I decided to right the chapter after the end of the book. I felt like there were so many unanswered questions Patricia McCormick left that needed to be answered.
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Voice recording of myself reading the chapters:
L’anniversaire de Patrick Stump est le 27 avril.
Il a 31 ans.
Il fait la musique
Il est le chanteur pour le groupe de musique “Fall Out Boy”.
Il joue de la guitare et de la batterie aussi.
Il a une âme voix.
Il aime porter les lunettes et un borsalino.
Il est très mignon.
Il est très maladroit.
Il chante le pop punk.
Il a un album individuel qui s’appelle “Soul Punk”.
Il a une femme et un fils.
Il est petit.
Mon artiste préféré est Patrick Stump.
Getting to Know me
The Mountain Journey questions and vocab
The-Friday-Everything-Changed questions and vocab
This week, our class did a Skype chat with a lady name Charis Walko. Charis is a stem cell researcher for a company called Stemcell Technologies. During the chat, Charis gave us a very informative and helpful lesson about stem cells. She told us how they worked, the different kinds of stem cells, and much more. A day before the Skype chat our class had put together some questions regarding Charis, her job, and stem cells in general. We asked her these questions at the end of our chat and gave us answers that exceeded what I had expected. I love the fact that she gave us such an in depth learning experience with stem cells. I understand stem cells much more then I did before and enjoyed the learning experience!:)
Here are a few of the many questions we asked Charis during our Skype chat:
- How is your area of work (stem cell research) contributing to modern day medicine?
-In the future, we’re looking into having bank like buildings that yo can go to. If you ever are in need of stem cells to repair your body in any way, you can go to the bank. Under your name will be a healthy, living stem cells from your body that can be used to repair blood cells, or grow a whole new organ!
- What types of diseases can be treated with stem cells?
– 80 diseases can be treated with stem cells, most of them connected to disorders. others include eyes, muscles, etc.
- What is your favourite thing about your job?
– always trying to decipher things that no one has discovered before.
Part 1: My story
Angelman Syndrome gene story
Part 2: The making of my Mutation Story
Some of the questions I answered to aid me in making my gene story:
- How does the syndrome effect my host’s life?
- how does the protagonist of my story work inside the cell?
- How does the syndrome effect the functioning of the host’s body?
- What caused the mutation to occur?
Some digital tools i used to aid in the making of my story:
- Google chrome
- bookmarked pages that I used to research my mutation
- other websites then Wikipedia
- Microsoft Word
Order I did my work:
- Research mutation
- brainstorm and make notes about mutation/story
- forget about story until day before due date
- write story
- proof read my story
- check criteria
- make Edublog post
- check criteria again
- sit back and relax
links to websites and pages used for research:
chromosome picture- http://https://www.google.ca/search?q=chromosome&espv=2&biw=679&bih=601&site=webhp&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjP44Xu06rKAhVK5WMKHbzECBYQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=xMkl87lVq73y0M%3
picture of child with angelman syndrome- http://https://www.google.ca/search?q=angelman+syndrome&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=623&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXyvCg1KrKAhVB8mMKHYo3BdMQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=67IWC5oNbdoLbM%3A
Overall I found this project enjoyable. I love writing and getting a chance to write a story about something that relates to both writing and science inspired me. I don’t think there’s anything about this project I would do differently, only that I should’ve finished sooner 🙂
Today in class we created a model of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). We used licorice, toothpicks, and coloured mini marshmallows to make a double helix, the shape of DNA when it’s outside the cell. DNA is a molecule that carries the genetic instructions for creating organisms, developing organelles, and reproducing cells and viruses. It decides what you look like.
Last week our class had a Skype chat with an astroscientist named Tanya Harrison. Her line of work includes studying space but more specifically, Mars and the rovers sent there. She used to be an employee at NASA and is a professional photographer, as well as that she has a Ph.D. in geology.
During the Skype chat we talked to Tanya and asked her questions about her line of work. She was extremely knowledgeable about space and what she does and taught us a lot of things a textbook couldn’t. During the interview, each group in our class got the chance to ask Tanya a question about space, her line of work, schooling, or any general questions she’s willing to answer. Some of the questions we asked her were:
Which rover sent to Mars was she the most involved in? She worked with multiple rovers over the years but she’s been the most involved with the rover “Curiosity”.
What’s the longest time a rover has lasted in Mars? Tanya said the longest a rover has every lasted on Mars was a whopping 12 years, even though it was only supposed to last about 90 days. That record is held by the rover “Opportunity”.
How long does it take to build a rover that can be sent to Mars? Her answer was that it takes NASA about 8-10 years to design and create a rover that could be sent to Mars one day.
How much money does it cost to build a rover? Rovers are extremely expensive and it costs about 2.3 million dollars just to build one.
I thought it was a really cool experience to have Tanya Skype into our classroom. She answered pretty much all of the questions we asked her and knew something about all of them. It was a really great way to kick off our space unit in Science, and I felt like I learned a great deal from chatting with her.
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