During lab time, use the internet to do the worksheet “Chapter 12, Features of Plate Tectonics Review” BLM 4-37

Copy and paste this link and fill in the sheet

Use the internet (youtube, etc) to explain each plate boundary in more detail. Add to the notes you have, using the back of the sheet if needed. I’ve included 2 videos to get you started, you can watch these PLUS your own.

Due next class.

Headphones are encouraged.



Respiration Disorders

Please use the original template for research papers (and or see previous blog) to guide your organization and content.

Due April 12th before the bell please.

Possible diseases could include but are not limited to:

  1. the common cold
  2. pharyngitis
  3. the Bends (or Caisson disease)
  4. tonsillitis
  5. laryngitis
  6. emphysema
  7. sinusitis
  8. otitis media
  9. acute and chronic bronchitis
  10. pneumonia
  11. pulmonary tuberculosis (please be specific to respiration for tb)
  12. cystic fibrosis
  13. pulmonary fibrosis
  14. lung cancer

Please notice, asthma is not on the list. Feel free to research asthma on your own but as it was already used for Digestion, it is not available for marks in consideration for this particular assignment.

More about Nicaragua, the lobster industry, and the Bends.

Due Dates

Reminder to all my students, if you’re missing anything, please come and check today and tomorrow and sign up after school, TUES Feb 28th (my last office hours for Term 2), especially if you need to write missed tests or quizzes, or even hand in late labs.

Biology 12:

Launch Activity: Due Wed Mar 1st

Cardiovascular disease research paper: Wed Mar 1st

Blood Pressure lab: due Tues Mar 7th

Science 10:

Chapter 9 Test FRIDAY MARCH 10th

Science 8:

Chapter 6 Test Block 1.4 March 6th

Chapter 6 Test Block 2.4 Tues March 7th

Sheep Eye Lab Dissection Block 1.4 Due Thurs Mar 2nd

Block 2.4 Due Tues March 7th

Biology 12 Circulation Research Paper


Due Feb 28, typed, cited please

Pick one of the following (or your own) disease on circulation and then follow the Research Paper template you have, to summarize your information.

Cerebrovascular disease

Marfan syndrome

Metabolic syndrome

Peripheral vascular disease


Cardiac arrhythmia

Coronary artery disease

Cardiovascular disease
In case you lost or forgot your template, here it is again:

Template for Research Papers

Name: ________________________________ Date: ________________ Block: ________

Use the following guiding principles to formulate a well-researched and articulate paper:

  • Always provide your citations at the end. Most work is researched from reputable online sources, you must use 2 outside of Wikipedia. LiveStrong and government websites might be more reliable than run of the mill websites found by simply entering key terms.
  • Open with an introduction both stating your thesis and a summary of what you will be writing about.
  • Include within the body, a brief history of the disorder; the research and development currently surrounding this disorder; what the disorder is in a nutshell; the prognosis and likelihood of a remedy; symptoms; etc not necessarily in this order and preferably in their own paragraphs as common sense dictates
  • A conclusion summarizing your paper and including a personal connection to this topic and/or the reason you chose this over other diseases.

You need not include all the information on the web in this paper. Two well written pages (usually around 500 words) plus 2 diagrams or photos or images (cited please) from the web will suffice. The images should be appended or pasted after the written portion of your paper.

Please us your class time wisely.

Printer issues; please anticipate as research papers are due at the bell with no leniency given around leaving to print in the learning commons. After the bell late work will be assessed as per Biology 12 Course Outline guidelines.

Plagiarism: research gathered is to be in your own words. Academic honesty policies abound on the JO Website, VSB Policy guidelines, and on Mr Sommerfeld’s bulletin board near the front entrance 😉

Due date: _____________________

Hamid: your textbook is at the back of my room, think windows 🙂

Biology 12 and Science 8

Science 8 

Block 1.4 Chap 5 Test Fri Feb 10th

Block 2.4 Chap 5 Review, due Tues Feb 14 (workbook 5.2 and 5.3 are also over due and checked on Tues Feb 14th)

Block 2.4 Chap 5 Test Thurs Feb 16th

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Biology 12

(MK did not give her permission for this photo, for the record:)

Beef Pluck Lab: each person hands in their own, hand drawn Thurs Feb 16th

Digestion Test: Tues Feb 14th

Chap 12 Questions (Circulation, back of the chapter) due Thurs Feb 16th

Your reward for checking this blog: The long answer section has two big questions that are hugely open ended: what happens in the (and then 2 of the following, can’t tell you EVERYTHING on the test 😉 large or small intestine, mouth or stomach or liver or pancreas or gall bladder; then be sure to check for a process called “deamination”. Know what it is and where it happens!! IF I gave you a diagram of the entire Dig’n system, could you label it? And tell me where enzymes are made and what they do? Then congrats, you’re ready for the biggest test of the year (no pressure).

Biology 12 Dates

Digestion Test: Tuesday February 14th, officially 🙂

Presentations: at this point your vitamin presentation mark is solely based on whatever you emailed me (see previous posts). We won’t be presenting any more, unless we find time somewhere after the upcoming Circulation unit.

Speaking of which, if I can’t make it in Tuesday Feb 7th, please find the Circulation Chapter in your textbook and do the questions at the end. Pay particular attention to the anatomy of the heart (The Beef Plucks have arrived and are waiting in a fridge near you; heart lungs trachea of a cow). We’ll be cutting the heart open, would be nice if you knew what you were looking at 🙂