Innavation day

 

 

 

Hi, For innovation day this year we did an electricity project for science. For my project  Eliya and I did foosball. This was my favorite innovation project I have done so far. The part I was most excited about was definitely being able to do hands-on work and actually make an electricity game. It was really fun. But the part I was most nervous about was that our project was not actually going to work because Eliya and I have never used electric circuits before but luckily we ended up figuring it out and it actually turned out really good. One thing that really surprised me while doing this project was probably that using the circuits was a lot easier than I thought it would be. It was still hard but definitely easier than I thought. There were definitely parts where we could improve but the main part I think we could do better is our buzzer because somehow the buzzer would go off at random times which was definitely very annoying. For innovation day we had to present our project to our parents. I was kind of nervous about that part because I was nervous they would not like it. But the parents we presented in front of liked our project so that was good. For our foosball Eliya and I got second place for our grade we were very happy.  Here is a video of our electricity project.

What I learned during this project was how to work circuits and how to make games. It was fun to learn all about the circuits and how to make games. This was very fun to learn all about electricity and this project was also very fun. 

creative writing

The Villain Association of Paris (VAP) told me I could make the ultimate secret lair for a new villain in town. The Paris Villain Association is the baddest, most evil, villain association in the entire world. They have stolen from every single high-end store in Paris. This is the first lair I have ever designed so I was incredibly nervous. But in the end, it actually turned out to be quite impressive. 

 

I live in Paris and the secret lair that I designed is very deep underground. In fact, the lair is right under the Eiffel Tower! The lair is rather large and covers an area of approximately 80 acres. There are over 500 workers (who are of course robots) tasked with coming up with plans for evil crimes within Paris. All the best ideas go straight to the head villain who then gets to prioritize the best ones for the next week’s crime spree. 

 

The lair could be considered expensive by some, costing over $100 billion. All that money was a hassle to steal and some banks in town had to be robbed more than once. The first floor of the lair is for all the electronic gadgets and gizmos. For example, a giant robot that has red glowing eyes that will shoot lasers at you if you make eye contact. There are also small mechanical spiders that can melt electronics with their acid webs and instantly paralyze a human with a single bite. The second floor of the lair is the science lab. Obviously, this involves lots of chemicals and testing ways to blow stuff up. We had to invent special soundproofing because it was impacting the precious sleep routine of the villain. 

 

The final and third floor is where the supervillain lives. He is 12.5 feet tall and therefore I designed the roof to be a mere 100 feet to allow for some casual flying around. By request, the floor is made of trampolines. He is just a kid at heart and his favorite thing to do is jump and think of any ideas to ruin Paris. I guess it’s a special way of meditating, he jumps for a while and then ideas pop into his head. This playfulness is reflected in a different playground on each floor. There are giant water slides that connect the playgrounds and various automatic swings that go in all directions. And the crown jewel is a rollercoaster that only he is allowed to ride. He really likes fun stuff for some reason. 

 

On the third floor next to his sleeping area is the super-secret, extra-secure vault. The vault was originally in the science lab but had to be moved after some issues with robot zombies trying to break in. The vault contains billions of dollars and priceless art such as the Mona Lisa (the real one). It is impossible to get into the vault unless you are the main villain or you have a copy of his DNA and a 100 digit pin code that changes every second. 

 

The kitchen, which is also on the third floor, has all of the best foods Paris has to offer. To keep costs down they steal all of the food from the top restaurants. Except for baguettes and croissants, those need to be made fresh. 

 

Now, this lair is quite different from most typical supervillain lairs. First, according to the online magazine Lair-Today, it is triple the size of anything else. Second, (and I’m quite proud of this) most floors and ceilings are aquariums containing sharks, electric eels, and other deadly sea creatures. Third, the lair offers exceptional work areas to help with job satisfaction for the evil robots given the stressful nature of their work and the importance the villain puts on mental health. 

 

As you can imagine, it is extremely hard and arguably impossible to break into the lair. The Paris police even help protect it by providing security for the Eiffel Tower. But, if by some very unlikely miracle, someone did break in there are alarms everywhere. They have face scanners, x-ray scanners, and even voice scanners at every door. If you are not the supervillain (or one of his invited guests) alarms will go off and you will be trapped in a cage that will come down from the ceiling. Then you would later be investigated by some of the robots and either used for robot target practice or fed to the sharks. Uh oh, the alarm just went off. Someone just broke into the secret lair!!

