Category Archives: 3rd Grade

Plant Blog Post #2

My class has been studying plants. My group decided to exchange the soil with rocks. For the past 2-3 weeks, we have been taking notes and measuring our Manipulated and Controlled plant.

My Control plant’s measurements started off as 2 ½ cm then 3 cm, 4 cm, 6 cm, 13 cm, 14 cm, 15 cm, 16 cm then 17 cm. Man, it has grown a lot since the beginning.


My Manipulated plant’s measurements started off as 1 cm then 2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm, 4 ½ cm, 5 cm and then 5 ½ cm. It turns out it shrank, not grew.


I think this happened because the roots in the manipulated could not absorb the water at the bottom.


Plants: Day #1

Our class is studying plants. We were wondering if the plant would grow even with different soil? We thought that we could add rocks to our plant instead of soil. My Control plant has 4 flowers, 34 buds and is 15 cm tall. My Manipulated plant has rocks instead of soil and has 0 buds, 4 are dead and it is 4 cm tall.


My Control plant has been changing. It started off as 2 ½ cm, 3 cm, 4 cm, 6 cm, 13 cm, 14 cm then 15 cm.

My Manipulated plant started off as 1 cm and then still 1 cm the next day, then 2 cm, 3 cm and then 4 cm in the next two days. My Control compared to my Manipulated shows that the Control has grown more. The rocks is not working out as a change for the soil, I wonder why?


Maglev Day 2

Maglev Day 2


We used strip magnets for the car and track. We used 2 magnets for the car and 8 for the track. We had 2 at first on the track, but then we put 6 more to increase the magnetic field. We needed to make it repel so we put each magnet on the north side.

Along the way at the end, our car failed by tipping over. We learned from our fail that the more magnets, the bigger magnetic field. We changed the track by putting more magnets. We kept trying and finally we made it levitate.


The Engineering Design Process (EDP) is… Frustrating, Never ending and it made me realize that failure is okay. I learned that working in a group means Teamwork. Teamwork means… being nice, encouraging each other and combining ideas, =  better!

Maglev Day 1



A Maglev train is a train that moves by magnetic levitation. It works because on the tracks, there are magnets and that makes the train levitate, so it repels.


My group’s idea was putting 2 strip magnets on the tracks and 5 disc magnets on the train.


Sadly, nothing worked on Friday. 🙁


Our track was not even but it was levitating but not moving, so we are going to change the disc magnets to strip magnets for the train.


Chloe and Greta gave me feedback because I was not there.

Technology is…

What is Technology? I think technology is something is made by a person and that people need or something that improves or remodels an item, But it makes it easier and better. It also entertains people or amuses them. Technology is very something useful to people.

This was my piece of every day Technology.

My object is Technology because it helps you see small things! If you want to see a cool ant, but it bites, you can bring a magnifying glass and peer at it. But don’t get too close!

My object solved the problem to see small things closely. It made life better because then you don’t have to carry a microscope around!

My object improved the microscope. Someone named Zacharias Janssen invented the microscope, and Roger Bacon made the Magnifying glass.

The History of Typography

During our class time in the computer lab, Mr. Casal showed us a video about the history of typography. After watching this video I learned that typography came from many places and can be made in many different ways! I thought the style of the video was really creative because the person who created it was using stop motion, being expressive, he was using sound effects and  he was describing every single bit. I also learned that letters used to be tall and shaped in many ways.


1st half = creator of 2nt half




Jenson-Regular lines


Caslon-old style

Didot and Bidoni-modern

Caslon IV-really big and tall letters- sans serif

Germany -Futura geometric sans

Eric gill-gill sans – humanist sans


Here is the video we watched:


The History of Typography by Ben Barrett-Forrest from Dezeen on Vimeo.

Me The Corn

I’m in a bed of dirt at beautiful Heathcote Garden.

I am a Corn!

One of a few things on me are a long stem, very long roots, giant leaves and delicious Corn.

I am a Corn!

It feels steaming hot and moist in the garden right now.

Spinach and broccoli are planted next to me.

Worms, ants, small spiders and flies are visiting me.           

I am Corn!


One month ago I looked like a sprout with two leaves.

Next month I will be very cold and I will die.

I am Corn!