Eco-Dome Day 13

November 20th 5:16 

This is now my second Eco-Dome that I am constructing for my project.    

Here are the components that I used for my Eco-Dome. 

 

  • A big sealable container
  • A number of random plants that I found behind the HS gym 
  • 3 cut in half popsicle sticks 
  • Dirt 
  • Bottom of a water bottle 
  • 60ml of tap water 
  • stones 
  • Chopped up carrots and apples

 Some changes: 

I taped together some popsicle sticks and put food on them. I did this to prevent mold growing in my food. Last time I saw some mold all over the carrots and after some research, I found out that millions of mold spores are in the dirt and will activate if it finds food. I’m hoping that the popsicle sticks will block out the spores. I want to avoid mold because they take in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. If too much mold is present, the cricket will suffocate

This time, I found plants with roots of them and made sure they are properly buried in the dirt. But when I came back to my Eco-Dome later, one of the plants where wilting. I fear that this Eco-Dome won’t be able to support plants.  


 

Observations

Component    Amount incl Units Reasoning Daily Observations
Plant 5 To take in carbon dioxide and give oxygen to the cricket Slowly starting to die. Leafs are turning brown and the stem is bending
Water 60 ml Water for cricket and plants Starting to evaporate and condense on the walls of the Eco-Dome
Dirt unknown To hold the plants More moist and wet. May start growing mold soon…

Other Observations & Predictions 

I saw my cricket moving around and exploring its new environment during class. That show’s that my cricket is happy with its new Eco-dome. When I first put my cricket in the Eco-dome, I noticed that it went straight to the food. My cricket must have been hungry. I have a feeling that my cricket might overeat all the food because it was very hungry. Like I mentioned before, one of my plants were wilting when I put it in the Eco-dome. It worries me because it makes me think that my Eco-dome is not capable of keeping plants alive. (Though it may have been because I kept my plants out of the dirt for a while)  


 

Now it’s time to wait for our results… 

Eco-Dome Day 6

Eco-Dome Day 6

November 7th 10:46

Eco-Dome: Success

After leaving my Eco-Dome absent for 6 days, I opened my Eco-Dome and found out that my cricket lived! It was very still first, it did not move at all until it nudged it. I set my cricket free after that and considered myEco-Dome a success! I need to figure out what I did right and what I can improve on.

1st Rebuild

Observations of Eco-Dome:

  • Messier than before
  • Mold on the rotten food
  • One of my plants died
  • Cricket less active than before  
  • Water condensed on the sides of the Eco-Dome

 

Special Video

 

Things I will do next time

  • Find a better container to fit my plants inside and to provide more sunlight with
  • Try to avoid the mold
  • Find better plants that produce more oxygen.

Eco Dome Day 1

Eco-Dome Day 1

November 3rd 10:30

 

This is the first day of my Eco-dome project. What we are supposed to do is create an Eco-dome that can keep any number of crickets alive over the winter break.

Problem

  • How does the cricket get oxygen?                                           
  • What does the cricket eat?
  • How do plants get the water they need?

 

components:

  • A ziplock container with a blue lid
  • Brown Soil
  • 50 apple pieces and 2 carrot pieces
  • Water
  • The bottom of the water bottle
  • Cricket

 

Observations

Component Amount incl Units Reasoning Daily Observations
Container none The container is the Eco-Dome itself Water condensed on the sides
Apples and Carrots 50 apples and 2 carrots To feed the cricket Mold is growing on the food
Water unknown Water for plants and crickets Water is evaporating
Plant one To give oxygen to the cricket The plant is dying
Cricket one To test my first Eco-Dome Became less active

 

Hundertwasser

A little update on our project

Personally, I don’t really think I achieved anything too personal.

The rest of the group did really good even though I did not really know what to do. We all had separate jobs and we finished different parts of the facade

Some challenges I faced were trying to figure what I should do. I had trouble finding out how I can help out because I did not know what to do next. Another challenge I faced was finding out a way to paint the trees because they were a ball of fluff that I had trouble painting.

Some last plans are to add more detail to the building. I feel that the facade lacks detail or any other 3D parts. This also solves my job problem as well.

Hundertwasser Architecture

We are working on a new project which is based on Huderrwassers architecture. We had decided to make a facade of our school in Hunderwassers style.

We achieved in making the front of our Facade and the entrance. We also completed on working on furniture for the outside of our facade.

We did well in working on different tasks. One person worked on the furniture, another worked on extra details, and I worked on the wall of the building

My plan for next class is the paint the inside of the passageway black.

