Monday, December 9, 2013
For the Global Collaboration Project, I was very excited because I love communicating with people from all around the world. Even though I had a hard time in the last project, I wanted to start it fresh, and new and try to communicate better. Due to that, I sent an e-mail to all of my new groups, introducing myself and what I was really happy about was that everyone in my group answered pretty quickly. That's when I knew that my group would be a hard worker, and so I was really excited. Then we got to the point where we had to start our project. Amelia, and Hannah and I were able to video chat really easily several times. We were discussing about how, and what our project should look like. However, what was disappointing was that until the end, we weren't able to video chat with Francisco, and Maria all together. Due to that, Amelia and I were at the point where we were kind of stressed, and since e-mail would be harder to communicate, we just said if they don't keep answering, and don't video chat, then we'll have to do it our own. I kind of thought it was right, however I wanted everyone in my group to collaborate, so I sent them an e-mail of this document that had all the questions from all the categories, and I told them let's answer them all together as a group. Although it wasn't the best idea, it still worked, and I was proud about it. We worked hard, on the brochure, however I had a hard time working on the brochure since it was the time where really we weren't really communicating well so I just had to finish working on it. I have to say that it was challenging to do it myself, however it was actually fun at the same time. Then, we started to work on our Magazine Article project, and because we answered all the questions in the Categories, it was easy to divide and took not really a long time to polish and everything. I really liked how our project turned out, and I think it was just an amazing experience that I wouldn't have much in my life. I would say that I liked our group, they were really nice, and we were able to communicate sometimes, and video chat with Amelia and Hannah as well. I learned that communicating is extremely important to let our group keep moving forward. Without communication, we wouldn't have been able to do this project. Overall, I really enjoyed, and would love to keep chatting with my group members.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
It's Way Different being a Vegetarian
I learned that being a vegetarian is very difficult. Not only that, but I realized how I ate meat almost every single day but not vegetables. I felt really bad, however at the same time, since I had a habit of eating meat products every day, it was very challenging especially for me. Whenever I saw it, my stomach would grumble as if there was a poor calling for meat inside. My beliefs about being a vegetarian has totally changed. I was just extremely surprised, and felt sorry for thinking how easy it was being a vegetarian. I didn’t feel full when I didn’t eat the food I wanted but just veggies, however the fact that some people just chose not to, is just incredible. Moreover, it reminded me of how some people just couldn’t eat meat, and also had no other choice. For example, the people that are poor who cannot afford to buy it. I learned how other people who were also vegetarians were so into helping animals, that they didn’t even eat any products from them. Even though I’m not a vegetarian, I thought they were really making a big decision, and was extremely nice. Not only that, but also that some who are just really into belief, and do whatever they think God has told them to do. Being a vegetarian overall is not very easy as I was expecting it to be. It’s not easy since then all the meals from our family has to change just because of me. My mom thankfully tried to give our family vegetarian meals, while I was being a vegetarian. I think that really helped, and made me think less about meat. I once tried to become a vegetarian, and I learned that some decisions may seem easy to make, however it’s actually very hard to handle. I would like to know from specific people who are actually vegetarian who went through these process and how they felt. Not only that, but what made them make this specific decision. I really never admired vegetarian, and thought it was normal, however when I actually did this, I just wanted to bow to them. I disliked how all the food when I was the vegetarian was scrumptious, and tasty. Those were all one of my very favorite meal in school. I felt like as if the cook already knew how some of the 8th graders were a vegetarian so then they just wanted to give amazing food on those specific days just to make us convinced and fall for it. Next time, what I would do is to try another activity, like the Mini-Ramadan. I was actually very surprised that many people did it. I was expecting only one to two people doing that activity however many of my friends have done that. I had asked them before what it was like, and my friends told me that it wasn’t too bad, plus it was only for three days. Also, because I would like to try different activities and learn more about the religion.The final lessons I wanted to share with my classmates is how it seems like being a vegetarian is easy, but once you try it, even for a week it’s hard. I have always thought that being a vegetarian was really no big deal, and for a week, it was nothing. However, I'd have to admit that it was way different than what I had actually thought before. Due to all this experience, I was able to notice that I should imagine my response before I say it aloud just like what I thought about being a vegetarian was.
