Rube Goldberg #2

My Rube Goldberg is finished! I am very happy with how my Machine came out. My video also came out well. I am very excited to present it in class tomorrow. My simple task was to feed my dog. And my machine took 32 tries.

We first used the idea from my sketch, it didn’t work out so we had to change it up a bit. It was really hard to not get upset or give up. My sister was a big help. I would want to give up a lot. She would always help me get back up and keep going.

I am happy that I have finished this project. It was a huge accomplishment for me and felt really good when this machine finally worked. I am excited to start the next project which is Capstone.

This project was definitely the most fun thought and I won’t forget it! Here is my video on YouTube.

Capstone blog post #1

I changed my topic for Capstone. I am really happy that I did because I am a lot more interested in my new question to my old one. My old question was how has special effects makeup changed over time and how can it get better, my new question is how is makeup a form of self expression and how has it impacted society? I have been interested in makeup for a while. I started to do makeup more this year and buying more products. I know a little about makeup and I would like to know more so that’s why I have chose this topic.

I am very excited to continue this project because I think that this project will be very fun. I am worried about the dates because I’m scared that I will fall behind. I have been thinking of doing makeup ever since my sister and brother did Capstone.

I think this topic will be very entertaining to me because I am very interested in makeup. My mom knows a person in the makeup industry so I might interview them and I’m going to start my research soon. I completed my sub questions yesterday from the help of my teacher.

I can’t wait to start getting all my research and putting this project together. I’m excited to start my journey.


Progress On Rube Goldberg

I have had lots of progress on my Rube Goldberg project. This is my favorite project this year by far. It is my favorite because I love the creativity. I am doing very well on the progress of my project. I am on my 7th step and I work on the machine every night. I have a lot of fun working on it. I am going to start my video soon and I am excited to start editing it. I have filmed my process of building the machine now I just need to edit the clips together. I am excited to see the result of my video. I am scared to not finish on time. I am excited to be relieved when I finish my project. My sister is being a big help, she is helping me figure out what steps should work and what steps would not. And what tools we have and what tools we don’t have. I am going to continue working on this project and to keep adding on to it.

Immigration Project

I really loved this project. Some things that were hard was finding photos, I could not find many photos that matched with what I was talking about. Another hard thing was the voice over. I had to record it many times because I kept messing up. This project made me learn many new things about my babysitter. It was very fun to see how she answered my questions and to see what her old country was like. Here is the link to her story. Keyla’s Immigration Story

Immigration Interveiw

The interview on my babysitter was very interesting. I learned a lot of things new from the story. I made sure not to ask any yes or no questions. I am excited to start my WeVideo and complete this project! I had to change some questions while the interview but that is okay because I was prepared to change a few.

My Experience

My experience is going pretty well so far. I am enjoying it. We have not done much. I am about to finish research. I am excited to continue with this project and see how it goes! I am using Wikipedia mostly. And I have a lot of research so I am excited to start. I thin I will be doing a WeVideo because I like doing voice over’s and putting a lot of photos and videos in. That is it so far. I am excited to start my video.

Constitution Project

My topic is Voting Rights. I am doing this topic because I think everyone should having voting rights no matter skin color, religion, or gender. My sub topic is Women Voting Rights. My research question is what were the major events that led to the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote.  I chose this question because, I wanted to know what women did to get voting rights. I can’t wait to start this project!

Good and Bad Things of 2020.

2020 oh what a year. Here are some times where I wanted to cry. First to start it my grandma died. that was in march, a few days later Covid 19 started. schools were locked down, we were also locked down which meant no friends no shopping and we had to do online school. Let me tell you that online school was horrible. it was so stressful we had 50 assignments due the end of each day. And trump was not doing anything about Covid. By the time America had 500,000 cases New Zealand had 1. Everyone thought 2020 was going to be like a movie they were right it was a very scary movie. But now since 2020 is almost over hopefully Biden will do us better in 2021. Some good things about 2020 were after a while I could see my friends. And Biden became president. I also got to spend a lot of time with my family. Over all 2020 was a roller coaster.