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Rate of Photosynthesis in Pond-Weed - Rate of Photosynthesis in Pond-Weed Plan The aim of this activity is to investigate one of the factors that affect the rate of photosynthesis in pond-weed. I am trying to find out if the distance of the pond-weed from a lamp will change the rate of photosynthesis. I will measure the rate of photosynthesis by counting the number of bubbles that are released by the stem of the pond-weed when the lamp is shone on it from different distances. What I think will happen is as the pond weed is moved further away from the lamp, less bubbles will be produced....   [tags: Papers] 833 words
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Investigating Photosyntesis in Pond Weed - Investigating Photosyntesis in Pond Weed Aim: The aim of this experiment is to find out what effects the amount of photosynthesis happening in a pond weed. Introduction: A piece of pondweed will be cut and placed into a test tube containing water and sodium hydrogen carbonate, which is placed inside a beaker containing water. A lamp will be shined on to the pondweed and the amount of bubbles released from the plant will be counted. The lamp will be adjusted to different distances from the plant to try and obtain different results....   [tags: Papers] 1280 words
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Bay Pond Investigation - Bay Pond Investigation Planning: Aim: To compare the diversity and amount of organisms in two different ponds (Peter’s Pond and Bay Pond). Variables: I will be comparing two ponds with different amount and variety of species in them. During this field trip the independent variable will be the different ponds (i.e. Peter’s pond and Bay Pond) and the dependent variable will be the number of species and organisms in the two ponds. In addition, I will be looking at the pH, temperature, depth and the turbidity of the pond (the abiotic factors) to see whether these aspects have an effect on the presence of the organisms as I predict that there will be a relation...   [tags: Papers] 2096 words
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Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond shows the maturation process of a young girl from Barbados. Kit’s life in Barbados is shattered when her grandfather dies. As a result of his death, Kit is forced to leave the island and her carefree lifestyle. She travels to Connecticut to find her only living relatives. Once she reaches Connecticut her persona evolves from an island girl, to hard worker, and finally to wife. Kit is a young island girl who is running away from her problems....   [tags: Speare Witch Blackbird Pond Essays] 632 words
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The Meadow Pond - A short walk to Meadow Pond: following the stone wall up the dirt road, FOR SALE sign next to an empty house with a clear-cut yard. Struggling to escape the perpetual thoughts that always seem to pull me in – where do we go from here. – a golden smile in the afternoon sunlight – branded to my mind like a red hot iron, trying to dismiss them. Looking up at the road ahead of me, I smile – only thoughts. The cold air hits the skin of my face and I stick my hands in my pockets. Pete, our neighbor, pops out of the bend in the road, walking his old black lab....   [tags: Descriptive Writing, Descriptive Essay] 749 words
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Drive-by Shootings at Henry David Thoreau's Walden Pond - In Walden, Henry David Thoreau said, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, then I came to die, discover that I had not live." Perhaps the last part of that statement is the most difficult aspect of our lives. A plethora of philosophers and everyday people alike have maintained that you should live your life as if it were your last day. Few, however, have been able to adopt that philosophy....   [tags: Thoreau Walden Pond Essays] 610 words
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The Potted Weed - Okamitsune strolled through the front door with a wide grin. "Yo, mom. Dad. I'm back. Didja miss me?" "Welcome home, Sunny," Fenris' deep voice greeted her, "how was school?" "Meh." She shrugged her backpack off and let it slam on the floor while kicking her sandals off her oversized paws. "I'm telling you, dad, this world is totally lame. I've only been here one day and I'm already missing the old one." "Well, give it a little time." Okamitsune wandered into the living room, staring at the night-black wolf sitting on the couch....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1503 words
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The Earliest Microscopes and Pond Ecology - ... The revolving nose piece holds two or more objective lenses with different objective power. Many microscopes have Diaphragm or Iris control the intensity and size of light. All these parts in microscope help observe the specimen.                      Pond Ecology is the interaction of life in pond with environment. Pond have low oxygen levels, little animal life, and lack of food supply. A pond contains mostly water, few nutrients, and less aquatic life. Organisms live, grow, and die in the pond....   [tags: electron microscope, environment] 1069 words
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Animal Life in a Pond - BASICS The animal life in the pond may vary from time to time, it will also vary from pond to pond. But there are a few things about the animals in those ponds that will never change. These are the basics to survival. The man needs, food, water, and shelter; the pond animals are very similar in their needs. This section will emphasize the array of ways that aquatic pond animals breathe, swim, and survive. Breathing; in this category it would be within reason to say that fish are the masters of the concept....   [tags: horticulture, environment types]
