Extra credit will be completed within the journal of blackboard. I’ve included the link to the Unit 1 Journal below.
You will be required to create one entry within the Unit 1 Journal per chapter (be sure to label the entry with either the chapter number or assignment name). Each entry will require you to discuss/explain two major topics from the chapter. Each topic is worth 1 point towards the corresponding unit exam if completed correctly (partial credit will be given if answer are not perfect but close).
The list of topics to include are below or I’ve attached a word document (see above, ‘Attached Files’) if you would like to download a copy.
You can complete each chapter entry one at a time as you are completing the chapter assignments or wait until you are studying for the exam to complete all five entries at once. It is up to you. But to receive ANY extra credit the journal entries must be submitted by September 10th at 11:59pm (BEFORE exam 1). Because this is extra credit you will not see a grade in the gradebook.
From Chapter 1:
Write a journal entry about Homeostasis (this is what you should use as the title of your entry). Include in your entry the following two topics:
1.Depict both negative and positive feedback using a graphical representation (either a drawing or one you found online) AND write a summary for each graph explaining how it represents its specific feedback.
2.Define homeostasis and then using the four mechanisms of homeostasis, choose a specific feedback (negative or positive) within the body and explain it as if teaching it to someone new.
From Chapter 2:
Write a journal entry about Inorganic/Organic Molecules. Include in your entry the following two topics:
1.List all six inorganic compounds common to the body and give a brief explanation as to how they interact with the body. Within your answer be sure to include: a description of the three water compartments found within the body as well as a description of the relationship between acids, bases and pH.
2.Identify the four organic molecules the body is composed of. Be sure to describe the different types of each (ex: carbohydrates are made up of monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides) and how they function within the body.
From Chapter 3:
Write a journal entry about Cell Parts and Functions. Include in your entry the following two topics:
1.List the three main parts of a cell and their general function AND list all of the organelles and their functions (brief, few words, no paragraphs)
2.Draw a plasma membrane. Include and label the following: phospholipid bilayer (be sure to label nonpolar and polar parts), integral and peripheral proteins, cholesterols and carbohydrates. AND give a summary of passive vs active transport (include: the different types of each, what types of solutes use each type, if the solutes are going down/up their gradients, if energy is needed, etc…)
From Chapter 4:
Write a journal entry about Tissues types and Membranes. Include in your entry the following two topics:
1.List the four main types of tissue and their general functions. Within each main type, then list and describe the structure (include: cells types, fiber types, ground substance …) of each ‘subclass’ of tissue and give at least two places within the body it could be found (I cover 16 different tissue in the powerpoint, you can elaborate past these 16 if you would like, as there are more in the book.)
2.List the four types of membranes, what makes each of them unique compared to the other types and where each could be found in the body.
From Chapter 5:
Write a journal entry about Burns and Skin Cancer. Include in your entry the following two topics:
1.List the three main concerns we have when someone gets burned and why these are concerns. Explain the three degrees of burn (include symptoms and part of skin damaged). Describe what the Rule of 9’s is and what the information would be used for.
2.Define cancer and explain the difference between benign and malignant tumors. Compare and contrast the three types of skin cancer (where they originate, how common are they, etc ..). Explain how the ABCDE rule would be applied and to which of the three skin cancers it is used for.