The Scratch Project was a cool project to do. The programming was fun and the creation was really fun making our own sprite. But the worst part was that I was horrible at drawing but I still had fun with what I did.
The thing I did well was the programming and the timing. At first it was really hard because I didn’t remember how to Scratch but at the end I figure it out.
The thing I found really hard was the time I had. I had less time than other people because I was sick for 2 classes so I had less time. And the Scratching was much harder because I didn’t remember how to scratch. I could have done better if I wasn’t sick and I had a partner to work with.
I learn how to interact with the computer and how to make thing pop up when I wanted it to. A few friends help me with it.
Over the years humans evolved but people still wonder are primate link to humans. Primate do have a connection to humans an examples their bone are like us and the similar movement, however to took a long time humans to get to today.
Human and Primate have similar bone and feature. They can walk on two leg like us. A primate like the chimpanzee, it could walk upright and it can interact with things. The skull of the primate is the thing that relate with the humans the most. The skull of primate has a circular shape and the jar are like humans. Like humans it can chew it food in a circular motion.
Anyways I strongly believe that the primate are link to the humans
What was challenging about Fantastic Contraption (think of the first time you played it)
The most challenging thing was that you had to think the whole time and they do not give you any hints or what so ever. But it help you brain to think and figure out the ways to finish the level
What did you enjoy most about the game?
The most thing I enjoy about the game is that it’s unique. I played tons of games but there there is something different about Fantastic Contraption. It is creativity and ingenuity in it.That is the reason I like it alot.
What do you think you learned from playing this game (be specific what skills does it take to complete a level)
I learned from completing the levels is that you have to think outside the normal zone. It is cool to think differently from the way most people would do. The game has creativity for kids. It makes them think and think outside the normal zone. That is the part I like about the game the most.
On winter break I learned how to make a fort in minecraft. At first I had no idea what to do and I had some image on http://www.planetminecraft.com/resources/projects/. So I founded an image and I got inspired by one project that got me active and build a fort.
I used cobblestone to make the base of the fort. It looked something like the image you see below. And I messed up millions of time. but finally I finished the base of the fort
Now to start on the city inside the fort. Houses, lamp, mines and army. The rest of the thing where quite easy to do. I know how to build houses and mines.
At the end the fort was missing something and I wondered what I was missing in my fort. Cannons. To defend my town. So I builded a reloaded cannon so it could fire several time so I do not need to reload the cannon.
Overall I had an awesome time building the fort and I plan to do something like this on summer break.
We’ve learned a great deal in IT6 this semester.
Reflect on your learning by answering the following questions.
Include an appropriate image (from Flickr) with attributions.
Post on your blog (see Tags and Category at bottom)
Summarize your learning experiences in IT6.
It was an amazing experiences for me to be in IT6. I learned so much things about technology and Minecraft. I would remember this awesome learning experience.
Analyze your experiences.
How have you grown as a learner?
Well it is hard to say it because there is to much things and I can’t write it out. Well I learned how to programing the netbook and other cool technology.
What did you enjoy most? Explain.
I enjoyed the most is the scratch project. I was able to make a little play on the computer. I could also say what I wanted my character to say.
What did you find the most challenging? Explain.
The hardest was the scratch project. I had to restarted 3 times. The first time was my fault but the other 2 was a malfunction and I had to do in the computer. But it was still the most fun I had.
4. What learning can you transfer to other subjects and beyond school?
I could use these still to teach my younger brother about computer and help him with printing. Or I could teach my mom to use the computer.
If you could change one thing in IT6 what would it be?
I would like if there was a minecart project on the netbook. Like a house building contest. Because minecraft is also a way of learning for kids.
What else would you like to learn about?
How to print better because I had some printing error so I would like how to do a better job printing.
