Student Expectations
How Will I Meet This Expectation?
How Did I Meet This Expectation?
Demonstrate ability to
evaluate sources of
biology information on
the internet

  • I will look for credible sources by looking at the website whether it says "edu" or "gov" at the end.
  • I will also look to see if the about page is credible. I will use the credible sources page Miss Baker put on her blog.
  • On my posts i will explain why my sources are credible.
  • I approved sites because one said edu at the end and it was a college.The other site I approved was science news and it had an appropriate about us page.
  • I used the credible sources page to start my post.
  • I approved four of Erik's sources because they were reliable, one had edu for a college and the others had reliable writers and were updated daily.
  • On my post "Mouse Peanut allergies!" i explained why my sources were credible.
  • I denied approval of a source because that source had many non-relavent adds on it and the author was not named. It also was not biology related.
  • I did not approve this sourcebecause it did not say who the author was, no links were there to show me where they got their information, and non-related advertisements were on the page.
Demonstrate an ability
to read and understand
current biology news
  • I will research topics that other people and I am interested in and I will paraphrase all my information and I will not plagiarize.
  • I will have more than one source supporting my information and I will ask about things I don't understand.
  • I will discuss new information that has more than one source.
  • I researched a topic that i was interested in and that i was sure my piers would enjoy reading about.
  • I made a post and did not plagiarize
  • I paraphrased all my information.
  • I put a post up that was Biology related and interesting.
  • I made a post that had more than one source supporting my information and i asked about everything i didn't understand.
  • I discussed a new topic that scientists had about animal peanut allergies
  • I put more than one source on my post to make it reliable and good information.
  • I made sure this information was new and reliable.
  • I asked the scientist that commented on my post questions that i didnt understand on allergies.
Demonstrate proper
use of online resources

  • I will have my classmates evaluate my sources before I write a post.
  • I will hyperlink all my sources that I use properly.
  • I will only use creative commons pictures and videos.
  • I posted a site for my classmates to evaluate before I did my post and both of them where approved.
  • I hyper linked every source i used properly because if people want to know were my post came from then they can look at my hyper link and find more information.
  • I made sure the sources were creative commons and reliable because plagarizing is wrong and i want to give people reliable information.
  • I made sure my pictures were creative commons on my post because if you don't use creative commons pictures then you are not authorized to use themand that is taking something that is not yours and that is stealing which is against the law.
Publish work that is
available for peer-review
  • I will ask other students to critique my post before submitting it to Miss Baker and fix whatever they may suggest.
  • I will publish my work on the class blog and make it biology related.
  • I asked Jennifer to critique my post before submitting it to Miss Baker and fixed everything she suggested to fix.
  • I made all my posts biology related, interesting, and informative.
  • I published my post on the wiki for Miss Baker and it appeared on the blog.
  • I put the link to my post here for peir review and asked everyone one facebook to comment on it.
Discuss published work
with a practicing biologist
in that particular field

  • I will try to contact the scientist who wrote the original source and ask that scientist to comment on my post.
  • I will ask scientist who are interested in the topics that I am interested in and will ask them to critique my post.
  • I contacted the scientist who originally wrote about animal peanut allergies.
  • I asked that scientist to comment on my post when it got on the blog
  • I asked him to critique it and i asked him how i could make it better.
  • The scientist did comment on my post and gave me some theory's about some answers to my post.
  • The scientist did critique my post and he gave me some interesting facts that i was unaware of.
  • After the scientist commented on my post i commented back hanking him and asking questions i didn't understand on the topic.
Provide constructive
peer-review to
  • I will tell my classmates if the sources are credible or not by using the credible sources page on Miss Baker's blog.
  • I will respond to the comments made on my posts and comments responded to my comments.
  • I will edit at least one of my classmates post's on their wiki page.
  • I approved many sites because they were reliable. Some had edu at the end, some had an appropriate about us page, and some were on the list of appropriate sources page Miss Baker gave us on the blog. All the ones i approved were updated daily.
  • I edited Urmi's postand corrected some of the grammar, some spelling and gave suggestions on how to rephrase the sentences to make them sound better.
  • I told Urmi she should put more facts about Darwin and correct some sentences.
  • I responded to the comments made on my post about mouse peanut allergies.
  • I responded to comments made about my comments on mouse peanut allergies and learned a lot!
  • I critiqued Aimee's post and told her to put one more question up there and also told her that her sources were credible.
  • I responded to the comment made on my post by the scientist who i asked to comment on my post.
  • I denied approval of because it is not relavent to biology and it has non-relavent adds on it and the author is not named.
  • I denied approval of this source because the author wasn't shown and the links were not shown to tell me where they got their information from.
Discuss in-class

