May 14

A Liter of Light at Night

    (Magbanua, Jason)

A liter of Light at night is a project that helps under privileged people take the initiative to have easily accessible light in their house so it won´t be dark all the time. Not only does this provide light, but it also saves peoples money by lowering the amount of candles they need to buy.

    (Magbanua, Jason)

The way that this project provides light for people is by using a resource that is available to everyone; plastic water bottles. Using plastic water bottles, water, and bleach, this ¨light¨ is able to refract the suns light making it shine multiple times brighter than the light outside. This affordable light can help light up peoples houses making it easier for them to do whatever work needs to be done.

    (Magbanua, Jason)

This project has already been in affect and been changing lives for many years. I am here to spread awareness about it and I hope you will too. To learn more information on this topic, click here to check out Jason Magbanua´s video where he worked with the Liter of Light Foundation to create a short film on the topic. If you spread awareness of this project on Twitter, please tag me @Nate_Sco so I can shout you out and show others.

 

Works Cited

Magbanua, Jason. “A Liter of Light @ Night.” Youtube, 26 September 2013,

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQCHvO2H0_0.

 

 

March 29

Genius Hour Reflection #2

Genius Hour:

Nate Scott

Since December, our class has been working on our Genius Hour 2 Assignment. Genius Hour is a class that we have once every two weeks to work on a topic that we find interesting. We turn this into our Genius Hour Project by undergoing research to create a presentation on what we have learned on our topic. My Genius Hour 2 project was on how to make the perfect brownie. I chose to research this assignment so I could eat the perfect brownies anytime I wanted. Also, I figured that learning how to make the perfect brownies could be useful in many situations such as birthdays and just to cheer my family up from time to time.

 

What I learned:

Nate Scott

Black Haired Man in White Crew Neck T-shirt\

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I learned many things from completing this project that varied from cooking in general and responsibility especially in the kitchen. Some of the main things I learned about cooking in general is the effect eggs can have on whatever food or more often dessert you are making. Depending on how you prepare your eggs, it can make your food more cakey, chewy, dense, bigger, smaller, and the list goes on. Another main thing I learned the hard way is that things cook faster in metal pans in comparison to glass pans. This means that 1 to 2 extra minutes in the oven can make a difference from an amazing brownie to a ‘meh’ brownie. This is due to the fact that some people who are used to baking in glass pans, me, may put their brownie in a metal pan for the same amount of time they do a glass pan and will effectively burn their brownie. On the other hand, some main things I learned on responsibility included cleaning up after yourself, putting your full attention and effort into what you are doing while you are doing it, as well as taking things into your own hands. These are important values to know and learn not only in the kitchen but also just as a person in general. Things like putting your dishes in the sink, putting your phone away while cooking, and searching up recipes and instructions online can set up good habits that can benefit your work ethic for school and much more. Unfortunately, my genius hour project does not really help the world because teaching people how to make the perfect brownie is not going to save lives or help someone in great need out. What I will learn in my next genius hour project will benefit the world by either helping someone or something out that is greatly in need, potentially save a life, or provide useful and valuable information to people who need to be educated on a certain matter.

 

*If you want to check out my Genius Hour 1 project click here, comments are appreciated!*

 

Works Cited

Scott, Nate. Oreo Brownie. March 14 2018, Photograph.

 

Scott, Nate. Oreo Brownie. March 14 2018, Photograph.

 

YesManPro. “black haired man in white crew neck t-shirt”. Pexels, October 30 2015, “www.pexels.com/photo/black-

haired-man-in-white-crew-neck-t-shirt-683381/”.

November 16

Quality Work

I learn best when I enjoy what I am learning in a comfortable environment. I consider myself a sensitive learner because if I am in an environment not to my liking I can have a hard time learning but if I am in an environment to my liking I can get things done fast with quality. If I am in an environment that I am comfortable in but i’m not enjoying what i’m learning I won’t get as much work as fast and in the same quality I do when i’m in a comfortable environment enjoying what i’m learning.Image result for kids learning Image result for kids learning

November 16

Technically It’s a New Beginning

Well, this is a new beginning of the school year technically ( You get it? Technically because i’m in tech class.) and my expectations for this class is that it will be enjoyable and I will do as well as I did in advanced reading if not better. I hope to accomplish this by trying my best and being immersed in the class. I know that tech class will be fun because last class we went over what we will go over during our time in this class and I know I will enjoy it. Some of the things we are going to go over include things like building an electrical RC car, and blogging like I am right now. To wrap it up, I am excited and open for what is going to come in this class!Image result for technology class Image result for technology class

October 7

Graph and Data Table for Elephant Toothpaste

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Final Chemistry and Salts experiment

Research Question: Does the amount of hydrogen peroxide added to the experiment effect the amount of elephant toothpaste created in the end of the experiment?

IV: Amount of hydrogen peroxide liquid.

DV: The amount of elephant toothpaste.

Hypothesis:  As the IV increases, then the DV will increase as well

Discussion:  How did it go?  What worked with the experiment?  What would you improve next time?

The experiment was exciting at some parts but also frustrating in others. Some of the things that went well with the experiment was the teamwork and determination. Next time, I would make sure I put in an even amount of ingredients.
Conclusion: Based on my data, I can conclude that the more hydrogen peroxide you add to the elephant toothpaste mix, the more chance you have that it will explode.

October 5

Making Salt In Science

2965500868My experiment for science class this unit was about bonding metals and acids to make salts. We did this by placing our metals in a container with our salts and let that react for 1 minute to 1 day depending on the metal. Then we poured the liquid into another container like the one shown above and we heated up the liquid so it then turned into salt. This is not as easy as it seems though. For example, if you pour the liquid into the container to heat it and it still has some acid in it, you failed. If you heat up the glass to an extent where it cracks, you failed. All in all, I think this experiment was really fun.

August 30

Science 8 Plant Expirement

In my science class, we have just started our first few experiments. Our research question was, do plants grow better in 24 hour sunlight, normal sunlight, or complete darkness? The independent variable is the different setups and the dependent variable is the plants height. The controlled variables were the seeds, containers, and the cardboard pieces we  used to place the seeds on. The data we collected was definitely very surprising. The seed in 24 hour sunlight grew 0 cm, the seed in normal sunlight grew 1 cm, and the seed in complete darkness grew 5.5 cm. Another group who also measured their seeds had different results than mine. Their seed placed in complete sunlight grew 0 cm, their seed placed in normal sunlight grew 1.5 cm, and their seed in complete darkness grew 2 cm. So the overall average for 24 hour sunlight was 0 cm. The overall average for normal sunlight was 1.25 cm, and the overall average complete darkness 3.75 cm. My group discussed how we could make the seed grow longer and we came up with what we at least thought was a good idea. We said that instead of using cardboard we could use soil since that was a natural place for a seed to be. After that, we added some manganese and potassium salt into the plant since that could help the salt gain protein and produce chlorophyll. Surprisingly again, the biggest the seed grew 3.1 cm. So based on my data, I can conclude that the less sunlight a plant grows in the bigger it will become.

 

 

November 11

Scratch Programming Game

For the last 2 weeks my tech class has been learning how to program and make our own video games. Each of my piers has made a game on scratch that has been based off some videos that we watched to start us off with our games. I made a racing game that I would have probably never thought that I was able to do. Click here to play The Amazing Race (my game).