## CSI: Blog Write Up

CSI, it’s not what you think it is. Actually, CSI stands for color, symbol and image. The word I used to complete my CSI is Industrial Revolution. Normally, we would do it on paper with an explanation as to why we chose the color, symbol or image but this week, we were told to do it virtually on Google drive without adding any text. Here is what I managed to create

The color palette I chose have 2 shades of a brown and grey. I chose this palette because I thought brown showed all the dirt they had to dig through in order to make their way into becoming a successful country. I wanted the grey to represent the hard labor of the workers. For the symbol, I decided to make the Thomas Newcomen steam engine. I made that as my symbol because it was the kick start to the Industrial Revolution. The image I chose to create is pretty straight forward. I made a worker pushing a wheel barrow which I assume people would understand that it holds coal.

Overall, I enjoyed creating the CSI because it was a different way we can express our learning for something and it made it a lot more simple to learn new vocabulary

## Newtons Vehicle Blog Post #3

To conclude our hand created vehicle project, we will be racing it on the 17th of December where our vehicle will either go the distance, or flop at the starting line. Personally, I have a lot of hope in the car we created. We named it the NNAK vehicle. Also, for this blog post, I will be wrapping up our conclusion on this project.

## Newtons Vehicle blog post #2

For this blog post, I will be explain how I used Newton’s 3 laws of motion in my groups vehicle.

I think that the air in the balloon incorporates Newtons first law. I think this because Newtons first law states that an object will remain resting unless a nonzero net force is acted upon it. The air in the balloon decides whether it would move or not. The motion of the vehicle only depends on whether the balloon is inflated, if it wasn’t it would remain in one spot. Newtons second law is applied by the mass of our vehicle. Newtons second law says that an objects acceleration depends on its mass and on the newt force acting on it. We applied this by using light weight objects (our box). We limited ourselves on the amount of resources we were able to apply to out vehicle so our vehicle can travel further. We stuck with a small box instead of building a frame because we thought that it would be less of a hassle. Little did we know it would benefit us because of the small amount of mass. Newtons third law is applied also to our balloon. Newtons third law states for every force there is an equal and opposite force being exerted back. When we blow into the balloon the air would inflate the balloon and then when we let go, the air would come out of the balloon and push the vehicle forward. We are hoping that all three of these laws apply for our vehicle and that it would move further than 1.5 meters

## Newton Vehicle Project- #1

Moving into our new unit of physics, we start to learn about Newtons law of physics. This is what my group (Nhu, Nantha and Anh Thi) understand about the given topics.

What we understood was that one, friction was another word for restriction. There are a total of 4 types of friction; there is the sliding friction, rolling friction, liquid friction and static friction. What all these 4 types of friction have in common is that they excel a certain type of force on each other to restrict these objects from moving any further. We also learnt about gravity, which plays an important part of our life because gravity keeps us from floating away in thin air. Gravity is what keeps us grounded. In other words, gravity pulls two objects together. In this case, we are being pulled into the center of the Earth. Another term we need to learn about is inertia. Inertia is resistance to motion. As a matter of fact, Newtons first law was also known as the law of inertia.

This leads us into our very first project. Creating a vehicle that can move on its own without human interactions or any sort of battery powered motor. This had us puzzled on how we would construct a vehicle that could move on its own. Eventually, we came up with the idea of using a balloon. By the sound of it, this method was very popular as we were informed many other groups from different classes was also using this method. This is a rough picture of what we had in mind. This technique lets us take advantage of the light weight and also how easy the materials are to retrieve.

## Art Dragon Paper Mache

In this video I mostly focused on the texture like the scales of the dragon because I would like to make my sculpture detailed and realistic. I also took note of the different type of media used for the wings and the spikes of the dragons back.

I mainly focused on the way that he shaped the body and how he built it. From watching this video, I think i will mainly be using newspaper.

I liked this video out of all because with this video showed me ways I incorporate wire into my dragon

## Curious Religious Alien

Curious Religious Alien

## 7 Minute Running Challenge

The 7 minute challenge is a running challenge to see how many meters you can run within 7 minutes. I think I could have ran better but overall I 5.5km earning me a silver. I didn’t get a bronze because I hadn’t run as much but I was able to accomplish silver by participating in the 14 minute run.

Some difficulty I had during this challenge is that I was that enthusiastic in running outside especially when the field is still we from the rain which slowed me down. The method I used while running was mostly running every 50 meter but I usually jogged with my friend. Overall, I disliked the 7 minute run but it was a good experience and I improved on my running by a lot.

## The 40 Book Challenge

This year, we were assigned a challenge to read 40 books. The amount of books I read was 17. “Wow. 17 books?” I know, I know, it’s a little but, here are some of my reasons a to why I read the amount I did. 1) I’m an extremely slow reader like I took about a couple of weeks to finish Catching Fire. 2) I favor one kind of genre. And that genre mostly consists of John Green and tragic realistic fiction. Because I am very picky about the books I read, it narrows down the choices of books I could be reading. 3) I didn’t even bother to try different genres. I didn’t know any good ones and some of the genres didn’t appeal to me. For example, fantasy. I’m not into the mystic creatures and wizards.

“What are the genres you read the least?” The genres that I read the least were: Historical fiction because I didn’t know any good ones and I never tried to even pick up one book. Also, Autobiography because I try to think of reading as a reward and auto biography isn’t much of an award to me. Same goes for biography although I did find biography sometimes fun to read. Last but not least, fantasy. Some fantasies are interesting but others may be not. I read the book Tigers Curse and I enjoyed it and I tried another fantasy book and I found that I wasn’t that attached to the idea of something that can possibly never happen. Of course, these are my opinions and you may have others but keep in mind, I posted this to inform you on the type of books I read.

“What are your thoughts on the 40 book challenge?” Nice of you to ask, well, the perks of the 40 book challenge is that it encourages us to read more and more often. I mean, I read about 3 times more books than I did in 6h grade. The 40 book challenge comes with its own criteria. We are to read all genres which allows us to explore new books and read something out of our comfort zone. Who knows? Maybe one day you will try out a genre you hated and turn out liking it? Overall, I could have put more time into reading and tried something new and I will definitely try that in 8th grade and tr
y to read over 20 books. Thats mostly it for my reflection on the 40 book challenge, now it’s your turn. Can you read all genres and exceed 40 books?

## Mi Colegio

This is a book that Ms. Nevado assigined us to do. I enjoyed doing this because we got to work with the IPad and we were also the very first students to add a spanish book into book creator! Here is a link to the book

HERE!!

## Dominican Republic

Hi! In spanish class, I got the opportunity to make a poster on Dominican Republic. It was fun making this poster because it included a lot of creativity and I enjoyed searching pictures and getting to learn about it. This is my poster!

This is my full poster just incase 🙂 Here