Extreme Biology Blog » News http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog Mon, 06 Jun 2011 15:15:28 +0000enhourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.5Extreme Biology 2010-11 Reflections and Future http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/06/06/extreme-biology-2010-11-reflections-and-future/ http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/06/06/extreme-biology-2010-11-reflections-and-future/#commentsMon, 06 Jun 2011 15:15:28 +0000Ms Bakerhttp://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2474

WHAT AN AWESOME YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m so proud of all your hard work this year!  I had a great time working with all of you.  As most of you already know, this is my last year of teaching biology (at least for the foreseeable future) and I’m so happy I spent my last year with your class.

What does this mean for Extreme Biology?  IT WILL CONTINUE!  I plan to regularly post updates about the Extreme Biology Nature Scitable bloggers.  Also, I would love to post GUEST BLOGS from PAST students.  So, please keep in touch.

Good luck in your future endeavors!  Let me know if you ever want help locating an internship or need any career advice.  If I can’t help you I’ll find someone who can.  You can always reach me at extremebiology @ gmail DOT com.

Best wishes,

Ms. Baker

Update on the Extreme Biology Scitable Bloggers! http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/06/01/update-on-the-extreme-biology-scitable-bloggers/ http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/06/01/update-on-the-extreme-biology-scitable-bloggers/#commentsWed, 01 Jun 2011 18:26:28 +0000Ms Bakerhttp://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2423Here are links to the AWESOME blog posts that have been written this spring by the 9th grade students – Sabrina, Sam, Naseem, and Leyla – on their Nature Scitable blogs!  Please stop by their blogs and comment.

Sam’s Green Science

  • The Link Between Pollution and Asthma
  • The Death of Knut.  Also, Will Global Warming Cause the Extinction of Polar Bears?
  • Happy Birthday Planet Earth!
  • The March 11 Cataclysms and the effects on the people and environment of Japan
  • Evolution Right Before Our Eyes
  • Toxic Rain: The Effect of Acid Rain on the Environment
  • Garbage Dump in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean
  • What’s Your Carbon Shoe Size
  • Snow of the Century!  Could Global Warming really affect snowfall?

Naseem’s Our Science

Leyla & Sabrina’s MedSci Discoveries

New Nature Scitable Posts by Leyla, Naseem, Sabrina, and Sam! http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/03/04/new-nature-scitable-posts-by-leyla-naseem-sabrina-and-sam/ http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/03/04/new-nature-scitable-posts-by-leyla-naseem-sabrina-and-sam/#commentsFri, 04 Mar 2011 17:21:16 +0000Ms Bakerhttp://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2374

Third-hand Smoke: A Bigger Danger Than Perceived? by Leyla

Where’d Pluto Go? by Naseem

Health or ego? Concussions in Sports by Sabrina

Toxic Rain: The Effect of Acid Rain on the Environment by Sam

Weekend Update – Valentine’s Day, Darwin Day, & Cladograms http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/02/25/weekend-update-valentines-day-darwin-day-cladograms/ http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/02/25/weekend-update-valentines-day-darwin-day-cladograms/#commentsFri, 25 Feb 2011 19:34:26 +0000Ms Bakerhttp://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2351

Photo source: Dalbot17

This week’s podcast is brought to you by Jess and Molly.  They discuss our Valentine’s Day celebration, Darwin Day celebration, and the beginning part of our cladogram lab.

New Nature Scitable Posts by Leyla, Naseem, and Sam! http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/02/14/new-nature-scitable-posts-by-leyla-naseem-and-sam/ http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/02/14/new-nature-scitable-posts-by-leyla-naseem-and-sam/#commentsTue, 15 Feb 2011 03:37:34 +0000Ms Bakerhttp://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2299Science scandal! Why one bad researcher convinced parents to put their children’s lives at risk.

Calculate your carbon footprint and learn ways to reduce it!

Does love at first sight really exist?  How can scientists study it?

Darwin Day Trailer http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/02/12/darwin-day-trailer/ http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/02/12/darwin-day-trailer/#commentsSat, 12 Feb 2011 15:47:50 +0000Ms Bakerhttp://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2254I tried sending this ecard to all my students, but had some difficulty. So, I decided to just post it here.

Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809.  Each year on his birthday, people all over the world celebrate!  Because his birthday falls on a Saturday (and we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day on Monday), we will celebrate Darwin Day on Wednesday, February 16th.  Here’s a trailer for our upcoming celebration!  Happy Birthday Charlie!

Weekend Update: HeLa Lab http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/02/08/weekend-update-hela-lab/ http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/02/08/weekend-update-hela-lab/#commentsTue, 08 Feb 2011 18:47:41 +0000Student Grouphttp://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2193

Photo source: Dalboz17

This week’s podcast is brought to you by Alice and Emily. They discuss our HeLa lab.

Trailer for The Biology of Love 2/14/11 http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/02/08/trailer-for-the-biology-of-love-21411/ http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/02/08/trailer-for-the-biology-of-love-21411/#commentsTue, 08 Feb 2011 05:39:45 +0000Ms Bakerhttp://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2188

I’m not able to update the date on this video to 2011.  So, ignore the 2/11/10 date.  We will celebrate on Valentine’s Day 2/14/11!

Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.

Leyla, Naseem, Sam, & Sabrina’s Nature Education blogs are live! http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/01/27/leyla-naseem-sam-sabrinas-nature-education-blogs-are-live/ http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/01/27/leyla-naseem-sam-sabrinas-nature-education-blogs-are-live/#commentsThu, 27 Jan 2011 21:24:42 +0000Ms Bakerhttp://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=2014

I mentioned recently that four Extreme Biology 9th grade students have been chosen to blog for the Nature Education site, Scitable.  Their blogs are now live!  Just follow the links below…

Green Science by Samantha

MedSci Discoveries by Leyla & Sabrina

Our Science by Naseem

I’ve also created permanent links to their blogs on the blogroll category located on the right column of this website.  In order to comment to the students’ posts you’ll need to create a free SciTable account.  Congratulations Samantha, Leyla, Sabrina, and Naseem!

Extreme Biology Students to Write for Nature! http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/01/15/extreme-biology-students-to-write-for-nature/ http://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/2011/01/15/extreme-biology-students-to-write-for-nature/#commentsSat, 15 Jan 2011 14:20:10 +0000Ms Bakerhttp://missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog/?p=1714I have some really exciting news!  Four of my students have been chosen to write for the educational wing of Nature Publishing Group – Nature Education.  What is Nature?  It’s the world’s most well-recognized science journal.  Every scientist dreams of publishing their work in Nature.  The discovery of the structure of DNA, the proton and neutron of the atom, the ozone layer, and cloning in Dolly the sheep were all first reported in Nature.  Nature is to science what Sports Illustrated is to sports and Vogue is to fashion.

These four students are the first high school students in the world to be given this opportunity.  They will have their own blogs and write on the Nature SciTable website!!!

Leyla and Sabrina will write about new advances in medicine on their blog, “MedSci Discoveries”.

Samantha will write about environmental and ecological news on her own blog, “Green Science”.

Naseem will write about how science relates to everyday life on her own blog, “Our Science”

CONGRATULATIONS to these four amazing students for this achievement!  I will post more information about each of their blogs once they go live sometime in the next few months.