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…
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…
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…
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…
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)
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
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…
(CHAPTER 2) Matter is anything that takes up space and has mass.
An element is a substance that cannot be broken down into other substances by chemical reactions. (E.g. gold, copper, carbon, oxygen)
A compound is a substance consisting of two or more elements combined in a fixed ratio. (e.g. H2o and table salt NaCI)
C, H, O, N make up 96% of living matter.
Trace elements are those required by an organism in only minute quantities (e.g. iron and iodine)
**Matter consists of chemical elements…
In this experiment, you will try to figure out the rate at which the enzyme catalase converts the substrate. You will allow catalase to react with hydrogen peroxide for different amounts of time. Enzymes catalyze reactions by lowers the activation energy for a reaction to appear. The substrate is the substance acted upon by an enzyme. Substrate molecules are changed, and product is formed. The enzyme molecule is unchanged after the reaction, and it can continue to catalyze. Each enzyme…
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
32) Polysaccharides, triacylglycerides, and proteins are similar in that they
A) are synthesized from monomers by the process of hydrolysis.
B) are synthesized from subunits by dehydration reactions.
C) are synthesized as a result of peptide bond formation between monomers.
D) are decomposed into their subunits by dehydration reactions.
E) all contain nitrogen in their monomer building blocks.
Topic: Concepts 5.1-5.4
33) Dehydration reactions are used in…