Archive of ‘Technology’ category

Technology post #3

Hello everybody,

Today in class we learned about atoms and our universe. I find it so interesting that there could be something as small as an atom and something as big a our universe. I I learned that each star we see in the sky is a planet, and when you look at the stars, it is basically like looking at the past because light years (even though they travel super fast) can’t get to us right away all the way from the stars, so the stars that you look at in the sky might not be there anymore and the stars might look totally different. Another thing is that a man sent a machine into space over 40 years ago and it is the fastest moving thing in the world. It only just reached the edge of our solar system last year! Think about how big our solar system is, but then if you look at the size of our solar system compared to the Milky Way galaxy, it looks tiny. We also learned about atoms using a grapefruit as an example. There are tons of atoms in a grapefruit. If you make the grapefruit to be the size of the earth, an atom would be about the size of a blueberry, that’s a lot of blueberries! I find it so interesting and confusing to learn about atoms and to learn about our universe.

Bye!

– Avery

 

Technology Post #2

Hello everybody,

It is the second day on technology and it has been really fun so far, I think this will be the best quarter of the year. Many people have told me about a lot of things that we will be doing this quarter. The thing that I am most excited about is making flashlights. I have seen the ones that other classes have made and they look really cool. I think that you get to make the actuall flashlight inside, and design the outside. We have just started to learn about electricity and I think that that means we will be making our flashlights soon. We started by learning about the history of electricity, it goes all the way back to 585 B.C. I also learned about how amber is made from tree sap and how it plays a big part in how electricity was made, if you rub amber it attracts dust and feathers. Anther thing that we talked about the different ideas of scientists from back in time, and how a guy, Democritus belived that if you break something enough times, it will not be able to be broken up again. William Gilbert, Queen Elizabeth the first’s docter, was the first to ever to use the word electric. There are so many interesting facts that we learned and I am so excited to learn more.

Bye!

-Avery

 

Technology Post #1

Hello everyone,

I just joined a new quarterly class called technology. For the first two days all we did was answer a survey and talk about the rules and the guidelines for the quarter. My teacher, Mr. Calvert, also showed us a lot of tools and how to use them so that we do not hurt ourselves when using them. But then on the third day we did a breakout EDU. That is basically when there is a box with a bunch of locks on them, and you have to look around the room and find the clues to open them. There were two boxes for our class so he split us up in half and we all started working. We were trying to find a key inside of the box to open up to one of the cabinets in the classroom, but only one of the boxes had the key in it. My group opened up our box first but when we opened it, there was nothing inside, so we had to wait (not that long though) for the other group to open the box and get the key. I had a lot of fun finding the clues and opening up the locks, and I hope that I can do something like it again soon.

Bye!

– Avery

 

My Family – Ignite

Hello everyone,

This week everyone in my class made a 90 second Ignite story we could do whatever topic we wanted. I did it about my family. Since it has to be seven slides (including an introduction and conclusion) I did my two brothers, my mom, my dad, and my cat.

Today some people presented theirs in class, I volunteered. After my presentation I got some feedback. My computer teacher said that it was really good and that it was almost perfect timing but my transitions weren’t that good. I had a lot of fun making my Ignite and I think that my favorite part was making the slideshow and my least favorite part was memorizing my script.

My teacher was supposed to video tape all of our presentation but since I was the first one she forgot.

This is my slideshow:

 

Coding – #1

Hello everyone,

Today in school I made a project on scratch. Scratch is a website where you can code to make movies, games, etc. Since I am just learning how to use Scratch, I use the tutorials to help me. I made a hide and seek game. It’s not very long but it was fun to make. I like how you can basically do anything on Scratch, you can choose your character, background and much more. Scratch teaches you how to code using many things and it’s fun. All you have to do is tap on the characters when thay appear. Unfortunately the score doesn’t work but everything else does. I had such a good time making my game on scratch and I will definetly be making another one soon.

This is my Hide And Seek Scratch video/game:

Coding – #2

Hello everyone,
Today I made another coding game using the website Tynker. I like Tynker because it gives you a lot of different things to do. For example,  you can make your own game or movie, you can use a tutorial, or you can do a different coding tutorial that gives you different levels. On Tynker I made a big monster with a moving mouth and googly eyes. One of the eyes follows the curser but the other eye goes on it’s own.

Here is my googly eyes game: