My Opinion on the nature vs nurture argument

My opinion on the nature vs nurture argument is that while nature can dictate how we can behave, due to that fact on much we rely on learning experience to shape our understanding. I would have to say that nurture is the more powerful force because if a baby from china was raised to be a native American. He would grow up thinking he is native American, even though he is ethnically Chinese. He would act and use the same customs as well as habits of a native American. The reason for this is if all this person knows and think like a normal native American then he wouldn’t have any idea of being anything else. His genetics would not really play a part in his behavior as the differences in physique and intellect would be non existent.

So that is my opinion.


Goal one: Get stuff done when I want it to. To do this I have to tell myself there are consequences if I don’t like for instance I am not allowed to go on youtube if I do not complete the assignment.

Goal two: look more into topics that we are doing in school. Discuss current topics at home (maybe at dinner) and look up related info on videos or articles.


Limit my time watching random stuff on Youtube until homework and chores are complete.

My UN reflection

After hearing everyone opinions and ideas, my thoughts still go with the fact that we should make a counsel or group in order to further discuss what countries can do to help. I found there opinions interesting but giving 1 percent of the GDP of every MEDC country to all the LEDC country .

Toby’s Les résultats de ma recherche sur la Côte d’Ivoire

  • What types of food products are specific to Côte d’Ivoire?

Côte d’Ivoire is known for having lots of coffee beans and is the worlds leading producer of cocoa and is is one of Africa’s largest exporters of palm oil and pineapples.

  • How are these food products used in the Ivorian diet?

Well the Senufo peoples live in the country’s northern savanna (treeless plain) and They cultivate rice, yams, peanuts, and millet (a type of grain). Rice with a peppery peanut sauce is often enjoyed by the Senufo people. The Dioula of the far northwest depend on their cultivation of rice, millet, and peanuts to survive, while the Kulango people of the north, who are mostly farmers, grow and eat yams, corn, peanuts and watermelons. Those living near the coast enjoy a wide variety of seafood.

  • Which dishes are specific to Côte d’Ivoire?

There national dish is fufu (FOO-fue), plantains, cassava, or yams pounded into a sticky dough and served with a seasoned meat (often chicken) and vegetable sauce called kedjenou (KED-gen-ooh). As with most meals, it is typically eaten with the hands, rather than utensils. Kedjenou is most often prepared from peanuts, eggplant, okra, or tomatoes.

  • Give an example of a specific recipe with its picture and the ingredients used. Please provide some background information about this recipe.


  • 2½ cups cassava (also called manioc or yucca); do not use very center of cassava
  • 5 plantains; do not use very center of plantains


  1. Prepare the cassava and plantains by peeling them, slicing them lengthwise, and removing the woody core. Then cut the cassava and plantains into chunks and place in a large saucepan. Cover with water.
  2. Heat the water to boiling, and then lower heat to simmer. Simmer the cassava and plantains until tender (about 20 minutes). Drain.
  3. Return the pan to low heat and pound, mash, and stir the mixture, using a wooden spoon or potato masher. Add a sprinkling of water to keep the mixture from sticking. Continue pounding and mashing for 15 minutes, until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Form into balls and serve.

Makes 3 fufu balls.

  • Answer the factual question: “Is the Ivorian diet a healthy one?”

Yes it is because they eat lots of vegetables and lots of fruits.

  • Answer to the conceptual question: “Is our diet influenced by our culture? In other words, how much the Ivorian culture has shaped its diet. For example, did you find that as a former French colony it has adopted some French food products or adopted the French way of eating?

Well yes the Ivorian culture has shaped they eat however I did not find much french influence in it apart from the french names in foods.

  • Give a personal response to the debatable question: “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are” in the context of Côte d’Ivoire. In other words, in your own view how is it important to eat good food in order to be healthy and fit?

It is important to eat well so we can live longer and have our bodies very well equipped to deal with diseases and heath problems.

Chicken wing Dissection

Which muslces need to contract to extend the wing?

I believe it is the tricep and the ulna.

Does the suface feel smooth? what other observations can you make about the chicken wing compered to a human arm?

The surface feels smooth because the joints have to move and the bones Intact with the muscles so they have to be smooth. the muscle system that moves the chicken wing is very similar to that of a chickens.

Write a paragraph to describe how the components of the chicken wing function together. Use terminology.

the bones make the wing of the chicken strong and stable. the muscles like the tricep and the bicep apply power to the wing so that the wing can allow the creature to move and should make the chicken fly (however due to the fact of evolution and probably human intervention the chicken is to heavy to fly). the joints allow the chicken wing to move around smoothly.

Identify the similarities and differences that can be observed between a chicken wing and a human arm.

for the most part the chicken wing and the human arm are nearly identical the bicep and tricep is the same, the bone structure is strikingly similar. The only difference I can tell is that there is a muscle or tendon connecting from the shoulder to the wrist and the fingers on where the hand should be are fused to be stronger.

Suggest how is the chicken wing structure adapted for flight.

the muscle connecting the shoulder to the wrist provides stability and makes the wing stronger and more secure.

Suggest how the human arm structure adapted for lifting objects.

the human arm is built like a 3 class lever the elbow is the fulcrum, the bicep and the tricep is the force and the forearm is the lever.

french chapter 7

1) Isabelle’s family
2) Isabelle has one brother named Alexandre
3) she has 3 cousins.
4) she has an aunt, grand parents, and her parents
5) I think that she likes the but she thinks they can be a bit annoying at times. I can tell this is the case because her brother can be a bit annoying.


1) B
2) A
3) C
4) D

1)Je peux… ?
3)Elle est adorable.
Elle est très intelligente.
4)Ce sont…
5)Il/Elle a… ans.
6)Il est parfois pénible. Ils sont heureux.

Ma famille sont similaire la famille d’Isabelle parce que, ma famille sont les ennuyeux et ma famille sont amusement. la famille d’isabelle sont les ennuyeux et la famille d’isabelle sont amusement.

Toby’s Paragraph about what started the Industrial Revolution.

what started the Industrial Revolution?

I think that the thing that really started the Industrial revolution was the boost in agriculture. With the new crop rotation and fertilisers there was a lot more food to go around that meant less work  and not needing as many people working on the farms.

So people could go and do other things like building inventions and more food meant less people dying of famine so those extra people could do more jobs as well as inventing things like the steam engine, build a mine to get coal, build an iron smeltery to smelt iron, build a railway or build useful machines.