# Circuits

Hi guys,

This is my intro to circuits. I am making some out of cardboard and tinfoil, but they are not finished. This is one that I built using a blade switch, wires, lightbulb, and a battery. Are you wondering why circuits work…Circuits work because electrons want to get from one side of the battery to the other. But inside the battery there is a wall blocking them from moving. So when given a clear path, through wires and other conductive metals, they take the chance. One their path they move through the light bulb and light it up with their electricity. over time all of the electrons leave one side of the battery and move to the other. This is what we call a dead battery. the positive side no longer want electrons because it is so full so electrons no longer want to go there.

So know that you know why circuits work think about different way you can build them. Here are some things to remember…

The circuit must be complete, meaning the electrons have a clear path and it goes all of the way from one side of the battery to the other.

Make sure you use things that are conductive. (most metals are conductive)

-Hannah

# Human or Animal Rights Day?

HI guys,

On Human Rights Day a jewelry maker came in during Technology and talked about a new kind of ivory she uses. This ivory has very similar qualities to elephant ivory but doesn’t require elephants to be killed. This kind of ivory is made from nuts that grow in rainforests. Using plant ivory isn’t only a way to save elephants but it can save rain forests too. If people can harvest this nut from the rainforests why would they want to cut the rain forest down.

To get animal ivory many elephants are killed every year. Do you agree with me that elephants should be saved. Well the jewlery designer Ms. Moore decided to do something about it. After doing research she started to use plant ivory. This helped her very much because elephant ivory is illegal in the US. How can you manle a difference? Well start by thinking about something that you are really passionate about. For Ms. Moore this is jewlery. Then think about how it could be even better. If you cannot make this change by your self you can create a club or talk to someone who can help spread the word about trying to make a change. Tell me how you want to and are trying to make a difference. Every effort counts!

Learning about this has sparked a project for us in Technology. I am so excited because we get to make jewlery. We are making jewlery from old clothes, toys, etc. I hope that I can make a necklace along with a bracelet. I have a feeling that this project will be really fun!

I will be blogging soon. Bye.

-Hannah

Have you ever heard of atoms? Well you might be thinking about your friend named Adam but that is not what I am talking about. Atoms are actually so much smaller than your friend Adam. Atoms are so small they actually are in you friend Adam. Atoms are part of molecules which are also very small. If

These are all of the parts of an atom.

you something around the size of a softball the size of the Earth by enlarging its atoms, each individual atom would only be the size of a blueberry.  There are parts of an atom called electrons, neutrons, and protons. Imagine how small these are. There are also parts of some of these. We don’t know but this may go on forever. You can learn a little about charges by playing bond breaker. This is a really fun game but you get to learn at the same time.

I will be blogging soon. Bye.

-Hannah

# Technology Time

Hi guys!

I am so sorry I haven’t posted in such a long time. I went to camp and then I got so wrapped up in school and didn’t make any posts. Now I am in technology and will be posting about my projects, along with all of the other things I do in this class. I have some cool ideas for jewelry and wood working. I think I will really love this class because I enjoy building and designing things. I am so excited to share my ideas and inventions with you. Keep reading to learn more about what is going on in Technology and maybe get inspiration for new ideas.

I will be blogging soon. Bye.

-Hannah