Nature vs. Nurture

In class, we’ve been studying the topic of nature vs. nurture. I now know and understand that nature means it is something that is in your genes and nurture is something that you are taught. For example people’s hair type is the way that it is because they mostly likely have it in their genes and that means it is nature. An example of nurture could be that someone is really good at sports because they have been trained really well and have adapted into their routine.

However, this is not always the case. Some people might have been really good at sports because they just have a really good genes that gives them the ability to do and perform well in sport. On top of that they could also be trained well by their coaches, making them perform even better in sports. So overall in this situation it could be a combination of both nature and nurture.

People have been debating about nature vs. nurture and have been studying on why people behave the way they do. For instance, Cambridge study has shown that people tend to give kids toys based of off their gender. They’ve conducted an experiment by dressing kids using clothes that is meant for the opposite gender. Then, they decided to hand in the kids to a stranger and told them that they want to see how the kids behave around strangers. What the strangers don’t know is that people are looking at what kind of toys will they give to the kids. Will it be toys based of the gender they think the kids are or will they just entertain the kids with any kind of toys and not follow the gender stereotype? The answer to that is, people give the kids toys based of off their gender. My opinion on this is that society have been fixed with the mindset that girls should be given toys that is soft, cuddly and cute where as for boys, they are given toys like cars and trucks. I feel like most people nowadays are raised in the environment where girls should stick to girly things and boys should stick to things that are meant for boys. However this doesn’t happen in all scenarios. We could now see that people is starting to break the gender stereotype. Most girls no longer stay at home all the time and most boys no longer go out and hunt. They’ve been nurtured to explore more things and not just stick to the stereotype.

Overall, I feel like we are in the period where people’s behavior is dictated by both genes and environment because we can now see that some people have the certain ability to do something because of their genes but is also supported with the environment they are in. People also like and dislike things because it is their nature but now that they are out a lot more and have the courage to explore new things, their likes and dislikes could also be influenced by the environment that they are in.

ATL video – Organization skills

On the first day of school, we were asked to make a video informing the 6 grade students about the ATL skills. We decided to make a video on the Organization skills. While doing the video, as group we all used a lot of communication and collaboration skills. By using those skills, we are able to create this video and get it done in time.

Here is the video that we’ve created :

Poisons on Mars

One of the issue of living on Mars is there are poisons all around Mars. One type of poisons in Mars is the poison from the dust of the Mars surface. The dust are not suitable for humans and it is called the dry iron oxide dust. This type of dust can be found on the rust of an old car. If humans breath in the dust, it may cause suffocation. The other type of poison on Mars is the carbon dioxide. In Mars, they don’t have oxygen like how we have it here on Earth. Humans can’t survive on Mars because of the carbon dioxide produced. The air here on Earth is oxygen which is the one us humans breath in.

One way for a human to live on Mars is to wear space suit. The space suit may produce some oxygen for humans and that can keep them stay alive. Space suit may be a good option for humans if they want to live on Mars. Another solution for humans to live on Mars is to maybe have a lot of plants planted on Mars. Since the air on Mars is carbon dioxide, plants could survive up there. Plants needs carbon dioxide to stay alive and by using carbon dioxide plants can go through the process of photosynthesize. Photosynthesize is the process where plants make their own food. It is when plants uses solar to make glucose. It is also when plants uses carbon dioxide and water to make oxygen for us human to breath. On Earth, plants receive carbon dioxide from the air that humans breath out. That way we can live on Mars and maybe have a second possible place for human to live in.

Between those two solution, I think the one that could be the best for us is to plant a lot of plants that could maybe survive the extreme Mars weather or maybe plants that could survive any of the Mars situations. The reason why I think that this is the best solution is because I think this way, we could make Mars more like earth with more plants. I think that this could help with the environmental issue because now on earth, there are problems where people are cutting down too much trees to make new and improved architecture. Maybe if we plant more plants on Mars people would think twice that we need to take care of the lovely Earth nature. That way humans will stop cutting down trees and save our lovely Earth ecosystem.

