This week in science I actually did one thing in science before I got sick. We did a small experiment with mass over volume. we had measuring cups of water and we would graph the water before we put the object in and after. Then we would weigh objects and measure the height and width. I learned that the size of the object that is put into water doesn’t matter. It’s actually the density. We also watched some weird lego video about mass over volume but I forgot the title of it. I didn’t really learn much from it because I’ve already watched it before. I also learned that matter is pretty much everything. It’s space, it’s the earth, it’s you.
I don’t think ill use this in my everyday life but ill probably use this in high school once or twice. it was pretty fun to try and fill up the water. We kept messing up the water level. I think we participated well but it was a little hard to understand the confusing graph. In the last couple of minutes, we started to understand it thought. But then our marble rolled under a table and we wasted our last few minutes getting it back out. That was pretty funny.
Who discovered mass over volume?
Why is it so confusing?
When was mass over volume discovered?
We have been doing our biome blogs and dioramas. This week we finished our biome website. We started to work on our diorama after we finished the website. I learned that some sequoias have become unstable because of root damage caused by buildings. I also learned that the slime on banana slugs help them move faster and that they also only have 1 leg. We are almost done with the diorama now. I think I learned fairly well because it was something I enjoyed. I may use the website making skills in my life again because I might need to do it again. I may use it for a class assignment or something I just want to tell the public. I also think I participated alright because I again, enjoyed doing the project. If I could have done something different I would have put the information on a google doc before writing it on the website.
How many people can work on the same Wix website on different computers at once?
How do you add a link on Wix?
How long has Wix been around?
This week in science we learned more about our biomes. The biome Tavo and I worked on was the temperate forest. We decided to base our research on The great temperate forest. I learned that The banana slug is supposed to be the world’s largest species of terrestrial slug in the world. I also learned things like, The roosevelt elk has the largest body mass of the 4 subspecies, and the sequoia tree is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1,200–1,800 years or more. I was pretty satisfied with how well the blog came out. This will probably be helpful in my life because I might go there at some point and I’ll actually know something about it. I think I participated pretty well this time because it was something I enjoyed doing and it was fairly simple.
How long has the forest been around?
What is the oldest tree there?
When did they make it into a National park?
Today I read about the Wyoming toads. Some of the main points in this article were about the endangered species and the need to save them. The article talked about the population crash too. It gave some ideas on why they’re important. The article also talked alot about them to inspire the reader to like them and then try to help them. It told us alot about they’re importance and behaviors. Some of the behaviors being their mating calls and ability to survive well on their own. but unfortunately pesticides and insecticides are killing them off.
I chose this article because I was very interested in endangered species. I was also interested in toads at the moment. I also thought the toad was very cute. I would say this article is very important to society for lots of reasons. some being, that people need to help other species like these. And we need to be more concerned about our use of pesticides. Also we shold be more concerned abour preserving habbitat for these toads. This article serves as a good influence for the public. I also think the is important because it inspires people to want to help animals like Wyoming toads.
How many years did it take for the population to decrease this much?
How many years can they live for?
How many eggs does a noral female lay a year?
Today I read about ghosts. Also about what people feel when a ghost is nearby. I think this article is important to society. Mostly because this can inform you about ghost appearances. but the other reasons are because it can tell you a lot about ghosts and it can inform you about their behaviors.
I chose this article for many different reasons. Some reasons being, I was very fascinated by ghosts and I thought it would be informative about ghosts. in which it was. I also thought that some of the parts in the article I could relate to. There was informative information such as ghosts make noises like groans and whispers. They also have the ability to mess with electronics and cause things to move or fall. Ghosts normally appear as blurry or shadowy figures.
Are ghosts real?
Can ghosts feel pain the way we do?
Who claims to have seen the first-ever ghost?
We didn’t get to do much because of testing but we eventually got to our activities. We played rounds of predator and prey on certain days. On the other days, we collected mushrooms and tried to capture the spores. We found a couple big mushrooms and a lot of small ones. We also found a log with blue mushrooms growing on it. When we finished collecting the mushrooms we stored them in the hoop house. Shane was planning on putting the surviving spores on white bread with us for an experiment. It turned out we didn’t have enough surviving spores though. That made it impossible to do the activity.
