Scientific Method and Media Piece Article Essay

715 Words Mar 16th, 2011 3 Pages
Name:Mark Delarosa

1. Find a media piece—article, video, presentation, song, or other—related to the scientific method, creating hypotheses, or designing experiments. Include the link or reference citation for the piece and describe how it helped you better understand how the scientific method is used to create hypotheses and experiments.

The book “Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology” discusses how athletes today are using certain types of steroids to enhance their performance. However, do the steroids alone give them super abilities? Or is it a combination of both god given abilities and the steroids? This in my opinion is one of the most interesting scientific topics of today. After reading “Campbell Essential Biology with
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In Ophardt (2003), is says, “Nutrition is a science that deals with the relation of food substance to living things.” (Metabolism Overview, para. 3.). Reading this article made me realize this noting more than proper dieting and exercising; the less you exercise equals burning less calories, which means gaining weight or staying at the same weight. It is very obvious people in today’s society do not fully understand this basic concept. Ophardt (2003), also reinforced the importance of a well balanced diet and a good exercise program. It all comes down to, the more you exercise, the more calories you will burn, which will allow you to take in more or help you lose a few extra pounds.

4. Find a media piece—article, video, presentation, song, or other—that compares structures and functions of different cell types. Include the link or reference citation for the piece and describe how it helped you better compare structures and functions of different cell types.

Cells come in different types serve a certain purpose. Cells are unique for a reason, and in most cells there are some similarities. But, in plants and animals the difference could not be any more evident. Plants do not have a skeleton, while animals do. I learned plants are firm and strong because of their cell wall, which is made of cellulose and chloroplast. Cells are a living thing with different entities, which allows the cell to live and function on a daily basis. According to (1998-1999),

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