“Alright listen up boys today we will carry the invasion of Vietnam. i’ll be assaulting the beach, Charlie Team will cover ME on the left while I take the beach. Bravo Team will be air borne from the air. Let’s go!” I shouted
We docked at the beach. Staff Sgt. Faiaz and Cpl Kai Roi moved to the left with 9 troops with them. I took Neo and 15 men and lead a frontal assault. We took cover near the wall of the Imperial club.
MG42 were laid in wait at the 5 floor of the hotel and suppressing my troops. We needed a miracle to survive. Suddenly.
We are about to moved out and attack the Imperial Hotel last standing strong hold in Vung Tau near the beach it gonna sucks but still I could do it. My friends Sgt. Major Dan Dan, Private First class Neo, Staff Sgt. Faiaz Commanding Charlie team, Cpl Kai Roi and Lieutenant Minh Long commanding Bravo team are here to fight with me. I just hope this war will be over. I’m leader of the teams Captain BQ commander of Alpha team.
A plane was flying arriveding in mid air. Then I saw parachutes landing on top of the hotel. Minh Long with a battalion to help. He went down the hotel and destroyed the MG.
“Now we have the upper hand everyone to battle” I shouted. We charge up. We got the hotel.
Someone shouted plane. We saw a plane dropping one dozen Bombs on our head. We ran to our boats, but then it explode. We all had a blackout. I woke on a bloody road. Full with bodies and blood one of them was Neo and Faiaz. Neo was down and Faiaz passed away. The only ones standing was Dan Dan, Minh long Ka Roi and me.
We had no idea who dropped the bomb. We radio for emergency extraction. When we arrived we gave Faiaz and Neo a burial and said good-bye
Summarize: What did you see in the videos. Be specific use descriptive language
Who are you chatting to: This video was a little shocking because she gave away her information away so quickly and easily. Plus she did not even asked what is name. It’s weird that she is so easily fooled.
Harmless: I saw in this video was someone who was being controlled first by the kidnapper because she thought he would hate her so she said very thing about herself and her family. Then he kidnap her. So much about happiest.
Would You:The Third video was interesting, and it was unexpected. he had a good reason telling us that if you share something online do not share something personal or of your family. This video shows us a good example what not to do online.
Watch what you say online: This is a good video that is a good learning tool for 5-7 grader. In this video the guy just had to share what his family is doing and shared it in public. Then the ninja came and stole his laptop.
Analyze: What did you find difficult to understand? What questions do you still have?
The harmless video was the most hard to understand. The question I have is that did she died, I’m not being rude or something I just want to know.
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 do not trust anyone online and you do not share any personal information about you family and yourself. Also do not chat with stranger, what good could come from that.
Diversity of Life Culminating Project-Investigating Amphibians
You and a group of biologists are curious to learn more about living things. Specifically, you are curious about the environmental conditions that support the growth and development of amphibians, specifically, tadpoles. You and your lab partners are curious about the following:
Does being in groups affect tadpole behavior?
Do tadpoles react differently to dirty or clear water?
Do dark or bright environments affect tadpole behavior?
How does population size affect tadpole respiration?
Choose a question that you would like to investigate and apply the scientific method to answer it in groups. Identify and select your variables that make a fair experiment.
The Scientific Method (Nature of Science)
Frame and refine questions that can be investigated scientifically, and generate testable hypotheses.
Advances in technology can expand the body of scientific knowledge. Technological tools allow people to observe objects and phenomena that otherwise would not be possible. Technology enhances the quality, accuracy, speed and analysis of data gathered.
Over the course of human history, contributions to science have been made by different people from different cultures. Studying some of these contributions and how they came about provides insight into the expansion of scientific knowledge.
Living organisms share common characteristics that distinguish them from non-living, dead, and dormant things. They grow, consume nutrients, exchange gases, respond to stimuli, reproduce, need water, eliminate waste, and are composed of cell(s).
Living systems, from the organismic to the cellular level, demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function. The great variety of body forms and structures found in different species enable organisms to survive in diverse environments.
There is a wide diversity of organisms on Earth. These organisms may be classified in a number of ways. One classification system places organisms into five kingdoms (monera, protista, fungi, plantae, animalia) based on similarities in structure.