In conclusion, I think that in order for us human to live up on Mars is to plant a lot of plants that could survive the extreme Mars weather.

Kids Astronomy.com. “ASTRONOMY FOR KIDS.” Astronomy For Kids. Kidsastronomy.com, 1998-2016. Web. 14 June 2016. <http://www.kidsastronomy.com/Men-on-Mars-article.php>.

I & S debate trial

In I&S I learned and researched about the child labor in The UK. The task for this unit was to debate about should we support/not support child labor. I was in the support group and I did the finishing argument of my group’s debate.

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Our group all dressed up nicely in suits and tie :
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Brain frame of the now and then child labor :

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What do you want people to know about child labor ?

Child Labor happened back in the late 1700’s and at that time children at the age of 7+ starts working. They worked in a lot of places such as textile factories, farms and a lot more places. All this work was dangerous for them because some children need to carry heavy objects. Some children needs to crawl under working machines. All this work is very dangerous for them. They need to work for a really long time. It could start from 5am and could last until 12pm. From all the hard work they did, they weren’t paid as much as they should have received. Sometimes, they didn’t even get paid which is very sad for them because they work really hard. This is also a very risky job of them and some children were crashed till death caused by the machines. That was in Britain but nowadays child labor is still continuing in a lot of developing countries and this is very dangerous and caused a lot of health disease.

Playing The Blues – Music

In music I learned about the blues. For this unit, one of the task was to play the Bass Line Challenge

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Higher :

The notes that I first started on my left hand was C, then F and continue with G. On the right hand, I played the triads which is CEG, CFA and lastly DGB. For all chords the hard part was transitions. It was a little bit hard to change my right hand at the right time but with some practice I managed to play this chord. To improve the way of me playing this chord, I think I need a little bit more practice so that I can play this chord smoothly without stopping.

How did the Industrial Revolution changed the world?

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The industrial revolution change the world in a lot of ways. One of the ways that the industrial revolution change the world is by people inventing a very good and useful machines. They start inventing things slowly and people by people start to try and improve the things. For example, back then, they use to have no machine, and one people start to invent machines and people improve them to make everything easier and better to use in life. Until now, people are still trying to improve machines and make a lot of machines better than what they have before.

What Caused the Industrial Revolution?

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The cause of industrial revolution is, people took a very long time to create or do something. Agricultural production is the most important because from that, people could be fed and eat and stay healthy. People could eat fresh vegetables from the crops. Then, more people could work at the new city that was run by Arkwright because they all have enough energy to work and could survive longer. If they could work longer, more invention could be created and their life could get easier.

Rod Puppet Show Reflection

In Drama I learned about puppetry and I did a puppet show in a group. We need to plan out the script and the scene. We also need to make our own puppet using some materials. Our group chose a legend story that was originally from Japan. It is called the legend of monkey and the crab. In the puppet show we need show the moral of the story and use a different tone of voices.

Here is how my puppet looks like. I put on three chopstick at the back of the puppet, to make it long so that it easier for me to hold while I was talking. (I took off the chopstick after the presentation because it was a little bit long.)
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I interest the audience by changing the intonation of my voice since I am the narrator. While I am talking, I moved my character in a up and down to show an effect that the narrator is up on the cloud.

My best skill was using the intonation of my voice because from that, I could attract the audience attention because I don’t want them to get bored. I think i can improve on my pronunciation of the words because in some parts I got stucked and don’t know how to continue the words again.

I should improve on the movements of the character because while I was talking, I realise that the character starts to get unstable. I think I could improve on that by focusing a on what I am doing. I also could probably improve that by putting a marking point on where the character should always be.

Another group which was captivating was the Hubby Chubby Gus because their all of their puppets looks really cool and their story also is really good. They also show how the character would sound like and that makes it really good. They also have a lot of good and interesting props for their character.