Thursday, December 8, 2016

Protist Fun Facts-The great white shark of protists



An ameba is a single-celled protista. It is an animal like protists that moves by oozing along with the help of a pseudopod. Although it is a single cell it is a feared predator. It engulfs its prey and then digests its victim. In fact, it will engulf two or three parameciums at the same time.

Kingdom Protist


Protist Fun Fact-Swims like an Animal Eats like a Plant


Protist Fun Facts

A euglena, which is pictured above is a single-celled protist that can swim using a flagellum. This whiplike structure allows the Euglena to move about rapidly like a small animal. In addition to swimming, it can practice photosynthesis like a plant. Think of a Euglena like a swimming plant.

Kingdom Protista


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Line and Dot Plots- Middle School Math



In this video, you will learn the basics of line and dot plots

How are line plots different than dot plots?

Line plots use x's higher than the numbers showing the amount
for each number, whereas Dot plots use dots showing the
amounts above each quantity on lots line.
Let’s look at a good example.
Hayden surveyed 20 college students about the quantity of calls they made
in a 24­ hour period. His details are as follows:
Number of calls made in 24 hour period.
4, 3, 4, 5, 0, 2, 4, 4, 5, 9, 4, 5, 4, 1, 0, 5, 3, 3, 5, 6

1) Find the minimum amount (least) and the utmost (greatest) values.
MINIMUM = 0 MAXIMUM = 9
2) Draw a line from the minimum amount to the maximum.
3) Draw a DOT or X on the number line showing each observation.
 Cross off the number as you plot them.
4) LABEL the number line to show what being counted.
5) Supply the dot plot (or series plot) a TITLE.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fun Human body Facts




  • Nine out of ten cells in our body are not human cells. The bulk of our cells are virus cells,bacteria cells, or other microorganisms.
  • The reason we are still alive is because the majority of these cells support our health and help keep us alive. In biology, you would define our symbiotic relationship as mutualistic.
  • You share more germs,viruses, or microorganisms shaking hands than kissing.
  • Your hands in contact with many more surfaces and have a greater surface area for these microbes to enjoy.
  • 97% of your DNA is noncoding.
  • That means only 3% of your DNA is actually genes. However, this noncoding DNA is still very helpful for turning on and off the genes.
  • Cells in your body are constantly being replaced due to cell death. Most cells do not last your entire lifetime. In fact, skin cells only last two or three weeks. Because cells die,your body must replace them constantly.
  • Most of the dust in your house is dead skin. You shed around 35 pounds of skin in your lifetime.
  • Your white blood cells only make up 1% of your total blood volume. Your white blood are very important because they fight pathogens, but an equally important job of your skin to carry oxygen throughout your body.
  • Most people will produce enough saliva in their life to fill two swimming pools.
  • The surface area of your lungs is rough the same surface area of a tennis court.
  • Your nerves send a signal throughout your body at over 200 miles an hour.


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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fantastic Owl Facts



In many middle school science classes and even in high school students will dissect owl pellets in order to see what the owl eats and to help their understanding of a food web. 

Listed below are several interesting factual statements about owls.
  • Several owls are named a parliament. 
  • Owls hunt various other owls. Great Horned Owls will be the leading predator of the smaller Barred Owl.
  • The tiniest owl on the globe may be the Elf Owl, which is 5 - 6 inches tall and weighs about 1 ounces. 
  • The greatest North American owl, in appearance, may be the Great Gray Owl, which is up to 32 inches tall.
  • The Northern Hawk Owl can detect-mainly by sight a rodent to consume up to a half of a mile away.
  • Barn Owls swallow their prey whole-skin, bones, and all,and they consume at least one 1,000 mice each year.
  • There are 200 species, plus they are all birds of prey. 
  • Most of them are solitary and nocturnal.
  • They will be the only large group of birds which hunt during the night. Owls are experts at night-time hunting.
  • They prey on small mammals such as rodents, insects, and other birds, and a few species prefer to eat fish as well.
  • They are found in all parts of the world except Antarctica, the majority of Greenland, plus some other small islands.
  •  Their heads and necks up to 270 degrees in both directions
  • The owls' key to hunting is surprising its prey.
  • Their most important adaptation is their almost silent flight. 
  • The feathers are soft, with fringes on the trunk edge,and this all muffles noise, and makes for silence. 
  • They glide to arrive for the kill.
  • The dull colors of the owls' feathers make sure they are less obvious by camouflaging the owl. 
  • Owls have fantastic hearing.






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Alleles-Examples-Basic Genetics



Alleles

In genetics,alleles are different form of the same trait.
Traits are characteristics that can be passed from one generation to another.
All of the followings would be examples of a trait.
Hair color,skin color,height,chin shape, or gender
A gene is a portion of DNA that contains the genetic code for the trait.
Genes are located on chromosomes.
For each trait, you get half of the information from mom and half from dad.
As a result, you get different forms of the same trait. These different forms are alleles.
Gregor Mendel, who is considered the father of genetics studied 7 traits of pea plants.
For example, the color of the flower can be white or purple.
The pea plant can be tall or short
For all 7 traits, each trait has at least two different forms.
These would be examples of alleles.
Different forms of the same trait.
Look at this picture of eye color.
The trait is eye color, and the alleles are the different colors.
One last example, the shape of the chin is the trait, and the allele would be if it is cleft chin or smooth chin.

Just for Fun








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Friday, November 25, 2016

10 Weird Strange Animals



10 Weird and Strange Animals

The Zombie Snail 
This is an animal right from the walking dead. Parasites invade the tentacle of this snail and cause it to pulse with bright colors. The snail has no control over the tentacles once the parasites invade the snail. The pulsing tentacles attract birds that feed on the snail, and the parasite then lives in the bird

Goblin Shark 
This is a strange looking shark that lives deep in the ocean. This strange shark has the capacity to dislocate its jaw and thrust it towards its prey and reattach the jaw.

Nudibranch Sea Slug
This slug gets its colors and even toxins from the meals it eats. It would be similar to you eating carrots,absorbing the orange color,and then you turning orange after ingesting the carrots.

Dumbo Octopus
This octopus lays eggs and will survive at depths as deep as 13,000 feet.

Saddleback Caterpillar
This caterpillar looks very strange and may sting and inflict an agonizing sting

Tarsier 
This primate found in the Philippines is the world's smallest primate. This little creature is nocturnal and feeds on insects and tiny lizards. This tiny primate is also incredibly nimble in trees

Cape Rain Frog
This frog looks like a rock This circular frog of South Africa will remain in a good burrow for months to in order to avoid the heat.

Komodo Dragon 
These huge lizards will cannibalize other Komodo Dragons and may inject venom.

Cuttlefish 
The cephalopods have an amazing capability to camouflage. They can change colors in an to match their environment in an instant. Cuttlefish work with pigmented and elastic sacs known as chromatophores, to display these change in colors.

Hippo
This is a mammal that loves the water They possess many of the same traits as whales. They possess a strange behavior. They fling their feces with their tail.

Just for Fun