PBL Reflection – Strengths

Throughout the PBL unit I have really enjoyed working with a partner of our choice. We had many hardships that we went through and multiple strengths helped us to achieve our goal. Whilst we were working, I saw myself leading the group for most of the time. We took turns leading and when one of us had a different idea, we would elaborate onto it and figure out a better solution.

Collaboration & Teamwork is both important in problem solving because you need one to establish the other. In order to collaborate, you must have teamwork. When you have teamwork, you are able to work with each other and share your own opinions on the issue. Once you have shared your opinions and worked together, you can both discuss your ideas to make it even better. Once you have an idea, you must work together to accomplish that goal/idea. If none of these strengths are shown in a group work, it would take much longer. With two brains, you will be able to accomplish the same goal faster than one, you must use both ideas to create one.

I really enjoyed the last video where it showed that more people is better than one. Together all of these creatures worked together to help one and moreover the work wasn’t able to be accomplished without others helping. This video showed teamwork and promoted the idea of helping others.

PBL Last Update #3 – Final Product

This video focuses on our final product and explains the structure and function of each organ inside our digestive system. It explains why we chose the certain material and how it gives real life example. Lastly, it explains why the digestive system is important and how it keeps us healthy.

PBL Update #2 – Mistakes

This video will explain and give a short description on what we have accomplished since last update. We are almost done and working some issues on our stomach connecting to the intestines. This video will be solo’ed by me. This video mainly states our problems and mistakes. We make mistakes to learn from them and how we can improve next time.

PBL Update #1 – Explanation

This video will explain what we have today and what we plan to do in the next class. So far everything has been working out and more problems will probably exist later. We have finished building the intestines and next we need to attach them together and add the filters after that we poke holes inside the stomach to include the liver, gall bladder, esophagus and stomach.

Welcome to PBL Science!

Hi everyone! This is my PBL science blog and in this page you will be updated with most of the information and stuff we do in class. Many of the planning and paperwork will also be posted around this area. Everyone once in a while we will have a youtube video that will explain what we have currently done and what we plan in the near future. PBL science is us knowing how the body works and we have to chose a different body organ system with our partners, research that topic as well as build a working model of it.

Types of Heat

Conduction is the transfer of energy or heat between matters of properties wether it is two, three or four that are touching each other. It is basically the transfer or heat to something else. Moving the heat to energise other particles. It normally occurs when energised/heated particles of matter come in contact with something else that is cooler than it. For example, when on a cold day, it feels good to put your hands on a hot chocolate, that is because the heat from the chocolate, is transferring to you hands! To summarise, when warm matter collides with cold matter, the transfer the thermal energy of the cooler particles of matter.

Convention is the transfer of energy by particles moving through a fluid. The transfer of the thermal energy to places is called a cycle. So as and example as of a hot pot boiling water, the water in the bottom of the pot is hotter which makes it less dense rising, while the cold water in the top is more dense then goes to the bottom of the pot, heating it up and then rising again. So basically it is a cycle going again and again. Moving particles transfer thermal energy through a fluid by forming convention currents. If you think of in a way, it is also happening around the world, as the cold air is on the land and coming from the sea. But then it reverses during the night time as there are no more heat or energy source.

Thermal radiation is the transfer of thermal energy through energy waves that can travel through air of through empty space. The thermal waves, warms up the area making radiation or the process is called radiation. Everything radiates through objects even though it is still not warm. Some examples can be that the sun, is shining the on the earth as radiation because of the energy waves. Another example can be even though near a camp fire, you feel warm but you are not necessarily on top of the fire, you can feel it warm, this is another example of radiation.

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Metals are good conductors of heat because the particles in the metal are very close to each other so that the heat can travel very easily. Hot water rises along with air because when the water is hot in the bottom of the earths surface, it gets hot and when it is hot, it is less dense and it rises while the cool air goes down and gets heated up and then happens again as a cycle. The campfire heat is transferred as radiation as the heat waves strike us, human. I think that these relate to our states of matter unit because as in conduction, it transfer the energy making the particles move very quickly, thats exactly what is happening from solid to liquid or liquid to solid. Another way would be that the cold air or water is more dense and the hot air is less dense.


Water Cycle

Yesterday in science class, we drew a water cycle or hydrological cycle explaining where water comes from and what happens to water at each stage of the water cycle. As you can see in the below picture, I will start at the evaporation stage where it usually starts off at, but off course if you didn’t have the other steps, the water cycle would not work. So first, the water is being evaporated from the ground. Wether its from lakes, trees, oceans, etc, the water drys up and then evaporates. Usually after the evaporation stage, the water will be up in the clouds, and as all of you know, evaporation is when water turns into water vapour and when it rises to the clouds, the cloud is cold as in temperature and then it condenses the water vapour into water and then precipitation starts to happen. When precipitation happens, the water falls back to the earth and then the whole process starts again. From evaporation to condensation and lastly precipitation.

My First Post

Welcome to my Blog! In this blog I will be showing all kinds of work that I do from school, weather its from Language Arts, Social Studies, Science or Math. This blog is mainly for my work so you probably won’t find anything personal here. In Language Arts, once a week I will update you guys with a book report, summarising, reflecting and relating it to a book. With Social Studies I will update you with my learnings of the unit. For Science I might post you guys with lab reports and lastly for math, I will report my learnings from class. Once again welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy it!