What do we Know?
We know that tenkara fishing is an Asian type of fishing. Also that the rods have no reels so you have to use your hands, and that it is made to be used in streams. We also know that you can't catch huge fish with it or your rod will break.
What did we learn?
We learned that tenkara fishing is a lot like fly fishing and not really like fly fishing. We also learned that tenkara fishing can't handle big fish. Also that it is made for small streams. Last we learned that it is a really fun thing to learn about.
What do we Want to Know?
Is tenkara fishing easier than normal fly fishing. If me and Andrew can make a working tenkara rod using school supplies. Also if you can catch the same fish as regular fishing and what the differences are in both types of fishing.
What Action Did we Take?
Lucas and I made a website to help others learn about tenkara fishing so more kids know about it. Also we made some videos on crafts for kids to do when they are bored and want to play a fun game or make a marking map.
How will we Learn the Information?
We will make videos and watch videos. Also that we will use google to find more information, and we will take pictures. We will also use the information we already know about tenkara fishing.
What Questions do we Still Have?
We are still wondering how we can land a fish, and how to tie the tippet on. Also how it got invented and how it got to America? Last but not least we are wondering what would happen if you got a big fish.
I loved this project at first I knew nothing with help form Andrew and research in knew quit a bite.It was super fun to do the crafts section and build all the arts and crafts.The website was fun for helping me learn about TENKARA fishing so I liked that and making the website was fun in itself.This project is pretty hard But I liked it.The most fun thing was making the crafts section was my favorite for making.I learned a lot about tenkara fishing I learned that it is Chinese and that it is like fly fishing and not like fly fishing.It wasn't that easy I thought it was pretty hard.I could try to make more detail in the KWHLAQ.
The easiest thing was making the website because we had such a hard time finding good facts to use. This is because it didn't take much work to create it and we knew how to make it. The hardest part was finding our facts that would work for our website. Also finishing our passion project on time. What was fun was getting work with Lucas and getting to do a passion time on something I love! I could try to find more facts next tome so I can have more information on our website for others to see. If any one wanted to do something like this I suggest that you have some background knowledge on it or else it will be a little hard.
Can we design and build cars out of two or more motors and common things in the class room? Ben and Ryan
Ryan - I liked this project because it was a lot more fun then just researching. It was a lot more hands-on and I loved that, I think next round ill try to do something similar like a hands on building passion time (that's one of the main reasons I liked this). The stuff I learned in this round the final product of the car was insane to what we started with to me. It worked if you watch the video above you'll see some of the things we made it do it went in a good 35 circles around our lunch room from just a tiny 9 volt battery. I wish we could work a lot longer on this awesome passion time and would say do it to anyone.
Ben - I loved this project because we actually made a car that could move around pretty quickly. I think me and Ryan worked very well together on this project because we were able to make a video and compromise on what the car will look like and how it will work. I also really liked it because of all of the hands on parts of the activity because of making the car. Me and Ryan did have some flaws but most of the time it was very fun working with him. Ryan really helped me with the wiring because I didn't know how to do it that well, Ryan showed me how to do the wires and where to connect them. Overall I really liked this project and hope to do another fun one like this again in passion time.
This project was super fun and probably my favorite project so far. I think that Charlotte and I worked extremely well together. The hardest part of our project was probably finding unique sports that we were actually able to do with the materials available to us. Charlotte and I came across lots of sports that we weren't able to do and we were frustrated with. I think that the easiest part was probably doing the sports once we actually understood them. I think that me and Charlotte worked really well together and that we had tons of fun. I think that playing these sports
I really liked doing this project because we got to learn about different types of sports from different parts of the world. The more challenging part of this project was making the videos though. The reason that they were so challenging to make was because neither of us completely knew all the tips and exactly how to play each sport. It was also hard because we didn't always have the exact thing or material that the sport called for. Like we needed a net for one of the sports, we improvised and used a ruler instead. But for some reason, that was also the funnest part of doing our project. I actually liked improvising and finding something that worked as a material. We had to look for different things that would fit what they actually use during playing the sport. Mostly I liked this project because it was just fun overall. I also liked working on finding different sports, because I like sports just in general.
Reflection: I had a hard time finding a question so it wasn't a top of the line question but I enjoyed learning about the natural metals and man-made metals and all the uses of the different metals. I think it would have been more fun if I had a partner to help with some other misalliance tasks. I definitely learned a lot about all the different metals and there uses. Something that was a little harder was finding how they are made like with steel they didn't have a whole lot except for they blended them together in a blast furnace.
I really was interested in this project. I was really locked in and focused. It truly was my passion and I was finding all the information so interesting. The only hard thing was when I was researching paper airplanes, there were different folds and that affected how it flew. One good thing was that the videos that I watched were very easy to understand. This was an really fun project. One piece of advice I would give others for this project is watch a lot of videos.
Can we create a website like Consumer Reports that analyses hockey equipment for consumers? By: Stephen and Brady
I liked doing this project because it was fun to learn how to make a consumer website. I learned how to create a consumer website and learned many different facts about many different types of hockey gear. It was fun to create a survey to see what other people think about different types of gear. I am still wondering how all the different consumer websites compete with each other and get people to go on their website. It was also cool to see how many people looked on are website and see how our website is doing.
This was probably the most fun project I did this year. I think this because we helped people expand their hockey equipment information and help them choose hockey equipment. The coolest part of the passion time project is that I also learned about hockey equipment. My favorite part of the passion time project was making a survey. We saw what people like the best about hockey equipment and we saw results. My least favorite part of the project was that My partner was gone for 3 or 4 days out of the 10 days in the period so I didn't get as much done without him. Overall this was a great project and I hope people see our website.
How has pollution gotten worse over the years in different regions? And how can we teach others about this problem? Cassidy and Rachel
I really liked this passion time project because I have always wondered about the pollution in different countries. When we were brain storming projects I was really happy that we picked pollution. Even though I loved this passion time project there was some difficulties too. One difficulty was we could not find a website for the pollution rates until there was 6 periods left. We also ran into a bump when we made all of our countries and then we decided that we had to change all of them because we could not find anything on those countries. Even though there was many bumps in the road there were some times where there was no bumps to be seen and we just plugged away. The times we plugged away were when we (finally) found out what we were actually doing. Another time was when we were making the posters because we both would work on one and get it done quickly. I really liked this passion time!!
This passion time project was really very fun. There were definitely bumps and times that everything went wrong or we totally messed something up. But it all worked out in the end. This was also a relatively fun project. Cassidy was a fun partner to work with and I am glad I did a project with her. We really had many many many ideas about what to do but it all worked out in the end. Our chart/graph came out very good. The only thing I wished we found was a better website; it made our chart pretty confusing. But other wise it turned out great. I learned a lot of things, some of which weren't even the main focus of our project. One of which is about Sudan it is super polluted! One of our countries, Egypt was the most polluted. I really thought that India or the U.S.A would be the most polluted. I also learned to operate iMovie much quicker, better, and more efficiently. Overall this was a very fun passion project.
I loved this passion time project because it was so much fun! I enjoyed learning what animals do when they feel different emotions such as happy, sad, depressed, and excited! This was actually a good project for me because I have a pet cat (used to) and I could see when my cat would be happy or sad or maybe even depressed or sick. This website also would help me decide what kind of knew pet to get because I can see what kind of animal/pet I want to get based on what the animal/pet does when it has different emotions. I absolutely loved this passion time project and wish I could do something related to it again!