For this creative homework project, students had to come up with an invention and develop a prototype. They also had to create promotional materials to sell their product to potential investors and customers. Check out some of their work here.
Working in cooperative groups, students researched an early American colony, learning about its history, founder, economy, location, and more.
Pennsylvania: Olivia, Fitzy, Almir, Anna, and Marisabel
Virginia: Izzy, Maya, Gavin, and Aidan
Rhode Island: Leah, Pete, Josh, Savvy, and Stefan
Massachusetts: Jenna, Ricky, Ben, and Samantha
Maryland: Gabe, Lauren, Rose, Jade, and Chase
Check out some exceptional student work from our homework project about life in the early American Colonies.
In this engaging report writing project, each student came up with a genuine question about science, math, technology, or society and researched the answer. They each wrote a report of their findings, organizing the information into headings and focusing on clear, easy to follow language. We hope you like (and learn from) our reports!
Ever wonder why are planets round? All planets we know are round like Earth, Mars, Venus, Pluto, Jupiter, Uranus, Mercury, and Saturn. In this essay, you will find out why planets are round and things about our solar system.
First of all, the answer has something to do with how gravity works and the creation of our solar system. Our solar system was created like a lot of other solar systems from a nebula. A nebula is something that can begin a star’s birth. A nebula is a cloud of gases and dust. The nebula spins very fast under the gravity that keeps getting bigger and the gas goes under nuclear fusion which causes a star to be born. After the birth of a star, there are two powers of gravity that fight over the left over gases and dust from the star’s birth. The two powers of gravity squish the gases and dust together. Then, larger element will collide together to make the beginnings of rocky planets. Next, matter pulls in, to smooth out the rough edges of the planets.
Now you know why planets are round because of nebulas, gravity, and the formation of our solar system.
This report is about who and how people invented pre-sliced bread. A man named Otto Fredrick Rowedder invented pre-sliced bread in 1928. The bakers thought that his invention was a waste of time but they were wrong. Read on and find out how Rowedder’s invention became a huge success. (About.com)
The first thing that I learned is that all of the bakers scoffed at Rowedders’s invention. They knew that if the bread was pre-sliced it would go stale. Back then the people of the town and to buy a loaf of bread and cut the bread themselves. So after that note Rowdder got straight to work. Rowedder tried many times and failed many times. But Rowedder came up with a way not only to slice bread but, to keep it from going stale. Once foot long three foot high invention sliced bread, it would wrap wax paper around the pre-sliced bread, so it wouldn’t go stale. The final thing I learned is that I learned is that the first loaf of pre-sliced bread had gone on shelves on July 7, 1918 as “Sliced Kleen Maid Bread.” The sales quickly skyrocketed and the store owners knew that the invention was a huge success. (About.com)
So that is the history of the world famous creation pre-sliced bread. Also who invented the first device to not only cut bread but keep it fresh. So in all that is what happened to pre-sliced bread.
How do the Inca build their houses? I wonder how because it would be interesting to know many things about them. Then if they would like they could explain how they built the houses. Do you make it out of straw? I don’t think so but they might build it with some else cool it might be a cool house it could be comfortable or not that’s why I could know how do the Inca build their house.
This is one fact about how they made their house their homes were generally simple structured small hut made of thick prick they made it look balanced that’s an interesting fact right now I know that fact about them. The Incan house was made of rock and stone they would get a bigger house. That’s an interesting fact about the Inca’s the Incas are so interesting.
The Inca’s wanted to build their houses because they didn’t want the people to surround them. I don’t know why they don’t why people to surround them and also they made it with stone and mud that’s interesting fact how can they make it with mud? Here is the answer they made it with mud bricks for the walls and the roof the roofs were made of wooden.
The original Inca houses are built with no windows and one entrance without a door though it is believes they have to protect them from the cold. These are the tools they use to build bronze and stone. Those are interesting facts about them building that the Inca. This is my science report and I hope you enjoyed my story.
