I’m Back!

Hello, I’ve know that I haven’t posted in several months, and I apologize. I just entered high school, and life is crazy. I will try my best to get a post in at least once in two weeks. And big news, I got a new camera: Nikon D5200. I’m really happy about this, I’ve been asking for a  DSLR for a while now.

I’ve been taking a lot of pictures with my new the past few months. Here are some of my shots:

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That was pretty much the summary my photography in summer and fall. Winter is just around the corner! If you are interested in seeing more of my photography, click on the one of the pictures from my flickr photo stream>>>

Thanks,

kittycat501

Vegetable Garden, dedicated to Silvia

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This year my parents planted some vegetables in the backyard garden. Each year we plant eggplants, cucumbers, basil, squash and other vegetables. A new addition to the garden was beans. As you may have noticed in the title, I have written this post for my friend, Silvia. Here is a poem I wrote about the garden.

Natural

Organic

That’s the way I like it.

Every year

Tasty food

I’m willing to share.

Watering

Planting

Taking good care

Bunnies,

They try to get some

But always fail.

So come on over,

We can garden together.

-kittycat501

If I could Turn Back Time…

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(Artwork from the second grade)

 

Today’s daily writing prompt from the Daily Post is “If I could turn back time

If I could relive a part of my life, it would be the elementary school years. Those were the careless, free days. School days were kind of like daycare. We would play many games, do fun activities, and get lots of recess. (I remember playing four square with a bunch of friends outside. I was really good at that game. XD)

We never had to worry about anything important. Our only problems were things like, “He budged in line!” or “She took my spot!”

That is why I would like to relive and cherish those first years of my life. No work, responsibilities, or worries.

However, being in middle school, I am still relatively care free. I’m not quite a young adult, or a small child. I am right in between. When I’m older, my opinion on this topic might change. I have many more years to go. 🙂

-kittycat501

The Busiest Months of The School Year

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To me, January and February are the most busiest months of the year. Piles of school work, competitions, extra curricular activities, and the cold weather just seems to make it worse. This year, January and February had a bunch of events going on, but I managed. Before, I had no reason at all, to use a planner. But now, I need one. Without it, I would have no idea what to do first, or what was important. I might have forgotten to do some assignments, study for tests, or prepare for competitions.

Now that it’s March, everything has seemed to cool down for me. School work has just faded to a daily routine. It’s bound to pick up again after spring break, but that’s okay. I’ll be ready. 🙂

-Kittycat501

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Science Fair

I just had my eighth grade science fair at my school, and my experiment was quite interesting.

My partner, Jenny, and I observed the differences between the reactions of two kinds of bar soap when microwaved for a certain time. The two bar soaps we microwaved were Dial, and Ivory.

First, we microwaved each soap for one minute, and the second time for two minutes.  The Ivory soap puffed up like Souffle, and the Dial soap flattened like a pancake.

Why did this happen? When Ivory soap is being made in the factory, air is pumped into it, resulting in several air bubbles inside the soap. When the soap is microwaved, the air molecules gain more Kinetic energy, and move faster and farther apart from each other, causing the soap to expand. This demonstrates Charles’ Law, which states “As the temperature of a gas increases, so does its volume.”

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Ivory – After Microwaving

The Dial soap, on the other hand, does not contain as many air bubbles. Therefore, it just melted and flattened onto the plate.

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Dial – After Microwaving

-kittycat501