Thursday, August 21, 2008

Room5ians are made of sunlight


Can you explain this seemingly odd statement?

How does it relate to our studies?

Describe the scientific concepts and processes we need to understand to be able to answer this question.

There are some web site links here for you to refer to to investigate the science behind our project.


Have fun!



[photosynthesis and the cycle of life]


biology for kids



gardening and the interesting science behind it



a spider teaches us about the web of life...



how old is the water you drink?



15 comments:

I_luv_animals_AKA_ashymashy said...

1.Well im think it means that with know sunlight there wouldnt be life or oxygen for instints because the sun wouldnt be producing heat for plants and trees so it wouldn't be able to turn carbon dioxide into oxygen like usaul.
2.It is teching us scientific facts,and science,also photosynthesis,the life cycle etc.
3.i think i did that at the top.
see yas
ashymashy

Nei-Nei Neina-Marie said...

Ashymashy said it all. :). School is fun.

I find that we are all made of sunlight is a very relevant topic to what we are doing, which is good. It is about sustainabilioty and so on, and, as Einstien said, everything is relevant.

mudpies02 said...

Trees take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, while heterotrophs (humans & animals) breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. It just goes round and round and round!

Well, the sun gives the trees & plants 'radiant energy' which the plants turn into glucose & water. The glucose and water is either consumed (eaten or used) or compost/recycle by animals & humans. Though, I don't understand how on the picture it goes The sun, trees, energy then humans then back to the sun again. How does it go from humans to sunlight???

So pretty much, if the sun wasn't there, trees and plants would die, which would mean that there would be nothing for animals to eat. So they'd die too. And humans wouldn't have anything to eat if all animals were dead, so we'd die.

Maybe it shouldn't be 'We are all made of sunlight' it should be 'We wouldn't exist if it weren't for sunlight'.

mudpies02 said...

Oops! I didn't see you there neina!!

Tweedle Dum Plum said...

Wow thats a lot to take in have a goodweekend everybody


And Mr W are we allowed to go on TKI at home???

I_luv_animals_AKA_ashymashy said...

Hi mr.woody my brother has some friends who used to be in your class in 2005\06 their names are Sigrid, Barbra, Alex do you remember them?

Roo said...

Well what more can I say?

Marshall said...

Well, the first life forms that appeared on the face of the earth was just a slimy slithering bacterium. Eventually, the bacterium evolved to be photosynetic. After that, somehow dinosaurs evolved from that tiny bit of microscopic monster. The first humans appeared about... um... I think approximately 40million years after. (Correct me if I'm wrong)
So there, I've just explained my theory of 'sunlight into human' (If you call that a theory).

Kitty Milo said...

hi everyone. I watched this programme on tv 1 on friday or something and it showed this group of scientists who studied evolution and they were investigating and seeing is darwin's thery's were correct. They found bones and links to how life avolves. It was really cool and interesting.
bye=]

I_luv_animals_AKA_ashymashy said...

hi guys,
not feeling the best today,I had my hockey tournament in the weekend and it poured with rain you can hear more about it on my blog.
see ya
ashymashy

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gnome said...

My theory to this statement(wow that sounds posh!)is that life was created by god and that in turn god created the sun to fuel life on earth so I actually think that we are all made by god not sunlight(but yes I agree the sun is very important for our existence)
P.S: log-on told me that heaps of scientists around the world are starting to believe that the world is going to end on 2012
P.P.S: I don't believe it
That is Gnome here and out

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Mr A-Man said...

Hi Everybody!

Did you know that plants are not the only things that use photosynthesis, and are not the only things that are responsible for producing the worlds oxygen! Plankton, specificaly Phytoplankton do these two jobs as well, and actually produce half the worlds oxygen supplies! I watched something on the Discovery channel once that said that if we were to dump a few thousand tons of extremmly fine iron filings into the oceans, plankton populations would explode and they would produce so much extra oxygen that the world would somehow tip into another ice-age! Its all a delicate balance and we're all connected! The circle of life! Ha-ku-na-ma-ta-ta.

mudpies02 said...

Wow! A very fine balance Mr A-Man! I've just got one word to say to you: extremely :o)
I'll leave it at that 8D