In America the colonists in the British colonies were mostly farmers with their family members working on the farm but, some had indentured servants which are people who traded there work for a lot of money to pay for their trip form Europe to the colonies. Also the British colonies had many farm animals such as cows, hogs, sheep, and horses. People were more intelligent in the middle colonies than any other nation in the world. Lots of colonists could read and write. An Addition to that the British colonists were lucky and had rights that other nations did not have such as the right to belief in your own religions, and more people had the right to vote in the area which they lived in. In the 1770s the Americans were undecided of what kind of government they wanted. They were questioning if their King was really protecting their rights. Many arguments, speeches, and books occurred as they tried to come to a decision of what was best for the colonies.
Today we are starting another one of our mystery skypes. We are now starting off by greeting each other and telling things about our schools. After we are finished that we started asking yes or no questions. If the response is yes the team gets a bonus question but, there is only one bonus question. We are asking questions based on the recent responses from them. The other class is asking pretty creative questions, they also shared a creative thing they use called Mimal. Mimal is a man on the U.S.A. map. The borders of some states shape out a man. They named this Mimal. The other class got our state very quick and we are still having a bit a trouble. Now we are getting close, we now know that they border the state of Nevada. Yah! We got it they live in California! After we figured that out we got a follow up and we know now that they live in southern California. We are now narrowing it down to what county they live in. WE are running out of time so we are going to use the remaining time to ask questions about each other and tell each other what school we live in.
Today we went on a field trip to the Brookfield zoo! We got to go in groups of ten people with one chaperone. We got to pick the people we wanted in our group even with people in the other classes! As we went throughout the zoo we had a scavenger hunt looking for certain facts about animals. The first ones to find everything got an afternoon snack if you haven't already brought one. It was lots of fun. In my group with Mr. Solarz we say different varieties of birds, bears, reptiles, fish, turtles, a bunch of geese, and a lion that woke up and started to come right up to the window. If the glass was not there I could reach out and touch it. The gorillas we saw we in some trees looking around at us. They looked like they could actually understand us as we said hi. Some exhibits did not have any glass built up inside with such as the bat exhibit! It was pretty cool when we went in there because when we looked up we could see the bats right above us, it was pretty scary. We also saw hippos, and wolves and they were outside. As we walked along we learned lots of interesting facts about the animals and how we can help save the species. Did you know when kangaroos are just born they are about the size of a jelly bean and weigh as much as a penny? All of this fun was going on throughout the day, and the zoo let us do this for free! It was really cool, I hope to go back there s
(1) My life without water would be very dry and dull the whole earth would be an unpleasant desert. I would be very thirsty all the time and I would get really hot without rain. Life being sticky and hot all the time would be terrible. The hot weather without rain would cause a lot of sweat and a lot of moaning.
(2) The lives for plants would not exist without water and the animals would probably have the same miserable life.
The only thing for animals to drink is pretty much water. In order for plants to grow in the first place they need water. Water is extremely important even though water is ever so simple.
(3) To have water in our lives we need to keep the planet green. By green I mean when we look around in seconds we should be able to see plants, bushes, and things growing everywhere and in some cases animals. We should not be able to see any type of garbage or waste on the ground. In order for this to happen we should always turn off any water sources when necessary
(4) Water is an interesting topic when you really dig deep into how water works, how it is around the earth, and how water is created all the time. If you take time, observe water and experiement you think of more questions then eventually have a real passion for water
(5) It would be important for scientists to study water because water is formed in our planet. Scientists might find something interesting about water and what it does. Water is really a fascinating subject even though its been around for literally forever.
I think that we should give the presenter feedback on how good they talked to the audience and how well they explained what they researched and what they were trying to figure out. The Passion project should also be presented by both researchers (if had a partner) to show that both participants had time well spent. If writing a paper or a blog in some cases should not copy and paste words from websites you should read the passage and put it in your own words to show your knowledge and that you can explain everything without the blog or paragraph. When presenting your project I think that along the way you should explain what this information got you thinking father and what led you to more questions. The paragraph presentation style would be how well the paragraph was put together and what information was needed to answer (if the passion question was answered). I think people should think about what amount of work was down in the amount given and if it took much effort.
Sounds: As I poured the water in my partner's cup I heard little smooth trickles of the water clashing against each other reminding me of a peaceful waterfall glistening down a cliff. As the water sped up it sounded like when my mom turns on the watering hose and when it sinks down into the grass. If the cups were empty it made a deep sound kind of like when I lightly hit a drum.
Looks: When I hit the table that the cup is on the water looks as if someone were to through a little pebble into a lake causing little rings of ripples around the center. When I shake the cup back and forth it looks as if there was just a boat rocking on the surface making the water to sway back and forth. When I keep the cup still the water lays very peacefully but still looks like the water still has tiny movements.
Smells: When I take a sniff of the faucet water I smell something very thin and fresh but yet somehow smelled cold. I could smell a clear ocean breeze.
Taste: As I drank the water it tasted very clear, and pure. The water felt very crisp and thin. When it entered my mouth it did not take very much effort to swallow it.
Feel: When I draped my finger into the clear liquid I could feel the thin cold substance wrap, and fit my finger. When I take a sip of the water and when it touched my lips I felt a cold shiver travel across my body. The air is easier I think to move your hand around in than to move your finger around in the water. The water whipped onto my fingerprint.
How is ice different from water?
I noticed immediately that ice is much colder than water and ice is much harder and has a bumpy texture. You cannot stick your finger in ice like you can with water and ice is not as clear as water it is more foggy. When you eat ice you cannot fully close your mouth you have to bite and chew before you swallow but with water you just have to swallow, there is no need to bite.
How is water vapor different from water?
Water vapor is very thin and hard to see. Water vapor is a gas and water is liquid. You can only breath in water vapor and not water. Water vapor rises and water stays in the place that it is. Water vapor only occurs when the water is quite warm. Water can be poured back in fourth or anywhere in a couple seconds and water vapor does not get poured that quickly.
On Wednesday we got to the Field Museum! It was really fun. We got to learn everything about the earth's development from four billion years ago to now in 2013. This field trip was definitely worth taking a day off of school, we got to touch the oldest thing on earth!! We saw all the types of weather that was present in that time period. I am very lucky that I live now! The weather was really humid wet sticky and uncomfortable. We saw a huge centipede, it was a tall as me. It looked big and descusting. I learned a lot. I noticed that there was poisonous steam coming out of water because of