Archive for the “Technology” Category
10 05 2013
Computers are a very important part of the modern world. That is where a lot of people get their news from. They have a keyboard a mouse a screen and a computer itself. With out computers some people might not be able to get their information.
24 09 2012
Sage A 9/20/12 P3
paper tower challenge
The paper tower challenge is a challenge to see who can make the largest tower out of only paper and tape. Mr. Goldstein gave us an 8.5 X 11 piece of paper, 12” of tape and scissors. The rules were that you couldn’t have the scissors attached to the structure, the tower had to be connected to the table and you only had 20 minutes.
We found the time limit of time challenging. We also found the lack of materials challenging. When our tower started to fall down we didn’t have a lot of time to fix it so it was leaning over when we measured it.
Our tower ended up being 23 ½ inches tall. To make it taller we could of cut the tape long ways so we had to use. We could of also cut the paper differently.
We worked well as a team because we both shared our ideas and then found a way to make the tower. We could of worked better by putting more ideas out there. We learned that sometimes working as a team is hard but its better to have 4 or 6 hands then only 2. We learned that trying to solve a problem might be harder than it looks or seems
The computer mouse is a pointing device that functions by detecting two-dimensional motion relative to its supporting surface. Physically, a mouse consists of an object held under one of the user’s hands, with one or more buttons. Douglas Carl Engelbart invented the computer mouse.
21 09 2012
The Paper Tower Challenge – Lindsay L P.3
The paper tower challenge was a challenge to see who could build the tallest structure. We received one 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, 12” of tape, and scissors. The scissors could not be part of the structure though; they could only be used to cut the paper and tape. The trick was that we only had 20 minutes to do this.
I found the limited amount of materials. We ran out of tape, and had to start figuring out what to do. The time limit was hard too because our tower started to lean, and we didn’t have the time to fix it.
Our experience as working as a team was great! We worked well and even decorated our number. It would be amazing to do another challenge together because we work perfectly together.
I learned that everything doesn’t always go your way, but there is always a way to fix it. When we ran out of tape, we started to make some more by getting extra from the base. When the tower started to lean, we added more tape to that side. There is always a way to fix the problem.
The Paper Tower Challenge was a great way to have fun, and learn about skills. The best way to build the tower was to use cylinders, and stack them on top of each other.
A picture of us working on the Paper Tower Challenge
The first telephone was created by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. But the first telephone call was in 1878. Alexander was 24 years old when he invented it. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and moved to Boston shortly after. He became very interested in all kinds of communication which led him to invent the microphone, and then the telephone. Since the telephone was invented it has much adapted. First, it was rotary dials, then buttons, then cell phones, then touch screens. And we are still improving! The future is bright for evolution of telephones.
13 06 2012
06 06 2012
My name is sepand z. and I created the micro zap with my group. The group was Brandon, Corey, Bryan, Carlos and I. we were all brainstorming while thinking about the invention, and then Bryan thought about the micro zap.
The micro zap is basically a box that has a huge zap button on side of the box. It’s all black and the zap button is purple. We painted it very good and choice the best colors possible.
It works by writing what you want on a piece of paper what you want to eat, then you open the micro zap and place the piece of paper in the micro zap, you then press zap and whatever you wrote on the piece of paper would appear right before your eyes.
The difficulties of the project was waiting for the paint to dry and videotaping the project. While videotaping the project we had to retake shots over and over again till we finally got the right shot.
The poster we made was very nice it was very colorful it had a picture of a hamburger that I made. It was like a McDonald’s big mac but better. I think it would taste good if it was real.
The micro zap was successful and the project was fine till we left it outside and some kids broke it. But overall we enjoyed working with everyone and had fun.
Salesman: Well look no further! Introducing the Micro-Zap! The micro-zap is a fast way to get your food. Here is how it works. You write what you want on a piece of paper and stick it into the micro-zap. Then, click the ZAP button and its there!
Dwyane: I got my micro-zap and I love it!
Albert: Oh me too! It is amazing!
Joe: Well where can I get one?
Salesman: I happen to have one with me now. Here you go. *gives Joe the micro-zap*
*Shows how Microzap is used*
Joe: Whoa thanks!
Dwyane: The MircroZap is only 9,875 dollars!