Task Definition

I have been thinking about what my question and sub questions should be, I have finally decided what they are. My main question is, “What is DNA?” and my sub questions are,  “Why is everyone’s hair and eyes different?and “How do you get your personality traits?” 

The challenging part of this was making my sub-questions. I have known what I want my main question to be I couldn’t figure out questions to get closer to my question. I had to change my sub-questions a lot either because they sounded weird or didn’t have any information.

This project is really fun already and can’t wait to do more!

Blog Post #2 (Reflecting On My Video)

I loved doing this project, I had a really good time learning about my babysitter and why she came to America. The most challenging part was putting together the WeVideo, the voice-over wasn’t working, I had to change to a different computer a lot and trying to find pictures I wanted to use. But I still had a lot of fun doing and overcoming the challenges.

Here is my final project:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x9iKBm21cHKNWgUoPW3pzdyhDs6VaRea/view

Overall Constitution Project Reflection

This project was really fun and I learned a lot during this like stuff I thought was so crazy.  It made me realize how crazy times were and how different the times were then to now. While doing my overall project it was really fun and I even needed to do more research! I loved doing my research and putting all the work I have put into this unit to something I am proud.

Here is my project:

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/13J7t2zc-Nz_cZ1e3yFVKn4IAuWTrxVvXrsS1tlVltjA/edit

Blog Post #2 (Refection On my Research So Far)

During my research it has been challenging but also sometimes it can be fun and motivating. If I were to say the most challenging part it would be finding actual good websites with useful information. Most of the websites I looked at didn’t have a lot of information or didn’t have what I was looking for. It took me 2 days to find the information I was looking for. The things that have kept me motivated are when I find something that I will use or when I move one step close to the final project!

Blog Post #1 (Why I Chose My Question)

My question is, “How Did the Constitution Begin?”  I chose it because I always am wondering, Who started the Constitution? Who played the biggest impact while making the Constitution? What made the Constitution possible? During the Constitution did it go smoothly or was there fighting and chaos, and much more.  During my free time I like to find the answers to these questions, but never really find the answers. During this I hope that I can find the answers to these and really find out what actually happened.

Should the Electoral College Process Change?

I think that the electoral college process is unfair and needs to be abolished because it often results in situations that do not accurately portray who a majority of Americans really want as president.

 

I think that the electoral college process is unfair because it allows the presidential election to be decided by a handful of states. I know this because depending on the population of each state they get more electoral college votes so technically if the bigger states vote for one president it is a higher chance of that president winning.

 

I think that the electoral college process is unfair because it ignores the will of the people. I know this because there are over 300 million people, but just 538 technically decided on who should win. In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than one million votes, but yet still lost the election on electoral votes.

 

I think that the electoral college process is unfair because it is a “winner takes all” type of thing. This means that if one candidate has 51,489 votes and the other one 51,488 votes, the first candidate would take all the votes just because they lost by one vote. If there wasn’t this process it wouldn’t really affect the score but with it it affects it so much.

 

In conclusion I think that the electoral college process is unfair because it is like a winner takes all type of game.

Who Should Win 2020 Election

I believe that Joe Biden should win. He should win because he supports everyone and is keeping everyone safe and cares about Covid-19 unlike Trump. 

 

I believe Joe Biden should win because he supports everyone. He believes that everyone deserves a fair chance and hates that black people and BI, LGBT people and more don’t get treated the same. On the other hand Trump said that he doesn’t support these people and if he wins he is going to maybe take away women’s rights!

 

I believe that Joe Biden should win because he cares about Covid-19 unlike Trump. I know this because at Biden’s Rallies everyone is in their cars, wearing masks and 6 feet apart while at Trumps, little to no one wears masks. Also Biden is wearing a mask wherever he goes, you could never see him with one not on in public. On the other hand Trump barely wears a mask and even got Covid-19 and said, “Don’t let it dominate you,” and even he said Covid doesn’t matter while 231,000 people died from it and lost their family!

 

In conclusion I think Joe Biden should win because he supports everyone and actually cares about Covid.

Wish By Barbara O’Conner

Charlie is a tough girl but deep inside she is sweet and caring. As she moves to her aunt and uncle’s house she thinks that is going to be awful and annoying. However, when she starts living there for a few weeks she starts expressing her feelings inside that were hiding.

