Capstone 2

My main inquiry question is:

Which types pf renewable energy plants are the most safe, and how many buildings can each power?

Sub questions:

Which power plants creates the least voltages?

What is the most efficient renewable energy plant for a place like Westchester?

What is the minimum number of renewable energy plants to power a city as big as NYC?

Do nuclear plants create pollution? What is uranium?

Is it possible to build a dam on the Hudson river?

How big is the electric grid?

Immigration stop motion #4

Our group has officially finished the movie making process. Filming, editing, and sounds, all done. I think we did a great job with it, except for the credits music because the music is from Pixelgun, which should not be classified as appropiate. Otherwise, I think only a reflection needs to be done. We had an argument, we were aguing ablout who should do what. Things did nnot end smoothly at the end of the situation.

Capstone 1

I chose the electric grid for the topic of capstone. The electric grid is the network that takes electricity from the generators to the energy consumers such as buildings and houses. I do not have a backup topic yet, I failed the deadline.

Stop motion #2

Today our group with Taj and Rush managed to finish filming another scene. The second scene was about the family getting separated. We had to replace the waves and sacrifice a cloud. Otherwise we did some good progress, but if we continue at this rate we might not get it done on time. Overall I have good feelings about this project. We are on scene 3, according to the script we have. I am ready to continue.

First time filming result

Our group with Taj and Rush did some filming today. Overall we managed to complete one scene. The objects kept on moving, so we had to tape down the objects. Hoever some the single use objects got torn by the tape, so there is no turning back. We had a big discussion about the background, and we ended up having some of the sky on the ground. Also the sun was partially tilted up but I doubt anyone will notice. I am ready to continue filmimg. We also borrowed a pizza box from another group.

Preparing for stop motion

My group in Immigration Stop Motion is ready to film. My group is with Taj and Rush. We have our supplies and cutouts. Filming is all we need to do. We will be taking frames using our cutouts with picture backgrounds. We have all the materials we need. Each second needs twelve frames. The computer lab only has 4 cameras, so not everyone can film at the same time. We can not film right now. Our storyboards are prepared and we have the plot. Our script is ready, but we can still change it. So that is all our concerns and we can film.

Snow day

Yesterday was a day school was closed because of the frigid blizzard. I had to do some work since it was still a weekday. The news said all above ground subways were suspended, so was the metro north railroad after noon. I did the main idea strips homework assignment and read some books for the first part of the morning. My dad had to work at home because the roads to New Jersey were not safe. After some work, my brothers and I were allowed some free time. I played a game called Prodigy. It was really fun, and also it was a math game. Some of the problems were hard though. I also shoveled the driveway in the afternoon, and brushed off the snow on my dad’s car. I had a great snow day.

Expert lecture series #8+9+design challenge

Expert lecture #8: The expert was Riley’s dad who works at Experian. He showed us the Experian ads, which were cool. He also pointed out some things we had not noticed before. In Yankee Stadium, there are a few Experian ads I never noticed before. He also asked questions, and kids who answered them correctly got rewards. I got a pen that can write in four colors.

Expert Lecture #9: This time Jasper’s mom was the expert. Jasper’s mom studies bones, and showed us a presentation. She explained the different types of bones I did not know about. Jasper’s mom explained the different types of surgery to help fix bones. Bones can also be fractured, so a cast hold it in place. She gave us bone pens at the end.

Design challenge: Somebody named Rob came over to our classroom. Our challenge was to design useful things in the classroom. Anything could be built, even chairs that float around the room. I designed a portable chair that could be easily taken apart. It was really fun, we had lots of supplies. I can say some creations were cool after all.

Expert lecture series #7

Today someone named Greg, one of the witnesses in the frogsicle situation, whis means thaat he was one of Ms. Boyer’s students, came. Greg works at Google in New York City. He explained about many jobs at google, and you need to learn how to write well is one of the skills needed to get a job there. And there are also cool things.

One cool thing about the google office is a nap pod. If someone working is tired, the nap pod is the solution. It keeps sounds away. Also there is a secret library, and a game room, which has billiards, ping pong, and xbox, and you can get paid for that. There is good food there, which is free. Lobster is served there, as well as other foods. In Google, you can arrive anytime you want and there is no schedule. About 20% of the time you work can be used on passions. Gmail was created by the passion time.

One cool thing about Google is the Google doodles. A Google doodle is an impression for the Google page of certain dates. However, on big holidays there could be a google doodle that is a game. Two examples is Pangolin Love (Valentines Day 2017) and Magic Cat Academy (Halloween 2016). The website is on the link: There is a team that works on it, and some doodles can only be seen in certain countries.

Greg works on the google classroom team. We use google classroom in spanish. The classroom is a complicated process. So you basically recieve a presentation, document, or spreadsheet, then you complete the assignment, then turn it in.