evaluation of learning – Self Directed Science

Hello, my name is Eli but you can call me goombahjames and this blog is about what I learned from my self-directed science. I did it with ethant36 and jonasp2.


evaluation of learning

overall we worked very well but I think we definitely could have spent less time being silly.

and in terms of what we should have added, I think if we didn’t goof around so much we would have had time to add saran wrap on the outside so the cardboard didn’t dissolve.

Setting Learning Goals:


here is my slideshow

here is ethant36’s slideshow



and last but not least jonasp2’s slideshow


This is a picture of the volcano  before we erupt it

these are videos of us making it erupt:




Innovation Day

hi friends this blog post is all about me making a medieval castle out of cardboard for innovation day

here are some pictures of castles.                                            Life in a castle | English Heritage ThreeDee Medieval Castle in Environments - UE Marketplace

different types of pulleys    Medieval castle (Diósgyőr, Hungary) - 3D scene - Mozaik Digital Education and Learning.                      what is a pulley

what is a castle?

a castle is a large building. One type of castle is one with soldiers guarding the walls. Generally queens or kings live in castles. Most castles have a drawbridge.


What is a drawbridge? A drawbridge is a door but not just any door it lowers witch lets people in but it also raises. Drawbridges are a great source of protection and defence.



hypothesis video- 

now I will tell you all about the feudal system. A feudal system is a how the people of the medieval society interact. The feudal system is used for seeing who does what. The people least in charge give the most important people such as the king, bishop or pope food, and fight for them when needed in exchange for land.    heres a picture of a feudal system. Feudalism | Medieval Times


a lord is some one who possess land and gives other people the right to use the  land. A serf is a farmer they have to harvest their own plants just to get food to eat but a large percentage of that food goes to the lords.



my Procedure:

I originally I was going to make a crank. Were I was just going to pull it. Then I decided I wanted to make it a bit more complex so I attached the strings to a stick and then I stuck both sides of the stick and stuck them into the wall and then I hot glued gears on to either side and made another hole in the wall and put another smaller stick in the wall and put a gear in the castle on the stick and the same thing on the outside and that was my gear system.

Images of my build:

Mrs Bennett came to do a workshop on building a catapult!

Final Result:

my Self assessment:

Indigenous project

reflection of learning

I think I can do better on getting the work done when I’m supposed get it done.for example usually I do not get the work done when everyone else has finished . next time, I want to work on my focus. I could work in the learning loft. this will help because it is not as loud, there is not as many people I can distract or be distracted by. Everyone is working quietly and doing the work with the teachers. If I had to stay in class, I could use noise cancelling headphones and use the beanbag. Maybe if there was a separate space without distractions.


It was a cold, rainy day about two weeks ago when my grandpa visited for the weekend. He lives in Toronto. My grandpa came on the train and was happy to see my family. 

When he got to our home, he had gifts for us! I got a drawing compass. I used the drawing compass my grandpa brought. It is  very useful and fun . We drew so many circles!!! We even used it to make a perfect octagon. 

Then we went to the museum with my grandpa,dad,mom,brother. We went to the Museum of Nature which is not my favorite museum but it’s one of my favorites. I like the nature museum because I like nature. We drove in the car to get there. At the museum we went to see the water animal section. We touched starfish and sea urchins. the sea urchins felt prickly and the the starfish felt rough, they both smelt like fish! It was so much fun.

We also went to the bug section and saw a HUGE tarantula and two different varieties of cockroaches. It was so cool. My favourite section was the water section because we got to touch the starfish and a sea urchin. 

After the museum we drove to the train station.  it took about 10 minutes to get to the train station. we went to the train station to drop my grandpa of because his visit was over it was still cold and rainy.

Finally, we all  gave him a BIG hug goodbye. Will not see him for a long time I was sad that he was leaving but happy he came.

“Don’t frown because it’s over smile because it happened”



I like origami because it helps me focus and because there are so many cool things you can do with just one piece of paper, but you can also make things out of multiple pieces of paper. For example, check out this model I made out of 12 squares! Here’s a picture:

I can make a lot more than just one thing, but it would be hard to name all of them. I’ll name just a few: I can make a ninja star, a crane – like the bird, and I can make a balloon.

There’s a lot more stuff I can make, a lot I haven’t tried, and some I can’t even make. 

Here’s a picture of one of the most complicated models. Isn’t it cool?


If you want to learn some origami, here’s a suggestion. Try this youtube channel called Rob’s World. There are some easy ones on there, but if you have already done origami before, there are some that might be a little bit harder for you to make. Hope you have fun making origami! Tell me all about your origami creations in the comments. Here’s another cool origami creation I made:


What do you think is better? The origami circle, or my origami ninja star cube? Tell me in the comments which one you think is better, and if you’re wondering why it’s called a ninja star cube take a look at the things on the sides of the cube. I think it looks like a ninja star!


Origami cranes are a very popular type of origami, and they changed the meaning behind the art of folding paper. The crane has always been a common symbol of success and good fortune in Japanese culture. When folded into origami, it is believed that your wish will come true.


Akira Yoshizawa was known as an origami master, and he makes some of the most complex origami creations and has also made up some of the most complex origami.