Monthly Archives: November 2015

Science Reflection

Reflection:

A. Provide several sentences about your learning in science this year. Be specific. These should be things that you would like quoted as a part of report card comments about you.

I think my learniing is increasing steadily. In the beginning of the year, I knew nothing about motion. I had never  even thought about it. But now I know incredibly more, if you compare it to the time limits. I know what speed is- distance over time. I know what force is- it is the cause to accerrelation, change invelocity  and motion. I know veloccity is adding direction to speed. Also, accerelation has three parts to it- speeding up, speeding down and changing direction. According to the time constrains, I think I have learned a lot.


B. How are you making sure your assessment project is complete and that it meets the criteria (standards). Be specific.

I will refer back to the science summative document , and check if I have all the standards in my product. I will check off a standard if I have explained it completely annd properly. Then I will work on the remaining standards.

C. What would you do differently in your assessment project if you were to start over? Explain.

Brainstorm what could be some possible variables that could affect my data, such as the floor. Then see what can be done so it doesn’t affect my project.

D. What would help you become better at planning and implementing your own independent investigation?

Putting deadlines for parts of the investagation. Such as, Brainstorming for the first class, finishing my data by the 1st half of the third class, starting the making of  my product by the 2nd half of the third class, submitting the final product before the fourth class.


E. How important is it to you to become good at independent investigation and thinking?” Explain.

I think this is an important part of science that I still have to experience more. I usually prefer to work ith a partner because it helps get accurate data and different points of view. But independent investigation is essential because, you will not always have a partner to help you. At one point of an assessment, you have to do by yourself, when you explain your thinking and make your product. I think I have experience with this part of the investigation. But I don’t have experience with  brainstorming or gathering data by myself.

Rocket Launch Summary

  

  
This is my rocket launch poster. The larger trail of the rocket is a typical rocket launch. I explain the exponents of motion in the launch. First of all, we pumped air in the rocket as shown. We put a force into the rocket. Later, it moved without a force, this shows inertia. How an object can move witthout a force applied to it. This goes back to what we learned from the cart experiment. Next, another way force was applied can be told by the change in direction as shown by the steering wheel. Force= mass times accerlation. Accerlation can be seen in three different ways- going faster, going slower and change in direction.  The force caused a change in velocity.The rocket was in an inertia movement as indicated by the dots on the trial was disturbed by an unbalanced movement, a force.  An example of newton’s third law of pair force or action reaction is shown as gravity. The rocket is pushed upwards by the force pumped into the rocket. On the other hand, the force gravity, is pushing it down. They are meeting each other from the opposite side with force. Finally, I drew my rocket launch, which was all tumbly.