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Virtual Pig Dissection

For those who are faint of heart, (or die-hards that just can't get enough), here is an excellent site for virtual dissections.

Virtual Pig Dissection

posted on: January 09, 2007

Jekyll Papers Due Now

Just a reminder that all Jekyll Island paperwork was due on Friday, November 3rd. We're about 90% of the way there, but I'd love to have 100% attendance at Jekyll Island! Don't forget to bring a front/back copy of your insurance card and we have a notary here at the school.

posted on: November 06, 2006

Genetic Disorder Library

A genetic disorder is a disease that is caused by an abnormality in an individual's DNA. Abnormalities can range from a small mutation in a single gene to the addition or subtraction of an entire chromosome or set of chromosomes. To learn more about different genetic disorders, browse through the Genetic Disorder Library by clicking on THIS LINK.

How do we get mutations in our genes?

We can get mutations in several ways:
1. Mutations can be inherited, or passed from parent to child. This type of mutation is called a germline mutation.

2. Mutations that arise sporadically throughout our lifetime (in non-sex cells) are called somatic mutations. Most of the time, our cells are very good at fixing somatic mutations when they occur. In the rare instances when they are not repaired, a medical condition may result.

3. A third type of mutation, called a novel germline mutation, is a combination of a somatic and an inherited mutation. The novel germline mutation arises in a parent's germ cell - either the father's sperm cell or the mother's egg cell. The child conceived through the union of sperm and egg carries the novel germline mutation.

posted on: November 01, 2006

DNA Fingerprints

These photographs supplied by Genelex Corporation show several different examples of DNA fingerprints similar to those used in criminal investigations and paternity cases. In each photograph it is possible to match the genetic fingerprints of certain samples to those of other samples, such as in the case of crime scenes, paternity testing, and identical twins vs. non-identical twins.

Dna Fingerprint

posted on: October 30, 2006

How DNA Evidence Works

Here is another article for my Forensic Science fans. This article explains how DNA is used by lawyers in court and gives samples of evidence collected from real crime scenes and compares the DNA found at the crime scene to that of the suspect.

How Dna Evidence Works

posted on: October 30, 2006

DNA On The Witness Stand

This week, students are learning about DNA and its effects in the courtroom. Technological advances in DNA have revolutionized how crimes, paternity, diseases and other medical cases are studied. Tomorrow, students will try to find the guilty party in a mock crime scene by collecting and analyzing evidence. Attached is an article that may be of interest to some of you Forensic Science fans. The article, DNA On The Witness Stand, highlights the investigation into the real-life mass murder of 15,000 Argentineans during a period of political unrest in the 1970s.

Dna On The Witness Stand

posted on: October 30, 2006

Jekyll Island

All forms are due by Friday, November 3rd!

The following forms are required:
* Blue - Behavior Policy
* Yellow - Overnight Permission Form
* Red - Medical History (school will notarize)
* White - Copy of Child's Insurance Card (FRONT & BACK)

All students MUST have medical insurance to attend the trip. If your child is not covered on you plan, the school district provides a student plan for a minimal, one-time payment.

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posted on: October 25, 2006

Cell Division Game

SAVE THE CELL!

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To play, CLICK HERE!

posted on: October 04, 2006

Cha-Cha-Cha Chia

Students will be making their very own Chia Pets in class on Monday. Students need to bring in pantyhose and any decorative items that can be glued down, such as pom-poms, googley eyes, pipe cleaners, buttons, beads, or anything that sparkles and shines. The pantyhose may be used or new and knee-highs will work as well.

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posted on: May 19, 2006

Why Pigs?

As you may already know, the pig organ system is most similar to that of the human. But did you know major research is going on to see if pig organs can help ease the demand for humans in need of life saving organ transplants? Check out some of the articles below.

Researchers Explore Pig Organ Transplants

Scientists Choose a Transplant Donor That's Smart, Plentiful, and Kind of Cute

Organ Transplants From Animals: Examining the Possibilities

posted on: May 11, 2006

Why Pigs?

As you may already know, the pig organ system is most similar to that of the human. But did you know major research is going on to see if pig organs can help ease the demand for humans in need of life saving organ transplants? Check out some of the articles below.

Researchers Explore Pig Organ Transplants

Scientists Choose a Transplant Donor That's Smart, Plentiful, and Kind of Cute

Organ Transplants From Animals: Examining the Possibilities

posted on: May 11, 2006

Pig Dissection Guide and Test

The Pig Dissection Guide was posted yesterday afternoon. It is an extremely large file and may take as long as 5 minutes to upload. You might even see a blank screen/file...please be patient. Don't forget, after school study session tomorrow until 5:30. Pig test will be on Friday.

posted on: May 10, 2006

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posted on: May 08, 2006

Pig Dissection Guide

Click below to download the dissection guides you used in class. The dissection guide contains very helpful information, such as the location and function of different organs.

Pig Dissection Guide

posted on: May 08, 2006

Virtual Pig Dissection

For those who are faint of heart, (or die-hards that just can't get enough), here is an excellent site for virtual dissections.

Virtual Pig Dissection

posted on: May 05, 2006

Study Sessions

As you know, our pig dissections begin on Monday. I will hold after-school study sessions on Tuesday and Thursday so that students can ask questions and further examine their pigs before the test on Friday. I will remain at school until 5:30 to help students, but please consider sending a snack or money for the snack machines. I can't wait!

posted on: May 05, 2006

Piggy Week!

Piggy Week is coming up and students are already excited! As a conclusion to our Human Body unit, students will spend a week dissecting fetal pigs. We are currently scheduled to dissect the week of May 8th - 12th, ending with a lab test on Friday the 12th. For those students not wanting to participate in the lab, other alternatives will be offered closer to date. It's only two weeks away, get excited!

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posted on: April 18, 2006

Jekyll Island Blog

Students and Parents...

You can keep track of what your friends and children are doing at Jekyll Island by visiting our new Jekyll Island blog! Look for pictures, video, podcasts, and more! Log on to www.mabryonline.org and look for the link on the right-hand-side of the page. See you at the beach!

posted on: February 16, 2006

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