My Cardboard Arcade

One thing that we would like to change is the difficulty. The 4th graders complained that it was too hard, so we might remove some obstacles.

A skill that I learned was how you strengthen your project and to think more specifically and more like an actual engineer, this will later on help me to design other projects and to think clearly in everyday life.

One piece of advice I would give to a future student is to think clearly before you start building everything. If you didn’t plan correctly, flaws might happen, including tearing something apart and to think of the best solution before you take measures.

Narrative

A new book

I notice that my second narrative has more description and has more powerful vocabulary compared to my first one. I tried to use a dash in my writing, showing how I had interrupted someone:

“What’s wrong—”

“Nothing.”

Where is your—”

“Didn’t think of anything yet.”

“How about I help—”

“It’s okay.”

“I have an idea. Write about—”

Onomatopoeia was also used in my introduction. I started with the sounds of a clock ticking to show that I was really bored and time had “slowed down” for me. I also used italics to represent that the first sentence is a prologue, and that was something different in my writing. I like my final piece, one of the highlights from my writing is the descriptive language.

Where I’m From

I’m from the messy bedroom looking like a battlefield,

With books lying on the ground enjoying the weather.

The drawers open taking big gulps of air.

I’m from a comfortable sofa awaiting and gazing at me,

hoping to get company,

 

I’m from a fluffy monster the size of a fist,

Traveling thousands of miles in “The Cage”,

Picking up the treasures and CRACK! chewing with its puny hands and razor-sharp teeth.

I’m from our turtles with their usual carefulness,

Slowly allowing their heads to travel into the unknown bright world,

As they gazed shyly around.

 

I’m from pizza to Japanese food, from dumplings to noodles,

With the fresh and rich tastes spiral down into my body.

My mouth glares at my stomach jealously,

Daring to steal any more of his food.

 

I’m from a board game with a green box,

With money given to me as I take over the Boardwalk,

Then the world,

As my friends cry in dismay.

I’m from “eat your vegetables!” to “brush your teeth!”,

Says the mother of perfection,

working until the end of time.

Meanwhile, a father who has an award for being most confident was focusing on his million-page report.

 

I’m from soccer.

The ball thuds.

Whistle blows.

We cheer.

 

I’m from the ocean with waves that flow slowly onto the glistening shore.

The fishes flop joyfully into the cool water.

The pale moon looked down inquisitively.

The serene waves trace the smooth sand.

 

I’m from my sown world,

from creativity to happiness,

from friends to my family,

from my own mind, my emotions,

from a community.

Reflection on Water Filters Testing

 

Materials Used:

  1. Bottle (1)
  2. Window Sill (1)
  3. Thick Cloth (1)
  4. Wooden Pipe (1)
  5. Rocks
  6. Cotton 

Engineering is important. Black holes would have never been discovered is it wasn’t for Hans Lippershey. We wouldn’t be communicating if for Alexander Graham Bell. Engineering is a big part of this world. 40% of this world is made by engineering. Without it, we would lose our creativity.

Our challenge was how our filtered water is always yellow, and it kept repeating this, getting more yellowish every time. We overcame that by trying out different materials that we didn’t put into account.

Our design is a bottle, with the cap side pointing down . We cut the bottle in half, putting materials inside to filter the water. I thought it would be a advantage if we have the tiny cap part pointing down, filtering the water slowly instead of the water coming out quickly. I would use more cotton in order for the water to get cleaner (we were out of cotton).

 

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