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Witch of Blackbird Pond Summary - ... Judith tells her stories about a woman who lives near Blackbird Pond named Hannah Tupper who is thought to be a witch. One day, Kit screws up during a class that Mercy invited her to teach at and regrets coming to Connecticut. She scampers out into the field with tears streaming down her cheeks and relaxes into the peaceful, calm blades of grass. Kit finally meets Hannah up close and personally, but discovers that she is generous, caring, and kindhearted. The two become fast friends and emboldened by her new friendship, Kit goes up to the headmaster and asks for him not to suspend Mercy for Kit’s mistake that day at the Dame School....   [tags: work, witch, visiting, trial, teach] 586 words
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Medical Marijuana: Weed Warfare - Medical Marijuana: Weed Warfare As I sat listening silently outside the hospital room, there lay an elderly man, clad in his hospital gown, crying in pain as he battles his severe kidney cancer. His daughter nervously paces around the room, as she is faced with a decision of whether to go with the doctor’s choice of giving her father the prescription of medical marijuana for treatment. The doctor enters the room, asking for the decision, so he can start treatment. The daughter struggling with the decision between using a substance abusing drug to help lessen her father’s pain, or request some other potent drugs with harmful side effects....   [tags: Medical Marijuana] 2413 words
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The Devil´s Weed: Marijuana - Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States. Despite it being illegal, the market size is estimated at huge numbers. Across the globe, countries have begun legalizing marijuana. Most notably, in the United States two states have recently legalized recreational marijuana usage. An analysis on the research of the marijuana market proves that the legalization of marijuana would create many positive externalities for society as a whole. Legalizing marijuana would allow our government to regulate and make use of the industry to gain financial profits that could be used for other places....   [tags: illegal drug, reform of marijuana laws] 1766 words
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The Bag of Weed - The Bag of Weed "Come on, it's just one hit, no one will ever find out." We all gathered around the pipe, anxiously awaiting our turn. It was 1:00 in the morning and everyone was asleep, including the dean, or so we thought. Earlier that morning, a friend came up to me excitedly announcing her purchase. She had gotten a bag of weed. I showed a look of approval, not quite caring or knowing what was ahead. I soon would be part of that deal, but at a much higher price. After the evening activities, we all piled back into the dorm and started heading to each other's rooms....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1321 words
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Sythetic Weed - Synthetic weed This is the best stuff ever you have to try it. This is what some kids would say to one another. They are talking about this drug named K2. It is becoming a trend in most teenagers. Teenagers are being admitted to the hospital more often now. They have found something that is legal and can buy around there home town or over the internet. Parents have never heard of this stuff before. It is scary to think that you cannot even tell if a child is taking K2 because there is no drug test to tell you....   [tags: Drugs, Teenagers] 1591 words
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Field Journal Report in Grassy Pond - My research site is located in Westford, Massachusetts off of Grassy Pond and the triangle of this pond is located between Nutting Road, Plain Road and Depot Street. My site located in Grassy Pond can be found by parking in the area off of Plain Road then continuing up the path until you see a broken down fence to your right. This is the site for my field journal. In my site I am mainly surrounded by trees. On one side there is a path that will lead you in a circle around Grassy Pond and on the other side it is a drop down path to the Grassy pond but before you reach the pond you will enter some wetlands....   [tags: wetlands, flora, snow] 597 words
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Investigation Into the Colour of Light Needed to Start a Photosynthesis Reaction - Investigation Into the Colour of Light Needed to Start a Photosynthesis Reaction Diagrams [IMAGE] Method The apparatus for this experiment will be setup as shown in the diagram, for all the experiments the coloured filter will be 5cm away from the white light bulb, which is a 60watt bulb, and the beaker will be 20cm away from the edge of the coloured filter. Just before the experiment takes place we will place the pond weed (which has been in darkness for at least 24 hours to stop it any photosynthesis) into the beaker....   [tags: Papers] 1190 words
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The Old Pond - Have you ever been to a place that made you feel free. As free as a bird soaring through the sky. The Old Pond was that place for me, and though I haven’t seen its sandy edges in what seems like an eternity, I still remember it like it was yesterday. As I think about the place that once brought me such joy, I am suddenly there again. The scent of the giant pine trees, the feeling of the pond’s minnows tickling my feet, the sunshine cascading down from the opening of the trees. No other place has ever made me feel so in touch with nature, and so in touch with myself....   [tags: Narrative Descriptive Summer Personal Essays] 1170 words
