Fahrenheit 451 Reflection

For this presentation, my role was the Vocabulary Enricher, I had to find vocabulary/expressions that are relevant throughout our section (Pg. 54-62) of the book and explain what those vocab/expressions has to do with our section. I was assigned with a group of 5, and our group decided one person would take 2 roles while the rest would take 1. I was present for all the days during the project, making sure I stayed true with my role and taking advice from other group members on how to improve on my section.

Blog Post #2: Article – How to be more Resilient

The author of this article talks about the mental Resilience and whether its something were born with, or something we acquire later in life. His article then goes to talk about how brain activity has a part in mental resilience; how high levels of functionality in the central executive network in the brain can lead to better cardiac and metabolic health than those with low levels of activity. After reading this article, it made me wonder what actions i should take in-order to live a better and happier life, and though not all my actions will guarantee happiness or more resilience, I should still have an open mind rather than try to exclude myself from new things.

Blog Post – Article: Meet the Creator behind the Egg that broke Instagram

Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/03/style/world-record-egg-instagram.html?module=inline

The way the author wrote this article has some positive insight about the egg, so why? the creator could have easily chose something completely different but chooses to make the post an Egg. The creator states that an egg symbolizes universality of this world, it has no gender, race, or religion. An egg is an egg. The egg also gave a message after it went viral, how the pressures of social media are getting to him. I find it interesting how such a mundane object can also be a way to transmit a message about the concerns of mental health. I myself am currently going through mental health issues and I feel that people should be aware of how severe mental issues can be if left unattended/ignored.

What Darwin Never Knew

Charles Darwin was a Geologist and biologist best known for his contributions on the study of evolution. He published his theory of evolution in 1859 on the “Origin of species”. Though Darwin had an idea of what the first species were, he still had the question about “how evolution takes place”. He didn’t know how physical forces affected species forcing them to adapt and change their appearance. After the discovery of DNA, those questions have been answered.

Darwin proposed the theory that “Natural selection” was the cause of change of specific traits on species. He believed that as time goes by, organisms change. This either results a physical, heritable, or behavior change. He also believed that as an organism starts to adapt to its new environment, its chances of survival increase.

One example in the documentary include the comparison between humans and chimpanzees genetic code. Scientists have discovered that there is only a 1% difference in the DNA of chimpanzee and humans. The differences are cause by “Switches” in genes. This shows how small of change in genes can cause a massive difference in traits.

The discovery of DNA allows researchers to use it as a solid foundation to understand more on evolution, causing researcher to look more into genetics. DNA has answered questions that couldn’t be answered, like where we come from, and what makes us different from other species. There is still much more to discover in this world, and DNA is our first step to that path.

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6 Kingdoms Assignment


Image result for Archaebacteria – Methanogen

Methanogen are marble like shaped organisms That usually live in hot, acidic environments for example sulfur hot springs. These organisms do not require oxygen in-order to live, however they cannot survive in temperatures as low as 55 degrees Celsius.


Image result for Archaebacteria halophiles – Halophiles

Halophiles are cylinder like shaped organisms that usually thrive in very salted environments, usually in evaporated ponds or salt lakes such as the Great Salt Lake, Owens lake, or dead sea.



Image result for cocci – Cocci

Cocci are grape shaped organisms and are usually found in clusters, similar to actual grape vines. These organisms are known to cause skin infections and sometimes pneumonia, endocarditis, and osteomyelitis.


Related image – Streptococci

Streptococci are similar in shape and pattern as cocci. These organisms are known to cause Strep Throat and Scarlet Fever. Though it does seem deadly, this organism is rather uncommon to encounter.



Image result for protist – Amoeba

Amoeba are blobbed shaped organisms though not all amoeba organisms are blobbed shaped. These organisms are usually found in lakes, ponds, streams, and puddles. They move by using whats called pseudopods. Pseudopods are used to capture prey.


Image result for protist flagella – Anisonema

Anisonema are oval shaped organisms have have a unique way of travel. This organism uses whats known as a flagella, this is how the organism is able to move around.



Image result for amethyst deceiver – Amethyst Deceiver

The amethyst deceiver are fungi with an amethyst tint to it. These fungi are usually found under beech trees, and are also able to form mycorrhizal associations with certain other broadleaf and coniferous trees.


Image result for Pilobolus crystallinus fungi – Pilobolus crystallinus

The pilobolus crystallinus are fungi that look more like tear drops than actual fungi. These fungi usually live underneath the surface.



Related image – Tuffled deer

Tufted deer are mainly found in China’s high hills and mountains. In captivity, they can live to be about 15 years old, although no one is really sure how long they live in the wild.


Related image – Jaglion

The jaglion is a cross breed of a male jaguar and a female lion. I confess to say that until today I had not heard of them perhaps partly because I dislike this sort of breeding; creating exotic wild cats to titillate the viewing public.

Jaglion – a lion, jaguar hybrid


Image result for echinops – Enchinops

Enchinops have spiny foliage that is often grayish-green and woolly. The plants do well in a wide range of garden sites, from a wild garden to a cottage garden. The flowers are suitable for fresh cutting or drying.


Related image – Paphiopedilum

Paphiopedilum, often called the Venus slipper, is a genus of the lady slipper orchid subfamily Cypripedioideae of the flowering plant family Orchidaceae. The genus comprises some 80 accepted taxa including several natural hybrids.

Paphiopedilum Orchid Care