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Bio 1 Planetline instructions and example

  1. 1. Biology 1 Planetline Semester Project
  2. 2. By the end of the semester, you will have developed a path that goes through 10 locations related to Biology.
  3. 3. Instructions
  4. 4. 1. 10 distinctly different locations you have visited, each clearly and directly related to at least one concept covered in this course, with a clear paragraph of description.
  5. 5. 2. Two of the locations must be connected to recent Biology-related news stories.
  6. 6. 3. One of the locations must be or be connected to a Biology-related event you attended.
  7. 7. 4. At least 4 of the locations should include a photo taken by you with the date.
  8. 8. 5. At least 5 of the locations should include a reference to a source of extra information. This may help you get into habit of linking your work to the work of others.
  9. 9. Present your Planetline in the medium of your choice with personal reflections. (poster, PowerPoint, Prezi, journal, blog, vlog, chapbook, scroll, pop-up book, mobile, etc.)
  10. 10. Example
  11. 11. Minuteman Bikeway
  12. 12. A. Whole Foods Biological Macromolecules, Artificial Selection, GMOs
  13. 13. blogs/thesalt/ 2012/03/27/1494740 12/activists-say- americans-support- labeling-genetically- modified-food Activists Say Americans Support Labeling Genetically Modified Food People march demanding labels for genetically modified food near the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2011. Ren Haijun/Xinhua /Landov Activists who want genetically modified food to be labeled in the U.S. say there's more support than ever for their cause. As evidence, a coalition calling itself Just Label It re- leased the results today of a survey it commissioned from The Mellman Group, a na- tional pollster. The survey found that 91 percent of voters favor the labeling of food with genetically modified ingredients.
  14. 14. B. Fresh Pond: Water Treatment Facility pH, Water, Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services, Water Cycle
  15. 15. C. Cambridge Stormwater Wetland Ecosystem Services, Ecological Restoration, Water Cycle
  16. 16. http:// /projects/view.php?id=42
  17. 17. D. Spy Pond Ecosystems, Water Cycle, Chemistry, Human Impact—water pollutants, bioaccumulation, biomagnification
  18. 18. 2013/01/17/169636357/understanding- climate-change-with-help-from-thoreau article/info:doi/10.1371/ journal.pone.0053788
  19. 19. E. Arlington Library: Walden Pond Phenology Talk Ecosystems, Climate Change, Scientific Inquiry
  20. 20. F. Busa Farm Artificial Selection, Mutualism, Ecosystems, Biodiversity
  21. 21. How Making Food Safe Can Harm Wildlife And Water 03:36 am April 23, 2012 by DAN CHARLES We'd probably like to think that clean, safe food goes hand in hand with pristine nature, with lots of wildlife and clean water. But in the part of California that grows a lot of the country's lettuce and spinach, these two goals have come into conflict. Adam Cole/NPR A clampdown on contamination in growing fields has pushed out wildlife and destroyed habitats. blogs/thesalt/ 2012/04/23/15104795 7/how-making-food- safe-can-harm- wildlife-and-water
  22. 22. G. Walking Trails Parasites, Viruses, Invasive Species, Biodiversity
  23. 23. With West Nile On The Rise, We Answer Your Questions by RICHARD KNOX 03:00 pm August 29, 2012 This year is on track to be the worst ever for West Nile virus in the United States. Here are the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: LM Otero/AP A Beechcraft airplane sprays insecticide over Dallas early Monday morning to curb the spread of West Nile virus.
  24. 24. H. Apiary Ecosystem Services—pollination, Mutualism, Ecology, Biochemistry wiki/Apiary
  25. 25. I. Geoengineering Talk Biosphere, Human Impact—Climate Engineering
  26. 26. featuredstory/511016/a-cheap-and- easy-plan-to-stop-global-warming/ A Cheap and Easy Plan to Stop Global Warming Here is the plan. Customize several Gulfstream business jets with military engines and with equipment to produce and disperse fine droplets of sulfuric acid. Fly the jets up around 20 kilometers—significantly higher than the cruising altitude for a commercial jetliner but still well within their range. At that altitude in the tropics, the aircraft are in the lower stratos- phere. The planes spray the sulfuric acid, care- fully controlling the rate of its release. The sul- fur combines with water vapor to form sulfate aerosols, fine particles less than a micrometer in diameter. These get swept upward by natural wind patterns and are dispersed over the globe, including the poles. Once spread across the stratosphere, the aerosols will reflect about 1 percent of the sunlight hitting Earth back into space. Increasing what scientists call the planet’s albedo, or reflective power, will partially offset the warming effects caused by rising levels of greenhouse gases. The author of this so-called geoengineering scheme, David Keith, doesn’t want to imple- ment it anytime soon, if ever. Much more research is needed to determine whether in- jecting sulfur into the stratosphere would have dangerous consequences such as dis- rupting precipitation patterns or further eating away the ozone layer that protects us from damaging ultraviolet radiation. Even thornier, in some ways, are the ethical and governance issues that surround geoengineering—questions about who should be al- lowed to do what and when. Still, Keith, a professor of applied physics at Harvard Uni- versity and a leading expert on energy technology, has done enough analysis to suspect it could be a cheap and easy way to head off some of the worst effects of climate change.