February 6, 2012

On February the 6 we answered the question why is the atmosphere important to us. Its important to  me because without it we wouldn’t be able to breath in oxygen. Our body needs the pressure that we have right now or else it would be harder to breath. The tempreture  decreases with height, there is lower air pressure at different heights, less atmosphere means less oxygen, and it has an increase in harmful UV rays.

My First Semester Top 20 List

My first semester top 20 list is:

  • Coal is a sedimentary rock, not an igneous rock.
  • Coffee beans are natural resources
  • That the inner core is liquid iron and nickel
  • There are 7 major plates
  • There are 8 minor plates
  • Transform boundries cause earthquakes
  • Weathering is the process that breaks down rocks
  • Water can cause weathering
  • Chemical weathering changes the chemical composition of a rock
  • Oxygen can wheather rocks
  • Erosion is the movement of rocks
  • Gravity moves sediment down
  • Rills are tiny groves in the soil
  • Gullies are bigger groves in the soil
  • Water underground is called ground water
  • Stalacteis hang from the ceilling of a cave
  • Stalamites go up from the floor of the cave
  • If they connect its called a collum
  • Deposition is the dropping of sediment
  • Loan is the ideal soil for growing things

Blog challenge # 10

  • How many posts did you write?

I posted 10.

  • How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?

All of them were on school post.

  • How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?

I got 10 comments.

  • Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened?

My Rocks post got the most. i don’t know why.

  • Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?

Defiantly my Lil Wayne because i got to learn about one of my favorite rappers

  • Did you change blog themes at all and why?

No because i like the original theme

  • How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?

I have 5 and i think its just the right amount.

  • How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

I don’t have any.

 

  • What were your first impressions of this blog?

Very creative.      The guitar header on the blog looks very nice.  You have taken some time to express yourself.

  • What captured your attention?

The different types of stories, interests and activities.

  • What distracted you on the blog?

Lil’ Wayne.  He is not the most perfect role model available in this day and age.

  • What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?

Maybe tell a little about your family and friends. I am sure that there are funny stories that you can post.

Lil Wayne

My favorite rapper is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. also known as Lil Wayne. He was born September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana. When he was at the age of nine years old he joined Cash Money Records. In 1997 he joined the group Hot Boys.

He reached popularity in 2004 with Tha Carter and in 2007 he released Tha Carter II although his most successful album is Tha Carter III released in 2008 which sold over one million copies in the US on its first week. It included his most popular song “Lollipop“. Tha Carter III won the Grammy Award for best rap album.

In March 2010 he began serving an 8-month prison sentence in New York for possession of a weapon in July 2007. While in prison he released another album called I Am Not a Human Being in September  2010 featuring artist such as  DrakeNicki Minaj and Lil Twist. His most recent album, released  from prison on  August 29, 2011, was titled Tha Carter IV. It sold an amazing  964,000 copies in the US its first week!

 

Blog Challenge 8

 Do you remember when you were a kid and cereal boxes were mail order heaven?  Cereal companies would offer anything they could for just a low price of $3.49 (shipping and handling) with 4 proof-of-purchases?  It was a marketing strategy that worked wonders.  Any kid that would read the back of a cereal box was a target.  They would see that secret decoder ring and wham, the begging and pleading to their parents starts.  “The only cost is for shipping and handling, it is only 4 proof-of-purchases, I will eat all of the cereal, I promise”. 

 

The cereal boxes were bought and you ate cereal for every meal trying to finish each box just to get to the next one.  Even as you grew up, you started to catch on to the game plan.  By then, you would try to cut out the proof-of-purchases without destroying the box, knowing that cereal is going to pour out of the hole that you just created.

 

Once you got all the proof-of-purchases, you cut out the order form from the cereal box.  You filled it out so very carefully, got your parents to write a check for the shipping and handling, grabbed an envelope and a stamp and out it in the mailbox it went.  All the anticipation for getting the required items has built up to this day, your order was going into the mail.  It was a perfect day for you.  You could not care less that it was going to be 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.  That is no problem.  You could handle it.  The first week goes by and then you start thinking, wait a minute…4 to 6 weeks?  That is a month and a half.  Oh, it will come in 4 weeks and I will have that wonderful toy in just 3 weeks now. 

 

By the time the 3 week shows up, you start watching the calendar, counting off the days from when you circled the date you sent it out via snail mail.  By the 4th week, you are getting of the bus, running into the house screaming “Did it come?” to your mother, only to hear the dreaded “no, dear, your package did not arrive”.  After your expectations are crushed at that moment, you think to yourself that it is ok, it will be here tomorrow.  Tomorrow comes and still no package…you start to wonder what if they lost your order in the mail?  What if it got wet and you could not read the order form?  What if the limited supply ran out because you did not eat that cereal quick enough.  It was going to be the end of the world.  You just had to have that glow-in-the-dark watch.  Eventually, you got home from school, walked into the house without any questions or excitement, resigned to the fact that you would have to wait another day only to find sitting in the middle of the kitchen table was your PACKAGE.  It was the best day ever.  You have renewed your faith in the mail order system/postal service.  There is nothing better.

 

About 3 weeks ago, I pulled a box of Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries out of the pantry and read the back of the box.  They were offering a retro Cap’n t-shirt for 4 proof-of-purchases and $3.49 for shipping and handling.  I finally sent off my order form yesterday.  It is going to be a long 4 to 6 weeks. 

 

Dennis     

Creativity

I went and made graffiti art out of my name.                                                                                                                              

i learned how to make a sparrow.

I made a song.

World hunger

    I learned that there are a lot of people in other countries that are suffering from hunger and that we can all help in some way to stop hunger. We could donate canned food or start a canned food drive at your school. When I went on the United Nations website I donated eleven spoonfuls of flour and also donated four hundred and sixty grains of rice. If everyone in school could donate that much we would be able to feed a village in Africa. It’s called http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/ . Go down to quizzes and games, click on more games and either click on the picture of flour to donate flour or click on the picture of rice to donate rice. You have to sign up for it to actully to count.

Seismic Waves Lab.

      In this lab i found out that everything in this world is moving. All the  matireal is moving in waves. There a waves called P waves(Primary) and S waves(Secondary).

      P waves can move throught liquids and solids. S waves can only move throught solids at a slower speed than P waves. As the waves go throught the Earth the S waves dont go throught as far as the P waves because the liquad outer core which makes it break up.

 Cold regions of the mantle are located under land and hot regions are located under the ocean.

Blue

   My favorite color is blue. Here are some pictures.   I choose this because i always get a surf board when i go to the beach.I love the beach so much. I love art and my favorite type of  art is Graffiti art.