Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Last week I wasn’t in biology very often because of all the AP testing that was going on. At the beginning of the week we had the biology test in the morning so all of us missed class. The test went very well and I felt confident about almost all of the questions including the free response, even though I felt a bit rushed with the amount of time we had. AB Calculus was the next test that week so I wasn’t able to make it to class again. That day the independent Genius Hour projects were introduced and people began to look for topics. On Wednesday I was able to make it in and begin looking for a topic to focus on. The first day and a half or so were spent just listening to ideas and try to come up with some on my own unsuccessfully. By the end of the week I was able to narrow my topic down to domesticated animals, a topic that has interested me for awhile. The topic was a bit broad because of the fact that plants, animals and insects have all been domesticated by humans. I decided to focus on the mammals that have been domesticated because dogs and cats seemed a lot more interesting than silkworms or trees. I began to add to a power point and collect notes on the animals for a little while on Friday.