Have you ever just thought of a random science or technology question and just say I wonder how that works? I have and my question is how do touch screens work? I did some research and according to Curosity.com “there are three basic systems that are used to recognize a person’s touch”. If you want to find out more read my essay.
The first system that is used to recognize a person’s touch is the resistive system. In that two metallic layers cover the glass screen. One of them is conductive and one of them is resistive (curiosity.com). Another fact about how touch screens work is when the two layers of metallic are at rest, they are held slightly apart by spacers and then scratch resistant material covers the whole screen (curosity.com). The last part of the resistive system is when you press down on the screen the two metallic layers touch one another in the placed you pressed altering their electric fields. The computer calculates the coordinates of that spot and the device registers your touch accordingly with the software (curiosity.com).
The second basic system is the capacitive system. The capacitive system works for making touch screens because it uses a panel of glass that is covered by an electrically charged layer (curiosity.com). At the point where your fingers make contact with the screen some electricity leaves the device and comes into your body and through your finger top and since there is only a very small amount of electricity it does not shock you. (curiosity.com). The second way that the capacitive system works is that circuits are placed in the corner of the monitor detect the decreases in charge and relay that information into the computer (curiosity.com). The last way the capacitive system works is that the computer uses all the relative difference in each circuits charge to calculate where you touched the screen (curiosity.com). That information is sent to the touch screens driver software and then that moves the cursor (curiosity.com).
Surface Acoustic Wave System
The last basic system is the surface acoustic wave system. The first way the surface acoustic wave system works is that it has four transducers one sending and one going at each end of the X axis and two more going at each end of the Y axis (curiosity.com). The second way the surface acoustic wave system works is that within the grid of the screen are reflectors that take the electrical signal sent from one transducer to the other (curiosity.com). Finally the last way the surface acoustic wave system works is that when you touch this kind of screen you disrupt the current reading for the receiving transducer. The location of this disruption is detected instantly and is relayed to the computer (curiosity.com).
In conclusion, when you have a science or technology question I suggest to do some research because you could learn a lot like I did. I enjoyed learning about the three basic systems that make a touch screen work and I hope to do something like this again.
Curiosity “resistive system” http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/touch-screens-resistive-system-recognize
Curiosity “capacitive system” http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/touch-screens-capacitive-recognize-touch
Curiosity “surface acoustic wave system” http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/surface-acoustic-wave-system-recognize
Retrieved on 2/6/14
Solar panels’ are very good for the environment because it wouldn’t waste electricity. And u would save money because your electricity bill would get much lower. And another reason is that right now global worming is a big deal. But I think that if everyone had solar panels’ that it could reduce global warming and eventually could help the world I think that solar panels’ are amazing things. They can generate electricity out of light without using gasses or polluting the earth.
The solar panels ate also very efficient. They save electricity by generating its own.so you basically don’t lose money at all.it works by tacking light and in the light is something that makes it work, I thinks that everyone should have them.
So as you can see solar panels are amazing things that that can generate electricity out of light. And I hope that every one will get them.
I had a question that wasn’t being answered for a long time. Finally it was answered. My question was how was outer space formed?
Scientists say that the earth and universe were created by the Big Bang. This was explained by scientist Edwin Hubble who said that 14 billion years ago the universe was born from a single point in space that exploded, hence the name “Big Bang”. I still would like to know where this little grape sized point in space came from but even scientists don’t know.
Doesn’t everything have to come from something else? Humans come from other humans, but the universe and all of space were always there. It started as a small ball of energy that exploded. When this explosion happened all of the pieces spread out and kept spreading farther and farther apart.
Over billions of years, galaxies and planets were formed. Space continues and will always continue to expand because there is no end to space.
Wikipedia.org “How was outer space formed” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_space
Have you ever wonder how a pain reliever works inside your body? When something hurts inside or outside your body you usually take a pain reliever to make you feel better. The two most common pain relievers are Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen they come in pill or liquid form.
After you swallow or drink the pain reliever it doesn’t go directly to where you’re feeling the pain. According to kidsheath.org “pain reliever’s work with your cells, your body’s nerve endings, your nervous system, and your brain to keep you from feeling the pain”.
