Mutation Story

Mutation:  mantel cell lymphomia Part 1:

I was gene #24,719 and minding my own business inside my host’s body going about my day as usual, telling the body how to make all its proteins and such. But one day, there was a dandrously large group of B-cells (lymphocytes) inside one place of the host. B-cells are a kind of blood cells that protects the body from infection and is part of our immune system.

paragraph 1

Later on, I found out that there was an injury to the DNA inside my cell. I just told myself that “oh, I’ll be fine, I’ll just sleep it off”. The next day, little did I know that each time my cell divided, this injury to my DNA would replicate with each cell division. I also noticed that the cell that was created after I divided, containing the injured DNA from me, had better survivability than the other cells.

.paragraph 2

Eventually, there was so many messed up cells, that lymphoma started to develop. Lymphoma developed since the cell division and cell death were not balanced. All the abnormal cells started to mutate and form one tumor after another, mostly on my host’s lymph glands. Boy, what a disaster! All of this happened all because I divided with a defect in my DNA.paragraph 3


Host Point of View:

I cannot wait to go see the new movie coming out soon. Five weeks later, oh goodness me, the doctor says I have multiple tumors and possibly cancer caused by mantel cell lymphoma or whatever he said. I have no other choice except to go in to the hospital next month on January 5th. Otherwise, if I was to go any later, the tumours would get bigger and continue spreading. I cannot do it any earlier since the hospital had a fire and it will not be fixed any time soon. Too bad I have to go on the 5th because it’scancer cell my daughter’s wedding. Bummer.


Part 2:

  • What questions did you need to research in order to create your mutation story?
  1. How does a cell mutate and what actually happens?
  2. How does a tumour begin?


  • What new or familiar digital tools did you try to use as you worked through this project?

I used Google’s search engine on the Internet.


  • What was the process you used to investigate the topic?

I researched information about gene mutation on Google, and then I thought about it and wrote this story in my own words.


  • How did you verify and cite the information you found?

The sites I read seemed credible since I visited a Lymphoma website and I read information on Wikipedia that contained factual information.




  • How did the process of completing this challenge go? What could you have done better?

I think I did pretty well on the story part and I added pictures to make it more interesting. The researching went well although I think I could improve by adding more facts.



Pop Can Race Lab

Pop Can Race

How can you make an empty pop can roll the greatest distance without touching it?

My hypothesis:

I would rub a balloon with cloth and do the same to the pop can, then put the balloon behind the pop can and hope that it would move.

I will test my hypothesis in the science classroom.

My observations:

The can only moves when you rub the balloon on your head or with cloth. The can gets attracted to the balloon somehow and slowly moves towards the charged balloon. It doesn’t move with anything but the balloon.


The best combo was rubbing the balloon on your hair/wool and then putting it in front of the can.

What combinations worked best? Why do you think they were effective?

The combination that worked best was rubbing the balloon on your hair/wool in one place. This was effective because the statically charged balloon pulled the pop can towards it.

What combinations were the least effective? Why do you think this is?

The least effective combinations were rubbing the balloon with wood, plastic, metal, straw or glass. I thing that these materials did not work like the balloon and wool/hair combo because they couldn’t produce a great enough charge



Matter Matters

Matter Matters

By Alex and Erik

  • Define the problem in your own words. Concider the following:
  1. Why these concepts might be hard to understand: these concepts might be hard to understand? because we have not learned this yet, and we might not understand the vocab

-How all these ideas fit under the heading of matter:


Because matter is everything and everywere.

2. How would one makes something engaging?

By making it user friendly and fun, like for example bill nye the science guy.

3) Dream possibilities of how to share/teach this information in an engaging way. List all the possibilities you brainstorm no matter how far fetcher they are on you blog.

Teaching information technology

  1. put sites to other sites
  2. link sites to gaming sites that have things to study from

(or have a school site name to fool the teachers)


III.     do some hands on work

  1. have links to videos to study from
  2. make a video on what you learned that so other classes can learn what u learned
  3. do projects for further generations



VII.     watch educational TV shows

4)Debrief the process asking questions such as: How did the process of completing this challenge go? What did you do well? What could you have done better?

-How did the process of completing this challenge go?

It was difficult since there was a bunch of words that we did not know and that reading it was really confusing.

-What did you do well on?

I think that we did good on the mind map since it looks pretty and displays the possibility’s of making it engaging.

-What could you have done better?

I think we could have done better answering the questions since we did not know what half the words meant.






