Hot Zone Part 4: THE END! (:(:

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Part 4 of the Hot Zone was just awesome. I mean, it was the last part and even though it was a good book, I’m not a huge “reading” fan. Anyways, part 4 was quite intriguing. They focused more on the development of viruses as a whole such as AIDS, versus just a focus on the Ebola virus. The man who returned to Kitum Cave was super brave. I found it very interesting that the elephants had carved the cave. I was so nervous when the man got covered in all of those substances from within the cave, knowing that is where the first man had contracted the virus in the first place I just knew he would catch the virus. But miraculously his protective suit was enough and I was glad that he was fine. I thought it ended well even though I was still left with questions, but I assume they are questions no one knows the answer to such as where does this virus truly come from? How can they say “it will be back” so surely? Why will the virus not just completely die?

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The LAST Scavenger Hunt

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The rose is also an example of a modified stem of a plant because it's stem has formed thorns for protection.


This is a picture of bark as an example of phloem, but the true phloem of a tree is the innermost part of the bark.


Mice are sexually reproductive, and this is an example of mating behavior. They multiply quickly!


The thorns on this stem are an example of adaptation of a plant because the thorns have grown for protection.

The ginger root is a rhizome because it is the horizontal stem of the plant which sends out roots from it's nodes.

Scavenger Hunt Week 7

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This plant is an example of a tropism because it is growing towards the sun light.


Weeds are an example of an R-strategist because they have a very high reproductive rate.


An ant pile is the perfect example of population as the group works together to make a house and gather food.


A tomato is a genetically modified organism whose DNA has been modified by genetic engineering techniques.


Yogurt contains eubacteria which is very healthy for the digestive system.

Hot Zone part 3 wahoo!

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More outbreaks, YAYY! This ofcourse continues to freak me out, but holds my attention as well. I was extrememely saddened when all 400 of the monkeys had to be put down, I felt awful but I definitely feel like that is neccessary to control the virus and not only protect humans but the rest of the monkey species as well. When Marvin started coughing and it said he isn’t even a smoker, I got super worried. I just knew he had the virus, so I was shocked when it turned out to be a bad case of the flu. I can not believe that the government was able to hide this so well from the general public and even the snoopy media who was creeping on the wrong side of the building! I was also shocked when the 18 year olds got involved, I can not imagine the stress and risk of my life at this age. They were very honorable and brave to handle that so well. When the necropsy man sliced his finger, I freaked out. I am once again confused about how some of the different strands are lethal to only monkeys?

Scavenger Hunt week..too many to remember.

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Butter is an example of a lipid because it mainly consists of fat. People eat butter because it tastes good, but it is also neccessary to contain lipids in your diet.


The mold on these strawberries is an example of parasitism as the mold eats away and detiriorates the berry.


Butterflies are a perfect example of bilateral symmetry because they are the same on both sides.

Most plants reproduce asexually, and this is the case with strawberrys because the ofspring comes from a single parent.

Bread contains yeast which is an example of a unicellular organism, an organism contianing only one cell.

Week 5 scavenger hunt (half way yayyy)

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Glycogen is a form of starch, and corn meal is high in starch.


Gymnosperms contain unenclosed seeds. A pinecone is an example of a gymnosperm.


Worms have female and male reproductive organs which makes them hermaphrodites.


Hermit Crabs could be considered as Littoral Zone Organisms because they typically would live in the coastal littoral zone by the shore.


Mycelium is the vegetation of a fungus. A mushroom is an example of mycelium.

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Oats are an example of a long-day plant. This is because the oats grow with few hours of night and in the northern hemispher when the days are longer.


This beehive is an example of a niche. It is the bee’s community where they all fit in and work together.


This is an example of a heterotroph because it does not make it’s own nutrients but seeks them from another source.


These ants are examples of an insect that has an insect skeleton. An exoskeleton is an external armor that covers the ant in order to protect it. The covering protects the joints holding the ant together.

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