According to kidsheath.org when cells in your body are injured or damaged, they release a chemical called prostaglandin. This chemical is from your nerves. When the nerves in your body kind of explode they release the chemical called prostaglandin. The way that a pain reliever works, it prevents cells that are ill and causing you pain from making and releasing a chemical called prostaglandin.
Pain is uncomfortable but it helps you realize that something is wrong with your body and something has to be done. For example if you step on a nail you wouldn’t feel the pain if it wasn’t for pain. Your brain gets a message to raise your foot right away.
As you can see, pain helps you realize that something is wrong. The pain reliever will work with your brain and cells to keep you from feeling the pain. If reading this gave you a head ache go get yourself a pain reliever.
References: http://kidshealth.org Mary L. Gavin, Medical Doctor
When people think of drones, most people think of planes with bombs and people being killed. It's true that’s part of the story, but drones have many uses besides the military that are very helpful.
What are drones?
UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicle) commonly known as drones, are flying robots that can be as small as a dragon fly or as big as a house. Drones are like planes except the pilots can be thousands of miles away! People are currently making drones that can move around without pilots! There are many types of drones. Some are in the air force armed with bombs while others are bringing medical supplies to areas in disasters.
Drones can be used as hurricane hunters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) began using drones in 2006. The drone the NOAA uses are about 35 pounds, which can fly into a hurricane and communicate near-real-time data. People use drones as hurricane hunters so they don't have to risk lives. Drones report on temperature, pressure, humidity, and location could help scientist understand the forces of wind and water inside hurricanes by going with the flow in ways humans never could.
Drones can be used for prevention and early detection of forest fires. People have developed drones that provide real time emergency service, including information about the location of the outbreak of fire as well as many factors (wind speed, temperature, humidity, etc.) that are helpful for fire crews to stop fires. The most popular drone of this type is FT-ALTEA, developed by Flightech System.
Many developing countries don't have good roads. That means that medicine can't get to the people that need medicine quickly. But people have found an answer to that problem, drones. Drone can fly over bad roads. Also, trucks might take days to get medicine, but drones might take an hour or two. These drones use three main technologies. The first is the electric flying vehicles. The second is the ground landing stations where the drones can come to swap batteries and deliver medicine. And the third is the operating system which manages the whole network.
In conclusion, even though drones can kill people, they can also save people. Drones will change the world in unexpected ways, bad and good.
Wikipedia "unmanned aerial vehicles" n.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmanned_aerial_vehicle
Retrieved on Feb. 9, 2014
TED Talks "no roads there's drones a drone for that"
Retrieved on Feb. 12, 2014
PBS Nova "How Dumb are Drones" http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/how-dumb-are-drones.html
Retrieved on Feb. 9, 2014
Have you ever wondered at night why does the sunset change color at night? You may have thought that the sun and the blue sky and the black night all form together and make one big collage of colors. Well, that’s not exactly how it happens. Today I am going to tell you how and why the sunset changes colors at night.
The sky changes colors because of the atmosphere between the sun and the earth consists of many different particles and chemicals. When light hits these particles, it’s broken up and the different wave lengths are thrown around in different directions and is called scattering.
In conclusion the sky is very cool. It has its good days and its bad. The sky can turn good colors and bad but mostly good. I hope you enjoyed my essay on “Why does the sky change color at night.”
Have you ever wondered how Wi-Fi works? I have and Wi-Fi is a pretty interesting thing to learn about. Learn all about Wi-Fi in this article.
Hot Spots One set of interesting facts about Wi-Fi is about hotspots. Did you know that the U.S has over 40,000 hotspots? That’s not even close to what I was thinking. Also, a hotspot is a site that offers free Wi-Fi. I don’t know about you but I see some restaurants sometimes and the window says “Free Wi-Fi”. That could mean the restaurant is near a hotspot. Hotspots aren’t free moneywise, they can cost up to ten dollars a day! Those are all the basic facts you need to know about hotspots.
Wi-Fi Locations Another set of facts about Wi-Fi is about the locations of Wi-Fi. Let’s start off with New York. New York has about 700 hotspots! You’re more likely to run into hotspot and have connection the whole day in New York! The connection runs slow because everyone uses it. Second, in June 2005 to June 2006, internet use to access information went up by 756%? That’s over 500! Another fact will be describing a hotspot. If you need to describe one I would describe it as the hotspot sending invisible waves to your device like the diagram to the right.
Wi-Fi A final set of facts about Wi-Fi is Wi-Fi itself. The fact I will start off with is that Wi-Fi needs a router to work. If Wi-Fi doesn’t have a router, we can’t use it because it won’t be powered. Another thing you should know about Wi-Fi is to think of Wi-Fi as invisible cords like the diagram below. Think of it as a router in the middle with wires or waves connecting to each device like a phone, a computer, or a tablet. They all need Wi-Fi sometimes.
You learned a quarter of facts about Wi-Fi because there is a lot more you can learn about it. What would we do without it? On my IPad I can’t send messages or even play some games without Wi-Fi and connection. I hope you enjoyed learning about Wi-Fi.
At night when you fall asleep, your mind turns your thoughts into a clever story line. These story lines are called dreams. Dreams are a mysterious thing. No one knows why we have them. Scientists know some things like the stages of sleep. Most artists use their dreams as inspiration.
REM sleep (rapid eye movement) is one of the stages of sleep. It’s the part of your dream that is most vivid. During this stage, your brain paralyzes your body from doing the action in your dream. The only thing that moves is your eyes. If you had drugs like cocaine before bed, you have a great chance of not reaching the REM stage.
NREM sleep (non- rapid eye movement) is the part of your dream you forget. Between five minutes of waking, half your dream is forgotten.
THE STAGES OF SLEEP
When you sleep you go through five stages of sleep.
Stage 1: Stage one is called the Alpha stage. In this stage your mind isn’t focusing on a dream, but you’re thinking about what happed during the day. It’s possible to think you hear someone call your name or ring the doorbell.
Stage 2: In the second stage, your heart rate slows down and your brain produces lots of brain wave activity known as sleep spindles.
Stage 3: In stage three, your deep, slow brain waves called delta waves, emerge. It is in the middle of light sleep and deep sleep.
Stage 4: Stage four is called delta sleep. It’s called that because, of the kind of delta waves that occur at the time. Sleep-walking can occur at the end of stage four.
Stage 5: Stage five is called REM sleep. This is the part of your dream that is most vivid.
THE DREAM CATCHER
The Dream Catcher was made by the Native Americans. It was made to repel bad dreams. It was made out of twigs, string and beads. The natives thought that the string would catch the bad dreams like a web, and the good dreams would go through the hole in the middle. If the natives kept beside their bed, they would never have bad dreams again.
HOW MANY DREAMS THE AVERAGE PERSON HAS PER NIGHT
The average person has 3-5 dreams per night. Dreams can last up to 20 minutes, but some can only last for 3 seconds. Some people can have up to seven dreams per night.
As you can see, dreams are very interesting. You learned about REM sleep, the stages of sleep, dream catchers, NREM sleep, how many dreams the average person has per night and so on.
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Have you ever wanted to know how stars are formed? Do you even know what a star really is? Well, if you think that it’s just a hot ball of light, then you’re wrong. A star is a huge sphere of very hot glowing gas. Stars produce their own light and energy by a process called nuclear fusion. Fusion happens when lighter elements are forced to become heavier elements. When this happens a tremendous amount of energy is created causing the star to heat up and shine. Stars come in different color and sizes. Our sun is a medium sized yellowish star. Stars smaller than our sun is red and stars bigger than our sun are blue. When you’re outside at night and you look at those tiny stars, well there not as tiny as you think they are, most stars are bigger than our planet. If you don’t know how a star is formed, here are some facts on how they are formed.
