Component Amount incl Units Reasoning Daily Observations
Water 2.5 tbsp So the plants grow I think there was too much in the soil itself
Water (drinking) 3 cm For the crickets to drink The water was too deep for the crickets to drinking.
Dirt 2.5 cm So the plants can be stabilized and soak up water Too wet
Cricket 2 Lol xD They died because i don’t think they could reach the food and i don’t think there was too much plants
Carrots 5 slices big chunks on the ground so cricket can reach Food Not a lot eaten because cannot reach
Apple Half on the ground so cricket can reach food Not a lot eaten because cannot reach
Cabbage 1 leaf small chunks around the ground Food Not a lot eaten because cannot reach
Banana Peel 2 tbsp Compost for the plant The banana soil kept the plant safe and healthy because it did not die.

So for our 2nd rebuild again, our cricket died, This time because the plant didn't really had the root (we picked out the wrong one), and our cricket only survived for one day and also the plant rotted. but the food was still fine. The water container was still a problem because we were using the bottome part of a plastic bottle which was too deep and big.

 

No pictures sorry

Component Amount incl Units Reasoning Daily Observations
Water 2.5 tbsp So the plants grow I think there was too much in the soil itself
Water (drinking) 3 cm For the crickets to drink The water was too deep for the crickets to drinking.
Dirt 2.5 cm So the plants can be stabilized and soak up water Too wet
Cricket 2 Lol xD They died because i don’t think they could reach the food and i don’t think there was too much plants
Carrots 5 slices big chunks on the ground so cricket can reach Food Not a lot eaten because cannot reach
Apple Half on the ground so cricket can reach food Not a lot eaten because cannot reach
Cabbage 1 leaf small chunks around the ground Food Not a lot eaten because cannot reach
Banana Peel 2 tbsp Compost for the plant The banana soil kept the plant safe and healthy because it did not die.

So this is our failed eco-dome and it failed because the soil was too wet and the crickets couldn't reach the food and the water container.

So in our next eco-dome, we are going to use the same black soil but 2.5 cm and 2.5 tablespoons of water in the soil instead of 5. For the water container we're going to be making a hill to the container so the crickets could reach it and for the food, we're going to spread it around the dirt.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NifOoifGl3YWvbUJdyGWRLURkxkIDvls/view

 

 

 

 

In the end of our daily observations our cricket end up dying and the problem was the soil was too wet and also the cricket couldn't reach the food and water container.

Component Amount incl Units Reasoning Daily Observations
Water 5 tbsp So the plants grow I think there was too much in the soil itself
Dirt 3cm So the plants can be stabilized and soak up water Too wet
Cricket 3 Lol xD They died because i don’t think they could reach the food and i don’t think there was too much plants
Carrots 5 slices Food Not a lot eaten because cannot reach
Apple half food Not a lot eaten because cannot reach
Cabbage 1 leaf Food Not a lot eaten because cannot reach
Banana Peel 2 tbsp Compost for the plant The banana soil kept the plant safe and healthy because it did not die.
Grass 2 handful So there is oxygen for the crickets The plant is still healthy and it did not die
Water 1 cup So the crickets can drink It got dirty and there is still a lot

Here's a picture of the failed eco-dome as you can see the food and water were in the container and the crickets couldn't reach them so they probably died.

So two days ago we had this big Renaissance Faire Project where everyone had their own station and their own topic and they had to present their topic. So my topic was the Famous buildings from the Renaissance and I mainly did three buildings: Brunelleschi's Dome, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Sistine Chapel. I had a presentation so for each slide, I had each building and techniques that they used to build that building. And for my interactive, I had pictures of the buildings and I asked the kids or other students to point out the techniques. The older students did pretty well but the little kids barely got any. So overall this project was really fun and really creative it wasn't that much stress because everybody was presenting at the same time and it was fun. I also learned a lot about my topic and maybe it could help me in the future and I wish we could do something like this again next year.

So in this game, we had a bunch of different roles and my activity was a skilled laborer that means that I have most of the skills to do things that a slave would do. This game was taken place at Florence.

