Hello welcome back to another blog its a new school years which means you guessed more blog posts (yay).
So in this project we used a exponent laws and exponent is for example 22 which would be 2 to the power of 2 the small to being the exponent and the bigger number being the base. How a exponent works is you take the base and times it by itself as many times as the exponent number so for example 43 would be 4x4x4. Now two things 1. Complete shocker I’m not a math genius (gasp) I know shocker right just like I’m not a science expert 2. There are multiple laws of exponents pictured here.
So now that you have seen all of those laws lets talk about our game I say our as this was a group project so our game was about invading other countries on a game board you start by picking 1 of 4 classes: thief ,mage warrior, and commander. We used lego mini figures to represent these four classes.
So our game overall was good we acquired the accomplished on it. The reason for that was we made our game very complex and people couldn’t play it unless we were talking them through it.
Here is what our game board looked like
So now to do the curricular competencies yay
So first competency was: Reasoning and Analyzing: use logic to solve puzzles and play games. Basically saying is the game simple and working with a point system to determine a winner. For our game we had that except our game was not very simple it was very complex in terms of rules how you attack and defend and deafest other players. So overall we did ok on this competency but again we could have done much better if we had made our game simpler.
Competency #2 was communicating and representing: represent mathematical ideas in a concrete pictorial and symbolic forms. Meaning a set of clear complete personalized instructions are created for each player to take there turn and game has 4 or more different exponent laws in it. We did this in our game and came up with cool game mechanics and worked hard to integrate exponent laws onto our game.
Applying and innovating: all group members contribute equally basically its the learning without distractions. So I’d say I worked pretty hard and was not distracted in class by games or things. I missed the first 2 days but then came back and created the baseline for our game. So overall I’d say I did good on this one.
So you’ve read all that now it’s time for the Milestones.
So Milestone #1 was we created in groups of 2, 3 separate dice games
Here they are
Milestone #2 was a game rules first draft which all be honest didn’t go to well as there was still a lot of details that needed to be ironed out.
Milestone #3 was a Khan Academy qiz
Milestone #4 was a paper quiz
Milestone #5 was the 2nd game rules draft this one went a lot better as by this time we had made more clear rules and game mechanics.
Milestone#6 was the final game which we switched with the other Scimatics class so they could try our game and we could try theirs.
Milestone 7 is obviously the blog post.
Wow thats a huge information dump sorry now for this project my partners were Noah and Cooper (the names are links).
All righty thats the project thanks for reading have a fantastic day
And remember that Carter=Blog
So I’m back with a post not a school one but I’ve been thinking about something my parents say.
They stuff like “don’t yell the windows are open” and “maybe don’t wear that it has a hole”
now for the windows one maybe there just trying to be polite and they don’t want us to yell to be nice to the neighbours and the clothing hole one there worried about how it will look in the eyes of others same thing somewhat with the yelling there worried about how we sound and how the neighbours will perceive us and things like that.
And I’ve been asking myself if we dress or act because we fear how people will judge us and we base out actions off of what other people think then our we really US
I don’t have and answer but if I did short and sweet I would say: no because were basing ourselves off others thought therefore we are them and not us. Now you can have your own opinion and all that feel free to let me know what you think in the comments
Bye Carter= Philosophy (Kinda)
Greetings All I’m back with probably the greatest blog post ever (not really). This project is my last blog post of grade 8 (yay) so this was a scimatics project and it was fun like really fun we made a comic so like already one of the best projects. Second only to the scratch coding that was probably my favourite. Anyways this project was about cells like red blood cells and such,and how they interact with other things in the body. So we had a choice we could pick photosynthesis, disease interaction, and cellular interaction. I chose diseases but let me explain a little bit about the other two. (Quick disclaimer this may come as a big surprise but I’m NOT a medical expert (gasp) I know I know but some facts may not be 100% accurate and such sooo yeah also if you experience any symptoms see a doctor) Ok on to other stuff
Photosynthesis is when plant absorb sunlight and other things like water and turn it into energy. It is also common knowledge that plants produce oxygen they do this when they have leftover food (solar energy and nutrients from the earth) and it turns into a gas call carbon Dioxide (air) it’s more complicated then that but all leave it there.
