Thursday, September 25, 2014


Dear readers,

What causes an earthquake? Well earthquakes are caused when two faults seperate (fault lines are a crack or gap between Tectonic Plates) shift without people knowing. This makes the land form a different shape because all of the lava that is coming up to the surface and either splitting the land or overlapping. Most all of earthquakes cause serious injury to people.

Fault- a crack in a body of the rock. That allows the rock to move along.

How do earthquakes change the surface of the Earth? Most Earthquakes happen in certain places like Hawaii because since the whole island is a volcano if one of the Tectonic Plates moved a tiny bit all of the lava (magma) would eventually start to rise.

Describe the damage caused by earthquakes. Most of the damage is houses and buildings most of the time. A tool used to detect and measure earthquakes is the seismograph.

Why is it important for people to learn more about earthquakes? I think it's important for not just people but also mostly scientists so they could predict when earthquakes are going to happen and let us know so we can be prepared.

Where are Earthquakes most likely to occur? I think there are most earthquakes are mostly in Hawaii well because mostly the whole island is a volcano. And you can find more information about why on paragraph 3.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Brain And Nerves

Dear readers,

The nervous system is important because without your nervous system you couldn't do as many things as you could do right now. For example you wouldn't be able to see color or you couldn't feel anything. Your nervous system helps you to survive by letting you feel objects or by letting you taste different things. Your nervous system helps you live like its it's goal to keep you alive.

A Brain is the control center of a body.A Brain also has three different sections.

One of the sections is the Cerebrum which is the biggest part of the brain and this is called the "thinking brain."
Another important part of a brain is the Cerebellum. The Cerebellum is a Latin word called "little brain." The  Cerebellum is a part of the brain that controls the body's muscle movement, posture, and coordination.

The last is the Thalamus which in Latin means "inner room." It is the first stop where all of the body's  messages come from mostly all of the sensory organs.

 A Spinal Cord is a large group of nerves that carries messages to the brain and the body.

A Neuron Cell is a cell that will carry between the brain and other parts of the body. It's also the basic unit of the nervous system.

A Synapse is a part  where different signals pass from one nerve to the next.

Autonomic nerves are when a body causes a reaction through out the body expecting it.

 And the last one is Sensory Nerves which are nerve cells that spread sensory information. The brain receives messages outside the body by scenes.

The brain also sends messages to the muscles for them to keep working or just relax.

The brain works with involuntary muscles too by sending signals to the body's organs to keep them working without the body demanding it to. An example is it keeps the body's heart beating or lungs breathing in and out.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My Soil Experiment

I observed that in my soil sample that there where a lot of skittles but there were more chex mix. I also observed that the soil sample is a mixture because you can separate it. I counted my skittles and there are 11 of them. The soil sample has solids in it because the skittles are solids and so are the chex mix pieces. I mostly have red and yellow skittles and only 1 purple and 1 green. In my chex mix I have two little windows pretzels and four little ring pretzels.
The two properties in liquid, gas, solids are that all of these properties you can feel.