Tuesday, December 13, 2016


This simple video does a great job of explaining what the Photosynthesis Equation means at the molecular level. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJQxHoqIPIM It's on YouTube, so it may not work at school.

The Photosynthesis Rap

Photosynthesis Virtual Lab - 

This is just an image... read the rest of the post to find the virtual lab.

In this lab you will be using a computer simulation to test out different variables to see how they affect the rate of photosynthesis.
En este laboratorio va a utilizar una simulación por ordenador para probar diferentes variables para ver cómo afectan a la tasa de fotosíntesis.

To get to the virtual lab CLICK HERE. 

Use the handout to keep track of your experiments and your data.
Utilice el folleto para mantener un registro de sus experimentos y sus datos. 

Here is a much more advanced video that takes us deep inside chloroplasts to see what's going on in terms of actually moving electrons around. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQK3Yr4Sc_k

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Evolution of Skin Case Study Resources

Links for Evolution of Skin Case Study

Part 1: Skin Cancer – First write your own thoughts about the question. Then you can use these sources to see if you are right. Don’t plagiarize. If you use information from web sites, put it in your own words or use direct quotes and cite your source.

Part 2: Skin Pigmentation and UV Light – You don’t need to do any online research to answer the questions. Use the map and other information in your case study.

UV Light Index - the numbers on the sides are Latitudes

Part 3: Distribution of Skin Tones across the Globe

The red numbers are negative

The red numbers are negative

Part 4: Natural Selection and Evolution of Skin Color - You don’t need to do any online research to answer the questions. Use the information in your case study and your own creative thinking.

The "Ted Talk" - Skin Color is an Illusion - Color de la piel es una ilusión - subtítulos en español