Archive for Life Science

Mar
28

Title of article:  Teen Gets Carpal Tunnel from Texting

Source: ABC News

Author: 

Date: March 2010

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is carpal tunnel?
  2. How can you prevent it?
  3. How often do you use text messaging?

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Feb
10
Filed Under (Health, Life Science) by on February 10, 2010 and tagged ,

Title of article: Michelle Obama launches campaign on child obesity

Source: BBC News.com

Author: 

Date: Feb. 9, 2010

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is the “Let’s move campaign?”
  2. What are some reasons why childhood obesity is such a problem today?
  3. What are some ways kids can make healthier choices?

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Nov
27
Filed Under (Health, Life Science) by on November 27, 2009 and tagged , ,

Title of article: Hand sanitizer: How it protects you

Source: CNN.com

Author:  Elizabeth Landau

Date: November 27, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What are the main ingredients in hand sanitizers?
  2. Are hand sanitizers helpful? What do they do?
  3. How long should you take to wash your hands?

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Oct
28

Title of article: Swimming Pools Kept Clean by Going Green

Source: Discovery News

Author: Jessica Marshall

Date: October 28, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What kind of moss do they use to keep the pools clean, instead of using chlorine?
  2. What were some of the benefits noticed by people who swam in these types of pools?
  3. How does the moss keep the water clean?
  4. What is biofilm? What kinds of problems does it cause?

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Oct
28
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Title of article: Chimps Mourn Passing of One of Their Own

Source: ABC News

Author: KI MAE HEUSSNER

Date: October 28, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. Which chimp passed away? How old was she?
  2. How did the chimps react when they saw her?
  3. What were your thoughts when you saw the photograph of the chimps?

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Oct
15
Filed Under (Life Science) by on October 15, 2009 and tagged , , ,

Title of article:  Banana marks seed bank milestone

Source: BBCNews.com

Author: Rebecca Morelle

Date: October 15, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is the purpose, or mission, of the seed bank?
  2. How do they store the seeds?
  3. What percentage of the world’s plant species do they have so far? What is their goal?
  4. How long can the seeds stay in storage?

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Oct
12
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Title of article:  ’Veggie’ spider shuns meat diet

Source: BBCNews.com

Author: Rebecca Morelle

Date: October 12, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. What is unusual about this type of spider?
  2. What is the name of this spider and where is it found?
  3. What type of plant does it eat?
  4. How does it live along side the ants?

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Title of article:  World’s oldest human-linked skeleton found

Source: MSNBC.com

Author: Randolph E. Schmid, AP

Date: October 1, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. Who is Ardi? Who is Lucy?
  2. Where and when was Ardi found?
  3. How old are the bones?
  4. What is the significance of this finding?

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Sep
27
Filed Under (Life Science) by on September 27, 2009 and tagged , , , ,

Title of article:  Fanged Frog, 162 other new species found

Source: MSNBC.com

Author: Michael Casey

Date: September 25, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. Name some of the new species and where they were found.
  2. What may happen to these animals if the climate changes or there is a loss of habitat?
  3. How are scientists still able to find new species of plants and animals?

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Sep
26

Title of article:  Palau Pioneers ‘Shark Sanctuary’

Source: BBC News

Author: Richard Black

Date: September 25, 2009

Things to think about as you write your comments and reflections:

  1. Where is Palau?
  2. Why are shark populations in danger of becoming extinct?
  3. What is the goal or intended outcome for having a shark sanctuary?
  4. How can the preservation of sharks benefit the local economy?

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