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Seeking a way to find out what you know for Chapter 2 Quiz

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You will want to make this a book mark.

Notice that this is for the full text. Check to see how current some answers are though.

Have a great weekend.


Mr. C

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Life Science 11 L-10 Sept 27th 2019

Life Sciences L 10 Sept 27th2019


Topic Content  
Intro Adaption and law of super position



1.    any alteration in the structure or function of an organism or any of its parts that results from natural selection and by which the organism becomes better fitted to survive and multiply in its environment.

2.    a form or structure modified to fit a changed environment.

3.    the ability of a species to survive in a particular ecological niche, especially because of alterations of form or behavior brought about through natural selection.

4.    https://www.dictionary.com/browse/adaptation

Note that this can be a change in behaviour as well as structure. The big take home point is the ability to adapt allow the species to reproduce.


Law of superpostion



Take home..just like your laundry pile, oldest is on the bottom and youngest is on top.


Chapter Two: Defining Adaption and layers of the earth



Where are we going?



Evidence for evolution



Amoeba sisters present evolution (start of playlist)



BC’s own..Baba Brinkman




Lab Barbellus Lab Handed out in class

Three sheets








  Your mission Prior to cutting out each species, colour in what you feel are adaptations.

Look at how structures could show a possible adaption.

So what two primary environments?

Note: Due to law of superposition, the youngest species has to be showing up last on your diagram.

Propose “the story of barbellus” by looking at changes with structures with time.

Consider the following:

Which species became extinct and why?

Which species may have moved to a new locations?

How do species structure give you clues as to which environment they may have adapted to?

  Vocab sand concept search Divergence vs Convergence

Dominant and recessive traits

Compare a phylogram to a cladogram

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L 8 Life Sciences Sept 23rd, 2019

Life Science (L8)  Sept Lesson Monday 23rdSept


Intro Content Evaluations and Resource
Topic One   Chop wood, carry water


Dream big, think small


Topic Two Structure Four Sheets

a)     Class outline

b)    What is on the quiz

c)     Gap notes and location of binder

d)    Do dichotomous key


Topic Three Subject of taxonomy Gap Notes and how humans are classified


Crash course on taxonomy



Human Classification



Khan academy tree of life



Topic Four Dichotomous Keys Talk on how to make a key


Using a dichotomous key



Take home You want to change the world The original speech



Handed out 4 sheets 1: Class expections and outline

2: Learning outcomes for scientific method

3: Gap Notes

4: Alien dichotomous key

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Lesson 7: Anatomy and Physiology Sept 18, 2019 Lipids and Proteins

Anatomy and Physiology 12  ( L7)  Sept Lesson Wednesday 18


Intro Content Evaluations and Resource
Topic One Biology is a story

“Feed the good wolf”

“Make tea”




Topic Two Lipid structure and function Lipid notes

In class power point

Khan Academy


Bowman Biology



Topic Three Whoops with lipids, trans fats and steriods Video on trans fats


Video on steroids

Pro and Cons


Role of Cholesterol



Topic Four Intro to Proteins Khan academy / Protein Structure


Bomen Biology/ Proteins



Take home   You are what you eat. Take time to feed the good wolf and when stressed..drink a cup of tea! Now..study up on functions of protein.


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