The thing that I have found the most fun about this year in science is when we did the Lorimite experiment because it was fun how we got to do things by ourselves. Something that I found really interesting this year was the energy unit because we got to use all these different pieces of equipment and make a power source. This year the thing that I found the most challenging was the chemistry unit because I found it challenging to remember the symbols on the periodic table. I think that my biggest improvement was in the Lorimite unit because I explained the project and showed the data very clearly. Something that I want to research further next year is chemistry because that wasn’t my strongest point in science so I want to research further about it.
The camera is one of the most used pieces of technology today. It is used for capturing photos and dimensions. However, how do we know when the lighting is right? The camera lets in light and that is why some pictures are dark, when the light is behind the camera and some pictures are light when the light is infront of the lens.
The difference between reflection and refraction is that reflection is where an amount of light sound or heat is thrown back in a certain way whereas refraction is where there is a change in direction and the spreading of any wave as a result of its travelling in different speeds at different points along the wave front.
Cameras use refraction because that is what makes the lens work. This is the reason why we can take action photos when the photo is moving and videos because the lens reacts quickly to the light. This is called refraction.
When you are taking a picture, a flash is let out of your camera. The light from the camera is reflected off your face and bounced straight back to the film. This leaves a permanent image on film. The film is exposed for only a fraction of a second.
Many people say that the camera was built by George Eastmann but it was actually built by Johann Zahn in 1685.
With a camera, you can only use it for a certain time limit until it breaks or runs out of space. Also, if you drop or spill something on the camera it will break really easily. Also, you can only get part of a view instead of getting the whole view that you can see (what I’m trying to explain is there is a frame that is a certain size). Also the lens can crack really easily. If you keep a camera in the sun for too long, it will over heat and again…break.
A camera works by allowing you to take pictures and videos. This works by absorbing light and leaving a permanent picture on film.
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What does he listen to?
Beckham likes listening to music. His favorites as stated on his Facebook page include Jay-Z, Jonas Brothers, U2, Eminem, Justin Bieber, The Beatles and Bob Marley.(so Pop music/ Dance/house music.)
Why does he listen to this music?
I think he listens to this type of music, because the melody and tempo of each of these songs are very upbeat and probably pump him up in a way, to play. Also “Lose Yourself” by Eminem probably the lyrics of the song:” Look, if you had, one shot, or one opportunity.To seize everything you ever wanted, one moment,Would you capture it? Or just let it slip”
Probably gives kind of inspiration to take advantage of his opportunity to shoot a goal.
1. Hello Goodbye – The Beatles
2. Lose Yourself – Eminem
3. Inseparable – Jonas Brothers
4. All around the world – Justin Bieber
5. With or Without you – U2
6. 99 Problems – Jay Z
7. Jammin’ – Bob Marley
8. No woman, No cry – Bob Marley
9. I want to hold your hand – The Beatles
10. Beauty and a Beat – Justin Bieber
David Beckham has these songs on his top 10 playlist because he says they psych him up for games.
In technology class, we have been doing a unit on gaming. What we have to do is pretend to be in a group of engineers that have been hired to build an amusement park using the virtual gaming world Minecraft. Each group is assigned a theme to build to create a amusement park. We are split into four groups each with four people. In our groups, we have to design a certain part of the amusement park, but we pick a theme to base our part on and we research about our theme to get ideas. As a individual, you are responsible for making a certain structure or attraction for your theme. As a tutor group, we have to work cooperatively and collaboratively to get it finished by the due date. We completed our final product, and showed Mr Curkovic around the amusement park. When trying out other peoples areas, the other groups had problems with people breaking their sections. However they was only minor damage to the structures which was good. However, we then as a tutor group faced another challenge when someone built a sphere of TNT which was huge and blew it up which also blew all of our structures up with it. But the person managing the server managed to fix it all, thankfully.
Our unit was following the design cycle which has four sections; investigate, plan, create and evaluate. During the investigate section, our main task was to explain what the program Minecraft was. This was quite challenging because there are many things to explain in great detail, and also the company which supplies new versions (Mojang) always is updating the game so there is always new things. During the investigate process, we also had to investigate what our groups quarter of the amusement park was going to be, and different structures we could build. When the investigate process ended, we then went on to the planning process. This was one of the longest processes because we had to make sure that our plans were as detailed and as close as what they were going to look like in the game. This was quite challenging and time consuming. We also had to decide on a layout for the park. This took a while because everybody kept on disagreeing. Then we got onto the fun part of the design cycle which was the create process. Although this took up most of out class time, it was incredibly fun interacting with the people in our group. We got to experiment with things we weren’t really familiar with and we got to help each other out. After we completed this stage we got onto the evaluate process which is this blog post.
