During the activity, I was the lawmaker for one half and the architect in the other half. As a group, we divided the workload up by volunteering. Our biggest accomplishment as a civilization was that we were able to finish our trading very fast with an extra surplus. Our weakest point as a civilization was that we didn’t enforce our laws well enough, even though we do have laws. If I could do this activity again, I would change the laws do not have as harsh punishments and also agree on the laws because should the laws be too harsh, nobody will enforce nor follow the laws and the laws will be useless.
For OneDay, I choose writing workshop and wrote an unfinished science-fiction story. It was fun for me.
I started by making a plan then writing a story. I wanted to write about science fiction because I never wrote science fiction and want to give it a shot. I wrote around 800 words and I was happy with what I wrote! Below is a sample (of the start) of my story.
This is a sample of my story for OneDay
Above is my video introduction to Ancient China which focuses mainly on compasses. I used PowToons and iMovie to make this. I made this with Larry and Minh. Enjoy!
I believe that we should live near water due to the fact water is essential to living. We require water for reliable farming and to create communities and cities to grow and advance to what we are today.
Machines and mills require water to run on. Such as a wheel that the water pushes to pump water onto land or to do more other stuff. Without water, it will be impossible to run these machines.
Are animals living near a river a problem? No! Animals living near or go to the riverbanks commonly could provide animals and game to hunt down and use as a source of food, clothing, materials etc.
Civilizations can grow easily near water because of the continuous food supply that supports the demand from the citizens. Due to a large population, not all need to work in the farming industry, others could make clothing and tools to improve farming! Not everybody has to work. Ancient and small civilizations have given inspiration to other leaders to make an empire or kingdom.
Living near rivers may result in flooding, but most villages could create village protection against flooding.
Therefore, living near rivers is (in this case) the best option. Ancient civilizations should live or grow near rivers.
In humanities, we did a research project on Early and Modern humans and for my project, I got food. I uploaded my sources and paragraphs to a site called Thinglink and my Thinglink is at the bottom of this blog post.
For the Save the Penguins dwelling and Cup Insulator, I am very proud of how I overcome my fear of hot glue and used it myself (however very badly)!
I would improve my insulator more by design and layering to prevent heat if I would do it differently and reduce thermal energy transfer. I would make the cup less floppy and have a option to have the cup or remove the cup.
The cup quality is not bad but I realized that the hot glue for the mouthpiece melts and will not be good when someone is drinking the water. This will cause complaints if it is actually marketed. There are random pieces of hot glue on the prototype and the insulator is not waterproof.
Insulator on the cup
This is a video of my poem I made for humanities! Hope you like it!😘
Garageband for recording
iMovie for screenshot combining and audio combining
Storybird and its artists for poem making and artwork
Dragons Tube for use of uploading
In science, we did a design challenge and designed a water filterer. We planned, built, improved and tested our prototype. It was fun! After the test, we found out our water is clean, but not SUPER clean. We can’t drink the water anyways!
This is my prototype for the design challenge
I am happy and confident to start and work on my blog. I am as happy as that emoji to use this blog!