Pond Informational Report (Responses) : Form Responses 1

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2 | 12/11/2014 10:49:17 | 601 | Brady W. | In the 6th grade group at Salt Creek is doing a project of how many liters it will take to fill there pond. They are doing this project for turtles to have a happy bacteria free habitat. This is how to find Now its was time to find the average width of the lower portion of the pond. They added up all the number of the width in cm. Then they divided the number of what they got of the width and divided by three. Then divided by 100 and now they got their average width for the lower portion of the pond.Now they find the depth of the lower portion of the pond. They measured the depth and then divided by 100. The reason why they divided by 100 is to turn it into meters. They took one measurement for the lower depth. Now they got there average depth for the lower portion of the pond.the volume of a irregular shaped pond. Try and find the most important parts of the pond to measure. They measured the depth and width and length for bottom portion and upper portion of the pond in centimeters (cm). Now it was time to figure out the volume for the lower portion of the pond. They multiplied there length and there width. Then multiplied the product of your length and width by there depth. They multiplied by 1,000 then rounded to the nearest tenth. Now they got there average volume for the lower portion of the pond. Now its time to find the lower and upper pond volume combined. This part is really easy, all they have to do is take the volume for the upper and lower portion and add it. The main part of finding how many liters are in the pond is to take three measurements add them up and divide by three then divide by 100. Round when they are finding the volume round to the tenth. When they was taking the three measurements of the pond they have to find what they think is the most important measurements to turn the irregular shaped pond to a regular shaped rectangular prism. That is the reason why they take three measurements for the pond. |

3 | 12/11/2014 10:32:40 | 601 | Breann Smith | Students at Salt Creek are trying to make a pond a regular shape not a irregular shaped pond. The students had to give the red eared sliders and the Paint turtle a good home in the pond and a larger home. The students are using a filtration system to keep the pond clean. The reason the students are doing this is to get and make a better home for the turtles. First the students take three measurements, the depth the height and the volume and the width of the lower pond. The students would add those three numbers and then they would have a bigger number. Then the students would take three measurements of the upper pond length and the width and the height and the volume to get an average number. After the students added the the width they added the depth. After they added the depth they added the volume using all three numbers that they got from depth,width,length. After they added all of those numbers, they divide the number by three, then multiply by one thousand. The students are now doing the bottom part of the pond. So they add up the length the width and the height and the depth.After they do that they the do the volume and then after that they multiply the four number and then divide by one hundred. The students now are making and changing there number into centimeters. After that converting to meters.Now that the students have all the numbers all in meters they can do other work. Now the students have to add the volume of the upper and lower pond to get how much water to put in the pond so the turtles can have a clean and healthy environment. The students now have to compare there number to the actual number that it was. After that they had to convert numbers.The students go a number that was wrong and the number they were supposed to get was way lower than what they were supposed to get. |

4 | 12/11/2014 10:47:01 | 601 | Carlee R. | The students in the sixth grade science class at Salt Creek school are working on how to figure out how many liters will fit into the turtle's home. The name of the project is Pondering pond volume. It is harder to figure out how many liters will fit into the pond because the pond is irregular shaped. At first the class thought it would be hard but as the class started getting into it the project it was easier. The red-eared sliders and paint turtles are the turtles that the class has, to make a better home for them is the whole reason why the class is doing this project. The class always wants to make sure the turtles have a nice big clean home. The class used a filtration system to keep the pond clean. The class also wants to make sure the pond is bacteria free so the turtles don't get sick or dirty. The class wanted to change the pond into from an irregular shaped figure to a 3-d shape regular figure. The class had to measure the pond in centimeters. The first step of this project was measuring the length and width of both upper and lower pond because there are two levels. The class had to estimate where they would want to measure it because the pond is a irregular shaped figure.The class had to round to the nearest tenth. The class had to add all the length measurements together then divide by three, that was how you found the average. Convert centimeters to meters, and how you do that is multiply by one-hundred. The class also had to measure the depth. That was for the length and width for both upper and lower. The class got the sum then did that all over again for width except at the end we had to divide by one-thousand. For depth the class just had to divide the number you got by one-hundred because there are one-hundred centimeters in one meter.All measurements are now in meters. After the class found all the volume the class got the volume in cubic meters. It takes one-thousand meters to fill a cubic meter. The class basically just did the same thing over and over again to find the volume of the upper level of the pond and the lower level of the pond. Then when the class got the answer you have to add both volumes together to get the sum. Now the class was done with the math part. The next step was to fill the pond with the science lab sink. One person had to take tally's to keep track on how many liters we had already fit into the pond. One other person was filling up buckets and Ms. Huysman was dumping the buckets into the pond. The class was finally done with all the steps. Now the class has the answer and it was a little off but at least the class is one step closer to giving the turtles a better and bigger home. The class was one-hundred and seventy nine off. This project was really fun but hard some times. Half way in the math project a team in the class messed up and had to figure out what was wrong. But the best part of this project was was giving the turtles a better home with no or less bacteria. I learned how to tern a irregular shaped figure into a regular shaped figure. This project was so fun!!! Image from shop.watergardenworld.com |

5 | 12/11/2014 10:33:38 | 601 | Conner R. | The class of 601 at Salt Creek Intermediate is trying to find the amount of liters that will fit in a irregular shaped pond in the science lab. The pond contains the wild life of turtles, the class calls the project pondering pond volume. The pond has two levels of water, the upper portion and the lower portion. The turtles need a healthy home, so the class has to make sure all of the bacteria is out of the pond so the turtle don't get sick. The class uses a filtration system to make sure there is no bacteria in the pond.The class is doing this project to find larger homes for the turtles, and healthier homes to. The class hopes to find a home where there is no bacteria and use of a filtration system. There are three turtles, two red eared sliders and a paint turtle. The class tried to change an irregular shape into a rectangular prism. The class wanted to change the pond from an irregular shape to a 3-d shape. The project is measured in centimeters (cm). The class took three measurements, length, width and depth. The class took measurements for both portions of the pond, upper and lower. The class took one measurement of depth on both portions of the pond. The class had to measure depth in each measurement.Then the class found the average length and width of the lower and upper portion of the pond. In order to find the average length, width and depth and then added them together. They got the sum and divided the average length by 3, Then they had there quotient. You have to round to the nearest tenth if the quotient goes on the for ever. Then converted centimeters to meters as a ratio. Now all of the measurements are in meter,s so the class then had to find the volume of the pond. The class then multiplied the average length by the average width by the average depth of the lower and upper portions of the pond. This will now give you the volume in cubic meters of both the upper and lower portions of the pond. Next the class took the volume of the lower and upper pond levels and multiplied them both by 1000. Then the class had the product. And sense it takes one thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. You have to add the upper and lower portions of the pond together and then you get your total sum to fill the pond. One of the other things the class of 601 did is they dumped the amount of water they thought was going to fit in the pond in the pond. The class dumped and dumped water into the irregular shaped pond and they finally figured out the total amount. The class was of by a bunch, but they still figured out the total amount. The class had trouble figuring out the total amount. Also the pond is a irregular shaped figure with 2 levels. The class of 601 had to figure out the size of the irregular shaped pond by measuring the length, width and depth. Once they got there total answer the class multiplied by 1000. Then they found there average. But the reason they did this project is to find a healthy home with a filtration system and a larger home for the turtles.The class of 601 compared the actual amount to the class calculations and the class was of by less than half. The class was wrong about the actual amount. Also the class learned that turtles need a healthy home and a filtration system. |

6 | 12/11/2014 10:23:09 | 601 | Emma A. | The students in Ms. Huysman's science class at Salt Creek Intermediate School are working on completing a packet called Pondering Pond Volume. They are trying to find the volume of an irregular shaped figure. The class is taking pond observations which means they are trying to find the total number of liters that will fit up to a certain line in the pond. The pond has two levels, and it is an irregular shape. The class is doing this project to give the turtles a larger home, and a bacteria-free environment using a filtration system. The turtles are red-eared sliders and paint turtles. They are trying to reshape the pond by finding the volume. They are trying to make it into a rectangular prism. The measurements they are using is the metric system. They took three measurements of the length and width of both the lower and upper pond. Then, they took one measurement of the of the depth of both levels. Next, they found the average length and width of both the upper and lower pond. Then they took three measurements of the length and width of both levels. The class then took one measurement of depth for both levels. Then they found the average length and width of the upper and lower levels. Since there was two levels, they did one level at a time. It was the exact same process, but with different measurements. Each level was different, of course. The lower level was smaller than the upper level, so it was a bit faster to do the calculating, and they said it was a lot easier because the measurements were smaller. Next, they took three measurements of each length and width of both levels. Then they added the three measurements together. Then they divided it by three. Then they had the average length and width in centimeters. They rounded their answers to the nearest tenth. They then measured the depth for the upper and the lower pond. There is only one depth for each level. Then they converted the centimeters to meters. They divided the average length and width in centimeters by one hundred, because there is one hundred centimeters in one meter. All of their measurements are now in meters. Then, they started to find the volume. They multiplied the average length by the average width and then multiplied the product of that number by the depth of the upper pond and the lower pond. That gave them the volume in cubic meters of the lower and upper pond. They then took the the number of cubic meters and multiplied it by one thousand. They did that because it takes one thousand liters to fill a cubic meter. They had found the number of liters to fill the upper and the lower pond. Then, they added the upper liters to the lower liters. This gave them the total number of liters they needed to fill the upper and the lower levels. This was very hard to complete because the class had to do a lot of math, and that was hard on them. The class prediction was just a little over five hundred. The actual amount was just over three hundred and twenty. So, the class was off by a lot when it came to the class prediction. The class learned that working together is important in those kind of situations. They also said that even though it was independent work, asking each other questions is the way to go when you have a problem and you can solve it. The class said that is was very challenging to do this packet. They worked together and they knew that they could ask each other questions. |

