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Created By: Denim Wilson

http://degreedirectory.org/articles/Forensic_Scientist_Career_Definition_Job_Outlook_and_Training_Requirements.html

[1]  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), forensic scientists had an annual mean salary of $55,040 in May 2010 (www.bls.gov). Most worked for local governments. As a forensic scientist employed by federal agencies, you'll typically earned higher wages than those employed by state and local agencies. In May 2010, forensic scientists who worked in the federal government had an average annual wage of $96,290, compared to those who worked in state government at $53,610 a year.

The BLS also reported that job prospects look favorable and this occupation is expected to grow by 20% between 2008 and 2018. The top paying states for forensic scientists are Illinois, Virginia, California and Connecticut.

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When Photosynthesis Stopped

Created By: Denim Wilson
I turned on the TV, desperately waiting for the news.  I was waiting to hear those 3 life changing words: "world...will...end."  The past week has been stressful, planning my death.  I watched the news reports in awe.  "We expect photosynthesis to be stopping in the next 3 days.Plants will stop recieving sunlight which means plants will stop making glucose; their food source.  And in the next year, everyone will eventually die.  Now for the weather!"  What a nice way to make my night so much better!  I was very scared, for my life, because I knew i would be dead in the next year.  "For the weather tomorrow, we are expecting heavy rain, and possibly the first snowfall Corona has ever had!"  The weather has been an effect of photosynthesis stopping.  Because plants aren't feeding themselves by making C6H12O6 (glucose), we aren't receiving energy because we eat plants.  This event marked history, because it was the first time it had ever happened.  Everyone was scared, frightened, terrorized.  I had mixed emotions.  I of course was scared at the thought of dying, and i didnt' want to suffer to the point of death, because as the news reporters told us, we would be getting multiple sicknesses as a result of no photosynthesis.  

~2 months later~
Still, the news reports were the same, only more intense because the effects had worn onto people, like my sister, Malibu.  We were staying with her in the hospital while she had intensive care.  She got a sickness they called a really long name I didn't know how to pronounce.  All it meant was that she had no plant nutrients in her body to give her energy.  She was very weak, could barely move or talk.  I felt bad even though I knew I would be in her situation in a couple of months.  The bad thing with the whole no photosynthesis thing was that you never knew when something would happen.  The plants decided what would happen.  And its not like plants can talk!  All we could do was wait and see what would happen, the same thing we had been doing for the past 3 months.  

~2 months later~
We were now 5 months into no photosynthesis and everyones life was hard.  My sister had died and a lot of other people lost loved ones too.  I knew someone else in my family would be next, I was just hoping it wouldn't be me.  For the past months, I was living a normal life other than the fact of constantly thinking about dying because there are no more plants.  I went to school on a regular basis, did homework, and slept.  But, I was pretty hungry because not a lot of food was available.  Because there weren't any ore plants, there were no herbivores, which meant sooner or later, there would be no carnivores.  California was very low on food supply.  Our main food products were all meat including chicken, cow and pig.  Soon enough, though, there would be no more of that.  

~2 months later~
We were coming close to the end of the year mark that the biologists predicted when everyone would be dead.  We had just celebrated Christmas and New Years and my birthday was coming up, February 6th.  My mom tried to get me excited, but I just wasn't feeling the spirit.  For Christmas, all I asked for was a healthy family.  It didn't happen because now my grandma and dad were sick.  On the bright side, my dad was released from the hospital 2 days before my birthday!  For my birthday, I got my dad, and that was all I wanted.  

~2 months later~
Scientists predict that there will be nearly no oxygen in the atmosphere in a month, earlier than a year.  Everyone in California has ben given special breathing machines with medicine so we can breath better.  I was nearing the end of my life.  I had a very hard time breathing and doing normal day functions.  My mom was surprisingly really healthy!  She helped me with everything, it was only me and her left in our family.  I knew I would be dead soon, so I wrote my mom a note that she could remember me by.  I honestly thought she would live past the year mark that the biologists predicted.  I blame the death of everyone on the sun, plants, and photosyncsfvgedtb

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