Did the F2 generation look like how you predicted them to look?
They did, and I was extremely surprised. With how our parent generation grew I thought this generation would be a failure too. I was wrong and I couldn’t be more happy because of that.
Did the parent generation or the F2 generation grow faster?
The F2 generation grew faster with first results on the third day of observations.
What might have hindered your plants' ability to thrive?
Disturbances in the environment >.<. Our plants were moved and tampered with causing either growth defects and/or the death of our plants. They were moved from their direct light source and knocked over before which obviously isn’t helpful.
How do genetics and the environment affect the phenotype of an organism?
The genetics will affect the phenotype by giving it its color and shape. The environment however could affect the growth and/or color as well, the heat or no water could change the color of the plants by making it turn a sandy color which in plant terms means it’s dead.
Which is a greater indicator of how an organism will look?
Genetics. Sometimes an environment won't affect the phenotype.
A summary of what stood out to you during this course and why.
What stood out to me during this course is how our predictions were actually accurate. We were accurate because we studied the parent plants and the genes and used a Punnett square to predict the next gen.
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This unit has blown me away with crazy facts and statistics. I’ve learned how we humans are making unhealthy decisions-- decisions that may seem innocent-- but are actually harmful to our planet and future generations to come. Some crazy things I’ve learned is farmers barely exist anymore, the amount of meat Americans consume in a week--let alone in a month, how if our diets of so much meat continues then chickens, cows, and pigs will out live humans, humans and global warming, and basically how everything we eat/use affects the environment someway, somehow, and could hurt us in the long run.
I was--still am-- astonished by these facts and statistics I’ve learned this unit. This unit has definitely changed my mind on how I go about life for the greater good. I’m wondering if others would do same with all this newfound knowledge.
So for Quarter 3 I decided to do the mixed media project. I chose this project because I thought it would be awesome/look so cool if my drawing came to life with different mediums that’s not just paint. My vision was to have the Joker hanging upside down like that scene in “The Dark Knight”, but then I wanted Harley Quinn in it, But I didn’t have space for her… So she and batman became mini figurines, like their “Pop vinyls”. Before I started drawing I was gonna make Joker like a teenager, That’s why he’s dressed the way he is instead of the purple suit. The different mediums I used were: Paint, Markers, Colored Pencils, Charcoal, Newspaper letters, Magazine letters, and a Lead Pencil. Newspaper and Magazine letters were used for the “Ha Ha’s”, The colored pencils for their skin, parts of their clothes and the moon. Markers for parts of clothing, the moon, Charcoal for a like evil aura, and the paint for the background and stars. I feel as though the only way you can do good in art is to draw something you love or something that makes you happy, that's why this work compares to my previous ones. I always draw according to what makes me happy. When I started I had a totally different idea, didn’t like it so I trashed it. My inspiration for this was Heath Ledger’s performance in “The Dark Knight”. I loved his performance. Me and Joker have a lot in common, Laughing at stuff that aren’t really funny lol. To sum this up, This project was awesome, I feel like I could’ve added a bit more, but I just had little time with the whole starting over thing. I’m still marveled by this though, didn’t think I’d pull it off. Anyways, I hope you enjoy Just Joking. (Idk about the title...)
Snowy woods are like one of my favorite muses! Add a toasty looking cabin and Wamoosh! Tell me it doesn’t look cozy! I did the limited palette painting; my colors were red, blue, and yellow. I chose those colors because I knew of the many colors you could get out of it.
My vision for this painting was for someone to look at it and feel chilly, but then glance at that cabin and campfire and feel warm and toasty. I feel that way when I look at it so I think that’s a plus-one point.
This project relates to “Emotions” because it’s another one of my favorite muses mixed with the overall topic.
The process was okay, I wanted the sky to be like a chilly blue day but then Mrs. Hertz told me using white counts as another color so I had to scratch that and put in my chilly purple night. I actually like it better now!
I had to mix a lot of different shades of the same color so it could like pop more, I had a certain tree that I wanted but I didn’t (still don’t) know the name of it. So I went on Google Images and searched “snowy woods”, once I found my trees I searched up cabins, and then made my sketch.
This painting is actually like a go-to image for me whenever I’m feeling down, it makes me feel serene and at peace. It’s really helpful for when I’m feeling anxious.
A new technique that I have learned would have to be considering constructive criticism. I’ll be honest, if someone tells me something is wrong with my art, I usually just ignore them and continue on. This time, I actually listened to Mrs. Hertz and my peers and found out how to make my painting look more realistic.
Please enjoy “Winter Night” Thank you!
I’ve created “Emotions” because I’m highly fascinated in affective science (the study of emotions or affect) and colors. That’s why I took these two elements that are commonly used in art and made my not so much of a color wheel, but colors from the color wheel into a pulse pattern. When we have feelings, our body reacts to those feelings in different ways, we also tend to correspond those feelings to colors, Such as the color red. Anger. When you’re angry, your pulse-rate will quicken. Or the color blue, sadness. Your pulse-rate will slow down. Also Yellow, Happiness! You can be either way when you’re happy; I start moving quickly because I get so jittery!
I think others would be able to relate once I explain why in certain colors the pulse-rate spikes. The thing that makes this project so different from my previous projects would have to be that I was given feedback and suggestions while finishing up. This made me re-think about how I was going to go about the final touches. My work totally fits in with contemporary work today. The color wheel is a classic, but I added science into mine, and science/technology is a must nowadays.
I was influenced by many artist such as, Vincent Van Gogh and Mark Rothko, who unfortunately painted such deep and meaningful paintings at such depressing moments of their lives. Even though my work isn’t depressing it shows how emotion can depict your work.
In conclusion, “Emotions” is actually my most emotional piece of work. I am extremely happy with how it came to be. I’d have to say the Artist Critique was my main highlight of this project. I don’t usually get constructive criticism when I draw or paint, and when I did, it helped make me see my art in another perspective which was really helpful as I finished up my work. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy “Emotions”!