Autobiography: How did I become Me? This is a Autobiography from when I was conceived till my life right now. I used a program called prezi to create an internet project also. My prezi skims over the major steps in a human forming from a single cell organism into a multimillion celled organism. This Autobiography goes over the major points in more detail and shows that I understand what organisms need to reproduce in both processes. From the time before I was created, I was just a little microscopic organism, called a gamete. All gametes are haploid cells. A haploid cell only has half the DNA of the organism, so if a human has 46 chromosomes that means a gamete has only 23 chromosomes, the amount of chromosomes vary on every species. There are two types of gametes out in the world there is a gamete called a sperm and a gamete called an egg. A sperm is a gamete that is created by a male organism in my case a human. An egg is a gamete that is created by a female organism in my case a human. My mother and father were created the same way I was created through a process called sexual intercourse. This process is when a male and female organism have sexual attraction towards each other. In this process the male and female gametes meet and that process is called fertilization. Fertilization is the act of two gametes one sperm and one egg joining and sharing genetic information. After I was fertilized by my fathers sperm I started to become what is known as a zygote. A zygote is an organism that starts to split into different cells through mitosis. Mitosis is also known as Asexual reproduction. While I was in the womb I went through Asexual reproduction to create my skin, hair, nails and vital organs. Asexual reproduction unlike Sexual reproduction creates clones instead of having a haploid it creates a diploid. A diploid is a cell which has all of its chromosomes. So in my case it has all 46 chromosomes. Every cell in my body at that time has 46 chromosomes. Until I become an adolescent which is a time period when I start to produce the same gametes that my father had created to make me. After that process of my cells being divided I became an embryo. This embryo grew for nine months in my mothers womb, and nine months later here I come, a process called birth where my mother starts to give life to me. This process is a very painful process and only occurs in the female body. This process can take days, hours or even minutes it depends on how the baby is being delivered. My mother gave birth to me a health baby boy, but there was something wrong with my right hand. My right hand had an extra finger. I had two thumps on one hand, so in total on one hand I had 6 fingers. The doctors were amazed that I had an extra finger on my right hand. At the age of one I had that extra thumb removed due to my parents decision, they thought I would get ridiculed because I wasn't “normal” they said. Only now I realized that there was something that I never thought of before that my body used Asexual reproduction (mitosis) to create this thumb that was removed. Eight months later I went back for a check up at the surgeons office and he took and x-ray and he saw that my second thumb was growing back so now I went back into surgery and they inserted a metal plate to stop my thumb from growing back. My body had something missing from it so it started to use Asexual reproduction (mitosis) to re-grow my thumb back. So after that I never could go into an airport security check without me beeping on the way through the metal detector. As I grew my body started to do more and more as I started to grow taller and more developed, now I understand that I was going through Asexual reproduction (mitosis) because my cells were multiplying. Few years later I started to become more developed as a human being, I started to grow more hair, and my nails started to grow faster. As the years past I became an adolescent, then I hit a process which is called puberty. This process is when males start to become sexually active. Their testes which are located in the scrotum have coiled tubes which produce sperm and when the sperm is created it is stored in the epididymis, a coiled part of the sperm duct adjacent to the testes. Additional structures, the prostate gland and seminal vesicles, produces seminal fluid, which transports the sperm. This seminal fluid also contains much fructose, a sugar that provides energy for the sperm. This whole process vary in age of the male, so male start puberty early and some start later than others. Soon enough the male will be able to produce offspring just like how my mother and father were 16 years ago. Males can create sperm till the die but on the other hand females only has fertile eggs till she is at the age of 50 years old, she hits menopause. Menopause is a process in which the female is unable to produce anymore eggs for the male sperm to fertilize. This process only happens in humans and not in any other creature or organism. Creating a human being takes a long time and its amazing how you just started from two one celled organisms called gametes and it produced a multimillion celled organism called a Human. According to our Kupuna we all came from Po. They know this because there is a chant that is 2102 lines long and is dedicated to Lonoikamakahiki, he is the god of fertility, agriculture, birth, and the rain. He is a god that is represented by a cross piece of logs with a white top on the top of the cross. This chant is called the Kumulipo and it has 2102 lines long and in this chant everything is balanced, if there is something in the ocean there is it's opposite on land. For example there is a plant called a weke plant and if you rub it's leaves your hand will smell like fish and there is a fish in the ocean that is called a weke, so this chant is actually true everything is created in pairs. This chant has 16 chapters to it each chapter has different organisms being created. Our Kupuna memorized all 2102 lines and had to recite it from memorize and if they got it wrong they would be sacrificed to the god's. This chant is over a thousands years old. King Kalakau published this chant in a book which is 66 pages long and contains all 16 chapters. This book can be seen at the Bishop Museum in 'Oahu. King Kalakau was a very activist in the Hawaiian community he even brought back the art of hula to Hawai'i. My NETS skills project shows my understanding in how I was created through both process of reproduction which are Asexual (mitosis) and Sexual (meiosis) reproduction. My NETS skills project also shows that I can relate my culture to my understanding of Biology and how things are created. The type of NETS skills product I decided to use was a prezi presentation. My prezi shows that I can incorporate 21st century technology to further my learning in a certain area of study.