First, a cloud of gas and dust are disturbed by the gravity of a nearby explosion. The disturbance causes clumps to form and draw gas inwards. The clumps start to collapse, the collapsing clumps begin to rotate and flatten into a disk of gas and dust. The disk rotates faster and faster pulling more material inwards, creating a hot dense core called a protostar. When the protostar becomes hot enough, hydrogen atoms begin to fuse, producing helium and energy.
Hopefully you have learned a lot about stars.
Dreams, those images, thoughts, and voices you experience in your mind whenever you go to sleep. Have you ever wondered what they are? No one really knows what they are or why we have them, but here are a few theories some scientists have about them.
First let’s talk about what our body does when we dream. When we dream, we go through a stage of sleep known as the rapid eye movement, or R.E.M. for short. According to HowStuffWorks.com, “This is the deepest stage of sleep in the sleep cycle.” In this stage, your eyes move rapidly, (shocking I know) your heart rate and breathing is irregular, and your skeletal muscles like your arms and legs are unable to move. That last part may sound a bit frightening, but scientists think it is just your brain’s way of keeping you for acting out your dream like a play. It must work too, because scientists recorded that there is a 20 out of 25 percent chance that you will not act out your dreams.
Theories about Dreams
Like I wrote in the intro, no one knows what dreams are, but there are a few theories about dreams, and here is one of them. One theory states that dreams are the brain’s attempt to make scene of what’s going on around us while we sleep. Have you ever had a dream that you were eating breakfast and when you woke up you smelled bacon cooking? That is an argument for this theory. The thing that was happening in your dream was actually happening in the real world.
Another theory states that dreams are the brain’s way of organizing all the events that happened during the day. Some say that this is a way for the brain to build memories. One thing I found to be interesting is that some scientists at MIT did an experiment on some rats running through a maze, and while the rats were running through the maze, the scientists measured the brain waves of the rats. Later when the rats were sleeping, the scientists measured the brain waves again and the waves showed similarities between the waves when the rats were running through the maze. The scientists came to the conclusion that the rats were dreaming about running through the maze.
I have my own theory that dreams are the brain’s way of being entertained while you sleep.
It is estimated that a person can have 100’000 dreams in a lifetime. No one really knows for sure what dreams are or why we have them, but scientists are working on this area a lot. Who knows? Maybe they will have a new theory before you even finish reading this sentence.
My question is, “how is electricity made?’’ I think it is a very interesting topic because most of the people in our society only talk about how we use electricity and what it is good for. We really don’t pay enough attention to how it is made. Some people don’t even talk about what we use it for let alone how it is made. But by finding out how it is made you could start a very successful electric company.
Electricity is made by something called a windmill. What happens inside a wind mill is that there are two huge magnets rotating inside of a coil of wire. What you see of a wind mill (and what you notice most) are the spinning blades outside. The blade are attached to an axle which on the other side of the axle, the two magnets are connected. The magnets spin because of the rotating axle. When the magnets spin inside the wire they create something called an electric field. If you make some bits of the wire jutting out into cases of rubber attached to everyone’s homes, then you have electricity.
Another way to get electricity is solar panels. Solar panels are made up of individual solar cells. When the sun comes out the beams of sunlight hit the solar cell and each solar cell starts to turn the sunlight into electrons. As the electrons build up there eventually is no more room for the electrons to go so they start moving because the new ones get squished. Electrons don’t like being near each other just like two people at a party wearing the same dress. They move away from each other. The electrons that are squished expand pushing the other electrons around. The electrons go throughout the wires in the house giving electricity to all.
You can also get electricity with lemons. You stick barbed wire in the lemon and gently squeeze the lemon. Some juice will come out but if you attach it to a phone charger and let it sit a while and change the lemon every half-hour or so, our phone will charge. Iff you connect it to wires throughout the house, it will but very weakly power your house.
This is how electricity is made. Don’t you think it is really cool? I do and I especially like using solar panels. I hope that you liked learning how electricity is made.
