100 WC #23

I imagined what it would be like to have all I could see. To have the things the other girls had. To have the stars and the moon, to have money. It crossed my mind every time I saw those things, every time I looked at them. I wanted to be someone else and start a new life. I felt lonely and sad, and I wanted more. Call me greedy or not, I wanted more. Much more. Everything I saw. I wished I had the power to do these things, and obtain the things I see.

My goal was to give the reader a sense of loneliness and depression.

Science Experiment – Chiara and Brynn

Brynn and Chiara’s science experiment on evaporation and viscosity!

Colour guide:

Orange: blogs.

Purple: word definitions.

Yellow: word documents.

Blue: bibliography links.

Red: subtitles.

This week our class conducted experiments based on our unit of science we have been doing this term. We have been focusing on matter, typed of changes, properties, and we have been learning a bit about scientific language.

This is the standard that me and my partner Chiara have been focusing on: exploring the way solids, liquids and gases change under different situations such as heating and cooling.

When repeating our experiment make sure to be careful around Bunsen-Burner, and make sure that you have an adult with a license to help you with your experiment and have fun.

Here is our experiment:

Aim: To see if the viscosity of a liquid effect it’s rate of evaporation .

Prediction: We think the highest viscosity liquid will take longest to evaporate.

Experiment document: Science Experimen\t

Observations:

  • 3 minutes, the honey bubbled
  • 4 minutes, sugar starts to go to bottom of honey.
  • 5 minutes sugar in choco syrup goes to bottom.
  • 8 minutes honey has boiled and overflowed.
  • 9 minutes choco syrup forms froth.
  • 9 minutes choco syrup boiled and overflowed.

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Discussion: All our observations seemed like normal things that would happen before a liquid reaches boiling point. Boiling occurs before the evaporation because boiling is evaporating/giving off the gas at the bottom of container (closer to heat) causing the bubbles.

 

Conclusion: Our prediction wasn’t correct because we thought that the honey would evaporate last, when in fact it evaporated/boiled first. Some future experiments we could conduct would be, ones with bigger beakers so we could see what happens when it has stopped bubbling. Then we can really see which one evaporates the quickest. If we left it on the heat longer, the water in the honey will evaporate but the solid sugar will burn at about 121°C and a similar thing will happen with the chocolate syrup too.

Bibliography:

Quora

Glossary:

Viscosity – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Evaporation – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Boiling – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

 

Mount Alexander College Science Reflection

On 8th of June 2016 we went to Mount Alexander College or M.A to see some demonstrations, learn a bit more about science, and learn and see the school. If you would like to see their website here is the link to their website: Mount Alexander Website

We went to three stations: Physical changes, Chemical changes, and we even did a experiment ourselves. Here is what happened on the day:

We first went to do our own experiments first. They showed us a demonstration on what happens when you add yeast, water, and sugar together, put a balloon on the top, and if adding more sugar effected how big the balloon grows.

With that one we learn that the more sugar you added the bigger the balloon grew.

After that we did an experiment. We tried to see what would make a berroca in water dissolve the quickest. Me and my partner Indigo added more water to the container, to give it more space to dissolve. Ours definitely did not take the quickest.

Next we went to the chemical change station. We did these experiments there: Genie in a bottle, Chameleon, and Elephant’s toothpaste. All of those we learnt were chemical changes. Then we did a quiz on chemical changes and other things relating to chemical changes.

Finally we went to the physical change station. There we saw a lot a dry ice and we played a game of bingo.

Overall I learnt a lot about science. I thought that the students did a really good job in presenting, and I really liked the school as well.

BTN – Animal testing

This BTN article was about animal testing in Australia. Here are some things I learnt:

Beauty products are so important to people that it’s estimated the world spends $250,000,000 on them every year. That is a lot of money for just beauty products. I also learnt that in the 19th century when beauty products were safe there wasn’t many rules about the safety of them, so when people started get hurt by the products, the government started introducing rules about the safety forcing people to start using animals to test safety. Finally I learnt that 80% of the world still test products on animals and some places like china have laws forcing them to test on animals.

Two things I understood were that testing on animals is animal cruelty because you’re willing to risk hurting them, and that laws were made against it so animal cruelty doesn’t become normal.

A question I have is: What consequences are there against animal testing?

100 WC #22

Fear swept over me as I prepared to board the air plane. My school band and I, the Yellow Wood primary orchestra, were getting ready to play in America. I held my violin case in my hand and boarded the air plane. I hoped nothing bad would happen to it. It was worth thousands, and my Father would kill me. I felt as if anxiety was going to eat me alive. I walked over to my seat and sat down scared of the show we would soon present. Although I was scared I was confident and ready to put my full effort into playing the best show I could.

My goal for this 100 WC was to write an ending that didn’t end on a cliff hanger and give a better summary than I usually do.

BTN – Violent toys

This BTN was about toys and how they are too aggressive for children, here is what I learnt:

Lego was made in 1949 and started out with limited types of blocks but then started to expand. 30% of all Lego kits contain weapons, and 40% of Lego catalogue pages show some sort of violence. Lego says that their kits show conflict, fantasy, and construction and all of that is a big part of a child’s life and development.

I understand that some people think that Lego and other toys showing violence in the form of a toy, something that all kids grow up with, is making violence seem normal good. I also understand that if toys continue to show violence that kids could start becoming more aggressive and violent.

A question I have is if all the toys have always been like this?

100 WC #21

 

A whistle blew and everyone disappeared ahead of me in the race.  I run as fast as I can but feel that no matter how hard I tried I won’t be able to keep up with the people in front. I look behind myself but saw no one.

“Great.” I tell myself grumpily. “I am going to come last.”

I continue to run and soon I discovered that the people at the front are getting tired.

“This is my chance!”

I suddenly get the energy to sprint ahead of everyone in front of me and cross the finish line first!

 

 

My goal for this writing peace was to write this story in present tense.

BTN – Voting past

This BTN article was about the history of voting and the rights that have changed. Here are some things I learnt:

Back in the 1800’s women weren’t allowed to vote because they were thought of as too emotional and not clever enough to get a say in how things work. Aboriginals in 1903 weren’t allowed to vote either and the voting age in Australia was 21 until 1973.

Australia was the first country in the world to let woman vote after they protested and stood up for themselves. In 1940 Aboriginals were allowed to vote but only the ones in the army. Only the Aboriginals in the army could join.

I understand that there has been a lot of changes in the past that have made voting more fair. I also understand that people shouldn’t take their votes for granted.

A question I had was if there are any other rules at the moment about voting that are unfair?