September 30

Me In Numbers!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Pt6fWUyUl0cX8hxR9-mS7ZeJQ02CAboFYR387UrgcSI/edit#slide=id.ge52c9cff26_0_61

This week in math class we found out that math is everywhere for example I am 9/12 months until my birthday or I like the beach more than the mountains.

June 9

Endangered Animal Propaganda Project

The animal I chose to do was the blue whale, and the 2 types of propaganda I used were bandwagon and emotional appeal. Bandwagon inspires people to “join the crowd”. Emotional appeal shows a strong emotion that makes the reader want to help.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rgws_Bw5rhPMdZ0pCwppVVWxPao1_ypY4e6IYww-UcE/edit#slide=id.p

 

 

March 23

Innovation Day

Introduction

Have you ever wondered how solar energy gets turned into electricity? That’s what you are going to learn in this blog post. Because I and my partner chose to do solar energy. We learned so much about solar energy. Solar panels are really cool. They are made up of tiny solar cells which are usually made of silicone. They are very similar to humans who are made of human cells. Solar panels are used in lots of places like rooftops, power plants, and more! Solar panels are collect solar energy and turn it into useable electricity. Solar energy is the most efficient energy on the planet. The machines used to turn solar energy into electricity do not impact the environment that much, and they don’t pollute the planet which makes them very environmentally friendly. Each solar particle is called a photon. A second way to use solar energy is to take the heat from solar radiation and use it in a bunch of different.

 

Empathize

People are going outside a lot more because of Covid 19. So in our science unit, we are trying to take renewable energy to parks so we can have fun and not hurt the environment. There are a lot of problems in the world but this is a very big one, especially with Covid 19 which is why we are trying to fix it. Covid is bad because you can’t see family or friends and you also can’t go to some stores and restaurants. It is hard for families because they can’t see other members of their family. People who are less fortunate than us have a hard time because they can’t afford the things to keep them safe. But there are some positives about Covid. Firstly, when people get sick they can still go to school on their computer. Also because of Covid a lot of people are staying home, so places aren’t as busy so we can get around a lot faster and we can have more free time. I remember when I was about to go to Florida and I couldn’t because of Covid 19 and I was really sad because I was really excited to go.

 

Ideate

We chose to use solar panels they are really easy to use on the tops of things or beside things. They also can be used all the time because they get energy from the sun but during the day they are also storing energy to use when there is no sun or in the winter. Solar panels are also a lot cheaper than wind turbines. Solar panels cost about $20,000 but wind turbines cost between 1. million dollars and 2 million dollars. They are also very fast and efficient. Solar panels are also very cool so, at parks, kids can be curious and when they are bigger they can look into them more and be inspired.

 

Our Project

 The model of our playground is in Minecraft. There is a playhouse with lights inside powered by solar panels. We have an elevator that goes up to a cool roller coaster. There is a magical zoo with upside-down animals and rainbow sheep. It doesn’t use any energy so we couldn’t use solar energy. Ther is a solar-powered ride that gets spun around by a machine, that is powered by solar panels. There is an area where you put on special boots and wings and you can jump really high and you get a boost from fans that are powered by solar energy, and you can fly down. There is also a diving board that you can jump off of and fall into a bouncy castle. There is also an entrance to the bouncy castle. The bouncy castle is blown up by solar panels. Our last ride is another roller coaster. When you ride it fireworks go off and they are very pretty.

 

Bibliography

The Canadian Encyclopedia. Solar Energy, Adam Jones, 18 October 2019, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/solar-energy. Accessed 22 March 2021.

energysage. What is solar energy?, Jacob Mash, 19 January 2019, https://news.energysage.com/what-is-solar-energy/. Accessed 22 March 2021.

