Thursday, May 15, 2008

What is dangerous in my house?

The items that are dangerous in my house are batteries, lightbulbs, bathroom cleaners and detergents and more. I have a lot of dangerous things in my house and its quite surprising because I never knew that my own house was that dangerous. I have a lot of lightbulbs, batteries, detergent, bathroom cleaners, and everything on that website. So basically my house is quite dangerous and I hope to get rid of those items soon. So those are the things that are dangerous in my own house.

How will I improve the planet?

I will start to save the planet by recycling bottle cans and and newspapers. By doing those things I can decrease pollution around me and have cleaner air. Also, I will recycle newspapers like the ones that I don't need and they'll use that to make paper. Also, I will recycle oil filters from cars and give them to car dealers so they'll use that to make new ones and we'll have cleaner airs. Also, I'll recycle plastic bags and boxes so we'll have new boxes and papers. Thats how I'll save the planet.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Animals that will take the Earth next...

I think that the animals that will take the Earth next are wolves. By wolves I mean wild wolves up in the snowy mountain peaks like the Alps and stuff. I think they will take over Earth next because many of them are being born lately. Like more and more of them are being borned and like the mountains full of them. And the more that get borned sooner or later, they soon will take over the Earth. They are also strong enough to hunt in packs and they can take down any animals up in the peaks or wherever they roam. So thats why I think they will take over the Earth next.

What I think of Mendel so far...

I think that Gregor Mendel is quite a smart guy. He was able to study on the experiments of plants and the life of flowers. It was all his idea that created the life of plants. If it wasn't for Gregor Mendel, we wouldn't have any plant life in our world. It was all Gregor Mendel's idea that explained the process of oxygen and carbon dioxide and the air that goes through the tract of our human body and through the plants. Also, If It wasn't for Gregor Mendel, we wouldn't know how oxygen and carbon dioxide came from, and how we breathe through it. Thats what I think of how Gregor Mendel is.

My Goals for this semester

My goals for this semester is to pass all my classes with a C or better. If I complete these goals, I won't have to take summer school. Also if I pass this class with a C or better, I won't have to take it again next year and I will be ahead of the classes. I also plan to complete all my homework and project assignments and try to do the best that I can. If I follow all these guide lines, I will be ahead of all my friends next year. Also, I will need to start asking more questions if I don't get something and I will go meet with the teacher after school or after class if I have to. These are my goals for this semester.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Different types of natural selection

The different types of natural selection are animals. Many animals survive and they move on to the next generation. Others gets extinct and new animals form. Thats one type of natural selection. Different animals evolve overtime. Also another is plants, trees, and the environment. New plants died and grow into the soil while new ones just come out of nowhere. The climate changes from no oxygen to hvaing oxygen and different animals die and humans start to form. So thats what natural selection are.

Monday, April 28, 2008

If I had a gene that would give me a higher risk....

If I had a gene that would give me a higher risk for my life, I would want to know. If I knew what disease I have, I can prepare to die. Like I'll know when I might die and I'll start enjoying my life from that point on. If I didn't kow, death would take me suddenly and I wouldn't have enough time to have fun before I die. Like say good-bye to everyone and eat the best food possible and all that. You know what I mean. Also, I would die in happy because I'd already know and it was going to come on me sooner or later anyways. So thats why I would want to know.

How populations can become isolated...

Populations in the world can become isolated in mnay ways. The first reason is that because of the climate. Some people like places that are cold;others like places that are warm and sunny with beaches at the coast. Many poeple like hot, sunny places because of the beaches. Thats why there are many populations that are isolated from one another. The second reason is maybe because of race. Many poeple don't like to live in a place with too much asians or mexicans so they move to a place where more of their race is common. That is why there is population isolation.

Darwin's challenges

In the movie, Darwin's challenges were to search around the world for some evidence or history about plants back then. Darwin helped Gregor Mendel at the time when he was still alive and helped him search for many informations about the plants he wanted to study. His challenge was after Gregor Mendel died, Darwin had to search for information for plants by himself. Also he wrote an autobiographical book about his challenges so thats what his challenges was when he faced them.

Next thing that will happen on Earth....

