Monday, April 3, 2017

the lie's


In my reading tonight Emma is still playing with her friends to get out of where she is.“You could always stay with me,” Alex offered after Emma finished telling her that Clarice had just kicked her out. “I can talk to my mom. She might be cool with it.Emma also talks about t how she is planning to leave and meet with her friend Alex and is planning to run and live with Alex's’ family.  Emma and alex did cross country together the previous year. “Emma shut her eyes. She and Alex had been on the cross-country team together last year. They’d both wiped out on a downhill part of a trail run on the first day of practice, and they’d become fast friends while the nurse cleaned their wounds with ultra-stingy hydrogen peroxide”  

Monday, November 14, 2016

Earth and what's inside

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All resource that we find and use are from Earth even if they are modified for usage.  For example some are  natural and raw such as wood, stone and ceramics. As for unnatural and modified items like synthetic fibers and human made plastic.  These resources are made by processing natural resorsec cures to oil the energy also mainly come from Earth. For example to make plastic they have to go through the long process of melting and hardening etc, but when it comes to something like timber,wood that can just be used without extreme  modification

Earth and what's inside

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All resource that we find and use are from Earth even if they are modified for usage.  For example some are  natural and raw such as wood, stone and ceramics. As for unnatural and modified items like synthetic fibers and human made plastic.  These resources are made by processing natural resorsec cures to oil the energy also mainly come from Earth. For example to make plastic they have to go through the long process of melting and hardening etc, but when it comes to something like timber,wood that can just be used without extreme  modification

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Something living?



            Living thing are things that have many cells.   For example tortoises they are a animal that can live for 100s of years.   Tortoises are also protected from predators.  Which I think is very interesting because I would of thought tortoises could protect themselves well considering there strong shells.  Then out that they have to be protected because there are not to many of them.  I think this is interesting because they live so long so it is weird that there is not hat many of them.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Amazing Deborah Sampson

 

               When I was doing research on the 1700s influential people I would always come across important men, but today specifically I wanted to focus on women.   I knew about Molly Pitchuer, but I wondered if there were other women like her.  It didn't take me long to find Deborah Sampson also known as Robert Shurtlieff.  She was a women who went to fight in the Revaluationary War and disguised herself as Robert Shurtlieff.  Deborah stayed in the war for two years, even fought in important battles against Tories and was wounded.  She wasn't discovered until she fainted during her march to West Point at the very end of the war.   Doctor Benjamin Binnney discovered her secret and wrote a letter to General Peterson.  She was honorably discharge on October 23, 1783.  Later, Deborah's husband was able to get her solder's pay after she died at the age of 66.  Overall, I think Deborah is a very courageous and inspiring lady because there was a possibility that she could die, but Debroah wanted to do it for her country anyways.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Birth of gymnastics



      Every time I have to do research on a free subject I always try to include gymnastics.  As luck would have it modern gymnastics started in the late 1700s in Germany.  In Order to know know about modern gymnastics we need to know where it originated.  I always loved the story of how gymnastics started that goes a little bit like this:  One day in Greece a man jumped over a bull and bragged about it to the whole village.  Another man challenged him and said he could do better and shortly after it became a huge competition.  When jumping over the bull became too easy, another man started jumping on tree branches.
     Nearly 2000 years later Johann Friedrich GutsMuths and Friedrich Ludwig Jahn developed modern gymnastics.   After being humiliated by a huge loss to Napoleon, Jahn conceived the idea  of bringing up spirits and morale of his countrymen by developing physical education.  They created the parallel bars, rings, high bars, pommel horse, balance  beam, ladder and vaulting horse.  These apparatus were made for young men to build strength.  From Germany gymnastics moved to Spain and France and later it was brought to the United States by the military.

Wikipedia: Gymnastics, Fridrich Ludwig Jahn
www.athleticscholarship.net/history-gymnastics.htm

Our Founding father _______

 

I started wearing glasses when I was only four and even then I knew my site was not at its best potential.  Often times I wondered, but never took the time to do the research, who invented the first pair of glasses, until now. Today as I was reaserching the 1700s  I came upon Benjaman Franklin, the inventor of the first bifocals.  Benjamin was nearsighted  and in his middle ages he became farsighted.  Something so simple lead to something so great and helpful to so many.
      Benjamin Franklin was also one of the founding  Fathers of America, inventor, writer,  publisher and scientist.  He made  bifocals, the lighting rod,  electricity and Franklin stove.  Since he made the bifocals.  Another one of Franklin's inventions was the Franklin Stove, invented in 1742.  It is a cast iron, lined with metal, fire place.  Usually it was in the middle off the room to give off heat more effecently.  Benjamin Franklin will always be remembered as one of the founding fathers, great politician, as well as an inventor, but I will always remember him as making the first pair of glasses.
                                 Website
                       www.usahistory.org/franklin/info/