When I first watched inanimate Alice, I thought that scene three was cool and I wanted to edit it. The problem was, I thought that the scene was too perfect to edit so I chose scene 14 because I thought they could’ve expressed more in that scene so I decided to choose scene 14. I wanted to expand scene 14 but in scratch, I need to do timing so if I make a long remix it’s really hard. So in the end, I made it even shorter.
I did well in placing everything in chronological order and on making the program with the scratch blocks. Since last time I used scratch I got better at using it. The first time I used scratch it was a disaster. I didn’t understand anything. But this time, I learned and searched on the web and I used more complex blocks and made a better
I found it challenging to make the sound fit with the animation. The music that I made was a bit too short, in order to make it fit, I had to cut a few parts from my animation. Then after I cut a few parts, I found a way to make my music long enough…
Through this animation, I learned that the sound has a key role in the animation, it builds emotion such as tension while text just builds upon the sound. As an example, in my animation, the beginning looks friendly and so does my music sound friendly. Then suddenly, there is thunder and my music changes and starts to have a frightening orchestric sound with electric guitar sounds to accompany the animation, also to make you scared and make you think, “what is going to happen next.” Images also have a key role. While there are music in the background, the images are in the front, painting a scene for the watcher to think. Lastly, I think that the interaction also is important so it gives the watcher a command on what the watcher wants to do. It also helps to understand the scene.
Modern day humans took thousands of years to evolve from primates. There are a lot of human evidence that supports that humans evolved from primates. For example, the four skulls that Mr. Johnston has, the skulls show clearly that the brain size. the skull cage got bigger and bigger and by the time there were the Homo erectus, the skulls were nearly the size of homo sapiensapiens. Here is a picture that shows the change in the skulls over time. The features of these skulls goes towards the modern day human as time goes. The older skulls have very similar features to primates.
How do(es) different size of sediments (independent variable)
affect water drainage in ten minutes (dependent variable)?
If we use bigger size of sediments (planned change in independent variable),
then water will drain faster through the sediments (predicted change in dependent variable).
I think bigger size of sediments will drain faster (restate relationship above),
because with bigger sediments they won’t fill in the small spaces so there will be spaces that aren’t occupied for water to pass through. (include background knowledge AND provide references to support your prediction).
|Method of Management and/or Measurement|
|Independent (Manipulated)Variable||Humus, Sand, Gravel.||50G of Gravel sand and humus.|
|Dependent(Responding)Variable||Amount of water drained into 10 minute.||Start the three experiment at the same time, after ten minutes, see how much water drained through.|
|Amount of water||50mL per graduated cylinder|
|Amount of sediments.||50G of the three different sediments for each experiment.|
|3.||Type of water||Sink water.|
|Type of filter||paper filter|
|Time||Stop watch 10 minutes|
Include a detailed list of materials (including quantities) needed to carry out the experiment.
| 7. Funnel 3 9. Filter 3
| 8. Graduated Cylinder 3
1. Get three graduated cylinders, three filters, and three funnels.
2. Put one funnel on the top of each graduated cylinder.
3. Fold the funnel into 1/4. Then place it on to the funnel.
4. Put 50G of each sediments on the filter.
5. Our in the 50mL of water and start timing with the stop watch.
6. Stop the stop watch at the 10 minute mark and see how much water drained through each experiment.
7. Collect data.
Include an easy-to-follow, step-by-step, set of instructions repeating the experiment.
|Independent Variable||Dependent Variable|
|Manipulated Value #1(compared to baseline)||Trial 1||
|Manipulated Value #2(compared to baseline)||Trial 1||
|Manipulated Value #3(compared to baseline)||Trial 1||
Our experiment support my hypothesis. It concluded that bigger sediments allow water to drain through easier and faster than smaller sediments. In 10 minutes, 39mL of water passed through the gravel. 21.5mL of water drained from a smaller sediment, sand. and the smallest sediment humus, only had 10mL of water drained through it. From the data you see here, the bigger the sediment, the more the water could be drained through it.
Connect to the Hypothesis – Was it supported or rejected?
Make a concluding statement related to the Problem – Use data to support the statement.
Explain the Data – Provide reasons why the data is what it is and how it connects.
