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 Article posted November 2, 2010 at 04:01 PM GMT • comment • Reads 140 Dear Dad, In math class this year we just finished module 1 in our math text book. A module is a unit or a chapter in our math text book. There are 8 modules and we just finished the first one. In module we learned and revisited probability,order of operations and sequences and exponents. For probability we did an experiment where I brought in 100 Starbursts and put them in a bag. There are 4 different types of Starbursts yellow, pink, red, and orange. I found out that there was a theoretical probability for each color is 25/100. Then I did the experiment I got 21/100 yellow and 29/100 for pink and 20/100 for orange and 30/100 for red. So even though the experimental probability didn't exactly match up it was close each time. Then when we studied order of operations we did a lot of work sheets on PEMDAS . That I feel helped out a lot. PEMDAS stands for P=parenthesis, E=exponents, M=multiplication, D=division, A= addition, S= subtraction. There is an exception though with multiplication and division. Even though multiplication comes first in PEMDAS if division comes first in the equation you do the division first because they are next to each other in PEMDAS. Multiplication and Division and addition and subtraction are the only ones this works with. Those are the most important things that I feel we learned and went over in module 1. Math class has been fun and productive this year. I hope it will stay the same through out the year. Love, MRJA Article posted November 2, 2010 at 04:01 PM GMT • comment • Reads 140
 Article posted October 29, 2010 at 02:11 PM GMT • comment • Reads 828 Article posted October 29, 2010 at 02:11 PM GMT • comment • Reads 828
 Article posted October 29, 2010 at 02:09 PM GMT • comment • Reads 769 We recently had the moon rocks in our classroom. Article posted October 29, 2010 at 02:09 PM GMT • comment • Reads 769
 Article posted October 21, 2010 at 06:00 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1190 Today I learned about Exoplanets with Mr.Gianforte. He showed us about Exoplanets which are planets outside of our solar system.We also learned what colors are in beam of rays like red green yellow and blue. The most interesting thing i think was when he taught us about other worlds. They are possible planets that can inhabit life. Scientists and astronomers have discovered only 1 exo planet that could inhabit life. It's called Gliese 581 C. It is 32-104 degrees Fahrenheit thus being able to hold liquid water. That's what i learned today with Mr. Gianforte. Article posted October 21, 2010 at 06:00 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1190
 Article posted September 21, 2010 at 04:03 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1339 State: New Hampshire Region: New England,North East Country: United States Continent: North America Hemisphere: Western Hemisphere, Northern Hemisphere Planet: Earth Solar System: Sun,Sol galaxy: Milkey Way Cluster: Local Super cluster: Local Universe Article posted September 21, 2010 at 04:03 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1339
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Article posted May 9, 2010 at 10:03 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1116

Mystery trip

I woke up excited and nervous, not knowing where my Dad was taking me on this trip. My Mom and sisters had left in a flash to the crowded New York City earlier this morning. So I was alone with my dad. Sadly we were not going there.
I jumped out of my bed and my dad says, “Hurry up we’ll be late for the plane.” So I quickly get my clothes on, get my suitcase, go down stairs through the door in the garage, then I jump into the car. He was already ready and we're off.
As we’re riding in the car I ask my dad the same question, “Where are we going”? But he keeps replying, “I don’t know”, obviously in a joking matter. Then he adds, did you remember to bring your bathing suit. I reply, “Yes”. So when we reached the airport, we get our luggage out from the back of the car, and we go through the long glass tunnel leading to the main part of the airport.
Once we are in the main part of the airport we walk to the main to the U.S Airway line. Most families were trying to get away for the long weekend. So the line was a reasonably long about a 10 minute wait. It was a Friday morning. Once we were through the luggage line and got our boarding passes we headed toward the security line. At that moment I was hoping we got there an hour in advance or we were doomed. So I looked ahead wondering what was holding up the line. Then in a glassed off area there was a guy getting clean checked by a wand.
I don't think anything of it because this always happens. Then a airport security guard walked toward the glassed off area and I could see his mouth moving but I couldn’t hear him. he took out the wand again to see if any metal was on him because they brought him through the gate and it keep beeping. But when they hand checked him they couldn’t find any thing. So they had to change they security gate.
A security guard had come up to the back of the line to tell what the wait was. Then once the gate was installed the line was moving pretty fast. Then Dad said our gate should be boarding any moment. Then of course the loud speaker came on and said gate B7 is now boarding. And Dad said what do you know that’s our gate. We took of our shoes and watches and my backpack and put it in the bin. We went through the now fixed gate got our stuff and ran for our gate. “Last call for B7” so we ran even faster. And our gate was at the end of the hall. We rounded the corner and saw no one but a flight attend tend.
So we ran even faster the thought that I didn’t know where we are going totally passed my mind. But on a electric board it read Nasa Bahamas. Then we gave our boarding passes to the attendant and boarded the plane. I thanked my dad as we walked down the hallway. And that's were i went on y mystery trip.

