TASER Paragraph

This is an image of my Atlantic Slave Trade TASER Paragraph.
In case you cannot read (due to messy handwriting and poor lighting) this is what it says:

     The Transatlantic Slave Trade was the process of slaves being traded for goods in Africa, and then being transported by ship to the Americas and sold for labor. In the second passage it says, "Mercantilism in Europe drove European countries to explore the world, establish an empire of colonies, and bring back raw and produced goods to the mother country to be used or explored."
This quote explains the obligations of the Europeans, (exploration, colonization, and transportation of goods) and some events that led to the need of African slaves in the Americas. The second passage also states, "As European empires expanded to the New World, however, they lacked one major resource - a work force." This quote further explains why African slaves were needed - because the Europeans were missing a major productive work f…

Note Taking Skills

This is an image of my Encomienda System Notes, in this post I will be sharing my process of note taking and how I organize my information.

In case you cannot read what I wrote (due to messy handwriting and lighting) it says:
What was it?
The Encomienda System was the right to demand labor in the form of gold, wheat, corn, chickens, mining, and agriculture, from a native person in return for instruction in the Catholic faith and Spanish language.

How did it work?
The Spanish soldiers/conquistadors demanded labor in return for the instruction of the Catholic faith and the Spanish language.

Why was it used?
The Encomienda System was used to the conquistadors advantage. It was *almost* free labor from the natives in which they had conquered.

- Whipping of the native people
- Back-breaking labor
- No freedom
-No rules

The Encomienda System declined after realization of their oppressive ways. As well as the Mexican Revolution.

Here are some helpful tips that I have learned throughout m…

Paper Slide Videos

On September 1st Layaa, Diza and I posted a video explaining Spanish Colonization. I will be sharing with you our grow and glows, and the collaborative process behind the filming of this presentation.
Link to Paper Slide Video

Grow: I feel that we could have improved on the flow of our presentation, in other words, we could make the transitions run smoother. I think that the font was also too small, and a little hard to read.

Glow: I do think that there was good audio quality and enthusiasm.

I think this flipgrid was more enjoyable than other flipgrids because we used paper to give relevant visuals, and not worry about how WE look in front of the camera, because our viewers are only hearing our voices.

Explorer Research Project

Explorer Research Project

A few weeks ago I was assigned an Explorer, Ferdinand Magellan. I had to create a powerpoint presentation on google slides and share my results with a small group of my classmates. Lately, we have been learning about the Age of Exploration. Today, I will be sharing what I learned from my research and my reflection of this topic.

New Knowledge
After this assignment, I have acquired some new knowledge on Ferdinand Magellan. He was a Portuguese explorer who was born in Sabrosa in 1480. Ferdinand sailed for both Spain and Portugal during his navigation career. Magellan was the first to circumnavigate the world in 1519, which was funded by Charles V of Spain. Ferdinand Magellan also discovered the strait that connected the Atlantic to the Pacific. (AKA the "Strait of Magellan") He also acquired new knowledge of land and sciences. He died in the Mactan Battle in 1521.

I really enjoyed giving and watching these presentations. I think that…

Analysis on Experiment

Analysis on Experiment Lauren Kennedy, Emilie Mutoniwabo, Jamie Lanzen, Rebecca Baril Our experiment was testing out how different types of vinegar mixed with baking soda can change the distance a plastic water bottle travels when baking soda and vinegar are mixed in the water bottle. Our hypothesis was that the apple cider vinegar was going to make the rocket move the farthest, because it had the most acids, such as acetic acids and amino acids. During our experiment, we found out that neither of the types of vinegar made the water bottle move at all. All it did was foam out of the bottle, but it didn’t move.
If we do this experiment again, a couple things we might do are get a lighter water bottle or add in more vinegar and baking soda to result in more of a chemical reaction. This image shows our bar graph used to represent our data. Google Document


I watched a couple of brainpop videos about matter. I decided to share my newly refreshed knowledge.
Summary of Knowledge: (Measuring Matter)

Mass, Volume and Density are all physical properties of matter that are used to measure matter. Matter is anything that has mass, and volume. We measure matter to identify unknown substances, compare substances, and standardize those measurements. To find the mass of an object, measure the object on a digital scale, or a triple beam balance. This method is successful because on milliliter is equivalent to 1 cubic centimeter. To find the volume of an object, multiply it's dimensions, (length x width x height) or displace that object in water. Density is the measure of how tightly packed the atoms are inside of it. To find the density of an object, divide mass/volume.

Summary of Knowledge:
(States of Matter)
Matter is anything that has mass and volume. Matter is made up of atoms. Atoms can chemically combine with other atoms and form a new …

Lesson 6: Five Number Summary

Welcome to the sixth part of the Data Analysis Series! In this lesson we will be learning how to find the five number summary.

Lesson 6: Five Number Summary

What is a Five Number summary? A summary of all the main points within a data set, splitting it into four sections each with a value of 25%

Here is an example of a data set.
68, 73, 78, 80, 83, 85 , 86, 90, 96

The first part of the five number summary is the minimum, the number with the least value (68)

The second part of the five number summary is the maximum, the number with the greatest value (96)

The third part of the five number summary is the median, the number in the middle (83)

The fourth part of the five number summary is the lower quartile, the median of the lower half (75.5)

The fifth part of the five number summary is the upper quartile, the median of the upper half (88)