“Who’s the Daddy?” Romeo Teacher Apologizes for Class Assignment

Worksheet

Who's the Daddy? Possible answers:  The cable guy, the mailman, the cab driver, the bartender, and the guy at the club. In a story reported on CBS Detroit, a ninth grade biology worksheet asked students to determine, using blood types and DNA possibilities, the identity of a fictional baby's father.  The worksheet was sent home with students at Romeo High School, about 30 miles north of Detroit.  The purpose of the assignment was to help students understand the complexities of … [Read more...]

Google’s Doodle: A Tribute to Gregor Mendel

Way, way back in ancient history (1996), two Stanford University graduate students constructed a search engine called “BackRub” that utilized links to determine the importance of individual web pages.  By 1998 the students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, had built their project into the company now known world-wide as “Google.” Since then, the Google Doodle—the familiar logo that tops their search page—has transmogrified to honor heroes, to celebrate holidays, even to play like a real … [Read more...]


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