Hi everybody, John Paul here telling you about my 30th week as a Rocky Hill Ram 5th grader. We had to do a lot of test prep. It was super boring.I get to go to my grandmother’s house for Easter.My family and I are going to do an Easter egg hunt there. We did Thursday Fun Lunch. We are making a buddy for middle school. I played in a baseball game.I was sad that I lost, but I still had fun.I had to go swim practice. It was really fun. This past weekend , I played in a baseball game and I pitched.Well, that is basically all I did this week so keep on fighting the good fight and goodbye

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Mountains and Oceans

By:John Paul

 

 

Have you ever wondered why places near oceans are cooler? Have you ever wondered why on only one side of the mountain gets rain?  Those things happen because these places affect the weather and rain. In my research paper, I am going to tell you how mountains and oceans affect the temperature and rain of the places around them.

 

 

First I am going to tell you how mountains affect the temperature and rain of places around them. The back side of the mountain (the leeward) doesn’t get very much rain because by the time a rain cloud reaches the back side, it is all dried up. The front side of the mountain (the windward) gets all the rain because the rain cloud starts to rain on the way up the mountain; it can’t hold all that water so it lets some loose. The back side of the mountain is always drier because no rain can make to the back and because that happens, the temperature is always hotter. The front side of the mountains has a cooler temperature because all the rain pours out on that side and that makes the temperature cooler. That is how mountains affect the temperature and rain around them.

 

 

Now I am going to tell you about how oceans affect the temperature and rain of places around them. First off, places near oceans has a cooler temperature in the winter and hotter temperatures in the summer because oceans cool faster than land in the winter and heat up faster than land in the summer. Places near the oceans have more rain because of the water cycle. First, the water in the ocean gets really hot and evaporates. Then, that water starts to get really cold and condensates into a cloud. Finally, the water in clouds gets really heavy and precipitates back into the oceans and the water cycle starts over again. Now that my paper is over,  did you learn something new?          

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Hi everybody, John Paul here telling you about my 29th week as a Rocky Hill Ram. I got a pretty cool fake mustache that made me look like Mario. I got to go to the annual Track Meet. Even though I got last place in my event, I still had fun. We even made a video about it.  We had a performance by the Rocky Hill Soul Singers. It was a good show. We had to do a lot of TCAP prep.  It was super boring. I am going to go play in a baseball tournament this weekend. I think I am going to pitch.I got to do a science powerpoint on matter and energy. I got to write to my epal in France. I sent him a powerpoint. He also sent me a powerpoint. Well that is basically all I did this week so keep on fighting the good fight and goodbye.

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Hi everybody, John Paul here telling you about my 28th week as a Rocky Hill Ram. We did a whole lot of test  boring prep this week. We got to read our class novel called Westing Game. I got to go to Friday Fun Lunch. My friend Dominic brought in cupcakes because it was his birthday. We were attending the garden when my friend, Loren, found  a snake. It was super cool.In library this week, we got to do a poetry cafe. It was super fun.My friend’s poem was Josephine Josephine, the meanest girl I’ve ever seen. Her eyes are red and her hair is green, and she takes a bath in gasoline. It was super funny. We got to do Monday Fun Day . The last thing I did was I got to play candy bingo.I got a lot of candy.Well, that’s all I did this week so keep on fighting the good fight and goodbye.

:) John Paul :)

 

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Tools are no Fools

By:John Paul

 

Have you ever wondered how we can see into space? Have you ever wondered how we see really small things? Have you ever wondered how we create technology for our everyday lives? We use science tools for those things.Science tools such as, telescopes, microscopes, alcohol lamps, chemicals, and even robotic arms that help us do cool things. They give new things that we buy online or in a store. There a lots of tools in the world, but I am going to tell you about three: telescopes, microscopes, and alcohol lamps.

 

 

The first tool I am going to tell you about is a microscope. It has many cool uses. One of those uses is that a specific microscope (the light microscope) can detect small objects that the human eye can’t see. Microscopes also can let you see very small things (and I am talking very small).The last use that I found on the internet,is that a specific microscope (I forgot its name) can let you look at the differences of a living cell and a dead cell. Don’t those uses sound cool?  Those are all the uses of a microscope that I found. If I told you all of them, this one paragraph would go on forever.

 

The next tool I am going to talk about is the telescope. It has many cool uses. One of those is that it can let you see far away; I am talking space people!  Another cool use that it has is that telescopes can let us look up close at stars, when we are still on earth (pretty cool). The last use that I found is that telescopes can let us look up close at stars. Those are some of the telescopes uses.

 

 

The last tool I am going to tell you about is an alcohol lamp. They are a pretty cool tool. It gives off a smokeless flame that protects the environment. It is also a form of giving light . The last use that I found is a pretty cool one. Is is that you can put an object over the flame and it will heat up because of conduction. I know what you are thinking, that is the most amazing use you have ever heard of. The alcohol lamp is just pure awesome.

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Hi everybody, John Paul here telling you about my 27 week as a Rocky Hill ram.We had to do a lot of test prep.When I say a lot, I mean  A LOT.We  had a substitute  for 3 days.They were really nice.I got to do a research project on cells.I had to write a 3 paragraph paper and a power point all on cells.Doesn’t that sound fun!I got to go to a new group for the next nine weeks.We started the TCAPlympics this week.My team name was the Teachers’s Pets.That is basically all I did this week so keep on fighting the good fight and goodbye.

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Cells!!!!!
By: John Paul

Have you ever heard of a cell? If you haven’t, then cells are the basic structures of life. There are billions of them in your body right now. Isn’t that cool! There are two types of cells. One is the plant cell and the other is a animal cell. Humans have animal cells. There are many organelles inside a cell. They consist of a nucleus, vacuole, cytoplasm, mitochondrion, cell membrane,chlorophyll, and a cell wall. Only some of those organelles are in both an animal cell and a plant cell and I am going to tell you which is in which.

There are many organelles in cells but only some of those are in animal cells. Before I tell you which aren’t in the animal cell, I am going to tell you which are in both cells. Both cells have a nucleus. They also both have vacuoles. Another thing they have in common is a mitochondria. One more thing that they have in common is that they both have cytoplasm. The last thing they have in common is they both have a cell membrane. Now for the things that the plant cells has but animal cells don’t. A plant cell has chloraplast which contains chlorophyll (more like boreaphyll) and a cell wall. Those are the things that the animal cell and the plant cell have in common and the things that they don’t have in common.

Did you know cells give us energy. Pretty cool right. Plant cells get energy from a process called photosynthesis. A plant cell lets sunlight, water, and C02 into their organelle called the chloraplast. Then, the chloraplast makes food and has to let out gas. Not the bad kind but the kind we need, oxogen. Animals and humans also get energy from their cells and some even steal it from plant cells. This process is called the food chain. First, a plant does photosynthesis.Then a grasshopper comes along and eats the plant and steals energy from it. Next a mouse comes along and eats that grasshopper, and steals the grasshopper’s energy and the plant’s energy inside the grasshopper. Then, a snake slithers along and eats the mouse and gets:the mouse’s energy, the grasshopper’s energy, and the energy from the plant. Next, a hawk comes along and eats the snake and gets:The snake’s energy, the mouse’s energy, the grasshopper’s energy, and the plant’s energy all from eating that on snake. Finally, the hawk dies and fungi comes along and grows where the hawk died and gets the energy from all those animals so that the fungi can decompose that hawk into nutriance for the plant, and the food chain starts all over again. Now that I am done, did you guys learn anything from me.

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Astronauts           pastedGraphic.pdf

By: John Paul Givens

 

 

How they Train

 

Training for Showering in Space:

 

When in space, astronauts have to stay clean. If they don’t, they smell really bad. To stop from smelling bad, they must take a shower. To do that, astronauts get in airtight tubes that keep air and water from getting out of the shower.

 

How they sleep in Space:

 

Astronauts must get sleep in space. If they don’t they won’t be able to fly the ship back because they are just too tired. For them to go to sleep, they can just float anywhere and sleep.

 

How they eat in Space:

 

Astronauts must eat in Space in Space or they will die. For them to eat, they must dehydrate their food and drink it out of a straw.

 

How they use the Bathroom in Space:

 

When in Space, astronauts must go to the bathroom, but they can’t use normal toilet. They must use a special toilet that holds in liquid waste and solid waste.

 

 

Buzz Aldrin

 

Early Life:

 

Buzz Aldrin was born on January 20, 1930.He got his nickname “Buzz” because his brother couldn’t pronounce brother and in 1998 it became his legal first name. His dad was in the military, so he had to go to a military academy.

 

How many Missions he went on:

 

Do you know how many missions he went on? If you don’t, then he went on 1 missions.

 

 

How he trained:

 

He trained underwater because when you are under water, you feel like zero gravity

 

 

 

Cite: Deedrick.Astronauts.Mankato Minnisota.Nasa,1998.Print.

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