Our group might have had problems with the timings. We can’t prove ourselves totally on time with the 10 minute mark or that we had the same amount of water and the same amount of sediments. I think we also had problems when pouring the water. I noticed that some water got soaked into the filter, that could’ve affected the outcome.
In our project for the international boiling point, our group had a long argument just about our plans. I thought, if we didn’t agree to things, then we wouldn’t even have a plan in time so I just said yes to most ideas that my group member had. Most of all, we had a dictator in our group. That person made all the yes and no’s and sometimes didn’t even listen to our ideas. This was frustrating but we had to have teamwork.
We changed our ideas time to time when we were building. We wasted our money for buying some USELESS things that we thought were useful in the beginning. Also in our building period, we realized that our plan, probably won’t work. We didn’t want to discourage ourselves so we went on. When we started boiling our water, we were in the disappointment era. No water was dripping in the cup. Wow.
When we finished, we broke our cup which was supposed to get the water and we literally had only 0.1ml of water left. So in the end, our water were very costly. $44 for only 1ml of water. Mostly it was human error that caused this but still. Lesson learned.
Once upon a time, a wizard who was called Fred. He is fourteen years old. He was adopted a long time ago He was determined to destroy all evil in the land because he heard an evil dark magic user has killed his parents. He studied hard in Whisper Hollows and tried to be the best of the best in order to face the dark side. Fred had heard about rumors about the Book of Necronomicon. The book of Necronomicon is said to contain spirits of the most evil wizards of all times. When Fred had heard about the news, he was absolutely determined to get his hands on the book and destroy it once and for all.
In a mansion, not just any mansion, this mansion was filled with experiments and chemicals, there lived a man called Dalthoy. Dalthoy is a scientist, he is forty-five years old, some people say he is mad, but he is still a genius who always inventing and creating.
One day, as Dalthoy was working on inventing a new element, he looked outside the window, and saw a U.F.O sort of thing.
He rushed into the garage and jumped into his car. He chased the UFO into the forest of Gamlism. It flew really fast and at that moment, Dalthoy took his chance and push the “FLY” button, the car turned into a jet. He continued catching up with the U.F.O. He was holding his camcorder recording everything when suddenly, his camcorder exploded and burst into flames. Dalthoy was shocked, he looked up at the U.F.O and saw what happened, It uses a shock wave to disable the camcorder in order to keep it’s existence secret. The UFO finally landed in the forest, the door opened, smoke came out, a shadow, casted on the ground. A figure, stepped out and revealed it’s form. It was a human, but not just any human, he wore a long black robed on him.
He said, “ Hi lad, good day to you!”
“Hey, who in the world are you, kid?”
“My name is Fred, I am a wizard from a school called Whisper Hollows.”
“Wow, do you know spells?”
“Why are you here?”
“You must help me to get the Book of Necronomicon”
“What’s in it for me?”
“A bottle of the water from the fountain of youth, if you drink it, no one will live as long you. ”
After a long flight in their hovercraft, they went to a place that is overrun by monsters of the night, with skulls lying everywhere.
“The Mist of Xlynthian,” Fred announced.
They slowly trudged to an enormous cave, it’s walls, stained with blood, with the smell of rotten flesh, had skulls lying around. After they walked for quite a while, the cave came to an end.
“What?! I thought there was more?!”
“There is, only wizards can see it, there is a lever right there, on the right side. You’ll have to stay here and guard this place until I tell you to come with me.
As the scientist was sitting by the wall, waiting for Fred to come back, he smelled a decent smell, it was the smell of a homemade chocolate cake. He slowly rose up and slowly followed the smell towards a smaller cave that no one would notice if they were actually trying to find it.
When Fred was near the location on his map, he got a big surprise, it was a long hallway, filled with torches. When he walked to the end of the hallway, there was a huge door. When he pushed it open, there was a wizard.
“No one shall pass.” said the wizard.
He was holding a necklace, but there was something unordinary about that necklace. That moment, he knew, he knew exactly what it was. That necklace was only held by a necromancer, anyone who held it immediately turn into one of their undead. With that necklace, the necromancer could summon any undead and they would only listen to the one who hold the necklace. It was a Remondo, Fred knew, he can’t beat him with strength, he must outwit him. Fred bent down, grabbed a handful of sand and asked the wizard,
“Do you know where the exit is?”
