Students created 3-D model of monosaccharides and amino acids then modeled hydrolysis and dehydration synthesis to see how our body stores and digests the things we eat.
Students took a trip to the greenhouse to investigate the nitrogen cycle. They collected images with their ipads of the different stages of the cycle within the aquaponics system.
As an introductory activity for body orientation terms, students created a Potato head patient and labeled accordingly.
Click here to simulate the peppered moth experiment.
Students simulated natural selection in peppered moths to see how allele frequency can respond to changes in the environment.
Students were given a crime to solve by going through the process of simulated blood typing. We had just learned about co-dominance and multiple allele traits the day before, so they were able to see those traits in action.
Students observed stages of Mitosis in Onion root cells. They looked for patterns, determined phase % and related their observations to their current project. What phase is it pointing to?
Jerrell Taylor created a 3-D model of DNA replication using Block Art on his Ipod. He asked to use that instead of create a paper model and it turned out great. This assignment required the students to use base pair coding of guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine, and translate it into a DNA ladder. They then simulated the process of replication that occurs in the S phase of the cell cycle by splitting the helix and replicating the strands.(see the pictures below)
Students researched the contributions of scientists to cell theory and genetics and collaborated to make this google presentation.
Students illustrated the concept of facilitated diffusion and/or active transport using the animator ap to explain the basic ideas behind each process.
Students created their own analogy to explain the structure and function of a cell.