Friday, November 17, 2017

Iowa State Field Trip

 My first class was Biotechnology. I learned that we share 99.9 % of DNA with everyone but the 0.1% that's different makes us look different. Also that we share 90% of our DNA with a mouse. We extracted DNA from a banana and then got to take it out and look at it. We mixed shampoo, salt and water and put the banana into that. We filtered it, and the substance at the bottom we put into alcohol and we saw the DNA! I loved this class. My second class was Stand By your Quote - Exploring Leadership. In that class we stood by the quote on the wall that we liked the most, and we met the people who also stood with our quote and liked it the most. After that we went and wrote what that quote meant to us and some characteristics of leadership. I learned that some people think of leaders having different things and some things are more important to some people than others. I think I learned the most in my first class. I love science and I learned a lot about what DNA is and how much we have of it! I loved that class! One thing I learned about Iowa State is that it is very safe and I really liked that about the school. I also learned that they have 3 million books in their library with 120 computer labs across campus. I had the most fun on the tour because I liked learning about where the students go and learning more about the school! If I could change one thing I would have bigger groups so we could make more friends. One thing I got away from this experience is that the people at Iowa State are very nice and they care about you. I loved this field trip and I would do it again!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Independent project


 My topic is Parkinson's disease. I chose this topic because my grandpa died from Parkinson's disease last summer and I wanted to know more about it. One of the most amazing facts I learned was how many symptoms Parkinson's disease has! I had a whole index card full of symptoms! Another thing is that the physician that discovered it, his last name was Parkinson! One thing that I want to know more about are the stages of Parkinson's! How the people who have Parkinson's progress and how it gets harder for them. I'm proud that now I know more about what my grandpa went through and how everything that I saw on him, were symptoms that I read about.

Friday, October 20, 2017

DWA publishing 1st quarter

My 1st DWA is for 9/8/17
                                           I think that talk less, say more means that we should talk less, and be more expressive with our speaking and what we say. Saying something is different than talking. When you are talking, you're saying whatever you are saying just to get the point across, and you aren't putting any feeling or meaning into it. When you are saying something, you're putting expression and acting wise, while when you are talking, you're just talking to get your point across. That's what I think the difference between talking and speaking is.

My 2nd DWA is for 9/11/17
                                               I think people our age should not be able to vote, because a lot of people our age are not educated on what politics are, or what the real world is like. If we wait until we are 18 we can enjoy college, and we could have time to change our minds about how we think our country should be run. If we let younger people vote, I feel like they would not be educated, and they would not even know how our government works. We wouldn't understand how they count the votes either. That's why I think younger people should not vote.
                             

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Words of wisdom project

 I learned from this project that it's really important to get advice from all ages, and to read everyone through well. That helps you understand what everyones point is. I had a lot of fun doing this.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nauvoo reflection

My favorite part of the trip was the wagon ride with the horses. I felt like I learned a lot on that part and it was calming and cool to look at everything. I also liked Pioneer Pastime and playing all the games. One thing I learned was how hard they had to work just to get their daily needs and necessities. I definitely  take life for granted when i see how hard they worked. The Mormons moves westward because they killed their ruler, then were forced out of their homes. I would want to learn about the building of their homes. I want to see how they start or how they finish the house. Also the resources they had to use that would compare to some of the things that we use today.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Moral dilemma

A moral dilemma is when you have to chose between right or wrong. Or you have a set back in your life. Moral dilemmas can come on many different times or ways in your lifetime. In our first book, That Was Then, This Is Now, by S.E. Hinton, is based on two "brothers" and how they chose to live their life. Byron is faced with the struggle of finding out that his brother, Mark, is dealing drugs. He made the decision to call the cops and get his brother into jail. He knew it was the right thing but it would be very hard to throw your brother under the bus, and thats something you cant take back. He solved the dilemma by doing what he knew was the right thing to do. In our second book, The Outsiders, also by S.E. Hinton, is about two gangs that are totally different. Ponyboy, a 14 year old boy, is living as his brother as a dad. He runs away from the family, and hides,  because him and his friend had just killed someone. Although i'm not finished with the book, the moral dilemma is him trying to turn himself back into a young boy without making himself look like a fool. He solved the dilemma by saving some kids in a fire, then going to the hospital and the public finding him. If I was in any of these situations I would by very scared and I think that all of these characters are very brave. I think Byron made the best out of the situation. It would be so hard to put your best friend and brother in that situation. I also think that Ponyboy could have done something a little more beneficial, but he did what he thought was right.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Invent Iowa

Our invention is called the Whack-O-Sense. It is an invention to help cop cars help find guns in people's cars when they are not supposed to. We are trying to solve the problem of people not using guns in the right way, or to harm people. It solves the problem by looking into people's cars and the sensor can detect the bullets in the guns, also there will be a Mono-Sense that will project the image kind of like an airport security sensor. I'm proud that this invention can help with people's lives. It can be used all around the world to help people. I think that this could save someone's life. One of our biggest challenges was to actually find something to solve. It took us a while to figure out what problem to solve and how to solve it. We decided to make a list on what problems were biggest then decide which one we would do. I think we should've made it more simple. We should have made it easier to understand and made it a bigger price. 

Iowa State Field Trip

 My first class was Biotechnology. I learned that we share 99.9 % of DNA with everyone but the 0.1% that's different makes us look diffe...