In this presentation, I learned about ecology, which is the scientific study of different interactions between different organisms and their environmental surroundings. There are a lot of factors and organisms are separated into herbivores, omnivores, carnivores(heterotrophs), and more. Biotic are living factors, and abiotic are factors that are non living. I also learned that chemosynthesis is performed by bacteria, where it is to use chemical energy to produce carbohydrates. Finally, food chain was one of the important factors because it was basiclaly what made up of ecology!

 

 

The main material in the carbon cycle is obviously, carbon. Without carbon, there would be no life on earth, because carbon travels everywhere, throughout the whole universe. I learned that carbon is also in non-living things, and a carbon dioxide molecule is made up of one part carbon and two-part oxygen. There are many ways for carbon to travel, and one of the ways is the food chain! I also learned that the carbon cycle is connected with photosynthesis, because oxygen is needed in the process.

I learned the structure and function of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Photosynthesis is a process where it basically helps all living things alive. Energy for living things come from food and energy in food comes from food. During photosynthesis, sunlight is converted into the energy of glucose. Cellular respiration process by which the energy of glucose is released into the cell to be used for important life processes.

Today in Science, we had to build a model about anything in Geology that we learned. My partner and I decided to build a subduction zone model, and here is the final product!

The red and the blue represents the two crusts. The subduction zone forms when two crusts hit each other, which results of the volcano erupting. The blue bricks are the oceanic crust, and the red bricks are the continental crust. Two plates (crusts) would hit each other because of an earthquake. Then the oceanic crust would go down the continental crust. The yellow bricks are also part of the crusts which go down. The long yellow brick at the bottom is where the mantle is. When the crust goes down, the crust melts because of the hot temperature down in the mantle. The melting crusts results of the magma. After that happens, the magma (melted crust) would slowly go up through the crusts above. It would then reach the volcano and cause a volcano activity. The reason the magma can go up is because of the density. The green block showing that it is going up the crusts to the volcano.

During this process, I got to understand better of how subduction zones happen. It was easier to understand since I was actually using my hands to learn things, which makes me remember things better. It was harder to express things than drawing because there were some limits to connecting the blocks, but I think that my partner and I did a pretty good job. That's it, and see you guys next time!

 

 

 

 

I'm back soon, with news about the 'Gummy Bear Governments!' In Social Studies, we've been learning about the different types of governments and how it rose to power, and how it fell, and etc. (But mostly about Ancient Greece) To finish off that unit, our teacher told us that by using the gummy bears, we needed to express the four governments that we focused on: Monarchy, Oligarchy, Tyranny, and (direct)Democracy. Down below are four pictures that each represents a government. Try guessing, and the answers are at the bottom with my reflections!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First one(top left corner): Monarchy

Second one(top right corner): Tyranny

Third one(down left corner): Democracy(direct)

Fourth one, the last but not the least(down right corner): Oligarchy!

We mostly learned how these governments applied to Ancient Greece, so my reflections are going to be based on Ancient Greece. Firstly, before we started this unit, I knew all of these governments, but I never knew their names. Since I only knew what those forms were, I didn't know how those rulers came to power or lost their power. Secondly, I think that it is really important to learn about forms of government because there still is a future in this planet called Earth. And if people, humans, are going to live, they have to try not to make the same mistakes again. People would normally say that they need to look at history to not repeat the same mistakes, but what if there's a new form of government and not many people know what might happen, but that was the kind of governments that was there long time ago, and it fell? But now mostly is democracy, and let's say that more than half don't know, and they agree. Since it's the majority, what if that kind of government gets in charge and... the world is not a good place to live anymore?? (I know this isn't going to happen... but yeah.) Okay, so next question. Applying these governments to Ancient Greece, I think monarchy was the best at then because they were still doing wars and still dividing the land up. Transportation was developing and the populations were increasing. Looking back at history, the majority of the people actually liked the king and queen and their ways, and there weren't much of a problem. Until the aristocrats started to turn their backs... So yeah. Even though this post was a long one, I hope that you have read until the end. If you did, thank you so much, and I hope to see you guys soon. Thanks!

