Thursday, December 20, 2012

Science: Circulatory System (Cardiovascular system)

Dear world,

I am doing a project for school.  I am going to tell you the cycle of the blood through the Circulatory system.

These are the components of blood.
The Circulatory System are made up of three things the Heart, blood vessels, and blood. The heart is the most important thing in the Cardiovascular System. The heart pumps blood through the body it is the strongest muscle and it never gets tired. All cells in the body are made in bone marrow. All red blood cellswhite blood cells, and platelets are made in bone marrow. The differences from veins, arteries, and capillaries are simple.  Arteries carry red blood away from the heart and they are big in size. Capillaries are where arteries and veins are connected together, are middle sized. Vein are the blood vessels that lead blood back to the heart. All capillaries, arteries, and veins are the same because they all go through the body, all blood vessels, and they all pump blood through the body. Bone marrow is important because it is where blood cells are made. Blood is made up of four substances white blood cells, red blood cell, plasma, and platelets.  The white blood cells fight disease so we won't get sick, about 100 thousand of them in one drop of blood. A red blood cell is a blood cell's job is to transport oxygen there are about 50 million red blood cell in a drop of blood. Platelets are the things in you blood that make your blood clot or dry out it is what make scabs,  the are about 2.5 million platelets in a drop of blood. Plasma is the last thing that makes up blood, Plasma is made of 90% water, remain 10% is minerals, sugars, proteins, plasma is what makes blood liquid and flowing. The pulmonary artery is where the blood goes to to get carbon dioxide to after it trip around the body. In the path of the circulatory system through the right side of the heart the blood that that needs more oxygen (blue blood) can go through the superior vena cava or trough the inferior vena cava. After the blood goes in one of those way it gets into a entrance in the heart called the right atrium. After it get in there it wait till it is full of blood than it goes through a valve that pushes the blood in to the next thing. The next step is the blood goes into the right ventricle and up through the Pulmonary Artery to do the same over and over again. Now lets talk about the right side of the heart.  When the blood comes from the lungs the first thing that happens is the blood comes through the pulmonary arteries into the the left atrium. After the blood goes into the left atrium it goes through the valve and into the ventricle. The blood goes through the aorta and goes to transport the rest of the blood through the body. The heart beats about 60-100 times per minute. About 2 million blood cells die every day. The heart pumps 5 to 6 thousand quarts of blood a day. There are four types of blood A, B, AB,O. When blood is oxygen rich the blood is a bright red. When the blood doesn't have any oxygen at all it is a blue color. Red blood cell actually have no nucleus at all. Cardio means- heart and Vascular mean vessel.
This is where the blood goes through out your body.
This bone marrow cut away veiw.
This is the path the blood goes through the heart.
This is the way blood goes through your body

Flush: The big "bad" bully

Hello world,
This is a idea of what I think what happening to Noah.
It is summertime and no school for Noah and his sister Abbey. Abbey is Noah's little sister, she has a biting problem. In the story There is this bully named Jasper Jr. and Noah says that if you are a boy and your parent name you Jasper that is enough to get any one mad. The story tells how Jasper looks like he has a huge walnut head, lumps and crinkles on his scalp, and he had a buzz cut. 

I think that it was funny that his head is like a walnut shape. I think that soon Noah is going to stand up to him, or just get him even more mad. I like how the author uses lots of details.  I don't know what happened to Jasper's head but I think his dad, Dusty might of shaved his head. Again I think that the characters are cool. A boy that is named Jasper? In this blog that Charles had made is awesome post overall.
This is a walnut the shape of Jasper's head.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Touching Spirit Bear: swimming in the cold

Dear world,
As you can see the water in this picture is gray/ blue and it looks really cold.
Cole is at the island for circle justice. He has just decided to burn down his shelter, it is turning dark. Cole is thinking that no one accept his dad knew he was a strong swimmer. He had decided to swim from island to island until he got to the states.

I had thought that it was not such a great idea to swim out of the island and of course it was not a good idea to burn down his shelter. I think that since this story takes place in Alaska he will freeze to death. According to the chart below you can see how cold the water can get at different  time of the year.

