Friday, January 18, 2019

PBS Act 2.1.1 GTT PreLab Glucose Tolerance Test

Glucose tolerance test
The glucose tolerance test is a lab test to check how your body breaks down sugar.  The most common glucose tolerance test is the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).
Before the test begins, a sample of blood will be taken.   You will then be asked to drink a liquid containing a certain amount of glucose (usually 75 grams). Your blood will be taken again every 30 to 60 minutes after you drink the solution.
The test takes up to 3 hours.

Thursday, January 18, 2018


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

PBS12 Act 3.3.3 Henrietta's Tumor

Listen to the Radiolab segment, “Henrietta’s Tumor,” a segment about the story of Henrietta Lacks, the woman behind the extraordinary HeLa human cell line. This human cell line has led to some of the most remarkable medical advancements in the last 50 years, ranging from the development of the polio vaccine to chemotherapy drugs.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

PBS build a baby

PBS 3.3.1 Mitosis Meiosis Review, make a Venn Diagram

Review of Mitosis vs Meiosis.....

  1. Have your Notes ready.
  2. Go to this PBS website to see an animation of Mitosis/Meiosis....... click here and click the animation button/graphic.
  3. Go to McGraw website to see this comparison animation, then click this Comparison of Meiosis and Mitosis (320.0K) here to start.
  4. Further complete a Venn diagram.
  5. Good Luck on Quiz

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Surviving Flu Season

Excellent article about the H3N2 flu. Check it out!

PBS Act 3.3.1

1. Please go to this website at the University of Utah, Learn here

2. Please understand how to read a karyotype, centromere and chromosomes.

How can cells end up with too many or too few chromosomes?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

DriveWell Volunteers

SkyWell is launching our driving campaign, "Don't Get Rekt", and we need your help! We are seeking volunteers to solicit students to Take the Pledge at the home basketball game this Friday. Please submit your name using the form below if you are able to help!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

PBS12 Act 3.1.2 Sickle Cell Disease SCD Complications

CDC Complications

Complications slideshow of Sx Tx

Friday, December 8, 2017

PBS 3.1.1 Blood Detectives

Hematocrit  "CRIT"

 The hematocrit measures how much space in the blood is occupied by red blood cells. It is useful when evaluating a person for anemia. Blood drawn from a fingerstick is often used for hematocrit testing. The blood fills a small tube, which is then spun in a small centrifuge. As the tube spins, the red blood cells go to the bottom of the tube, the white blood cells cover the red in a thin layer called the buffy coat, and the liquid plasma rises to the top. The spun tube is examined for the line that divides the red cells from the buffy coat and plasma. The height of the red cell column is measured as a percent of the total blood column. The higher the column of red cells, the higher the hematocrit. The hematocrit test can also be done on an automated instrument as part of a complete blood count. It is also called Packed Red Cell Volume or Packed Cell Volume, or abbreviated as Hct or Crit. The test is covered by insurance when medically necessary. Results are usually available the same or following day.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

H&M Public Health Opportunity

I would like to inform you about a unique opportunity for your students: the first Health Equity High School Summit hosted by the University of Michigan School of Public Health and The Health Equity Leadership Pipeline Collaborative in the Health Management and Policy Department.

Taking place on March 24th at the School of Public Health, the summit’s mission is to introduce high school students to the discipline of public health and health disparities. To expose high school students to the complexities of addressing health disparities, they will engage in a team case study competition, have the opportunity to interact with health professionals and students, listen to a renown public health professional present a keynote speech, and participate in a series of workshops on broad health disparity topics. The summit will be an all day event, free of charge, and food will be provided. This is when YOU become essential to the success of the summit! We are seeking support in spreading the word about this opportunity and were wondering if you would be interested in encouraging your students to sign-up. Is there any parent listserv that this announcement could be sent out in? This program would be particularly beneficial for any student interested in social justice!

Students can register today at Spots are limited, so we encourage students to register as soon as possible!

The conference webpage can be found using this link:

Monday, December 4, 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

SkyWell H&M Volunteer Hours Tuesday 5-8:00

This Tuesday in the Skyline Commons is a STEM EXPO for the Ann Arbor Public Schools and we need volunteers to staff the H&M BMS table.  You would talk with the elementary and middle schoolers as well as their parents describing your time in H&M magnet.  You will have some equipment on the table too to showcase what we learn about in the magnet.  You will receive 3 hours of service that we can also apply to your NHS if needed. 

If you are interested please let Mr. Bradley or Ms. Vincent know.

Thank you

Saturday, December 2, 2017


Thanks;  This is the link that Nikhila made for the magnet

Friday, December 1, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

PBS2 Act 2.3.3 Diabetes Complications

Diabetes Complications LINK

PBS1 Act 2.3.3 Diabetes Complications

Diabetes mellitus complications PBS1 LINK

Gummy BEAR

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Act 2.3.2 Diabetic Emergency

PBS2 Diabetes Party Sign up

Thank you to Ayanna B Lead from 2nd Hr for organizing......LINK

Thank you to Nikliha for organizing 1st

PBS34 Act 1.1.1 Crime Scene Analysis

How did she die?
(Your grade depends on it)