 

Hello guys. Today I'm going to talk you guys through a step called "Poster Annotations" in Writing class. We are doing this so that us grade 6 would be able to do this when we are actually doing this real step in Dragon's Apprentice, probably the biggest project that we are going to do in grade 6.

Okay. The picture below are posters that are similar to the product that my team is going to make (which are locker organizers) and things that I pointed out which are CARP and AFOREST. CARP and AFOREST are designing techniques that we learned in school that we have to use in our posters.

While during this research/step, the two most important things that I learned was that the colors are really, really, really important. I knew that before, but I didn't that it was this important. In my opinion, colors are one of the first things that you judge an ad, poster or whatever. If you wanted to sell this product, I do not think ANYONE would make their background red, unless... they really have an understandable reason. Do you see the second poster that has the light blue background? When I see that, I kind of think that the color blue makes me think that if I use this product, I will feel fresh every day. The second important thing that I noticed was formatting because by using the format, you can make the thing that you want your readers to FIRST see pop out.

Thank you for reading this post, and hope to see you guys next time again. Bye!

 

 

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Eat fresh! I bet that you heard it many times, as it is the slogan for Subway that is an American fast food restaurant. Subway mostly sells sandwiches and salads that focus on getting and using freshly baked bread and fresh ingredients. Picture the subway logo/slogan or go search it up. What is the first thing you think when you see it?

In my opinion, I think about the color green of the slogan. The slogan intends to tell the customers that they use fresh ingredients when they make sandwiches or salads. And when I see the color green, it makes me think about nature, freshness, trees, grass, vegetables, and more, which tells me that they make fresh things so that you (us, customers) can eat things that are fresh. Basically, the fact that they don't fry anything in Subway is the most important difference between other fast-food restaurants, which makes you that you are eating fresh, just like the slogan.

 

Hi guys! This post is going to be about Social Studies, and it's going to be very cool. Wondering what it is? Well, read the title! We mummified fruits in Social Studies. And this is about Ancient Egypt! Here comes the progress...

First, we had to get a plastic bag which we used instead of a coffin. And when the priests make the mummies, they put salt and other things in it. For us, we put baking soda and salt in it. We mixed those two for a bit and then we started officially! Instead of a 'dead person', we obviously used fruits like in the title.

After we got the fruits, we got a spoon and started taking the inside out, just like the priests taking about the organs... I took out the insides of tomatoes and apples! When we were done with that, we needed to wrap them into tissues. Actually, we didn't have to, we could leave some without tissues, too. So I put some tomatoes into tissues and some just by itself. Well, that was the final step! All we needed to do was wait for the fruits to 'decade'...

One week passed, and we checked on our mummified fruits. It was pretty cool, even though it did really smell a bit rotten. 🙂 We took out the fruits out of the bag and laid it out on the tissue

photo-on-12-5-16-at-10-32-am-2     Cool, right? (The white things inside the tomatoes are baking soda and salt, just the things I described up there.)

This time, I'm going to talk about my three most favorite projects/activities that we did in Social Studies. So the first one is the timeline! This was the very first project we did. While we were working on the timeline, it reminded me about my 'Me College'. Me Collage is a project I did in Unit Studies(basically the same thing as Social Studies) in grade 4. The only difference was that the events were recorded by the time order, the chronological order. It was also fun writing about my past.

The second one is the 'Minecraft Project'!! I bet that almost everyone in grade 6 is going to choose this one as one of their favorites because it's just like the title. We actually used Minecraft to do the project! By now, you would be wondering what in the world this project is. We were learning about the topography, vegetation, and the most important thing, water in Ancient Egypt, Cush, and Kanaan. (Just in case, all of this information is inside my blog and the title is 'Ancient Eygpt in Minecraft!' So read that blog post to figure why I liked this project so much... 🙂 )

The last but not the least, mummifying fruits. You know what I mean, because the reason I liked doing this is up there. With this, it's the end of this long blog post! I hope you enjoyed it. 🙂