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Design a Mini Lab Procedure
Due Date: 5/18/2018
Subject: Environmental Science
  1. Consider every topic that we have surveyed this year.
  2. Select one in which you were most interested.
  3. Design a mini lab procedure investigating a real-world issue or question related to this topic.
  4. Your mini lab procedure should include the following:
    1. Title
    2. Objective
    3. Materials
    4. Procedure
    5. An explanation of what one should find while performing this procedure.
    6. Three questions to the student/researcher about what they found.
    7. Your signature and date at the bottom of the lab notebook entry.
  5. The entire mini lab procedure should be in your lab notebook in black/dark blue ink pen.
  6. Submit your mini lab procedure by May 18th, 2018 at 3:40PM, no later than that.

*You will be graded on a 0-4 point scale for this mini lab procedure.

*Your grade will replace your lowest lab grade in the class (including zeros).

*Your grading rubric is presented below:

4 - Mini lab procedure was designed following every instruction down to the letter.

3 - Mini lab procedure was designed following most of the instructions down to the letter.

2 - Mini lab procedure was designed following only half of the teacher's instructions.

1 - Mini lab procedure was designed improperly and/or obviously thrown together at the last minute.

0 - Mini lab procedure was designed by simply copying another's work, and/or without following most of the teacher's instructions.



Design a Mini Lab Procedure
Due Date: 5/18/2018
Subject: Biology
  1. Consider every topic that we have surveyed this year.
  2. Select one in which you were most interested.
  3. Design a mini lab procedure investigating a real-world issue or question related to this topic.
  4. Your mini lab procedure should include the following:
    1. Title
    2. Objective
    3. Materials
    4. Procedure
    5. An explanation of what one should find while performing this procedure.
    6. Three questions to the student/researcher about what they found.
    7. Your signature and date at the bottom of the lab notebook entry.
  5. The entire mini lab procedure should be in your lab notebook in black/dark blue ink pen.
  6. Submit your mini lab procedure by May 18th, 2018 at 3:40PM, no later than that.

*You will be graded on a 0-4 point scale for this mini lab procedure.

*Your grade will replace your lowest lab grade in the class (including zeros).

*Your grading rubric is presented below:

4 - Mini lab procedure was designed following every instruction down to the letter.

3 - Mini lab procedure was designed following most of the instructions down to the letter.

2 - Mini lab procedure was designed following only half of the teacher's instructions.

1 - Mini lab procedure was designed improperly and/or obviously thrown together at the last minute.

0 - Mini lab procedure was designed by simply copying another's work, and/or without following most of the teacher's instructions.



Write Content Songs
Due Date: 5/11/2018
Subject: Biology
  1. Consider every topic that we have surveyed this year, preferably the one you struggled with the most.
  2. Select one in which you were most interested.
  3. Write a song discussing the information in this topic.
  4. Your content song should include the following:
    1. Title
    2. Objective
    3. At least one verse with a hook
    4. Details about the content included in each verse
  5. The entire content song should be typed or handwritten.
  6. Your name, date, and period, should be in the top, right-hand corner of the paper.
  7. Submit your content song by May 18th, 2018 at 3:40PM, no later than that.

*You will be graded on a 0-4 point scale for this content song

*Your grade will replace the quiz grade you made for that topic when we initially took the quiz.

*Your grading rubric is presented below:

4 - Content song was written following every instruction down to the letter.

3 - Content song was written following most of the instructions down to the letter.

2 - Content song was written following only half of the teacher's instructions.

1 - Content song was written improperly and/or obviously thrown together at the last minute.

0 - Content song was written following by simply copying another's work, and/or without following most of the teacher's instructions.



Design a "Perfect Habitat"
Due Date: 5/11/2018
Subject: Biology
  1. Consider what we have discussed about different species of organisms.
  2. Select one in which you were most interested, or research one.
  3. Design a "perfect habitat" for this species of organism.
  4. Your "perfect habitat" should include the following:
    1. Name of the organism
    2. Name of the species of organism
    3. Name of the genus of organism
    4. The organism's food source
    5. The organism's water source
    6. The organism's living environment
  5. The habitat can be typed or handwritten.  Designing the entire habitat and bringing it in will multiply your entire grade by two (2).
  6. Your name, date, and period, should be in the top, right-hand corner of the habitat.
  7. Submit your "perfect habitat" by May 18th, 2018 at 3:40PM, no later than that.

