11 March 2008

Today's task is to research a "scientific challenge" we will face during this century. 50% of your final exam grade will come from a project dealing with this challenge. you may do this any number of ways: You can make a poster like I showed in class. You could make a movie. You could set up an experiment. You could write an essay. You may do it any way you please. you will be graded on time spent on the project, creativity/neatness, and accuracy. Today should be spent filling out the back of your handout if you have not started it already.

Here is the possible topic list:

Food/Freshwater shortages
Global Warming
Extinction/Endangered Species
Pollution
Human Population Explosion
The end of oil/gas
Coral Reef bleaching
Honeybee disappearance
Garbage/Landfills
Curing Cancer
Loss of native cultures
Cutting down forests/rainforests
Invasive Species
Recycling
Genetic Engineering
Autism
Solar/Wind energy
Biological Warfare
Antibiotic/Pesticide Resistance
Medical breakthroughs
Scientific Illiteracy
Overfishing the oceans
Soil Erosion
The Human Brain
Drugs in our drinking water

Here's a story from today's news regarding the last one: http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/03/11/pharma.waterfish.ap/index.html

12 comments:

Angry Monkey ^.^ said...

Still trying to figure out what I'm going to do for the project...

Anonymous said...

Can we reach out to local professionals as a source for your project?

Anonymous said...

Can I do mine on zebra muscules?

they cut my feet.

Anonymous said...

Especially when we go swimming in onondaga lake.

Mr. DeVoe said...

Sure...local professionals would be a great resource. I'd stay out of Onondaga Lake though.

Anonymous said...

can I eat the fish from that lake or drink the water

Anonymous said...

I know what I am doing my project on.. I am not telling anyone thugh

Anonymous said...

It is too good of an idea.

I am going to get a 100

Anonymous said...

Mr. Devoe, You should run for Presidnet

Mr. DeVoe said...

I'm unelectable.

Angry Monkey ^.^ said...

I know what I'm going to do now!!!! ^.^

V-Chain said...

I'm doing my project on Global Warming. I't is such a huge subect. It's sad, but I love learning about what's going on in our world. Humans really do take almost everything they have for granted. What a shame. I wish the world could just switch it's way of living. But, I know that it's not going to happen. Cause, If we no longer used Fossil fuels, the oil companies would go out of business. Then the transprotation would go out of business. How would the average person get to work or school? No high society person is really willing to spend that much anyway. People think that it would be a waste of money. People have wealth way to high on thier priorety list. It's disturbing.