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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sem Break Activity

hello my dear students!
this is your chance to become an experienced biologist! for this semestral break we are on the field. i will require you to have your very own plant dissection handbook which will be submitted when you get back to school this november 3.

as we study morphology this second grading period, i will require you to apply all your knowledge about plants. decide what plant you wanted to become an expert with. list down all the questions you have in mind and as we go through the discovery process i hope this would get sparks in your mind. never be afarid to try out something different and something new. be at your own pace of learning, plan out when and where you will want to dissect your plant. express your creativity and resourcefulness for your personalized handbook.

experiment this out with your friends and other family members! enjoy learning and have fun unlocking some mysteries around you! you may even be delighted discovering new knowledge you thought the other way around.

BTW (by the way) i have uploaded my plant and animal dissection handbook only as your guide. still i want you to express your own individuality and originality. any questions or clarifications? leave me a message on the chat box or send me an email. i will be more than happy to help you out. Good luck everyone!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Euphorbia pattern

Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Leaf Shape: Obovate
Leaf Margin: Entire

Leaf Arrangement: Simple
Arrangement on the Stem: Opposite
Stem: Herbaceous with thorns

Latex comming out of the stem when cut off

Closer view of the leaf

My pamangkin assistant examining the flower pattern

Here’s a little botany for those who care about such things. The brightly coloured ‘petals’ on poinsettias and their Euphorbia relatives are actually modified leaves called ‘bracts.’ The flowers are in the centre, quite small and uninteresting looking. Please see my dissection handbook for a closer view. thanks

Your Horroscope