Guns, Germs and Steel Video Questions

Video: 1. At the time that the Spanish conquistador’s invaded the Inca Empire, they were armed with state of the art weaponry. Describe this weaponry. They used steel swords, guns and also armor. this gave them an advantage over the inca. They also rode horses. 2. What is Jared Diamond’s explanation for why the Spanish had … [Read more…]

Mystery Self Study Part 1

Key Volcabulary Protagonist (Definition) The main character in a story. The story revolves around the protagonist. Resolution The ending of something or a firm decision. Private Eye A private detective (Oxford Dictionary of English) Psychological Suspense A story which features intensity in the story as well as intensity in the mind. The criminal in the … [Read more…]

Christopher Columbus

Volcabulary   Word Definition Sentence from the Text Petrel A bird that lives around the sea. “we saw petrels, and a green reed…” Doublet Two similar things “I would give a silk doublet to the man…” Laden Something that is weighted down. “and a thorn branch laden with red fruits” Indistinct Something which is not … [Read more…]

Process Journal

Process Journal: Date What I did What to do next: Tools & Materials used Pictures Oct 22 Today I started my rectagles and I am about halfway through my first step. I drew two rectangles on the plywood, and Mr.Thorburn cut them out for me. I then filed then so that they were smooth. I … [Read more…]

Infographic Citations

Works cited: “A Battle to Preserve a Visionary’s Bold Failure.” The New York Times. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2013. <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/05/science/05tesla.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0>. “Nikola Tesla.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 29 Sept. 2013. Web. 30 Sept. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla>. “Inventor Nikola Tesla Biography.” Inventor Nikola Tesla Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2013. <http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/tesla.htm>. “: The 10 Inventions of Nikola … [Read more…]

Scientific Application

Hypothesis I am trying to figure out which one takes more effort, to pick an item up, or to pull it up an inclined plane. I think that it will take less effort to pull the item on an inclined plane because the inclined plane is a simple machine which means it is meant to … [Read more…]

Act III Class Discussion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ao4IwitJFI&feature=share This is a video of the class discussion on Romeo and Juliet Act III in English class. Here is a web, showing who is talking to who the most and the least. Reflection: I think I did well in talking because I wasn’t silent and I was able to get my ideas out. Another … [Read more…]

Simple Machines Historical Investigation

There are six simple machines that many other machines contain. These simple machines have changed the way humans do things. The purpose of a simple machine is the make work easier. For example a pulley can be used to move an object while using less force.   The six simple machines include: the screw, the … [Read more…]