• Biology

    Genetics Home Reference (National Institutes of Health)
    EXCELLENT source for genetic abnormalities (inherited genetic disorders, chromosomal abnormalities, etc.). Lean on this source heavily for your chromosomal abnormality project. Type your disorder/syndrome in the search bar.

     

    Zoology

    Encyclopedia of Life
    A good starting spot to pull up info & resources on species. Type a species in the search bar.

    World Register of Marine Species
    Helpful to find the classification of marine species. Use your species' scientific name in the search bar. Also gets you started on the environment.

    UniProt
    Make sure the search bar is searching for "Taxonomy." You can use the common name here. The "See Also" section at the bottom of each species' page is full of great links.

    Sponge Fact Sheet (World Animal Foundation)
    For help on finding threats to sponges. This is a fact sheet - like we're making! :)

     

    Extra Credit

    Extra credit will be 5-15 extra points added to either your homework or classwork grade. Students who average below 8/10 for weekly participation for the marking period are ineligible for extra credit opportunities. Extra credit for the marking period is accepted up to and including the day after the official marking period end. Points awarded vary based on student effort.

    2nd Marking Period Extra Credit: Write a two-paragraph current event on the Austrailian bushfires currently affecting the continent. Reference and source a substantive article from a credible news source.

    • [Paragraph 1: Summary] What is happening? Why is it happening? How is the Australian government responding to it? How are individual people responding to it?
    • [Paragraph 2: Analysis] So what? Why does this matter. Reference the Australian ecosystem, carbon emissions, and animal diversity (biodiversity).

    3rd Marking Period Extra Credit: Write a two-paragraph current event on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak. Reference and source a substantive article from a credible news source.

    • [Paragraph 1: Summary] What is happening? Why is it happening? How is the Chinese government responding to it? How are world governments responding to it?
    • [Paragraph 2: Analysis] So what? Why does this matter? Reference the negatives of a global pandemic, and what that might mean for our society.