Rube Goldberg decision making

Oh man we had a lot of decisions being made during our Rube Goldberg  project so far.  For  example I had to decide what my goal was going to be I chose to ring a bell. Then I had to decide my steps which was hard because I needed at least 8 steps but I got through now we have to decide what order they would be in but I got past. I got the idea from just thinking and thinking and research. I choose a lot of steps that did not work and in fact I decided to change my goal to getting a ball into a goal. I choose the steps I choose because I wanted the machine to be complex so I got a higher grade.

Feature Article Podcast Reflection

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hTxIcMumcFB0fGDKAskekHLLAvGMOAO1/view   This a link to my podcast

 

The process for making my podcast was really hard and we had to first decide what topic we were going to talk about. Then we had to write our script and rehearse a lot so we could get it right when we recorded.  After that we recorded and that’s when our practice cane in handy. it was hard to get a sound box and a microphone because there were 20 of us and only 4 microphones so we had to record and the give the tech to other people. last but not least we had to edit and fix our recording. There some challenges during this period of time one was getting a good recording, another one is that we had to add music, and finding the right  music that we liked and also getting our script long enough we had to make sure our script was at least 2 mins long. In conclusion there were multiple steps that we had to finish and challenges along the way but we’re excited to make more podcasts!

Ed Camp reflection Part 2

Today 21/6/18 we saw another series of ed camp talks and the first one I  saw  was Josh Lamberg. He talked about his experience playing baseball. He also talked about how you can set different goals for yourself and how it can effect you in a good way. He said to make a game out of what your doing and then set rules for yourself and how it can help you if for example if you’re playing baseball and you need to shovel the driveway how can you get it done and maybe get your hands stronger because having strong strong hands can make you a better baseball player. The second person I saw was Adam Etra and he talked about real estate investments and how you can make good investment and how you can be logical with them. we used pretend hotels as examples and we named characteristics of each and we guessed which one made the most money and decided which one we would invest in. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot.

Edcamp Reflection

Today 11/28/18 we saw two different people talk about what they do/did as a job/hobby. The first person was Julie DeGenero and she talked about being a prosecutor. I liked her presentation because it helped me understand that being a prosecutor is a interesting and difficult job because she has to seek justice. In other words she has to make sure that the guilty people get punished and the innocent people go home unpunished. She also talked about her different cases. The second person I saw was Lori Weiser and how she is an orthopedic surgeon.  she taught us about the bones and breaks fractures and I liked it because I learned a lot about what those doctors do, she even showed us how they make a cast!

Welcome to 5th grade!!!

My 5th grade year has just begun! I am looking forward to Philadelphia because I think that it will be really interesting because there is so many historic things their. I am also looking forward to capstone because after I choose my topic I think that I will have a really fun/interesting.

In 5th grade I want to learn how to become good at researching and a better mathematician.

in conclusion I think I will learn a lot and it will be very fun year.

3rd week Lima beans

No air                                                                                No sunlight                                                                          controlled

No Air

2 of the plants exploded I think its because we are not giving  those plants carbon dioxide.

No sunlight

It is tall but sick because we gave that plant no sunlight so it cant feed itself and smells like stinky socks and its pale. You may  think since it’s tall it’s a little bit healthy. However, it’s not healthy, it’s tall because it’s looking for the sunlight.

controlled

It is tall and healthy because we gave that plant sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water.

 

Plants can grow with out  soil its called “hydroponics.”

Seed pods

What’s happening now.

My plants are starting to lose their leaves and the pistols are starting to grow seeds inside.  We have been observing our plants for over 10 days, maybe even 20 and we pollinated our flowers with q-tips.  We rubbed our q-tip on the stamen of a flower and put the pollen that was on the q-tip on to a pistil of another flower.  That is how we pollinated in class because there are no bees or humming birds or wild animals to pollinate the flowers.

Prediction.

I think in a few days that all of the flowers will have fallen off and some of the pistols will be breaking open and dropping seeds.

Growth.

My plant started out as just a teeny seed.  Then it just sprouted and grew a stem and then some leaves.  But then a big change happened.  The plant grew taller and started growing leaves.  We pollinated the flower of the plant.  After this the pistils started getting fat with seeds in them.  I am excited to see what is going to happen next.

 

week 1 plant

We are observing our first  plant  observation.

My plants are  just starting to  sprout , there’s a lot of  excitement in the first week.

Grown a lot since I planted my  seeds.

I put up lot of hard work into this I’m proud of how my plant has grown and it’s really fun.  I wonder how much more it will grow.

Week 2 Plants

       We started week 2 of our plant observation unit. Our  controlled plants show cell 1 my plant is 7 centimeters tall in cell 2 my plant is 5 centimeters tall, and in cell 3 one of my plants are 3 centimeters tall. The other one is 5 Centimeters. In cell 4 my plant is 8 centimeters tall. My manipulative no plants have grown yet. I’m excited to see what’s going to happen and if they’re going to grow or not.