Yesterday I watched a lego brickumentary for capstone research because my capstone is about legos and child development and it has so much info and deserves all the awards that it earned. It was about lego Communities, Autism treatment, creativity, socializing and other things. You might be thinking “Ohhh Harry it’s just random clips (Scoff)” No it has clips but it has lots of animated parts to and animation is sooooo kewl (Exaggeration). The movie had 3 main plots the kid with speech disabilities plot, the lego Artist plot and the mom lego builder plot. The movie had much good information. It turns out that lego communities have their own language like AFOL is an adult fan of lego. The mom won the lego model at brickcon 3 years in a row BTW the model was from the hobbit. The kid with the disabilities got helped by Legos because it helped his communication skills and his plot was that he went to New York and saw the 1 million piece X-Wing Fighter. The Lego artist plot was about an artist who makes his things with Lego and the plot point was his exhibition and everyone looking at it and everyone that said it was good so that surprised him. Overall this movie was fantastic. It was great 10 out of 10 would movie again would highly recommend anyone in this universe.
This is my passion project video, enjoy!!!!!!
Yesterday I had my capstone interview. I changed my project idea now I’m researching legos and child development. When I woke up I called the office in Denmark they told me to call the headquarters in the US specifically Boston. So when I went to school I called the Boston office right before PE. First, I called the wrong department and I needed to call lego education. The man was really helpful he answered most of my questions and the ones he didn’t answer I looked up. I learned that all lego is for education, they get feedback from schools and they help kids express themselves. In conclusion, this interview was extremely helpful and it answered a lot of important questions. I might go to Boston to get a tour of the headquarters I will definitely write about it.
PS I recorded the interview.
Choosing a topic
Today, I chose a topic and a made my main question for Capstone. Capstone is when you research something you are interested in. My inquiry question is how have dogs been breed in the past 100 years to change their appearance and how can we use that information to make dogs have better immune systems. My question is a 3.5 rating which is very good. It took me so long to find a topic it was crazy. The way I came up with was that I watched a video on YouTube talking about how breeders change the dogs to look cuter. Then I chose sub-questions, my questions are simple like how dogs get cloned or what deformities can dogs have. They’re probably many YouTube videos and many books about this. So I think it will be easy to get more sources.
Most people like spring and you reading this yes you probably like spring. Spring is the most popular season in the United States. Most people see Spring as flowers and rainbows. But I see spring as allergies and bees. I will explain spring in a metaphor. “Spring is like New Jersey and summer is New York, New York is better”. During spring most people get allergy attacks and have symptoms like Runny nose, vomiting, itchy eyes, swelling and even strokes. Last spring at my old school someone had an allergy to bees he got stuck and his neck completely swelled and he had to go to the ER. In spring the weather is only warm for about a month and the rest is cold. Finally adjusting to the warm weather is hard. when its been cold for four months you are always hot in your bed clothes school until you get adjusted in a month. In conclusion, I don’t like to spring it is not my favorite.
Recently I have been reading a book called Wonder by R J Palacio. It is about a kid named Auggie with a facial deformity. He is very nice but nobody is willing to accept that because of his face and he gets bullied because of his face. When he is at home or by himself he is often very upset about school more specifically how he gets bullied and about how people make fun of his face. He also gets upset about how he thinks some of his friends are just how people make fun of his face. He also gets upset because he thinks his friends are faking to be as friends and Mr. Tushman, the principal, assigned them to be his friend. Some words to describe Auggie at home are Angry, comfortable and happy. But at school, Auggie acts differently. Whenever Auggie gets bullied or his friends get bullied he just brushes it off. But he is very offended when he gets picked on. Some of his friends like Jack actually get bullied because of they have a friendship with him. A few words to describe Auggie in school are calm, shy and brave. In conclusion in Wonder, there are many many social issues and Auggie has the Worst of them. if you ever see someone getting bullied please stop them immediately anyway you can.
