This week and technology we have been learning about simple machines. Over the weekend it was memorial day so we have no project for this week. In my science class our last unit was working on simple machines as well so I don’t know a lot about simple machines already. Isn’t technology we are learning a lot about gears I think this is exciting because in science we did not learn about this so it’s something new. Summer think your work is confusing me but I think I will get the hang of it.
This week we are working on simple machines. Our project for this week is making catapult out of popsicle sticks and rubber bands. I really enjoyed making this because it is super simple and it the marble goes so far. The mechanical advantage for mine was 1.6.
This week we have been working on this new website called Fab maker studio. I’m not very sure if I like it or not because it is confusing for me to work. This weeks assignment was to make something off of their website I decide to go simple and make a sphere. It wasn’t as simple as I thought it was going to be because I had to make it into a round shape this was a little bit hard for me. But in the end I got it are used hot glue to glue all the edges together.
This week we have started a new project. We were asked to build A 3-D cube out of toothpicks and some sort of sticky stuff to attach it or paper and tape I didn’t have to cook so I use paper and tape. This is a cool project to make and it did not take very long but it was a little bit confusing at first to wrap all of the papers of tape.
Recently, I tech we have been learning about I-beams and different kinds of Materials. This weeks project was to build our own I-beam a normal beaming out of cardboard, Then to test them to see which is the strongest. I just made my beam and we had to make us out of six pieces of cardboard Inch wide and 12 inches long.Inch wide and 12 inches long. It was super fun making them because you got to get creative and cut all the pieces. I thought it was a great project. Overall I’ve learned so much about I-beams and different kinds of materials.
So far, in technology we have learned about the history of glue and adhesive. I found this lesson very interesting, because I did not know that you can make glue yourself. I also did not know that glue was originally made out of bones of animals and it was used to help people from a really long time ago to help there pictures on there caves to stay longer. Later on people realized I can help to stick things together. Then glue was made out of milk then it was made out of dead horses and now it is made out of chemicals. I also learned that it is very important to read the back label of glue to see how it is properly supposed to be used and to see how long it takes to harden and completely dry.
Today, I did my final attempt for my cake. It turned out very nice. I decided to use five, six inch pans instead of the two, nine inch pans I used last time. I liked the smaller pans so much better. This made the cake taller. That made it much easier to decorate the cake. This gave more room for each color. This time it was also easier because I had more experience from the first time that I made the cake.
Here is what the cake looked like
I am going to learn to make a cake with decorations. I am going to start by doing an ombré before I started I wanted to learn some techniques. I when on YouTube I started to watch other people do their own ombré cake. All of the techniques where so helpful. I knew what I was going to do. I stared to make the cakes in put them in the oven waited of them to cold then I layered them with frosting in between. I started to decorate I made three shades of pink one white one light and one dark put each in a piping bag. Next, I put the the top of the cake with white frosting and I did the top two rings. Then I when to the light pink then the dark pink and I blended then together then I had and ombré cake.
For next time I would want to make a taller and skinner cake by using three six inch pans rather than two nine inch pane other wise I think my first attempt when very smoothly and I was very happy with the way it came out.
here is a picture of what it looked like
For my passion project I decided to change my topic from baking a cake to decorating a cake. I changed it because I thought that I would have more fun decorating a cake. I want to learn to decorate a cake with more details. I know that there are lots of different techniques and things I could use. I have been baking cakes since is was very little and I never decorated it with details. I will learn how to make decorations on a cake by watching videos on YouTube on how other people decorate their cakes, and I will learn from watching them. To me success will look like a cake that is decorated to my best abilities. It does not have to be perfect but as long as I tried that is what matters to me.
My passion project is going to be on baking. I am doing it on baking because I have been baking for a really long time and I want to learn more about it.