LIfe Sciences 11 13 – 21 January 2020

Complete the protist package/handout (colouring, labelling and answering questions is required for full marks). For blocks 1-2 and 1-3, protist postcard is due on Monday, 20 January (extended from 16 January). Protist package is due Wednesday, 22 January.

For Block 2-1, protist postcard and protist package are due 27 January 2020.

Protist video, in case you wish to watch it again, is here.

Life Sciences 11 10 Jan 2020

Begin reading chapter 18 in test (Protists).

Protist postcard project – Research a protistan species to feature on a postcard. Include the information listed below (based on the chart handed out in class, but also found through online research):

Protist postcard information

Due Thursday – we will have time in class on Tuesday to work on it.

Life Sciences 11 9 Jan 2020

Recent video on Archaea and Bacteria is here.

Assigned video on the science of vaccine resistance is here. It goes along with the handout here.

Article summaries should:

  • explain thesis/big idea of the article
  • include main/important points
  • be kept short
  • be informative
  • be thorough (don’t leave out any important stuff)
  • assume the reader hasn’t read the article you are summarizing

Review/re-read the textbook and workbook sections on immune system (chapter 17 and unit E, respectively).

Life Sciences 11

Virus questions assigned by Ms. Squakin on 19 November:

  1. Refer to diagram E-1 on p. 28 of the workbook. Define the structure in the diagram.
  2. Draw and label the structure in the diagram.
  3. What is the function of the nucleic acid in the structure shown?
  4. What alternative uses does the nucleic acid provide to other organisms (not the virus)?

Life Sciences 11 29 Nov 2019

Block 1-3 – read the Dengue Fever article and answer the following questions:

  1. What is Dengue Fever?  2. How is it transmitted?  3. What does “endemic” mean?  4. What other illnesses are endemic to the Yemen (mentioned in the article)?        5. For the illnesses mentioned in #4, are they viral, bacterial, or protist-caused?     6. For the illnesses mentioned in #4, what is the vector for each?

All classes: Read the remainder of chapter 17 (bacteria) and the unit in the workbook (bacteria). Do questions on p. 31 of the workbook (not for handing in).

Life Sciences 11 26 and 27 Nov 2019

Blocks 1-2 and 1-3 – Evolution quiz next class.

All – Read p. 27 – 32 in workbook (microbiology – viruses and immune system) and try out the questions on p. 29 (not for handing in.)

All classes – Finish Case Study “Between the living and the dead” and answer all the questions (on a separate page). I may collect these, or we may discuss, or I may have a quick “check-in quiz” on them.

All classes – watch the virus videos at:

And some information at:

And this video on phage therapy:

Life Sciences 11 20/21 Nov 2019

Evolution Quiz next week! Monday/Tuesday (depending on the block). Focus will be the “big ideas” in evolution.

Study the workbook section C and be able to answer questions similar to those on our evolution handouts A-E (evidence for evolution, etc). Also be sure you have read the chapters 13 and 14 on evolution, and that you have reviewed the notes taken in class.

Spiroglea muscicola article can be accessed here.

Recently collected assignments:

Mitosis graph/questions, Little Mito, Elephant, Cell chart I with diagrams on back, Cell chart II with crossword on back, Lysosome question, mitosis graph/questions ….

Be sure you have read 17-1 in text and taken notes on viruses (not for handing in).


Life Sciences 11 6 Nov 2019

Please complete the cell crossword and the chart on the back of the page (nuclear sap, hyaloplasm, etc). You may have to research online to give a brief description of the function of these cell parts.

Answer the lysosome question:

“What’s the deal with lysosomes?” Do lysosomes occur in both animal and plant cells? Give a brief explanation as to why some textbooks indicate that they only occur in animal cells, while other resources show them occurring in plant cells.

Label the cell diagram (not for handing in).

Complete the reading and questions for the case study “little mito.” Be ready to hand in or use the answers as part of a class discussion.