December 8

My Covid 19 Journal Entry

These are some strange times. When Covid hit I thought we would only have to stay home for a few weeks maximum a month, but here we are 8 months later. My life has changed drastically now that we have to deal with Covid. First of all, school is a lot harder. I have to last almost the whole day with a mask including Recess! Also, my personal life has become harder but a bit better if that is how you want to describe it because I get outside a lot more because I have nothing to do inside. I build snowmen and take my dog for more walks. Speaking of taking my dog for walks let me tell you about that. Now that there is snow my dog has a billion more things to sniff and it is so annoying. It is also a bit more dangerous because if someone else is walking towards me I have to move onto the road. I think Covid is good in some ways. For example, I think that because of Covid people have slowed down and they are not in such a rush. It is also good luck this is the best November ever! 

November 17

Genius Hour

For my genius hour, I am making a few things to make dogs’ lives better.

So far I have made a document that has a bit of information on why dogs fetch and why the products I am making are good for dogs. ( When you are reading that post may not be finished) I have also made a blueprint of my products. My first product is The Auto-Fetcher, there is a cardboard tube that carries balls into a ball launcher and the dog can chase it. 

My second and third products are a 2 In 1 leash and a 3 In 1 leash, they are leashes where you hold it in one place and you can walk 3 or 2 dogs. My next step is to build the products and for the leashes instead of using nylon, like normal dog leashes I am going to make a model out of string.

November 3

It’s Snowing Already!

I go to sleep, not really thinking anything of the next day, it’s just going to be a normal school day. I wake up and there is snow on the ground! We’re still a month and a half away from winter and it’s snowing. Unlike some people I hate snow! I have to put on snow pants and a very warm jacket, it’s very cold and slippery, and it sometimes makes me late for school. I also can’t play my favorite games, it’s very hard to play soccer because you are slipping all over the place, and you can’t play basketball because the ball doesn’t bounce and it is hard to shoot a basketball with gloves or mittens on, but if you take off your gloves or mittens your hands will be as cold as ice. I think you get my point. I hate snow and I hope this year is a quick winter.

June 11

Minecraft

Minecraft

Modes

Creative: Creative is a mode where you have access to every block in the game and with those blocks you can build awesome things. In Creative it is impossible for you to die.

 

Survival: Survival is a mode where you have to survive. You have to cook food to eat or else you will die and build a house so hostile mobs like creepers, skeletons, zombies and so many more, don’t kill you. To cook food you need to put coal and food in a furnace and put a bed down and sleep in it so if you die you will respawn beside your bed. 

 

Adventure: Adventure is a mode that most minecraft maps want you to play on because you can’t break or place blocks unless the item says what you can place it on or what block you can break.

 

Hardcore: Hardcore is  the same as Survival but it is set to Hard and if you die the world gets deleted.

 

Dimensions

Overworld: The Overworld is the world you spawn in when you create a world. It is full of grass, lakes, oceans, ponds, and caves. It is where you do most of your things like mining, exploring and building. All regular non-hostile mobs live there.

Nether: The Nether is a dangerous place full of blazes, ghasts and wither skeletons. You can find Nether Fortresses with blaze spawners and chests. All the blocks that are in the Nether are Netherrack, Soulsand, Nether Quartz Ore, Gravel, Nether Bricks and a ton of lava (Nether Quartz Ore gets you a lot of XP).

End:The End is probably the most dangerous world. It has enderman everywhere if you look into an enderman’s eyes he will start attacking you  and the boss, the Ender Dragon the strongest mob in the game.

 

End City: The End City is technically part of the End. But there is a little portal in the End that you throw an ender pearl into and it teleports you to the End City which is full of towers with chests in them and in one of the towers there is the only Minecraft flying device. It is the Elytra!

Caves: Caves aren’t really a world they are still in the Overworld just underground. They have a lot of iron and coal. But lapis gold and diamonds are a lot more rare. Emeralds are the rarest ore in Minecraft they can only be found in the extreme hill biomes. Caves also have a ton of mobs like creepers, skeletons, zombies, spiders and cave spiders. You can also find dungeons and mineshafts. (Tip: if you are looking for diamonds mine on Y level 11).

