Hi guys welcome back to another post! Today we are talking about chemistry!

In this unit we learned a lot about chemical bonding and the different elements.

The two main things that we learned were:

Ionic bonding: Ionic bonding is when a metal and a non metal bond. This is done by the non metal give the metal (in most cases) its valence electrons because of this, they then bond together to create a compound.


Covalent bonding: Covalent bonding is when two non metals bond together. To do this they decide to share their valence electrons so that they both have full valence shells.

Lastly I have my mind map to show you guys. This map includes stuff that I learned during this unit (in black) and the stuff that I already knew (in red).


Thats everything for this post I hope you enjoyed and to see how we used chemistry in PLP stay tuned for this next post!

– Merry Christmas, Em


The Digital Language

Hello everyone and welcome to another SBC post. If you haven’t been reading my post this is week 9 of the student blogging challenge. I hope you enjoy.

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This week the challenge is coding! Coding is really cool. It is the reason that all your devices like the one your reading this post on work. You might think it sounds hard to learn but it’s actually pretty easy. Lucky for me I had previously done some coding in a free app called swift playgrounds. It’s really easy to use and code with and there are many different options depending on you ability.

Unfortunately for this challenge the task was to use the hour of code website. After doing one of the challenges (which I will talk about in more detail later) I found it was a lot like swift. Now on to what you do with the code.

First I would like to say that even though it says hour of code the exercise only took me about 10 minutes. Most of them should take you from 10 to 20 minutes to complete.

I decided to do the Star Wars themed one. It was a pretty easy one that I recommend for people who don’t know anything about coding or if you are a younger person. I picked it because I like Star Wars.

The first step was pretty easy. You just have to move the blocks from the column to the box.

Now I have a challenge for y’all. I will put three different images of code from the exercise. You have to figure out the different moves from the movements in the column to get BB-8 to each of the scraps of metal.




Leave your answers in the comments.

If you enjoy coding you can get even more complexed and move to Java which is more of a code.

Anyways that’s all for this SBC post hope you enjoyed