Cellular interaction sound pretty straight forward how cells interact with each other like red blood cells carry oxygen and hemoglobins and what not. I think it’s complicated so I won’t explain to much but basics. So here we go. Cellular interaction refers to the direct interaction between cells on the surface that play a crucial role in development and the function of multicellular organisms these interactions allow the cells to communicate with each other and the rest of the body.
OK that was a lot but now onto my topic DISEASES INTERACTION!!!! (I have know idea why I’m yelling) ok so disease interaction meaning how diseases interact with other diseases and each other and cells and stuff in the human body. So my disease was Malaria so some stuff i say will be diseases in general and some stuff will be Malaria specific. So lets start with where it started it when a military doctor by the name of: Alphonse Laveran was in a military hospital in 1880 discovered the parasite in Algeria More info here👉 link
So it begins when a female mosquito bites a already infected person (also how it spreads) so the plasmodium (which like the first stage) develops in the mosquito and then when the mosquito bite a different person the plasmodium becomes sporozoite and is injected into the human blood stream, where it move quickly (30 minutes) to the liver and invades liver cells and here after a 7-10 day period the sporozoite erupts and turns into merozoites (Malaria parasites) and those merozoites cause the liver cell to rupture releasing them. Then the merozoites attack the Red blood cells and invade them and self replicate inside the red blood cells then the red blood cells would rupture and at this point you are experiencing symptoms of Malaria example: high fever,chill aches sweating etc. So the merozoites kept on replicating and replicating until there’s a lot of them. But don’t worry your body has a defensive system in bone marrow (which is like inner bone layer) Neutrophils which is a type of white blood cells are being mass produced as a direct response to merozoites (this right here is disease interaction) so these Neutrophils are deployed into the blood stream and they destroy merozoites and infected red blood cells.
Wow that was a lot but were not done yet because its time for everyone’s favourite part Curricular Competencies (yay)
So Curricular competency #1 was Questioning and predicting: Demonstrate a sustained curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest.
It’s a little different this time however it means pretty much the same thing but it’s specific to this project it says class time is used for learning and creating a comic book story abut 1 of the 3 topics. So I showed this in All of the milestones really I achieved a proficient understanding of this skill which shows in the other 2 competency’s. Where I think I really showed this is in Milestone 5 because I put a ton of work into it and it turned out exactly how I wanted it to Milestone 5 was also finished comic which you will see later.
Curricular Competency #2 was scientific communication communicate ideas, findings, and solutions to problems using scientific language, representations, and digital technologies
meaning how well can I communicate my knowledge through the comic book.
I achieved a extending mark on this Competency because I worked hard I best showed this on the comic book again because I had lots of accurate information on my comic.
Curricular Competency #3 was Evaluating: Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence. Meaning how can I integrate a virus characters and have them interact in a scientific way and have a logical outcome/end to the story I achieved the extending mark on this one because I had my virus characters interact with the blood cells and they integrated very nicely.
So now onto the Milestones.
Milestone 1 was a project start mind map
Milestone 2 was a Disease Wanted poster. So we chose a disease from the 1400-1600 I chose Small Pox
Milestone 3 was a khan academy quiz about cells
Milestone 4 was a storyboard outline of what our final comic would look like all show a few of the scenes
Milestone 5 was the final comic we used comic life for this which made it easier because we had cool fonts and convenient box’s for us to put our images in.
