The Problem

The problem was for us to make the cricket live and have an ecosystem. We had to leave it closed for a long time and give it food, water, and lastly, oxygen.

Daily Observation

The food rotted, the cricket died, this wasn't as planned. We found that we added much water so it evaporated and got stuck on the sides and lid, we couldn't see anything inside it. The apples rotted which was really bad, it stinks so bad when we opened it. The leaves also didn't give that much shelter and just blocked our view.


Component Amount incl Units Reasoning Daily Observations
Dirt 5cm For plants to grow It helped for nothing
Water A lot For the cricket to drink It helped a lot but there are lots of water that evaporated to fast
Plants 1 For photosynthesis Didn’t grow because it wasn’t alive to begin with
Leaves 3 For shade/shelter Did nothing so we don’t need it
Apples A lot For food It rotted
Carrot A lot For food It rotted
Vegetable A lot For food This was the only thing that didn’t rot

Journalism Article


The hardest part was probably to make the Newspaper. Because we had to make it look like a Newspaper. We had to look at well-made newspapers that were made by pros. This made it hard to imitate because we had 4 articles to fit in 1 page.

I think that writing an article was a big accomplishment because it was unlike writing a story. It was hard to write an article because there were things that you need to know before you start writing. You also need to research and interview other people and see their opinion while not trying to hurt their feelings and give any of our opinions into the writing.

I wanna work on getting better at research and finding good databases and putting it in the script. Because of this, I need to work on it and have good information to put on the script. This means that writing a script is really important for research too.



The hardest part of the Project is that you had to talk to the crowd. This was very nerve-wracking and you get very nervous and mostly forget your lines. Another hard part was the research, this was hard to do because there were not many truly resources that you could use.

My greatest achievement was the actual research that we did. it was hard finding a good resource and database to do.But in the end, we found some databases from Britannica and used it in our script. It was also hard to make the script good and have lots of information on it.

I wanna work on getting better at research and finding good databases and putting it in the script. Because of this, I need to work on it and have good information to put on the script. This means that writing a script is really important for research too.

I am a Blacksmith. I am not very rich since I am in the middle guilds. I work hard every day to make metal and weapons for the people is the city. One day I heard about the event that happens only once a year, and I thought, “Why don’t I buy a booth and sell my items.” But then I remembered that I had to money to rent a booth, so I tried to find someone to share booths with. I found a Tailor and I teamed up with him. After that, a Swordsmith/Armor Maker wanted to help us too. But then we wanted to advertise our booth with signs. The Swordsmith wanted to juggle fire. He failed and burned the Tailor's cloth, so he had to pay him. Then he wanted forgiveness and said he could juggle knives, which failed. He had to pay the Tailor again and the Tailor and I wanted to kick him out but we gave him one more chance. Then the Judge guild wanted a dress for a rich merchant. They gave measurements to us, but then the Tailor was really good at his job so he knew the measurements were right. Later on, the Tailor got the correct measurements and we made a deal. They would have to provide us with the cloth since the Swordsmith destroyed a lot of cloth.

I learned a lot of things off of this game. I learned about the daily life of people back then and what they did and how hard it was to live there without knowing anyone and being rich. Being rich back then was everything, you can threaten people and hire artist to draw for you. And if you went against someone that is rich, it could get you killed. If Duncan didn’t know that the measurements were fake, after he finished and the girl tried it and it didn’t fit on the wedding dress, he would get killed. Also, Minor Guild people and people who aren’t rich couldn’t make guilds so this made life harder. People also rebel against the Medici because people thought it was unfair because the Minor Guilds do the everyday chores that need to be done.

I think it was interesting and funny to be a character in the Renaissance time because we get to act and learn about the daily life of people then. It is also a good way to learn because you can have fun and learn lots of things at the same time.

In this project, I worked with my friend Hyun Seo. So pretty much for this project, we had to make a video about a charity we chose and we had to make people vote for our charity. Then we had to vote who should be in the top 10. Sadly we didn’t make the top 10. Then from the top 5, there is going to be one charity that is chosen to be given the money the grade 6s got.

So the charity we chose was BDCF (Blue Dragons Children’s Foundation). So pretty much what they do is they rescue kids from the streets, disabled people. They give kids they rescued food, shelter, and education, and surgery for some disabled kids in hope that they get a job when they get older. They can also learn anything they want like music, art, and drama.

What we did was we pretty much me and Hyun Seo made a video formatted around a Q&A. Hyun Seo would ask me questions about what BDCF does and I would answer him, most of the answers I said is in the paragraph above. We used images from their web page to help persuade people to vote for us by showing what they have done with the donations they got so far. I think the background music fits our video too.

I think this is a good skill to have because if you want to make a company or you are in a company if your boss tells you to advertise your company so many people would buy the stuff you buy, you need to be persuasive.


For this video we had to explain what you should do but not what you shouldn’t do, I think this was hard since you had to do it in a 1 minute video and we had 30 minutes to do it. I think making this video was fun. Our video’s purpose was kind of to be funny but give information at the same time. We knew that 6 graders were going to watch it that's why we made it funny so it’s not boring. I think this will help us later on when we make videos for our job or our college. But on those occasions, I don’t think we can be funny.


How Have you assessed your prototype's effectiveness?

I think our prototype was pretty bad, It didn't really go down, the pH level was too low, the PPM was too high, the water was blue/green.

What are the result of tests done?

It was horrible, the PPM was way too high, so we have to find a way to reduce that. they pH was way too low too, the Color of the water was wrong too.

What do you need to do to improve your prototype?

Mostly everything. The bottle was way too small.img_4156

I think making this was fun, I learned many things along the way. It was kind of hard to do because all the images and music had to be from CC search, it was hard to find the right image that fits my poem. I am proud of my images and timing of the images. This thought me more about editing and plagiarism and not to do it. Also, this helped me see the themes of the poem because how you read it actually makes a difference. I think my voice should a little bit of emotion, not to much.