English 5 lesson 155

If I could do one thing to make the world a better place, what would I do?

If I could do one thing to make the world a better place I would see that every kid has a show animal. (this might sound crazy but just keep reading and you’ll see why) Having a show animals teaches so many things like responsibility, finance, hard work, how to take care of different animals. It’s really fun and rewarding (you get money if you do well with your animal especially at jackpots). Let me give you an example of animals you could show. Steer, pigs, lambs, goats. And that’s it!

 So of course I am sure all counties are different but you can show a horse but showing horses is not like showing a steer or a lamb. Showing horses is really fun though! There are some similar things but not all things are the same. Here’s my example of my morning when I have to show a horse v.s me showing my lambs or steer.

Showing horses- Get up early in the morning, eat breakfast, get dressed in clothes that you can wash your horse in. Pick out your show outfit of your choice. And the day before you should have loaded you wash supplies in the trailer. Load your horse in the trailer after you fed him or her. Drive to wherever you’re having the show. (this is usually at our rodeo arena) Unload your horse, get wash supplies you put in the trailer (water hose, soup, brush, mud boots,) find a spot where you can put your wash supplies. Wash your horse and wait for him to dry (just tie him to the trailer and he  will dry out in the sun before you show trust in me. Grab your show outfit and go into the trailer and change (if you don’t wanna do that then just use the bathrooms they have there but if they have no bathrooms then just change in the trailer). Your horse should be dry by then so everybody (while you were doing this other people were showing up) should be here doing the exact same thing. Anyway you grab your show halter ( show haters are fancier than regular ones. Now if you don’t have a show halter that’s fine we just borrow one from our friends). You wait till your class then you show and that is nothing to it. Now it’s a little more complicated when you show but I didn’t go into the details about that.

Showing lambs/steer- same thing you would have loaded everything in the trailer the day before. (our fair is stretched out into several days so…) Get up early in the morning fed animals (I usually do but sometimes dad does it for me… sometimes but other than that it’s up to me) anyway load up steer and lambs go to the fairgrounds. Unload the animals and find a spot to put them (put the sheep in  the sheep/lamb barn and steers in the steer barn) unload all the other stuff (show related stuff including the animals feed.) And wait till it’s the day where you show. Our fair dragged out  over several days, example: lamb,and another show animal on a certain day. You have to come back to the fair ground to feed. Basically you stay at the fairgrounds all day then you go home and take a shower then you come back the next day  you can feed and stay at the fairgrounds all day again. It’s the same thing until it’s your day to show!

History 4 lesson 140

Lead Chamber Process

John Roebuck went to med school in Edinburgh, Scotland, He was taught by William Cullen, a prominent Scotsman. He graduated med school and set up practice in Birmingham. He continued nourishing his interest in Chemistry. Roebuck was familiar with the history of sulfuric acid production. Sulfuric acid is important to the modern economy, used for fertilizer,pesticides, dyes, metals. The lead chamber process increased production capability. Roebuck replaced glass jars with lead-lined rooms. Sulfur saltpeter water= sulfuric acid, Roebuck didn’t patent the method. He kept his invention secret. He built a factory in Edinburgh, the lead chambers were as large as a bedroom. Competing factories sprung up in England and in France.

Spinning Jenny

London Society of Arts took notice of growing weaving industry issues.  They offered cash prices in 1760 for new spinning inventions. James Hargreaves, born in 1721 in England. He was a poor uneducated waver. He had a flash of insight that led to the creation of the Spinning Jenny. I spun eleven threads at once in 1764 then over hundred by 1784. Thread production finally caught up to increased cloth production. It was hand-operated. “Jenny” is short for engine. Thread prices fell, and so did clothes prices. Hargreaves built several for his own use. One spinner could now do the job of s hundred. Envious mobs attacked Hargreaves’s house and destroyed his property. He set up shop in another town. Fabric producers understood the Spinning Jenny’s benefits. 