One other thing we did in this project to start was watch Osmosis Jones which premiered in 2001 and is about a white blood cell and a cold pill fighting a virus called Thrax AKA Big Daddy Thrax (not joking thats one of his names) learn more ————> here
So thats it people the final blog post of grade 8 and scimatics 8 but never fear I shall be back next school year with more posts
Goodbye and don’t forget that School is over I like noodles and Carter=blog
P.S this is my longest blog post ever at 10,96 (not counting the number or these words)
(Stay tuned for a “I’m bored post maybe if I feel bored”)
So welcome back to another blog post this project was called the Ultimate Design Challenge. This is a Scimatics project so this was a group project my partners were Dylan (who is definitely a human) And Ben links to there blog are there names. So because their is a Scimatics project we had to do math so our group made a recycling bin designed in the 3D modelling software we had to use called Tinkercad (Tinkercad is a link to there website)d (insert image)
I know it’s beautiful so there are 3 main shapes so we had to decide wether we wanted maximum SA(surface area) and V(Volume) so because we made a bin we decide that maximum volume would be a good idea so we broke down our bin into 3 main shapes triangular prism rectangular prisms and cylinders and the lid. here are the shapes
So here are the calculations for all of our shapes
Another thing we had to do was get the ratio of SA to Volume.
So after that you know what time it is thats right its time for Curricular Competencies (yay)
So Obviously because it’s Scimatics competency #1 is Applying and Innovating,Applying and innovating: Contribute to care for self, others, community, and world through personal or collaborative approaches.
Meaning all class time is used effectively with out distractions. I definitely did not do as good of a job at this as i could have and it impacted me and my group greatly. I could improve this by not playing games and such and getting my group members back on task as well. Me to focusing impacted the other 2 competencies quite a bit. So overall I still achieved proficiency but BARELY.
#2 Reasoning and Analyzing: Model mathematics in contextualized experiences
This means can I design something using Tinkercad that is optimized for maximum SA or V
I did ok at this one but our group missed a few core things we did not have 10 shapes and some people did more work then others. So a I said earlier our recycling bin was maximized for volume and it was according to our ratios which was Sa is the first number second is Volume so I guess we successfully made our bin 100% could have improved on it in multiple ways. To improve next time I would read the criteria and make a more advanced shape and definitely share the work more and make more then 1 shape.
And the final competency is Communicating and Representing: Explain and justify mathematical ideas and decisions
So like everything is calculated correctly and and our measurements are correct and compared and shown accurately in a Keynote. Again because our group did not use time well our presentation was rushed and we forgot multiple things and we mislabeled stuff. Because of this our group did not do well on this part.
Now onto the driving question which was “ The relationship between surface area and volume of 3D objects can be used to describe, measure, and compare spatial relationships“ and yes they can like with a recycling bin.
And what you all came to see recycling bin content
All right this was a long post but yeah. Alright goodbye and don’t forget that CAR†êr= BLOg
Character without spaces count 2,470 with spaces 3,005 and 541 words
I’m back with a scimatics blog post so this project was Chemistry Coding. In this project we learned about matter and its different forms and diffrent states of matter on elements i.e water of magnesium. To code this we used scratch (learn more here——->scratch) scratch is block coding for more info on that Here. So we had a choice make either a simulation or a game. I chose simulation because I thought it would be a better way of showing my knowledge then a game. And because this is PLP we have driving statement: “The behaviour of matter can be explained by the kinetic molecular theory and atomic theory”
So because this was a Scimatics project we made a mind map to start the project this was milestone 1
Milestone 2 was we had to show 4 elements that were on periodic table my elements were Magnesium,Carbon,Lithium,Nitrogen we had to list how any protons neutrons and electrons there are in each element
here are some images
Milestone 3 was a Atomic theory test
Milestone 4 we made a list on what we wanted to put into our game/simulation
Milestone 5 was the scratch final product here’s some of the code I used
And Milestone 6 was this blog post
Core Competencies Time
So Core Competency #1 was Questioning and predicting: Demonstrate a sustained curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest.
