Thursday, December 17, 2009

Origins: How are scientists figuring out how the Earth formed, and how life began on it?

Some of the most cutting edge science of our time is attempting to uncover the origins of the Earth and life on it.

The PBS TV show NOVA did a 4 part series about this research.

In class we watched "The Earth is Born" and "How Life Began."

You can watch some clips on the NOVA/Origins website at

If you need to make up the assignment you can read the transcripts of the programs at .

What do you think about the ideas in these shows? Are there better explanations of how the Earth came to be? How do you think life began? What evidence do you base your beliefs on? Is evidence important when considering such questions?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Science Fair Winners

Here are the winners from my Biology classes. Congratulations!
Once all the projects from all the Biology and Chemistry classes are judged, perhaps one of our classmates will be going on to the Area science fair at IIT, the Illinois Institute of Technology and then on to the City science fair at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Per 4

Izamar Ramirez

Dennise Rendon

Evelyn Diaz

Per 5

Amelia Alvarez

Nancy Mendiola

Sigfredo Cortez

Per 8

Jocylen Baldarrama

Mario Fernandez

Alisia Lilliebridge

Raquel Guardiola