"Living Unbound: Vegetarian or Paleo? Let's Talk Compromise..." Living Unbound: Vegetarian or Paleo? Let's Talk Compromise... N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2013. <http://www.living-unbound.com/2013/09/vegetarian-or-paleo-lets-talk-compromise.html>.
Monday, December 2, 2013
In our class, we did an assignment of "separating mixtures". What it was, was to divide iron, sand, and salt. We were able to divide iron very easily just by using magnets, however it made us think when we had to divide sand and salt. We tried many different ways to divide it, and the last way we thought of was to put these two mixtures into the hotplate with water and boil it until the salt evaporated and sand was left in the water. After that, we put it again in the hot plate of the salt water and tried to evaporate the water which took a very long time. The core value of this is higher order thinking, and also communication. If we hadn't communicated and thought of it all together, we wouldn't have been able to divide it. Due to the time, although we were almost able to divide the salt, we had to leave it as salt water. However, I really enjoyed this project, because it was so fun and learned so much. Overall, I really liked this activity and hope to like other activities that I will be doing on Science class!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
For this project, I believe that we were able to accomplish what we wanted to. I was able to see that I improved, and I also regret because we got a measly point out just because of citations! I thought we did include citations, however when we took a look at it, there wasn't anything. Next time, I will try not to forget about it and read the Rubric again and again one word by one word just to make sure. Not only that, but also for the strong evidence, we could have added the pictures while we were experimenting in the document. Overall, I enjoyed this project, and next time I won't FORGET this memory.
Monday, November 4, 2013
November 3 2013 - Day 7
Wow.. I can’t believe that I can FINALLY eat meat tomorrow! I feel like I have been waiting for AGES to eat my little PRECIOUS (you know what it is, right?). Today, my mom told our family that the restaurant was opened in our condominium, so she wanted us to go out and have a family dinner outside. I really wanted to go there and see how it was like, since it was my very first time plus our condominium have been constructing this restaurant for quite a long time. Although I wanted to go there, I didn’t. I was willing to, to see the restaurant, but I didn’t since it was clear that they would serve some kind of meat. Obviously, I knew that if I saw meat in the restaurant being grilled in front of my face, I would just go ahead and just take a huge bite out of it. Due to that I just gave up going there, and I did not regret my choice. Because I wasn’t going to the restaurant, my whole family didn’t go there. Instead, my mom served chicken, fried egg with vegetables, and soup. When she was cutting the chicken for us, I found out that my chopsticks about 1cm away from the chicken. I was shocked of how my hand even did that. It smelled delightful. I knew that being a vegetarian would end tomorrow, but I was wishing that it would end today. Moreover, my mom asked if we wanted my FAVORITE meat besides picanha (image down below). Of course, I replied no because I was being selfish and didn’t want my brother to eat everything. I just told my mom that I wanted to eat it on Monday since that’s the day I could start eating my favorite meals. Surprisingly, my brother agreed and I was very excited! I’m so glad that this project is over, and it’s totally going to in my memory now. I can’t wait to read these blogs a few years later, and I’ll be laughing at it missing these days.
(It’s similar to bacon, but different)
November 2 2013 - Day 6
It’s weird... Whenever I stand up to get a cup of water or to walk around, I feel a little bit dizzy. For a few seconds, everything goes black, and then I can see the colors normally again. Because of this, I asked my mom, and she told me it was because I wasn’t eating meat for a long time. That’s when I thought, ‘should I just end this vegetarian activity before I maybe.. FAINT?’ However, I knew that it was going to end on Monday, so I just decided to wait and see what happened.
I just ate Udon which is a type of thick noodle that is originally from Japan. It tasted really good, and the day went normal as always, with nothing special. Then for dinner, I ate Pat Juk (Image on the bottom). It is basically like feijoão but a “Korean version” of it. It is sweet, has a thicker consistency, and has tteok which is korean rice cake. Sometimes, there are even beans that are shown in the bottom, but the one that my mom made didn’t. She crushed all the beans so that it would dissolve. I drank lots of soup which kept me full until it was time for me to go to bed. Overall, I’m not sure if I would try to become a vegetarian again, however if I were to choose another project, I would probably participate in the mini-ramadan. I thought being a vegetarian would be quite easy, but I changed my mind. People like me, who loves meat would maybe fit better for a mini-ramadan!
