This week we worked on our independent projects and we also did a fire lab with Andrew burning different chemicals in the dark, As a class, we noticed that each chemical we put to the gave off a different color. We also went to a gallery down in Liberty Station with a bunch of glass and metal prints of photography and looked around there. In humanities, we wrote about a place that has an effect on us.
This week we started by talking about our book we read in Mike’s class. I read Cannery Row so I answered questions about the characters and the point the author is trying to get across. We then had a Socratic seminar about the American dream and about how the rich can contribute to help the poor. In chemistry, we had our first lab. We got a volumetric flask and got some reactive chemicals and with that, they let off hydrogen to fill up the balloon. We discussed water problems in California. How they are rerouting rivers from lakes and making reservoirs out of valleys that are not supposed to hold a lake.