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capstone #2 choosing a main iquiry questions and choosing my sub questions

the main thing you need for capstone is you need to have a main inquiry question and sub questions but is hard to come up with thees questions. a inqury question is a main question you want to research about your topic to find a main inqury question   you need to know is it a  researchable, does this question intreast me, and many more things you need to know to make sure its a good question. sub questions  are questions about your main inqury question and your main topic that you are going to and talk about in your presintashion. over all it was a long prossice to find my questions but i am exited to start reasheraching.

Capstone #1 Choosing a topic

All of the 5th graders in every Scarsdale school does a big project at the end of the year its called capstone its when every child picks a topic that they are very interested in and they do lots of research on . The 5th graders a Heathcote school stared capstone first we had to choose a topic. we filed out an inquiry packet that would later help you pick your topic it had questions like what are your interest , what are you an expert on, and many more questions. i had to narrow  down lots of topics that  i had in mind. At the end we had to pick a topic a topic one and topic two  a topic one is the topic you are most interested in and your topic two is the topic is a topic you want to do but you are a little less interested in. my topic one  was social media and my topic two  was dance i chose  social media because i love social media and i want to learn lots more about it. i choose dance as my topic two because i know lots about dance already but still want to learn more.

philadelphia trip

On November 9th the 5th graders went to philadelphia we left at 6 am and came back around 8  the bus was a choach bus which lots of kids liked you were aloud to bring your phone and snacks for the bus and you could take photos we went to the to lots or museums and walked around the city so cool things we saw were the declaration of independence and the liberty bell. the trip would have been better if it was not raining. the ride back took much longer because it was raining hard. over all i think the trip was lots of fun and i learned a lot

Welcome to 5th Grade!

My 5th grade has begun l am looking forward to all the cool trips we are going to like all the trips we are going to take . i am also looking forward to all the writing and reading work we are going to do right now in call we are reading a book together and i am like it i am wondering what is going to happen in the book.the last thing i am looking forward to is having a good time with buddys we are having a feeling good time with are buddys so far.

by the end of 5th grade i want to get better at math and writing

Adobe Sparke – Rube Goldberg

In class we were introduced to abode spark it is app where you can make videos, photos and other cool things we all made a adobe spark video on are Rube Goldberg it was really fun to do and over all i think its a very cool app and i would you use it again.

thanks for watching my  Rube Goldberg movie

Rube Goldberg – reflection

I think rube Goldberg was very fun and exiting i also liked it because i got to work with a partner there are some good and bad things with  working with  partner the good things were if you got stuck you can ask someone for help and the bad things are having to share the work i think are group did very good with are rube Goldberg  and over all i think it was fun.

Rube Goldberg – working

It took 13 hours and 88 try but we finally did it we though we were never going to get it but we did we changed it a lot and are  protect was a car that hit a ball that ball hit jenga piceces which hit another ball that went down a ramp that hit jenga peices and that hit an uno  deck that hit a ball that went down another ramp hit dominos  fell in to a pulley and popped a balloon we were so happy when we got it and really proud.

Rube Goldberg – testing

My groups rubes goldberg was finaly done but we still needed to test i was nervious about testing because i did not know how many trys it would be and if was going to work after the 30th try we thought  maybe we have to change something so instead of haveing the marbel run we used a car that would hit jenga peices.

Rube Goldberg – building

We finally stared to build after lots of planing we got are materials and stared to worked at my house because i had the three tables we needed. starting to build was very hard because we did not know how hard it was to make the Pieces fit together. something that went smoothly was how we worked together we split the working up in to three pieces because there where three tables and each of us did one.  we finally got it it took a long time but  we finished building.