Monday, June 5, 2017

Stormy = Sleepy?

Over the weekend, it was a bit cloudy and even rained a little. It was pretty much a mucky day. I felt the same feeling I do every time it's like this: I feel really lazy and tired, and the last thing I want to do is move.












Why does this happen? I asked a couple of friends to see if this was just me, and it isn't. Many people feel this way on a crappy day. I wonder how the weather changes the energy level in our bodies. Why am I so tired on days like these?

I decided to look it up. Google says that low light conditions of the storm can lead to a spike in melatonin, which helps control your sleep and wake cycles, therefore making you feel quite drowsy. I think that is super cool.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How Do Genetics Work?

I was sick on Friday, May 19th. I was doing catch up work for science, and my mom was helping me. Science has never been my best subject, but my mom loves science and was helping me. It was pretty easy for her. I was thinking about the huge difference between us, and I also thought about how my dad is really good at sports, and I have never been good at any sport. I also thought about how I have red hair, and neither of my parents do. My mom's grandma and my dad's grandpa have red hair. How does this work? Why do some genetics, like the way our smile is compared to our parents, you have, but some genetics don't get passed down to you? It is an interesting question.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Roots are Helping Me!

Yesterday, for my language arts homework, I did a Read Theory. When I was doing the questions part, I came across a question that asked for the definition of a word I didn't know:

Based on its use in paragraph 1, it can be inferred that the word portentous belongs to which of the following word groups?
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A. tragic, disastrous, terrible
B. terrifying, nefarious, evil
C. serious, melancholy, solemn
D. imaginary, fictitious, pretend

E. premonitory, ominous, threatening
                                                                                                                                          
To figure out the answer, I found a root word in portentous, which was port. I know that port means carry, so I thought maybe it carried a ominous feeling. I looked at the answers, and there was   ominous in answer E. I selected that, and I got it correct.                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Area + Perimeter Flocabulary

This is a catchy rap that helps with how to find the area and perimeter of shapes. If you are having trouble with this in math class, I highly recommend watching this video! In this video I learned that is a lot of different ways you use area and perimeter in real life, because they used a lot of examples where they had to find it out. Hope you enjoy the video!

Monday, March 13, 2017

How Does Forgetting Things Work?


In math 6Plus class, we have recently started a unit about angles. I remembered that we did this same unit in 4th grade. I assumed that we are doing this because a ton of kids are forgetting about angles and teachers want us to review it so we can remember everything and succeed in future schools, such as high school and college. I was thinking about how we forget these things so easily.

I also started thinking about how we remember things we enjoy so easily. I can't remember the definition of an adjacent angle of a period of time, although I can remember how to play Roblox from when I played it in 2015. How does that work?

Basically my wonder question was how does forgetting and remembering work? And why do I seem do remember the things I enjoy easier than the things I don't enjoy as much?

My next blog post I hope is going to be about something I learned is social studies. I will tell more about what I am learning later!

Monday, March 6, 2017

I'm Proud Of... My Science Test Grade

I got my science grade on Friday. I was really nervous about getting my grade because I got a 68% on my science benchmark, and I really wanted to do better. I studied really hard for this test, and I got a great outcome. I got a 91%! I was really proud of my grade because science has always been my worst subject, and all of my studying and more studying has really paid off. I wanted an A so bad on this test, and I learned that if you work really hard towards something, anything is possible!!                       


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