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Why We Should Legalize Weed - Legalizing Weed How many times have you heard or read about legalizing marijuana in the last year. I have heard about it numerous times whether on TV, on the radio, on the Internet, or when reading a newspaper. Many people wants marijuana to be legalized and each has his or her own reason. Some of them want marijuana legalized to reduce drug related violence in southern states that border Mexico and in big cities such as Chicago. Others want marijuana legalized to offset the impact of the current rescission by generating additional revenues to states from collecting taxes on marijuana....   [tags: Marijuana] 1077 words
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Legalization Of Weed - Illegal drug use is a major problem in the world today. Million of dollars are spent ever year to prevent the trafficking and distribution of these drugs. Virtually all Drugs is smuggled into the United States concealed in false compartments, fuel tanks, seats, tires of private and commercial vehicles, pickup trucks, vans, mobile homes, and horse trailers. Large shipments usually are smuggled in tractor-trailer trucks in false compartments and among legitimate bulk shipments, such as agricultural products....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Legalize The Weed - Marijuana is the flower of the cannabis plant, and if smoked, gives the smoker an euphoric high, but really has much more to offer than just the high. Using marijuana and the growing of hemp are presently illegal in the United States, with the exception of medicinal uses in some states. The legalization of marijuana has many advantages including for simple personal enjoyment, the usage of hemp and its by-products, and medicinal purposes. Why should marijuana be illegal when people just use it to help themselves enjoy their lives more....   [tags: essays research papers] 1238 words
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Pass The Weed - Pass The Weed The cries of conservatives across America has grown to a riotous roar. The problem is that the long-standing and unjust prohibition of the psychoactive drug marijuana has been lifted by voters in Arizona and California. Under the new law, doctors can prescribe marijuana to those patients who can possibly benefit from the drug's medicinal purposes. Used for alleviating pain and suffering, the drug can provide needed relief for many people. However, to the concerned, it appears that with the new propositions government has granted permission to posses and consume a drug that has been banned for decades....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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Investigating Animal Life in a Pond - Investigating Animal Life in a Pond Before we did the main investigation we visited Tottenhill pond for preliminary work. We did this to practice sampling and identifying the animal life in the pond. We also went to the pond to compare different populations of animals in different habitats. From this first investigation we found that the animals were not evenly spread but showed preferences for certain habitats. The Caddis fly larvae (Limnephilus Lunatus) which we study the population of later, showed that it liked plant covered areas because 1) it is a herbivore and 2) it can make it's home out of plants and leaves....   [tags: Papers] 729 words
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Big Fish in a Small Pond - Big Fish in a Small Pond While living in Costa Rica last summer I was introduced to a new culture and way of life. The national slogan, “Puravida,” was the daily greeting while riding my bike down the dirt rode into town for Spanish class. The country’s belief in “Puravida” translated - ‘pure life’ is one component that makes Costa Rica distinct in this ever-globalizing world. In the small town I lived the people would work for a day, fishing or tour-guiding, and spend the next three days off, displaying an extremely different lifestyle than that of an American entrepreneur....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Witch Of Blackbied Pond - The Witch of Blackbird Pond Kit Tyler, the main character of Elizabeth George Spear's book, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, must leave her carefree life in tropical Barbados, and go and live in Connecticut. She learns that playing is what is to life, but hard work. She learns that if people do not know you, that they pre judge you. She also learns that if you don't live up to the Puritan life style, that they will look down at you. Kit must learn to cope, and learn from all these changes in her life....   [tags: essays research papers] 509 words
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The Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect: The Pygmalion in the Classroom - ... Studies have shown that minority groups continue to score lower academically than white students, save Asian and pacific island students that score higher that white students. Furthermore, black students that are adopted into a white family tend to score higher academically than their black peers, but this balances out later in the adolescent years. This indicates that family encouragement may have a direct effect on student self-concept and academic achievement. In addition, Asian families tend to play a much more active role in their children’s schooling than white families....   [tags: self-concept, socioeconomic status ] 2256 words
