Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday, January 16. 2012

Today's schedule is A-B-C-D

B Block Geography 12 - The topic for today in Geography is consumption. On Friday we began the class with the National Geographic Human Footprint DVD. We got through scenes 1-4 and today I’d like you to show scenes 5 (sweets, fruits and vegetables) through 17 (conclusion) – this will take about 1 hour and 11 minutes of class time. When the DVD is over I'd like you to answer the following:
  1. Why do different cultures use and consume things at different rates? What do the numbers and facts in the video say about North American society?
  2. In some areas of the world people are already in conflict over a limited amount of natural resources. How will a growing population affect people’s access to food, potable (safe drinking) water, and fuel? What affect might the population increase have on pollution and encroachment on wildlife habitats?

C Block Law 9/10 - Today we are back in the library to continue work on the final project of the year...your forensic science webpage project. I posted this last Monday but here again is the criteria for this assignment:

LAW 9 / 10 Forensic Science Web Page Project:

It will be your responsibility to create one section of the G.P. Vanier Forensic Science/Criminology web page. You will need to find the following information about your chosen subject / topic:

1. A description of your subject which includes an explanation of what is (history, background information, people associated with it, important milestones and discoveries)
2. An explanation of how your topic is collected at the crime scene and the tools that are used to interpret the evidence at the crime lab.
3. An description showing how the subject is used to solve crimes (identifying suspects, showing the cause of death, tracing the source of evidence or identifying a possible alternate crime scene)
4. Graphics - photos, illustrations, and animations that show and explain your subject
5. Case Study - Provide one example of how your subject was used to solve a real crime.
6. Provide URL’s as links for further investigation of your subject.

Subjects / Topics to choose from (NOTE: Since there are many of you in the class I have limited the amount of people per topic to two - 2 - so if on the list below it says chosen already then two people have already selected that topic and you'll need to choose another topic):

Forensic Anthropology
Fingerprinting (chosen already)
Ballistics (chosen already)
Forensic Entomology
Hairs and Fibers
Questioned Documents
Toxicology (chosen already)
Forensic Serology (chosen already)
Forensic Pathology
Forensic Odontology (chosen already)
Computer Forensics (chosen already)
Forensic Chemistry
Ask for other topics

For the forensic science web page assignment, there are many on line web page creation sites (including this site which is kind of like a bloggers for dummies site). Try the following:
Of course the creation of your site is really the last step in the process. Once you've chosen your topic (through me) you will need to get started working on finding information about it. Don't forget there are some fabulous print resources in the library and you must have at least one print source for this assignment.

Here are some previous examples of the Forensic science web page project for you to look at if you'd like:
Forensic Pathology
Forensic Serology or Forensic Serology
Computer Forensics

Forensic Physics
Forensic Toxicology
Forensic Voice Identification

D Block Social Studies 11 - Today the focus for the class is on demography and population. On Friday I handed out a photocopied package of information and questions to you called “The Human Population: History and Concepts”. We'll talk about fertility (crude birth rates) and mortality (crude death rates) and the RNI (rate of natural increase). We'll examine the demographic transition model and watch a couple of short videos. After each video, I'd like you to tell me what you observe and I hope to have a discussion on the population information. After this, you'll need to work on the questions in the “The Human Population: History and Concepts” handout for the rest of the class

The Miniature Earth Project

National Geographic 7 Billion

Population Explosion from ZPG (Population Connection)

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