Eye Testing and Optical Illusions 2014

http://cim.ucdavis.edu/EyeRelease/Interface/TopFrame.htm – Visit this site to practice with the “Eye Simulator” version 2.  Take notes on how damage to different muscles or nerves affects the movement abilities of the eye.  You will need to click on “Eye Movement Simulator”  You can also feel free to explore the pupil response simulator and the patient cases.  This site is very cool.  In the end, make sure you know how each muscle moves the eye and which nerve controls each of the muscles. (hint: one nerve controls 4 muscles, the other two nerves control one muscle each)

http://stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu/the25/fundoscopic.html – Visit this site and scroll down to “Findings” to see pictures of the retina in normal and various abnormal conditions.

http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/Ishihara.asp – Visit this site to take a test for color blindness. (Ishihara Test)

http://www.grand-illusions.com/opticalillusions/ – Visit this site to view various ways to fool your eyes.  Definitely try “An Intriguing After Image” on ‘page 2’.

An Ode to Rick

Your task is to write a poem or song in honor of Rick (from our ice hockey case study).  The poem/song must include information from all parts of the case study: initial injury, other history, emergency room, lab results, CT scan, X-ray, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.  Basically, it should retell the story in a cute and clever way.  If you choose to do a song, it can be in any style (e.g. rap, pop, opera, etc…)  You should record the song with music and give me an audio file.  Every member of the group must sing at some point.


G & H – Wednesday, 12/17/14

D – Thursday, 12/18/14

Alien Data Take 2 and Experimental Design Take 3

You should read the peer feedback on your Wand Experimental Design Diagram and make any necessary adjustments.  It is up to you regarding how much of the feedback you incorporate.  Do not ‘resolve’ or ‘delete’ the peer feedback, I want to be able to see it.  This is due on Wednesday by 11:59:59pm.

You should read my comments on your Alien Data Statistical Analysis document and make any corrections.  You are free to (and should) make all corrections necessary and not just the thing(s) I commented on.  The corrections must be completed by Friday, 12/5/14 @ 2:30pm.  I will then lock the assignment and grade it for the second time.

STEM Chapter 1 2014a

Read chapter 1 in the STEM book.  You will use this to start to generate possible ideas for your own research project.  Remember that you will be designing your own research project next year and continue that into your junior year.  This will help you start that process.

Answer the chapter questions on page 11.  For question #3, you should complete the Student Handout #1 on page 14 for each of your top three research ideas.  Therefore, in the end, you will have 3 different possible research ideas and 3 completed Student Handout #1 sheets (pg. 14) – one Student Handout for each idea.  Complete these in your notebook and bring them to class to be checked.

Due: Sunday, 12/7/14 11:59:59pm

Respiratory and Digestive Readings 2014

In Chapter 23, read and know table 23.1 on page 803.

In Chapter 23, read pages 836-844 including ‘related terms’

Answer the Clinical Questions on page 839
Answer the Clinical Application questions # 1, 2 on page 847

In Chapter 24, (pg 848-902), read the information associated with each “homeostasis icon.”  This is the pyramid icon with a beam on top.  For example, the first is on page 853 regarding peritonitis.  The second is on page 857 regarding ankyloglossia.  Continue reading all of them in the chapter and take notes on the conditions as they will be on the test.

Answer Review Questions on page 906 # 1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11
Answer the Clinical Application questions on page 907 # 2, 4

Experimental Design Test 2014

You will have a test on Thursday, 12/4/14 on experimental design and the parts of a research paper.  You should be able to list each part of a research paper in the proper order and explain the purpose/function of each part. (e.g. abstract, results, discussion)  You should also know the terminology related to experimental design and random sampling and be able to apply that terminology to a study scenario.  You should also be able to evaluate experiments for variables, controls and constants, and judge for bias or other poor design issues.