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Is there a Binding Agreement Between Dr Hu and Amy Pond? - A) Is there a binding agreement between Dr Hu and Riversong Mediquip. Offer For there to be a binding agreement between Dr Hu and Riversong Mediquip, two factors must be present, these factors are and offer and acceptance. An offer can be defined as a willingness to enter into a bargain and in doing so does justify another person an understanding that his/her assent is invited and will conclude the bargain. Heydon JA suggested that an offer must ‘take form of a proposal for consideration which gives an offeree an opportunity to choose between acceptance and rejection’ .The offer in this scenario was made by Riversong Mediquip to sell Dr Hu medical equipment as was depicted in a previous cor...   [tags: medical equipment, acceptance]
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Is Weed As Bad As They Say? - Is Weed As Bad As They Say. Illegal drug use is a major problem in the world today. Millions of dollars are spent every year to prevent the distribution of drugs. All drugs is smuggled into the United States concealed in false compartments, fuel tanks, seats, tires of private and commercial vehicles, pickup trucks, vans, mobile homes, and horse trailers (Pierson. 12-8-01) Large shipments is usually smuggled in tractor-trailer trucks in false compartments and in bulk shipments, such as agricultural products....   [tags: essays research papers] 1285 words
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weed - There is a large drug problem facing the United States today, and this problem extends to all citizens. It’s not just the poor and the uneducated who are effected by this problem. The most largely used illegal drug in the United States is Marijuana, and thus is the drug law enforcement and the media tends to target the most, costing the taxpayers lots and lots of money. I will show you that Marijuana is not as large and evil as it may appear, and that if legalized the economy would be strengthened and the efforts of law enforcement could be focused on more serious drugs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Mary Jane: The Devil Weed - Mary Jane: The Devil Weed ABSTRACT: This paper, entitled "Mary Jane: The Devil Weed?" attempts to examine what we know about marijuana and what problems are associated with its use. The paper examines briefly the history of marijuana legislation, marijuana's known effects, and conclusions about its danger. Early in this century, the government waged a war of terrorism on marijuana, or cannabis sativa. "By 1937, forty-six states had laws against the use of marijuana, and its use had already been made a criminal offense under federal law" (Jaffe, 659)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Francis Weed and Zoe Hendricks: Dealing with Emptiness - The word emptiness can be defined as: lacking purpose or substance; meaningless. When faced with this void, one may react in many different ways to fulfill it. Fantasy, denial, and substance abuse are just some of the responses to this feeling. However, these reactions still fail to deal with the problem at hand. Francis Weed and Zoe Hendricks are both dealing with fears related this feeling. These two characters epitomize the word emptiness, and both manage these emotions in different ways. They seem to not be living life to fullest, handicapped by their own internal problems....   [tags: The Country Husband by John Cheever] 944 words
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Weed Should Not Be Legal - Marijuana is a mood altering and psychoactive drug that has many nicknames, such as pot, weed, ganja, and herb. In South America the drug is referred to as dogga, in Turkey it is kabak, in Morocco it is called kif, and in Brazil it is popularly known as djoma (Americana 287). It is an ancient drug that dates back for hundreds of years to China. In fact, it comes from Chinese herbal dating back from 2700 B.C.(Americana 286). Many cultures have used it during meditation, religious worship, and for intoxication....   [tags: no for use of pot] 1182 words
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Summary of Walden Pond - Summary of Walden Pond For about the first half of the book Thoreau questions the lifestyles that people choose. He makes his readers wonder if they have chosen the kind of life that will really offer them happiness. Are they merely living a career or some other narrowly focused routine or is a worthwhile life being lived. Thoreau wonders if the truly valuable elements of life are being taken advantage of if a person isn't living simply. If a person is so caught up in working or never having enough then life, its wonders, and satisfaction are difficult to obtain....   [tags: essays papers] 746 words
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Weed Kill Experiment Report - Weed Kill Report ABSTRACT - The objective of this experiment is to determine which of three weed kill methods will be most successful in killing the Cobblers peg weed over a five day period. Two of the weed kill methods are natural - boiling water and vinegar solution. One of the weed kill methods is a weed spray Yates ZERO. The most effective weed kill was found by examining how fast and effectively each weed kill treatment killed its group of seventeen weeds which were separated into one of three foam boxes over a period of five days....   [tags: essays research papers] 1307 words
