The Wave Project
In the Wave project we had the freedom to create any experiment we wanted to do and test it, as long as it had some connection to waves (like sound, light, etc waves). My partner and I were interested on the effect of different frequencies of light waves have on the brain. Heres our report:
Geography Project - The Wave, Arizona
In this project we were to choose any geological figure and research more about it. I had recently gone to visit The Wave, Arizona and was curious on how it was formed and why. I quickly decided this would indeed be my topic, So this is what I found:
Water Filtration Project
In this Project we were to choose an area and create a water filter to best fit the area. The area that we choose was The Kajiado Central District in Kenya, Africa. According to our area we had to create a filter that was suitable for the conditions. We ended up creating a small portable filter that targeted E. Coli and dirt. The two pictures below are of the area, below that is the area description and product description, and below that is a diagram of our filter as well as a picture of the prototype we had created.
Snow Science Project
In this project we learned lot about Avalanches and types of snow. It was really helpful. Anyways we were to pick a topic that we took away from the lessons and create a demonstration of it. Such as a poster or video or slideshow (which is what I did). I chose do my slideshow on Snowpack and, well, here it is!
In this project we had to persuade someone to wear a helmet AT ALL TIMES!!! Using facts and statistics in some form of presentation. I decided to do a powerpoint. We learned lots about head injuries and how to assess them. We also hearted more about the brain anatomy. Here its is!
Bottle Rocket Project
In Physics we were to make a rocket out of plastic bottles and conduct experiments according to a variable, that we wanted to test. I was in a group with 2 other people: Jenny and Eythan. We each made our own rockets, each a different size. The variable we were testing was the chamber size. We wanted to test whether or not the chamber size affected the hight of a flight.
Does the size of the chamber affect height the rocket will fly?
I believe that the bigger the chamber there higher the rocket will go because if the chamber is built correctly, then it will be able to hold more fuel and air pressure. Therefore, causing the rocket to go higher.
If the rocket chamber is larger than it will go higher because it will be able to hold more fuel and air pressure
The Deadly Owl
This is my rocket, the "Deadly Owl" (or what my friends call it). It has a single chamber (not merged with another bottle) and aluminum fins: bent at an angle to make it spin. Why I chose to work with this design was because a single chamber was easier to control and I didn't think I was ready for combining the chambers yet. I chose aluminum fins because they were bendable so that I could easily get them to the point that I wanted them to, they didn't break as easily, and it was light and thin. .
The Bat Rocket
To check out more on the Bat Rocket go to Eythan's website!:
The Green Rocket
To check out Jenny's Rocket go to her website!!!:
How we tested our rockets was quite simple. Since we had three rockets we decided to take turns in launching them and doing the other parts. For example, If I was launching my rocket I would have had Eythan and Jenny helping me put the rocket on the launch pad then, afterwards, jenny and Eythan would decide on who would be videotaping and who would be measuring the angle. Moving on, how we would test our variable is by launching our rockets, that are all different sizes, at the same pressure and then seeing which one made the highest.