I think the next thing that will happen on Earth is global warming. As this should be obvious, due to the hotness of the sun, Earth's crust is slowly getting thinner and thinner. Temperatures are reaching record highs like never before and as the Earth's crust gets thinner and thinner, some people will die because of hogh temperatures and seniorities can't handle it. So thats what I think will happen to the Earth in the coming year as the Earth's crust gets thinner and thinner and the Sun's temperatures get hotter and hotter like never before.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Summarization on Mendel and Genetics book

For Gregor Mendel and the book, I learned that Gregor Mendel was a very famous person. He was the one that started the whole plant research and genetics. Without him, our world wouldn't have the knowledge about genetics and the whole DNA thing. Without him, we wouldn't have known what the DNA coil bands are and how we can determine what tye of gene a person will have before he was born. We also wouldn't have known what kind of plants can be done to cure sickness and what plants give out oxygen for us to breathe. So I think without Gregor Mendel, our world would be in such a tragedy that I can't even explain it. So I learned a lot from Gregor Mendel and I'm glad he was in our world to teach us something he was intelligent at.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

What is a Clone? How are they made? Is cloning a good thing?

Clones are people that look alike but inside their body they are different. They don't have the same type of thinking as us. Like some of their cells are the same but they aren't the same as us still. They die earlier and its easier for them to catch diseases that make them sick. Also, they are made by taking the cells out of the same animal people want to clone but only some parts and then you just clone them. Cloning sometimes is good because if something bad happens they can catch the other one except for you. But normally its bad because it creates and adds another population into the world.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

If I had a gene that meant I was at higher risk...

If I had a gene that meant I was at a higher risk for a disease, I wouldn't want to know. Because if I knew I would start panicking and wouldn't feel like doing anything. Also, I would worry every single day and night and I wouldn't be able to sleep. Also, I would hope to die sooner, because what happens if the genetics disease I had was painful? If it was painful, I would hope to die sooner as everyday passes by because I don't want to suffer. Suffering hurts a lot so I wouldn't want to suffer and I would wish I was going to die soon. I'd also count of the days till my death and sometimes I would kind of be excited for it. So thats why I wouldn't want to know what genetics disease I have if I had one.

What is the most important issue in genetics today?

The most important issue in genetics today are some people are born with a type of disease. Whether its retardedness or something, more people are born that way. Also, there are strating to be some cloning in the world. Worldwide, technology is advancing. That leaves some room for smart people to create clones of people and themselves. So thats the one part of major issue in the world today. The cloning of people worldwide and the other one is people born with a disease occuring to them.

Cloning is not good, because they can only live for a certain amount of time. Also, they can be killed in an accident and it will lead to an accident if one person is missed up and he other is still alive. Also it would be very messed up if they found out one person is alive, and the other is dead. Also, that would cause confusion because one is dead and one is alive and what if that person was known? It would cause confusion. That is one of the major issue in today's world of genetics.

The last part of problems is people born with a type of disease. Like they were born speechless or they were born blind or a brain defect. Anything can happen when a new baby has been born. Usually, those things happen when the carrier of the baby has done something wrong when she was pregnant. Whether she smoked, drank alcohol, anything that affects a new born it all has an effect. So I think thats the issue of todays genetics.

So thats about it. Thats all the issue there is in he world so far. The birth defects and the cloning. The birth defects occur when a new born mother has been doing has an effect on the baby. Whether is alcohol, smoking, or doing any drugs, it all has an effect in a baby. Also, the cloning has a part too. If there is too much clonig, the whole world will be the same. So those are the major issues in the world so far.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Are mutations good or bad? Why?

I think mutations are good becuase its like a period of change and growth. I think mutations are good because its like when a plant becomes older and kind of matures. Like for humans, mutations like growing up. We have like four mutations in our lives. One is when you are a baby and you become a kid. Second is when you are a kid and you become into a teenager. After that, when you're done with teenagers, you'll transform again into an adult. After that, which is the last phase, you'll mutate into a senior or in other words, an old person with wrinkles and white hair. So mutations are great because if there wasn't mutations in other stuff, for humans, we would always stay a baby or a child forever. Never growing up or being old. So thats why mutations are good. It starts out with other stuff or organisms and then it comes to humans next.