Themes in Biology – Regulation

2010/05/03
By Andrew
Themes in Biology – Regulation

Regulation, by definition, is the adaptation of form or behavior of an organism to changed conditions. Molecular Level – Operon The operon is a region of bacterial DNA that regulates gene expression in bacteria. The operon consists of four major parts: structural genes, regulatory gene, the promoter gene, and the operator. Structural genes are...
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Themes in Biology – Science as a Process

2010/04/26
By Sean
Themes in Biology – Science as a Process

Science is a process which encompasses many methods in order to reach a final conclusion. An inference is defined as the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions. Inference is a key part of the process of science. Much of the...
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Dr. Carin Bondar – “The Complexity of the Mountain Pine Beetle”

2010/03/11
By Guest
Dr. Carin Bondar – “The Complexity of the Mountain Pine Beetle”

This is a guest post written by Dr. Carin Bondar.  You can check out Dr. Bondar’s website here.  She blogs about science research and posts a weekly column about fun biology jobs.  Her “Nerd Corner” column includes some really great interviews of scientists that you should definitely check out. I’m so happy to be a...
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Vitamin G: Video Games and You

2010/03/09
By Ms Baker
Vitamin G: Video Games and You

***Play Jack’s Game BEFORE Reading the Post!***   Click Here to Play Jack’s Game:  motherboarddefence Sometime in your life, you have heard rumors that video games are bad for you. If you are a kid, you’re parents have probably told you that hundreds of times. If you’re a parent, you’ve most likely said it yourself....
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Dishonest Crabs

2010/03/08
By Collin
Dishonest Crabs

When I hear dishonesty I think of lying. It turns out that other animals besides humans can lie, too. When I hear that, I think no way, but scientists from Australia have found out that there is dishonesty in the animal kingdom. The dishonest animal is only two centimeters across, the fiddler crab. The...
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Invertebrate Poll

2010/03/05
By Ms Baker

As a side note, I left out Phylum Chordata even though it does contain some invertebrates.
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Invertebrate Videos

2010/03/04
By Ms Baker
Invertebrate Videos

In honor of our invertebrate lab and exploration of the animal kingdom, I’d like to invite you to hunt for some interesting invertebrate videos on the web.  I could really use videos for the following phyla: Nematoda Platyhelminthes Annelida Mollusca But, any phylum will do.  Post a link to the video here and include...
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Cladogram Lab

2010/03/03
By Ms Baker
Cladogram Lab

First, a review of our “fossils”: Below are the results from one group (Sam, Mike S, Jack, and Alec).   Now, let’s debate!  What information do you disagree with?  How was your cladogram different/better?  What characteristics did you identify and how did you explain them?  In your comments, use research-based explanations with links to...
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When Pigs Go Bad

2010/03/01
By Vincent
When Pigs Go Bad

We all remember last spring when we first heard of the terrifying Swine Flu (H1N1). The news came in March and the media loved it. They spoke of how this could cause death on a scale not seen since the 1918 influenza epidemic. Since then there have been between 8,330 and 17,160 deaths from...
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Do Aye-Ayes See in Color?

2010/02/25
By Matt C
Do Aye-Ayes See in Color?

The name of this animal is called Aye-aye. This animal can only be found on the island of Madagascar. This animal is very rare and also hard to find when looking. They’re usually black or dark brown with a very bushy tail. They have big eyes, slender fingers, and very large, but sensitive ears....
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Do Girls Help Boys Focus?

2010/02/25
By Jenna G
Do Girls Help Boys Focus?

If you ask a little boy what he thinks about a girl he is more than likely going to say “Ew, girls have cooties!” What they don’t know is that cooties are good for them.  Well…girls are at least. According to a new study boys are more successful on academic things when there are more...
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Fungi: A New Revolution in Violin Making

2010/02/19
By Amy
Fungi: A New Revolution in Violin Making

(Concerto No. 2 in G Major 1st Movement by Joseph Haydn Cadenza by Ferdinand Küchler) A few months ago, an important discovery was made in the world of violin making. A test was done to see whether a violin like the Stradivarius could be created. Amazingly, it was with the help of Francis Schwarze...
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Are Sports More Important than School?

2010/02/14
By Student
Are Sports More Important than School?

by Hope 75% of parents let their child skip an exam for an important game, and only 47% of musicians’ parents would let them skip an exam for a concert or performance. A study conducted at the University of Haifa by Sharon Yaniv, Prof. Ron Lidor and Prof. Avigdor Klingman looked at 203 students...
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Alex’s Experience at Science Online ’10

2010/02/10
By Alex
Alex’s Experience at Science Online ’10

Science Online is surely an experience my classmates and I will always remember. It was a fun, enriching experience that I’m sure is one of the highlights of my 2010.  Against all odds, the tangible feelings of nervousness and inadequacy from the terrifying plane to hotel bus ride melted away as we made our...
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Ammar’s Experience at Science Online ’10

2010/02/09
By Ammar
Ammar’s Experience at Science Online ’10

This past January, I had the humbling privilege of attending the fourth annual Science Online conference. At the conference, I had the opportunity to meet hundreds of scientists from around the world and make a few contacts in the process. This conference allowed me to learn how to truly converse with scientists and broadened...
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HeLa Cells: Great Bioethics Debate for High School Biology

2010/02/08
By Ms Baker
HeLa Cells: Great Bioethics Debate for High School Biology

Five years ago, during my first year as a biology teacher, I ordered a lab kit for my 9th grade biology students.  The lab involved investigating the chromosomes of cancerous cells and identifying how they differ from non-cancerous cells. When the package arrived I read the background information provided with the lab and noticed...
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