Monday, May 29, 2017

Weekly Reflection for week of 5/22

This week was the third week of Genius Hour. This week I completed my research on biological and chemical weapons. I researched how multiple chemical and biological weapons worked. I also researched the categories and classifications of these weapons.

With my research complete I was able to turn towards my presentation. I spent Friday making double-sided handouts to give out during my presentation. These handouts have all of the essential information on them. I now need to decide what kind of presentation I want to do. I want to do something more exciting that a standard powerpoint.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Weekly Reflection for Week of 5/15

This was the first full week of Genius Hour. My topic of research is biological and chemical weapons. I am looking at what the weapons do to the body from a biological standpoint.

This week was spent on researching my topic. I am looking at many different biological and chemical weapons. These weapons include agents like Sarin gas and Anthrax. Anthrax is famous for being a poison that lines envelopes. Sarin gas is a nerve gas that causes asphyxiation.

The next week I will spend finishing my research and move on to putting together my presentation.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Weekly Reflection for Week of 5/7

How did you do on the work?
This week was the AP Exam on Monday. The rest of the week was spent on choosing our Genius Hour topic. The topic that I picked was Biological and Chemical Weapons. 

What do you think you understand well?
I understood the information on the AP Exam that we covered in class. I felt very solid on Domains 1 to 4.

Where do you think you could improve?
I struggled with the AP Exam questions that were on topics that we didn't cover in class. I didn't feel great on questions that covered topics in Domains 5 to 7.

What strategies will you use to improve?
I can't do anything about the exam now; I'll just have to wait and see my score in July.

How does the work we are doing fit into the context/narrative of the course?
We are currently working on our Genius Hour projects. Our projects must cover a topic that in some way relates to biology.