(Tteok is the white round things which is very chewy)
Pat Juk. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://eeng2.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/ed8ca5eca3bd1.jpg>.
November 1 2013 - Day 5
Two more days left... I can’t believe that time passed too fast! I feel like it passed really fast, but at the same time it’s taking me ages to eat meat. It’s so sad, because I am almost adapted to the new “environment” but it is already almost done. I didn’t eat breakfast as usual, then for lunch, I ate a sandwich, mashed cheese-potato with rice, and a bread with margarine. The potato they served us today was very appetizing. I found out that it would be one of my favorite food in our school! These food kept me full, although I forgot to eat vegetables. Then the day went normal just like any other days.
For dinner, I ate kimchi-soup. It basically a soup that has kimchi. However, there’s of course spices to it. In the picture there are meat, mine had meat too. The hardest part was to scoop only the part that had vegetables, and kimchi but not the meat part. I guess it didn’t taste too bad, but I really did miss meat. Meat, is like one of my family member. When I don’t see them for a long time, I miss them very badly. Whenever I open the refrigerator, I see chicken, or meat that is almost ready to be served. I hate that feeling, and it was basically the first time I felt this way. Usually, I just get it and just maybe bake it a little of how I want it to be, then just put it inside my mouth looking outside. It’s amazing. I really miss those days when I was able to eat meat whenever I wanted to. Also in school, I usually eat bread with ham or rice with meat but now that I can’t, I feel like something big is missing in my food plate. However, I’m never going to give up in this project, and work my best until the end! >.<
Kimchi Soup. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://blog.daum.net/prinmoth/1922245>.
31 October 2013 - Day 4
I would like to start off with... Happy Halloween! :D
Meat...MEAT.. I’m hungry for meat now. I feel like I can’t handle it, but I have to. It’s torture! I can’t stop imagining myself eating meat with my family. I know that if I chose to become a vegetarian, I should at least be trying out new vegetables before it ends! However, I don’t like vegetables and that’s the problem. Yesterday, it was surprising because I ate carrot in the curry! Carrot is NOT my favorite vegetable for some reason, however I did eat it last night. I mean, I shouldn’t be thinking about meat anyways for a week. I remember when my family grilled picanha and we ate it all together. It was fantastic! I loved it! Although I love meat, but I feel bad for the animals that are slaughtered. You see, I don’t want to eat animal meat, but my mouth makes me...
Anyways, today for lunch I ate 2 garlic breads, 2 regular breads, 1 sandwich with requeijão, vegetable soup, and salad. It was really hard to eat since the meat they gave us today was the kind I really liked. While my friends were eating it, I felt like I was drooling, and was able to taste it inside my imagination. It was a horrible situation, however I accomplished what I had to do!Dinner came, but I wasn’t feeling hungry at all for some reason. I wasn’t being myself where I always run to the dinner table and eat like a cookie monster eating cookies. All in all, I think the day went pretty well, and the lunch that I ate today kept me full the whole entire day.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
30 October 2013 - Day 3
As usual, I didn’t eat breakfast in the morning. However, the food from last night kept me full until lunch. Finally it was lunch time, and I got super hungry. Or should I say I was starving. I was astonished at the menu today since it was spaghetti and also garlic bread. Plus, I love garlic bread so much! Anyways, I ended up eating 8 garlic breads, chicken soup and spaghetti with tomato sauce. It wasn’t a huge problem for me since I never eat spaghetti with the meat sauce that they have in school. Now into more details about the chicken soup, I only took a spoonful of the top part just like Ms.Weiss told us to do. I was really hoping that no chicken would come up, and it didn’t much. However there were tiny pieces in there, which made me disturbed. Due to that, I just had to eat small bits of chicken. For some reason, I think I just had to since the chicken was already kind of dissolved in with the soup so I had to eat it together. (There was only a teeny amount anyways) I forgot to mention that I also had apple cinnamon cake for dessert. After consuming a lot of food, I finally felt that I had enough.
By the time I arrived home, I ate pão de queijo and pizza!On Monday, I remember that I really wanted to eat pizza very badly, however I had to give up on it since it had pepperoni. This time, my mom made me her very own without meat which was very luscious.
