I chose tech-tastic as my chapter challenge. The four people I chose to write about were Hannah G., Max M., Josh Z., and Shira D.
First, I’m going to write about Hannah’s project. Hannah chose the card called Power to the Point. She made a Power Point about the periodic table. It explained how the periodic table is organized. For example, she explained that there are seven periods that go left to right, and 18 groups that go up and down. The periodic table has 118 elements total. Hannah’s power point was very factual and creative. It was easy and fun to learn about the periodic table by watching her power point. I think Hannah did an excellent job with her project. I also think she put a lot of work into it because it had many pictures, facts, and sounds in each slide. Great job Hannah!
Next, I am going to write about Max’s chapter challenge. Max chose the card called Chef Surprise. For Chef Max’s project, he had us make a helium atom, a compound for hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and a demonstration of Rutherford’s experiment. In case you don’t know what Rutherford did, here is a short summary. Rutherford shot atoms at gold foil to see if they would go through or bounce off. The whole point of this was to see what an atom was and has. He concluded that atoms were mostly empty space. For Max’s chapter challenge, he had us use M&M’s, a fruit rollup, some cookies, some icing, and some foil (not to eat). I thought Max did a very good job with his chapter challenge because he showed us atoms, experiments, and compounds only out of food. Way to go Max!
Now, I’m going to write about Shira’s chapter challenge. Shira chose the card called Wild Card. She made a game for her chapter challenge. The game she made was Jeopardy. Her categories were “Famous Scientists”, “The Periodic Table”, “Parts of an Atom”, and “Chemical Compounds.” We played in four teams. Then, we got to choose a category, an amount, and answer the question. For example if we chose “Chemical Compounds” card number 100, Shira might ask us “What is H2O?” Next, we would answer saying water, but if we got it wrong, other teams could buzz in and say the right answer. I think Shira did had very creative mind for this chapter challenge! It looked like she put a lot of work into the questions. Great job Shira!
Finally, I am going to write about Josh’s chapter challenge. Josh also chose the card called Wild Card, but he used it for a different reason. He made an art project. Josh made a model of an oxygen atom. Oxygen is number eight on the periodic table. An oxygen atom has 8 protons, 8 electrons, and about 8 neutrons. Josh showed us where all of the particles go, and he labeled them. He also explained things about oxygen atoms such as the isotope number, where it is placed on the periodic table, etc. I think Josh did a very good job, and his project deserves two thumbs up! Great job Josh!
This article was done by Reesa Z.