Tech #6

I finished my flashlight. I think its really good project. I had so much fun. Did i mention that the flashlight is water proof!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats super duper cool my parents really like the flashlight.

tech #5

I started soldering my flashlight today it was very fun but very complicated. I messed up the positive and negative sides of the wire though it was preety fun. I liked making the switch and the circut

Tech #4

In class we just got introduced to the SAW. I tried to help my friends first with sawing. Sawing was very very very hard. But it was fun

Tech #3

I just started making the blueprint for my flashlight. its going to be around 3 inch long. We also learned about these kids who got stuck in a cave in thailand and that was kinda really scary

Tech #2

Hi again!!!!. I just started making my solder person. He is going to be a person holding a squash racquet. Solder is so cool!! I like how it melts on the table

Tech #1

Hello, it’s been a while. We did circuits in tech today. It was very fun my friends Harry and Jane helped me do it. I learned about atom light bulbs and blade switches. I made a circuit and it worked and that is good.

Capstone Refletion

Yesterday I presented my Capstone project. I did my Capstone on Lego in Child Development. My capstone went surprisingly well because I was so confident in myself.

WHAT I LEARNED

I learned lots about legos, the Lego Foundation, and Child Development. One thing that I learned was that lego is not just a brick, it is a tool to build and support the brain by encouraging creative play and problem-solving. I also learned about the lego foundation, the foundation that is exactly my topic legos in child development so I learned things from them like in South Africa they use lego to develop skills and in some areas they use lego to help kids recover from trauma. The last thing I learned about was child development. Like how lego sand block play is a very big factor in what children use to develop.

WHAT ARE MY THOUGHTS ON THIS PROJECT

I like this project I think this was a good experience and I liked it

 

 

 

THE END

 

 

Writing my Capstone script

For the past day I have been working on my capstone script. I spent eight hours working on my script and on my notes in the course of two days. My script is pretty good and I had to set up my props and that took two hours. This is my script.

 

Capstone script

 

Say: Are we live? (wait 2 secs)

Say: Hi welcome to Harry’s learning land!

Say: (ring ring) Hey Rehma (wait 2 secs)

you want me to talk about legos?(wait 2 secs)

Ok I will

Say:  Did you know that These six lego bricks can be attached 915 million ways (Audience gasps) and are great for child development and creativity?

Say: My guest Erik will see how many combinations he can make in one minute (wait one minute)

 

What is child development?

 

Say: child development is growth in childhood and young adulthood.

Say: Legos are a big part of child development, developing skills like cooperative play, persistence, puzzle solving, and CREATIVITY. According to Dr. Randa Grob Zakhary, the CEO of the Lego Foundation, what the Foundation is interested in is “The intersection of play and learning”. She explains that when children are three years old they are already developing areas of the brain that performs executive functions.  Like problem-solving, paying attention, and monitoring performance. Our brain growth is 90 percent complete at six years old. So that means that as the brain matures throughout teenage years and young adulthood, Our brains blueprint for certain main functions is established by his/her age, this is when play comes in. Play is one our brain favorite ways to learn.

Say: A good project to help strengthen these skills is get a large lego creativity box and ask your child to build something like a train. Then see his/her imagination go wild Lego is therapeutic because it closes out other things and lets yourself go and once you’re building, you’re building.

 

How does Lego help my child?

 

Say: Play is one our brain’s favorite ways to learn and Lego is all about play. If you have a child with ADD Lego can help. ADD means Attention deficit disorder. For children with ADD, they need to concentrate to build legos. If you have a child with autism Lego can also help.

Some schools for autistic children allow the kids to play with Legos but only with a partner, the results are positive because the Legos helped the children a lot and they made friends with their peers. It helps sharing because it’s easy to share while collaborating.

When children are active in a lesson or class, they gain more from the experience, are more engaged in learning, and do better in school. Play lets us test what we can do, like all forms of learning should. It stimulates children’s learning abilities by helping creativity and building critical thinking just to name a few. Learning by doing helps our engagement and understanding greatly, and strengthens the most important things our brains use to learn and develop.

The way they see it at the Lego Foundation is that play is not luxury; it’s a way to support your children’s potential. This is why at the Lego Foundation they see play as a serious solution to problems. They work to empower and equip children to make a better future for themselves and for others by ensuring the value of play is understood, embraced and acted upon.

 

Should I play with lego?

 

Say: Absolutely, you should definitely play with lego. Lego can polish fine motor skills, strengthens relations and is therapeutic. It is also great to do with your kids for those reasons. Everything you learn in life is based on the experiences you have as a child, Play teaches Social skills and activates all of our other senses and builds brains, Play it’s not separate from learning and teaching, They use play in South Africa to help kids and adults develop their strengths and their skills, In some places playing with Legos help kids recover from trauma

Maria Blackburn- Content and Creative Manager at Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth says

  • “If you want to build future STEM enthusiasts, you need to start with fundamental skills and they need to come early,” Shelton says. “Something as simple as making sure kids have exposure to block play would set them up for a future where they can build the right kinds of skills for whatever field they want to go into, and they won’t be restricted because of their lack of early experience.”

 

Thank you for watching Harrys Learning Land To Learn more go on my blog.

Bye!!!

 

Graphic Novel

For the past month or three weeks, we have been working on graphic novels. Since I am a huge nerd I loved this unit I always wanted to make comics growing up with my dad’s comics and the Simpsons so now I had an excuse to write comics or graphic novels. So me and my partner Max a novel called Meeseeks rising. It is about a monkey going through jobs and ending up being the president. I did most of the illustrations while Max drew some people we are both very proud of our comic. I made my own comic strip called Dem Funniez my first issue is a parody of that scene in the movie seven my next comic will be about baby gifts. THE END

 

Restaurant field trip

Last week we went to this really good Spanish restaurant. It was kind of in the middle of nowhere but the food was really really good so it was worth it. I sat with Asher and Chase and they were really nice and not annoying. All the food was really good except for the fish or Pescado. There was this a noodles and steak and it was really really good and the chicken was the best chicken I’ve ever had in my life. We had to fill out the sheet and ask for table members a couple of questions and I thought I would fail but I didn’t I got everybody’s answers. There is also this weird juice stuff and it was purple and really really sweet but barely anyone at my table liked it besides Senor Johnson. Overall the restaurant was very very very nice and great food and I’ve spoken Spanish better than I do in class I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Mexican food.