Rocketry

I have been working hard I want my group and I’s rocket to be perfect. I have been trying to make sure everything is good. There have been sometimes where I have not focused as well as other times. I am thinking of good ideas that maybe my group can use for are rocket.

What I am proud of? I am proud of the work my group and I have done to make are rocket checklists, drawings of the rocket, planning fins, planning nosecone and how we are going to make everything. Also I am proud of how well everything is going how our planning is working out everything is turning out right. Planning are rocket is hard though I have to make sure everything is right and will work properly so are rocket launch and will not be a fail.

What I am surprised by? I am surprised by how well are rocket is turning out how most times our group agrees and how we all have good thinking. I am surprised  how all the information I have is helpful. All our planning is turning out. I am surprised how my group and my rocket is turning out right.

What made me frustrated? I got frustrated how sometimes somethings did not turn out right and was not as planned. That sometimes I was not as focused as other times. Also sometimes my group and I had a problem where something has not worked out. Also if I had a problem and something did not work out.

What am I looking forward to? I am looking forward to when we get to launch are rocket. Also when my rocket is finished I am looking forward to see it finished. I am looking forward to when my rocket gets launched how high it will go and if it will be a success. Also I am looking forward of what I will be doing for are rocket launch and what job I will have. 

Rocket Launch #1

On Monday, 23 October our class launched rockets. My group name was the Blasting Rockets we got the lowest launch at the average of 20 m. The class average was 41.5m our rocket was 21.5m lower than the class average. My job in the group was to place the rocket onto the launch pad and I helped with the bicycle pump, which pumped air into the rocket. We had to be careful not to pump in to much air. If we pumped to much air the rocket could explode while it is in the air. We used water to replace fuel to make the rocket launch.

When the rocket launched it spun and flipped around in the air. I wonder why it flipped and spun around? I thought it could’ve been that we had two fins at the bottom and three at the top so the rocket was unbalanced. I was disappointed that are rocket was the lowest. At that moment I wondered what we did differently to the other groups that would of made our rocket go higher. Everybody in my group including me thought that it was because our rocket was too light some wind could have did that or the pressure. Even though our rocket was the lowest it was a lot of fun to launch our rocket and see everybody else launch their rocket.

Planning & Designing

I am thinking of good ideas that maybe my group can use for are rocket. The work my group and I have done to make are rocket checklists, drawings of the rocket, planning fins, planning nosecone and how we are going to make everything. Our planning worked out. Planning out a rocket is hard though I have to make sure everything is right and will work properly so are rocket launch and will not be a fail.

Sometimes my planning did not work out so I had to find something to replace it. Also I make sure that my planning would be accurate and so it would not go wrong. I made sure that  every detail I did was good and would not put too much weight on the rocket. Also I  Made a inspiration board which helped me with my ideas to make my rocket. The inspiration board had the three laws of motion, rockets  with the parts labeled and pictures of rockets that could give me a idea of what are rockets were going  to look like. Also of what inspired anybody in my group or me. The inspiration board helped me think of ideas for my  rocket because it had  everything that I needed to build a  rocket.

Designing my rocket was hard we already had our main body the bottle. we needed to decide what we were going to do for our nosecone and fins. For our nosecone someone in my group said they saw a rocket and the nosecone was a plastic cup with the stem cut off. That is what we decided would be our nosecone. Then we decide for our fins that we wanted to have six fins. Three small ones on the top and then two three inch fins on the bottom. My group made a decision that our rocket would have a extension so are nosecone would fit on. That was all the planning and designing that needed to be done for my rocket.

Desert Ecosystem

This is my food web:

Deserts are really dry and it hardly ever rains. That means that there is not a lot of water in deserts. The animals and plants need to get used to the desert. Cauti and camels store water so they have enough water to survive.

Consumers in deserts are scorpions, spiders, lizards, foxes, snakes and greater roadrunners. Like a greater roadrunner eats small birds, small rodents, reptiles and insects. Also like a kangaroo rat eats grass. Consumers consume food so they find food to eat a they do not make there own food. Some consumers make their own food but do not eat the food they make.

Producers in deserts are palm trees, cacti and grass. Producers produce their own food so they make there own food. Like a cactus get its food from the sun. So does a palm tree and grass. The food they make gives them energy so when an animal eats the plant they get some energy. They make food through the sun called photosynthesis.

In a desert there is not a lot of decomposers but there still are some. One decomposer is fungi another is bacteria. A decomposers break down dead animal and plant matter recycles nutrients back into the ecosystem.

There is human impact in many ecosystems. The human impact in deserts is humans are traveling through deserts and living in them. Also human try to make deserts bigger and building on them. People are also cutting down trees in deserts. Doing that stuff is bad for the ecosystem it can hurt animals by building on deserts and cutting down trees is cutting down some animals homes. That is why human impact is really bad for deserts.

There is a way to help human impact though like save water and not used bottled water as much and juice boxes. Doing that can help a little for protecting an ecosystem. Also you should try not to cut down lots of trees and not build on animals homes. Reusing things helps to protect an ecosystem. That also can protect an ecosystem.

The biggest desert in the world is the Sahara Desert. The Sahara Desert goes through Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Senegal, Libya, Egypt and Sudan. The Sahara Desert is really big. Antarctica is also really big to almost the biggest desert in the world. Antarctica is bigger than United States and Mexico combined.

A desert ecosystem is really interesting. There is so many things about a desert. There is so many information about a desert ecosystem.