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Assignment: Unit 1 – Discussion Board

Type: Discussion Board

Due Date: Tue, 8/29/17

Points Possible: 25

Points Earned: 0

Deliverable Length: 4-5 paragraphs

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Unit: Scientific Method and Molecules

Due Date: Tue, 8/29/17

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Points Possible: 25

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Deliverable Length: 4-5 paragraphs

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The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in

dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement

and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at

least 2 other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required

after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class

attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because

it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each week.

Assignment Description

What does it take to be a living organism?

Living things share 8 characteristics that are listed in Chapter 1 of your textbook on page 19. Think of an organism or cell in which all 8 characteristics are not obvious.

For example, coral looks like it does not move, red blood cells do not reproduce and have no DNA, frogs freeze in the winter therefore it seems as if they do not

maintain homeostasis, and so on.

Focus your discussion on the following:

Make comparisons between living things and nonliving things that have some of the characteristics that define life.

Compare the following pairs and explain what the differences are using the 8 criteria:

A rock to a snail

A rock to a tree

A dog to a TV

Explain why electricity is sometimes called live, or discuss some of the characteristics fire shares with living things (it can grow, it metabolizes, and so on).

Grading Rubric

Purpose of

Assignment/Content

Development

Demonstrates use of appropriate, relevant, and

compelling content expressing topic, main idea,

and purpose to fully answer all questions.

45%

Critical Thinking

Demonstrates ability to analyze assumptions and

evaluate evidence, complexities of issues, and

alternatives. Demonstrates ability to use creativity

and originality in problem-solving. Applies critical

thought to the main topic and to student responses

sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to

course content and the DB questions.

20%

Effective communication

Organization, Grammar, Presentation:

Communicates ideas and content relevant to the

assignment through clear and effective language

and organization.

Presentation and delivery are confident and

persuasive.

Audience, style, tone and perspective are

consistent and appropriate to discussion.

Correct grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.

30%

Information Literacy,

Research

Student selects and uses high quality, credible

references relevant to the assignment questions.

Sources are correctly cited using APA style.

5%

Reading Assignment

Biology (1st Ed.), Chapters 1-3

Assignment Objectives

Describe the relationship between chemistry and the characteristics of living things

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Assignment Description

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the

instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in

dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement

and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at

least 2 other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required

after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class

attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because

it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each week.

Assignment Description

What does it take to be a living organism?

Living things share 8 characteristics that are listed in Chapter 1 of your textbook on page 19. Think of an organism or cell in which all 8 characteristics are not obvious.

For example, coral looks like it does not move, red blood cells do not reproduce and have no DNA, frogs freeze in the winter therefore it seems as if they do not

maintain homeostasis, and so on.

Focus your discussion on the following:

Make comparisons between living things and nonliving things that have some of the characteristics that define life.

Compare the following pairs and explain what the differences are using the 8 criteria:

A rock to a snail

A rock to a tree

A dog to a TV

Explain why electricity is sometimes called live, or discuss some of the characteristics fire shares with living things (it can grow, it metabolizes, and so on).

Grading Rubric

Purpose of

Assignment/Content

Development

Demonstrates use of appropriate, relevant, and

compelling content expressing topic, main idea,

and purpose to fully answer all questions.

45%

Critical Thinking

Demonstrates ability to analyze assumptions and

evaluate evidence, complexities of issues, and

alternatives. Demonstrates ability to use creativity

and originality in problem-solving. Applies critical

thought to the main topic and to student responses

sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to

course content and the DB questions.

20%

Effective communication

Organization, Grammar, Presentation:

Communicates ideas and content relevant to the

assignment through clear and effective language

and organization.

Presentation and delivery are confident and

persuasive.

Audience, style, tone and perspective are

consistent and appropriate to discussion.

Correct grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.

30%

Information Literacy,

Research

Student selects and uses high quality, credible

references relevant to the assignment questions.

Sources are correctly cited using APA style.

5%

Reading Assignment

Biology (1st Ed.), Chapters 1-3

Assignment Objectives

Describe the relationship between chemistry and the characteristics of living things

Other Information

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Extra Credit

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Unit 1 – Discussion Board

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Assignment Overview

Assignment: Unit 1 – Discussion Board

Type: Discussion Board

Due Date: Tue, 8/29/17

Points Possible: 25

Points Earned: 0

Deliverable Length: 4-5 paragraphs

View objectives for this assignment

This assignment is the Common Assignment

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Discussion Board

Assignment Overview

Type: Discussion Board

Unit: Scientific Method and Molecules

Due Date: Tue, 8/29/17

Grading Type: Numeric

Points Possible: 25

Points Earned: 0

Deliverable Length: 4-5 paragraphs

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Assignment Description

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the

instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in

dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement

and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at

least 2 other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required

after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class

attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because

it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each week.

