# billiard ball bounces

in project maths lately we have been doing a problem called billiard ball bounces. in this game there is a ball on a billiard table. first you have to hit it from the bottom left corner and hot it on a 45 degree angle. the table is a certain size like a grid that is, for example, 3*4 and the ball continues to go on a 45 degree path until it come to a pocket. it will rebound on a forty degree angle if it come to the edge of the table where there is no pocket and continue it’s path. we were finding out the amount of bounces for every different sized table.

The first thing that  we did was measure it out on a big table to get a good idea of the problem and then did a worksheet. after we understood it we were allowed on the soft where to see what data we could find and try to find a formula to see if we could get the amount of bounces without having to measure it out on the actual table. We gathered a lot of data and we found some rules. One of the rules were length + width -2. this only works if the length is odd and width is odd or length + width = odd. there are some exception even still. I did find a rule for even but I think that there is a better one.

I think that this question was very challenging and I found it difficult to find a rule that works for every.

# production

I have now taken all the photos of my passion project. I took some of trees and plants and also got some birds and stuff like that in some photos. I went out and took all the photos in one go which was pretty good and now all I have to do is put them into a slide show. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

# planning for my passion project

if you read my last blog you will know that I  am doing some photography around my house for my passion project. the planning that I did was to find some good angle and shots that I could do to make my shots look cooler. I am going to use lots of low angles and close ups and high angles and put them into a slide show on premiere

# passion project planning

for my passion project I am going to take a bunch of photos around my house.

# Conservation film

This project is about raising awareness for animals that are in need and are endangered or critically endangered. Also, we will have to be flexible if the animals don’t come out or something.

Gorilla

The gorilla. Look at this amazing animal. It shares 99% of our DNA. These animals laugh and cry and are very intelligent. Gorillas are critically endangered. Why? The cause is us. Gorillas are dying by the minute and are getting closer to extinction. Before you know it they will be extinct. Are we going to keep killing them? Gorillas are dying for a number of different reasons. None of them are necessary. You may not think that YOU are harming them but you can help them far more than you think. This is how: The driving cause of gorilla death is the illegally mined conflict material called coltan. You will find it in your phone or anything that has a battery. The mining of coltan is destroying the gorilla’s habitat. You can help by recycling an old phone. The zoo then sells your old phone, which donates money for conservation of gorillas so the mining of coltan is unnecessary. Another reason that gorillas habitat is getting destroyed because rainforests are getting cut down to make charcoal which emits carbon dioxide. You can help by using reusable energy. Also, people are poaching gorillas for illegal bush meat and using their body parts as trophies. We need stricter laws and enforcements. Are you going to keep killing these animals? Spread the word and raise the awareness.

My piece to camera will be this line: Are you going to keep killing these animals? Spread the word and raise the awareness.

I will try and capture more than one gorilla in one video them acting in their own environment.

# Iran investigation

For my country investigation I did Iran.

There are many differences between Iran and Australia. a big one for me is religion. A large percentage of people in Iran believe in Shi’ism but the main religion in Australia in Christianity. another difference in food. Iran has many unique dishes that I had never heard of before I started thin investigation. People in Iran also have a very different dress code. Woman in Iran have to cover everything apart from hands, feet and their face.

Although there are many differences there are a some similarities as well. one of them is sport. we both have a traditional sport unique to our countries. Thiers is wrestling. Ours is AFL. We also both have a very popular interest in soccer. Soccer is one of their most popular sport as it is one of ours.

If I lived in Iran I would find it challenging to adjust to the massive difference in religion and belief. Although it would be a challenging change it would also be very interesting. Because our cultures are so different it would be a great learning experience to experience life in Iran.

I have enjoyed this project and it has been so interesting to learn about the amazing culture of Iran.

# editing

for the editing of my passion project I put some effects on my go karting footage. the editing wasn’t that hard because the footage was in order when I put it into premier pro so I only had to delete extra footage and cut down the clips that were to long. I started my passion with how to get it started and then started driving round the track. i’m really happy with how it turned out and it was just how I wanted it to in the end. I think that this is the better of my two so far.

# The heat on yeast

in science we did an experiment called “the heat on yeast”. We mixed yeast, sugar and water together. We changed the temperature of the water to find the optimal temperature for yeast to rise. We mixed in three different bottles. We saw which one worked the best because it had a balloon on top and if it made C2O the it would inflate. One bottle had cold water, one warm and one hot. We estimated which would work the best. I already knew that warm water was ideal because of earlier findings. I liked this experiment because it was very active and was involving and we could see what happens.

# PRODUCTION

I recently finished the production stage of my passion project. to do this I filmed me on the go kart around our house. I got some great clips that will make the editing phase really fun. I got some clips all around our track and on one I nearly ran over 🙂 . I am really happy with my clips because my passion project is turning out just as I wanted it to and is really come together.