In Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer, Pat Tillman, makes the decision to turn down his multi-million dollar contract with a football team in order to defend his country because he realized football wasn’t what life was all about. This NFL star realized the direction in which he was going in was not right for him and wanted to do something for a higher moral cause. Football wasn’t supporting or helping anyone, beside himself. He rarely thought about himself and put others in from of him, making him lean towards the decision to go into the Armed Forces. He was not only proud of his decision, but he remained happy about it through out his whole time in the service. John Krakauer writes about Pat, “He saw his life in a much bigger way than simply, ‘I am a professional football player, and if I walk away from this, my life is over.’ Football was part of who he was, but it wasn’t the be-all/end-all. (157)” Pat realized that he could be more than a professional football player. He accepted that. He took that idea and transformed it into something worth living for. Tillman faces many different experiences in his new surroundings. He also dealt with hardships that included following strict rules and had to over come anything that came his way. The amount of discipline in the NFL wasn’t comparable to the regulation in the Army. Pat stands out for his attitude because he stands up for what he believes in. Despite his realization for what he wanted to do in his life, he was content with his decision. Pat is an individual that realized the importance of our country and the freedoms we have fought for. Tillman states, “You don’t realize how great of a life we have over here… Times like this you stop and think about just how – not only good we have it, but what kind of a system we live under. What freedoms we’re allowed. And that wasn’t just built over night. And the flag’s a symbol of that. (137)” He was a character who genuinely…
Celeste Bond October 12, 2014
Ms. Bulahan AP Biology
Osmosis & Diffusion Lab Report
Cells are made up of atoms, which has kinetic energy. Hence, cells are in constant motion. With all this motion, these cells bump into each other and change direction, which results in diffusion. Diffusion is the movement of molecules from an area of high to low concentration. Diffusion is vital to many life functions of the cell. It allows nutrient transport without expenditure…
RTC’s for Chapters 41-44
1. Three types of skeletons occur in the animal kingdom. A fluid-filled gastrovascular cavity or coelom can act as a hydrostatic skeleton. An exoskeleton is an external skeleton. Vertebrates have an endoskeleton composed of bone and cartilage that grows with the animal. A hydrostatic skeleton occurs in cnidarians, flatworms, roundworms and annelids. An exoskeleton is found in molluscs and arthropods, respectively. An endoskeleton is…
Photoautotroph or heterotroph (or both) unlike bacteria; some like earliest eukaryotic cells. Has a nucleus, larger ribosomes, mitochondria, ER, Golgi bodies, chromosomes with numerous proteins, and cytoskeletal microtubules. Range in size from microscopic algae to giant kelps.
Single-celled, flagellated protistan; photosynthetic but with heterotrophic feeding apparatus (it has phagocytic ancestors).
A predatory or parasitic protistan that moves by pseudopod…
individual on passing on its genes by producing its own offspring and providing for the offspring of close relativesI
Kin Selections: discriminating between those who are closely relation genetically and those who are not
Ecology: branch of bio that studies the interaction of organisms with each other and their environment
Organism: one specific individual
Population: multiple individuals together of the same species
Community: the relationships between other populations
Chapter 7 Vocabulary List & Study Guide
Objectives: 1. Identify cell organelles and explain their functions.
2. Distinguish between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
3. Describe the endomembrane systems within cells.
Magnification- the ratio of an objects image to its real size
Resolving Power- an assessment of the clearness of an image (the least distance that two points can be divided but still be noticeable)
Unit 1 Objectives chapters 2-5
The Chemical Context of Life – Chapter 2
I) Bonding – Know the 3 major types of bonding and how the atoms change or properties change during each.
The 3 bonds are: Covalent, Ionic and hydrogen bonds.
A) Explain Ionic Bonds and ionization
Ionic bonds, bond through electrostatic force. Where one ion has too many ions and the other has to few.
Ionization is the process by which an atom or a molecule acquires a negative or positive charge by gaining…
The Effects of Exercise on Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
Our experiment tested how different exercises will affect cardiovascular output. We hypothesized that if we increase the intensity of physical demand then the work the heart would have to do would increase according to the exercise. The cardiovascular system includes the heart, veins, arteries, and blood. This is how oxygen and nutrients are transported to the cells of the body. Heart rate corresponds directly…
A model hero is portrayed as a brave and courageous person who fights for the needs of others. This holds true in the epic poem “Beowulf,” which has no specified author, but has been told down through the ages by storytellers. This epic poem is about a hero’s adventures through his life. Through his life, he helps save kingdoms and sacrificed his own life for his own kingdom. The epic hero, Beowulf, embodies and demonstrates the values of bravery and courage though defecting of many bloodthirsty…
Biology, 8e (Campbell)
Introduction: Themes in the Study of Life
1) Which of the following properties or processes do we associate with living things?
A) evolutionary adaptations
B) energy processing
C) responding to the environment
D) growth and reproduction
E) all of the above
2) Which of the following is not a theme that unifies biology?
A) interaction with the environment
B) emergent properties