Genius hour Blog #3

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So far I have learned a lot about the dangers of drinking. I have learned much more though, like alcohol poisoning occurs when there is so much alcohol in the bloodstream that areas of the brain controlling basic life-support functions, such as breathing, heart rate, and temperature control, begin to shut down. Symptoms of alcohol poisoning include confusion, difficulty remaining conscious, vomiting, seizures, trouble with breathing, slow heart rate, clammy skin, dulled responses, such as no gag reflex (which prevents choking), and extremely low body temperature. Also underage drinkers may be at particular risk for alcohol overdose. Research shows that people under age 20 typically drink about 5 drinks at one time 1. Drinking so much alcohol can overwhelm the body’s ability to break down and clear alcohol from the bloodstream. This leads to rapid increases in BAC and significantlyy impairs brain function. Also I have learned a alcohol use disorder is a medical condition that doctors can diagnose when a patient’s drinking causes distress or harm. In the United States, about 17 million people have an alcohol use disorder. Beyond these physical and mental health risks, heavy drinking also is linked with personal problems, including losing a driver’s license and having relationship problems.  Although many people enjoy moderate drinking, defined as 1 drink per day for women or 2 for men, drinking too much can lead to an overdose. One important thing I have learned was that cancers caused by alcohol include mouth, upper throat, food pipe, voice box, esophagus, liver, bowel, and breast cancer. Excessive drinking at any one occasion reduces your body’s immune system for up to 24 hours. Every two units of alcohol consumed each day raises your risk of bowel cancer by 8 percent.

 

Genius hour blog #2

I have learned many new things about the dangers of drinking for my project on Genius hour. I have learned that drinking too much increases your chances of being injured or even killed. And that alcohol is a factor, for example, in about 60% of fatal burn injuries, drownings, and homicides, 50% of severe trauma injuries and sexual assaults, and 40% of fatal motor vehicle crashes, suicides, and fatal falls. I have also learned that people who drink a lot have a greater risk of liver disease, heart disease, sleep disorders, depression, stroke, bleeding from the stomach, and several types of cancer. They may have problems managing diabetes, high blood pressure, and other conditions. Also drinking during pregnancy can cause brain damage and other serious problems in the baby. Because it is not yet known whether any amount of alcohol is safe for a developing baby, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not drink at all. An alcohol use disorder is a medical condition that doctors can diagnose when a patient’s drinking causes distress or harm. In the United States, about 17 million people have an alcohol use disorder. Drinking cause many deaths per year, but I haven’t found out the exact number or a number close to it. Drinking at a young age can cause young children to become heavy drinkers in the future. Right now me and Tayte are making a website and trying to contact someone who had drinking problems and how it affected their lives.

Simpson college visit

 

 

 

Simpson college visit was a amazing. They have many activity’s there so everyone can do something that they would like to do. They told us that they try to make everyone feel important there and that they mean something there. The campus was a nice place. There were many things there, like a work out room and many other things. They also told us how the college doesn’t have many students compared to bigger colleges that have many students there, which kind of makes me want to go here more because I would like to go to a smaller college. On my college visit me and some of my friends met a campus dog. His name was Roman and he was a Golden Retriever. He was very friendly and they told us a little about him. I’m kind of interested on going to this college because its very nice and isn’t far from home. I also like how its small because like some colleges you won’t have to be in one class with 100 students or even more. I also like the dorms there and many others thing. Simpson college is going to be one of my top picks for college for sure.

Genius Hour

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For Genius hour Tayte S. and I will be explaining the danger of drinking. This topic is important to me because more than half of Americans (ages 12 to 20) have tried alcohol. Underage drinking is dangerous and risky, and can lead to car accidents, violent behavior, alcohol poisoning, and health problems. Drinking at a young age increases the risk of developing alcohol problems later in life. Also because talking to kids early about the risks of drinking can help reduce their chances of becoming someone who can put themselves in danger because of drinking.

My goals for this project is for everyone to learn the dangers of drinking and try to put a stop to it before they injure themselves or others. I will measure my goals by seeing how many people will come up to me and ask about my topic and tell how it influenced them in many different ways.

Week 10

I have had 8 posts. A couple of them were based on my own interest. I have recieved 0 comments on my post from students and teachers. The post I most liked the most to write about was the food one. I did not change my blogs themes. I don’t think I have much widgets. I use google to help look up stuff about my blogs for my tools.

Volcano’s

downloadWhen thick magma and large amounts of gas build up under the surface, eruptions can be explosive, expelling lava, rocks and ash into the air. Less gas and more viscous magma usually mean a less dramatic eruption, often causing streams of lava to ooze from the vent. A large eruption can be extremely dangerous for people living near a volcano. Flows of searing lava, which can reach 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1,250 degrees Celsius) or more, can be released, burning everything in its path, including whole towns. Boulders of hardening lava can rain down on villages. Mud flows from rapidly melting snow can strip mountains and valleys bare and bury towns. Ash and toxic gases can cause lung damage and other problems, particularly for infants and the elderly. Scientists estimate that more than 260,000 people have died in the past 300 years from volcanic eruptions.