Assignment Description

What does it take to be a living organism?

Living things share 8 characteristics that are listed in Chapter 1 of your textbook on page 19. Think of an organism or cell in which all 8 characteristics are not obvious.

For example, coral looks like it does not move, red blood cells do not reproduce and have no DNA, frogs freeze in the winter therefore it seems as if they do not

maintain homeostasis, and so on.

Focus your discussion on the following:

Make comparisons between living things and nonliving things that have some of the characteristics that define life.

Compare the following pairs and explain what the differences are using the 8 criteria:

A rock to a snail

A rock to a tree

A dog to a TV

Explain why electricity is sometimes called live, or discuss some of the characteristics fire shares with living things (it can grow, it metabolizes, and so on).

Grading Rubric

Purpose of

Assignment/Content

Development

Demonstrates use of appropriate, relevant, and

compelling content expressing topic, main idea,

and purpose to fully answer all questions.

45%

Critical Thinking

Demonstrates ability to analyze assumptions and

evaluate evidence, complexities of issues, and

alternatives. Demonstrates ability to use creativity

and originality in problem-solving. Applies critical

thought to the main topic and to student responses

sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to

course content and the DB questions.

20%

Effective communication

Organization, Grammar, Presentation:

Communicates ideas and content relevant to the

assignment through clear and effective language

and organization.

Presentation and delivery are confident and

persuasive.

Audience, style, tone and perspective are

consistent and appropriate to discussion.

Correct grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.

30%

Information Literacy,

Research

Student selects and uses high quality, credible

references relevant to the assignment questions.

Sources are correctly cited using APA style.

5%

Reading Assignment

Biology (1st Ed.), Chapters 1-3

Assignment Objectives

Describe the relationship between chemistry and the characteristics of living things

Other Information

There is no additional information to display at this time.

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Extra Credit

View Assignment Rubric

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Assignment Details

Assignment Description

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the

instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in

dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement

and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at

least 2 other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required

after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class

attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because

it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each week.

Assignment Description

What does it take to be a living organism?

Living things share 8 characteristics that are listed in Chapter 1 of your textbook on page 19. Think of an organism or cell in which all 8 characteristics are not obvious.

For example, coral looks like it does not move, red blood cells do not reproduce and have no DNA, frogs freeze in the winter therefore it seems as if they do not

maintain homeostasis, and so on.

Focus your discussion on the following:

Make comparisons between living things and nonliving things that have some of the characteristics that define life.

Compare the following pairs and explain what the differences are using the 8 criteria:

A rock to a snail

A rock to a tree

A dog to a TV

Explain why electricity is sometimes called live, or discuss some of the characteristics fire shares with living things (it can grow, it metabolizes, and so on).

Grading Rubric

Purpose of

Assignment/Content

Development

Demonstrates use of appropriate, relevant, and

compelling content expressing topic, main idea,

and purpose to fully answer all questions.

45%

Critical Thinking

Demonstrates ability to analyze assumptions and

evaluate evidence, complexities of issues, and

alternatives. Demonstrates ability to use creativity

and originality in problem-solving. Applies critical

thought to the main topic and to student responses

sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to

course content and the DB questions.

20%

Effective communication

Organization, Grammar, Presentation:

Communicates ideas and content relevant to the

assignment through clear and effective language

and organization.

Presentation and delivery are confident and

persuasive.

Audience, style, tone and perspective are

consistent and appropriate to discussion.

Correct grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.

30%

Information Literacy,

Research

Student selects and uses high quality, credible

references relevant to the assignment questions.

Sources are correctly cited using APA style.

5%

Reading Assignment

Biology (1st Ed.), Chapters 1-3

Assignment Objectives

Describe the relationship between chemistry and the characteristics of living things

Other Information

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Extra Credit

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Unit 1 – Discussion Board

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Assignment Overview

Assignment: Unit 1 – Discussion Board

Type: Discussion Board

Due Date: Tue, 8/29/17

Points Possible: 25

Points Earned: 0

Deliverable Length: 4-5 paragraphs

View objectives for this assignment

This assignment is the Common Assignment

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Discussion Board

Assignment Overview

Type: Discussion Board

Unit: Scientific Method and Molecules

Due Date: Tue, 8/29/17

Grading Type: Numeric

Points Possible: 25

Points Earned: 0

Deliverable Length: 4-5 paragraphs

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Assignment Description

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the

instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in

dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement

and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at

least 2 other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required

after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class

attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because

it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each week.

