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.
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!
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>.
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>.
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>.
“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>.