You must email me your paper(s) as an attachment to: *This Text is Removed by Studyfull for Privacy & Security Purposes* (Links to an external site.) by Dec1
Up to 5% Option: Read A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (Or listen to the Audiobook).
This is a fascinating account of when man discovered various scientific facts from biology, chemistry, astronomy, oceanography<
fossils and evolution...”Nearly Everything” - It is told with British wit and is more than a little entertaining. Take notes and report on the significant discoveries. (It also includes fascinating facts about various brilliant minds in the scientific arena - some real oddballs! (You needn't report on the fascinating characteristics of said scientists - just the discoveries of significance) book reports should be about 4 to 8 pages, double spaced. Book Reports are worth 5% SEMESTER credit each.
You will need to email me your report as an attachment in Word Doc. format at *This Text is Removed by Studyfull for Privacy & Security Purposes* (Links to an external site.) no later than July 28th.
No late reports accepted. . The # of points you receive will be based on how well you cover the various scientific information and how it was obtained. ie if I give your paper a grade of 80 out of a possible 100, you will get 4% extra credit. A 90 would be 4.5%, etc.
Another up to 5% Option: To gain a deeper appreciation of our genetic heritage read the book, The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes. This book can be purchased online for 0.90c to $1.60 HERE (Links to an external site.)
The First Half of the book is a scientific account tracing the myocardial DNA found in females only to the common
ancestor of every man, woman and child on the planet. It is written in a language easily understood by any high school
graduate. You must write a two to a four-page paper detailing your understanding of the science involved from The Ice Man,
the Golden Hamster and the family of the last Russian Tzar to a clear understanding of how one particular woman's DNA
was so adaptive her descendants literally took over the entire human population. When (approximately) she lived and where,
as well as any and all pertinent information.
However, you needn't read the second half of the book in depth. - just skim over it while he imagines her seven daughters (real)
but written as historical fiction, along with names and all (completely fictional).
1% Option: You can earn up to 1% of your Semester Grade in Extra Credit Easy Peezy:
There is a television program on PBS and PBS2 (cox Ch. 11 & Ch. 811 respectively) called "Finding Your Roots."
by the host, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Each program has 2 or three guests who are public figures.
He uses both Genealogy and genetic testing. The results are surprisingly interesting and entertaining as well as
You need to view a minimum of 2 of these and write a one to two-page paper listing the people studied and
choose one or two of the people studied in depth, what they discovered and how. If you haven't seen this program before,
you will find it compelling.
You may choose to do none, one, two or all three of the above. You must email me your paper(s) as an attachment to: *This Text is Removed by Studyfull for Privacy & Security Purposes* (Links to an external site.) by Dec1