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Presentation: Describe how youperformed in your role as a teacher. What did you

Presentation: Describe how youperformed in your role as a teacher. What did you do that made the clusters and class additions successful? What changes would you like to make to the planning and implementation of the student teaching cluster sessions for your next cluster? Observation: Describe what you learned about the children’s interests, development, needs, behaviors, and abilities. What did you observe that indicates whether or not you met your main objectives?

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Student Teacher Cluster Reflection and Evaluation#1#2#3(Circle one) This form i

Student Teacher Cluster Reflection and Evaluation#1#2#3(Circle one)
This form is somewhat like a journal. An excellent teacher recognizes the importance of reflecting on the day and are ever seeking to improve their skills as an educator. You want to be completely honest in completing this evaluation. Please take time with this as reflection is the key to growth and understanding. Presentation: Describe how youperformed in your role as a teacher.
What did you do that made the clusters and class additions successful?
What changes would you like to make to the planning and implementation of the student teaching cluster sessions for your next cluster? Observation: Describe what you learned about the children’s interests, development, needs, behaviors, and abilities. What did you observe that indicates whether or not you met your main objectives?

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The aim of this activity is to reinforce the ethical approach to the process of

The aim of this activity is to reinforce the ethical approach to the process of science, as well as to introduce the ethical standards applied when animals are used in research.
Watch two short documents
1. Genes as Medicine (Links to an external site.).
2. Blue Baby Syndrome (Links to an external site.)
These movies provide you an authentic example of the process of science and how animal models are chosen for scientific research to develop a gene therapy for a congenital form of blindness.
Provide answers to the following questions (Links to an external site.) Answer questions 1-8 only Skip question 9 and 10, and submit your work as url or pdf file.

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ead the situation below. Post your own opinion by Friday and response to the que

ead the situation below. Post your own opinion by Friday and response to the question on the discussion board and comment your classmates by Sunday night. Try to address the different opinions and discuss with 2 of your classmates whether Dr. Johnson should break confidentiality and reveal the process?
To get full credit for this assignment:
You should submit an initial contribution with your own analysis and opinion.
Once you can see other students opinions, you should contribute to the conversation.
Here is the situation:
Dr. Howard Johnson is a tenured Associate Professor in the biochemistry department at a public university. He has been collaborating with a large, multinational pharmaceutical firm for the past six years. During this time the company has supported his research to the extent that they are the sole source of his funding. The research is widely respected and he receives multiple requests each year for seminars, review articles, etc. He anticipates that his promotion credentials for Full Professor will be forwarded to the University Committee in two to three years. As part of his research program with the company, he serves as an “external reviewer” in the annual evaluation of the Research and Development section of the corporation. In doing so, he signs a confidentiality agreement that covers the research activities discussed during the review.
This year Dr. Johnson was inadvertently included in a discussion at the social gathering following the review where one of the corporate scientists revealed that they had been utilizing a widely recognized chemical synthesis to generate new compounds that could be used as antidotes to certain viral infections. Because of prior use and the obvious nature of the synthesis as presented in the literature, neither the process nor the compounds could be patented. Thus, as soon as word of this process leaks out, it would be available to any of their competitors.
During the course of this conversation, he learned that in secret trials one of the compounds reduced the mortality of Rift Valley Fever by 90%. About 5000 lives are lost annually to this and similar viruses in East African countries.
The strategic plan adopted by the company was to withhold the distribution of those compounds. Management decided that they could not afford to release this compound to a developing country which would amount to a purely philanthropic gesture until after they had time to develop the compounds for influenza and the common cold. This would require about five years to obtain all of the permits needed to market such an antidote in developed countries. Unless the market in developed countries could be reached the antidotes would not be economically feasible to develop. However, if developed tens of thousands of additional lives lost to influenza would be saved.

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Your Tasks Task 1 Watch the following 5 minute video about minority health and c

Your Tasks
Task 1
Watch the following 5 minute video about minority health and community advisory boards.
Task 2
Answer the following questions:
What is a community advisory board? (3 points)
What are the benefits of having community advisory boards? (7 points)
Briefly describe how community advisory boards are related to community organizing. (10 points)
Grading and Submission
Assignment 6 is due on Sunday, November 27th by 11:59 PM. You may submit it either as a text box entry or as a Word or PDF file. It is worth 20 points, with the point values indicated above.

