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Article posted June 12, 2012 at 06:52 PM GMT • comment • Reads 58

Anthropomorphism- (from bing)

attribution of human characteristics to nonhumans: the attribution of a human form, human characteristics, or human behavior to nonhuman things, e.g. deities in mythology and animals in children's stories.

Article posted June 12, 2012 at 06:52 PM GMT • comment • Reads 58



Article posted June 12, 2012 at 06:44 PM GMT • comment • Reads 47

Mukda and mine experiment we wanted to know if the cockroach prefer dry or moist soil. I had predicted that the cockroach would choose moist soil because in Madagascar they are found in the forest in tree logs. We had put dry and moist soil on opposite sides. The cockroach went to the dry soil 4 out of 5 time and went to the moist soil 1 out of 5 times. Results were uncertain whether the cockroach prefers dry or moist soil because it was difficult to make the cockroach decide where to go. The cockroach just seems like they want to run and get away from us :(.

Article posted June 12, 2012 at 06:44 PM GMT • comment • Reads 47



Article posted June 7, 2012 at 06:56 PM GMT • comment • Reads 35

I learnd that Madagascar is an island home to fascinating insect, Madagascar hissing cockroaches.



Madagascar hissing cockroaches are wingless insects, shiny brown in color.

They are oval-shaped and have a single pair of antennae.

It is approximately 2 to 4 inches in length and weighs ¼ to 7/8 ounces.

These cockroaches live in colonies of roaches of all ages and sexes.



MALES-

The male cockroaches are larger than the females.

The males have a pair of horns on their head.



LIFE CYCLE-

Madagascar hissing cockroaches have a wired way of giving birth to its young.

Females carry a cocoon-like case known as ootheca.

They carry their eggs in this ootheca and their neonatal nymphs inside their body(The nymphs are pushed outside the body by the females after they hatch.)

This gives an appearance as if she is giving birth to live young.

The roaches have a gradual metamorphosis stage, that is, development as eggs, nymphs and final adult stage.



BREEDING-

These cockroaches can breed for 2-3 years or even longer. They commonly have two-three broods a year.



COCKROACHES AS PETS-

Madagascar hissing cockroaches can prove to be great pets. Unlike the other cockroaches, these cockroaches do not infest human habitats and are not pests. They survive on the jungle floors hiding under the leaves, logs and rocks. They are active during the night as these are nocturnal creatures. These scavengers do not bite and an easy to care for pet. They slowly walk on your hand and do not harm you in any way. You can even train your roach to run a maze or step on a lever. During the active period, use food or water and train him to do such simple tricks. (from [LINK])

Article posted June 7, 2012 at 06:56 PM GMT • comment • Reads 35



Article posted June 6, 2012 at 06:53 PM GMT • comment • Reads 39

Cockroaches-They are nasty gross and ugly things that have no life and need to die because there is no purpose of them on this world

I know that they are an insect that has 2 long tentacles in front of them.

Color of them are brown or dark brown.



I lived in California and had lots of cockroaches every where for a long time-

They like to sit in your bath tub

They don't like dogs



What I want to know about them:

What type of food do they eat,

What do they smell like,

What do they use their 2 long tentacles for

I also what do know how long can they live

What kind of environment do they like

Do they prefer the dark better than the light?

Article posted June 6, 2012 at 06:53 PM GMT • comment • Reads 39



Article posted June 6, 2012 at 06:45 PM GMT • comment • Reads 39

I thought that odyssey was fun. I found my inner spirit bear. A week long with out any Internet I thought was horrible and. Thought that I was ganja die.!! I think what I liked te most was going to the Makah Museum it was fun to be in the long house it was so real looking. Well lots more happened. I HAD A GREAT TIME.

