Article 1 Love cotton candy? Citation Dolasia, Kavi. "Love Cotton Candy? Then You (And Your Parents) Are Going to Love These Grapes." DOGOnews. N.p., 19 Aug. 2013. Web. 24 Aug. 2013. <http://www.dogonews.com/2013/8/19/love-cotton-candythen-you-and-your-parents-are-going-to-love-these-grapes>. SUMMARY David Cain and his team created a new type of grape that has cotton candy flavor. He started researching in 2003 and experimented on wild grapes. That started planting these grapes in test tubes and it took eight years to have the first grape that tasted like cotton candy. This grapes now cost from six to ten dollars. VOCABULARY Steep: The price is too high Horticulturist: Person who cultivates plants QUESTIONS 1.Can you connect this event to something similar that has happened around you? (Has something like this happened to you, your family, your community, or your country?) Explain. Yes, something like this has happened to us. In our house we have this strange trees that have a fruit that tastes like lemon and tangerine mixed but with a stronger lemon flavor. This fruit seems to be altered genetically because it is a very strange fruit that is very rare. 2.Who was involved? What was their role? (Who or what is the article about, and what is it that he/she/it did that is news worthy). Explain. A horticulturist called David Cain was involved in this. His role was experimenting on grapes so he could get cotton candy flavored grapes. This article is about how a group of scientist got to make cotton candy healthier by making grapes that tasted like cotton candy. This is newsworthy because it is possible that thin new product might make cotton candy a myth.
Article 2 Glowing flies Citation Dolasia, Meera. "New Zealand's 'Glow-In-The-Dark' Cave Is Powered By Flies!" DOGOnews. N.p., 06 Aug. 2013. Web. 25 Aug. 2013. <http://www.dogonews.com/2013/8/6/new-zealands-glow-in-the-darkcave-is-powered-by-flies>. SUMMARY In New Zealand a cavern is located and has mosquitoes that glow. It is part of a labyrinth of caverns. It has stalactites and stalagmites making it a major tourist attraction. Inside that cavern they found glowing mosquitoes called Arachnocampa luminosa which means glowing spider bug. VOCABULARY Heritage: Land or property that is rightfully inherited Gnats: Any type of small mosquito QUESTIONS 1.What new insight into the world did you gain through this article, and how will it impact your way of thinking or behaving? Explain. Now I see the world as a place with many extravagant areas to explore. Also it made me more interested in the rare animals that live in our world. My thinking has changed due to this new discovery. Now I want to explore the world and find rare animals like the ones found in this caverns. 2. If applicable: What caused this event, and/or what are the effects of this event? Explain. What caused this event was the exploration of caverns in New Zealand. driven by curiosity some people started exploring this caverns until they found this glowing mosquito. The effects of this event are that this caverns will start becoming tourist attractions and maybe this place will stop being such a natural place due the human exploration in those caverns.
Article 3 Meteor showers Citation Dolasia, Meera. "Coming To A Sky Near You - The Spectacular Perseid Meteor Showers." DOGOnews. N.p., 09 Aug. 2013. Web. 25 Aug. 2013. <http://www.dogonews.com/2013/8/9/coming-to-a-sky-near-you-thespectacular-perseid-meteor-showers>. SUMMARY There is a rain of meteors visible from Earth every year. They leave a constellation called Persues and travel fast enough for the naked eye to see them. Unfortunately these can be seen at really late hours or sometimes cannot be seen because they happen while there's still daylight. VOCABULARY Slew: A large quantity of something Debris: The remains of something that was destroyed QUESTIONS 1.What was the most interesting thing that you learned from reading this article, and why? Explain. The most interesting I learned is that these asteroids go around the earth each year and it isn't so popular knowledge. Also the speed of the asteroids impressed me since it makes these visible for the naked eye. This was the interesting thing because to me it reflects how much humans have lost interest in these amazing things. 2.What new insight into the world did you gain through this article, and how will it impact your way of thinking or behaving? Explain. It made me realize how much we've lost interest in natural things and now all we focus on is technology. It has impacted my way of thinking by making my love for space even bigger. Also now I will want to see these asteroids every year since they are such amazing and special things.
Article 4 Elephants have good memories Citation Dolasia, Meera. "Indian Elephants Demonstrate Their Steel-Trap Memories." DOGOnews. N.p., 15 Aug. 2013. Web. 27 Aug. 2013. <http://www.dogonews.com/2013/8/15/indian-elephants-demonstratetheir-steel-trap-memories> SUMMARY An elephant was hit and killed by a train. Days later there were elephants on the streets and attacking people because of the death of one of their kind. The elephants seem to have an incredible memory to hold grudges. VOCABULARY Slouches: Someone who is lazy or can't get things done well Forestry: To manage forests, protect them. Also it is forestland QUESTIONS 1.Who was involved? What was their role? (Who or what is the article about, and what is it that he/she/it did that is news worthy). Explain This article is about the incredible memory that elephants have. The elephants have been attacking people in eastern India and blocking the streets due to the death of an elephant that was hit by a train. Also elephants have been attacking their abusers. What is newsworthy about this article is the friendship elephants share. 2.Can you connect this event to something similar that has happened around you? (Has something like this happened to you, your family, your community, or your country?) Explain There was something similar to this that happened in my house. One day my dog killed a bird and the next day we could see a lot of birds in our garden. It was something pretty weird. Also in my community there was an over population of doves and during the night you could hear them walking in the roof since there were a lot of them.
Article 5 Underwater discovery Citation Scarpelli, Nina. "Could Undersea Hot Springs Hold The Key To Understanding The Origins Of Life?" DOGOnews. N.p., 19 Aug. 2013. Web. 28 Aug. 2013. <http://www.dogonews.com/2013/8/19/couldundersea-hot-springs-hold-the-key-to-understanding-the-origins-of-life>. SUMMARY A scientific underwater vessel was exploring near the west coast of the US there this vessel found an underwater hot spring from which it extracted rock sediments and marine life. Guessing by what they found scientists say that this may prove how the first microorganism got to exist. VOCABULARY Plausible: Something that seems true or that is believable Plumes: It is the body of a fluid that rises or gets expanded QUESTIONS 1. If applicable: What caused this event, and/or what are the effects of this event? Explain. What caused this event was the exploration alongside the US coast and the extracted material from the underwater spring. The effects of this event may be religious fights since the scientists are claiming how the first living thing got to exist and saying it happened using a scientific explanation 2. What was the most interesting thing that you learned from reading this article, and why? Explain. The most interesting thing I learned is that scientist can acquire so much information by seeing under water springs or other natural formations that are ancient and haven't been altered by human life. This was the most interesting thing because it had an impact on me how they could assume something so big just by grabbing pieces from a underwater spring. Â