Friday, July 7, 2017

Week 9 science

This week we were looking at three different things.

For the slingshot rockets, we think that it works better with two rubber bands because it gives the slingshot more power and strength to make it go higher.  We think when you flick your wrist forward when you let the rubber band go it  goes further. Our inferencing is good because we have lots of ideas  and we will predict how far it will go.

Next we did flipping frogs.  Anika and I won the highest jumping frog because we used a really small rubber band and made it stretch far so it could jump so high. When we won we couldn't enter the best looking one but we still coloured it in.

Last we did the Angle launcher we found out that the best degree to have the angle angle launcher was 45° - it fired 99cm. We had to push the little ball down in the launcher with a black stick.

Overall I think the best was the flipping frog because we enjoyed it the most.  

Monday, July 3, 2017

Week 8 science

Week 8 : This week we did projectiles with Miss Pageot.
We used the Trebuchet and onager then compared them with each other. The trebuchet projectile goes higher then the onager but does not have as much velocity. It goes fast all the way except for the very end when it stops. The trebuchet is bigger than the onager so it has a more chance of going further. Overall I think my learning is relational because I can infer what will happen next and what kind of for even are acting on the Trebuchet and onager right now. One of the forces that are acting on the Trebuchet and onager is gravity, and a pull when you pull the rope.

week 4 science

Week 4: Trebuchet
When we were looking at the Trebuchet I noticed that it move around like a spiral that you can almost see is push through air . The ball flew up into the air the Trebuchet made the ball go really far. I think that the Trebuchet is big and that it can throw the ball a long distance. When I throw a ball  I can nearly throw it as far. I also noticed that the more weights we put into the bucket it went further . I think that the ball went further when more weights were in it because the weight that were in the bucket would go faster towards the ground. I wonder if the more weights I would put in the bucket whether or not I would have to pull the string harder. I also wonder if there is a certain amount of weights that I have to put in until too  many weights are in the bucket and the ball will not go any further. I think that my data gathering is relational because I made a cart and wrote down all the measurements went, and how far the ball went each time. The forces we used was push or a pull when we pulled the string to let the ball go. I think my inferencing is relational because I can infer how far the ball with different amounts of weight.

Week 3 science

Week 3: Balloon Rocket
This time we used fishing wire, balloons, and a straw this time we did it from the playground down to the ground. We made the balloon go up the slope to the top. The fishing wire made it go faster because it is thinner than the string and that makes it go faster . The fishing wire cut a hole into the straw. We had to draw a table to let the balloon go six times and record it into the table. I think that I am multistructural because I have thought of lots of Ideas, and I think we did a really good job because we tried  to have the fishing wire on a different angle. We measured the distance that the balloon traveled to see how far it would go up hill, and next time we are going to change it so that the balloon goes down hill to see if that makes a difference.

week 2 science

Week 2:  Balloon Rocket

We used string, balloons, straws, and some chairs, to do this experiment. We did a see, think, wonder map. We watched from different perspectives to see the balloon move. The balloon spun around a lot and made a really loud noise. I think that I am multistructural because I have lots of ideas and I can use them in different ways. The point of this was so that we can learn about different forces like gravity, that pulls you down on the ground, and the force that pushes you up and wind resistance was blowing the balloon on the string side to side. We blew the balloon up with air and let it go the air quickly released the made the funny sound.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Week 1 science

These are some of the differences that we saw while we were watching the onager and trebuchet. The onager’s projectile goes faster than the trebuchet, but lower. The onager has more velocity than the trebuchet. The onager is smaller than the trebuchet so it has a less chance of going further than the trebuchet.

The trebuchet’s projectile goes higher then the onager’s and has not as much velocity. It goes fast all the way except for the very end when it stops. The trebuchet is bigger than the onager so it has a more chance of going further.

While we were watching the onager and the Trebuchet these are the similarities we came up with. They both go in the air and they both get slingshotted and they both get pulled by string triggers.

We wonder if the trebuchet and the onager were used in the olden days to fire weapons at their enemies. I wonder if they were made out of metal would they throw further than they already do?

Overall we think that Trebuchet goes further which is good for firing longer distance and the onager is good to fire at walls.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Responsible Citizen

When I describe myself as a responsible citizen I think I am extended abstract because if I see someone crying I help them and ask what happened and why they are crying. When I see someone that looks lost, sad or lonely I will help them and include them in what I am doing so they feel good. I can teach others how to be a helpful bystander. This might get them higher in their own learning, which might help them to teach others.

My next step is to help even more people by listening to what they say, because if they are sad i can encourage them to tell me what happened. If they are doing something wrong, I will tell them to stop so they know what not to do. Then they might tell someone to stop doing something that is bad themselves. If I do this I can get even higher in my own learning. My learning will be a higher standard and I will be able to learn in different ways.