Gray Skies – A Documentary Video

In this project, we had to choose a problem in China and create awareness to it. I decided to focus on air pollution. Throughout this project, I got a deeper understanding of how pollution affects people and how other citizens think about this issue. Because of this project, I got the community aware of pollution and how their response has been taken by the government. I got to know also how few people actually wear masks during those days. If I could do this project again, I would take more information in and improve my video quality. Next time I would like to try a different style of video, a more documentary-like video.

Simple but Good Catapult

In this unit, we had to embed the knowledge that we have on quadratics into designing a catapult, this way we could consistently hit a target. So to get some kind of quadratic line, we had to build a catapult first. By doing so, we had to come up with a blueprint. As you could see in that image, it shows the blueprint, the materials required. In order to get a pass on our design, we had to give an explanation of why we think that this is a good design.

After planning the next class we started building. But when we just got in, other classmates immediately ran to get huge and sharp materials. Thinking about it, our design little to nothing to them. This made me freak out for a moment and thought that our design was way to simple; but turns out, it never needed to be complicated. We planned to use zip ties, but then we realized that they were tricky to zip up and difficult to tighten. Eventually, we gave up and we used rubber bands. Wrapping it over and over again to make sure that the tie was strong. Because we realized that it was painful to repetitively open and shoot the clipper, we decided to use a wooden block to be our other hand. That way, we just had to push. Our design was the second one done and because we had so much extra time, we got a bunch of time to get used to our prototype. Really, our prototype was actually our final product with some minor adjustments. Finally, glue the clipper with the block (wood) and bottle cap on the stick.As I said before, our target is to hit something consistently, not distance. This became a huge problem on the final day, but we still came up with a solution by measuring using a ping pong ball. This way, the amount of energy put on the catapult will be fairly equal. It was time to get the quadratics of this catapult firing way to measure (Logger Pro (App)) how we are going to put the catapult. I’m sorry that the ball is kind of hard to see.


After this we convert this to height vs.time to height vs. distance. Cause only this way can we know what distance away we should put our catapult. Here is some pages of my final math part after this project.

Science Polymer Project Journal #4

Here is an infographic of the last journal of this project.

Science Polymer Project #3

Hi Guys! Here is a infographic on what were are going to do in these next few lab classes on our project.

Polymer Journal #2

Here here is an infographic of what my group and I are making out of polymers.

Gathering & Synthesizing Information- Polymer Journal #1


Here is A URL related to gathering & synthesizing information for natural vs. synthetic materials.

Plastic Waste is A Huge Problem

Out of the four key factors of the UN sustainability goals, I want to do number 13, 14 off the SDG goals. I don’t really have an idea of what I want to do in the section of the “planet”, but I know it would be something related to pollution or waste. The reason why I choose this problem is that pollution and waste is something the would keep on growing and if we don’t start now reducing it, waste and pollution could be a big problem.

My current research question that I have in my mind is either “How can we solve the current plastic waste problem? or “What is the best solution to reduce pollution not only in China but everywhere else?”

My fear about choosing this topic is because by reducing waste or pollution, it would heavily affect people daily living resulting in many mad people. Also, my fact could be wrong and I would be responsible for all the chaos.

Image Cited: Slavin, Chandler. “How to Change Plastic’s ‘Waste’ Reputation.” Packaging Digest, Packaging Digest, 31 Aug. 2017,

The Syrian Revolution

Introduction to character: My name is Mowayia and my last name is Syneseh. Now I am 21 but 7 years ago was a moment that started everything. I am a boy who goes to school and supposed to be at work right now. But because of all this conflict, stepping away from that would be better. I am one of the rebels because Assad isn’t taking his role seriously. Acting very foolish and killing people that disagree with him, that is not a leader that anyone wants. I am the person who started this war.

Continuity & Change: During my revolution a lot of things happened, especially the amount of things that changed and stayed the same. Some of the thing that stayed the same is firstly, Assad is still holding the throne; Assad still has control of the soldiers and had power over the government. Secondly, Assad still has full power over Syria. Thirdly, citizens still hated Assad. Some changes are that firstly, people started rebelling. Secondly, the Free Syrian Army was formed. Thirdly, the government type from dictatorship changed to an civil war. Fourthly, Citizens had to adopt to new lifestyles.

The Syrian Fight that Never End

Here is a video of the Syrian revolution, starting from 2010 till now days/present. This all takes place in during the Arab spring, protestors first start to rise in Tunisia. This caused other countries to also be brave causing most if not all the countries in the Arab spring to start protests. In the beginning, many peaceful protestors started to protest on the streets, but because of the numbers grew quickly, the government lost control of the people started to bomb them. Resulting this conflict to escalate extremely quickly. Citizens started to use guns and the government still continues bombing, sometimes even taking it to the extreme using chemical bombing. But because of that other countries also started to join this. The complication doesn’t help though, making the war even more “never ending”. Syrian citizens could only wish that someday the war would end and Syria would change forever.

Flight Away For Slavery

During the slavery period, slaves were traded for money and worked 24/7 resulting in many deaths, the total amount of slaves died during the slavery transactions was 6-150 million. But even the ones that survived were not treated well, they were often bullied, tortured… This is extremely brutal and this fact brings to the point of this blog post today. The book, 5,000 Miles to Freedom by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin is a bibliography of a couple running away from slavery. For this month’s blog post the goal is what is the theme/motif of this book? In every book, there should be a motif in it and I think in this one it is that no matter how smaller the chances are if you think you could make it and you put in the effort; you would always succeed. The reason is that as you know, escaping as a slave at that time was impossible, but because Ellen and William put in that effort, they eventually made it out and stood on the land of freedom.

“Their chances of reaching soil were slim they knew. The risks were enormous. If captured, they could expect to be sold apart, never to see one another again. But despite the risks, Ellen and William Craft were determined to gain their liberty- or die trying” (Fradin 9). In the beginning, the author clearly states his theme at the beginning of the book. From this sentence clearly is saying that the risks are huge, but if you try hard enough, success is just around the corner. This matches my point and does prove that my inference of the central idea is correct.

Because of this, as the book continues the two couples, Ellen and William, went through hard times. But finally, after 5,000 miles of hard days, travels, insults, they made it to the land of freedom, UK, England. For the first time ever, they didn’t need to be transparent anymore.

“[London News] Fugitives From Slavery. –Remarkable William and Ellen Craft were reared in Georgia under different masters; but, living near to each other they became eventually man and wife. William is a black man, but his wife Ellen is nearly white. Whenever they met, after their marriage, they contrived and discussed a plan of escape, and in 1848 this was accomplished; the wife, with her hair, cut off, and wearing green spectacles disguised herself as a young man, and her husband as her slave or servant… [Hard times]” (Fradin 67).From the evidence above you could see William and Ellen’s escape from slavery. William after meeting Ellen married her and they started an escape plan. Eventually, after going through hard times, they made it on a boat to England. This does once again prove that my point is correct because it does show that because even though the chances as a slave becoming free is extremely low; but they as a couple put in the effort and eventually they did succeed.

This why the central idea is that no matter how smaller the chances are if you think you could make it and you put in the effort; you would always succeed. There is enough evidence in the book to prove it and could be easily explained. What do you think about the period when there was slavery in America? Do you think it was ok?

Image: “Ellen and William Craft.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 27 Feb. 2018,

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