Photosynthesis

How does photosynthesis affect the transfer of energy through an ecosystem? I was asked to consider the forms of energy that are readily available, and processes that make this energy available to other organisms in my answer. Well this seems confusing enough; to make it more simple I have created a scenario for explanation purposes. … More Photosynthesis

Prokaryotes

Many Biologists are passionately fascinated by prokaryotes, the way a “normal,” person might be excited by sports, music, or any other hobby. What are some of the characteristics that get scientists so excited about these tiny, primitive creatures? How do I feel about them? Some of the characteristics of prokaryotes that biologists may get excited … More Prokaryotes

What Would Happen if More Hawks Entered a Community

In a community with five trophic levels: plants, crickets, mice, snakes, and hawks, what would happen if more hawks entered the community through immigration? What is my reasoning for the outcome?  Because hawks are predators, that will mean that the population of prey will decrease. Also because snakes are predators too, now there will be … More What Would Happen if More Hawks Entered a Community

Cancer

When you hear the word cancer you probably think of a terrible disease, which is very complicated and unknown, which is understandable. Common questions that people ask about cancer include: is it alive? Why aren’t Doctors able to find a single cure for it? Is It contagious?  The answer to the first question: is cancer … More Cancer

Why Does Your Heart Beats Quickly When Surprised/Startled

When someone sneaks up behind you and shouts “Boo!” For a little bit your heart beats faster, even though you didn’t do any physical activity that would of course increase your heart beat. But what caused your heart to behave this way after being startled or surprised? When I am startled my body becomes aware … More Why Does Your Heart Beats Quickly When Surprised/Startled

Why do Living Creatures Have Such a Difficult Time Obtaining Energy

As most know all living things need some sort of energy to survive; and most also know that the sun provides a tremendous amount(much more than what is used), of energy to earth. But even with all of this available energy why do living creatures still have such a difficult time obtaining energy, and why … More Why do Living Creatures Have Such a Difficult Time Obtaining Energy

Three Engineering Fields That Interest Me

In this week’s science essay I will be writing about three engineering fields that interest me. These fields are: Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, and Systems Engineering. I personally don’t want to become an engineer, but these three engineering fields I found very interesting. Biomedical Engineering Biomedical engineering is a type of engineering that applies to … More Three Engineering Fields That Interest Me

Malware

In this week’s science essay I will be writing about Malware, or Malicious code. I will be getting into: what it is, how you can get it on your computer, and how to protect your computer from it. What is Malware? Malware is a malicious software or code. That changes the settings, delete your software, … More Malware