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Are trips to Made Mill-By Madison
Blue Sky School has just begun partnering with a business called Made Mill. Made Mill is a company that helps people design and invent. For example, if you have a design on paper they could 3D print it for you so you can have a prototype of our design. Made Mill is located at Bayview Yards innovation centre. Will, Tom, Rebecca, and Peter from Made Mill have been helping us with a special project that they have given us. To design the city of the future. We have been designing in 2 different ways.The first thing we did was virtual reality. This is how virtual reality works. You put on a headset and you have a remote, it is like you have gone into another world. With the remotes, we all drew something we thought would make a difference in the future for the future. It was so amazing to see all of our creative and unique ideas. The second thing that we did was 3D printing. We used a program called "tinkercad.com". Tinkercad.com is a website that allows you to create custom 3D print designs and edit other design we find online. We all created a custom design of a part of the city of the future we chose based on things that are world needs. For example, food, entertainment, housing etc. Every body's designs were so inspiring and creative. There we secure housing and flying cars, parks, restaurants it was amazing. We really enjoyed our time at Made Mill and learned so much from them. Written by: Madison George
This debate, and politics as a whole, are serious business. But, seeing as I’m not a very serious person, I feel like it’s only fair that we get to make light of it. Now, I know that the title say that they were talking about Canada, and they sort of were, but it was really just a bunch of children that were piloting mechs shaped like business people arguing about who was the best. I’m not saying that normally, they’re not great, but the fact that Scheer and Trudeau couldn’t get over the fact that OH NO THEY WERE BOTH THERE kind of speaks for itself. I feel so sorry for the poor moderators. The day after the debate took place, we had a big discussion about it, and how each party leader carried themselves- specifically about what made each party special. Like I said before, politics are very serious, but after watching the debate recap, it was really hard to believe that those are the people in charge. It was funny, but filled me with an existential dread, and everytime
Hi. I’m Bella, I’m 14 years old, and I go to Blue Sky School. But let’s back-track a bit. I was homeschooled until I was 12, then I went to public school for grade 7, and ended up pulling out within the first semester. This was in 2017. Then I went back to being homeschooled up until October 2018, when I found Blue Sky, and I’ve been here ever since. But now that schools around the world are closed or closing due to COVID-19, I’ve been doing online school. It’s kind of full-circle. Anyway, this is what an average online school day looks like for me. My hours: On an average week, I do school through Google Meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am to 3:40pm. During these days I do what we normally do in person, because we’ve tried to translate as much of our in-person program to online. We have morning house meetings, independent work time (when we work on our goals or missions), lunch, numeracy, literacy and end-of-day house meeting. This is a pretty normal Blue Sky da
What is your brain? How does it learn? Last year I was really interested in different types of brains and how they learn so I came up with a theory for 6 different types of brains and I made a quiz to see how different people’s brains learn (this is the quiz .) Then, this year we started learning more about how the brain works and what happens when you learn. My knowledge has come a long way in understanding the brain and I have learned about neurons, neuroplasticity, the limbic system, the prefrontal cortex, and the brain stem. The brain is split into four different “lobes”: the frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital lobe. Each lobe is associated with something different. The frontal lobe is associated with executive functions (self-control, planning, and reasoning.) The occipital lobe controls vision. The human brain contains around 100 billion neurons (brain cells.) A neurons job is to pick up stimuli (something that can trigger a reaction such