Laser laws

Hello reader. This blog post is about the last scimatics project that i just did. The project is called laser laws. The driving question of this project is: how can we test the Pythagorean theorem and he law of reflection. What we did is we used mirrors and laser to make a triangle.

Curricular competency number one: Questioning and predicting: Demonstrate a sustained intellectual curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest. I think that i did show a sustained interest in this scientific because i made sure that i that i used the laser simulator to make sure that my laser display would work and i did other things.

Curricular competency number two: Communicating and Representing: Represent mathematical ideas in concrete, pictorial, and symbolic forms. I think that i did a good job here because i made sure that my group mates could have their opinions heard. In the group we made sure that we that we represented our ideas and math concepts by writing them down.

Curricular competency number three: Applying and innovating: Co-operatively design projects. Me and Keaton,one of my group parters did a majority of the work. We did the triangle measurements and the other aspects of work that were due, while my other group mates were on tik tok and giggleing about how cute random people on the internet are so i think that i did a good job here considering my group mates and stuff. Thanks for reading

My mPOL post for 2021/2022

This is a mid-term presentation of learning about the 3 main subjects that i have been taking in my term one. The subjects are: scimatics(math and science in one) humanities and maker(stuff we need to know how to do and whatnot).

So hear i am going to talk about the story of my learning so far during this first semester of my high-school year.

I am going to talk about the 3 different subjects that i am taking with the plp. The first subject that i am going to talk about is humanities.

In humanities the projects that we have worked on are: medium is the message, the outsiders and working with words.

here are my group ad drafts.

Now for the outsiders, the second project that we worked on. One of the main points of this project was to increase our world view and to do that we read the book The Outsiders by: S.E.Hinton. The book the outsiders is about the struggle between two social casts the greasers(poor people) and the socs(rich people). So in this project we read the books the outsiders and did activity’s on the different parts of the book. We did some character analysis, a reflection on the movie and a character deck to name a few. We were also put in groups for this project. One of the things that we had to do as a group in this project was to make a “movie poster” for how the outsiders should look like now. Th main thing about this project was reading the book and i really enjoyed this project compared to our previous one Medium is the Message. Make sure to add some media and links. Here are some images or work and picture from the exhibition:

The third project that we did/are doing at the time of me writing this is working with words. This project is about poetry. The main focus of this project was to learn about poetry and write some poems to out in an e book of our poems. In class we made a list of poetry terms. Another thing that we did was analyise some poem that we written by other people. Then once we had all of our poems written and our all of our terms memorized we took a poetry test. Then it was time to present our poems in our  coffee house presentation and the project was done.

Here are some photos from the poetry book that we put all of the poetry in.

Now to talk about my second class maker. Maker is my class for learning about iPads and other things that are just handy to know. In maker the projects that we have done/ are still doing are: destination imagination, geek out blog challenger,constructing creative communication and becalming a plp learner.

The first project that we did in maker was becoming a PLP learner. In becoming a plp learner we did a series of activities that were designed to increase our knowledge of apps that we have on our iPads so that we cold do other projects and know how to use this incredible piece of technology that we use in this program. Once we had learned these skills, we put most of them to work in the maker exhibition. Here are some picture from that project

The second project that we did in maker was constructing creative communication. The point of constructing creative communication was to learn to use our iPads in a different way. There ways two parts to this project Herzog and Carr. Booth parts of this project were named after a famous person relating to the part of the project. Herzog was focused on drawing and Carr was focused on drawing. When we started one of the projects we would learn about the person that the project was named after and we would learn about what we would be doing in the project. Then we would have a five. Session thing where we would learn 1 skill per session. Here are some drawings from the Carr group:

And here are some pictures from Herzog

The next thing that we started was destination imagination. In destination imagination you have a team and you are supposed to come up with a solution to a problem and come up with some teem choice elements which are up to your team to decide. Then you present. I also forgot to mention you also do instant challenges which are challenges that your team has to solve on a dime.

Last project that we have done so far is the is the geek out blog challenge. In the geek out blog challenge we had to pick a subject and then write 4 blog articles about it. For my subject i picked the difference between Minecraft java and bedrock. In the different blogs we had to do one on a photo and two choice blogs. For the different differences on my subject i pick Pvp and Redstone and off hands. That is what we had to do for this challenge. I think this challenge was cool. Oh and i forgot for the last post we have to combine it with destination imagination. Here are some screen shots that i took to make a point

And finally time for scimatics. In scimatics the projects that we have done are: laser laws, tectonic chances and fractions for your time. The first project that we did in scimatics was fractions of your time. In this project what we did was we tracked what we did for a while. It was mainly focused on screen time, but you cold also track how much book reading you did and how much exercise you did to name a few. Then once we had done all of our tracking for a week, we put all of the data in to charts and we did our averages and found out roughly how our time was used.

the project that we did next was called tectonic chances. What we did in tectonic chances was we made a board game based on tectonic plate and volcanic reactions and the sort. The game that my group made was called escape the plates. The point of the board game was to get rocket ship pieces to esacpe a foreign planet. We started the project as normal by learning about what we were doing and then just did the project was normal end of story.

