Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Graded Barbie Bungy Project



                                                     Graded Barbie Bungee Project

Today was the first day of our new project and the last project of this semester. The project is called The Graded Barbie Bungee, and its topic is a great idea. So we get the barbie and we have to make a perfectly safe bungie jump. It sound easy but so far It Has Been Difficult pretty and consuming team. I got chosen with two great partners named Kata and Ashley. We hope for the best, and we hope to have fun while doing the project.

In todays lesson we did a lot for such a short period. We chose a light purple princess barbie and started our strategy. First we measured the barbie and she was 27 centimeters. Then right away we used the 8.5 cm rubber band and made ​​her drop. We used a ruler to see how far she went down, and on the first turn with one ruler she went down 40cm down including her height. Today we did the same thing four times and in the 5th one it hit the ground. But we chose the distance from top to bottom was pretty short so next time we have to try higher. We used technology to help us today, in Katas phone we used the slow motion tool so we can see exactly how far it went down. So we had accurate measurements and need. I can not wait for next class, and I hope we do well.


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Monday, November 17, 2014

ENEM


Você quer fazer faculdade? Você já sabe onde vai prestar vestibular? O ENEM ( Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio) pode ajudar você a entrar em uma faculdade. 

Todos estudantes que terminam o Ensino Médio no Brasil, podem fazer uma prova que avalia o conhecimento geral do aluno e suas habilidades de redação, antes de entrar na faculdade. Esse exame se chama ENEM e é nacional, ou seja, todos os alunos de todo o Brasil fazem a mesma prova no mesmo dia. O ENEM mostra como esta o ensino no Brasil. Muitos alunos fazem o ENEM para facilitar a entrada em uma faculdade. A maioria das faculdades brasileiras já aceitam essa prova para o ingresso dos alunos ou para compor a nota do seu vestibular. Porém, algumas faculdades ainda não usam a nota do ENEM, como a USP, por exemplo. Para entrar em uma faculdade brasileira, o aluno tem que escolher por dois caminhos: fazer ENEM ou o vestibular. Qual é melhor? 

Nesta semana entrevistei 3 pessoas de idades e profissões diferentes sobre o ENEM, e as suas opiniões sobre a prova. O ENEM aconteceu ha duas semanas. A professora de Português da nossa escola, do Ensino Médio, deu uma avaliação muito positiva. Ela acha que o ENEM e uma prova inteligente que faz o aluno a pensar e tirar conclusões. Já um aluno do último ano do Ensino Médio, achou o ENEM inútil, pois as faculdades que ele quer fazer, não usam o ENEM e nem são no Brasil. Ele preferir o método do vestibular, pois a prova e mais especifica e mais difícil. O outro entrevistado foi um aluno que está no meio do Ensino Médio. Ele quer fazer o vestibular, mas ele acha o ENEM uma boa ideia, porque dá chance para os alunos que não tiveram oportunidade de estudar em escolas particulares de entrarem em uma faculdade. 

O que é melhor fazer, ENEM o Vestibular? Eu acho que depende de qual curso e qual faculdade você quer fazer. Na UNESP( Universidade do Estado de São Paulo) a nota do ENEM pode ajudar para entrar na faculdade. Porem, na USP ( Universidade de São Paulo) a nota do ENEM não é usada, o aluno depende somente da nota do Vestibular. Pessoalmente, acho que o ENEM é uma boa ideia, mas não deve ser o único meio de entrar na universidade.


Connecting Goals and Redirecting steps

 I have many goals in life, but in this year I have one big and specific goals. My goal this year is to get all A's and B's. I have so far been doing well with my core values. Teachers belive that I have been doing so far pretty good in class and getting better. I hope I can succeed this goal and start a new goal next year.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Integrated Science I BRICS Blog Post




                                                      BRICS Energy Proposal

1.Predict what the energy situation for your country could be like in the year 2050 based on data you collect and analyze, not quoted from a website.
Russia is a huge country with a 143.5 million people, so they must generate a lot of energy so they can give their people electricity. With the data I found, the energy source that russia uses the most is Natural gases. Sadly, natural gases are nonrenewable, so they will eventually run out and they are harmful to our ecosystem like creating pollution. Russia have been using mostly non renewable sources like coal, nuclear, and like I said before Natural gases. Russia has been using about 90% of nonrenewable energy sources to create electricity, and their about only 10% of renewable sources(mostly hydroelectric power). According to energy chart f 2035, Russia is predicted to minimize their use of natural gases but increase of nuclear power. Unfortunately, Russia don't seem to be stopping their use of nonrenewable energy sources because its cheap, and they can transfer it and sell it to other countries. In the positive side, they did start to use more of Hydroelectric power, and they actually started to use for the first time solar energy, wind power, geothermal, and biomass. In 2050, I predict and my sources predict that Russia will start to use more wind power, and solar power because they have a huge country with a lot of free space, and these types of projects need space. Wind energy most likely will work, but solar energy might have some difficulties because in most months, they do not consume a lot of sunlight because of it location. Hopefully, Russia will stop thinking like a company and start acting like a country that want to survive in this world.

2. Create a proposal for the country on what we be the best course of action to take. This does not need to match what current actions are being done presently. Support your proposal with facts that led you to your conclusions.

Dear Valdemar Putin,

My name is Andrew Gregg and today I will be trying to convince you to start using renewable energy sources. You must be very confused why you would need renewable resources because everyone has electricity, you are saving money because you are buying cheap energy sources, and you are gaining money because you are selling them to other countries. Your country is doing amazing financially but ecology you are pretty bad. Your main source of energy is natural gases and coal, you barely had to use money to find them because you already have them in your country, but they are nonrenewable( can't use again) so eventually they are going to run out. So I suggest for you to start making plans with renewable energy sources. They might be harder to find and more expensive to start a project with but they are renewable and healthy for our world. Once you built it you never have to do anything else. I suggest you to start creating more dams because your country has great potential of hydroelectric power. Also start taking advantage of your large un used land, you can create wind mill so they can generate wind energy and also you can make solar panels, so they can capture the sunlight. Not all countries can do these types of projects because of lack of space, so you should do it. Finally, save your energy for yourselves because non renewable sources are running out and renewable sources might not always work, so save and don't waste. I hope you take my proposal seriously and in consideration.

Thank you
Andrew

Monday, November 3, 2014

Postagem Reflexiva: Seminario do Miguel



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Reflexão:Mana


Hoje eu vou refletir sobre o projeto de Português que e um seminario que fala sobre sua cultura e explique como influenciou a pais deles. Eu escolhi o projeto do Miguel, porque eu acho que o projeto dele relacionou com meu projeto.  Depois de assistir a apresentação do Miguel , eu comecei a pensar sobre como Mana influenciou Rock em países de língua espanhola . Maná é uma banda de rock mexicana de Guadalajara , Jalisco. Antes deles, México não estava realmente em musica de Rock. Acho que Mana fez um enorme impacto na cultura da rock mexicana. De se relacionar com o meu projeto , Carlos Santana também ajudou a influenciar Rock para Mexico e paises espanholes, e tocarom uma música juntos. Eu pessoalmente acho que sem eles, não havia mas musica de Rock no Mexico. Eu gostei muito da apresentação do Miguel, e aprendi muito também.


Image result for mana    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6omUxqhG78