This week we have been doing a mind-map on a land biome BrainPop video. The video talked about how different animals need to live in different biomes or they probably won’t survive because they have already adapted to the other environment.
Some different biomes include the desert biome, grasslands, tundra, temperate forests, and rainforests. Each of the biomes have their own animals and all those have had lots of time to adapt to their home (biome). The main reason why animals can’t live different biomes is because they haven’t adapted to that biome and it might be too cold or hot or if the animal was land animal and the biome was a water biome they would probably drown or if it was the other the sea creature would die. The reason why animals have to adapt to the biome is because if the biome has lots of rainfall the animal would have to be able to survive during rainfall and not get sick or die.
This week we have been doing a mind-map about ecosystems which is what our new unit is about. The mind-map we did was on a BrainPop video that was talking about ecosystems and what they are and what makes an ecosystems.
What I wrote in the mind-map was different types of ecosystems and things that are in that type of ecosystems. I also wrote about animals that are in ecosystems. I wrote there are desert ecosystems, water ecosystems, and rainforest ecosystems. In the BrainPop video they were talking about how ecosystems are made up with living and nonliving things. Desert ecosystems have lots of sunlight and non living things. Water ecosystems include ponds, lakes, rivers, and oceans. Rainforests gets lots of rainfall and lots of tree and plants.
Last week we went to the grade 10 personal project exhibition, We got to see all of their projects and they were all really cool. They had everything, there was games, simulators, fish tanks, and even the perfect surfboard.
The first thing I went to in the exhibition was a video game that was using a Xbox 1 controller and you had to fight some monsters in the cave you were in. Then at level 4 (last level) you had to fight a boss. The next thing I went to was a bike that when you went and rode on it, it would create electricity and it would charge the creator’s computer. After I went there I went and looked for some other things I saw some cupcakes, other games, and other really cool things. But Then I saw my friend and he was in line for a game that you would be a homeless person and you had to beg for money, and if you didn’t have enough food you would get game over. The person who created it I think was making a fun way of learning about how hard it is to have no money.
This week we have been creating a commercial for something we are making in art. My group is called Electro Toys and we are making a product called Talk-To-Me.
The product Will read all your messages, so if you are busy you can do your work while listening to the talk to me. You can also play with the product if you get bored, but we don’t actually get to build the product. Since we needed the product in our commercial, Luca brought in 3 small toys that we would use as our product. The people who were creating the commercial including me are Jacob (Actor), Jeffrey (cameraman) , Luca (main actor), and I (director).
We did this learning because our unit is about advertising and so we have to do our own little ad to see what it is like. I chose to reflect on this because I’m really enjoying creating this commercial because I want to be a director when I grow up so I really am enjoying doing this learning.
This week we started to do a design project. We had to make a house by shading in the boxes in our math notebook and then we had to put in the perimeter and area.
After we did that we would copy of our notebook on a big piece of paper, even though I haven’t done that yet I’m almost there. When we’ve done that we have to do on Minecraft and if we want we could add some more storeys and more decoration to your structure. I’m really looking forward to using Minecraft at school.
On February10th we did a film with iMovie. We had to get in groups of 4, and then we had to choose our roles you could be the, cameraman, one of the 2 actors, or the Assistant.
I was the cameraman. My friend Jeffrey was the assistant and Max and Harry were the actors. Max had really cool ideas and so we used them. One of his ideas were to right everything what they said on the board.
Our class did it because they wanted to help our filming techniques and how ads are made. I choose this to be the most important learning of this week because it was really fun to do while we are still learning new things. The things we learned are we learned even small clips take a lot of filming and editing. I found this experience very fun to do.
The class had to get into groups and make a poster. My friends and I made a vote for me as student council poster. We had to decide who the audience was going to vote for, so one of my friends wanted to so we chose him. We got a picture of my friend and we glued it onto our poster. We also printed out a penguin (not real) with a sign saying “Vote 4 me” and we thought it was funny so we also glued it on. Our slogan was “We put the cool in school”. Our target audience was people who could vote in cdnis. The techniques we used were saying that we will do this and that and lots of different things. I think the audience will respond by wanting some things that we said we will do and not wanting others. We didn’t do that many drawings but we still did a few. I think we did a good poster and I found it fun to do.
On January 11th, we did our spotlight. The spotlight we did was on the amazing race. So there were teams to compete in this skit, there were hosts for the challenges, and there was the main host. The objective of this race was to do musical challenges. My friend and I were a team but we were the first team to get out. We got out because we got 3 chances to get a good pair of boomwhackers and we used all our chances. The winners of the amazing race was two girls. The winners got a trophy and a 100,000 USD check and it was really big. A lot of people came to our spotlight and it was kinda scary. I think we did really well but we just be louder when we speak on stage. We also have to not speak backstage or move the curtains. But over all I think we did a pretty good job. My favourite part was when we got to hit the boomwhackers together.
Before the christmas break, we did a mind-map on Newton’s laws of motion. We first watched a BrainPop video on Newton’s laws of motion, then we made the mind-map. The video we watched talked about friction and gravity and all the meanings of the 3 laws of motion.
The first law means “If an object is at motion will stay in motion, and if an object is at rest it will stay at rest unless an unbalanced force acts on it.”
The second rule is “An object that has an unbalanced force acting on it will accelerate in the direction of that force.”
The third law is saying “Force always occur in equal and opposite pairs.”
That is all of the meanings of the three laws of motion made by Isaac Newton.
The week before last week we did a sailboat challenge and we had to make a sailboat. We got a plastic bag, a few pieces of paper, a piece of cardboard, glue, tape, and staples. The unit this was for was how the world works. So we had go in our group tables and build the sailboats. I was with Max and Joe. The challenge wasn’t to make a sailboat just move on the water it was to make sure it didn’t sink with a marble on the boat. What Joe, Max and I did was we made the main part of the boat out of paper and we then made a little compartment at the front of the ship for the marble. Then we created the cardboard layer for the bottom bit for it to float. After that we put plastic around the cardboard and stapled the plastic onto the cardboard. We then put a little piece of cardboard on the paper area on made a sail to go on that cardboard. After that we put the paper area onto the cardboard. The at the last minute we put a rudder onto the boat. Thats what we did for the sail boat challenge.