Welcome To My 6th Grade Smore

Welcome To My Smore In Science Class

Earthquake PBL

This project was used to see if a house could withstand earthquake activity. A house that you built yourself with your group to make a house for Tony Stark or also known as Iron Man, by using simple ideas and building a model of your idea with toothpicks, a straw, tape, popsicle sticks, and finally a paper plate. The driving question is "How can we as structural engineers, construct a two story house in California for Tony Stark that with withstand seismic activity?

My design that I created was a one story house with a roof that was held up by 4 popsicle sticks and string to tie it all together. The roof would be made up of 3 popsicle sticks as a base but for support it would be 2 toothpicks criss crossed that was connected by 2 pieces of string. My second design for the house would be a 2 floor home with 2 levels with a straight roof across. On the bottom floor 2 straws and 2 popsicle sticks to keep it all up but then a piece of string connecst it all together to make sure it wouldn't fall over. The second floor was made up of a popsicle stick as the bottom base or flooring for the floor, 2 toothpicks to keep up the the side of the walls, and then a popsicle stick as the roof of the house.

I learned that a stronger base would help with the structural process so that the house wouldn't fall down during the process of buildign or the Shake Test. Also, thincker walls to keep up the house is easier to make the walls stay up easier and not crash. Fianlly, when building not to push the the toothpicks and straws so hard that the building woudl collapse into pieces.

30 Hands Project

30 Hands Project

Things that I learned while making this project would be that I learned how to use the app 30 Hands as number one, I learned more about fossil fuels, pollution, global warming, the greenhouse effect, and climate change. I learned how to record and organize my 30 hands while creating this project and also how to understand how this app works. I also learned about the atmosphere, gases that are ruining it and how we as humans can stop this. What I enjoyed about this project would be that I was able to create my own project based on a fun idea. This made my orginization skill and how to properally create a slide or presentation on a subject. For example, I used new ways to write and at the same time be creative!