Have you ever wondered how Wi-Fi works? Have you ever wanted to know the difference between Wi-Fi and 3g? One cool fact about Wi-Fi is that Wi-Fi stands for wireless internet- faltering intermittent. Another cool fact is that Wi-Fi gets you internet access. Continue reading to find out more interesting facts about Wi-Fi.
How to connect to Wi-Fi
One interesting fact is that “Wi-Fi uses radio waves to allow electronic devices to exchange data or to connect to the internet.” Wi-Fi is sometimes not allowed in airplanes because the radio waves interfere with the way the airplane works because airplanes use radio waves to fly a little. If somebody uses Wi-Fi on an airplane, the plane could either crash or have the possibility to lose control and crash. (Wikipedia.com).
How to get Wi-Fi in your home
Next, you have to have a Wi-Fi router in order to connect your wireless device to Wi-Fi. The wireless router allows radio waves to get to your wireless device so that your device gets Wi-Fi. (Wikipedia.com).
Keeping your Wi-Fi safe
Another important fact is that you should always make a password for your Wi-Fi. If you don’t make a password, someone could hack into your wireless device and steel all of your personal information.
The difference between Wi-Fi and 3G
Also, the difference between Wi-Fi and 3g is that 3g gets you internet access everywhere you go. Wi-Fi only gets you internet access at places with Wi-Fi routers. Usually, homes have Wi-Fi routers. If homes don't, the place can't get Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi all day
Lastly, you should automatically have Wi-Fi when you get home. The Wi-Fi router stays on all day so that when you leave the house and return home, your device will be connected to Wi-Fi.
As you can see, Wi-Fi uses radio waves to connect to your wireless device, you should always make a password for your Wi-Fi or else someone could hack into your device.
There are about 250 million people worldwide who suffer from color blindness. I tried to find out what causes color blindness. Color blindness is when somebody cannot see certain colors because of different reasons. Here are some of the ways people can get color blind and what causes it.
Causes of Color Blindness
Color blindness is usually genetic. Many more men are color blind than women. This is because the color blind cell is in the X chromosome, which the mother always gives to her kid(s). The mother is called “the carrier,” because she carries the X chromosome to her kid(s). The mother who gives the color blind gene to her kid(s) is usually not color blind herself.
Another cause of color blindness is industrial chemicals. Chemicals including carbon monoxide, carbon disulphide, and other chemicals containing lead can lead to color blindness. Strokes can also lead to certain types of color blindness.
Medications and drugs can also lead to color blindness. Some of these medications are antibiotics, barbitutes, anti-tuberculosis drugs, high blood pressure medications, and some variations of nervous disorder medications.
The last thing that causes color blindness can occur because of diseases like diabetes, and almost every form of eye disease. Glaucoma, cataracts, optic nerve disease, and macular degeneration. All different kinds of eye diseases. Color blindness, no matter what the cause, should never get worse. It should not get better either without special treatments.
Cone Cells And Rod Cells
The retina (a thin layer of tissue covering the inner surface of the eye) of an eye has two parts: cone cells, and rods. Rods help your eye adjust to darkness, and to bright lights. The cones cells let you see different colors. There are three different kinds of cone cells; one type sees blue light, the second type sees green lights, and the third kind of cone cell sees red light.
Each type of cone cell is sensitive to different light wavelengths. Those certain light wavelengths cause one of the three kinds of cone cell to stimulate and get excited. When the cone cells get excited they shake back and forth rapidly and you see a color. So if you see a purple leaf on a tree outside, that’s because 2 wavelengths are emitting from that leaf. One of those wavelengths stimulates the blue cone cells, and the other wavelength stimulates the red cone cells. All of those blue and red cone cells shaking around together make your eyes see the leaf as purple. That’s where the color blind cell kicks in. The color blind cell causes one or most of the cone cells faulty. So if you’re color blind, you could see that purple leaf as a blue leaf because your red cone cell is faulty.
That is what causes color blindness, and color blindness’s effects.
