pH Lab

-citric acid (sour keys)
-plastic dish
-weighing scale
-big beaker
-3 small beaker
-titration device
-sodium hydroxide
-stand and clamp


– We boiled the candy in water so that it will melt and mix with the water

– We divided the solution up into three beakers and began the titrations

– Once we finished the titrations we calculated how much NaOH we used

Results and Calculations

The internet said that the pH of Citric acid is 3.2
When we did our calculations we got 2.14.
This may have been due to human error.


I was really interested with the topic of this article. everyone can relate with what the author is talking about. He talks about how we are not reluctant enough when we purchase the small things. He uses persuasive words to capture the readers attention. He also uses an antithesis. The author talks about how it’s not big purchases that is effecting our money, but the little things in life; like “expensive coffees.

Teens and Tech

How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers

I was interested with the topic because I think plenty of people talk about this subject, but only see it through one view. How technology has taken over teenagers and their lifestyles has become a negative is beyond me. In the article the use formal words like “intimidating” or “intense” to scary the readers. the stigma is so big that it’s usually makes itsĀ  way into movie through the dystopian genre. For example black mirror. The whole program is about showing the readers what it’s like to see a more negative use of technology in the world.

Bonus Poem


Anxiety sounds like the phone call you were to reluctant to make

Anxiety looks like a thousand eyes all looking at you

Anxiety feels like the weight of the world on your shoulders

Anxiety smells like the stress sweat on your armpits

Anxiety taste like a dry mouth

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I read this article because it was about temptation, and how to control it. The article talks about how people who can control their temptation as children will be more successful later in life. In the article it talks about an experiment made to test peoples will power. It either you eat 1 treat right away, or you eat 2 treats later. I could relate to some of the people in the experiment because of my lack of will power. I always tell myself that I should only eat a few cookies, or go to bed early, but I find myself that I’ve eaten the entire box of cookies, or that I end up going to bed at 2am in the morning. What i liked about the writing style was that it was informative. almost every paragraph gave tips, or facts on how to deal with temptation.

what is means to be polite

I was interested in this article because it was about politeness, and how to be more polite. In the article, the author talks about his experiences of him being polite in high school, and how it was very difficult for his politeness to be noticed. He also talked about how when he was noticed for his politeness it was because he was coming off too strong. I can relate to the author about this. I often say sorry to people even when i don’t need to. Because i say sorry so often, people think that I am ‘soft’ or ‘weak’. I am just trying to be polite. What I liked about this article is that it felt like it was a conversation. When I read it, it felt like i was listening to another person and not reading an article off the internet.


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Gandalf through Alison’s thesis and her observations. Alison write how she notices the small things she does to the black population do to her. Even though she is white she still tries to speak to the Africans in their native language and not the language the local white people speak. She walks with the Africans instead of riding in a car. The story talks about how the racism in South Africa is very subtle. But with what she said in her thesis, little acts of kindness canĀ  help make that go away. You don’t have to be a radical to see change in what is wrong. With my experience, i work at a fast food restaurant and i often see other costumers helping other costumers. Whether it is giving extra change when others are short, or helping to clean up when other people drop their food.

Miss Brill

The story shows a type of hypocrisy in everyone. We like to think and judge others by how they look or act but often forget that people do that to us. In the story Miss Brill looks at another old woman and silently judges her for it, when she herself is also an old woman. We usually do not see, what we judge on others, on us because we do not like to see ourselves in a negative light. When we judge others i think that it is important to look into a mirror and check if what we judged on others, is something that we also have on us.