The Hot Zone Part 4

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I am completely finished with the summer project.

 

Richard Preston is crazy!  In part 4 the author himself travels into Kitum Cave.  He explores the cave calmly knowing he could die later from Ebola.  He comes to the conclusion that these viruses would be back.  This conclusion is positively terrifying. Over all I really enjoyed this book and have learned a lot about strands of Ebola, Marburg and the significance of a level 4 hot virus.  I am still curious as to what the original host of Marburg and Ebola was and when it is going to turn up again since the author was so sure that they would come back.  Will there ever be a cure?

The Hot Zone Part 3

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This part seemed predictable to me.  I completely guessed that the military would have to kill all the monkeys to be safe.  I didn’t like having to read so much about the mass killings, but it makes perfect sense why they had to.  I was shocked when Nancy Jaxx stayed rather than going to see her father.  Why does this particular strand not effect the humans? Does this strand effect other animals?

The Hot Zone Part 2

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Part 2 was my least favorite part of the book.  So many new characters started to confuse me and all I got out of it was the Ebola virus is air-born and can effects different monkeys in different rooms.  The one story in this part that I did find extremely interesting was the Jahrling and Geisbert wafting incident.  The fear of this virus and the fear of the slammer had these two men keep their exposure a secrete and possibly endangered many more people, especially their families.  My only question in this section is what comes next?  How is the monkey house handled? What happens to Jahrling and Geisbert?  Does the outbreak spread?

The Hot Zone Part 1

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This part of the book scared me! I don’t do well with scary situations and getting to hear the story of Charles Monet and how he went from perfectly healthy to a graphic and bloody death days later kinda made me paranoid. Oddly enough I couldn’t put this book down.  I was interested in the effects this virus had on humans.  My favorite part of part 1 is listening to Charles Monet’s story and his trip to Nairobi Hospital.  I could not imagine sitting next to a man who was vomiting blood with black specks. I guess I would be a good doctor because I would never have gotten close to this man.  Nancy Jaxx is a brave sole, but I would never go to her work with a severe cut on my hand. What was it that Monet touched that exposed him to the virus?

Scavenger Hunt (Groupings)

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This is the last 5 pictures!

Different types of carbohydrates:

Oligosaccharides

made up of 2 or more basic types of sugar.

Disaccharides

Two monosaccharides put together.

Complex Carbohydrates

a combination of different types of sugars

Simple Carbohydrates

Made up of simple sugar

Monosaccharides

Fructose is found in juice and is a monosaccharide

Scavenger Hunt (Groupings)

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Organisms on different levels of the same food chain:

The moth gives energy to the spider who gives energy to the mouse who gives energy to the snake who gives energy to the raccoon.

Scavenger Hunt #8

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population

A population is a group of organisms of the same species in the same place at the same time.

taxis

Phototaxis is shown when this tree grew side ways so it could get more direct sunlight.

K-strategist

Human produce fewer off-spring than other organisms.

Vestigial Structures

Eddie’s appendix scare- appendix’s have lost all original function.

Niche

My daddy’s niche, or role in the community of Mansfield, is being an orthodontist.

 

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