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#2 Plant Blog Post

It has been 2 weeks since I talked about plants.  The plant looks so different because it grew taller it grew buds basically everything is different. But then there’s the manipulated plant… Which is boring… It’s exactly the same. Our manipulated plant is also dead… What Mrs.Mangan said is to try to bring it back to life and that is what we are doing. And all that means we are now using water instead of seltzer.

                Now why don’t we talk about the measurements to the controlled plant! At the beginning of the week it was 4 centimeters tall. Now the plant is 8 centimeters tall! And then the manipulated plant hasn’t even poked a little sprout. But my group and I have been brainstorming why it won’t grow and this is what we’re thinking… Maybe the flavoring in the seltzer is making the plant die. Now why don’t we talk about the color and the direction!

               So far the color is actually a really pretty light green. And the other thing is that 1 of the buds are purple but the other buds are green. And is it me or is that kinda strange… Well now that I think about it I bet it’s just the plant color. Again I have no idea what the plant is going to grow into. Now I think it’s time to talk about the direction of the plant. Every single plant in the quad Is going in different directions. One of the plants is growing up towards the light another plant is going to the side and the other are touching each other. That’s all we know sofar about the plants and I hope you injoyed  reading this book!

 

 

                                                                          This is my manipulated  plant               

       This is my controlled plant

Maglev Reflection Day 3

Today we were not so success full. We tried at least  new ideas. They all kind of failed. Our 1st idea was we could probably use 3 strip magnets. So we put the two strip magnets we already had on the sides and the 3rd one in the middle. We did the same thing for the train cart. And that didn’t work out to well. Our 2nd idea was maybe if we used strip magnets,circle magnets and ring magnets it would WORK! So then what we did was take the strip magnets place them on the sides of the track and after that we put the circle magnets on the track and they were about a centimeter apart. Then we put the ring magnets on top of the spaces that were empty. So we did the same thing for the cart. And that didn’t work… But at least our original idea worked!

 

 

Maglev Reflection Day 2

My group and I finally figured out how to build our maglev train!!! We figured out that the problem is we didn’t have to use the circle magnets or ring magnets. All we had to do was use the strip magnets. So we failed once but we had success the next time. The other reason we failed is because  the magnets on the cart and the track weren’t lined up with each other. So what were doing now is trying to upgrade .

Maglev Reflection Day 1

Our class has been working on maglev trains! Maglev trains are trains made out of magnets. The goal is to get the train to levitate above the tracks. My group and I decided that if we used 4 strip magnets,2 ring magnets, and 5 circle magnets it would work! So what we did is we designed the track first.

We taped 1 strip magnet on one side and the other strip magnet on the other. Then we took the 5 circle magnets and taped them down in the middle of the strip magnets. Finally it was time to design the train cart.

What we did was we taped 2  magnets on the sides  one magnet on one side the other on the other side. Then we took the ring magnets and taped them on the middle. Now it was time… for what you ask? to see if it levitates!

 

 

My expert

I chose a book about how Thanksgiving became a holiday because when you eat all that tasty food you can think of what you should be thankful for. Also if you think of it there are over 1,000 things to be thankful for