What can we do about it? Great question! I was thinking there must be a way to help. This is why I think we should find ways to raise money to fund new advancements to find a permanent cure and end to save lives and prevent the spread of Polio.
Talk to your local school, community, neighborhood, clubs, or sports teams to see what you guys can do to help! Even a simple fundraiser could help.
Last week, our class got into groups of three and worked on a Diffusion RACE lab. Our class was told to fill glucose into a dialysis tube with a beaker of water. We soaked the dialysis tube in the beaker for several minutes and waited to see if there was a diffusion of glucose. To figure that out, we used the glucose test strips, which changed color based on the glucose amount in the water. Our group used 8 mL water and 2 mL of glucose. We hypothesized that the more liquid we used, the less glucose would be needed. Here are some photos of our investigation.
This week, we focused mostly on our job shadowing and taking the unit 2 exam. Many of us are very eager to shadow someone related to sports medicine. The professions vary from nurses, doctors, physical therapists, personal trainers, and more. We had lots of time to think about who to shadow, and how to find that person. Many girls found their person through internships, family members, or simply picking up a phone and calling a stranger. Fellow classmate Krystal Masis is eager to figure out what her future job could be and said, “I am looking forward to shadowing someone who has a career that I may be interested in one day.” Krystal and I are shadowing the same personal trainer, Monica Ehlers. Another classmate Olivia Geronimo is also interviewing a personal trainer, and she describes her hopes of her interview as, “I’m so excited about learning about what a personal trainer does, fitness and eating healthy!” Olivia is excited about learning about not only fitness, but how to get the body into shape by eating healthy and figuring out what foods to cut out and focus on. Besides this, the class finished up unit two and took the unit two exam.