Total Number of Births

We watched a video about how to end poverty in 15 years. It showed a guy talking about poverty and telling us about the people who suffer from it. Some interesting things in the video are the graphs that he showed to the audience. They were satisfied to look at.  This video made me more aware of poverty. Some questions I still have are: how did he get all that data? And how did so many people become poor?

Video

Medieval Europe

 

QUESTION:

How did one become a Knight and what responsibilities did he have?
NOTES: (5Ws & H)

Who

  • Knights were the medieval soldiers that were suited in armor and had a mount

What

  • A knight’s responsibility was to be loyal to the king and the church, and to protect the helpless
  • Being a knight was said to be a way of life. Knights lived by the code called the chivalry which means horse in french.
  • They performed acts of gallantry towards women so they can get respect
  • Knights do jousting, which is when two knights on mounted horses toward each other with their jousts extended. The goal is to knock one of the knights off their mount. This was held as a sport event

When

Where

Why

How

  • You can become a knight starting as a little boy as a page or a servant. When you are at the age of 7, you will go the the castle and learn how to mount a horse and they also got religious instructions from priests.
  • The page will have to spend a lot of time with the ladies in the castle. He is expected to help and take care of them and the ladies to teach him how to sing, dance, and play the harp.
  • After 7 years as a page, you will become a squire. You will have to spend most of your time with the knight and you will have to polish their armour, sword, and shield. You will also have to take care of the knight’s horse and wait for them during mealtime, carry water for washing hands and refilling the knights cup when it is empty.
  • You will also learn how to use weapons like maces, swords, and lances. When the knight go to battle, you are expected to go to battle with the knight even if it concerns you life.  
  • If you make it to your 20’s you will become a knight if you deserve the honor. Becoming a knight requires a very religious ceremony. You are required to make prayers the night after the knighting ceremony. Then you have to bath and wear a white tunic to show your purity. Then the king will knight you by touching his sword lightly on your shoulders and you officially become a knight.
  • If a squire performed well in battle, he would be knighted on the spot.

  
START SUMMARY…
TOPIC SENTENCE:

Becoming a knight is a life’s work and knights have a big responsibility to do  
MAIN IDEA #1:

Becoming a knight is a life’s work. It requires a lot of patience and determination.  
SUPPORTING DETAILS:

  • you can become a knight starting as a little boy as a page or a servant. When you are at the age of 7, you will go the the castle and learn how to mount a horse and they also got religious instructions from priests.
  • The page will have to spend a lot of time with the ladies in the castle. He is expected to help and take care of them and the ladies to teach him how to sing, dance, and play the harp.
  • After 7 years as a page, you will become a squire. You will have to spend most of your time with the knight and you will have to polish their armour, sword, and shield. You will also have to take care of the knight’s horse and wait for them during mealtime, carry water for washing hands and refilling the knights cup when it is empty.
  • You will also learn how to use weapons like maces, swords, and lances. When the knight go to battle, you are expected to go to battle with the knight even if it concerns you life.  
  • If you make it to your 20’s you will become a knight if you deserve the honor. Becoming a knight requires a very religious ceremony. You are required to make prayers the night after the knighting ceremony. Then you have to bath and wear a white tunic to show your purity. Then the king will knight you by touching his sword lightly on your shoulders and you officially become a knight.

MAIN IDEA #2

A knight has many responsibilities to do
SUPPORTING DETAILS:

  • A knight’s responsibility was to be loyal to the king and the church, and to protect the helpless
  • Being a knight was said to be a way of life. Knights lived by the code called the chivalry which means horse in french.
  • They performed acts of gallantry towards women so they can get respect
  • Knights do jousting, which is when two knights on mounted horses toward each other with their jousts extended. The goal is to knock one of the knights off their mount. This was held as a sport event

MAIN IDEA #3:

Ceremony for becoming a Knight
SUPPORTING DETAILS:

  • If you make it to your 20’s you will become a knight if you deserve the honor. Becoming a knight requires a very religious ceremony. You are required to make prayers the night after the knighting ceremony. Then you have to bath and wear a white tunic to show your purity. Then the king will knight you by touching his sword lightly on your shoulders and you officially become a knight.
  • If a squire performed well in battle, he would be knighted on the spot.

WRAP UP:

A being a knight was a very important job to do and becoming one is very hard, but a knight was an honorable soldier to remember

 

IMAGE# 1 & CITATION BELOW IT

Chivalry in the Middle Ages. A knight paying homage to his lord. Cavalier War Military Europe Nineteenth century Trade Card Chromolithograph. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.

quest.eb.com/search/300_2291806/1/300_2291806/cite. Accessed 7 Feb 2017.