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The aim of this activity is to reinforce the ethical approach to the process of

The aim of this activity is to reinforce the ethical approach to the process of science, as well as to introduce the ethical standards applied when animals are used in research.
Watch two short documents
1. Genes as Medicine (Links to an external site.).
2. Blue Baby Syndrome (Links to an external site.)
These movies provide you an authentic example of the process of science and how animal models are chosen for scientific research to develop a gene therapy for a congenital form of blindness.
Provide answers to the following questions (Links to an external site.) Answer questions 1-8 only Skip question 9 and 10, and submit your work as url or pdf file.
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Introduction For the final project each student will be submitting a letter to a

Introduction
For the final project each student will be submitting a letter to an elected official. This peer response assignment allows students to submit rough drafts of their letters in order to receive feedback from student peers.
Your Tasks
Task 1
Review the tasks listed in the Project: Letter to an Elected Official page. This can be found in the last module of this course.
Task 2
You will complete a rough draft of your letter. You only need to submit the letter, not the project reflection. Points for this task will be based solely on whether or not you submitted a draft. 10 points
Task 3
This assignment requires peer review. You will be assigned to view 2 of your classmates’ assignments. Names will remain anonymous. You will provide any comments, suggestions, comments, and concerns that you have regarding the peer’s rough draft. Please use the attached rubric as a basis for your feedback. Grades given by students will not be accounted for in the final submission of the project at the end of this course.
This task is worth 20 points, 10 per peer review completed.
Unsure how to submit a peer review? Canvas Community has a guide with a step-by-step explanation on peer review submission Links to an external site..

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1. Why are supernovas in the Milky Way Galaxy difficult for astronomers on Earth

