Friday, September 30, 2011

importance of history

I think it is unarguable that history is an important subject in the high school, because it tells us about our past, and culture. History gives identity. History is not only about people in past or country, but it is also about government, and about the values and problems that affect our social well-being. I enjoy studying and learning about the past, because I like to compare the past by the present and it helps me to predict my future. In my previous history classes, I enjoyed learning about different civilizations, epic wars in the past, and enjoyed comparing different histories of different cultures. I found nothing boring and everything I learn was useful to me. Like taking AP US history helped me understand and learn American culture. Before taking APUSH, I only knew few reasons about the causes of the American Civil War, but taking APUSH made me learn all the reasons about the causes of the American Civil War in-depth. Most business colleges in the world, like Harvard Business School, give their students real business cases to study, some colleges called this Case Method Study. Studying business cases can help upcoming business student learn business method nicely, and gain knowledge of companies in the past and this helps us become good businessman. Learning history can help encounter problems in daily life. "History should be studied because it is essential to individuals and to society, and because it harbors beauty." 

10 things that makes me think about Kyle's presentation.

1. Why is black male graduation rate in Detroit is only 25%?

2. Is Ebonic and slang considered literate ?

3. Ebonics is legit ?

4. 2 black men die every week in Detroit?

5. Trash talking can bring down your opponent.

6. How will exploring and learning literacy help us?

7. Why does marginalizing affect people?

8. How is hip hop related to sports?

9. Is trash talking a self-expression?

10. Braggadocio????? 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What meaning do sports have in your life?

American sports have no meaning in my life. I don't love american sports, but I don't hate them. The only sport I am crazy about is cricket. Cricket is played worldwide, but not in america. There are cricket clubs in major cities of america, but the game is not played on national scale like NBL, or NFL. I have grown up playing and watching cricket. there isn't a single cricket game that I haven't watched since 2005.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Enzymes Activity

Enzymes are proteins that increases the rate of or catalyze chemical reaction unchanged. They a very important part of our life because most chemical reactions in cells and tissues are catalyzed by enzymes. Each enzyme catalyzes only a specific chemical reaction. The enzymes have region with specific spatial conformation or special shape for the binding of the substrate called the active site. There are three factors that affect the activity of an enzyme: inhibitors, temperature, and pH scale.

The one of the main factor that affect the enzymes activity are inhibitors. Inhibitors stop enzymes from functioning. There are two types of inhibitors. One is competitive inhibitors which have a similar shape to the substrate and therefore can "compete" or try to fit in with enzyme. The second type of inhibitors are called noncompetitive inhibitors. The noncompetitive inhibitors do not bind to the active site but block other enzymes substrate complex from forming. The noncompetitive inhibitors also react with portions of the action site, changing the enzymes shape so it does not function anymore.

There is certain range in temperature and pH scale where enzymes can work in. Enzymes function best at a pH of 7.4. If the pH is too high or too low the enzyme is denatured. Enzymes that are suited for functioning in an acidic environment would denatured if they are in a basic environment. Enzymes function in the same way in temperature. If the temperature is too high or too low the enzyme is denatured and will be unable to function.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

first book that I read and liked

The Giver by Lois Lowry is not the first book that I read but it is the first that I remember reading it in 8th grade English. The book is set in a utopian society in the future, where every person‘s life is carefully planned by the community, people make no choice on their own, there is no pain, no color, no feelings, no nature, no love, no music, and more. The Giver tells a story about a boy, named Jonas, who on his twelfth birthday receives a special assignment in the community by the Elders. The community gives him the privilege to become the successor of the current Receiver of Memories. A Receiver of Memories, a.k.a The Giver, is the most important person in the community; he is the only person who has access to all the memories of the past. He cannot tell anyone in the community about the past, he must keep his memories within himself until he trains his successor. The Giver is only person who can experience pain, sorrow, rage, loneliness, fear, and all the things that the people in the village cannot experience. As Jonas receives memories from The Giver, he realizes the truths of the community. He receives that it is unfair to make decisions for other people. Jonas, with the help of The Giver, he creates a plan to change the society. Every time I read this book, it makes me wonder that is it okay to make decision for individual. In our world, everybody attempts to make their life perfect, to make their country perfect. Just like the community in The Giver, everyone wants a perfect life, perfect society, and perfect country. This book makes me wonder is it okay to have perfect life, perfect society, and perfect country? Jonas life, family, and community are perfect, yet he wants to change it.

