Jan 28, 2014 - Apologia Biology    Comments Off on Module 8 Mendelian Genetics

Module 8 Mendelian Genetics

Jehovah-Jireh, our provider, often brings something good out of something bad.  Our class was canceled yesterday because of the weather, which makes it difficult to keep progressing through the material in our textbook.  However, in looking for additional information to share with you to help explain the concepts in Module 8, God guided me to a treasure trove of science videos.  Mr. Paul Andersen of Bozeman, MT has shared a slew of presentations covering many of the basics of biology.  Unfortunately, Mr. Andersen “loves evolution.”  So keep that in mind as he credits “nothing” with creating the complex creatures that populate our world today.

I believe you will find the following You-Tube videos helpful as you finish your study of Module 8:

A Beginner’s Guide to Punnett Squares (12:15)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1PCwxUDTl8

Genetics (11:46)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya7h-Y-9l8c

Genotypes & Phenotypes (12:57)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaovnS7BAoc

Blood Types (Contains evolutionary content) (10:46)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXTF7WehgM8 

Mutations (Contains evolutionary content) (7:03)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDbK0cxKKsk

If you are interested in more in depth topics, you may enjoy the following as well:

Chromosomal Genetics (Contains evolutionary content) (14:23)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIe7mPXkYhs

Probability in Genetics: Multiplication and Addition Rules  (10:36)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4Ne9DXk_Jc

Sep 28, 2013 - Personal Finance & Economics    Comments Off on Mortgage Amortization Calculator

Mortgage Amortization Calculator

The 6 sheets in this spreadsheet compare the total principle and interest payments for the following scenarios:

$75,000 15-year mortgage @ 3.25%

$75,000 30-year mortgage @ 4.1%

$150,000 15-year mortgage @ 3.25%

$150,000 30-year mortgage @ 4.1%

$250,000 15-year mortgage @ 3.25%

$250,000 30-year mortgage @ 4.1%

Please download the file and complete the assignment for this week.

Click here to download: Mortgage amortization schedule1

Sep 13, 2012 - Biology    Comments Off on Online Tutoring

Online Tutoring

After homeschooling our two sons for 14+ years, I am delighted to be able to support other families by offering on-line writing classes using the Institute for Excellence in Writing curriculum.

Unfortunately, my schedule is currently full, although I may have openings beginning in January 2014.  If you would like more information, please contact me!