Category Archives: Digital Citizenship

Gene Story

Gene Story- Part 1

Hi my name is Canavan disease and I live inside of my human and my best friend Alysia. Although Alysia is my best friend; I am not hers. I make her life difficult. For me (the gene) to develop, I must have 2 copies of my abnormal gene. This trait makes me an autosomal disease, and no you don’t have to tell me twice that I’m special.  genetics home reverence studies suggest that this disorder affects 1 in 6,400 to 13,500 people in the Ashkenazi Jewish population. I am caused by mutations in the ASPA gene. This gene provides the recipe for making aspartoacylase, an enzyme in the brain that brakes down NAA, a compound in the neurones of the brain. Sadly, I am a fatal disease that began when Alysia was 4 months old. In other cases, I can appear anywhere from 3-6 months of a child’s life. Because of me, Alysia’s motor skills (such as rolling over, or lifting her head up) have been slowed down. We don’t know how long Alysia’s life will last, because the life expectancy varies.

Part 2

1.       I researched “Canavan disease” and found websites with all the information I needed

2.       I only used 2 websites for this project, and they both were “.gov” websites, which I know are more reliable.

3.       First I researched about the disease, and got to know what it did, and how it effects people, and then I typed out what I thought was most important.

4.       All the numbers, and names of genes we the same on all the websites I used.

I think I did a good job of staying the same perspective of the gene. If I wanted to make this project better, I would have used my time m

Science app review

screenshot_2016-10-19-22-42-37My problem is that I know exactly how to do every question correctly when using  a periodic table, I just can’t find elements on the periodic table quick enough, wasting valuable time.

Possible solutions to this problem is memorizing the entire periodic table including charges and weight, finding something that can find the elements quicker then I can.

The app I found is called Periodic Table by JQ Soft

My review for the app

4.5/5- This app was very quick, simple and easy to use. it had a number of features that I wanted to see in a periodic table app. But it had ads, and some parts of the app that you had to buy.

This app features 118 elements, atomic, nuclear properties and reactivity for each element. and, a Bohr diagram with moving electrons.

Pros: Separated into categories, periods and groups. nice format. Has a search box where you can search the element symbol, or atomic number

Cons: Has ads, no search box for atomic mass, or protons, neutrons, and electrons. and, it is only on the Google Play store.screenshot_2016-10-19-22-42-18

Debrief

I think I could have come up with a couple more possible solutions to the problem, but other then that, it worked out pretty well.

 

 

How does the app help users build skills or learn content?

It can help you do work faster so that you can learn more, and be less stressed about homework

How intuitive is the app? Is it self-explanatory or does it take a long time to figure out?

it was really self explanatory, because you just tap on an element and it will come up with lots of info about it

What innovative elements does the app utilize?

It has a search engine, which is super helpful for when you need to find your elements quickly