The Heat Shield Project

In science, we had a project when we had to make a heat shield so an egg would not cook. We had a limited option of materials and had 100 credits to choose items. Some cost more than others depending on its value. It was a group project and I was paired up with Shaffer and Mosiah. We had one job. I was the team captain that kept my team on the project and kept everything in place. Shaffer was the material master  

Who got all the materials for us and made sure we had all the materials we needed. Then Mosiah was the all star analyst who had to write things we learned from our experiments. We all did a great job working together and staying on topic and working hard and doing really important experiments so we could make our shield even better. When we did, our egg was raw and we were very proud of ourselves. We worked really well together and made our shield the best we could make it.

The actual project was really fun. We got to work with heat and fun materials. We got to use things that we have never used before but Mr Robbins helped us a lot. When we did our experiments we used a temperature gun to see the temperature of the material. Then I used a heat gun to make the material hot and heat it up. For the experiment every 15 seconds you would see what the temperature was and it went until 1 min. I would record the temperature and see if it was a material we should put in our heat shield.


My Ideal World

Welcome to Gucci Gang World. It is a six star world with many fascinating places and robots that will do anything you want except for killing people and getting guns. Killing people and buying guns is not allowed. We will secretly put a tracker on everyone so if they try to kill someone or get a gun they will die immediately. So planet Gucci Gang will stay peaceful and safe.

Planet Gucci Gang has very nice houses with bowling alleys, a basketball court, a football field and anything you can ask for. People’s robots will play with you, get food at any time and anywhere, be a babysitter, drive you to places and anything you ask he or she will do. We have incredible technology and great computers and TVs. We have great colleges and schools for children. Wherever you go the robot will follow you if you want it to. There is every animal you can think of and they can’t hurt and will let you pet it. 

The places in the Gucci Gang world are very fascinating like winter. There are mountains, there is a lot of snow and snowmobiles and anything you want to do up there you will get. To the right of the world There is summer with beaches and sand and very nice cottages and houses with incredible food. People will have a great experience in the summer. On the left it is spring with amazing weather and beautiful views with every sport in the spring. On the bottom it is fall, it is very fun with a lot of leaves that you can jump in and you can carve pumpkins and eat a lot of pumpkin foods like donuts, bread, and anything you can imagine they will have. All the seasons are on different moons near Gucci Gang planet.

There are teleporters that will take you from summer to fall and anywhere you want it to go. It can fit a lot of people and will take you to restaurants, mountains, your house and anywhere you want it to go. Just type it in and it will take you. It will take at least 15 min to 2 hours. It depends where you are going. When you wait you can get food, watch a movie, there is karaoke and you can play music and dance.

For sports the arenas are way bigger with a capacity of 100,000 seats a stadium. There are three teams for each sport in all four seasons. The arenas have 100 boxes with incredible food and a lot of TVs. You can make your chair back and forward you can have a massage on your chair. The chair has everything like asking for food, looking at states of the game. The arena has a lot of TVs and will get you food quick and easy and every seat is amazing with great views.

This is why living on planet Gucci Gang is the best place to live.

Museum of Natural Science

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It was Friday February-27-2023 and we were going to the Museum of Natural Science. Before we got on a bus we had a talk about the expectations and behaviors at the museum. We also talked about what we would see and what we would do at the museum. The bus ride there was crazy, annoying and electric. The bus stopped and we were there. The teachers gave us a talk and stuff not to do and which floor we would start off on and the group we were in.

Inside was amazing. We started on the second floor and it had this 3d printer and they made things like a T. Rex and other things. Our group saw a lot of animals like fish, bugs, turtles and bones from animals and dinosaurs. There were iPads that you could play on and see a lot of interesting things like tornadoes and natural disasters. Then we had lunch with everyone in our grade. We talked about different floors we were on and it was fun. RACE exhibit and we had to write a paper about it and other people’s point of view and it was really cool.

