Is Race Real?
Portfolio for science should include:
1) Your Science Reflection.
2) “Is Race in my DNA?” Lab.
3) One more activity about race or DNA (your choice).
4) One activity about “What Makes Us Human?” – Humans Doing Human Stuff, Museum Activity and Sketch, Skulls Lab, or research about human ancestors.
Portfolio Reflection for the Race Project.
1) Go to your "What Makes Us Human?" Google Doc.
2) Copy and Paste the following outcome and questions:
Portfolio Reflection Questions:
A) This experiment had many steps, when collecting DNA, analyzing DNA on the computer, and presenting about DNA to other people. What were one (or two) steps that were FRUSTRATING or difficult? How did you overcome this, or, what would you do differently next time to overcome it?
B) How did this experiment and this project CHANGE or CONFIRM your ideas about race, human variation, and “What Makes Us Human?"
C) Make a connection between HISTORY and SCIENCE. What is one example of race in HISTORY or society? How does the SCIENCE of human variation influence the way people should act towards others who look differently than them?
3) In full sentences, answer 2 of the 3 questions, and share with your handsome teacher!
4) Also, get feedback and edits from a classmate (preferably on the google doc).
Race in my DNA activities:
Can you sort people by their races? http://www.pbs.org/race/002_SortingPeople/002_00-home.htm
Where does Skin Color come from? Find out! http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/biology-skin-color
Human Evolution - Where do we come from?
DNA Functions - Replication
Discovery of DNA Structure:
Instructions for writing about What Makes Us Human? (4-4) (Copy to your document):
•Begin google doc – [Name] What Makes Us Human? SHARE with email@example.com
At the top of your doc you need the outcomes:
•Problem – explain what makes humans and our (possible) ancestors similar and different. How did it change over time?
•Evidence – look at other animals, including our ancestors. "Humans can…" "our ancestors could/could not..." and cite your source:
examples: (Hominin Skull Lab) (Evolution: A Human Perspective, p 34) (http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils)
•Questions you still have… save these for the end. Replace “I think” with a QUESTION!
Human Evolution Research Sources:
Smithsonian Institute - Human Evolution
Easy Summary of Human Evolution on Understanding Evolution
Check out some wonderful videos on human evolution:
Here are some careers we're examining in class. Which is your favorite?
Organ System T-shirts (with Circuits!):
Check out the process and the finished products:
Lots of Great Tutorials online for making our Organ System T-shirts:
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Password is "ilove" + your favorite team.
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Project 3: Can We Live Forever?
Hack Your Health - Using Computers to Make Us Healthier:
Visit the Scratch Games for each station:
Create A Graph: http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx
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