Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Baking soda and Vinegar expirament

              I predict that the 15 milliliter will be the biggest.
We mixed the ingredients and the 10 milliliter was the biggest at 13.5 cm. in diameter. We could change the time we measured at.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

IDL

         For the past few weeks my classmates and I worked on an Interest Driven Learning project. I choose the LEGO mindstorm. I choose this because it seemed that it would be fun. It went well but there were many challenges. Success that we had included was programming the bot. Struggles that we faced were programming and building an obstacle course. I learned about programming and that working with others sometimes is hard. I would have the programming ready before I started the project.
 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

5 Bonus Points

     Today I learned about atoms and matter. These are types of physical science. Matter is made up of tiny things called atoms. An atom is the smallest part of an item that still has the chemical particles. An atom is made up of protons, neutrals, and electrons. Protons have a positive charge. Electrons have a neutral charge. Atoms form together to make molecules like h2o. Each molecule has a boiling point and freezing point. Malleability is  the ability to bend metal. Mixtures are a combination of matter and molecules. A mixture can be taken apart. Metal mixtures are alloys. I learned so many things while watching this video. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Brainpop Heat

     Did you know that the coldest temperature you can get is -273°C? I learned this and so many more things when I watched an amazing Brainpop on heat. When molecules are exposed to energy, they absorb the energy and then they move quicker. Temperature measures in how fast the molecules move. The faster the molecules are the higher the temperature. Heat measures in how much energy is contained within an object. The bigger the object is the more heat it has. Absolute zero is when all molecular motion freezes to a halt. Heat spreads out and doesn't stay in one space. In conclusion, I learned that temperature and heat are different and much more.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ants In Space

      Did you now that Casis sent ants into space? Casis sent ants into space to compare movement and communication in microgravity and on Earth. Our class did the investigation for 1/5 of the time and compared our results. I looked at if the ants congregate in any particular area of the first compartment. My results suggested that very few of our ants are adventurous and only 5 ants moved from the holding chamber. I collected data by drawing a rough example of where the ants went in 1/5 of the time for the first compartment ONLY. I think that in the future ants will show humans how to program robots and other computers that scientists create.