Science – Metals in the News

This article is about how banana peels can help clear heavy metals from polluted water. The way science is being used in this article, is they found out that in the banana peel there are compounds like carboxylic acids, and these acids bind to many metals that they come into contact with. Bonding is when two substances are chemically bonded. When carboxylic acids bond with reactive metals, they create harmless salts and hydrogen.

Economically, this discovery can save lots of money because current water purifiers are expensive, and need to be replaced persistently. But banana peels only have to be replaced after eleven uses instead of a one time use, then replace filter.
The only main fault of the banana peels is that they don’t kill bacteria, so after the main metal filtration there has to be a bacterial filtration method discovered or invented.

Article: Dolasia, Meera. “Banana Peels – The New Water Purifier?” DOGOnews. Dogo, 27 Nov. 2011. Web. 22 Sept. 2014. <http://www.dogonews.com/2011/11/27/banana-peels-the-new-water-purifier>.

Science – Reflection Criteria D

One improvement I could make to my transition metal research, is that I could have included a bibliography for the photo I took. I completely forgot to add the bibliography for it. But I did cite my sources well, and I made sure I added the author’s name and such.
Another improvement I could make, is I could explain the implications of extracting the metal and such.
Plus, I didn’t really use my scientific vocab well.

Drama – Stereotypes

Examples of some stereotypes: Blondes are dumb, Christians are stupid and will try to impose their beliefs on you, Politicians lie.

Character stereotypes can really bring some fun in to whatever they are playing in. But it’s much better if you mix stereotypes together, like if you have a mad scientist riding a harley Davidson. Or a gang member who is also a loving father.

You can’t judge a book by its cover, because there are so many things that book could be, not just a surfer, or a lawyer. Although in some tv shows there are many normal stereotypes that you can guess because they are used many times over and over. Like Barney Stinson in “How I Met Your Mother”.

 

Smart Goals Collage (kind of)

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Smart goal:

I would like to learn at least two words for every 30 minutes I read. I will try to achieve this goal by reading 15-30 minutes every night before I go to sleep. The way I learn the words is, whenever I don’t understand a word, I look at the context and if I still don’t understand it, then I look it up in the dictionary. I believe this goal will help me in academics because it has to do with improving my English vocabulary. I will finish this this goal by reading a fairly long book which I will try to finish within 2 weeks. I may start another book soon after that.

Pratique Français

Exercice un:
1) Isabelle and Thuy are talking about their families.
2) Isabelle has 1 brother who is named Alexander.
3) Isabelle has 3 cousins.
4) She mentions her grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
5) She seems to like them due to the fact that she is speaking about them with passion.

Exercice deux:
1. Vrai
2. Faux
3 Faux
4. Vrai
5. Faux

Exercice trois:
1. B
2. A
3.C
4. D

Exercice quatre:
1. Je peux… ?
2. Ce sont…
3. C’est…
4. Elle est adorable
5. Il/Elle a… ans
6. Il est parfois pénible

Exercice cinq:
Ma famille est un peu different que la famille de Isabelle. J’ai 4 cousin et 6 oncles et 2 grand-parents. Mon ami a un famille un peux plus compliqué.