hinton_no2.gifHinton Scholars Student Tutoring Group 2

School: J.D. O'Bryant School
teacher_hinton18_eegan.jpgAP Bio Teacher: Elizabeth Egan
grp2_hinton18_kweir.jpgTutor: Keiko Weir
Dennistassia Davis
Tuan Duong
Sabrina Hernandez
Alexandria Leggett

Tony Ly
Assaita Providence
Salima Vo


LABORATORY 1 - Enzyme Catalysis
Thursday, October 5, 2017
TMEC 332 All students & Tutors - Tutors will join students in the lab.
Labs: 343 & 344

For lab #1 we will be investigating what factors affect the rate of an enzymatic reaction. To do this, we will be using peroxidase extracted from turnips to break down hydrogen peroxide. We will be measuring the rate of this reaction using an indicator (guaiacol) which will cause the solution to turn darker as more product (oxygen) is produced in this reaction.

Please take a look at your prelab reading and review the experimental steps for this lab before arriving to lab.
You can find these by clicking here

If you would like to review what enzymes are and how they function, here is link to a youtube video that I thought was helpful:

For basic review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgVFkRn8f10

A little more depth (and a fun accent):

See you tomorrow!

LABORATORY 2 - Photosynthesis
Thursday, October 26, 2017
TMEC Tutoring room: 115
Labs: 343 & 344

LABORATORY 3 - Cellular Respiration
Thursday, November 30, 2017
TMEC Tutoring room: 115
TMEC Learning Studio 106 for Lab

For lab 3 we will be looking at how stored energy is consumed via cellular respiration!

If you would like a basic overview, here is a link to a video that describes cellular respiration:

See the source image
See the source image

LABORATORY 4 - Transpiration

Thursday, January 4, 2018
TMEC Tutoring room: 115

Hello everyone!
Welcome to 2018! I'm looking forward to seeing all of you on Thursday.

For this lab, we will be looking at water transport in plants. I actually remember doing this same lab 10(!) years ago in my AP biology class, so I think it will be a lot of fun.

Some things to consider before you come to lab are:
- What is the question you are trying to ask about transpiration?
- How can you test this question in a measurable way? What will you be measuring?
- What is your experimental variable (the variable that is being changed)?
- It looks like you will have different plants available. What are some considerations you will have to take when using different plants? For example, some plants have more leaves than others and some leaves are larger. We would expect that a branch from the same type of plant with more leaves will transpire more than one with less leaves... so if we are comparing two different plant species, how can we control for differences in the number or size of leaves?
-What other variables can you test? If other labs, you have tested light (with a lamp), temperature (ice water), heat (boiling).

If you want to review transpiration, I found a short youtube clip that might help:

Youtube Transpiration

(Think of it like a chain of water molecules being pulled out through the stoma of the leaves.)

external image transpiration+1.jpg

LABORATORY 5 - DNA Analysis with PCR & Gel Electrophoresis
Thursday, February 1, 2018
TMEC Tutoring room: 115

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LABORATORY 6 - Transformation
Thursday, March 8, 2018
TMEC Tutoring room: 115

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Final Event: May 10, 2018