SEPUP Life Science Links and Info
Unit A: Studying People Scientifically
Activity 1: Problem Solving: Saving Fred
Saving Fred Design Final Copy Suggestions
Act 1 Saving Fred Design Template - Word document
Act 1 Saving Fred Design Template - GoogleDoc
Activity 2: The Pellagra Story
The Pellagra Story Videoclip
Pellagra Story Notes Page
Pellagra Story Observations and Inferences
Evidence and Trade-offs Writing Frame
Activity 6: Finding the Nerve
SEPUP site for links to learning about the Nervous System. Once on that site, scroll down to Activity 6 to see the links.
Activity 8: Data Toss
Directions for Experiment Write-Up
Example of What Write-Up should look like (including graph)
Template for Typing - download and type directly into it - NOTE: font will be different for what you type!
Activity 10: Evaluating Clinical Trials
Activity 10 Evidence and Trade-offs Write-in Template Download, print, and write directly on this.
Evidence and Trade-offs Type-In GoogleDoc Template Link to GoogleDoc Template Click to view, and then go to "File", then "Make a Copy". A copy of the template will automatically be placed in your GoogleDrive, but you need to rename it to: "(your last name) Act 10 EVTO". As you type, the boxes will expand.
Clinical Trial Review Chart
Unit B: Body Works
Activity 12: What's Happening Inside?
SEPUP site for links to learning about the Body Systems. Scroll down to Act 12 to see the 3 cool links!
Activity 23: Heart Parts:
Great link for the Texas Heart Institute for learning more in detail about the heart parts, how it functions, and blood. En espanol, tambien!
Unit C: Cell Biology and Disease
Activity 35, 36, and 38: Microscope Work
Virtual Microscope: This site allows you to manipulate a microscope, including putting on and moving the slide, focusing, adjusting the diaphragm, and more. Use this site for make-up work for Activity 35 (the 'e' Lab) and Activity 38 for the cheek cells. Do not use the "onion root tip" slide for your onion skin. Use the site below for onion skin. Use the tour and checklist for instructions on how to use the site.
Great cheek cells at 400x image and information from Reference.com.
Onion skin at 40x, 100x, 400x, and 1000x.
Elodea cells at 100x and Elodea cells at 400x
Virtual Pond Dip: Use this site to learn more about a variety of pondwater organisms.
Activity 38 Analysis Questions - GoogleDoc for typing answers. Go to File, then "Make a Copy" and a copy will be put into your GoogleDrive. Please do not send an email asking for me to give you permission to view.
Activity 37: The History of the Germ Theory of Disease
Here is a great TedEd video about the wacky history of the cell theory.
Activity 39: Cells Alive!
Act 39 Analyzing and Interpreting Results Template - GoogleDoc for typing answers. Go to File, then "Make a Copy" and a copy will be put into your GoogleDrive. Rename the file with your last name, and then Act 39 Yeast Lab. Here's an example: "Groom Act 39 Yeast Lab".
Activity 40: A Cell Model
How Diffusion Works - from McKinley O'Loughlin Human Anatomy
Diffusion and Osmosis Animation 1 - simple and clear (albeit a little fuzzy).
Diffusion and Osmosis Animation 2 - some higher vocabulary and terminology used in this one.
Osmosis and Water Potential by the Amoeba Sisters! - this one by the 'Amoeba Sisters.' Very informative, and lots of examples. Some high vocabulary concerning water potential.
Diffusion vs. Osmosis animation 3 - again, some higher vocabulary but very clear, simple animations to explain, and connects to cells!
Osmosis Rap - by Glenn Wolkenfeld - have some fun with this one!
Activity 42: A Closer Look
PowerPoint Presentation shown in class about Cells and Organelles
Unit D: Genetics
Activity 54: Investigating Human Traits
Information about the ability to taste PTC paper, from University of Utah Learn.Genetics site
Activity 56: Joe's Dilemma
Video of Marfan's Syndrome: How Do Your Genes Fit? Produced by National Marfan's Foundation
Activity 57: Reproduction
Animation of asexual reproduction: Enjoy this one!
