Friday, April 14, 2017

My Family's Cultural Activities

One of the activity's that my family celebrates is Saint Lucia Day. Saint Lucia Day is celebrated on December 13. Lucia was the one who brought food and aid to Christians in the catacombs with a wreath on her head that had candles on it. This holiday is mostly celebrated in Scandinavia and Italy. They way that Lucia Day is celebrated is the oldest daughter in a family dresses up in wight and wares the wreath with candles on it. Then she enters either through a Church or where ever you celebrate the holiday and she serves you food. Usually you sing a song when Lucia comes. 

The way that I celebrate it is my family goes to a farm, that is about 40 minuets away, we arrive at the farm around 6:00 am. First we start a big fire outside, then, we wait for a couple of minuets for Lucia to come. She comes carrying coffee and buns to eat and drink. We use the barn as a catacomb with tables and candles. We eat and then sometimes someone will sing a song and give thanks. That's how my family celebrates Lucia Day. This year I am going to be Lucia! 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Deadly Oceans
By: Maria, Connor, and Jozalyn

Most people don’t know how much pollution is in the ocean. Did you know that there are 315 billion pounds of plastic in the oceans?! I don’t know about you, but I think that that is A LOT of plastic!

How Pollution Happens

There are many different sources of ocean pollution, ranging from oil spills to rubber duck spills. There is a type of pollution called Ocean Acidification, where the carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air merges with the water to make the water more acidic. Eighty percent of ocean pollution comes from activities on land from nonpoint sources. There are a ton of small sources that count as nonpoint sources, such as boats, and cars. But also there are also big sources like farms and animal ranches. Millions of cars drop a tiny bit of oil each day on the roads, which eventually ends up in the sea. Dirt can also be a pollutant, too when topsoil runs off of construction sites is can end up in the water and hurt the wildlife and fisheries. There is a thing called Point Source pollution which is pollution that comes from one source. Oil and Chemical spills are some point source pollutions. Oil spills into the ocean are often accidents involving barges, tankers, refineries, and drilling rigs. There are other ways oils spill can happen that aren't accidents, like natural disasters such as hurricanes, and spills on purpose as acts of war. One silly yet depressing fact is that 28,800 rubber ducks were spilled into the seas while being transported overseas, and are now floating around in the ocean like it's a big bathtub. As you can see, there are many ways pollution can happen but all are all preventable.

If the amount of pollution in the oceans continues to grow, then all of the animals in the ocean could die! (Bum bum baaaaaaa) The plastic breaks down into tiny microscopic pieces that fish and other water creatures eat a ton of. Then, if we eat those water animals, and we will have plastic in us! We have talked about Acidification in “How It Happens”, but what does it do? The more Acidification there is in the ocean it is, the harder it is for shellfish, reefs, and fish to survive. The shellfish won't be able to form their shells because the shellfish are not able to get rid of the calcium ions. Acidification also affects fish because the water has a lower pH. This makes it so the fishes cells take in the carbonic acid to become in balance with the saltwater which changes the pH of the fish's blood. This can cause comas, seizures, and even death. Oil spills are really bad for the ocean animals because it makes it so that the birds and the sea animals with fir will get hypothermia and most likely die. But what if your a fish? You don’t have fur that keeps you warm. What happens is that the little fish take the oil in and then the bigger fish eat the little fish and so on till we eat those fish with the oil. If you consume oil you could lose sight, pain in your throat, nose, eyes, ears, lips and tongue and other things like that. There are approximately 706 million gallons of oil in the ocean. When, or if, the oil may reach the shore, it will interact with some of the sediments such as the beach sand and other objects like that. This will cause erosion.

How You Can Help

How can we help reduce water pollution? We can use reusable metal water bottles instead of using the disposable plastic bottles. We can compost your food waste. We can reduce the use of oil one way by driving electric cars more. We can also recycle cans and plastic containers and not put them in the trash. We can rethink our choices of buying food from foreign places or plastic bags because the plastic can get into the oceans and also it takes a lot of oil to get the foreign food here. We could plant trees on land so that the trees could take in some of the carbon dioxide and the ocean won't have as much CO2 that causes Acidification. Instead of using ziplock bags for lunches we can use glass Tupperware, and also so that if you are on the beach you won’t have to worry about the plastic bags flying into the ocean and strangling sea creatures. We can refuse boats that use oil.  Those consequences are true so that why we need to help! Some people think that global warming does not affect them, but they are wrong. Global warming affects everyone and just doing one little thing can make a big difference in our world.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Hello, I am introduction myself for the blogging challenge. Here is a poem about me.

Math is my best subject.

A Girl Scouts is something that I am.

Reading is something that I do for fun.

I Like to go to the beach.

Animals are my thing. 

Here's a link to the blogging challenge:

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Newton's Law's

Newton's 1st Law
Newton's 1st law means that an object in motion will stay in motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force, this is the same for an object at rest too. In this stop motion the Gast was in motion in till acted upon by an unbalanced force, or the pencil.

Whoops, it says Newton's 3rd law. My fault.

 Newton's 2nd Law
Newton's 2nd law stats, "The greater the mass of an object the greater amount of force is needed to move the object. In this stop motion Steve can knock down the Gast easily because it has less mass than the roll of tape, witch he couldn't knock down.

Newton's 3rd Law
Newton's 3rd law means that for every action that there is, there has to be an equal and opposite re-action. In this stop motion the truster is the acton and the motion forward is a re-action.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hunger Games Elastic Force

        Katniss Everdeen is trying to cheer Prim up about having to go back into the Hunger Games by telling her about the elastic force in her bow that will help her win.

          "How will you win in the Hunger Games?" Asked Prim,
"The elactic force in my bow will shoot my arrows really far and really fast so that they can hit my targets." Explained Katness,
"How does it work? What us causing the elactic force?" Prim asked, 
"There is a string on my bow that when I pull it back and then shoot the arrow it will go far." Katniss explained. Prim looked at her really confused. "Let me explain that better. The farther I pull back the string the farther the arrow will go because there is more elastic force acing on the arrow. Does that make more since?"
"Yes, yes it does." Said Prim in understandment of her sister. "I think that you are going to win!" Exclaimed Prim.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


I completed the hour of code Moana on Code.Org:

I also completed the hour of code for Star Wars on Code.Org:

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bottle Flipping

We fipped a water bottle ten times and changed the amount of water in the bottle along the way.

My claim is that when a 500ml bottle is filled up half way it will land more times.

My evidence is when the bottle was filled with 125ml of water the bottle landed 1, when it was filled with 250ml it landed 3 times, when the bottle with 375ml it landed 0 and the same for 500ml of water.

I think this happened because  there was enough water to land the water bottle with out it bouncing around the table.

My evidence supports my claim because it shows that the water bottle landed more when it was filled half way.