Average ocean temperature in °F

Flush: My dad is in jail

Dear world,
This is a picture of hand cuffs.
The main character Noah, went to the jail to visit his dad on fathers day. Noah is worried about his dad, when he saw his dad he saw him in regular clothes and wearing no hand cuffs. He was talking to his father. I found out that he was in jail for sinking Dusty Muleman's casino boat. Noah asked his dad that he could just say he was sorry for sinking the Coral Queen and it all could be over. His dad said That he wasn't sorry for nothing.

A sinking casino boat.
I think that is wasn't that great of a idea for Noah's dad sinking Dusty Muleman's  Boat. But it was sorta                    a good idea because  Dusty was dumping the sewage from the boat into the ocean. I think that Noah's dad is a smart guy if he was able to sink a casino boat! I think that you have to be a intelligent person is you know how to sink a boat in the first place, but a casino boat you got to e smart to sink one of them.                                                                
I had read the post to Anthony's  blog and noticed that he had wrote about Noah's dad and how he sunk the Coral Queen. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Charles book

Dear viewers,
I have a friend named Charles or Gold dragon books. He is working on a story called Minervian Adventures I believe that soon he'll be famous. He is planing to make a whole series for a link to his story click here.

Flush by: Carl Hiaasen

Dear world,

I am starting the book Flush. I will do the same thing that I do with every book, summery and critique.  Lets begin!!!

The main charter in the story is named Noah. There is a casino boat in the story, that name is Coral Queen. Well the casino boats owner is a guy named Dusty Muleman. That Dusty is doing something illegal, he is dumping the sewage from the Coral Queen into the ocean!

I personally don't like Dusty Muleman in the story. All though I like the character that the Carl Hiaasen creates. The story takes place in Florida. I think that this is so far a great book and that Carl is a great writer. I like how he has lots of details and great. In this post that Charles had made he had a excellent beginning.

Friday, December 14, 2012

How to make butter cream (for the vanilla cake)

Dear Bakers,

So I am going to teach you how to make butter cream for the vanilla cake.
Butter cream

What you are going to need:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons milk

- A bowl
- mixing spoon (spoon can work)
- mixer

The first step is to add the butter and mix until light and fluffy. Once you mix the butter add about more than half of the powdered sugar and mix. Mix until until butter is like crumbs in the batter. Slowly add 1 tablespoon at a time of milk. Add vanilla extract and mix. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until how you like it. Add extra milk if you want it to be thinner. If you want it thinker just add a little more powdered sugar.

This can give you a idea of what it should look like.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

How To Make Vanilla Cake ( from scratch)

Dear bakers,

If you didn't know I am a great baker and I want to share with you some easy to make, step by step recipes for delicious food. Today I am going to be telling you how to make a simple Vanilla Cake. If you would like to see a video for this cake recipe on YouTube click here. There are some things in this recipe I changed from the video because it is easy in my opinion.

Ingredients you will need:
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour ( a little extra for the pan)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup butter (cut into small pieces)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- about 2 tablespoons of shortening

Tools you will need:
- a couple paper towel sheets
- a electric mixer
- spatula
- measuring cups of all sizes
- two 9 in pans
- mixing bowl
- a tooth pick
- Cooling rack
- butter knife
- oven glove

   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit ( 176.666667 degrees Celsius). So the first step is to add all of the dry ingredients flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add  butter in the mixture. To tell if butter is completely mixed in it should be crumbs in the flour mixture. Add the milk in slowly while mixing. Add the vanilla and eggs in the bowl and mix til you can not see any lumps in the mixture. Take a piece of the paper towel and fold it a couple of times until it is easy to hold in your hand. Dip the towel in about half the shorting and rub it all over one of the pans (side and bottom completely covered). Do the same for the second pan. Once you get the shorting on, grab about a tablespoon or two of flour and put it in each of the pans. Turn, twist. and tap the pan til you can see a thin layer of flour. Take the two 9 inch pans and pour half the batter in one pan and half it in the other pan. Once the oven is preheated put both pans in for about 30-35 minutes.     ( to tell if it is ready you can also grab a tooth pick and put it in the center of the cake when it is in the oven and if it come out clean with no crumbs if it doesn't it is not ready yet.) When cake it ready you can take it out of the oven (using oven glove) and circle around the pan with a knife then flip over.  Knock the pans until cake come out. Then put on a cooling rack. ENJOY!!