 

 Bosses

Wither:The wither is a boss because he is insanely hard to kill. He has two stages, the first one he flies around and shoots wither heads around that give you the wither effect and it is really annoying and you have to shoot him with your bow. When you get him to half health he gets a shield and you can’t hit him with your bow so he comes closer to the ground you have to hit him with your sword.  Once you kill him he will drop a Nether Star that can be used to craft a beacon.

Ender Dragon: The Ender Dragon is the strongest mob in the game. To fight him you have to find the stronghold and fill in the End Portal holes with eyes of Ender jump in the portal and you will be teleported to the End. First you have to climb all the towers and destroy all the end crystals that the Ender Dragon uses to regenerate. After they are all destroyed you can go to a little bedrock place where he goes every few seconds and you can hit him with your sword. When you kill him on the bedrok thing there will be a dragon egg. You have to push it with a piston or put a torch with a block in between the torch and the dragon egg then break the block and then you will get the egg. Then jump into the portal near the bedrock thing and you have beat Minecraft!

 

Golems

 

Iron Golems: Iron Golems are made of Iron blocks and a carved pumpkin. They are meant to protect villages. They drop Iron and a Poppy. They are in the left picture.

Snow Golems: Snow Golems are made out of snow blocks and a carved pumpkin. They leave a trail of snow and shoot snowballs. They drop snowballs.

 

Enchanting

To enchant items you first need an enchanting table, you can craft it by using 4 pieces of obsidian, 2 diamonds and 1 book. Enchanting Can make your gear stronger and your tools break blocks faster. All you have to do is get an enchantment table, put lapis lazuli in one spot and the armor piece or tool in the other and it will show you three different enchants that you can choose from. Each one costs different amounts of lapis and xp. Put bookshelves around the enchantment table to get better enchants.

 

Potions

 

To get potions you need a brewing stand, to craft it you need 

3 pieces of cobblestone and 1 blaze rod. Potions give you effects like Jump Boost, Strength, Regeneration and so many more! To make a potion you have to get a brewing stand, open it.

 

 Then put 1-3 water bottles in the bottom slots then blaze powder in the left slot then the ingredients in the top slot one by one. If you don’t know how to make a potion look it up on youtube.

 

Biomes

Biomes separate all the different places in Minecraft. There are so many biomes here is a list of them all.

Plains, Forest, Jungle, Bamboo Jungle, Mountains, Desert, Taiga, Savannah, Badlands, Beach, Stone Shore, River, Hills, Ocean Mushroom Fields Ice Spike and a few more.

 

Naturally Generated Structures

Villages: Villages are amazing to find, you can steal all they’re stuff and trade with villagers to get some awesome gear.

Dungeons: You can find dungeons underground. They have a monster spawner in it and you have to put torches on five sides of the monster spawner (not the bottom) and then the monsters will not spawn. After you can take the loot from the 1 or 2 chests.

Desert Temples: Desert Temples are little structures that you find in the desert with a hole in them. You jump in and try to avoid the 

pressure plate. If you step on the pressure plate TNT will explode and all the loot will be destroyed. If you don’t touch the pressure plate you can take all the loot in the four chests. The lott is stuff like bones, rotten flesh, enchanted books and sometimes gold or even diamonds

Ocean Monuments: You can find Ocean Monuments in the ocean you have to go in, and mine the four gold blocks. But there is an 

Elder Guardian that gives you mining fatigue III which makes you mine super slowly. It will take you about a minute to mine a block of sand. 

Abandoned Mineshafts: You can find Abandoned Mineshafts underground. There are a bunch of different tunnels that go many different ways. In those tunnels there are some poisonous/cave spider spawners. They also have minecart chests with redstone, rails bread and other things.

Strongholds: A stronghold is how you get to the end. To get there you have to throw an eye of ender and follow it (Beware the eye of ender might break when you throw it). Then you have to dig down and find it.

