Today is Thanksgiving and we are extremely thankful for everyone who gives support to My Biology Experience. Turkey is native to North America and has two extant species, the wild turkey of east and central North America and the ocellated turkey of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Turkey is one of the largest birds that still have some ability to fly. They can fly short distances at speeds of up to 40 to 50 mph! It is just good that they aren’t flying off your plate this holiday season. Surprisingly, Turkey can also swim and run.
Unfortunately, life expectancy for these birds is relatively short of up to four years. If you are looking for Turkey in the wild you might often be looking on the ground when you should actually be looking in the trees. Wild Turkey sleep in the trees to hide from any predators that might want an early Thanksgiving meal. As you can probably imagine, Turkeys are not the best when it comes to defending or attacking other animals. Thus, their vision is impeccable and they have a 270-degree range of view to watch out for any predators.
Around this time of the year, it is pretty scary to be a Turkey. Over 75 million Turkeys will be eaten over this holiday season. So enjoy your Thanksgiving and time with your family and friends. We are wishing you have happy Thanksgiving and Holidays from My Biology Experience.
It has been a very long and difficult semester but, Thanksgiving break is finally here! Thanksgiving break for students is like the calm before the storm. After a few months of hectic studying and perfecting assignments, you finally get a chance to go home with your family for about half a week and enjoy yourself. However, when you come back it is the worst part of the entire semester, finals. December is the month in which you begin to wrap up your class material and begin to write your final papers and study for your final tests. Right before Thanksgiving break is very similar. Many professors try to cram in tests and material so that you don’t have work over the break. This post will summarize where I am at in the semester and how I am feeling academically and personally.
It is currently Wednesday, November 17, 2021, and for the last four or five days, I have been finishing and cramming all my work and studies. For my main two courses (Human Physiology & Biochemistry), I have already had two exams per class, all of which I have proudly got A’s on. This week before Thanksgiving break, I have my third and final exam for both of these classes before the final exam. The human Physiology exam is mostly on the circulatory system, heart, blood, and neuron pathways. I have this test on Friday of this week and feel extremely confident about it. The test I am somewhat scared of is Biochemistry. This test is on 4 chapters and we have only done about 2 of them. This is leaving me in a situation where I am teaching myself a lot of information while trying to study for Human Physiology and do work for my other 2 classes. I plan on doing most of the work on Friday after my test and over the weekend. I am somewhat scared but am staying confident that I will do well.
In general, this semester has been going well for me and I am very happy. My personal and formal relationships with my friends, family and professors have been really enjoyable. I am currently looking into graduate schools and finalizing my classes for my last semester of Junior year and Senior year to graduate. Overall, I cannot complain and am just happy to be in school with my friends doing well. Comment below what you are doing for Thanksgiving and if you are a student feeling stress before the break.