7 | 12/11/2014 10:39:49 | 601 | Emma M. | The students in Ms. Huysman's science class at Salt Creek Intermediate School are learning and creating a way to make a healthy home for their turtles. The class' red-eared sliders and paint turtles need a healthy home to live in. So the students, which were divided up into teams are working together to make a healthy living home. The class' wants to control harmful bacteria by using a filtration system. The pond they are using has two levels, they are using a awesome method by changing the irregular shaped pond into a regular shape by making it a rectangular prism to figure out the volume and to see how many liters can fill the pond. After the class finds the liters, the teams will get together and fill up the amount of liters they need to make a healthy home for the turtles. The class first started by discussing the method or way they want to use to find the volume of their pond. The class decided to change the pond's shape to a rectangular prism. After that, the students then started measuring the average length of the pond in centimeters (cm), (100 cm = 1 m). The teams all got three different numbers when they measured. The class then added all the numbers up to get the sum. Then they divided the sum by three to get the average length (cm ÷ 3). After that the teams then took the quotient and divided it by one hundred to get the quotient which is the average length (100 cm = 1 meter). Next, the class took the average width of the lower pond. They did the same process as they did with the average length. After that they took the depth (the students did depth instead of height). Next they divided the depth by 100 cm (cm ÷ 100 cm = m) to convert the cm to m which got them the depth. The teams put everything together to get volume of the lower pond. First they multiplied the average length with the average width. Then, they took that product and multiplied it again by the depth to get the volume of the lower pond in meters cubed. The teams were dividing by cubic meters ( 1 cubic meter = 1,000 liters). Next they needed to find how many liters are needed to fill the lower pond. First they took the meters cubed and multiplied it by 1,000 (cu. m × 1,000) and got the total liters needed to fill the lower portion of the pond. After the teams found the volume of the lower pond the class started the process all over again but only with the upper portion of the pond. First they did the average length, then average width, and lastly the depth. After all of those calculations the class then added them to get the volume of the upper portion of the pond. After that they found how many liters were needed to fill the upper pond. Lastly, after all those measurements and calculations they finally got to the last step, adding the liters together. The class got there liters and were ready to experiment with the pond. They started by getting a bucket and started filling it with fifteen liters at a time. After all the buckets they filled with liters of cold water and they dumped into the pond then they finally came to a final number. The whole class had there prediction on how many liters there were going to go into the pond. The class' prediction was about a little bit under two times the actual amount. Over the whole project the students had so much fun. They got to learn about how ponds are useful, what kind of animals that really need the pond to live, what bacteria lives in a pond and lots, lots more. The teams really got to experience real teamwork. They had to work together with everything. They also got to really see how a ponds can be useful to a lot of people and things. The students really got to be real life scientists. Hopefully they will use this knowledge they learned in the future. |

8 | 12/11/2014 10:33:50 | 601 | Eric M. | In Salt Creek science class we have a pond! The pond in science class is a irregular shaped pond and it has to be filled to the right amount or the turtles wont have a happy home and that's not what we want Right that's not what you want! So the class was split up into groups to see if the different groups would get the same answers!In each of the groups they haft to find the upper pond and lower ponds length, width, and depth! The thing the groups used the most was 100 centimeters = 1 meter! The groups also had to go over to the pond and measure it that's how they got their answers! One of the hardest things for the groups was getting the right answers because we had to divide, multiple, and convert all that fun stuff! One thing we also needed to do was use are science journal to add subtract multiple and divide! The groups also had to change the pond from an irregular shape to a regular 3-d shape (rectangular prism)! The groups also haft to take 3 measurements of length,width, and depth and take 1 measurement of depth for both upper and lower pond! Then the groups haft to find the average length and width of each upper and lower pond! Then the groups take 3 measurements together then take the sum and divide by 3!Then the groups take the answer and round to the nearest 100th place! then the groups decide on 1 measurement of depth for upper and lower pond! Then the groups convert centimeters (cm) to meters! Then they divide the average length! Then the groups multiply the average length by the average width by the depth! Now we have reached are end so we compare the classes calculations and the actual amount! The classes calculation was off by one hundred and eighty eight liters and the actual amount was three hundred and twenty five total! |

9 | 12/11/2014 10:34:40 | 601 | Harlie C. | Students in a group at Salt Creek needs to do a project. The project is for some turtles, red-eared sliders and the paint turtles are their class pets. They need to fill a pond but first find the volume... This pond is irregular shaped (it's not a shape that doesn't have a name)and 3-D. The turtles needs a larger home because they are in a tiny bucket and that group thinks they can help. They did multiplying and dividing a lot of big and large numbers. They did a whole packet to find out how many liters have to go in to that one big pond. They did pond observation for it and their is two levels, upper and lower. Why they did it they learned the metric system too. That group are in science class but also doing math with the pond observation. They started out with thinking to reshape it into a regular shape and still it will be three -D shape. They changed it into a rectangular prism. When they was done thinking they went to take three measurements in centimeters. They did that also three times to the length, and width, but once for depth for each layer the upper and lower parts of the pond. They dived to get the average of all of them. They did that from add them together and got the sum. And after that they then dived by three. The answer was rounded to the tenths. They also converted the centimeters to meters. They did that by diving the length and the width by 100 because theirs only 100 centimeters in a meter. Now, that all the meters, lets find the volume. So, they dived the average length by the width and got the quotient. After they got that they when to dived by the depth of each lower and upper pond levels. They took the cubic meters of the lower and upper by 100. Now, they have how many liters needed to fill both lower and upper ponds. Then they added them up and got the total amount for liters. Overall that group filled the pond and gave a larger home and healthy one to the turtles. They guest five-hundred and four but it really was three-hundred and twenty-five liters. They find out the average and the volume. They also learned the metric system and how to find the volume of that pond. Just take 3 measurements, add them up, divide, and multiply. The turtles was very happy and was healthy. Thanks for reading, hope you liked it and learned something. |

10 | 12/11/2014 10:34:38 | 601 | Hunter D. | The Pondering Pond Volume. The teams in 601 science class at Salt Creek School are finding the volume of the lower pond and the upper pond. The teams are doing this for the turtles in science class. The teams are making it a healthy home for the turtles. By control harmful bacteria and use the filter to keep the turtles safe and the water clean in the pond. The teams in 601 science class are helping the turtles with there home. The teams are making a healthy environment for the turtles by using the filter that science class has for the pond. The teams and the teacher have to keep the filter working to keep the pond cleaner then it was. The team found the average length by getting three measurement from the pond. The teams did that for the width too.The teams divided by three to get one hundred and sixteen point seven. For the width the teams did the same thing and got fifty nine point three. The teams found it for the upper and lower portion of the pond.The teams started with centimeters (cm) that the teams got from the pond. Then the teams multiplied by one hundred. Then the teams got meters for the length for the lower portion.The teams multiplied, added, divided to get the answers. Then the teams did that for the lower width of the pond. Then the teams did it for the lower depth of the pond.When the teams got done with that they found hoe much liters for the in lower portion of the pond.That is the formula for the answer.The teams summed the numbers up to get the right answer.The teams did the same thing for the upper portion of the pond. The teams and teacher have to control waste and harmful bacteria in the pond. The teams do that by keep looking at the pond everyday and keeping the filter clean. The teams and the teacher have to feed the turtles to keep them from getting sick and that wouldn't be a good thing. The teams reshaped the pond to be a regular shaped pond instead of a irregular shaped pond. The teams made it to a rectangular prism so it would be easier to add and times the length, depth, width. to meters then the liters. The teams did all of the adding the timesing and the dividing and the teams did all that nine times. The teams did found how much liters go in to the pond. The teams came out with the answer five hundred and four liters. The real answer was three hundred twenty five was the right answer. The teams were off by were only off by one hundred and seventy nine which is less then half. That is not that bad because the teams did all the converting by adding, dividing, multiplying. The teams have not started the cleaning and feeding. The teams have done the adding, multiplying, dividing has been done.The teams learned that to help and learned about volume again. The teams didn't have a prediction. The teams did get the answer at the and but the teams were of by one hundred seventy nine liters that is less then half. |

11 | 12/11/2014 10:42:46 | 601 | JC R. | At Salt Creek Intermediate there are five groups of kids in a science class that are trying to find the volume of the irregular shaped pond. So they can make a bigger home for the red eared sliders and paint turtles. So they won't be living in dirty water. So they have to measure the lower and the upper portion of the pond. So first the group has to find the liters for the pond. So they measured the lower portion of the pond in centimeters (cm). They measured it three times, the three numbers that they got they added them together. After that they have to divide the sum by three. Then they have to convert to meters. ( 100 cm = 1 m) So they got the number that they divided by three and divided that by one hundred. Then they did the width of the pond and did the same thing. They add the three numbers together. Then they divided the sum by three. Then they divided there quotient by one hundred also. Then they got to the depth, so what they did is measured it. But they only measured it once not three times. So then, whatever number they got they divided it by one hundred. That's the answer to depth. Then it's time to find the volume for the lower portion of the pond. So first they had to get the three numbers, then multiply length times width times depth. So first they had to multiply length times width. Then they multiplied there product by there depth. Then whatever the number in front of the decimal is the answer. So now they did length, width, and depth for the upper pond. So for length you measure it three times and add then together and divide it by three then divide that by one hundred. Now for the width you do the same thing add the three numbers divide it by three then divide it by one hundred. Then for the depth you got to divide whatever number you got and divide it by one hundred. Then for the volume they got the total amount of all three numbers your length the width and the depth. So then multiply length by width then you multiply the product by your depth. Then after multiplying the three numbers they got to multiply the product by one thousand and get the answer. So that is the stuff that the group did to find out how many liters to fill in the pond. They thought that the experiment was very cool. The group learned a lot more about the metric system. It was a lot of work but it payed off. There prediction was a little over five hundred. |