Fred threw the handful of sand onto the wizard’s eye. as the wizard was howling, Fred threw himself at the door and the next thing he knew, he was inside a room with wizards all around the room, at the center of the room, it was the book, necronomicon. He suspected there would be chaos but everything seemed unnaturally quiet. He took one step forward and all the wizards as if summoned, started to chase after Fred.
When Dalthoy walked into the cave, he turned out to be in a room, that had people all around it. He thought, ok, this is awkward. Just as he was about to find an exit, he saw a figure that tumbled out of the wall. He thought is it someone who was dangerous so he backed down to hide. Just as he was looking for a place to hide, he noticed that the other guy took one step and the pants told Dalthoy everything.
As Fred was looking frantically for a solution he saw a person running to him. He squinted and saw that it was Dalthoy. As Dalthoy neared, the wizards moved back.
“Get the book Fred!”
“No, I can’t, only a scientist could touch it, anyone else would be one of those wizards around you. They backed up because you are a scientist. Why do you think I brought you for no reason.”
“Alright, I got it, let’s go!”
“We can’t, we have fight off the people around you, the necromancers. Or else, you will be cursed under a spell.”
“Ok, how are we gonna fight off a bunch of these guys huh?”
“I don’t know? You’re the scientist!”
“If I make the book touch their skin will they die?”
“Seriously, that’s your plan? We could give it a go, they’re all scared of the book, so yeah, go ahead, I’ll be behind you.”
Dalthoy threw the book on one of the necromancers, as a result, the necromancer burned. Fred looked blankly at Dalthoy and gasped, that was awesome! The young wizard used a spell to make the burning necromancer move any direction Fred wants it to.
When the last necromancer was burned, suddenly the door opened, they walked out and that was when he realized. That his flyer is gone.
“How are we supposed to get home now, we are in another world, your flyer is the only thing in the universe that could travel through the cloth of time.”
“I don’t know, you have any ideas Fred?”
“I can summon my broomstick, that ‘might’ could carry us through the cloth of time.”
“And if we can’t?”
“Our skin would peel off by the speed.”
“What?! You’re crazy, kid!”
“Either way, we’re going to die here. Would you rather try, or die?”
Suddenly, a flying broom came over and stop on the ground.
“Up” Fred said.
And the broomstick landed softly on his hand.
“What are you waiting for?” He smirked, “This is the Fire Thunder, it is very fast, probably 7th fastest in the world.”
Fred and Dalthoy both climb on the the Fire Thunder. It began to move, Fred realized that Dalthoy was holding tightly his on the Fire Thunder.
“Here goes nothing!” Fred cried.
They started to accelerate, faster and faster, Fred could feel his face burning and freezing by the speed, surely he has never ride it that fast before, Fred was brave, he always trust his experiment, whether it blows up or get destroyed, he would make it again, but not these kind of things, if he would die, he would have died in honor, dying in this place is worthless and may brought shame to him. No one would bury him in the ground, his skeleton would stay there for long period of time. He was scared of heights too, he had a lot memories where he saw right in front of his eyes, his sister fell down from a tree and died. Unfortunately, this is not the case, it is do or die. He closed his eyes tightly and prepare to speak his last words.
Fred tried to fight against the pain, this was more pain than he ever felt before, he tried to bare the pain and went on going in one direction.
About five minutes later, a purple whirlwind caught them inside. They closed their eyes and held tightly on Fred’s broomstick. As soon as it closed, they disappeared. They opened their eyes and saw that they were at the mansion. It was dark, Dalthoy was really excited, Fred was trying to land his broomstick but he was dizzy. He landed roughly but he was happy. He was proud of himself. Dalthoy was on his knees, he bent down.
“It was everything to me!”
“It’s ok,” said Fred with a smile.
By Dan Dan and Minh Long
Partner: Minh Long
Watch this video first because it’s supposed to be a promotion video.
Finished watching? OK, now you could read the Twisted Fairy Tale.
