Electricity Reflection

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There is a large candle lit chamber with two hanging seats below attached with a silk rope attached. This device was generating static electricity. The man placed some gold leaf in front of him. He then generated electricity and charged the boy through a connecting rod. The man lies across the two swings and stretches his hands out to a plate of gold leaf on the floor. Gold leaf, even feathers, leapt to the boy’s fingers. Electricity could move from the machine to the boy’s body through to his hands. But the silk rope stopped it. The electricity could flow through some things like the boys hands but not travel through the silk rope.

There are two types of substances 

Insulators and conductors.

Insulators held electric charge within them and wouldn’t let it move, like the silk. Conductors allow electricity to flow through them, like metals.

Why does electricity effect our everyday lives so much?

How would people live without electricity?

Who invented electricity?

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Mud was everywhere. On one crisp, cold and rainy day. Two schools were playing footy against each other. As the whistle blew for half time the score were tied. The players had their drink break and discussed their tactics. The boys got into their positions to start the next quarter. When the whistle blew is when the boys realized that they had to step up their game because of all the slippery mud making them fall over every minute. When the game had finished all you could see was giant foot marks in the mud and still tied scores.

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I walked on stage with my instrument on my shoulder. I sat down in my chair and stared at my given music. Then suddenly it went dark. Just before I started playing I saw glances of light coming from peoples phones. I lifted my bow from off the ground and started reading my music from left to right. As I was playing I heard little whispers coming from both sides o the audience. It didn’t bother to much so I just kept on playing. As soon as I finished I bowed to the audience and got off the stage.

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I heard chanting and screaming as I walked up to the mark. I grabbed the softball bat and got into position. I saw the ball coming me at an incredible speed. I hit the ball with force and ran scoring a home run for my team. Making my team and I win. As it came rushing towards us, parents got all there phones out ready to take photos of their kids with the trophy. All the hard work and dedication it took was all worth it in the end.

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Animals come in all different shapes and sizes. Millie the seal was one of the seals passed away not to long ago. She was always happy with her friends and family swimming all day and night. Until one day two mysterious men caught Millie, put her in a net and shipped her to a zoo with no friends or family. Millie was all alone and wasn’t to happy about it. All she would do was swim by her self all day and night. One day when Millie was swimming she bumped her head on a rock. It caused terrible brain damage which caused her life.

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I was getting ready for my violin exam as my teacher Scarlet came through the door. She had an annoyed look on her face. She told me to sit down next to her on the cushion. “The exam teacher will not be coming in today. All she cares about is getting her plants watered” said as she rolled her eyes. “What?, I was so looking forward to it” I said is disbelief. I went and put my violin back in its case and called my mum to pick my up early. The sadness I went through that day.

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The disco started at 8.00 pm until midnight. My friends and I were all in my room on our phones while we waited to leave. We were so bored that we left a little earlier than we should have. Once we arrived we saw giant flashes of light. Once the disco started we all started dancing like crazy. But when I saw the the flash it made me dance even more. Once the time had come to an end, everyone was sweating like cats and dogs on a rainy day.

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Fireworks,lights and drinks people were all getting ready to start a new year. Kids voices were screaming while adults were chatting to one an other. then the countdown started, 3,2,1 “Happy new year’ everyone one shouted then all of a sudden the date changed on every bodies phone. Fireworks went blasting off into the air every color and in all different shapes and sizes.”New year, new begins” one person said as another said “New year, new me”. People went back to normal after the fireworks meaning the went on their phones texting each other.

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Carousel Horses, they unleash from there pole and go onto there mainland areas of grass to enjoy the rest of the night with there friends after a hard working day of doing there jobs. They all get to gather together, socialize and enjoy a snack to eat. The next day the horses do the exact thing over again. If anyone were to catch the horses in action, good luck to them. Going to amusement parks can be fun for the whole family but once you leave what really happens?

Project Reflection

Project Refection

In this project I had achieved a lot I wanted to know about chuckwallas. I achieved collaboration work with my teammate and also worked on understanding the animal. The features the chuckwalla has helps it to survive in its environment like its tough feet to be able to walk on rocks. My teammate and I were learning about the animals key adaptions and learnt its features it needs to survive like its tail to scare away predators. We had to do a project including all the key adaptions the animal needs to survive in the dessert. On my rubric I had highlighted a lot of areas that my partner and I had archived. The overall level that I archived was the information report part of the project. We had everything archived and were happy with the results. We could have improved on the presentation part of the project considering I was absent the day before and was unable to practice. Our presentation could have been better but overall it was good for the trouble that had happened.

In this unit I had learnt lots about the chuckwalla through the internet’s sources. When making this project, the more you search the more you learn. The most important thing I have learn about the chuckwalla is that the most important adaption is for the chuckwalla is to protect it from its prey.

Lets compare adaptions

  • To inflate in a rock crevice so the predator can’t pull the animal out.
  • Tough feet so there is no pain when running on rocks

As you can see the most important adaption is making sure the animal does not get killed.

With what I learnt I am going to take the knowledge to high school. I learnt how to effectively share information across to my partner. I learnt that collaborating is always needed when working with a group no matter how old or tired.

Overall, my partner and I had ups and downs when completing our project but still managed to finish it in the end. We were collaborating and caring for each other when we didn’t understand a part or made a mistake.

My goal for next time would be, to try and encourage myself to step up and try and learn that little step more of information when doing a project.

Three interesting things I learn were

  • The chuckwallas diets is herbivorous meaning they only eat fruits, flowers and rarely small insects
  • Chuckwallas are mainly found in the warmer areas of the United States including California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. They are also found in the Northern portion of Mexico.
  • All the loose folds on the Chuckwallas skin help the animal when running away from predators by crawling into rock crevices. The chuckwalla will expand and blow up like a balloon making it very difficult for the predator to grab the animal out.

Two understandings

  • I now understand that the Chuckwallas habitat has to be at least 32 degree for the animals digestive system to be able to work
  • I now understand that the Chuckwallas key adaptations are life changing to the animal by helping the animal live. If the chuckwalla did not have the adaptation to be able to run on rocks, the animal would be in pain.

One wonder I still have.

  • I still wonder about the Chuckwallas breeding cycle. There was hardly any information about that topic but I would really like to find out more.