October Weekly Plan


Tuesday, Oct 3rd, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea:  Phylogenies

  • October 25th and 27th – Bacterial Isolation Trip – What is quorum sensing and horizontal gene transfer?
  • University of Regina Presentation – Choir Room
  • Phylogenetic Trees
  • Chi-Squared Analysis

Required Readings:   

Due next day (Thursday):  


Thursday, Oct 5th, 2016

Guiding Question/Big Idea:   Phylogenies

  • October 25th and 27th – Bacterial Isolation Trip – What is quorum sensing and horizontal gene transfer?
  • Phylogenetic Trees
  • Chi-Squared Analysis

Quiz: Phylogenies Quiz

Required Readings:   

Due next day (Tuesday):  

 


Tuesday, Oct 10th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea:   

Required Readings:   

Due next day (Thursday): N/A 


Thursday, Oct 12th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea:   

  • Blog Feedback: Spellcheck, ask deep questions to finish your blog, hyperlink resources. Thoughts: Will evolution ever stop happening? Clash between evolution and religion?
  • Create a Cladogram Quiz

Required Readings:  

Due next day (Tuesday): 


Tuesday, Oct 17th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea:   Evidence for Evolution

Required Readings:  N/A

Due next day (Wednesday): Quiz on Applying Evidence of Evolution


Wednesday, Oct 18th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea:   Speciation

  • October 25th and 27th – Bacterial Isolation Trip – What is quorum sensing and horizontal gene transfer?
  • Quiz – Evidence of Evolution

Required Readings: N/A

Due next day (Friday):  Speciation Quiz


Thursday, Oct 19th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea:   Origins of Life

  • October 25th and 27th – Bacterial Isolation Trip – What is quorum sensing and horizontal gene transfer?
  • Abiogenesis and the Origins of Life

Required Readings: N/A

Due next day: Abiogenesis Quiz  


Monday, Oct 23rd, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea:    Prep for Field Trip

  •  Microbiology Questions
  • Exam will be approaching

Required Readings:  

Due next day (Thursday):  


Wednesday, Oct 25th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea:  MICROBIOLOGY FIELD TRIP

  • Microbiology Field Trip – we leave from the school at 8:15am
  • October 25th and 27th – Bacterial Isolation Trip – What is quorum sensing and horizontal gene transfer?

Required Readings: 

Due next in-class day:  


Friday, Oct 27th, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea: MICROBIOLOGY FIELD TRIP  

  • Microbiology Field Trip – we leave from the school at 8:15am
  • October 25th and 27th – Bacterial Isolation Trip – What is quorum sensing and horizontal gene transfer?

Required Readings: 

Due next day (Tuesday):  


Tuesday, Oct 31st, 2017

Guiding Question/Big Idea:   Reflections on Field Trip

  • Halloween
  • Sign Thank You Card
  • Blog Post: Microbiology – blog ideas/prompts
    • Places with the most microbes?
    • Are all microbes bad?
    • What was your procedure, what did you observe? Is this an accurate representation of all organisms in the environment you swabbed?
    • How do these microbes work and spread? How do they respond to different stimuli in their environment? Temperature or beginning to metabolize different resources? Increases enzyme growth and gene expression?

      General Notes from the Day
      – MacKonkey, Brilliant Green Bile both select for gram negative (how is selection as work?)! LB was a general purpose medium.
      – Different metabolism occurs in different bacteria! Different colours infer different groups (E. Coli, Salmonella)!
      – What is actually present in the environment… only 1% of that is what we observe in petri dishes.
      – Biofilm
      – Metagenomics – DNA signature of who is present in the environment. Whole sequencing and profiling approach (finding common DNA stretches or barcodes)
      – Relevance: water quality testing?

  • Exam is Approaching (November 9th – Sample Application Questions will be provided on Thursday) (like the final)

Required Readings: N/A

Due next day (Thursday, November 2nd):    Blog Post

 

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