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Life under a microscope

I think we would still be in the Stone Age if we didn’t have microscopes. I think this because without it we wouldn’t really be able to discover anything new or to study it.
Also, I think that we would have language and everything, but we wouldn’t have any advancements in technology. Today in science we made stages for miscropes. Here is a pic of an onion’s cells.


What is Life?

The six characteristics of an organism are cellular organization, chemical composition, obtainage and use of energy, growth and development, and response to their surroundings and being able to reproduce asexually or sexually.
I would advise John Doe’s parents to try and make meets end long as possible so they can see if he does come back and just needs those last couple of months. Do this because it from an ethical point you would be killing your child, and also because then you don’t have to spend very single penny you have, but also because he is showing signs of life, like growing hair and nails, and because younger people recover faster.
I thought the Socratic seminar was pretty good however, there was one person who only spoke once and what he said didn’t make much sense, as well as I think there could have been a bit more organization.

John Doe Essay

This is a really hard question. Considering the ethical part, with this extremely difficult decision his parents have to make, whether or not to, in essence, kill their child, or the scientific part, with him basically being brain dead, showing barely any signs of life, other really than growing hair, nails, and occasional gurgling noises. It all really comes down to the parents.
If you love your son so much, so much that your are willing to pay most of your income to barely keep him alive, just to be able to see him breathing every day, rather than having to bury him, and kill him, having to live the rest of your life knowing that he’s gone so young, then I wouldn’t do it. But if you really just can’t afford it, and would rather have him gone than having to have to see him everyday in such an unstable condition, knowing you could do nothing about it, I would do it.
I know I am absolutely no position to give my opinion on this, knowing I don’t have a child, but I think that if he is in such unstable condition, and that he is literally being kept alive by the machine, I would have to let him go. Once again, I am in absolutely no position to make this decision, but I think I would love him to much to have to live every day knowing there is absolutely nothing you can do. Now, thinking back, that sounds a little cowardice, but just imagine the position you would be in Ms. Gulati. If every day you saw your son, helplessly hanging on to life, what would you do?
It goes back to one of the main questions, What is life, then you couldn’t really be considered living, but alive. I think that being alive means that you are breathing, and you aren’t dead, but living, really, is different. Living is being able to experience the world. Living is being able to walk, talk, and interact with other organisms, and living your life. It depends whether or not you want your child to be barely alive, or not living.
I think that if I took him off, and then adopted another child, that would be really selfish because you are basically caring for yourself more than your offspring, and then escaping from what you’ve done, so I would keep him on as long as possible.

KWL Geology Chart

Here is my chart for science with what I know about geology and what what I want to learn.


Here is what I learned:

I now know that convergent boundaries are tectonic plates crash into each other, and divergent boundaries are when they go away from each other. Transform boundaries are when they rub past each other. The continental crust is the crust above the ocean and the oceanic crust is the one under it. Pangea was the continent that was the continents in one. It was proposed y Alfred wegener the focus in an earthquake is the part under the crust on the lithosphere, which is the crust and the uppermost layer of the mantle, and then the focus is caused by a fault line which sends cosmic waves to the crust and when that reaches the crust it is called the epicenter. The crust is the uppermost layer of the earth and the mantle is the next part below, and the densest part, and then there is the outer core, which is followed by the inner core which is liquid hot metal. Pahoehoe is a type of lava that is fast moving and have low viscosity, and AA is the same thing but with a high viscosity.

Hurricanes and Measurements

In science class we have been recently looking at hurricanes during our warm ups. For homework, we were assigned to watch a video about hurricanes and write about hurricanes and everything that we learned. So here it is:

Hurricanes are giant storms that are created in the Atlantic and North Pacific Ocean. The average amount of energy that a storm creates a day is equivalent to half a million small atomic bombs going off. Hurricanes are mostly made in the spring. They start when the sun’s heat warms vast stretches of ocean to over 82 degrees. These vast stretches of ocean are called hotspots. Moist warm air rises hotspots creating thunderstorms. When surface level and upper level winds come together, forming a circular pattern called a tropical depression. When the wind speeds reach over 39 mph, you have yourself a tropical storm. However, when wind speeds reach over 74 mph, a hurricane has formed. Bands of rain inside over 300 miles long meet at the eye of the storm, the most violent part of the storm. Winds of up to an astonishing 200 mph spiral upward. Downdrafts of dry air create a strangely calm area. Hurricanes are massive, sometimes getting up to 500 miles in diameter and reach a height of 9 miles. Hurricanes can be really expensive. The most expensive hurricane in the United States happened in 1992, and that was Hurricane Andy, which cost a whopping $25,000,000,000 in damage. Scientist are finding patterns and are developing methods of predicting the path of a hurricane and where it is going to hit. Special planes called “Hurricane Hunters” fly over hurricanes and drop down special sensors that measure key information to tell where it is going to go like temperature, wind speed, and air pressure. Hurricanes are awesome forces of nature, yet they are extremely deadly if you are unfortunate enough to be caught in one.