Today in humanities, we did a simulation on Ancient Mesopotamia. We were split into 5 different groups, each team has different materials and we had to do a lot of different task (making laws, creating buildings and creating written language) we had to trade until we had the right materials to build the “top secret formula” (we weren’t told that whichever group makes it first, wins). During the activity, I didn’t just do one thing, I did a lots of different parts of different things, like how I did a part of the making laws but I also helped with the language. As a group, we divided the work load up by everybody not just doing one thing, but different things (only one person did the trading). I think that our biggest accomplishment as a civilization was how we finally got the spoon, because that was one of two things (the other one was tape) that we were missing to make the “top secret formula”.
Our weakest point as a civilization was that we weren’t really communicating much, and that most of the times, we were just working on our own. Also, our materials weren’t the best (although it was ok). If I could do this activity again, I would change our “natural” material basket and that I’ll try to communicate more with my teammates.
In humanities class, we were studying about ancient civilization, this is the video we made.ENJOY!!!
This unit in science, we did the “save the penguin” project. This project is about designing a thing that can prevent heat loss. To test the project, every group will measure the mass of an ice cube, and put it in there design, after that, all the groups will put their design under a heat lamp, and wait. The group which lost the least mass, wins.
One thing I’m proud of when I did this project is when we thought of the simple idea where you just put wrappings around the whole ice cube, which worked, by the way. The idea is very simple, you just wrap mylar and stuff around it.
A new skill I learned in this project which I never used before is using the hot glue gun. At first, it was hard to handle the hot glue gun, but then, slowly, I began to know how to work the gun. This is a warning, never try to touch the hot glue, unless it’s dry, it really burns.
A hard thing about this project is how to put the whole thing together. For example, you glue the mylar together, five minutes later, it falls apart.
All in all, I really enjoyed this project.
This is me and Aaron’s water filter, our challenge was to make a water filter to survive on a deserted island,
this is our reflection and bye.
Whenever I’m at school, I’m hungry, so get out of my way when I’m sprinting to lunch.
Correction, I’m always HUNGRY!
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