Then we took the bus back and it was the same as the bus to the museum. We got back to school and we talked about the field trip and how it went then we played on the playground for a little bit and it was fun. Then we finally went home but it was still a very fun day.

Window or Mirror ~ I survived The Joplin Tornado, 2011

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The book I am reading is I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 by Lauren Tarshis. The genre is historical fiction. I chose this book because I like learning about tornadoes and natural disasters. I also really like action and I survived books that are all about action and natural disasters . 

There are books that are sometimes like you or nothing like you. Mirror is when a book or character is like you. Window is when a character is not like you. My book is a mirror and also a window. It is a window because I have never been in a tornado and never experienced a really dangerous tornado. I have also not been with a storm chaser, not gotten injured in a tornado and not gotten bullets of hail knock on my head. It is a mirror because I like learning about natural disasters and like seeing tornadoes happen on TV or see videos of it on my iPad. I also like seeing if a tornado will be bad or good and just seeing if any places will get destroyed by a tornado. Most I Survived books are windows.



The Tiger’s Whisker

I did a wisdom tale project with Thomas and Cayden. It was really fun. We made a script and did an act. The wisdom tale we did was The Tiger’s Whisker. There was a tiger, a mom, a husband and a love potion guy and narrator. The husband just came back from a war and his wife missed him so she was always being with him and would never leave him alone so he got mad. So the wife went to get a love potion but he said no. The moral was to be patient. It was super fun being the wife and talking in a girl voice. We all enjoyed it and I think it went pretty well.

Final Four

I was at the UNC vs Duke game in the Final Four in New Orleans. It was electric and thrilling. I was very stressed out. It was very cool seeing all the famous people there like Charles Barkley, a basketball player in the hall of fame and others. It was also maybe coach k duke head coach’s last game if UNC beat them and they did. Only by 4 with a crazy three pointer my Caleb love a player from North Carolina. Duke head coach retired by losing to his rival in the Final Four which was awesome because I am a UNC fan.

Camp Hanes

Thursday is the day to go to Camp Hanes. The bus pulled up and we were ready to put in our luggage and get on the bus.The bus was energetic and thrilling. We watched a movie, ate candy and talked to friends. We got to Camp Hanes and it was beautiful. 

There were many activities like rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, archery and team building activities. I got to do three activities like rock climbing, a hike and team building. The rock climbing was amazing. There was a hammock up top to just chill there before you went back down. The hike was really fun. You were with your friends and there were hills and a beautiful view at the top.

The experience there was amazing. You were playing with friends having fun eating food in the cafeteria. It was a little crazy but fun. The campfire was fun sitting next to friends and playing around and making jokes was awesome. I enjoyed being with friends and bonding with my advisor even when one of my best friends wasn’t there. I am proud of bonding with my advisor and just having fun even when some things weren’t going how it was supposed to be like with hurricane Ian. I could not do canoeing and archery but we still had a fun time. We got on the bus ready to go back to DA. It was raining and thrilling. We got back and ate our lunch that Camp Hanes made then we were ready for pickup.

Finding Someplace

In the book Finding Someplace written by Denise Lewis Patrick the main character Reesie had to pack a backpack. There was a hurricane coming in New Orleans called Katrina. There was really bad water up to the roof at people’s houses and trees everywhere on houses in the streets. The power is out and nothing works. The only shelter people had was going to the SuperDome where the Saints play. Thousands of people were in there and it was crazy trash all over the place and people were crying and depressed. So you need to get everything to survive. She had to get things fast and get ready.

If there was a hurricane in Durham, North Carolina, I would put a protein bar and barbecue Lays chips because I need food to survive.I would also need Deer water to stay hydrated and live. I would bring clothes and a flashlight with batteries if the flashlight dies. There is even more to bring like a Gatorade, a blanket, a pillow, a birth certificate and a passport. If Reesie did not have food then you will die but you want healthy food so that is why I have a protein bar. I need water so I don’t die and so I can be hydrated. That would be all I would bring if there was a hurricane.