In science we are talking about elements and compounds.
The illegal mined minerals are called conflict minerals, Conflict minerals’ are minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses . the most of them are mined in Congo.
What conflict minerals are mined in Congo?
Congo produces coltan, tin, gold and tungsten.
Who mines all those minerals?
The minerals are mined by normal citizens and the government does not pay enough money for the safety of the miners so that is why it is about the toughest job that exists. Also children work so for them it is even more exhausting.
Also the miners get barely enough money to survive. Because if they find lots of tin they get just five dollars.
Mostly they are not exported by Congo itself but mostly it is smuggled to Uganda and Rwanda and then then they go to other country’s.
Also the miners who do the hard work does not get the money of the minerals but mostly the army commanders and they buy weapons from that money.
A mineral that is used a lot in i pads is tin It also mined in Congo and mining it is dangerous and also people get about 5$ a day if they work really hard and find lots of tin.
So because if I see this I think we can continue the I pad program but I think we should not buy lots of new I pads.
I think if we stopped the I pad program the miners have worked really hard to make it and it is weird if you then just put the I pads away they have worked and been exhausted and not happy and you just put away what they have worked really hard for.
“Congo’s Conflict Minerals.” Conflict Minerals in D.R. Congo. Warchild, n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2014
Simpson, Cam. “The Deadly Tin Inside Your Smartphone.” Bloomberg Business Week. Bloomberg, 23 Aug. 2012. Web. 02 Oct. 2014.
“Tin in Your Smartphone Threatens Life on Bangka.” Bloomberg Business Week. Bloomberg, n.d. Web. 01 Oct. 2014.
During music class we have learned more about notes and clefs.
We have learned the base clef in class the notes and where they are.
We also learned that the bass clef symbol was an old fashioned F so it is also sometimes called the F clef.
We also learned some words such as Range. Range is the distance between the highest and the lowest pitch of the melody. So It is the number of notes it is from the lowest to the highest note.
We are now also doing a program called staff wars to practice the notes of the bass and the treble cleff.
here is a quiz where you can test if you know everything I have told you in this blog post.
I hope you enjoyed it and here are the questions and my answers.
How did I use the space? +ve/-ve
How did I interact with other characters?
How was the mime believable? Not believable? Exp
We did not use very much space because a passenger airplane is not very wide.
I think I Interacted the most with the other flight attendant because when she did something wrong I became a bit angry at her. I think also we interacted when the passengers wanted three glasses of alcoholic drinks.
I think I also Interacted with the old man because I made him calm by giving him another cup and then he wasn’t very angry anymore. I think that were the two character I interacted (the most) with.
I think the mime was believable because we all used the mime objects well and clearly showed what something was.
I think we also showed very clear what we were doing.
But I think it became a bit less believable because the flight attendant seats were not on the side they are on an airplane but it think because of that the audience did see us better.