Published on September 13, 2007
Slide1: What is Nature?: What is Nature? Genetic and various inborn biological factors affecting our overall development. Characteristics from our parents we inherit and are affected by. Do your parents do something that you always have been doing naturally on your own? Did you know… All people are 99.99% genetically the same! What is Nurture?: What is Nurture? Influences on development from prenatal, parental, extended family and friends. Learning from our experiences. Outside influences that aren’t in our genes. Do you have an accent? Did you learn it from the TV., friends, family? The nature versus nurture debate has been going on since the early Greek, they asked, 'Do we have control over our own destiny or is it preset?' Let’s talk about it!: Let’s talk about it! Do you think if your dad was Albert Einstein you would be a genius? How much do you think your behavior is influenced by the world you live in? Quick Review: Quick Review Nature suggests that what we do is determined by genetic influences. Nurture argues that what we do is because of experience and social interactions...So what does that have to do with honey bees? Did you know… To produce a pound of honey, a bee must tap into two million flowers! How does all this relate to honey bees?: How does all this relate to honey bees? Honeybee Overview: Queens are the most important they are generally much bigger than the other bees as well; they have the longest lifespan of all of the bees. Drones are the male bees within a colony. Drones are usually just used for reproduction with the Queen bees. Workers maintain function within a hive. They usually will travel up to two miles in search of pollen, nectar and water. Each worker typically goes on ten food gathering journeys per day, each lasting about an hour. The workload takes a large toll on the workers, they end up only living for a month! Did you know… That honey bees are the only insects that produce a food consumed by humans. How does all this relate to honey bees?: How does all this relate to honey bees? Honeybees have a complex social structure Both genetics and environment depends on what role the honey bee will take. i.e. Worker bees- Age-related division of labor. These roles are affected by structural changes. Did you know… Honey bees dance to communicate direction and distance of flowers. Let’s talk about it!: Let’s talk about it! So why do you think that honey bees are a good animal to study the nature versus nurture debate? Do you think that humans can be studied for nature versus nurture, or should we just focus on animals like honey-bees? What do the scientists think about nature versus nature now?: What do the scientists think about nature versus nature now? Most scientists believe that nature and nurture work off each other, or are intertwined. For example, your intelligence can depend on both the genes that are inherited from your parents and your parents/teachers motivation. Did you know… People can be left brained (creativity) or right brained (math/logic)! How is nature versus nurture related to me?: How is nature versus nurture related to me? Think of a personality characteristic that could be nature versus nurture, or like we learned in the previous slide, both nature and nurture. Conclusion: Conclusion You have learned that we can develop characteristics in ourselves through nature, nurture, or the common held belief, both. Scientists/Researchers are using ‘model organisms’ like honey-bees to test the nature/nurture debate. GAME TIME!: GAME TIME! Get ready to play a game, this isn’t a quiz so don’t worry! This is just all in good fun! Let’s see what you guys know from the presentation, we want to make sure you understand! Works Cited: Works Cited 'Nature versus nurture.' Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 27 Nov 2006, 20:41 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 28 Nov 2006 andlt;http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nature_versus_nurtureandamp;oldid=90505406andgt;. Waffle, Van. 'Nature Vs. Nurture in Honeybees.' Suite101. andlt;http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/ecology/111256andgt;. Stone, David M. 'Bee Life Stages.' BeeSpace. 23 June 2005. andlt;http://www.uni.uiuc.edu/~stone2/bee_life_stages.htmlandgt;. 'Beneficial Insect.' Department of Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. andlt;http://www.texarkanacollege.edu/~mstorey/bugs.htmandgt;. 'Honey bee.' Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 27 Nov 2006, 22:17 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 28 Nov 2006 andlt;http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Honey_beeandamp;oldid=90524554andgt;. 'Bee.' Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 27 Nov 2006, 00:29 UTC. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 28 Nov 2006 andlt;http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beeandamp;oldid=90327656andgt;.