Comment on Talons Ted Talk by Jayden

A very interesting TED Talk, Jackson! You did a great job explaining the problems with livestock, especially cattle. I didn’t know how much of an impact agriculture was having on our environment. Your presentation connected nicely with the climate change and sustainability lessons we had a few weeks back. Crickets are a good solution to this agriculture problem, as shown in your presentation. This leads me to wonder, what other insects could be used instead of crickets? You also did a good job concluding your presentation by giving a summary of what you talked about. Although insects probably won’t completely replace other animals such as cows or chicken, they still stand as good replacement that also combats climate change. You had great images in your presentation, but I would recommend making them larger and making the links smaller. There were some sections where I couldn’t read parts of the image. Enlarging the images would also make your presentation even nicer.
Great presentation!

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Comment on TED TALK 2018 by Jayden

A really impactful TED Talk, Kimi! I liked your story about the genetically modified corn syrup. It was a great way to show how genetically modified foods have already made their way into grocery stores and onto our plates, without many of us even knowing about it. I also found it interesting how you outlined why genetically modified foods are our future because of what humans have done to the planet. This is an extension of the climate change lesson we had a couple weeks ago. Your topic is very similar to mine, which is “should humans genetically modify cows?”. In my research, I also found pros and cons to genetically modified foods. This leads me to wonder, what will our future look like when all our food is genetically modified? This future is scary but is interesting to look at. You had a really impactful conclusion, but it might be helpful to restate your main points at the end.
Awesome work!

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Comment on TED Talk Final Science 9 Project by Jayden

A very informative TED Talk, Edward! Your descriptions of the different types of radiation helped get the point across that cellphones can have dangerous impacts on humans. It was crazy to learn how much time my phone was spending in my pocket, and what affects it has on my health. You also had really nice visuals that helped demonstrate your points. Although your presentation included a lot of important facts, it didn’t feel boring, which can sometimes happen with fact-heavy presentations. Your presentation led me to wonder, how can cellphones alter your DNA and what mutations will result from that? With this new technology, we are now starting to learn more about the negative impacts of cellphones. In time, we may find even more health problems that result from cellphone use. In order to make the presentation flow smoother, you might want to speed up the writing/drawing speed of the program you used to make the presentation. Sometimes the hand was slower than the speed you were talking at which made the timing a little bit off.
Great TED Talk!

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Comment on TED Talk by Jayden

Awesome RED Rock, Yoonha! You had a great hook that made me very interested in your presentation from the beginning. I also liked how you left links in your blog post. This was a nice way to offer more information, while sticking to the time limit. You…

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Comment on KEV Talks by Jayden

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Great KEV Talk, Kevin! You had really interesting visuals that helped me understand your presentation more. Your tree diagram gave an interesting view of how us as humans are related to other animals such as chimpanzees. It was easy to understand how we are related to chimpanzees through our ancestor’s ancestor. Your diagram made me wonder, how closely are humans genetically related to other animals? It would be amazing to see a tree diagram that encompasses all species, even though that’s practically impossible due to the amount of animal species we don’t know about. I also found it interesting when you talked about how long it would take to find a difference between different species DNA. This relates to my question about the genetic modification of cows. In my TED Talk, I looked at how we can take parts of human genes and place them into other animals’ genes, such as cows. I was able to notice when you were starting to conclude your presentation, but I think it would be helpful to make a clearer conclusion where you sum up your presentation.
Great work!

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Comment on Independent Investigation #1 by Jayden

Hi Olesya,
One star for your investigation is how you wrote about the unfairness of the trade between the aboriginal people and the Europeans. The second star for your investigation is how you wrote about how the Europeans took advantage of the aboriginal’s forgiveness and respect. I can connect what you wrote about the Europeans to my investigation. I looked at Jacques Cartier, and when he visited Canada, he took advantage of the aboriginal people he met.
Good Job!

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Comment on Independent Investigation #1 by Jayden

Hi Kailey,
One star for your investigation is how you described how much beaver pelts were worth. This gave a clear picture of how much wealth was generated by beaver fur. The second star for your investigation is how you compared 1600’s trading to modern day trading. It was interesting to learn about some differences between how goods were exchanged back then compared to now. I can also connect the trading that you talked about to my investigation. I looked at Jacques Cartier, and he helped expand the fur trade across Canada. Cartier and the Europeans he brought to Canada were the other side of the trading that you talked about in your investigation.
Good Job!

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Comment on DOL: #3, Independent Canadian Inquiry by Jayden

Hi Owen,
For my independent investigation I consulted your DOL for information about the Wendat Confederacy. One star for your work is the map you included because it helps me know where everything is taking place. My second star for your work is your summary of how the Wendat Confederacy dominated the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. The summary showed the historical significance of Ochasteguin. A connection between your research and my own is the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. In my investigation, I’m going to look more into how Jacques Cartier helped the Haudenosaunee Confederacy gain trading power.
Your work was really helpful to my investigation!

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