Richard Arkwright

Richard Arkwright was born in 1731 in England. He apprenticed as a barber. About a year after his son was born his wife died, he turned his sorrow into ambition. He turned to wig making in the 1750s and invented waterproof wig dye, then he turned to textile manufacturing and hired John Kay. Arkwright was an important person. He has sometimes been called “The Father Of The Industrial  Revolution”.  Invented the water frame in 1768.  He invented a new carding machine in 1775.  He developed an early factory system in 177os.  He employed children and used steam engines in his mills. Arkwright developed an extensive business network. Factories expanded all over England. Arkwright achieved recognition by the king for his contributions. He left behind a huge fortune in 1792 (he died at 59 years old).

James Watt

James Watt was born in 1736 Scotland to Covenanter parents. He learned to make science kind of instruments and opened his own business. The university of Glasgow offered him work. A friend introduced him to steam power in 1759. He developed his conden around 1763. Watt is primarily associated with the steam engine. He invented the sun-and -planet gear to get around a crank-connecting rod patent. In 1780 he invented a new way of coping documents. He experimented with chemistry but wasn’t as commercially successful. Watt was influential with other inventors. He opened the Soho Foundry, way ahead of its time. Scientific societies honored him. Newcomen engine owners adapted their engines to incorporate Watt’s enhancements.       

 

Final draft of English 5 lesson 155

What is something that I would like to learn how to do. 

So the thing that I would like to learn how to do is……….roping I know it might not sound that interesting but I finally have an interest in in I used to not really think much about it all I wanted to do is….do the other events like barrel racing, goat tying, pole bening, and flag race. Now I am not going to get into too much detail of all the events but those were the only ones I wanted to do but I now have a horse that will NOT buck with me or throw fits with me. I finally have an interest in it! 

Here is some pics of calf ropers I thought some of you would like to see what I am talking about

Science 5 lesson 132

So just ignore the last science 5 lesson 132 because it was a mess now I am not saying that this one it perfect but it’s better than well………. than that one so here it is

My school science assignment is to spend the rest of this week developing a story premise. First, write down on a piece of paper everything that interests you (e.g. people, places, events, hobbies, famous words, etc.). Include what you would like to do or learn about.

Second, write down on a separate piece of paper every premise that you can think of. Each must be one sentence. So instead of doing this on paper I am going to do It here on google docs. Because I am like that. 

(Premise means summing up things in one sentence like a book basically Summing up that whole book in one sentence) 

Part 1…

  • Riding and rodeoing 
  • Playing with dogs
  • Watching my cats be silly
  • Hunting for gophers
  • Doing gymnastics 
  • Listening to Laugh U.S.A
  • Coloring and drawing
  • Doing stuff outside when it’s not to hot
  • Reading
  • Cloudy rainy days 
  • Taking pics of my ranch 
  • Getting on a new horse that I don’t even know
  • Going shopping at a Western Wear Store. (NEVER A MALL!!!!) 
  • Getting to see my friends from Texas
  • Listening to country music and country music artist George Strait (he is amazing!)
  • Running in the rain
  • Wrestling with the dogs in the mud
  • Being with my dog Beulah (my favorite dog don’t tell the others)

     Part 2……..

Premise 1- A girl who lost her confidence about riding horses fast but then she got her confidence back

Premise 2- the time me and my dogs were covered in mud from wrestling with each other.   

Premise 3- The day it rained, and after I had been sitting inside all day went outside and ran and ran and ran! ( I could not stop)

Premise 4-The day I was in a reading coma with the Pegasus series. Ok so by reading coma I am not sure that it’s a real thing but in our family it means that when you are reading a good book you block out the rest of the world and you are in the story like if you were one of the characters. I do that a lot like just yesterday I was put on some music and I was reading The Hunger Games and a song came on that was by my favorite artist next thing I know when I get up to get a drink of water a different song was on. Like about eight or nine songs had played and I hadn’t known that until I got up.    

 The “what if” part of this thing. 

what if the girl’s horse didn’t buck. 

Ok one other thing I will be adding on to this paper almost each day. So my assessment today was to start working on my story challenges and problems, what do I need to show and describe to make my story believable. 

Story problem- The girl’s horse bucked her off more than once so she lost her confidence

Story challenge- Her horse always did this, it was not the first time. 

What I need to make my story believable- This one is hard because I am not sure but here goes nothing. (This is just a guess) but to make my story believable I could put…..it ……in ……my character’s point of view or give info about rodeo and the events or the tack.   