Dinner arrived, which seemed that the time passed very fast. I ate curry (image on the bottom) without meat. Due to that, it was curry with carrot and potatoes. In fact, it was very interesting, because it was the very first time that I ate curry without meat! Furthermore, it tasted basically the same even without it. Four days to go, and hopefully there will be something yummy for tomorrow!
"Hot, Hot, Hot!" Two Chums. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2013. <http://www.twochums.com/hot-hot-hot/>.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
29 October 2013 - Day 2
Today is the second day. For some reason, I even forgot when I took a shower. Is it because I’m not eating meat at all? Today, I didn’t really eat breakfast, but I’m not used to eating a lot in the morning so it didn’t really matter for me. I was able to survive two classes in the morning. Then the time came. It was lunch time! I knew I wasn’t so happy about it even though I love eating. The reason was because there was CHICKEN NUGGETS, and guess what, I couldn’t even eat it. Plus, nuggets is my #1 favorite food in school because I feel like I’m on top of a rainbow when I just take a bite of it with ketchup. However, today I couldn’t which made my day really sorrowful. Instead, I ate three breads, salad with tomatoes, sandwich, soup, and jelly. For some reason, I knew it would be enough for me, but I didn’t feel full for some reason. Like I had that feeling that my stomach was complete, just that I wanted to consume even more food. When I went to the serving place to get soup, the first thing I smelled was, of course, nuggets. I fell in love with the scent, so then I just cut a tiny piece. Then, there was in a war inside my head. It was whether to eat a tiny bit, or just not eat at all. I was just staring at it until the elementary kids came, so my conclusion was to just give up and let the children eat it. They were staring at me as if I were weird since I just had my eyes fixed on it. It was like losing a precious treasure.
Moving on, after I came home from school, I ate ramen (picture in the bottom). It is a type of korean noodle, and there’s a choice whether you can put meat, however I DIDN’T. I guess it still tasted palatable though.
For dinner, the menu was spaghetti, but I couldn’t eat it since the sauce had meat. My annoying brother kept teasing me for not being able to eat the appetizing food, so I just ended up eating pão de queijo with milk. It was okay, but I can say that it’s not my favorite dinner menu at all. That’s basically how my day ended with the meal, and I guess it’s going not that bad. It’s going to be a long week for me.
Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.soompi.com/2013/05/15/do-you-know-your-korean-ramen-part-1/>.
Monday, October 28, 2013
28 October 2013 - Day 1
For me, I have never been a vegetarian, and to say the truth, I don’t really enjoy eating vegetables at all. However, I have always kept in mind that I should since it would be a benefit for my own health. I have always eaten meat and rice everyday at school and sometimes bread and dessert for later. Now that I think about it, I haven’t really eaten salad. Instead it’s rare when I do. Hopefully, now that I have to become a vegetarian for seven days, I am quite excited but at the same time, worried because I have to fight what my stomach wants me to eat. I can see that it’s going to be very challenging for me.
Today at lunch, I kept forgetting that I couldn’t eat meat. I was very hungry, and was about to grab it when it suddenly came to mind that I couldn’t. Luana said she was able to handle the meat that was given today, but I loved the type of meat they served. It was basically one of my favorite food! I couldn’t bare myself not eating it, however I just tried and just ate broccoli with cream, and plain bread. I just noticed I only ate cream instead of broccoli! Yet, I understand it since I don’t like broccolis, and at least I didn’t eat any kind of meat. I guess the bread and cream made me full throughout the 2 classes.
After school ended, mom and I went to the supermarket. I knew I wasn’t going to buy any kind of meat at all and I tried to keep that in mind. Surprisingly, I found myself in the meat section where there were bacon, sausage, salami, ham, etc. I was astonished of how I even ended up there. Because I knew that I couldn’t eat any kind of meat, I decided to eat pizza. I was going to buy pepperoni pizza, and when I tried to put it in the cart, my mom told me that it was pepperoni, which was basically meat. I felt as if I was forgetting what meat was. Due to that, I gave up buying pizza and just ended up buying pão de queijo. You have no idea how I felt when I couldn’t choose the pepperoni pizza. I was just asking myself, ‘should I really become a vegetarian?’
