Make Create Collaborate

Make Create Collaborate

On May 11th our class went to the LLAC lobby to go see the make create collaborate exhibition. There were all kinds of activities to do for example sewing, knitting, green screen, music making and singing. We stayed there for one whole hour and we could choose any activity we wanted to go to. I went to the green screen, the music making and the singing. I really wanted to do knitting but I had no time for it.

 

Also the grade 6’s went to it and some receptions and prep kids went to the make create collaborate too. I think the purpose of this activity is to encourage people to express their feelings through art, music and other things. I saw everyone was enjoying their time in the LLAC lobby. The most popular activity was the Knitting activity and everyone wants the string and yarn to knit by themselves.

 

It was really fun and I wish we could go to the Make Create Collaborate again.

IB Art Exhibition

IB Art Exhibition

Yesterday our class went to the IB Art Exhibition in the LLAC lobby. There were paintings and artworks made by the grade 9’s and 10’s. Mr.Grant gave us a worksheet that we had to fill it in by choosing one artwork out of all of them. I chose a picture with 2 eggs on a boat with a sun made out of an egg.

 

I chose the picture of the 2 eggs  because it reminds me of the ocean and when I was around 7 years old I drew a picture of 2 people in the sunset. It reminds me of that memory.

 

When Mr.Grant gave us the worksheet so we could fill it in the questions were: 1. What do you see 2. What do you think 3. Do you have a connection ?

 

Learned more about how people express their artwork by painting and drawing. It was really fun.

 

The Everglades Mind Map

The Everglades Mind Map

On Monday I have been watching a video on brainpop about the Everglades then made a mind map. The Everglades is one of the world’s largest wetlands. That’s an area where the soil is completely soaked with water, either year round or seasonally. It all starts in central Florida, near Orlando.The Everglades is located in southern Florida and covers more than 4,000 square miles. In fact before south Florida became populated in the 20th century the Everglades took up one-third of the state.The Everglades are often called the river of grass because in the Everglades is covered up in wet grass. Much of the Everglades is a slow-moving river, but it also includes swamps, coastal islands, and lots of other ecosystems. Islands in the Everglades are called Hammocks rise up from water throughout the Everglades. In coastal areas, where fresh and saltwater mix, there are mangrove forests. There the Kissimmee river flows southward into the lake okeechobee.

These are the new facts about the Everglades that I learned about. This topic is really interesting I really enjoy it.

Underwater World Mind Map

Underwater World Mind Map

Today I got to choose my own topic to make a mind map about and I chose a topic about the Underwater world.

 

The video talks about what underwater world is like and how do fish survive in the water. They talked about the facts about the ocean. 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with oceans. One species may live in all world’s oceans. They also talked about what different zones there are.

 

Oceans are the largest ecosystem in the world. The waters of the ocean, or Pelagic habitat,are divided into three zones.

 

All of the zones support different types of sea life. The first zone is the Euphotic zone. The Euphotic zone from the surface down to a hundred meters or so, gets enough sunlight to support colonies of any tiny plants or animals called plankton. Plankton may be microscopic, but they support just about every food chain in the world. The second ocean zone is the Bathyal zone which gets a little or no light.

There’s no sunlight whatsoever in the Abyssal zone, which can go down to 6,000 meters or more. This covers coral reefs to the continental shelves to underwater mountain ranges to deep ocean trenches. The deepest ocean trench is the Marianas in the Pacifics. It’s over 11,000 meters deep, and you could lose the world’s  tallest mountain inside of it. The pressure down the Abyssal zone is enough to turn you into a smooth paste, but there’s still life down there. The ocean has many habitats. The Benthic zone is what we call the ocean floor.

 

I enjoyed learn about the underwater world.

 

Biomes Mind Map

Biomes Mind Map

On March 15th some people have been watching the video about Biomes and had to make a mind map after we the video.

The video said that a biome an interdependent system of plants, animals and land. There are countless species of plants and animals living on earth. A sort of large region with similar ecosystems.

The Subarctic taiga has cool summers and cold winters.

Animals can suffer so they have to survive in the cold days. Grasslands, or Savanna are found in areas like Central Africa. The biome has hot rainy seasons and a cold dry season; with not many trees and lots of grasslands, surprisingly enough. Just for the record, Utah consists mainly of the desert biome. Deserts get less than 10 cm of rain each year. Tropical rainforests are found in areas along the equator. The vines and the trees form a lush  jungle, where all sorts of undiscovered species lie.