So my assessment was to develop a designing principle that will allow me to tell a unique story. For the unique story part I guess it will be unique because I have read a lot of books and there are ones where it’s in the horse’s point of view but I have never read a book where it’s the owner of the horse’s point o view like how they explain the barrel pattern or something like that. Now I am sure that there are some books like that but I am not sure.    

 For today my assignment was to determine my best character from my premise and designing principle. Who are the most interesting characters and who would I be fascinated by? So now my best character is a girl (I have not thought about her name yet) who lost her confidence to go faster on her horse because he would always buck with her.

My assignment again for today is to determine the central conflict of my story. What is it really about? What is my main character trying to do? My main character is trying to get over her fear of being bucked off even if she is riding a horse that will not buck with her she is still scared no matter what horse she’s on  

Now for today my assignment is to determine my best character’s primary action so the primary action for my character is trying to get better at all of the speed events. ( Barrel racing, goat tying,Pole bending, and flag race) for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about. 

Today my assignment was to determine my character’s weakness before the primary action, and then the character change after the primary action. 

Character Weakness- not confident on that horse.

Primary Action- Trying to be more confident on that horse, get better at all of the speed events.

Character Change- She borrowed a horse for a while and that horse gave her a lot of confidence so when she rode that horse that always bucked with her she could show him that she wasn’t going to take the whole bucking thing anymore. Then she got two new horses and she got a lot faster at the speed events!

Ok for today’s assignment was to write down possible story events (things that could happen in my story).Write ten story events each one should be only one sentence. So here it is!!!! My story events are…….  Typical Summer morning for the girl, Morning routine, Warming up the horse,the other events that day. How she  zoned out and went into her own world when she was in the arena. I am sorry that I did not make it to ten but that is pretty much it.

My assignment is to determine what my character learns at the story’s end. How will this new knowledge change the character? How will it change the character’s behavior towards others? Now write down several possible character weaknesses and needs. The weakness should be wrecking the life of my character and others. Or at the very least it must threaten ruin.

Weakness and need- My character’s weakness is that she has a fear of going fast on her horse because he will buck with her. Even if she is riding a horse that will not buck she is not sure if she should go fast because she has been bucked off before ( and it’s NOT fun). The need is that she needs to overcome that fear if she is to get better at rodeoing and so maybe she can finally get a faster time.          

Rough Draft of English 155

What is something that I would like to learn how to do. 

So the thing that I would like to learn how to do is……….roping I know it might not sound that interesting but I finally have an interest in in I used to not really think much about it all I wanted to do is….do the other events like barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending, and flag race. Now I am not going to get into too much detail of all the events but those were the only ones I wanted to do but I now have a horse that will NOT buck with me or throw fits with me. I finally have an interest in it!

History 4 lesson 135

The Flying Shuttle 

John Kay was born in 1704,he apprenticed in the textile industry.  Then he went into the textile business for himself. He invented a new kind of reed, made from wire, he  then invented the flying shuttle in 1733. The  flying shuttle unleashed fabric production capability, it sped up fabric production. One weaver(instead of two) could produce widecloth. The fling shuttle reduced the skill required. It led to thread shortage. John Kay encountered the forces of envy. HE began manufacturing his new invention,weavers became threatened by the device and tried to drive Kay out of business. Kay was blamed for rising thread prices. He almost went bankrupt defending hs patent against pirates (unsuccessfully)

Marine Chronometer

John Harrison was born in 1693 a carpenter’s son, he became interested in clocks at age. He invented a new temperature compensating pendulum. He gained insights during its design that aided his future work. His chronometer was designed to win the monetary prize. The marine chronometer is a fine crafted precision machine. Immune to: temperature,humidity, pressure, and gravity. It’s time was the reference point for determining longitude. And thanks to marine chronometer sailing accuracy improved greatly. Harrion refined his design for the next 30 years. Parliament was reluctant to award him the prize, Captain James Cook lauded Harrison’s chronometer. They were expensive in italy expensive. The English Navy began requiring each ship to have one in the 1800s.  

