Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Independent Project Reflection 2017

My topic was about The Middle Ages and I chose it because I like history. Some of the coolest things I learned about this time period from 400-1500 was about religion, conflict, and weaponry, such as what they used for different situations. Some things I still want to learn about are the everyday things people did in that time period. I also had used Google Slides to present my project to the class. What made me proud about my project was that I didn't mess up the presentation. If I were to improve my project I would put in less text.

Friday, October 20, 2017

DWA Publishing 1st Quarter

DWA 10/11/17             "The pen is mightier than the sword" -E.G. Bulwer-Lytton. I thought that by this he meant that writing and speaking has more effect than brute force or violence. I mostly agree with this statement because writing or speech can totally change their mind or even get them on your side! But if you use brute force or violence you won't make an ally or they might just become mad towards you.DWA 10/19/17             Since today is a free write day I am going to write about stupid things that people do in horror movie. First up is if someone is chasing you they never run or call the police first. If the do run and they're inside they run to either the top floor, basement, or outside. If they run to the top floor or the basement they are most likely trapped. Also if they lose the person chasing them they stop running and and pretty much wait instead of running for their lives. One last thing they do is if they here maniacal laughter or something like that coming from a sewer or basement they always try to investigate instead of avoiding it altogether.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Words of Wisdom

 

What I've learned from doing this project is that people are often going to support you on decisions that are meaningful. Also I have noticed that sometimes wisdom doesn't necessarily have to be something that takes many years to learn.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nauvoo Field Trip Reflection

         My favorite part of the trip was when we all went and learned about how they made the wagons and the all the things for the wagons (like the wheels, hulls, horseshoes, and oxen shoes) so then they could move westwards to the Rocky Mountains.
         Something that I learned from the 1840's that I thought was interesting was all the huge range of various professions that they had for the city to be able to function well, I was especially fascinated about how many different things that they did/made at a Forge (the place where a blacksmith works).
         Something I learned about why the Mormons moved west was because a ton of violence was happening there and so they were forced out of Nauvoo and decided that they would be better off in the West near the Rocky Mountains.
         If I had to choose one thing to learn more about in Nauvoo it would be what the Mormons' religion and how it is different than other religions so I could understand what it might have been like.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Moral Dilemma Literature Circles

I think that a moral dilemma is the choice of choosing what is right and what could be wrong. The moral dilemma from The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson was choosing between fighting to become the false prince and rule the kingdom or choosing not to fool an entire kingdom and be punished. The dilemma was solved by Sage (protagonist) choosing to resist until the rest could be taken over by others. If I were him I probably would have not resisted and did what was asked so I wouldn't be punished by Conner (antagonist).

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Invent Iowa

My invention is The Flaming Flashlight, it is solar powered and works a regular flashlight and a lighter for survivalists and other different people. The problem we were trying to solve is lack of light and starting fires efficiently. The way it solves our problem is by concentrating the light through the bent lense making the concentrated light hotter, but after it is concentrated the light spreads out and cools down. The thing that makes me the most proud about my project is that we got done with it. We had limited amount of time and most of the time we were just fighting against the clock to get it done. To improve my project I would made the the solution and problem more detailed to make it longer.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Independent Project Reflection

My independent project was about Nanotechnology, I used google slides to present my Independent Project. My most favorite part was to learn all about my topic and what it did for us. The hardest part was present my project to the class. I improved as a learner by listening to everybody else's projects. If I could do my project again I would make it have more facts and more pictures.