I learned that a lot happened during the Renaissance guilds were hard to join and it could be hard to find a job for laborers.

I had a lot of fun playing this game and it was a great experience of playing the skilled laborer just to know what happens in their daily life and I want to play something like this again because it's a great learning and it's just a fun experience

Freestyle: While I was watching the video I saw that my arms were pretty good I went to high bent elbows to following through. And when my arm reaches the water I don't splash which makes it easier to go under the water. When I go to breathe and look up I rotate my shoulder so it makes it easier to swim. When I look up I also bend my elbow and also lift it up to make the rotation successful. When my arm is underwater I straighten my fingers to make it slide and when I want to rotate it my arm touches my waist. In the video when I go for a breath I turn my head sideways and don't lift my ears.


Backstroke: When I was swimming I saw my feet and they weren't actually boiling they were sort of like a motorboat. And my head was back and my chin was up. When I wanted to turn my arm i rotated my shoulder and pointed my thumb out and my pinkie going down.

When I'm swimming breaststroke my legs become like a frog and it closes and when I release it it goes out open wide and then come back like a frog. With my hands when I pull them to my chest it’s like a namaste position and when I extend my arms i reach and then pull back to namaste. When I want to breathe I put my head up take a deep breathe and then come back out.

 

  • So in the past few weeks in my science class, we had a Water Filter Project where we collect resources to create a filter to filter out all the dirty things from the dirty water.       Some of the materials that we used were .
  • Big water bottle (To put all the sediment and dirty water and filter it out)                  screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-4-20-37-pm
  • Pot (To boil the water after it's filtered out)
  • Cloth (To cover the lid and let water go through)
  • Gravel (Sediment)
  • Sand (Sediment)
  • Charcoal (Sediment)
  • So my group's first idea was to put a whole lot of charcoal sand and pebbles and put a little bit of dirty water and then with the filtered water we put it in the oven. and get the sand. As you guys all know in a project the first prototype won't always succeed and this is how our one looked like.
  • The changes we needed to make on our design was a lot first we had to reduce the amount of sediment we had in there. Then we had to change the prototype then we're going to have to find a way where when we boil the water clean water will come one. This was how our second prototype looked like as you can see the water that was filtered out was cleaner and now we just have to boil it. So our idea was to get a pot and then put thescreen-shot-2016-12-07-at-5-13-03-pm filtered water in the pot and then boil it. And then we collect the water from the lid because most of the water will end up there.
    screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-5-22-39-pmSo my group and I ended up with amazing results because we have gone through some up and downs and the project was really hard but we did it. So our final results were:
  • Acidity (PH): 7 which is neutral
  • Copper (PPM): 0 which means it's clear
  • Turbidity: 0 Which means our water is clean

So my overall impressions about this project were that it's really fun and challenging because you don't know when you will get the perfect score and it would be harder if your teammates aren't focusing. But it was fun because we had to make things and experiment with it and see if it worked well. One of the most challenging parts of this project was changing the prototype because, my group at first we were stuck with that prototype and we had no idea until we decided to take it slowly and then we did it.

 

 

 

 

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Link to Vid

What challenges you the most?

Well, the thing that challenges me the most was all the people that were walking by and interrupting me and forcing me to start recording again.

What are you proud of?

I'm proud of all my pictures and music because without them the audience wouldn't understand how to feel about my poem.

how has the video changed/helped you to express the ideas and theme(s) of your poem?

The video helped me express the idea by the music because the idea of my poem is intensity and my music is really intense and makes the listener want to listen more and know what will happen.

What did you attempt to emphasize through your use of visuals, music, and reading (how you used your voice)?

I attempt to emphasize the intensity through the pictures and music because as I said my music was pretty intense and the pictures actually show what's happening and it's like a tight situation.

What would you change if you did this over again?

I would change my recording because most of the time I sound like a robot and I had a monotone which isn't good because my poem was supposed to be intense but without any good voice I couldn't emphasize the intensity.

Do you have any advice for students who do this assignment in the future?

I do have advice and one of them is that make sure all the picture you get from creative commons has attributions because without attributions you won't get full credit.