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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Chromosomes, 1 - 22

Chromosomes: 1 - 22
If you didn't know every human has 23 pairs of Chromosomes, in total we have 46. Here is an image of how we solved and placed each chromosome in each section! 


Task description:
Today in room 4 Genomics we were to place each chromosome from numbers 1 - 22. Each pair were to be Red and blue with words/numbers written on each chromosome. This task was quite challenging as it was hard finding and matching the right chromosomes. Although it was challenging I definitely found something I never knew before, Thanks to Doctor Terry I had so much fun as it also made many of us come together and work as a team. Now I know more about chromosomes and the exact amount we have!     

Hope you enjoy and that you learn something off this post, I definitely did!  

Chromosomes - 5th December 2019 


Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Who Dunnit?

Who dunnit?

Today in room 4 we are solving a crime due to the scene of someone breaking in & stealing something which hadn't been found by the owners or anyone, during the investigation we found bits and pieces of bloody cloths which was covered in blood. The window was violently smashed and the man had vanished in under 2 minutes before the investigators arrived.

Suspect 1: AB + 
Suspect 2: B
Suspect 3: A+
Suspect 4: 0 -

Although the suspects had different blood types all we were needed to find was A+. Due to the blood stains on the bloody cloth we had found the perfect match which came out A positive. The suspect was perfectly matched to suspect 3. Here are the images of us testing our suspect's blood!



Suspect 3: Positive - 4th December 2019!   

Monday, 11 November 2019

Living Organisms - 1&2

WALT: Place organisms on a continuum
Part.1

Part.2

Task Description:
For this task room 4 and I were to complete the task of knowing what was smallest - largest. Part 1 explains the living organisms from smallest to largest. Part 2 explains the connections between the cells from smallest to largest. Overall this task was incredibly interesting as it made me actually want to lean about living organisms and our cells.   

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Dna - note taking!

Dna - note taking!

Today Room 4 watched a short video about cells and how they’re connected. Below this
introduction is my what I’ve been taking notes of. Learning more about cells and how they’re
connected was incredibly interesting. I really hope you enjoy! 
  
How is Dna, chromosomes and gene connected? Today we will be talking about how Dna,
chromosomes and genes relate. 


Our body is made up of hundreds and thousands of cells. Cells are only seen under a microscope. 


Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Chromosomes have different sorts of information about
dna.


 Dna is made up of 4 basis (AKA) 4 different things. A,G,C,T. Dna is in the chromosome, the
chromosome is in the nucleus, and the nucleus is in the cell. 


The reason why Dna is shaped as a ladder is because…
A always joins with T  and G always joins with C


When a sequence of three pairs come together they create a word, then when we add more
words together we then create a chapter which is called gene.  


Gene’s are like chapters in a book. More than one or two genes is what creates our chromosome.
Chromosome is what lives in the nucleus.


Protein base letters:
Codons = words
Gene = Chapter
Chromosome = Book

Monday, 4 November 2019

Science Experiment

Science Experiment!

Aim: see onion cells on a microscope


Hypothesis:
I think the 100x magnification we’ll be able to see what’s about to happen!

Equipment
Microscope Onion
Slide
Cover slip
Tweezers 
Blue dye - Blue stain


Method:
Our very first step started off with using a slide, after that we got ourselves a pair of tweezers and one onion, using the tweezers and onion we were to peel a thin layer of onion and gently placed it onto the slide, after placing the thin layer of onion onto the slide we were to pour a few drops of saline on top and add a bit of blue stain. The last step was to add a cover slip as it’ll help to make our vision more clear to see.


Observation
On the 10x microscope we were able to see the basic shape of the cell.
On the 40x microscope we were able to see a closer version of the segmented area.
On the 100x microscope we were only able to see the blue stain but from what our vision was the colour was purple.    

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Thursday, 26 September 2019

Top 5 Highlights - Term 3

WALT: Explain our top 5 highlights that happened in term 3

Task Description:
For this task I am to write 5 highlights of term 3's most amazing things. I really hope you all enjoy my final post of term 3 talking about my top 5 favourite highlights. Overall this was an awesome term and I can't wait to see what term 4 presents us. Good luck for the holidays always stay happy and be safe. Thank you to all the teachers for the support and work they have given us. Happy Holidays kids.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Label the parts of a cell - Inquiry

What’s inside a cell?
SAY IT - NAME IT - LABEL IT

NUCLEUS: Nucleus is the brain of the cell. It tells you what type of cell it will be and when it will decide to divide.

RIBOSOMES: Ribosomes is what makes the proteins. The cell can create new structures from the ribosomes protein.  

CHROMOSOME: It’s the item that carries our dna. 

GOLGI BODIES: Post office? Is what transports molecules around the entire cell.

MITACHONDRION: The powerhouse of the cell. They take in food and turn into energy cellular respiration.  

ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM: Transportation that collect and take the molecules to where they are needed to go.

About Organelles
All living things contain a variety of different cells. Cells are the main structure that living things are based on. The cell membrane is a thin layer that separates what goes in and out. The cell wall is incredibly tough and holds its shape. Cell walls are what let them stand tall. Tiny organ that play a different role in the cell. It gets rid of waste, reproduce and repairs. The organelles float in cytoplasm.  

Credits also to:
Makayla
Naomi