Monday, June 6, 2016

6th Grader Thing

Dear soon-to-be 6th grader,
I have some advice to give to you about 6th grade. Memorize the hallways, where your classes are, and your schedule. Don’t drink the school water. No seriously don’t do it. The lunches are slightly better than 5th grade lunches (they don’t taste like complete and utter cardboard!). Keep your claws score up if you want free ice cream. Become a member of the student tech support (look for the posters in the hallways) if you want a device to use to help others. Don’t play games in class if you're in the student tech support. Have at least one friend in your class that is a good worker. Start early on the two Market Days. Pay attention in Humanities for Market Day. Don’t overwork yourself. Know where the solutions room is. Also know where all the bathrooms are. Don't have late work by the end of the year.

In conclusion, all 5th graders need to find out the ways to survive the 6th grade. Probably still won’t survive.
From,
          Natalie

Monday, April 25, 2016

Ocean Pollution Psa and a Bad Meme (and a slight psa on global warming)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinkrejci/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinkrejci/

  There we go, a bad meme. Now, I'm going to tell you about ocean pollution, oil spills, global warming, and places like the Great Pacific Garbage Dump. Let's start off with global warming. As many of you know, the world is suffering from global warming, meaning that it's getting hotter, which isn't good. An example of what can happen from global warming is more storms, more disasters, and water rising. There is also quite a lot of people saying global warming is a hoax, but to be honest, the people claiming it's a hoax don't really provide very much evidence that or they bring up other topics that seem to be about global warming but isn't at all. So I can't really address that. If you wish to help this then try to figure out a way to use less CO2, like planting trees or using a car less often.

  Now let's start talking about ocean pollution. Unlike the last topic, ocean pollution isn't called a hoax, which is good however that means that people know it's real and bad but don't do anything about it. Ocean pollution is when the ocean is polluted, whether by plastic, trash, chemicals, or oil spills. If somehow you didn't hear of it before and want proof, look at the meme or simply google it. Obviously, ocean pollution is bad because it can do things like killing off sea creatures and the animals that eat those sea creatures, meaning less food for us. And if somehow this helps convince you it's bad, less clean and pretty beaches, I mean imagine swimming in water filled with plastic, how about chemicals that are bad for you? Or maybe water that just had oil spilled into it. If that still doesn't convince you that it's bad, then maybe you should reconsider a few things. And if it does convince you, then try out cleaning up beaches.

  And now onto our next topic, oil spills. The last paragraph slightly talked about it, though not very much. Oil spills are when, well oil spills into the ocean. This is normally due to fossil fuel mining equipment breaking and the oil going everywhere. And also because of the small droplets of fuel falling from cars and into sewers that lead to the ocean, or other places. This is bad because this can kill animals living in the sea and in some cases, even make them bad to eat. It can also kill the animals eating sea creatures. If you would like to help out with this, try not to drive as often, use a bike or jog if it's nearby and you won't be late, plus it's better for you.


  Onto what's most likely the most famous topic, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and Other Places Like It. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and Other Places Like it is caused when people dump garbage out into the ocean either to save money, save space, or just because they're lazy. This can cause animals to suffocate either because something got stuck in their throat o because something wrapped around their neck. In rare cases, the animal will be able to eat it without dying. Still isn't good for them though. Just like global warming The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and Other Places Like it is called a hoax. Although it's not because there isn't proof, it's because it might actually just be a bunch of microscopic plastic. Can't even see it. Either way, it's still bad and therefore, if you wish to help out, use less plastic, clean beaches, recycle, and don't waste food, instead use it as compost. Also, get an aluminum/stainless steel water bottle, it'll be cheaper and better for the world in the long run.


 Sources:
Hanson, Joe. "What Does the 97% Consensus on Man-Made Climate Change Really Mean?" It's Okay To Be Smart. N.p., 25 Apr. 2016. Web. 26 Apr. 2016. <http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/143402650297/97-percent-consensus-climate-change>.   
"Healthy Fish Guide." N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016. <http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Food/Fish/HealthyFishGuide>.
"NOAA's National Ocean Service Education: Estuaries." NOAA's National Ocean Service Education: Estuaries. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016. <http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/estuaries/media/supp_estuar09b_eutro.html>.
"Water Pollution Guide." Water Pollution Guide. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016. <http://www.water-pollution.org.uk/>.


*All places with [REDACTED] will have information on a later date. Probably. Hopefully. Eh, don't count on it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Motor Force

In lesson 7 we tested how many washers a motor can lift and decided that a lift was three holes on a pegboard. Each team had a different manipulated variable to see which was better, my team's was battery arrangement. We found out that series was better then parallel because series lifted 16 washers while parallel lifted 1, which is a difference of 15 washers, and that is a large difference. Plus parallel can only be done with battery holders but they reduce the amount of power the motor gets, however series can be done without battery holders.

The best arrangement for lifting motors is 3 batteries in series arrangement with 4 wires and a long string attached to the nail of the motor. My team's motor lifted up 16 washers and generated a average of 8.1 newtons.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

RAFT thing

Dear Mount Rainier,

 I did not want to erupt so explosively back in 1980! I tried not to erupt for so long that when I finally did it blew a large part of me away and destroyed everything in radius. When I erupted I also caused a very dangerous mudslide that took buildings and trees with it. And the ash from my explosion traveled thousands of miles away! People ended up selling statues made out of my ash just to get rid of it. Now I'm repairing myself by outpouring lava and waiting for it to harden. And right now I can't erupt but rather steam. I probably won't be able to write to you for a while since I'm busy repairing.

Your friend,
                    Mount Saint Helens

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

7 random things about me


  1. I spend most of my free time playing video games, watching anime, and reading manga.
  2. I'm scared of high places and spiders.
  3. Even though im scared of high places i want to ride a really high rollercoaster.
  4. I like fluffy things and candy.
  5. I'm one of those people that can be wrapped in 1,000 blankets and still be cold.
  6. I tend to watch a really nice and happy show then a really sad show.
  7. I'm trying to catch up with Fairy Tail but it's really starting to seem like a hopeless cause.