Category Archives: Extra Credit

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Extra Credit: Dinosaurs

There are many different theories as to how and why the dinosaurs went extinct at the end of the Mesozoic Era.  Do some research, and pick what you feel is the strongest theory as to why the dinosaurs no longer exist.

Write a one page HAND WRITTEN paper on this theory.

This is due on Monday April 18th, 2016

This is worth up to 20 extra credit points towards the 4th quarter.


Extra Credit: Biotechnology

Write a one page HAND WRITTEN essay about one of the following types of biotechnology:

  • drug production
  • genetic testing
  • gene therapy
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • agricultural (GMOs)
  • industrial biotechnology
  • cloning

This extra credit is worth up to 20 extra credit points.

This is due by Friday February 26th

Extra Credit: Diseases

Research a disease of your choosing.  You may use one from this list below or come up with one of your own:

  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Smallpox
  • Ebola
  • Strep Throat
  • Staph Infection
  • Polio
  • Malaria
  • Lice

Write a ONE page HAND WRITTEN report about the disease.
Be sure to include:

– Type of microbe that causes the disease
-The origin of the disease (if known)
-How the disease spreads
-Symptoms of the disease
-Precautions and Prevention measures that can be taken

This assignment is worth up to 30 extra credit points

This assignment is Due MONDAY February 8th, 2016

Extra Credit: Ocean Ecosystems

Log into your account

Username: WCP lunch #
Passwor: Lunch #

Under ‘Assignments’ you have an integrated science simulation called ‘Ocean Ecosystems.’

In this simulation you will toggle different variables to see how they affect the ecosystem of the Ocean.

In the simulation there is a tab called ‘questions’ at the bottom.  If you open this tab 6 questions about the simulation will pop up.

For extra credit, answer these six questions on a separate sheet of loose-leaf paper.

Each question is worth 2 extra credit point towards your 2nd quarter grade (12 points max)

This extra credit is due during homeroom on Monday 11/16 (must be turned in by 7:29 am in order to count)

Extra Credit: Candy

Mrs. Spears’ favorite candy is PEPPERMINT PATTIES (and is MAYBE hoping to get some on Monday for her Birthday, lol)

What’s your favorite candy?  Write it down on a piece of paper with your name and give it to Mrs. Spears on Monday during homeroom for 5 points extra credit!

You must hand it to Mrs. Spears by 7:29 am in order to get the extra credit!

Extra Credit: Elements

Choose an element from the periodic table, and write a one page HAND WRITTEN report on it.  In your report be sure to include the following:
  • Atomic #
  • Atomic weight
  • Valance Electrons
  • Reactivate
  • What family is it apart of?
  • When and how was it discovered?
  • What are it’s uses?
  • Any other interesting information

This report is worth up to 20 extra credit points towards the 1st quarter.

This assignment is due on Monday 10-12