Information Fluency

3 Strategies to figure out how reliable a page is; The owner/publisher. Compare the site to other sites. How often the website is updated, and how new is the information.

Publication from Library Database;

How to get to the Library Data Base; School Website > Library > Log In with school account > (CLICK HERE) > Ebsco Databases > Username: riversiderapids, Password: library > then search

What I learned; I really didn’t learn anything new except how to get to the Data Base

Crossing The Bar Poetry Analysis Project


Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson Paragraph

Crossing the bar is a poem written by Alfred Lord Tennyson in 1889. The subject of the poem is a sailor who is going out to sea in rough waters and may not return. As well as no one being sad when he leaves. The poem lightly addresses social phenomenon because the sailor doesn’t have any friends or family that are sad about him going out to sea. The narrator is the author of the poem, Alfred Lord Tennyson, the setting is 1889, on one of the coasts, and in some town that is beside the sea. The word choice is sad, the author uses words like boundless, which means endless/unlimited. He uses words like embark to make it sound like he is going out to sea on a big journey. The poem uses some clichés like the sea calling for the sailor. The tone of the poem is serious, hope, sad, and reverent. It uses words like embark, boundless, and hope, to show these tones. The tone starts as sad and reverent, but then changes to hope and serious in the end. Each line of the poem varies from 4 to 10 lines, with 4 stanzas in each quadrant and an ABAB rhyme scheme. The poem uses personification when it says “But such a tide as moving seems asleep.” Other than that the author doesn’t use that much literary devices. The poet doesn’t share his experiences with the author very well. Its not very intensively felt either.

Currents from the kitchen

Prediction. My prediction is that the citrus fruits like lemons and oranges will generate a higher.

Why? I believe this because the citrus fruits are more acidic than other fruits, and the electrons flow through the acid


Grape: The grape had 2.5 volts and couldn’t turn on the light

Apple: The apple had 1.5 Volts and couldn’t turn on the light

Lemon: The lemon had 3 volts and couldn’t turn on the light.



Questions and conclusions.

My prediction was correct the lemon did produce more energy.

1. What kind of circuit will produce electron flow in your fruit cell? Series circuit 

2.If your bulb doesn’t glow, how can you find out if electrons are flowing? Use a voltmeter

3.If your bulb doesn’t glow, why not? Because their probably isn’t enough electrons flowing or the circuit isn’t done correctly

4.How can we modify our experiment to improve our results? Use bigger pieces of fruit and acidic fruits and use multiple fruits

5. What is causing the electrons to flow in this experiment? The electrolytes and acid.

6. How can I use this in my everyday life? You can eat half an apple and then use it to create power and theoretically saving power


Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Song Analysis

Here is my analysis of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen


Bohemian Rhapsody is a song written by Freddie Mercury, and performed by Queen. It is a cold, sad, and pitiful song. The tone of the song progressive as it starts with sadness and then becomes self-pity, “But I’m just a poor boy and nobody loves me.” It is also very cold and bitter due to the wording in the verses, “Bismillah! No we will not let you go – let him go,” this quote shows how it is about a group of people not letting him go. The figurative language in this song are mainly idioms and alliteration. “So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye,” is a figure of speech used to represent the writer being betrayed and abandoned as well with the verse, “So you think you can love me and leave me to die.” There is also a lot of repetition and alliteration; such as the verses when the words “no” are repeated as well as when the name “Gallileo” is repeated. This songs style has a rhyme scheme and many verses. The rhyme scheme is odd because it is a lot of repetition and is mainly A,B,A,A, an example would be “Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango/ Thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening me/ Gallileo, Gallileo,/ Gallileo, Gallileo,/ Gallileo Figaro – magnifico,” because it starts with Fandango(a), and then frightening me(b), and then it repeats Gallileo(a), and then Manifico (b). It has 8 verses with each verse varying from 1 line to 15 lines. For interpretation I think the song is about someone either self-pitying or feeling guilty about something that they did. Personally this song has no meaning to me or do I think it ever will, but I like the song so that is why I chose it.

SSEP Reflection Post

Define. We needed to create an experiment that could be done in micro gravity and could potentially benefit future space trips.

What is microgravity? Micro gravity is when there is a really weak form of gravity so that you are almost weightless in it.

What are Controlled and Experimental groups? Controlled groups are when the variable stays the same but in experimental groups the variable changes.

How can we make our experiment win? We can make an experiment that is unique and can really benefit future space travel.

Dream. In the beginning we made a collaboration space and started brainstorming a lot of ideas.


We then had wanted to do a egg in space experiment but that wouldn’t work, and the we had the idea of caterpillars but that wouldn’t work, so we settled with the idea of a nail corroding in space.

Document. On the first day, we were told about the SSEP, and learned a lot more about it in the next couple of weeks. Once we had our groups created we had one member go to a learning event at Heritage Woods. After she had told the rest of us what she had learned we discovered that our 1st idea wouldn’t work, along with our second idea. Eventually we settled on the idea of a nail corroding in space.

Design and Deliver. Once we had our idea of if a nail would corrode or not in space, we went full speed into it. In a week we were able to get a nail and sulfuric acid and we put them together in a beaker as a controlled experiment to see what happens with gravity.img_0840

After about a day the nail turned black and then in a week it had a weird gel around it, which was later found out to be due to the galvanization of the nail.

Once we had finished with the control experiment, we had to create a proposal. We had to edit the proposal many times before it was right, along with the rest of our class.

Debrief. In the end it was a fun thing to do because I got to do real science. It also allowed me to get to know my class mates better. As well it showed me what High School is like, with due dates and less teacher involvement. I think that if we had the chance to do it again we would work on the proposal earlier, along with choosing a bit more interesting of a experiment idea.


Electricity Mindmap



  1. What is the most known source of power?
  2. What is the worst power for the environment?
  3. What is the most efficient power source?
  4. What was the earliest form of electricity?
  5. How does power flow through circuits?
  6. What is the most dangerous source of power?
  7. What is the easiest form electricity to generate?
  8. What is the hardest form of electricity to generate?