Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Math Project

Scatter Plot Project

       In Math class we are doing a scatter plot project over the last 10 years in an Olympic sport Men and Women, I chose the 400M Dash. We had to draw our scatter plots and then we had to go to a scatter plot website called interactive scatter plots. The X- coordinate will be the date which will be from 1972-2016, and the Y- coordinate will be the time.
       The women's time is from 48.00 seconds to 50.00 seconds. I can't have a line of best fit on the women's scatter plot because my data decreases and increases. The men's time is from 43.00 seconds to 45.00 seconds. I can't have a line of best fit on my man's scatter plot because my data increases and decreases.

Men's prediction- The data does not have a constant rate so I do not have a prediction for my data.

Women's prediction- The data does not have a constant rate so I do not have a prediction for my data.

Work Cited

"400m Men | Athletics | Videos, Photos, Olympic Medallists." 400m Men | Athletics | Videos, Photos, 
     Olympic Medallists. 1 Apr. 2015. Web. 14 Apr. 2015. 

"400m Women | Athletics | Videos, Photos, Olympic Medallists." 400m Women | Athletics | Videos, 
     Photos, Olympic Medallists. 1 Apr. 2015. Web. 14 Apr. 2015. 

"Scatter Plot." Interactivate:. 1 Apr. 2015. Web. 14 Apr. 2015. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

21st Century Skills

Interview a profesional

In 21st Century we have to interview some one with the job field or going into the job field we would like to go into. We had to interview them from our school on Skype, FaceTime, or google hangout and screen flow it to post on our blogs. I've learned a lot from this interview and it is hard to get ahold of people you would like to interview. 

My partner Bailey Mitchell and I interviewed a NICU nurse from Dayton's children's Hospital. Her name was Jennifier Napier she was really nice and she answered all of our questions. We had 10 questions for her- (our questions)

    • What made you decide to go into the field you’re in?
    • Have you always been interested in what you’re doing or did the path you want to take change?
    • What degrees do you have and how long did it take you to get them?
    • How much hard work did it take you to get to where you are today?
    • Is there anything you like more or less about your job?
    • What’s the hardest part about your job and why?
    • Is there any special skills that someone should have to make it to the level you are?
    • What’s your opinion on the change in technology from when you were in eighth grade to now?
    • Is there any advice you could give to us for high school and college? 
    • If you could say one thing to your eighth grade self, what would it be?
    At first it was really hard to get some one to interview. We call ashland hospitals, columbus, shelby, willard, norwalk, and then we called dayton and we got ahold of Jennifer. We contacted her through Gmail and then we had to set up at time to FaceTime, it took about a week to do all of this but it was worth it because I have learned a lot from Jennifer. I want to be a Neonatal nurse so she explained some of the things they go through. How I need to be social and emotionally prepared because once in awhile you lose a patient and it is hard to deal with that. 
    She also told us that we should do some job shadowing because if we go into the field we think we want to do and we don't like it why work at a place you don't like to work. Jennifer said she went into this field because every sense she was a little girl she has and she loves the job. The main thing she love about her job is letting a family go home happy with there baby to make them a whole family. The worse thing she said about her job is when a baby passes or when the person needs some kind of surgery or something is wrong that she has to try to male them understand. Because when a person is going to give birth they want it to be perfect and they don't want to hear something went wrong.

    Monday, April 6, 2015

    Vocabulary 4th nine weeks


    March 23, 2015

    recipient(noun)-a person or thing that receivesreceiver
    My cousins dog is recipient.

    unison(noun)-the performance of musical parts at the same pitch or at the octave

    The alto and soprano had to sing in unison.

    elite(noun)-a group of persons exercising the major share of authority orinfluence within a larger group:

    My sister was the elite one out of there volleyball team.

    instigate(verb)-to cause by incitement; foment:

    My cousin hit my brother with instigate.

    March 30, 2015

    allegory(noun)-a story, poem or picture.

    Anyone can write a poem.

    flashback(noun)-a sudden and disturbing vivid memory of an event in the past, typically as the result of psychological trauma or taking LSD

    I had a flashback of when I went to New York during math class.

    heroine(noun)-a woman of distinguished courage or ability, admired for her bravedeeds and noble qualities

    perspective(noun)-a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view
    From my perspective this dress is gold and white but when its dark it is blue and black.

    preconceived notion()-an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence

    April 6, 2015

    Mrs. turner will provide five vocabulary words.

