Blog Examples

Blogs with something good in them:

When reading this article, the thing that struck me as the most interesting and somewhat groundbreaking to my former beliefs is the idea of natural talent. At first, I naively thought that those who have a natural talent are blessed; of course they are, talent is what strives people to achieving outlandish accomplishments, right? Well, according to the article, those with naturally born intelligence are more likely to adopt a fixed mindset, which is almost like a curse of death. However, those with a growth mindset have the motivation and drive to learn, and best of all, they do not fear mistakes. This is simply because they were not spoon fed as they were developing, resulting in them becoming more independent. This directly relates back to their upbringing. For example, consider a impoverished American, striving to better his or her future. “The American dream” consists of an american coming from a poor background and working their way to the top. Does this have to do with the fact that they had nothing when they were growing up–no praise, no “job-well-dones?” They just took risks and accepted challenges with no fears and nothing to loose. Similarly, those brought up in rich backgrounds are, in my opinion, more likely to slack off and not accept challenges. Those who are born into money are like those born into talent. Are those with talent actually worse off than those who have motivation? It seems to me that those with talent are almost scared of mistakes, because they don’t want to do anything to lessen their “royal” title of intelligence. Therefore, when you have nothing to loose, like the impoverished American striving for improvement, it creates more of a drive for a growth mindset, and less of a fear of mistakes.

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Blog Homework Guidelines

Much of your chemistry homework this year will be completed in blog posts. Several times a week you will be asked to make a post to your blog reflecting upon something we have been doing in class. Sometimes I will give you a prompt or question to guide your blog post, other times you will have the freedom to post about anything related to recent class material. The length of posts will vary depending upon the topic, but in general blog posts should be at least 200 words long. For full credit, your blog post must be long enough to fulfill the criteria outlined below.

Blog Post Criteria

  1. Personality

You should express some of your personality, your individual voice, in each post through your thoughts, opinions, questions, and interests. A post should not be a dry repetition of facts.

  1. Topic

Each post should be organized around no more than a few main ideas, whether I give you a prompt or you choose the topics for yourself. A post should not be a disconnected stream of facts and ideas.

  1. Reflection

Each post should include thoughtful reflection upon the topic. You should demonstrate your understanding of new material and ideas and how what you have learned changes the way you think. You need to think and reflect upon the topic, not merely reiterate the facts you have learned.

  1. Organization

Each post follow a coherent structure with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. It does not have to be as formal as the writing you would do for English class, yet is should be more organized than just a stream of random thoughts.

 

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NASA Solar Physicist: Extra Credit

Extra Credit: Due Monday 4/9

Attend the NASA Solar Physicist lecture on Friday at 8pm in Tisch Auditorium.

Write a blog post reflecting on the lecture.

The extra credit earned will be based upon the quality of the post.

The extra credit will be applied to the homework portion of your grade.

Check out the Solar Physics Group at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center here.

Check out some videos on solar physics:

National Geographic: Sun 101

How Does Fusion Power the Sun?

TED-Ed: Sunlight is way older than you think

TED: Lessons from a solar storm chaser

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Non-Newtonian Fluids

 

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Northwest Passage: Extra Credit

Extra Credit: Due Tuesday 10/31

Attend Mrs. Bauchiero’s lecture on her Northwest Passage adventure.

Write a blog post reflecting on the lecture.

The extra credit earned will be based upon the quality of the post.

The extra credit will be applied to the homework portion of your grade.

Check out some of Mrs. Bauchiero’s photos of her trip here.

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Happy Mole Day!!!

www.askideas.com/55-best-greeting-pictures-and-photos-of-national-mole-day-2016/

TedEd: How Big is a Mole?

A Molar Eclipse of the Heart

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry!!!

Cryo-Electron Microscopy

http://www.eicn.ucla.edu/cryoem
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/10/4/16418118/2017-nobel-prize-chemistry-explained-500-words-cryo-em

Nobel’s Idealism

Shaw’s Cynicism

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Hydrogen Bubbles

Not suitable for small children…

Popular Science: Hydrogen Bubbles

Periodic Videos: Exploding Hydrogen Bubbles

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Exploding Bottles

State changes can also cause explosions.

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Making Water on Mars

Check out how Mark Watney made water while stranded on Mars in The Martian.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3203915/The-science-Martian-Nasa-reveals-technologies-allow-Matt-Damon-survive-red-planet-blockbuster-movie.html

In reality, Mark Watney’s method of making water on Mars wouldn’t actually work. Here’s a website that explains why.

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