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This is my wondrous girl Milea and my amazingly funny nephew. And hes a ladies man just like his uncle :)

About Me

Hello everyone near and far!! I am now going to tell you a little about myself. My name is AdamR. I am sixteen and very awesome. I love to hunt, something a lot of people do where I am from. Its a fun sport and it is very rewarding in the sense of achievement. On top of this, i like to eat, workout, text, walk briskly and run, shoot bow, shoot guns, and hang out with my friends and family. But mostly my girl Milea. She is just great. She is AKA my better half:) We run another wikispace named crossingtheline.wikispaces People from all over the world visit this site and type up insperational stories. I would recommend anyone to look at this space we run. Its GREAT!!

I am looked forward to using wikispaces to share info and help each other in the future!!

Biodiversity Quiz Information

A lot animals are strong. Maybe when you think of the strength of an animal, you think of a whale. Or a bear. But do you think of ants? Studies show that the ant, which differs in various species, is the strongest animal for its size. Certain ants can lift and carry objects five times its own weight. And drag objects twenty five times its weight. It is known that ants work in "teams", sometimes as many as a dozen, to get the largest things back to the nest. This is an unexpected twist to the word "strength".


White-Tailed Deer Management

I am the Mayor for this activity
White-Tailed Deer Management Proposal
Town Meeting Guidelines
-we have to identify the subject or problem
-tell everyone involved in the meeting why its being held
-set rules and regulations for the meeting so it doesnt get "out of hand"

Usual Rules We Will Use

  • cant speak unless either myself or the town council president calls on you
  • do not interrupt others when they are talking
  • all things that are said must be related to the subject we are on at that time
  • we will listen to each individual group and talk after it
  • then we will have a grand talk at the end to come up with a solution
  • remember!! try to make this fun and interesting but make it REAL!!
10/6 http://www.ehow.com/how_2124893_organize-town-meeting.html
  1. Contact your local town hall and be sure that there is space available for your debate and/or meeting
  2. notify important people like government officials and encourage them to attend
  3. let the newspaper know of the meeting so that the citizens can come and be interactive
  4. inform as many people and parties as possible so the meeting is newsworthy and has large crowds
  5. set rules and regulations for the debate or meeting and post/announce them
  6. prepare your opening speech for the meeting

Slide Requirements

These are some requirements we MUST see in your slides
  1. we need to see solutions to the problem. if your not talking about ways to fix the problem, your not on task.
  2. hard evidence. be sure to have a solid reason why you chose the solution you did.
  3. make the slides nice and neat for the rest of us to look at. if your groups slides are sloppy, there is a good chance we wont take it seriously.

Letter To The Editor

I personally think that no one plan that we have seen and heard about will solve the problem we have. Other than the sharpshooters, none of the plans hit on all the info and guidelines we needed. To fix the problem i think we would need a bigger budget so that we can incorperate more plans into our problem. This way, it will be completely gone. Need to use the vocabulary

Owl Pellet Info

  • Questions and/or Comments
  1. We have noticed that there is a lot of hair in the pellet.
  2. Most of it is brown and furry.
  3. The pellet is very light and has no smell, also full of bones.
  4. Right now, were wondering what the animal is that were picking through.
  5. "This is gross, its like. . . all wet." Darren says.
  6. Many of the bones are very small and are hard to find.
  7. It requires many combing of the fur.
  8. In our pellet, there were six scapula bones.

Candy Classification

Answer the following questions on your wiki page (create a heading using Heading 1 and titled Candy Classification):
1. What is the scientific name for each candy? (list these)
2. What are the advantages of having only 2 choices at each step instead of more? Be specific in your answer.
3. What problems did you encounter in classifying the candies? Be specific and discuss fully.
4. How did you resolve your problems in #3?
5. Do classification keys go from general to specific characteristics or from specific to general characteristics? Explain why.
6. What does the first and second part of the Latin name represent in the scientific name of the organism?
7. Research Carolus Linnaeus and his contribution to modern classification.
8. Why are common names for organisms confusing (why scientific names are better than common names?) Give an example of common names of an organism.
9. What is a dichotomous key? (define)
10. What is binomial nomenclature? (define)
11. Briefly describe how classification has changed before and after Linnaeus. Discuss Aristotle and classification and how these are different to how we classify today.
12. List the order of classification groups from Kingdom down to species.

  1. Gummi Bear- ursa gummius
  2. Hershey Kisses- chocolatus eyssan
  3. Starburst- stellaria explodus
  4. Salt Water Taffy- saltus taffinia
  5. Tootsie Roll- tutus rollus
  6. Gobbstoppers- mandibulus crackus
  7. Peppermint- mintus stripus
  8. Butterscotch- ranunculus scotchus
  9. Jolly Rancher- joyous rancheria
  10. Fireballs- spherus combustus
  11. Dum Dums- moronus moronus

2. Two questions in each step makes the process much easier. If there were more than two possible answers, the solution would be lengthy and confusing. The more general the questions are, the faster the final answer can be found.

