Tuesday, January 30, 2018

PBS Heart Quiz

University of Minnesota Quiz
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Click here.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

PBS 2.1.2 Research how insulin controls glucose uptake by cells

Medication link........click
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 Colorado........click here. 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

PBS 2.1.1 GTT Post Lab

1.    Describe how Glucose Tolerance Testing can be used to diagnose diabetes.   2.    Explain why insulin injections are not the course of treatment for all diabetics.

Thursday, January 18, 2018


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.
Source http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003466.htm

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) ....click 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 Genetics.......click 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!