DOAS Monologue

I am a woman who works hard to provide for my family, but gets nothing in return. I am treated like a servant, and for some reason, I put up with it. My support for Willy seems to be ineffective, and now I fight to keep him alive. No one helps me… help him. I know that I have potential and that I can be successful, but my life is spent in that house, where I am invisible. Family always comes first, but I never do.

Character Sketch – Two Fishermen

The character of Smitty from Two Fishermen, is described as a middle-aged man who very much enjoys to fish. He is a short in height, but is extremely friendly and has a huge heart. Though shy and quiet, he warms up to people pretty quick. Being a middle-class citizen, he lives a pretty comfortable life where is able to support his fishing hobby and his family. His wife and he have five children together and are very close; even though he has to travel a lot for his job. Every time he travels he says that he always looks for a river or lake to fish at and sometimes brings his wife along. Despite being a lovely person, he is often misunderstood and hated by everyone for his career. Smitty has worked as a hangman for a long time. While being a hangman is not a pleasant profession, Smitty sees past the work and understands that somebody has to do the job. The stress of the job may have caused Smitty to seek comfort in alcohol. His poison of choice is Scotch which he drinks by himself while alone.

Float Your Boat – Experiment

CHALLENGE:

Make a boat that can float in water and hold the most amount of pennies.

PROBLEM:

Not having enough materials or buoyancy to hold the boat above water.

HYPOTHESIS: (Use an “If…then…”statement)

If the boat has equal weights on its sides and is not too heavy, then the buoyancy of the boat will increase and it will hold more pennies.

IDEA FOR ORIGINAL DESIGN: Insert image and write a description explaining your thinking/reasoning as to why you chose that particular design
We will cut the marshmallow in fours to create extra floating device and they will be stuck in the four corners of the boat. Then, we will fold the edges of the tin foil to create walls. Next we will tuck the straws into the walls of the boat to give better support to the walls. We will use the tape when it is needed.

HOW MANY PENNIES DID YOUR BOAT HOLD?
Our Boat held 89 pennies

WHAT WOULD YOU KEEP OR CHANGE ON YOUR BOAT DESIGN IF YOU WERE TO DO THIS AGAIN? (saying nothing is not an option)
If I could change anything I would have made the sides much taller. The boat could have held lot more pennies but the sides were folded down too low.

Spoken Word – People

There are over 7 billion people in this world. All very different but they do have something in common; they’re human, they are awful!  and all do at least one thing that just grinds my gears. Whether someone post selfies on their Snapchat stories, pick their noses and stick it wherever they please or even text me k. the things people do just make me so annoyed and you say it’s human nature but do you think it very humane when I request to follow you on Instagram and you don’t sauce me a follow back… WE HAVE KNOWN EACH SINCE GRADE 3 IM NO STRANGER. What is a human? According to google a human is defined as, relating to, or characteristic of people or human beings. Well, excuse my google translated French, but that’s crap. Call me Bing but my definition of a human is as relating to, or characteristics of the most irritating animal on this earth. Alright, maybe I’m being a little harsh, but think about it and you have time to think about it, because you are walking behind someone who is walking so damn slow that you’re not even in class right now. When you eventually make it after 5 years make the decision to be a better person, be considerate of others, don’t eat with your mouth open, don’t act like gym class is the Olympics you know the usual. Oh and walk fast because 7 billion people have places to be.

Mutation Story (DNS)

Part 1: Story

Hi! I am the DNS (Down Syndrome) gene. I’m a very common gene as many other genes just like me are inside 400, 000 Canadians. Now I will tell you about how I came to be me and how I take effect on my host’s body.

During the time my host’s body was being formed in the womb, I was also being formed. I was created because my person had an extra third full or part set of the chromosome 21 . DNS is usually a chromosomal defect. All of this is what caused Down Syndrome in my human’s body.

Having an extra or partial copy of chromosome 21 is caused by an error in the cell division process. This error is called Nondisjunction which is when a egg or sperm carries an extra copy of chromosome 21. Although one parents carried an extra set of chromosome 21 I could not have been detected before the baby was conceived. During the mothers pregnancy it can be detected and doctors can monitor the babies growth.

When my human is born they are born with a variety of disabilities. They have a delay in mental and physical abilities. These include have a smaller body and possess a smaller muscle tone. They also have some learning disabilities as they’re brain is less developed giving them a personality that is younger then their actual age. Their bodies are also more prone to diseases including Alzheimers.

My host had to go through a series of physical therapy and/or speech therapy. Although they have some disabilities people with me as their gene can still go to school and also they can sometimes work.

Part 2: The Making

1. What questions did you need to research in order to create your mutation story?

I needed to search up how the mutation happened and what caused it to happen and also how it effected the person.

2. What new or familiar digital tools did you try to use as you worked through the project?

I just used google and wikipedia.

3. What was the process you used to investigate the topic? 

I researched each question that was required.

4. How did you verify and cite the information you found?

I collected all of the websites that I used and put them all together at the end of the project.

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

I could have tried to find more information on how the gene affects the life of the person who possess it.

 

Citations:

http://blogs.plos.org/dnascience/2015/08/13/disappearing-syndrome-genetic-counseling-textbook-coverage/

https://yogainmyschool.com/yoga-for-down-syndrome/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_syndrome