February 6, 2014
My AP Bio class took a field trip to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Half Moon Bay to collect data and explore the tide pools. Check out my reflection video about my day!

November, 12 2013

Check out my meiosis animation!

What is Meiosis?

Meiosis is a sexual reproduction for species with two parents creating genetically unique daughter cells each time. The process of meiosis is split into two main subgroups, meiosis I and II. The cells go through prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase twice creating a total of four cells. In meiosis I, chromosomes cross over, which can rearrange parts of the chromatids. The cells then separate and start meiosis II. The cells than repeat the cell division process and split again creating four unique daughter cells.

Reflection Time!

The process of creating the animation took longer than expected. Creating a stop motion meiosis animation was a challenge. First selection the medium to represent the chromosomes was difficult because some mediums, like Jelly Beans, did not stay in place making it difficult to only slightly move the picture. For each frame a change in the picture had to carefully take place, which took patience. However the outcome of the project was positive because I can better grasp the concept of meiosis and have a tool to return to later on.

October 14, 2013

Check out my prezi about how the seasons affect the colors of leaves by clicking here!

Screen shot 2013-10-14 at 9.00.25 PM

Works Cited

Beckman, John. “Winter Wonderings… How Do Evergreens Stay Green?” West Virginia Wildlife Magazine. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2013. <http://www.wvdnr.gov/wildlife/magazine/archive/04Winter/winter_wonder.shtm&gt;.

Handwerk, Brian. “Why Do Fall Leaves Change Color?” National Geographic. National Geographic Society, 8 Oct. 2004. Web. 14 Oct. 2013. <http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/10/1005_041008_fallfoliage.html&gt;.

Marder, Jenny. “Why Do Leaves Change Color?” PBS. PBS, 12 Oct. 2011. Web. 14 Oct. 2013. <http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/10/why-do-leaves-change-color.html&gt;.

“The Morton Arb.” Why Leaves Change Color. The Morton Arboretum, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2013. <http://www.mortonarb.org/whats-in-bloom/why-leaves-change-colors.html&gt;.


2 Comment(s)

  1. Anna Marie Darkholm

    October 15, 2013 at 4:42 am

    This is so informative! All the information is so neatly organized. I had no idea sunlight was involved in leaves changing colors!

  2. ncrossi

    October 28, 2013 at 3:27 am

    You presented some great pieces of information in your presentation. I especially enjoyed your original images that helped explain the topic.

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