I painted the cap gold, the other cap 🧢 orange, with green, the connectors blue, and the right angles orange. I still need my wires, my battery, and my switch to make it work. I will get it when I sauter. I hope 🤞 it turns out well!
I mean, I guess I’m almost there, but I am pretty behind 😢. The right angle ones, you need a compass thingy to draw it. There is a connector to connect the two parts. There is a wire connected to a battery and a switch, to turn my light 💡 on. I hope 🤞 I get this project done soon!
We’re having a new unit!!!! A few years ago, 10 kids and their soccer coach got stuck in a cave after soccer practice. They were exploring a cave, but the way out was flooded. The Thailand 🇹🇭 government called the world for help, and everyone was alive 10 days later, only because they had water. They were rescued by Navy Seals, people from all over the world. Anyways, we are going to invent a flashlight to help the children escape. We will find out how to make a flashlight 🔦. I wonder what will happen… 🤔
Last Friday, we played a game with our switches. First, we learned about self-driving cars 🚘. They’re still not perfect, and you can’t always trust them. For instance, someone had a self-driving car, and they got too comfortable (he started watching Netflix). The car sensed a truck as an overdrive, which are things like bridges 🌉 and stuff like that, so the car tried driving under the truck, and the driver died in the accident. Anyhow, the game was this: We used three of our switches and a poker deck. If one card was red, we flipped the switch that was on the side of the red card. If both cards were red, we flipped the middle post. The goal was to see how long it took for the deck of cards to run out and how many mistakes you made. It was fun. My score was one minute three seconds. And that is the switch game!
I was really, really, really, behind on this project. It’s basically a big button made out of cardboard, a popsicle stick, and tinfoil. Here it is:
My friend helped me on this. There are two rubber bands on it, holding the big button. There are two pieces of cardboard preventing the rubber bands from going out. I tested it on the light, and it lit up. The two stables help it stabilize. The tinfoil is conductive ⚡️, so it is a big part of making the light light up. That is my button project in Technology 6.
For the sauter project thing, I made a diamond. Sadly, I don’t have a picture of it, but it took a really really long time ⏰. I got a piece of wire, and wrapped it around a wood stick thing. Then, I made it into an L shape. I took some tool and twisted it. Long story short, I messed up and restarted, and at last I finished sauntering it. I used the sauter to fuse them together, and my masterpiece was finished!
We learned about atoms a long time ago. But I forgot, so here I am. In an atom, the middle part is called the nucleus. There are only 3 things smaller than atoms: electrons, neutrons, and protons. The protons and neutrons make up the nucleus of an atom, and electrons basically bounce around. If an atom was the size of a football stadium, the nucleus would be the size of an orange. In between is literally nothing. Atoms make up everything. However, they are super small, and scientists are still investigating about atoms ⚛️.
Get some woolen sheets, a wand thingy, and you can make those things move in the jar. It happens because of static electricity. William Gilbert, a scientist from the 1600’s, said: “… effluvia differ much from air, and as air the the earth’s effluvium, so electric bodies have their own distinctive effluvia.” Today in technology, we did the experiment, and the metal thingy’s inside moved! Magic! I tried it on my hair, and that is how I found out that it is the power of static electricity! The woolen sheets provided the static on the wand. Once the wand gets near the antenna on the jar, the metal things move.
So far in 6th grade technology, one of the few things I have learned are the safety rules. There are twelve rules in all. Here they are:
1. Slow down. Think before you act.🧠
2. Dress responsibly. Tie back long hair. No baggy clothes & dangling jewelry.
3. Don’t assume you know training before tools. 🧰✂️🔨⚒🔩🔧⛏
4. Power tools need concentration. No talking when using machinery.
5. Protect your eyes. ALWAYS wear safety goggles. 👓👓
6. Before using a machine, get instructions, get permission, and inspect the machine. ⚙️⚙️
7. Use all guards when using machines. Shut off & unplug before making adjustments. 🔌🔌
8. Power tools are dangerous. NEVER leave a tool running unattended.
9. Soldering irons are hot. Be cautious. Soldering irons can heat over 842ºF.
10. Xacto knives, saws, & awls, oh my. BE CAREFUL when handling sharp things.🔪🔧🔩
11. Walk all the time. NEVER nudge or push someone.
12. Report all ancients: burns, cuts, splinters, no matter how small.
That’s it! Those are all the rules!
Fourth grade was a pretty good year. There were many challenges in this year, including when I moved here. I was nervous at first but then I made friends. Everybody was nice and kind to me. Then, I got used to Fox Meadow. Everybody was so nice to me on the first day of school. They helped me on everything.
One off the most challenging tests was the New York State Test. Luckily, my teacher, Mrs. Assatly had made us prepare. We also had math tests and Wordly Wise tests. Fourth grade was a very challenging and fun year. I met a lot of friends along the way. I had help from my new friends and my teacher. Mrs. Assatly drilled us with hard tests and it was worth it because the State Tests and the Star assessments were almost the same as the tests she made us do.
I hope I will see them again someday. Everybody showed me how everything worked on my first day of school. I will miss everybody in my class since they were so kind to me. I hope that everybody will act the same in fifth grade.
Thank you for helping me!!! See you next year!!