Lost in the Don Juan Basin

Welcome to a great adventure! You’ve learned so much this year – not just concepts, but skills, and I can’t wait to see how you are going to apply it all!

Here’s the place where you can post your questions about the Lost in the Don Juan Basin project so that everyone can see the answers.

First answer – the due date is Tuesday, April 17.

A really useful hint? Go back and re-read the project again – this time with a highlighter. It’s amazing how much I miss the first time I read something. So what’s your next question? 🙂


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36 thoughts on “Lost in the Don Juan Basin

  1. For the flexible conduit, is there any specifics we need to know about the type? I’m seeing flexible metallic tubing (FMT), flexible metallic conduit (FMC), Liquidtight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit (LFNC), and Liquidtight Metallic Tubing (LMT). I think I’m just having a hard time finding the description for what the “thin flexible conduit” actually is online. Thanks.

  2. Ms. Skinner said that if the materials were generic, then you could infer on your own and be a little fluid with what you do. This means you can pick the one that you want. Hope this helps!

  3. When searching up images of the Don Juan Basin, almost all the articles said Don Juan Pond instead of Basin. Is there a significant difference, or are they the same thing? If they are, can I use the data I found about the Don Juan Pond to help me choose my items?

  4. l know you have to source everything except common knowledge, would how fast a human can run fall under common knowledge of would l have to source that? Since my person is running from the plane that’s about to explode.

    • I believe that you wouldn’t have to cite that a human has the ability to run but rather that a human has the ability to run a certain distance in a certain amount of time under the certain climate circumstances; however, it seems to be implied that you escape the explosion in the prompt so unless you’re running from a certain item from the explosion or you’re running under circumstances after the prompt leaves off then I don’t believe you would have to cite the ability to run.

  5. Should I take into consideration the items when trying to determine the decade in which the event took place?

  6. You said last week to make sure our information about the area where our plane crashed is recent. How recent is recent? I’m seeing a lot of articles and websites written or posted in 2013, would that be considered recent? Or should I try to find something written closer to 2018?

  7. Can I use EVERYTHING in a crate? For instance, can I assume that I can use both the wood AND the nails from the crate?

  8. On our sheet it says “…if somehow you’ve been transported to Mars…” , and when I’ve looked up information about the Don Juan Basin/Pond, some of the sites mention how it (the Basin) is similar to Mars. Can we look up information about ponds on Mars to help us with the Don Juan Basin/Pond?

  9. If we are taking the crate with Sarin, is the Sarin itself in a separate container within the crate? For example could I take the crate apart if i needed the wood and nails from it? Also, is an article from 2016 to much in the past or is it okay (for info on Don Juan Basin/Pond)? Sorry for asking so many questions!

    • M – first question, that’s something you need to research, but you can use the wooden crate if you want. 2nd question, 2016 may be okay, not sure. Niki found some articles that were later, I think. Look below for her post.

  10. When writing the journal, is the introductory paragraph on the same page as the first section? Or do they both go on separate pages?

  11. If one of my online sources is a PDF from a website, do I still need to have the link on the top/bottom of the page? If so, can I print off the homepage of the website that it came from along with the PDF since the link isn’t on the PDF? Or can I use the PDF at all?

  12. Hi! It’s me… again. I have a series of questions (I apologize in advance)

    1. Since it doesn’t clarify what material the carabiner is made of, can I choose what it is made of?

    2. Can I also use the bottles (i.e. the bottle holding the kerosene) for other purposes other than their intended purpose?

    3. I found a blog that reviews multi-tools! Does it seem okay to you? I figured since it has an about page that it would be credible.
    http://www.multitool.org/tools/gerber/gerber-shard-review

    4. When I am doing my works cited and there doesn’t seem to be a certain *person* who wrote the article, would I just say, for example, *company’s/corporation’s name* Staff? This is something we did for one of our English paper sources, so I was wondering if that would also apply here.

    Thank you for your time, and I hope it wasn’t a waste!! 🙂

  13. You know how it says for sourcing “turn in a copy of the first page and the page(s) that you use”? Does that include the first page of every book source I use? Or does the copyright page suffice?

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