This week has been the toughest one yet! It was 80 degrees, then it SNOWED!?!!?!?! Also, I have died for the last time! I am so sick of TCAP prep. I also have the hiccups, too. On the other hand, this Sunday is Easter so I will get a ton of candy. Then again, my sister Laura’s birthday is on Easter and I still don’t have a present for her! Any ideas? I guess it will be my turn for TCAP prep soon, maybe TOO soon. I hope you enjoyed my weekly research. I try to make them interesting. The Rocky Hill Singers has now ended, so I won’t have any more fun in it. Well I am running out of things to say besides TTFN!! (Ta-Ta For Now!) Have a nice Good Friday!
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The Mountains & Oceans Effect
By: Rebecca Robinson
Have you ever wondered how the shore has milder temperatures and more rain than in the neutral territory of the country? Or how there are desserts on one side of a mountain, and a lush forest on the other? Opposites, only separated by a mountain. Wow. Well I think that the mountains and oceans that we are overlooking have a effect on these events. Lets take a closer look! Lets start with mountains. Giant pointed rocks poking out from the Earth. Mountains can stop clouds from passing by. Also, they can cause clouds to pour all their water out on one side of the mountain, and not have anything left for the other side. This causes deserts to form, and all the water on the windward side forms lush forests. The side of the mountain that gets all the rain is called the windward side. The other side of the mountain that barely gets any of the rain, from the evaporated ocean water, is called the leeward side. From the rain, the humidity rises causing the climate to rise. From the lack of rain to cool the leeward side off, causes the humidity to drop, also forcing the climate to rise. There is this perfect balance in humidity and temperature that creates the perfect climate. So you can’t go too high or too low.
I think the oceans effect the climate by causing MORE rain! All this talk about how clouds move makes you forget why you have all this rain on your hands in the first place! You wouldn’t have all the rain if there was no source of it. With all the water sitting on the beach you should prepare for it! I mean, so much water for the sun to evaporate! All the rain causes the climate to to stay the same and for the humidity to stay the same, normally. Oceans also cause sea and land breezes. This makes the beach to feel hotter or colder than it normally is supposed to be. That is why I feel that mountains and oceans take effect in the climate of places.
Hey, I have to make this REALLY quick! We only have 20 more mins. left before lunch so… This week on the news, we have had the most random things happen EVER! We were on over load because so many teachers wanted for us to tell the whole school. Also, lots people went to track, but I didn’t make it. I will post the track team video also. I had to preform two concerts in the RHES Singers group. I will post some pics of that too. I also got to go to do our reading buddies, so that’s new. In the picture I am playing with Julie I think is her name. Besides that, everything was normal.
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Hi, me again! This week was pretty tough. I have died three times of TCAP bordom. It has been tough with all the review. I just took my topic 9 test in math and I only missed one question. I also got to go play “basketball” with one of reading buddies. I have not done that in a while! In the TCAPlymics, the Haney Huffers, and we won the 30 extra mins. of indoor free time. Last but not lease, I made it in to friday fun lunch. Oh, one more thing! I almost forgot. When I came back from the dentist, when I went out into the class garden, we found a snake! Pretty cool, huh! I will show you a picture of him later. The last thing I did was make R&E coins. They are coins that Elise and I can use to buy thing for each other, and pay for annoying favors that we HAVE to do. Well I am out of time, so TTFN!
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By: Rebecca Robinson
Have you ever wondered how explorers navigate though the wilderness, or how scientists discovered bacteria? Or how about the way humans carve stones! I bet you don’t know about at least ONE of these, so let’s talk about these familiar phenomenon.
The wheel…a spectacular invention, don’t you think? But when did it come to be? Well, the funny thing is, it didn’t take a genius. It took a…..caveman. You are probably thinking,” WITH HIS BARE HANDS?!?!” Well yesssssssssssss, no. Of course you cannot carve solid stone without tools! That is where the hammer becomes important. The hammer is a tool that humans have been using since the beginning of time In a far away place… No, lets come back to reality. The hammer was created to help carve or strike other objects. Hammers were mostly made of a wood handle and a stone head. Prehistoric people used the hammer to carve wood, bone, and other stones. Then in the bronze age, we created a mystical material called medal…
Another one of the world’s spectacular inventions is the compass. Amazing thing really, it is inconceivable that the human kind has created an invention that explorers can use to navigate through the wilderness without it being mapped. The compass has a magnetic field the can aline itself with the Earth’s magnetic field. That is spectacular. First, in the line of materials, tis the needle. it is a strip of meddle that has been magnetized so it will aline with the Earth. Next is the dial. It shows the directions: North, East, South, West, South West, North West, South East, North East, etc. And last but not least, the housing. It is what holds the compass together.
The last great invention that I will bore you with is my favorite, THE MICROSCOPE!!! IT Is amazing what a microscope can do, see bacteria, study bugs, and the best of all………study MIDGE! The bad part is, the excitement only goes as small asCould be used to study teeming bacteria in a single drop of water. The first time I used a microscope to study something alive was when I had a sleep-over with my friend, Emily! She has a creek in her neighborhood so we collected some water samples. When we looked a the samples, we found little creatures that were ALIVE! We then studied it and looked up for an identification, and we found out that it was a midge! Those are the amazing science tools that I found.
This week has wore me out. Do you know why? We only have a few more weeks until TCAPS!?!?! It is crazy because all the teachers freack out and go crazy with the reviews. They go all bananas on the week of the TCAPS. It is halarious when you arn’t the crazy teacher’s class. That and Mr.Haney picked this week to get a subsabtute so I am doing triple the work sheets and it is killing me! My pencil and I can’t stand much more of this. I will die within a week at least. And to top that off, it will be raining ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL week end, today too. Behond that, everything has been somewhat normal. It is suprizing that I can type this because I have been writing SO much that my fingers are starting to get numm. Again, all that is left now is the punch line! TTFN.
The Cell Life and Work
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a cell? Well, all that I know is that it is very hard and takes a LOT of work. I know that because why else would they have so many organelles, or in other words, parts. Cells are like little rooms in a big factory, but they all do the same thing. A bunch of cells make a tissue. Then a bunch of tissues make an organ. A couple of organs make a organ systems. Some of the parts in a cell are big, and some are little. The cell membrane is a thin lining. The cell membrane controls the flow in and out of the cell. The cytoplasm is a jelly-like substance that holds all the cell parts in place. Without cytoplasm, all the cell parts would fall and roll around inside the cell. The nucleus is a VERY, VERY important part of the cell. It is like the brain of the cell. It controls everything in the cell. Vacuoles are like the storage centers, or pantries. They hold food and waste. The cell wall is like the wall, floor, and ceiling all in one! It is the “brick wall” of the cell. Chloroplast is and greening chemical, more of less. It is what gives plants a green look. I wouldn’t want to be green!
Plant and animals are very similar, and very different in many ways. Plant cells have a few more organelles than animal cells do. For example, plants stand straight and still, but animals can move. Why is that? Well, plant cells have a special feature that animal cells don’t have. It is the cell wall. Cell walls are stiff, so it keeps the plant in place. Animals can move, so I bet you guessed have animal cells don’t have cell walls. The other thing that plant cells have that animal cells don’t have is choroplast. Like I said before, it is the chemical that makes the plant green. The last difference is that plant cells are sort of in the shape of a box. The animal cells, on the other had, are round and flexible. Those are the only differences between a plant and animal cells that I know of.
Now lets talk energy. It’s powerful stuff, but where do cells get it? I bet you know that plants absorb the sun’s rays, right? Well, do you know what the plants do with that light? You probably also know that the plant turns it in to food, too huh. WELL, Mr. Smarty-Pants, I bet you don’t know HOW it turns that light into food. Well too bad if you know, because her I go! The plant sends that energy to their cells and it gets to work. The nucleus tells the cell to GET TO WORK!!!! Next the mitochondria turns the energy into food for the cell. Finally, the vacuole stores the food until the cell needs to use it. Then there is the animal cell. Well, of course you know that animals eat to get energy, but what do we do with it after we digest it? Well, lets take it to the cells……..again! So the first stop in our ending journey is a trip to the mitochondria once more. Like the plant cell, the animal cell has most of the same parts. Animal cells are a lot more plain and simple than plant cells. Next, the animal cell puts the food, fresh from the mitochondria, in the vacuole for later, not as much work that plant cells do! Would YOU want to be a plant cell, or stay an animal cells only?
