March 22

Pully project

Hi, today I will be telling you about my pully project.  In-class we had to make something with a pully. I choose a flag.

Hypothesis 

I will put 1 one pulley on top and 1 on the bottom. My materials will be strong so they will be able to go up and down. When you pull up the flag will go down and when you pull down it will go up.

 

Opinion

I really liked this project because it had building and science.

What would you change next time?

I would not change anything next time because my pully system worked.

Conclusion

My hypothesis was correct because it did go up and down. I made some adjustments. I used lego because I could not get card bored and sticks.  It would not have worked if I used cardboard and sticks because they’re not nearly as strong as lego.

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March 8

Book review

Hi, today I am telling you about the first 4 chapters of tales of the 4th grade nothing.  Here is a little Summary of tales of the 4th grade nothing. when Peter came back from his friend’s party he brought home a turtle. His mom did not like turtles. Then in chapter 2, Mr. and Mrs. Juicy-O came into town and peter’s dad asked them to stay at their house(it was not enjoyable). In chapter 3 Fudge was pretending to be a dog he would not eat. In chapter 4 Sheila Peter and Jimmy were fighting, when they were fighting Fudge climbed the slide and hurt himself.

Here are the characters:

    • Jimmy is peters best friend
    • Sheila likes to annoy peter and jimmy
    • Mr. Yarby runs the juicy- o Company
    • Mrs. Yarby is Mr. Yarby’s wife
    • peters mom is well is his mom
    • peters dad is his dad

 

I like the book because it is super funny(to me) and it makes you think about what is happening.

I think the next chapter will be about a birthday.

I think this book is for kids in grade 4  because the title is tales of the 4th grade nothing.

I give this book 4 stars because every time I read it makes me laugh.

 

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February 5

Legend Writing

 

 

Once upon a time, there was a big volcano that divided 2 cities. The volcano was such a monster that people were scared to go to sleep at night. The city on the left of the volcano had a lot of water but that city did not have a lot of trees. The city on the right side of the volcano had a lot of animals and trees but they only had a little bit of water. The people thought that if they could combine the villages it would be great. 

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 The people in the cities could not get across the volcano because when one person tried he was burned to shreds. 

 

The people tried to build a bridge but it burned. I guess building a bridge out of wood is not a good idea. So they tried, again and again. from steel to metal nothing worked. The steel just melted from the heat of the volcano.

 

Then they called the great Scientist to help. He asks the town what have tried so far. We tried wood we tried metal we’ve tried steel. But the volcano has just burned it all. I have experience with volcanos. I have a few ideas but I can not give them to you until I see the volcano.

 

So the scientist went to his lab. He works day and night. Every time he tried something new it did not work so he threw it out. He came up with trains and buses and cars but nothing worked.

 

Then he had an idea to make a flying bridge. If there was a big eruption the bridge would go higher The whole town was happy but he needed to test it. The city on the right used a moose to see if it worked. There was a big eruption and the moose was fine.

 

The scientist worked so the people took their animals over the bridge. The crowd was crazy every one wanted to congratulate him. He was so overwhelmed that he tried to escape but they did not let him out. As a bonus, the scientist was awarded 20000 dollars for all his work.

 

November 24

Mayan Technology

Hi, it is Ark, today I am going to tell you all about Mayan Technology.  To start let’s compare our technology. now in days, we have laptops iPhones and much more. Mayans used parchment, ink and their letters are symbols. 

As I go on right all things that are similar and different.

The Mayans had 2 calendars. 1st was called Haab and the 2end was called Tzolkin. Every 52 years the calendars would have the same date. When that happened they would have a big Fire Festival. Every Fire in every household would be turned out and they would throw out all their clay utensils. In Canada we still use calendars but we do not have fire festive and we do not throw out our clay utensils. 

the Mayans wrote a hieroglyphic writing system. The writing began in 300 BCE. Some of the artifacts left by the Mayans have been fond and the writing is the hieroglyphic system. They would write about their history and achievements on pillars, walls, and big stone slabs.  We still use writing but we have a different alphabet. The Mayans wrote with shaps.

I hope you learned some think. 

 

 

here is some more info on the Mayans 


November 13

Science Blog

Hi, welcome to Arks science blog. Today you will see all that I have done in science. In science, we have been working on the light. Do you know the difference between artificial light and natural light? Well, the difference is that artificial light is man-made light and natural light is like the sun.

Here are three facks on light:

  • the things that light can not pass through  are called opaque objects
  • if it can not pass through it makes a shadow
  • light travels o.1 million miles

 

Here is a fun and easy experiment. 

Take a light and stand in front does the light. Then take a glass a put that in front. Which ones pass through? You can use anything you want.

 

Write a comment below to see which items would let light pass through and those that wouldn’t.

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November 3

Friendly Faces Charity

I have always loved art and especially tie-dye. Over the last few months, my siblings and I decided to turn our love of art into a great fundraiser. Together we started Friendly Faces, a charity that sells tie-dyed masks and donates the proceeds to CHEO. My siblings and I spent the summer on my front lawn making tie-dyed masks. We went door to door in our neighbourhood sealing masks. So far we have raised over 5000 dollars for CHEO.

Tie-dyeing is a very good way to have fun with your friends socially distanced. During the summer we had friends come over and sit 2 meters apart on our front lawn. Together we had a great time making lots of masks in a covid safe way.

Selling masks in our neighbourhood is an amazing way to make new friends. We now know all of our neighbours and say hi to everyone when we are out for walks. Friendly Faces has allowed us to raise money for a good cause and have lots of fun doing it!