Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Brain Storming Ideas

   SCARY
  • Forests 
  • Underwater :ocean, swamp, lake 
  • Haunted house
  • Grave-yard
   DRAMA
  •  Relationships
  • Family
  • School Problems: bullying, schoolwork, respect
  • Guy/Girl Problems
   SPORTS
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Tenis

    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Why I Write

    I write every-day, whether it be for a homework question or to fill out my journal. I use writing expresses the things I think, say, and do when I can't get it across verbally.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Mood and Setting Story Telling

    As I walk towards my grandparents cabin I feel relieved that the long-dreaded walk through woods is over. The wind was cold and felt as knives cutting against my skin. The snow was deep, daring me to fall within its boundaries. As I am walking through the front door I smell the sweet sensation of sugar cookies baking and, hear the ringing noise of one of my grandfathers records playing in the living room. I now feel at home.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011

    Science Lesson

            Questions  
    1.  What are you teaching the students?
    2. Where did you find your resources/information?
    3. What activity are you having the class do?
    4. What vocabulary are you introducing to the class?
             Answers

         1. I will be teaching my students about Earthquakes.
         2. I found my resources/information in my science textbook called Earth Science. I also found some information on a website called : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquake
         3. I will be using taffy to show how different types of stress effect the way Earths crust looks.
         4. This is the vocabulary I will be introducing to the class:
             Stress, Tension, Compression, Shearing, Normal Faults, Focus, Magnitude, Richter Scale, Seismograph, Mercalli Scale and, Aftershock
            

    Monday, October 3, 2011

    Bean Experiment

    Problem-Which bean sprout will grow fastest? The bean watered with orange juice or water?

    Back round knowledge- Plants grow well in water.

     Hypothesis- I think the bean watered with water will grow the fastest. I think this because the orange juice is acidic and, the plant may not be able to handle that. There for the plant will probably die before it has the chance to grow very much.

     Materials- paper, pencil, two paper cups, 25.1 grams of dirt, 10 mL of water and orange juice, graduated cylinder, scale, safety equipment, two smooth, white beans weighing 5 grams each, ruler

    Method-1. Get safety equipment
    2. Get two beans two white, smooth beans that weigh 5 grams each
    3. Get two cups of dirt that weigh 25.1 grams each
    4. Place one bean into each cup half an in. into the cup of dirt.
    5. Fill one cup with 10 mL of water and the other with 10 mL of orange juice every two days.
    6. Check once a day if any change has happened to your experiment, if so measure then record.
    7. Finally conclude your data.

    Experiment

    Collect Data- Created a graph and, turned it in.

     Conclusion- My hypothesis was correct because the plant watered with water grew 4.5 in. while the plant watered with orange juice never grew.

     Extended Questions- 1.Would you have the same results if the temperature was 30 degrees hotter in the  room?
                                      2.Would you have the same results if the temperature was 30 degrees cooler in the room?