When we got to building our final product. We had to change some things around because we were not able to do those things in the game. This was quite frustrating because these changes led to other changes which almost completely changed our plan. All of my notes were recorded in this organized document created by Mr Curkovic.
Although I like how our section turned out, I think that we could have done things a little more seriously time wise because we ran out of time and we didn’t have everything finished by the due date. This is a photo of out finished product:
In math, my partner Keina and I created a survey that we sent to a school in Luanda called “Luanda International School”. It took a while to collect the results but when we got them, our task was to create a presentation either with our partners or individually. I chose to do it with Keina because it would take less time to collect all the information.
Some struggles that we had were collecting data that was relevant to the survey however some people answered answers that were quite unreasonable answers. This is our completed presentation and we hope you enjoy:
On Thursday, we had some visitors from the music department, show us some traditional Japanese instruments. My favorite instrument was the koto because I liked how you can change the pitch and the volume of the instrument so easily and also I like how you have three picks that go in your fingers.
Something that surprised me about the koto was that there were so many different genres of music that you could play with it whereas I thought that you could only play traditional music. My favorite piece was the wind piece because it sounded really cool and the koto showed a different range of techniques such as tsukui and sha sha ten. It made me feel relaxed. What I think makes this piece sound Japanese it the way it sounds. The koto has this sort of long tone note and the shamisen sounded like a twangy sound and the shakuhachi sounded soft and sounded like it had a lot of wind going through it.
In art class, we have been working line drawings. Over the past twelve weeks we have been researching about different techniques to use in our final drawing. We did a art criticism in week six. What we did for the art criticism was we compared a Vincent Van Gogh line drawing and a Albrecht Dürer line drawing and we had to critique the different techniques they used and the differences between the artists. We started drafting our final line drawing in week six.
I started by planning out what pictures I am going to use in my final line drawing by putting all these different pictures together and putting them in different places to see where they looked their best. This is the file that I put the pictures in that I used in my final drawing:
I think that I put the different pictures in the right places because it makes me feel like they have their own place. Some of my strengths were:
- Changing the gradation from dark to light
- The line techniques
- Showing the level in the tracks
- Showing the difference between dark vs light
- Showing the different perspectives
- The Shading
- Appropriate use of the line techniques on the grass and the tracks
- Showing how it gets darker as it goes back
- How I made the kangaroo look realistic
- The different textures
These strengths were also ones that my peers gave me. Some weaknesses that I think I have and that my peers thought I had were:
- The lines in the sky just looked the same most of the time
- The outline of the kangaroo was too thick
- The hot air balloon didn’t have enough gradation
- Some people thought that I overused the stippling technique
- The kangaroo blended in with the ground
- The clouds didn’t look like clouds
- And for some people, I didn’t really make it clear that the stippling in the grass was the sand and dirt
- I used a ruler for the lines in the sky
I agree with the criticism that my peers gave me but some of the things I didn’t think about and it was to late to fix them. I think that I used some really effective techniques and I am really proud of my line drawing. It shows how much effort I put into my work and I really love how everybody in the class was critiquing it.
¿que te gusta el verano?
En el verano, me gusta pasar un rato con la familia.
En el verano, es calor.
En el verano, es muy calor.
En el verano, tengo que llevar la camiseta azul,
los pantalones cortos blanco y un sombrero.
En el verano, me gusta ir de compras cuando tengo el dinero.
Me gusta el otoño.
El otoño es hace frio.
En el otoño, tengo que llevar la camisa negra, los pantalones azul,
y el gorro verde o rojo.
En el otoño, me gusta pasar un rato con las amigas y con la familia.
En el otoño, las ropas es un poco caro.
En el otoño, las ropas es no así coloridas para la naturaleza es muy colorida.
El invierno es muy frio
En el invierno, tengo que llevar la camisa, la chaqueta negra, el gorro, de vez en cuando el vestido, los pantalones y los zapatos.
En el invierno, me gusta pasar tibia.
En el invierno, me gusta más observar la pelicula.
A mi hermana menor le gusta el invierno.
A mi no me gusta el invierno.
En la primavera, los ropas es muy bonita y colorida.
Me gusta las coloridas floreceras.
Me gusta la primavera.
En la primavera, tengo que llevar la chaqueta, los pantalones o los pantalones cortos, la camisa, de vez en cuando la blusa, y los calcetines.
Mi madre y padre y yo les gustamos la primavera.
By Charlotte Viney
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