Article posted May 9, 2010 at 10:03 PM GMT • comment • Reads 1116

 Article posted May 6, 2010 at 09:52 PM GMT • comment • Reads 269 Dear, Mr.Bissonnette Well I started off in the bottom of an extremely hot magma chamber. Then after what felt like a decade I crystallized then went into igneous rock formation. This was caused because I left the magma chamber and cooled off. This called the intrusive step witch is a rock cooling below the surface and changing into an igneous rock. Then a very slow and painful process changed me into something else called metamorphic rock. This was called caused because I was put into very hot temperatures and high pressure. Then I got to hot and melted and was back in the magma chamber. Then I left the chamber and did step called uplift and exposure. Witch Is when you go through weathering witch in I got rained on and it snowed it hailed on me then I got moved for a week by wind that was a step called transportation, and weathering. By this time I was just a pile of sand this is called deposition. Then I stopped moving and became hard rock this step is called lithified. Now I am a sedimentary rock. Then I went back through the uplift and exposure stage after I went under the earth and went under high temperatures and pressure changing me into a metamorphic rock. I then back through the uplift and exposure stage again! Soon I melted and there I was magma again. I was starting to feel at home again then I left and went out of the chamber and I did something called consolidation. Witch is rock leaving the ground and going above the surface. This turns me into igneous rock again. This time the step is called extrusive because I cooled off above ground. Once it turns into igneous rock it can change into metamorphic rock if it goes deep into the earth and goes into hot and high pressure. Once I was cooled off the elements started to start it rained very hard. Then the wind carried me for at least a day. That was a step called weathering and transportation witch is crucial for the formation of sedimentary rocks. Then the rocks start to break apart and dissolve. After a little bit they stop breaking apart and moving that step is called deposition. Then the rock turns into hard rock that step is called lithification. New rock is called sedimentary rock. After it has changed it goes through the weathering stage again that is called uplift and exposure. After it turns into sedimentary rock again it goes through a stage called metamorphism. When the sedimentary rocks go deep into the earth and have high temperatures and pressure it turns into metamorphic rock. Once it is a metamorphic rock and it reaches high temperatures and melts it turns back into magma. Well as time goes on this stage keeps going on and never stops that is the tuft life of a rock. Sincerely, Mr.Rock Article posted May 6, 2010 at 09:52 PM GMT • comment • Reads 269
 Article posted April 2, 2010 at 02:02 AM GMT • comment • Reads 352 In the winter for the USA the sun is over the tropic of Capricorn. So it is the coldest in the northern hemisphere. And the sun is farthest away on the earth’s rotation. This is called the winter Solstice. In the spring the sun is over the equator and is warmer than winter because the sun is closer to us. In the spring it is the change from winter to summer. This change is called the spring equinox. In the summer the sun is closest to us and is above the Tropic of Cancer. The temperature is the warmest it gets all year and is lighter longer because of the sun. This change is called the Summer Solstice. In the fall the sun is over the equator and is as warm as it is in spring. Right now it is turning from summer to winter so it is a bit colder than in the spring. Article posted April 2, 2010 at 02:02 AM GMT • comment • Reads 352
 Article posted March 2, 2010 at 04:55 PM GMT • comment • Reads 313 Science: In this year for science so far we have done many projects but my personal favorite was the African project. I made a poster for an animal; my animal was the Great Blue Turaco its native in central and eastern Africa. The poster includes a map of were the animal lives. It also includes a hand drawn picture of the animal and was the animal is placed in the food chain like what eats it and what it eats. Then I put the scientific classification of the animal on the poster. Then I answered some paragraphs that my teacher gave me there were three like is it endangered and it is located on the red list. And others. Technology education: so far this year in science I have made an M'bira witch is like a thumb piano in Africa. Math: In math for the African project I have made an African pattern out of shapes and it translated and rotates and other cool designs. Social studies: In social studies we learned about certain countries in Africa my country was Cape Verde. Language Arts: In language Arts we learned about African folktales then we wrote one. My folktales were about how the lion became king it was a myth. Article posted March 2, 2010 at 04:55 PM GMT • comment • Reads 313
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