Category Archives: Mrs. Dickinson

Ecology 101

We are about to embark on Topic 5 – our last unit for the year!  Here is the syllabus guide for this section: Topic 5 – syllabus guide This useful presentation covers the first part of the syllabus, namely Topic 5.1.  Here’s another … 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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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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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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Nervous system

Some of the questions we’ll be tackling in the next section of the syllabus (6.5) are: Do you know what the CNS and PNS are? Can you explain what role receptors, sensory neurons, relay neurons,motor neurons and effectors play in conducting nerve impulses? Can you draw and label a diagram of a … Continue reading

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Why don’t we get sick more often?

Our bodies remain healthy despite coming into contact with germs and microbes many times a day.  This is due to the fact that we have a pretty efficient defence system that protects us from disease.  See here for a presentation on this … Continue reading

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If I only had a heart …

This is one of my favourite topics 🙂  We’ll learn about the human transport system – blood, blood vessels and the heart. These are the one and two presentations that we will use in class. This one from Mr Hobbins also very good: How-your-Heart-beats and 6.2 Transport … Continue reading

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Do you have guts?

  This unit is part of the bigger Topic 6 of the syllabus.  In this section we need to be able to: Explain why digestion is necessary, and what role enzymes play in digestion. Draw and label a diagram of the human digestive system. Outline the functions of … Continue reading

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Genetic engineering and biotechnology

This is cool stuff.  It is the “newest” part of the course as it involves science that is very current.  Here are some of the questions we’ll attempt to answer:- What are the techniques of PCR and gel electrophoresis and … Continue reading

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Genetics caption competition

Reply to this post with clever, biologically correct captions.  Prizes for the most entertaining and intelligent use of genetics vocab 🙂  

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