Meaning can I ask questions and show a curious interest in the topic. I did ok at this skill I probably could have used my time better and then I would have showed my understanding better. I could improve this skill next time by not getting distracted by things around me.
Core Competency #2 was Scientific communication: communicate ideas, findings, and solutions to problems using scientific language, representations, and digital technologies
So when we coded we needed to include scientific words and ideas and images. So what that meant for coding is we had to have accurate information and depictions of how certain molecules move and what temperature they react at. I showed this is Milestone 2 when we had to chose 4 elements off the periodic table and find out how many protons neutrons and electrons there were. I did pretty good overall on this skill how I could improve this would be to code better on Milestone 5 like coding particle collision.
Competency #3 was Reasoning and analyzing: Use logic and patterns (including coding) to solve puzzles and play games.
This one was for the coding part of the project and I did really well on this I had two elements magnesium and Water and and using certain keys like T for temperature I made them move accurately based on what the temperature was.I could have coded particle collision if I had time so definitely should have used my time better.
So after all this we added to our MindNode with stuff we learned throughout the project.
So two Main highlights of this project 1.the coding in general because I love coding and using scratch was fun and simple.
2. Was a gem stone identification challenge this challenge was Mr.Gross (the teacher) got some gems and we had to try and figure out what type of gem they were by using density spoiler The were topaz.
Now what you all probably came here to see the final game
So just FYI for better experience click the link here ———> Matter Simulation
So this project is over now and I’m sad because this was a fun and unique experience
Anyways Goodbye And don’t forget that coding=fun I=BLog And you=awesome
Hi guess who’s here its me yeah so you know what time it is. It’s REFLECTION TIME YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!
So this project is called “The More Things Change” and the final product of this is a video
So yeah there’s the video now how we got there so this was a partner project link 👉 Aaron’s Blog. So anyways this project like all of our projects had a driving question this one was:”What did European settlement mean for all the people involved” meaning when Europeans came to North America and South America what did that mean for them and the indigenous peoples. Alright I will answer the driving question at the end.
Which means you know what time it is its Core Competences time yay
So there were 2 competences a english one and a socials one.
English: so the english one was use evidence meaning we say something and then have to back it up with evidence like every fact that I say is what I learned in school. So I showed this in Milestone 2.Milestone 2 was a a chart that we had to fill out about continuity and change form European exploration we each had a section to do and then our group members gave us other sections of the chart. So this relates to using evidence because we had to make sure that our facts were historically accurate.
Socials one was: identifying continuity and change.
Meaning in historical events can I see if there are continuity from that event to today. And can I find the changes from a event to now. I struggled with this competency because I didn’t really understand what continuity and change meant until Milestone 3. So because of that on Milestone 1 I didn’t do so well as I did not understand part of the assignment. Milestone 1 was we found a place outside on school grounds. And just free thought wrote about how the lives and conditions of the people that were they at the time of settlement have changed over time.
So now the part you have all been waiting for (teachers) evidence of my learning and answer to the driving question so again the driving question was:”What Did European Settlement Mean For All The People Involved”. So I think it meant for the Europeans we have new land and new colonies hooray and now we have access to a bunch of new raw materials that we didn’t have before. But for the First Peoples they saw 2 things 1.being that they two could trade for new items I.e the gun but they also saw it as the Europeans taking away there land and the culture.
Now for my favourite part of the project was the Fur Trade Simulation. So first off we were assigned different groups of people the: North West Company.Hudson Bay Company were the European groups and two first peoples groups were the: Haudenosaunee Nation and the Ouendat Nation. So then we each took turn and one First Peoples group would approach either HBC NWC and offer stuff to them and vice versa when it was the European traders turn.
And so as we approach the end of this project we had to put your infographics up in widows around the school so Aaron and I put ours up in the library and then took a picture.
So thats it in case you missed it here the video again
And also a image of the infographic
Alright goodbye for now and don’t forget that Carter=Blog.