If you would want to know how to make a filling for this cake it would be in a day shortly.
Click here to see the recipe for frosting.

To give you an idea of a vanilla cake.

Elijah of Buxton (What I think)

Dear viewers,

I think that this book is a great book. I like this book because it has the perfect amount of description. Like this sentence "I learnt a long time ago that when you smelling something real good, you only get two  or three first-place smells of it afore your nose won't take no more notice." I also like how they use the words how they say them. Like how they use the word learnt to mean learn, the word afore for the word before,  and they use the word 'Lijah for Elijah. I think that this is over all a great book.

This is a picture where you decide if it is a good smell or bad.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Touching Spirit Bear 6

Dear people of the word,

  Cole is at the circle justice island with Garvey and Edwin. Before Garvey and Edwin leave Edwin spoke "Patience, gentleness, strength, and honesty, Animals can teach us more about our selves than any teacher." He had just watched as Garvey and Edwin. Cole had decided to burn the shelter that Garvey had built with every thing he need to survive including the food.

I think that Cole is not getting what Edwin told him. I think that all he thinks is I am going to kill every thing I don't think that Cole respects him self. I think that he is probably not going to improve. Or this circle justice is going to make him feel better about him self and not respect others.

It imaginable that I think that this is the kind of shelter that Garvey made for Cole to survive.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Touching Spirit bear 5

Dear people of the world,

Cole is at the circle justice meeting and he got mad and yelled out from his seat. "I don't even think that he remembers when my birthday is!" At the end of the meeting Garvey was talking to Cole when Cole's father passed by "Yes Mr. Matthews this is about responsibility. When is your sons birthday." Cole's dad gulped and didn't answer.

I think that it is a great responsibly to remember your own sons birthday. I think that Cole's father is not even a father to Cole. I think that it is just sad that Cole doesn't even think of his dad as a father. And worse I think it is bad that Cole's dad dosen't probably think of Cole as a son. All I think that his  dad has done for him is show up for the circle justice meeting.

I think that all of these are what Cole's father is lacking. 

Types of Galaxies

Dear viewers,

Here is a link to my note catcher for this assignment.

      I have learn a lot of things from this unit about galaxies. I especially like the brain pop video about Galaxies and about the milky way and discovery education activity. I learned that galaxies are huge group of stars and there are about 100 billion galaxies in the universe. I learned that the Milky Way Galaxy was a spiral galaxy. And there are three different galaxies. A Irregular Galaxy which has a undefined shape and are mostly made up of lots of gas and dust and little stars. And a Irregular Galaxy is a Galaxy that can not be a Spiral or Elliptical Galaxy. If the Earth were in A Elliptical Galaxy I would be bright day and night non- stop. There are also Spiral Galaxies which are shaped like disk they have some dust and gas but not a lot, and they have middle aged stars. The final galaxy that I learned about is A Elliptical Galaxy, which is shaped like a sphere or a circle they have a little gas and dust (not much), they contain old stars. I also learned that galaxies can contain 10 million to 30 trillion stars. It takes about 200 billion light years for our sun to rotate around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy once. The oldest stars in the Milky Way galaxy are located in the center. I would take about 100,100 light years to travel from one side of the Milky Way to the other side. The arms of Spiral Galaxies are where the stars are forming. There are four major arms in the Milky Way Galaxy. The Solar system is located on the Orion arm. From the Earth The Milky Way is a hazy color. Astronomers believe that there is a black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The speed of light is 186,000 miles per hour.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Touching Spirit Bear 4

Dear people of the world,

  The keeper had announced that she had a feather and the feather gave you the right to talk. The people in the circle passed around the feather and soon it got to Cole, Cole knew the next words that he said needed to be good. "Uh I'm Cole Matthews," Cole began,"and I'm here because I really screwed up, I know what I did wrong, and I want Peter I am sorry for everything." Cole sniffled and rubbed his nose for a effect. " I want to ask this circle to help me get over my anger."
  I didn't by in the book when Cole said what he was there for. And I personally think that nobody in the circle bought it either, especially Peter. I think that what he said was also cheap to say. I don't think even the keeper thought he actually meant that, and she barley knows who he is. I think that the feather that the keeper had was a white or a black feather.