One day, Goldilocks was wondering in the forest. As he was wandering, he got tired and sat beside a humongous tree. He eventually fell asleep, in his dreams she dreamt that he is lost in the forest, as he walks around, he finds a log cabin. He found three beds, the first one was too big and swallows him up. The next bed was a bit bigger but it was very stiff and he didn’t like it, he laid on the last bed, it was perfect! It was just the right size and not too puffy and not too stiff. Goldilock laid on the bed and slept overnight.
The next day he finds herself in a dark room. He saw bear who wore a pink fur. The bear asked, “Who are you and why did you come?!” Goldilocks learned that not to tell strangers the truth so he said, “Oh, for fun, I had nothing to do so I just came.” Mama bear shoos him out of the house. As baba bear watched this, he pitied him so he gave him some food and hid him from mama bear. As he was sitting around bored, he found that he had his phone all the time. As he slowly turned it on and found out that it was working perfectly. He hurriedly ran out of the cabin and called his friend. Just when it reached the other end, he slipped and he fell into the frigid river. Meanwhile, the baby bear was playing down river, he dragged Goldy out of the water and when mama bear saw that, she was mad at the baby bear, the baby bear was stubborn and did not listen to his mother and still helped goldilocks by giving her some food and water. When gold woke up, he was shocked and frightened when he saw the bear, he ran outside and ran down river until he could barely breath. He sat down again and started to estimate how far he had ran.
As Goldilocks was skimming the river, he spotted a tiny orange flag on the other side that he estimated was 500 meters away. He thought, “ Since I was almost killed by a bear, why not try my luck to go across the river and see what the orange flag is for. He swam through the river and that made him very very tired. When he finally went to the other side, he was exhausted. He slowly walked the rest of the way towards the orange flag. As he walked closer, he made out shapes of cabin logs, when he finally arrived, he knew he was the luckiest guy in the world. It was a water patrolling station. He asked the officers for a phone call and told his story, the officers contacted his family and reported the situation. As Goldilocks was waiting for a helicopter to pick him up, the officer said, “You should never go to a stranger’s house without permission, no wonder the mama bear as mad at you!”
I really enjoyed this project as well as proud.
It’s very fun of making a trailer of something, such as my twisted fairy tale. My opinion is that making a trailer, you MUST leave the “watcher” hanging on the climax or something like that. I accomplushed that by leaving the watcher at the very end on a live or die situation. I’m sure that makes the watcher want to be the reader. “Is he gonna die or is he gonna live? MUST READ”
Hang Out Places
Do you feel stressed out or tired after half a day’s work? Well, in the SSIS Middle School, the best time to relax in school is after lunch. There are lot’s of choices such as, the Dragon’s Den where you could play table tennis, or chill out with the Minecrafters. On Wednesdays, you could go outdoors to play soccer or play on the all new Spider web. On Thursdays and Fridays, you go to the gym and play anything you want, for example, Table Tennis, Badminton, Basketball or indoor Soccer.
The Dragon’s Den is the most visited place for boys after lunch. Because there are lots to do, for example, you could play Minecraft, table tennis, or chat with your friends. There are always excitements happening in Minecraft, when a new version comes out, everyone who is a Minecrafter goes to download it and tries it out. When you hear “Oh Yes!, Nice one!” or any exclamations, you know for sure it is coming from the table tennis group. There are always amazing matches and sometimes well, funny accidents.
A lot of people are always waiting for Wednesday to come because it’s a special day. The whole middle school gets to go out on to the elementary field and play soccer- full scale! If you don’t like soccer you even have some other choices, you could test out the all new Spider web, but be careful, if you fall, it’s gonna be a long way down! But wait! There’s more, also, you can also monkey around in the new playground. It’s the only day when you can really stretch your legs and be outside with the nature whilst playing. Not like the other days when you are always inside the building.
When you can’t go outside to play, you can always go visit the gym after lunch. It has a much bigger area than the Dragon’s Den and you have multiple choices of what to do. You could play Basketball and Soccer which you can’t do in the Dragons Den. If you still want to play table tennis, go to the gym if you could because there are more tables so you wouldn’t have to be in line for a very long time.