  • I will make all my posts biology related and will have it correspond with something we will in the future or have done already.
  • I will comment to my classmates posts and give biology related information and not opinion based.
  • I made a comment on Jenna G's post Girls Help Boys Focus and made a comment with science based questions and i also commented on President-Elect Obama’s Holiday Present to Scienceand gave a factual and scientific comment. I commented on Makarios' post Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, it’s a Dinosaur! and gave a relative site and a scientific comment.
  • I made a post about animal allergies and explained how it was important for the studies of allergies for the future.
  • All of my posts i made were biology related and informative.
  • I commented on Jennifer's post about malaria and gave some facts about malaria and gave an answer to her question.
  • I commented on Caitlin's post about vitamin D deficiency and answered her questions about the topic. I also hyper linked my source and gave a credible source.
  • I commented on David's post about the evolution of brains and answered his question on who has the largest brain.
Apply creativity
to work
  • I will make videos and other cool ways to explain biology for people that have trouble doing it without visual examples.
  • I made a bitstrip comic for my post about mouse peanut allergies.
  • I used a picture on my post about allergies that was creative commons.

Hope's Page!!:)
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Cell Wall is found in plant cells,fungi,and bacteria, unlike cell membranes, which might be found in every cell. Cell walls are made up of special sugars called cellulose. Cellulose provides a protected framework for a cell to survive. A structural carbohydrate (complex sugar) is what cellulose is because it is used in protection and support. Cell walls help keep the plant’s shape. They protect the cells; the cell walls and cellulose allow the plant to grow great heights. The plants use the strong cell walls to maintain their shape. The smaller plant’s cell wall works slightly like elastic. Wind can push the plants over but they bounce back. The cell walls are not an impenetrable for the delicate plant cell. There are small holes in the wall to let nutrients, waste, and ions pass through. These holes are called plasmodesmata. The definition of plasmodesmata is narrow channels that act as intercellular cytoplasmic bridges to facilitate communication and transport of materials between plant cells. But these holes have a problem: water can be lost. Even when the plant loses water, the basic shape is still maintained by the cell wall.

Hope :)

Bio!!! YUP...

my favorite thing that we did in bio was the cockroach was fun and interesting. i love every lab we do and i think we learn a lot from them also. Here is an interesting picture of a hissing cockroach. we also got to kiss the cockroach by choice and i did it!!Now how many people can say they have done that in their life??


i love soccer!!!!<3 :) i like watching videos of soccer,looking at funny pics,and playing soccer. i also am very upbeat and i laugh a lot. i play as many sports that my school will let me play and i love animals. penguins and ligers are my favorite and my favorite kind of foods are chocolate and pizza...yum. this is an amazing video of soccer!!

I also love the band paramore!!!These videos have the best songs they have ever sang!!And also one of my favorite shows is Top Chef, the clip i hyperlinked is of this chef name carla who is halarious...also this season they have this really great italian guy named Fabio who is wonderfully and fabulous!!If you watch the show you know what I mean...if u do watch this chef you will get this joke...Steffan is the greatest german chef in the world and he is not even german!!!!!hahaha

Mouse Peanut Allergies!
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by Hope

I hope this interesting, cute picture got your attention. A new mouse model for food allergies that mimics symptoms humans have to peanuts. This is priceless information will further the understanding of the causes of peanut allergies and other allergies. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) says this animal model will be invaluable in learning the cures to these diseases. Peanut allergies is a great public health interest because of so many deaths caused by it. There are approximately 100 deaths every year in the United States because of these life threatening reactions. This research team was lead by Paul Bryce. The obstacle that was interesting is that animals are not normally allergic to food. Scientists have to put a strong immune stimulant in their foods. This extracts the reaction in animals to make it correspond with human allergies.

For some reason, allergies for children have enhanced eighteen percent since 1997 to 2007. Four percent of Americans have food allergies. The most common causes of food allergies are milk, eggs, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat and soy. Allergic reactions to food can range from the smallest reaction, mild hives, and more severe reactions, like difficulty breathing.

If mice have peanut allergies do you think they could also have allergies to milk or eggs? Why or why not? What do you think is the reason for children having more allergies since 1997?

click here for a bitstrips comic about this topic!!
My sources are credible because to people approved them on the credible sources page on the wiki.