СОР № 1 Английский язык 11ЕМН класс Making connections in biology

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Making connections in biology


Present your viewpoint for peer-assessment
Criteria for peer-assessment
— Clear, strong point of view
— Supported with examples and facts form credible sources
— True and believable
— Describe consequences
— Include a call for action


  1. Biology seems to many to be a secondary subject, but it is not. The basics of biology are important for every person. Biology lessons bring up a positive and careful attitude to wildlife, to their own health and the health of other people. These lessons significantly expand the horizons, as well as intellectual and creative abilities. In addition, children learn to apply their knowledge in everyday life, take care of animals. By studying biology, children learn to understand how the world works, its laws and relationships.
  2. Probably, every person has ever heard in his life: «He has mom’s eyes», «You have dad’s chin», «She has grandma’s eyebrows», «You look like a great-grandfather!». But this does not mean at all that someone took away mom’s eyes, dad’s chin, grandma’s eyebrows, and then created a new person from these parts. This means that a person has inherited some characteristic features from his parents, grandparents and other ancestors. The science of genetics deals with inheritance issues.
  3. It has long been obvious to mankind that many people are similar to their ancestors, certain plant varieties have advantages over other varieties, and some animal species have characteristic features only for them. Some varieties of apples are sweeter, others are stored longer. Some breeds of horses run faster, others are larger and carry heavy loads well. Nevertheless, genetics is a fairly young science, and the term itself appeared only in 1905. In the XIX century, Gregor Mendel, as a result of long research, deduced the laws of inheritance of traits when crossing individuals. The study of cell structure was of great importance for many sciences, including genetics. Thus, August Weisman established that the storage and transmission of hereditary traits in a cell is carried out through the cell nucleus.