This course begins the study of introductory biology. Topics include the cell and cellular transport, diversity of life, homeostasis of human biology systems and population biology.
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McGraw-Hill Ryerson Biology
Tues Sept 16: Please review our notes and discussion exploring how to construct a scale biological drawing. Students then completed this drawing for the onion cell.
Microscope Learning Check Thurs Sept 18
Microscope Lab Report Due Fri Sept 19
Including Biological Drawing and Q1-10a
Mon Sept 15:
Students prepared a wet mount of an onion cell and calculated its biological
Microscope Learning Check - Thurs Sept 18
Fri Sept 12: Students completed the Learning Check. Please review the formula for calculating biological size. We completed a sample calculation and then students used a prepared slide on an amoeba to practice focusing and calculating biological size. More work with this next day!
Wed Sept 10: Please review our notes and discussion exploring terms related to the compound light microscope: (a) total magnification & calculations, (b) field of view, (c) depth of field (thread illustration), (d) working distance, (e) resolving power, (f) image inversion, (g) specimen, (h) wet mount (note procedure) and (i) permanent slide.
Homework - Scientist Learning Check Fri Sept 12
Tues Sept 9: Please
review our continued notes and discussion of scientists who contributed
to the Cell Theory: (b) Leewenhoek, (c) Brown, (d) Schleiden, (e)
Schwann, (f) Braun and (f) Virchow. Note the 4 points composing the
Cell Theory. We then started Lab 1: Caring for and Using the
Microscope. Note parts of the microscope and their functions. Be able to label a diagram of the microscope.
Homework - Scientist Learning Fri Sept 12
Fri Sept 5: Please
review our continued notes and discussion exploring the spontaneous
generation / biogenesis debate: (2) Needham, (3) Spallanzani and (4)
Pasteur. Also note the contributions of scientists toward the Cell
Theory: (1) Hooke...to be continued.
Thurs Sept 4: Students were given copies of course outlines and textbooks were distributed. We started our discussion of Unit 1: "Matter and Energy for Life". Please review our notes and discussion exploring the spontaneous generation / biogenesis debate. Be familiar with experiments of scientists that supported each of these theories on the origin of living cells: (1) Redi...to be continued.