This is my ecosystem project. My animal was the Ord’s Kangaroo Rat, which is in the middle of the model. In the corner, sitting down, is the human rat control, which represents how the animal got endangered. The signs in the middle back represent Encana Oil company which helped make the Kangaroo Rat endangered and Nature Canada which is the program in progress to save this animal. On the left hand side, there are examples, such as seeds, of the food it eats. On the right hand side there are examples, such as a coyote, which are the animals predators.
The first part of this video features an adding integers problem and how to solve it. The second part features a subtracting integers problem and how to solve it using the same-change-change strategy.
This is my food web. A food web is a web of arrows showing where the energy of certain living things in that area is in the heirarchy and what animals in that area eat eachother. My food web is in the forests of Alberta. Our assignment was to get pictures and draw arrows in between to show where the energy of those animals was going depending on what it eat. I think I did well except for drawing of the arrows and coloring.
In Social Studies we are doing a write up of what is currently happening in Libya. Colonel Qaddafi took over Libya and started bombing houses and buildings. He killed many people and left many without homes or shelter. Libya has been a very violent country, by bombing different places such as Scotland. Tripoli was bombed by the U.S. because of Libya bombing. Tripoli is now in ruins. It affects me because if Libya begins to consider us an enemy, they may turn the conflict on us.
The gameboard we made is called smokings no joking. we made it with our grade 5 buddies. This gameboard promotes not smoking. When you play the game you have question cards that show true and false facts about smoking. We all worked very hard on it.
My plant name is Happy face.
It lives in the mountains. It is very hard to get sun to the plant because it lives on the mountains. It also produces extra CO2 for humans and has a taproot system so it can get the water before every plant gets it.
For Science we are learning structures and forces. We were asked to construct a bridge that had to span across 30 centimeters and roll a golfball across it. We had 40 minutes to constuct it. It had to be at least 5 centimeters off the table on one end and I had to have my bridge pass 5 trials. Our group had difficulties with the amount of supplies and the time limit. In the end, our bridge passed all five tests and met all of the specifications.
For science we were asked to construct a paper chair for our structures and forces unit with newspaper tape and glue. The criteria was the dimensions had to be 30x30x30, one pre-decided group member had to be able to sit on it and the tape could only be used for the joints. The type of forces being acting on the chair were sheer force, compression and tension. Our chair met all the criteria because it was short and sturdy. It was challenging to meet the time limit criteria becuase we almost didn’t finish in time. If I could change three things about the critera I would change the time given, being able to use 2 kinds of tape and make no limitations on the dimensions.
In science for our Structures and Forces unit, we were asked to make an Eggs in Space structure. What we had to do was make a structure that supported an egg 30 cm high and 10 cm off of a table. All of the materials had a price whether it was 0.01 cent or 0.30 cents, though we did not have to pay for it with real money, the sum couldn’t exceed 5 dollars. The egg had to stay in place on that structure for at least 1 minute, had to be free standing and had to be able the be picked up and moved to another table. Our structure met all of the specifications because it was 30 cm high, 10n cm off the table, was free standing and the egg did not fall off of the structure. The specification most hard to meet was it had to be 10 cm off of the table, it was hard to support the egg when we had limited supplies, that high, and off of the table. If I could change 3 things about this project, I would change the amount of materials because it was hard to support the egg with that little materials. I would change that it cant extend below the surface of the table so we can use that to our advantage and i would make the materials better quality. The materials we chose were pipe cleaners, tape, sponges, popsicle sticks, and paper because they seemed easiest to work with.
This is my graffiti art picture. It is a railroad spike. It represents the voice of John A Macdonald being heard when he made the decision to create the CP Railroad. He made it so B.C. would join the confederation and make Canada what it is today. It also represents all of the hard work everybody did to make this railroad the first trans-continental railway in the world.