Mrs. Moran Notes



Please see the attached instructions for the Lab #4 write-up.  Reminder: Lab #4 is due Wednesday, November 6.

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Posted: October 29, 2019

Please see the attachment for instructions regarding the lab write up for Lab #3 Modelling Cell Membranes.

Posted: October 3, 2019

Please see the attachment below for guidelines to follow when writing up Lab #2 (Onion Cells).


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Posted: September 30, 2019

Biology 122:

Please see the attachment below for an introduction to Mendelian Inheritance from Friday's class.


PDF icon mendelian_inheritance_day_1.pdf3.09 MB

Posted: September 30, 2019

Math 9:

Please complete #3, 5, 6, 7 on p. 11 of the textbook for tomorrow.

Posted: September 24, 2019

Math 9:

Please remember to complete all parts on today's Rational Numbers Test Review sheet.  The unit test will be on Friday!

Posted: September 23, 2019

Biology 122:

1.  Please remember to hand in your Lab #2 Modelling Meiosis, and also the HeLa Assignment this week!

2. Complete the crossword that was handed out in class (answers posted in my classroom).

3. Review questions from the textbook: Ch. 10 p. 257 #2 - 10, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25

    Ch. 11 (Meiosis section 11-4 only) p. 283 # 7, 8, 9, 19, 20

4.  Complete the review sheets that were handed out in class today. Answers posted in my classroom.



Posted: September 23, 2019

Biology 122

Please see the attached document for an outline of Meiosis.


PDF icon 11-4_meiosis_notes.pdf7.56 MB

Posted: September 20, 2019

Biology 112:

1.  Please complete "Lab #1 Microscopes - A Closer Look," and have it ready to pass in on Monday.  Reminder to get a composition book to use for your labs, if you have not already done so.

2.  Complete the crossword puzzle that was handed out in class, as well as the review questions from the textbook

p. 31-32 #4 - 7, 15 - 19, 26, 27

Posted: September 20, 2019

Math 9:

Please complete #3 - 8 on p. 140 (Order of Operations) for Monday.

There will be a unit test next week on Friday!

Posted: September 18, 2019

Math 9

Please complete the following questions from the textbook:

p. 134 - 136 #3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14

Posted: September 16, 2019

Biology 112 Sept. 16 Homework


1.  How did the work of John Needham cause a resurgence of the theory of spontaneous generation?

2.  How did Spallanzani improve upon Needham's experiment?

3.  Why were Needham's supporters cautious about accepting Spallanzani's results?

4.  Explain how Pasteur refuted the theory of spontaneous generation.

Posted: September 16, 2019

10-2 p. 249 #1 - 6

1.  During the cell cycle, a cell grows (G1), copies its chromosomes (S), prepares for division (G2), and divides to form two daughter cells (M).

2. G1 - the cell grows and carries out its day-to-day activities; S - synthesis phase; the chromosomes are copied, resulting in identical sister chromatids; G2 - the cell makes additional organelles, and prepares to divide; M - the cell goes through prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, and cytokinesis to divide its chromosomes and cytoplasm

3. Interphase is made up of G1, S, and G2 phases, during which the cell grows, copies DNA, and prepares to divide.

4. Chromosomes are made of DNA (coded genetic information) and protein.

5. A prokaryotic cell replicates its genetic material (often just a single, circular chromosome), then undergoes binary fission to separate the cell contents into two daughter cells.

6. Cytokinesis is the division of the cytoplasm in both plant and animal cells. The difference is that in plant cells, a cell plate forms midway between the divided nuclei.


10-3 p. 252 # 1- 4

1. Cyclins regulate the timing of the cell cycle in eukaryotic cells.  Cyclin may cause a mitotic spindle to form and trigger cell division.

2. Such cells, called cancer cells, divide uncontrollably and form masses of cells called tumours that can damage surrounding tissues, and/or spread to other parts of the body.

3. Normal cells would stop growing when they come in contact with other cells.

4. The cell cycle is a series of evens that cells go through as they divide, and cancer is a disorder in which some of the body's cells lose the ability to regulate their growth.

Posted: September 9, 2019

Math 9:

Please complete questions #11 a - f on p. 112 of the textbook.

Posted: September 6, 2019

Math 9:

Please complete #5-10 on p. 101 in the textbook for Monday.