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Quarter 1

August

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEK ONE 8/12-8/16

Welcome Freshman!

Rise of the Titans c/o 2022

B/R: What causes death?

Intro of Teacher & course

Procedures & Expectations

- S.T.E.M.

-  PBS Course

Syllabus

Supplies for Course

 B/R: What is BioMed? (Inspiration)

Collect Contracts/Syllabi

Logistics of Career Journals, Scientific Lab Reports, & Proper Documentation

B/R: What careers may be involved in solving a mysterious death?

1.1.1: A Mysterious Death Using Inspiration

B/R: What is an expectation you have of a GREAT teacher? 

1.1.2: Examining a Scene – part 1

WEEK TWO 8/19-8/23

B/R: What clues may be found at a scene of a mysterious death that may help to determine the cause of death?

1.1.2: Examining a Scene – part 1

B/R: List at least 5 human body systems (there are 11 if you’re up to the challenge) :)

1.1.2: Examining a scene part 2 “CSI Search Methods” using inspiration create a concept map

B/R: Pick 2 body systems. What organs make up your selected body systems?

1.1.2: Examining a scene – part 3

Unit 1 Terminology

B/R: In your opinion, which body system is the most important for survival? Justify your answer.

Finish 1.1.2: Examining a scene – part 3

B/R: What might be the consequence of malfunctions in any of the body systems?

Career Journals (CJ’s) – how to set them up & assign unit 1 due by next Friday 9/6.

WEEK THREE 8/26-8/30

B/R: What is the stem motto?

1.1.4: Blood, Footprint, Hair, and Fingerprint Analysis

B/R: What is an autopsy and how can it be used to determine the cause of death?

1.1.4: Blood, Footprint, Hair, and Fingerprint Analysis

B/R: What is the difference between a primary & secondary source?

1.1.4: Drug Analysis Lab

B/R: none

Meet in Auditorium for S.T.E.M. Talk

 - Expectations

 - Procedures

 - Probation

 - Integration

B/R: What is confidentiality & how can it be important?

1.1.4: Drug Analysis Lab

September

WEEK FOUR 9/2-9/6

No School

Labor Day

 

B/R: What type of medical professional performs autopsies? 

Anna’s sketch

Anna’s Clues and Persons of Interest

B/R: What is DNA?

1.1.5: Time of Death

Go over Biomedical Experimental Design, lab equipment, and personal protective equipment.

B/R: What is Forensic Science?  How is it used today?

Career Journal Day

B/R: What are the 4 components of DNA?

Career Journal Day

WEEK FIVE 9/9-9/13

B/R:  What are toxicology reports and how can they help solve a case?

Binder Check Prep - Set up Binder; complete any make-up work

B/R: What would you like to learn about autopsies? 

Binder Check

B/R: Why is it important to remember 9/11?

1.1.5: Time of Death

Binder check

B/R: Suggest reasons why autopsies are required when a person dies as the result of an automobile or un-witnessed accident.

1.2.1: What is DNA – using Molecular kits

B/R: What can Forensics Techs extract DNA from?

1.2.1: What is DNA pt 1

WEEK SIX 9/16-9/20

B/R:   Is there ever a time patient confidentiality should be broken?

No School

B/R:  What is the difference between moral and ethical?

1.3.2: HIPAA Confidentiality

HIPAA ppt

B/R:  What physical evidence obtained from the Garcia crime scene could be used to obtain DNA?

Unit 2 CJ Day

B/R: Describe one of the main challenges in extracting DNA from cells found at a crime scene.

Unit 2 CJ Day

B/R: Explain why the underlying and immediate causes of death are both important when preparing an autopsy report

House: TB or Not TB

WEEK SEVEN 9/23-9/27

B/R:  none

Patch Adams

B/R:  none

Patch Adams

B/R:  None

Patch Adams

B/R: What is Diabetes?

Patch Adams

B/R: Was Patch Adams ethical? Explain your reasoning.

Patch Adams & Analysis

October

WEEK EIGHT 9/30-10/4

B/R:  How can measuring and analyzing blood splatter be useful to aiding in the investigation of a crime/murder?