Bacteria dividing by binary fission. Quick! Try to focus and follow one of the original bacteria!
Salmonella growing on Petri dish. Notice how quickly the bacterial colonies emerge and how many there are.
Blood agar Petri dish. From kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Notice all the different types of bacterial colonies and fungi!
Methods of asexual reproduction: Hydra budding, paramecia binary fission
Asexual reproduction in plants: Includes information on creating runners
Zygote cells dividing in Petri dish
How twins are made: amazing new footage of potential fertilized zygote dividing to become identical twins
Activity 63: Show Me the Genes
DNA: The Book of You: A short video to explain some amazing things about DNA.
What is DNA and How Does It Work? Another short video - very clear!
Animation of Mitosis: Explains the process of mitosis during cell division
Real Video of Mitosis: Shows the process of mitosis in lily plant cell
Unit E: Ecology
Activity 72: The Miracle Fish?
AQ #6 Evidence and Trade-offs WRITING Template Download, print, and write on.
Link to GoogleDoc Template: You can only view it, so go to File, then Make a Copy, and rename it: "(your last name) Act 72 EVTO"
Resources about Nile Perch Introduction This document contains links to articles on both sides of the issue.
Discussion Web Download to digitally take notes and organize thinking.
Activity 73: Invasive Species
Invasive Species Data Sheet
Invasive Species Background Information
Oregon Invasive Species Information:
- Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
- City of Portland Environmental Services Invasive Plants Poster (link isn't working - can do a search for it)
- Oregon Invasive Species Council: 100 Worst List
- Willamette Basin Explorer: Top 100 Invasive Species in Oregon
- OPB: The Silent Invasion: An hour long program aired in 2008
Activity 74: Observing Organisms
Encyclopedia Article 1-page Template GoogleDoc - You can only view it, so go to File, then Make a Copy, and rename it: "(your last name) Act 74 Observing Organisms". This is just to give you an idea of how to organize your information. You can reformat as you choose to shift things around.
Encyclopedia Article 2-page Template GoogleDoc - You can only view it, so go to File, then Make a Copy, and rename it: "(your last name) Act 74 Observing Organisms". This is just to give you an idea of how to organize your information. You can reformat as you choose to shift things around.
Activity 78: Coughing Up Clues
Online Owl Pellet Dissection: Dissect an owl pellet and build a prey's skeleton without touching a thing!
Activity 79: Eating for Energy
Interactive Food Web Game: Choose from 4 different ecosystems and build the food webs.
Interactive Food Web: This time with some more detailed information to read. Read the info, and scroll down to "Activity" and click on "Click here to get started" to play the game.
Activity 80: Nature's Recyclers
Fruit decomposing video - gross, but cool
Lizard decomposing video - really gross, but interesting information
Gecko decomposed by ants - wow - picked clean
Fox decomposing video - gross, but quick
But What Does a Fox Say???
Unit F: Evolution
Activity 89: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?
A humorous look at evolution Note: while funny, there are some key concepts related to how life changed over time on planet Earth.
Symphony of Science: The Greatest Show on Earth A musically engaging presentation of some key concepts of Evolution.
National Geographic - De-extinction A wonderful article (with multiple links and videos) about the process of bringing back extinct species.
Activity 90: Figuring Out Fossils
Fossil Formation Animation A short animation on how fossils are formed
Bill Nye: Fossils The Science Guy explains fossils
Activity 94: A Meeting of Minds
Myths and Misconceptions about Evolution A great TED Ed video about some common misconceptions. Ties in nicely to Lamarck's and Darwin's differing ideas of how Evolution happens.
Activity 95: Hiding in the Background
Peppered Moths: Natural Selection in Black and White A nice interactive tool to show now natural selection works.
NOVA PBS Documentary on Evolution: What Darwin Never Knew A wonderful program, well-designed, on tons of information about Evolution