Nether Fortresses: You can find nether fortresses in the Nether. They are made out of nether bricks. Inside there are blaze spawners, 

zombie pigman and wither skeletons. There are a few chests in it. 

You can also find nether wart to make a nether wart farm.

Ravines: Ravines are big lines in the ground with a ton of ores in them.

But be careful if you find one that doesn’t have any light coming into it there will be a lot of mobs.

Pillager Outposts: You can find pillager outposts in any biome. 

They are big towers with pillagers surrounding it. Pillagers have crossbows that they shoot you with. At the top there is a chest that has crossbows, carrots, dark oak wood and more!

 

Tools and Weapons

(All these tools and weapons can be wooden, stone, iron or  diamond).

Sword: A sword is a weapon each different types of swords do a different amount of attack damage.

 

Pickaxe: A pickaxe is for mining each type of pickaxe can mine different things. Wooden can mine stone and coal. 

Stone can mine stone, coal, iron and lapis. Iron can mine anything except bedrock which is unbreakable and obsidian. 

Diamond can mine anything except bedrok.

Axe: Axes really only have one use and that is for breaking wood. But it does do a decent amount of attack damage.You can even put the sharpness enchantment on it.

Shovel: A shovel is for digging gravel, sand, dirt and soul sand. 

Hoe: A hoe is used for making grass into farmland which allows you to plant any type of seed on it

 

Chat

Chat can be enabled by pressing T. Then you can write things and other people in your world will see it. Or you can write  /  and gamerule which makes a rule in your game, /give which gives you an item, /effect which gives you an effect and there are so many more commands!

 

Beacon

A beacon is a powerful item that can be crafted with a nether star which can be obtained by killing the wither boss, 5 pieces of glass and 3 pieces of obsidian. First to get its power you need to make a pyramid from an 

8 by 8 to a 3 by 3 out of iron blocks, gold blocks, diamond blocks or emerald blocks and put the beacon on top of the pyramid. Next you put an iron ingot, gold ingot, diamond or an emerald in it and then choose an effect, either speed, strength, jump boost , haste (which makes you mine faster) or resistance (which makes things that damage you not damage you as much). You will have these effects until you get far away from the beacon.

 

Skyblock

Skyblock can be played with one player or multiple players. 

Usually there is a starter chest with things to make a cobblestone generator. There are so many different kinds of sky block islands

Like one block skyblock, skyblock with a house, a skyblock with only a tree there are so many!

The “sky” part in skyblock is there because skyblock is an island were 

If you fall off you fall into the void which kills you very quickly.

 

Skywars

Skywars is where you spawn on islands with chests that refill every couple minutes. Where you get armour blocks weapons and other things. You have to fight ot

 her people and the last one standing wins. You can also play with teams.

 

  

Bedwars

Bedwars is a game where you spawn on an island where you have a forge where gold and iron spawn. You can build over to the diamond spawners where diamonds spawn every few minutes. You can use diamonds, upgrade the protection on your armour or upgrade your forge where emeralds spawn in your own forge, the sharpness on your swords, traps and other things.

With iron gold and emeralds you can buy weapons and blocks to protect your bed, because every island has a bed and you have to protect your bed. If your bed is not destroyed and you die you lose all your stuff but you respawn, but if your bed is destroyed and you die you don’t respawn and you lose the game. Last man standing wins.

 

Fun Facts

  • Minecraft was released on May 17, 2009.
  • The first version of minecraft was created in just six days.
  • A piston can’t push obsidian.
  • If you wear a carved pumpkin on your head and you stare into an enderman’s eyes it won’t attack you.
  • If you kill a mob that drops raw food with a flint and steel or a sword with fire aspect the mob will drop the cooked version.
  • 1 Block of coal is equal to 9 pieces of coal, but a block will fuel a furnace for 800 seconds and 9 pieces will only fuel it for 720 seconds.
  • A lava bucket can fuel a furnace for 1000 seconds.