How to Survive 8th Grade

Don’t procrastinate. You WILL regret it.   Get plenty of sleep. You’ll need it.   Try and get along with people. Honestly, I don’t care what they said, it’s going to be harder if you’re not on at least civil terms with everyone.   Try to be friends with the teachers. If you’re lucky enough to get Schroeder, do the work… Read more →

Rat City

What are the challenges and opportunities Beijing faces with this type of human movement? Challenges – There are so many people coming into the city, now they need someplace to put them. They just don’t have the room, so people turn to “Rat City” to provide them with affordable shelter. Opportunities – There are so many people coming into the city, now… Read more →

Journal Entry #3

Prototype #1: 1 cm of glue 13 mL of borax 7 mL of water 10 mL of PVA solution Food coloring Observations Very firm, hard to break Bouncy Sticky Wet Goals For Improvement: Less sticky – Less glue? Less wet – Less water? Keep the bounciness Keep the firmness   Prototype #2: 1 spoonful of glue 10mL of borax 5mL… Read more →

Journal Entry #2

Here is a compare-and-contrast paragraph about the three of the polymers we made in class: There are quite a few differences between the three types of polymers: Gloop, Boogers, and Super Slime. The main difference was the texture of the polymers. Gloop was bouncy and sticky, while Boogers was goopier, and Super Slime was soft and seemed an awful lot… Read more →

Venn Diagram – Travel Magazines

Above is a venn diagram comparing and contrasting two different articles from a travel magazine. One article was about Thrihnukagigur, an inactive volcano that has oddly shaped interior, as it wasn’t sealed off after it exploded for the last time. The other article was about Klyuchevskaya Sopka, the largest volcano in Eurasia. Both were very good articles, but I found… Read more →

Introduction and Journal #1

Introduction: In class, we’re doing a project where we have to design a polymer. In order to make sure we could understand what a polymer was, we had to do some research on different kinds of polymers that are used in society; such as kevlar and polyester. I chose to do research on nylon, and I discovered that it is very… Read more →

On Our Radar

“13 for 2013” by Roger Davies Summary: Davies describes 13 obscure locations throughout the world that have been recently brought to attention and made luxurious by famous celebrities or chefs. Several ads for websites and companies are scattered throughout the article, as well as pictures of luxurious hotel rooms and cities at sunrise. Target Market Audience: Rich couples (retired or… Read more →

“The Jabberwocky”

The Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!” He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time the… Read more →

“I, Too” by Langston Hughes

Title: Bullying or racism, maybe? It sounds like something you would right if you were trying to defend yourself. Paraphrase: The poem is about someone who loves America, but is sent to the kitchen when guests comes. He/she eats food until he/she is strong. He/she says that the next time guests come over, he/she won’t go into the kitchen, but people will… Read more →