Science: Constellations

To see my vocabulary recourse click here.
Where to find the vocabulary.


Have you ever wondered about the stars in the night sky that form pictures and shapes? If you have this is the place you might want to find out about them and what they are called. Star in the sky can be together in groups called constellations,  they appear as patterns in the sky. People a long time ago used constellations to follow, the north star is one of the examples of a star they followed. Some constellations look like humans and other living creatures, others look like non-living creatures. There are a total of 88 constellations in the night sky. As the earth rotates different constellations are visible. Astronomers can tell what time of the year it is by looking at constellations they see. Now you know some information about constellations.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Chores: Elijah of Buxton

Dear viewers,

I read that when Elijah does his chores in the barn he does it in a ordinary fashion. He does first with the job he is not so pleased with then he does the jobs he enjoys doing. The first thing that he does is he cleans the stalls, shoveling manure and taking it to the fertilizer pile, and watering the animals. The second part of his chores, the relaxing part he brushes the animals and tends their hoofs. Elijah's favorite  part of the jobs is making the animals comfortable and keeping horse flies off of them. He uses the horse flies to go fishing with them. I think that book is a great and interesting book. I like how the author includes lots of details to get to know Elijah better and what he likes.

This is a close up picture of a horse fly.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Touching Spirit bear 3

Dear viewers,

Cole is going to a meeting about him and who ever wants to come to help Cole can come. A person that calls her self the keeper ( the person in charge of the meeting) stands in the middle of the circle of chairs. She announces " Our goal is to return wellness, not only to Peter Driscal, but also to Cole Matthews and our community.

I really like the story Touching Spirit Bear and I like what the keeper said. I really like how the author includes lots of details to get to know how Cole is and who Peter is. I think that that Cole is feeling so good with so many people showing up to the meeting to him. I think that right now in the book, Cole is feeling that so many people actually care about him. And another thing that I think Cole might be thinking is since the way he acts is so many people came but none of these people care about me.

This is a picture of what is happening in the story and the person in the middle is the keeper.

Touching Spirit Bear 2

Dear viewers,

Cole was dropped off at the island for Circle Justice. He had a flash back about talking to Garvey, he said " Why does every thing have to be in a circle?" Garvey answered "because life is a  circle isn't it?"

I think that Cole is not doing that well. I think that he thinks that he can do every thing and that everyone and every thing is afraid of him. I think this because he is acting all tough and things that he is stronger than any one else. He thinks that if someone is in his way he can knock them down. I think after circle justice he is going to have some sense knocked in to him. I  think that Cole has none of the bellow.
This is similar to what Garvey was talking about.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Touching Spirit Bear 1

Dear viewers,
I have been reading the book Touching Spirit Bear and Cole is the main character, Garvey is someone that tries to help Cole ( much older and wiser than Cole). I am going to tell you about the book:

  Garvey brings ingredients salt, flour, eggs, baking soda, a bottle of water, sugar, butter, and molasses. Garvey made Cole taste all of the ingredients alone, by them self and Cole wanted to show nothing scares him so he wolfed down all in ingredients. Then Garvey gave Cole a slice of cake and told him to eat it.
    I think that this is a good book and I agree with Ian on how the flash backs in the book are ANNOYING. I think that it was a shame that Cole did not get the thing Garvey was trying to teach him. I know what Garvey was trying to teach him. He was trying to teach him when people work together they work better than when they are alone. I think that he wanted to teach Cole that he needs to work with others. like what he says to Cole "life is a Circle."

These are the ingredients for cake.