Submitted by CourtneyH001 on Sat, 10/23/2010 - 12:24pm. YES
Coral reefs, often called the rainforest of the sea, are vanishing faster than the actual rainforest. According to National Geographic, each year, Indo-Pacific reefs have shrunken one percent each year for the last two decades. This loss is equivalent to 600 square miles which makes the rate of reef lost twice the rate loss of tropical rainforest. Jacob Silverman of the Carnegie Institution of Science in Washington stated, “Coral reefs start to disintegrate when the acidity of the oceans rises beyond a certain threshold, and this point is likely to be reached before 2100.” This means that by 2100, all of the coral reefs will be destroyed and gone.
The carbon dioxide that is put into the air by humans dissolves into the ocean to form carbonic acid. This interferes with the ability of coral organisms to make their calcium carbonate shells which form coral reefs and when the shells stop forming, the reef quickly crumbles. The more carbon that is put into the air and the higher the temperature of the globe gets, the more and more disintegrated the coral reefs will get. We as humans need to limit the amount of carbon that we put in the air or else these beautiful home to fish and other undersea life will be destroyed and will not be able to be marveled at for the next generations.
Submitted by CourtneyH001 on Wed, 08/04/2010 - 12:42pm. Summertime Science
Well, its almost the end. I had fun this summer. Today is the last day at the Taylor building so we're going to end it right. . . by getting the new teens ! lOl
Submitted by CourtneyH001 on Wed, 07/21/2010 - 12:16pm. Summertime Science
We got our snake last week . We named it nemo. Its a prairie king snake . WE don't know the gender of it but they tried to feed the axolotl to it today. . . wow these ppl are weird !
Submitted by CourtneyH001 on Wed, 07/14/2010 - 12:13pm. Summertime Science
This summer we`ve been mainly working with children and showing them all of the animals we have here in C3 ( Communitcating Climate Change ). Most of them really seem to like the frog ( we named her Kermita ! lol ). Its fun watching the kids touch and hold the frog and seeing their reactions whenever she hops around. Kermita is a White's Dumpy Tree Frog that is mainly found in Australia and New Guinea. Besides the frog , we have two salamanders ( Sully and Marca ) and a turtle ( Turshella ). We are also adding a snake to our family of animals , hopefully we're getting it this week! We also have visitors from Taiwan visiting our group. They are college students who are learning about how we teach the kids. They are sooooo sweet and they showed us how to write our names and say a few words and phrases in Chinese! =)
Submitted by CourtneyH001 on Sat, 12/06/2008 - 11:13am. Youth Advocacy
I am a senior at Clyde C. Miller Career Academy...On May 13, 2009 i will graduate from high school and pursuit my education at University of Missouri-Kansas City!!! I will be going to school to be a RN.
Submitted by CourtneyH001 on Sat, 04/12/2008 - 11:42am. Designing Teens
Today in Saturday Learning Lab I had to set up for the New teen lab. It was a very hard task to complete. lol The reason I gathered materials for the new teen learning lab was because I was having a rough day. Brandon saw that I was struggling focusing on the Pico Crickets so he had me help him out. I really enjoy doing the Picos but today wasn't my day as Brandon would say. No matter what anyone says about Brandon he is a great supervisor and he really cares about us. I like being in his room because he makes it fun and always have something interesting to talk about.
Submitted by CourtneyH001 on Sat, 04/05/2008 - 12:00pm. YES-2-Tech
well today we worked with siphons.1st we worked with spray nozels and we took them apart and kept the ball bears. next i used a air pump and took it apart and located the throtle.