Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
When there is no water in the plant the guard cells cant open up the stoma and so no oxygen can be produced.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
1) Considering these artifacts, in which of the core values have you shown the most success?
Considering to all my artifacts I think I have shone most success in critical thinkers.
2) Thinking back to our first Student Led Conference, in which of the core values have you demonstrated the most progress or growth? Why?
Thinking back to my first SLC i think I have made progress in the core value critical thinker because in all classes I must think well and in a different way. For example in math the metacognition project, science the science fair and humanities the argumentative essay.
3) Which core value is most challenging for you? Why?
I think a challenging core value for me is being balanced. I think this because at one point I think PE is really important and I focus myself on PE and less on other subjects like humanities, math and science.
4) How has your thinking / performance changed since first semester?
I think my thinking/performance has changed because I have the feeling I have improved in many things, for example writing an essay and making a two-voice poem in humanities. But I also know how to make different graphs in math like, a stem and leaf plot or a line graph. In science I know different parts of a cell like the membrane or nucleus.
1) What is your artifact?
My artifact was the Three Gorges Dam.
2) What is The Three Gorges Dam? Why is it controversial?
The dam is controversial because it should have been built because it generates clean energy for 1/9 of China’s population and it creates more trade in China.
And the dam shouldn’t have been built because the raising reservoir took out 1300 archaeological sites, displaced 1.3 million people and is creating geological disasters like landslides and mudslides.
3) What is an argumentative essay?
An argumentative essay is an essay representing your claim supported by evidence and analysis.
4) What is your essay’s claim?
My claim is the Three Gorges Dam shouldn’t have been built
5) What process did you go through to complete your essay?
The process I went through to write my essay was gathering evidence via articles and cites. Then developing my three body paragraphs and after that writing my introduction and conclusion and finally I made my final draft.
Argumentative essay final draft, I think I improved in my body paragraphs. I think that they improved in ways like the structure, my analysis and my evidence.
7) What was one challenge of writing the argumentative essay?
One challenge of writing the argumentative essay was to follow the order, the rules and add things like transitions to make your essay better.
8) If you could rewrite this essay, what would you do differently?
If I had to rewrite my essay then I would make a stronger claim in my introduction.
9) Comparing your argumentative essay for the common writing assessment last quarter to this one, where are some areas where you see growth?
I have seen a lot of areas of growth like my structure, evidence, analysis, conclusion and introduction.
10) What core values does this relate to and why?
A core value that represents me in my argumentative essay is being a critical thinker. I say this because in my essay I think i have demonstrated my thinking.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
In lab 8 we will be getting a closer look at lettuce cells. I am exited for what results I will get. Since lettuce is a plant, it has photosynthesis and so the cell will probably have cloroplast. But I got the feeling that there is a reason that we are looking at lettuce cells and not anything else. I got the feeling there is something unique with the plants cells. But what will it be?
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
For the past months my math class has been working on a metacognition project, thinking about my thinking. This project has helped me in math. It has helped me by finding my inner voice that gives me instructions of how solve math problems. I am not totally sure if I have found it but I do realise a change in my thinking. My partner I worked with was Martin Hoberman. He good partner because he gave good feedback on my mistakes and what I had done well. Reflecting on my thinking/listening to my inner voice while doing math helps me but also confuses me. It helps me because I read over it and realise what I am doing. But it also confuses me because I am not used to saying my thinking out loud.
This year I have learned that metacognition can help you understand your thinking. I don't think metacognition helps you in other classes only in math, because you evaluate the problem out loud and realise your mistakes.