Monthly Archives: November 2013

DNA – deoxyribonucleic acid

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 other resources you might find … Continue reading

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IVF

We are going to try learn about the process of IVF, and its ethical considerations. A couple have been trying to conceive for over 3 years.  After 2 miscarriages they are considering IVF as their next step. The man is … Continue reading

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Review videos 6.5

Blood glucose regulation     Temperature regulation Synaptic transmission Reflex actions Reflex Action

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Human reproduction

No – it’s not a picture of a sunflower.  Look closely! Here is what we will cover in the core material. Draw and label diagrams of adult male and female reproductive systems. How do hormones control the menstrual cycle? (Link … Continue reading

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Enzymes

There are a lot of questions to answer in this topic.  It is one of my favourite aspects of biology, as an understanding of enzymes relates to nearly every branch of biology.  So, here goes…. What is an enzyme?  What is … Continue reading

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How do you make a hormone?

Ask Mr. Hobbins the answer to that one! Next up is the Endocrine System, which consists of glands that produce hormones that travel in the bloodstream to various sites of action.  We’ll look at this from the perspective of coordination … Continue reading

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