Hi all -
Not sure how this site will work, but I thought it would be a good "central" online home for any news and events, interesting websites and info, and otherwise helpful stuff for the AP Biology class and exam. There is so much to cover in this class that sometimes the really fun details get pushed aside (like the ecology of the Archaea). Hopefully this blog will allow us to explore and discuss some of these things.
I've never run a blog like this before so I am unsure exactly how it works - you may be able to start new posts as well as comment on them, but I don't know that for sure. Only the members of our class are members of this blog so we are not a completely open community ("outsiders" can read this, but can't comment on it). I'll let you know about any particularly useful info posted here during class.
Some ground rules for posting/commenting:
1) keep it clean
2) keep it relevant
3) keep it respectful
4) keep it fun/interesting/useful
Major violations to the above rules will result in walking the plank into an Archaea-infested pool of water.
Finally, I'm sure that the structure of this blog will evolve over time to better suit its function (which I am also sure will evolve). Remember, science is a process and is constantly moving and changing. Scientists need to be like sailors - ready to change course when necessary. We can't change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Hi all -