BACK TO 1h: CRUNCH TIME
"WE ARE READY"
Q: So - are
Justin: We are
I was pretty much freaking out, knowing that it was the only day we
had to find all the information. We just learned how to run the stuff,
and yesterday we're getting it all done.
Q: What'd ya
get outta the field trip?
Jamie: How they
Justin: All the
tools they've got.
Tom: How they
keep everything sterilized.
Jamie: How they keep the cells
alive. How they add the base to reduce the acidity. The sample is
at pH 1 or 2 or whatever, and they bring it up to 5 or 6.
Justin: How they
have an aerobic sample and an anaerobic sample.
Eric: They were
taking digital pictures, writing everything down in the journal.
Q: Was the
field trip worthwhile?
Tom: Gave us an
idea of what the collection process was. We were able to see things
that most people don't, because most people never know to go hiking
Jamie: When we
go to Yellowstone with our families, they never want to go off the
boardwalk, off the trails like we did.
Eric: I found
on the Internet that there are five basic requirements for life, what
life has to be. It has to respirate, do something for energy. There
are six different elements for respiration.
Q: How do you
like those PDAs?
Jamie: We like
'em. It's handier than using a piece of paper, because it holds so