rocks and minerals cookie experiment!

In class, we have started a new unit in class. rocks and minerals!

To start, we watched a short video about geologists. then, we did a cookie experiment!

Our task was to use 2 toothpicks to excavate the chocolate chips out of two chocolate chip cookies. the cookies were different though. one was hard and the other was soft. we also had a sheet where we wrote our predictions.

I predicted that I would find ten chips on the top of the soft cookie and four on the bottom.

In the end, my conclusion I found nine chips on the top and four on the bottom. I was off by one chocolate chip! Just one!

what is a geologist?

A geologist studies rocks, fossils and stuff underwater! Click the link below to learn more.

https://youtu.be/zm3YMVWht4c

Innovation day project

For Innovation Day my class and I are doing a project with pulleys. Miss.M gave us three options:

  • flagpole
  • drawbridge
  • barn elevator

I chose an elevator with a  compound pulley. This means a pulley that can hold heavy stuff.

My Hypothesis was it would work great because my pulley system would be sturdy.

  gray steel frame

 

My conclusion was that my Hypothesis was correct.

I did need to add some improvements because at first a dried line of hot glue was blocking my elevators track so I moved my elevator and it ran more smoothly.

Helpful tips for caring for a cat!

Helpful tips for caring for a cat

                                          

                1) Preparation  

 

Before you get a cat you have to make sure that when your cat comes to live with you it will have what it needs. To do this, you will need to catify your house. Start with the basics, a food dish, a water dish, a cat tree and a scratching post. After you have got and placed those items,

You can go ahead and add some extra stuff to make your cat’s new home shine! 

 

                                                     2) Picking the right cat   

 

Picking the right cat is not as easy as it seems.first you should pick the breed of cat you want.your cat should be one that you think best suits yourself. The best place to get a cat is the animal shelter. Most of the cats there had a hard life and are waiting for a new home in a better place.                                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                   3) Getting to know your cat             

 

When you first bring your new cat home, he or she will probably be a bit scared. After a couple of days, your new cat will get more familiar with their surroundings. You can keep a journal all about your cat. In your journal you should write about what foods your cat likes and doesn’t like, what your cat’s favorite hiding place is, and some other stuff about your cat. After you are finished writing in the journal you will know a lot more about your cat!     

 

          

                                            

                                                    4) Exercise

 

 Enough exercise, in combination with a complete and balanced diet, is a vital part of their ongoing health and happiness. As well as enjoying the physical benefits of activity, your cat will also be more mentally stimulated.   

 

                                      

 

                                            

 5) food  

Food is very important for a cat. You need to make sure that  your cat has a balanced diet.

For example, you can make a schedule to tell you what foods you should feed your cat each day. 

 

                                                THAT’S THE END FOR NOW!

                         HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT! IF YOU WANT ME TO RIGHT SOME MORE 

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judy blume: tales of a fourth grade nothing book reveiw

Chapter .1 the big winner

The chapter starts off with Peter explaining how he got his tiny green turtle named dribble. peter won dribble at  jimmy fargo’s birthday party by guessing how many jelly beans there where in the jar. peter guessed three hundred and forty eight. in the end his guess was the closest. all the other boys at the party go a pet goldfish and peter got kind of jealouse but then jimmy presented him with the tiny green turtle who he named dribble.

 

Chapter .2  mr. and mrs. juicy-o

One day, Peter’s dad comes home looking very exited and he tells peter and fudge (fudge is peters younger brother.) that mr. and mrs. yarby where coming to new york. mr. yarby is the president of the juicy-o company. he lives in chicago.peter wondered if he would bring another crate of juicy-o for his father. peter said if he did then he would probably be drinking juicy-o for the rest of his life.just thinking about it made peter’s stomach hurt. peter’s father invited the yarbys to stay with them. peters mother wanted to know why they couldent go to a hotel like most people. but peter’s father said they dident want to stay at a hotel.

 

chapter .3 the family dog

peter starts of by saying that nobody ever came out and said that fudge was the reason that peters father lost his joicy-o acount. but peter said that he thout about  it alot tho. peters father was kindoff happy that the yarbys where gone. meanwhile,peters mom was having trouble feeding fudge,so peters mom asked peter to help. at first peter said no, but peters mom pleaded with him. he still said no. when peters mom tryed feeding fudge again, he had a big tempur tantrum, makinga big mess and dumping evrything on the floor. it was almost impossible to get fudge to eat anything!

 

 

 

 

chapter .4 my brother the bird

peter lives by a park called central park. on nice days he likes to play there after shcool. one day he called his fraind jimmy fargo to come play. the two boys have a special place where they play. they play on the rocks. but that day, they found sheila sitting on there favorite rock reading. peter got made at sheila but peters mom said that it was ok. then sheila asks peters mom if she can baby-sit fudge. peters mom agreed. after peters mom left sheila took fudge to the playground. there, he pretended to be a bird, but he fell and got badly hurt. when peters mom came back she blamed peter. peter was hurt by that but later he talked with his mother and they worked it out.

