Thursday, September 28, 2017

Weather Test

I have already done multiple posts about science test grades in the past, and this is the best grade i've gotten.

I was very stressed about getting an A on this test-- more than I normally am. This is because my average in science is a 91%, so this test was going to determine whether or not I get an A in science.

Last night, I pulled out as many science papers as I owned, and I studied for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. I really needed an A.

When test day came, I tried my best to remember everything from the study guide, and I ended up getting a better grade than I had initially anticipated.

I got a 100%! So not only will I still have an A, my average will go up! Thank goodness I studied!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cheerleading Uniforms

I just got my uniform yesterday for my cheer team. For some reason, you don't feel like you are officially on the team until you get your uniform. I have six other friends from 7-4 on the team, so it's a very fun experience.

I have done cheer for many years now. Last year I did one year of competitive cheer with the Apex Cougars. It was so much fun, and we even went to Disney World for the National competition! For two years before that, I did non-competitive with the Bedford Lions in Michigan. After all that, I am now on the Salem Cheerleading Team.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Age Of Colonization Reflection

I thought I was originally struggling with this unit, but then after a lot of reviewing, it became easier. I started to really understand the colonization of different areas, the Triangle Trade, and the Columbian Exchange. After the help of the Trivia Tournament questions, I got a very good grade on the Unit Assessment.

I got a 100%! I personally did not expect to get this grade based on the struggling I had at the beginning of the unit. However, very similar to the past science test, I studied the Trivia Tournament for a long time a therefore got an amazing grade.

Moral of the story.... STUDY!!!!!!!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Science Test- Atmosphere and Air Quality

      Throughout my whole life, science has almost always been my worst subject. I try to study extra hard in this class, but I normally don't remember it very well. 

      We just took a test on this past unit in science, "Atmosphere and Air Quality". I studied longer than I normally do, and it payed of.

      I got a 90%. If I get an A on a test, especially a science test, I am very proud of myself for studying and working hard.

      If you ever have a unit or subject your struggling on, always study, and it will pay off!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Experiment Analysis

Our experiment was testing out how different types of vinegar mixed with baking soda can change the distance a plastic water bottle travels when baking soda and vinegar are mixed in the water bottle.
Our hypothesis was that the apple cider vinegar was going to make the rocket move the farthest, because it had the most acids, such as acetic acids and amino acids.
During our experiment, we found out that neither of the vinegars made the water bottle move at all. All it did was foam out of the bottle, but it didn’t move.

If we do this experiment again, a couple things we might do are get a lighter water bottle or add in more vinegar and baking soda to result in more of a chemical reaction.

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.