Wilburworld of Science

Disease Diagnostics         
Unit 1: Intro to Disease Diagnostics
Lab Safety & Procedures
Quiz:  Lab Safety, Tools, Techniques & Measurement
Extra Stuff!

Review Worksheet -  Lab Safety Tools & Techniques Crossword Puzzle Review - 

Students use Lab Equipment ID Sheet and safety contract to answer questions about scientific lab tools, their functions, and proper, safe methods of handling them.
100 pts
Sept 16, Mon, Day A
Sept 17, Tues, Day B
Poster Project Presentations!
Sept 11, Wed, Day D
Watch:  HOUSE Episode - Pilot 

Brain Tumor          
Tumor/Protein Markers      
Radiation Treatment      
Contrast MRI / Gadolinium  
Creutzfeld-Jacobs Disease (CJD) / 
     Mad Cow        
Wernicke Encephalopathy      
Blood Test - Thyamine Levels   
Cerebral (CNS) Vasculitis      
Sedimentation Rate        
Neurocysticercosis 2   
Eosinophil Count     
Niacin Overdose      
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Video: Flinn Scientific Lab Safety

Basic lab safety procedures are explained in this 20 minute Flinn Scientific Safety Video. However, in case of absence, the following video covers much of the same information.  

After watching this video students will 
  • know proper lab procedures, tools, equipment, storage/safety protocols.
• Students & Parents: Read, sign & date Flinn Safety Contract  Return to me ASAP!   5pts

• Students: Read “Student Page” @ WWOS Complete online Course Intro - Student Feedback Form   5pts

• Parents: Read “Parent/Guardian Page" @ WWOS Complete online Course Intro - Parent Feedback Form   5pts

• Students: Create Student Account/Enter Code @ Class Dojo   5pts

• Parents: Create Parent Account/Enter Code @ Class Dojo   5pts

• Parents: Fill out form for Parent Portal, return to HS office. Create online account using access code provided to you.

• Students: Verify First Class account accessibility. 
See main office if you need assistance.
Sept 4, Wed, Day A
Sept 9, Mon, Day B
Complete by Wed, Sept 11
Course Intro 
Overview of course style, objectives and topics. Introduction to Lab Safety, Website & Class Dojo.

Course Intro 
Overview of classroom procedureslab safety and course grading policy. The more efficiently this classroom runs...the more fun things we get to do this year. The importance of maintaining a detailed, organized Lab Notebook, adhering to proper classroom/lab procedures and the ability to work as a team are stressed as essential components of this course.

After this brief overview students will
  • Understand the difference between knowledge, concepts & skills and that learning means accumulating, building from, and reapplying new knowledge.
Read:  Lab Safety Summary - A summary of the safety rules most relevant to this classroom and the labs we will do. 

Read:  Lab Safety, Tools & Techniques - A guide to most of the tools we will use this year.  
Flinn Safety Quiz - All student must return and sign safety contract & pass this quiz in order to participate in labs.  
Activity: Scavenger Hunt - D103 Sketch 

Students learn to recognize important scientific tools, supplies and safety equipment in the lab, determine the locations of each in this classroom and read about the function and proper handling of each.  

After completing this activity, students will
  • Know proper lab procedures, tools, equipment, storage/safety protocols, metric measurements
Review Worksheet: Lab Safety, Tools & Techniques

Students use Lab Equipment ID Sheet and safety contract to answer questions about scientific lab tools, their functions, and proper, safe methods of handling them.

Also - watch any videos/demos that we didn't get to in class. 

 Some of the more sensitive tools, equipment and procedures for using them are explained  
Electronic Balance
Serological Pipettes
Heating Blocks
Sept 10, Tues, Day C
Brief Lecture/Notes: Metric & Measurement 

A brief review of metric base units, prefixes, conversion and certainty in measurement.
In case of absence, watch the following videos.  

After listening to this brief lecture and completing practice problems, students will 
  • Understand the relationship between metric measurements and units
  • Be able to convert between measurements. 
Pre-read: tomorrow's Lab
Trivia Game Review:  

Students work in groups to answer unit review questions 
Sept 12, Thur, Day E
Lab/Group Challenge: Basic Lab Skills, Procedures & Metric Measurement 

Students work with a group to determine the appropriate lab equipment to use for measuring various classroom items (in metric), complete conversions and follow instructions to determine the required answer. After completing this lab, students will understand that it is not enough just to know the names of scientific tools and measurement units. Students must understand what each tool measures, perceive the actual size of units of measurements in relation to each other, and be able to relate this information to the use of other tools they will be introduced to through out the year.  Focus is also placed on gaining the skills of taking precise measurements, pre-reading lab procedures, following all safety protocols, the ability to work independently and in groups to meet a common goal.  

After completing this lab, students will 
  • Understand the importance of pre-reading lab procedures. 
  • Be able to choose appropriate lab equipment for a task and demonstrate proper use of it.
  • Be able to take precise measurements and convert metric units​
  • Be able to work both independently and in groups to meet a common goal. 

Sept 13, Fri, Day F
Reading Assessment:  Pilot Episode / Differential Diagnosis - A character Study Wrapped in a Mystery - Wrapped in a Medical Procedural