As you can see, SSIS middle school is a wonderful place to be for many reasons. SSIS does not only provide good education, but it also provides a good educational environment. This also fits with one of our Expected Schoolwide Learning Results also known as ESLR’s, Balance in life. Study some and play some.
Fantastic Contraption is a fun game although in the beginning it is very confusing. First, I didn’t know how the “things” were supposed to work so it was kind of hard for me to get control of the game. At first I only knew how to put two wheels together and use the water rod thing to power the two wheels. It was frustrating when I couldn’t catch the ball but slowly I made improvisation to the contraption, and slowly I got the hang of the game.
A example of a level that was Fun for me was the level called “The Wall” At first I thought that it was going to be a fun level because you get to rampage through the blocks. It never worked the contraption that i made always got stuck in the blocks. One day, a friend of mine said two carts. Two carts, it gave me inspiration to build two contraptions, one rampaging through the blocks and a second one that will carry the pink block into the goal. It worked perfectly.
It when they show me a new contraption. If they show me a new way of doing something, then I could apply it to my contraption. I remember on the level that they first taught me to use the triangle. I didn’t get it at all. I slowly started figuring out how to use it and I really enjoy when my contraption works the way I wanted it to work.
I’ve learned that when you are making a contraption, you should try out many different ways. For one level I tried catching the ball and driving it to the goal but then it kept crashing, so I tried the triangle way which also didn’t work. I kind of combined the two ways first I catch the ball and then I use the triangle to rampage through the place, which worked very well.
Learning how to build a PC
Over the break I had a goal of building my own PC all because I had a old laptop that lags now and then. I watched tons of Youtube reviews, unboxings, and comparisons. A few channels that I follow are Linus Tech Tips, Carey Holzman, and others. During winter break, I went to a mall full of computer shops. When I found a shop that I liked, I discussed with one of the employees who was working at the shop about the computer components. After we decided what we will use, we chose a date that I’ll go back and really build the PC.
The day finally came, I went to the shop again and they had all the components ready for me. They were even kind enough to lend a guy to guide me through the entire process. First, unbox the CPU, Motherboard, PSU, CPU fan, Ram, and the DVD Rom. First, I carefully place the CPU in order with the pins on the motherboard when it wasn’t in the case yet. Next, I had this huge syringe full of thermal heat paste, the guy told to me to put one drop in the center. Then, I placed the CPU Fan above the CPU and followed the instructions on how to install the fan. I was supposed to press very firmly on both sides, but I didn’t have enough man-power so the guy helped me push it down. After that, I got the Ram and I lined the Ram stick with the slot sticking out on the motherboard and I gently placed it in the slot. I pressed on one side then the other, I heard a click, that means that it is secured correctly. Next, I screwed the PSU on the top of my case because my case was designed that the PSU goes on the top. Now, I screwed in the motherboard into the case. Then, I screwed the HDD into the 3.5 inch slot and the DVD Rom into the 5 1/4 inch slot. I used the Sata 3 cables to attach the DVD and the HDD to the motherboard. Then, I connected the motherboard with the PSU, the DVD and the HDD with the PSU. Lastly, comes the Graphics card, my favorite part of a PC. Since the CPU I was using did not have a integrated graphics, I had to have a Graphics Card so that there would be at least some words on the screen. First I took out the backplate of where my graphics card should be, then I pushed it into the slot. I heard a click, which means I did it right. I plugged in the PSU to the graphics card and then I screwed the graphics card to the case by using two screws. Lastly, I plugged in the front usb 2.0, front usb 3.0, audio, on/off button, reset button, P-led, and IDE led. I learned that no matter how prepared you are, you have to really do it yourself to know how well you could do it.
Our Conclusion was that different metals react differently to heat. This was our experiment.
I was learning about computer components and stuff that are computery since 4th grade. I always wanted to build me very own Desktop. At 5th Grade, I stopped researching about it since I didn’t have time. When I was in 4th Grade, I wanted to build a computer that was about 200 dollars. Well, in the end I didn’t do it and I almost dropped this interest of mines. Any how, I planned not to give up and now in 6th Grade, I have learned much more than before and found out that to build a PC is not a cheap thing to do.I wanted my desktop to be a very strong desktop. It can edit videos and also play modern games smoothly.
