Category Archives: Self-Assessment

Rube Goldberg Assignment

For our Rube Goldberg machine we decided we wanted the end result for a bell to be rung. Our Rube Goldberg machine started by having a car drive into a ball that then went bounced off a wall into a spiral. As the ball exits the spiral the ball will knock over some dominos. Those dominos will then tip over and hit a ball into a vertical plane. The ball will then knock over more dominos and the final domino will land on the bell and ring it.

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Is it possible to make humans immortal by re-growing their telomeres?

This is my project on the research of telomeres. Telomeres are the caps on the end of the chromosomes.

 

 

i. DEFINE: Outline the specifics of the problem.

Growing the telomeres will make humans not age and their will be problems because lots of people will want this procedure and probably only few will be able to get it since it will probably be expensive and could cause cancer.

ii. DISCOVER: Question and Investigate the issue. What are the underlying issues? Who is affected? What stances have certain countries taken on the issue? What other questions need to be researched to get the information needed to take a stand?

The issue is that everyday our telomeres shrink and that we will die one day. And when our telomeres shrink we age. Everyone around the world is affected and many countries and taking the time to research about telomere extension.

iii. DELIVER: Share your opinion though an infographic. Use a format that is as effective as possible. Include media that gets your ideas across

iv. DEBRIEF: Reflect on quality of the product and the process you went through.

I feel that both me and Paul worked very well on this project and the project turned out good and we are happy with it.