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 05/15 04/03 05/31

Blog Entries
 5/15 A Look at Croatia 4/3 Surveys and Infographics 4/17 Roller Coaster Web Quest 3/6 Fitness Results - Grade 4 - Sit and Reach/V-Sit 1/10 My Glog on the Egyptian God Amun 12/19 An Interview with the Pharaoh Tutankhamun 9/27 Seven Random Facts 5/1 Constitution Post 5 - The Amendments 5/1 Constitution Post 4 - The Seven Articles 5/1 Constitution Post 3 - Three Principles 4/27 Constitution Post 2 - The Virginia Plan 4/18 Constitution Post 1- The Articles of Confederation 2/28 My Glog of the Deep Sea 1/9 The Dangers of Smoking 10/25 Saving Energy 10/4 This Year 12/16 Christmas day List 25, 50, all

 Article posted May 15, 2013 at 02:02 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 186 In Social Studies class we were assigned a country in Europe to do a report on the country; I had Croatia.  There were many different criteria to write a paragraph about like their culture, climate, government, etc.  There were also on fun things to write about like a traditional recipe and a creative page to write about anything.  I learned many things about Croatia ranging from their Independence War to a classic cuisine. Article posted May 15, 2013 at 02:02 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 186
 Article posted April 17, 2012 at 10:03 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 756 In science class we were doing a chapter on the Newton's Laws and did a project to make a roller coaster to understand how much science and math was involved in creating one.  Newton's first law is an object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted on by an outside force and an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted on by an outside force, this law is also called the Law of Inertia.  Which means if a ball is at rest on the ground it will stay at rest unless an outside force, which would be you, moved it.  Newton's second law is acceleration of an object depends on mass of the object and the size of the net force applied.  Which means if you are pulling a wagon with twenty bricks and your friend pulls a wagon with twenty feathers, you (acting as the net force) will go slower than your friend because the mass in your wagon is heavier and you won't be able to pull it fast enough.  The third law is when a force is applied to an object the object exerts an equal force in the opposite direction.  Which means if you have a fan on a skateboard blowing into the sail on the other end they will cancel each other out.  In the project there were four roles for everybody in the group.  There was the design engineer, who found out how roller coasters are designed.  The lawyer, who found out the legal matters in making roller coasters.  The physicist, who found out the science involved in a roller coaster, and the one I was, the historian which found out where the first roller coasters were built and where the tallest and fastest coasters are.  I found out that the first roller coasters were ice slides in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the tallest is Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey, USA. This roller coaster was a success because it had enough kinetic energy to make it through the loops and hills and it didn't have to much so that it would crash. This roller coaster failed because it didn't have enough speed and velocity to make it over the first loop. We called our coaster the Sharp Pencil because we didn't know what to call it because we saw a pencil and decided to call it 'Pencil' but that was too boring so we called it the sharp pencil. If you want to check out the roller coaster creator website click here. Article posted April 17, 2012 at 10:03 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 756
 Article posted March 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 734 During this school year our students in grades 2 through 8 completed the President's Fitness Challenge. We took part in a variety of physical endurance tests. The sixth grade students charted the results for each event and grade. Here are the results of the Sit and Reach/V-Sit for grade 4. As you can see from the chart below, 9 or 26% of the students achieved Presidential Level, 12 or 35% of the students achieved National Level, and 13 or 38% of the fourth graders were at Participant Level.  Description of the Event Qualifying scores Article posted March 6, 2012 at 11:14 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 734
 Article posted January 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 579 In this project I was given the god Amun, the god of universal power. The whole purpose of this project was to learn about Egyptian gods and goddesses. In social studies class we are learning about ancient Egypt. This project helped me learn more about Egypt and their religion. This was an interesting and fun project and I hope you enjoy my glog. To view my glog full size click here. Article posted January 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 579
 Article posted September 27, 2011 at 11:21 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 1694 1. I am on my school's soccer team. 2. I like to eat Italian food. 3. I went to Ocean City, MD, for vacation. 4. I also play basketball for my school. 5. I have two older sisters and one older brother. 6. The Capital building is beautiful to me. 7. My favorite soccer club is Real Madrid. Article posted September 27, 2011 at 11:21 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 1694
 Article posted May 1, 2011 at 06:09 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 862 I will be telling you what the articles are and tell you three amendments.  The amendments are something changed or added that have been made to the Constitution. The thirteenth amendment abolishes slavery in the United States.  The nineteenth amendment allows women to vote in all of the elections.  The twenty-forth amendment makes all poll taxes illegal.  These are only three of the amendments that have been to the Constitution. Article posted May 1, 2011 at 06:09 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 862
 Article posted May 1, 2011 at 05:47 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 764 I will be telling you about the seven articles of the Constitution.  The first article outlines the Legislative or lawmaking branch of the government, Congress.  Article two lays out the frame work of the Executive branch, the president, vice president, and the departments of federal government.  Article three outlines the Judicial branch, the Supreme Court and the other federal courts.  Article four tells about the relationships between the states, the federal government, and the states themselves.  Article five explains how the Constitution can be changed (amended).  Article six makes it clear that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land that means that the states can't make national laws or laws that go against the Constitution.  Article seven says that the Constitutions will not go into effect until it is accepted by nine states.  Those are all seven articles of Constitution. Article posted May 1, 2011 at 05:47 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 764
 Article posted May 1, 2011 at 05:22 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 808 I'm going to be talking to you about the three principles of the Constitution.  The first one is the Separation of Power.  It means that the power is divided between the three branches of government.  The second one is the system of Checks and Balances.  It means that each branch has some power over the others, so no individual branch can have more power than the other branches.  The third one is called Shared Powers.  This principle means that the Federal (Central) Government shares power with the states.  Those are the three principles of the Constitution. Article posted May 1, 2011 at 05:22 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 808
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