1.2.1: What is DNA – using molecular kits

B/R:  Suggest three specific reasons why determining the cause of death can sometimes be difficult.

1.2.3: DNA Analysis – part 1

1.2.3: DNA Analysis – part 2 – Virtual Electrophoresis

1.2.3: Suspect DNA

B/R:  Why is it important to be accurate when filling out medical reports (i.e charting, autopsy reports)?

1.2.2: DNA Extraction Lab

 B/R:  What does HIPAA stand for?

Finish 1.2.2: DNA Extraction Write-up

Binder Check

B/R: What is HIPAA? Why is it important?

Binder check

WEEK NINE 10/7-10/11

B/R: What are the 4 components of DNA?

1.3.1: Autopsy Report Discussion

1.3.3: Was it a Crime

Binder Check

B/R:   Besides DNA profiling, for what other reasons might scientists and researchers use DNA analysis?  

1.3.1: Human Body Systems & The Autopsy

Binder Check

B/R:  Classify Drugs (all that you know) including legal and illegal.

Unit 1 Terms Jeopardy

 B/R: 3 min study!

Unit 1 Terms Quiz

Unit 2 Terms

B/R: What is the difference between ethics and morals?

House: Humpty Dumpty

 

Quarter 2

WEEK TEN 10/14-10/18

B/R:  none

TDD

B/R:   How do the clues found at a scene of a mysterious death help investigators determine what might have occurred?

1.3.3: Was it a Crime?

B/R: What can be done at a scene of a mysterious death to help reconstruct what happened?

Unit 2 Career Journals

B/R:  What was Anna Garcia’s time of death? Why is that important?

Unit 2 CJ  

Finish Unit 2 Terms

B/R:  What does our STEM motto mean to you and how can it be powerful?

Dr. G ME

Binder Check

WEEK ELEVEN 10/21-10/25 

B/R:  What does glucose do for the body?

2.1.1: Diagnosing Diabetes

B/R:  What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

2.1.1: Diagnosing Diabetes

B/R:   What are the similarities between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

Chemistry of Life PPt - part 1

 

B/R:  What are the 4 major elements?

STOP the BLEED

B/R:  What is the difference between a covalent bond and an Ionic bond?

 Finish Chemistry of Life part 1 ppt

Distribute Binder check

WEEK TWELVE 10/28-11/1

B/R: Who are the 2 Scientists credited with the discovery of DNA?

2.1.2 Prep Model - part 1

2.1.2: Resource sheet

B/R: How do scientists design experiments to find the most accurate answer to the question they are asking?

 2.1.2 Prep Model -

B/R: What can I learn from a control group?

2.1.2: Prep Model

B/R: List 3 things to do to stop/limit the spread of infectious diseases.

2.1.2: Prep Model

B/R: What is glucose?

Present 2.1.2 Model

WEEK  THIRTEEN 11/4-11/8

B/R: Who are the 2 Scientists credited with the discovery of DNA?

Present 2.1.2 Model

B/R: How do scientists design experiments to find the most accurate answer to the question they are asking?

Present 2.1.2 Model

B/R: What can I learn from a control group?

2.1.3 Feedback

B/R: List 3 things to do to stop/limit the spread of infectious diseases.

2.1.3 Feedback

B/R: What is glucose?

House: Kids – complete wkst

Binder Check

WEEK  FOURTEEN 11/11-11/15

B/R:

Veteran’s Day

B/R:  What is Insulin and where is it produced?  

2.2.1: Autopsy Report

Binder Checks

B/R: How is insulin and glucose connected?

2.2.1: Anna's Food Diary

Binder Checks

B/R: Why are pregnant women given a Glucose Tolerance Test?

2.2.2: Nutritional Chart

2.2.2: Food Labels

B/R:  What does glucose in urine signify?

CM: Uncanney Valley - document; do a Psych Analysis of the perpetrator

WEEK  FIFTEEN 11/18-11/22

B/R: none

 

B/R: none

2.2.1: Food Testing

 

B/R: None

2.2.1: Food Testing

B/R: None

Finish 2.2.1: Food Testing C?’s and data sharing with group

B/R: None

House: Humpty Dumpty

WEEK  SIXTEEN 11/25-11/29 – NO SCHOOL – FALL BREAK

WEEK  SEVENTEEN 12/2-12/6

B/R:  At what age can the onset of Type 1 Diabetes begin?

