Clouds

                           There are four main types of clouds. There’s Cirrus clouds, which are clouds made from ice crystals. Another type of cloud is Cumulus, which are white puffy clouds near the ground, and are signs of fair weather. There’s also Stratus clouds, which are spread accross the sky. The last type is a Cumulonimbus cloud, which is a thunderstorm cloud. There are more, but as I said, these are the main types.

DNA Extraciton From a Pomegranate

                                                                                             DNA Extraction From a Pomegranate

                   The microscopic world has always been a mystery far from our reach, but today, we’ve decided to change that once and for all. For yesrs, 6th graders consider that exploring large and vast places like outer space would increase their knowledge about our universe. The pourpouse of this experiment is to grab 6th graders’ attentions, and explain that important things may be little things, unseen by the naked eye. And you don’t need a space shuttle or astronaut suit to discover THAT, all you need is a pomegranate, some detergent, and a microscope.

20 Facts Study Guide

20. The three types of rocks are Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic.

19. Metamorphic rocks are formed from heat and pressure deep within the Earth.

18. Sedimentary rocks are formed by the WEDCC process. (Weathering, Erosion, Deposition, Compaction, and Cementation)

17. Igneous rocks are formed by the heating and cooling of lava and magma.

16. The absolute (exact) age of a rock or fossil is measured by radioactive dating. (the more carbon 14 is in a rock, the older it is)

15. The relative (estimated) age of a rock or fossil is measured by the law of superposition. (the layer at the bottom is the oldest and the one on the top is the youngest)

14. An index fossil is a fossil of an orgainsm that lived in a short geologic span.

13. Renwable resources are resources that can easily be replaced or renwed. Examples would be water, air, biomass, solar, trees, and geothermal energy.

12. Nonrenwable resources are sesources that take a very log time to replace or renew. Examples would be nuclear, soil, oil, and coal energy.

11. Conservation means to save our sesources. There are many ways to do this like taking 5 minute showers to save water.

10.  The inside of our Earth is divided into four main parts. The inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust.

9. Athernosphere (upper mantle) and Lithosphere (upper crust)  are also major layers of the Earth but sometmes people consider them as being part of the crust and mantle.

8. Despite it’s heat, the inner core is solid because of all the pressure pushing down on it.

7. Alfred Wegner discovered continental drift in 1914. Even though he had proof to back it up, (geologic, fossil, and climate evidence, and of course the Pangea theory) he couldn’t figure out what was causing it.

6. Pangea is the super continent that was believed to exist millions of years ago when all the other continents were smushed together.

5. Henry Hess discovered Sea Floor Spreading during WW2 while using sonars, rock samples, and magnetic stripping of the ocean floor.

4. Weathering is the breaking down of rocks.

3. Erosion is the carrying away of rocks.

2. Deposition is the depositing of rocks.

1. There are five major soil layers.

 

Favorites

Favorites

                                I have many favorite things like my favorite musician. (which by the way is Selena Gomez)  My favorite type of music is pop and my favorite type of dance is hip-hop. That’s because I dance hip-hop to pop misic. Actually, I’ve even had hip-hop dance lessons a couple of years ago! To me this type of music and dance is very fun and exciting!

                               My favorite type of food is basicly anything that’s Itallian, and for that, I don’t really have a reoson. My favorite type of fruit is the rasberry because it tastes amazing and it has a unique shape. My favorite dessert is not so surprisingly, chocolate.

                              My favorite color  is purple because all shades of it are exquisite and my favorite hobbie is art. My most favorite animal of all is an unicorn ( which by the way is a cross between a rhino and a horse) Yes. I am a believer. Some might say I have a very active imagination. Others simply call me wierd. However, I argue with that. I will tell those people, “I’m not wierd, I’m just gifted.” Gifted, is actually my favorite word. Oh, and for the record, I HAVE panited a picture of a purple unicorn with the word ‘Gifted’ written all over it.

                           I hope you really enjoyed my “Favorites” blog. I hope you’ll read my future blog which will be Blogging Challange # 10! See you again then!

Commenting

Commenting

                             I enjoy commenting on people’s posts because I believe it makes their writing better. Constructive critisism on my strenghts and weaknesses really helped me improve in many things. (blogging would be one of them) Therefore, it would help immensly by commenting on other posts.

                           I mostly comment on my peers’ posts and blogs because it interests me to see what creative topics and ideas they come up with. I also feel proud to know that I helped my friends improve in their blogging. I also hope that I will continue to help them

Seismic Waves Lab

                                                                                            Seismic Waves Lab

                   Seismic waves… By the time you’re reading this, you’ll probably be wondering: ” What in the world are seismic waves???” If you want a simple answer or statement, I’ll just go ahead and tell you. Seismic waves are the start of earthquakes. Because of them, scientists are able to tell how powerful an earthquake will be and what impact it will have with the help of the Ritcher Scale. But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Seismic waves do not only help us detect earthquakes, but they help us tell what the inside of the Earth looks like.

                 How? When an earthquake happens, seismic waves pass through the inside of the earth. There are two types of seismic waves. Those are P waves and S waves. P waves travel through both solids and liquids, but faster through solids. S waves travel only through liquids. Using special tools, scientists can tell which parts of the earth these waves pass through and determine what our earth is made of.

                So… did I not only answer your question, but also go above and beyond explaining Seismic Waves? Because, if your answer is: NO, then I don’t mean to be rude but you need to read this story all over again!

 

Free Rice (blogging challange #6)

                                                                                                                         Free Rice

                                 I have joined free rice to help donate 10 grains of rice to the needy for every question I answered correctlly. The quetions were all about vocabulary words. I have succesfully donated 400 grains of rice by completing questions.