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I learned a lot of thing about a boats mechanics. It was very fun researching about the boat. I learned that the boat in designed from different part to make the boat float o water. Another thing is that I learned that the boat has ben very useful to humans, because we can use it to get around easily for the earlier civilizations and when they were made out of wood. People thought it was easy to get around to places over water for transportation like the titanic. Some boat can be power by humans such as with a paddle, oars, and by one or more engine. The first type of boat was a boat that you could make out of wood it was carved out of wood that was the first boat.
I really liked this project and definitely learned a lot about the process of volcanoes erupting. The most fun I had with this project was learning about the lava and magma in the volcano and out of it. It was really fun because the lava was really cool and the eruption were so amazing how they erupted. The easiest part of this was probably finding facts about what the volcano looks like and what is inside it. I learned a lot about the cycle, way more then I thought I would and I think I will have a fun time explaining what I learned to others. I felt like I learned the amount I wanted for this project and did a great job finding information.
When I was doing this, I had a lot of fun. Since I love reading and researching, this was the perfect project for me. My favorite part was the researching and reading, but my least favorite part was putting the words I learned into my website since I had to keep on adding text boxes, but all in all, it was worth it. If I were to redo it and try again, things I would do differently are to be better at my time management an get it done quicker. If someone else were to do a project like this, the advice that I would give them would to do a lot of research and read a lot of language books. Some stuff that was hard for me was when I had to make the video because I didn't know what to say in it. I had to think of things on the way of making it because I didn't plan it out enough. Another thing that was most fun was when I was making the website because I like challenges and this was a real challenge. Also, another thing that was easy was when I was reading the books and doing the research because I do that as a hobby in my everyday routine, so this was a piece of cake for me.
The outline for our sports court.
Mikey S reflection.
I learned that it is hard to make a game because we had so little objects to choose from. The hardest thing we had to was trying to make the game so everyone could play it (affordable). I also learned that it is hard to narrow two peoples ideas in to one. It was fun when we made the video because it was fun for me to explain are game and how it worked. Another thing that was hard for me was to decide what our court looked like. Their was also some easy things that we did like was the blog post and coming up with our ideas. I would change the materials that we used because everything costs money and we choose so many materials that not everyone has and might not what to buy so in the end not everyone can play our sport, and I kind of to make the sport so everyone could play the sport. But I still like how it turned out. If anyone wanted to do something like what we did I would tell them that it is hard and it takes a lot of work and time, and that you want to make sure that people like your sport and would want to play it. Also you might want to use the smallest amount of stuff so more people could play it with out having to go to the store, or you might want to make your own materials.
Mikey F reflection.
One of the things I learned was how hard it is to think of and idea for a sport that hasn’t been invented yet. So we took things from other games and made them into our own game. The most fun part probably would have been playing the game, but we never got to because we didn’t have the right court. So the most fun part was probably adding the finishing touches to our game. The hardest part was trying to come up with an idea for a sport that was not yet invented. The easiest part was making our video because, by the time we were making our video we were pretty much pros on the gameplay and rules of our sport. Next time I would probably do my best to create a game that I actually got to play. What I would tell people who are creating a game or sport is that when they are thinking about how the game will be played they have to make sure that their sport does not start to become too much like an already invented game or sport.
I learned a lot about the Vietnam war, I learned that there are 10 ranks of a military soldier and you need to exceed the requirements before you rank up, and to be the highest rank in the military you have to have served for 9 YEARS! I also learned that combatants on both sides faced physical challenges posed by the climate, terrain and wildlife of the country, also on top of that there was no war front to advance, no safe region to defend, not even a well defined theatre in which to operate. That is some of the most interesting stuff I learned. I had the most fun reading about the military ranks, because it just blew my mind about what the requirements were in order to rank up for some of the ranks, like for the highest rank, you have to serve for 9 YEARS! Although it was pretty difficult understanding and pronouncing some of the words used in the definitions, like guerrilla, Because I had to search up how to pronounce words like guerrilla, you actually pronounced gorilla, except instead of 'illa', its ella.
I learned so much about the Great Pyramids! I learned who built them, what they're built out of, and so much more!! What I thought was most fun was creating a website with Olivia, I never knew that I could make a website. I always thought that was for adults or something. Getting the website started, and getting the basic facts about the great pyramids was the most difficult part for me. The easiest part for me was making our YouTube videos of us showing our website and what we learned. Me and Olivia made a tiny pyramid out of clay and I wish we would've taken more time and put more effort into making it, that's what I would have done differently next time. My advice to people that are doing this project is to work very hard on this project and it will turn out good.
I learned so much from creating a website about the Great Pyramids, one of the many amazing facts that I learned was that the Great Pyramid was originally covered in casting stones made of limestones. These reflected the Sun’s light and made the pyramids shine. It has been calculated that the original pyramid with its casing stones would act like gigantic mirrors and reflect light so powerful that it would be visible from the moon as a shining star on earth. The most fun thing was creating our own “Great Pyramid of Giza”! The most difficult thing was finding facts and putting them in our own words. Some advice I would give to people who are also doing this is to try to come up with a lot of questions before you start and answer them.
Can I learn a lot of words in Italian using Duolingo and create a website that will teach people how to speak Italian? By: Gianna P.
While I was working on my Passion time round 3 I learned a lot about how to speak Italian. I learned a lot more then I had before this project. Before I only knew a few words like women, men, girl, boy, and a few animals and foods. Now I know words and even sentences that are probably the most commonly used sentences in English but I can say them in Italian. I think that the website I created will definitely help people to learn Italian and will get them further in knowledge about Italian. Now that I've done this project I might be able to have a small conversation like a sentence or two with someone in Italy. One of the easiest parts for me was answering the KWH and LAQ questions. One of the harder parts fro me was creating my website because that was the one that took me the longest and it was harder because of all the typing it took to create it. One of the more more fun things for me was the creating of the website because I got to add colors and pictures and I learned a lot of Italian words and even sentences. That is the reason I liked this project I learned so much more and I am very proud of my project. One of the things I think I could've done better was I could've maybe done a little better in the video where I show my website and what it is all about.
During this passion time I had fun watching videos on how optical illusions work. I also loved planing, sketching and drawing the optical illusion that we came up with. The part that was most difficult of this passion time was the part when we had to create what the optical illusion would look like. The easiest part was probably figuring out how optical illusions work. I also think it was pretty easy to draw the optical illusion. I not only had fun ,but I learned lots I learned that your brain takes shortcuts so that it doesn't take 1\10 of a second to see things with clear details. I also learned that the brain gets tricked by color and light patterns because it takes the shortcut. I advise people who do a project like this to make sure they spend their time very very very wisely. And to think about things ahead of time because you really need to know what is going to happen next passion time period so there is a plan and you know what to do, which makes you more productive.
Carmen W.'s reflection
During round 3 passion time I learned that light and some color patters trick your eyes. I also learned that your brain takes shortcuts. The most fun thing we did this passion time was drawing the optical illusion. It was fun watching videos on illusions so that we knew what it was that tricked your eyes. Sometimes it is the weird colors that confused your mind but normally it is the repeat of patterns that are really crazy to your eyes. I thought it was very difficult to decide the patterns on the illusion and how to incorporate them. The next time I do this I will most likely use a different kind of pattern on the paper so that I will have a better challenge. If other people do this I would recommend they look at a couple videos to see if they get any other cool ideas from that. After that I think you should research it and decide the cool pattern. If you this project, you do not have to have an elaborate design. You can even start out with something simple.