I now think science works in a different way. I like the way the video related it towards a pinball machine instead of just a simple method. I can relate to it with our PBL nervous system with a body because instead of easily putting it together like I expected, it took more thinking. Several times, my group and I would need to double check a part of our research to see if it matched with a body part and this also applied to many other scenarios. After watching the video, the scientific process became much more clear to me.
a) What aspect of the PBL Body System unit did you enjoy the most & why?
I enjoyed the building because I like building things.
b) What did you learn about yourself related to how you function in a group and what was your role on the team?
I found I like to take control, but we didn’t have a leader. Everybody in our group was equal.
c) What would you do different next time you have a big project like this assigned to you?
I would like to plan better because when our group started building the system, we encountered several problems we didn’t think about.
- What have you and your group accomplished this past week?
- What will be at the top of your “To do” list for next class?
- What materials will you need to gather before next class?
- Post a picture of your model as it stands today (design plan or actual model)
My group and I have scanned the blueprints and have started to construct the body out of cardboard. Next class, we need to finish cutting arms of the body. We don’t really need anything for next class.
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In the past week, my group and I finished our design blue-prints and finished the research document. In our “To do” list for next class, we plan to scan our blueprints and finish our materials list. We need to bring, LED lights, lots of cardboard, wires and batteries.
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This is my water cycle picture below. Sorry that it is hard to see! The first step of the water process is evaporation. The main energy source is the sun up in the top right corner. The sun’s head trail down into all bodies of water and start to heat up the water. After the water gets to a certain temperature, it starts to evaporate. It then changes from the liquid state as water to the gas state of water vapor. The water vapor starts to rise into the higher altitude, it get colder in temperature until it forms balls otherwise known as clouds. The step of the cycle is called condensation. More and more water vapor comes into the clouds, until the cloud can’t support and hold anymore water vapor. Next happens precipitation. The water vapor will come down, out of the clouds into the warmer temperature. It will come down in four main forms: rain, snow, hail and sleet. If there is a rainstorm, then the rain will fall onto hills or mountains and become known as runoff because it basically runs off the hill or mountain into a body of water. As it runs along, the soil will soak up little bits of it, so it won’t flood the body of water once it comes down. In the top left corner, there is a mountain with arrows coming off it. This represents sublimation, when there is snow or ice that is so cold, it goes from solid form into gas form and kind of floats off the surface. I also drew a little man who is sweating and urinating to show two other sources of evaporation. Thank you for reading!
I could use this blog to show my learnings in science. I could also write about labs and activities from class. For example, I could put pictures and what our class has done in a specific lab that I would need to remember clearly. I could also look back on previous labs, learnings and activities if I have an assessment or test coming up and I need to review for.