2.3.1: A day in the life of a Diabetic

B/R:  What is a calorie?

2.3.1: A day in the life of a diabetic

B/R:  What is the difference btwn a homogenous mixture and a heterogeneous mixture?

2.3.2: Diabetic Emergency C?

B/R:  What does glucose in urine signify?

2.3.2: Diabetic Emergency C? (wet lab)

B/R:  What is the difference between a Calorie and a calorie (which one do we use)?

House: DNR

WEEK  EIGHTEEN 12/9-12/13

B/R: Why have food with aspartame been approved after the dangers have been made aware of?

2.3.3: Complications

B/R: What is the difference btwn sugar and nonfat sweetners?

2.3.3: Complications

Binder Checks

B/R: Why are nonfat sweetner unhealthy?

Binder Checks

B/R: What is the importance of a food journal?

Unit 2 Jeopardy

B/R:  none - study

Unit 2 Vocab Quiz

Unit 3 Terms

WEEK NINETEEN 12/16-12/20

B/R: Explain how healthy food calories are different from junk food calories.

3.1.1: Blood Detectives

Binder Checks

Look up and copy the food pyramid into your comp. ntbk. What organization approves food & labels?

 Unit 3 CJ’s

B/R:  What is the role of a chemical bond in energy transfers?

 

Unit 3 CJ

B/R: Why we have food labels, how/why are they important?

Unit 3 CJ or Finish Unit 3 Terms

B/R:  What is the difference between a beaker, flask, and a graduated cylinder? (Draw all 3)

 

Quarter 3

WEEK TWENTY 1/6-1/10

B/R:  What is the relationship between nutrients, food, chemical reactions, and energy?

Unit 3 CJ’s

Binder checks

B/R: What food do you want to limit from your diet? Why?

2.2.1: Food Testing

 

B/R: What foods do you want to increase in your diet? Why?

2.2.1: Food Testing

 

B/R:  Why might a food with lower energy content be a better energy source than another food with higher energy content?

2.2.1: Food Testing

B/R: What’s the difference btwn a monosacchride, diasacchride, and trisacchride?

2.3.3: Complications

Binder checks

WEEK TWENTY 1/13-1/17

B/R:  Are sports drinks a valuable tool in maintaining water balance?

2.3.3: Complications

Binder Check

B/R:  Why is water balance such an important factor in maintaining homeostasis?

Complications mini presentation

3.1.1: Blood Detectives – part 1

B/R: Explain why water is an essential component of human bodies.

3.1.1: Blood Detectives – part 2

B/R: What does hydrophilic literally mean? How can this characteristic be useful?

3.1.2: Sickle Cell Diaries

Medical History

Anna's Diaries

HMWK: Chromosome ppt

B/R:   How does having sickle shaped blood cells effect the body? Explain & Justify.

3.1.2: Sickle Cell Diaries

WEEK TWENTY ONE 1/20-1/24

No School – MLK Jr. Bday

B/R: What does hydrophobic literally mean? How can this characteristic be useful?

Chromosome PPT discussion

B/R: What is the importance of blood?

3.2.1: Protein Synthesis

3.2.1: Protein Synthesis

3.2.1: Resource sheet

B/R: What are the 4 components of blood?

Audio Clip

3.3.3: Immortal Cells – Henrietta Lacks

3.3.3: Resource Sheet

 B/R: List the 4 components and describe the function of each.

Finish 3.3.3

 

WEEK TWENTY TWO 1/27-1/31

B/R: Was Dr. Gey Ethical? Why/Why not?

3.4.1: Family Inheritance

3.4.1: Resource sheet - copy pedigrees into comp ntbk

B/R: How has society benefitted from Dr. Gey’s breach of ethics?

Finish 3.4.1

B/R: What does protein synthesis do for our bodies?

3.4.2: Probability – Parts 1, 3, Conclusion ?’s

 

B/R: What is a chromosome?

3.4.2: Probability – Parts 1, 3, Conclusion ?’s

B/R: How many chromosomes do humans have?

