Monthly Archives: April 2018
Today in class, some students were already done with passion projects so they got to share! I am a little nervous about sharing the passion project. Today I worked on most dangerous animals in the rainforest. Tomorrow I plan to keep working on it. Today I learned that I like to list or put bullet points. I also learned that for me so far, writing top ten or top 8 is the best.
Today I accomplished polishing some of the shark slide and I got another picture. I learned how to take a picture on your phone and putting it into your slide on drive. I had to download the drive app on my phone. Tomorrow I plan to keep polishing the slides.
Today I accomplished the most dangerous water animal by writing in the top ten animals and saying a fact about each one. I had to write to slides. I learned that when you are writing the top ten and you do not want to bore the readers you should start each sentence with a different begining each time. Tomorrow, I plan to start the most dangerious in the rainforest.
Today I got half of the “Which is the most dangerous water animal. I learned that the most dangerous water animal is the Chironex (also known as the box jellyfish). Tomorrow I plan to put in the rest of the animals and say how surprising it is that the animals with huge teeth did not get #1.
Capstone is a project where you work independantly on a topic you really enjoy working on. Capstone is passion project times two. How did we come up with our questions? We thought about our topic and we tried to find questions all around the topic. We had to grade our questions on a rubric. We were aiming for a three or a four. When I graded it, I thought my question was a four. We are starting our Capstone in the middle of our passion project because then we won’t have enough time to finish our capstone before the year ends. Most of the work is done in school. Very little work is done at home. First, you have to pick your topic. Then you have to pick a main inquiry question and some sub questions. My main inquiry question is,Why has cell phone use grown so quickly and how could we stop humans from being addicted to cell phones. My sub questions are who created the first cell phone and what inspired the person to do it, how long will cell phones be in use, how much time do humans need for one day on a cell phone, and finally why are cell phone apealing to humans.
At first, I had no idea at all what to do for capstone so that made me freak out and get scared alot. Our teacher said that our capstone could be our passion project topic, but your capstone has to include more information. Why is it so hard to just come up with the questions? It is hard because you start with a poster and you have to brainstorm as many questions as possible. I found questions together with a partner and we got eight altogether. I think I will be presenting with google slides.
Today I still did not find the answer to the question so I just wrote more writing instead of that question. Marcello and I really looked very hard but if you look something up on the internet, sometimes completely different stuff pop up so that was what happened. Today I accomplished all of Tsetse fly and started most dangerious land animals. I learned that the most dangerious land animal is the mosquito. I found more than one website but mosquito won by one website. Tomorrow I plan to continue most dangerious land animals.
We are still trying to figure out what to do with those two questions in tsetse fly. I also memerized how to spell tsetse fly because I had to write it so much times. I said to myself “All you have to memerize is tse two times. I accomplished tsetse fly #2. I also made transitions for the tsetse fly #2 slide. Marcello also made all of the transitions fade in and I have no idea at all why he changed all of the zoom in and come in from right and come in from left. I wanted to add some humor into it but Marcello said this is no place for humor and he was being very serious. In school, I asked marcello to work on it right after school with me and he said he has to do some kind of live stream on his youtube channel so I was dissapointed about that. I learned that tsetse flies only live in africa and that is the only place to be cautious. I almost forgot to do my blog, and for a second I thought I forgot to do it for yesterday(day 7). Tommorow I hope to figure out the answers to the question even though I think I will not figure the question out.
Today I got half of the Tsetse fly slide done. We have a slide where it says our guiding research questions. Today in school, we asked Ms. Boyer if we should include our slide with our guiding research questions and Ms. Boyer said yes. For homework, I figured out that there is an question that neither me or Marcello could find the answer to. The question is”What to do if a Tsetse Fly approaches you. Also I added a link and an qr code. I learned how to make one. I made it by going on google and getting an Qr code generator. Tomorrow, I hope to get the tsetse fly done.
Today I continued polishing the shark slide and adding more transitions. I learned how I should organise everything about the same topic. Tomorrow, I plan to keep polishing.
Today I accomplished the whole of the snake category. I also polished some of the slides and added some transitions to them. There is a question that I have been researching alot and I cannot find the answer anywhere. The question is “How often do snakes attack humans in the US”? I asked Marcello to help me find the answer to the question and we found it together. Today I learned that snakes kill about 6 people a year. Tomorrow I plan to keep polishing.