May 18

We Need More Wells in Africa

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In Africa, 748 million people are living with either no water or disease filled water. What if you had to walk miles to find clean water? The water in Africa is scarce so we need to build wells near villages.

In Africa dirty water can carry diseases so if we build wells there they will have clean water close to them. The disease filled water has a chance of killing you. The dirty water causes diarrhea and this is the second most killer of kids under 5 years of age. You can get E Coli, Salmonella Typhi, Schistosoma, Cholera Vibrios, and Hepatitis A. Dirty water can cause all of those diseases.

Female children usually never get an education. Access to water is very difficult because it can be located miles and miles from the family’s village, most of the time it’s in very deep holes. The holes can be dark. Sometimes women have to bring string and a pot, they will tie the string to the pot, drop it down in the hole and bring up the water. Then they carry the 5 gallons of water on their head and bring it back to their village to keep themselves alive and their family alive. Woman and female children can’t go to school because all day they’re getting water.   Building wells will improve education for girls because they’ll actually be able to go to school.

Building wells in Africa will solve all of these problems and save a lot of peoples lives. We need to build wells but we need your help. There are people and companies that help these causes like the Thirst Project. So you can help by donating or helping this organization.

January 17

We Need More Wells in Africa

Access to clean water is a problem in Africa.

In Africa, 748 million people are living with either no water or disease filled water. What if you had to walk miles to find clean water? The water in Africa is scarce so we need to build wells near villages.

In Africa dirty water can carry diseases so if we build wells there they will have clean water close to them. The disease filled water has a chance of killing you. The dirty water causes diarrhea and this is the second most killer of kids under 5 years of age. You can get E Coli, Salmonella Typhi, Schistosoma, Cholera Vibrios, and Hepatitis A. Dirty water can cause all of those diseases.

Female children usually never get an education. Access to water is very difficult because it can be located miles and miles from the family’s village, most of the time it’s in very deep holes. The holes can be dark. Sometimes women have to bring string and a pot, they will tie the string to the pot, drop it down in the hole and bring up the water. Then they carry the 5 gallons of water on their head and bring it back to their village to keep themselves alive and their family alive. Woman and female children can’t go to school because all day they’re getting water.   Building wells will improve education for girls because they’ll actually be able to go to school.


Building wells in Africa will solve all of these problems and save a lot of peoples lives. We need to build wells but we need your help. There are people and companies that help these causes like the Thirst Project. So you can help by donating or helping this organization.

 

 

 

October 8

Science is Number 1!

20141008-101406.jpgWe really like science because we are like real scientists. Right now in our science lab we are learning about landforms. We are learning about mountains, canyons, plateaus, dunes, valleys, meanders, plains, floodplains, beaches, and deltas. We have papers that say the landforms and gives the definition of it. I have never heard of some of these landforms.

Today in science lab we learned about acid rain and what it does. We needed to wear safety goggles because we were handling liquids. We needed safety goggles during our experiment because vinegar is an acid and it can burn your skin. We had to share them because we are a class of 34 students. We have filled a big cup with water and filled it up halfway. Next, we took syringes and extracted the water and put it into a smaller cup. We all took turns. We put 25 ML of water and then we put in 5 ML of vinegar in another cup. This was very fun to do.

What will happen when we mix the water and the vinegar? We thought it would bubble. It did but not a lot. We added a rock to the mixture and it smoke a little more. The rock dissolved a tiny bit.

We talked about acid rain. Did you know that it breaks down rocks that’s called erosion? It takes one day for the rocks to go through the process of erosion.

If you want to try this yourself, here is the recipe for doing this experiment:

1. This is the strong one: 20 ML of vinegar and 5 ML of water and add in a rock

2. This is the weak one: 5 ML of vinegar and 20 ML of water and add in a rock

Remember, if you try this at home you need to wear safety goggles.

 

 

 

September 28

San Diego Life

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I love living in San Diego if you’ve never been here then when you have a chance enjoy it as much as you can. San Diego is very hot and sunny, it barely ever rains. But that’s the problem we are in a drought.

We’re very close to the ocean, and as I said it’s sunny. So going to the beach and going in the ocean is really fun! We have a lot of canyons. So I like to ride my bike in the canyon with my dad.

San Diego has a lot of places to go if you want to swim. San Diego is a main tourist attraction. in summer we have a lot of people because summer is the nicest and hottest season. We have a lot of people living in San Diego there is 1.338 million people that live in San Diego.

I love San Diego and I feel lucky that I get to live in San Diego.

September 28

Dalia’s Avatar

Here is my avatar. First, I went to http://avatarmaker.abi-station.com/index_en.shtml and I made my avatar. I made it have dark brown hair like me and dark brown eyes also like me. I play guitar so I made my avatar hold a guitar. I wear glasses that look like the ones my avatar is wearing. I couldn’t really find clothes that look like mine so I chose the best ones I could find. I don’t wear pigtails that often but I used to so I picked those plus it was the only hair style that looked like my hair.

Here it is, my avatar.

And, here’s what my avatar looks like. What avatar site do you recommend?