Portfolio entry 4

In term 2 for English class there was a book we read called “No Promises In The Wind”. It was a book about the Great depression, and the book took place in 1932. It was about a boy named Josh and his brother Joey venturing outside of Chicago and trying to find a living because their father was heavily affected by the Great Depression. They travel to Louisiana and then Nebraska and at the end of the story, they make their way to Chicago again. There are many interesting characters in this book and I definitely recommend it. Josh is s brave character that underestimates his brother at the beginning. Joey shows that he is competent and proves to Josh that he can make it on his own. Josh is 15 years old and Joey is about 9 so I wouldn’t think a sibling 6 years younger than me can make it on his or her own. In my opinion this is one of the most interesting books I’ve ever read in school.

Portfolio entry 3

In term 2 in science we did a lab expressing chemical change in a substance. The gear we used were a spoon of sugar, aluminum foil, a metal spoon, a match, and a Sterno. First we put the sugar on a coffee filter and then we put the small amount of aluminum foil. then we had to put the sugar on the foil that was on the spoon. Then Ms. Drouin had to light the Sterno with the match and we had to carefully hold the spoon above the flame. When we did, the sugar turned into liquid and started bubbling and forming a new substance. Some people’s sugar turned charred to a crisp but mine turned into a substance that looks like candy. After only one minute it cooled down! If a substance goes through a physical change then it stays the same substance and nothing else happens. Examples of physical changes are ripping a paper, crushing, or breaking. A chemical change is when a new substance forms. Examples could be a gas forming or melting. That was my favorite lab t  that we did in term 2 for science class.

khan acadamy html and css

In Khan Academy I learned about coding like html and CSS. The videos showed me how to color a page and the background. I think khan academy is a very useful website and their html and CSS program is very helpful for someone like me who wants have a job that includes computers when I’m older. The pages we made were about places we could travel and one about our favorite animal. For the travel on i did the page on Austria and for the animal one I did that page on a cat, which is my favorite animal of all time. Some keys for html are <strong> to making the lettering bold and <p> is to start a paragraph. Another key for html, which is my favorite is the <img src=””> tag which puts an image onto your page. For the second portion of the project we learned CSS. Some tags we learned for CSS are <h1> which is used to make a heading. Another CSS tag is <style> which can be used to color the page’s background and also lettering. When I did the page about my favorite animal I colored the background yellow to match its eyes. My favorite CSS tag is the #. I like it because when you put a word that is included in the text, you can change its color, make it bold or italicized. That was the unit on CSS and html in Khan Academy, and it was very fun and important.

key events

in this assignment me and paul had to pick an event that was key to technology and we picked nintendo and how the company changed gaming. we wrote about the consoles and how it started. also we did stuff about the famous games and how the invention of those games were revolutionary for gaming. We checked out the pages about Youtube Pong and Pixar. Here is our project down below!

 

 

https://sites.google.com/fairhavenps.net/it8/home/nintendo