12 | 12/11/2014 10:28:40 | 601 | Jeremy W. | The sixth grade classes in the hallway at Salt Creek are working on filling the pond for the red-eared sliders and the paint turtle to make a larger home and a healthy home to live in. Right now they are in a little tub that is about the one third size of the pond. The pond is an irregular shape. Irregular means it's not a normal shape like a circle, triangle, or a square. The students had to make a hypothesis of how many liters would fit into the lower and upper portion of the pond. A hypothesis in like an educated guess. There are teams in science class like team one, two, three, four, and five. Teams are at the table they sit at. It's not really teams but you work with the people you have at the table sometimes. The class needed to find all the measurements and then multiply them by one hundred or one thousand depending on what they were trying to covert it to. They had to measure it in centimeters then convert it to meters then liters. All measurements are in meters now. During the average length they had to round to the nearest tenth. They had to measure the lower and upper portion of the pond in centimeters in three different spots the add them together. After they added they had to divide by three and then divide by one hundred to convert into meters. When they did the volume they had to multiply all the numbers by all numbers. They multiplied the average length, average width, and the depth. The formula for volume is length times width times depth. It takes one thousand liters to fill a cubic meter, and there is one hundred centimeters in one meter. So this is what the classes in the hallway have been working on for a while now. All the students liked doing this project. It was so fun to be measuring in science class and working with the pond. The students think it is so cool to have a pond with live animals in it. The total amount that we got was more than half of the class's hypothesis. The difference of the class's hypothesis is more than half. |

13 | 12/11/2014 16:38:35 | 601 | Kyle J. | In science class the sixth graders in the hallway at Salt Creek are in the middle of a project. The project is called pondering Pond Volume. The students are doing this project, so the red-eared sliders, and paint turtles can have a bigger home. Right now the turtles are in this little round pond that isn't really big. The students have to find the volume of the big pond. The big pond is an irregular shape. It is also a three dimensional figure. Then the students had to make a hypothesis of how many liters would go into the lower and the upper part of the pond. When the students got back the next day they had to change the irregularly shaped pond into a rectangular prism. A rectangular prism is an regular shape. The students had to take three measurement for the lower proportion and the upper proportion. Once the students got their measurement they had to add the measurements. Then the students got the sum to the problem. Next the students had to divide the answer they got from adding the three measurements by three. Then the students had to multiply the answer they got from dividing and they got their product. When the students got done with that they had to round the number in hundredths place into the tenths place to make the tenths place a bigger number. Then the students had to measure the depth of both proportion. Next the students had to convert centimeters into meters. The students had to find out the average length, and the width. They got the average length by adding three measurements. Next they had to divide the answer they got from adding the three measurements by three. Then they got their average to length or width. Then the added the averages. Then they got five hundred and four as their answer The students had find the averages to both length and width. Next they had to round to the nearest tenth. Then they had to change the pond into a regular shape. When the student added the averages up they got five hundred and four liters. When the students checked their prediction and the actual answer they were off by one hundred seventy-nine. The students the actual answer. They learned to even better as a team. The students what kind of turtles they were helping. They also how to have fun a project can be. The most important thing they learned was how many liters went into the pond. Image from: http://shop.watergardenworld.com.au/ |

14 | 12/12/2014 10:38:21 | 601 | Lauren R. | In this post groups of students in Salt Creek School that are in science are trying to figure out how many liters go in an irregular shaped pond. The groups are trying to figure out how many liters in the pond because the groups needed a clean home for the turtles the groups are cleaning the water because before the water was dirty so the groups are cleaning the water for the turtles. First was to measure the lower pond average length the groups had to take three measurements so three groups measured in centimeters(cm). Then they added the three measurements they got the answer but to convert it into meters (m) they have to divided their answer by three then divide by one hundred then they had their answer in meters. Now they had to do upper pond average length they had to take three measurements in (cm) add them together then they divided by three then divide by one hundred then it is in (m). Now they need to take three measurements of the lower pond average width. Only three groups need to take three measurements of the lower pond average width. When they got the measurements in (cm) of the lower pond average width they had to add it up the three measurements then divide the answer by three then divide it by one hundred then they had their answer in (m). Now time for the upper pond average width they had to take three measurements of the upper pond average width only three groups can do three measurements the groups have their answer they added them up they have their answer then they had to divide it by three then divide it by one hundred then they have their answer in (m). Then now for the lower pond depth they had to take one measurement and when they got their answer they had to convert it into (cm) to (m) first to convert it they need to divide their answer by one hundred then they got their answer in (m). Now for the upper pond depth first take one measurement in depth now when they got their answer they had to convert (cm) to (m) but they have to divide their answer by one hundred and then they had their answer. Now time for the lower pond volume they took the average length times average width times depth when they got their answer they had to take that answer and times it by a thousand then they got their answer in liters. Now for the upper pond volume they did average length times average width times depth they got the answer they took that answer and times it by one thousand then they got their answer for the upper part of the pond The very last thing that they had to do is take the lower pond liters and add it with the upper pond liters they finally got their answer for the pond liters so the turtles have a good home and a clean home. The answer that they got was the prediction of how many liters in a irregular pond for turtles. |

15 | 12/11/2014 10:18:29 | 601 | Levi K. | In the sixth grade science class at Salt Creek in the hallway are doing a project about lower portion and the upper portion of a pond. To do that the kids in Ms.Hardin class had five or four kid per group each group of kids had to go back to the pond and take three measurement of the ponds Length,width and the depth. Then the group of kids had to multiply the three measurements that you got at the pond. Then once you got the answer then you have to add all three measurement together and divide by three and the answer will give you the Average length . Then the group of kid convert centimeters by meters once the team got the answer.Then the group of kids rounded to the nearest tenths. Then the kids had to measure the depth of both lower and upper portion of the pond.Then they had to divide width by average length in centimeters by one hundred because one hundred centimeters is in one meter. Then the group of kids had to find the formula by divide the depth by the centimeters .Then they had to multiply and find the ratio of the average length and the average width by depth of each lower and upper portion of the pond. That will give you the volume and the cubic meters of both lower and upper portion pond. Then the group of kids had to take the cubic meters of both lower and upper portion of the pond and multiply by one thousand. The answer is one thousands liters to fill one cubic meters then they had to add the lower and upper liters to get the total number of liters needed to fill the hole turtle pond. Then after the group of kids got the total number of liters they multiply the length and the width together once they got the answer the kids times meters and depth together. The actual amount that the class got was five hundred and four liters to fill up all the pond . I learn that it takes one thousand liters to just fill one cubic meter. One group of went back the sink and fill up a big pot. And one counted how many cups of water and that how we got the answer to litters to fill up the hole pond. We add them all up in all. |

16 | 12/11/2014 10:41:02 | 601 | Lilly R. | This project is called Pondering Pond Volume. This project is in a science lab at Salt Creek Intermediate.Groups are now measuring the pond to see how many liters will fit in a pond. The pond is irregularly shaped so they have to make it a rectangular prism. The pond is for three turtles . The turtles have to live in a healthy home, if bacteria takes over and the pond is not clean the turtles may get sick. To keep the pond clean the group's use a filter to keep it clean. The filter is something that takes the dirty water out and puts clean water in. The groups then change the pond from an irregularly shape to a rectangular prism. After, the groups had changed the shape they then will take three measurements of the length. They will also use formula's such as dividing, multiplying, and adding and the numbers one hundred, one hundred and four, and one hundred and twenty-five they will add together and get the sum of three hundred twenty-nine. Therefore groups will divide three hundred and twenty-nine by three and get one and zero ninety-one thousandths, after dividing they will take one hundred nine and one tenth and divide it by one hundred and the sum will turn out to be one and zero ninety-one thousandths that would be the average length of the lower portion of the pond. Next, take three measurements of the width and get forty-three, sixty-three, and sixty-nine add the numbers together you should then get one hundred eighty and divide it by three like you did for the length and the answer or sum you get is sixty. Take sixty divide it by one hundred and do this for the upper portion to.So when you get done dividing you get zero and six tenths. Now you have to get the depth and with the depth you have to convert it to meters with the depth you only take one measurement and divide by one hundred. Also, to give a heads up one hundred centimeters is equal to one whole meter. To find the volume groups are multiplying one and zero ninety-one thousandths , zero and six tenths and then getting their answer and then multiplying their answer by the depth and that will give you liters. When group's got liters they then had to multiply their sum by one thousand and if your answer is really long round it to the nearest 100th. After, finding liters it was then time for the upper portion of the pond. The groups got the three measurements of length for the upper portion of the pond, the measurements were seventy-five, sixty-six, and fifty-four add the three numbers and then the sum should be one hundred ninety-five. Therefore, the next step is to divide by three you should get sixty-five, next take sixty-five and divide it by one hundred and the sum is zero and sixty-five hundredths. Then groups will take three measurements of the width afterwards they add the numbers and next they divide the sum by three and if the answer goes on forever where it won't even end round to the nearest hundredths. Next is the width and only take one measurement like before next take the depth and divide it by one hundred. Therefore groups will get their answer and that would be the depth of the upper portion of the pond. Next is step eight you multiply average length by average width and get the sum and multiply it by the depth and get the answer. After multiplying you will round the answer to the nearest hundredth and then get the number three hundred fifty-eight that will be the total number of liters for the upper portion. Groups then will add the lower pond liters to the upper liters and that will be the amount of water that will fit in your pond. The groups learned that figuring out the liters that will fit in a pond is a lot harder than they thought. Groups have also learned that if you multiply a number by one thousand you can just multiply the one and then add the zeros. They also found out that turtles have to have a healthy home for so many reasons. Therefore they learned how many liters will fit in a pond. The class calculation lets say was five hundred, and the actual amount was three hundred and fifty. Do you know how many liters groups were off? One hundred and fifty, that is less than half. Groups were so amazed how many liters there were. Therefore, the creatures lurking in this science lab are red eared sliders and paint turtles the class was proud of there work that they have done . Groups were also proud that they all worked together to complete this. They had put a lot of effort into this project that is all that matters in this class or lab. If you have a pond to put turtles in and you don't want to overflow the pond this is the best way to do it. Still confused read this page until you understand |

