The AP Biology students went over the Chapter 4 notes on the Nature of Carbon. Not sure why I capitalized that just now. Just felt right. We are headed directly to the first exam of the year. Just some Chapter 5 stuff is left, which is important, and we're there. We also talked about thalidomide and devastating impact it had on children of the 1950's and 60's.
The Biology students had their first quiz of the year which covered the Characteristics of Life and Controlled Experiments. We also went over the parts of the a light microscope in preparation of the beginning of the Microscope Lab tomorrow. The students also viewed many images taken with the aid of an electronic microscope. The incredible world of head lice and maggots was revealed in stunning technicolor.
The Chemistry students also had their first quiz of the year which covered the material on the Measurement Lab. We also reviewed what the Measurement Lab Report looks like and what the students should turn in tomorrow.