Water Filters

In class we were working on creating water filters. Our are top four features were safe for all ages, reusable, efficient and good quality. The were five bottle with different colors the fifth one is really dirty dark brown the first is perfectly clean clear water. Everyone wanted to get a one. The materials we thought about were layered filter filter paper, soybeans and polly glue. The main object in all is a plastic bottle.  Our first design was a clean dry non-toxic baby wipe at the top to catch any particles. Under the baby wipe was around 6 layered filter paper to change the color. Under the filter paper is a mosquito screen folded 5 times to get any other particles. The color we were aiming for was a two. The two had some dirt and very little particles. After it went through there was no particles and was in the middle of a two and a three because of the color. We had a problem with the baby wipe because it overflowed. The baby wipe was still helpful because it took away all the particles.

After are first filter we changed it a little so the color would be lighter. We were still aiming for a two. The design now is the mosquito screen on the top to get all the particles. Under the mosquito screen is  a baby wipe to catch any extra particle. Under the baby wipe is a paper filter to change the color. Under the paper filter is sand and gravel to change the color and catch anymore particles. We had trouble setting up the sand and gravel because sand kept coming out because there was not enough gravel so we had to fix that. After we put it through we decided to put it through again and it turned out to be a three. No particles, but the color was a three. It was dark, but not too dark. It was like a light brown, but a little bit darker.

Since we still needed to get the color of the water to just a two we still needed to work on another filter. At the top there was the mosquito screen for particles. After that was a baby wipe. Under that was a paper filter to change the color that had cotton balls over that was gravel (to change the color and take away any extra particles.) The color for that one was like a two and a half. There was no particles in it. The problem with are filters is that it does not take away all the filters. That would mostly be because the color is tea so it can’t fully take away the color, but it should at least be a little less than a two or a two.

 

This is a picture of each number water.

A Long Walk To Water

A Long Walk to Water is a book by Linda Sue Park. It is about two people who live in Southern Sudan separately. There are two stories. The stories switch off every other chapter. One is a true story about a boy named Salva and one is based off a true story about a girl named Nya. The book mostly does Salva’s part. This book can be sad sometimes, especially on the chapters about Salva. Salva’s village had gotten attacked while he was at school. His class ran into a bush and all the people split up into villages. He was around 11 years old when that happened. Nya’s story is she lives with her family. Everybody has jobs and her job was to get water. Everyday all she did was walk back and forth to a pond everyday. Once she gets to water she sticks her hand in mud and tries to find water in the mud. She did this everyday. This book made me feel thankful for what I have.

This book has leadership in it especially on Salva’s part. He found his uncle. His uncle was a leader to their group for a while. Effective qualities for leadership is kindness, confidence, bravery, intelligence, skills, strength, courage, focus, cooperation and communication. Those are all effective leadership qualities. During a time when a war is happening, like in the book, it is important that Salva’s uncle had all these traits.

Salva demonstrates these qualities throughout the book. For example strength Salva did not just give up when he was tired he had the strength to keep going. Another one cooperation he cooperated because he did not want the group to abandon him like his first group. Also confidence Salva did not just stand by when know one would give him food, he had the confidence to get food from the adults. Finally bravery he was brave when he lost his uncle and his friend. Not as much as his friend, but still he was brave. Also he continued doing what his uncle did by taking everything step by step. 

Salvia’s philosophy by taking everything bit by bit can help me in my life. Like, if there is something that is hard for me that I am doing I can just take it bit by bit until it is complete. It can not only help me in cases like that, but if I don’t know how long something is I can get through it bit by bit. Also if I do know how long I am going to be there.

Perseverance is important which is something Salva has. Perseverance is important because when someone has perseverance and having a problem they wont give up they will keep trying. Because they have perseverance. If someone does not have perseverance they would probably give up and not be determined to keep trying. It is important to keep trying and not give up. If someone does not have perseverance they can get it.

Anyone can develop the ability to persevere. You need to persuade yourself or the person to have perseverance. You don’t always have to, but if someone does not have the perseverance for what they are doing then persuading yourself or the person is most likely the best thing to do.

This book is important and has a lot of lessons in this story.  Nya needs to dig and dig in the mud to get water. Which is not that clean. Water just comes to my sink and gets filtered. Also it took Salva a year and a half to get to Kenya from Ethiopia. It would take me probably around 12 hour because of planes. This book causes me feel thankful for what I have.

