Science Research Paper My project is about Invasive species of the Chihuahuan desert, which is located in Mexico and extends to southern Arizona through southern New Mexico and part of west Texas. I chose this project because I didn’t have a project and my teacher chose it for me, although it is an interesting topic. Before I start the project however; it is wise to do some research in order to gain a head start. Since my project is about, well invasive species, I should do some research on organisms that were brought here, native to elsewhere, and have dominated. Organisms such as plants and animals. Another thing I will research is native species, and what relationship they have with the new species, such as mutualism, commensalism, etc. One important aspect I will include in my research is why these species were brought over, for example is it to control an overpopulating species? One major invasive plant species is the Larrea tridentata, a genus of evergreen shrubs. It has literally taken over, and can be found in large groups in the Chihuahuan desert. The Larrea tridentata has an ability to inhibit the growing of other plants and gain more water, which makes it easier for the plant to invade plants and spread to other places rapidly. Scientists think the origin of this plant originated from the Salt River, Arizona, which is on the very western edge of the Chihuahuan Desert. Because the plant is able to spread so quickly, it has now taken over most of the desert. This plant is very common here now, and you can easily spot it in the desert. It looks like a dried up tree without the trunk, and it usually has a moderate amount of yellow-green leaves at the tips of the branches. Another major invasive plant is the Tamarix, also known as the Salt Cedar. This plant is from Eurasia and Africa, but brought over to the Chihuahuan desert in the 1800’s, after the water resources of the desert started depleting. This plant is a “cover-up” for the dried up water basins and ponds. If you take a jog around the Rio Grande, which runs through the Chihuahuan Desert, you may see these plants growing along the side, and they are usually very big with small leaves, and they’re usually a light green with a yellow hue. The Oyrx gazella gazella, most commonly known as the Exotic Gemsbok, was introduced to the White Sands Missile Range in 1969 to provide game for more hunting opportunities. These animals were originally native to Southern Africa, which has an arid climate. Despite being hunted for game, the gemspok continues to grow, at around 600-700 new gemspok per year. The population growth, though, is not the real problem. In 2001 a group of scientists surveyed 50 gemspok for any diseases, and the results were horrific. Their studies showed that 98% had Catarrhal Fever Virus, 96% had blue-tongue virus, 66% had respirtory syncytial virus, and 20% had parainfluenza virus. The fact that so many of the gemspok had virus’ led to the worry about the recovery of many species of animals, such as the bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis mexicana) and mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus crooki). The Ibex, Oryx gazella, was also introduced for the same reason as the Oryx, for hunting purposes. They were brought over and were only expected to stay in the Tularosa Basin Area, with a population of about 500. After several years, the population of the Oryx boomed, and soon they would be found everywhere, from Albuquerque to West Texas. These animals have become a pest to home owners living in the
Nereis virens, also known as clamworm or rag worm, is an animal that belongs to phylum Annelida and class polychaeta. They have tiny limbs around their body called parapods use for locomotive. N. virens are segmented and their body can consist of up to 200 segments. Their head contains eyes and antenna, which can be used as a detection system. Adult N. Virens is about 20 cm 40 cm’s long but one can reach up to 1 m long…
“Computers are a mixed blessing. The lives of Americans are becoming increasingly involved with machines that think for them.” However, the intelligent creators are unspokenly thanked for granting these blessings for making Americans lives easier. These creators are called computer scientist. Computer scientist specializes in the theory of computation and its applications. They assist us with research, studying, socializing, and completing assignments. In this complex career…
exceedingly clear and concise. Their purpose is to inform an audience of other scientists about an important issue and to document the particular approach they used to investigate that issue.
Please do not think that good English is not critical in science writing. In fact, scientists try to be so concise that their English should be better than that of workers in other disciplines! If English is not your first language, then proofreading by a native-speaker might be helpful. The Writing Center offers…
Review of “Science and Scientific Research”
The chapter covering the topics of Science and Scientific Research by Anol Bhattacherjee, begin with the question of “What is research?”, Bhattacherjee breaks the chapter into hierarchical topics starting with a basic understanding and definition of science to begin answering that question. He further goes into more depth covering fundamental aspects of scientific knowledge, scientific research, scientific method, the types of scientific research, and the…
1. Social Science: Beyond Constructivism and Realism:
Postmodern era of education is quite different from the previous period, the industrial society. For example, in industrial society, children seated where shown them in class and school hours started and finished with bells. Away from individualism, hard and solid grouping systems, assessments with test scores, the authoritarian attitude of teacher were the most prominent features of education in the industrial period. In the post-industrial…
Cognitive Science – 14/01/13 – Juensung Kim
Before we can define the more philosophically sticky problem of what it means for a system to be “interpreted,” it would be beneficial for us to complete the task of defining the more scientifically concrete aspects of a computer. One such aspect is the concept of a digital nature, something which is strongly associated with formal systems. Most people equate a digital nature with a binary nature, but this is not at all the case. The computer age has appropriated…
Science fiction (or Sci-Fi) is a sub-genre of fiction and is difficult to define because of the similarity to the fantasy genre and how much it has changed over the years. The science fiction genre is often used by directors and authors to portray stories about science involving technology and the future. These stories involve partially true-partially fictitious laws or theories of science. It should not be completely unbelievable, because then it ventures into the fantasy genre. SCIENCE FICTION…
Student is able to accurately answer almost all questions posed by classmates about the topic.
Student is able to accurately answer most questions posed by classmates about the topic.
Student is able to accurately answer a few questions posed by classmates about the topic.
Student is unable to accurately answer questions posed by classmates about the topic.
Student is completely prepared and has obviously rehearsed.
Student seems pretty prepared…
candles burned to their respective lines.
The white candles burned slightly faster than did the colored candles. We think this probably happened because the white candles are more natural. This conclusion did not match our hypothesis.
Do white candles burn faster than colored ones? We hypothesize that the colored candles will burn faster than the white one because the colored candles contain more chemicals. The white candle is more natural and contains fewer chemicals…