Anders Celsius 

Anders Celsius was born in 1701. His grandfather was a famous scientist. He developed stenography in Sweden from his rune discoveries. His uncle olaf was an influential scientist too. Anders entered his father’s university and then became a professor. The centigrade temperature scale was originally backwards, Anders participated in the expeditions to determine the Earth’s shape. He initiated scientific inquiry into the Northern Lights. He founded Uppsala observatory in 1741. His participation in the expedition made him famous. His friend Linnaeus inverted his temperature scale. Celsius published papers and participated in Swedish scientific societies. He wrote a popular math book for children. 

Leyden Jar 

Two scientists invented the Leyden Jar. Kleist’s teacher was Gravesande, a teacher of Newton’s ideas. Kleist theorized that electricity was a fluid,inspired by Hauksbee’s machine. He got a huge shock from a jar he built. Professor musschenbroek perfected it. The Leyden Jar is a battery that stores charge. A glass jar sides coated with metal electrodes inside. It was charged by being connected to an Influence Machine. Touching the electrode discharges it,your hand originally played the role of the foil. Muschenbroek told French scientists about the new invention. He also egan selling them to rich scientists in France. Daniel Gralth of Poland began experimenting with it. He publicized the jar in experiments before other scientists. He wrote a major history book on electricity.      

 

History 4 lesson 130

History 4 lesson 130

Abaham Darby was born in 1678 near Worcestershire, His great grand-uncle served in the English Civil war. He devised an early coke- burning iron process. Daby learned metallurgy coke-burning processes. Darby combined his skills, his uncle’s story and his own interests to invent the coke fired blast furnace. Darby’s iron smelting factory was more efficient than others. Coke: high in carbon and few impurities. His iron became competitive with brass, he figured out how to make iron thinner. He made cheap pots and pans,utensils and tools. Darby’s investors got scared in 1708 and left. In 1712 the Newcomen steam engine was invented. Orders came in from all over but iron production was constrained. Darby’s new factory enabled him to fulfill the orders and stay in business, Darby’s factory remained in business long after his death in 1717. 

Newcomen Steam Engine

Papin built the first piston steam engine in 1690. Tomas Savery built and patented a steam pump in 1698. Thomas Newmomen was an English Baptist ironworker. He built the world’s first true steam engine in 1712 Newcomen entered into partnership with Savery. Steam engines perform mechanical work. It used the vacuum to power the pump. Newcomen’s engine successfully pumped water out of mines. He marketed his engine through his network of Baptist business contacts. He met Joseph Hornblower through his travels and preaching. Horn Blower worked for Newcomen and built his engine. He passed the trade skills onto his son,who passed them onto his son.

Thomas Newcomen

Newcomen was born in Dartmouth in 1663. He became an ironmonger. He probably worked with Thomas savery on his engine (“Miner’s Friend.”) Savery and Newcomen got a patent together in 1707. Savery’s pump wasn’t too great, Newcomen improved it. Newcomen’s engine was a mederm marvel. It finally overcame the mining flooding problem. Newcomen’s job was ironmonger but his calling was pastor. Our job funds our calling. Newcomen’s work supported his preaching, his preaching increased his business.

The Octant

John Hadley was an English philosopher, He joined the Royal Society in 1717. His inheritance allowed him to do science. He grew interested in Newton’s reflecting telescope, HE built a superior model and then invented the octant. The octant distances between celestial objects. It was smaller and easier to handle. The octant could be used day or night. It lines up the sun with the hizon. The octant had overtaken the market by 1780 It was easy to read and more accurate It was available with many different options. Ot was capable of implementing the lunar-distance method for determining longitude. 

Final Draft of English 5 lesson 145

Final Draft of English 5 lesson 145

So this building is not in my city because when you have to think about what is a cool billing in my city you’d have to think for a long time. Now there are some pretty cool buildings in my town but in my opinion this one building that is not in town is really cool. Anyway this building is a restaurant and it is so cool because when you go into the waiting room there are these big cages with trees planted in the middle and there are exotic birds they are sooooo beautiful.  And the building is an adobe. I love adobe buildings! 

