Chapter 7: Adventures in Bodybuilding

1. Refer to the timeline on p.121 in Your Inner Fish – what is most surprising to you about the timescale?  Explain your choice.

The most surprising thing about the timescale is how recently modern humans came into existence. This is shocking to me, because the events we learn in history seem so numerous and ancient. It is difficult to imagine an earth without human life.

2. What is the most common protein found in the human body?  Name it and describe it.

The most common protein found in the human body is collagen. When magnified 10,000 times, it resembles a rope, consisting of bundles of tiny molecular fibers. Like rope, it is strong when held taut, but weak when relaxed.

3. Explain how cells “stick” to one another; give at least one example.

Cells are held together by a biological ‘glue’ that also allows them to communicate. It contains a variety of different molecules and gives our tissues and organs their distinct appearance and function. Some tissues have cells in organized strips or columns, while others have cells that are randomly scattered or loosely attached to each other. For example, the molecules in between bone cells determine the strength of the bone and more loosely attached proteins in eyes make them more squishy and yielding.

Your Inner Fish Book Discussion: How to Add Your Content

Welcome students. Click on Chapter Discussion Questions to the right. The Chapter Discussion Questions page contains all discussion questions for all chapters.

To make your assigned entry, log into the blog website. You need to be on the page with the left menu of things like Dashboard, Posts, Media, Links, etc. If no page has been created for your chapter, then you will click on the Pages button at left, and then “Add New.” Fill in the Title field with “Chapter X” followed by the chapter title. Then select save. Click on Edit. In the text box, enter your text, create links and upload images using the tool bar above the text box. Click on the image below to enlarge it and see the buttons described.

Go to Page Attributes at right, Under  Parent choose  Chapter Discussion Questions.

Enter the appropriate order number for your chapter in the right menu field, to keep the Pages right menu in order. Chapter 1 is order number 2, chapter 2 is order number 3, etc. Proof read and publish. You can edit anytime, just select blue “update” button each time you do so.

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