Book 👏Review 👏
Good Morning/Goodnight/Good Afternoon to you all
Today I’m doing a book review of a book that I read recently : Eragon
So I’m really to lazy to give you a summary so click the link——>link to get it.
Also the author of the book is: Christopher Paolini.
So quick disclaimer this is MY opinion you are welcome to have your own opinion this is just how I feel about the book. Another note is this is the first book in a 4 book series called the Inheritance Cycle so if you like this I will make a part 2 on the second book and the 3rd one once I finish reading it.
So the category’s I’m using
- Action i.e overall battle scenes
- Character development
- Character description
- Length of book ( how long the book is the more pages the better)
- And genre
Rated on a scale of 1-10 and again this is my opinion you are entitled to your own opinion. And FYI these rating will be added up into a final score and they are not mathematically correct and its just a average.
So on plot I give it a 7.5/10
Character development I give it a 8/10
Character description is 7/10
Length of book 7/10
Genre is fantasy and I give it 6/10
Overall score 8.5 out of 10
So yeah thats the book it pretty epic definitely recommend reading it
So anyways goodbye and don’t forget the Carter=book which = book review ta ta
Good day to all of you. You wonderful people. I’m back reflecting on a project about pirates (oh wow) so pirates pirates have been around for a long time dating all the way back to the 1500s and from 1650 -1720 is what most people consider “the golden age of piracy”. But what might surprise you is that pirates are still active and alive today. Most pirates are active just off the coast of Somalia on the Horn of Africa
Yeah so to start this project we watched movie called “Captain Phillips” its about pirates off the coast of Somalia who highjacked the “Maersk Alabama”. It’s a true story. If you want you can learn more about it here:link and here: link.
So what this project was really about was the “Age of Exploration basically when Europeans discovered North America and South America. So in 1000A.D. Leif Erikson Landed in North America now your thinking who the heck is Leif Erikson (probably not). Leif Erikson was a Viking he landed in what we now call Newfoundland. But then he left. Then much much later Christopher Columbus sailed in 1492 trying to discover a new trade route in India. He thought he found it when he landed the Guanahani (Bahamas)
So Core competencies now.
#1 was a social studies one called Analyze cause and consequence. Something happened and what was the consequence or the outcome. For example when Europeans landed in the Americas(thats the cause) they brought lots of diseases to the natives (thats the consequence). I showed this skill in Milestone 1 when we made a very simple web of cause and consequence
# 2 was a maker empowered leaner. How can I use technology responsibly to construct knowledge. Meaning can I be effective and responsible with my device to construct a object or picture or video. I struggled with this because there was drawing and colouring involved with this one. I have trouble with drawing and colouring. This was also part of Milestone 1 as we had to create a video with this software (hint the final project uses this software) AR maker so we messed around with it to make sure we knew how to use It.
#3 was a English discussing listening and speaking. So can you use the English language to effectively state your purpose and explain your video
Now onto the driving question. So the driving question was “What was the impact of global exploration”. So to answer that I think the impact of global exploration was mostly positive. I this because well if it weren’t for the Europeans north and south America would not be as technologically advanced and physically advanced as we are today. So yeah thats my answer.
Anyways the final stepto this project was to make a video using AR maker and in said video talk about European exploration. And the video story had to be told using a cause and consequence format.
So there’s the video hope you enjoy and don’t forget if you ever find yourself with a pirate look and eye not the eyepatch (carter=blog).
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Hello there and welcome back to another post this one is about DI. What is DI? Di stands or destination imagination. What is that? It is a competitive tournament in which teams from around world for more info click this link: DI.this year though DI is a little different due to COVID-19 its online and video submission so the challenge and when I talk about instant challenge is for this year and not original DI. Something else worth mentioning was the interference contract (ohhhh) so this contract was signed by us (group members) our parents and the teachers. So what this contract means is our parents and teachers won’t interfere with our work meaning they won’t tell us what to do or do anything for us. We also had a budget of 100 dollars US thats roughly 125 dollars CAD.
