The Biology Corner Sun, 13 Jan 2019 20:16:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Lion in Your Living Room Sat, 12 Jan 2019 21:38:42 +0000 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 ]]> 0 Phylogenetic Tree – Canines Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:30:48 +0000 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. ]]> 0 Reinforcement: Chromosomes Sat, 29 Dec 2018 20:10:25 +0000 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.]]> 0