Assignment Description

What does it take to be a living organism?

Living things share 8 characteristics that are listed in Chapter 1 of your textbook on page 19. Think of an organism or cell in which all 8 characteristics are not obvious.

For example, coral looks like it does not move, red blood cells do not reproduce and have no DNA, frogs freeze in the winter therefore it seems as if they do not

maintain homeostasis, and so on.

Focus your discussion on the following:

Make comparisons between living things and nonliving things that have some of the characteristics that define life.

Compare the following pairs and explain what the differences are using the 8 criteria:

A rock to a snail

A rock to a tree

A dog to a TV

Explain why electricity is sometimes called live, or discuss some of the characteristics fire shares with living things (it can grow, it metabolizes, and so on).

Grading Rubric

Purpose of

Assignment/Content

Development

Demonstrates use of appropriate, relevant, and

compelling content expressing topic, main idea,

and purpose to fully answer all questions.

45%

Critical Thinking

Demonstrates ability to analyze assumptions and

evaluate evidence, complexities of issues, and

alternatives. Demonstrates ability to use creativity

and originality in problem-solving. Applies critical

thought to the main topic and to student responses

sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to

course content and the DB questions.

20%

Effective communication

Organization, Grammar, Presentation:

Communicates ideas and content relevant to the

assignment through clear and effective language

and organization.

Presentation and delivery are confident and

persuasive.

Audience, style, tone and perspective are

consistent and appropriate to discussion.

Correct grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.

30%

Information Literacy,

Research

Student selects and uses high quality, credible

references relevant to the assignment questions.

Sources are correctly cited using APA style.

5%

Reading Assignment

Biology (1st Ed.), Chapters 1-3

Assignment Objectives

Describe the relationship between chemistry and the characteristics of living things

Other Information

There is no additional information to display at this time.

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Extra Credit

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Assignment Details

Assignment Description

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the

instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in

dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement

and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at

least 2 other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required

after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class

attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because

it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each week.

Assignment Description

What does it take to be a living organism?

Living things share 8 characteristics that are listed in Chapter 1 of your textbook on page 19. Think of an organism or cell in which all 8 characteristics are not obvious.

For example, coral looks like it does not move, red blood cells do not reproduce and have no DNA, frogs freeze in the winter therefore it seems as if they do not

maintain homeostasis, and so on.

Focus your discussion on the following:

Make comparisons between living things and nonliving things that have some of the characteristics that define life.

Compare the following pairs and explain what the differences are using the 8 criteria:

A rock to a snail

A rock to a tree

A dog to a TV

Explain why electricity is sometimes called live, or discuss some of the characteristics fire shares with living things (it can grow, it metabolizes, and so on).

Grading Rubric

Purpose of

Assignment/Content

Development

Demonstrates use of appropriate, relevant, and

compelling content expressing topic, main idea,

and purpose to fully answer all questions.

45%

Critical Thinking

Demonstrates ability to analyze assumptions and

evaluate evidence, complexities of issues, and

alternatives. Demonstrates ability to use creativity

and originality in problem-solving. Applies critical

thought to the main topic and to student responses

sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to

course content and the DB questions.

20%

Effective communication

Organization, Grammar, Presentation:

Communicates ideas and content relevant to the

assignment through clear and effective language

and organization.

Presentation and delivery are confident and

persuasive.

Audience, style, tone and perspective are

consistent and appropriate to discussion.

Correct grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.

30%

Information Literacy,

Research

Student selects and uses high quality, credible

references relevant to the assignment questions.

Sources are correctly cited using APA style.

5%

Reading Assignment

Biology (1st Ed.), Chapters 1-3

Assignment Objectives

Describe the relationship between chemistry and the characteristics of living things

Other Information

There is no additional information to display at this time.

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Extra Credit

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7:05 AM (CDT)

Unit 1 – Discussion Board

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Assignment Overview

Assignment: Unit 1 – Discussion Board

Type: Discussion Board

Due Date: Tue, 8/29/17

Points Possible: 25

Points Earned: 0

Deliverable Length: 4-5 paragraphs

View objectives for this assignment

This assignment is the Common Assignment

Details Learn Read

My Work

Online Deliverables:

Discussion Board

Assignment Overview

Type: Discussion Board

Unit: Scientific Method and Molecules

Due Date: Tue, 8/29/17

Grading Type: Numeric

Points Possible: 25

Points Earned: 0

Deliverable Length: 4-5 paragraphs

View objectives for this assignment

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Assignment Details

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My Work:

Online Deliverables:

Discussion Board

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Assignment Description

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the

instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in

dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement

and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at

least 2 other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required

after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class

attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because

it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each week.

