In my STEM science class, we not only did work from the textbook, we also did labs. These labs helped us get a better understanding of the topics we covered. The hands on learning showed us how all of the science we learned applies to the real world. Some of our lab report files have been lost or misplaced, but I have provided all of the lab reports I have done below. The partners I have worked with are noted on the title page of each lab. These were all converted from Google Docs to word files, so I apologize for some of the formatting errors from the conversion.
This December, Chaminade hosted a Christmas concert. I preformed the entire concert with all three bands: junior, jazz, and senior. I even preformed a solo during one of the jazz performances. This was my biggest concert so far, and I’m looking forward to more performances in the year. I currently do not have footage from the concert, but if I do I will be sure to post it immediately.
In my STEM English class, the final assignment was to create our personal portfolio (this one) and another website with a group. If you would like to view that website click here. I worked on it with Alessandro Subranni and Jeffery Marques. I hope you enjoy the work posted on there as well as our personal portfolios, which can be found on the site.
In my French class we were assigned to create a script. This script was to show a trip to a foreign country. We had to use future tense verbs and vocabulary from the unit to show our understanding of our learning. Here is the script.
In my STEM Science course, we are currently studying electricity. Today, to help us learn more about circuits, we created our own circuits in class. We have learned about the components and forces involved in circuits. Creating these circuits helped us all to understand how these components work together to create a functioning circuit. We created one parallel circuit with two loads, then measured the voltage and current of the circuit using a voltmeter and ammeter.
In my STEM English course, the first unit we studied was poetry. We learned about famous poets throughout history along with how to write our own poems. These poems varied in length and themes through the unit. I learned that to create meaningful passages, it is not about the amount of words you use, but what words you use and how they are used. Our final assignment for the unit was to create an anthology of 5 poems we’ve written during the unit. Here is my work.
Recently in my grade 9 STEM English course, we read the novel “Of Mice and Men”. The novel featured many themes, such as racism, dreams, family, and friendship. As our major assignment for the unit, we were put into groups to create a one minute video of a series of one second clips or images. Each group was given a specific theme, and our group’s theme was racism. For the video we decided to focus on a few major themes of racism, The Ku Klux Klan, segregation, Civil Rights Movement, and police brutality. Although i was aware of racism issues, both past and present, the research of this assignment really opened my eyes to the horror of racism. This assignment also shows how a second is worth much more than we feel it is. In only one second, a plethora of information and emotions can be conveyed. Everything we see in life is powerful and can change us, even just one image.
Below is the video assignment, uploaded to YouTube.