17 | 12/11/2014 10:55:57 | 601 | Sydney F. | At Salt Creek Intermediate School in the sixth grade teams in science class now are measuring a pond to figure how much Liters are going to fit in a indoor pond. The pond is for three little turtles. The turtles need a healthy home because if bacteria gets in the pond the turtles may be in danger. To control the bacteria the teams will use a filter to clean the pond. The filter will take water from the pond and clean the water and put the water back in the pond. Now the process is much difficult. The teams had to change the irregularly shaped pond into a regularly shaped pond so they had to take three measurements of the length. After that they add all the measurements together and then they divided by three now it is in centimeters (cm)(one-hundred cm is equal to one meter). In order to figure the average length of the lower portion of pond they needed to convert to Meters. So next they divided by one-hundred and then they got the the average of the Lower pond. That is how you do it with the width on the lower and they do this on the upper width and length on the upper. Now they had to get the depth. To get the depth you have to take one measurement then divide by one-hundred so it is in meters. Now they have to get the volume of the Lower and upper. What they did is they multiply all the lower measurements together and there is the volume to the lower.(One-thousand is equal to one cubic meter).(They had to do this to upper too). Last thing is that they added both volumes together and that is the volume that will fill the pond volume. Remember why the teams were doing this because of the turtles. Now they had to compare their calculation was three times the size it was really the team was not any close because they use average. Now They first had to multiply all the measurements then divide by three, and divide by one-hundred and get the average. They had to do this to get the length and width upper and lower. Next they the had to get the depth by getting one measurement then dividing by one-hundred to get the average depth lower and upper. Then they had to get the volume and to that you have to multiply all of them together and they do this to the lower and upper. Last they added all of the volumes to get the whole average. |

18 | 12/14/2014 18:58:27 | 601 | Tabitha S. | In the science class 601 of Ms. Huysman the table groups are finding the upper part of the pond and the lower part of the pond. As the class starts the research the students must add how the turtles will have a healthy home, how it will control harmful bacteria and how using filtration system. How the 601 students find if the turtles have a good healthy home is that the groups look at the pond and then they see if there is any left over scraps of food or any of that other stuff. If the turtles have that stuff in the pond that means the turtles do not have a healthy clean home. The teams reshaped the pond from irregular shaped figure to a regular 3-D shaped figure (Rectangular Prism). When the teams get that part done the teams need to gather the length, width and depth. The students take measurements and add them all together and divides by three . That will give you the average length of the lower portion of the pond. The pond the students are doing measurements and stuff in is a irregular shaped pond and it has two different levels a upper portion and a lower portion. The pond is black and it is plastic. To convert (cm) to meters you divide by one-hundred. The teams went back to the pond and took a tape measure and took a measurement of the length width and the depth. To get the volume the teams have to take the number they get when they added all the measurements together and divided and then divide again by one-hundred. The teams maybe had a really fun time with this pond project. Some students had a little bit of trouble with this project and some students did not have any troubles with this project. |

19 | 12/11/2014 10:40:18 | 601 | Trinity T. | Students in science class in sixth grade at Salt Creek Intermediate School are trying to make a home for the Red Eared Sliders and the Paint turtles and figuring out how many liters of water they need in the pond in science class. The students have to make sure the home is healthy and that they are controlling the harmful bacteria in the home. The students are using a filtration system to keep the home clean. The students have to make the irregular shape into a regular shape (rectangular prism). The pond has two levels. The science class is measuring the two levels to figure out how many liters of water go into the pond. The students took three length measurements in centimeters (cm) from the lower level of the pond (Do same thing to find the width and length in the upper and lower level of the pond). The students took the three measurements from the lower level of the pond and added them together to get the average length in cm. Then the students took the average length from the lower level of the pond in cm and converted the cm into meters. To convert the cm into meters the students took the average length of the lower level of the pond and divided the average length by one hundred. The students divided the average length of the lower level of the pond because there are one hundred cm in one meter. That's how the students converted the average length of the lower level of the pond from cm to average length of the lower level of the pond in meters. (Do the same thing for finding the width in the lower and upper levels). The students then measured the depth of the lower level of the pond in cm. The students then took the cm in depth and divided the cm by one hundred to get the average depth of the lower level of the pond in meters. (Do same thing to find the depth in the upper level of the pond). The students then took the average length in meters, the average width in meters, and the depth in meters and multiply the numbers to get the average volume of the pond in meters cubed. Then the students took the average volume of the lower level of the pond and multiply it by one thousand to get the total liters of the lower level of the pond. Then the students took the total liters of the pond and took off the numbers behind the decimal to get a more average answer in liters. (Do same thing to find the total liters for the upper level of the pond). The last step the students did was take the lower level liters and add it by the upper level liters to get the total pond liters. (There is no decimals in the answer. Take off the numbers behind the decimal). That's how the students in the science class figured out how many liters of water they needed to fill the pond for the turtles. There was a certain amount of liters that fit into the pond. The amount of liters the science class got that could go into the pond was larger than the actual amount of liters that go into the pond. The class was not close to the actual amount of liters. The students learned about the metric system and how to convert centimeters to meters and how to find how many liters could go into a pond. The science class in sixth grade at Salt Creek Intermediate School had lots of fun figuring out how many liters went into the pond. There was teamwork and lots of calculations. The Red Eared Sliders and the Paint turtles should have a healthy environment. |

20 | 12/11/2014 21:10:55 | 601 | Tyler H. | The project's name is Pondering Pond Volume. The group is doing this project Salt Creek in the six grade, science class (Lab). The pond is a irregular shaped 3-D figure (rectangular prism). There is two levels of the pond (lower and upper levels). This project is for the turtles. The group is trying to give the turtles a bigger home. They are using centimeters (cm). The turtles are not in the bigger pond now because the group is filling up the pond with water. The kind of turtles in the pond are red- eared sliders and paint turtles. There was only one measurements of Depth for each level. All the measurements are in meters. Now they multiplied the average length by the average width by the depth of each lower and upper pond. Then They convert cm to meters. Then they calculated the number. That is how they found the answer. They needed a lot of of liters to fill the pond. To fill the pond up it took more than five-hundred liters. They were surprised there prediction was way more than they expected. It was still in the five-hundreds. To fill the hole pond. They learned about liters and about to clean a pond. The group prediction was to high. The group was not close at all. They were not close because they didn't expected to be that high. That is how the group found out the answer to the project. |

21 | 12/11/2014 10:20:29 | 601 | Wendi L. | At Salt Creek school in science class we are learning how to figure the volume of an irregular shaped pond. Also to figure the volume of pond water for the turtles to live better in clean water and we need to paint the turtle a larger home so it could have a better place to live in. The turtle would be happy because it would have a better home we still need to make the turtle happy. By filling water in to the pond so the pond could have new water the average length of lower portion of pond water it takes three measurements of average length for the turtles. We need to paint the turtles a new home we need to put new water in the pond we need the average length of the irregular shape of the pond. To multiply the average length by the width and by the depth. We need to find the volume of pond level, the volume of cubic meters and lower upper sea level. We need to protect the turtles in a new home and the sea level needs to be like forty degrees in the pond water. The upper liters to get the total number of liters to fill the pond with sea level of water. The turtles can live in the pond more often the turtles need forty degrees of pond water healthy water is good for the turtles. What did I learn? I learned about the turtles need a new home they need forty degrees water for the pond. We put the right sea level the sea level has one hundred cubic meters in sea level we got the amount of numbers of cubic of sea level. This will give cubic meters of three irregular shape there is a formula for our turtles are our pets there just like fish and frogs. Our measurement of cubic liters is a product we need to put measurement of convert of the sum to divide the centimeters. We need all three measurements all together to divide by three measurements we need to figure the amount of liters of our average length lower portion pond water of introduction for the turtles pond so it could a nice home for our turtles. The turtles could have a new house to live in it could be out of wood sticks or moss and also you could put flowers and lily pads. You can put frogs or fish in the pond to. You also need food for the turtles we can also take care of the turtles. Like the turtles like fish they there sea or pond animals but they live in pond water and sea water there real water and pond animals. You need to take care of them everyday there living animals just like pet fish or a dog, a cat, a hamster, and a frog . You need to feed put clean water in the pond. There like fish and frogs we also need to find the volume of the shape of the pond we could put water in a empty aquarium and fill the water in the pond and find the average length of the lower upper pond.We can put grass in the pond and also put like six lily pads. |

22 | 12/11/2014 12:51:21 | 602 | Alivia C. | This year in Ms. Huysman's Sixth grade Science class. The groups of teams will be doing a project. The project is to see how many Liters can fit into a pond. The first objective is that the turtles need to have a healthy home so before they groups do anything they will have to make sure the turtles have a healthy home. Then the groups have to put in a filtration system so it can control harmful bacteria in the water so it don't make the turtles sick And so it can keep the water clean. Then since the pond is Irregular shaped figure the groups had to reshape it to a regular shaped figure like a rectangular prism. Then the groups had to take three measurements of each Length and Width of Lower and Upper pond. Then take one measurement of Depth for both levels. After the groups did that the groups then had to take the Lengths and Width then take the sum and divided by three. Now the groups have the average Length and Width in centimeters (cm) that are rounded to the nearest tenth. Then the groups had to converted centimeters (cm) to meters (m). Then the groups divide average Length and Width in centimeter (cm) by one hundred because there are one hundred centimeters (cm) in one meter (m). All measurements are in meters (m) now lets find the Volume. First step is the groups multiply the Average Length by the Average Width by the Depth of each Lower and Upper pond. Now this will give the Volume in Cubic Meters of both the Lower and Upper pond. Take the Cubic Meters of both Lower and Upper pond and multiply by one thousand. It takes one thousand Liters fill one Cubic Meter. They now had ?? number of Liters needed to fill both the Lower and Upper pond. Now add the Lower Liters and the Upper Liters to get total number of Liters needed to fill the pond. The groups were so close from getting the total number of Liters like the guess thirty-five and the answer three-hundred and twenty five the groups were so close. The Upper pond had two-hundred and ten and the Lower had one-hundred and fifteen then you add them and then get three-hundred and twenty five total Liters. It was a really fun thing to because they got to learn about a lot of things by doing this. This picture is from: shop.watergardenworld.com |

23 | 12/11/2014 12:20:17 | 602 | Brian F. | The purpose is turtles need a home. In science class. Have a pond at Salt Creek to start off with. They're two levels. Then find the length three times same with the width (three times) but the depth measure once that it. Next the irregular shape (the pond). Measure the lower level first. Reshaped the pond to a regular shape (rectangular prism). After that add the three measurement of length to find the average sum of the length. After that divide by 3 and that one more thing round to nearest tenth. Then divide by 100 (because 100 centimeter = 1 meter). Now with width it's basely the same formula but Measure left to right three times. Then add the three width together and once that done divide by three that the average width (in cm). To find the width in meters divide by 100 to find it in meter. Then Measure the depth(in the lower level) once and then divide by 3. Then divide by 100. Then multiply length and the width. After that multiply the answer by the depth to find Do the same with the upper level. That give the answer in cubic meter. After the upper level is done round to the nearest whole liter and add it up the lower and the upper. That the liters of the pond. The teams prediction was close but not actual amount the team got 334 liters. The team thought is was fun to do and it was. This was how the teams did it. |