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Witch of blackbird pond - The name of the book that I read was “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” By, Elizabeth George Speare. The book took place in the year of 1687. Some of the book takes place on a boat called the “Dolphin,” and then the rest of the book in Wethersfield, in the state of Connecticut. The main characters in the book are Katherine Tyler (her nickname was Kit), Nat Eaton, Uncle Matthew, Aunt Rachel, Hannah Tupper, Kit’s cousins Mercy, and Judith, Prudence, Hannah Tupper, John Holbrook, Goodwife Cruff and Goodman Cruff....   [tags: essays research papers] 1041 words
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The History of Hemp or Cannabis, Marijuana, Weed, Pot - ... It was not know for use as a recreational drug until the early 1900s. The first law in America regarding cannabis was at Jamestown Colony, Virginia in 1619. This law required all farmers to grow Indian hempseed. Shortage of hemp led to the requirement to grow hemp during the years of 1763-1767 to the extent where you could be sent to jail for not growing cannabis. The government pushed people to grow cannabis later on because it was such an essential crop during the war. At the time, hemp was accepted as legal tender in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland and could even be used to pay taxes....   [tags: physician, crop, legal] 1725 words
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Peaceful Pond - Peaceful Pond My Pond an escape, a release, an excursion from normal day to day activities. The Pond is no more than 3/10ths by 1/10th of a mile in dimensions. It is set back among luscious green and yellow pine and maple trees and surrounded by regularly mowed green grass. The mixes of green shades are similar to a young child's drawing using 5 different bright green and yellow markers. You can spend many hours simply thinking on top of a rock protruding from the ground towards the east side of the Pond....   [tags: essays papers] 403 words
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Thoreau as a Practical Environmentalist - Living in the woods, as Thoreau did at Walden Pond is not a practical means of living, even he conceded that. That does not mean, however, that Thoreau’s experiences and insight in Walden went to waste. There is a lot that can be taken out of Walden for the contemporary reader. What exactly, however, has been long discussed and debated. One main point of contention has been how best to interpret or place the work. Experts argue whether Walden is to be read philosophically, politically, culturally, spiritually or numerous other ways....   [tags: walden pond, woods]
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Legalizing Weed - Legalizing Weed “People can't live without the herb man, / If not they'd be drinkin’ and drivin’ and swervin’ / But thanks to Dr. Greenthumb, weed grow / In the backyard or inside with hydro,” chants B-Real of Cypress Hill in their hit song, “Dr. Greenthumb,” which glorifies the cultivation of marijuana. Cypress Hill, a Los Angeles based rap group, has long championed the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, which has recently become a pressing issue in this day of alternative medicine, civil liberties, and humane treatment for the terminally ill....   [tags: Papers] 2908 words
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Horny Goat Weed - Horny Goat Weed One major issue in the world today is sexuality. Do I look good enough. I wonder if he or she likes me. While most of the world today is becoming increasingly sexually active, there are others are out there who are lacking in this field. Their bodies are no longer inclined to have or sex, or their sexual drive loses the battle between time and fatigue. Horny Goat Weed is said to be the cure of this "problem." Horny Goat Weed, also known as Epimedium, Yin Yang Huo, Inyokaku, and Herba Epimedii, was discovered around 200 B.C....   [tags: Sexuality Disorders Treatments Essays]
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The Effect of Light Intensity on the Rate of Photosynthesis in an Aquatic Plant - The Effect of Light Intensity on the Rate of Photosynthesis in an Aquatic Plant Introduction The input variable I will be investigating is light, as light is just one of the 4 factors required in the green-plant process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process by which green-plants use sunlight, carbon dioxide, water & chlorophyll to produce their own food source. This process is also affected by the temperature surrounding the plant (the species of plant we experimented with, pond weed, photosynthesised best at around 20 degrees centigrade.) Light, temperature & CO2 are known as limiting factors, and each is as important as the next in photosynthes...   [tags: Papers] 4194 words
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Weed Control Management in Crop Production - Weed Control Management in Crop Production Eons ago, our ancestors were a nomadic peoples that relied on their physical abilities as well as luck to survive. Our ancestors were a people that obtained their food through hunting and gathering. With the intelligence inherent of the human race, our ancestors soon realized that the hunting and gathering life style was not very reliable, nor did it allow much in the way of free time. The search began for an easier way to get food. Soon people realized that if they grew their vegetables close by and put up fences to keep the animals in, they would have a fairly reliable and easily attainable food source....   [tags: Farming Agriculture Papers]
