Innovation Day

                                              Innovation Day

                              Solar panel / solar energy  


                             Georgia smith & Talia Waggott




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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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 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. 


I have never been to Israel but my family and sister went and they told me all about it. If I went to Israel these are some things that I really want to do. The first thing I really want to do is go to the dead sea it sounds really fun to float. The second thing I want to do is visit the western wall. The last thing I want to do is have the food there because it sounds very good like falafel and a lot of other foods. The stuff that I just said was just a little bit of stuff that I want to do but there are a lot of other things like the markets, the deserts, and the different cities. I hope I can go one day.


My Pesach was not what I thought it would be but it was still fun. The first night we did zoom with my family, my cousins, my grandparents, my aunts and uncles, my sister and my mom and my dad. It was fun but I was sad that I could not see them because during Pesach we were going to see them but that’s ok. The next night we did zoom again for dessert. We had lemon meringue pie. I made it with my mom. It was really good. The next day me and my sister had a very good idea so basically we have a shed but its old and dirty.  We fixed it up. First we took out everything our first problem was that the shelf was bigger than the door. We had to get my dad so he could cut the shelf so it could fit through the door. We started cleaning it and it took a long time to do that. Our next step was to paint the color was very faint and me and my sister did not like the color we decided we were going to do most of the walls white and do one wall very very very light pink. It looked so good next we ordered different furniture from Amazon while we were painting we dropped a big drop of paint on the floor before we were just going to keep the original floor and just power wash it but now we have to get new floors we want a carpet we went inside to watch a show called house hunters renovations and it gave us inspiration. The next day we were bored so did a 3000 piece puzzle we are still working on it now it is very hard 


Public Speaking

Good morning judges, parents, special friends and fellow classmates. Today I am going to be talking about the colonization of Mars. For those of you who may not know what colonization means, it means when people settle and take over a new place like on mars. 

Before we can live there we have a couple of problems. First is how do we get there. It’ll take about 240 days to get there in a spaceship. I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t want to be stuck in a tin can for 240 days. This quarantine at home the last 2 months has been hard enough. 

Elon Musk, the person who created Tesla also owns a company called Spacex. His mission is to have sent the first humans to Mars in 2025 and have thousands of people living on Mars by 2050. He has built a spaceship called “the star ship” that he plans to take people there and back with.

But before we can live on mars, we need our basic needs – food, water, shelter, and oxygen. First we need water to survive. There are signs that there used to be water on Mars. And now scientists have figured out how to get water out of the soil and the atmosphere.

Next is the air. The atmosphere on Mars is much thinner than on earth and the air is not breathable. Most of the air is carbon dioxide. So scientists have figured out how to change it into oxygen.

Another important thing we need before we can colonize Mars is food. Scientists have come with the idea of having a network of domes that serve as greenhouses that could grow the food that we would need.

Finally, we need shelter. The radiation and temperature extremes would make it difficult to live above ground. Therefore, one idea is for robots and machines to dig tunnels underground to create living spaces. There are also many lava tubes that could serve as shelter.

So why do I think the colonization of mars is possible? Mars is the planet most like earth, about half the size and during the day it could get up to twenty one celsius (but….at night it can go down to -60 degrees) but there are no trees, no grass, nothing green at all. 

However, there are some pretty cool places on mars that I would like to visit. Olympus Mons is the most extreme volcano in our solar system. It is about the size of the state of Arizona and 25 kilometers high – which is 3 times higher than Mount Everest. There is also Valles Marineris, which is the largest canyon in the solar system. It is 3000 kilometers long which is 4 times longer than the grand canyon. Of course you wouldn’t want to get stuck outside during a sandstorm. They can cover the whole planet and last for months. 

Why do I think we should colonize mars?  I think we should colonize Mars because there are many recent events happening in the world like the covid19 and the recent bushfires in Australia that killed millions of animals. Going to mars will give humanity a mission to come together and be the best we can be. Thank you for listening 




I really really love dogs and I really want one here are some reasons why I should get a dog 

1: we would get alot of exercise from walking the dog

2: it would teach me how to be way more responsible

3: I would love it so much like so so much

These are just some reasons why we should get a dog.I would feed it everyday. I would take it on walks and I would love it so much and whoever got the dog for me I thank them everyday.