UPDATE: I will be on the first floor conference room from 3pm-6pm.
If you need extra help or have any last minute questions about the exam and cannot make it to Albert’s office hours tomorrow, I will be available from 3pm to around 6pm at the student center tomorrow Tuesday 3/1 to help anyone who needs it!
If anyone desperately needs help and is not available during those time, I will also have my email open and can try to help you over email.
I will be sitting at the lower level of the mezzanine on the long counter.
Here are the answers to the Scientific Inquiry assignment. Note that if your answers are not on this post, it does not mean you are incorrect!
- TED Radio Hour segment with Margaret Heffernan
What is or should be the control group in the chicken flock experiment? Explain.
The control group would be the random flock he had originally picked. By picking a random group of chickens, he can get a good sense of the average amount of eggs his chickens can lay.
- Host Guy Raz and TED speaker Margaret Heffernan say that social scientists and business people use this experiment as a way to think about human behavior. Are they using inductive or deductive reasoning to do this? How?
Inductive: They had used this specific experiment to use as an example that pecking order should cease to exist in the business world. Specific to Broad. Continue reading
Recently, scientists figured out the structure of TRPA1, the so-called wasabi receptor, a protein that allows us to taste certain foods as spicy hot.
By using whatever resources you’d like, work on answering the following questions with your peers… Continue reading
In case it’s helpful, I’ll be holding Q&A office hours at 3pm on Feb. 29th in University Hall 2-129 and at 1pm on Mar. 1 in University Hall 2-094. If you plan on attending, please have your questions prepared ahead of time so we can make the most of this discussion time.
Recently, “omega-3s” have received a lot of positive attention. Some are contained in the capsule shown here.
- Of the molecules we’ve seen in chapter 3, what kind of molecule is an “omega-3”?
- Is the contents of the capsule shown solid or liquid at room temperature? Why?
- Is an “omega-3” soluble in water?
- Where in the body is it found after some after ingestion? Why does that make sense based on what you know about the kind of molecule it is?
With the model components you’ve been given, try to identify the following with the peer at your table:
- phosphate group
- nitrogenous base
- base pairing
There is no joy to Soylent, only purpose.
As you watch this video from The Verge, be on the look out for the macromolecules we’ve been talking about. Afterwards, consider these questions: why is the oil blend needed? If we could photosynthesize like plants do, would we still need to eat food (or drink Soylent)?