Despite the cold, very cold, weather that we have experienced during this winter semester, I
The Inquiry Wheel is a completely different approach for me. In almost all of my other science
courses, we were required to know the content and order of the steps of the scientific method.
There was never any room for backtracking or going skipping aroun
Carolyn Lowe, Ph.D.
Northern Michigan University
Every living thing known is made of CELLS. A cell is the smallest unit of organisms that is
considered to be living. In a cell many things are happening at once. Each cell has a particular
The DHMO activity was definitely eye opening. I had done this in high school once before, so I
knew what was coming, but Ill talk about what my high school experience taught me.
Class started out with a video on a substance only referred to as DHMO. The v
Population: all inter-breeding individuals of a single species. The numbers either get bigger,
smaller, or stay steady.
Exponential Growth: Assuming that there are plenty of resources, a species will continue to
increase in number. Exam
The first part of Thinking like a Mountain was thought provoking. The first passage made me
think about my beliefs and feelings, in relation to the wolf. Did I have sympathy for it? Did I
realize the impact that it had on other organisms besides humans? T
The Genetic Code
A gene is the code for one protein. It is estimated that humans have 20,000 25,000
genes. Remember we have 46 chromosomes so all these genes are distributed
among those. We dont know exactly because there is a lot of DNA that isnt really
Cell and Genetics Study Guide Fall 2013
Total: 38 questions
The Cell: 15 questions
Cell theory: 1 question
A cell is a structural and functional unit of all living things
All cells come from pre-existing cells by division (No spontaneous
Energy: Most of our energy comes from the sun Even our energy does, but we get it through
what we eat which came from the sun.
First Law of Thermodynamics: Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can change forms
(Law of conservation
Imagine you are leading a tour of the cell for a group of tourists just like being a docent in a
museum or zoo, or taking folks on a tour of the White House.
To use Second Life:
Go to the cell in SL in pairs or threes.
Take snapshots of yourselv
What is alive? What isnt? Most of us think that we could answer these questions quite easily,
but when asked to give a definition we stumble. Children need to know what it means to be
alive, so as their teachers, we need to know exactly what it is.
5 Critical Thinking Strategies
CAT (Classroom Assessment Techniques) Ask students to write a minute paper on
topics like What did you learn from todays lesson? Or What questions could you ask to
As space traveling ecologists, we land on an alien planet and discover an ecosystem
unique to that planet. The atmosphere there appears as if it is sunset all the time, red to
purple to blue colors. Thus the water often appears purple.
Gaia Hypothesis Not a theory or fact, simply a hypothesis
Made up by James Lovelock
Hasnt been discounted, but it is also not totally accepted by the scientific community
The earth acts like an organism in the sense that it undergoes homeostasis there is
Would you skydive? Would you rather listen to country music, pop, or rock? Would you paint
your room white, a bright color, or pastel? Would you rather drive a truck, SUV,
Based on Aldo Leopolds Od