martes, 19 de noviembre de 2013

Evolution Webquest

A webquest on evolution

This is a webquest about evolution. You have to surf the net to find some answers, and show that you are crack in the new technologies (there is life after tuenti).

Activity one

Oh my God, there some words missing here. Please find them.

Biological evolution, simply put, is _______________ with modification. The central idea of biological evolution is that all life on Earth shares a common _______________, just as you and your cousins share a common grandmother.

Now, click on next: What do frogs and we have in common? We are vertebrate, we have a skeleton, and _______________

Activity two

 Let’s see a movie: Hi, do you know who I am?



Write a shot description of the video you have just seen:

Activity three

Now, we cross the Atlantic Ocean and we go to the UK. Look at this beautiful thing by the BBC: click here ) , and, yes, we have another picture of our dear friend Charlie.
What are the key points of the theory of evolution? Try to say it with your own words

1.      _______________________________________________________________
2.      ________________________________________________________________
3.      ________________________________________________________________
4.      ________________________________________________________________

Activity four

Just above these facts on natural selection, you can see a wonderful timeline made be the BBC: you have to complete the data related to the dates. What happened

4.6  billion years ago? __________________________________
3.5billion years ago __________________________________
1 billion years ago? __________________________________
500 million years ago? __________________________________
450 million years ago? __________________________________
390 million years ago? __________________________________
250 million years ago? __________________________________
220 million years ago?  __________________________________
200. million years ago? __________________________________
130 million years ago __________________________________
65 million years ago? __________________________________
45 million years ago? __________________________________
3 million years ago? __________________________________

Activity five

Find the answer to these questions in the Learning area of this website:

Activity six

So much for working so hard. Now we are going to play a little: click on these links:
And now take this easy quiz:

Activity 7

Complete these Hot potatoes

Follow up activity: we have stopped in the time line at moment of the apparition of the first hominid. Now it is up to you to create a time line with the highlights of Human Evolution. You must look up for your data, describe the facts with your words and add your pictures. It you don’t know how to do it, click here  and you will get wonderful ideas

lunes, 29 de abril de 2013

jueves, 11 de abril de 2013

Pictures to think - and speak - about

domingo, 17 de marzo de 2013

The story of stuff

The story of stuff, by Annie Leonard

Worksheet: The story of stuff

  1. What are the three stages of the things we have?

  1. Why is it a system is crisis?

  1. What is the most important thing missing?

  1. Are there some people more important than others? Who are they?

  1. What is the relationship between the corporation and the government?

  1. What is our first limit? Why is it happening?

  1. What do Western countries do to cope with the limitation of resources?

  1. What happens to raw materials when they enter the stage of production?

  1. Which food has the highest level of toxic substances?

  1. Who are the people mostly affected by toxins?

  1. Apart from the products, what else is being wasted?

  1. Where do the corporations do with the dirtiest factories?

  1. What does the word distribution imply?

  1. How can the corporation keep the prices low?

  1. Why aren’t we really paying the price for the stuff we buy?

  1. Where and how is coltan produced? Why is it used?

  1. Do you think we can be defined by what we consume (cars, mobiles, clothes, etc)?

  1. What is Lebow’s idea of our economic system?

  1. What is the ultimate purpose of our economy? Which do you think it should be?

  1. What is planned obsolescence? Can you give one example?

  1. What is perceived obsolescence? Can you give one example?

  1. What is the aim of fashion?

  1. Does consumption make people happier?

  1. Why are people more and more unhappy?

  1. What are the two ways to treat the garbage?

  1. What is so bad about incineration?

  1. What are the two reasons why recycling is not enough?

  1. Name two ways in which some people are trying to change the system.

Topics for an oral presentation:

These are the topics for you to surf the internet in order to prepare an oral presentation. I have given you the first link to start with:

The production of coltan:

  1. The power of corporations:

  1. Neocolonialism:

  1. Toxins and food:

  1. BFR:

  1. Unhealthy working conditions:

  1. Consumerism:

  1. planned obsolescence:

  1. incineration

miércoles, 13 de marzo de 2013

martes, 12 de marzo de 2013

Tom's Diner

Tom's diner

El peligro de una sola historia

domingo, 10 de marzo de 2013

sábado, 9 de marzo de 2013