scavenger hunt #8 part 2

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These flowers go through the Krebs cycle. The krebs cycle is a stage of cellular respiration that demands oxygen to function. The krebs cycle produces carbon dioxide, NADH, ATP, and FADH2.

The cheer squad is a smaller example of a population because it displays all the particular inhabitants of an area.

Plants like these contain a group of hormones, gibberellins, that stimulate elongation of the stems, germintation, and flowering.

Any plant that undergoes photosynthesis makes ATP by breaking down sugars. ATP is otherwise known as energy. This flowering plant is undergoeing photosynthesis in this pictures which also means it is in the process of making ATP.


scavenger hunt #8 part one

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Earthworms are detritovores which are heterotrophs. Earthworms do not produce their own food so theirfore they are heterotrophs.

My friend Lane’s Chamellion displays camoflauge perfectly. Chamellions blend in with their surroundings in order to stay hidden from predators. Adaptations are things the animal has or does in order to survive.
Deer are warm blooded animals which means they are endothermic. They can maintain a constant body temperature internally without the use of an outside force.
Elephants have glucose deposited throughout their bodily tissues as a store of carbohydrates. It is a polysachharide that forms glucose.
Blue Bonnets
Cellular respiration takes place in the mitachondria of blue bonnets and other plants. Cellular respiration converts biochemical energy into ATP, which is the main energy source of a plant.
This is my second example of lichen. The only difference is that in this instance the crustlike growth is growing on a tree not a rock.
This rock in my neighbors backyard has lichen forming on it. Lichen is a slow-growing plant that forms a crustlike growth on rocks, walla, or trees.
This picture of my cousin sammy holding Mobey(the fish) displays the perfect example of an ectotherm because fish require an outside force to regulate their body temperatures

hot zone part 4

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The last part of Hot Zone was very interesting to me. They didn’t focus as much on the Ebola virus but more on AIDS and the developement of viruses. They did go  into a great deal of detail about how viruses spread along one road in Africa. They were explaining this while the Man was going to Kitum cave to look around. The kitum cave scene was so captivating to me because the man was very suspicious and kept finding new things that could’ve possibly caused the Ebola virus, but none of them were the real source of the virus. He went with full expectations on finding the key to the problem and left without the treasure. It was scary how the man was covered in substances that could’ve been exploding with the disease. I didn’t really like the end of the book because I expected something totally out of the blue to happen, but nothing of that nature happened. The book overall though I loved. It is the only book I have ever wanted to keep reading until I was done with it. Thanks for making summer reading not so dreadful vandy!

Scav. Hunt #7

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kingdom animalia

Here is a picture of black worms. worms are detritivores because they consume decomposing organic matter in order to obtain nutrients. Decmposing organic matter is also known as detritus. The black worm falls in kingdom animalia.

kingdom animalia
A penguin is an example of a endothermic animal because it is warm blooded. That means that the penguin can generate heat inside it’s body. It doesnt require an outside source like the sun in order to get heat. It is in kingdom animalia because it is an animal.
kingdom animalie-groupings
A snail is an example of a eukaryote because it has a nucleus and membrane bound organelles. it is in the kingdom animalia because it is an animal with a soft body covered in a hard shell.
Kingdom plantae-groupings
This picture displays wher Cambium is produced in trees. Cambium is a tissue from which phloem and xylem grows by division. And this falls under kingdom plantae because it is a tree or a type of vegetation.
kingdom fungi
A mushoom is an example of a basidiomycete because it is a fungus whose spores develop with something called basidia. It is in kingdom fungi because it is simply a fungus.



Since I grouped in this post does that mean that each picture is worth 2 points like it says on our instructions for the project? i am a little confused!! please help me!

S.H. #6

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baby plant/tree

This is a picture of a baby tree/plant that is learning how to adapt to it's new enviroment. The tree has metal casing around it to block off any predators that might tryand attack the plant or simply step on it and kill it. Just like humans, plants need time to adapt as well.

Palm trees
This picture shows the view out the window of my brother’s dorm room. He has palm trees directly outside which also means he has fronds too. Fronds are the leaves on any type of palm or fern.
Butter is a lipid. A lipid is a fat that is stored for energy. Butter falls into this category because lipids are not soluable in water and they are oily to the touch.
Flower Anther
Pollen is found on the anthers of flowers. The flower contains pollen because it contains anthers, The pollen sticks to the anthers until it is transferred by wind, water, or insect.
A pollinatpr is an insect that transfers pollen from plant to plant. Wasps and bees are well known polinators because they like to travel from plant to plant which also means the pollen from thos plants gets transferred as well.
Newborn Baby gecko
Reptiles give birth to amniotic eggs. This little guy had just hatched from an amniotic egg a couple days before this picture was taken. Amniotic eggs contain a sort of yolk that protects the developing reptile.



P.S. Jazz Love wanted me to tell you hello. She was your student a couple years back and she is now my dentist(: she also wanted to say that you are still her favorite teacher!

Part 3 Post

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Part three of The Hot Zone is mainly about the new virus outbreak in the monkey house and how they are going to get to the bottom of it. I still don’t understand how the virus completely destroyed the monkeys but didn’t have hardly any effect on the humans who contracted the Ebola Reston. The owner of the monkey house turned the house over to the USAMRIID as soon as humans started coming down with illness. Two employees of the four employees that worked at the monkey house had come down with some sort of medical health issue. One man was vomiting in the lawn while the other man was recovering from a heart attack. As soon as humans began getting sick the book began to get even more interesting. Part three is where the press and the media really started to get involved. They would creep around the building and wait for something interesting to happen. Little did they know it was all happening on the opposite side of the building. I noticed that throughout the section of the book Jerry Jaax didn’t think about his brother as much and he seemed to have himself together more. Jerry was the man in charge of the teams that were going into the monkey house in Racal suits to destroy and demolish eternally the monkeys. Part Three was filled with excitement. For example when the monkey ran loose in the monkey house and caused a huge commotion. Also when the necropsy man was cutting out a piece of liver and sliced his finger clear open with the scalpel that had been cutting the hot liver. All of the excitement is making me eager to read the last part of the book and figure out how it ends. I am still puzzled on how the men who came in direct contact with the strand of Ebola didn’t crash and burn.

Scavenger Hunt #5

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Dandelions are perfect examples of seed dispersal. All of the tiny little white things on dandelions that get carried away by the wind contain little seeds. So wherever the white fur lands...a new dandelion will grow!

Egg: salmonella
Some eggs contain salmonella. Salmonella is a form of bacteria that is a prokaryote which is single-celled and laking a nucleus and other organelles.
Maggie the Dog
Animals such as dogs have connective tissue in their bodies that helps support the organs and provide a sort of framework to the body. Maggie Mae has connective tissue in her.
Thorns on roses
Roses have thorns on their stems to help protect them from being attacked by animals and insects. A modified stem of a plant is one that has unique objects on it (like thorns) to help protect the plant from outside forces.
sea salt
Sea salt is a hydrophilic substance because it dissolves in water. Therefore water and sea salt mix so it is a hydrophilic substance.

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