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Biology 12 Jan 7

Biology 12 Lesson Outline                                      Date Jan 7th



Last lessons Objective




Intro to Human Organization

Today’s Objectives  

1.   Epithelial Slide Worksheet

2.   Muscle Work Sheet

3.   Connective Tissue Sheet

4.   Cancer “gravy” sheet



Number One

Epithelial Drawing

You need to make 4 drawings

These drawing should include:

Actual size

Drawing Magnification

Defining structures

What is the function of tissue

Which organs include these tissues

·      Clues

Focus on tissues surrounding an clear space on the slide.

Notice the shape of the cell and how the nuclei are arranged between cells.

Draw only the cells around an open space, not the complete field of view.



Number Two


Muscle Tissue

There are three distinct types of muscle

Under the microscope look for bands of striation and the presence of nuclei.

Heart Muscle will be striated

Draw just a small bundle or group of muscle cells on worksheet


Help organizational notes





Number Three

Online References


Power point for Human organization

(can be downloaded by googling

“Inquiry to life and human organization and powerpoint”


You tube

Human organization



Types of Tissues



The Four Tissue types



Connective Tissue






Text book Reference


Chapter 11  
You tube Reference Protein Denaturing Lab





Take Home Message Quiz on material Next Friday  


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Bio 11 Jan 7

Biology 11 Lesson Outline                                      Date Jan 7 th



Last lessons Objective



Intro to bacteria


* Make sure to do vocab sheet for pop vocab quiz

Today’s Objectives  

1.   Sterile technique, Antiseptics and disinfectants

2.   Doing a gram stain

3.   Drawing known slide of bacteria verses yogurt



Number One


The sterile technique, antiseptics and disinfectants


Here are some great resources


Antiseptic,disinfectants and sterilization



Lister and antiseptic surgery (Great Scot!)



Wound antiseptics and sterile techniques



Focus question

With each technique what is being cleaned or killed?

How did sterile technique save lives?




Number Two

How to do a gram stain and why

A “gram” stain is a means to identify if a bacteria has a cell wall or not.

We use two stain, one to stain the cell wall and the other to stain the cell membrane

Gram stains can also be used to identify pathogenic bacteria


Online Rf


Staining for gram positive and negative



Source for bacteria will be yogurt

You will make a slide, draw what you see and then research what bacteria are found in yogurt.



Number Three

Designing a bacteria experiment.

Next class we will design an experiment to test a gram positive and gram negative bacteria.


Here are some references to discuss the biology of gram positive and gram negative bacteria




Sample Lab



Text book Reference


Chapter Eight: Bacteria

True Bacteria Notes on Blog

You tube Reference UC Berkeley and link to evolution


Microbiology on line (from the UK)


Micro facts that may make you feel dirty


Bacteria and virus






Take Home Message ·      Once again, the Scots show a way to change the world with antiseptic surgery!

·      What would you spray on your cell phone to kill off bacteria? An antiseptic or a disinfectant..why?

·      Why do we put the inoculation loop through the Bunsen flame?

·      When you heat up glass..it gets hot…very hot.

·      Why do basic solutions such as windex make great killers of bacteria?



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