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    He deserves to be remembered!

    Robert Smalls

    Robert smalls deserves to be remembered. Robert smalls is a hero for his family and he is someone to look up to. Robert smalls was a slave and as a young boy. Robert smalls is someone to look up to because he saved himself and his family and him and his family could have died. His daughter Hannah said,”It is better that we die together.” His family trusted him and if he died they were going to die with him. The southern ships bombarded the Planter with gun and cannon fire, but it was too late. The Planter was soon under protection of the northern fleet. The northern commander was incredulous when he met the Planters crew: all slaves. Except they weren't slaves anymore.
    He was a hero to his family and to others. He was a hero to his family because he never stopped trying to free them and make sure they live there life to the fullest. He was a hero to others because he never showed weakness he showed courage and didn't give up when he could have died. Robert smalls was determined to free himself and his family. You could say Robert Smalls is a forgiving person because when he was free Mr.McKee died and Mrs.McKee was still alive and she was on the streets and Robert took her in and took care of her till she died.
      Slavery was tearing the country apart.President planned to abolish slavey. The southern states would not allow that to happen. By February 1861, leaders of seven southern states announced they were splitting of from the country. On April 12, Southern solders attacked a military base in Charlestown, and the civil war began.
    I would say Robert Smalls is someone to remember. Robert was forced to fight against the U.S. government, against President Lincoln, against those who wanted to end slavery. To Robert, this was intolerable. And in spite of the promise Robert made to his mother, he decided to risk everything for freedom. This might not be a big deal, but think about what it means. Robert was a slave-a victim of one of those most evil practices in history.
    Yes, his former masters were kind compared slave holders, but that doesn't make it any despicable. In spite of that Robert helped Mrs.McKee though he could have justified throwing her out on the street. Despite all odds, Robert lived a life Representative of humanity's most admirable ideals. He emerged form horrifying circumstances as a hero, and deserves to be remembered forever.

    Similarities and Differences on Skype and Google hangouts

    Similarities and Differences


    • Skype lags a lot and freezes, so sometimes you have to hang up and call again to get the video working.
    • Google Hangouts allows you to do different things, such as put stickers on your screen so it looks like you're wearing a hat, have a mustache etc;
    • You have to pay to make voice calls on Skype.
    • Google has you go through a setup to be able to make voice calls.
    • Skype is made especially for videochatting, Google is made for all types of different things like mail, searches, documents etc;
    • Skype screen has a clearer quality.

    • Both allow you to video chat.
    • You can make voice calls on both of them.
    • You have to have an account for the websites to be able to use them.
    • Both freeze sometimes, but one does more than the other.

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    Scope essay-

    Is Facebook Making You Mean?

           Some people think Facebook is changing us kids. Kids think it is funny to comment mean things and get away with it because it is online but whatever is on the internet can't be deleted, physically you can delete it but not mentally. Being mean on the internet is like bullying in real life that is why we call it cyber bulling. Also some people might think it wasn't mean when it really was mean.

           If you comment on a photo and you don't mean your comment to be mean but people change what you say into something else and that starts fight so before you comment think about it. And people can lie and say "your making rumors about me" and it is not true bring it up to an adult or principal.

           In the world 58% of kids say someone has been mean or hurtful to them online, and 53% of kids say they've been mean or hurtful to another person online. Some kids say really bad things and lie to where the kid getting bullied over the internet either tries to fight back or hurt them selves.

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    How do we see life today?

                                 Don't Complain!


        Every day you complain about something. Before you complain about something like the Internet or you get to much homework. Think about all the other problems we are lucky we don't have such as drinking dirty water, little food, not a lot of shelter, and no medicine. There are kids that want to come to school and live the life we have we are lucky for what we have. There are children in Africa that do not have clean water. They get water from wholes in the ground that has mud and bacteria in it and bugs. These kid have to walk far and dig deep to get water. Some people started a charity called charity water and they helped some african villages so much by bringing clean water.

    Friday, February 6, 2015

    2nd Quote of the week

    3. "A tree is identified by its fruit."

    Meaning-  When you see something you know exactly what it is. If a tree is good, its fruit is good. If a tree is bad the fruit is bad.