 

 

 

The charectors

so far we have been introuduced to Fudge Peter’s younger brother. Peter the main charector. the Yarbys the heads of the juicy-o company, Dribble Peter’s tiny green Turtle,  Peter’s Mom and Dad, and sheila the anoying girl from shcool.

 

My opinion

I like this story so far beacuse its intresting, funny, and very sweet.(well, somtimes.)

 

What i think will happen next

i think we will get to know sheila a lot better.

 

I think this book is for 8 year olds and up since some of the words in the book are hard to understand.

 

The mayan’s science and technology

 Hello, I want to tell you a bit about the Mayan’s science and Technology. The Mayan civilization used and created many pieces of technology including the calendar, chocolate, rubber, medicine, and math.

 

The first one I will share with you is the calendar. Back in the Mayan times they had more than one type of calendar. They had three calendars! On their calendars, there were some hieroglyphics that represented the date and the month. 

 

This is different to today because we don’t have three different calendars.

 

The second one is chocolate. Chocolate was first discovered by the Maya, who used it as a glue and sometimes food. The Maya didn’t use sugar and water, so the chocolate tasted bitter. Now, we add sugar and water so our chocolate tastes sweet.

 

Mayan advancements in technology tell us that they were very smart and independent.

 

We are able to learn about Mayan technology because we now have the internet.  The internet gets all this information from archaeologists. 

Beneath this, there is a picture of a Mayan chocolate mug.

mayan chocolate mug

Avatar – The Last Airbender: The Rift – book review

Avatar the Last Airbender the rift starts off with Aang, Katara, Sokka and Toph. Aang wants everyone to help him celebrate Yangchen’s festival because it’s an Airbender tradition, but when Aang arrives at the spot where he used to celebrate the festival, he realizes that there is a giant factory ruining the land.  Aang gets very upset, and he tries to tell the owners of the factory that the land under there feet is sacred Airbender land.

My favourite characters in this book are Appa, a flying bison. And Momo, a flying lemur.

I like these characters because they are so cute and funny!

 

If you want to read the book then click the link right here!

 

social studies: comparing life in the mayan times to life right now

I am going to compare life now, to life in mayan times. I think life is different now because we now have better rules for women and for almost everyone else. Now we can also switch jobs, unlike the mayan times, where you were born into a job, and couldn’t leave it.            

 

My first comparison is about: women’s roles. Back in the mayan times, there was not much a woman could do. They could either be slaves, or wifes. But now, we have much better roles for women. They could be a doctor, a teacher, a businessWOMAN, and a tone of other stuff.

 

My second comparison is about: housing. In the mayan times, most farmers’ houses were made out of dried mud. Also, the nobles and kings lived in large palaces made of stone. The nobles and kings lived inside the city, and the farmers lived outside of the city. The kings and nobles didn’t want the farmers inside the city, so they made the rule that all farmers should live outside of the city.                                                                                                                                                  

 

My finale comparison is about: entertainment. In the mayan times, for entertainment, they would often have festivals, with dancing and food. But the main source of entertainment was a game called poc-a-toc. The game was sometimes played between rival communities, and cities as a way to settle arguments, without going to war. Today, we have all sorts of entertainment such as: tv, reading, righting, soccer, and a lot of other fun stuff!                                                                

 

In conclusion, life was very different in the mayan times.

 

science!

I am writing a blog post about light.

 

Here are 3 facts I learnt in class about light…

  • what light does when it cant go through an object.
  • how light bounces of things.
  • how fast light can travel through all diffrent things.

 

In class, we did an experiment to investigate this topic. The experiment was called…..

Now I will explain what we did: 

  1.  firs of all, we got are matirials, wich where: mirrors of all diffrent shaps and sizes, clay, cue cards, a flashlight, markers,  a pencil. and a straw.
  2. then, we drew a bulseye in the middle of one of the cards and stuck the pencil in the middle of all the other cards so there would be a hole.
  3. next we stuck pieces of clay on the bottom of the cards so they would stand up. then we aranged the cards in a special order so the card with the bullseye was the last card.
  4.  after that, we put the straw into the holes of the other cards, and we shone the flashlight through the straw. and guess what? it hit the bullseye!!!!
  5. we all wanted to see what might happen if we tried it in some diffrent ways!

 

Here is a video of me experimenting with light

Algae and sloths

Hello, my name is Meadow. I want to tell you a bit about sloths. To get started, there are two families of sloths.  they are the two-toed sloths also called  Choloepus, and then there’s the Bradypus, also called the three toad sloths.

Baby sloths are very cute and they’re very cool. Baby sloths are very vulnerable Because they are very small and young. A baby sloth has to stay with its mother  From two to four years until they are able to feed themselves.

Algae grow on sloths because they are very slow. Algae also help sloths camouflage so they’ll look like part of a tree when hiding from a predator. Algae absorb water and sloths drink that water through their fur. Sloths need algae to survive.