My Environmental Interactions

This assignment asks us to talk about our daily lives and the things we do that are good and bad for the environment.

One example that is bad for the environment that I did today was drive to school, which is bad for the environment because of the CO2 emissions which causes pollution. I also used lights and things that use power which is bad as well.

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An example of something I do that is good for the environment is that when I brush my teeth I minimize the amount of water I use by turning off the tap when I’m not using it so the water doesn’t run and waste water.

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I try to take shorter showers to save water but I tend not to so its probably not that good for the environment, because it uses more water which then has to be cleaned and go through everything again.

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When ever I use the dishwasher I wait until its full to do the load to save the most water, which is good for the environment.

I also recycle whenever I have extra paper or something that can be recycled. For example, when I got a pepsi today instead of throwing it in the garbage can, I put it where cans are supposed to go.


CBL – EB Artifacts of Learning

  1. Media


This picture sums up our experience and makes a good title pic

This is a video from the leader of our group, Alhan, and it goes into detail and sums up what we did.

We made a prototype of a coil and magnets that was able to generate about .2 Volts.

2. A summary of how we addressed light poverty in the Dominican Republic

A.  Our experience started out in class when we decided to stick with the same group from our SSEP project. Alhan had a really good idea of making shake-able lights with magnets and kinetic energy. Once we had that idea we started to roll with it. We got the designs for the circuit about a week or 2 after we got the original idea, with a lot of help from Alhan’s father we were able to create a prototype that could generate about .2 volts. The magnets and coils is very trial and error so we haven’t yet been able to make a fully working circuit.

B. We connected with Alhan’s father and Mr. Brown for the magnets.

C. We made the blue prints and prototype for a magnet and coil circuit that we could use to generate electricity.

3. A summary of what you’ve learned so far.

A. The skills I’ve gained are having to be creative, learning to connect with others, and some leadership skills.

B. I feel that we have not yet met our goals but with time and work we could be done soon, and if not hopefully someone else could take over.

4. A debrief of the experience

A. The collaboration went well, I’ve never done something like this before so it was a new experience and felt like a good way to learn.

B. I think that getting my work load done on time is something I did well, and offering to help others in our group. I think I could improve on the way I handled some obstacles.

C. The whole CBL experience was really good, and taught me a lot more than a normal science class would. I learned a lot more about the outside world and it was a lot of work and felt like it was a lot more advanced then a normal science class.


How Do Cells Multiply?

Sexual reproduction is when 2 organisms reproduce by internal fertilization or external fertilization with mating. Internal fertilization is when the sperm attaches to the egg inside the female, and external is when the male fertilizes the eggs that are laid or outside the females body. Pollination can be sexual and asexual, and is when pollen is transferred to fertilize another plant.

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Asexual reproduction is when only one organism is needed to reproduce, some examples are spores and bacteria.

The pros and cons of Asexual reproduction compared to Sexual reproduction are that in sexual reproduction it requires energy to find a mate but in Asexual it doesn’t. A pro of sexual reproduction is that you are less susceptible to diseases since you aren’t an exact copy or the parents, which is a con in Asexual because they can get wiped out by a disease, but in Asexual you can reproduce really quickly so the population grows quickly.

Mitosis and Meiosis are when cells multiply by PMAT, but Meiosis happens to the cell twice resulting in 4 cells. PMAT is Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase. In the Prophase the nucleolus disappears and the chromosomes form into chromatids. In the metaphase the spindle fibers pull the chromatids to the middle of the cell. In the Anaphase the chromatids move to the opposite sides of the cell. In the Telophase the nuclear membrane forms around each new cell. After Cytokineses happens to separate the 2 cells. Mitosis is cell division and meiosis is another version of cell division that is used for sexual reproduction, used to get genes from the parents.

Organisms grow by cell division increasing the number of cells with the cell cycle and mitosis. When there is enough nutrients, replicated DNA, and undamaged DNA the cell goes through cell division with interphase, mitosis, and cytokinesis.

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First Nations Principals of Learning


Image result for First nations learning principlesLearning involves patience and time. I think this is about how you can’t learn everything in one day, which is why we go to school for so many years, and it requires patience because it takes so long and is frustrating at times but is worth it in the end.

Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story. I think this is about how we all learn from the past and through stories.

Learning involves recognizing the consequences of ones actions. I think this is about how a lot of learning is through mistakes. As well as having to deal with the consequences of a mistake instead of making a lot of excuses for it.

I think these relate to the work we do in school because school takes a long amount of time and you need to have patience with it. You also learn a lot about history in a lot of different classes. As well as having to learn from mistakes and deal with the consequences of errors.

Some of the principals connect to the SSEP project because it took a long time and my group needed to be patient. Our EB project connects because it is group work which at times can be frustrating so you need to be patient with your group.