Sunday, 12 January 2014

Raymond's Independent Learning Log


T1W1
11:30am - 12:30am
12/1/14

Source:
National Geographic-------Reviving Extinct Species

What I did:
I decided to read on something about animals, so I borrowed a book from school library. I also learned words about the structure of animals and their names as well as the name of some mountains.

What I learned:

Words I did not understand:

Ibex----a kind of wild goat
Sporting-----love sport
Pyrenees-----the mountain range that divides France and Spain
Surrogate-----someone who takes the place of another person
Implant--------put or introduce into something
Clone---a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction
Jut------ extend out( jut tongue)              
necropsy------a kind of exam to determine the cause of death
thylacine----rare kind of doglike carnivorous marsupial(relate with kangaroo and koala) with stripe on its back( probably extinct)
unleash----free restriction
consensus-----agreement reached by the whole group
curator----the custodian of library, group or museum
coincidence--------the property of two things happen at the same time ( usually describe as two things lucky happen)




Summary:

The resurrection of the extinct animals is that scientists manage to find the assemble specie of the extinct one and determine if the genome of the extinct one is able to adapt to the new surrounding. Once they find a suitable habitat for the genome the extinct one’s DNA will be injected to the stem cell, which helps to create the new life. Although the new life looks like the previous extinct one, it is not exactly the previous one but a hybrid. 

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