Alex Colville – Horse And Train

In class we were working on art appreciation, we had to choose a painting in a little book. I chose this one because the painting looked so mysterious to my eyes. The colors are really dark, we see a train coming, and a horse walking towards it on the rails. This is a very unusual picture, this is why it caught my attention first. There is some action going on, and the questions that people would probably ask each other, “Why would the horse walk towards the train? What is going to happen?”. It really caught my attention.

Here would be some of my first impressions:

I looked through all of the paintings, and that one had something different. Dark colors. The colors are so dark that we cant tell whether its a painting or not. There’s a horse, rails, and a train. I thought for a moment, looked at the horse, and tolled myself, ” The horse looks courageous, sure of what he’s doing.”. the train looks like its coming really fast, what is going to happen?
Alex Colville-Horse and Train, Florence

I MADE IT IN!!!!🏀

Hey fellow bloggers!! A couple of days ago, my friends and I went to try out for the basketball team. Some days we thought we did pretty good, but other days we thought we could of done better. We were about 21 girls who tried out. But only 10 girls were going to be accepted.Today, I went to check who made it in, and I saw that Sofia, Bonnie, Julliette, Roxy, and I made it in!! I cant wait to go to Heritage school to play against other schools!! We are supposed to be going to Heritage High School (my future high school!!) the 30th of January. I cant wait!! ;-)

Basketball (Florence) Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Does Eye Color Affect The Ability To see In Low Light??

For the Science Fair, I found this cool experiment on the internet that will evaluate whether a person’s eye color affects the ability to identify colors in low light. Here would be all the information needed to do the experiment:

Question: Does eye color affect a person’s ability to identify colors in low light?

Hypothesis: I think that light eyed colored people see better in low light.

Does eye color affect our ability to see things? In this experiment we will be comparing how well people with dark eyed color or light eyed color see in low light.

Materials:

  • Approximately      45 test subjects (15 with blue eyes, 15 with green eyes, 15 with brown      eyes)
  • 1      medium-sized room
  • Blindfold
  • Colored      construction paper
  • Tape
  • Notebook      for recording results

Experimental Procedure:

  1. Take      all your test subjects with blue, green, and brown eyes. Make sure that      your test subjects should be around the same age and should not wear      contact lenses or glasses.
  2. Take a      couple of colored construction paper, and tape them to a wall on the far      side of the room.
  3. Be      sure that the room should have a little bit of light inside.
  4. Stand      him or her on the opposite side of the construction papers.
  5. When      the door to the room is closed, remove the blindfold from the person and      tell them to immediately identify the colors of the construction papers on      the opposite side of the room.
  6. Record      their answers.
  7. After      they are done, ask them to identify the colors again.
  8. Record      their new answers.
  9. Repeat      steps 4-8 with each of your test subjects.
  10. Check      your results and calculate the percentage of colors named correctly by      each test subject the first time, and the second time. Do you observe      differences between blue, brown and green eyed colored people? Which eye      color has the most accurate results the first time? The second time?

Top Two Experiments😊

Really, the two experiments that came up to my mind would be the cells into batteries and the solar hot dog cooker. These two really caught my attention the most.

The hot dog cooker just looked really amazing by looking at the picture, and the cells into batteries were cool too because I first didn’t know that fruits could produce energy! And it would be fun to learn about it. The link to the solar hot dog experiment would be: http://www.education.com/science-fair/article/solar-hot-dog-cooker/. The cells into batteries I found in a book called: Super Sensational Science Fair projects, pages 54, 55, 56, and 57.

-What would you choose as your top 2 best experiments to do between the three that I mentioned?  

Mini Solar Hot Dog Cooker- Science Fair

My next idea for the science fair came from the internet:

Hot dog, Florence-Solar Hot Dog Cooker: Its a kind of little hot dog cooker that works with the sun, and I find it pretty interesting because its cool to know that you can actually cook food with that little thing. The only thing you have to have to cook the food would be the sun, and of course the other material that they ask for. In my opinion, it would be fun to have your own little hot dog cooker. So it really caught my attention. Would you like to have your own little solar hot dog cooker??

I also have another question: If you had to choose between the “Cells into Batteries”, “Strange Expanding Loop Of Thread”, Solar Hot Dog Cooker”, what would you choose as an experiment?

Cells Into Batteries, Strange Expanding Loop Of Thread – Science Fair

For the science fair, we needed to choose some ideas from books, and some from the internet. I got two from books, and one from the internet.

These would be the two ideas I got from books:

Lemons, Florence-Cells into batteries: They are lemons which create batteries, energy. I chose this because it caught my attention in first place. Its interesting to know that fruit cells can produce energy. Maybe because the cells are really acid… I’m interested to know. This experiment takes place in the book called the Super Sensational Science Fair Projects, pages 54, 55, 56, and 57.

-The Strange Expanding Loop Of Thread: Its a kind of loop, that we place into a bucket of water, placed as the form of a circle. It says that we have to put soap in the middle of the circle (the loop), and the loop will start expanding. The description was kind of weird, and didn’t make sense. So maybe I could understand it if I did the experiment. It caught my attention. This experiment was found in the book called: Amazing Science Experiment, page 73.

 

Girl’s Volleyball Team

Tomorrow, Sofia, Beatrice, Ariana, Elena, Elena’s sister and I are all going to the volleyball tournament. We need three drivers to go to the tournament, and we only have two! So today we absolutely need to find another driver. Its also our last day to practice, and I really need to improve my volleys before tomorrow’s tournament. Last year, our girl’s volleyball teams won 4th place, and the other team won 12th place. I hope our teams are going to make it that far too!

Volleyball Florence

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Author: Bartekbas

Edublog Nomination

-Best New Student Blog

Danica is another student blogger, and I find her blog really interesting! You should totally go and have a look at her blog, she talks about all kinds of different things. She also has a wonderful post called “Dream Vacation”. Its one of my favorite posts! So you really should go and check it out. Her link is: http://danicaonline.edublogs.org/

-Another best student blog

So now I’m going to have a second vote for another student blog, which is going to be: http://elenaonline.edublogs.org/. She is a great blogger, and I would like to nominate her. She has wonderful texts, with beautiful colored pictures. She talks a lot about animals, and different things. So if you like animals you should totally go and visit her blog!