Freaky Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels are terrible and absolutely horrible for the environment. It causes global warming because burning fossil fuels releases CO2 into the air. Burning fossil fuels creates smoke which is bad for the air and the ozone layer. The Ozone layer is a gas that filters the ultraviolet rays from the sun. Without the ozone layer we will not be able to survive on Earth.

         The amount of people using cars every day is mind blowing, so think about how much CO2 we release if everyone including teenagers are driving almost everyday. The percentage of people who drive alone to work everyday is 77% of Americans. One idea for helping the environment is carpooling to work, school or other places you want to go. You’re using fossil fuels everyday whether you know it or not if you’re cooking you are using fossil fuels, and if you’re taking out the trash out the trash truck uses gasoline to transport the waste. The amount of oil used in a day in America is 82.4 million barrels that is way too much.

In less than a century Earth’s fossil fuels will be gone imagine a world without cars running on gas, and a world without plastic. Many things are made from plastic possibly designs on your shirt could made of plastic, the wrapper on a piece of candy is plastic. Do you see what I mean? Try to use public transportation such as buses, trains, and the metro, also drive less, if a place is close bike don’t drive. What are you going to do to help the environment?

Other Info on Fossil Fuels http://www.eesi.org/topics/fossil-fuels/description

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Limericks

Yesterday, in class we learned about Limericks because it was National Limerick Day. Our teacher let us make some, and share some. A lot of people had really funny Limericks. Limericks are poems that don’t make sense. It is a five line poem, the 1st, 2nd, and 5th all rhyme with each other and the 3rd, and 4th also rhyme with each other. All of the lines either have 8, or 9 syllables. If you want to look at my Limerick you can go to my blog, the Limerick is called “The Criminal Tim”.

Quote Thoughts

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – e.e. cummings

 

I think the quote means to be yourself you have to be brave. If want to be what your dream is to grow up you got to work hard and have good amount of courage. You don’t want to be very brave like for example you are really brave you would jump off a mountain and try to land in a kiddie pool with no cushion under it. You want to have an amount of courage that will let you stand up for yourself and be in front of an audience of some type.

 

Student Blogging Challenge Week #4

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Free Rice Blogging Challenge

I did the Free Rice blogging challenge. I think this was the best activity to do because your helping people who are less fortunate then us. So far I have donated 210 grains of rice if we all help and do the Free Rice challenge we can donate much more rice. All you have to do is go to this link and do the questions every time you get one right you donate 10 grains of rice, check out the site and start donating.

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Pediatric Brain Tumors

 Pediatric Brain Tumors

The Way Brain Tumors Work.

By: Zain

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My social issue is pediatric brain tumors. I did this because it has the leading cancer deaths in children in the United States. If you are confused a pediatric brain tumor is basically is brain tumors that children have. A brain tumor is a abnormal growth in brain tissue. These are two types of brain tumors Malignant (cancerous) and Benign (non-cancerous). There are many ways to help cure it and there is a lot of ways it can affect the person that is diagnosed with it. A combination of things are done to cure it first they do surgery then they do chemotherapy it’s when they use chemical substances to treat it, and then they use radiation therapy.

Three Facts:                                                                                                                                                                                               1. It is the leading cause of tumor deaths in children under 20.                                                                                                     2. The average survival rate for all children with malignant brain tumors is 66%.                                                             3.There are over 120 different types of brain tumors.

Correcting the problem

Researchers and Scientists are just discovering better cures, treatments, and less riskier surgery’s. But there are more findings like drugs or a combination of drugs that can replace doing surgery and have a very huge chance of surviving and curing the tumor. They are also finding better chemotherapy that has less side affects than the one they use in hospitals. Social media is describing many types of cures and treatments that could sometimes help us.

My Opinion

My opinion is they should put more time and money since it is the leading cause of tumor deaths in children. They should find way more types of cures and treatments that will be more effective, less riskier, and have a higher chance of curing it. They have started to find more treatments but I do not think they are better than the old ones. Some organizations that help this social issue is The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) and the Children Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF).

A medicine therapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors

Pediatric Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Cancer Drugs Could Help Child Tumors

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Feb. Reading Response Wk. 1

Week 2/2 to 2/6

Book Title: The Lost Hero

Author: Rick Riordan

The situation is Jason in the beginning of the book lost his memory and wakes up in a bus full of kids going on a field trip holding a girls hand.

My advice is he asks the girl where they’re heading, who she is, why he’s here and what his name is.