3. Some problems we encountered while doing the separation were the specifics. When the key said round, did they mean spherical or wheel shaped? Other than that, the key was very easy to follow.

4. We looked for direct differences in the shape, size, and color. These main differences solved the problem i had encountered in the previous question.

5. The key goes from general to specific. It goes in this order to make classifying items easier. If it went in the other order, no solution would be met, and the findings would be wrong.

6. The first word in the name is the species of the animal, the second is the specific breed of that species. First is genus

7. He created the modern idea of how plants are classified. This was a major step for science because now all plants and organisms could be put into there own specific categories together.

8. Scientific names are better because this way animals cannot be confused with similar animals. Take the American black bear, 'ursa americanus' and the koala bear, '

9-12 ?

Questions For Biome Project

5 animals (explain the niche/levels in a food chain for each) - use row p1 - p5 to enter animals - title with the name of the animal, paragraph 1 gives the information about the animal, paragraph 2 gives the adaptations of the animal.

  • What is the list of animals in my biome?(know)
  1. Bison, Broad-winged Hawk, Cardinals, Snowy Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers, Raccoon, Opossum, Porcupine, Red Squirrel, Fat Dormouse, Least Weasel, Spruce Bark Beatle, Spiders, Slugs, Frogs, Turtles, Salamanders, Gypsy Moth, Wild Boar, Elk, White-tailed Deer, Red Fox, Coyote, Ibex, Musk Ox.
  2. This is the population of the Ibex and shows the only area he can survive.

  • Are any animals in my biome endangered?
  1. The Ibex and the Musk ox are two endangered animals in my biome.
  • Which characteristics do these animals have?(know)
  • What common characteristics so animals have?(use)
  • What characteristics seem more important?(use)
  • What is a niche?(know)
  1. A niche is the role the animal plays within the system of life.
  • What is the keystone species of my biome?(know)
http://books.google.com/books?id=rm3yD35ExvsC&pg=PA135&lpg=PA135&dq=deciduous forest keystone species&source=web&ots=s5FeBy8p3F&sig=nX6EmOVmg2DzbnToIr7qCxHIkaA&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=8&ct=result#PPA141,M1
  1. Chestnut Tree plays a very big role in providing food to dozens of animals.
  2. The beaver also plays a big role in the decidous forest. It controls some of the main water flow in some areas.
  • Which animals rely directly on other animals to survive?(know)
  1. Most animals rely directly on other animals to live, through the food chain. But almost every animal relys on the keystone species.
  2. Like, the fox relys on the bird for food. The bird relys on the worm for food. The worm relys on the . . . ect.
  • What are the relationships between the animals?(know)
  • Which animals are ruling over the other ones?(know)
  1. The higher up on the food chain the animal is, the more it rules over the rest. In my biome, The black and brown bears would rule over the rest. But then again, without the rest of the animals there, the bears would have a hard time surviving.
  • Which animals could the biome do without?(analyze)
  • Is the biome endangered?(analyze)
  1. The general biome is not endangered. One animal is endangered and other than that all the other animals and plants are thriving and living well.
  • How many animals are close to being endangered in my biome?(know)
  1. The Bald Eagle is an animals in my biome that in endangered.
  • Why are some animals becoming endangered?(know)
  1. Human elements such as logging and strip mining.
  • What common factors cause animals to be endangered?(analyze)
  1. In my personal biome, the factor of strip mining is a big problem. Stripping the land of its trees and natural resources is forcing animals to move to other locations. Some of the animals that can not adapt will surly become endangered.
  • How can we save some of the endangered animals?(analyze)
  1. Other than activists trying to stop the harvestion of trees, there would be no way.
  • In what way do the animals live off the plants?(use)
  1. Bees live off of the pollen of trees and plants. In turn the plants benefit as well. Other animals eat the fruit of different plants. After all, the primary reason of plants is to produce food.
  • Do all biomes have similar animals?(know)
  1. All biomes do not have the same animals, but some animals can survive in different biomes. Animals such as the white-tailed deer, can survive in many different biomes. Different species of the same animal can be in different biomes.
  • What are the activities of man in this biome?(know)
  1. Mans activity started a long time ago when he cleared the land to make graze land for there cattle.
  2. Man plow and cultivate the land, grow plants, and harvest the crops off the land.
  3. Raising cattle is another of mans influences.
  • What other climates they can/cannot move to in order to survive?(use)
  • What resources exist in the biome?(know)
  1. Unfortunatly, the main resource in the deciduous forest are the trees. They are abundant and plentiful all through the area.
  • Could the use/overuse of these resources be endangering the species/biome?(analyze)
  1. Yes. Any overuse of an essential resource will in turn wipe out the animals that directly rely on it.

