Monthly Archives: January 2013

Makin’ Protein

How to make hot pockets protein: DNA is the “code of life,” which is really just a cute way of saying that it contains the instructions for making proteins. DNA is in the nucleus. Proteins get made at ribosomes out … Continue reading

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Protein synthesis

There are lots of great resources out there, but this is a good place to start.  

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DNA replication

Download these notes on DNA and RNA please: DNA-notes Today we’ll talk about the process of copying DNA, replication. Let’s take an interactive look at the structure of DNA and the process of replication. Go to Explore Learning (I’ll give you the login/password … Continue reading

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DNA yay

Before you do anything else, let’s see what you already know. DNA Pretest Enter your answers in this google form Let’s build some DNA. Here’s the instructions: How to Build DNA origami Resources: We’ll use this site a lot: Learn.Genetics.Utah A … Continue reading

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DNA structure

  This is a big topic!  And an important one. We’ll start by looking at the structure of DNA, then studying two important processes – replication and protein synthesis.  I will give you some handouts in class, but here are … Continue reading

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Plant Pigment Chromatography Lab

Today we’ll be extracting pigments from spinach leaves and then separating them based on their molecular properties (size, charge, etc) Here’s the lab instructions: Separation of chlorophyll Here’s some reference notes on the pigments: photosynthetic pigments And here’s an online website that … Continue reading

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Mrs Dickinson – Weekly update Jan 7-11

What have we done this week? This week we have begun the topic of photosynthesis.  We covered the basic theory, then did some online simulations, and moved on to designing our own experiments to investigate some factor affecting the rate … Continue reading

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Photosynthesis

Watch this video. You don’t need to know the details of the light independent and dependent reactions, but it’s a good overview anyway. Review Questions: Past paper questions – photosynthesis  

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Photosynthesis 101

And here is the sing-along song for this topic.  If you learn the lyrics, and understand them, you will do well in assessments 🙂 For notes on the SL portion of the syllabus, here is a useful powerpoint.  Photosynthesis  This … Continue reading

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