Louis's Wiki

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 posted my reason why sciencenews.orgwas a credible source.
  • I posted my reasons why scienceagogo was a credible source.
  • I posted my reasons why a green crosswas a credible source.
  • I posted my reasons why i thought this websitewas a credible source.
  • I posted my reason why eia was a credible source.
Demonstrate an ability
to read and understand
current biology news
  • I will choose a topic that affects what is happening to the world.
    My topic will interest me and impact me.
  • The topic I chose to write about is having a huge impact on the world.
  • The topic i chose interestes me and will impact me and everyone else.
Demonstrate proper
use of online resources

  • I will state my credible sources.
  • I will have multiple credible sources.
  • I have 10 credible sources.
Publish work that is
available for peer-review
  • I will make my posts fun to read and interactive.
  • I will get at least three classmates to approve my blog before sending it to Miss Baker.
  • I will put a link to all my sources on my blog post.
  • I have put links to all of my sources.
  • I made a bitstrips for my post.
  • I got 4 people to approve my post.
  • I changed my facebook status to "PLEASE COMMENT ON MY POST!!"
Discuss published work
with a practicing biologist
in that particular field

  • I will attempt to contact the lead scientist of the experiment that I am blogging about.
  • I tried to contact the author of the article i read that gave me the idea to write about this, Kate Melville.
Provide constructive
peer-review to
classmates
  • I will give a red or green light on at least 5 classmates on the credible sources wiki page
  • I will comment on at least 2 classmates blogs.
  • I will approve at least 3 classmates posts on their wiki page.
Discuss in-class
assignments

  • I will comment on at least two posts that relate to in class discussions.
  • I will approve post's of my classmates that are relative to what we are discussing in class.
Apply creativity
to work
  • I will include a youtube video and/or a cartoon strip that I made at bitstrips.com.
  • I will try to include a graph or data table in my post.
  • I made a bitstrip for my post on global warming.
  • I included a diagram of how the greenhouse effect works.
  • I have hyperlink's all over my wiki page.

Whats up! My name is Louis and im part of Mrs. Baker's biology class. My favorite thing we have done so far would be the cell diffusion lab where we put the jello stuff into the vinegar. I think our class pet is pretty tight too. It's a snake.
I found this cool video on lysosomes, which im doing my biology report on, check it out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Zfgtkv-ik

Cell Size Lab by missbakersflickr.
Cell Size Lab by missbakersflickr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stacysflickr/3090404033/

Class Pets by missbakersflickr.
Class Pets by missbakersflickr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stacysflickr/3080712271/


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Global Warming vs. Chesapeake Bay
external image Chesapeakelandsat.jpeg
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Did you know that in the year 2002 each person in the United States is responsible for producing 5.1 cubic tons of CO2 emissions?Altogether that is 1.56 BILLION cubic tons of CO2 released into the atmosphere in 2002 by the US according to this website. If those results are from 2002, can you imagine what they must look like now? United States is the biggest producer of CO2 in the entire world. The three biggest consumers of the world's energy are the US, Russia and China between these three countries 43% of the world's energy is consumed. These three countries consume almost as much energy as the other 192 countries of the world.

Global warming is caused by something called the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is when infrared radiation is trapped inside the Earth's atmosphere by water vapor and other greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been increasing for the last 150 years due to mainly deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels. This increase of carbon dioxide enhances the greenhouse effect, making the Earth warmer. The act of deforestation accounts for nearly one third of all the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by humans. The heating up of the Earth has caused a chain reaction, now the ice caps are starting to melt. Due to global warming, sea levels along the US coast have risen 5-6 inches more than the sea levels in the rest of the world. What might this affect?
greenhouse effect
greenhouse effect

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The Chesapeake Bay. An increase in the temperature of the Chesapeake Bay might cause something called an algae bloom. An algae bloom is when an increase in temperature or nutrients in the water causes harmful algae to flourish. This sudden increase in algae in a certain area is called an algae bloom. This is bad because the algae uses up all the available nutrients and oxygen in the area, making it un-inhabitable for other organisms. Another effect rising water levels and temperature would have on the Chesapeake would be erosion. The increased water levels would erode away the shoreline, increasing the turbidity of the water. Turbidity shows how clear the water is. This website has a chart of how turbidity affects organisms. Also all of the fishing industries of the Chesapeake Bay would be affected, instead of fishing striped bass, fisherman would be fishing brown shrimp and the bay would be dominated by types of plankton.

Global Warming affects fish
Global Warming affects fish

Questions:
  • How else could global warming affect the Chesapeake Bay?
  • What are some ways we can stop this from happening?

Richard: Louis I think you did an excellent post. Your sources were superb. The topic is also very provacative. I hope we can all do something about the earth to keep it a cleaner and safer place to live, learn, and play lax :o.
Louis,
This post is good, i think there are certain areas where you could change somethings and example would be: your first hyperlink, do not use "credible website" just use "website" because your website should be credible and you do not have to tell every one it is.
Also you might not want to use the same word so many times, its like using "I" in english papers.
~ this was edited by :ryan downs
Hey Louis! iLove your post. It is very interesting and the sources look very credible. Your pictures are also interesting. I hope that people read this and learn about what they can do to help save the chesapeake bay.--Mary
This post looks good and the sources look credible. -D goodwin. : )