24 | 12/11/2014 12:41:15 | 602 | Chiya V. | For science class Mrs. Huysman's class has to find out how many liters of water fit into the pond. Now what they have to do is talk about it. They have to use a filter to keep the pond clean for the turtles,so that they can have a happy healthy home like us. One thing is that the pond is irregular shaped so the class has to turn it into a rectangular three-deminchnal shaped figure. This project takes place in Mrs. Huysman's class. First convert centimeters to meters. Then find the average. So after you have done all that to keep the turtles clean with the filter, then find the average. Then once thats done then round to the closest tenth. Then divide by one-hundred. Now its time to find the volume, multiply the average length by the average width, also by the depth of each lower and upper pond. This will give you the volume in cubic meters of both lower and upper pond.It takes one-thousand litters to fill one cubic meter. They now have the numbers of litters to fill both lower and upper pond. This project was really fun maybe try it, if you haven't already.Oh yea this all took place in the turtle pond, in the classroom. the final number was three-hundred-thirty- four litters. The well kinda hard part was when you had to multiply and divide everything to find the sum. That was sorta hard but not really. Don't forget to address one-hundred centimeters equal one meter. I got this picture from http://lisalines.com/ |

25 | 12/12/2014 12:23:23 | 602 | David E. | One reason the class 602 is doing this project is so the turtles have a healthy home. The class 602 used a filtration system to keep out harmful bacteria. The bacteria can be good and bad and some harmful bacteria can make the turtles sick. In the pond is two levels one is the lower and the other is the upper part of the pond. The pond is a irregular shape so the class 602 needs to change it to a regular shape. All the classes are doing this in Mrs. Huysman's class. Its helping us learn the metric system. The class 602 has to change the shape of the pond to a rectangular prism. Then the class 602 has to find the average length, width, and depth of the lower and upper portion of the pond. The class had to convert centimeters (cm) to meters. The class had to round to the nearest tenth when The class had to get the average. The units are measured in (cm). All of the measurements are in meters now. Then you have to multiply the average length by the average width by the depth. Take three measurements of each length and width of the lower and upper portion of the pond to get a average. Add the three measurements together, then take the sum and divide it by three. Now you have the average length and width in (cm). measure depth of lower and upper portion of the pond. And one thousand (cm) is equal to one cubic meter. The way the class 602 figured out the finial amount of liters the class had to find the average length an sum. To get the sum for length you had to add the problems then divide them by three then take that answer and divide it by one thousand. you do the same with the width. then you multiply the length times width times depth then you get your answer. So basically the class 602 added all the average amounts and the depth to see how many liters there were that can fit in the pond. And to get the animals a healthy home. the class learned how to get averages and what approximately means which it means about. the class prediction was a little bit over the actual amount of liters in the pond. the class was so close to the real amount. the class was close because our measurements were close for length and width and depth. |

26 | 12/12/2014 12:54:15 | 602 | Eli S. | The students in Mrs. Huysman's class are trying to come up with a solution to figure out the volume of her turtle pond. The pond is in a irregular shape that look's like a ear and a eye put together. The students will also have to make more room in the pond for the turtles in it. They also will be trying to make the turtles a more healthy home. The turtles just want a more happy home. In Mrs. Huysmans class (602) the class is trying how to decide to trance form the turtle pond that is a irregular shape into a regular shape. when they measure the pond they have to use units measured in centimeters(cm)and they have to use the metric system. Then the students have to take three measurements of length and width of both the upper and lower levels of the pond. then the students have to take one measurement of depth for both levels. Then the students have to find the average length and width of the lower and upper parts of the pond. So now all the measurements are in meters now so lets find the volume. To find the volume you must first multiply the average length by the average width by the depth of each lower and upper parts of the pond.This will give the volume in cubic meters of both the lower and upper parts of the pond. Then take cubic meters of both parts of levels in the pond and multiply by one thousand. It takes one-thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. Now the students have the number of liters needed to fill both the upper and lower parts of the pond. Now the students add the lower liters to the upper liters to get the total number of liters needed to fill the pond. This pond project has been hard. Also at the same time it was fun. I liked this pond project. |

27 | 12/11/2014 12:33:04 | 602 | Gabe C. | The students of 602 in Ms. Huysman's Science lab will describe how many liters (L) will fit in a irregular shaped pond. During this project the students will be learning the metric system. The purpose of this project will be to provide the red-eared sliders and paint turtles with a healthy home or environment. The way the class will keep the pond clean is by using a filtration system and to also keep harmful bacteria out of the pond. There is two levels to the pond for a larger home for the turtles. For the next step, the team will have to reshape the irregular shaped pond to a regular shaped pond. Now that all the measurements are in centimeters (CM) and done taking three measurements of length and width of both upper and lower portion of the pond. Here's a example of how the class did it. When the students get all that done then the team changed it to meters cubed for the average volume of the pond. Once the students get meters cubed for the volume, times it by 1000 to get the total (L) for the lower or upper portion of the pond. It takes one thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. For the second step, the students have to Multiply the average length by the average width by the depth of each lower and upper portion of the pond. Now team has to convert (CM) to meters. Now that all measurements are in meters lets find the volume. Doing this will give the team the volume in cubic meters of both upper and lower portion of the pond. Then the team has the number of liters needed to fill both upper and lower pond. Now the team has to add the lower liters to the upper liters to get the total number of liters needed to fill the pond. For conclusion the team has to summarize Pondering Pond Volume. The team has to compare their prediction with the classes calculation. The team was supposed to make a hypothesis, which is a educated guess and like a prediction. When the team was doing the packet they needed to find the actual amount of how many liters fit. The total number of liters that fit into the pond was, three-hundred and thirty-four. When the team was done with the whole project we probably learned how the metric system and how to convert centimeters to meters and meters to liters. |

28 | 12/11/2014 12:28:02 | 602 | Gavin R. | The Salt Creek Intermediate downstairs sixth grade students in this passage will be conducting a school experiment trying to figure out how many liters (L) will fit in an irregularly shaped pond. The purpose of this project is to make sure the classes pet turtles can have a safe clean environment. Also the students need to learn the metric system. The pond that the students are using has two levels so they will be finding the volume of the top and the volume of the bottom. When the students begin they will take measurements such as length, width, and depth, but take length and width three times so they can find the average. They also took depth but only take that twice.When they are measuring they use a meter stick, but they have to keep it as straight as possible. When the students have all three measurements length, width, and height then they will multiply two of the measurements ( length and width )together and when they got the answer they multiplied that by the other measurement (depth). Then they divide that by one thousand. After they are finished they will have the average length, width, and height. Then take everything from the bottom that the students did for the bottom do for the top. All the measurements are now in meters (m) now so they have converted centimeters (cm) to m. Now the students will give a volume in cubic meters, but before they give the volume they must know that it takes one thousand liters to fill a cubic meter. Now the students have the lower and upper pond volume they then add the two volumes together and they come up with how many liters it takes to fill the classes pond. This project is very fun and hard at the same time. Some of the predictions where almost right on the mark it was super close. The class prediction was a little bit over two hudred away. Also some of the students where only about ten away. The students learned that the metric system is a whole lot harder than what they where used to using every day. Also they learned that when measuring something they have to be completely still and keep everything straight. |

29 | 12/11/2014 12:14:55 | 602 | Hayden S. | The students of Salt Creek are starting a pond project in science class. This project gives the Turtles a new safe, larger, clean home. The students are going to figure out how many liters [L] of water fit into a irregular shaped pond, but were going to measure it as a rectangular prism. This pond has two levels so they will be finding the volume of both portions of the pond. The students will take measurements such as length, Width and Depth. when the students measure they will be using a meter stick, but the students have to keep it as straight as possible so they can get accurate measurements. When the students have all three measurements for length they add all three measurements together then divide by three, then they convert cm to meters by dividing by the answer they got when you divide by three by one hundred and they will get the average length for the lower portion of pond, [they have to do this for width too.] For depth they will do rock, paper, scissors to decide who will go up there to measure which ever team wins gets to go up there to measure. Once their done they take the measurement and divide by one hundred and they will get their answer. Now it is time to find the volume for the pond you multiply the average length width and depth, first just divide length by width then once they get the answer they move the decimal how many spaces to the left the decimal is from both the numbers, then they that divide by the average depth and then line your decimal up and theirs your answer. Then they take that number and divide by one thousand and they will get the approximate answer for the total number of liters needed for the lower portion of the pond. [they do the same for the upper portion of the pond.] Now it is time to find the total number of liters of water that fits into the pond so they add the total liters for the lower portion by the average liters for the upper portion of the pond and they will get approximately three hundred thirty three liters of water. In conclusion there were actually three hundred twenty three and the students were very close. The team learned the metric system and how to convert cm to meters to cubic meters to liters. |

30 | 12/11/2014 12:14:43 | 602 | Jason S. | Today the students at Salt Creek are starting a pond project because they want to find the total amount of liters (L) in the class pond. The pond is an irregular shape and their converting it to a regular shape. The regular shape is a rectangular prism. The pond has two levels an upper proportion level and a lower proportion level. It uses a filtration system witch pumps out harmful bacteria. The filtration system also makes the pond a healthy home for the class pet turtles. The formula the class is using is to find the total amount of (L) by taking three measurements on the average length and width of the upper and lower pond in centimeters (cm). Then one on the depth of the upper and lower pond in (cm). Then after that they converted cm to meters by dividing it by one hundred. After that they would add the three measurements and find the sum. When the class finds the sum they divided it by three. They found the volume of the pond by multiplying the average length, average width to get meters squared. Then meters squares times the depth all together to get cubic meters. After that they multiplied the quotient by one thousand to get the answer in (L). They multiply by one thousand because it takes one thousand (L) to fill a cubic meter. Then they added the upper and lower proportion's liters together. In conclusion the class was very close to the real amount of (L) that really fit into the pond. The ponds volume is three hundred and twenty-five. They learned about the metric system in class too. They were having a blast doing it. Over all it was a lot of work but they did it. |

