Archive for December, 2009

Asian Hospital Field Trip

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

After our visit to Asian Hospital, I’d like you to spend a few minutes thinking about what you experienced there.

  • What did you learn from the trip?
  • Was there something particular that one of the health professionals said that struck a chord?
  • Did it reinforce the material we had covered in class?
  • What suprised or impressed you?
  • Did you learn anything about yourself on the trip?

I’d like you to respond in a comment to this post.

DNA structure

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
dna rendering by ynse on flickr

dna rendering by ynse on flickr

Next lesson we’ll be learning about the basic structure of DNA, and then we’ll extract some from strawberries.  This is a link to a video we’ll watch in class that describes how to perform this experiment.

Good news – there will be no full lab report to write up.  The only thing that you will need to submit is a detailed method written in step format.  You may use your camera to snap pictures of the different stages to help you remember the process if you like.