Thursday, March 27, 2008

Capillary Action

Day #1

10 drops food coloring in 4 jars.
Jars are half full of water with the colors red, blue, yellow, and green.
Carnations and celery are the plants used.

Day #2

Added daffodils.
Celery is beginning to change in blue and green.
Yellow is changing color of carnation.

Day# 3

Celery in the red is dying.
Daffodils are opened and showing slight color change in the one in the blue jar.

Day #4

Red celery is dead celery!
Yellow carnation is yellow.
Daffodil in blue and green have dark rims.

Conclusion: Water is stilled absorbed when a plant is died or picked.

I wonder what would happen if I watered a non-picked plant with colored water.

P.S. Blogger was having problems with spacing.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Prepare to be Assimalated

Today in my schooling I learned about viruses. On the right is the cold virus which looks like its from another planet. It attaches to the surface of a bacterium, injects its genetic material into bacterium, material takes over cell functions, cell starts to produce more proteins and genetic material, the genetic material and proteins assemble into viruses that fill the bacterium, and the bacterium bursts releasing new viruses to infect more cells.

0.0 Sounds very scary and the right picture is a "real" cold virus. Another thing about viruses is they are not living things! Must be robots.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Terracotta Warrior

The picture you see on the right is a terracotta warrior. These warriors were created around 200 BC and were discovered on 29 March 1974 in China. I have made one of my own with golden clay!

I used sculpting clay that almost never softens but is moldable. In making it I had to knead it for 10 minutes and then roll a ball for the head 2 cylinders for legs 1 long one for both arms a box for the body and a square for making a skirt. After that I started joining the pieces and started making the face, lining the armor, and the hands. After that I don't know how but I was satisfied with myself.