Blood & Sickle Cell PPT

WEEK TWENTY THREE 2/3-2/7

B/R:  Does chromosome # indicate intelligence?

Sickle Cell ppt

 

B/R:   How does having sickle shaped blood cells effect the body? Explain & Justify.

3.4.3: World Distribution (Bean Lab)

Binder Check

B/R: How do the lives of people with sickle cell disease differ from yours? Explain.

3.4.3: World Distribution (Bean Lab)

Binder Check

B/R:  What is the difference between a genotypic and phenotypic trait?

Unit 3 Jeopardy

 

B/R – None – study for 5 minutes

Unit 3 Quiz

Binder Check

WEEK TWENTY FOUR 2/10-2/14

B/R: Create a pedigree of your family (3 generations)

Binder Check

Unit 4 Terms

 

B/R:  Pick a trait and shade it in the pedigree you created yesterday.

Unit 4 Career Journals #23-27

B/R: How might a Hematologist help someone with Sickle cell disease?

4.1.1: Path of Blood through the heart

B/R: Name 1 trait that has been passed down 3 generations. Is it genotypic or phenotypic?

4.1.1: Path of Blood through the heart

B/R: What is a mutation?  Is it good or bad? Explain.

House: Acceptance

 

WEEK TWENTY FIVE 2/17-2/21

No School – President’s Day

 

B/R: Diagram & label a human heart with chambers & valves.

Unit 4 CJ

B/R: Where is SCD most prevalent geographically?

Discuss Dissection expectations and tools.

B/R: How do you get anemia?

4.1.2: Anatomy of the Heart (dissection)

B/R: What is the difference between Sickle Cell Anemia and regular Anemia?

4.1.2: Anatomy of the Heart – C?

WEEK TWENTY SIX 2/24-2/28

B/R:  What protein in RBC helps carry oxygen?

Finish 4.1.2: Anatomy of the Heart C?’s

B/R:  Which part of blood helps to clot?

4.2.1: Heart Rate

Design Experiment

Binder Check

B/R:  What is the difference between an artery and vein?

4.2.1: Heart Rate – perform experiment

Binder Check

B/R: What is a punnett square?

4.2.1: Heart Rate – perform experiment

Binder check

B/R:  Punnett Square: NN x nn

4.2.1: Heart Rate – finish all data collections & begin write up

 

WEEK TWENTY SEVEN 3/2-3/6

B/R:   B/R: Punnett Square: Rr x rr

4.2.1: Heart Rate - Final Write up day

B/R:   Punnett Square: Aa x Aa

DUE: 4.2.1: Heart Rate

Teach Manual BP

4.2.2: Blood Pressure – design experiment

B/R:  Analyze Aa x Aa from yesterday, what is the percentage of the dominate trait appearing in the offspring?

4.2.2: BP – perform exp

B/R: What do your heart and music have in common?

4.2.2: BP – perform exp.

B/R:  What preventative measures can you take to prevent heart disease?

4.2.2: BP – perform exp. & collect all data

WEEK TWENTY EIGHT 3/9-3/13

B/R:   Create a diagram showing blood flows through the heart & body.

4.2.2: BP write up

B/R:   What is an EKG?  How is it used?

4.2.2: Blood Pressure – Finish write up

B/R: What is LDL & HDL?

DUE: 4.2.2: BP Write up

House: Sports Med

B/R:  What’s the purpose of a pacemaker?

Finish House: Sports Med

No School- Spring Break - TDD

WEEK 3/16-3/20 – Spring Break

Quarter 4

WEEK TWENTY NINE 3/23-3/27

B/R:   What is hypercholesterolemia?

Sgt. Baxter

B/R:   What is an angioplasty?

How to perform an EKG

4.2.3: EKG

B/R:  What is a stent insertion?

4.2.3: EKG

B/R: How can a stent insertion benefit patients? What type of patients would it benefit?

4.2.3: EKG

 

B/R:   What is a coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery?

4.2.3: EKG – finish c?’s

WEEK THIRTY 3/30-4/3

B/R:  What is a myocardial infarction and how would you treat it?

4.3.1: What is Cholesterol – create brochure

4.3.1: Medical History

B/R:  What are the main arteries of the heart?