Assignment Description

What does it take to be a living organism?

Living things share 8 characteristics that are listed in Chapter 1 of your textbook on page 19. Think of an organism or cell in which all 8 characteristics are not obvious.

For example, coral looks like it does not move, red blood cells do not reproduce and have no DNA, frogs freeze in the winter therefore it seems as if they do not

maintain homeostasis, and so on.

Focus your discussion on the following:

Make comparisons between living things and nonliving things that have some of the characteristics that define life.

Compare the following pairs and explain what the differences are using the 8 criteria:

A rock to a snail

A rock to a tree

A dog to a TV

Explain why electricity is sometimes called live, or discuss some of the characteristics fire shares with living things (it can grow, it metabolizes, and so on).

Grading Rubric

Purpose of

Assignment/Content

Development

Demonstrates use of appropriate, relevant, and

compelling content expressing topic, main idea,

and purpose to fully answer all questions.

45%

Critical Thinking

Demonstrates ability to analyze assumptions and

evaluate evidence, complexities of issues, and

alternatives. Demonstrates ability to use creativity

and originality in problem-solving. Applies critical

thought to the main topic and to student responses

sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to

course content and the DB questions.

20%

Effective communication

Organization, Grammar, Presentation:

Communicates ideas and content relevant to the

assignment through clear and effective language

and organization.

Presentation and delivery are confident and

persuasive.

Audience, style, tone and perspective are

consistent and appropriate to discussion.

Correct grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.

30%

Information Literacy,

Research

Student selects and uses high quality, credible

references relevant to the assignment questions.

Sources are correctly cited using APA style.

5%

Reading Assignment

Biology (1st Ed.), Chapters 1-3

Assignment Objectives

Describe the relationship between chemistry and the characteristics of living things

Other Information

There is no additional information to display at this time.

Legend

Extra Credit

View Assignment Rubric

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Assignment Details

Assignment Description

The Discussion Board (DB) is part of the core of online learning. Classroom discussion in an online environment requires the active participation of students and the

instructor to create robust interaction and dialogue. Every student is expected to create an original response to the open-ended DB question as well as engage in

dialogue by responding to posts created by others throughout the week. At the end of each unit, DB participation will be assessed based on both level of engagement

and the quality of the contribution to the discussion.

At a minimum, each student will be expected to post an original and thoughtful response to the DB question and contribute to the weekly dialogue by responding to at

least 2 other posts from students. The first contribution must be posted before midnight (Central Time) on Friday of each week. Two additional responses are required

after Friday of each week. Students are highly encouraged to engage on the Discussion Board early and often, as that is the primary way the university tracks class

attendance and participation.

The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because

it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each week.

Assignment Description

What does it take to be a living organism?

Living things share 8 characteristics that are listed in Chapter 1 of your textbook on page 19. Think of an organism or cell in which all 8 characteristics are not obvious.

For example, coral looks like it does not move, red blood cells do not reproduce and have no DNA, frogs freeze in the winter therefore it seems as if they do not

maintain homeostasis, and so on.

Focus your discussion on the following:

Make comparisons between living things and nonliving things that have some of the characteristics that define life.

Compare the following pairs and explain what the differences are using the 8 criteria:

A rock to a snail

A rock to a tree

A dog to a TV

Explain why electricity is sometimes called live, or discuss some of the characteristics fire shares with living things (it can grow, it metabolizes, and so on).

Grading Rubric

Purpose of

Assignment/Content

Development

Demonstrates use of appropriate, relevant, and

compelling content expressing topic, main idea,

and purpose to fully answer all questions.

45%

Critical Thinking

Demonstrates ability to analyze assumptions and

evaluate evidence, complexities of issues, and

alternatives. Demonstrates ability to use creativity

and originality in problem-solving. Applies critical

thought to the main topic and to student responses

sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to

course content and the DB questions.

20%

Effective communication

Organization, Grammar, Presentation:

Communicates ideas and content relevant to the

assignment through clear and effective language

and organization.

Presentation and delivery are confident and

persuasive.

Audience, style, tone and perspective are

consistent and appropriate to discussion.

Correct grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.

30%

Information Literacy,

Research

Student selects and uses high quality, credible

references relevant to the assignment questions.

Sources are correctly cited using APA style.

5%

Reading Assignment

Biology (1st Ed.), Chapters 1-3

Assignment Objectives

Describe the relationship between chemistry and the characteristics of living things

Other Information

There is no additional information to display at this time.

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Extra Credit

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