Grade 9

Sweet Unicorn Tails

Photo: JapanRailPass

Delicate mauve flowers hang from the ceiling above making it look like a cave of wonders and mysticality you can’t get your eyes off.  As people awe in the beauty around them, some decide to capture the moment in their camera roll and some in their memories.  A rare beauty in this world you may only find here, in Kitakyushu, Japan.  The great tunnel of Wisteria Flowers that bloom in beautiful shades of purple and pink with light fragrances the accompany its color.  People can’t stop looking up, their necks are hurting but their eyes are pleased.  Lights shine brightly above so you could see the colors and take some of the most aesthetically pleasing Instagram photos you could share and bring all your friends’ attention to the wonders of this tunnel.  This place is peaceful and quiet with a mystical aura attached.  As you walk through you can smell and touch the soft flowers that feel like feathers and smell like sweet sugar.  The way the flowers hang makes it look like unicorn tails or cotton candy hanging from the sky making you want to jump up and touch it with your hand.  A perfect place for a date or to get married at with its warm and loving colors.  The Gradients run through the tunnel with dark and light colors shifting all throughout.  If you close your eyes and imagine a sky made of purple flowers that rustle in the wind all around you, petals gliding down and hitting your face as a gust of wind blows through.  People dressed in warm attire gather around and enjoy the eye-feast together.  This is not the ideal place for people with pollen allergies though, so beware!  In the background, you can see pastel Hydrangeas stood tall.  This event only happens once a year from May to April but, the best time to see the flowers is the end of April because that is when they are at their full bloom.  This is a very visual place but, for the full experience, you should go there and see it yourself to get the thrill of a lifetime.

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ADL solution fluency

The challenge we faced was that people wouldn’t want to listen because they had “better things to do” then to know more about the solid facts about electricity and how it works.

We have had a few people actually listen to our presentation and so that made us feel better about it due to our peers being respectable audiences.  It was pretty tough when you saw others on their phones not caring about anything except their Instagram likes.

Dreams we had were that people in the school would either learn something new about electricity or just refresh their brains.  It was a powerpoint that said and described the whole topic of “electricity” clearly.

Our solution was to make our powerpoint even better with cool transitions, videos, photos, and a color scheme to make the presentation better and more put-together.

We had a really fun time putting together our knowledge of electricity and putting it all on a powerpoint with all the facts being simple and quick to understand.

 

The presentation⇓⇓⇓

 

Presentation 4

Iryna’s Californium Writing

Why-  Why is Californium important to our everyday lives?

Californium (Cf) is an Isotope that has quite the variety of uses.  Some of those uses include,  Providing neutrons for the establishment of nuclear reactors to then, get us electricity and power.  It acting as a neutron emitter to be used/tested  in physics, engineering, medicine, nuclear weapons, petroleum exploration, biology and chemistry.  It is also sometimes is used as a neutron source in detecting valuable gold and silver ores through a procedure termed as neutron activation.  Californium may also be used in neutron moisture gauges, machines that could disclose water and oil-bearing layers in oil wells.  We all had encounters with Californium in our lives before through electricity and/or power.

 

Who- Who were the people that discovered Californium?

Californium was first discovered in 1950 in Berkeley, California.  A small team in the University Of California consisting of Stanley Thompson, Albert Ghiorso, Glenn Seaborg, and Kenneth Street Jr.  Stanley was an chemist working in the University of California who discovered several transuranium elements.  Stanley Gerald Thompson (1912–1976) was an American chemist.  First there was Stanley Gerald Thompson who was an American chemist.  Second, was Albert Ghiorso who as a teenager built a radio system that got farther signals than the ones the military had used, and In 1937 he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. Third, was Glenn Theodore Seaborg an American chemist that has either helped discover or investigate 10  transuranium elements. Finally fourth, Kenneth Street Jr. .  He first served in World War II as a fighter pilot and earned awards including the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Later on after the war he returned home to California and got a PhD in nuclear chemistry.

 

How- How was Californium made?

Californium was made by blasting helium nuclei (alpha particles) at curium-242 (transuranic radioactive chemical element) using a machine known as a cyclotron.  Curium is extremely radioactive and it took the team three years to collect just a  few milligrams needed for the experiment, but they didn’t even use all of the Curium that they had collected (only a few micro grams were used). Their experiment produced close to around 5,000 atoms of Californium, but they had enough of it to show how it could be a brand new element.

 

Part 2.

1) These are some of the questions I used:  How (how was Californium made), Why (why is californium important in our everyday lives), Who (who discovered Californium?), what were the scientists full names, when did they die, why was it names Californium, what are the people that discovered Californium also known for?, Is it a natural element?

2) I used some magazines on Gale Learning and I watched a lot of YouTube videos about the process and discovery of Californium.  It was more difficult to find the facts I needed on Gale but, I still managed to find some key information about the element and the scientists who discovered it.

3) The process I used was googling and searching for some basic, solid information I could use to dig deeper.  The Gale Magazines had mixed facts about my element and it wasn’t that popular to be that heavily focused on in facts.

4) I verified the facts to be true by checking multiple sources which, all had the same answers and made sense.  I used the trusted websites with the .edu at the end for the chemistry part and other websites to find more about the scientists.

5) If I could change something about my project is that I would next time choose a element that had a deeper and more interesting story behind it, and a older type element that had plenty of research done to it already.

 

Digital Footprint

Q: How Might your digital footprint affect your future opportunities?

A: Your Digital footprint might be a  huge deal breaker when you’re applying for a job because you might be up to no good online (posting rude things online..etc) and your future boss may not be willing to work with a toxic person.  Also, if you want to get into a College or University they may want to do a online check and find some poor choices you made in High School right from your Instagram.

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Q: Describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.

A: 1. Don’t post anything that may be offensive or anything vulgar in general and instead post things that are interesting, kind, etc.  2. Do something good to get on the news or in the newspaper to have that be the first thing to pop up in your name google search.  3. Don’t use your full name in everything, instead use a nickname when on social media because that may be harder to find then your real full name.

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Q: What information did you learn that you would pass on to other students? How would you go on about telling them?

A: I learned that every site you go onto tracks your cookies which means that even though you are using a private, incognito browser it still doesn’t give you 100% privacy.  So, you should always be aware of that fact just in case.  I would just post this on my Edublog for others to see and just have this information in the back of their head at all times to stay out of trouble.

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