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 Article posted May 15, 2013 at 02:13 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 7 For social studies class, I was learning about European countries. For a project, I was to randomly pick out of a basket a European country. I chose England, which I was very excited about. Once I was assigned my country, I had to make a google document and start my project. The project explains the climate, landforms, currency, government and much more. This project was to be done at home. After about two months of work, my project was finished! I was very pleased with all the research and information I collected. You can see my project below. Enjoy! Article posted May 15, 2013 at 02:13 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 7
 Article posted April 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 836 In science class we are learning about forces and had to come up with a roller coaster and build it online. We also learned about Newton's Three Laws of Motion. The first Law of Motion states that an object at rest stays at rest unless acted on by an outside force. An object in motion stays in motion in a straight line unless acted on by an outside force. The Second Law of Motion states that acceleration of an object depends on the mass of the object and the size of the net force applied. The net force will increase and the acceleration will increase. The Third Law of Motion states that when a force is applied to an object, the object exerts in an equal force in the opposite direction.  In each group we had a physicist, a lawyer, a historian and a design engineer. The physicist would estimate the heights of the hills and the number of loops in the roller coaster. Velocity and momentum usually are a big part of the job. The lawyer would find out the laws and regulations for the roller coaster. The historian would find the history of the roller coaster and how roller coasters have changed. I was the design engineer. The design engineer would find out the materials you would use to build the roller coaster. The design engineer would also look at the terrain, surrounding rides, power lines, roads, lakes, and trees. While learning this I also learned that your inertia keeps you in the roller coaster car. Especially while in a loop. When my team finally finished the project our roller coaster was a success, but we had a little trouble along the way.                 This is my team's roller coaster design when it failed in the simulator. The reason it failed was because after the last hill it didn't have enough of a hill to stop the coaster car from moving. The final name our team chose for our roller coaster was Pretzel Twist. If you would like to make your own roller coaster creation, click here. Article posted April 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 836
 Article posted March 6, 2012 at 11:18 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 448 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 Curl Up for grade 6. As you can see from the chart below, 8 or _26%  of the students achieved Presidential Level, 15 or 48% of the students achieved National Level, and 8 or 26% of the sixth graders were at Participant Level. Description of the Event Qualifying scores Article posted March 6, 2012 at 11:18 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 448
 Article posted January 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 562 We were talking about ancient Egypt in social studies class. I was assigned the Egyptian goddess Ankhet.  Enjoy! To view my glog fullsize click here. Article posted January 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 562
 Article posted December 19, 2011 at 02:48 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 486 King Tut is one of the world's most famous pharaohs, but a lot of people don't know why. So I did an interview on him, and this is what he said: 1. What was your Father's name? What was your mother's name? My father's name was Akhenaten, first known as Amenhotep. My mother's name was Kiya. 2. Why are you so famous? When was your tomb robbed? I am so famous because my tomb was in almost perfect condition. My tomb had been robbed once very soon after I was put in, but everything lost was replaced as soon as possible. 3. When did you become pharaoh? What number pharaoh were you to inherit the throne at a young age? I became pharaoh during ancient Egypt's New Kingdom era, about 3,300 years ago. When I inherited the throne I was the 18th dynasty pharaoh. 4. Why are you the best known pharaoh? I am the best known pharaoh because of the wealth of treasures-including a solid gold death mask-found in my surprise discovery of my intact tomb in 1922. 5. Where is your tomb located? My tomb is located in Valley of the Kings. 6. What was your first action as pharaoh? Why did you move away from the Armarna religion? My first action as pharaoh was to move away from the Armarna religion because my father's belief in one god, the Aten, had proved to be quite unpopular with the people. Thank you for listening to my interview on King Tut. Resources: King Tut One About King Tut National Geographic King Tut Image Credit: Tut-Anch-Amon by malavoda Article posted December 19, 2011 at 02:48 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 486
 Article posted September 27, 2011 at 11:25 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 1587 1. I am a dancer. 2. I was born on Leap Year. 3. I play volleyball. 4. I love chocolate fudge brownies. 5. I want to be on Broadway one day. 6. I like hanging out with my friends. 7. I like school. Article posted September 27, 2011 at 11:25 AM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 1587
 Article posted May 18, 2011 at 12:46 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 816 I am going to explain the amendments to the Constitution.  The eleventh amendment made a correction to the court system.  The sixteenth amendment gives the federal government the right to collect incomtaxes.  The ninteenth amendment gives women the right to vote in all state and federal elections. These are three amendments to the Constitution. Article posted May 18, 2011 at 12:46 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 816
 Article posted May 9, 2011 at 01:32 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 608 I am going to explain the Seven Articles. First is the preamble or the introduction. The preamble tells the world that this government has been established and created by the people.  Article one outlines the legislative or law-making branch of the government. Article two lays out the framework of the executive branch. Article three outlines the judicial branch. Article four talks about the relationship between the states. Article five explains why the constitution can be changed or ammended. Article six makes it clear that the constitution is the supreme law of the land. Lastly Article seven says that the constitution will go into affect when it is completed by nine states. Article posted May 9, 2011 at 01:32 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 608
 Article posted May 2, 2011 at 01:29 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 751 I am going to talk about the three Principals. The first Principal is the Separation of Powers. The Separation of Powers is the Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, and Judicial Branch. The third Prinipal is Checks and Balances. Checks and Balances it means that it has authority of all the other Branches. Checks and Balances also means that it limits the powers of each branch. The third Principal is Shared Powers. Shared Powers makes sure that the Federal or Central Government shares powers with the states. Article posted May 2, 2011 at 01:29 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 751
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