Direct link to BBC online and specifically to Science:
Link to BBC News Channel on Youtube:
Happened already at Mount St Helens, here:
This video explains what might happen at the Taal Volcano in the Philippines:
More information on the Filipino Taal Volcano:
1980 Mount St Helens Lateral Blast
Guess, how fast the resulting killer wind erupted from a volcano close to where we live:
A) 35 km/h B) 143 km/h C) 280 km/h D) 480 km/h
Let’s find out…
Using the textbook on the cart, do Section 1.1 in your workbook, due next class. You can wear headphones if you brought them.
And remember to log into Moodle, thanks to the 9 of you that did! OMG C’mon people! Visit the library and get onto a device and if you need help ask someone!
I added some more videos that we’ll be looking at soon on the Discovery of DNA.
Today I’d like to introduce you to the world of genetics. A huge topic all about you, how you’re made, your personality traits, even how you behave and react. The secrets of heredity were discovered in the molecule called DNA in 1953 with Watson and Crick. But what are genes? Is everyone’s DNA the same? What about Ancestry.ca or 23andMe? My eyes, my widow’s peak, the folding of my hands and the fact that I might be bald is genetic? Seriously?! And what are GMO’s???
https://www.superteachertools.us/jeopardyx/jeopardy-review-game.php?gamefile=443184#.XhQ-7PLYrnE for some chem review, jeopardy style!
If you haven’t already done so, please sign up/register for Moodle as most of the Genetics course is located here, under Sommerfeld Science 10.
I had an interesting roommate who told me he had sickle cell anemia. I didn’t know what it was so I decided to look it up. His genetics were mutated at one point, leading to irregularly shaped red blood cells. Take a look:
At lunch on Tuesdays, starting May 9th (not after school anymore, sorry).
Please see me then sign up on the clipboard by the phone.
Today the Band members missed “DNA Bracelets”, please ask your study buddy about it, and come by Tues at lunch to make yours! Don’t worry, the image above is wayyy cooler than what we did, maybe Ms Lee or Ms Gabelman can help you with that 😉
Friday May 3rd, Open Book Test (again, ask your study buddy about what we did today, including marking pages 7 and 8 in the workbook and ensuring you’ve done page 9 for the open book test (Friday April 26th) and get caught up, the Test is open book and you might need some of the stuff we did today).
Celebration of Excellence assembly Wednesday, so we will push Wednesday’s activities to Thursday May 9th.
Why? Because of the FOOD, INC video, and some discussion items for Tuesday May 7th.
Day 1 classes, 1.3 and 1.4, due Tuesday April 30th
Day 2 classes, 2.1 and 2.2, due Wed May 1st
Two earthquakes this weekend! Read all about it by clicking the link below: