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WW1 Reflection 1

To what extend did Canadians support the war?

From what I have learned from the PowerPoint is that Canadians fought alongside the British Army in France. Since Canada was a part of the British Empire it was the law to be included in the war. Canada also offered money and food to France and Britain. The young men in Canada had the opinion that war was a great opportunity because working on the farm was not exciting. “Most of us were young and saw it as a wonderful opportunity to throw off the shackles of working in an office or factory or on a farm or what have you.” Said Larry Nelson who was an enlistee from Toronto in 1914.

 

Week 4 – Math 10

In this week of math 10 I will be showing you how to solve for a triangle. This will include finding the sides of the triangle and the angles.

In the picture show down bellow you are given 2 sides: side A-38 and side B-29. You know have to figure out what other sides and angles you need to solve this triangle. in this case side C, angle A and angle B are left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this example bellow I have shown all the information needed in solving a triangle.

It wont let me rotate the picture.

Community Connection Alternate Blogpost

Community Connection Alternate Blogpost

I am researching about skate and bike programs in my community. Volunteering gives you an experience about workplaces and how to deal with people. It helps build on your skills and builds your confidence and keeps you productive. To volunteer at the skating centre, you need an intermediate ability to skate. My current skills that I could bring to this job is that a can confidently skate and ride a bike.

 

I am researching about working at bike store. This can benefit my future because learning about bikes and how to repair and sell them can give me experience and maybe in the future I can design my own bikes. Because I like to build and create things that transport you to one place to another. I.E cars.

 

 

https://www.capsbicycleshop.com/

 

Volunteering

Is it possible to make humans immortal by re-growing their telomeres?

This is my project on the research of telomeres. Telomeres are the caps on the end of the chromosomes.

 

 

i. DEFINE: Outline the specifics of the problem.

Growing the telomeres will make humans not age and their will be problems because lots of people will want this procedure and probably only few will be able to get it since it will probably be expensive and could cause cancer.

ii. DISCOVER: Question and Investigate the issue. What are the underlying issues? Who is affected? What stances have certain countries taken on the issue? What other questions need to be researched to get the information needed to take a stand?

The issue is that everyday our telomeres shrink and that we will die one day. And when our telomeres shrink we age. Everyone around the world is affected and many countries and taking the time to research about telomere extension.

iii. DELIVER: Share your opinion though an infographic. Use a format that is as effective as possible. Include media that gets your ideas across

iv. DEBRIEF: Reflect on quality of the product and the process you went through.

I feel that both me and Paul worked very well on this project and the project turned out good and we are happy with it.

What I have learned about grade 9 fractions

a) Displayed on a number line

In this photo I made the denominators out of 3 and I put the positive and negative fractions where there are supposed to be placed.

b) How you compare fractions

In this photo I had to compare fractions. The first one I compared was the 4/7 vs the 6/7. the 6/7 was the bigger fraction. The second one I had to make the denominator the same and the compare them.

c) Adding and subtracting fractions (where at least one negative)

In the first example I had to multiply -5/6  by 2 so the denominator was 12. Now you can add the 2 fractions which are now -10/12 x 7/12. You will end up with -3/12. After you just have to reduce which will make it -1/4.

d) Multiplication and division of fractions (where at least one negative)

With multiplication all you have to do is “just do it”. As you can see in my first example I have 4/9 x -8/10. And all I did was multiply the numerators together and the denominators together. So I ended up with -32/90 and the final step was to reduce.

Detergent Blogpost

Detergent Blogpost

Purpose:

The purpose was to see how well the groups could collaborate together and to see which detergent is more efficient.

Materials:

  1. 3 soy sauce stained cloths
  2. 3 600ml beakers filled with 300ml of hot water in 1, 300ml of room temperature in 2 and 300ml of cold water in the 3rd beaker.
  3. 1 graduated cylinder filled up to 15 ml with tide.
  4. 1 heating plate to heat up 300ml of water
  5. 1 thermometer
  6. 3 stirring rods

Safety Precautions:

We used safety goggles to protect our eyes from dish detergent splashes and very hot water splashes. Also used beakers tongs to not burn out hands on the beaker. Cleaned up all the spills at the end of the experiment.

 

Procedure:

  • Stain 3 cloths with soy sauce
  • Pour 300ml of water into 3 different 600ml beakers
  • Heat one beaker up with a heating plate
  • Leave one beaker room temperature
  • Fill the last beaker with ice cubes
  • Pour 15ml of tide in graduated cylinder
  • Once all the beakers are at right temperature place 1 cloth in each
  • Pour 5ml of tide into each beaker and stir for 10 minutes

 

Data and observations:

In this picture the room temperature water started to form bubbles and soap before the cold water.

In this picture we put the cloth in with the hot water and tide, and it started to bubble and foam up right away.

In our last observation this is where we lay out all the cloths to dry and like our hypothesis, the hot water did get rid of the stain better than cold water.

 

Reflection Questions:

1)     Some of the first questions that my group and I discussed were, what is laundry detergent and does temperature affect the efficiency of the detergent. My group and I decided to go with changing the temperature for the experiment because it was a more powerful question and easy to do.

2)     After the wonders questions the research help me understand a lot more about detergent since I did not know very much about it. I now know how it cleans cloths.

3)     The independent variable was the temperature. The dependent variable was the cloth with the stain on it.

4)     Our hypothesis was “will hot water be more efficient than cold water”. The results were correct, hot water did work better than cold water.

5)     We only changed the temperature and kept everything else constant like the time, amount of water and the amount of detergent.

6)     I now wonder if liquid or powder works is more efficient.

7)     Some strengths I was able to bring were making the experiment more enjoyable by using my sense of humor. I was also trying to make everyone included in this experiment. Next time I would try to collaborate differently by bringing more materials even though we didn’t need to bring to much on this experiment.