Oil spills are very harmful to the environment and the sea animals. A way to clean up the oil spill is to use skimming. Since the oil is lighter than the ocean water, it will float on top where the cleanup crew can contain it and smaller ships can skim the oil into a containment tank. the crew will come and place a border around the oil to stop it from spreading and then skim or suck the oil into a tank where it can be filtered. 

Is science good for humanity? Do the benefits of scientific discovery outweigh the problems it cost?

I think that science is good for humanity because it has helped us improve our lives in many different ways. We are able to become more advanced and be able to live longer and do more than we were able to before. For example, we are now able to better health care which can help us live longer. There are also some negatives to the scientific discoveries that we have made. we have invented some things that could harm us For example, we invented the nuclear bomb that killed many humans. Even though scientific discoveries can harm us, it has overall improved our lives making us better than we were before and the benefits of scientific discoveries outweigh the problems that it can cause.


Design CNY lantern

what are some cultural consideration people make when designing products?

some cultural considerations are to make sure that the words are not offensive and make sure that the symbols used are appropriate for the product. This will make sure no one gets offended. You can talk to some people who are familiar with the culture to double check that it is ok.

 how does the design of a product communicate traditions and values?

the design of a product can communicate traditions and values because it can have a special meaning and the symbols used can also mean something different. It can communicate the tradition and values you have.

Are handmade products an effective way of minimizing environmental impact? why or why not? 

yes, because you don’t have to have it made in a factory and you can make it out of recycled materials to not waste anything. you also don’t have to spend a lot money(not related but still)



Today, we did a car park activity where we had to think of a formula where we can put the dividers evenly.  This relates to the statement of Inquiry(algebra makes our world more efficient) because we can come up with a formula and use it for the car park no matter the width and the number of dividers. It would save a lot of time instead of measuring it everytime 

U1 Food Summative

The action plan helped me a lot with my Summative work, it helped me organize my work and made getting things done easier. The action plan let me plan ahead so I made sure that I got all the work done and didn’t miss any steps. The Summative was too hard. I think i did a good job at taking notes on the important parts. One part I found a bit challenging was when we started making the action plan. I wasn’t good at it before so I had a bit of trouble getting started but once I understand what I need to do I got better.

Science Questions

What makes a credible scientist?

A credible scientist is someone who will repeat the trials many times to make sure the data more reliable. They will also control all other variable to make the data valid. The DV and IV are explain detail carefully to avoid confusion.

Why is the scientific way of knowing used in medicine compared to other ways of knowing?

The scientific way of knowing is used in medicine because in scientific way of knowing , people test it to make sure it works before giving the medicine to people. It has be confirmed that it works instead of just believing it works.

Reflecting on scientific investigations is important because you can get more accurate results by repeating investigations with improvements to your method. How would you improve your seed dispersal investigation if you were to repeat it?

I could improve my investigation by controlling the variables better. In the experiment, some of the controlled variable were not controlled properly so the testing was not very valid. There was wind in the way which made the cones fall slower because it was moving at an angle.

Laser cutting clock project – CRIT C

During this project I had a great time working on my laser cutting clock. I really likes this because we got to design a clock that we liked and laser cut it.I made a design that I could relate to because I am always trying to get more time even if i’m going to be late. The design was on a 20cm x 20 cm clear acrylic. it has a 9.1 mm hole in the middles for the clock mechanism. I chose clear acrylic because I thought it looked cool. This project was not hard to make.



  1. Explain which parts of the plan were well designed. Which parts of your plan were you most happy/proud of and why?

The parts of the plan that were well designed was moving in harmony and synchronized our moves. I am proud of this because the way we did this worked very will. During our practice we were almost always moving in harmony and the attack was always before the defence. We would always be watch each other to make sure that we were moving in harmony and we would defend when the other person got a certain point of the attack movement. The movement was also flowed very will. We were able to do one move after another so it looked very realistic. We didn’t do very well in the performance we got nervous so we were moving faster than normal.


  1. Explain which parts of the plan were not well designed. Which parts of your plan were you not happy with and why?


The parts that was not very well designed was spacing. During our practice we were sometimes too far from each other so our attack will not reach each other. This made the performance look weird because one person will attack and the other will defend but the the attack is no where close to reaching the other person making the defence look out of place. The the performance, we were nervous and went at different pace. This made the spacing not good and we were too close to each other. We ended up kicking each other.


  1. Explain how you would change the plan to improve it. If you were to do it again, what would you change in your plan and why?


If I could do Capoeira unit again, I would change to plan so it would be more detailed because our plan was lacking some detail so we didn’t improve on all the things that could would make our performance better. I would also spend more time on the spacing because we had trouble in the practice and the performance.

Science Unit 2 – Ecosystem

In this unit we learned about systems and how everything is connected. Animals in a ecosystem are connected by a food chain and food web, they depend on each other and if one part is gone then everything will be affected. System provides structure for both human and natural environment. I learned how different kinds of things could harm the environment in different ways.

Human can impact the ecosystem in many different ways. For example the plastic we use can harm many animals in the ocean, they think that it is food and when they eat it they choke and die.

I did my research for the poster, presentation and vidcast by looking at some news articles about the topic to find the problem and some other information. I also use websites with information on the topic.

I study for quizzes by looking over notes from class. This worked well because I was able to remember the facts and was able to answer the questions