Friday, September 16, 2011

one piece

Clockwise from top: Franky, Usopp, Nico Robin, Sanji, Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Brook and Tony Tony Chopper (reindeer at the center).
             I recommend everybody to read one piece. One piece is graphic novel, a Japanese manga. The manga is about a young adventurous boy, named Monkey D Luffy who gains ability to stretch his body by accidentally eating a supernatural fruit called Gum-Gum fruit. Luffy sets out to ocean on a ship and creates his crew named the Straw Hat crew. With his crewmates, luffy explores the oceans in search of the greatest treasure in the world called One Piece, and to become the next Pirate King. On his journey, luffy battles a lot of villains, and make a lot of allies and friends. His crew has 8 members, the swordsman Roronoa Zoro, the navigator and thief Nami, the liar and cowardly sharpshooter Usopp, the womanizing chef Sanji, the doctor and anthropomorphized reindeer Tony Tony Chopper, who ate supernatural fruit like luffy but gained the ability to transform into a man, the archaeologist Nico Robin, the shipwright Franky who is cyborg, and the musician skeleton Brook, who died 50 years before the storyline started but was revived by a supernatural called Revive-Revive fruit. All of these people has a dream they want to fulfill. Zoro wants to defeat Mihawk Hawkeye, the world’s greatest swordsman, and become the next world’s greatest swordsman. Nami wants to draw the entire map of the One Piece world. Nico Robin wants to find what happened in void century or the blank century in the history of the One Piece world. Usopp wants to become the bravest warrior of the sea. Sanji wants to find a legendary place called All Blue where all of the marine life in the world gather. Brook wants to see his old friend he left fifty years ago. And franky wants to build a ship, become its shipwright, and sail it to the end of the world.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Earliest memory of school

My earliest memories of school are when I was in 4th grade in Martin Luther King Jr. elementary school. I still remember, my mom woke me up at exactly 6:30 in the morning, gave me breakfast, and drop me in yellow school bus. I still remember my yellow bus number was 43. 4th grade is probably the most memorable school year for me because I finished my third grade in India, and started fourth grade in America. Since I did not understand any English, the dean of my elementary school enrolled me in ESL, Mrs. Ariz was my ESL teacher, and she taught me a lot. Unable to speak in English I was a shy kid, I hated to participate in class discussions, but I felt good in ESL class, because I met and made friend with many kids from different countries, who could not speak English. In fact, ESL was my best class in fourth and fifth grade. In ESL, we would all speak broken English, to try to help each other out. In free time, we would ask each other about their culture, country, and more. In few months, as I started to speak, write, read, and understand English, it was going really well for me in actual classes in my elementary school, I would not feel alone, or feel shy. I was interacting with fellow American classmates; many of them became my best friends. For me, Fourth grade was the most fun and most difficult grade. Not knowing English made it very difficult, but my first school year in an American school, making friends from other countries, and learning English made fourth grade even more exciting and fun for me.   

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

memorable teacher

The teacher I remember the most is Mr. Dady. I had mr. dady for ancient world history during my freshman year. In the early days of my freshman years, I didn't really like mr. dady's class because it was my first year in high school, and the class was full of seniors, juniors, and sophomores whom I didn't know, but there were couple freshmen's who I knew. Since ancient world history was the last hour of the day, I always want get out the class and go home. But as time went on I started to know my classmates, most of the seniors, and juniors were my good friend. Since, Mr. Dady was a world history teacher me and him got along really well, because from me he would learn some Indian history from me, and I would learn some Indian history from him. His class wasn't really fun, because all we would do is take notes, so we had no fun activities or fun projects to do, but Dady made the class fun, by being easy going and giving students some freedom. Freedom like, no assigned seats, allowed to eat food, and more. I had Mr. Dady for my sophomore history class. I learned alot of things from my most memorable teacher, Mr. Dady.