31 | 12/11/2014 12:48:12 | 602 | Khloe B. | This is a project for science class it is called Pondering Pond Volume. It's about how all of us work together as a team to get the approximate number of liters that will fill up the pond. All of the teams observed that there are two levels to the pond. The teams also observed that the pond is an irregular shaped figure. There is a filtration system that helps keep out all the harmful bacteria. The reason for doing this is so the red-eared sliders and the paint turtles have a clean healthy home. Another reason is it helps us with the metric system. Also all of the teams do this because they are trying to figure out the volume of the pond. The first step to finding out how many liters can fit in the pond is turning the irregular shaped figure to a regular shaped three denominational rectangular prism. The students take three measurements of the length and width of the lower and upper part of the pond in centimeters . Then they take one depth of the lower and upper pond in centimeters. When they take the three measurements they added up the three lengths and the three widths of the upper and lower part of the pond to find the average length and width. Then the team added the three measurements together then divide by three. The team divided the average length and width in centimeters by one-hundred because there are one-hundred centimeters in one meter. Next the team converted centimeters to meters by dividing by one-hundred. If the teams answer kept going we would round to the nearest tenth. Then you divide the depth by one-hundred. Now all the measurements are converted to meters. Lets find the volume for the pond. First the team multiplied the average length by the average width then by the depth of each the lower and the upper pond. This will now give the team the volume in cubic meters for both the upper and lower part of the pond. Next you take the cubic meters for the lower and upper portion of the pond and multiply by one-thousand. You multiply by one-thousand because it takes one-thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. Now the team has the number of liters for both the upper and lower portion of the pond. Next the team added the lower and upper number of liters together to get the total number of liters needed to feel the pond. Last the team discussed their answers to see if they got the same answer or a different answer. The team then compared the predictions with the class the teams prediction was really close to the actual amount of liters that fit in the pond. The predictions all of us made by are self some were close and some were way off. |

32 | 12/11/2014 12:39:14 | 602 | Lily S. | This is for a science project for Ms. Huysman's class called Pondering Pond Volume. The project is to give the red-eared sliders and paint turtle a nice home. The following is about how the team got their averages for how many litters( L) will go into the pond. First the team had to find out how to get the Volume of a irregular shaped pond. After they thought about it they remembered that the way to get the volume of a three dimensional shape is to multiply length, width, and depth. Once they took a look at the pond they noticed that there were two levels. Before they did any thing else all made a prediction on how many L will go into the pond. The team thought that it would be easier to convert the pond to a regular shape they used a rectangular prism. The team then took a tape measure and measured the three best measurements of the length and width and one measurement of depth for each level of the pond. After they measured they decided that they start with the lower level. First they added all three measurements of length together. Once they added them together they divided that answer by three (if you get a number that wont go in evenly just round to the nearest tenth.) Once they got their answer they dived that by one-hundred. They then dived by one-hundred because one centimeter is equal to one meter. They did the same thing for the width. Once they got their averages they started on the depth. For the depth they only had to divide by one-hundred because they only took one measurement. They did the same thing for the upper level. Once all their measurements were converted to meters they had to find the volume. For both levels they multiplied their averages together this gave the team cubic meters. Then they took their cubic meters and multiplied by one-thousand. They multiplied by one-thousand because it takes one-thousand liters to fill up one cubic meter. Once they got their liters for both levels they added them together to get their final answer So in conclusion the way they found their answer in litters is that they measured the pond then added them together, converted that to meters, then they converted that to litters. They discussed what their answers were to their predictions. The students loved the project they wished they could do this every year. They learned a lot about the metric system. |

33 | 12/11/2014 17:23:17 | 602 | Megan B. | The were so many things that the team had to do to find how many liters can fit into an irregular shaped pond. In science class Ms. Huysman wanted the class to do a project. The project is called "The Pondering Pond Volume". The class had to work in teams (the people who sit at the same table). The reason the class is doing this project is to give the Red-eared Sliders and the Paint turtles a larger home, a healthy bacteria free habitat using a filtration system, and also to learn the metric system. Before the team could get started, the class had to make some observations together. One of the observations that the class saw is, the pond is an irregular shaped figure. Another observation that the team saw is that there were two levels in the pond, so that meant that there would be two times a much measuring. Also the class realized that they would have to measure in length (L), width (W), and depth (D). It should be height, but in this case we are doing depth because we are measuring how many liters of water can fit in to the irregular shaped pond. The first step of finding the volume of an irregular shaped pond is to turn the irregular shaped pond into a regular three-demichele shaped pond a "Rectangular Prism". When that is done take three measurements in different spots in length (L) and width (W) of both the lower and upper portion of the pond. After that's all done, take the three measurements of length and add them together. Do the same for width. Then take the sum of the length and divide it by three. Once again do the same thing for width. That is when the average length and width of centimeters is given. Next take the answer of length (L) after dividing by 3 and round to the nearest tenth. Make sure to do the same for width (W). Next measure the depth of both the lower and upper portion of the pond one time for each level. Now its time to convert from centimeters to meters. So take the average depth and divide it by one-hundred because there are one-hundred centimeters in one meter. Now all of the measurements are in meters! Now that all of your measurements are in meters, its time to find the volume. The first step is to multiply by the average length (L), by the average width (W), and by the depth for both the upper and lower portion of the pond. That will give the volume in cubic meters for both the lower and upper portion of the pond. Next take the cubic meters of both the lower and upper pond and multiply by one-thousand because it takes one-thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. After that's finished, than thats how many liters it takes to fill up both the lower and upper portion of the pond. Next add together the lower liters and the upper liters together to get the total number of liters needed to fill up both the lower and upper portion of the whole pond. The Pondering Pond Volume was about learning how to do the metric system, and also to just give the turtles and healthy bacteria free home. The prediction for how many liters can fit into an irregular shaped pond that the team made was about one-hundred off. The classrooms prediction was about fifty to one-hundred off from the actual amount of liters. The calculations were so close to the actual amount. The teams measurements was only about eight off on calculations then the actual amount. There are somethings that the team learned. For example the team learned how to reshape a irregular shaped pond into a regular three- deminchnel shaped pond. Also the team learned how to give the turtles a healthy bacteria free home. |

34 | 12/11/2014 12:22:22 | 602 | Rachel Townsend | Turtles need a roomy place to live. They also need a filtration system to clean out any harmful bacteria. The pond that the turtles live in is irregularly shaped, so, to see how many pints of water it takes to fill up the pond, Mrs. Huysman's sixth grade class mathematically reshaped the pond into a rectangular prism. The pond has two levels, so measure the length (L), width (W), and depth (D) of the lower level and upper level. The first step of reshaping the pond is to take three measurements of the length of the pond in centimeters (CM). Then, add up all three measurements. After adding up the measurements, divide the answer by three. The reason to divide by three is to get the average of all three measurements. Then, convert the CM into meters (M). So, in order to convert the CM into M, divide the quotient by 100. The reason for doing this is because 100 CM is in one M. Then once the quotient is divided, that is the average length in M. The next step is to find the average width. To find the average of the width, take three measurements of the width of the pond. Then, after taking all of the measurements, repeat what happened for averaging the length. The next step to do is to find the average depth. Only take two measurements of the pond because there are only two depths of the pond, the upper level and lower level of the pond. So, after taking the measurements of the depth, divide both of them by 100. Then, that's the average depths of the pond. The final step is to multiply the average L, W, and D. Once done multiplying all of them, get the product and multiply it by 1000. The reason for multiplying the product with 1000 is because 1000 liters fit in one cubic meter. Do all of these steps with both the upper and lower pond. The very last thing to do before finding the average liters in the pond is adding the average of the upper and lower portion of the pond together, then that will be the average amount of liters that go into a pond. Pondering pond volume was about learning how to reshape an irregular shaped pond into a regular shaped pond, and giving turtles a healthy home to live in. The team's prediction was almost half of the class calculation. They learned a great many of things from this project. They learned how turtle have a healthy home, and they leaned how to mathematically reshape a irregular shaped pond into a regular shaped pond. |

35 | 12/11/2014 12:42:12 | 602 | Reagan S. | The students in sixth grade at Salt Creek are having a project called pondering pond volume (which helps them with the metric system) . Finding how many liters will go in there irregular shaped pond , that also has two levels.The pond is in their classroom. One of the reasons they are doing that is to make their red-eared sliders and paint turtles have a healthy home to live in. To control a healthy home they have to have a filter that cleans out all the harmful bacteria. During the formula the students have done , first they reshaped the pond into a regular figure (rectangular prism). The students took three measurements of the length and the width and took one measurement of the depth of the lower and upper portion of the pond in centimeters (cm). To find the average for length and width of the lower and upper portion they added the three numbers together of the length and the width. Then they took the sum and divided it by three. Now they have the average. Then they rounded to the nearest tenth if needed. They now convert cm to meters. When they did that they divided their length width and depth of the lower and upper portion of the pond by one-hundred because there are one hundred cm in one meter. Now the students are finding the volume. Multiply the average length and width by the depth of each lower and upper pond. This will give them the volume in cubic meters of both the lower and upper pond. Now they are going to convert to liters .Take cubic meters of the lower and upper pond and multiply by one thousand because it takes one thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. Now take the whole number from the lower pond and that will be the answer for the lower level. Then they took the upper pond and got the whole number and that was their answer for the upper level. Next they added the two whole numbers together and they got the answer They did this so turtles can have a healthy, non harmful bacteria place to live and have a bigger home. They had to figure out how many liters go into the irregular shaped pond. In this process the students had to use volume and convert to some measurements to a different unit. Before they started doing the math the students made a prediction, the student prediction was a lot lower than the answer was. The prediction the whole class got for the answer was really close. In this project the student learned more of the metric system and the student also realized that people need to keep the animals in our environment safe and healthy. |

