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!