Rube Goldberg 8

We changed the goal to alka seltzer in water from stamp on paper. After a few times we made it work. It was so exciting. It felt so good I was so relieved. I can’t believe it worked. After 3 goals and 73 takes it worked. It took a long time, but it was wroth it. We were screaming so loud when it completed the course. We were all so happy. It felt like a weight was lifted off our chest. I would show the video, but I don’t have it right now. It took us a while, but we kept trying changed our goals until we got it right. We got really frustrated along the way, but at the end I felt so good. Lexi and Mia did to.

Immigration Filming 2

In school we are still working on immigration and we are still filming the stop motion video. My group and I Lexi and Mia decided that we were going to redo the first scene and have yesterday as a learning experience. Which we have not gotten a lot done yet, but are set looks more neat than yesterday. We have just two people not done, but we did not even get to the scene with them in it yet. We are going to make it at our houses so it will be ready for tomorrow. I will do one and Mia will do the other. It is really cool when you put all the picture together. It is hard while doing it, but at the end it is worth it. It take a while to do. Today we recorded how long it will take us to say the script. So we know how long to make it. if we don’t do that then something can go wrong and we don’t want that. It will not be the best because we have only done this once before, but it will not be terrible because we have had experience. We will do what we did today because even though we did not do a lot we can tell it will be better then the other one we did before. I am excited to see it when it is done!

Immigration Filming

In school we are working on a immigration project. We started filming because it is a stop motion movie. We started working on the first scene, but we think we are going to do redo it. So today would be a learning experience. Also because there was kind of a mess up. This is what are lego stop motion was for it was a practice. Anyways the topic we are filming on is push and pull. The people in my group are Lexi and Mia the same people from the last stop motion. It can kind of get frustrating when you just want someone to walk across the room. It takes a while. It is cool though once you watch it. To add the speaking we will first take the pictures. Then we will add the talking. We have to make sure that we have enough second which is hard because it is hard to predict how long the talking will be. That is all about stop motion.

Rube Goldberg 7

I STILL am working on Rube Goldberg and it got to the end, but the stamp did not hit the paper. It was so annoying. We do not know what went wrong, but we are going to figure it out. I can’t believe it. I think we need something heavier to make it stamp. At east are other problem is not happening anymore. It was still really frustrating. It almost worked. The project keeps on getting better and better. I have a feeling that it is almost done. If it completed it without the stamp pressing down then it will probably finish soon. I just hope it will work soon. I can’t wait to see it finish.

Rube Goldberg 6

Are Rube Goldberg project still has not worked. We are not exactly sure what is wrong I thin it is because there is not enough force to make the train move or the ball, but I am not exactly sure what the problem is.There might be another reason why it is not working, but I think it because there is not enough force. We need to make some changes to the project because it is not working. We have tried several times and it has not work so are project needs something to change so it can go farther then it has been going. Like I said before there is a problem it might not be what I think it is it might be something different, but we we need figure out the problem first before we make any changes. Other then that once we make a change I think that project will go much farther and maybe go to the end and complete are goal. I am excited to see what happens next.

Rube Goldberg 5

For my Rube Goldberg Project we decided to change are goal back to stamp on paper. We finished building it, but we have been having some problems. The problem is for our second step the ball that goes the tube might not fully go down or when the ball hits another ball that hits a train when the ball hits that another ball it does not give the ball enough power to make the train move. We have been experiencing both problems. We experience one or the other. We are trying to figure out a way to fix the problem. We are not sure yet how we will exactly fix it,but we are thinking. I am sure that are Rube Goldberg project will go farther then the last time and that soon it will finish all the way through.

Rube Goldberg 4

In class we are working on a Rube Goldberg project. My group is Lexi Mia and I. Right now we have 8 or 9 steps. We need more steps to make are goal happen which we changed. It is now hot cocoa powder into a cup. We might change it again because we think it might not work. What we have so far is bits of pool noodle cut if half that a small ball goes down, the small ball goes down a skinny tube, that goes to a wrapping paper tube where it hits a marble, the marble hits a ball that goes down a car racer, while going down the car racer the ball hits a train the goes down train tracks, while the ball keeps on going down the car racer when it comes to an end it goes through a tunnel and hits dominoes, while the train comes to a stop and hits jenga blocks, the last jenga block hits a domino that goes under a bridge, and then hits these small skinny wooden blocks. That is all we have so far for are Rube Goldberg project. I think that the hot coco powder in a cup wont work and we will ave to change it. I hope that the hot coco works.