Rube Goldberg 3

When Sam and I met for the third time we had a plan to add a step or two to our project and do the sketch. The step we added to our project was that the train would go down the track but there was a string attached to the train so when the train went down it would move the wheel because the other end of the string was attached to the wheel. We also set up a Popsicle stick chain reaction where when the first Popsicle stick fell all the other ones would fall too. We attached string to the first stick and the other end of the string on the wheel. When the train moved the wheel the wheel would pull the first Popsicle stick off which started the reaction. It worked first try. We thought we would have trouble with our sketch because we both stunk at drawing. We managed to draw the sketch very well. Watch the video.

Rube Goldberg Post 2

Sam and I’s second experience with Rube Goldberg is when we had to figure out what to do after the Anki overdrive goes through the track. Sam and I had to deal with many, many fails before we found the right thing to do after the Anki overdrive. Our first idea was to have the car hit a toilet paper roll which hit some dominoes but we had a problem we wanted to make the machine go on the table where everything would be easier. That idea didn’t work because we couldn’t get the height to get on the table. Our second idea was to have the car hit the toilet paper roll which hit a domino. This time we made a stairway out of magnetiles we both thought that this idea would work but then we realized we had a problem there weren’t enough magnetiles to reach the top of the table another problem was that the dominoes wouldn’t all hit each other. Our third idea was to ditch the idea of getting it on the table we made marbles go through tubes and to hit more dominoes but we wanted more than that. Then we finally had a brilliant idea. We had the car hit a pool ball which hit the button on the controller for wobotto, a robot. The robot was on the table and that is how we got our machine off the ground. Watch this funny video of us failing!

🙂 Try not to laugh!!!!!!!

Rube Goldberg Post 1

After Sam and I met for the first time we felt like we had done a lot more than wwe expected. Our first step was not what was supposed to happen. We wanted water to go in the bucket and pour the water out into another thing. What really happened was thatr there was to much weight in the bucket so the rope went off the tape and the bucket flew into the shower door. Sam and I then realized that we could see if that will keep happening and it did keep happening so we decided to start off our Rube Goldberg machine like that. We noticed that when the bucket hit the door the door moved so we put some olsd video game containers and lined them up like dominoes  we tryed the whole thing from the start and sure enough it worked. Then we had a really good idea we took Anki overdrive tracks and put them around for the car to go on. We were going to have the video games hit the car but the games were too big so we used dominoes before the Anki overdrive. This was our progress after day one. Check out the video to see how we though we did!

P.S. Sorry for bad filming

5th Grade Reflection

5th grade has been really fun so far. We have been doing activities I never thought we would ever do like launching rockets. It was so fun because I felt like I was a real engineer. I feel like I’m getting pushed to the limets with my essays which is good. I think I am getting ready for middle school. I am also really psyched for Rube Goldberg because I love to build cool things.

Rocketry Presentations

When I walked into the computer lab I was really nervous because I had never shared I presentation in front of my parents and I knew they wanted to hear me speak because they had never seen me speak in a presentation before. When I spoak I have something stuck in my throat but I kept speaking and when I was done I finally got to clear my throat I was redy for my other slides. I think that my three reflections went well but then I had to do the final slide in the presentation. I explained about everything on the unit and I think that people liked it. I felt really, really proud.

Biography Project – Harry Houdini


Erik Weisz who later changed his name to Harry Houdini was born in Budapest on March 24, 1874, He moved to Appleton, Wisconsin and was sold at an auction at a very young age. The family who got him was a Jewish family. They practiced their religion every day. His father was the rabbi of a temple. Weisz’s parents cared for him when they had the chance to. Weisz would go to school and during the weekend he loved to play. On a Sunday Weisz went  to church and was surprised to see a different priest. Weisz went outside and saw his father slumped. He was fired,the family needed another way to make money.

Weisz had an idea he wanted their family to have money so he got a job. He got money for his family and got equipment for his favorite thing. MAGIC! He learned how to do tricks and performed them for a audience. His family was proud that he was making money. Not as much money as his Father made but a respectful amount. Their family could finally get what they needed thanks to Weisz. He continued to do magic and get money for his family, little did he know he was about to become  world famous magician that would be remembered for the history of the world.



Houdini has gone through a lot of trouble in his life booing, jeering and throwing things at him. He would sometimes get nervous when he was doing a trick and it was taking a long time. It would be like a cliffhanger, some of his performances took 30 minutes, 1 hour. The fans would get restless. Rarely he would fail he would be really embarrassed. He wanted to get money from his acts. He went to europe to get money. His manager promised him a brass band to greet him in america and more money than in europe but when he came back there were none of anything. His manager was mad.

