Posted in 6 SBI3U Biology

SBI3U Exam Review

  • microscope parts
  • proper use of microscopes
  • magnifications and diameters of fields of view
  • measuring and calculating specimen sizes
  • forms of chromosomes – DNA, chromatin, chromatids, dyads, tetrads
  • cell cycle
  • mitosis in detail
  • meiosis in detail
  • meiosis in males versus females
  • Mendel and his pea experiments
  • Punnett Squares
  • Pedigrees
  • Test Cross
  • dihybrid cross
  • Forms of inheritance – dominance, incomplete dominance, codominance, multiple alleles, sex-linked inheritance
  • Charles Darwin and the tree of life – evolution by natural selection
  • forms of natural selection – stabilizing, directional, disruptive, sexual
  • peppered moth example
  • genetic drift, bottleneck, founder effect
  • homologous, analogous and vestigial features
  • convergent and divergent evolution
  • allopatric and sympatric speciation
  • Linnaeus and taxonomy
  •  dichotomous keys
  • Domains, KPCOFGS (taxa) for classification
  • Key components of the kingdoms (Crash Course Clips)
  • Circulatory system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
Posted in 4/5 HRE2O Religion

HRE2O “Christmas In June” Real-igion Project – $500 RAISED FOR THE WRRC!

May 24, 2017

Every Christmas season Centurions rise up and raise money to support the families of the Women’s Rural Resource Centre and the wider community.  It is a joyful time and genuine miracles happen.  Sometimes we forget that the needs are still there, and also how blessed many of us are each day.  It’s time to remember and do something about it…so, Christmas in June!

Just like my favourite YouTube Magician/Prankster Rahat surprised Eric with a “lottery win” followed by a new home, and ultimately dignity (see clips below), we are going to do something similar for the Women’s Rural Resource Centre. We’ve set a goal of ten toonies each which would raise $600 they are not expecting.  I believe this number is just a minimum of what we are capable of!

On Monday June 19, we will close out this not-so-random act of kindness by making a Christmas video for the WRRC.  Baked goods are welcome to celebrate!

Together we are stronger and it’s a wonderful life!

Monday June 19, 2017 Update:

You did it! $500 and a SportChek gift card for the WRRC.  Amazing work Centurions!

A miracle is not a violation of a natural law.  A miracle is the fulfillment of a Higher Law.”





Posted in 4/5 HRE2O Religion

HRE2O Exam Review Topics

  • happiness advantage
  • Jesus of History, Christ of Faith
  • How Learn about Jesus
  • Understanding scripture – contextual versus literal
  • Five Love Languages
  • The Gospels – formation and the authors (who was who, when did they get published
  • Themes of Parables
  • The historicity of The Resurrection
  • The first and second Creation Stories
  • Exodus – Moses story – covenant formation – The Prince of Egypt
  • Importance of Passover
  • My personal exodus
  • Origin and Types of Sin, alienation from sin
  • Connecting Exodus to Jesus story
  • Important events in the life of Moses
  • Making Moral choices – Character Cycle – actions & habits, virtues and vices, destiny
  • Key events that followed the Resurrection
  • Living a Virtuous Life – 4 Cardinal Virtues and other virtues
  • Self-Understanding & Self-Esteem
  • Individualism
  • Three stages of adolescent development
  • Success and Finances – financial responsibility
  • Media Mindfulness
  • Handling conflict – RID & SOLVED
  • Images of the Church
  • Prayer & God – forms of prayer
  • Jesus’ teachings on Prayer
  • Becoming a saint – actual stages of sainthood
  • Communion of Saints
  • Praying to/with Mary and the saints and our loved ones on the other side
  • The Sacraments
Posted in 2 SBI4U Biology

SBI4U Exam Review Topics

  • atomic Lewis structures of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen atoms
  • Electronegativity and bonding – ionic, polar covalent and non-polar covalent
  • dipoles
  • Functional Groups
  • VSEPR Theory
  • Molecular Polarity – like dissolves like
  • Intermolecular Forces
  • anabolic & catabolic reactions
  • carbohydrates
  • lipids
  • proteins
  • nucleic acids
  • cellular transport: diffusion, facilitated diffusion, osmosis (tonics), active transport
  • homeostasis – components and positive and negative feedback loops
  • thermoregulation
  • kidney structure and function
  • the brain – structures and their functions
  • the nervous system – CNS vs PNS
  • action potential
  • chemical synapse
  • central dogma in general
  • mutations
  • transcription
  • mRNA processing
  • splicing
  • translation
  • DNA replication
  • gel electrophoresis
  • cycle sequencing
  • plasmids and their components
  • recombinant plasmid design (i.e. cloning)
  • mitochondrial structure
  • cellular respiration – overall chemical reaction
  • glycolysis
  • pyruvate oxidation
  • Krebs cycle
  • electron transport chain
  • substrate level phosphorylation vs oxidative phosphorylation
Posted in 6 SBI3U Biology

SBI3U Pig Dissection Tutorial

Watch the videos below for a walkthrough of the pig dissection.  There are some structures we talked about in class that were not mentioned in this video.  Note those.  Remember you need to know the function of the structures in addition to what they are.  There is a little quiz at the end you can do to reinforce your knowledge.

Posted in 4/5 HRE2O Religion

HRE2O Reflections on The Shack

  • How did Mac learn to let go of his desire to damn Missy’s murderer?
  • How did Mac learn to let go of his judgment of his father?  How did he have to change the way he saw who is father was in order to forgive him?
  • What is more important – revenge or healing?  Explain.
  • Does forgiving mean we are condoning bad behaviour?
  • Can we forgive someone even if the relationship is over or impossible for us?
  • Does Papa orchestrate tragedy?
  • Why is there evil even though we have a loving God?
  • Who do you need to stop judging and start forgiving?  How do you need to change the way you look at them in order to do this?