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This is the last 5 pictures!

Different types of carbohydrates:


made up of 2 or more basic types of sugar.


Two monosaccharides put together.

Complex Carbohydrates

a combination of different types of sugars

Simple Carbohydrates

Made up of simple sugar


Fructose is found in juice and is a monosaccharide


Final Scavenger Hunt -definitions only

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Introduced species – tree
A species that humans have placed into an ecosystem or a community where it doesnt naturaully occur.

Endotherm – human
An endothermic is an organism that generates heat to keep it’s body temperature stable.

Cellular respiration – flower
It’s the metabolic process I which organisms gain energy from organic molecules

Pollen – flower
Pollen is a powdery substance, transferred from flower to flower through bees, made by anthers that fertilize the flowers.

Rhizome – roots of the plant
It is continuously growing horizontal underground stems that shoot out roots at intervals.

Kerns cycle
Reactions that most living cEllsworth create energy during the process of respiration.

Plant ovary – dissected plant
The ovary of a flower is the female reproductive organ of the flower or gynoecium.

Cuticle layer of a plant – leaf
It’s a layer of wax and cutin that cover the outermost part Of the plant.

Commensalism- fish aquarium
A place or area where there are two organism, where one benefits and one does not benefit nor lose.

Modified stem of a plant – onion
It is a specialized or transformed stem.

Eubacteria – yogurt
They are simple cell organisms that do not have a nucleus.

Gibberellins – grapes
They are plant hormones that stimulate stem growth, germination, and flowering.

Calvin cycle- sweet potato
Series of biochemical reactions that occur inside the steins of chloroplasts in photosynthetic organisms.

Parasitism – molded strawberrrelationshipbetween two organism in which one organism benefits from the destruction of the other.

Ethylene – gas
A flammable hydrocarbon gas.

I will be postin the pictures today as soon as I get out of volleyball practice! For now here are the definitions.

Hot Zone Post 4

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Within the fourth part of the Hot Zone, the author travels to Africa. He travels the exact same path as Monet to the same summit where the Ebola was first dicovered . Although he is worried he could possibly expose himself to the deadly virus he continues on to the summit. In the end of the book the author concludes his thoughts that the virus and all of its strains are simple defense meconisms of the earth. He states that there is sO much around us such as illnesses and much more that the virus is something that earth has created or established in order to bring an equal balance back the world.

Although it was just a book the reality of tue Ebola virus and it’s reach from society can be a little frightening. However the book itself was a good read and very descriptive when describing the effects Of such a virus. I was left with zero questiOns and a better understanding of the Ebola virus. Thank you!

Scavenger Hunt 8

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Mating Behavior

Mating behavior is the actions between mutually attracted individuals of the opposite sex. Male peacocks  spread their colorful tail feathers, like the ones pictured here, to attract female peacocks.

Homologous Structures

Homologous structures are body parts that are alike because, according to the theory of evolution, the species in question share a common ancestor. For example, the human ear ossicle is similar to the fish jaw bone.  This is a picture of salmon to represent the fish jaw bone.


K-strategists are organisms that produce small numbers of offspring at a time and protect their young. Dogs, like my friend’s dog,  are K-strategists

Introduced Species

Introduced species are species that humans have placed into an ecosystem or community, accidentally or intentionally, in which it doesn’t naturally occur. This is a picture of a  tree in my neighborhood which was planted there by the homeowners association.


A heterotroph is an organism that derives its nutritional requirements from complex organic substances. All animals such as my friend’s other dog are heterotrophs.


Glycogen is a substance deposited in body tissues as a store of carbs. Glycogen is found in human muscles, like the ones demonstrated by my little brother  in the picture.


A frond is the leaf or leaflike part of a palm or fern. This is a picture of a fake palm tree. The green leaflike parts are its fronds.

Epithelial Tissue

Epithelial tissue is the membraneous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body. This is a picture of my little brother’s leg which is covered in this tissue.


An endotherm is an organism that generates heat to maintain its body temperature. All mammals, such as cats, are endotherms.

Cellular Respiration

Cellular respiration is the metabolic process in which certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules. Plants such as this flower go through cellular respiration.


An autotroph, or producer, is an organism that produces complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules using energy from the photosynthesis or chemosynthesis. This is a picture of an evergreen tree which is an example of an autotroph.

Bilateral Symmetry

Leaves have bilateral symmetry which means that they have a basic body plan in which their left and right sides can be divided congruently.


This is a bee. Bees travel from flower to flower spreading pollen, which is a powdery substance produced by the anthers that fertilizes the flowers.

Asexual Reproduction

This is a fake flower from my room. Real flowers  reproduce asexually, which means that one individual produces offspring that are genetically identical to itself.

Animal that has a segmented body

This is an ant which I found in my kitchen. An ant has a segmented body, which is a body divided into segments that are often grouped into larger functional units. The ant is in the lower right corner of this picture on the white tile.



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The Hot Zone Part 4:  This part was short and this not only physically, but psychologically shows that looking for some of these truly ancient diseases is even worse then then a needle in a haystack (a pressure trigger mine in a mesa is more accurate). I learned that Africa is no place to take a vacation. I still wonder though why can we not identify some of these “mystery” proteins.

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these eggs show amniotic egg

these plant roots show rhizome

These thorns show plant adaption

my tiny hand represents epithelial tissue.

this represents modified leaf of a plant

the center of this flower is pollen

this represents Krebs Cycle

the yellow part in the white flower is the anther and filament of stamen

this leaf represents frond

the center of the flower is a plant ovary

this leaf is the  cuticle layer of a plant

this cactus represents a C3 plant

this represents domiant vs. recessive phenotype

Barbie and Ken are symbolizing as mating behavior

this is my little population of pumbaa’s.

this butterfly represents mullerian mimicry

this fish aquarium represents commensalism

this olive oil represents lipid uses for energy storage

my best friend is holding an onion for a modified stem of plant

my best friend is holding a ear of corn for C4 plant

Mushrooms are for basidiomycete

my best friend holds lettuce as it represents a long day plant

these crab legs represent animals that have segmented bodies

corn kernels represent endosperm

my best friend holds yogurt to represent eubacteria

grapes are for gibberellins

pineapples are CAM plants

this sweet potatoe symbolizes the Calvin Cycle

these tomatoes represent enzymes

this mold on the tomatoes represents parasitism

Bread is an unicellular organism

bananas are ethylene

this raw meat is a Eukaryote

this meat represents eukaryote

the sugar represents glycogen

this dog represents sexually reproduction

my baby cousins ear represents vestigal structure

this pool i got tossed into is full of hydrophilic which is water

the flowers behind my little cousin have auxin in the middle of them

my baby nephew represents animal of adaptation. He is adapting to the world outside my sisters tummy

ATP the trees are breathing

this tree is from the Oklahoma Bombing and has phloem on it

this bird represents seed dispersal

this crocodile represents ectotherm

this green frog represents introduced species

this represents the animals niche which is place they live


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.

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