This week Salam and I worked together to make a slideshow about the digestive system. Our job was to write a postcard about going into somebody’s body and listing what we saw and how the different organs work. I showed Salam how to copy and paste images. We both typed somethings and sometimes we would find a gross photo and laugh about it. I liked this project because we got to use computers. Some of the info was pretty yucky and made me feel a little bit uncomfortable but other than that it is fun and I liked working with Salam because she is nice and funny. I hope our slide turns out good . So far we have the stomach, the throat, the liver and the teeth done. I can’t wait to continue working on it on Monday. We also got to watch a funny video with Shane . The guy was like Bill Nye the science guy he was really funny.
Some trees in the fall lose their leaves and some trees do not. I was curious to figure out why some trees do not lose their leaves so here’s what I found out! Non Deciduous trees close up the little holes where the leaves attach so they don’t lose moisture and shrivel up and die. Some examples of non deciduous trees Pines, cedar and Evergreen trees they have smaller leaves or quills that hold a lot of moisture so they don’t fall off the tree but overtime the quills do you lose color. The trees that do shed their leaves are called deciduous meaning a tree that sheds its leaves and becomes dormant in the winter. Some examples of deciduous trees are oak, maple, and birch.
Non deciduous tree Deciduous tree
1/3 of what we eat is pollinated by bees without bees we will not have that 1/3 of food that we have Bees control other people in the hive were nectar and pollen if they can’t collect all the Bee will make a certain show
in the hive and the hive will Follow the bee there are about 2 billion bees left.We should all try to protect Bees so we can increase the population. Fun fact, did you know that the mail Bees cannot sting.But the females can sting up 1 to 3 times.What I learned about bees that I thought was interesting from this project is that without bees We would not have one third of are food . Did you know that B is in the wasps are in the same family but sometimes they invaded each other‘s hives. Bees are cool so that’s why we should keep bees safe like they keep us.
A bumblebee Is a black and yellow pollinator that takes pollen from flowers to make them pretty in bloom. The males cannot sting but the females can. The bee will only sting if it feels threatened or if you’re in it’s space. Bees are very important to our every day life if we didn’t have bees we wouldn’t have all the yummy fruits and vegetables we have today. Bees help pollinate for our things to grow that’s why we should take care of bees as they take care of us.
This week in science we got to pick out of three options to learn about Bob’s oh chose to catch bugs to make a display me and Addie This week in science we got to pick out of three options to learn about Bob’s oh chose to catch bugs to make a display me and edde Got nets and catch all sorts of bugs what is crickets grasshoppers dragonflies and even butterflies. First we went to the Sahara and got two crickets then we went to the beach and I got a dragonfly this week was a lot of fun Hope everyone enjoys their four-day weekend.
This weekend I found a yellow bird on my birdfeeder at first I didn’t know what it was but then I looked at my bird chart and found that it is called the American Goldfinch the American Goldfinch is a common year round resident across most of eastern North America including all of Michigan. The brightly colored yellow male has jet black wings and white wing patches. The female does not have black and is more of a greenish yellow color. They eat seeds like sunflower and thistle seeds. The female usually makes the nest. They are known for there po-ta-to-chip calls. My question for you is if you know anything about this bird. Here is a picture.
Last weekend my parents and I went on the property to collect sticks for Miss Ivy’s stick painting project. Originally she wanted us to take it to the school but instead we made a cool bird feeder. We took sticks and then painted them once they were dry we came back and painted the other side. We also collected pinecones and rolled them in peanut butter then in all kinds of bird seed. After a little bit we put the sticks into a pole where our bird feeder was. We then hung the birdseed pinecones on the sticks. After a little while We saw all kinds of birds including Robbins ,Blue Jays, and doves to name a few. I am taking pictures on my phone and looking up all the different kinds of birds. Here is a chart of all the different kinds of birds in Michigan. My question is what is your favorite bird.
I made soap with my mom here’s how we made it .
Step one melt soap. We did a small batch in the microwave. I choose Shea Butter soap because it is vegetable base and vegan. Shea butter is fat that is extracted from the nuts of the Shea tree. The Shea tree is native to West Africa.
Step two add Mica powder and essential oil. Mica powder is from Mica which is a natural stone mineral, it is naturally sparkly. I chose ones with a green hue to them. I then choose to add peppermint and sweet orange essential oil to my soap. Essential oil comes from distilling plant material using steam.
Step three pour the soap into the molds. I choose a loaf mold that you slice after. I picked a pattern that we had to pour different colors after each batch hardened. I tilted the mold from side to side after each pour. That is how I created the pattern.
After 24 hours then you take it out and cut it.
Now I’m done with the steps I’m going to talk about my experience. It was fun I got to smell some oil and read what it does then after that my mom and I started making soap. I wanted to use bright colors and greens because it was a peppermint scent. Ounce we were done it was really cool we use the special mold to get the angle to make the pattern.