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About Me

My name is Ariel and I am in ninth grade. For the most part I enjoy school and my favorite subject is math.
I love to hang out with my friends, go for walks, swim, and play with my dog. I plan to go to college after school to be an interior designer.

Sugar Maple

The scientific name of this tree is Acer saccharum. Some trees that are related to the Sugar Maple are the Black Maple, Silver Maple, and the Red Maples. This tree is deciduous and the margin is simple. The leaves are opposite and it is pointed lobed. The leaves normally have 3-5 lobes that are deeply notched and have u-shaped sinuses. The Sugar Maple reaches heights of about 82-115 ft. tall. This tree can be used to make instruments and flooring. The sap is used to make maple syrup.

Tulip Poplar

The scientific name of this tree is Liriodendron tulipifera. Some trees that are related to the Tulip Poplar are the Sprenger Magnolia, Yulan Magnolia, and the Lily Magnolia. This tree is deciduous and the margin is simple. The leaves are alternate and it has notched lobes. The leaves normally have 4 lobes that are rounded and have u-shaped sinuses. The bark is brown, and furrowed. The colors of the flowers are greenish, yellow with spots of red and orange. The Tulip Poplar reaches heights of about 190 ft. tall. This tree is good for making canoes, furniture, and pallets.

Biomolecules in Food

My group also tested egg whites which tested positive proteins. It tested negative for fats and oils, starches, and simple sugars.

Biomolecules Infographic


Food Issues in America


Photosynthesis Infographic


Cheek Cells Homework

Did everyone in your group have about the same extraction results? Why is this the case? How is the amount of DNA that you extracted affected by your day to day activities?

Everyone in my group had roughly the same extraction results. They look the same and they are about the same size. They all look similar because they are cheek cells. Even thought they come from many different people they come from the same part of the body tissue. The more saliva that you produce could affect the amount of DNA.

DNA summary

DNA Replication Process
The first thing that happens is that DNA is split apart by a substance or enzyme, called helicase. It breaks apart the hydrogen bonds that hold the DNA together. That forms the replication fork. A molecule called single stranded binding proteins keep the strands of DNA from coming back together. After that the top part of the DNA strand called the primase binds together to make a starting point. The bottom strand is called the lagging strand. A polymers or enzyme that makes more DNA. Last is the process that the okazaki fragments attach to the primase and the DNA strand. Ligase or and enzyme that joins okazaki fragments together, is put in between the okazaki fragments. The lagging strand of DNA goes through the same process just with okazaki fragments.

DNA Infographic


Hantavirus Infographic