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Elements: Atoms, Ions and Istopes

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Life Sprouts From Clean Water

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Plastic Isn’t Fantastic

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Geometric Art

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Mystery Noise

On a sunny afternoon my little brother, Jake, my older sister, Helena, and I were playing Sonic. Suddenly, we heard a loud bang come from our backyard. We were all scared and nervous because our parents weren’t home. We looked at each other with worried faces and Jake said fearfully, “I think we are going to die!” I laughed and reassured him by saying, “We aren’t going to die! I hear loud bangs outside all the time. Let’s go see what it is.”

    We put our sandals on and carefully walked outside. As we opened the door the banging got … Read the rest “Mystery Noise”

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In Prison With My Parents

     On March 13, 2020, Thomas Starr King Middle School got the news that school would be out for two weeks. I didn’t think it would be that bad, but little did we know that two weeks would turn into the whole rest of the school year! 

     Now it is April 8 and I have been stuck here for almost four weeks which seems like two months. I’ve been trying to adjust to this whole situation, which is not the easiest thing, but I’ve been trying to look at the bright side of this crisis. 

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Shelter-In-Place

My experience in shelter-in-place has been outlandish and laborious. It has been outlandish because I have not been able to go to school and our community is not allowed to go outside , unless you are going to work or to buy groceries. I  think it has also been laborious because in the groceries people are going crazy for food and toilet paper. Many malls, restaurants, and schools were told to shut down for the safety of the people. We have also been informed that when we go out to work or to the groceries, we need to wear a … Read the rest “Shelter-In-Place”

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Coronavirus Catastrophe

“Yes mom,” I said twirling my homemade pizza dough above me in the air. 

“We could give some of your toys to Charlotte, though I am not sure if she would want any. If we could clear some of the bins out of your closet, I am sure that after this whole pandemic is over we could put up new shelving,” my mom said taking the tomato sauce out of the cupboard and placing it next to me along with a spoon. 

“Where would we put all of my books and toys if we install shelving in my closet?” I … Read the rest “Coronavirus Catastrophe”

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The Mysterious White Box

On March 31, 2020, a big white box with plastic wrapped around it got delivered to my house. My parents brought the big styrofoam box in and took off the plastic. They set it on the table, and my dad took the lid off. As he carefully placed it on the counter, we peered inside, and my mom’s expression changed into a big smile. 

 “Oh, it’s the meat we ordered!” She exclaimed.

It had been a few weeks since school had been canceled. A virus named COVID 19, also known as the Coronavirus, was spreading. It had started in China … Read the rest “The Mysterious White Box”

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Hydrologic Cycle Model

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The Tales of Twig and Spark

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Interview with Mr. Page

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Cuneiform Project

We are learning about Mesopotamia in Ms. Gardea’s history class. As part of our unit, we are learning about the Sumerian cuneiform written language. We did a project where we chose a quote that was meaningful to us about the environment. I chose “The future will either be green or not at all.” Since it spoke to me about our environment’s current state. We then translated the quote into the Sumerian language.

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Plant Cell by Nicole

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3D Plant Cell Model

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Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall changed the way humans understand other animals. Though she is famous for her work with chimpanzees, many don’t know that it all started with a stuffed chimp named Jubilee that she received as a gift from her father when she was a child.  Jane was born, Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall on April 3, 1934 in London, England.  Her interest in animals sent her on a journey to Africa which lead her on a life long path of studying chimpanzees. She is a global leader in chimpanzee research and the effort to protect their habitat. This allowed her to form … Read the rest “Jane Goodall”

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Anti-Smoking Scratch Game

Designed and programmed by James

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The Cry of the Hunted

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The Tale of Gwak, Hamilton and Trump

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Silver Lake Structure Proposal: Climbing Tower

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Silver Lake Structure Proposal: Zip Line

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Silver Lake Reservoir Proposal

I propose that we should enhance the Silverlake Reservoir’s environment, and help the wildlife by removing harmful structures and adding helpful and eco friendly structures. My ideas will help the lake, and meadow because of all the harmful things that can hurt wildlife and the environment. For example, we can help the meadow by removing graffiti off of benches and adding more water fountains so people can drink water without walking a far distance. Also removing the gates and adding closer bathrooms to help people. We can also help the lake by removing the concrete and adding a cheap, strong, … Read the rest “Silver Lake Reservoir Proposal”