Rube Goldberg Project

  1.  First, we drop the marble into a cut in flag pool noodle. The marble then goes almost straight down and then it curves up and falls on to the next pool noodle. This noodle then drops the marble onto a slanted piece of cardboard which guides the marble on to another set of pool noodles. The noodles roll the marble across the back wall and drops the marble into a tube which then rolls the marble down and dings the bell.
  2.  Point A starts with potential energy and transfers to Kinetic around point B. Point B-C goes from kinetic to potential as the marble falls, at point d the energy goes back to potential as the marble falls,F-G and G-H are examples of kinetic to potential as the marble falls. H-I is kinetic to potential as the marble stops, and kinetic to sound as the marble hits the bell.
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Racism then vs now

While racism is still around I think that it really isn’t as bad as it once was, because now most racism is just from peoples words and hate speech. While back then it from laws that made black people sit at the back of the bus and other forms of segregation. I also think that the media now tends to exaggerate on certain events to try to make it seem more racist because that’ll get the media more views. As well as now most people who are racist aren’t very smart and are very ignorant, while back then it was common and tended to just be the way things were. The KKK are still around but back then they were far more prominent and did some truly horrible things when now there are laws that prevent them from doing those things and those laws are strongly enforced. Which is why I believe that racism is far less then it was back then.

Making Babies

1.  Include a drawing of your child with as much detail as possible.

2. Include a short description of the traits your child has.

Square face, prominent round chin, curly hair, light brown skin, brown eyes average mouth, pointed nose, round nostrils, and freckles

3. Answer the following questions:

How does the coin flip relate to the probability of inheriting genetic conditions? Because there is a 50% chance you get a trait from the father and a 50% chance of  getting a trait from the mother

How does this simulation accurately represent or not represent real life?

This inaccurately represents real life because it was random traits and unreflective of how in real life the baby would have the traits of the parents.

Did you identify any prejudices you might have about what traits you find “desirable”? Where do you think these prejudices come from?

Yes, I think a lot of these came from what looked well with other traits and whether it made the baby ugly or not.


  1. This poem has a strong voice running through it. How would you describe the speaker’s mood? Speakers mood is lighthearted and the author thinks the world is great and then towards the end he realizes that sometimes its not so great
  2. Look at some of the more unexpected things the speaker in the poem finds beautiful, like leaves in the gutter or salt stains on shoes. Why are these details more interesting than a more obvious example of beauty, like flowers, would be? I think these are more interesting then flowers because they are unique and show flaws and normal thing.
  3. What is the effect of the poet’s use of similes that offer more than one comparison of an image, such as “the sky, lit up like a question or / an applause meter” or “raindrops / like jewels or glass or those bright beads / girls put between the letters of the / bracelets that spell out their beautiful names”? How does this technique add to the overall feeling of the poem? This technique adds to the feeling because they show how the items make the author feel.
  4. What actually happens in this poem? What do you know about the speaker’s life? In this poem the author goes to the grocery store to get something for dinner and he thinks the world is great but on his way back home he sees stuff that makes him think its not as great.
  5. The poem follows the speaker moving through space (down the street, into the grocery store, then back outside looking at the sky) and through the speaker’s associative thought patterns (jumping from thinking of the sky to thinking of the name Skye; from thinking of the name Miranda to thinking of the word verandah). Write a poem in which you try to capture the way your own mind makes connections between seemingly unrelated things and try to maintain a consistent mood throughout.


I opened the freezer door to the frozen box

full of frost and fudgesicles

Plenty of food to choose from

yet I’m as indecisive as a leaf in the wind

Maybe later I will decide

but for now I leave with only a cup of water.



Classifying Reactions Blog Post

  1. Synthesis

Badminton racket + Birdie > Badminton racket and birdie

 H2 + O> H2O 

2H2 + O> 2H2O 

2. Decomposition

Egg > Egg and shell

H20 > H2 + O2

2H20 > 2H2 + O2

3. Single Replacement

Man with blue pants + brown pants > Man with brown pants + Blue pants

I2 + CsBr >  CsI + Br

 I2  +   2CsBr   >  2CsI + 2Br

4. Double Replacement

Blue watch with black strap + Grey watch with brown strap > Grey watch with black strap + Blue watch with brown strap.

AgNO3  +    Na2CrO4 > N2NO3 + Ag2CrO4

2AgNO3  +    Na2CrO4 > 2NaNO3 + Ag2CrO4

My Graduation Plan

My Graduation Plan

  1. Healthy Living
    1. This year, I am doing PE 10 and going to the gym after school to meet DPA requirements (150 mins/week of moderate to vigorous physical activity).
    2. Next year, I will do PE 11 and go to the gym after school to meet DPA requirements.
    3. Other than physical activity, I will also need a concrete plan for healthy eating and stress management in order to lead a healthy life after graduation.


  1. Course Credits
    1. I need __80__ credits to graduate. A typical course is worth __4__
      1. __48__ of them must be from required courses.
      2. __28__ of them must be from electives.
      3. __16__ of them must be from Grade 12 courses.
  1. At the end of this year, I will have __36__


  1. Community Connections
    1. I need __30__ hours of work/volunteer experience. To show I completed this, I must show proof in the form of __pay stub ___ or __reference letter___.
    2. I can start accumulating these hours in Grade _10_
    3. My plan to earn work/volunteer hours is through either getting a part time job over the summer or volunteering
    4. I will also need to complete a reflection that includes _____Employability skills_____, ______What I did_______, and ____How it benefited me It will be __200__ typed words minimum.


  1. Career and Life
    1. In addition to updating my resume, I will also create ___career, life______ and _____financial plans_____ to show that I have a plan in place after graduation.
    2. When I graduate, my current plan is to Go to a college or university to study criminology and then get a job in law enforcement
  2. Interview
    1. To prepare for the interview, I can look at the questions ahead of time. They are found __GT Website
    2. My interview will be with a ___Riverside staff member­­­____.
  3. The 3 people at Riverside who are here to help with this process are:
    1. Ahmelich
    2. My councillor (Ms. Johal)
    3. David


In Grade 12, I will find all the necessary documents AND submit them GT Website.

I will complete Grad Transitions 12 whenever I have English 12 .If I have it in 1st semester, I must complete everything except the interview before __Winter Ball ticket sale___. In 2nd semester, everything except the interview must be completed before __End of April__.

Workplace Safety

3 Things I will do to stay safe at work.

  1. I will always ask my employer if I am unsure of what I am doing.
  2. If there is every a workplace hazard I will inform my superior of the hazard and wait until they deal with it before working again.
  3. I will come to work with an unclouded mind so that I can focus on my work and not get injured.

2 things I will do to keep others safe at work

  1. I will make sure someone is aware of any workplace hazards that they don’t realize
  2. I will show others how to do something if they are unsure and I know how to do it.

Which story resonates the most with you?

I think Mark’s story resonates the most with me because he plays baseball and so do I and I would be crushed if I couldn’t play baseball because of something I could have prevented. Also my uncle runs a mill in squamish and he’s told me a story about something similar to that happening to someone before.

What can you learn from their workplace accident?

I can learn that I have the right to refuse to do unsafe work, and that it is best for me to ask questions if I am ever unsure, even if it makes me look dumb its best that I am safe.