In class when Mr Calvert was gone we watched a documentary on Nikola Tesla. Besides the fact of how scratchy the film was I learned a lot and it was very entertaining. He was born in 1856 and died in a hotel in New York in 1943. When he migrated to America he made leaps in electricity and more. He even invented the type of light we use now.
In technology, we learned about atoms and the periodic table. There can be different amounts of protons and neutrons to make different elements. Protons are positive and they have a different effect on elements and neutrons are negative. We also learned all about the periodic table and how to read it.
Yesterday I performed my Ted talk to all the parents and it went pretty well. The one thing I did wrong was accidentally skipped the part of my script that talked about faze shift delay. The thing I did well was once I skipped this I kept making eye contact with the audience and I talked loudly. Presenting was fun and I think the best part of this was talking about sleep disorders because the audience looked so engrossed into what I was saying. Overall I really liked the project and to this day I am still very interested in my topic. I mainly liked researching sleep disorders solutions because I think it is cool to see how people fix problems. I learned that on stage I stutter a little bit and when I look over the audience it helps. I also learned that I am very good at taking notes and organizing them
I think that through this process my question asking has got a lot better, now when I ask questions about bigger topics I ask questions that have many answers and spark other questions. I think I learned these mostly from the start of the project when we had to set our question for the whole entire project. I also learned these skills from my interview when I had to make 20 questions.
I also learned through this process how to talk in public when I was talking to the crowd and asking my interview questions.
I’ve been working on my capstone for a while and I finally came out with my final presentation. I am very proud of it and I think that if I were to redo it I would change nothing. I think this because I had a great strategy of doing my script then making little bullet notes of things I have to say. I did this because now when I’m reading my script final presentation I can make eye contact with the audience. Also with this strategy, it will help me memorize my script because it doesn’t have to be one way every time . The other thing I had a problem with was finding photos that didn’t have a mark on it. I also had to find photos that were big enough so I wouldn’t have to stretch them so they look bad. The one solution I had for this with my only solution and it was to go to the side filter and change the size. I feel pretty good about reading this in public because I have memorized most of it and I talk loud enough so people can hear me the one other thing I like about my script is it’s not extremely long it’s only five and a half minutes.
My main research question for my capstone project is: “Why do we sleep and how does that help the body develop?”. I found a lot of websites but first I had to have good search terms. This was one of my fails since I was typing all my questions into google so I didn’t get good results. An example of this is instead of typing in sleep disorders I would type in what are some sleep disorders that keep people awake?. Advertisements for beds would appear on my screen, a website might have looked good but it was really an ad. From this, I learned that it’s important to write a list of really good search terms to start a research project. I think this will help me in life when I do another research project.
the most helpful resource was my interview because I could ask questions, get answers and ask more questions (follow up questions).
Hello, readers the whole of last week and this week our class has been working on a constitution project. The first step to this was to roll a die and see what category things we got. The options were Art, Events, technology, documents and the other two I forgot. I rolled art and was first unhappy. Next, we rolled a die for what kind of thing we would use for our presentation. For this, I got something I love Wevideo. After this for me, I had to choose a painting to choose and I chose the painting Franklin At The Constitutional Convention by Joseph Boggs Beale.after 2 days I had only the tiniest bit of work so I decided I was going to study the event artist and the picture.after this, I got really confident and decided to start. I knew a lot about this event but I didn’t about the artist so I did research. Now that I have all of my information I am putting the Wevideo together right now. The voice recordings are a little shaky but otherwise its good.
Some days ago my class and the whole fifth grade went to a restaurant that our Spanish teacher took us to after we learned about the food. The way we did this is everyone split into groups then we each got every dish. I really liked the system because you could eat everything. In this senor johnson made us use Spanish for the whole thing so it was hard. He handed out a paper that had questions we should ask people about the food. I think my favorite part was the fish because it had a good sauce and it was super crispy. I hope I will return.
Today in rocketry we did our first launch it was amazing.We were in the back of the famous Heathcote field at 9 am. We got 35 M it was super cool I really like launching a rocket since I got to do super cool job which was pumping the air into our Rockets which is really fun.I also got to set up the rocket on the launch pad so I got to get really a close up look at the launch pad. We added to an extension to a rocket as you might know, now are rocket has a longer top and are nosecone is higher on our rocket.Now that we did that we had this little Area with nothing so we decided to put a Smurf in it. Anyway that is how it looked. In my launch went 3rd and are nose cone came loose when are rocket came down because of all the impact. When I was watching it it was as if time stood still. Today we finished are second rocket it is amazing. We used what worked last time and what didn’t work and took it into consecration . Now ares has smaller wings and a 3.5 width nose cone .Are second launch rocket is done and it looks just like I thought it would .I feel exited and hopeful and I cant wait.Here are some good photos and videos.Try to pause the video at 8 seconds and 11 seconds. For the second video watch from 47 seconds after you watched the normal thing.
Om and I just started a book called THE CITY OF EMBER. So far I like the starting setting because they describe it so well for example It says”In the city of ember ,the sky was always dark . The only light came from great flood lamps mounted on top of buildings in the middle of larger squares . So far the story has been about then main character Lina is getting her job she gets the one were you have to work in the sewers to fix the light generator and Lina dose not want to do that but a friend named Doon wants to do that but I think he has plans to shut down all the power when he gets control.
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if she gets found switching she will be in a lot of trouble]I think Lina will get bored of being a messenger and just carrying stuff and will regret switching jobs]I think that Lina will find out that a town she always drew is or was real]I think Lina did not like school because she said now i wont have to worry about the fate of tomorrow[I think running is the reason she wanted to do mail.
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In the part of the book I read Doon hated is job in the sewer because he dose not get to go near the light generator and when he gets to see it he thought he could know why it is breaking down with a look but he cant so he is really put down and he regrets trading jobs. I also learned Lisas dad died and right when he died the generator started breaking down so I think he was the only one who understood it.