Toda annoying.y I finally finished my stop motion project. It was a lot of hard work to get to the end. First, we had to finish filming which took a week (longest week ever) then put in iMovie edit record narration and redo it three times. First filming was hard to do because my group constantly was saying I did stuff wrong (i didn’t). Then Imovie I did not do any editing because I did all the narration so I just waited for a long time.Then it was time for my narration I kept on pausing so I had to redo it 3 times and it was very annoying. But our finished product is awesome!!!!!
A couple of weeks ago we started a water filtration unit. In the unit, we build water filters and test them on contaminated water. Also, The rating system is one to five, five being the worst one being the very best so basically one means completely normal water. The first step was drawing the sketches. well, Melike drew the sketches the did I not mention that my group is Melike, Arav, and Rehma (ill put links to there blogs). Then we started building, the materials that we used for charcoal A net coffee filters and Sand & Gravel. The order was first a paper filter or at the bottom another paper filter sand and gravel then the net. Our first try was not a success it got rid of all the microbes and all the big particles but no color. It turns out that the charcoal had to be way more crushed then it’s actually was. we didn’t have any hammer or anything to crush it so we just had to deal with it. Then we built a second filter this one was to try to get rid of the color. Another problem with the first one was that the water slipped through the side because our bottle had a big dent in it. For this filter, we use the same tools but in a different order and more of the sand and gravel. The order was coffee filter charcoal tons of sand and gravel then a net. This filter removed some of the colors but barely made a dent. At the end of the project it turns out I love water filtration, and during this project, I’ve learned about a lot of water filtration products that I’m interested in trying. I also learned lots about water in other countries and how in some country they have to walk to dirty ponds to get water. In conclusion, I loved this project I love what it encourages I love the topic just a great project in my opinion.
Links to my group’s blogs:
Melike’s blog: http://blogs.scarsdaleschools.org/mvural25
Arav’s blog: http://blogs.scarsdaleschools.org/adundon25/
Rehma’s blog: http://blogs.scarsdaleschools.org/rqadir25/
Some images of my group
My first filter with no net.
⬇️ the ranks of the water ⬇️ the bag of charcoal
⬆️ this is our first filter
This post will be about A Long Walk To Water. If you don’t know what that is A Long Walk To Water is about Salvas journey to the refugee camp in Ethiopia And to Kenya. First of Salva is a huge inspiration to me. He watches his uncle get shot and five men die. Now onto the questions.
Question one what are the qualities of effective leadership. First, what is leadership? leadership is having the traits to lead. One of the traits is determined when you’re leading you can’t just give up in the middle of what you’re doing then you’re just a bad leader. Also, some other traits are positivity because you can’t just think I can’t make it oh I’m too slow. One more quality is that you can’t be mean You can be a little bit Strict to has and telling people what to do but you can’t just be like ‘ Doug you’re going to slow we are going to leave you behind ’.The last quality is perseverance. Which means you always try even though it’s hard.
Question two what qualities does Salva have for effective leadership. Salva definitely has determination he believes to take small steps. The second leadership trait that he has his positivity. He always stays positive even when he sees 5 men Dying or his Uncle get shot. The last quality is Perseverance he always tries even though it’s hard which is the definition of perseverance. now onto the smaller questions.
For the smaller questions, i’m just going to put them all together. Question 1 how may Salvas philosophy help your life. If you’ve already forgotten his philosophy is to take everything one step at a time. I could use this in my life by doing things one step at a time. For example, what I’m doing homework that’s due on Friday I could do it a tiny bit every day. Question 2 Why is perseverance so important. perseverance is so important because you have to keep trying and you can’t give up or else you’re going to go nowhere. But if you try too hard and you’re not succeeding you’ll feel bad about yourself. Question 3 How can you develop the ability to persevere. To develop your ability with the persevere you can listen to salvas philosophy and that’s the take everything one step at a time. If you take things one step at a time you’ll have a better chance of persevering because you’re not feeling like you have such a huge goal.
Today during stop motion we started filming the intro intro is really really good and it’s already 10 seconds of them that’s 120 frames. Filming it was hard because we had to figure out how it would come in and what is it and figure out what speed they would come at. but then we fixed it.the end