Monday, October 17, 2011

Why I write...?

When I write… I write when I don’t want to talk about something with someone else. I write when I just need to some space, and time alone. I write when I’m bored and it seems to make everything fun. I write when I have a really good idea.

What I write…. I write all different styles. I write happy stories, sad stories, stories about running, and anything else.

Where I write… I mainly write in my room when I want to be alone.

Most of all… Why I write… I write because it helps me get my emotions out with talking about it. I makes me feel happy.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mood and Setting

As the contrasting snowflakes fall from the sky the night time has a wraithy feel to it. Every stride I take I can hear footsteps behind me. As I stand panting I feel a rush. Tall, gloomy trees makes me feel like someone is following me; a dog, murderer, or a wolf.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Reflection On My Science Lesson

When I taught my lesson about Law of Superposition, a lot of people participated in the activity of comparing two people. When I was done with my lesson Mr. Mayher told me that I needed to have more notes because I didn't have everything I needed. I wasn't prepared 100%.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Lemon Juice vs. Water

Problem: Can I use the lemon juice to water my plants and grow the plant better than 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 a plant grow better than water.
Materials: 2 beans, soil, water, lemon juice, graduated cylinder, 2 cups, ruler, paper, pencil, measuring cup, and scale.

Method
Step 1: Go and 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, make sure they are both the same weight, bring them back after.
Step 6: Then take your 2 cups and put 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 pinky.)
Step 8: Then, drop 1 bean in each hole, gently cover the bean with soil.
Step 9: Go get 10 mL of water in a graduated cylinder.
Step 10: Pour the 10 mL of water in 1 of the cups.
Step 11:  Then go get 10 mL of lemon juice in a graduated cylinder.
Step 12: Pour the lemon juice in the other cup that has no water.
Step 13: Rinse the cylinder out and lay it our to dry.
Step 14: Write on the cups which one has lemon juice and which one has water in it.
Step 15: Lay them on the table behind the paper that says 6th hour.

Draw Conclusions: Since plant watered with water grew more than 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.