1. Include a drawing of your child with as much detail as possible.
2. Include a short description of the traits your child has.
Square face, prominent round chin, curly hair, light brown skin, brown eyes average mouth, pointed nose, round nostrils, and freckles
3. Answer the following questions:
How does the coin flip relate to the probability of inheriting genetic conditions? Because there is a 50% chance you get a trait from the father and a 50% chance of getting a trait from the mother
How does this simulation accurately represent or not represent real life?
This inaccurately represents real life because it was random traits and unreflective of how in real life the baby would have the traits of the parents.
Did you identify any prejudices you might have about what traits you find “desirable”? Where do you think these prejudices come from?
Yes, I think a lot of these came from what looked well with other traits and whether it made the baby ugly or not.
This is the project that shows everything about my future career plans.
- This poem has a strong voice running through it. How would you describe the speaker’s mood? Speakers mood is lighthearted and the author thinks the world is great and then towards the end he realizes that sometimes its not so great
- Look at some of the more unexpected things the speaker in the poem finds beautiful, like leaves in the gutter or salt stains on shoes. Why are these details more interesting than a more obvious example of beauty, like flowers, would be? I think these are more interesting then flowers because they are unique and show flaws and normal thing.
- What is the effect of the poet’s use of similes that offer more than one comparison of an image, such as “the sky, lit up like a question or / an applause meter” or “raindrops / like jewels or glass or those bright beads / girls put between the letters of the / bracelets that spell out their beautiful names”? How does this technique add to the overall feeling of the poem? This technique adds to the feeling because they show how the items make the author feel.
- What actually happens in this poem? What do you know about the speaker’s life? In this poem the author goes to the grocery store to get something for dinner and he thinks the world is great but on his way back home he sees stuff that makes him think its not as great.
- The poem follows the speaker moving through space (down the street, into the grocery store, then back outside looking at the sky) and through the speaker’s associative thought patterns (jumping from thinking of the sky to thinking of the name Skye; from thinking of the name Miranda to thinking of the word verandah). Write a poem in which you try to capture the way your own mind makes connections between seemingly unrelated things and try to maintain a consistent mood throughout.
I opened the freezer door to the frozen box
full of frost and fudgesicles
Plenty of food to choose from
yet I’m as indecisive as a leaf in the wind
Maybe later I will decide
but for now I leave with only a cup of water.