Scavenger Hunt #8 (part 3)

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This picture is an example of the auxin producing area of a plant, which is found in the stem of the plant.Auxin is a hormone that is made by plants in areas where a new root or shoot is growing.

 
 

This sugar is an example of a rhizome because sugar cane is an example of a rhizome and this sugar comes from sugar cane.A rhizome is a charecteristically horizontal stem of the plant thats usually found underground.

 
 

Scavenger Hunt #8 (Part 2)

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This tree has cambium, which is the inner osteogenic layer of the periosteum, which is a highly cellular zone immediately beneath the epithelium, which is covering a botryoid sarcoma.

 
 
 
This cactus is an adaption of a plant, because this plant adapted to it’s arid conditions by having spikes to protect it from predators, and wide leaves for coserving water.
 

The Krebs Cycle is the sequence of reactions by which most living cells generate energy during the process of aerobic respiration, like in this plant.

 
 

The Hot Zone Part 4

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The last part of The Hot Zone was very fitting with the rest of the book. I really appreciated the fact that he traveled back to Kitum Cave one last time, even if he didn’t hfave a sudden understanding of everything. I also like how he went back to the warehouse, and saw that even if it was still deserted, there was some light. I think thrashing out of the entire book, the thing that freaked me out most was when he said the ebola will be back. While reading the Hot Zone, it really feels like fiction, but that statement hit me because I realized that this is all real. Of course I have questions about if and when ebola will be back, and i think that I always will wonder. But, I also wanted to find out, what happened to the Jaax’s. Overall it was an awesome novel!

Scavenger Hunt #8 (part 1, pictures 1-10)

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This picture of me and my cheer team was taken last Friday, and we were all sweaty because it was hot, and this is an example of homeostasis, because perspiration is a way to maintain internal balance.

 

This horse is an example of connective tissue, because connective tissue connects, supports, binds, or sperates other tissues, and there is connective tissue in the horse

 
 

This picture is an example of the calvin cycle, which is a series of biochemical redox reactions that take place in the stroma or chloroplasts in photosynthetic organisms, like this plant.

 

This plant is an example of ethylene, because ethylene can serve as a hormone in plants. It can regulate the ripening of plants or even flowers.

 

This plant is an example of gibberelins, which are plant hormones that regulate growth and influence various developmental processes.

 

The tomatoes in this tomato soup are an example of salmonella because salmonella can be found in tomatos. Salmonella is a bacterium that is stereotyped as food poisoning.

 

This picture of a plant is an example of tropism because tropism is a biological phenomenon, indicating growth or turning movement of a biological organism, usually a plant, in response to an environmental stimulus.

 

This picture of a wasps nest is an example of a niche because this is where the wasp lives, and it is the role of the wasp because it is where it has it's children, spends most of it's time, etc.

 
 

This picture is an example of a vestigial structure because it is my mom's appendix scar, from when she got it taken out. The appendix is vestigial because it has no use.

 
 

Meristem is found in this plant, and it is the tissue in most plants consisting of undifferentiated cells, found in zones of the plant where growth can take place.

 
 

Scavenger Hunt #7

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This tree is an example of a K-Strategist because they produce a few, often large, offspring, but invest great time and energy into ensuring that they will reach a reproductive age.

 

This picture is an example of lipids because lipids are found in butter. In butter, they are called saturated lipids, and they store energy and have structural roles in cells.

 

This picture of an ant pile is an example of a population. A population is a group of organisms ofone species living in the same place at the same time. These ants all live together under this little pile and interbreed.

 

These weeds in my front yard are an example of R-Strategists. R-Stragetists are species that reproduce early in life and produce large numbers of usually small and short-lived offspring.

 

These crows in my neighbor's yard were exhibiting territorial behavior. These birds were cawing and challenging other, usually smaller, birds that tried to land near them. The crows were being territorial, because this is where they get their food, and it is their home.

Scavenger Hunt #6

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An amniotic egg is produced by birds, reptiles, and egg-laying mammals. The embryo develops inside an amnion, with a calcium-based or leathery shell.

This potato is a C3 plant. C3 plants utilize the C3 carbon fixation pathway as the sole mechanism for converting CO2 into an organic compound.

 
 

Cellular respiration occurs in this plant. It is the set of metaabolic processes and reactions within the cell of an organism to convert the biochemical energy to ATP.

 

This is my poodle Berry, and she is an example of bilateral symmetry. Bilateral symmetry is the property of being divisible into symmetrical halves on either side of a unique plane.

 
 

ATP stands for adenosine triphosphate, and it happens in my begonia. ATP transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism.

The Hot Zone Part 3

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Wow!  So part 3 is by far my favorite.  It was filled with suspense and I just couldn’t stop reading it!  I found it fascinating, and pretty scary, how the author described the children playing on swings within hearing distance of the infected monkeys.  I also found it interesting how after all the lecturing that Jerry had done to Nancy, he ended up in a space suit as well.  I was shocked to learn that 18 year olds were a part of the operation because that isn’t far from my age and  I could not imagine being a part of that.  I would be paralyzed from fear alone; I doubt I would even make it in the building!  I learned that the space suits make you sweat profusely as well, and I can’t imagine how uncomfortable those people must have been.  I also learned that only one door can be open at one time in the air lock, which I found interesting.  It kind of grossed me out how the monkeys insides looked like it had been dead for days, and some were liquified.  I learned that the hands are the weakest point, and I think it would be very difficult to have to be conscious of where your body and hands are at all times.  One thing that I still have questions about is why the needles were found in the wooded area, and if anyone got infected from those that they just don’t know about.  And I of course wonder why Zaire is deadly to humans, and not Reston.  It’s mortifying to think that if the Reston strand mutated a little more, it could end mankind.  I can’t wait to read part 4!

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