All organisms transfer matter and convert energy from one form to another. Both matter and energy are necessary to build and maintain structures within the organism. All organisms require energy. A general distinction among organisms is that plants use solar energy to make their own food (sugar) and animals acquire energy directly or indirectly from plants.
Organisms respond to internal and external cues, which allow them to survive. Regulation of an organism’s internal environment involves sensing external changes in the environment and responding physiologically to keep conditions within the range required for survival (e.g., increasing heart rate with exertion).
The life processes of organisms are affected by their interactions with each other and their environment, and may be altered by human manipulation.
Question: Do tadpoles react differently to dirty or clear water?
Hypothesis: I think that the clean water will not be good for the tadpole but the dirty water is good for the tadpole
Procedure: first get two beaker next fill one with tap water (700ml) and the other with dirty pond (700) water and fill it with soil. Then throw in 4 tadpole in each beaker and observe the tadpole and record your data.
Control Variables: (What you’re keeping the same)
amount of water and the number of tadpole plus the type of water for the variable.
Manipulated (Experimental Variables):
Responding Variables: (What you’re measuring)
Sources of Error: Was when someone counted the wrong number and that infected the data a little
The Data does support our Hypothesis when we put the tadpole in the tap water it moved move and wanted to get out but for the other with the dirty water it was normal and relax. So tap water is not good for the tadpole.
Follow Up Questions After your Lab:
What equipment did you use to measure things in this experiment? Beakers and nets
Classification and Taxonomy
What is the kingdom frogs and tadpoles are in? Animalia
What is the scientific name for the type of tadpole/frog that we used for our experiment? Leprous applebvi
When they reproduce, how many babies do they have? if it is a 2 inch frog lay thousand eggs at one time
What sort of “child rearing” habits do frogs have? For example, do the mother and father take care of them? If so, how? the father take care of it until it is form
How old do they have to be before they are sexually mature and can reproduce on their own? 1 years old
Survival and Food Acquisition
Inference-Can you think of a reason why it might help a frogs survival to be born a tadpole and then “turn into” a frog They can dive down way down to hid from predictor
What do they eat? Is there a danger of them not having any food? They would die without food
Why are frogs and tadpoles good survivors? Research their life cycle and write down some reasons that support your opinion. Because they live in wet lands and not much predictor in their habitat. Plus their father protect them
How is the energy of the sun “connected” to the growth of the frog? Think-what do frogs eat? What does their “prey” eat? The frog eats Spider and misquote and their prey eat other small insect
Do you think is “OK” or “Not OK” to injure, hurt, harm or kill living things for scientific progress? Choose a stance (OK or Not OK) and give three reasons that support your opinion It is not ok because if they die you have to do every thing over again and you killed something.
What did you do? Summarize what you did (This should be a paragraph explaining the process and creation of your Scratch project – control structures).
My Scratch project was a pain in the neck I had to start the project 3 times because I had an error saving the project so I was behind the class. So while I was stuck I got a new idea to make the Epic Fight.
Analyze your learning (this needs to be a paragraph):
What did you do well?
I did well explain the story about the battle between Green Man and Black Ninja. Also to make the sprite it was a fun experience for me.I also think the action I did was awesome.
What did you find challenging?
The challenging thing is that I had to start over 3 time since there was an error in the Scratch saving system. It sucks to start over but I wasn’t the only one that had the trouble saving. But at the end I got a Scratch project.
What could you improve? Identify 2-3 areas that you could improve on (blocks, creating custom sprites, planning, dialogue, timing or something else).
If I had a little more time I could improve more about the story I rushed to finish it,another thing is to extend the story.
What did you learn about scratch? (This needs to be specific with examples from you project. This should be a detailed paragraph).
I learned that if you wait and be patient you will complete your work. Like an example I had to wait and start over. If I hadn’t I could not complete it or posted it on my blog. I’m happy that I finished it.