For this experiment my parter is Sayaka. She’s really friendly and she loves to do soccer (she’s soooo good at it). (go to her blog if you want to know more about her)
~Choosing Our Experiment~
In science class just doing experiments was fun but not new so the teacher decided that we should make our own experiments by our own ideas! For my group’s experiment we decided that using paper airplanes might be a fun one to do. The main idea about this experiment is to see what style of paper airplane files the longest distance. Also this was the only experiment that we could think of, and I think it’s a pretty good idea to do.
~Making Our Prediction & Research Question~
As I said the main idea of our experiment is to see which paper airplane flies the most, so the research question is which paper airplane flies the farthest? The paper airplanes we are going to use is the arrow, the moth, and the dart (link). My hypothesis is that the most slim and simplest paper airplane the arrow would flies the most because it has less air pressure and moves faster and farther.
~Variables & Equipment~
For this experiment we use Paper (← of course) a measure (to measure the distance) and writing equipments for recording the results. The controlled variable is the person throwing the paper airplane (because different people have different powers). The variable we are going to change is the style of the paper airplane. finally for the measuring variables we measure the distance.
This is the step for completing this experiment:
first you make 5 different paper airplanes.
than you throw each paper airplane 3 times (to be accurate and calculate the average)
record each distance in your notebook
calculate the average of distance for each paper airplane
calculate the average of the distance for each paper airplane
after that check to see which paper airplane flies the farthest
The risk about this experiment is that if you do this outside the wind might carry the paper airplane and it might help it to get a longer distance. This can also affect to see the average because every time you throw the distance might be really different compared to each other because of the wind. To avoid this happening my group thinks that we should throw the paper airplane inside.
Today I think I would like to reflect about my 1minute speech. I also put the video on this post so if you have interest please look at it 🙂 .
I think in my drama presentation, I didn’t really use a loud volume so it’s easier to hear my voice. It also made it hard to hear my voice on the computer and you have to turn up the volume to hear me. I also think I need to work on using emphasis so I sound more enthusiastic to tell that I really like my passion (drawing on the computer).
I think I kind of good on pace because I didn’t rush over my speech so people can follow what I’m saying (well, some parts I may talked a bit too fast but I think the other parts are ok).
For the student lead conference in 2/21 I chose to show the U4 wheel task. I’m pretty proud of this because I think I did good on the content for this and it’s the best work to show in the student lead conference. I think I did the best describing the problem the wheel chair page (we had to make 2 pages for this project. I did the wheel chair and the motor bike for this project).
In Humanities class our unit was about unit. We used a game called “Mine craft” to build the traditional houses of the biomes we picked (The biomes we could pick was Taiga, Tundra, Desert,).
The Biome that I picked to do was Taiga. The plants that grows in Taiga are mostly pine trees. The climate in the Taiga is mostly cold and the coldest temperature can be around -54℃ the highest temperature can be about 21℃ around the year. But average temperature in one year is very cold.
As I said plants that grow in the Taiga are mostly pine trees. For example the pine trees have their leaves to needles so they can stop evaporations to keep more water than normal trees. The animals have also adopted too. One of the main example is the reindeer they developed thick fur to protect them for the coldness (They have less hair in the summer).
The taiga can be able found around in Russia, Canada, Sweden, United states, Iceland, Norway, Finland and Mongolia.
The most used type of house in this Biome is a Cabin. It’s good for this biome because you can get the supplies to build it (you can build it by using the pine trees) also it’s small and easy to heat up so you can get warm.
I think if I would build a new design for the taiga I would make a place to keep water incase the water source freezes by the coldness in winter.
The new unit the a learned about in Technology was about Tutorials. The first thing we got to look 3~5 tutorials on youtube and write a google docs about what was good or bad and what you learned from the tutorial you watched. I mostly chose tutorials that was related to drawings because I like drawings and I wanted to do a tutorial about drawings.
↓This is my document 🙂 ↓
The second project we did is to go to 3 other people’s blogs and comment on what you learned and the good and bad parts about it. I watched Megumi, Sayaka, and Lisa‘s Blog post. The first tutorial that I watched was Megumi’s, it was about How to fold a corner heart bookmark origami. This really helped me because I always made dog ears for book marking where I was reading and it kind of made the book look kind of damaged, so I made this bookmark and it helped me not to make dog ears and keep my book look new and clean.
The second tutorial that I watched was Sayaka’s tutorial. The tutorial she chose was How to kick a soccer ball – 3 soccer kicks you must know. I’m really bad at doing sports especially soccer so this really really helped me (The P.E. unit was soccer when I saw this)! It was really easy to understand and when I used the skills on this tutorial I got better at controlling the ball and the P.E. teacher even said that I improved at doing soccer!
Lisa’s tutorial was the last one I saw. The title of the tutorial was Volley ball: How to Serve a Volleyball. As I said I’m not really good at sports so this really helped me. When the P.E. unit was about volley balls I couldn’t really do a good serve so I would like to use this when the’re is another unit about volley balls (I really wished that I saw this during the Volley ball unit in P.E.).
If you want to see the tutorial that I chose go to this post. It’s about doodling 😀 . It’s really interesting so you should try this when you don’t have anything to do and your bored.
After that project we made a tutorial on a google presentation. I made one about How to draw better on Doozla (Doozla is a kind of soft that you can draw on your computer. But this might help drawing on other drawing programs too.) I put the tutorial (presentation) on this blog post so please feel free to look at what I did. It’s step by step and I think it’s easy to understand so I hope you learn something from it!
I think the most similar things in my tutorial and the favorite tutorial that I picked (Doodling in Math Class: Infinity Elephants) is that they are both in steps (well in the video it doesn’t say “step ○○” to let you know what step the person watching is but you can tell that she is introducing some parts when she starts a new step). The different part is that I didn’t put any humor in my presentation to entertain the people who saw my tutorial (I think it’s a good thing to have humor but I didn’t have time to add it and it makes the tutorial easier to see with less words).
I think to what I need to learn make a great tutorial that everyone will learn from and enjoy is that to learn to entertain the people because I think by putting a little bit of entertaining things it might get the person watching to pay more attention to the tutorial and have fun while learning from it (I think I also need to learn to speak more clearly because sometimes my voice is not clear).
↑This is my tutorial google presentation that I made :)↑
Are you bored with reading book reviews? Well, if you are I made a perfect book review for you ;). It’s a podcast so you can listen to it instead of reading it and get bored. I did a review about “BLUE FISH” written by Pat Schmatz. I hope you have fun listening!
The book is from Sakura Medal books. It’s an award for authors every year (if you want to know about it go to the website).