For my passion project I vamped up a dolls house. My idea for the doll’s house didn’t really change. My garden section changed a bit because the layout was different. I thought I was going to just have a path and a couple of seats but instead I made 6 different areas: Kids grass area, Kids play area, Dog kennel, Campfire area, Pool area and The clothes line.
The challenges I faced were:
1. We had some trouble figuring out what glue to use because we had a mixture of different materials. Stones, Fake grass, Wood sticks etc;
2. Working out what suits what was challenging because we got the furniture from my Auntie and there was a mix of plastic and wood furniture.
I over-came the challenges by:
1. My dad suggested exterior wood and it worked for the grass but for the stones and wood sticks I used hot glue.
2. I got my mum to help style the inside. We used most wood furniture and some plastic furniture.
Some successes were basically the whole project! It was one great big success! Everything went to plan and as I expected.
If I were to continue the project by having battery operated lights. For example; Lamps, Chandelier etc. I would also make people for the house by using clay or sewing material or wood.
The task was to create a double page spread of a country. We had to include facts and a picture of the flag. The facts had to be in specific sections like religion, social behaviours and customs.
I think some of the differences are:
o Irish people play a game called hurling. We have sports called football or basketball or netball but not hurling.
o Soup is a very common thing in Ireland. We like soup but it’s not common.
o They wear European clothes. We don’t wear much European clothing.
Some of the similarities are:
o They celebrate Halloween. We celebrate Halloween too!
o There are Christians in Ireland. We have some Christians in Australia.
o They like potatoes. We are good fans of potatoes as well!
If I lived in this culture I would find the river dancing the most interesting because there dancing is A LOT different to our dancing. Also, I would enjoy seeing a st Patricks day festival because it is very unique and a fun way that they express their culture.
What I would find most challenging would be their accent! Its so strong that you sometimes can’t understand them. I would also find the dancing and sport pretty hard because their idea of dancing is a lot harder then our idea of it!!
To start out, the activity was to look at 5 buildings which were presented as a table. Then what we had to do was create those buildings on the 4 x 4 grid. Next, we had to draw the front view and the side view. To draw the front view, we had to get down on our knees and look at the building from the front at eye level. I did the same for the side view.
The next task was to make a building on the investigation board which has these views and uses exactly 15 blocks. Then you need too add blocks one by one to find the maximum. Next you need to remove one block at a time to make the minimum.
The page looked like this:
(i need to scan my book)
Maths 300 is a program that we use when we need to prove or make more ‘combination’ without having to draw up a lot of squares and drawings. For maths 300 I had to work out 9 buildings and find out what the table would look like for that building.
What I did to find the minimum was:
I would make the building with the 15 blocks then take one away at a time to create the same building but with less blocks.
What I did to find the maximum was:
I would make the 15-block building then add one at a time to create the same building but with more blocks.
The part I found challenging was working quickly to get all of the 15-block buildings and the maximum and minimum for each of them. It took me a while to finally get into a rhythm and work faster.
I learnt about how to turn a 2D shape into a 3D shape. What that means is the skill of being able to look at a 2D shape on the paper and turn it into a 3D shape using equipment. It can also be backwards where you would look at a 3D shape (in this case: building) and turn it into a 2D shape/grid. I also learnt about using maths 300 and using the X-RAY setting on the maths 300.
PASSION PROJECT #UPDATE POST
What I have done is painted 2 white wash coats on the outside of the dolls house. I have also started the top level which is the Living Room, Kitchen and Dining room in a It now has wallpaper and a copper coloured contact on the outside roof. I have started to sort out the dolls house furniture into 3 piles then into 5 piles.
The 3 piles are:
Bin For dolls house Keep but not for dolls house
Then into 5 piles, which are:
Kitchen Bathroom Living Room Dining room
Next, I would like to finish the top level and start the other rooms by putting up wallpaper, painting furniture and making it look like a good miniature home for dolls.
P.S. I will then add dolls and use blue tack to stick the furniture down so that when I take it to school, it won’t fall apart.
This is my VIDEO BLOG for Mr Galluccio’s Clinic!
This is the script:
Space Location: Europa, Jupiter’s moon
Space Environment: Ocean Based
•I chose Europa because it has an ice surface and it has twice as much water than earth’s oceans underneath the ice. We could live on it because it has a very thin oxygen atmosphere. It also has gravity which we are used to on earth.
