Thursday, June 14, 2007

Book Suggestions

Books suggested [especially suggested for girls]:

Ages 4-6
Dr. Suess
Ready-to-read Arthur Books
My Little Pony

Ages 6-8
Junie B. Jones series
Magic Tree House series (by Mary Pope Osborne)
Little House on the Praire series (by Laura Wilder)

Ages 8-10
Dragon Rider
Atrimis Fowl series
Holes
Harry Potter 1-3 (by J.K. Rowlings)

Ages 10-12
East
The Amazing Journey of Prince Jen
Harry Potter 4-7 (by J. K. Rowlings)
Listening to Lions
The Wee Free Men

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Harry Potter discussion

The seventh Harry Potter (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows) book is coming out soon, and I am so excited. I personally think that Harry will save Malfoy, living, and then Malfoy will save Harry, dying in the attempt. I also think that Harry's love for Ginny will protect him from Voldemort's powers. I also am very strong in believing that Harry will live, but Voldemort will die, of course after his horcruces are destroyed because the prophecy states that Voldemort will kill Harry or vice versa, and no one can kill Voldemort but Harry. J. K. Rowling said that it takes great sacrifice for great victory, but the sacrifice cannot be Harry, or else there would be no victory. I think the sacrifice will be either Ginny, Ron, or Hermione. I also think at least one person in the Order will die in victory.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Electricity by Lindsey (10)

There are two types of electricity: Static and Current. Electricity can get very confusing, so I'll start from the beginning.

Atoms are particles that makes up all matter. They are extremely tiny. So tiny, in fact, that scientists have never been able to see them. The only proof they exist comes from the power of radiology. Anyway, a atom has a nucleus and electrons. In the nucleus, there are two different parts, protons and neutrons. Electrons are negative, protons are positive, and neutrons are neutral. When an atom is in its natural form, it is neutrally charged, meaning it has the same number of electrons as protons. However, to create electricity the atom has to be charged, either negative or positively. For this to happen the electrons have to move to a different atom. (Protons and neutrons cannot move.) When an atom is charged it is called a ion (pronounce i on). Ions are the force that give us electricity.

As I said earlier, there are two types of electricity: statice and current, but now I explain what they are.

Static electricity is the force that makes socks stick and lightning flash. Static electricity is the build up of ions in a certain area. For example, if you rub a balloon on your head, and then pull it up, your hair will probably start jumping up to the balloon. This is because you have knocked off electrons from the balloon to your hair, or vice versa. This proves that opposites attract. Lightning is formed when the snow going down and the humidity going up knocks against each other and throws electrons around. The ions form in the cloud, and lightning occurs. The reason lightning lights and heats up is because air is an insulator, and creates friction, which causes heat and light (that's how the light bulb works).

The other type of electricity, current electricity is the electricity that we use that most. It usually comes from a power plant or a battery, but can come from other sources too, such as a generator. Current electricity is the flow of electrons through a conductor. For example, if you hook some batteries to a wire to a load (something that uses electricity to work, such as a lightbulb) to a wire to the other of the batteries. The light bulb lights up. Why? Well, the batteries combine chemicals to create a flow of electrons. The wire allows the electrons to flow through them, and then the lightbulb uses the flow of the electrons to generate light and heat.

Well, that's all. Thank you for reading this essay. I hope you enjoyed it, and even better learned from it. Thanks.

Some Questions

  • Why isn't Puerto Rico a state when Hawaii is?
  • What is the most important thing that everything is based on in this world?
  • Why do we say "a lie" and "the truth"?
  • What is truth?
  • Why do we park in a drvieway and drive in a parkway?
  • How do we know atoms exist if we have never seen them before?
  • Why do people use cigarettes when it says on the cover something along the lines of "these might kill you"
  • Why do people only use DVDs instead of VHS when DVDs get scratched?
  • What is the difference between a blue ray and a regular DVD?