My original budget for the computer was $500 but when I started adding the sum up of the price of everything, it turned out to be $1050, way over budget. I begged my mom and dad to increase the budget. They agreed but there was a rule. I have to pay back the same amount that I borrowed from my parents and also I have to pay 5% of interest every year. I thought, this will be very hard. I decreased the specs as much as possible but it was still $950 for everything. I built my desktop and now it was time to pay the debt. I had $-950 right now. I did chores everyday for $2 dollars per day. I did chores for 400 days. I earned $800 I am still at -197.5 because it was over one year so there was interest that I had to pay. I got a part time job as a tutor for English. Once is one hour and one hour is $10. I taught that kid English for 30 lessons. I earned $300. I payed back my load and now I have $102.50
I think i did well on the story I wasn’t very stuck because it is based on a real story, well except for the teacher a kid English, that I just made up. I just had to think of the numbers and make sure that I haven’t made any computation mistakes.
- Summarize your learning experiences in IT6.
- Analyze your experiences.
- How have you grown as a learner?
Yes, I have learned to use scratch and also to use other programs for example like audioboo or soundcloud.
- What did you enjoy most? Explain.
I enjoyed talking about computer things with Mr. Appino because I really like to talk and learn things about the computer.
- What did you find the most challenging? Explain.
I think the scratch project is very hard because of all the timing, and the planning, even though it was pretty fun, for me it was very challenging.
- What learning can you transfer to other subjects and beyond school?
What I learned in scratch, I can make a game of software.
- If you could change one thing in IT6 what would it be?
That we can learn how to make software and even maybe make a little operating system…
- What else would you like to learn about?
How to make programs and also how to make software.
Driving on a hovercraft in the summer wind, Joe was about to get hired by the most dangerous organization in the world, Scorpia. The passcode to get into the area was STIPERTA. As Joe was driving, he felt the ground shake, he thought “ Even if this is a earthquake, I’m not gonna die cause, there is no buildings in here.” But he was wrong, very wrong. It was not a earth quake at all, it was a drilling bomb that Scorpia used to drill through the ground right under JOE, and Lava poured out. Joe didn’t survive the lava, but why did Scorpia do that? It all goes back to eight months ago, when MI7 agreed that it was time to destroy S.C.O.R.P.I.A, it was such a dangerous organization that there will be chaos around the world. MI7 Planned this mission code named EAGLE they sent Alexander Lupetro to the mission. His fake name was Joe. This mission was such a secret mission only four people knows about it in the world. The PM, Alexander, Head of MI7 and secretary of head of MI7. No one knew that the fourth person who knew the mission was actually a spy for Scorpia. She knows everything that gets in the hands of the Head of MI7. Scorpia knew that guy called Joe was coming to be a recruit so they purposely sent him an invitation to him. Joe came to the meeting place that the assassins gave to him, The rock of Malouk. It was a trap, the code for landing was not STIPERTA but VENOM. STIPERTA stood for S-tate T-he I-ntruder’s P-osition E-agerly R-eady T-o A-ttack. The Scorpian people said, “And that is our 64th person who died in the same spot.”
In the video Harmless, the girl went inside a chat room and started chatting with a person that she thinks was a cute boy, the boy threatened her to give him her address or else he will stop chatting with her.
In the video Watch What You Say Online A boy told everybody on facebook that he was going on a snow trip with the whole family. When they went out, a ninja-burglar saw his post and came to his house and stole his laptop.
The video Would You, the boy thought about what would happen if he shared his photos online. He thought that everyone would laugh at him so he decided no, he was not going to share his photos online.
Analyze: I thought in the video harmless, why did she say “and I was 14” It sounds like that she is dead. It just sounds weird. In would you, I don’t understand why would he put his own embarrassing pictures online, it’s like making fun of himself. Also, why would anyone care that he is going on a ski trip with the whole family?
Learn: What did you learn from watching these video clips? How can you Think Before You Post? Why is this important?
I learned that you should never give out your personal information online because it they might just go there and kidnap you. Also, you shouldn’t share your photos onine because everyone would laugh at you and mock you.