From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs Basil .E Frankweiler

      My class had a project where we made an artifact based on a book we read. My book was called ‘From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankwheeler’ by e.l. Konigsburg.

    The reason I chose my specific artifact, the children’s book, is that I like to draw. I think pictures help explain what is happening in the story. In my story, Claudia and Jamie go on an adventure and it is easier to picture with visuals. I chose the elements that I did in my artifact by choosing the ones that are most important. For example, I added how the children ran away. 

     If I were to go through this process again, I would have chosen which artifact I would do earlier. For example, if I knew that I was doing the comic I could have taken specific notes and I would have read the story with more of a critical mindset. There are several ways I could have prepared differently for this project. I would write the notes in a different way. I would have the notes next to me while reading to jot information down. I would make a list of the key parts of the story.

Here is a link to my children’s book – The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil. E I really enjoyed doing this project. It was fun to be able to create my own book.

Creative Writing

Hi,  this is my blog post on what I think life will be like in 2057.

 

I hope that in 2057 there will be flying cars. It sounds fun and probably good for traffic and the environment. However, I’m not sure humans are smart enough to build what I’m thinking. I think the solution is artificially intelligent robots that are made by the smartest humans on the planet. Elon Musk could help but I’m not sure he is smart enough for a world of traffic jams in the air. Flying cars will change the world. The hard part isn’t making a flying car, it’s finding the roads and safety strategies for them to exist.

 

In addition to flying cars, I hope there will be new inventions like robots in everyone’s home. Not just roombas or Alexa’s but real walking and talking robots. Elon Musk says this will all be a reality in 2026 when the first people go to Mars. I would 100% volunteer to go to Mars for the first visit in 2026.  I’m not sure it would make my family happy but I bet they would need all sorts of inventions. Maybe on Mars, they need humans that can fly with wings like a butterfly. Maybe Mars in the future will sell gravity wings at Marsmart so allpark the kids that don’t have money will fly too. Also, I assume that movie theaters on Mars will have floating seats because gravity shouldn’t really exist in the future.

Innovation Day

                                              Innovation Day

                              Solar panel / solar energy  

                                               Enertree  

                             Georgia smith & Talia Waggott

 

Introduction 

 

For our project, we did solar energy. We had to do a lot of research to find out if you could store solar energy. We learned that you could keep the energy in a big battery so you can store it overnight. So you can charge devices or anything else you want to plugin. You could also use the power from the sunlight in the day to watch tv at night. Now that we told you our main topic we are going to tell you about our project. For our project, we decided to make a prototype electric tree that you would see at the beginning of the movie “The Lorax”.  

Lorax – Disco tree

 

Empathy paragraph

Well, we were making this project we got frustrated because it became very hard to think of an idea. Then we thought of the idea to make the disco tree. ( Lorax – Disco tree ) but we would make it in a  more modest version with led lights so you can make it into any mode with a touch of a button. Maybe we could build a model with led light and a little solar panel for fun one day. 

 

Ideate paragraph 

We are deciding to make an electric tree with lots of different functions like disco mode and different colors.  We also want it to look really cool. We will add fireworks, a projector, outlets and come with 5 puppies. At the top of the electric tree, there will be a  solar panel at the top and a battery will be at the end of the tree to keep the solar energy so you can use it at night. The disco mode and the collar will come from led lights that are in glass balls. This idea came from the Lorax.

 

written explanation  

 

For our explanation of what an entree is, it’s a metal tree with metal branches. At the end of each branch, there is a big hard plastic ball with led light strips in them. at the end of the tree there is a place where there is a charger port, a led light controller, a place to get the puppies out of, and a big battery to keep the energy. there is also a charger port from the energy we have saved.

