Mutation Story



Hello, I am an extra chromosome 21. I appeared from not separating into daughter cells, and then there was a normal chromosome, and then two that never divided. Eventually, we separated, and now there are three of us. Because of this, our host is not like a regular person. He has some problems with learning new things as fast as others. He also physically grows a lot slower than most people. The parents of my host are genetically normal, me appearing was mainly all by chance. My host is a nice person, though. He always tries what he can to complete his tasks. Unfortunately, there is no cure for him, so he will always have me and will always have the problems that he has. A lot of times, I’ve felt bad for my host. Because of the way he is, a lot of people sometimes avoid talking to him, and always say mean things about him, even though he’s still human and it wasn’t his fault for anything, but, he does have some good friends that help him out a lot. They would accept him for who he is and treats him like they do with everyone else. Sometimes, when he is put in group projects without his group of friends, his group would exclude him and not let him do any work. My host would also get bullied a lot, just because of his appearance. Sometimes, his friends would step in and stop them, and he would always thank them. The teachers would often allow my host to leave the class for a break, and he would go to a room and play fun educational games. After school, his parents would always encourage him to do more things that would help him. When he got out of school, he was no longer bullied, but a lot of people looked at him while he was walking outside. He eventually accepted that and ignored them. Eventually, he got a job and lived his life as himself, and almost everyone eventually accepted him for who he was.






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

I didn’t really research a lot of questions because the websites I used had more information that what I had asked, but they were “How does the extra chromosome 21 appear?” and “How does Down Syndrome affect a human?”

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

Well, I used Google… But I also decided to look at some other stories for other mutations to understand how the story should look like.

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

Well, I struggled with another topic I tried, so I did research on some other ones and was more interested in writing this one, so I did more research until I had enough to write the story.

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

I verified the information I found by making sure other websites had the same answer, and they did.

I cited the information by linking all the websites below.

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

The first topic I chose had almost nothing when I researched it, and I wasn’t able to get it done on time, but eventually, I managed to complete it with a different topic. I feel like I could have made the story a little longer, and I could have added more information about it. Also, the beginning of the story could have been better than just “Hello” But… It works…



The websites I used:


How Things Work Project

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1.    The main part of lightning is the electrons that form to create the lightning bolt. A lightning bolt forms from negative and positive electrons that form in the cloud. from the these in the cloud when the electrons build up to much it some of the electron fall down then that creates the bolt that you see in the sky and this bolt is heat cause of the heat from the electrons in the cloud.

2.    Using lightning as energy could be possible because we have ways to make lighting and to store it but I could cost lots of money and may not be good in all third world countries also could lead to injury or the system could overt overload if too much power comes in.

3.    The ethical implications is on using lightning as an energy sources is a good source because it is natural so less effects on the environment unlike man made energy source, on the other hand using something natural instead on man made means less control over it

4.    Using lightning as power can may cause a small effect on the world in the long run but would be somewhat safe to use. Using lightning as energy I think could work.


We did an equal amount of work in this project. The model showed how lightning is created and how it works. And the write up showed what lightning can do to us. I think the model could have been a little better if I worked on it more, and the write up had a couple mistakes, but it was also okay. I think we should have done a bit more editing on the write up so it would have been better, but it did have a lot of information.

Science app review

App Review                                    By: Liam


  1.  A question you could answer using this app is: What if you forget the name or picture of a component in circuits?
  2. Some sort of app that helps you memorize them somehow? Like matching them together? This app has a lot of different uses. Something like flash cards but digitally. Almost like someone is there with you to help you remember, but instead of a person its a computer.
  3. The app I found that helps with that is called “Totally Matching Components” which is available on the windows app store. I found this by looking up “Electricity” in the games category, so it’s easy to find. This app is also free so it is accessible. It’s also available on mobile, so you can play it while doing something else such as riding the bus home. There’s also a competitive part of the game where you can compete against your classmates, the faster you finish, the more points you get. Competition is good because it would help them memorize faster because you are trying to beat other people.
  4. Totally Matching Components is a game where you have to match the name and the picture of a component together until you get all of them matched. This will help in case you have to draw a picture of a component in a circuit but forget what it looks like, it helps you memorize it.
  5. I didn’t play very many rounds, and I have memorized some of them already, so it helps fast. I think this could be used for science class to help kids remember terms and symbols. I think this would be really great to have in class.