The name of the restaurant is La Posta. It’s location is Old Mesilla, New Mexico. Now here is a fun fact well not really fun fact but it depends on what you think. But when the restaurant was a bar Billy The Kid used to hang out there in my opinion that was pretty cool. So I guess I should move on to how good the food is. It’s really good the hamburgers there are AMAZING!!!! Since I have only been there once I do not know how good the rest of the food is but I love their hamburgers.   

Science 5 lesson 132

My school science assignment is to spend the rest of this week developing a story premise. First, write down on a piece of paper everything that interests you (e.g. people, places, events, hobbies, famous words, etc.). Include what you would like to do or learn about.

Second, write down on a separate piece of paper every premise that you can think of. Each must be one sentence. So instead of doing this on paper I am going to do It here on google docs. Because I am like that. Oh and I had to take my best premise line and say what if.

(Premise means summing up things in one sentence like a book! Summing up that whole book in one sentence) 

Part 1…

  • Riding and rodeoing 
  • Playing with dogs
  • Watching my cats be silly
  • Hunting for gophers
  • Doing gymnastics 
  • Listening to Laugh U.S.A
  • Coloring and drawing
  • Doing stuff outside when it’s not to hot
  • Reading
  • Cloudy rainy days 
  • Taking pics of my ranch 
  • Getting on a new horse that I don’t even know
  • Going shopping at a Western Wear Store. (NEVER A MALL!!!!) 
  • Getting to see my friends from Texas
  • Listening to country music and country music artist George Strait (he is amazing!)
  • Running in the rain
  • Wrestling with the dogs in the mud
  • Being with my dog Beulah (my favorite dog don’t tell the others)

     Part 2……..

Premise 1- Alpine Youth Rodeo the day I was bucked off my horse!

Premise 2- the time me and my dogs were covered in mud from wrestling with each other.   

Premise 3- The day it rained, and after I had been sitting inside all day went outside and ran and ran and ran!

Premise 4-The day I was in a reading coma with the Pegasus series.

Explanation on premise 4– Ok so by reading coma I am not sure that it’s a real thing but in our family it means that when you are reading a good book you block out the rest of the world and you are in the story like if you were one of the characters. I do that a lot like just yesterday I was put on some music and I was reading The Hunger Games and a song came on that was by my favorite artist next thing I know when I get up to get a drink of water a different song was on. Like about eight or nine songs had played and I hadn’t known that until I got up!   

 The “what if” part of this thing.

What if I had been more confident when my horse started to buck with  me, what if I had made him see that I was not gonna put up with this nonsense!! Or what if he didn’t buck.

 

Ok one other thing I will be adding on to this paper almost each day. So my assessment today was to start working on my story challenges and problems, what do I need to show and describe to make my story believable. 

Story problem- My horse bucked me off! 

Story challenge- My horse always does this, it’s not the first time! (but this is the first time I fell off but it’s NOT the first time he has bucked with me!)

What I need to make my story believable- So after I got back on my horse and all the other kids had gone and done the barrel pattern the people had prizes for all of the kids and to my surprise I won a buckle so to my my story believable I could use to picture form that day.( I also got some other stuff to but I was really proud of the buckle)  

So my assessment was to develop a designing principle that will allow me to tell a unique story. For the unique story part I guess it will be unique because I am overcoming an obstacle and a challenge. My challenge was my horse bucked me off and my obstacle is that I didn’t want to ride that horse again but I got back on him and I ended up winning a buckle. 

 

 For today my assignment was to determine my best character from my premise and designing principle. Who are the most interesting characters and who would I be fascinated by? So now my best character would have to be me because I am the one who gets bucked off not to sound like a diva or anything but I am just guessing that I would be the best character since this story actually happened.

My assignment again for today is to determine the central conflict of my story. What is it really about? What is my main character trying to do? Sooooo my main character is trying to get over the fear that makes her not want to ride that horse that has bucked with her more than once!!!!! ( her= me by the way this story is true but now I have the confidants to stay on the horse and push him to go faster although I have two new horses that are WAY better at not bucking)

Now for today my assignment is to determine my best character’s primary action so the primary action for my character  is trying to get better at all of the speed events. ( Barrel racing, goat tying,Pole bending, and flag race) for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about.