Friday, February 17, 2017

Nature's Miracles

I've noticed that, throughout the school year, lots of things in nature are similar. For example, we learned that plants break apart carbon dioxide and water molecules, and rearrange them into glucose. This reminded me of our unit on rocks. I know that metamorphic rocks are formed when other rocks rearrange the "ingredients" in themselves.

Lots of things in nature are related to each other in weird ways. The thing that surprises me is that the things that are similar are the things that seem most unlikely to be like each other. I wonder why this is?

Mr. Ferriter says that all things in life are specially suited to survive, thrive and reproduce. Does these similarities have to do with that? How is everything in the world so miraculously adapted?

1 comment:

  1. Super cool connection, Abby!

    I love that you spotted something similar about metamorphic rocks and photosynthesis.

    So here's a challenge for you: Can you research and find other examples in nature where things are broken down and rearranged? Is this a pattern or a fluke?

    Scientists LOVE patterns because they can use them to try to explain the unexplainable -- so spotting patterns is something they are always doing.

    Rock on,
    Mr. F