Last week, our class went down to the library to look at the Grade 10 exhibition. The grade 10 exhibition is a personal project that the grade 10’s made.
We saw some creative ideas and some people used technology like the computer and coded video games. I remember one of the student used a bicycle and made a machine to make electricity so we can charge the computer. It was really hard than I thought it would be. I also remember somebody using Sketchup to design the house and made a small sculpture out of it. I think if these creative ideas be able to spread around the world, It might help the future a better place to live.
This week(Feb 19th – Feb 24th), the thing that I found interesting is the Design project using Minecraft. We did the Minecraft project because we were learning about the area and perimeter.
We started off with a draft of our house and we had to calculate the perimeter of the house and the area of the house and the room. Next, we did a Blueprint for the draft. The blueprint has to be really neat and clear so we all had to use a ruler so we can make straight lines.
The last step is to make the structure on Minecraft!! I am still on the blueprint step but I am very close to finishing. Also, the structure has to be the same as the blueprint.
I chose to write about this because it is very fun to make our very own structure. I also liked how we had to calculate the perimeter and the area. I am also looking forward to using my Minecraft. I also like to draw the blueprint because I like to draw and be creative.
I learnt about the perimeter and the area of things. For the perimeter, you have to add length and the height twice. To calculate the area, you have to times the length and the height.
On the week, we did the project for visual arts. We are all making different products and we have to make a Eco Friendly Packaging for the product. My product is a Bamboo water bottle and I want to make a simple packaging for the product.
I chose to talk about this project because I think it was very educational for me and it teached me a lot of things. The teacher also talked about the colours that represent the meaning of ECO. We have to make the packaging for the product. We also have to make your company’s name and the logo for it. The teacher teached us about how these packaging for the product affects our world and the pollution. Hajime:)
I think that the most important things that we learnt this week is the filming techniques. We made a video (commercial) and we also used iMovie to rearranged the video. We also used some different kinds of shots. We made this video because we are going to make a commercial by a iPad and iMovie by ourselves. I chose to write this because it was related to our Unit of Inquiry and I am also a Digital Ambassadors so I should also remember these things to help other people in my class. We learnt about how to take care of these equipment, and how to use the equipment like the iPad’s and how to use iMovie. We also learnt about the Camera angles and when the camera angle is used (what feelings does it have). Hajime:)
We started a new unit for How We Express Ourselves (HWEO). The central idea is “People can create message to target and influence specific audiences”. It means people can use Social Media to communicate with other people. Social Media is like Whatsapp, Line, Skype, etc. People can also use other ways like making a commercial / advertisement to communicate to the community.
This picture on the top is the poster. Our poster is about the SPCA, telling people to go to this garage sell to help the puppies who are at the SPCA. Our target audience means people who might be interested about the garage sell. So our target audience is people who like puppies and might want to help the puppies.
The techniques that we used is colour because the colour made the words were clear and easier to see. We also used pictures to convince people to come to our garage sell to save the puppies. We put pictures that our happy so we can tell people what will happen to these puppies when they were saved. We put small details like the address and what time it starts and ends and all details(it is fake).
I think people will want to save the puppies because the pictures can convince them to buy the goods to save the puppies.
On the December 1st, we did a challenge to make a boat and make it move across the basin. The boat needed to hold one marble. The boat also had to move by the wind. I was put into a group of three. We only had 15 minutes to make the boat. We used paper and cut them into pieces and we also used cardboard, tape and a stapler.
The first thing that went well is that it moved really quickly. But really, I think it didn’t really go well. Our group succeeded the challenge but some parts it didn’t go well. Firstly, the sail was tilted because the tape that held the sail wasn’t strong enough to hold the big large sail. Secondly, the boat almost sank because the water got into the cardboard on the bottom of the boat (as you can see from the picture). I found it difficult because there was only 15 minutes to create the boat. It was also hard because it also took time to decide what the design will be. I can improve on to our group’s boat by making the base of the boat bigger so the sail can be stable. We should have use the plastic bag to cover the cardboard. For this activity, I enjoyed looking at other group’s boats because it was really different from our design.
This picture on the top is a mind map that a made on Brainpop. This mind map tells about the different types of the force. One of the type of the force that I learnt is Magnitude. Magnitude is the size of the force and a direction of the force. Net Force is the unit to measure the force. If you were in a car there will be able to feel the force in speedup, slowdowns and turns. That is called unbalanced force. The word velocity is means not speeding up or down. Same as not moving and the Net Force is 0. A contact force is a force that two objects are touching each other. A non-contact force is a force that is invisible, like Gravity, Electrical Force and Magnetism. Gravity is a invisible force that pulls things down. For example, it pulls the tables, chairs, pencils, and etc. Gravity acts through a field. The gravity gets weaker the farther you get from their source.
I have used the Brainpop MAKE-A-MAP to make the map on the top
This week (every week), We have been doing Robotics. We got into a pair and made a race track that you have to draw it onto two big pieces of a paper. We used Mbot to go through the race track.
My partner and I drew the race track onto a planning book. After we planned the race track, we got two two really big pieces of paper. This was the real race track that the robot is going to go onto. We used glue and glued two really big pieces of paper together. We used the pencils first to copy the race track onto the two big pieces of paper so we can erase the mistakes. After we finished with the race track, we used the marker to make the lines clear. Finally, We used our own computers to program the robots. My teacher told us to not to use the Line Follower. My partner and I only got through a part of our programming stage. We are really excited when we finished the programming stage.
This is a Reflective writing about the robotics. The picture is the half way through of my coding. The coding will make the robot dance. The coding that I did looked long but it isn’t really long when you see the robot dance. I wanted the robot to forward and backward, turn right and left, show images on the screen and beep tones. I think that if the robot does the thing that you wanted to do, I it would be great. The coding was so long that it was very slow at loading.
The thing that went well is that the robot did the thing that I wanted the robot to do. It was very cool and my friends and my classmates watched everyone’s robot. It was sometimes funny because the robots crashed each other.
The challenges that I had was not much because the blocks are the same thing as Scratch so it was kind of easy for me but I had some problems. When we finished the coding, it was very hard to save the work on your computer. It was also hard to know what to make the robot dance.
I felt very easy and happy about the coding and the movement of the robot. I felt really happy because it was very long and I was proud of it.
I knew how to code on Scratch but I learnt a new way of coding to move a robot. It was fun and exciting to learn the robot. It was also easy to learn how to code a robot and a computer. I also learned that the app that we used for coding was the company that made Scratch.
This week, the things that I have found interesting was the robot programming and the Woodworking with a famous woodworker named Wong Tin Yan. For Robotics, we used a robot so we can program it on the computer.
Firstly, about the robot, we learned and did complex steps to do the programming for the robot. We plugged in a USB and did some other steps. When we started programming we had to check so if the computer is sending signals to the robot. We programmed a simple thing that the robot can do. If it doesn’t do the thing that it told the computer, that means the computer and the robot would not move or do anything.
For the woodworking, we worked together with Me, Jacob, Jeffrey, Alec, Eden and Daphne worked as a team to build a house but we didn’t finish it. We learned and used tools to stick, cut and curve wood. We used a lot of tools to stick, cut and curve wood. We used a Japanese sword and a American sword.