# Category Archives: Scimatics

My science and math hybrid class

# 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.

# Escape the plates.

For the last month and a half we have been working on our tectonic chances project in class. BUT what was the point of this project? It was to make a science themed board game that was based on tectonic plates. So me and my group made a game called escape the plates (although full credit goes to my group mates as i joined there group half way through as my original partner was M.I.A the entire time). You can check out my partners here Daniel and Dylan you can check out a copy of the game rules a bit lower down in the article

So here i will go over what i learned. But that is mainly summed up by my MindNode which is below, but i will also sum it up in words for those who are too lazy. So we learned about the different plate boundary’s we learned, learned about the different layers of earth we learned about convection currents and we finally learned about continental drift and all about the key concepts of the tectonic plates and the such.

Now i will talk about the three different curriclur competencies that we were graded  on in scimatics. The different grades/ feedback levels that we could receive are emerging devolving accomplished and extending. We also sometimes receive these grades with emoji like the rainbow emoji, the sunshine emoji, the sun/cloud emoji and the cloud emoji.

So the first curriclur competency that i will talk about is: Evaluating: Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence. So here i got acomplished on how The theory of plate tectonics and supporting evidence is a central theme of the game. 10 key science concepts are described. Game pieces visually represent tectonics concepts.

The second curriclur competency is: All class time is used efficiently for learning and project work without distractions. I also got accomplished on this one as well.

And the finale one is: The tectonics game uses probability in each turn to determine outcomes. The probability of several example combinations of events is clearly calculated in the game instructions. And i got accomplished again here so not much too put down here.

Here is a copy of the game rules. Click on the link right beside me. Escape the plates

So that is my horrible blog post, about the story of the tectonic chances project that we did in scimatics. If you want to have a better explanation of what we did, then check out my partners. I liked their blogs higher up in the article/blog?.