ColorBlindAwareness.org “What causes color blindness” http://www.colourblindawareness.org/colour-blindness/causes-of-colour-blindness/
This essay is going to tell you about why dolphins make clicking noises. Have you ever wondered, is it just a special thing they can do with their vocal cords? Does the water do anything to help them? Read on to find out why they do it and how do they do it. Plus some fun facts on dolphins too.
Why do dolphins make clicking noises? Well, they use a kind of sonar called echolocation. Echolocation is when a dolphin makes a clicking noise it sends thorough the water. And it (bounces off another animal or object) and lets them know how far away the object is from them. Also when it comes back to them, they get a vibration from the echolocation through the water. Also here are more things it tells them or helps them.
One of the reasons is to help them navigate through the ocean to see were there friends are or where there pray is. Another reason is they can find food. Also when they make the clicking noise and it comes back to them, and they get a little vibrate. Also they use it to find their food too.
I hope this essay teaches you that dolphins make clicking noises for a good reason. And they use echolocation to help them navigate and find food. And it’s not something special they can do in the water with their vocal cords.
Facts on dolphins
1. Dolphins are carnivores.
2. Dolphins can weigh up to 1,000lbs.
There are a few steps you need to know if you want to know how Wi-Fi works. But there are also some facts on Wi-Fi that could be helpful too. You will learn how Wi-Fi enters the building, how Wi-Fi gets on the other devices and more. If you want to learn how Wi-Fi works then all you need to do is read my research report. You will also learn some cool facts about Wi-Fi.
How does Wi-Fi start?
The first step on how Wi-Fi works is that the cable has to enter the home or the building. First the cable enters the house or building. The cable starts at the cable provider. Second is the cable then runs across the telephone poles. Then enters the house or building.
How does Wi-Fi get to other devices?
The second step on how Wi-Fi works is that you have to make sure the internet service is hooked up to the main computer. After the wireless router is then hooked up to the main computer the main computer has a program that operates the Wi-Fi. Usually the Wi- your devices. The wireless device then sends a signal to the other devices in the home or building.
Here are some facts about Wi-Fi. Fact 1 is that sometimes you have to enter a password to get Wi-Fi. But sometimes it does not have a password and it logs in itself. Fact 2 is that the person or company has to pay for other people to use their Wi-Fi. Fact three is that you do not have to plug anything in when your device is making a different connection with Wi-Fi. Fact four is that the first version of Wi-Fi was made in 1997.
Those were a few steps and a few facts on how Wi-Fi works. People say they can’t live without their phones or other devices. But they are always using Wi-Fi on there devices. Without Wi-Fi the world would change a lot. My guess on how kids would change if there was no Wi-Fi is that I think more kids would be outside and more kids would be a lot more active because they are always on their devices but they would be bored and they could play out to keep them entertained. If you follow those few steps on how Wi-Fi works you should know almost everything you need to know on how Wi-Fi works.
How do video games work? Well I’ll tell you. For starters there’s actually nothing on the TV. You know that flash in the middle of your TV? That’s the part that makes you think there’s something on the screen. It’s all just an illusion created by that flash of light. When someone codes a game there’s a code that not many people know about that creates that flash. Depending on the mother board in beaded in the game disk/chip will create the illusion of a specific code in color to create a living playable movie.
Now moving on. Some video games are appealing to five year olds. Others twenty five year olds. Because of the perfect balance of the elements of a great story adventure, danger, colorful and daring characters and a plot. Video game makers do their best to put players inside the game, an attempt to give them the most intense and entertaining experience. So how do these creative, technically skilled folks do this?
Video game makers also turn to video game software, which is specially designed to facilitate the vast amount of computer software code needed to bring a game to life. Home video game systems, also known as consoles, are a popular form of entertainment. In 2000, Sony estimated that one out of every four households in the United States had a Sony PlayStation. Since then the numbers have only increased, with systems like the Nintendo Wii luring the Holy Grail of the video game market.
But every great thing one day dies. Sometimes its hackers that kills. It sometimes it’s just that games time to die. Like the blue line of death on a ps4.Or the three red rings of death on an Xbox 360. Or the game just doesn’t want to work.
