Here are the terms to know…
genetics (punnet square)
Here are the topics to know for your midterm…
layers of the earth
mineral properties (color, luster, hardness, streak)
rocks (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic)
weathering and erosion
continental drift theory
You need to look through the sources we discussed during class for your research report…
1)Go to webliography category of blog
2) Find Genetic Engineering posting
3) Look Through Websites
4) Write down the websites you will use for your information (2)
5) Write down the headlines of the ARTICLES you will use to support your information (2 for good and 2 for bad)
You will be writing a research report related to cloning and genetic engineering. Here is the task…
Write a expository essay discussing/covering the positive and negative effects/consequences of cloning living organisms/organs OR genetically engineering living organisms. Be sure to include textual evidence and ideas discussed during class discussions.
*This is NOT a persuasive essay…Here is the breakdown/outline.
1 Paragraph introduction
2 paragraphs explaining how cloning and genetic engineering is performed.
2 Paragraphs about the positive/beneficial aspects to cloning and genetic engineering
*Include real examples of times where it was used successfully or could be used.
2 Paragraphs about the negative/possible problems with cloning and genetic engineering
*Use specific examples to support your ideas.
1 Paragraph closing statement to tie all of the ideas together.
**Please use the Power Paragraphing guidelines taught to you
**Please refer to the Genetic Engineering/Cloning post under the 8th grade webliography category for your research sources.
The Final Product will be due after Christmas Vacation…However, I will be checking over the next few weeks the progress being made (rough drafts)