Moving on, for dinner, I ate fish cakes (picture on the bottom). I didn’t take a picture because my phone battery was all gone, however I found a picture and that’s how it basically looks like. I guess I was able to live without meat today, but hopefully I can live like this for the rest of the week.
Overall, I feel like I’m not so used to this new “environment”, however I am going to try my best, and try to make my goal come true. Although I’m really sad that there will be nuggets tomorrow, which is basically my favorite food I will try my best. Hopefully, I will survive!
Juya. Fish Cakes. Digital image. Sweet Home Soups. N.p., 9 Oct. 2011. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.<http://askgongjuya.com/archives/category/eatright%E2%93%92juya/soups-eatright%E2%93%92juya>.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
What I want to share is about the packet that we worked during our geography class. I believe that it has really helped throughout to study for the test, and to also study of how the world actually looks like. It's the first time for me to work on this type of thing, and I think it really helps a lot. However, sometimes the packet drives me crazy since it's long and I feel like finishing it in time, but sometimes I feel comfortable working on it. I don't find it extremely hard, but once I know the map, capitals, and everything, it's just easy as eating a piece of cake. I've finished 2 packets so far except the Digital Exploration, and is working on the third one which is North Asian packet. I personally think it's great to have a choice to do for the last page which is a question that is like: "If you are at (38N, 68E), you are probably in what country/city?" It's great how there's an opportunity that we CAN do not something that just MAKES us do.
Anyway, some things that are in the packet is drawing the map, and also putting geographic features. Not only that, but there's also "Which One Doesn't Belong?" There are Map 1, 2, 3... which I think are extremely useful since the quiz are kind of like it so to me, it's like a little study guide. Moreover, the Atlas Exercise is something that's quite challenging since that's when I just start to think in my head (not look at the map) and see what the country is if it's surrounded by some certain countries. Lastly, there's also Border Patrol, and to say the truth, I don't really get why it's helpful, but I can improve on my drawing skills! Overall, this is my reflection about the packets! :)
For my science test grade, I'm pretty proud of it because I have improved. However, I feel bad because I got 2 points taken by not answering a question in which I already knew the answer. Next time, I should read the all the problem and check if I answered all the questions. Despite the fact that I lost 2 points, I still achieved a grade that I was happy with. Moreover, I was able to see that I improved, and next time I will study even harder so that I could achieve an even better result. For me, science was always a hard, challenging class for me, so next time, I'm going to try to ask more questions frequently to make sure that I understand everything clearly. Overall, this was my reflection and I hope I can accomplish my new goal next time!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Essential Understanding: People’s decisions and actions affect their performance in different field events
- What movement skills are need to be successful in different field events?
- What are my responsibilities regarding my participation in field events? (safety, fair play, respect appreciation of all levels, positive behavior in competition, aspects of performance that need improving)
- How can the skills and attitudes learned in field events be used in other sports and activities?
The skills that we need to be successful in field events is to be able to control yourself. If you know when to run, when to stop, and how to push yourself when running, then that would be very helpful in this unit. Some groups were running extremely fast and some weren’t, I think that was the part that wasn’t so fair. Not only that, but we basically stayed with the same group so then the results were always the same. Anyways, my responsibilities were safety for the first, to have a fair play, and positive behavior in competitions. Safety, because nobody wants someone to be hurt while running. Secondly, a fair play since if somebody cheated then that team would have won all the time just by doing nothing but cheating. Thirdly, having a positive behavior in competitions is always nice. I mean if someone is mean and sad while doing this activity, it also makes me feel kind of mad for some reason. Moving on, the skills I learned is to stop fast, and how to start running for a better result. Not only that, but because we kept practicing running, I believe that my running skills improved and got a lot faster. Also, although we only did the jumping for only few classes, it was fun and I know that the amount of how long I can jump got way better than the past.
Movement skills (running, jumping)
Performs movement skill with limited competence
Performs movement skill with moderate competence
Performs movement skill with considerable competence
Performs movement skill with a high degree of competence
Safe use of procedures and equipment
Infrequently uses procedures and equipment safely and correctly
Sometime uses procedures and equipment safely and correctly
Regularly uses procedures and equipment safely and correctly
Always or almost always uses procedures and equipment safely and correctly
Behaviour and strategies that enhance participation and personal success in field events
Infrequently demonstrates appropriate behaviour and strategies
Sometimes demonstrates appropriate behaviour and strategies
Regularly demonstrates appropriate behaviour and strategies
Always or almost always demonstrates appropriate behaviour and strategies
Comments: I believe that my running, and jumping performed a skill with a high degree of competence. To support it, I don’t think I run too slow but at the same time not too fast. I run at a right speed, and although I can’t jump so far like the boys, I try my best. That’s why I highlighted “almost always”.
