Portfolio Due Date, always as of 3:45 pm in the Magnet Office
Friday, May 1, 2015: 10% EC
Monday, May 4, 2015: 5%EC
Tuesday, May 5, 2015: Final Due Date(after this is -10% per day)
Note newly aligned class notes for portfolio.
Who's Who Assembly between 1st and 2nd Blocks (with homeroom)
Peer editing of Proposal
-- need to peer edit two others' proposals
-- need to have your proposal peer edited by two others
Proposal due Monday, Mar 30
Anyone who turns the proposal in Friday, March 27, will receive 10% bonus points.
Plan for this Wednesday: Discuss this reading
Lecture on Scientific Writing
Chapter 3 online test
Seven Sources is due Thursday, Feb 12, Magnet office, by 3:45 pm. Do you have any questions?
Essential Question for the week:
Should children who have not been vaccinated be barred from attending public school?
I will ask each of you to write a Basic SP Question that would form a starting research point to answer this question. Ask yourself where you would start. What do you need to research? Should parents get to choose not to vaccinate? Are all vaccinations equally beneficial and/or equally risky? What are the risks? When is herd immunity considered to have been reached, and what subgroups need herd immunity? Who risks the most when unvaccinated children attend public school? What are the costs associated with a spreading epidemic in a population that isn't at herd immunity (think of the current measles epidemic and the recent pertussis epidemics?) Are parents basing their choices on solid scientific research?
First week of internship: If you are not out at internship this week, work diligently to secure an internship for yourself!
Wednesday: Ch 2 and 4 Unit Test, Lecture for Chapter 3
Dr. Kate Maloney, Wheeler Magnet Research Coordinator, was faculty at Georgia Tech for several years. She has also worked in the optical transport and sensor fields with small businesses and has been active in STEM education for several years.