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Writing cases that promote inquiry and collaboration

Design cases for students to:

Generate solutions to complex problems already conceived; solve a problem of one’s own generation

or

Generate hypotheses; develop one’s own hypothesis and test

or

Explain relationships in a system; define relationships in new systems

or

Explain different points of view; support one’s own point of view

or

Rank with justification; justify, recommend

or

Infer; generalize

or

Predict; generate

or

Analyze; evaluate, assess

With open ended laboratory activities or project work with minimal teacher supervision (teacher interjections or interruptions count as teacher intervention/supervision)

Cotton consumption Stats http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/cir/historical_data/m313p/index.html

1. A green theme: Waste vegetable oil (including cottonseed oil) from restaurants is used to run converted diesel engines

http://www.cottonseedoiltour.com/facts/

http://www.cottonseed.com/

http://www.preparedfoods.com/Articles/Feature_Article/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000000842876

http://wizbangblue.com/2008/01/26/the-awful-truth-about-cottonseed-oil.php

Stagecoach 2010: Of beignets, Sugarland and pork butt | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times http://www.greasecar.com/

2. A Rachel Carson historical connection: Pesticides in cottonseed oil….there’s not much data about bioaccumulation or biomagnification (maybe I haven’t found it yet)

historical http://www.cottonseed.com/publications/Gossypol%20Effects%20in%20Animal%20Feeding%20can%20be%20Controlled.pdf

Cottonseed oil – toxicity, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

3. Obesity Epidemic: Dietary lipid investigation

digestion

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/obesity/obesity_processing_fat/02.html

http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/index.html

http://www.wiley.com/legacy/college/boyer/0470003790/animations/animations.htm

http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/liver/bile.html

http://www.biologyinmotion.com/bile/index.html

http://bcs.whfreeman.com/thelifewire/content/chp50/5002001.html

http://kitses.com/animation/swfs/digestion.swf

Book review to the book “The Queen of Fats”:http://blog.sethroberts.net/2008/07/21/errors-in-the-queen-of-fats/

4. Birth Control

MaleContraceptives.org — Gossypol

5. Sustainable clothing/Fabric recyclying

http://www.unt.edu/northtexan/archives/p00/duds.htm

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/fashion/article5332366.ece

Earth911.com – Find Recycling Centers and Learn How To Recycle

Water | Levi Strauss & Co.

6. 88% of US cotton production is GM

GM Cotton

http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/news/480.new_edible_gmo_cottonseed_could_feed_millions.html

http://www.cottonguide.org/the-world-cotton-market/overview/biotech-cotton-in-world-textile-trade

http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/7329802/description.html

GM food ‘already’ on table, courtesy cottonseed oil
Vibha Sharma
Tribune News Service http://www.tribuneindia.com/2010/20100222/nation.htm#2

“Cottonseed is known to increase the milk yield. But ever since Bt cotton, milk yield and fat content of milking animals has come down by 20-30 per cent. Farmers, who have traditionally been feeding their animals cottonseed cakes, have the experience to make a correlation and have now gone on to other supplements for their animals,” they say. India approved the GM cotton engineered with a bacterial gene to resist an insect in 2002.

7. Cotton boom for oil spill clean up

Unified Command for the BP Oil Spill | Deepwater Horizon Response

Home | The Smithsonian Institution: The Ocean Portal

Oil spill resources

More oil spill resources

8. Coatings on cotton

Flame Retardant Behavior of Polyelectrolyte?Clay Thin Film Assemblies on Cotton Fabric – ACS Nano (ACS Publications)

The touch, the feel and now the heal of cotton https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.agclassroom.org/teen/ars_pdf/7_8science/2008/02touch.pdf&pli=1

development of in-vitro adhesion test for chitosan bandages

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.bme.ogi.edu/~prahl/pubs/pdf/wu05a.pdf

cotton study: Albumin binding and its effect on elastase activity in the chronic non-healing wound https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/JUR_v5/PDFs/castro.pdf


9. Animal Feed

http://www.reeis.usda.gov/web/crisprojectpages/161055.html

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