Now remember don’t get to attached to your game cause there’s always a hacker out there.
Ever wondered how snow forms? There is actually a lot to know about haw snowflakes are formed! Snowflakes are all different. Wondering about how snowflakes are formed without turning into ice and how all snowflakes are different? If you are, read this.
How is snow formed?
First of all, snow is formed when the temperature is low and there is moisture in the air. Next, when tiny ice crystals collide and stick together in the clouds, that is called a snowflake. Following that, when the snowflake is heavy enough, it will fall to the ground. Snowflakes fall very lightly and slowly. Sometimes when the snowflake is wet, it will fall fast and heavily.
How are all snowflakes different?
Snowflakes are all different, they are never the same. All snowflakes have six arms sticking out from the body of the snowflake. Long needle like snowflakes fall at around 23 °f. Very flat, plate-like snowflakes form at 5 0f. all snowflakes are different because all snowflakes fall a different path to the ground. Therefore, all snowflakes have different atmospheric conditions. Therefore, every snowflake has a different heat pressure on them which means that each snowflake melts and freezes differently. That means that all snowflakes are different, even if it is the slightest of difference; it is declared a difference technically.
As you can see snowflakes are actually very interesting. They have a lot of cool facts too. Learning about snowflakes was actually pretty fun. Overall, snowflakes are fun to learn about and, fun to study.
P.S., there is one more thing fun to learn about snowflakes. That is that there are more than 10158 combinations for a snowflake. That makes a lot of the snowflakes “pretty”, and some “ugly.”
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Chemistry. “Snow.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/22/science-snowflakes-shapes-chemistry_n_2338737.html. Accessed 2/13/2014
In D.A.R.E class, I’ve learned how to protect myself and how to keep myself healthy by not doing certain things. These are some of the things that I learned in D.A.R.E class.
I’ve learned to say no to people that put peer pressure on me (if it happens). Peer pressure is when someone forces me or asks me aggressively to do something wrong or illegal against my will so I can be part of their “circle or group”. Example, if someone asks me to smoke a cigarette and I refuse, they say you cannot be our friend.
Another thing I learned is how bad tobacco and alcohol can really be. Drinking alcohol slows down the brain and creates all kinds of health issues. Some of the health effects are loss of coordination, poor judgement, memory loss, loss of self-control and slow reflexes. Drinking alcohol under the age of 21 is illegal as well as driving under the influence is also illegal. Alcoholism also creates major family related issues. Tobacco reduces the amount of blood that flows through the brain and creates breathing problems. It is illegal for anyone to buy cigarettes under the age of 18. If you smoke, you have the possibility of getting lung cancer, heart attacks, bad breath and yellow teeth.
Also, I learned about bullying. Bullying is when someone physically applies harm on you or someone that speaks to you saying rude comments about you. Bullying is also putting peer pressure on you in a way. A bully can make you do something without you wanting to. Remember, if someone is bullying you, tell an adult immediately and if they tell you not to tell an adult, tell an adult when the bully isn’t around.
Another thing I learned is to avoid people doing the wrong things. For instance, let’s say that you were walking home from school and you saw a bunch of people smoking and taking drugs. If you were going to make the right decision, you would avoid the smokers and drug takers and try to find a different route home. If you were to make the wrong decision, you would keep going the route that the smokers and drug takers were going in. That’s what not to do.
I’ve also learned to make the right decisions. I’ve learned to make the right choice to not smoke when I grow up and I also learned to not drink alcohol when I grow up and to not take drugs. All of these things that I just mentioned are bad for you. Taking drugs is bad, smoking is very bad and drinking alcohol is bad.
Lastly, I’ve learned the signs of stress. If you are stressed out, you may be sweating, yelling, dropping things and breathing heavily. To calm yourself down, you can count to 10 in your mind, take deep breaths, sit down or take a nap. Those choices may often help people calm down.
In conclusion, you have learned about the things that I have learned in D.A.R.E and I hope you learned some things and I hope you make the right decisions when you grow up.