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Lauren's Page

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Lab Manual

Lab 1: The Scientific Process (Lauren)

Lab 2: Measurement

Lab 3: The Molecules of Life

Lab 4: Enzymes

Lab 5: Microscopic Observation of Cells 

Student Blog

Chapter 2 Blog: The Chemical Basis of Life I (Lauren)

Chapter 3 Blog: The Chemical Basis of Life II (Lauren)

Chapter 4 Blog: General Features of Cells (Lauren)

Chapter 5 Blog: Membrane Structure, Synthesis, and Transport (Lauren)

Chapter 6 Blog: An Introduction to Energy, Enzymes, and Metabolism (Lauren)

Chapter 7 Blog: Cellular Respiration, Fermentation, and Secondary Metabolism (Lauren)

Chapter 8 Blog: Photosynthesis (Lauren)

Chapter 9 Blog: Cell Communication (Lauren)

Chapter 11: Nucelic Acid Structure, DNA Replicaiton, and Chromosome Structure (Lauren)

Chapter 12 Blog: Gene Expression at the Molecular Level (Lauren)

Chapter 13 Blog: Gene Regulation (Lauren)

Chapter 14 Blog

Chapter 15 Blog

Chapter 16 Blog (Lauren)

Chapter 18 Blog (Lauren)

 

Grading Sheet for the Blog Project

 

Section I: Personal Bio and Material

 

Hey there. I'm Lauren.

I'm 17 and crazy in love with a band called Green Day.

Speaking of green, that's my favorite color.

I live in Bound Brook, NJ and I hate it. A lot.

I play about three thousand instruments, and I hope those get me somewhere some day. I love playing music, but I hate people, so I'm not sure if I can last long in a band. but I'm perfectly fine with being a solo artist. :)

 

I love going to any Green Day related events:

7/21/09 - Green Day w/ The Bravery in Philadelphia, PA - I was in the first row against the barrier at the end of the catwalk.


7/29/09 - Green Day w/ The Kaizer Chiefs in Washington, DC - I received a sound check pass and was able to hear their sound check and go to a sound check party before the show. I was in the first row against the barrier in front of the bassist. The lead singer took my Ernie puppet and brought it on stage to play with it and gave it to a little girl. I received two of the bassist's picks. Throughout the show, the drummer and I would have silly face contests.

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8/21/09 - Green Day w/ Franz Ferdinand in Las Vegas, NV - I once again was admitted to the sound check and sound check party. At the sound check, I got the band to play a song they never played for anyone else. The drummer told me he hated tie-dye and I needed to change my shirt before the show. I gave him a pair of fuzzy dice, and in return, he gave me a pair of his drumsticks. I changed my shirt and he saw and laughed. I received another one of the bassist's picks. During their cover of "Shout" (as well as many other songs in a medley), he wore my glasses!!! (see video above). I was in the front row against the barrier in front of him.


7/17/10 - Green Day's American Idiot on Broadway in New York, NY - I met some of the cast members and got their autographs.

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8/3/10 - Green Day w/ AFI in Camden, NJ - I was in the second row in front of the barrier in front of the bassist. The drummer read my sign saying he's "the enemy" and laughed.


8/11/10 - Green Day w/ AFI in Bristow, VA - I was in the third row in front of the barrier in front of the bassist. I received another one of the bassist's picks.


8/14/10 - Green Day w/ AFI in Holmdel, NJ - I was lucky enough to get tickets to this sold out show. It was sold out for weeks, but I waited until less than 6 hours before the show to get my ticket, and they released some very good seats. I was section 102 row g seat 108 which is the front section, seven rows back, and four seats from the center isle. However, I just moved up to the first row against the barrier in the isle, directly in front of the lead singer. I received parts of his feather boa. The drummer recognized me and gave me three drumsticks, but people grabbed them out of my hands so I'm only left with one.

 

Future Green Day related events I plan on going to:

9/19/10 - Green Day's American Idiot on Broadway in New York, NY Canceled due to my nephew's baptism. 

9/19/10 - Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and American Idiot Musical producer Michael Mayer interview in New York, NY - Still questionable due to my nephew's baptism.  

 

 

Section II:  Interesting/Useful Scientific Material

 

The 6 Deadliest Creatures (That Can Fit in Your Shoe)

I've always found it interesting that there are creatures that are many times smaller than us, yet are powerful enough to kill us. It may turn out that humans aren't that powerful, after all.

 

Then again, maybe deadly creatures could cure you.

If you correctly harness some of the contents in their venom, you can use them as medicines.

 

How a camera works.

because I love photography. :)

 

Imagining the Tenth Dimension

These are really cool videos on imagining what the tenth dimension is. Warning: Although interesting, you need a really good imagination. It can get a bit confusing. However, they do a really good job at explaining it.

 

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In conclusion, he is stating that there really are 10 dimensions, we just don't notice them because we are 3 dimensional figures and only see things in our 3 dimensional cross sections.

Here is the website for this concept.

 

BUBBLES!

Bubbles are amazing. Who doesn't love bubbles?

 

This guy has an awesome job:

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Things learned from this video are:

  • Bubbles act as prisms, which is why if you look closely, they appear to be rainbow colored.
  • Bubbles always want to revert back to a spherical shape.
  • A dry speck of dust is enough to pop a bubble, but if you wet your hand, you can put it inside a bubble without it popping. Bubbles like to stay wet, so wet objects won't pop them. However, any dry object will pop them.
  • Bubbles don't "explode". If you watch a bubble popping slowly, you will see that it follows a path.

 

Music

Music is something I'm extremely interested in, if you couldn't tell already.

 

This article explains the science behind holding a note for a very long time. It shows how trained singers are able to control their air.

 

Skateboarding

Although I can't do it, I also really love the art of skateboarding. This video explains the science behind it.

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Comments (3)

Lauren Banjo! said

at 9:49 am on Jul 27, 2010

Hi, I'm Lauren. I don't like it when we can't do our assignments because we only have read-only access to the pages. :(

Derek Weber said

at 11:43 pm on Jul 27, 2010

Hey Lauren, you now have permission as a writer. Go crazy!

Lauren Banjo! said

at 10:30 pm on Aug 4, 2010

YAY

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