I was a little surprised at how you could collect the spores like how we did. I probably won’t be using what I learned about mushroom in my everyday life but I may use it sometime in the future. I found it slightly satisfying to find different kinds of mushrooms. I also found it satisfying to draw them. I think I participated well this time. It was something I enjoy doing with the drawing and finding the mushrooms so it was easy to concentrate. If I could do something differently I would’ve tried to be gentler with the mushrooms as to stop them from breaking. I also would have cut the mushroom closer to the ground to preserve most of the stem.
What kind of mushrooms were they?
Where did the mushrooms originate?
How old were the mushrooms?
This week we finished up our project. In the project, we draw out the three forms of symbiosis. Mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. Then we drew out how it related the parachuting cats in Borneo and how everything died because of the disease there. Then we drew arrows to the mouth that ate the other animal. After, we labeled the animals and showed the cycle. I learned about the parachuting cats in Borneo. I also learned about the cycle of what happened with the disease and all the animals that went through the disease. Then we learned about Mutualism, Commensalism, and Parasitism.
I don’t think I will ever send cats to parachute down to Borneo but this was an inspiring idea. I learned that we could use an idea like this in the future. I may use what I learned about ideas like this in my life sometime. I found the drawing part of this project satisfying and very fun. I think I participate alright. I got distracted by talking a few times but overall I think it went fine. I would probably be more easily distracted if it wasn’t art. Some things I would do differently would be trying my best on the drawing. I would also try to show how things worked next time.
What kind of cats did they send in parachutes?
Did most of the cats survive?
How far did the cats parachute to the ground?
In class, we were gardening in the hoop house. We were split up into groups. Some groups were the seed people. The other group was working with the starts. I learned that you can plant vegetables and fruits in a hoop house. You can also grow many salad vegetables in a hoop house. I learned that the plants do not develop well when you put them to close to each other.
I presume that I’ll probably use these tip for my own garden next summer. I think I learned a lot of important things about gardening while working with the starts at the hoop house. I found it very satisfying and calming when planting the starts back in the globe. I also found it satisfying when we finally finished. I think I participated alright other than getting distracted by talking and playing around with the others in my group. I think I could have done the planting alot differently. I think I planted the starts a little to close and I would probably would’ve liked to change that if I could.
How often should you water the starts?
What is a good time of year to plant a garden?
What is a good temperate for a hoop house?
In science class, we were learning about eyes on cow butts. Lions were killing all the cows. After that couple of people drew eyes on butts of cows.
Dear, Mrs. Cuttatree,
My name is Surnia ulula but you call me Northern hawk owl. I make sure that prey animals don’t overpopulate. I have a flat head, yellow eyes, and a yellowish beak. I am normally 36-42.5 cm tall. I also weigh nearly 300 grams. My wingspan is about 45 cm wide. I ordinarily lay about 3-11 eggs. I have extremely keen talons for clutching my prey while I’m flying. My neck has a surprisingly huge radius for pursuing prey as they move. I have a particularly astounding hearing to help me detect my prey under 1 foot of snow. I am a non-migratory bird. In the wintertime, I normally descend from tree to tree gripping my victim. I live in various forests adjoining open areas or marshes dotted with excellent perching trees. I commonly nest in holes in trees or in naturally decaying broken trees and sometimes hollows. For me, the forest provides shelter, food sources, and water. I frequently eat small rodents and sometimes voles in the summertime. I am unquestionably happy to be at the top of the food chain! If I were to go extinct the food chain would start to break down and animals would start to overpopulate. If my habitat was damaged I wouldn’t be able to live suitably. I would lose my nesting sites, hunting perches, and my habitat. Please do not chop down the woods to build the Uppity Resort. What I found the most interesting about myself is the fact that I can turn my head so far. I think you should care about us because if you get rid of us owls, the vermin will infest your resort.
sincerely, Northern hawk owl