The DNA (web quest) Puzzle

Today we’ll begin our long journey through the amazing world of DNA.
As we begin to look forward to a fun filled few weeks, its at this point that we look back into the past and discuss the important people who’s contributions and life’s work answered some of life’s biggest questions.

If you are using Puffin: Go to http://www.DNAi.org and click timeline, there you will a see a list of scientists broken up by decade. Use the web quest to determine which scientists to look up. You can read their biographies by clicking their picture. You can also have them tell you their story by clicking the animated icons above them.

If you are not using Puffin: Below are videos that are taken from the website DNAi.org. Use them to complete the introduction to these scientists as a part of this webquest (PDF).

  • Friedrich MeischerBio
  • Erwin Chargaff – Bio
  • Rosalind Franklin – Bio
  • Alfred Hershey & Martha Chase – Bio
  • James Watson & Francis Crick Bio

Together the contributions come together to fit like pieces of a puzzle (Read Here) and the shape of the DNA molecule was finally uncovered.

 

First Day of School 2015!!!

I know… I feel the same way.

Welcome to Mr. Kubuske’s Class Blog. First, please set a bookmark or a link to your home screen. After that feel free to browse this page. At the top are links to class pages where notes, assignments, and documents will be posted for you to download as we work through our curriculum. There’s a page for students, a page about Mr. K, and other resources available. On the right (or bottom if you are using Safari on the iPad) are links to my twitter and other information that will help you.

Next, there are 3 papers on the front table I’d like you to pick up. You will need to keep these papers all semester so put them in a safe place. Eventually, these papers will need to go in your Class 3-ring binder.

Once you have the papers you can complete the assignment titled “Biology Procedures Activity” that you picked up from the front table.

As a reminder, you will need to download your iBook at home or in a place where you can be on a wifi network for a long period of time.

Thanks for participating and we look forward to working with you this year!

The DNA (web quest) Puzzle

Please watch this YouTube video for instructions on today’s lesson:

Today we’ll begin our long journey through the wide world of DNA. As we begin to look forward to a fun filled few weeks, its at this point that we look back into the past and discuss the important people who’s contributions and life’s work answered some of life’s biggest questions.

If you are using Puffin: Go to http://www.DNAi.org and click timeline, there you will a see a list of scientists broken up by decade. Use the web quest to determine which scientists to look up. You can read their biographies by clicking their picture. You can also have them tell you their story by clicking the animated icons above them.

If you are not using Puffin: Below are links to videos that are taken from the website DNAi.org (provided you are using a computer with flash or the Puffin App). Use them to complete the introduction to these scientists as a part of this webquest (PDF).

Together the contributions come together to fit like pieces of a puzzle (Read Here) and the shape of the DNA molecule was finally uncovered.

 

Unit 3 Post-Test: So what do you know NOW?

Click the link below to prove how much you have learned about Cells…

Unit 3: What do you think you already know

Reminders: Your Biology – Unit 3 Test is tomorrow! It will cover the following topics:

  • Cell Theory
  • Scientists who contributed
  • Types of cells (compare/contrast)
  • Cell Parts
  • Protein creation

Hopefully later today I’ll begin to post the projects you’ve created to YouTube and to this site. Feel free to come back and see what a great job you did.

Enzyme Notes

So as a review, Enzymes are biological catalysts that lower the amount of Activation energy needed to carry out a chemical reaction. They are usually named for the molecule they breakdown or build-up (Lactase → Lactose). If they are placed in solutions with harsh temperatures or pH, they will Denature (change shape) and chemical reactions can no longer take place. For more information, check the infographic below or watch the YouTube Video

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This week in…

Lots of great stuff happening this week in Science and at Cathedral High School. Here’s a recap..

Biology:

Students are practicing using the Scientific Method by devising experiments to test the strength of toilet paper -or- the absorbency of paper towels, they’ve come up with some pretty creative ideas.
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We’ll also start covering what it means to be “Alive” this week and will soon be moving on to Unit 2… Biochem!

SEHS:

We’re working on 6.4 on our websites which is all about good training regimens and the principles that dictate what a good training program is.

Meet The Teacher Night!

We’ll be welcoming our students’ parents into our classrooms this Thursday so they can meet the teachers and see what their student is in for this school year!

Beat Ben Davis!

Our fall sports are off and running with Soccer and Tennis already starting matches. Volleyball kicks off this week as well as our Cathedral Fighting Irish Football team who looks to topple nationally ranked Ben Davis on Friday night!

 

First Day of School 2014!!!

I know… I feel the same way.

Welcome to Mr. Kubuske’s Class Blog. First, please set a bookmark or a link to your home screen. After that feel free to browse this page. At the top are links to class pages where notes, assignments, and documents will be posted for you to download as we work through our curriculum. There’s a page for students, a page about Mr. K, and other resources available. On the right (or bottom if you are using Safari on the iPad) are links to my twitter and other information that will help you.

Next, there are 3 papers on the front table I’d like you to pick up. You will need to keep these papers all semester so put them in a safe place. Eventually, these papers will need to go in your Class 3-ring binder.

Last, for today’s class activity, you’ll need to get a piece of string. The strings are on the old pencil sharpener near the bookcase. Please go ahead and pick up a piece of string and come back to your seat. Once you have the papers and your string you can complete the assignment titled “Biology Procedures Activity” that the instructor gave you.

As a reminder, you will need to download your iBook at home or in a place where you can be on a wifi network for a long period of time.

Thanks for participating and we look forward to working with you this year!