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Alternative Methods of Weed Control to Reduce Negative Impacts of Glyphosate - Genetically modified crops are used more than landrace crops in agriculture, specifically glyphosate resistant crops. Glyphosate’s usage has increased, due to the main feature of “no run-off”. This seemingly perfect solution to farmer’s weed control problem has negative impacts not only towards the environment, but also to living organism’s health. Glyphosate is increasing plant’s susceptibility to diseases, which in turn will reduce crop yields. Glyphosate also decreases the amount of nutrients in crops, causing a stunt in growth and also a decrease in yields....   [tags: Environmental Issues, Herbicide]
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The Protagonist of the Witch of the Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Spear - The Protagonist of the Witch of the Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Spear The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Spear is about Kit Tyler, a young woman, living in the time period of 1687. Kit is left without a family in Barbados and she has no choice but to travel to her only relatives in Connecticut. Her aunt, uncle and two cousins Judith and Mercy are surprised by Kit's spirited nature and unconventional views on life. Kit finds it difficult to fit in with her new surroundings and feels displaced....   [tags: Papers] 375 words
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Critique of The Production On Golden Pond by Earnest Thompson - Critique of The Production On Golden Pond by Earnest Thompson “On Golden Pond”, by Ernest Thompson, is the outside performance that I chose to attend and critique. Michael Oberfield directed and acted in this performance of “ On Golden Pond.” Though the production was produced in cooperation with the Graham Agency, actors from the community and acting students from the local Academy of Arts played active rolls. Set Design was done by Russel A. Thompson and costume design by Jane Bingham. I was put under the impression that this play was a comedy with a serious twist, but after viewing the performance it seemed more like a serious play with a little comedy to keep the audience interested....   [tags: Papers] 449 words
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Norman's Interpersonal Communication in the Movie, On Golden Pond - Norman's Interpersonal Communication in the Movie, On Golden Pond EXAMPLE The movie On Golden Pond is a fantastic vehicle with which to consider six facets of interpersonal communication. The main character of the movie, Norman, provides for a multifaceted study in relationships, both with his "self" and with others. I have chosen to focus this paper on several aspects of Norman's interpersonal communication. On Golden Pond is a fascinating study in the discovery of Norman's need to communicate with those he cares about in new ways....   [tags: Film]
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I Have Created My Own Walden Pond - I Have Created My Own Walden Pond Thoreau believed in “Living deep and sucking all the marrow out of life,” and so he lived on Walden Pond for two years to see how he could simplify in order to live to the fullest. I have created my own “Walden,” a place I could retire in order to escape the materialism of my society. The place that I created to go where there is no materialism and I can be myself and be who I want to be is a place that’s far away deep in the woods. This place is a place that anything is possible....   [tags: essays research papers] 507 words
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A Plead for Weed - “All Mexicans are crazy and this stuff [marijuana] is what makes them crazy,” (Anonymous, 1927). While marijuana has been seen as a malignant substance that causes insanity, the specific reason marijuana became illegal still remains unknown. Most Americans assumed marijuana was illegal due to the process involving scientific, medical, and government hearings that it was to protect citizens from the dangerous drug (Guither, 2011). However, the United States should completely legalize marijuana because it has its own benefits to improve the society....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs, Marijuana] 493 words
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Lab Report Testing the Effect of Light Intensity on the Rate of Photosynthisis - Lab Report Testing the Effect of Light Intensity on the Rate of Photosynthisis I'm going to investigate the amount of light used in photosynthisis to see if it has a noticable effect when you increase or decrease the light intensity. Photosynthisis is the way in which light and carbon-dioxide is used by a plant to produce energy in the form of starch. 6CO + 6H O = C H O + 6O The factors that effect the rate of photosynthisis are the amount of light, the amount of carbon-dioxide (CO ) and the temperature that can be used by the plant....   [tags: Papers] 374 words
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How Light Intensity Affects the Photosynthesis of a Canadian Water Weed - How Light Intensity Affects the Photosynthesis of a Canadian Water Weed Photosynthesis happens in all types of plants, whether on land or in the water. Photosynthesis is a process that plants use every minute in order to survive. They create the food that they need from Carbon Dioxide and Water. Here is the full, balanced chemical equation; [IMAGE]Carbon Dioxide + Water Oxygen + Glucose CHLOROPHYLL Or the chemical equation: [IMAGE]6CO2 + 6H2O 6O2 + C6H12O6 With these equations, we are going to see that at what rates photosynthesis happens in this Elodea....   [tags: Biology Essays] 694 words
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