5 plants (explain the niche/levels in a food chain for each) - use row p6 - p10 to enter plants - title with the name of the plant, paragraph 1 gives the information about the plant, paragraph 2 gives the adaptations of the plant.

  • What is the list of plants in my biome?
  1. Deciduous trees that lose there leaves in the fall and regrow them in the spring. Capet moss, rootless evergreen plants that can grow in a wide variety of climates. Common lime, which grows in the European forests.The European Beech is a native tree in the deciduous forests of Europe. The European Cranberry is a rose plant that grows in low altitudes in semi-shaded areas. Lady Fern is a very common plant that grow almost everywhere. Tawny Milkcap Mushroom is also a common plant in the deciduous forests of Europe. Lichens in the

  • What is a niche?
  1. A niche is the role the animal, or in this case the plant plays in the system of life.
  • Do any plants rely on animals to live?
  1. The primary reason for plants is to make food for the animals that live with it. The common lime tree, for example, produces small nutlet limes. In turn, the bees come to pollinate them. The tree and the bees benefit from this.
  • Are any plants in my biome endangered?
  • Just because the animals are endangered, are the plants too?
  • What plants are used for medicines/research?(know)
  1. The common lime is used for home remedies such as colds and indigestion.
  • Can some plants help cure diseases?(use)

Adaptations for each of the animals and plants from 1 and 2 (that allow it to survive the biome)

What is the climate for my biome?
What are the native plants?
What animals are native? Imported?

2 extinct or endangered organisms that from the biome and reasons for their extinction/endangerment - use row p11 - 12. Title with the name of the animal/plant, paragraph 1 gives the information about the animal/plant, paragraph 2 gives the reasons for extinction/endangerment of the animal/plant.

What are the extincted animals in my biome?
Did anything of importance happen that caused the trauma?
What is some background info on the plant or animal?

What is the keystone species in your biome? use row p13. Title with the name of the animal/plant, paragraph 1 gives the information about the animal/plant, paragraph 2 gives the reasons for it being a keystone species.

What is a keystone Species?
Is there any species in my biome that rules over everything else?
Is there any species that my biome could live without?

Background information about the biome. use row p14. Title with the name of the biome, paragraph 1 gives the information about the biome, paragraph 2 gives additional information including climate.

Where is the biome located?
What is the climate like there?
What animals live there?
What plants live there?
Is this biome endangered?
Which animals or plants are endangered?
Which are thriving?
What is the keystone species?

Example of unique characteristics or landforms (can be pictures, etc.) Use row p15. Discuss in two paragraphs and include one picture.

What is my biome like? (the layout)
What is the climate llike?
What is the geography like in my biome?

Examples of ways humans have exploited the biome through destruction of land or using animals/plants found there (economical). Use row p16. Discuss in two paragraphs and include one picture.

Are there any towns or cities near my biome?
What is the human influence in this area?
Is mans activity causing the biome to be uninhabitable?

Examples of agricultural in the biome - discuss crops grown and type of soil they have. Use row p17. Discuss in two paragraphs and include one picture.

Are there any humans in the same area of my biome?
Is there any farmlands in the area?
What do the farmers farm?

Tourist attractions (natural or man made). Use row p18. Discuss in two paragraphs and include one picture.

Are there any humans in the same area of my biome?
Is there any man made structures (ponds/lakes) in the area?
Do tourists come and look at the geography in my biome?

Examples of conservation efforts being used in the biome. Use row p19. Discuss in two paragraphs and include one picture.

Are there any people that care about the biome and want to save it?
What are they doing?
Will it work or is it working at all?
Does my biome even need saved?

Other animals in the biome that you considered for your top 5. Use row p20.

Same questions as the first question.

You will create placemarks in your map about the above information. Be careful to pay attention to where a specific animal or plant may be placed in the biome. You will enter the city or latitude/longitude in the correct place on the map.

Cell Portfolio

Cheek Cell


Onion Cell

The Onion cell is arranged in a rectangular shape with the cell wall on the outside. Next, there is the cytoplasm, or the "juice" of the cell. Then there is the nucleus, or the brains of the cell. They are all labeled above.

When the salt water was added, the onion cell tried to dilute the salt by sending the water that was inside it. This process is called osmosis. Therefore, the cell dried up.

To dye the cell parts so that we could see them with our microscopes.

One question I have is: Are all the cells 100% proficient? Do they all work perfectly? In a perfect world all cells would work perfectly, but not all cells always work flawless. That is why there is diseases and such. -MrsMaine

Because of osmosis, the water can move out of the cell and try to dilute the salty water outside of the cell. The salt is to big to pass through the membrane or this process would be called diffusion. Because the salt concentration was higher outside of the cell, this would be called an example of hypertonic cell activity. If there would be more salt inside of the cell, then it would be hypotonic.

Cell Division