Dear 9th Grade students,

For this blog assignment you will need to read the following article and watch the video to answer the questions.  Remember questions must be answered in complete sentences.  This assignment is due by 10:00 PM Sunday 05 May 2013.

Article "Gut bugs linked to heart attacks, strokes"

Video "Gut Check: Stomach bacteria linked to heart attacks"


1.  What is the substance bacteria produce that scientist claim can promote heart disease (give abbreviation and name)?

2.  How does this substance cause heart disease?

3.  Which foods cause the gut to produce high levels of TMAO?

4.  What did you learn from these articles and how does it affect how you eat?

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Read the following article and answer the questions.

This blog is due by 17 April 2013, midnight.  This is a quiz grade.

Extra Credit may be obtained by intellegently responding to your peers by 21 April 2013, 9:00 PM.

Questions to answer.  Questions must be answered in complete sentences.

1.  At what time frame does Carbon-14 completely become eliminated from an organism? (How old will an organism be when the C-14 is all gone?)

2.  What is the measured half life of C-14?  What does C-14 degrade to?

3.  Under "Dating Methods Conflict" what material do scientist believe is millions of years old that still has C-14 present?

4.  In the statment "If the scientist did not realize that the pre-Flood 14C/C ratio was hundreds of times smaller than today’s value, he would calculate the animal’s age to be approximately..." how old would carbon dating age the animal and when could the animal have died?

5.  Tell me how this article has affected your thinking on evolution and the old earth theory?
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Dear students,

I would like to apologize in the delay of the posting of your powerpoints for the recent chapter.  I do not have a functioning computer at this time and thus have not been able to complete the powerpoints.  I will be using a school issued laptop beginning tomorr
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