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?

Second post

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This is an example of tropism. The plants are showing that they are heading towards the direction of the sunlight. You see how  this plant has more leaves on one side then the other? It shows us that it is positioned like that for the sunlight is mainly there so it is growing towards that direction. 

R-strategist and populationThis is my fish tank. Might have seen this picture before from brianas selection of posts but we helped eachother out on this one. Anyways this is a population since it is well a population of fish. population is just a group or species that are inhabiting a territory. These fish are r- strategists because of they reproduce off spring that do not require much attention within their enviornment and they do so within a short period of time.


Epithelial tissue

This is  a photo of my dogs lef. He and the other dog get into some pretty big…wrestling matches you could say for fun and well this is a bit e wound he accidentally recieved. He broke past his epithelial tissue which is lining of the skin.

This is a pciture of hydrophilic. We applied sugar into water and with the sugar mixing into the water it shows that they like one another and can mix well together as well.


My Scavanger Hunt post 1

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hydrophobicThis picture shows you how the oil and the water do not mix with one another making the oil a hydrophobic product. For Hydrophobic means that something is incapable of dissolving within water.



This is a picture of a bug that is unfortunately dead. However, this bug has an exoskeleton upon it. An exoskeleton is a rigid outer stucture that acts almost as a shell of protection for bugs and crustaceans.

Flower OvaryThis close up of the flower is showing you this flower's ovary. The Flower ovary is used for the reproductive system of the flower.



This is a Damsel Fly upon a stick and the leaf. I know it is hard to see but look closely and you will see it. It is a rich blue color. Anyways this Damsel Fly has a segmented body.


 This picture is a bit hard to see but these flowers contain a stigma upon them. A stigma is the high point on top of the pistol of the flower and it is the receptive part of the pistol where pollen is depositted on for reproductive uses.

Final Scavenger Hunt – pictures only

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 Cellular Respiration

 Introduced Species


 Flower Ovary

 Cuticle of a Plant




 Modified Stem of Plant….. Blame my mother that the stem is no longer present.









Calvin Cylcle












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