And the final project that we have done in scimatics is….. laser laws! Laser laws is a project about laser, the law of reflection and the Pythagorean theorem. The main goal of this project was to make a laser display using math and a laster simulator to understand the main concepts of this project. But we started this project just like any other. We learned about what we would be doing. I think this project was one of the cooler ones that we have done but on of the hardest. I think that hardest part about this project was getting the laser exactly where we wanted it in real life.

Minecraft photography post

So here we are supposed to take a picture and then draw the photo. What i chose to draw was a frame out of a recording that i did of Minecraft showing a bit of Redstone. In the frame of the recording i made a machine that showcased a Redstone circuit that launched some bottles’o’enchanting triggered by a tripwire or a lever attacked by some Redstone wiring.

What i did when i drew the photo was I separated the main Colours so the browns, the blues, yellows, the greens and the grays from the the screen shot and i then shaped it so that i looked how i wanted to. I made sure that i had the screen shot in a layer underneath the photo that i am using then took it off after so that i had a good image to use. The app that i use to do this was sketches pro.

Here is the photo of the frame of my recording:

I also have the footage of what i did with the Redstone.

IMG_0810 here is the footage on bedrock.

IMG_0809 here is the footage on java.

Java vs bedrock introduction

So my subject is Minecraft java and how it is different and better than Minecraft bedrock (please note that Minecraft bedrock does have some things that are better than Minecraft java. There is too versions of Minecraft bedrock and java. If you play on console, switch phone or iPad, then you have Minecraft bedrock (please not that there is a Minecraft bedrock version for computer, but if you have Minecraft for computer you probably have Minecraft java. So there are some major differences between the two different versions and that is what i am going to talk about in this series of blog post.

Bedrock and java pvp

The first major difference that i am going to talk about it the difference between p.v.p. an p.v.e.

So what is different about the p.v.p. you must be thinking? Because it is the same game of course. But there is actually a big difference between the p.v.p. Please keep in mind that when i am talking about the java p.v.p. I am talking about the modern p.v.p. And not 1.8 and earlier, But in java the combat it heavily based on critical hits and timing your blows, but in bedrock it is more about spamming and sprinting at you opponents so you can get the most hits. An other main difference between the two versions is the best melee weapon to use. In bedrock the main weapon that you would use is the sword end or story, but in java you have the choice of using the axe or the sword. Now most people would say that the axe is better and while it is more versatile i will not say that it is better. So the axe is good for doing a lot of damage in one hit, but the sword is better for doing more hits. Now in the early game for most players the preferred weapon is the axe, later gameplay when most player have optimized items with enchantments the sword can have more enchantments and is therefor considered the better item to have. Please note that the axe can disable shields and that will be mentioned furtherer. An other difference between java and bedrock is the fact that there is armour toughness in the java version of Minecraft. What armour toughness does is it reduces additional damage that the armour would normally not (please not that only diamond armour and netherite armour are the only armour that have armour toughness) and finally the finally main difference in the combat systems are shields. So shields in bedrock have not recharge and can not be disable for a period in time and can only be broken. In java on the other hand a shield can be disabled on an axe crit for 6 second leading to much more balanced p.v.p.

Here are some photos of attacks in te different versions of minecraft

here is a photo of the attack indicator in java

now here is a photo of the attack indicator on pocket edition of bedrock minecraft (phone, ipad and tablet) :

The outsiders.

So here ima talk about the humanities project that we have been doing. We have read the book the outsiders by S.E. Hinton. As we were learning about the book we learned about the different parts of a story including: the exposition, the rising action, the climax, the falling action and the conclusion. We also did activity’s on looking what the outsiders would look like now and we also compared ourselves to outsiders character in the you vs who character analysis. I think my favourite character from the book was Ponyboy’s older brother and legal guardian, Darryl “Darry” Curtis. That reminds me i did not talk about the other characters in the book. These are the main character from the book: Johnny, Darry, Sodapop, Dally, Two-Bit, Cherry and Randy. The first 5 of those character are greasers, and the last two are social. Greaser means poor person or hood, and social is a rich person who might have a mustang. My take on the point of this was to increase our world view and so we could think about the different aspects of world view which takes me to a different part of this project.

So the different aspects of world view are: society, time, economy, values, beliefs, geography and knowledge. So learned about how their values are different then what they would be now and how which values mean more to us then others. The values that are important to the characters in the outsiders and shaped most of their characters and economy, geography and society. These values are important to theme because they are poor so they rely on each other, hence the society and economy. The geography shapes how they act at times because they are in the U.S. south and they can sleep outside if there parents have kicked them out of their houses.

Once we had done all of our learning we did and exhibition to show to our parents what we have been learning in school. Each group was given an important scene from the book enact. My group got the judge scene (so the main character Ponyboy Curtis has to go to a court trial to see if he can stay with his older brother Darryl Curtis). In the exhibition we had to perform the scene with props and then perform the scene again but modernize it they we think it would play out in twenty-twenty-one. At the exhibition we also had our scimatics tectonic chances board game. (At the end of the blog post i will put some clips and photos of the exhibition).

The point of this project was to increase world view by reading a book, but not just any book: an important book, a good book and referenced book.