Technology Post #7

School being closed for a whole month might sound fun, but when you are stuck in your house doing homework all day its the WORST!

In e-learning technology we are starting to learn about gems and diamonds. We have been assigned to watch an 1 hour video, 30 minutes today and 30 minutes next week. You might be thinking 1 HOUR!!! And that is what I was thinking at first but when I started the first 2 minuets of the video I was already amazed! 30 minutes passed by really fast since I was so interested… I might have accidentally watched the whole video feeling like it was 5 minutes but don’t worry I’ll rewatch the second half next week.

I’ve been learning some interesting stuff in all my subjects! But having to do work all day gives my headaches…

I want you to comment below what your doing in this horrible time and what your learning about. Bye! Have a nice day!

How Did You Use Energy This Weekend?

YOU! Yeah YOU! The person who is reading this right now!!!

You have an important question to think about!

How did YOU use energy this weekend?

Im not asking about how you siblings or how your parents used energy but I’m asking you how YOU used energy this beautiful weekend.

It’s a nice question to think about and it might be hard but not for long! If you think about it the definition of energy is the ability to do something. ANYTHING! Most of the things you do has something related to energy. So just think about what you did this weekend!

 

How I used Energy this weekend:

this weekend I was riding my 🚴🏻‍♀️bike🚴🏻‍♀️ around the 🏡neighborhood🏡 . I used energy for that because I was moving on my bike! That means I was using Kinetic Energy which is the energy of motion. To be more specific I was using thermal energy and mechanical energy. I was using thermal energy because I was creating heat in my body and I was using mechanical energy because my bike is mechanical.

 

fun fact:

did you know that almost every emoji is using energy! Examples:

sun emoji ☀️

bike emoji 🚲

lightning emoji 🌩

falling leafs 🍃

clap emoji 👏🏻

scientist emoji👩🏽‍🔬

hair cut emoji 💇🏽‍♀️

 

As you continue the rest of your day think about these two questions… how do these example emojis use energy and how did YOU use energy this weekend. When you have thought about both of them and got both answers, come back to this post and comment. Bye! Have a nice day!

 

I want you to think about how each of these emojis use energy & how you used energy this weeked PUT BOTH YOUR ANSWERS IN THE COMMENTS!!! THANK YOU

Technology Post #6

Making an electroscope…

Materials Needed

1. One ballon

2. A large paper clip

3. A clear glass cup

4. A small piece of cardboard

5. a small piece of tin foil

6. A sweater

7. Scissors

How to make it….

1. Use the clear glass cup to draw a small circle on the cardboard

2. Cut out the circle on the cardboard

3. Cut a line in the middle of the circle but only reach the middle

4. Unfold the paper clip but leave a hook

5. Put the unfolded paper clip threw the line cut threw the cardboard

6. Get a piece of tin foil and fold it

7. Cut out a shape of a rain drop

8. Unfold the rain drop ( so there should be two rain drops )

9. But both raindrop shaped pieces of tin foil threw the paper clip           hook

10. But the cardboard circle on top of the glass cup

11. Rub the sweater against the ballon for 5 seconds

12. Put the ballon close to the paper clip sticking out and watch the magic happen.

The little rain dropped shaped tin foil pieces should appear to move as you bring the rubbed ballon close to the antenna.

heres a video of how it worked out for me.

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Technology Post #5

So far Online school has been ok. I’ve loved Mr.Calvert’s class so far because he has used edpuzzle to make learning easier and fun! With edpuzzle I understand atoms better than if I just watched a YouTube video or asked a friend. The only thing I dont like about edpuzzle is that it is basically a test to see if you are paying attention. That bugs me because if I get something wrong it goes directly to my grade.

What I’ve learned about atoms so far has been very interesting and amazing. I thought that If you wanted to see an atom inside a grape fruit (the size of a Football) you had to make it as big as a house, but guess what!?! You have to make the grape fruit as big as the earth to see the billions of atoms in it! Now guess how big each atom of that grape fruit would be if it was the size of the earth, I guessed as big as a football  field… but no no no each atom on the earth sized grapefruit would be as big as a tiny tiny blueberry… INCREDIBLE!!!

I now appreciate how incredibly small an atom is. And hope for future online classes on edpuzzle.

What Is Energy?

My definition of energy is:

The skill to move

Example:

If you didn’t have energy you wouldn’t be able to move anywhere. If an animal didn’t build up energy before it ran it would get tired because it would run out of energy. 

Example of how you use energy:

Say you were walking your pet guinea pig, you would be using energy because you are using the power and skill you have to move to walk your guinea pig.

Technology Post #4

In Mr.Calvert’s 6th grade technology we started to make jewelry with 6 wires, one on the outside and five in the inside.

