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MMarton and SHolts - Weather

Weather You're Ready or not, You're About to Learn!

Here is our blog post that should help you with learning the basics of the weather world. Here you'll learn some key terms, what influences change in weather, and how to read a weather map! Enjoy, and we hope you'll learn a lot!

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Artist StatementQ4

This quarter, I have improved as an artist. The first project that Olivia and I decided to do (we partner up to create assignments for ourselves that test our artist abilities) was a valentines day inspired project. the only guidelines were having to use 3 different materials, and valentines day related. For my project, I painted cardboard with scenery from Alice in wonderland's queen of hearts army; and then made a three dimentional flower out of layers of newspaper.

Another assignment Olivia and I decided to do was to practice self portraits. I did 2 self portraits, one in charcoal and one in pencil, below are the photos: we used mirrors to find out where our features were to be drawn.

Street art was our third art project and I made a kony 2012 poster for april 20ths cover the night. below is a photo, it was inspired by quotes and facts from the video promotion for the cause.

We also created fashion inspired collages with our own drawings of styles and fashion as well as what inspired the drawings.

the final project olivia and I did was the cieling tiles in Mrs. Hulls classroom.
for the fourth quarter I think I want to pick a single object or thing like a butterfly persay, and have to draw it in every different aspect and method I can think of.
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The Characteristics of the Universe

Breeanna Noi and Sabrina Stewart-McDonald

This PSSA topic is centered around the life cycle of stars. The star is born from the nebula is goes through a process in which the core changes, eventually running out of energy and collapsing on itself or becoming dimmer. The process depends on how big the star is. 
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My goal is to be able to be comfortable having a conversation with someone.

-Have a conversation with someone and ask them about what they did that day. If I can be comfortable and keep the conversation then I think I will be successful.

-I would talk to my Columbian friend who is fluent in spanish and will be able to tell me what I need to improve on.
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Color Wheel

Or should I say, 'Color Vortex?'

I'm fiddling around with some of the effects that Photoshop has... The black area in the swirl kinda makes the picture look like a Rainbow Black Hole or something.
Color Wheel
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Goals para Proyecto de Conversación

​My goal for the conversations in general would be to speak a little more fluently and understand how a native speaker usually speaks and how to keep up with the conversation. I have a problem with pronunciation and that is also one of my goal. 

I have couple of spanish friends who speak spanish fluently and I'm going to have little chat with them. 
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I did this on Photoshop. Basically, this is a pen-sword.

I'm fiddling around with the gaussian blur a bit. It's fun, actually. I was amazed at how the blade turned out.
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Arlana Brown Environmental Impact

Environmental Impact

"Both natural processes and human activities are capable of changing the environment."-Study Island

Slow Changes to the environment include:

•Changing of the seasons

•Ecological succession

Rapid Changes to the environment include:


•Volcanic Eruptions

•Asteroid Impacts

Humans contribute to the environment in many ways, especially if they are treating the environment bad. 

•Habitat destruction

•Fossil fuels burning

•Genetically engineering organisms


•Greenhouse Gases

So we are going to focus on ecological succession and it's impact on the environment. Ecological succession is basically a process that a community undergoes and has a predictable change. Think of "I Am Legend" when you see the deers running around and trees growing in the streets. Basically that street has turned into a "forest" that's ecological succession.Example below:


Over time as you can in 1840 it started out as a pond but ended up being a forest.  In 1870 you can that some of the plants are starting to get a little bigger and that the fish are still present. In 1900 algae are starting to fill up the pond. 1930 the pond is almost covered now with a tree on the side and algae almost filling the whole thing. In the last two years the trees are more present with the pond covered with algae and dirt.

Questions to think about:

What is ecological succession?

What is primary ecological succession?

Listed below is pictures of ecological succession which one shows it the most?

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My goal is to talk in spanish slightly fluently. 
- To not use any english words in between. 
- Try not to stutter and space out a lot. 

I already talked to a telemarketer in spanish. He was laughing a little because I asked him if he could speak spanish to me for my school project. He was really nice though, he helped me a lot. 
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