I have been inquiring into the Rainforest. The rainforest is found in an area called the tropics. In the tropics the temperature never falls below 25ºc. The Rainforest has more than 50% of the earth species even though it only cover roughly 7% of the Earth’s surface. The Rainforest can be thought of in three layers: the canopy; the understory; the forest floor. The canopy is the top most layer with lots of plant and animal, the tallest trees reach this layer. The understory is the middle layer with shorter trees. The forest floor is the bottom most layer the soil isn’t good for growing things other than fungi. Even though the state of the soil is bad lots of animal live on the forest floor. The animals eat dead plant matter from the understory and the canopy.
This week I am blogging about the Design Project again, here is the link to the original. Before this week I couldn’t do the project but because Mr. Grant helped me by showing me how to do the perimeter. So I finished writing down the perimeter, area and volume of the building and the rooms inside. Now I’m writing the real life problems that might happen in real life. Then I will get to Minecraft. We did this project because we needed to learn perimeter, area and volume. Why I choose to write about this project is because it’s a project I’m almost finished with. What I learnt is perimeter, area, volume and blueprint making. That’s why I decided to write another post about the Design Project.
Biomes are systems in which every plant, animal and bit of land depend on each other, a place with similar ecosystems. There are many different types of biomes. The altitude, rainfall and temperature impact what biome it will be. Here are some examples of biomes and what is special about them: forests grow oak and maple trees, rainforests get almost 150 cm of rain per year, deserts get less than 10 cm of rain per year and savannas are where the lions and giraffes live. Here are some more examples: taiga grow evergreen trees and the tundras’ soil is frozen all year long, almost no plant can grow there. Here are examples of the animal that live in the biomes: monkeys live in forests; parrots and lots of other birds live in rainforests; gazelles and hyenas live in savannas; polar bears and arctic foxes live in the tundra; foxes and wolves live in the taiga; vultures live in deserts.
An ecosystem is made up of plants, animals and nonliving thing such as sand and rocks. It depends on how much sunlight and rain falls onto an area and the condition of the soil. If lots of sunlight but almost no water falls on it, it is a desert. If lots of rain falls on it, it is an aquatic ecosystem. There are lots of ecosystems and some ecosystems have ecosystems inside them, such as the forest ecosystem. Here are some example of ecosystems: desert, aquatic, mountain, forest and island. There are also populations, populations are made out of only one type of plant or animal. Here are examples of the plants and animals of the desert: scorpions, cacti, kangaroo rats and gerbils. Here are examples of plants and animals that live in an aquatic ecosystem: squids, sharks, whales, octopi, fish, turtles, jellyfish, seaweed and coral.
Last week on Friday my class went to the Grade 10 Personal Project Exhibition. It was a way to see what the Grade 10s are really passionate about. There were many different projects like video-games and 3D printing. Mr. Grant told us to go to the different stations and ask questions to the person who made that project.
Firstly, I went to the a video-game station. The game was like this you have to attack different enemies and get to the 4th stage without dying and at the 4th stage is a boss. You level up after getting experience and the max level is 4.
Secondly, I went to an architecture station where there was a model environmentally friendly house. The person behind the station said it was made using sketch-up, an app that you can design anything you want with, like houses and swimming pools.
Lastly, I went to a station in which the person proposed a second Hong Kong airport. He said it was proposed because his uncle is a pilot and he always complains about the wind speed. So he proposed that it would be in a place with less wind speed velocity. He sent a request for the second airport to the Hong Kong government.
Going to the Personal Project Exhibition was very fun.
In Visual Arts we are making eco-friendly packaging design for the things we advertise in the commercial project. We are making packaging for the toy that my group of Alec, Jacob and Luca made for our company: Electro-toys and the toys name is : “Talk-To-Me”. We have to package the 3 figures we have for the toy. The 3 figures were : Spider-Man which I packaged, Iron-man which Jacob packaged and Ultron which Luca and Alec packaged. We also put the slogan on the boxes which is : shhh I’m doing something.
Why I choose to do this is it is related to a previous post that I did and I really like the project of making packaging a product step-by-step. How it works is we find a design online or one that Ms. T has on her couch. Then we try and copy the design or print out the design you choose. Then if you print one out you fold it. Then you tape the design together, and that’s just the prototype, then you copy that onto bigger paper. Then it’s the final product. What I think and feel is that this is one of the most interesting things we have done this year, and I feel very excited to finish it.
This week we started the design project for minecraft. It is really fun, we get to make the blueprints for the structure that we were going to build in minecraft. But we were limited because it had to be 50 width x 50 length or less. I decided to make a hotel, with 4 floors : 1 floor was a reception/restaurant, the other 3 floors are hotel rooms. Why I choose this particular subject is that I think this is very interesting. Also, it interests me because I really like minecraft, and I like making blueprints. How we did it was like this we were given a package of what we were supposed to do. Then Mr. Grant told us to draw our first draft in our math notebook. Then Mr. Grant gave people who were finished four thirteen ⨉ thirteen pieces of paper. He told the students to glue them together. I really really like this subject because I really like minecraft.
Last week we were given 2 ads by the same company. What we were supposed to do was to compare each ad with the other ad. We worked in groups, my group was Tammi, Maegan and Max. We were given two Heinz ads to work with. The first one used these techniques : showing that the product was made of tomatoes, using a good slogan (no one grows ketchup like heinz) and using tomatoes to build the ketchup bottle. The second one used these techniques : making a necklace out of french fries, having a great slogan (ordinary things, extraordinary good) and showing the logo. What ad my group thought was better was the first one because it actually advertised the product while the second one looked like it was advertising jewelery.
Our class and other classes had to make a poster out of one of these 3 choices: vote for me, no more plastic at the flower fair or money raised is a puppy saved. We were split into groups my group was : Luca, Alec, Jacob and I. We chose to do vote for me, we had to choose a real student so we choose Luca to be the face on the poster. I came up with the slogan which was :“We put the cool in the school.”
What our target audience was (Form) : anybody who are in this school and can vote for the LSSC (Lower School Student Council.) What techniques we used to influence our audience
are (Function) : Writing what we were going to add to the school, what we would do to help the production of our school. How our audience might react is voting for Luca for the LSSC.