Day 53 April 26th, 2010

  • Notes on the Anatomy of the Female Reproduction System
  • Quiz tomorrow on Male reproduction, the quiz is on:
    • Class notes from the beginning of male reproduction (introduction and anatomy) to the end (Friday's notes on hormonal control)
    • Textbook pages: 478 to 480, 492 to 495, 568 to 569. *Remember to only study male aspects*
    • There will also be a few Life Cycle questions from the quiz we did as practise in class.


Day 54 April 27th, 2010



Day 55 April 28th, 2010


Day 56 April 29th, 2010

  • Notes on Fertilization
  • Great Sperm Race Part 3

  • Great Sperm Race Part 4


Day 57 April 30th. 2010


  • Great Sperm Race Part 6


Day 58 May 3rd, 2010

  • Notes on Devevlopment
  • Link to PBS video on human development
  • Workbook on Form and Function of the Male and Female Reproductive Anatomy
  • Female Reproductive Quiz tomorrow, includes anatomy, the menstrual cycle, and fertilization. The quiz does not include extra-embryonic structures.
    • Some guiding statements to help you out:
      • Describe when during a female’s reproductive cycle the following hormones will be the highest, there individual roles and where they are produced.
        • luteinizing hormone
        • follicle stimulating hormone
        • estrogen
        • progesterone
      • Describe where the following events occur:
        • ovulation
        • fertilization
        • implantation
        • fetal development
      • Describe the environmental conditions of the vagina and the reasons why those conditions exist.
      • Compare the structure of the ovum to that of a sperm
      • Define oogenesis
      • State when and how the polar bodies are formed.
      • Describe the role of the corpus luteum in maintaining pregnancy.
      • Describe the role of progesterone in the menstrual cycle.
      • Describe the four phase of the females reproductive cycle.
      • Describe the roles of that hormones play on the onset of puberty.
      • Describe the form and functions of the parts of the female reproductive organ.

Day 59 May 4th, 2010

  • Female Reproduction Quiz

Day 60 May 5th, 2010


Day 61 May 6th, 2010

  • Notes on Twins, STDs and Reproductive Technologies
  • Quiz tomorrow on Developement
  • Key to the quiz:

    • Define:
      • endometrium
      • fertilization
      • ovulation
      • grastulation
      • cleavage
      • meiosis
      • ovum
      • oocyte
      • blastocyst
      • morphogenesis
      • differentiation
      • implantation
      • gastrulation
      • colstrum
      • relaxin
      • Prolactin
      • oxytocin
      • estrogen
      • progesterone
      • human chorionic gonadotropic hormone
      • Teratogens
      • ectoderm
      • mesoderm
      • endoderm
      • SRY gene
    • When does an ovum become a:
      • Zygote
      • Fetus
      • Embryo
    • Describe the roles that hormones play in maintaining pregnancy.
    • Describe the roles of the:
      • Chorion
      • Yolk sac
      • Amniotic cavity
      • Placenta

Day 62 May 7th, 2010

  • Quiz on Fertilization to the end of Lactation


Day 63 May 10th, 2010

  • Reproduction Review

Day 64 May 11th, 2010

  • Reproduction Unit Exam

Day 65 May 12th, 2010

  • Start of Heredity Notes

Day 66 May 13th , 2010

  • Mono and Dihybrid Crosses

Day 67 May 14th, 2010


Day 68 May 17th, 2010

Day 69 May 18th, 2010

  • Quiz
  • Blood typing

Day 70 May 19th, 2010

  • Dihybrid practice, pedigree charts

Day 71 May 20th, 2010

  • Pedigree Charts, and gene mapping

Day 72 May 21st, 2010

  • Gene mapping

Day 73 May 24th, 2010

Day 74 May 25th, 2010

  • Practise Recombinant Gene Question
  • Reviewed Heredity Assignment
  • Started Populations Unit

Day 75 May 26th, 2010

  • Heredity Unit Exam

Day 76 May 27th, 2010

  • Populations Introduction
  • Hardy-Wienberg Calculation

Day 77 May 31st, 2010


Day 78 June 1st, 2010

  • Hardy-Weinberg Practise Day


Day 79 June 2nd, 2010

Day 80 June 3rd, 2010


Day 81 June 4th, 2010


Day 82 June 7th, 2010


Day 83 June 8th, 2010

  • Review of all calculations

Day 84 June 9th, 2010

  • Polulations Quiz

Day 85 June 10th. 2010

  • Review

Day 86 June 11th, 2010

  • Populations Final

Day 87 June 14th, 2010

  • English Part A
  • Biology 30 Review

Day 88 June 15th, 2010

  • Social Studies Part B
  • Biology Review

Day 89 June 16th, 2010

  • Replacement Biology Final

Review Books for Extra Marks


LAST CLASS EVER!

  • Review class June 18th, tentatively 12:00 to 3:00


ALBERTA EDUCATION DIPLOMA EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

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