4.3.1: What is Cholesterol – create brochure

4.3.1: Medical History

B/R:  What are the main veins of the heart?

Work on brochure

Binder Check

B/R: How would the treatment be different from someone suffering with elevated HDL vs. elevated LDL?

Work on brochure

Binder Check

B/R: How would the treatment be different from someone suffering with elevated HDL vs. elevated LDL? 

Work on Brochure

Binder Check

WEEK  THIRTY ONE 4/6-4/10

B/R:  Place brochures on table with number, get it ready for voting

Brochure Due; judging

Unit 5 & 6 Terms

B/R:  Get materials for pump

4.3.3: Making a Pump- wet lab

B/R:   How does smoking relate to risk of heart attack and atherosclerosis?

4.3.3: Making a Pump- wet lab

B/R:  What other factors are monitored with cholesterol?

4.3.3: Making a Pump- wet lab

B/R:  What are triglycerides responsible for?

CSI: Revenge is best served cold

 

WEEK  THIRTY TWO 4/13-4/17

B/R:   Get your boards, marker, and paper towel

Unit 4 Jeopardy

B/R:  None – study 5 min

Unit 4 Terms Quiz 

B/R:  What are the main arteries of the heart?

Unit 5 CJ’s

B/R:  What are the main veins of the heart?

4.4.1: Unblocked Vessels

B/R:  What are the 3 main types of blood vessels?

4.4.1: Unblocked Vessels

 

WEEK  THIRTY THREE 4/20-4/24

B/R: Create a Venn Diagram of strokes & heart attacks.

4.4.2: Heart Intervention

4.4.2: Resource sheet

B/R: How would we treat a blocked vessel in the heart?

5.1.1: Contagious

5.1.1: Medical History Resource Sheet

B/R: Are Strokes and Heart Attacks different? How?

5.1.2: Infectious Agents

5.1.2: disease cards

Binder Check

B/R: What are infectious agents?

5.1.2: Infectious Agents

Binder Check

B/R: What are the 4 modes of pathogen transfer?

House:

Binder Check

 

WEEK  THIRTY FOUR 4/27-5/1

B/R:  How can you prevent/limit the spread of infection?

5.1.5: Bacteria ID

Binder Check

B/R: Which bacterial infection is causing havoc in the world today? Explain.

5.1.5: Bacteria ID

Binder Check

B/R: Which virus is causing havoc in the world today? Explain.

B/R: How are bacteria and viruses different?

B/R: If you could change anything about this year in PBS, what would you change?

WEEK  THIRTY FIVE 5/4-5/8

B/R:

5.1.6: Lines of Defense – create Game or Book

B/R:

5.1.6: Lines of Defense – create Game or Book

B/R:

5.1.6: Lines of Defense – create Game or Book

B/R: What was your favorite topic we discussed in PBS?

5.1.6: Lines of Defense – create Game or Book

B/R: Which teacher really impacted you this year in a positive way? Explain why you are grateful. (Leave a positive note for him/her)

5.1.6: Lines of Defense – Present Game or Book

WEEK  THIRTY SIX 5/11-5/15

B/R:    Get game/book ready for presentation

Play Games & Read Books (Rotation)

Binder Check

B/R:   Get game/book ready for presentation

Play Games & Read Books (Rotation)

Binder Check

B/R:   Get game/book ready for presentation

Play Games & Read Books (Rotation)

Binder Check

B/R:   Get game/book ready for voting

Vote – Best Book, Best Game

Binder Check

B/R: Get out laptop, pull up 6.1.1

6.1.1: Parts of the Whole

Binder Check

WEEK  THIRTY SEVEN 5/18-5/22

B/R: Get comp ntbk & electronic device

Finish 6.1.1 C?’s

B/R:  Get comp ntbk

6.1.2: How she Died?

B/R:   

Finals Review

B/R:  

Finals

B/R:  

Finals

WEEK  THIRTY SEVEN 5/25-5/29

B/R:    None

No school - TDD 

B/R:  None

Make-up Finals Binder Check

B/R:  None

Make-up Finals Binder Check

B/R: None

Cardiovascular Day

B/R:    None

Cardiovascular Day

STEM Field Day