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Capstone #2 – Choosing Main Inquiry Question And Sub-Questions

My Topic was Apple Computers and I was very interested in how they evolved so I thought that my main inquiry question should be how have apple computers evolved over the years.

For My Sub Questions, I researched Apple Computes And I Found the five biggest things That happened in Apple history.

What was the first Apple computer? This was an Obvious Choice because you need to know how Apple started out

What is the main difference between Apple I and Apple II. Apple I was just the start of the business and it was basically a typewriter Apple II is Completly Different

What is Special about the macintosh? It is one of the most famous computers but for what?

How did apple fall. Do you Know that at some point apple was a horrible business and they never really sold any of their computers?

What Computer saved Apple. After Apple fell one computer saved the company.

Capstone Blog Post #1 – Choosing A Topic

When I was in 4th 3rd 2nd and 1st grade I felt like everyone was saying what they were doing for capstone and had no clue what I should do. when It was a week from when we start capstone I started stressing out and considering everything. Then I thought of evolution of iPhones but that was already taken. So I thought of the evolution of apple computers and I thought that was a great idea. I could have gone from The first Apple PC with only a typewriter with no screen. To a new laptop that is super fast and can access the internet and has a touch screen bar above they keyboard.

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Immigration We video Project

The immigration Project was challenging but was challenging for multiple reasons one was that I didn’t know anything about Immigration and a had to make a four-minute video from scratch. Another challenge was using We video it was super complicated and iMovie or google slides will definitely be a lot easier. On the other hand, it was very fun because we got to make up a family with our classmates. The photo shoot was also fun because we got to dress up like immigrants. In addition, the feeling of being done was very nice.

Poetry Unit

We had a  poetry unit that we had in our school and I enjoyed it a lot. it was fun to write the first thing that pops into your head and then make it into a rhyme the just like that you got a poem. I also loved Hakius They might be small but they can be very funny and they can prove a point.

Our Big thing In the unit was Our were I’m from Poem It describes memories or moments from your past

This is mine


Where I’m From


I am from mistaking sparkling water for plain water and spitting it out

From Candyland and pillow tosses

A wood house colored white

The house next to school

I am from the fifty watermelon seeds that never sprouted

I am from Dr. Pepper and taco Wednesday

From our neighbors, the Fingers, and other neighbors that I never met

I am from “Stop fidgeting” and “Don’t pull your hair”

And from mostly blueberry waffles

From hiding under the bed

And Passover at the Parkers

I am from Dick and Jane and Dick and Jane

I am from latkes and repulsive lamb meatballs

I am from the camp bus next to the inconvenient pop-up carnival

From lots of generations of living in Michigan

From a golden stuffed dog named Snoopy

Who came to life in the form of our Goldendoodle, Riley


I am from those moments of my life


by Griffin



Sphero classes 2.00/3.00

This time we were going to teach them lesson 2 colors, loop raw motor, and sound and then incorporate it into a triangle. For the first group, everything was slow but in the second group, we did it very fast. We also had to teach them lesson 3 which was making a triangle revolving around itself. for group 1 we had to rush it because we did not have much time because it was slow for the lesson 2. but for group 2 we had more time and we didn’t have to rush it. I thought it was easier the second time around because we were more used to the lesson 2/3.

Sphero Classes #1

Today on March 8th we had our first sphero classes we did for 1 hour. 30 minutes for Mrs. Boyer and 30 minutes for Mrs. Cooper. First, we had Mrs. Cooper, In that group, we had William, Bora, and Zach. We were teaching them how to make an equilateral triangle. We finished early so we started playing around. Then Mrs. Boyers class In that class we had Rush, Eliot, and Skyler, but Skyler switched groups so we got Ronald instead. We taught them the same things and we finished early again. Then we were Done with our first sphero class.

Rube Goldberg #6

We were on attempts 36 and we tried it with all of our final edits. Attempt 36 did not go so well.  We did it and it went all the way through the first track but when it hit the bamboo the bamboo fell off, so then we had to fix all of that part. For attempt 37 it went well, but not well enough. It got all the way until the final track where it flew off on the turn. We were on attempt 38 when it worked. We watched it go all the way and flip the coin!

Rube Goldberg #5

We were ready to start the testing. First, we rolled the car down the ramp but it didn’t work so Grant suggested that we should push the car instead of rolling it. After that, for the bamboo that has the car attached to it with tape, we started to put the tape on more lightly. After that, we made a few more minor edits to the machine so then we were sure that it will work our next time.

Rube Goldberg #4

When Grant and I met, we wanted to finish everything. First, we had trouble getting the tape super lightly onto the car from the bamboo. Also, we had a lot of trouble getting the track suspended from the wall. The hardest things we had to do was get the supplies. We had to reach five feet high for the bamboo. We found a three-foot garbage can, a 6-inch bin, another six-inch bin, and one one-foot bin.  Then we were almost done. We had to put everything in place and then we were ready to start testing.