I had a few styles to pick out from. I could choose a heart, wave, eye,  lines,  the letter “S”, the word “Love”, a pencil, the peace sign, a turtle, a play sign, a book, waves, the word “sisters”, a straw or the word “hello”

I ended up choosing a word. I went for “Love”, because that is a wonderful word. I thought that it was going to be very very hard! But it was pretty easy to make. To make the “L” I curved the top of a short wire, took the wire and stuck it on some double sided tape on the word “Love” and then curved the bottom of the short wire and shaped the rest of the “L” on the word “Love”. To make the “o” I easily put a short wire rapped around a pencil tip to make a perfect circle that was small enough to be an “o”. Next I made the “v” and it was the HARDEST LETTER TO MAKE! This is because the v needs two straight lines but I didn’t want to make it like that because I thought that it would be easier to make a v out of one wire. This was very hard since the tools we had weren’t made to make straight lines but to make cured lines. Anyway I finally got the « v »done but it was not straight it was a curved « v ». Last but not least I made the e by simply curving a wire into another.

Now that I’m done with my design I have to but it all together.

See You In The Next Post! Bye!

Technology Post #3

It all started when I wanted to impress my dads friends…

But how it finished turned out good… This is how my creation/invention was created and was made.

When I went to a friends house in her basement I noticed that she had made many things made out of foam, wood and other materials she found. I asked her to show her some of her inventions and she showed me a foam and pipe cleaner couch with pillows for her, It was small but she could sit on it without it breaking. She told me that ever time her dad goes down the basement he gets impressed. That gave me an idea! Since it was a Friday my dads friends were coming over for poker, I wanted to impress his friends and make an invention just as my friend did.

I started of with planning what I was going to make. It was a simple sketch of what my ideas were. These were my ideas, a mini elevator, a mini trampoline or, a maze for my guinea pig.

I ended up choosing the mini elevator. I used the sketch to find out what materials would fit best. I wanted to use string but my dad had a better idea, he had a thick string connected with two black things that would work really well as an elevator.


after I got everything set I got a small cardboard box connected it with the thick stick and attached it to my stair case. Wooo I did it!

The elevator turned out great and when I got two guinea pigs I obviously but them in the elevator. It worked! My dads friends looked impressed (even though not all of them were really impressed) and it looked great! heres the video of how it turned out IMG_1611

Technology Post #2

When I get home from school I make a smoothie for me on the thermo-mix.

The thermo-mix is great in many ways the first way is because it allows lazy people to make home made foods and tell them the recipe.

The second reason is because it has every food you imagine, breakfast, lunch, snack or even dinner! If you cant find a food from your home country dont worry! Go to settings and put the food menu on your country.

The third reason is because the thermo-mix has a balance… the balance underneath the thermo-mix balances the amount of a food/ingredient you put in. For example the screen says 20grams of sugar for a cake and you dont know how to measure how much sugar you put in, WELL THE THERMO-MIX WILL COUNT FOR YOU! As you put in an ingredient the thermo-mix counts even if you don’t want it to.

 

In conclusion the thermo-mix is a great product, It makes breakfast, lunch, snacks and Dinner! Its a great product to use when your hungry and lazy. This is because the Thermo-mix makes home made foods and its in your house. You dont have to go out to buy cookies, just make them  on the thermo-mix and customize want you want in your cookies. For example say you wanted sugar free cookies make cookies on the thermo-mix but skip the sugar part!

6th grade TECHNOLOGY POST #1

We played escape room in technology yesterday and tried to get
some glasses Mr.Calvert locked in a box with three locks….

 

 

 

 

Charlie started us off with the first clue and that clue was really helpful. The clue showed a path and, some rules were right and some were wrong we figured out that the right rules must be the path since Mr.Calvert wants us to be safe around dangerous machines. So that unlocked the path lock and now we had two locks left to go!

 

 

 

Next we asked Mr.Calvert for a hint… we asked him if an essay we found lying around was a clue to unlock another lock.Which was the number lock He said YES! He told us to read it over and over very carefully and soon we will unlock another lock. After reading the essay 6 times we finally unlocked the number lock.

When we had one lock left to go we asked Mr.Calvert to our last hint and he said it was somewhere on the wall so after looking around we found it and one of our teammates unlocked the last one. Both the teams tied! Hooray!

When doing this activity I learned that working together can make things move faster and that you have to listen to everyone’s idea because the quietest person has the best ideas so always listen to everyone and dont leave anyone out.

Cyber Bullying

  1.  This PSA video compares cyber bullying to a virus because it spreads around the world like a virus e.g Say you posted a picture of yourself online and then someone sees the picture and says that person is beautiful when that someone sees that someone commented YOUR UGLY on a post they might look at the photo again and think oh this person is UGLY but they might still think that the person is pretty and without thinking they post…   I HATE THIS PERSON SHE IS THE UGLIEST THING IN THE WORLD and then everyone who sees both of those comments start posting other mean things because that one person posted YOUR UGLY.

2. One person can solve the virus of the cyber bullying by commenting SHE IS BEAUTIFUL or something nice and positive on the post and then just like the cyber bullying virus started it will do the same someone will see the SHE IS BEAUTIFUL comment and post other positive comment then everyone will start doing the same till the only comments left are positive ones.