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WOW Project- 8th Grade- There’s an app for that…

January 27, 2012 Leave a comment

You can download the slides shown during class to help guide you.  If you have any questions post to the comment area.


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Genetic Engineering/Cloning Research Paper

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment

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)

Categories: 812 HW, 815 HW, 8E1 HW, 8E2 HW, Projects

Mini-Project Due October 11

October 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Impacts of Science and TechnologyHW impact of science on your life

1)Write an expository essay discussing the impact that advancements in science and technology has had on your life (you can discuss the good, the bad, or both).  Make sure you provide specific examples!

2)Please put essay on construction paper and add a few pictures to illustrate your work.

You can find the rubric for the expository essays in the rubric section of the blog!


Einstein Energy Posters…

February 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Due 2/22

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction”

Albert Einstein is largely responsible for the ability to use Nuclear Power…

Nuclear Power is now sometimes used for everyday energy needs (france has been running mainly on nuclear power for many years with few complications). 

Global Warming is caused primarily by the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere after burning fossil fuels (coal, oil).

In the spirit of the above quote (by Einstein) you will be research one of the listed alternative energies listed below. 

Each have their benefits and costs (both monetary and environmental).  You will be creating a poster weighing the pros and cons of each.

Finally you will think in your mind based on the above quote…What would Einstein do?  Would he think that the benefits outweigh the dangers?

Geothermal, Biomass, Solar, Nuclear (Uranium), Wind, Hydropower, Hydrogen…

Each poster should include index cards for the following;

How the energy is produced?

What are the benefits?

What are the dangers?

What would Einstein do? Would he think the benefits of this energy outweighs the costs?


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Websites about Genetic Engineering

October 9, 2009 Leave a comment

Genetic Engineering Poster Guidelines…

October 9, 2009 Leave a comment

You will be creating a poster about Genetic Engineering…You may work on your own of with 1 partner (group of 2).  Here are the guidelines.

If choosing Genetic Engineering:

1) Include a description of what cloning or genetic engineering is and a brief description of how it is performed.

2) Provide a explanation of both pros and cons associated with Genetic Engineering.

3) Provide at least one example of how genetic engineering has been used on either plants or animals.

4)  Provide an opinion on whether or not you feel Genetic Engineering should be allowed and why.

*look at the next posting under this category for a list of websites to go to for information on genetic engineering.