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Hey, my name is Sami. I am in miss bakers biology class. My favorite things to do are martial arts, and hangin out with friends. .me_n_bri.jpg
I loved the experiment where we worked with cockroaches. I got to hold one, and kiss one! The picture below is of the experament.


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Here is my post!
Shar Pei Dogs – tiny dog, big wrinkles
November 16, 2008


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By: Sami

Organisms – humans and animals alike – have unique characteristics. __Shar Pei__ dogs are no exception. This cute little dog has more wrinkles than ever, all due to a heredity disorder.

The origin of the characteristic wrinkles found in the shar pei has been discovered by a group of scientists at __Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona__. When hyaluronic acid, which produces wrinkles, produces and excessive amount of this enzyme it, accumulates under the skin.

There are three enzymes responsible for the production of acid in mammals. One of the enzymes is HAS2, which makes a lot of hyaluronic acid. Researchers are trying to find the location of this genetic mutation, that causes metabolic alteration.

The results from this research will help scientists to design reproduction programs to improve the health of shar pei dogs. What is learned from this research will be an important model for studying human disorders such as FMF.

Do you think the disorders from this dog will be helpful to find out more information? Do you think people should stop breeding theses dogs because of there problems?

there is also a poll i have made to go along with this post and here is the link... http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTE4NTYyNDk0NDk

here is a animoto video to go along with my post...
http://animoto.com/play/dvJ19j3nLrkMtcvkBAy1DQ

I also made a doink and heres the link...
http://www.doink.com/clips/gtmainstructor/237832



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 only use websites that follow the rules listed here.
  • I will include in my post an explanation as to why my sources are credible.
  • I will help my classmates evaluate web sources by contributing to the class credible sources wiki page.
-The website i used, http://www.sciencedaily.com/ has been approved before.

1.I showed why one of these websites was a credible source and here is the link to the page... http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

2.I showed that another website was a credible source and why, and here is the link... http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

3.I showed that another source is credible and here is the link... http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

4.I have shown another source is credible, and here is the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

5.I said why another source is credible and here is the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

6.I showed another source was credible and heres the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

7.I showed why a source was not credlibe and heres the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

8.I showed that a source was credible and heres the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

9.I showed that a source was credible and heres the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

10.I showed that this is not a reliable source and heres the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

11.I showed that this sourse is reliable and here is the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

12.I showed that a source is reliable, heres the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

13. I showed that a source was credible and heres the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

14. I showed that a source was credible and heres the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

15. I showed that a source was credible and heres the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

16. I showed a source was not credible and heres the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

17. I showed a source was credible and heres the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources

18. I showed that a source was credible and heres the link...
http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/Credible+Sources
Demonstrate an ability
to read and understand
current biology news
  • I will research a biology topic I am interested in that has been discussed in recent science news media.
  • I will research all parts of the article and will collect information from other sources about the parts that I do not immediately understand.
-The topic i chose, shar pei dogs, was written in November so it is recent.

-I am interested in this topic because i like animals and my post was about shar pei dogs.

-I looked up information about enzymes and how they work in the body. here is one of the links...
http://www.tvdsb.on.ca/westmin/science/Sbi3a1/digest/enzymes.htm
Demonstrate proper
use of online resources

  • I will include correctly placed hyperlinks to all of my sources in my post.
  • I will include a relevant creative commons or public domain image and properly attribute that image in order to catch the attention of my readers.
-there are hyperlinks in my post

-i used a picture in my post which is from the creative commons on flicker and here is my photo source
Publish work that is
available for peer-review
  • Prior to submitting my blog post to Ms. Baker I will post it on my wiki page and have at least one student check that it is complete.
  • I will publish my work on the class blog.
  • I will also mention my post on other social networking sites that I currently use in order to direct readers to my post.
  • I will post a link to my blog in the comment field section of the original news article if possible.
-my post is on my wiki, and bri has checked that it is complete,and i have sent it to Miss Baker.
-i have mentioned my blog on the following sites...
-yuwie.com
-myspace.com
-facebook.com
-myyearbook.com
Discuss published work
with a practicing biologist
in that particular field

  • I will contact the scientists who conducted the research that is being discussed in the news article and will respectfully request input regarding my post.
  • I will search and find other scientists who are blogging about the same topic and contribute to their post about the topic. I will also request that they critique my post.
-I tryed to contact the author of the post, but they spoke spanish
Provide constructive
peer-review to
classmates
  • I will write constructive comments to several of my classmates' posts that attempt to continue the conversation.
  • I will respond to all comments that are written in response to my comments.
  • I will respond to comments left to my post.
  • I will edit at least one of my classmates blog posts on their wiki page.
-I commented on skyes blog and here is the link... http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2009/01/27/determining-a-horses-age-by-teeth/#comments

-I commented on justins blog to show that it is complete and to make suggestions and here is the link... http://missbakersbiologyclasswiki.wikispaces.com/message/view/Justin/8994902
Discuss in-class
assignments

  • I will comment to several posts that directly relate to in-class topics.
  • I will make my post relevant to in-class topics by connecting it to something that has been discussed in class or will be discussed in class in the future.
- I commented on an in class topic on the blog, and here is the link... http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2009/02/17/birds-on-an-island-lab-data/

-I edited some of the evolution study guide
Apply creativity
to work
  • I will add a relevant cartoon I created on bitstrips.com to my post.
  • I will make a video that can be posted on the blog about a biology topic.
-I have made a poll for my post about Shar Pei dogs and here is the link... http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTE4NTYyNDk0NDk

-I made an animoto video using 1 picture and edditing it in different ways, i got my picture from flickr.com, here is the link to my video...
http://animoto.com/play/dvJ19j3nLrkMtcvkBAy1DQ

-I made a doink and heres the link...
http://www.doink.com/clips/gtmainstructor/237832