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Hello! For this project my group was to focus on respiration.  We had to make a presentation that could be taught to our peers.  By the end of this project my group wanted to be able to explain a diagram of the process of respiration.  We also wanted to know how ATP is formed in more detail.  Something my group learned was about what happens during the major sections of respiration, like glycolysis and the Krb’s cycle. What my team would do differently next time is experiment with voice overs so that the diagrams on our presentation are much easier to understand.   

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Try the Supplier, not the Consumer

Have you ever heard of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Those two characters played a central role in a medication or a chemical that turned a civil person without any gripes or grudges, to a fiend who pillaged and hurt people. If this were to happen today, would you try the consumer, or the supplier?

My name is Phoenix, and I try to answer this question by taking a deeper look at the Sandy Hook School Shooting Case.

 (Sadly, the Multimedia couldn't upload here, so I linked the podcast to my drop box.)
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Lie to me

Sean Force and Nicholas Murray interview Merrik Saunders and Roberto Abazoski on the topic of lie detection methods and their uses, especially in the applications of the country's legal system.  Should these methods be admissible in court, especially those that involves observing the brain for activation of certain areas in order to determine when the subjects are lying?  Could this lead us down a road that we didn't intend, into a world where we can be punished for this we don't even do?

*Apologies ahead of time, they are both rather soft-spoken in the podcast.*
Lie Detection

A New take on Teens Being Tried as Adults

Shannon and I were using what we learned about neurological disorders to take a new look on teens being tried as adults for crimes. It's a known fact that the brain isn't fully developed until about 21 years and that being the most complex organ in the body there's a lot it does that we don't exactly know how, this shines a light on point being made on court decisions for one with a lower brain capacity.


Artículo 4: Los Profesores y los Soñadores


Quarter 2

Alejandro Marothy

Señorita Manuel

Los Profesores y los Soñadores

Hay una organización. Es para los profesores en América. Se llama enseñar para América. Su objective es generar más profesores con el fin de ayudar a los niños de la pobreza. Son una muy bueno organización y uno de los pocos que ayudan a pobres a través de la educación. Educación es el primer paso para liberarse de la pobreza y encontrar el éxito. 

Este artículo habla de “enseñar para América” y la idea de que los emigrantes debe ser deberían estar recibiendo una educación y no tienen miedo de ser deportados. ¿Educación americana se supone que bueno, no? En realidad no pero es mejor que muchos países. ¡Si dejamos que la gente en este país, no debemos negarles sus derechos! Derechos como educación decente. Ellos deberían tener la mejor educación posible. Si no lo hacen, nuestro país va a morir. ¿No me creas? Esto ya está sucediendo. Nos estamos podridos por dento y por fuera debido a una falta general en educación. Tanto analfebetismo. Es una tragedia y algo que necesita cambiar.  

En este artículo aprendí mucho. Yo aprendí palabras como analfebetismo, emigrantes, negar, cambiar, dento, y debido. Yo aprendí sobre las necesidades educación de los inmigrantes y sus luchas diarias. Estoy totalmente de acuerdo que todo el mundo debe dar la mejor educación posible.

Número de Palabras: 216

Trabajo Citado

EFE. "Latino News and Opinion." 'Teach For America' Recluta a 'dreamers' De Maestros - . Al Día, 13 Dec. 2013. Web. 18 Dec. 2013.

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Drugs on the Brain

Own topic: I studied the course about the effects of drugs on the brain and interviewed two young children in the age of 8 and 12 to see their perspectives on what ways drugs can damage a human brain and the consequences in the outcome of the damaged brain. 

Brain Podcast

Pleading Insanity?

This products explores the idea of if one should be able to plead insanity if prescribed to medicine or receiving professional guidance. Laura de Jesus is my partner.
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Pre-Crime In Society

James and Henry explore the moral and technical possibilities of pre-crime and crime prediction. Do we have a responsibility to take children away from circumstances that would increase their probability of criminal activity? Is it right to profile a person based on the content of their brain? All this and more, today with James Prell and Henry Poeng.