On Wednesday, my class and I had a zoom meeting with Mrs. Elsen (SMS librarian). We talked about the library databases and resources. For our Passion Project research, we will need to use credible resources. I know that all the library databases and resources are credible, as well as the links provided from them. I… Continue reading Passion Project Post #2: Resources and Notetaking
In English we started our Passion Projects. A Passion Project is where you get to study and research almost anything you want. I chose to research the history of Scarsdale.
When choosing my topic I wasn’t really sure how to go about it. I asked my family for ideas, but none of them really interested me. When I was finishing up my e-learning for the day, my dad suggested I do the history of Scarsdale or ancient Korea. They both interested me, and I pictured how good the final product would look for both of them. In the end I decided the history of Scarsdale was more appealing.
My main inquiry question that will guide my research is, how have past events in Scarsdale’s history affected Scarsdale today? I have decided not to do sub-questions, but instead have subtopics. My subtopics are Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Edgewood, Heathcote, and Quaker Ridge.
I am very excited to work on my Passion Project!
Yesterday, I learned a lot about static electricity. I played this stimulator type game that demonstrated how when you move a ballon to a sweater, the ballon becomes negatively charged. Then when you move the ballon to the wall, all the electrons on the wall move away from the ballon because opposite charges repel. I… Continue reading Technology Post #6
The past week I learned about atoms. I used edpuzzle to watch videos about the size of atoms, how we know atoms exist, and who figured out that there was such a thing. Edpuzzle is where you watch a video and answer questions throughout. I find it fascinating that we can’t even see atoms with… Continue reading Technology Post #5
This week we started a new project! We are soldering jewelry pieces. When you solder, you hold a soldering iron (which can get to 850º!) to metal, and then touch a piece of solder wire to it. This melts the solder wire into almost a metal glue which holds our jewelry pieces together. I’m making… Continue reading Technology #4