36 | 12/11/2014 12:32:01 | 602 | Tacey M. | The sixth grade students have to work on the science project the project is called pondering pond volume.The reason why the team is doing this is because the turtles need a home. In the first paragraph the team has to keep the turtles a healthy home. The group also has to control harmful bacteria. This project that the group is doing takes place in the science room( lab). The group uses a filtration system to pump the water in the pond so that no bacteria just sits in the pond because the turtles need a clean and healthy home.The pond is an irregular shape. There is two different levels in the pond, like in the bottom of the pond it is deep, at the top of the pond it is not deep. The team has to find the volume. The group has to figure out how many liters will go into the pond.In the second paragraph the group has to reshape the pond from irregular to regular three Denominational shaped figure (rectangular prism). The next step in the second paragraph is that the team has to convert or change the irregular shape into a regular shape. Then the group has to find the average (mean) length and the average depth. Then the group has to convert centimeters (cm) to meters (m).(one hundred cm = one m). The group has to add all of the lengths together then what ever the group got for there sum then the group divides the sum by three.After that the group rounded the answer to the nearest tenth. Then the team has there answer for the average length. The group has to measure the average depth in centimeters. In paragraph three the next step is that all measurements are in meters now. Now the team has to find the volume. The next step is that the group has to multiply the average length by the average width by the depth of each lower and upper pond. This will give the volume in cubic meters of both the lower and upper pond.The next step is take the cubic meters of both lower and upper pond and multiply by one thousand. It takes one- thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. The group now has the number of liters needed to fill both the lower and upper pond. Now the group has to add the lower liters and the upper liters to get the total number of liters needed to fill the pond. I learned how to do a lot of math. I also learned how to find the average length width and depth. And when everybody works together the job gets done. I also learned that you should let every body in the group do something to because it isn't far for some one to be left out while every body else works on the project. I got this picture from http://i.ytimg.com/vi/vn8Q4OUDGhk/hqdefault.jpg |

37 | 12/11/2014 12:29:56 | 602 | Teegan R | The six grade kids in Ms.Huysman are doing this project in Science(lab) class called Pondering Pond Volume. They have to find the Volume of an Irregular shape. The team has to describe each step of the project. There is two levels,An upper and lower pond. They had to make it a good and healthy home for the red eared and paint turtles.They have to use the filtration system to control all the harmful bacteria. The students have to give the the next step the kids had to measure the ponds length, width, and depth to tell how many centimeters the pond has.When we figure out all three lengths we took all three added them up and divided by three. The students had to reshape the pond from Irregular to Regular.(rectangular prism.Then they had to convert centimeters[cm] to meters[m] rounded to the nearest 10th. Next step they had to measure Depth for the upper and lower portion of the pond. Find the average Length, Width, And Depth of the pond. By now all the measurements are in meters so lets find the Volume. Multiply the average Length by the average Width by the depth of each Lower and Upper pond. This gave them the Volume in Cubic Meters of both the Upper and Lower pond. Take Cubic Meters of both upper and lower pond and multiply by one- thousand. It takes one-thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. They now have the number of Liters needed to fill both Upper and Lower pond. Add the lower and upper pond liters together and get the total number of liters to fill the pond. We all had a prediction of how many liters it would take to fill the first and second pond my prediction was thirty four and the classes prediction for the bottom pond was one -hundred fifteen liters and the top was two- hundred ten liters and add all them up and you get three hundred twenty five liters I got this picture fromhttp://i.ytimg.com/vi/vn8Q4OUDGhk/hqdefault.jpg. |

38 | 12/11/2014 12:41:51 | 602 | Trinity Hayes | A large group of students are doing a science project together. Its taking place in their teachers (Mrs. Huysman's) class room. Its about a pond. They observed that the pond is an irregular shape.They also mathematically changed an irregular pond into a regular rectangular prism as well as noticing that there are two levels. They are doing this project because the want to make a larger home for their turtles. In their pond there are two levels. An upper level and a lower level. Also in their pond is a filtering system to keep the turtles are happy, healthy and, safe from bacteria. To start out they took a tape measure and measured the top and bottom portions (levels) of the pond. To do this they used the measurement of centimeters (cm) which are in the metric system. Later on they will turn the centimeters to meters (m). *One-Hundred centimeters is equal to one meter.* They took three measurements of the length, width, and depth for both the lower and upper portions (levels) of the pond. When they were finished taking the measurements of the pond, they add the three measurements together and took the sum of those three numbers and divide by three. Why three? They had to divide by three because they took three different measurements of the pond. When they divided by three they rounded to the nearest tenth so that they didn't have a huge number. They now have the average length (L, width (W) and, depth (D) Now that they have divided those three numbers, all of their measurements should be in meters. Now they have to find the volume. So what they did to find the volume was to multiply their average length (L), by their average width (W) by the depth of both the lower and upper pond. This gave them the volume in cubic meters of both the lower and upper portions (levels) of the pond. Then they took the cubic meters of both the upper and lower portions (levels) of the pond and multiplied by one-thousand. Why one-thousand? Because it takes one-thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. Then they knew the number of liters to fill both the lower and upper portions (levels)of the pond. After they finished dividing their number by one-thousand, they added the lower liters to the upper liters and the total they got was the total number of liters needed to fill the pond. |

39 | 12/11/2014 12:11:27 | 602 | Zac S. | In Mrs. Huysman's class we started a project called Pondering Pond Volume to find the liters of water it would take to fill the pond. First we found the length, depth, and width. The teams got the measurements in centimeters (cm). The pond is an irregular shape and to get the liters the teams had to make it a regular 3-D shape. The teams are doing this project so we can give the turtles (red-eared sliders and paint turtle) a larger home, a healthy home- bacteria free habitat using a filtration system, learn the metric system. The teams had to get three measurements for length, and width. The depth only takes one measurement, 'cause the pond has two layers. Find the average length, and width in (cm) so you can convert to meters (m). When teams have gotten the (m) everyone gets to the next step.When the teams have the (cm) converted into (m). The teams added the three measurements in (cm) then divided by three (cause there was three measurements) to get the (m). The teams added the three measurements then multiplied by three 'cause that's the amount of numbers that everyone had and turn them into cubic meters. Once everyone had cubic meters the teams multiplied the cubic meters by one thousand to get the the average liters. Then the teams had to do the same thing to the top layer and found the average liters now everyone has the measurements of the pond. What everyone did was finding the liters of a pond by adding, multiplying, and dividing the teams measurements. The prediction was three hundred fifty liters and the actual amount was three hundred twenty five liters and the class calculation was five hundred four liters. So the prediction was only twenty five off and the class calculation was one hundred seventy nine off. I learned how to get the liters of a pond and how to get the measurements and calculations. |

40 | 12/11/2014 13:22:53 | 603 | Alexis B. | This is a project for two of the classes downstairs at Salt Creek Everybody is doing a project on this pond in science room. When the teams did all the work on trying to find the average length, width, and depth on the Upper and Lower pond portion. The pond is also a irregular shape with Red eared slider and paint turtles.The teams are doing this project to give the turtles a bigger and a healthy home without bacteria free habitat and have a home without algae. The class wanted to change the shape of the pond into a rectangle prism. Also all of the teams had to get three measurements of the length, width and, depth of the up and lower pond portion. The units were in Centimeters (cm), but the class had to change into Meters. Once every team had the measurements the teams had to add the width and length then divide them by three, also then they had to times it by one-hundred because one-hundred centimeters make one Meter that is only how the teams got there average length and width.There is a different way to get the depth because there is only one depth. Then the teams had to take the average length, width. The teams had to do something different with the depth since there is only one depth. With the depth the students just had to make the depth into a decimal because there is not three just one. When the teams did that they got to that the students had to add the upper and the lower pond liters After that the teams added the students had to divide the sum by one thousand. It was awesome and hard, everybody had a fun time and so did the rest of the students. Also the whole class did a prediction for how many liters would fill the pond. There was a lot of math to find the volume. There where a lot of steps to find the volume it was fun and hard with all the math but it was still fun. Everybody had a lot of fun. All of the classes had fun filling the pond with the water. |

41 | 12/11/2014 13:19:40 | 603 | Allison W. | In this blog post the students of Salt Creek show how to get the amount of Liters to fill the irregular shaped pond in science class. This projects name is the Pondering Pond Volume. First, they have to take some observations of the pond like, there are two different levels of the pond and, it is a irregular shape. Another observation is the Upper part of the pond will take more water than the Lower part. Their doing this project to give the Red-Eared Sliders and the Paint Turtle a larger home, a healthy- bacteria free habitat using a filtration system, and to learn the metric system. Next in the process of finding the how many Liters go into the pond, they have to change the irregular shape into a regular shape, rectangular prism. After that, the students have to take three measurements of length and width of the Lower pond and Upper pond, these lengths are in centimeters (cm) right now. Now add up the three measurements you got for length, and then add up width, don't combine them together. After they added up length and width, divide them by three because they added up three numbers. After they divided them add each of them up, they have to divide each one by one-hundred. Now cm are Meters, since they divided by one hundred. Now measure the depth for each level of the pond. Once they have the depths of each level, they divide each one by one-hundred. They divide by one-hundred because there are one-hundred cm in one Meter, so one-hundred to one is a ratio. All their measurements are in Meters now and it's time to find the volume. Multiply the average length by the average width by the depth of each Lower and Upper pond, this is the formula. This should give them the volume in Cubic Meters for both the Lower and Upper pond. Now they take the number they got and multiply by one-thousand. They multiply by one-thousand because it takes one-thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. They now have the number of Liters needed to fill both the Upper and Lower part of the pond. Add the Lower part of the pond Liters to The Upper part of the pond Liters and they get how many Liters it takes to fill up the pond. That is the steps to finding how many Liters it takes to fill the pond in the science room. By getting the pond filled up with Liters of water, it will help the turtles have a new healthy home. When they first started the Pondering Pond project, every student downstairs each made a prediction about how many Liters it took to fill the pond. There were many different predictions people made. The Pondering Pond project was not very difficult, but they had to work hard to get the amount of Liters it took to fill the pond. |

