EVOLVING AS A SCIENTIST: I chose the image to the left to represent my growth and evolvement because I learned the most through the critique I recieved and refinement I did later on. My expectation of Biology at the beginning of the year was that we would be doing a lot more hands on work than I have the past years. Now reflecting on this I can say we definitly have. We have been able to work with Alstromeria's, observe Bonobo's and create beautiful paintings. A moment when my perspective of what it means to be a scientist was challenged and changed was when we walked down to the side road next to the middle school and we chose different plants to observe. I didn't really see the point in just staring at plants and it wasn't until much later that I was able to see how that affected my learning. This allowed me to evolve as a scientist and see how you can't just look at the big picture and be done. You have to break it down bit by bit and find the little details which explain the function behind what you're looking at. Another example that reminds me of this is when we did the "ZOOM" acitivity but it's vice versa. Everyone was so caught up in their picture and instead of focusing on the big picture we all struggled to make the connection and simplify everything.