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 research the sources to see if scientists have peer-reviewed the data and see if any scientists have commented on it,.
  • By explaining my thoughts about the
Link to Bacteria + Computers website I met this criteria. I evaluated it and thoroughly looked at whether it was commented on by scientists who believed that it was also reliable. http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible Sources
Demonstrate an ability
to read and understand
current biology news
  • I will only use current biology news that has been peer-reviewed many times and that seems to have been commented on by many scientists.
Demonstrate proper
use of online resources

  • I will only use credible sources and pictures that are Creative Commons.
  • I will also provide in my posts sources that are valid.
Publish work that is
available for peer-review
  • I will only publish work that my peers would be interested in.
  • I will also only post post's that have questions that are able to be answered by my peers and that they would enjoy looking up.
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Discuss published work
with a practicing biologist
in that particular field

  • I will look for websites that have blogs that scientists continually comment on. This way I am able to possibly communicate with the scientists and have them review my work.
  • By commenting on Erik's post about his Science Online '09 trip I was able to discuss with a biologist who works under sea about what he does and places he has been.http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2009/01/25/eriks-favorite-moment-from-science-online-09/#
  • I spoke with Kevin Zelnio multiple times to discuss his profession and get a feel for possible future jobs I would be interested in.
  • I discussed Erik's post from science online with him to discuss what went on during this trip.
Provide constructive
peer-review to
classmates
  • I will consructively criticize my peers' post's and abide by the expectations towards the blog.
Discuss in-class
assignments

  • By commenting on posts I am able to discuss assignments in class to clarify things and to share things with my peers
  • Posting posts that relate to topics discussed in class
Apply creativity
to work
  • I will add Creative Commons pictures to my posts and make sure that the reader enjoys reading my work. I will also relate to common knowledge to make the reader feel like they are in tune with what I am discussing. They will also be able to provide parallels to connect to the topic.
  • On my post I provided a Creative Commons picture to help attract the reader and make it more enjoyable to read. I related to common things such as the Great Barrier Reef to help readers relate to and understand the exact conditions and locations of the path and ending point of the turtle’s journey. (http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2009/02/25/a-green-turtles-journey/#comments). I also produced a poll regarding my post to help make the reader want to do a little more research about this journey.


Similar Evolution of Different Species, to Benefit Both
By: Justin
2/27/09
It is often thought that animals living in the same environment would succeed by evolving different behaviors and ways of life. However, scientists have observed several species of colorful butterflies that live in the Amazon Jungle, and have discovered that this is not always the case. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Cambridge, the University of Wyoming and the Florida Museum of Natural History all conducted this experiment.
Evolutionary adaption has caused these butterflies to develop similar patterns in their wings. This helps both species because when a predator approaches and notices these signs that they are poisonous, they realize they must stay away from both species. The scientists also noticed that the butterflies with similar patterns evolved to live in almost identical conditions. This helps to minimize their risk of being preyed upon. Natural selection has occurred yet again but to benefit multiple species.

How do you think that the butterflies managed to evolve into two different species that are so alike? Why do you think that the butterflies didn’t just evolve into two separate species?
Photo;http://www.flickr.com/photos/japes18/2965745899/
Bitstrip;http://cstrips.bitstrips.com/3b46b7822ef070c8847d327959054d32.png







A Green Turtle’s Journey Opens ‘Oceanic Superhighway’
By: Justin
1/14/09

A female green turtle named Ana has opened a mystery of ‘Oceanic Superhighway’. This turtle was tagged in Indonesia in November of 2008 and has now traveled into Australian waters. This turtle tracking project was done by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia. This
journey is helping conservationists to track the migratory routes of these turtles. Ana made her way from East Java and is now nearing the beaches of Kimberley in Western Australia.

The beaches of Kimberley are called the Kimberley-Pilbara coast. The Kimberley-Pilbara coast is a magnificent ecosystem with extreme biodiversity. It is said to be similar to The Great Barrier Reef. This journey also shows the Kimberley-Pilbara’s link to the Coral Triangle.
The Coral Triangle is the world’s epicenter of marine biodiversity and the cross roads for many migration routes including animals such as whales and dolphins. This journey shows scientists how strong the biological ties are between Indonesia and the reefs in Western Australia. Ana’s journey also helps scientists to better understand how marine turtles navigate the world’s oceans.

How did Ana safely make this journey considering all of the migration routes she passed? Why was Ana migrating there in the first place? Were there other turtles with her that also made this journey?













http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Green+Turtle&l=cc&ct=0


A Green Turtle’s Journey Opens ‘Oceanic Superhighway’
By: Justin
1/14/09

A female green turtle named Ana has opened a mystery of ‘Oceanic Superhighway’. This turtle was tagged in Indonesia in November of 2008 and has now traveled into Australian waters. This turtle tracking project was done by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia. This journey is helping conservationists to track the migratory routes of these turtles. Ana made her way from East Java and is now nearing the beaches of Kimberley in Western Australia.
The beaches of Kimberley are called the Kimberley-Pilbara coast. The Kimberley-Pilbara coast is a magnificent ecosystem with extreme biodiversity. It is said to be similar to The Great Barrier Reef. This journey also shows the Kimberley-Pilbara’s link to the Coral Triangle. The Coral Triangle is the world’s epicenter of marine biodiversity and the cross roads for many migration routes including animals such as whales and dolphins. This journey shows scientists how strong the biological ties are between Indonesia and the reefs in Western Australia. Ana’s journey also helps scientists to better understand how marine turtles navigate the world’s oceans.


How did Ana safely make this journey considering all of the migration routes she passed? Why was Ana migrating there in the first place? Were there other turtles with her that also made this journey?






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http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Green+Turtle&l=cc&ct=0

Poll Link: http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MjczNDY2NTI2.

The Awareness Test
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahg6qcgoay4
The Grape Lady
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THfiHQZVSw0
Chubby Cuppy Cake Boy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysqh1uzqGrc
Criss Angel Walks on Water
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBQLq2VmZcA
Criss Angel Flying
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovNwmhpbdlg
Criss Angel Walks Through Glass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3f-WPrKnRU
Mind Reader
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc1WXBtum2o&feature=related
Another Mind Reader
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMH9aGFGnrg&feature=related

My favorite topic from this past trimester had to be the Antacid Lab. I really enjoyed examining the color change resulted from the antacid. The lab also helped in the real world because it showed which antacid was the most effective. It was also a little challenging because the color in some cases changed very quickly and was hard to determine.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/323587706/