Rube Goldberg 6

For a final blog post of our Rube Goldberg machine I had a lot of fun! There were some good times and no bad time at all. I think that my favorite part of the whole project was succeeding. I loved the feeling I got knowing that we finished way before everyone else. There was one thing that I liked the least (but is still not that bad) was the designing. I think I liked this the least because me and Tate were so excited to get started and once we did get started all we did was brainstorm but then we had to face reality. We realized that our ideas would never work. But there were some things that inspired me. Like from family guy the breakfast machine.

I learned a lot in this project. For example I learned teamwork with Tate. I also learned how to have fun while doing work. I had so much fun doing Rube Goldberg. I think is the most fun I will ever have doing school work. And that’s how my project went. And if you are interested in my video here it is:

 

Rube Goldberg 5

After planing, designing and succeeding on camera there is only one more thing to, make a video on wevideo. This step is important because you can’t just show a video to your whole class first without making it look nice seconded with no slow motion and third with no fails. So me and Tate HAD to do it. So one day we met up before a hockey game and I thought that we were done but it turns out we had to do that to so I was pretty surprised but because Tate had already started a little of it he taught me what I had to do. I was surprised that it took us only about

15 – 20 minutes (including so distractions) unlike our actual machine. But it did take a while to learn how to upload it to drive and to share with my google account but other than that it only took 15 – 20 minutes. I think that it would have been hard if Tate did not teach me how to do it because I forgot how to from class a few months ago. And that’s what it was like to do the wevideo.

 

Rube Goldberg 4

Me and Tate have been have been doing a lot of work together lately. We have already finished our plan and building so now we are testing our Rube Goldberg and it’s frustrating, very frustrating because first you have to put up the dominos and it ALWAYS FALLS DOWN. Also say something you know works because it worked before and it does not work the next time because you don’t place something right. Even once our Rube Goldberg worked but the hockey puck was not placed right so it missed the dorito. In all the frustration there were some funny moments like when everything was set up and as a joke Tate said “One more domino for good luck” and all of them fell down all we were doing was laughing and while I was laughing I made Tate fix it. We had to change a pretty good amount of our machine, like say two to three steps so it works. If you look down you will see the changes I made from the original.

(If you can’t the words, top one says “No track just more dominos” and bottom one says “No ramp, tube now”)

Rube Goldberg 3

Designing the Rube Goldberg machine was pretty fun. The process of what me and Tate did was that every Tuesday and thursday I would go up to his house we would work it was so hard to get the eight steps. I think that it was only really hard because we did not want to over use any item. We could not really like of much items that would fall under the category of old toys we used to play with and we used every one as much as possible without using it to much. Again the hardest part was to get eight or more steps but the second hardest part was to brainstorm materials that we could use that are not crazy.

To help us (my teacher) Mrs.Cooper gave the class this sheet that had all these links of cool Rube Goldberg machines. The most helpful one was definitely the Sprice one. It’s about this 19 year old boy who went on America’s Got Talent (TV show) and did this cool Rube Goldberg machine. Here is the link if you are interested:

Rube Goldberg 2

Working with Rube Goldberg machines you will learn about how me and Tate are doing together. Are we working good or bad is one question you might be asking? I think that we are working good because we always find time to get together and work. From example every tuesday and thursday I go over to his house and we work. I also think we work good together because we are friends and when we do Rube Goldberg that means we get to hang out so we try to do that a lot.

There were a lot of challenging parts but I think that planning was really hard. At first me and Tate were just throwing ideas out there and brainstorming but once we wrote it down and looked at it, it did not make sense at all. So we re did it and it was really hard to get eight steps which was the requirement but once we got eight steps we could not think of anything else. I think that by working together we have two times the brain power and we go to the same camp and we both did Rube Goldberg their so we have experience.

 

Rube Goldberg 1

This year in 5th grade Mrs.Cooper’s class is doing a project called the rube goldberg machine. A rube goldberg machine is a machine that is made to do a simple thing using chain reactions. Like say you can hit a ball that hits dominos that hits a car that goes down a ramp and it gets so much momentum that it hits a soccer ball into a net thats a rube goldberg machine.

You could work with a partner or by yourself. I worked with my friend Tate. We decided to work at his house because his house has more space there. In our rube goldberg machine we used materials like balls, a tube, some hot wheels cars and tracks, marbols a hockey puck and a dorito. There are a lot of decisions we had to make before the plan was done. We had to decide if we should use items that you find around the house or it could be toys that we used to play with or even whatever we want and we buy what we need. (We did the old toys one because it’s cool to use something that not everyone would think of like a race car or some car tracks. That’s about my experience with decision making.

 

Rocketry Reflection

 

Rocket Number one:

Rocket number one was interesting. The best part of rocket number one for me was the launch and getting to named our rocket group (The Space Grandmas). The launch was fun for many different reasons. One of them is that my groups rocket went the highest. It went 177 feet. Another reason that the launch was fun that good feeling you get when you do good in something. And I got that feeling when my group’s rocket blasted off the launcher so high. All the other parts were fun to accept for the designing. I was not so fun. Same with the inspiration board. But the only fun part about designing was how to see how our design choices affected us in the launch.

Rocket Number two:

Rocket number two was so much better than rocket number one. I think it was only better because we knew what worked and what didn’t. Again the best part was the launch. Even though our rocket did not go as high I think we liked it so much because our parents watched that launch. I like designing rocket number two much better than designing rocket number one. I think it was better because we work much better together as a group. But there was only one more difference that I did not say that we did in rocket one but not rocket two. That is we did not make another inspiration board. I was fine with this because it was not my favorite part. 2051

Rocket Number three:

For rocket number three all we did was the designing part which you know is not my favorite part. But this time it was a lot of fun because we were not going to launch just design so my group had a lot of fun with it. For example we used four fins on each side so that’s a total of eight fins and that’s a lot of fins if you ask me. We thought that if we used no tape the fins would be our drag.   

