Data science turns data into knowledge. Many people think that data science is about making complex models, writing code, or parsing large amounts of data, but it is not. It is making predictions and very educated guesses. It is finding trends and patterns. That is when people need to make complex models and write code and parse large amounts of data. A data scientist’s goal is to extract information from data, and nobody cares what tools they use. A data scientist would write code to find very complicated patterns that humans could never detect. Sometimes they would identify trends in […]Continue reading
If you are making a tower out of blocks, you need, well, blocks! If you are making a human, you need cells. And those cells need instruction: they need DNA. DNA makes us unique, its replication is very accurate, but mistakes happen and can be very dangerous. In short, DNA is essential for life.Continue reading
This was another fun lab I did for Athena’s Academy.Continue reading
I made a stop motion video called ‘Praseodymium Phosphate in Marshmallows’. Here it is! This molecule is made with a Praseodymium atom, a Phosphorus atom, and 4 Oxygen atoms. This was for a homework assignment for a chemistry course at Athena’s Advanced Academy.Continue reading
“[We] should commit … [ourselves] to achieving the goal before this decade is out,” U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed to Congress on May 25, 1961, “of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” Over 35 years before, the U.S. and the Union of…Continue reading
In the last post, I explained .M3U files. Now I will tell you how to change titles. Sometimes the title of the song would be the same as the file name. So we look at the code: #EXTINF:0,CS_002_IAmAChildOfGod_eng.mp3 Children’s SongbookCS_002_IAmAChildOfGod_eng.mp3 You remember this: #EXTINF:0,<TITLE> <ADDRESS OF FILE><FILE NAME>…Continue reading
Once I was cleaning my computer’s files, and I found a .m3u file. I opened it with the default (WMP), and it turned out to be a playlist of LDS songs. By learning more I found out it is just simple code! I viewed the code by opening with notepad: #EXTM3U #EXTINF:0,2017-04-5061-keep-the-commandments-256k-eng.mp3…Continue reading
I am in this! I put the last piece in and I was in the picture at the end (right side, behind the person with the blue coat. My coat is still on, and my hood is still up). I did not put any marbles in or turn it.Continue reading
If you hit a sibling, your mom would be mad. Nevertheless, if you were a snapping turtle and you used your brothers and sisters as stepstools when climbing out of the nest, there would be no “Go to your room”. The mom left more than 75 days ago! (Also, there…Continue reading
The Chicago River runs backward. It used to go into Lake Michigan, but using a lock, the flow was reversed! The flow was changed because the dirty river was dirtying the city’s clean drinking water. The Chicago Harbor Lock is important to the people in Chicago. A lock helps boats…Continue reading
Wild Buffalo Buffalo, which are usually wild, eat three-inch long gamma grass. The buffalo’s sharp and pointy horns dig into the ground and the buffalo roll around playfully in the soft Kansas prairie to create buffalo wallows. Birds eat clingy ticks off the wooly beasts. Wild buffalo must look silly….Continue reading
The First Airplane The Wright brothers, who were named Orville (1874-1929 in Ohio) and Wilbur (1867 in Indiana to 1912 in Ohio), invented the first airplane. Before they tried flying, they built bicycles and unique kites. The brothers began testing gliders for people in 1900. They successfully flew for the…Continue reading
In a Round Squeeze Handle Disher Portion Scoop, you squeeze the handles so the gear turns on the teeth, and since the gear is connected to the rod, the rod turns and since the rod is connected to the cutter, the cutter turns and pushes the stuff in the ball out! Finally,…Continue reading
When you flip a switch, you close the circuit so now the circuit looks like this: Closing the circuit, you connect the wire with the rest of the circuit! But why couldn’t you turn on the light before? Before the circuit looked like this:Looking at this diagram, we can see that not…Continue reading
In the 3rd millennium, in the 21st century, in the decade of 2010, in the year of 2016, in the eighth month, in the first week of the month, on the second day of the month, I went to Santa’s Village AZoosment Park! The whole amusement park is Christmas themed. (The green rides are rides Mom and…Continue reading
Paul made starburst rocks.Continue reading
We played a game to practice reviewing the facts we learned about the Coral Reef.Continue reading
I think global warming is a problem, but the problem is getting smaller as we do better preventing it. To help we can, *turn off electronics and lights when we’re done *when devices are done charging unplug them *plant more plants *use solar, wind, and water power (use water to…Continue reading
Last year (December 2014) I made a stop motion video about sea anemones. I do not think we ever posted it…. Anyway, here it is! I also made a paragraph about it in the post GIFT Stories: LEGO Class.Continue reading
Recently in science, we have been learning about the food pyramid and nutrition. An assignment was to pretend you are a dietitian and write a letter to a client. Dear Junk Food Monster, Junk food is not good for you. Junk food has lots of fat and sugary carbohydrates. You are…Continue reading
Hail! Hail Hail! The hailstorm was on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Dad told me to clean up my room, and then Dad looked out the window. Dad it was going to rain. We could not work in the yard. While I was cleaning up my room, I heard thunder. I…Continue reading
Tuesday night, I went to a dissection party! Mrs. Williams had a Frog, cricket, starfish, fish, crayfish, pig, and a worm. I saw the frog’s heart, dissected a cricket and worm, and saw the pig’s spinal cord. The starfish was hard. Mom cut out the crayfish eyeballs. I liked it because it was…Continue reading
Last week, we learned about butterflies and caterpillars. I got to see a caterpillar. It was in a jar. It was sticking to the top of the jar because it was making a cocoon. It will be a butterfly. We went into the backyard and saw the plants. Here is…Continue reading
Today, we learned about seeds and plants. First, I touched seeds (Lima beans). One was hard. Two were soft. The soft ones were a little bit squishy. When my friend Michael squished his too hard, the seed coat came off the seed. Then, I got seeds and planted them in…Continue reading
Mom and I read through a book about the Earth. We learned how the Earth’s crust moves, what volcanoes and earthquakes are, and what all of that means for us. We made an “Earth’s Crust” board game.
Landing on a volcanic eruption costs you two tokens, and the squares before and after it are labeled “volcanic ash” and cost you one token. A “sleeping volcano” earns you a token. Landing on an earthquake also costs you a token.
We made questions from sentences from the book. When we land on a blank space on the board, we have to answer a question. Right answers get us more tokens.
Whoever has the most tokens when we’re done playing the game wins!
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