This topic is really interesting. I enjoyed it so much !

Ecosystems Mindmap

Ecosystems Mind Map

This week we’ve been inquiring into our new unit Sharing the planet. So today we have been watching a Brainpop video about Ecosystems. The video talks about what are Ecosystems and what types of Ecosystems there are. After we watched the video we made a Mind map. We had to create a mind map about the videos and what is related to it. The video said that an ecosystem is when a made up living and  nonliving things that interact with each other. In an ecosystem, communities can be divided into different populations. Populations are made up of just one type of organism. Ecosystems are categorized by the amount of rainfall and sunlight they get, and the condition of the soil.Plants and animals that live in the desert have to be able to survive without water for long periods. And the sun is intense. Every organism has it’s own home which is called a habitat. There are water ecosystems too, like ponds, rivers and oceans.

When we started to inquire into this unit I’m starting to like it even more than I used to. I love doing mind maps.

Grade 10 Personal Project Exhibition

Grade 10 personal project exhibition

Today our class went to the school library to observe and ask questions to the upper school grade 10’s about their personal projects. Some of the grade 10’s have been creating their projects for about a year. The first grade 10th project I saw was a website and she posted all of her recipes that she created and took a video of it. She created that website for people who have some sort of sickness and people who have bad eating habits. I also saw a student who created watches that he sold to people. He told me that he went to a lot of countries to find out about watch making at factories. So when he got all of his information from the factories he started creating his own type of watches and start selling them to people who want to have watches. He told me he earned 12,000 Hong Kong dollars. He told me he took a really long time to create these watches and he went to a lot of places in the world to learn about watches. He went to lots of factories all around the world and he had to stay in a motel for a day but it wasn’t that comfortable. I loved the grade 10th exhibition. It’s really interesting.

 

Newton’s Laws Of Motion

Newton’s laws of motion

Today we went on brainpop and watched about Newton’s laws of science. The video talked about what we’re Newton’s 3 laws. The scientific law that Newton created says “an object in motion will stay in motion and an object at  rest will stay at rest.” Say for example I have 2 toys cars and I leave the first one alone and I push the second one.  The first car will stay there because I didn’t push it but I pushed the second car so the second car moves. The second law that Newton created was “

An object that has an unbalanced force acting on it will accelerate in the direction of the force.” Newton’s third law says “forces always occur in equal and opposite pairs.” I had so much fun watching the brainpop video.

Sailboats

Sailboats

On November 29th  we were still inquiring into buoyancy so we got into groups and created a sailboat using cardboard, a plastic bag and a piece of paper. The challenge was you had to create a boat that can carry one marble across the water.

The next day we went to the Green Roof on the 10th floor and we placed our sailboats on a little basin that was a really small amount of water. We tried to place our sailboats on the basin and Mr. Wahid used to pieces of cardboard to create wind for the sailboats to move. Luckily all of the sailboats floated and were able to carry one marble across the basin. Ours didn’t really go that fast, but at least it was able to carry one marble across.

I think my group worked really well and we didn’t really argue when we started making the sailboat. I think we did a pretty good job working well together! I found making the sailboat was a tiny bit challenging because you could only use the materials given to you . I would improve on my design by maybe making the one more sail so it could move across easily. I enjoyed creating the sailboat with my group members and seeing if the boats that people in our class made a sailboat that can be able to carry a marble across the basin, it was really exciting. I enjoyed it so much!

Buoyancy

Buoyancy

This week we were researching about buoyancy on Brainpop and we watched a video and we created a mind map about it. The video said water and other liquids are a fluid. We use fluids all the time so we don’t know how strange they are. If we push solids it bounces back at you but if you push through a liquid, it doesn’t push back at you. Archimedes’ theory of buoyancy is that the buoyant force is equal to weight of water an object displaces. Whether that the force is strong enough to make something float depends on the objects destiny.The negative buoyancy that it weights more than the volume of water it displaces. But the positive buoyancy is an equal volume of displaced water is more than enough to support it. That’s the positive buoyancy. Objects with neutral buoyancy weight about the same as the displaced water. Negative buoyancy is when the object weighs more than the volume of water it displaces. That’s negative buoyancy. For me buoyancy is so interesting !