 

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Bibliography

ENERGY.GOV. “How Does Solar Work?” How Does Solar Work?, https://www.energy.gov/eere/solar/how-does-solar-work#:~:text=Solar%20technologies%20convert%20sunlight%20into,in%20batteries%20or%20thermal%20storage. Accessed 15 march 2021.

energysage. “What is solar energy?” What is solar energy?, 2009-2020, https://news.energysage.com/what-is-solar-energy/. Accessed 11 march 2021.

SEIA. “Solar Energy.” Solar Energy, 2021, https://www.seia.org/initiatives/about-solar-energy. Accessed 11 march 2021.

scientists of our school

Today we did science! It was so fun. our scientist was named Dana. My favorite thing we did was adding the stuff together to make different science experiments. Like one we did was add vitamin c, baking powder, and a mix of cabbage powder and water mixed together. Then you add them together and then they start to fiz like a really really mini-explosion. Another one we did was baking powder,  Epson salt mixed with some of the cabbage powder mixture. Then the purple cabbage water turned pink when you added it all together. It was so cool to see all of the experiments.

My Writing Reflection

The first paragraph in grade 5 was my mask paragraph. There were a lot of things I was proud of but there is still a lot of things that I still need to work on. Like keeping everything organized. I think that my mask paragraph was pretty good except for the things I still need to work on. We also had to write about Minecraft.

This is my paragraph for Minecraft:

What traditional teaching? Kids today like to learn online. Minecraft is an online app that is a  new way for kids to learn in school. Should Minecraft replace traditional teaching? So, let’s see how Minecraft affects learning. Minecraft is calming because it has nice calming music and it’s not stressful. It’s not stressful because it uses different calming instruments. School can be stressful so having a calming online app is a good way to learn while having fun. As well, Minecraft is not very violent because there are no guns in the games.  We have learned that violence in games causes kids to be stressed and anxious.  Minecraft is very fun because you can build almost anything such as roller coasters, buildings, and bridges. Building helps you learn because you have to concentrate and focus on what you are doing. If you like to build you can be an architect or a builder. The skills involved in Minecraft are building, architecting, and surviving because there are different animals and scary creatures. It’s not good to be on a device all day. Staring at your device all day will give you a headache and trouble sleeping. Also, kids spend too much time on devices and not talking and socializing with each other. Even though Minecraft is fun, kids get addicted and spend too much playing Minecraft. Minecraft is connected to learning because there is an educational edition that is for kids to learn. I really like Minecraft but I don’t think it replaces traditional teaching. Minecraft is connected to learning because there is an educational edition that is for kids to learn. I really like Minecraft but I don’t think it replaces traditional teaching.

when we had to do a Minecraft paragraph I thought it was going to be easier and better. But it was harder and I think I did better on my mask paragraph. The reason I think I did better was that I know more about masks because we have to wear them every day. But Minecraft I don’t play as much as I use to so I don’t really remember much. And it’s a lot harder to write when you don’t know much about the subject. Also, I forgot to keep my writing organized. In summary, I think I did better on my mask paragraph.

 

Masks

  Masks are very important during a pandemic like now. It is very scary, but luckily we have masks. They protect other people but not you. If everyone wears masks it is a lot safer but is not necessarily comfortable. Here are some reasons why they are uncomfortable. Firstly, they get super hot. Secondly,  they are itchy and hard to breathe in. However, the good things about masks are that some masks are kind of stylish like not all masks are but a lot are. Also, they help keep you safe. Some other reasons are that we get to see friends that we have not seen in a while because of quarantine. So in summary they help keep us safe and it will spread a lot less. Yay!

The Milky Way

Today I am going to be talking about the milky way. If you don’t know what the milky way is then I am going to tell you the milky way is our galaxy and it has our solar system its a bunch of stars that get together but if you were to look and try to see you would not be able to you would need a telescope but if you do see it it’s very pretty. In the early 1920s  most of the astronauts thought the milky way had all the stars in the universe. A galaxy is a large group of stars, gas, and dust bound together by gravity. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The milky way is approximately 100 billion stars. Our galaxy is called the Milky Way because it appears as a milky band of light in the sky when you see it in a really dark area.

More than half the stars found in the Milky Way are older than the 4.5-billion-year-old sun. The milky way is called the milky way because it appears as a milky band of light in the sky when it’s dark outside. You could not take a picture the only way you can is if we were inside of the galaxy.