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BIO100 - Introduction to Biology General: Ms. Finney's Class

This guide provides access to resources recommended for research in Biology.

Term Project

Human Diversity Project

Due 11/14 (Per. 3), 11/15 (Per. 2, 7)

 

 

Submit a 3pg. + research paper on an aspect of human diversity of your choosing. You will also prepare a 5min. presentation including a visual component, (Powerpoint, poster, etc.) that will be shared in class!

 

Research papers must include the following components:

  • Background
  • Evolutionary relevance and timeline
  • Prevalence today
  • Full APA style citations and references.

 

 

Potential Topics:

Lactose intolerance

Height

Blood pressure

Neurodiversity

Red hair

Blue eyes

Supertasting

Cilantro tasting

Vestigial organs

 

Reliable vs Unreliable Source Materials

Don't forget to critically assess each source that you use, whether a website, a print book, a journal article, or an interview. 

A common way to think about each source is to run through a mnemonic device such as "A,B,C,D."
     Authority - does the author have the credentials to express the opinions given?
     Bias - is the material presented in a neutral way or lean liberal or conservative?
     Currency - is the material presenting the most recent and up-to-date information on the subject?
     Documentation - are the claims made in the text backed up with references and citations to other works?

Genetic Databases and Websites