•I chose to have my building underwater because the whole planet is covered in ice and underneath that is water. My building will have everything a good house would have, a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining room, living room and of course a bedroom. On the outside it will have hard stainless steel walls and a roof(both would need to be waterproofed).
The movie is about different people acting out some scenarios based on real people, but they are just acting so they dot reveal who the actual people are. The kids get addicted to their devices but some of them are talking to people who are older/they don’t know who they are.
The problem that occurred was Kieran was addicted was addicted to his gaming and over a couple of years he got worse. Some of the main things we need to do he didn’t do, such as cleaning himself, brushing his teeth, eating, and being unhealthy in general.
It negatively affected his life by affecting his health such as eating, cleaning himself, dropped out of school, lost his friends and stopped brushing his teeth.
The issue got resolved by him joining a group to get help and stopped being addicted to his gaming and he gained friends, started being healthier physically and more started eating better.
He could have stopped using his device and if that wasn’t achievable then he could have asked for help about it sooner. Because he asked for help later, he dropped out of school BEFORE he asked so if he asked SOONER then he probably wouldn’t have dropped out of school. He should have focused on the more important things in life (than video games) such as eating, excising, hanging out with friends and keeping his body healthy.
A message I took away from it was to not get addicted to games and to be more active with friends. Also to focus on the more important things in life that I mentioned in the previous paragraph.
My idea for my passion project is:
I have a wooden dolls house from my Great Auntie and I am going to use materials and dolls furniture to make it better to ‘play’ with. The style of house it will be is vintage industrial so that’s modern and touches of old.
In case you don’t know what industrial is……. it’s when the raw building materials are exposed and use of lots of timber and metal.
I will bring in my final product(with the help of my dad) and I will make a film about how I made it and what I learnt.
Here is an image of a vintage industrial house:
P.S. it finally pays off to have watched Deadline Design with Shaynna Blaze, Selling Houses Australia, Buying Blind, House Rules, The block and Grand Designs(+ more) 🙂
In DC we talked about some images and we discussed what was funny and why. Its important to look at what is bad and why as well. In all of the images there is humour for example, a dude with a bald head. There was one this common in all three and that was they were addicted to their technology.
I don’t think there is anything that’s funny with this image because its pretty serious and nothing with how the artist did it was funny.
I think the message is that you should put your outdoor activity’s and socialising with friends before your technology and don’t make someone miserable because your on your device. This is an important message because its really important to get out and do physical activity and play with your friends.
I still think that its serious and I don’t find it funny at all now that I have analysed it.
My finished product was sort of what I planned except I didn’t end up making the painted tin with the milk powder in it because I thought it didn’t suit what I was making. Apart from that, I got the poster with the facts, photos and info. I also painted the milk bottle and wrote the measurements of the milk portions on the side.
The only challenge I had toward the end was finding a way to put the ear tag onto the poster but in the end, I used the actual ear tagger and put it on so that you can see both sides of it.
If I was to continue this project I would actually put the milk powder and water in the bottle so that it looks real and I would add more ‘detailed’ information. Overall I thought I did a really good job and my poster looks more professional because my mum thought of putting different coloured pieces of paper behind the text.
Here are a few images of my process:
How To Play:
Win at the fair is a maths game. You roll two dice and whatever the numbers add up to, you either move left, right or straight ahead. Your goal is to get a $5 at the most. The money is not real. Once you get to the amount of money, then the game is over.
Here is the original game board:
We played 117 games and then we tallied up the amount of times someone landed on a 20c, 50c, $1, $2, $3, $4 or $5 to see how much money the operator gets and how much they lose because the amount of money to pay to play the game is $1. We did 117 games and in that as the operator we won $96.40 but lost $113.40. Here is our class data.
From the maths 300 I didn’t really know what we were doing because I was away so my friends showed me how to work it and it is a hard but fun game we had to add in our game and all the prizes then we entered 1000 games into the computer and it showed us how many times the people who played landed on and you should have got a profit of 300 was your goal and I think we got really close to that or a bit over. Our first attempt wasn’t very successful because we made a profit of $489. It was ok but every time we improved and we took out 1 of the 0 because people wouldn’t of want to play because you won’t win lots of money.
My Creative board included 2 black holes, 4 teleport’s and for the money I have $1 at the top, 2x $3 at the sides, 2x $5 on the bottom right.
Here is my Creative Game Board:
I wasn’t at school when we did the maths 300 process so I didn’t do the changes to the board. I also don’t know what how we made the board profitable and enticing for the audience.