Article posted June 6, 2012 at 06:45 PM GMT • comment • Reads 39



Article posted May 2, 2012 at 06:52 PM GMT • comment • Reads 38

I know:

They have a shell

They leave a really slimy trail

They have a foot

They are boy and girl

They are GROSS

They fizz when put in salt



What I want to know:

Where they poop from

Why they leave a trail

why they fizz when pugt in salt





I personaly do not like snils and think they are gross. I love putting slug/snails in salt:)

Article posted May 2, 2012 at 06:52 PM GMT • comment • Reads 38



Article posted April 30, 2012 at 07:17 PM GMT • comment • Reads 42

In my plant researched and experiment. Mukda and I did our project on miracle grow and regular soil to see witch soil works better. We planted Ater(15 in each), Forget Me-Nots(10) and Morning Glory(15) in each type of soil. As a result, the regular soil made the plants grow faster. The miracle grow took about a week for the flowers to start to sprout in regular soil.We had thought that the reason why our flowers were growing better in grew better in regular soil was due to the soil that we got from the high shcool green house. We dont know what nutrients and what kind of soil. We did some researched on our flowers structures that we showed in our presentation video. The plants were growing toward the window and the reason why was due to photosynthesis. I learned about how seeds are a living organism and how they aren't.They have the embryo to create plants in the future and seeds have some stred energy in them self ready to be planted and sprout.





Bibliograhy:



"Flowering Plants." Flowering Plants. Web. Mar.-Apr. 2012.



www.leavingbio.net/FLOWERING%20PLANTS.htm



Jeffrey. "What Do Plants Need to Live?" Kid Scientist, 3 Nov. 2007. Web. 07 Apr. 2012. 



kidscientist.com/58/what-do-plants-need-to-live



Pettebone, David. "What Does A Plant Need To Grow." Catalogs.com. Catalogs.com, 2007. Web. 19 Apr. 2012.



www.catalogs.com/info/garden-yard/what-does-a-plant-need-to-grow.html



Carter, J. Stein Stein. "Photosynthesis." Photosynthesis. 1996. Web. 10 Apr. 2012.



biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio104/photosyn.htm





 

Article posted April 30, 2012 at 07:17 PM GMT • comment • Reads 42



Article posted February 16, 2012 at 08:13 PM GMT • comment • Reads 40

Today we did the same thing as yesterday but instead of doing peas we used flowers and this is what I got for results.





Cross- white flower and red flower

Prediction- red will be stonger 

Result- will be red

Concussion- Turned



Cross- r2 and w2 

prediction- will be pink 

Result- all pink

Conclusion- red and white mixed and red is still stronger 



Cross-r2 and r1 

Prediction- all red

Result-100% red

Conclution- nothing changed because the same color flower



Cross- r2 and w1

Prediction- all pink

Result-all pink

conclution-white mix with red



Cross- pink and pink

Prediction- all pink

Result- 50% pink 25% red 25% red

Conclusion- not sure



Cross- pink and red 

Prediction- will be red

Result- half is red and half is pink

concultion- don't know what happened 



Cross- Pink and white

Prediction- all pink

Result- half of pink and half of white

Conclution- pink is not as dominate as white 





Article posted February 16, 2012 at 08:13 PM GMT • comment • Reads 40



Article posted February 15, 2012 at 08:21 PM GMT • comment (2) • Reads 35

In class today we did a thing with genetics. We did a assignment with yellow and green peas. This is what I did.





Prediction- y and g  

Results of course- 50y - 50g  (From Mr. G - y and g cross gave 100% yellow offspring!!)

Conclution- I think that this had happened bc the yellow might have been stronger than the green 



Write on course you would like to do- y1 with g

Prediction of outcomes of cross- that there will be 75% yellow and 25% green

Results of cross- yellow was 100%

conclution-Yellow is stinger than the green



Another cross- y and g1

prediction- yellow will be the most 

Results- 100% yellow

Conclution- yellow is still stronger 



# 4 cross- G1 and y2 

Predition- yellow will be stonger

Results- half and half 

Conclution cross- generation is stinger

  

5 cross- g2 and y 

Prediction- half an half

Results- all yellow 

Concultion- yellow is still stronger 



Explain what you think is happening- I think that the yellow is stronger and that the green is weak and that's why the pea is coming out yellow. 

Article posted February 15, 2012 at 08:21 PM GMT • comment (2) • Reads 35



Article posted February 14, 2012 at 08:28 PM GMT • comment • Reads 44

Article posted February 14, 2012 at 08:28 PM GMT • comment • Reads 44



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