Variables Olympics - Questionns and Hypothesis

The question that I hope will be explored in these experiments is: Does the amount of force put into a paper airplane affect the distance it flies? I predict that when force is put into an object it will fly farther, unless the front of the plane is bent facing down then it will just plummet to the ground.

Variables Olympics - Subject and Competition

I chose the flyers subject mainly because I had already been taught several different kinds of airplanes already, and knew how to construct an airplane for both distance or accuracy, but I was way more familiar with constructing the one for distance because I work way more with distance, so for my event, I chose distance. I hope to learn that whether you put force in the toss will help the plane go farther or will it jusst drop and fall.

Learning Specials

Chinese Studies

I have learned more characters and sentences throughout all the Chinese lessons I have taken, memorizing words used to be a pain, but now it seems to be easier with all the other words I have used before, it is easier to memorize them if you see them.


In Art classes, I learned how colors work and how they mix with others, I learned even how to stitch and measure self portraits just by your hand. We have done many mixes of projects and tiles throughout the year, I have much more artistic background.


I learned more notes on the xylophone and more short tunes, I already know how to play saxophone and going to study for the 5th level, but never played on xylophone much, it has helped my train my reflexes.


In P.E. I have done a lot of running around and games. Games like floor hockey and Basketball get me to run after the puck or ball and help me keep my arms stronger when shooting of hitting the puck.


In counseling lessons, I learned how to control anger and how to stand up to bullies, it has been useful, I have tried it and it has worked to help others with their bully problems.

Learning Story

Learning Story

For my goals that are on my Google website, I completed most of my goals, on my writing, I plan much better than before, but I still haven't completed the entire writing goal. The goal was to have at least 4 pieces of writing or plans before I started, but I only had 2. That is a goal I need to continue on. For my reading, I haven't read to my sister much at home so I think I need to continue on that goal but on my summaries, I had more detailed ones that are longer and more descriptive than the ones at the start of the year and 4th grade. So I still have to continue my goal on reading aloud, I am pretty sure when I am reading out loud, it is a little hard to hear because I sometimes mumble. For my Math goal, I said to have 2 partners to check my work and understand my work, but I don't think I paired up much, and if I did, I only did it with one person, but I think the one person that did read mine did understand, but I still need to work on it.

I had some challenges over the year and most of them were somehow tied to writing, I had a little trouble with describing a character in a book summary at the beginning of the year. But now, I have little trouble describing them as I have learned a lot more describing words that help a lot. The other problem that I had was developing characters because I had trouble describing the character in a way that would fit the story well. I've improved but I can't really say that I've improved enough to be very good at it.

Learning Story


1. What is one piece of important learning in reading or writing you have gained this week?

I learned that there are several ways to show your thinking, not just journals and
computer word documents, but also others like slide shows and essays different ways to
represent different kinds of writing.

2. Explain how this has helped you in your reading or writing.

This has helped me in my writing because it helps me have different styles to show work, if a
reader gets really bored of word documents and just reading the words and flipping the pages,
you could use a slide show, let the words bounce and fade, sometimes more interesting that a

3. Explain what the difference is between a common noun and a proper noun.

The difference between a common noun and a proper noun is that a common noun is the general
idea like dog. A proper noun is a specific one so if a dog was called Socks then Socks would be a
proper noun.