1. Why are supernovas in the Milky Way Galaxy difficult for astronomers on Earth to see?
Studying Supernovas
A supernova is the explosion of a star. It is the largest explosion that takes place in space. Supernovas are often seen in other galaxies. But supernovas are difficult to see in our own Milky Way galaxy because dust blocks our view. In 1604, Johannes Kepler discovered the last observed supernova in the Milky Way. NASA’s Chandra telescope discovered the remains of a more recent supernova. It exploded in the Milky Way more than a hundred years ago.
A supernova burns for only a short period of time, but it can tell scientists a lot about the universe. One kind of supernova has shown scientists that we live in an expanding universe, one that is growing at an ever-increasing rate. Scientists also have determined that supernovas play a key role in distributing elements throughout the universe. When the star explodes, it shoots elements and debris into space. Many of the elements we find here on Earth are made in the core of stars. These elements travel on to form new stars, planets and everything else in the universe.
NASA scientists use different types of telescopes to look for and study supernovas. Some telescopes are used to observe the visible light from the explosion. Others record data from the X-rays and gamma rays that are also produced. Both NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory have captured images of supernovas.
In June 2012, NASA launched the first orbiting telescope that focuses light in the high-energy region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The NuSTAR mission has a number of jobs to do. It will look for collapsed stars and black holes. It also will search for the remains of supernovas. Scientists hope to learn more about how stars explode and the elements that are created by supernovas.
A supernova remnant
You do not have to be a scientist, or even have a telescope, to hunt for supernovas. For example, in 2008 a teenager discovered a supernova. Then in January 2011, a 10-year-old girl from Canada discovered a supernova while looking at night sky images on her computer. The images, taken by an amateur astronomer, just happened to include a supernova.
Passage Source: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/feat…
AThey are too far away to be detected by current telescopes.
B
They are blocked from view by dust particles within our Galaxy.
C
They burn for only a short period of time.
D
They are blocked from view by our sun.2.Which of the following represents the possible number of people out of every 100,000100,000 that were diagnosed with melanoma in Texas (TX) in 2014?
Melanoma Diagnosis Rates
Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer where ultraviolet (UV) radiation, often from the sun, causes damage to the DNA within skin cells.
Melanoma is caused by brief, intense periods of sun exposure rather than tanning over time. The damage caused by these brief periods of sun exposure leads to mutations and tumors which could be fatal if left untreated.
The graphic shows how prevalent melanoma is by state, per 100,000100,000 people.
Source: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/statistics/state.h…
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9.49.4
B
12.612.6
C
19.919.9
D
23.0
3.Who developed the first list of geologic ages based on radioactive decay?
Using Radioactive Decay to Determine Geologic Age
The discovery of the natural radioactive decay of uranium in 1896 by Henry Becquerel, the French physicist, opened new vistas in science. In 1905, the British physicist Lord Rutherford — after defining the structure of the atom — made the first clear suggestion for using radioactivity as a tool for measuring geologic time directly; shortly thereafter, in 1907, Professor B. B. Boltwood, radiochemist of Yale University, published a list of geologic ages based on radioactivity. Although Boltwood’s ages have since been revised, they did show correctly that the duration of geologic time would be measured in terms of hundreds-to-thousands of millions of years.
The next 40 years was a period of expanding research on the nature and behavior of atoms, leading to the development of nuclear fission and fusion as energy sources. A byproduct of this atomic research has been the development and continuing refinement of the various methods and techniques used to measure the age of Earth materials. Precise dating has been accomplished since 1950.
A chemical element consists of atoms with a specific number of protons in their nuclei but different atomic weights owing to variations in the number of neutrons. Atoms of the same element with differing atomic weights are called isotopes. Radioactive decay is a spontaneous process in which an isotope (the parent) loses particles from its nucleus to form an isotope of a new element (the daughter). The rate of decay is expressed in terms of an isotope’s half-life, or the time it takes for one-half of a particular radioactive isotope in a sample to decay. Most radioactive isotopes have rapid rates of decay (that is, short half-lives) and lose their radioactivity within a few days or years. Some isotopes, however, decay slowly, and several of these are used as geologic clocks. The parent isotopes and corresponding daughter products most commonly used to determine the ages of ancient rocks are listed in the table:
Isotopes Commonly Used for Measuring Geologic Time
Parent IsotopeStable Daughter ProductCurrently Accepted Half-life Values (in billion years)
Uranium-235Lead-2070.704
Potassium-40Argon-401.25
Uranium-238Lead-2064.5
Thorium-232Lead-20814.0
Rubidium-87Strontium-8748.8
Samarium-147Neodymium-143106
Source: https://online.wr.usgs.gov/outreach/geoAge/geoAgeI…
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B.B. Boltwood
B
Ernest Rutherford
C
Henry Becquerel
D
Niels Bohr
4.Looking at “unknown trait A” in the cladogram, Vera hypothesizes that the unknown trait is the presence of a backbone. Marcia, however, hypothesizes that the unknown trait is warm-blooded.
Who is correct? Why?
Cladogram 1
A
Both Vera and Marcia could be correct. Based on the cladogram, it is equally possible that “unknown trait A” is presence of a backbone or warm-blooded.
B
Marcia is correct, because all the animals following the appearance of “unknown trait A” are warm-blooded.
C
Vera is correct, because all the animals following the appearance of “unknown trait A” have a backbone.
D
Neither Vera nor Marcia are correct. The unknown trait is meat-eating.
5.
Why did breeders most likely produce the Savannah cat?
Savannah Cats
Adaptive breeding, also known as selective breeding, is when humans purposefully breed animals to produce a desired trait or quality. Adaptive breeding is often seen in the exotic pet industry, where animals with specific traits or qualities can be very valuable.
One such selective breed is the Savannah cat. The Savannah cat is a crossbreed hybrid animal because it is produced by crossing a domestic cat and a serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat much like a leopard. The unusual cross became popular among breeders at the end of the 1990s, and in 2001 The International Cat Association (TICA) accepted it as a new registered breed. In May 2012, TICA accepted it as a championship breed.
Savannah cats are produced by crossbreeding servals and domestic cats, and each generation of Savannahs is designated with a filial number. For example, the cats produced directly from a serval/domestic cat cross are the first filial generation (F1), and they are 50% serval.
F1 generation Savannahs are very difficult to produce, due to the significant differences in gestation periods and chromosome numbers between the serval and a domestic cat. Pregnancies are often absorbed or aborted, or kittens are born prematurely. Also, servals can be very picky in choosing mates, and often will not mate with a domestic cat.
Once an F1 generation Savannah cat is produced, it is then backcrossed to another serval, which produces a Savannah cat that is even more than 50% serval (F2). This is also a difficult process because of differences in gestation periods and chromosome numbers between the two species. Because of this, like many other animal hybrids, many of the offspring are infertile.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_cat
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They wanted to make an animal that was sterile.
B
They wanted a challenge, since Savannah cats are difficult to breed.
C
They desired the characteristics of the serval with the size of a housecat.

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Your Tasks Task 1- Decisions, Decisions Decide Your TopicYou will need to pick a

