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School: J.D. O'Bryant School
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AP Bio Teacher: Mr. Pontillas

grp3_hinton17_nblok.jpgTutor: Neil Blok
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Sary Bautista
Nathaniel Dunker
Olivia Ezewely
Kayla Richards
Nery Rodriguez
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Teona Thompson
Sara Valencia
Brandon Young



ORIENTATION - OUR BIG IDEA POSTER
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LABORATORY 1 - Enzyme Catalysis
Thursday, October 6, 2016
TMEC 340 All students: Tutors join students in the lab.
Labs: 343 & 344

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LABORATORY 2 - Photosynthesis
Thursday, November 3, 2016
TMEC Tutoring room: 117
Labs: 343 & 344

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LABORATORY 3 - Cellular Respiration
Thursday, December 1, 2016
TMEC Tutoring room: 118
TMEC Learning Studio 328 for Lab

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LABORATORY 4 - Transpiration

Thursday, January 5, 2017
TMEC Tutoring room: TBA

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Hi all! As you might remember me telling you, I am out of town in Hawaii for this session, so somebody else will be standing in for me. I will be back next time.

Here is a question for you: how does a plant like a Coastal Redwood or Giant Sequoia get water all the way to the leaves that are doing photosynthesis, well over 300 feet over the ground?

The answer is below...but first review the stuff that follows.

For this week, please consider reviewing the following terms that are essential for understanding the lab:
-xylem, phloem, stomata, transpiration

I am linking to three video which will be helpful for understanding this lab, and for the AP class and test!

Here's a very short video which explains the process of transpiration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At1BJJDcXhk

And a slightly longer one that has more details:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc9gUm1mMzc

This video has some more helpful explanation of plant anatomy, as well as a description of the roles of xylem and phloem. Plus the graphics are amazing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uayC63AFIQM

The answer is: by transpiration. Here is an article that mentions how transpiration can be disrupted during drought, potentially killing trees that are many hundreds of years old:
http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/11/giants-in-the-face-of-drought/508601/

Have fun and I will see you in a few weeks!

~Neil






LABORATORY 5 - DNA Analysis with PCR & Gel Electrophoresis
Thursday, January 26, 2017
TMEC Tutoring room: TBA

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LABORATORY 6 - Transformation
Thursday, March 2, 2017
TMEC Tutoring room: TBA

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