Imagen after a long day of school when you open your bag and see piles and piles of homework. You’re stressing about having enough time to do it and worry about not finishing it and getting in trouble. This is a problem that happens almost every day. Schools shouldn’t have homework because it causes stress kids might not have enough time and it’s our time after school.
Schools should not give out homework. It causes stress. For example kids from k-12, you spend five hours of homework per week. But recent studies shown that grades 8-12 spend 10 hours a week on homework. Also, some kids worry about getting their homework done and they overdo it which causes then to get a bad grade because they are rushing.
Schools should not give out homework. Kids may not have the time and then will have to make up for it even though it wasn’t there falt. For example, I have basketball four times a week which gives me one day to do my homework. I spend at least two hours doing it per day. Also, Eshal and I’s siblings spend rounded to ten hours a week sometimes more on homework.
Schools should not give out homework. At the end of the day, school is over and it’s our time. Schools should not control what we do after school. We are already learning for 5 hours at school. We don’t need an added 10 hours at home. Also, we have homework for every subject its hard to change subjects because all of our focus was on the other one.
Rube Goldberg blog post number one: decisions
It took a long time just to come up with a simple task. I am working with Eshal and Mia. At first, it was hard to come up with an idea that we all agreed on. Mia wanted our task to be making lemonade. Eshal and I wanted to do something different. We thought making lemonade would be too hard. Then we wanted our task to be smashing a watermelon. Mia helped us realize that smashing a watermelon would be too hard. We decided to go with the lemonade idea. We came up with an idea that has 4 simple machines and was 10 steps long. Four half of those days we had no idea what our simple tast would be. I decided to work with two people because I work better in groups than alone. To exceed we needed to have over eight steps and three simple machines, our original sketch was three simple machines and 8 steps but we wanted to exceed so we added more. Our first step making lemonade is a ball hitting Domino’s hitting a bigger ball which will go on to a ramp and then we’ll go on to a leaver and then that ball will hit another ball which will slide down a wedge which will hit another ball going down another ramp which will hit a water bottle that has a string attached to the powder for the lemonade and when the power goes down it will pour out landing in a picture ready for us to mix with a spoon and drink. It will be challenging and fun. We also need to make sure that we put the pitcher in the right spot so the powder doesn’t spill. We are not sure when we will start making our Rube Goldberg but we should start soon. We are thinking of making our Rube Goldberg on a long bench or patio because our machine will be long. We are also thinking about making our machine outside so anything that spills be a mess