The ecosystem that I chose to write about in my area is the Brackenridge Park. Brackenridge Park is a 343- acre public park in San Antonio, Texas. It was created in 1899 from land donated to the city of George Washington Brackenridge. The park is the home to the San Antonio Zoo, Japanese Tea Garden, Train ride, restaurants, bars and a golfing range. There is more than enough amazing things to do and things to do at the park. There are tons of trails for hiking and jogging. There are even places to barbecue if you like. The park is so popular that when it is very rare that if one visits the San Antonio area, they are sure to stop by here. The major functional and structural functions of this park is almost like any other. Public pressure for recreation has increased research and resource monitoring in not just this park but in national parks of ecosystem structure that has led to costly mistakes- such as predator control and fire suppression. Even though this park is one of the most popular in the area, there are still few concerns. Some raise the issue that barbecuing can be very dangerous to the trees for the most part. Because of all the trees, there is not a lot of open space to enjoy as you would at home but people are very cautious and do it anyway. This was a concern mainly to the hikers and joggers. There are many ways in which humans may be affected by the cycling of matter in the ecosystem. One of the biggest ways is of the cycling of carbon. This is one of the ways in which nature recycles matter through the global environment. Being that this concerns the global environment, I feel as though humans can be affected. Humans cause environmental problems by influencing the carbon cycle in two ways. Firstly, the removal of forests has caused depletion in plants and trees that absorb carbon dioxide. Humans cause great carbon emissions to the atmosphere, which take place during industrial processes, such as coal and oil combustion. These processes serve the generation of energy. As a result of these effects, the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have greatly increased. Being that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, this means that increasing carbon dioxide levels in air support the green house affect. Having much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will cause the earth to warm up. Humans also cause environmental problems by interfering with the phosphorus cycle. Phosphates can be used on farmland as fertilizers. On most of the locations the phosphate supply is moving, causing phosphate levels of surrounding land-soils and groundwater to become too high. On farmland where phosphates are applied as fertilizers, plants do not absorb all phosphate. When this happens, the phosphates end up in water and stream towards lakes and reservoirs, where they cause…
How does the current National Curriculum for science reflect my developing understanding of the Nature of Science?
Initially I will introduce the different views regarding the nature of science. At the same time I will critically analyse the different views expressed in the literature and explain how it has influenced my developing understanding of science and education.
Furthermore I intend to discuss my position on whether science is a set of value free facts or whether it is a creative, evolving…
How to Do Almost Anything
A guide to the EAP module and beyond…..
Overview of EAP 3
Good attendance 4
Learning Outcomes 6
How your final EAP grade is calculated 11
Learning Journal 12
Final examinations 15
Academic Honesty 16
Collusion & fabrication 17
Writing Assessment 20
Review of Divergent
Divergent by Veronica Roth is a science/ futuristic fiction set in a dystopian Chicago, in a society which is divided into five factions, each is dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision…
1. What specific topic did you choose to research and evaluate?
2. List the resources that you used in your research of your topic.
Describe, in a few paragraphs, the biotechnology that you researched. How is it currently…
The Limitations of Science
Modified from Lynn Fancher
Humankind has never devised a better tool for solving the mysteries of the universe than science. However, there are some kinds of questions for which scientific problem solving is unsuited. In other words, science has limitations.
There are areas for which science can't help us answer our questions. All of these have the same problem: The questions they present don't have testable answers…
POLI201: Exam #1 Review
Understand how apathy and political efficacy impact one another.
People do not care when they are apathetic, which causes them not to pay attention or have them not vote. This can lead to people trying to overthrow the government
Understand why both Political Knowledge and Political Participation are important for good citizenship.
People need to get involved and understand the government and to have a say in government
Know how to identify autocracy, oligarchy,…
Trevor Hutchins Dr. Wang
Energy and Energy Uses
Harnessing Energy Sources an Overview-
In history people have tried to make energy sources, earlier on the major power source was muscle power…
A cell mutation is any alteration in a gene from its natural state, it is a change in the DNA sequence and can result from many different things including;
DNA copying mistakes made during cell division throughout the body
Expose to radiation, eg ultraviolet radiation
Expose to certain chemicals
Some mutations are somatic and develop in the eggs and sperm, these mutations are passed on to any children, hence travelling…
What is forensic science?
The application of science to crimnal justuce
What three tasks or responsibilities does a forensic scientist have?
1. Study crimnal acts
2. Try to determine committed the crimal act.
3. Analyze finger prints to try and find out who coimmitted the crime
What criteria might be used to establish someone as an expert witness?
4. someone who is some way connected to the crime
What are two of the ways that o a forensic pathologist might use to help determine…