So our team name was Jocelyn and the 4 and our challenge was “In Theory”. We were the scientific group meaning we had to bend or break a scientific law using a technical method meaning you use something like pistons or magnets or hydraulics systems. Or something else. So my team members were Santiago,Jocelyn,Brooke,Nolan. We decided to break the law of buoyancy or Archimedes Principle. learn more about it :here. So our requirements were we had to have one expert who knows everything about the law Nolan played this person as Jake(the main character). Next we had to have a witness someone who witnesses the law being broken the witness was Mr.Gonzales the CEO of the fictional company we created called Core-tech he was played by Santiago. We added two of jakes friends Carter and Jocelyn they played supporting roles as Jakes roommates/friends. And last but not least we had Brooke play the Mom of Jake and the Karen receptionist.
So what did I learn. I learned the value of teamwork hearing other peoples ideas and adapting improvising and overcoming. I showed this through the course of DI. Helping my group members and doing what was assigned to me an example of this is when I was tasked with writing the script with Brooke and Jocelyn. It’s was fun we messed around a bit but in the end we got it done each of us had different ideas on what to do like on of our ideas was to use magnets in our story but we didn’t instead used something else. and if your wondering why I’m not telling you what it is that’s because I can’t DI is still happening in some places so I can’t talk about it to much otherwise it might influence other groups doing the same challenge and thats not allowed.
Another thing about DI is the instant challenge so the instant challenge is a challenge that we found out about 72 hours in advance then we see if its a technical challenge or a story challenge or both. What I mean by that is the performance challenge is all acting no props or special effects just our bodies. The technical one is you get to pick from a set amount of materials and build something out of. And the combination one is you get props and tell a story. For this year of instant challenge we had to do it on a zoom call that was being recorded were all in different areas of the school so it’s pretty hard to do this as a performance challenge which is the one we got.
So for now I can’t show you our team challenge video but I can show you a blooper reel
One last thing we had to do was create a team sign here its is.
So thats all for now don’t forget that PLP=blog and DI +end of DI =Blog post equals Carter=blog goodbye
UPDATE: so DI is over and here is the main challenge video
And also if you have any questions here is a Q&A video
So yes that was are video its great also quick brag our team placed 2nd in all on Canada so epic anyways yeah
PLP=blog and DI +end of DI =Blog post equals Carter=blog goodbye.
Hello welcome back to the final day of student blogging challenge.
Today is a reflection day for all student blogging challenge days.
My participation in this has been good I’ve done all the days and revised when asked to. Most of them were quality posts.
So to look back on it all it was fun probably the most fun I’ve had (while writing blogs).
My favourite thing was probably day 7 because using the emojis to tell a story was so much fun. It was a cool experience and taught me more on how to communicate in other forms of writing.
To reflect on it all it was a good thing because it taught me how to go deeper and learn how to better communicate on my site with you guys my wonderful readers.
Now the link to the category is here.
How I think I improved my blogging skills. I think I improved them by learning to mix professionalism and humour together. Example the Readers they were funny but as some of you said they take away from the learning and reflecting. So I got rid of them on school related posts but I still bring humour by putting riddles and memes and the I’m Bored posts.
So now that this over I’m going to still try and post about non school related stuff through the I’m bored posts link here – bored.
I might talk about stuff such as
And other stuff to make your brain hurt.
Now new business I got this certificate for student Blogging Challenge and I’m going to put it here because why not it looks dope.
So I know what your thinking oh wow what a nice certificate. And I says thanks. And thanks to all of you people for reading and answering my riddles special thanks to Cooper Noah and Theryn(links to there blogs are there names) for participating in the riddles and giving me feedback.
So its been fun but I’m tried and my fingers hurt so Goodbye and don’t forget that CARTER=Blog.