Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HBS 2.1.3 Motor Homunculus

PBS 2.1.2 Research how insulin controls glucose uptake by cells

CW: Research how insulin controls glucose uptake by cells:
ie., how insulin allows glucose to enter cell

  1. Make a simple drawing (cartoon) of how a signal molecule may bind to a receptor protein.
  2. Research how insulin signals a cell to take in glucose from the blood. Use the Internet or other resources to find information. Take notes in your journal. Record all the information from each of the sources you use so you can properly document or cite it later. Make note of sources with especially good diagrams or pictures.
  3. Choose 1-2 good sources of information that include diagrams, pictures and/ or interactive diagrams from the resources you examined. Properly document each of these sources, and under each documented source write an explanation of why it is a legitimate and reliable source of information about insulin and its effects on cells. Use additional paper if necessary.
You and your partner build 3D models based on your drawings and research.

An excellent resource is this website in here. 


Skytime please answer the two-question survey.  

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

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.

Cookie pick-up Afterschool Tuesday

Please make sure you make arrangements to pick up your cookies Tuesday after school. The cookies are frozen. There is no freezer refrigerator at school to store your cookie products.  If you have lost your receipts of who purchased what Mr. Bradley has a copy. I see him and Williams.

Homecoming Pep Rally 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

PBS ME A. Garcia File, Autopsy and Medical Reports Status

PBS ME A. Garcia File, Autopsy and Medical Reports Status

Monday, October 9, 2017

PBS 1.3.1 Autopsy

Section 501.1
Coroners may find the following definition of forensic pathology useful to their work. Forensic pathology isthe branch of medical practice that produces evidence useful in the criminal justice administration, public health and public safety. Under this definition are three key elements: Cause of Death, Manner of Death and Mechanism of Death.
The cause of death related to the disease, injury or abnormality that alone or together in some combination initiates the physical and biological malfunctions that eventually leads to death. The cause of death can be thought of in terms of underlying or immediate cause of death. For example, a driver of an automobile dies in a single vehicle accident. The autopsy discloses that the driver had a blood alcohol level of 0.25 and the driver's heart had been pierced by a metal rod. The underlying cause of death would be penetrating trauma to the chest, the mechanism of death would be heart failure due to the penetrating metal rod, and acute alcohol intoxication would be listed as a contributing factor.
The manner of death pertains to the way the death occurred. Social relationships and personal causation are two elements involved in determining manner of death. Examples are the self-inflicted injuries of a suicide victim and the fatal injuries incurred as a result of an accidental fire in a home. The usual classifications of death are: natural, accident, suicide, homicide or undetermined.

The mechanism of death refers to the process of death, in which failure of one or more vital organs due to injury, disease or natural events. For example, the mechanism of death for many diabetics is kidney failure. Other body organs, such as the liver, are adversely affected by kidney failure and death may follow. The actual cause of death may be due to heart or liver failure, but the diabetes was responsible for initiating the death process.

Caution: The pathologist will, or may, offer both a cause and manner of death in his/her report of the post- mortem. However, the coroner is not bound by this report in determining manner of death. Often you will have additional information that was gathered at the death scene. This additional information and the results of the autopsy will often allow you to reach a more accurate determination of the manner of death.

Note: If there is a disagreement with the findings of the pathologist, the coroner and pathologist should strive to arrive at a consensual view. This is necessary, as such a disagreement could prove embarrassing to one or both parties, if it is brought out in court at a later date.

Note: The mechanism of death should not be noted on the death certificate. (It is unnecessary and could create
confusion or doubt in non-medical personnel.)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

PBS2 Survey



Today you are going to take a survey. You will be asked a number of questions relating to your perceptions of yourself, teachers, classes and Skyline as a whole. We appreciate you taking the time to give us a chance to understand your thoughts and experiences. This survey will be used to improve students' academic experiences here at Skyline. Please be as honest as possible.

When it asks you to identify a trusting adult, please remember that you can select as many as you like by using the command (or control) key.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

PBS Act 1.2.3 DNA suspects, RFLP

Restriction enzyme, also called restriction endonuclease, a protein produced by bacteria that "cuts" DNA at specific sites along the molecule.  Super Important in the magnet.  We purchase them, keep them in freezer ready for use.  Mr. Bradley will refer to them as molecular scissors, endonuclease, restriction enzyme, or simply "cuts."  We use restriction enzymes in all core magnet classes and magnet electives.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

MI Seniors--Field Trip to St. Joe's

We will be visiting the Sim Center at St. Joe's hospital on Tuesday, October 10. Please see the map for directions and the agenda. Arrive by 8:30 am at the Simulation Center, 5303 Elliot Drive. I'm looking forward to a fun day of learning!

SkyWell Science Of Wellness workday

Monday, October 2, 2017

Scholarship Opportunity

Please see the information regarding a scholarship opportunity for those of you interested in pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field after high school. This scholarship is for students with a financial need and from underrepresented groups (African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Pacific Islander, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian).

PBS 1.2.1 DNA

What is banding??

PBS DNA Keychain - What is a Nucleic Acid? Nucleotide? Nitrogenous base?

Nucleic acids are large biomolecules that allow organisms to transfer genetic information from one generation to the next.

There are two types of nucleic acids:
  1. deoxyribonucleic acid (better known as DNA) and 
  2. ribonucleic acid (better known as RNA). 
Nucleic Acids:  Nucleic acids are composed of nucleotide monomers linked together.

Nucleotides contain three parts:
  1. A Nitrogenous Base 
  2. A Five-Carbon Sugar 
  3.  A Phosphate Group 

Nucleotides are linked together to form polynucleotide chains. Nucleotides are joined to one another by covalent bonds between the phosphate of one and the sugar of another. These linkages are called
phosphodiester linkages. Phosphodiester linkages form the sugar-phosphate backbone of both DNA and RNA. 

Adenine = B4!!  These include vegetables, Brewer’s yeast, eggs, fresh fruits, whole grains in breads and oats, + raw honey

Humans are suppose to eat
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Nucleic Acids  helps make DNA, RNA and ATP when linked with ribose

Friday, September 29, 2017

PBS DNA part II post lab, part I prelab

Microscopic oxygen bubbles “aggregate,”  or “fuse” together, as the DNA precipitates. The larger, visible air bubbles “lift” the DNA out of solution.

From Science Guy In A Tie

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

HBS DNA Detectives

PBS SkyWell Mission File

Please check out www.a2SkyWell,
to print off the Mission File and Form #1,
plus the Four Question Strategy.
Good luck

Today we will use the ScienceDaily website to get some ideas in wellness.
SkyWell Expo Feb 21, 2018
Your final team poster will look like the example on display in Williams.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017