The Biology Corner https://www.biologycorner.com Sun, 13 Jan 2019 20:16:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 The Lion in Your Living Room https://www.biologycorner.com/2019/01/12/the-lion-in-your-living-room/ https://www.biologycorner.com/2019/01/12/the-lion-in-your-living-room/#respond Sat, 12 Jan 2019 21:38:42 +0000 https://www.biologycorner.com/?p=7094 This film was based on a book “The Lion in Your Living Room“, which I had read last year, so I was really excited to watch the film version. The pace was good and included interesting animations, like showing what happens when a cat falls and must twist its body to land on its feet. I created a worksheet to go with it for a day when many of my students were out for testing. It actually was a nice follow-up to a video we had watched earlier in the year on dog evolution: Dogs Decoded. This video is available ]]> https://www.biologycorner.com/2019/01/12/the-lion-in-your-living-room/feed/ 0 Phylogenetic Tree – Canines https://www.biologycorner.com/2019/01/04/phylogenetic-tree-canines/ https://www.biologycorner.com/2019/01/04/phylogenetic-tree-canines/#respond Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:30:48 +0000 https://www.biologycorner.com/?p=7075 Students examine a phylogenetic tree which has questions for them to discover how the tree is organized.¬† ¬†Students will learn what a node is, and how branches on the tree represent descendants from a common ancestor. ]]> https://www.biologycorner.com/2019/01/04/phylogenetic-tree-canines/feed/ 0 Reinforcement: Chromosomes https://www.biologycorner.com/2018/12/29/reinforcement-chromosomes/ https://www.biologycorner.com/2018/12/29/reinforcement-chromosomes/#respond Sat, 29 Dec 2018 20:10:25 +0000 https://www.biologycorner.com/?p=7063 Helpful review on chromosomes which focuses on terms such as diploid and haploid, mitosis and meiosis, and zygote versus gamete. Students also practice chromosome math using chickens as a model, which have 78 chromosomes in body cells. Worksheet is intended as a review for basic level biology students.]]> https://www.biologycorner.com/2018/12/29/reinforcement-chromosomes/feed/ 0