This week was O.K. I have been sick, so I missed a day and I have some make up work to do, but when you are behind and you want to get ahead, it is hard to catch up. That is why I am doing my blog early. Beside feeling bad, I started my officially on the school TV crew. In celebration of the leaving crew, we all had donuts! Today is the last day of school before spring break starts! Also, we went to see to second grade play called, THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS!!!! After I finish this post, I will have (hopefully have) friday fun lunch! Also, we have changed desks all ready for the new season. I guess that is all we have done that I know of because, well, I missed a day. Oh ya! The last thing. I did a research on astronauts, too. TTFN!
Life in SPACE!!
By: Rebecca R.
Have you ever wondered what astronauts have to do to train to be able to go into space? Well, they have to prepare for everything possible of happening. And they have to learn how to do things like going to the bathroom with out gravity. They prepare for zero gravity by training through a ton of simulators to get ready and used to no gravity. You might be wondering, “What do they do when they drink all their water?” or “What do they do with all their waste?” Well, mission control sends a few “GIANT” duffle bags full of water. Then the astronauts take their waste and recycle it. That will make the water last for a LONG time.
I like Eugene Cerman. He was the last man on the moon…. EVER! His last mission was the Apollo 17, the very last trip to the moon. After blast of, Eugene was in space for 4 days, 14 hours, 22 minuets, and 11 seconds. He was born on March 14, 1934, in Chicago Illinois. He married Jan Nanna Cerman. The happy couple had three daughters and one grandchild. He loves to do competitive sports including: fishing, hunting, and flying. He also loves horses, who could blame him, I love horses!
Author, Unknown. “Biographical Data” NASA. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Date of publish, Unknown. Web. March 13, 2014. Astronaut Bio: Eugene A. Cernan
This week was amazing! We had Dr.Seuss week too. That just means that we had Green Eggs and Ham day, crazy socks, and crazy hat day. The only bad thing is that since we have had so many snow days, we have to take one day away from spring break! Inconceivable! By the way, inconceivable means unimaginable or unbelievable. This week I did a research on Robotic Engineers. I will post it after the little bit of this. The last thing I am hoping for is to get into Friday fun lunch. Also, we are having the drop off later on today after lunch. I do not know what we will do in the drop off so I cannot tell you what we will do. After my research, I will post my pictures from Dr.Seuss week. The only thing left is to say my punch line. TTFN! (For you new readers, TTFN = Ta-Ta For Now)
By: Rebecca Robinson
Have you ever wondered what a robotic engineer does? Well, then I guess I am here to answer your questions! When you are an engineer, you make creations or make them better. In this case, you would work with robots. Being a robotic engineer is kind of like being an inventor. You can make your own inventions. Also, you can take other people’s inventions and improve them, with the main inventor’s permission, of corse! Another thing an robotic engineers can do is take old failed mechanisms, and recreate them with modern technology in hope that they would work. The last way I found that robotic engineers can work in is by taking current problems, and making an invention to solve it. That is the kind of job I want to have when I grow up! I think being a robotics engineer would be an adventurous job because you can deal with current problems, and seek through out the past for failed machines!
You don’t have to have a collage degree for dismantling your alarm clock! Unless of course you want to be a real engineer like I do! You can look to solve simple machines at home too you know. For example, an ordinary man, named Justin Wilson, invented the Wilson cooker which is now called the oven. Who knew, that such an ordinary man, could invent something so common in homes now a days. Now doesn’t that inspire you?
Bender, Lionel.Invention.London:Dorling Kindersley,1991.Print