Controlled Flame Experiment

Controlled Flame Experement

We did an experiment where there was a flame in a beaker. We covered  the beaker with different materials to see if different materials would take different time to extinguish the flame.

Our question was if different materials would affect the time it would take to put out a candle by covering the material over the candle.

Our hypothesis was that all the objects would have different times.

We found out that the different materials did have different outputs. So our hypotheses was correct.

Here are the results:

Paper= 1 minutes and 32 out of two minuets

Paper with holes= 2 minutes out of two minutes

Card board= 37 seconds out of two minutes

Glass object= 45 seconds out of two minuets

If I was to change the experiment again, I would change the size of the beaker that we put the candle in, and the size of the candle or maybe even put in multiple candles

candle in a beaker

Volume vs Surface Area




Volume vs Surface area


IMG_20160106_131759cube IMG_20160106_131255IMG_20160106_130726IMG_20160106_130922








Volume vs surface area

In math 9, we learned about surface area and volume. For this, we used  square linking cubes that were to represent one or two units to to help  demonstrate volume and surface area. Surface area; the total area of the  surface of a three dimensional object, for example: the surface area of a  cube is the area of all 6 faces added together.Volume is how much the  object can hold, and is found by using this forumla; length x width x hight.

Taming of the Shrew Stop Motion Induction Scene Project

Erik, Parsa, Sean
December 16, 2015
Mr. Barazzuol, Block D

Taming of the Shrew Stop Motion Induction Scene Project


This Project is based on the Shakespeare unit in English 9. It is about how “Sly” a character in the play, gets drunk and passes out, and the lord plays a prank on Sly. When sly wakes up him is in a room surrounded by paintings, a then his three servants come in (who are also in on the prank), to help convince that he was sick and that he is a very wealthy person. Then the Pretend page comes in to tell him that he was very sick. Then Sly wants to have sex with her, but she comes up with an excuse to get out of it. Then the servants come back in to present a play. In the play, there are two people who are looking for a wife. They find 2 girls and sit down to talk to their father and are surprised to find out about one of there really bad tempers and are shocked about how rude she is. They negotiate with their father and agree that they will find a wife for the rude one.

“Animal Farm” Propagand Poster

we-need-you poster

Erik Borge

October 30th, 2015

Mr. Barazzuol

Block 5


Propaganda Poster Project


To create a rebellion against man, the four propaganda techniques used in the Animal Farm poster were: fear, repetition, bandwagon and name calling.

The first propaganda technique used was fear. A mean looking picture of Mr. Jones holding a whip and a bottle of beer inside a red no symbol was drawn to create fear. The reader may assume this man is a drunk or even an alcoholic. The whip held by Mr. Jones may suggest cruelty toward animals. A picture of a frightened pig helps sends a message that animals are helpless.

The second propaganda technique used in this poster was repetition. The words, “Four legs good, two legs bad” were repeated behind the picture of Mr. Jones to emphasize the message of how man with two legs is bad and animals with four legs are good. This message was repeated for visual effect and to convince the reader that man was the enemy.

The third propaganda technique used in this poster was bandwagon. “We need you to help overthrow mankind and other psychotic people like Jones! JOIN THE REBELION TODAY, THE ANIMAL FARM.” This bandwagon statement summarized the cause of the animal movement against man and helps convince readers they need to join the rebellion against Mr. Jones and man.

The fourth propaganda technique used in this poster was name calling; to help create a movement of hatred toward “other psychotic people like Jones.”

The Secluded Lot

Exposition: “I would like to inquire about a lot” the old man said. Pg. 115

Rising action: I’d like a good view, but more important, privacy. Pg. 116

Rising action: “then it’s settled” Mr. Jerome hastened to close the deal. “The contract can be worded to accord with your wishes”. “My last wished” the old man said. Pg.118

Rising action: on the other side of the thicket he was surprised to find Mr. Blake snooping over a high, square, white box intent on fixing something. A bee circled slowly overhead, and then dove for its target. Ouch! Yelled Mr. Jerome. That cursed bee stung me! Pg. 119

Climax: “How dare you operate a beehive in this cemetery?” ”it’s on my property. I purchased it did I not?”  Pg. 119

Falling action: you sell the honey? Jerome was shocked. Maybe it was just beginner’s luck, old man Blake replied modestly. Pg. 20

Falling action: Oh, no! Jerome’s well-modulated voice rose to a shout: look here, I won’t have it. You must stop this at once! Pg. 120

Resolution: Mr. Jerome, I have reached an important decision: I should like to buy another lot. Pg. 121




gffiu scedy