Your Tasks
Task 1- Decisions, Decisions
Decide Your TopicYou will need to pick a topic related to anything that we have gone over in the course.
Here are some ideas to help guide your decision:
Explore trending events/topics in the newsWhat are news reporters currently focusing on? Oftentimes politicians are also focusing on these issues.
Examples of news sources: CalMatters, NPR, CNN, Fox, BBC, MSNBC, and etc.
Research proposed/recently passed billsWhat are some issues that legislatures have recently voted on or will be voting on soon?
Examples of where to find this information: CalMatters Links to an external site., CA LegiScanLinks to an external site.
Decide Who You Will Write ToNext, you will need to decide who to write your letter to. It is recommended that you:
Write to the legislator that represents your district and/or
Write to a legislator who works on the topic you’re writing about.
CalMatters has a new tool that allows you to find your legislator, as well as identify legislators who work on key topics. You can access this information on their page, Glass House: California Legislator Tracker Links to an external site..
Please see the Directory of Public Officials Links to an external site.for their contact information.
Task 2- Rough Draft
Next you will create a rough draft of your letter. Your letter can express one of the following:
You are angry about something, and want others to know it
You think that an issue is so important that you have to speak out
Part of your group’s strategy is to persuade others to take a specific action
Or you want to:
Suggest an idea to others
Influence public opinion
Educate the general public on a specific matter
Influence policy-makers or elected officials directly or indirectly
Publicize the work of your group and attract volunteers or program participants
Please refer to the guidelines found in “How to Write Letters to Elected Officials”, which can be found on the next page. General guidelines can also be found in the powerpoint presentation preceding this assignment.
Once you have completed and submitted your draft to the Project Rough Draft assignment page, you will complete 2 anonymous peer responses. You will provide the following feedback to your assigned peers:
How closely they followed the format provided in the “How to Write Letters to Elected Officials” guidelines.
Strengths of their letter
Areas that need to be improved in their letter
Spelling/grammatical errors
Task 3- Final Draft
You can work on your final draft once you…
Submit your rough draft.
Complete your peer responses.
Review the comments left by your peers and DP regarding your letter.
Task 4- Reflection
Finally, you will write a brief (50-150 words), open-ended reflection of the project. Here are some ideas for what you can talk about:
Something new that you learned about the topic that you wrote about
Overall impression of the letter writing process (Was it easy, difficult, manageable?)
Something else that you would like to mention
Grading and Submission
Submission and Due Dates
You may submit this assignment as a Text Entry or external file (Word or PDF). Please make sure to submit the rough draft to the Project Rough Draft assignment page, and the final draft to this assignment page.
The following are the due dates for the different aspects of the project:
Project Rough Draft- Sunday, November 27th
Project Peer Response- Sunday, December 4th
Final Draft of Project and Reflection- Saturday, December 10th
Don’t worry, I will remind you of these due dates in the announcements. ?
Grading
This project is worth 100 points. Point values are indicated above. More specific criteria can be found in the rubric attached to this assignment.
Writing Resources
Cuyamaca has several writing services available for students. The first is the Writing, Reading, and ESL Center Links to an external site.. Students have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a tutor in order to receive writing assistance. Appointments are required for this service. Another option is to utilize Cuyamaca’s online writing assistance. This is for students who have already written their letter and would like a tutor to proofread their work. Students may fill out the Online Writing Assistance form Links to an external site.in order to schedule an online proofreading. Finally, I am available to assist you via Zoom. Please contact me with your availability so that I can schedule a meeting day/time that works for both of us.

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Read the situation below. Post your own opinion by Friday and response to the qu

Read the situation below. Post your own opinion by Friday and response to the question on the discussion board and comment your classmates by Sunday night. Try to address the different opinions and discuss with 2 of your classmates whether Dr. Johnson should break confidentiality and reveal the process?
To get full credit for this assignment:
You should submit an initial contribution with your own analysis and opinion.
Once you can see other students opinions, you should contribute to the conversation.
Here is the situation:
Dr. Howard Johnson is a tenured Associate Professor in the biochemistry department at a public university. He has been collaborating with a large, multinational pharmaceutical firm for the past six years. During this time the company has supported his research to the extent that they are the sole source of his funding. The research is widely respected and he receives multiple requests each year for seminars, review articles, etc. He anticipates that his promotion credentials for Full Professor will be forwarded to the University Committee in two to three years. As part of his research program with the company, he serves as an “external reviewer” in the annual evaluation of the Research and Development section of the corporation. In doing so, he signs a confidentiality agreement that covers the research activities discussed during the review.
This year Dr. Johnson was inadvertently included in a discussion at the social gathering following the review where one of the corporate scientists revealed that they had been utilizing a widely recognized chemical synthesis to generate new compounds that could be used as antidotes to certain viral infections. Because of prior use and the obvious nature of the synthesis as presented in the literature, neither the process nor the compounds could be patented. Thus, as soon as word of this process leaks out, it would be available to any of their competitors.
During the course of this conversation, he learned that in secret trials one of the compounds reduced the mortality of Rift Valley Fever by 90%. About 5000 lives are lost annually to this and similar viruses in East African countries.
The strategic plan adopted by the company was to withhold the distribution of those compounds. Management decided that they could not afford to release this compound to a developing country which would amount to a purely philanthropic gesture until after they had time to develop the compounds for influenza and the common cold. This would require about five years to obtain all of the permits needed to market such an antidote in developed countries. Unless the market in developed countries could be reached the antidotes would not be economically feasible to develop. However, if developed tens of thousands of additional lives lost to influenza would be saved.