About 1,900 volcanoes on Earth are considered active, meaning they show some level of activity and are likely to explode again. Many other volcanoes are dormant, showing no current signs of exploding but likely to become active at some point, others are considered extinct. The danger area around a volcano covers about a 20-mile radius. More than 80% of the earth’s surface is volcanic in origin. The sea floor and some mountains were formed by a lot of  volcanic eruptions. The most deadly eruptions have occurred in Indonesia, with tens of thousands of lives lost to starvation, tsunami, ash flows. The sound of a eruption volcano can be quiet and hissing or explosive and booming. It travel hundreds of miles and do the most damage, including hearing loss and broken glass too.

Volcanoes are formed when magma from within the Earth’s upper mantle works its way to the surface. At the surface, it erupts to form lava flows and ash deposits. Over time as the volcano continues to erupt, it will get bigger and biggerThe world’s largest, active volcano is Mauna Loa in Hawaii, where famous coffee is grown in the rich volcanic soils. Mauna Loa is 13,677 feet above sea level. Mauna Loa is taller than Mount Everest.

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Blogs I Viewed

http://phillipmast was the first blog I read. I liked it because I learned alot about Jimmy Graham  (Seattle Seahawks football player). Like how he did 1 year of college football and 4 years of college basketball . And was drafted by the New Orleans Saints.

All about Pizza

The further back we look in time, the more interesting details we can find about that surrounds pizza. Today this dish is one of the most popular foods on the entire Earth, but that fame and recognition came from years and years of work of many international pizza restaurant which spread this dish to the world. Before these pizza chains were formed. Pizza slowly rose in popularity in the United Stated, brought from the Europe by the Italian settlers which did not wanted to be parted from one of the most iconic meals of their country. And there, in the Mediterranean coastal city of Naples, the modern Pizza was created after the pizza came to United States, it very slowly rose in popularity among the local population. Pizza can be any size with any kind of toppings you want.  Pizza was popularized by the numerous Italian settlers and celebrities, the true sudden boom of interest came after the end of the World War 2 and the arrival of hungry soldiers from the European fronts. Enchanted with this great meal, soldiers soon managed to influence US population into accepting this Italian dish. Soon, big pizza restaurant franchises were founded and pizza started spreading across entire world. Consumers all around world buy approximately 5 billion pizzas annually (3 billion in United States alone), in the environment where fast growing pizza industry shifted their efforts from the serving pizzas in restaurants to the delivering them directly to the your home.

Minnesota

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My favorite day was when I went to  Minnesota for the first time. I have been many places during my life but never to Minnesota. It was so much fun and I got to go to Mall of America. I got a lot of stuff there like clothes and other things. I got to go on all the rides and went into almost every store. I went with my parents and my siblings. We stayed for 4 days and I wish would have got to stay longer. One day when we were there me and my sister got lost in the mall and couldn’t find our parents and we didn’t have our phones because both of them died. We didn’t find them till 1 hour later. We ate at this amazing restaurant that I can’t remember the name. While we were there we went into the big aquarium. It was so big and I got to touch a string ray and other sea creatures. It was the best day every.

Raise your voice

Have you ever been called rude names that you did not like at school? Have you ever been repeatedly laughed at by someone or a group of kids? Have you ever had someone pick on you for the way you look, or dress? What about repeated threats and even physical abuse by someone for some reason? You probably have been at one point in you life. It is estimated that about 20% of all kids are bullied in school at any time, and about half have experienced bulling at some point before.  Most people get bullied for being to big, too tall, too short, or too skinny, for not having much friends, for not dressing like all the other kids do, being gay or lesbian, different skin color, or kids with special needs. People who get bullied lose interest in school,  afraid to walk through the halls, some even may consider suicide.  Between 8% and 34% of children and young people in the UK have been cyberbullied, and girls are twice as likely to experience cyberbullying than boys. 38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying. Almost half (46%) of children and young people say they have been bullied at school at some point in their lives. 38% of disabled children worried about being bullied. 18% of children and young people who worried about bullying said they would not talk to their parents about it. Two thirds (65%) of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people have experienced homophobic bullying at school. Somehow, people think bullying is a part of life, a part of growing up and an opportunity to stand up for yourself. Some kids naturally will not accept being bullied, and will stand against it. Others are not that brave. They end up feeling lonely, unhappy and frightened. It can make them lose confidence. Bullying will never be okay. Stand up for those who can’t and be a leader. Raise your voice.