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1 Welcome to Mr. Cogbills Life Science Class What is Life Science What is everyday Life Science Examples of Current Research at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Life Science How Students are Graded (Assessment) What are Standards (State and National) What Students are Graded on (Experiments, Labs, Projects, Field Trips)

2 LIFE SCIENCE (Biology) Definition(s) –The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. –The life processes of a group or category of living organisms.

3 Everyday Biology

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5 Pacemaker Blood sugar monitor

6 Everyday Biology

7 Categories of Biology Zoology Botany Virology Immunology Marine Biology Microbiology Conservational Biology Protozoology Oceanography Parasitology BioAnthropology Molecular Biology Genetics Anatomy Physiology Cell Biology Evolutionary Biology Ecology Entomology Developmental Biology BioEngineering BioChemistry

8 Graduate Program Masters Degree = 2 to 3 yrs PhD = 5 to 7 yrs Most BioScience Programs Pay for your tuition Pay you a stipend (salary) Provide medical benefits Fellowships TAships GAships/RAships

9 Promoting Interest in Science I am currently a collaborator and representative from Stevenson Middle School for the following grant proposal. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Initiative for Biomedical Research Institutions Queens Medical Center Ulu Kukui Project HHMI Grant Proposal (.pdf) Howard Hughes Medical Institute Initiative for Biomedical Research Institutions Queens Medical Center Ulu Kukui Project HHMI Grant Proposal

10 Drosophila Melanogaster (fruit fly/vinegar fly)

11 Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (PXE) A multisystem disease Affects elastic tissue Affects skin, eyes, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems.

12 Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (PXE)

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15 Purpose To figure out what this gene does in flies so that we can then apply it to humans.

16 How do we do this? 1.Determine when and where the gene products are found in the fly. 2.Determine if this fly gene can function like the human gene in vitro. 3.Mutate (mess up) the gene in flies and see what happens.

17 HAWAII SCIENCE STANDARDS This is what we are to teach in class according to the Hawaii Department of Education. HCPS IIIHCPS III

18 U.S. NATIONAL SCIENCE STANDARDS This is what students should be learning according to the national standards set forth by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.American Association for the Advancement of Science.

19 ASSESSMENT This is how lab/class work is graded. RUBRICS RUBRICS

20 SEED GERMINATION Controlled Variable Experiment Guide Book

21 CELL CYCLE Mitosis

22 GENETICS: The Science of Heredity TRAITS

23 SOLAR SPRINT HECO

24 Additional Information Located on our CLASS WEB PAGE Check out our web page at: Or go to and click on class web pages and look for Mr. Cogbills web page link.www.stevensonmiddleschool.com

25 Any Questions?


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