About Me

My name is Alex. I am eight. I like technology, history, science and art. My mom homeschools me. I am the oldest in my family. I have three sisters and one baby brother. I have two cats, a dog and three bunnies. When I growup I want to go to China to see the Great Wall. This blog is all of my learning adventures.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

NaNoWriMo for kids

NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge where you have to set your goal for words. I'm going to write one thousand words. I have a thirty day limit. It starts in eleven days from here. I might write about spaceships that run on heat or maybe I would write one that a spaceship ran on type of element like sulfur. I don't know what to write yet but soon I'll come up with an idea.

Please come an join NaNoWriMo with me in November. I think it's going to be pretty fun. Don't you?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

MOSI Madness

MOSI stands for Museum of Science and Industry. This is me at the construction earthquake site. You can build a building with or without cross bars for support. If it is built well it will stand up to the shaking table when you press the button. Dad's tower fell over because it didn't have cross support. My tower with cross bars stood up. This project made me think about construction of buildings, towers and bridges. I think I would like to be a constructor when I grow up.

Some the exhibits weren't as interesting as I thought.

But there were other exhibits that I liked a lot.

I like MOSI because you can go to camp and science classes. They have a lot of exhibits you can put your hands on like the one here. This one shows probability of beads by turning the tube. I would like to go back soon.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Loops of zen

These are the games that I've been doing, splitter 2, cargo bridge, demolition city, and loops of zen. I like these games because I have to solve problems. I also like them because they're fun. You have to complete the puzzles before you can move to the next level.

I got a Popular Mechanics magazine in the mail. I've been reading it at night before bed. I've read how to stop a hack attack on a compuer, the types of michelin wheels, and different types of chain saws. This magazine is good and I think people should read it to know how to stop a hack attack.

For History, I've been learning about China. I like China because of the Great Wall. They invented silk in China. Silk comes from a silk worm cocoon. We have silk play scarves. I like using them for being super heros.