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015


    Shut Down Week Debate

    Students depend on technology too much. I think we should shut down our computers and iPads for a week. Students depend on technology for homework and getting the information we need faster instead of using their brains or looking it up in the library.
    Students need to be more active. Although at school you only go out for recess, but you can be active with your homework and work hard in class and not depend on a computer or technology for the answers. Technology is a cheat for some student you can look up answers so you don’t have to think about it.
    What really makes us intelligent isn’t our ability to find lots of information quickly. It’s our ability to think deeply about that information. You will never think deeply if you’re always googling, texting, and surfing. Being on your phone or computers does not help your body our your brain.
    Do you think we should shut down the computers at school? Being on computers does not help us all the time, yes its nice not having to think for yourself once in awhile but it is not like that all the time. That is why we go to school is to get ready for the future and for our career, to be able to think on our own.
    My decision is that the we shut down the computer and ipads at school. We need to know how to think on our own. If we don't look up from technology we could miss out on a lot of things.

    Friday, January 16, 2015

    Vocabulary 3rd nine weeks


     Mitosis() - when a body cell makes a copy of itself making 2 daughter cells each with 46

    In science, we learned that one of the two things that cells do to reproduce is mitosis.
    Mitosis has 2 daughter cells and each cell has 46 chromosomes.

     Meiosis() - when a body cell makes a copy of itself and splits 2 times to make 4 daughter

    cells each with 23 chromosomes which are eggs and sperm for reproduction.

    One of the things we learned about a cell is that it can do meiosis, which means that it ends up making 4 daughter cells with 23 chromosomes each.
    Meiosis has 4 daughter cells and each cell has 23 chromosomes.

     DNA() - deoxyribonucleic acid - material in your cells nucleus that controls what goes on

    in the cells and is a blue print for what the body will become naturally.

    When scientists need to figure something out about a person or study something, they'll look at a person's DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, which is the body's blue print.
    When you watch C.S.I Miami they use your DNA to find out who you are.

     Cancer ()- where a persons own cells start growing faster than normal causing a ball of

    cells to form called a tumor.

    When you have cancer, one thing you can do to help cure it is go through chemotherapy.
    Cancer is a genetic diseases.

     Chromosome ()
    - an X shaped chunk of DNA that contains information for about 1,000
                      Can you believe that one chromosome caries over 100 traits.

     Gene() - a small narrow band of DNA on a chromosome that controls one trait.

    A gene and a trait are the same thing.

     Mutation() - damage to or a change in DNA or to much or to little DNA in the nucleus of a

    cell that can result in birth defects and cancer.  Most mutations are bad.

    Some mutations are good, my cousin did not get a good mutation or a neutral mutation.

     Downs Syndrome or Trisomy 21() - a mutation where a person has an extra chromosome

    in each cell which can lead to mental and physical defects.

    My little cousin has down syndrome and it is shard for him to learn.

     Eukaryotic Cells() - any cell that has a nucleus

     Eukaryotic cell has a nucleus.

     Prokaryotic cells() - any cell that does not have a nucleus.

    A Prokaryotic cell does not have a cell.

     Testosterone() - hormone that makes boys look and act like boys.
    They put testosterone in steroids.

     Caste System() - a system in India where people are born into one of 5 groups.  Your
    group determines what job you can have and you must marry someone from your group.

    predominant() - present as the strongest or main element.


    disgruntled() - angry or dissatisfied.


    fend() - look after and provide for oneself, without any help from others.


    conventional() - based on or in accordance with what is generally done or believed.


    appease() - pacify or placate (someone) by acceding to their demands.


    real numbers() -  are numbers that can be found on the number line. This includes both the rational and irrational numbers.


    whole numbers() - a number without fractions; an integer.


    natural numbers() - the positive integers (whole numbers) 1, 2, 3, etc., and sometimes zero as well.


    rational numbers()- is any number that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction p/q of two integers, p and q, with the denominator q not equal to zero. Since q may be equal to 1, every integer


    irrational numbers()-  is any real number that cannot be expressed as a ratio of integers.


    Connotation()an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.


    Denotation()the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.


    exasperate()irritate intensely; infuriate.

    negligent()failing to take proper care in doing something.

    When you are drunk driving you are driving negligently.

    reciprocal()a mathematical expression or function so related to another that their product is one; the quantity obtained by dividing the number one by a given quantity.