Innovation day

Hello barnical lookin living species today I will be showing you my innovation day project.



The three main technologies are collectors/solar panels, reflectors, and solar cells. Solar energy is when a solar panel/solar collector takes the heat from the sun, then it’s made into energy. Solar collectors/solar panels are devices that absorb heat from the sun. A window that lets heat energy from the sun enter homes is called a passive solar collector/solar panels because there are no moving parts. Some other types of solar collectors/solar panels contain water in tubes that are heated by the sun. solar collectors/solar panels like these are usually located on the roof of a building. The hot water in the tubes is then pumped to other parts of the building. These are called active solar collectors/solar panels because the heated water is moved by using pumps. Solar reflectors focus the sun’s heat energy on one spot by using mirrors or lenses. That spot then becomes so hot that if water is placed there it changes to steam. Large solar reflectors can make enough steam to use in a generator to produce electricity, small solar reflectors can also be used to cook food. Solar cells are another main technology that we developed to make energy. Solar cells transform light energy into electrical energy. Any light energy will work with a solar cell., it doesn’t have to be the sun’s light. But solar cells are too expensive to use where large amounts of electricity are needed. They are mainly used in places far from power lines  and on space satellites. Some negatives of using solar energy is that solar farms take up a lot of space. To make space for the solar farm, they sometimes cut down trees, making animals lose their homes. Some environmental impacts of using solar panels are the deforestation that comes with it. Some challenges that they might face to make and use the solar farms are where to put the energy that the solar panels collect, and how to make space for the solar farm.


Mon sport préféré est le hockey. Le hockey est un des sports les plus connus partout dans le monde.Mon athlète préféré est Andrei Vasilevskiy.


Pour le hockey, il faut beaucoup d’équipement.pour être un gardien de but, vous avez besoin coussinets de gardien de but, receveur, bloqueur, coussinets de poitrine, collants, genouillères, patins et un casque.L’événement le plus populaire au hockey est stanley cup.


Andrei Vasilevskiy est le meilleur gardien de but au monde.Il joue pour le Lightning de Tampa Bay lightning.



The seven grand father teachings.

The seven grand father teachings are follows :wisdom,love.respect,bravery,honest,humility,truth.

They all also have an animal sign. Honesty is a Sasquatch and truth is a turtle,love is and eagle,humility is a wolf,wisdom is a beaver,courage is a bear,respect is a buffalo:

  • honesty means being true.
  • truth means not lying.
  • humility means to be humble.
  • love means caring about someone.
  • wisdom means having a good sense of judgment.
  • courage means you are not scared to go ahead in life or take a risk.
  • respect is when you respect someone that you may not like but you still clap when they do good or something.

I think respect is the most important to me.

Rocks and minerals.

Hello world!

Today I will be showing you my self directed science project with ghost rider and water king they will also be making a blog post on this too. In the video i explain the task and our learning goal.




My public speaking reflection.

Hello world my name is zacharyp1 and today i will like to tell you my reflection on my public speaking.

At the start when i got tasks with making my public speaking essay I did not think it was possible. But i was wrong the only hard part was the start when i had to think of an adea for my public speaking.because it was hard to choose an idea and stick with it.i had two ideas my first one witch i did not use but I forget what  it was.But the one that i did end up using was about computers and you can read it on my blog.

I think the easiest part of my public speaking was writing the main body paragraph.because i could write anything it just had to be about my topic.i also thought my conclusion was easy and quick.when i finished i was really impressed with my self because at the start I did not think I could do it.

pubilc speaking

(zach) stands with my computer in hand)

Do you know how your computer works?(pause) Probably not because you did not build or research about your first computer and you just bought it. If you made the computer you would know everything about it. Hello grade 4 my name is zacharyp1 and today i will be talking about building your own computer. I am going to talk about why you should build your first desktop, why you need to research how to build it and what the parts do. why you need to know how much the parts are worth before buying the best building parts.

First, I will be telling You why you should build your first desktop. you can choose how it looks and the specs and you would learn a lot about computers and how to make one.  or how to fix it if it breaks so you don’t have to pay someone to fix it and you can save thousands of dollars and learn more than just buying one and you would know how it works and what does what.

Do you know how much all the parts in your computer cost and where to buy them well? If not I will be telling you .if you are building a computer you need to know the prices of the parts in your computer for when you buy them and where to buy them. So now I will be telling you where to buy them and how to know the prices. So you can buy them at Newegg or Amazon or Best Buy but try not to shop at aliexpress and ebay.They have a lot of scams and fake products. At newegg and amazon there are a lot of good prices and deals and you can get good prices from google youtube or a friend.

