The Story of the Cell:
Hello! Erythrocytes here, however, my friends call me red blood cell. Considering that I am and come from a family of cellular segments of blood. As a small, round and biconcave cell, my mother tells me that I am the perfect form for my type of cell. On the playground, I am quite flexible and I like to use my flexibility a lot to get around different things. My teacher says I am great at adapting to the shape of a bell to pass through tinier blood vessels. Sometimes I get a bit sad when I see my friends with their nucleus because I don’t have one. I do have hemoglobin that connects to the oxygen when I am doing my job in the classroom. The classroom job that I have is to help the host by carrying the oxygen and carbon dioxide. I bring the oxygen to the different parts of the body when bring the carbon dioxide to get rid of. The students are a bit jealous of my job is very important. Last year, my parents and I went on a trip distributing oxygen throughout the body. I am a lucky cell to be able to go throughout the whole of the body, some cells aren’t able to go in different places. However, I think the best place to be is in a blood vessel, where my home is. In my opinion, I have a cool membrane as it is made of lipids and proteins. Lipids are common molecules that are found in other types of cell, but I still think my membrane is very amazing. Something weird has been happening, for a bit of time. I am seeing less and less of the same type of cell as I am. My mom stated that it could be the cause of a cut in our area. Although my friend tells me that it could be that our host has anemia. This means that there are the lack of cells like me and could be bad for the host to continue living right. He said that it can happen if there is a bad accident on our host. I having been wishing a lot that it is not the what my dad said because that means I could die.
The Making of the Cell Story:
When I was making the story for the cell that I received, I used questions to guide how my story was going to go. The questions that I had came up with to help were; Where can my cell be found in the body? What is the function of this cell? How does the cell appear? “Why is the cell in the body? What things would happen without this cell? One of the new digital tool that I used for this project was the search engine “Gale”. In the past, I have used the tool “Gale” however in this project, I was able to use more of the tools in provided in the program. I found that it was easier to use the highlight feature when looking for important information. One of the familiar digital tools that I used was using google as a search engine. My process for investigating a topic is to start with either google or one of the new search engine that are provided from the school. Then using my questioning skills to determine if the source I am using is trustworthy or not. After, I will take the important information and put it in to my own words. The thing in the whole process that I found to be the hardest, was probably the part when using “Gale” and trying to find something that was not over complicated to understand.
Blaser, Larry. “Anemia.” The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, edited by K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, 5th ed., Gale, 2014. Science In Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CV2644030104/SCIC?u=43riss&sid=SCIC&xid=128fbf2c.
Talbot-Oapsby, Matthew. “Artificial Red Blood Cells.” Popular Science, Jan.-Feb. 2018, p. 90. Science In Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A519724117/SCIC?u=43riss&sid=SCIC&xid=66d3a585. Accessed 2 May 2018.