Okay, Hi! So, here's a brief list of what's coming up!
Hi y'all, so I thought fo SURE that science fair was in March, and I was right, but I DIDN'T realize that March literally starts TOMORROW!!! So, PLEASE look at my post on glossophobia, and remember that this science fair is a LEARNING experience! I get it, we're freshmen, we probably haven't done science fairs before, but that doesn't mean you are going to flunk it! Congratulations to those who signed up for this fair, because it will be AMAZING!!! Good luck, and I will hopefully see you there!
If y'all can remember, I presented my testable question to you guys, what was it, February 1st? Well, you may not have noticed, but I was rubbing my wrists the whole time I talked. That's because I was getting temporary glossophobia, commonly known as performance anxiety or STAGE FRIGHT. Glossophobia comes from the Greek roots 'glosso', which means speech in Greek, and 'phobia' which means fear in Greek. Literally: glosso + phobia = glossophobia! Although you can look up various stretches, and stuff, I find it most effectual to occupy your hands. However, don't shake them, rub them, or make it obvious to your audience that your nervous. Try to point to direct their attention to your presentation, which will both help them figure out your presentation better, and occupy your hands. If you play an instrument, you might notice that, as nervous as you are to perform, once you start playing, you're on a roll! Presenting isn't much different. Since you talk a LOT during a presentation, do something to focus your attention on the presentation. Keep those hands moving, and your lips moving, and focus on your presentation. Whatever happens, act like you are in CHARGE of you presentation (because you kind of are) and their opinions won't stop you. Your presentation probably doesn't rely on opinions, so, don't worry about what they think. If you stutter a bit, that's okay. It's only natural for people to get nervous. So, in a nutshell. keep your hands and lips moving, and push forward with POWER! Thank you!
Hi y'all! So, I noticed while I was reading up and watching videos from the Amoeba Sisters (LOVE), Crash Course (LIKE), etc., that I had to go back and reread/re-watch crucial parts of the cell over and over again to really DRILL IT IN. I can't tell you how many times I had to go back and figure out what the hey a lysosome even is! I'll try to make it easier on you guys, because I had to do "Learn" on Quizlet to figure it out... Anyway, let's get going!
Let's start with, my favorite, the eukaryotic cell (has a nucleus)! So, basic outline:
+ A eukaryotic cell has a nucleus that can contain DNA.
+ A eukaryotic cell has membrane-bound organelles.
+ A eukaryotic cell has a cell membrane & cytoskeleton.
Now, let's do an outline for what the hey these words even are!
Hi y'all! I wanted to emphasize the importance of, frankly, the cell membrane! Without it, we would literally be slush. Actually, we wouldn't exist! Okay, that's a bit harsh. Well, let's get started.
The amazing cell membrane:
Hi y'all. I have a quick favor I need to ask from you. I am doing a science fair project, and for obvious reasons, I can't state it, but I need to figure out which penguin is the cutest, in,of course, your wonderful, astounding, all important, OPINION!!!!! The choices are the Adelie, the African, the Gentoo, the Emperor, the Chinstrap, the Brushtail, and the Crested penguin! I would appreciate it so very much, and it only takes a minute! Thank you all so much!
Does anyone else agree that the mid-term exam was hard? Even if you aced it, it was probably difficult, am I right? Even if your teacher has a method that is totally amazing, I have a folder on Quizlet that you can use for studying that I personally think is super helpful. Hopefully this helps!
Here's the link to the folder. If it isn't like a link, just hit Ctrl and C for some computers, on an Apple computer it'll be Command C. Thank you!
Hi y'all! Today, we're going to be talking about APA formatting!
So, the other day, I was looking for a resource to help me with my big question. Well, I found out that APA formatting is basically the 4 W's!
What if there are a lot of authors? Just ditch the first name initials and write the last names! (Rowling, Tiffany, Thorne) It looks nicer, doesn't it?
What if there's no date? Well, according to the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL), just use N.D. for No Date.
If you can't find the article's author, use the title, or the URL code. Congratulations! You survived that large article! That does it! Now, if you don't mind, I've got to run. Breakfast is calling!
Hi! Today, we're going to be talking about testable questions, so let's get started!
A TESTABLE QUESTION is, obviously, a question that can be tested. Now this specific kind of question is sort of like MCU's (Marvel Cinematic Universe's) Soul Stone. Although it doesn't need you to throw someone you love off a cliff on Vormir, it does need you to be accurate. For one thing, it doesn't like the word "why" sitting at the beginning of it's beautiful sentence. It likes "how" "does" and "what if". For another, you must have both the time AND resources to figure out your big question. Let's say Dr. Steven Strange can't help but try to figure out if the amount of time he practices his spells determines if he can proceed to the Ancient One's level. He has the Time Stone, so he probably has enough time, and he has the resources (his magic and his textbooks), so, by all means, try it! Again, IT NEEDS TO BE TESTABLE!!!!!!!! Since this process will take time (not a problem for Dr. Strange) make sure it is interesting to YOU as an individual. Having a "boring" subject can lead to negative thoughts, like, "Uggh! Another essay!" or "I'll NEVER get this done!". You need to have a positive, I-can-do-this, attitude. Now even if you have a great attitude towards it, but it is filled with information that is opinionated or biased is not a good, reliable report. You need facts, the whole facts, and nothing but the facts. Those will make your good old factual report a success. Now, you're probably not like Tony Stark, where you have unlimited access to the greatest labs in the world, but you have a pretty great lab here at Niles North high School. But make sure our lab can fulfill YOUR needs. And most of all, HAVE FUN!!!!! That just about wraps it up. Thank you!