CSI Joe

CSI Joe: Behind the Scenes What does it take to create a mystery? You could ask a mystery writer, but I think I have a glimpse…. As our last group project for AP Bio, and in order to allow us to gain a better understanding of how the systems in the body work, we divided…

An Insider’s View: Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes- What it is, what it means, and what it’s like….. with Eden G-H (my younger sister, and T1D of 4 years and counting)   T1D is an autoimmune disease. The immune system in a patient’s body attacks the beta cells in the pancreas, the cells that create insulin. As such, someone with…

Why AP Bio?

  Why take AP Bio? My reflection on the year, things learned and skills gained. This year in AP Bio has been challenging, exciting, and fun. I’ve learned a tremendous amount, both about Biology and about other skills, including time management, working together in groups, using technology, and yes, how to create this blog.  …

A Blog on Blogging:)

Blog on Blogging I’ve loved getting a chance to use and maintain a blog throughout this semester- no, I didn’t get to use it as much as I would have perhaps liked too, but it really gave me a chance to put my thoughts out there, to share them with the world, to explore outside…

Nature or Nuture: Who do we blame?

Who are we? The search for meaning, in our own lives, in our possibilities, and yes, in where to place blame, drive our curiosity– they are themselves part of what makes us human– a species with the ability to question our own existence and to search for a truth that explains us. An often discussed…

Peering into a Pig

Fetal Pig Dissection Throughout the last two classes, we got a chance to dissect a fetal pig. This is the first dissection I’ve gotten a chance to do, and it was definitely and interesting experience. It gave us a chance to learn hands on how the systems work together, follow them through. Why pigs? Pigs…

Killing a species to save another?

If you were given a red button, and told that this button would cause all the mosquitoes in the world to die, under what circumstances would you press it? I was asked this at one point in time, and I struggled with an answer- I’m still not sure that there would be any scenario in…