Conclusion:

I think in the end my groups rocket did great it was very hard along the way but in the end it was worth it to have the highest rocket in the 1st launch. Look below to see my slide show turned out!

`This is our video of our presentation!

4th Grade Reflection

In 4th grade I did many things. For example some projects that we did were colonial times, passion project, extreme weather project, toy theater and ecosystems project. My favorite one was the passion project because you get to pick any topic you want! The topic that I picked is Arctic Animals. I also loved the toy theater because it’s so fun to make the puppets and make the background.  We also did some great read aloud books. For example Book Scavenger and Blood on the River. Book Scavenger is a book about looking for Mr.Griswolds game. And Blood on the River is a book about what live was in colonial times. I really loved Blood on the River because it’s so interesting how the people were treated at that time and how people treated each other. Another read aloud that we did was The Tiger Rising. The Tiger Rising was about Rob the new kid at a new school that meets a girl name Siseten and they become friends.   

In 4th grade had subjects like math, science, reading/writing and social studies. My favorite subject is math. This is because math fun when you get to work with a partner and when you to work in your math folder. I also really like math because of the feeling that you get when you get a really hard question.

Desert Ecosystem WeVideo

After we finished our blog post about our food web my class started to make a wevideo on the bad impacts that are impacting the desert. What I found that has a bad impact on deserts are how the deserts are becoming hotter. This is killing all the animals in the deserts. The wevideo had a lot of steps to it. The first step to making the wevideo is to research. After that was just that we went to wevideo and make a practice video and we just played around wit wevideo. The next step was we had to find information what are some bad things that are happening to the desert. The next step was to make a doc on what are we going to do once we get to the step of starting wevideo and in that doc we only used the words black, graphic, narration and call to action. After that we did  that we got a storyboard. A storyboard is something where you can lay out your ideas on a sheet of paper. After the storyboard I had to go into wevideo and we just started to get pictures lay it out. After that we did that again just we had to make it 1:00 min exactly. After that we had a talk about the importance of going back to the storyboard. After that we started working in class and making it look great! After that if we wanted to get better pictures we went to a site called search.creativecommons.org. That site made cheer that the pictures that show their are ok for you to use in wevideo. After that we learned how to put music and audio in our PSA. Last that we did was learn how to finish it and put it into drive.

After we finished our blog post about our food web my class started to make a wevideo on the bad impacts that are impacting the desert. What I found that has a bad impact on deserts are how the deserts are becoming hotter. This is killing all the animals in the deserts. The wevideo had a lot of steps to it. The first step was just that we went to wevideo and make a practice video and we just played around wit wevideo. The next step was we had to find information what are some bad things thake it 1:00 min exactly. After that we had a talk about the importance of going back to the storyboard. After that we started working in class and making it look great! After that if we wanted to get better pictures we went to a site called search.creativecommons.org. That site made cheer that the pictures that show their are ok for you to use in wevideo. After that we learned how to put music and audio in our PSA. Last that we did was learn how to finish it and put it into drive.

I think the hardest thing I did was to finish it and put it into drive. This was hard for me because of all steps there was to it for example, how you had to press the finish button and then press the drive button and then share it with our computer teacher Mr.Casal.

I think the easiest thing in it was to make to doc because all you need to do is write the words black, graphic, narration and call to action.

Now this is my PSA:

 

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

 

ln 4th grade my class had to do a biography project. We had to pick a person and research that person. I picked Albert Einstein. Here is some interesting facts about him.

 

Albert Einstein’s Childhood

 

Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879. He had a little sister named Maja. He loved Maja very much. When he went to school he was not the best student. He only studied subjects he liked. These subjects where science and math. He would cut class and in his free time he would study the subjects he liked or play the violin. One day his dad gave him a compass and that compass changed his life.  The compass changed his life by him realizing that no matter what way he was the compass would always face north.

 

Albert Einstein’s Adult Life

 

Albert Einstein barely made it through high school. He made it out by cheating off of his friend’s notes. He would cheat off his friends notes because he did not study all the subjects he needed the subjects he did not study he would cheat of of his friend Mercle Grossman. He also taught himself geometry when he was 12. When he was older he wanted to be a teacher. But the problem was none of his teachers recommend him. Because of that he could not get job Mercle Grossman helped again to get him a job at the Swiss Patent Office.

 

Soon he married a girl named Mileva. Later in life he divorced Mileva and remarried some else named Elsa.

 

He also was the most famous scientist of the 1900s. He won the Nobel prize in 1921 for a paper he wrote about how electricity acted like both a wave and a particle at the same time. In 1969 he posted his theory of general relativity which talked about how the force of gravity works.

 

Challenges that Albert Einstein Faced

 

Albert Einstein’s teachers hated him. They hated him because he studied only subjects he liked. This made them think why can’t he study all the subjects? Another challenge is that his home/job was taken away because of the Nazi government because he was Jewish. The last change is that he was involved with the atomic bomb making. Because of his equation E=mc2 lead to the making of the atomic bomb. When he found out this he was very upset that his idea was used in such a bad way.

 

How did Albert Einstein Change the World?

 

One why Albert Einstein changed the world is by writing the most famous equation in the world. That equation is the E=mc2. E stands for energy, M stands for mass, C stands for celeritas . He also wrote that nothing moves faster than light. And last is that he wrote 4 papers that changed the way people thought about feces. These papers were later called the Annus Mirabilis papers.