Finally, to be able to build your computer you also need to know what parts you need.  If you don’t have all the parts, your computer would not work and say if there were no fans then your computer could catch on fire or overheat!  If you don’t have a motherboard it wouldn’t work at all… which makes building kinda pointless! If you are going to play big games at high graphics then you will need a good graphics card and  cpu. if you don’t know what a cpu is it is the central processing unit and it can overheat pretty quick! 

 If you were gaming you will probably need a cpu cooler or your cpu will overheat and it can be bad. Also I want to show you my desktop computer build. It has a ryzen 5 which is a cpu and ddr4 16gb of ram gtx 1650 which is the graphics card and windows 11 and a cool case with 6 fans with a 500w battery and it costs a little bit under 1000$ dollars. 

To conclude, building a computer is not as hard as you think it is. It takes time, patience and in some cases a lot of money but if you want to become an engineer (like I do!) it is worth it! 

I really hope you enjoyed my public speaking presentation.


My cookie excavation.

Hello world my name is zacharyp1 and today I will be telling you about my cookie excavation.


So that task was that we had to do was to remove chocolate chips  from a cookie with a long pointy stick and two short blunt sticks. we also had to try and  keep the cookie in 1 or 2 pieces which is really hard when you just want to eat the cookie. So I rushed and ate it and it felt like I was a geologist when I was digging the chocolate chips out.


So here is the pictures and the result and a video. 

Innovation Day

Hello, I am here today to tell you about my innovation Day project. As you may know, we were asked to build a medieval castle with a working drawbridge.

While I was doing the research, I found some interesting facts about the medieval times that I have summarized below:

  • There are 3 types of castles, a motte and bailey castle, a stone keep castle and concentric castle.
  • The difference between the Lords and the Serfs, was that the Serfs were poor and worked as slaves. Meanwhile, the Lords owned the Serfs that lived on their lands.
  • Also, some interesting facts about the feudal system is that approximately 90% of the people worked on the land as peasants. The Kings believed that they had the right to rule and you were expected to fight for the king when requested. 


My hypothesis was that I could build a beautiful castle that would have a huge circular wall with a village inside and have patrol towers all around with access through the drawbridge.

My plan was to build a cardboard wall and then stab a skewer through the cardboard. I would then add a pulley to the skewer and hot glue the handle on the side of the pulley and hot glue a string to the middle of the pulley. Then I would build a second wall and stab another skewer through both walls at the top and add another pulley, then feed the string through the pulley at the top and then hot glue it to the bridge that’s made out of cardboard. Finally, I would tape the bridge to the castle. 


First, I built a big box with no roof     

Next, I built a drawbridge by cutting out the bridge out of cardboard and then stabbed 2 skewers through the cardboard wall and then I built 2 tiny walls in the box and put a straw through them. Then I added the 2 skewers through the straw to hold them.

Then, I added 2 gears to the wall where I stabbed the skewers on the outside of the wall and then I put another gear on the inside of the box on one of the skewers and then I hot glued a string to the gear.

Then, I cut out a small hole in the wall and then I put a pulley on it and fed the string through the pulley in the hole. 

Finally, I cut out a big hole in the wall and then I took the drawbridge and stabbed a skewer through the drawbridge and since there’s already a hole beside the drawbridge, I hot glued a straw on to it and then put the skewer of the drawbridge through it and on the other side I stabbed the skewer from the drawbridge into the cardboard wall. Then the string that was fed through the pulley I hot glued on to the drawbridge. I added a roof on the box and put another hole in the roof to see the drawbridge.


Final Results – Tour of my Castle:




I chose to make a castle with big walls and a village inside and a box made out of cardboard with the drawbridge in it. The drawbridge had one pulley and one gear system. To make the draw bridge work and on the wall I put some guard towers made out of cardboard and at the end It was the size of half a table.So i dont think it would fit in my car but i will try to make it.


Self reflection:


I think that I did a pretty good job with my project but I did make some mistakes. Here is what they are. So for my first one that I would change it would be when my drawbridge would go up it would bend the cardboard wall and the pulley system but it doesn’t break it fully.Next is when I built the grass I used some white pieces of cardboard and the green did not cover it very well.But for the most part it was good except the worst thing about it. It was so big it wouldn’t fit in my mom’s car.