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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Skeleton Links

These links might help you over the next few days!
Comment on them for extra credit.

1) Bones Quiz

2) Skeleton Disaster

3) Your bones

The week of 2/23

Hi All,

We started our human body unit last week by tracing a human body and trying our best to estimate the size and location of different internal organs. This was a fun exercise that taught us a couple of things. First, it isn't always easy to determine the size and location of the internal organs. Secondly, tracing your friend can be tough, especially if they are laughing and having their picture taken! Here are a few shots.





We also started discussing body organization and body systems.



Review the body systems by clicking here




Don't forget to do you DNA extra credit projects!

Mr. F :-)

The Body Explained.



Here is a web site that offers explanations to interesting human body questions!

Click Here to play the videos!

Mr. F :-)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Name part of the International Space Station!




Help NASA by going to this link and selecting a name from the right or come up with one of your own!

I chose "aspiration" but others are in the lead!

Have fun!

Mr. F :-)

Thursday, February 19, 2009



Click around this Web site to learn more about the human body prior to our human body unit!

Mr. Forde :-)

Gross body stuff!



A fun way to learn bout the human body is to visit the "yuckiest site on the internet" Our human body unit starts after the break!

Click here to go there!

Mr. Forde :-)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Make a DNA molecule!



1) Click here

2) ....and then select "finding the structure".

3) ....select "putting it tgether" from the top menu of the next screen.


Enjoy making your DNA molecule!

Mr. Forde :-)

Candy DNA movie

Hi All!

Four of my six classes created candy DNA molecules. (Last two next Monday.) This allowed them to review their knowledge of the DNA code of Guanine pairing with Cytosine and Adenine pairing with Thymine. They also tried to simulate the double helix shape.

Here is slide show of the kids at work and their products!

video

Monday, February 9, 2009

Study! :-)



Here is a Pres. Obama inspired reminder! :-)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Life's Greatest Miracle!


Hi All!

Any questions or comments about
this amazing NOVA movie?

Mr. F :-)

Heredity Cornell Notes and TEST!

Here are the cornell notes for the heredity unit.

Slides 5, 6, and 8 are probably unnecessary this year as we had a shorter genetics unit.

I hope this is helpful.

Don't forget the test is this friday the 13th! Please use any and all genetics notes from your binder also. I will be staying after school on Tuesday for anyone seeking extra help.

Click Here

Mr. Forde :-)