*You will be graded on a 0-4 point scale for this assignment

*Your grade will replace your lowest quiz grade in the class (including zeros)

*Your grading rubric is presented below:

4 - Habitat was designed following every instruction down to the letter.

3 - Habitat was designed following most of the instructions down to the letter.

2 - Habitat was designed following only half of the teacher's instructions.

1 - Habitat was designed improperly and/or obviously thrown together at the last minute.

0 - Habitat was designed following by simply copying another's work, and/or without following most of the teacher's instructions.



Write Content Songs
Due Date: 5/11/2018
Subject: Environmental Science
  1. Consider every topic that we have surveyed this year, preferably the one you struggled with the most.
  2. Select one in which you were most interested.
  3. Write a song discussing the information in this topic.
  4. Your content song should include the following:
    1. Title
    2. Objective
    3. At least one verse with a hook
    4. Details about the content included in each verse
  5. The entire content song should be typed or handwritten.
  6. Your name, date, and period, should be in the top, right-hand corner of the paper.
  7. Submit your content song by May 18th, 2018 at 3:40PM, no later than that.

*You will be graded on a 0-4 point scale for this content song

*Your grade will replace the quiz grade you made for that topic when we initially took the quiz.

*your grading rubric as presented below:

4 - Content song was written following every instruction down to the letter.

3 - Content song was written following most of the instructions down to the letter.

2 - Content song was written following only half of the teacher's instructions.

1 - Content song was written improperly and/or obviously thrown together at the last minute.

0 - Content song was written following by simply copying another's work, and/or without following most of the teacher's instructions.



(All classes): Science In The News!
Due Date: 3/30/2018
Subject: Biology
  1. Visit a renowned news website (New York Times, CNN, USA Today, etc)

  2. Choose an article relevant to our class

  3. Read the article

  4. Construct a one-page review on the article discussing what the issue was, when did it come about, why it is relevant to our class studies, and how could the issue be resolved based on what you have learned in our class.
    **Your paper should be in MLA format; if you need help on this, visit Purdue OWL by clicking HERE.

  5. Turn in your paper with the article printed and attached by the due date indicated.


(All Classes): Build a Resume
Due Date: 3/30/2018
Subject: Biology

In this option, you will enter the "unemployment force".  A person who is "unemployed" is not someone who is not working; it is someone who is not working actually looking for employment.  You will search for a job and find one that peaks your interest the most!  Then, you will build a resume'.  A resume' is a document that summarizes your experiences in the areas of that job opportunity.  In other words, it tells the hiring manager why you deserve that job.  Follow the directions below:

 

  1. Visit a Job Search engine (Indeed.com, usajobs.gov, or another you may know)

  2. Type "Biology" or "Environmental Science" in the Search bar.

  3. Search for a job and choose one that interest you the most.

  4. Read the description for the job you chose.

  5. Visit a search engine (Google, Yahoo!, etc.), and click "Images".

  6. Search "Examples of resume'", and look at how job resumes are created.

  7. Open Microsoft Word, and begin your Resume'.  You must include the following in your Resume':
    1. Full Name
    2. Current physical address
    3. Email address
    4. Phone number
    5. Relevant courses (the classes you have taken that will help you on this job)
    6. Relevant work experience
    7. Leadership experience (experience you have had as a leader)
    8. Hobbies & activities

  8. Points to remember:
    1. This is for a job, not a social media website.
    2. You must complete your resume' by hand, not through a Resume' Builder on the internet.
  9. When finished, print your Resume', and submit it by March 30th with the job opportunity printed and stapled to the resume'.


(All classes): Science and the EPA
Due Date: 3/30/2018
Subject: Biology
  1. Visit a the Environmental Protection Agency's (website (www.epa.gov)

  2. Choose a news article covering a new bill that the EPA is working to pass as a law.

  3. Read the article

  4. Construct a one-page review on the article discussing what the issue was, when did it come about, how it will affect the stability of an ecosystem, and how could the issue be improved based on what you have learned in our class.
    **Your paper should be in MLA format; if you need help on this, visit Purdue OWL by clicking HERE.

