Today is the last Science Solutions blog post. In this blog I will be blogging about how asexual and sexual reproduction differ. Sexual reproduction is when two parents are giving 23 chromosomes to their child. The child will look like both of the parents. During asexual reproduction, only one parent reproduces the child. In this case, the child will look exactly like their parents. Down below will be a comparison chart or a list. This is the topic that we are learning in my Science class.


      Asexual                                               Same                                       Sexual    
   produced by one parent                                       both produce offspring                                  two parents
      identical to the parent                                                                                alike like both parents
     not common for mammals                                                                          common for mammals



Up above is a chart comparing and contrasting these two ways. I hope that you have learned something form the past Science Solutions blogs. Like I had said before this was the last blog for this category.Tommorow will be the last of the blogs for this website. I hope that you will stillbe able to share all of this knowledge with someone. Thanks for reading!
 
     Today is Science Solutions Friday. In this blog, I will be blogging about how light enters your eye. First, you see light. It travels to your pupil to cornea, iris, and lens. I will be explaining this before explaining the other parts of the eye that light enters. The first thing that happens is that light is being reflected to your eye. Then it travels through your cornea and aqueous humor, Aqueous humor is the watery liquid which gives the eyeball its shape. After traveling though the aqueous humor it travels to your sclera and iris. That is the transforming part from the iris to the pupil. After reaching the pupil it then travels through your ligaments and through the vitreous humor. That is a thick fluid in your eye. Once that happens, it goes through your retina, blind spot  and lastly the optic nerve. That is how the image or how light goes to your eye.


     This is what we are currently learning in Mrs. Poole's seventh grade Science class. If you have any questions related to this topic please let me know so that I can help you  find the answer. Learning the parts of the eye is the first step. It is fairly simple and I leaned it in less that 30 minutes. Until next Science Solutions blog post!
 
 In one of the Free Write Fridays blog, I have  mentioned that we were researching an animal. If you might have known, I researched the Giant Anteater. Yesterday, we actually got to go to the zoo and see our animal. When I saw the Giant Anteater, I could really see the adaptations and characteristics  For example, I saw it walking on  its knuckles  I also saw its big, bushy tail.It was really big too. The first time my group and I saw the anteater, it was not there. I think it was probably in its den. We went a second time to see of iut was there. Believe it or not, it was. It was really close to use too! It was a great time to take pictures. Aftter we went to see our animal, we saw the other animals in my group.


  I was really glad to see my animal at the zoo. It was a great feeling to know that we got to see the animal that we were researching all of this time. If you want to see the webpage that we are working on, there will be a link below. If you do go and checkout the website, please take the survey or tell me what you think of it in the comment section below. Until next time!
 
     Todays blog  will be about how a rainbow forms. You usually see a rainbow when it rains. Why does this occur? This occurs after a stormy or rainy day, because when most of the clouds are gone the light shines through the lightly colored gray clouds and when light shines through something it brings ot all of the colors that the object is holding, but you can not see them. Once all of the colors shine then you have a rainbow. This is the reason why you see rainbows after it rains or when the storm passes. This is almost similar to the last blog I blogged about. The light scatters through the clouds that produce the rainbow.

     This is the same situation for a lot of different things. I hope that you understand my concept and know that light scatters through the clouds. Just remember that light scatters all around the cloud and that this is the reason why you can see a rainbow. This is what we are currently learning in Mrs. Poole's Science class. Intl next Science Solutions blog post!
 
Today is Science Solutions Tuesday. In this blog, I am going to give the real reason why the sky is blue. Well in last weeks blog, I said the the light waves of the sky are scattering  to your eyes. Well I'm partiality true. The light beams do bounce of your eyes. We you see something, you reflect on what you are seeing. The blue is actually reflecting  to your eyes.  The reflection shows all the different colors, especially blue. This is also why the grass appears to be green. I learned this while finishing a packet in light yesterday and happened to see the reason  why this is true.

The topic light is what we are currently learning in Mrs. Poole's Science class. Light is a very important item to have, because it lets you see the color of things. If we did not have light than we would probably not know if a certain item is a certain color. It would probably just be white or a dark color. For example, a red object may be dark brown or black. Antother example is that a yellow object may be a white color. This is just how light waves react to a certain item. Just remember that it dosn't bounce to your eyes it scatters so that you can see one color.
 
   Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue? The reason for this is that the light spectrums in the sky bounce off and bring blue light waves to your eyes. This is what I know so far. For this blog, I could not use the internet to find out the answer, so I thought of the best possible answer for this question. This makes sense, because light wave bounce back to your eye so that you can see many colors. If you are wondering how I can up with this possible answer  well it is because my  science teacher did a lesson on how light wave bounce back to your eye. We were also doing some experimentation on light waves. We were looking at florescent light tubes with a special tool.  When I saw into the tool, I saw different colors. It was fascinating!

I hope that I have given you something to think about. My answer is a reasonable for this prompt  What do you think? Do you agree with this possible answer.   If you have a different opinion I would like to hear it. Just comment on the comment section of this blog. Let me know if this blog gave you a whole new opinion on why the sky is blue. In the next blog post I will be telling the real reason on why the sky is blue. Until next Science Solutions blog!
 
     Todays blog will be about how scientist could find rare plant fossils in Antarctica  This is because Antarctica used be combined with other continents  This is how rare plants show up in Antarctica. The reason that they fossilize very quickly  because of Antarctica's climate. Everyone knows that it is very cold there. Without good shelter, you can freeze to death. Plants don't really have heat in their body to keep them alive, so they freeze faster and you do not bury plants when they die, so they just lie there. That is how they become fossilized. Since almost the entire species is on the specific continent  they all die. That is why many plants that are fossilized are rare. Many people do not know that the species of that certain plant existed.

    I hope that you have now learned that this is the reason why special plants are fossilized in rare places. This could happen to anything. If the continents do collide again, I think that this will probably happen again. I hope that I have given you some food for thought. If you really think about it, why are  plant showing up in different places? This could possibly be why! This is what I think what do you think of it. Do you have a different opinion  If you do, I would love to hear it. Until next Science Solutions blog prompt!!

Animal Reaserch

4/2/2013 21:53:38

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    For my science class and computers class, we are making a webpage for a animal that we have to research. We are making this for the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Every seventh grader has to have a group of three or more and an animal to research  Every group has a different animal. My group has the Giant Anteater.It is very interesting. Our science teacher gave each member of the group a paper to fill out the information of the animal. I got the classification paper. On the paper, all you need to do is fill out the blank spots. It is very simple and easy.

     The paper has questions like what class, family, etc. My other two partners got a paper to fill out themselves  Since I did research on the animal, I am going to tell you some interesting facts. Did you know the Giant Anteater walks on its knuckles!  It does not only eat ants, but it also eats termites and soft fruit. It eats by using its giant nose like a vacuum. It can be 5-7 feet long. Doing this research I learned more about the Giant Anteater than before. Come to think about it, I think this animal is very cool! I can't wait to go to the zoo and see my animal!!
 
     Todays blog will be about the greatest scientific discovery ever discovered. During all of the important things that I have learned in science during the time that I have been there, the biggest discovery to find out for me was the discovery of DNA. If Rosalind Franklin and all the other scientist have never helped discover that, I think it the world would not have discovered DNA until twenty years after their discovery. DNA is the blueprint of life. Without it, I think that people would not know how they inherited their characteristics. There are many other things that tied up with this discovery, but discovering DNA was the best choice for me.

     In Mrs. Poole's Science class, we learned a lot during the semester and a half since we have been there. We learned about: cells, evolution, DNA, etc. It was really tough to choose just one topic. I just think that this topic was really easy for me to understand and learn. If you would like to read more about Rosalind Franklin, the top scientist that discovered mainly all about DNA's shape,click here. Okay that all for this blog post. Until next time!

Quizlet

3/19/2013 21:55:32

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          Today is Science Solutions Tuesday. In this blog, I am going to blog to you about Quizlet. Quizlet is a flashcard based website that helps you memorize and study things. I personally LOVE Quizlet. It helps me learn and remember important things. Every time we have a test in my science class, my teacher gives us list and tells us to put the definitions in Quizlet. She always tells us to study from there as well. Quizlet helps you a lot. Words can not describe how much Quizlet helps you learn. Quizlet also lets you take a test on  the flashcards that you have create, to see if you learned them all. One of the best parts about Quizlet is that if your internet is down or you don't have internet access at home, it lets you  print your set of flashcards.

          I recommend Quizlet to anyone that need to learn things quickly. The best part about Quizlet is that if you can not really just study the flashcards and you need to do some action, Quizlet has a couple of game that involve your flashcards in it. Quizlet is for everybody basically. To read more about the wonderful and educational site, click here. To go to the actual website,click here! Well, I hope that you can study with this website. Write to you later!