Ecodome Day 3

Our ecodome with mold.

 

Our plant was still alive and so was the cricket. Thanks to the sun, the cricket can drink the water droplets at the side of the container. The mold has started to infest the food covering nearly all of the food. If it covers all the food, the cricket cannot eat it and it will starve. Sure the cricket was still alive but it wont be long until it starves. We decided to abort it and redesign our ecodome on Monday.

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Ecodome Day 2

(top)our ecodome. it has started to get steamy with cotton stuff inside (mold)

 

In this class, we checked out our ecodome and it appeared that our cricket is still alive.

However, we the steam hindered our ability to look inside the ecodome. The cricket is currently eating the carrots. However, weird cotton stuff has seemed to appear at the roots of the plants which are exposed to the air. When I asked Mr. Swart, he said it was mold. This is not good because of the mold gets to the food, the cricket cannot eat it.

If the cricket dies, we would likely not change anything about the ecodome but instead have less water in the soil.

 

Ecodome Day 1

BEFORE

 

AFTER

 

Problem:We are trying to make the cricket survive for three weeks

Observations

Component Amount incl Units Reasoning Daily Observations
Carrots, Cabbage, Apple Cores, corn flakes Quarter of an apple

6.1 grams of cereal

2 cabbage leaves

3 slices of carrots

These are the food that crickets eat and we want to have a variety of food so crickets can survive. darker color
1 cricket Because 2 or more crickets is too much work. Our first attempt: The cricket died
Soil (black)ph 2cm  same
Water About 15ml The crickets need water to survive other wise it will be dehydrated.  at the sides + mold

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QUESTION:What were some of the various reasons people believed were the cause of the black death?   (Dr. Medieval, pg 24-25)

(The Black Death and Other Putrid Plagues of London, pg 15)

 

NOTES: (5Ws & H)

 

Who?

  • 1347 and 1353, more and 30 million died from the plague, ⅓ of the population.

 

What?

  • Poisonous gases, looking at an infected person, cat & dog massacre, drinking from poisoned wells, god’s vengance

 

When? The 1340s

 

Where? Europe, London

 

Why?

  • Punishment from God (belief)
  • People believe that the world is ending
  • Some believe that the towns were dirty. The Plague was in the air and water
  • In 1894, Swiss scientist Alexandre Yersin found that bacteria that infected rat and rat fleas
  • “The disease was passed onto people when they were bitten by fleas, or when they breathed in droplets of moisture coughed up by infected victims. Victims developed a high fever and a terrible headache. Plague could kill its hosts very quickly.

 

How?

  • The Plague originated around Central Asia and have reached to Europe via merchant boats containing black rats which contains fleas which carry the virus
  • Shooting the dogs and cats made it even worse as the fleas in the dogs & cats would leave and jump on other living things, including people
  • People blamed the Jews for poisoning the wells
  • “Using leeches to suck out the ‘bad blood’

 

START SUMMARY…

 

TOPIC SENTENCE: The plague has killed ⅓ of Europe’s population in the Middle Ages, at that time, people had weird beliefs about the cause of the plague, and in 1894,  a scientist found out the real reason of the Black Death.

 

MAIN IDEA #1:

1347 and 1353, more and 30 million died from the plague, ⅓ of the population.

 

SUPPORTING DETAILS:

The Plague originated around Central Asia and have reached to Europe via merchant boats containing black rats

 

MAIN IDEA #2 At the time, people had many and strange beliefs about the cause of the plague.

 

SUPPORTING DETAILS:

Poisonous gases, looking at an infected person, cat & dog massacre, drinking from poisoned wells, god’s vengance

And the Church manipulated them into believing that the plague is God’s vengance by people not going to the church alot.

 

MAIN IDEA #3:  The true cause

 

SUPPORTING DETAILS:

 

  • In 1894, Swiss scientist Alexandre Yersin found that bacteria that infected rat and rat fleas
  • “The disease was passed onto people when they were bitten by fleas, or when they breathed in droplets of moisture coughed up by infected victims. Victims developed a high fever and a terrible headache. Plague could kill its hosts very quickly.
  • First were dogs and cats. They were believed to carry the plague. Killing them made it worse since the fleas on the cats and dogs jumped out and bit humans, making humans EVEN MORE vulnerable to the Plague

Digital poem

Reflection: The process of making the digital poem was pretty difficult. I need to time my duration in my pictures.

The challenges I faced were still the transitioning, my voice(sore throat) and the citaions. It was a TEDIOUS thing to do; citing EVERYTHING one by one. The hardest was citing the music since it didnt have a attribution helper 🙁

Actual Video:

(sorry if my voice sounds weird, i had a sore throat that time)

First Quarter Reflection

I am most proud of making a huge difference in the first quarter because a lot of my subjects have been starting to get low grades in the few first weeks in. Now they are WAY better than last time from getting a D in social studies to a A- in the end of the quarter. One of these ways is to hand in detailed, quality work.

I find math to be very challenging not because of the math, but ALEKS. Its a tedious process to do each topic at a time and expect to finish 50 or more topics due end of the month sometimes the math is challenging in ALEKS. I like how it explains very carefully and gives plenty of examples but doing the topics proves a slow, boring but challenging process.

That the teachers said at the conference that I was enthusiastic, focused at work and full of energy. But I tend to get too hype and seem to lose focus.:(

 

DBQ Reflection

Two of my favourite excerpts from my DBQ Essay.

1.Even slaves and poor people had something to believe in and they were not useless or trash, unlike in Roman Religion. Everyone was promised of salvation where they die, they will go to an afterlife which there there are powers which are beyond this world. This leads to more people joining the community and was respected.

2.He (Paul) travelled across the Roman Empire in land and sea to spread the word. His first journey is from Caesarea to Tarsus to Troas, Philippi, Thessalonica, Beroea, Dium, Corinth and much more and back to Caesarea. His second one is from Samaria to Caesarea. His third one is from Antioch to Lydda. His final journey is from Sidon to Rome.

 

DBQ OUTLINE

DBQ FINAL DRAFT

Biggest Takeaway

My biggest takeaway was that Christianity was nearly “extinct” but dedicated followers were trying to keep this religion alive by starting cults and by practicing in secret and spreading letters and gathering crowds to tell parables.

How did sketch noting help you understand how Christianity originated and spread?

Yes. When I forget something, the pictures would remind me instead of endless amounts of text..

The sketchnotes are a fun way to take notes when you can personalize your drawings and make it funny or make it your own.

What did you learn about yourself as a visual notetaker?

That you don’t need to be 100% perfect and a master at art. In fact you can just draw stick figures like I did.

 

I really need to use the thesis in the right time. I sometimes mix it with the analysis. I also need to exclude the unnecessary parts of the evidence to not make it look like a boring paragraph

Matter Matters Reflection

In this activity, I learned the stages of matter especially the process of turning a solid into a gas in one phase which is called sublimation and the opposite of this(gas-solid) is called desublimation. There is also another state which is called plasma where gas gets heated and creates light. There are some things I dont filly understand like compounds and categorizing different materials as homogeneous and heterogeneous. I became better at categorizing elements, pure substances, compounds, mixtures throughout the activity

I understood that pure elements are metals or well, elements which all consists of the same atom

In learned that when you freeze atome to absolute zero(Kelvin 0) that the particles have “lost their identity” They all think they are everywhere. An atom can’t tell itself from another.