  5. Turn in your paper with your article printed and attached by the due date indicated.


(All classes): Biotechnology and Ecosystems
Due Date: 3/30/2018
Subject: Biology
  1. Visit a renowned news website (New York Times, CNN, USA Today, etc)

  2. Choose an article discussing a new form of biotechnology to the public.

  3. Read the article

  4. Construct a one-page review on the article discussing what the issue was, when did it come about, and how it could cause a major shift in natural natural ecosystems.
    **Your paper should be in MLA format; if you need help on this, visit Purdue OWL by clicking HERE.

  5. Turn in your paper with your article printed and attached by the due date indicated.

 

 



(Biology): Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's)
Due Date: 3/30/2018
Subject: Biology
  1. Choose an sexually transmitted disease (STD) or sexually transmitted infection (STI) from the list below:
    a. Autoimmune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
    b. Bacterial Vaginosis
    c. Chlamydia
    d. Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1
    e. Gonorrhea
    f. Hepatitis
    g. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
    h. Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
    j.  Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
    k. Syphilis
    l. Trichamoniasis


  2. Write a scientific paper on your chosen STD/STI following the given criteria:
    a. MLA format; if you need help on this, visit Purdue OWL by clicking HERE.
    b. Title
    c. Four paragraphs
    d. Paragraph 1: Define your STD/STI, how it started, and who's at highest risk.
    e. Paragraph 2: What happens within the cells during this infection?  How does this relate to what we have learned?
    f.  Paragraph 3: What are the symptoms and treatment?  Include image of symptoms.  What happens if not treated?
    g. Paragraph 4: Prevention
    h. Bibliography (Works Cited Page)


(All Classes): Interview a Professional
Due Date: 3/30/2018
Subject: Biology
  1. Choose a career field in the sciences that most interests you
  2. Interview a professional in that career field in your spare time.  Be sure to schedule the interview first to be considerate:
  3. During the interview, ask the professional the following questions:
    a. What are three of his or her essential job duties?
    b. How did he or she get into this career?
    c. What type of education is required for this career?
    d. What personal characteristics are required for this career?
    e. What does this person like most about this career?
    f. What does this person dislike most about this career?
    g. What is the starting income for this career?
    h. What advice can he or she give you on the importance of high school science?
  4. Type your interview report in a Microsoft Word document in 12-point font, Times New Roman font type, and your name, date, and period in the top, right-hand corner.
  5. Turn in your interview report by the due date.


(All classes): The White House and the Environment
Due Date: 3/30/2018
Subject: Environmental Science
  1. Visit a renowned news website (New York Times, CNN, USA Today, etc)

  2. Choose an article discussing how the White House is dealing with environmental and/or climate issues.

  3. Read the article

  4. Construct a one-page review on the article discussing what the issue was, when did it come about, why it is relevant to our class studies, and how could the issue be resolved based on what you have learned in our class.
    **Your paper should be in MLA format; if you need help on this, visit Purdue OWL by clicking HERE.

  5. Turn in your paper with your article printed and attached by the due date indiated.


(Biology): Sickle Cell Anemia
Due Date: 3/2/2018
Subject: Biology
  1. Write a scientific paper explaining the causes of Sickle Cell Anemia following the given criteria:
    a.  MLA format; if you need help on this, visit Purdue OWL by clicking HERE.
    b. Title
    c. Four paragraphs
    d. Paragraph 1: Define sickle cell anemia, how it started, and who's at highest risk.
    e. Paragraph 2: What happens within the cells during this condition?  How does this relate to what we have learned?
    f.  Paragraph 3: What are the symptoms and treatment?  Include image of symptoms.  What happens if not treated?
    g. Paragraph 4: Prevention
    h. Bibliography (Works Cited Page; you may not use Wikipedia as a source; government and college website are allowed only)


(Biology): The Biology of Puberty
Due Date: 3/2/2018
Subject: Biology

What happens during puberty in terms of growth and cell division?

Type a three-paragraph, one-page paper answering this question.

**Your paper should be in MLA format; if you need help on this, visit Purdue OWL by clicking HERE.

Include a title on your paper.

Include a "Works Cited" Page as a second page (Works Cited Page; you may not use Wikipedia as a source; government and college website are allowed only)