Wednesday, April 15, 2015

200m Freestyle Summer Olympics Swimming

I picked the 200 meter Freestyle Swimming mens and women's for my project. Swimming is in the
summer Olympics, and is usually a one man/women sport. Or in other words; Individual sport. If you want to win a swimming competition, you need to be a fast swimmer because the fastest swimmer is the winner. A freestyle in swimming is swimming how you want to. You could swim with a backstroke, butterfly, or even a breaststroke. For training you would need to work out your upper body strength and your cardio. You need to work out your upper body strength because your arms help you swim faster, and you need cardio because you don’t want to be wore out when you are competing. It will slow you down. To get better training would be going to the gym. I can't give you an example because I have never gone to a gym before. I just know what the workout machines look like, not what they are called.

I created two scatter plots for the 200 m Freestyle mens and women's swimming. I learned that swimming doesn’t have a lot of scattered data, and the data is pretty constant. All of the data was higher than a minute, but lower than two minutes. For the men, the data usually went to be about one minute and forty-seconds to one minutes and fifty-seconds. For the women, the data usually went to about one minute and fifty-seconds to one minute and fifty-nine seconds. Like I said before, the data is pretty constant. All of the opponents are seconds off from beating their competitors.

The men’s correlation was negative because as the years increased the time decreased throughout the history. The women have no correlation because the data decreases and then increases and then decreases. I decided the correlation from the line of best fit from the scatter plots.

In 2016, I think the times for the olympic 200 meter Freestyle swimming will go down. I know that, but I don’t know how much. I think the times will go down at least two-seconds, but it’s hard to tell. It really depends on hard the swimmers train because training makes a big difference.  

Monday, April 13, 2015

Former Navy Seal Speech from the video

"If you want to change the world, you have to get over being a sugar cookie." 

"If you want to change the world, don't ever ring the bell." 

"If you want to change the world, don't back down from the sharks." 

Those are three quotes that stuck with me watching the video because those are now some of my philosophies. I don't have many philosophies (actually didn't have any at all), so these are now my favorites. These stuck with me because I have never thought about the world with the view of these sayings. At first, they startled me because I was like what is he talking about. Then I understood. 

"If you want to change the world, you have to get over being a sugar cookie." 
Nobody's Perfect. Perfection doesn't exist. There will always be that someone that has to point out all the flaws a person has or has done. That is one of the best life lessons a person could get because if you strive for perfection, you're always going to be let down and disappointed. Nobody likes feeling disappointed. 

"If you want to change the world, don't back down from the sharks." 
When I heard this I about died laughing because a few days after this video my brothers friend and I were talking about punching a shark in the beak to survive a shark attack. I thought that was very ironic. I like this quote from the video because it talks about not giving up to the sharks which in this case is a bad person. Determination is one word that pretty much sums up the whole quote, and that is why it is one of my favorites. 

"If you want to change the world, don't ever ring the bell." 
I like this quote because this is sort of like the don't ever back down from the sharks quote. It means don't ever give up. I really like these quotes because you always hear about people giving up. It happens all the time. If you know you're not going to beat your oponent, people give up. They just qut trying, and it irritates me (most of the time, but sometimes I understand). 

I loved the video because it taught us 10 life lessons, that most of us need to know. I like how he used his navy training for the life lessons. 

Interview with Mrs. Cherry King

Madison and I interviewed Mrs. Cherry King. Cherry King is an Author who wrote Hurricane Hill Road, but before writing this book she was a school teacher. She taught English/Reading (ELA) at South Central Local Schools for 30 years, and she then wrote a children’s book with her mother. Later when her mother passed away in 2002 she wrote Hurricane Hill Road as a healing process. She started writing the book in 2003, and it took her 10 years to write this book and it was just published in 2014.

I encourage you to read Hurricane Hill Road because it is a really good book. My favorite part was the ending, and if you are going to read the book expect a lot of surprising events. This book has true events in it, but Hurricane Hill Road is fiction because there ARE imaginary events and people. An example is one of the main characters named Jim, but if you watched the interview that piece of information has already been said.

The things I would change that we did in the interview was the introduction because we didn’t
do a good job at introducing ourselves. I would also change how I was kind of jumpy, but that was because I was excited. In some parts of the video our words weren’t perfectly clear in the audio, and lining up the video and audio was really hard. After many attempts, we finally lined them up! Other than a couple of mistakes here and there, I think we did a good job. We had a lot of fun during the interview and with this new experience, but we had a bit of trouble with contacting people. The first person we tried to interview couldn’t help us because they were too busy but that’s okay.

We learned that when writing emails you have to get straight to the point and make it short besides adding a little compliment here and there. Emails are kind of old fashioned (not really, but you get the point), but really helpful in these kind of situations where you have to contact and get in touch with people you don’t know. We learned that not everybody has enough time to help other people because they have a busy life. I would rather interview a person using skype then actually be in the room with them (for dorky reasons). We also learned more about being a professional in a field we are interested in (as a hobby only)! We learned that it takes a lot of time in writing a book, and a lot of thought to make it exactly how you want it to be and how we need to add a few surprises here and there. I also learned that we need to do what we love and what we are good at if we want to be happy in life. We enjoyed this project a lot, and thank you Mrs. Cherry King for this interview.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Is Facebook Making You Mean?

Facebook has good and bad qualities. A disadvantage about facebook is that people cyber bully. It doesn't matter what about at least one person will write a mean comment every once in awhile. Facebook, in my opinion, is kind of dumb. (Not sure if we are allowed to say dumb.) Not that I don't not like it, I used to have an account, and it was pretty much all drama. I don't think facebook nessecarily makes us mean, just brings out the bad side of people. If you can't see them, then it isn't bullying. Right? In the article, "Is facebook making you mean?", "You don't see the impact of what you write," says Beth Yohe. 
The good thing about facebook is that when you need to talk to long distance friends, you can. I used to have a friend named, Samantha, and she moved to a different state. We don't talk anymore, but we did for a couple of months. Over facebook, not a phone or email. I have a friend named Racquel, and we talk over the phone sometimes, but mostly we talk on Facebook. (Before I forgot my username and password.) Facebook is also another good way to make bordem go away for a couple of hours, but that is about the only good thing about it. 

Facebook CAN bring out somebody's bad side becasue sometimes a person is shy, and they don't like comfronting people. Still, Facebook is a bad way to confront people because it is in a way just cyber bullying unless you are polite about your point. In the artice, Is facebook making you mean?, "But the words you post, typed with barely a thought, are out in the world forever."  People also shouldn't type something unless they know the facts becasue that is just rude and immature. It all depends on who is on facebook because not everybody is the same with the way they deal with stuff. In the article, "Is facebook making you mean?", "Devon says the boy is a quiet kid, always really sweet. She points out that lots of kids act differently on facebook thatn they do in person."