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Fun, Funny or Hmm....

posted Jan 8, 2016, 3:19 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Feb 3, 2016, 11:06 AM ]

The basic concept of this project is to use your technology skills to articulate your understanding of a science concept.

Your group will take a science concept and create a project that uses one of the following Language Arts techniques:
  1. Satire - a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn; trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly
  2. Parody a literary or musical work in which the style of an author or work is closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule; a feeble or ridiculous imitation
  3. Humor - a funny or amusing quality; jokes, funny stories, etc., of a particular kind

Biology: Choose one of the following Biotechnology related topics to fully address in your project.-see summative rubric in attached documents below

• Cloning
• Human Genetic Enhancement 
• GMO's
• Full Genome Analysis(in regards to heredity)
• Personalized Medicine
• Transgenic Organisms
• Antibiotic Resistance
• Stem Cell Therapy

You will still be reviewing technology concepts during your tech class (IDT, CSP, Engineering), but you may use ANY technology for this project. For example, many of you will be learning about Unity Game development or Movie editing, etc., during classes, but you are not required to use it.  You are required to use SOME tech, talk with your teacher about it.

  • Launch on Jan 19/20 in biology class.
  • Create and submit a team site during biology class on January 19/20. Please submit your team site here
    • Include your Biotechnology topic and make sure your teacher approves in class. 
    • This needs to be completed by January 19/20.  
  • Research your topic in LA class January 20/21st. and identify five key points a person needs to know to understand your topic including the relevant laboratory techniques. List and explain these five points.  Include your references in MLA format as well.  
    • This needs to be completed by January 20/21. Feedback will be given by science teacher on January 22/23rd.
  • Create a plan: detailed outline with specific details. This needs to completed by January 25th. Feedback will be given by LA teacher by February 1.
  • Technology teachers expect a detailed, written timeline of all due dates/tasks for your project.  They will check this on February 4th or February 5th at the start of class.  WHO is doing WHAT by WHEN?  Get started on making your project now!  See Reilly's site for more info on that.
  • You should be ready to demonstrate an almost-complete project in technology class on February 10th or  February 11th. (Only fine tuning should be left, the majority should be done.)  
  • Final project due February 18. Presentations are February 23/24 in science classes.
  • **Your tech teachers will be assigning tasks that parallel these dates, but are specific to your choice of product.