Capstone Share – Capstone 7 (1)

My share wasn’t so bad. First on Monday we had the second, third and fourth graders see our projects. I was a bit nervous but got the hang of it before the second graders came.

The second graders really liked them. They pretty much listened to everybody’s and just passed by. I was confused about them.

Then the third graders came and that was fun to but one girl came up to mine to listen to it and after she listened she said ” I barely knew about about radio so this was very interesting”. I was really happy than.

Than after the third graders came the fourth came and they were so loud. They went to all the sports ones and was a little sad but still it was fun to see everyone to enjoy everything.

After Monday was

Capstone Share – Capstone 7 (2)

On Tuesday we had our capstone share with the parents. All I did was put some headphones on some parents who wanted to see my project and yeah that was it. Before that we had a chorus concert and I was embarrassed after because we messed two songs up.

When my mom, dad and older brother came to listen to my capstone they were all proud. She was also proud when she was listening to my project. She said it was amazing with a very happy face and gave my a hug and then my dad listened to it and pretty much said the same thing and last but not least my older brother, he just gave me a quick hug. They were all very happy but before that I was nervous that they would think that my capstone was bad. I had an extra smile on my face when they were very proud. After that we celebrated by going to lunch. I really enjoyed the capstone project and hope that next year the other fifth graders will enjoy it to.

Working on my Final Project – Capstone 6

My Final Project was really hard. Why? Because I had a wevideo which had to be perfect which also means that I need a good voiceover, pictures, a way to fit in a link and QR code. I wanted to make the best out of mine but that didn’t go so well.

The first time I presented my voiceover it sounded so static that when feedback came everyone was saying. “Change the voiceover!”. So I went outside of the classroom and started working. It was hard because there was a lot of noise coming from the wing which I did not want to include in my voiceover.

So I started on the pictures. Someone pointed out at feedback was that is was boring and only had two pictures going back and forth so I started changing that. It was also pretty hard because I had to fit the right picture at the right time so it took a while to finish. Luckily when I finished there was no noise coming from the wing so I had my chance to voiceover. I only got to do a couple before lunch though. That was only one part of about three presenting’s which meant a lot of work.

Answering My Inquiry question – Capstone 5

For capstone my main inquiry question is Which one is better? Satellite radio or AM/FM radio. It took me a couple of days to get it but finally got it. Once I figured out my main inquiry question I immediately started working on capstone. I thought about it because of my mom. She worked for radio and I wanted to learn more. I knew back then was that there were only two types of radio AM/FM radio and Satellite radio. I didn’t know the difference between the two so I decided to do my capstone on that. We have to write an essay on all the information we learned. Here it is…

Satellite Radio vs AM/FM

By Braden

When you think about it, radio is very fascinating. I decided to do radio as my Capstone topic because my mom works for the radio so she can help me. When I started doing my research I figured that there was more to radio than I knew. So much to know. The first thing I found out was that there were two types of radio that you can listen to. The two radio types you can choose from are AM/FM radio and Satellite Radio. AM/FM is local, so it has a limited area and for You can listen to satellite radio, on the other hand,  everywhere, but you have to pay.  


AM/FM Radio

How AM/FM Radio Works

AM/FM radio is a local type of radio. You can listen to AM/FM radio stations that are available in your location. A simplified explanation is that the  sound waves get broadcasted which your antenna receives and translates to your speakers, which your speaker plays. So when the sound wave gets to the car it translates to real words. For a more detailed look, here is a visual diagram:

Advantages and Disadvantage of AM/FM Radio

A major advantage of AM/FM radio is that it is available for free. That’s possible because instead of them raising money from customers, they raise money by charging companies that want to advertise their product on their station.

A major disadvantage of AM/FM radio is that the stations are available in a limited range so you can’t listen to your favorite radio everywhere. And some people say that there are too many commercials. I agree because I’d rather listen to the actual music.

Satellite Radio

How Satellite Radio Works

Satellite radio works mostly with antennas. First, the announcer speaks into the microphone, making his/her voice become soundwaves. Once the soundwaves get to the antenna, the antenna calls a signal to a satellite. People who have a subscription to that satellite service are able to access the satellite radio. The satellite bounces the sound waves to the listening device’s antenna  making the person able to hear the radio.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Satellite Radio

A major advantage of satellite radio is that you can listen to any satellite radio station, anywhere in the world! Also, satellite radio is available without commercials. This means, there aren’t any commercials about people talking about radio.

A major disadvantage, however, is that you need to pay, which is not good. But, imagine that you can listen to NY radio in Asia!

Final Thoughts

My final thoughts of this essay is that satellite radio is better than AM/FM radio. You can listen to your radio wherever ,whenever. All though you have to pay it is pretty cheap. It also doesn’t have a lot of commercials so my personal opinion is that Satellite radio is better than AM/FM radio.



Pollo A La Brasa Field Trip

I was super excited to go to this field trip. Why? Because you get to it food! And really good food. But not normal food. Spanish Food! We went on the field trip to learn Spanish foods and to taste them. When you sit down it takes about 10 minutes to bring the food. And they give you five plates of food! In my perspective all the food was good besides the fish (I don’t like fish). I really liked the field trip and hope I go another day.