Guest Hollow's Biology Curriculum Week 20

Christian High School Biology Curriculum

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LAB COLOR KEY:

Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Labs are marked in white

Labs that are alternates to the Illustrated Guide to Home Biology are marked in green.

Optional and extra labs that have nothing to do with the IGTHB book are marked in orange.

Video labs are marked in blue.

Interactive online labs are marked in yellow.



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Week 20

 

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Guest Hollow's High School Biology Textbook

Read

Chapter 13 Introduction

13.1 Prokaryotes

13.2 Viruses

 

Topics

  • Prokaryotes: habitats, reproduction, metabolism
  • Relationships between bacteria and humans

 

  • Structure of viruses
  • Discovery of viruses
  • How viruses cause human disease
  • How viruses can be controlled and used

 

 

Workbook Chapter 13.1 workbook pages Chapter 13.2 workbook pages  

Optional Writing Assignment(s)

Write a short story that features a virus. Make sure you include how the virus is transmitted and the effects it has on the body.
Ideas:

  • A biological warfare incident
  • A town is struck by an unknown virus
  • A futuristic world/population affected by a virus

Labs

 

Alternative lab for the IGHBE labs this week:
Bacteria Experiment Kit

or

The Magic School Bus: The World of Germs Kit

 

 

Alternate lab for VII-3: "Grow" your own yogurt

  • one cup unflavored yogurt with live cultures (will say on the label)
  • 4 cups of milk
  • pan
  • stove
  • large bowl or glass jars sterilized
  • heating pad & towels
  • extras for flavor like vanilla, berries, etc.

Students into cooking, etc. may enjoy this: Euro Cuisine YM80 Yogurt Maker 

 

Optional Investigating bacterial growth virtual lab

IGHBE: Lab Session VII-4: Investigating Bacterial Antibiotic Sensitivity

  • Gloves
  • Aluminum foil
  • Optional balance
  • Chlorine bleach container
  • Hole punch or scissors
  • Marking pen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Sanitized work area
  • Soda bottles
  • Teaspoon
  • Distilled water

 

  • From previous labs:
  • Nutrient agar
  • Nutrient broth tubes
  • Pure cultures

Extra (alternate for lab VII-4):
Antibiotic discs - to be used in conjunction with the Bacteria Experiment Kit

 

IGHBE: Lab Session VII-2: Preparing Culturing Media

  • Gloves
  • Aluminum foil
  • Balance or measuring spoons
  • 500 ml soda bottle (clean and empty)
  • Chicken broth or bouillon cube
  • Cotton balls
  • Measuring cup (microwave safe)
  • Microwave
  • Optional pressure cooker
  • Refrigerator
  • Table salt
  • Lysol or other disinfectant spray
  • Sprayer bottle filled with water
  • Table sugar
  • Tape
  • water

IGHBE: Lab Session VII-3: Culturing Bacteria

  • Gloves
  • Alcohol
  • Agar petri dishes from previous lab
  • Agar slant tubes from previous lab
  • Chlorine laundry bleach
  • Broth culturing tubes from preceding lab
  • Clock or watch with 2nd hand
  • Large container with lid (for bleach bath)
  • Microscope
  • Mixed bacteria culture
  • Normal saline tubes from preceding lab
  • Paper towels
  • Sanitized work area from preceding lab
  • tape

Gram Stain Kit

Inoculating needle
Home Science Tools instructions on gram staining.
Expensive and not necessary:
Gram stain bacteria comparison set

IGHBE: Lab Session I-3: Gram Staining

  • gloves
  • butane lighter
  • ethanol 70%
  • microscope
  • paper towels
  • toothpicks
  • distilled water

 

Alternate lab for I-3:
Gram Stain Kit

Inoculating needle
$2.60

Home Science Tools instructions on gram staining.

Expensive and not necessary:
Gram stain bacteria comparison set

Notes

There are lots of labs this week. Pick and choose.

Bible Study

The New Answers Book 2

Chapter 31: Doesn’t the Order of Fossils in the Rock Record Favor Long Ages?

 

Conclusion: The Biggest Question of All

 

 

Other Resources

Biology Coloring Book
Biology Coloring Workbook

Chapter 6-8 Bacteria

 

Chapter 6-7 Viruses

 

 

Videos

BrainPOP
Bacteria

TV School House
Bacteria

Planet Earth Season 1
Planet Earth
Episode 1

BrainPOP
Viruses

BrainPOP
Antibiotic Resistance


Planet Earth
Episode 2

Extras

Microscope slide:
Bacteria from human intestine

BrainPOP
GAME
Microbes

Virus models to cut and assemble

GAME
You Make Me Sick(Costs $)

 

Bacteria
Bacteria: Staph, Strep, Clostridium, and Other Bacteria
(read)

Archaea
Archaea: Salt-Lovers, Methane-Makers, Thermophiles, and Other Archaeans
(read)

 

 

Adopt a Microbe! You can read through this website, or copy some of the material to make a notebook page, poster, etc.

 

 

 

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