 

Charlie is a tough girl but deep inside she is sweet and caring. For example, when her sister Jackie told her that she was moving in with her aunt and uncle and her sister was moving in with her best friend she was really mad and thought to herself that it was not fair.  Why should her sister live with her best friend and she had to live with her aunt and uncle that she barely knew?!

When she gets to her aunt and uncles, she hates it. She thinks that where they live is boring and has so many hills and hates her princess sheets. As time goes on, she goes to school and hates it too. She meets a kid that is her backpack buddy and doesn’t like him either. 

Later in the book, she slowly starts to become friends with her backpack buddy and meets a dog in the woods and immediately loves the dog.  Her uncle says she could keep the dog if she can catch it. So she is trying to catch it and make it hers.

A few days later, she talks to her aunt about all of the bad things there and starts sobbing. She wants to go back home.

Later that week, Charlie apologizes and cries.

In conclusion, Charlie gets more sweet and caring later in the book when she realizes that not everything is bad. 

 

 

 

Reading The Weather Reading The World – Project Reflection

This project was really fun and took a long time and took a lot of work! First Mrs. Rago told us our groups. My group was Me, Elizabeth and Madeline, we were the tornado group. Then Mrs. Rago gave me books about my topic and we started researching about tornadoes.  That part took about a week. After that we got to choose what we wanted to study about for our topic. I choose Causes. Elizabeth choose Effects and Madeline choose Important events, First hand experiences and safety and finally Prevention. Then we went to computer lab and we made a google docs and I wrote a paragraph (Narrative) about Causes of Tornadoes. Writing the narrative took 2 days. Some people called the Paragraph a Brain Pump. Once we finished that we took the important parts of the narrative and put them in our script. I had 2 slides to talk which were each 15 seconds. Then me and my group timed our slides to make sure our slides were 15 seconds. Mrs. Rago told us that we also had to make an Introduction and Conclusion. I did the Intro and Elizabeth did the conclusion and Madeline didn’t do that because she is doing 4 slides and me and Elizabeth had 2 slides until we each got the extra slide.

Here is my brain dump and Script:

Brain dump

Causes: For a tornado to form it needs warm moist air from a warm climate, like the Gulf of Mexico, and cold dry air from somewhere like Canada. When they meet they make the atmosphere unstable. Then when the wind changes direction and gets faster and higher it creates spinning that is invisible, when that air rises makes the spinning go up and down.

Tornadoes often start by an unusually thunderstorm. The most common thunderstorm to make a tornado is a supercell thunderstorm. (That is the highest thunderstorm there is.)  Did you know that some tornadoes are so complex that scientists still don’t understand tornadoes,but even though they might not know a lot about them the more they study them, the more we will be safe. You know what scientists also don’t know? How tornadoes die out. The only continent that doesn’t get tornadoes is Antarctica. Some places besides North America get a lot of tornadoes like Northern Europe, Western Asia, Bangladesh, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In the middle of the United States there are really strong tornadoes so they call it tornado alley. Tornadoes often happen in the summer because of all the warm air. 

Script

 

1 Intro (Allie) Education of Tornadoes is very important in understanding strong weather storms. They’re giant spiraling wind funnels; Also known as Twisters. Learning about creation process, destructive effects as well as safety measures will increase your chance of survival.
2 Causes (Allie) For a tornado to form it needs warm moist air from a warm climate, like the Gulf of Mexico, and cold dry air from somewhere like Canada. When they meet they make the atmosphere unstable. Then when the wind changes direction and gets faster and higher it creates spinning that is invisible, when that air rises it makes

 the spinning go up and down. 

3 Causes (Allie) The most common thunderstorm to make a tornado is a supercell thunderstorm.  A supercell thunderstorm is the strongest and most dangerous type of thunderstorm. Supercells cause damaging winds, large hail, and strong and violent tornadoes.

When a supercell forms a tornado it is very dangerous and very scary. 

After we made a Google Slide and started making our Ignite side show. I have the first 3 slides and after that Elizabeth had 2 slides then Madeline had her 4 slides and then Elizabeth had the last side. IN each slide we were only allowed to put 1 picture or max of 6 words. Then we had to memorize our scripts and then we had a lot of practices. After we finished memorizing our scripts Mr.Casal made one big slide show of all the groups.

Here is My groups Presentation: