Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Possibility of a Trip

It's possible I might go down to florida on septemeber 26th. It's very exciting. I would be gone for four days. The downside: In order to go, i have to be ahead two days of school. Which is going to be difficult to get ahead in everything......

Splatter Lab

The purpose of this lab is to discover the effects of raindrops on land mass. The question to be answered is how does the height of the dropper effect the size of the splatter? In this lab, drops of colored water will fall from different heights and make a splatter. The splatter will be then measured and the diameter recorded. She believes that the height will affect the size of the splatter to some degree. The equipment used in this experiment are base, pole, ring, safety goggles, graph paper, 2 rulers, a dropper, beaker, dye water, 2 trays and paper towels. 
The steps for this lab are as follows. First, put a drop of dye in some water. Put the dropper through one of the holes on the ruler and place it on the ring flat. Then, place a ruler and measure from an upside down tray to the end of the dropper. Adjust so that the distance is 5 cm. Then drop a drop of the colored water onto graph paper. Quickly draw to lines to measure the size of the drop. Measure the diameter with a ruler and record. Repeat with 10cm, 15cm, 20cm, 25cm.
Data Chart:

Some potential sources of error in the experiment are the hardness of the squeeze, the different people squeezing it. Next time, I am going to create a graph table before I start working on the experiment. My hypothesis was correct. The size of the splatter was affected by the height of the ring and dropper. What surprised me was that at 20 cm, it varied a great deal. I think we messed up on that one. J I have a few questions from the research I did.. How does it affect the ground when they fall from a higher altitude? Why don’t raindrops fall from the sky in a big bucket like fall? Why do they fall in little drops?

* this is also posted under science. :-)

Monday, September 3, 2012

True Love-Part 2

Today, we are going to get into the subject of mentors. Titus 2:3-5 talks about the importance of young men and women having a mentor to guide them through life.

This is the model for a mentor:
 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

The importance of a person to guide you through life is great. God is always there, but to have a person to look at and follow is amazing.
Some of my mentors are:
my parents
my teachers: Mrs. Ligas, Mrs. Davis
people at church: Wendy Trent, Mrs. Thomas

Sometimes if you have a really wise friend, they can be a mentor. Most of my friends are the crazy middle school type who love you to death, but when it comes to wisdom can be lacking. Not always, just sometimes. 
That's the importance of a mentor. I look up to these people above and trust them, because if something were to happen to one of my parents, I would go to them.

 Hope you look for a mentor in your daily life.