Written expression is very important, this is why I ask that you please write at least three complete sentences for each of the questions that I send with my emails. Every week I will be sending three questions that help you reflect on the content of the web site post for the week. Please take this as an opportunity to connect biology to what you already know, what you are learning in other classes, and what you see in your everyday life.
I will be providing feedback and inviting you to have a discussion about what we are learning for the week. I might also make some suggestions that may help you with your writing skills. Strong writers sound eloquent and prepared, you all have wonderful ideas and thoughts, I want to help you be able to get your message out and show how much you know and can contribute to this world. We are all learning and growing together, being open to feedback is a great way to find our areas of growth.
Below are the rubrics that I use to grade your work:
Complete sentences are essential
How your responses will be graded
Examples of strong Responses
The color spectrum is a spectrum of colors visible to the human eye. We can see different colors through a process called refraction. Everyone sees colors differently making the rainbow unique to you.
The five characteristics of life are response to stimuli, ability to reproduce, consumption of energy, maintaining homeostasis, and the ability to grow. Living organisms grow due to cell division. The Mars rover looks for signs of life by analyzing what it finds and looking for signs of gas exchange. The data collected by this robot is sent to NASA here on earth. There are more opportunities now than ever before to become an astronaut and I hope to visit space during my lifetime.
DNA is in cells and is shaped like a double helix, this reminds me of a ladder that has been twisted to form a spiral. DNA is made up of nucleotides, there are four types of nucleotides in DNA, the names of the nucleotides are adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine. DNA contains instructions that tell cells how to build structures such as proteins.
The main macromolecules in biology are proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleotides. Macromolecules are mainly made up of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen, some have phosphorous and sulfur. We use macromolecules in our daily life; carbs and proteins are found in food, lipids are in fats and we have DNA in our cells.
Author: Jazmin Gannon
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