Capstone Main Inquiry Essay


This is my 5th blog post about how far I got into my Capstone project. Capstone is a big part of fith grade. Capstone is a very importent part of 5th grade and I am now starting the main project. I can’t wait till we present it!

Did you know, the Amazon Echo has over 50 functions? Have you ever thought about how many things your Amazon Echo can do for you and how many ways you Echo can harm you? I chose Amazon Alexa: Friend or Foe as my main inquiry question. I chose this because I thought it would be interesting to find out the good things, and the safety the amazon echo can provide, and the bad side about it. I thought the amazon echo would be called a friend because the echo has many functions that can help in our everyday lives. The echo can do various things like, the Amazon Echo can be controlled completely hands free with voice commands, the Amazon Echo can skip commercials so you can quickly watch a great movie, you can online shop with the echo, ask Alexa to wake you up with music of your choice, you can ask Alexa to plan a vacation or a trip, you can ask echo to order a ride like uber or lyft, you can make a donation with the amazon echo for a charity ext., Ask Alexa to order your favorite pizza when you really want it, also, get recipe ideas that you didn’t know existed, you can call other enabled amazon devices like Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, and the Alexa app on your smartphone, you can use the amazon Alexa as a personal trainer, you can ask echo to tell you rules to a board game Alexa can tell you stock prices, Echo can play games like  Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock, chess, 20 questions, bingo, Jeopardy,and tic-tac-toe and a lot of others,  Echo can also help tune your guitar, You can also order flowers with echo, Alexa can also tell you weather reports. In this essay I will show how and why the echo is a friend and how the functions help in our everyday lives.

The Echo was designed to help people make their lives easier. These functions make the echo unique and not like siri. One of the functions that help in our everyday lives is, the echo can act like a doctor. This will help alot when a family member is choking of if someone got a stroke. Just ask echo what part of your body hurts, does it sting, or hurt. When you answer the questions, the echo can tell you what medication you should use, if you should go to a doctor, and how you should treat the sting. This helps people in their everyday lives because you wont need to waste time trying to find a doctor when your echo is here to help you with your situation. I really feel great about having a doctor in my living room.

Did you know the echo can also play games with you? The echo can play games with you, just buy the extention or play a simple game like  Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock, chess, 20 questions, bingo, Jeopardy, tic-tac-toe and a lot of others that can work without an extension. You can buy game extensions at The echos functions can help kids learn or help you not bring out your phone and stare at a screen all day. What I mean by stare at a screen all day is computer screens are bad for your eyes. Like if you were to text someone, just ask Alexa, “Alexa, text Avery hello” also you can call you friends, for example, “Alexa, call Ally” however, if you have the echo show, you can ask it, “Alexa, facetime Caitlyn” but in order to activate your contacts, you need to pair your echo with your phone or any device that has your contacts on it.

Don’t want to look for recipes online? The echo can fix that problem, just ask echo, “Alexa, find recipes”. If you want,  recipes with higher ratings? Ask Alexa, “ Alexa, find five star rating recipes” and echo will find you a find it right away. Who would want to waste time to find old recipes when you can ask for one?

Echo really helps us in these many ways, acting like a doctor, helping us not stare at a screen all day, and giving us easier access to our contacts to keep in touch with family friends, and for finding great recipes to help us with our cooking. All this can be accessed in a hands free device, but still, hackers can always try to hack into the echo, and listen to what your saying.   Echo is a great help to our lives and I can’t wait for amazon to create more functions and I also can’t wait to find out more about the echos functions and how it can help more people in there lives so they and have a better life.

5 thoughts on “Capstone Main Inquiry Essay

  1. This essay was really good because you explained everything but you said all the things Amazon Echo can do in the introduction.

  2. I really liked this essay and thought it was good.I thought that it was really good because I learned a lot about the Amazon Echo. Even though the Alexa is a part of my life, I learned a lot more about the Amazon Echo.

  3. I like how you put in, a lot of examples. It was good. Maybe split your introduction though.

  4. You did a great job. You had a lot of examples. You really explained why an Amazon Alexa is helpful. Great job!

  5. I like how you added a lot of examples to your essay. I also like how you talked about how important Capstone is, at the start of your post.

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