Monday, October 24, 2011

Red Ribbon Week

Today for red ribbon week J.D. Anderson, also known as Big Country from the Power Team came to our school and showed us what he does in front of crowds of people. He also explained to us to be drug free and you can achieve all or many of your goals in life.

Creative Writing

In 5th hr. computer class we are creating stories, that could be fiction or non-fiction whatever the students choose. Some of us are working alone and others have partners. My story is a horror story which of course is fiction. I really like creative writing because I can use my imagination to create awesome stories about whatever I want.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Why write???

I write to express how i'm feeling or I think of an interesting event that has taken place and put it in a story.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mood and Setting

As the ominous snowflakes fall from the sky the day seems to fade away and the snowy lane becomes grey, and gloomy. A gust of wind so cold and acerbic swoops in and takes my breath away. I feel an icy breath crawl down my neck.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Science Project

1. I am teaching the students about the Paleozoic, Cenozoic, and Mesozoic Era's.
2.Books and  Internet.
3. Having them identify the animals and put the animals in the correct era they belong in.
4. Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic are my vocabulary words.


I got to play with this app called LineTime for 2 days during class, on this application is a time line with dates and interesting facts. I compared using this app vs. the wiki page on the computer and found out a lot about this app, and what it can and cannot do.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Lemon Juice vs. Water

Problem- Can I use lemon juice to water my plants and grow the plant better then when I use water?

Background Knowledge-Most people water there plants with water. A lemon is a citrus fruit. The bean is from the leguminosae family. A bean is a seed.

Hypothesis- I predict the lemon juice will not make the bean plant grow better then water.

2 beans
lemon juice
graduated cylinder
2 cups
measuring cup

Method-Step 1. Go get your lab coat and goggles.
Step 2. Put your lab coat and goggles on.
Step 3. Get 2 beans and 2 cups.
Step 4. Put your name on both cups.
Step 5.Take your 2 beans and go weigh them.
Step 6. Then take your your 2 cups and put equally amounts of soil in them.
Step 7. Make a hole half way through the soil in both cups.(bout the width of your pinkie)
Step 8. Then, drop 1 bean in each hole, gently cover the bean with soil.
Step 9. Then, go get 10mL of water in a graduated cylinder.
Step 10. Pour the 10mL of water in one of the cups.
Step 11. Then, go get 10mL of lemon juice in a graduated cylinder.
Step 12. Pour the lemon juice in the other cup that has no water in it.
Step 13. Rinse the cylinders you used out and lay them out to dry.
Step 14. Write on the cups which one has the lemon juice and which one has the water in it.
Step 15. Lay your cups on the table Mr. Mayher has set up.

Collect Data- Made a graph

Conclusion- Since the plant watered with water grew more then the plant watered with lemon juice you could conclude that the citrus( or whatever else was in the lemon juice) can keep the bean plant from growing.

Questions to extend project-Could a bean plant watered with lemon juice grow faster than salt water? Can using manure make a bean plant grow faster than using regular soil?