Houdini’s whole childhood was a struggle. His parents had trouble getting money and he had no time to play with his parents. He couldn’t really have fun until he discovered magic. He was in a lot of pain at times because of his tricks. He always said this to himself “ My brain is the key that sets me free.” It helped him relax. Houdini has had ups and downs.


Adult Life


Houdini met his wife Bess in West Brighton Beach, New York. They fell in love thier and married. Houdini did not go to college because his family was too poor. Harry could do a lot of acts with Bess. Harry lived with Bess and Bess would eventually be Houdini’s assistant.



Harry Houdini has many acts. They are world famous. One year he was big on bridge jumping, he would jump off a bridge with ropes trapping him into one long pencil shape. He somehow managed to survive this not so impossible act. Fans were absolutely astonished. One of his most famous acts was when his assistant Bess dropped him into a glass box full of water and she locked up the top leaving his feet sticking out with handcuffs tying them together. The audience could see the whole thing happen. THey saw everything it was hard to watch. Houdini miraculously escaped. That escape is called the Chinese Torture Cell Escape. Another trick he did was where their were ‘needles’ on thread and it seemed like he was swallowing needles. The needles were just thread that was painted silver to look like it was a needle from a distance. After all a trick’s a trick.

There was another trick where Houdini made a elephant disappear. Houdini brought a huge elephant onstage. He closed a curtain and a door and the elephant vanished the audience was really surprised. Just before one of his performances The great Houdini collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital. The doctors said that his appendix was infected and that he would die. The great Houdini died and the news startled the world. He would be the most remembered magician of all time.








La hora reflexión

`1: ¿Qué nuevo vocabulario usaste?

La clase de matemáticas es a las

La clase de Inglés es as las

La clase de español es a las

La clase de arte es a las

La clase de música es a las

Como el almuerzo a las


2: ¿Qué nuevas preguntas usaste?

-¿A qué hora comes el almuerzo?

-¿A qué hora es la clase de música?

-¿A qué hora es la clase de arte?


3: How would you grade your work on this Screencast? (sobresaliente = A) (notable = B)



4: After listening to your screencast what words do you feel you could have practiced more? Quiero practicar las palabras ………






5: How could you use this new vocabulary outside of Spanish class?


If I go to a spanish speaking country I can speak to people.

Temperate Forest

This presentation is about a Temperate forest. You will be learning about Producers, Consumers, Where it is located, Unique facts, Human impact, and Decomposers. Enjoy.


There are different types of producers in a Temperate Forest. Trees are the main producer in a temperate forest. Many animals like Moose, Squirrels, Deer, Bunnies, etc. Eat plants Temperate forests have layers, the bottom layer is the ground cover it is is made up of different grasses and mosses. The next layer in the temperate forest is the layer of shrubs, a bush in an example of a shrub. The next layer is the subcanopy it is made of short trees. The tallest layer of the temperate forest is the canopy. The canopy is made of big trees, such as redwoods. In a Temperate forest the leaves fall off the trees in winter, in the fall leaves turn colors like red, orange and yellow. Evergreen trees are very special. There leafs stay on the tree the whole year.


Animals, or consumers eat the producers they are called herbivores. Some animals eat each other they are called carnivores. Some herbivores are Skunks, Beavers, and Bunnies. Some carnivores are Red Foxes, Wolves, and Bears. Animals are the main thing in the food web they eat the plants and eat other animals.


The Temperate forest is located near north and south poles. They are not near the equator. They are mixed of hot and cold weather. Places in europe and North America have a lot of Temperate Forests I live near a Temperate Forest.


Some animals Hibernate in the Winter. Bats sleep upside down. Squirrels store tons of acorns in there home for winter and and ants store food scraps before winter.


Humans are impacting Temperate forests for lumber, they cut down trees which are homes to some birds. We are ruining habitats for innocent animals every day. When we cut down trees we are starting global warming. Global warming is ruining the homes for Polar Bears. Humans are littering and trash gets in water and plants. The animals eat the plants and die. We can help in many ways. We can pick up trash that is lying around. We can help by recycling. Try to convince workers to stop cutting down the trees. You should say “Imagine if someone came and destroyed your home.” They will think and realize how they have wronged these animals.


Decomposers have one of the most important roles in a Temperate forest food chain. They break up the dead animals and give nutrients to plants. Some decomposers are Worms, Fungi, and bacteria. And ecosystem would be smelly and dirty. There would be dead animals everywhere.


The Temperate forest is a quiet peaceful world I am grateful to be living near one. All the leaves and animals are amazing. I hope you liked my presentation.



Star Wars Trailer Comparison

It is interesting to see the trailers side by side. I noticed that the scenes they show were similar. They both show two characters. The music really matches both movies. They are both in the same pack of movies so they are very similar. They both say ” This Christmas.” They both have a scene where the people on the dark side are walking through fire.

The end.