I think Million Dollar Genius is really inspiring because it gets me to think in ways I have never thought before, also it shows how committed people really are to what they think is a good idea, no matter how many times they fail they won’t give up. I learned that you should always stick to what you believe is a good idea because you could end up a millionaire. For example, Ron Foxcroft inventor of Fox 40 pealess whistle was a high school drop out, he was a referee for basketball, and didn’t like the standard pea whistle. After working for over 3 years on prototypes, he finally found something that worked. He almost went into bankruptcy, but stayed committed. The problem was, no one wanted to buy it. Then he had an idea which got him 20,000 orders. He was in business. Ron Foxcroft and many other million dollar geniuses taught me to always stick to what I THOUGHT, not what someone else THINKS, because you could up like one of them: A Million Dollar Genius.
When we were first assigned this project I had no idea what an ‘infographic’ was. As we learned more about the assignment I learned that it is a image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data. I spent a lot of time working on how to make it look visually appealing, and tried to find pictures that represented the topic well.
For about a month or two my class has been creating an arcade. Although it is not a class assignment, we have been using indoor recess periods right before lunch to work on it (and sometimes during class). We have been 3D printing, sculpting, duct taping, sketching, and carving to make an amazing arcade with all kinds of games. We were inspired by Caine’s Arcade. We had a twist to our arcade which was that instead of whack-a-mole, we made a game kind of like human-whack-a-mole. Instead of whacking moles that pop up, you throw paper balls covered in tape (for safety) at people standing in a big cardboard box and you try to hit the targets that are on them. Another game that we mixed up was, skee ball. We made it a lot harder, and we put duct tape over the part where you roll the ball to score points, so that no one would cheat. We made up some games too!
It finally snowed this morning! It wasn’t all that much snow overall, but at least it was something. There were some flurries here and there, but no snow, until today! Some people had made hypotheses about it being the warmest winter ever, but I guess they were proven wrong. I can’t believe the temperature was seriously in the 60s in the middle of December! I am not a big fan of snow overall. I would much rather be on vacation in Florida, but it would be strange not to have snow throughout the winter. I do like having snowball fights (you have to admit you always end up falling over laughing and having fun), and also sledding is fun, so those are some bonuses. But I can’t stand the cold! For example, it is so hard to wake up in the morning, and you get chapped lips, staticky hair, and you are always shivering (well, at least for me). Also, it is a hassle to get your coat, hat, and mittens on, and then take them off, and then put them on again. Overall, I was just excited to see the snow!
We are working on text mapping on Padlet. This one is on “What Do You Do With An Idea?”
Our 2nd launch was a huge success! Fortunately I caught it on video and I thought it would be awesome to share. It took a lot of hard work, but after several iterations we came up an incredible design, Sparkle Rocketz got to shine!
Welcome to my blog! I am in 5th grade. My favorite subject so far this school year is science. This blog will mostly be about the assignments/projects I am working on at at school. Hope you like it!
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