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Scenic Design Challenge: A Nightmare

SCENIC DESIGN CHALLENGE PJ ENTRY   Three pictures of my design.  2)  Describe/explain what we are looking at. This is a scene where there are many sharp objects. There is a heart in the middle, and being ruthlessly stabbed by nails and screws. You can also see a huge sign saying “DIE” and a knife […]

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Grade 9 Engineering: Reflect

This engineering project was a really great chance for me to build something that focused on aesthetic appeal. Due to the amount of time we had and the overall simplicity of the project parameters, I wanted to focus on aesthetic appeal. This is precisely why I wanted to ditch hand cutting and jump to a […]

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Grade 9 Engineering: Create and Improve

My ideas changed a lot during classes, and I had to settle down on one. Here are the significant changes I made: Abandon hand cutting Laser cutting Layered cuts Track stability (how the ball will stay) Changed original dimensions (shorter length with more height) Changed the number of layers for track       After […]

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Grade 9 Engineering: Develop and Plan

  There are several factors I should when creating this device. I need to decide on what material I should be using. There are two different materials I am considering: Wood and plastic. Wood:  Pros: sturdy, aesthetically pleasing to some, very familiar to work with Cons: curved cuts, and precision Plastic: Pros: flexible, clean looks, more […]

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Grade 9 Engineering: Define and Inquire

What is this engineering task? This task consists of four different parts. These different parts are: -Design and make a toy that converts energy -Take a renewable energy source and convert it into electrical energy -Design and create a device that transfers energy -Design and make a device that can be used to learn physics […]

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Substance Abuse Blog Post

What are the dangers of using substances to alter body shape?  Give specific examples and consequences.  What are some healthy alternatives? The dangers of using substances to alter body shape can vary drastically. It could be physical or mental consequences. Here is a list of some of the negative effects: Insomnia. Anxiety. Weight loss. Dependence […]

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Our One Day 2017 Project: The Cart

My friend Aiden and I were continuing to build on to our cart we made last year in ignite week. The cart was strong and it was pretty nice to sit on. The downside was, there were things that were coming loose and old. For One Day, we decided to replace things and add on […]

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Facing the Outside

Facing the Outside   It was a warm night in Cote d’Ivoire. I was walking on the dirt road next to my house with my parents. We were happy; we had enough food, and an education. Then I was going to tell my parents the best thing that happened to me in school. “Mom, there […]

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A War Between Two Nations

  I was at Zimu’s house when I felt a tight grip in my head. It felt like it wanted to tell me something. What is it? I wondered. *** At dinnertime, I finally knew what the message meant. Chess. Now I knew what I wanted to do.   So I asked Zimu, ”Do you […]

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A War Against Two Nations

A War Against Two Nations   I was at Zimu’s house when I felt a tight grip in my head. It felt like it wanted to tell me something. What is it? I wondered. *** At dinnertime, I finally knew what the message meant. Chess. Now I knew what I wanted to do.   So […]

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