Friday, October 4, 2013
1. What do you think was the best part of your states of matter experimental design project?
The best part of the project was having fun, and actually being able to answer the question we made. I really liked the way how our teacher let us choose our partners, because I think that made it easier and happier for all the students including me.
2. What was the most difficult or frustrating part of your project?
Although it’s a good thing when it comes to science, it was very frustrating when we had to do the experiment over and over again, due to checking if we did was right, or either we did something wrong.
Not only that, but it was also challenging to make our own question that we wanted to answer, and so we had to think properly to made a better question so that we could have an enjoying, and more challenging experiment.
3. What problems/challenges did you run into as you worked on your project? What steps did you take to overcome these challenges?
The challenges that were made was when we made mistakes. We made so many mistakes that it drove me crazy. We had nothing to do, but re-experimenting until we thought it made sense, and without any small mistakes. Also, we chose to experiment with coke, milk, and alcohol. However, we later noticed that we couldn’t do alcohol since it was flammable and we had to try it if it turned into a gas. But we really wanted to choose it since alcohol didn’t freeze, and it was different from other liquids. Later on, we decided to choose milk, which I didn’t think it was super interesting since the liquids all had kind of like a same purpose but just different amount of time it froze, and also turned into a gas.
4. Thinking of your own project, what would you do differently next time?
What I would do differently next time is also doing the rate (how much time is takes) of how fast per hour it takes to freeze and turn into a gas since it can be more precise. Also, I would choose another liquid that’s not alcohol, but doesn’t freeze and is different from others (inflammable). We actually tried to find it, but couldn’t maybe due to lack of time. However, we will be searching it up, and trying to find a better and more exciting material!
5. Was your own project challenging enough for you, or could you have chosen something that was more difficult? Did you work as hard as you could have? Why or why not?
The project was challenging for us, since we also had to stay after school and work on it, but it wasn’t overly too hard. I guess next time we can choose something more difficult. If we hadn’t made many silly mistakes, then I guess it wouldn’t have been so much time consuming but since we did, it was a whole new experience.
6. Did you work alone or with a partner? Would you choose to do that again? Why or why not?
I worked with a partner, because I thought it would be better to communicate together, and I wouldn’t feel lonely doing the experiment. I personally think it’s better to do it together since then we can improve our communication skills, and get closer as a friend and also if I didn’t know something, maybe my partner did. Next time, I would definitely do it with a partner again. I think it’s more exciting and enjoying!
7. Are you happy with the topic you chose? Why or why not?
I am happy with the topic I chose because I feel that it’s just the topic that I was confused, and wanted to learn about. Now that I learned the exact time at a freezing point, maybe when I ice something and try to make it into an ice-cream it can help me. Also, many people seemed to do the viscosity questions which I thought was too much, so I’m happy that we did something a little bit different.
8. Do you feel you were prepared enough to submit your project when you did?
Why or why not?
I believe that I was prepared to submit the project because we were able to finish it, and we also stayed after school working on the document and also experimenting. Not only that, but before we submitted we read the document over and over again making sure that it did make sense, and we also did the format that was written.
9. Self Evaluation
Evaluate yourself in these 5 areas. (5 is highest, 1 is lowest) Highlight the number that you feel best describes your overall performance. Feel free to explain your ratings in the space below.
Knowledge about your topic 1 2 3 4 5
Effort/Hard Work 1 2 3 4 5
Overall project 1 2 3 4 5
I believe that I know about my topic, but I don’t know it as well like a scientists like super mega ultra good at it. I just learned about it so I gave myself a 4. Secondly, for effort and hard work, we actually did work really hard on it always staying after school, and chatting about it in the document. Lastly, I think due to our hard effort I believe that our overall project is a 5/5 in my opinion. We answered all the questions, and also tried our experiment several times to make sure it was accurate.