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1 – Minimal: Accurately describes or mentions rights or responsibilities with little or no connection to the issue. Discussion of rights or responsibilities may only be implicit.

Social Studies EALR 1.1.1e Locate data into graphic organizers.

4 – Excellent: Effectively uses graphic organizer to analyze two or more perspectives and their own with three accurate, relevant, and distinct reasons for each. (Completes 6-9 boxes and 3 for their own perspective.)

3 – Proficient: Effectively uses graphic organizer to analyze two or more perspectives and their own with two accurate, relevant, and distinct reasons for each. (Completes 4-5 boxes and 2 for their own perspective.)

2 – Partial: Effectively uses graphic organizer to analyze two perspectives with two accurate, relevant, and distinct reasons for each. (Completes 4-5 boxes total.)

1 – Minimal: Ineffectively uses graphic organizer. (e.g. reasons are inaccurate.) (Completes 1-3 boxes total.)

Journal OSPI Writing Examples 1 2 3

Student Response 1

Do you think that animal research for medical purposes should be regulated? Have you ever asked yourself, “What role do animals play in saving lives?” and “Why do we need animals in research?” Animal research is a controversial topic among many Americans and has multiple sides. Some animal activists might say that it is cruel to animals and that it should be prohibited, but the scientists who are researching them would say that animal research is crucial to the progress in the world of medicine, and so it should not be regulated any more that it already is. I also believe that animal research is very important to the medical world, and without it we wouldn’t know many of the things we know today. People’s lives are being saved because of the information collected by doing animal research.

Most animals used in research are used to discover new treatments for injuries and diseases and to find ways to prevent diseases. These are the two most used animals: rats and mice, which are bred specially to mimic human conditions. Because of this similarity, scientists are finding cures for more diseases faster and saving more lives. Animal research is a huge part o progressing in medicine, and without it, we would not know nearly as many things about genetic physiology and medicine as we do now.

One of the reasons that I think that it should not be regulated more is because the animal researchers are already strictly bound to the three R’s: refinement, reduction, and replacement. This rule helps to restrict un-needed testing and animal research so that the scientists use what is only absolutely necessary. If there is going to be any pain involved in the testing, then the scientists have to use an anesthetic to numb the animals being tested. The animals are treated extremely well in most labs, and there are very specific procedures that the researchers have to obey in order to be allowed to use the animals. Admittedly, not all scientists obey the rules, and I think that instead of narrowing the progress in animal research by adding more rules, the federal government should more strictly enforce the ones that are already put in place.

I think that based on this information I can make an informed decision about the research: I strongly believe that without animal research we would be very far behind in medical studies, and the few animals being used for research are saving many lives, so I do not think it should be regulated any more than it is now.

Journal OSPI Scoring Rubric OSPI Writing Examples 2 3

Student Response 2

A lot of people say the Pledge of Allegiance everyday. Do some people think the pledge should be different? Yes. In fact quite a bit of people don’t like our pledge because it says UNDER GOD! I am going to write about different things about or pledge.

A pledge is a promise. You can say “I pledge not to tell this secret.” The sentence meant “I promise not to tell this secret. Saying a pledge is very important to one’s country.

Allegiance is loyalty to one’s country. Allegiance is very important because if people weren’t loyal then this country would be worse.

Did you know the pledge was different at first? Well it was. It used to go like this “I pledge Allegiance to my flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for wich it stands one nation with Liberty and Justice for all.” “The” and “Under God” were added later.

A certain group of people changed the pledge and never even asked to change the pledge. People don’t like our pledge right now because they don’t believe in God or they don’t like the words. I like the pledge the way it is, but I don’t think people should have to something they don’t want to say. That is the end of my Writing.

Lesson 3, Step 4 Journal OSPI Scoring Rubric OSPI Writing Examples 1 2

Step 4: As a class, participate in writing a persuasive position paper based on a randomly chosen student graphic organizer, again focusing on appropriate writing.

Step 5: As a class, compare their class-written finished persuasive position paper to the OSPI graphic organizer and give suggestions for improved writing. This will finish Lesson 3. Lesson 4 will ask you to decide between classroom rules and playground rules as a subject for your own research and persuasive position papers. This should be fun as you will have a chance to form your own opinion!

Questions & Answers

What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
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