42 | 12/11/2014 13:22:26 | 603 | Ashton F. | Sixth grade Salt Creek students are doing a project to help the turtles (Red-eared sliders and paint turtle) in Mrs. Huysman's class. They are helping them by giving them a large and healthy home. They will have to find the volume of a irregular shaped pond. Turtles need a bacteria free home, so this is a fun and helping project, "Pondering Pond Volume" . First the students observed the pond. Since the pond was two levels "Upper and Lower", the students turned the pond into a rectangular prism, a "regular shape". Then the students took three measurements of each Length and Width, in centimeters (cm) for the lower portion. (It takes one-hundred cm, to equal one meter "ratio"). Next they measure one Depth in cm. To find the Average the teams added up all the measurements of Length, and then divided the sum by three. The students did the same exact thing for Width. Since the teams only measured one Depth, they didn't have to add and divide by three. The students made sure that they rounded to the nearest tenth. The team now has the AVERAGE of Length and Width in cm. For the lower portion. Next they divided the average Length by one-hundred to convert it into meters. The teams did the same thing for both Width and Depth. They now have Length, Width and Depth converted into meters for the lower portion of the pond. Now it is time for the students to find the volume of the lower portion of the pond. The formula to finding the volume is: take the Average Length and the Average Width and multiply them. Then the students take the answer from multiplying Length and Width, and then they multiply that by the Depth. Then they take the cubic meters from the Lower pond, and multiplied it by one-thousand. Next the students round to the nearest whole liter. (It takes one-thousand liters to fill a cubic meter). The students found the VOLUME for the lower portion of the pond. They repeated that process for the Upper portion of the pond, and then they added up the Upper pond volume and the Lower pond volume. The students now have made a larger and healthy home for the turtles. They have also learned more about the metric system. The students prediction for the pond was not even close. The prediction wrote down was 279 liters, the correct answer was 406 liters. The exact liters the class poured in was 325 liters. The student learned how to use the metric system, and how to find the volume of a irregular shaped figure. The student had lots of fun, and the turtles now have a healthy home!!!! Salt Creek Website: http://saltcreekelem.net// |

43 | 12/11/2014 13:20:12 | 603 | Bacardi C. | Do you have a turtle.? Do you let it swim in a pond in your house.? Do you want a way to get that pond bacteria free.? One reason is how to get your kids to do math.? If you said yes to any of these questions than this is the blog post for you.!!! I will take you step by step telling you how to do it. This is a part of my Science class and my Language Arts (LA) class. If you have a Irregular shaped 3-D pond you have to take Observations. The teams (AKA #603 miss. Webb class) pond is Irregular shaped and has a lower and upper part of the pond. The reason why the team is doing this project is because... 1- Giving the turtles a nicer bigger habitat using filtration system. 2- To learn the metric system. The teams turtles are Red-eared sliders and paint turtles. Now the team went to look at the pond they change the pond from a irregular shaped pond to a 3-D rectangular prism. The team measured in Centimeters (cm). Now you take three measurements, of length and width of both the lower part and the upper part of the pond. You also need to take one measurement of the depth. Now you would add the three measurements together and then divide the sum by three. Now you have the average length and width in cm. We now need to round to the nearest tenth. Now we need to take a measurement of the depth of both lower and upper parts of the pond. There is only one depth measurement for each level. After you take that measurement you convert cm to meters. Then we divide the average length and width in cm by one-hundred because there are one-hundred cm in one meter. All the measurements should be in meters now. Now let's find the volume. Multiply the average length x width x depth of both lower and upper pond. This will give the the volume in cubic meters of both lower and upper pond. Now take cubic meters of both lower and upper pond and multiply by one-thousand. Remember it takes one-thousand liters to fill one-cubic meter. Now you have the number of liters needed to fill your pond. But before you go and fill your pond you have to add the measurement of the lower pond to the upper pond. The team got the number of the liters we needed to fill our pond. The team got to say what we thought was how many liters would go in the pond the team was way off. That is how you measure and fill your pond with water just for fun and to get better at math. Thank you for reading. |

44 | 12/11/2014 13:23:22 | 603 | Blade C. | The project is called Pondering Pond Volume. In this project the steps to learn the metric system, a healthy bacteria habit using a filtration system. This project is for my science class. This is for red-eared sliders and paint turtles. The team first got the Length, Width, and Depth of the irregular shape. Next they took observation of the pond. They found it was shaped as a ear, it's a irregular shape. The team thought the irregular shape was a rectangular prism a regular shape. The team is doing this to give the red-eared and paint turtles a larger home. In the pond there is two level a lower and a upper. The team changed the irregular shape to a rectangular prism. Next measure the Length, Width, and Depth in centimeters(cm) of both lower and upper pond. Now find the average length and width of lower and upper pond in cm. Then add the measurements and your get the sum. Next divide by three because there's 3 measurements. Now have the average length and average width in cm. Next get the depth of both lower and upper pond. Take the measurements and multiply them by each other. Then round to the nearest tenth on the answers. Remember there's only one depth for each level of the pond. Then convert the cm into meters. Next divide the average cm by one-hundred because there are one-hundred cm in meter. Next do should have all the measurements in meters. Now let's find the Volume. Multiply the average Length by Width by Depth of each lower and upper pond. Now will get the volume in cubic meters and multiply by one-thousand. It takes one-thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. Now have the numbers of liters needed to fill both lower and upper pond. Next add the lower and upper pond liters to get the total number of liters needed to fill the pond. The prediction was 648 liters would fill the pond. |

45 | 12/11/2014 13:26:24 | 603 | Brooklyn H. | Sixth grade students from Salt Creek The class found the volume of the lower and upper parts of the pond. The pond is an irregular shape pond. The whole class made observations about the pond together, two of the observations were , the pond has two levels, and it is an irregular shape. The class is doing the project because the turtles need a larger home. The home for the turtles needs to be a bacteria free home using a filtration system. The turtles are Red-eared sliders and Paint turtles. The whole sixth grade class tried to visualize how to make the irregular shape into a regular 3-D shape rectangular prism. The class was measuring in centimeters (cm) used in the metric system to measure the pond. So take three measurements of length and width of both upper and lower pond. Here is how the class measured the pond. Find the average length and width of the lower and upper pond. Add the three measurements together, take the sum and divide by three. The class now has the average length and the width in cm.But the class made sure the answers are rounded to the nearest tenths. Next the class measured the depth for both upper and lower pond. But the class only one depth for both upper and lower pond. Next the class converted cm to meters. To get the average length and width in cm divided by one-hundred because there are one-hundred cm to one meter. Now all the measurements are in meters. Now the class found the volume. The class multiplied the the average length by the average width by the depth. This gave us the volume in cubic meters in both the upper and lower pond. Take the cubic meters of both the upper and lower pond. Take the cubic meters of both lower pond and multiply by one-thousand. The reason the class multiplied by one-thousand because one-thousand liters go into one cubic meters. Now the whole class has the number of liters to fill both of lower and upper pond to get the upper pond. Next the class added the lower liters to the upper liters to get the sum numbers of liters needed to fill the pond. What the class learned during the whole project is working with partners is actually pretty good. It is nice to work with partners help you figure things out. The classes predicted compared to the actual amount prediction was some what close to the actual amount. The classes prediction was four-hundred and six. The class had a fun time doing this project, even though it took a long time to do it. This is why the class likes science class a lot. |

46 | 12/11/2014 13:18:34 | 603 | Caden G. | This blog post is actually a science project given by the Salt Creek 6th grade science teacher Ms.Huysman. The name of this project is Pondering Pond Volume. This blog post will be instructing to the guys and gals how to convert from a irregularly shaped 3-D into a regularly shaped figure. The reasons for doing this is to give the turtles a larger home and a healthy home using the filtration system. First of all image the irregularly shaped pond as a cube or rectangular prism. Make sure to measure the pond in centimeters (cm). Then take three measurements of both the length and the width. The pond that the team of junior scientist used had two levels so in that case make two measurements. One of the lower level length and width, and one for the upper level length and width. To find an average length for the lower pond for example add the three measurements that was taken earlier for the lower pond length. Then divide the sum or the answer you get from adding those by three (Do this to all your lengths and widths). Now that should give the average lengths and widths in cm. After that round the answer to the nearest tenth. Then you need to make only one measurement of the depth in cm. Then convert cm to meters. This point is the dividing comes into place. This should give the the average length and width. Divide by one-hundred. The reason for this is because there are one-hundred cm in one meter. Then do the same to the depth. All the measurements should now be in meters. Now find the volume. Multiply your length, width, and depth together. This should now give the volume in cubic meters. Make the amount of cubic meters and multiply them by one-thousand. The reason for multiplying it by one-thousand is because there are one-thousand liters in one cubic meter. This should give the number of liters. To sum the whole project up. Add the liters together. This will then give the total liters. The student personally learned for this project how to convert cm to meters and how to mathematically change an irregularly shaped solid figure into a rectangular prism without actually changing it's shape. To summarize. First take measurements in cm, after that add the measurements together, then divide the sum, next convert cm to meters, now to find the volume by multiplying, then multiply that by one-thousand, Finally the answer in liters that go in the pond. My guess was about ninety-six liters. The team of junior scientist found about four-hundred six liters. Over all the team filled it up and got about three-hundred-twenty-five liters to fill it up. Please comment if this post was helpful. |

47 | 12/11/2014 13:28:02 | 603 | Caden M. | The project that the sixth grade student of slat creek in the hallway is The Pondering Pond Project. The class is doing this for giving the turtles a larger and healthier home that's bacteria free. The class saw that the pond had two levels and the pond was irregular shaped. The students are doing this to learn the metric system better. First our team changed the irregular shaped pond into a regular shape. The units the class used was centimeters [cm]. Second we found the average upper and lower length and width. The class got three measurements of the average length then the class added all the measurements and got the sum then divided by three and got the quotient. Then the class divided by one-hundred because there is one-hundred cm in a meter "ratio". Then the class took one measurement of the depth for the upper and lower pond. The depth was rounded to the nearest tenth for the upper and lower pond. The team took the length , the width, and the depth of the upper and lower pond and multiplied them together and got the product. That gave us the volume in cubic meters in the upper and lower pond. Then the team took the cubic meters and multiplied by one-thousand and got the product. The class multiplied by one-thousand because there is one-thousand liters in a cubic meter. Then the class added the lower pond liters to the upper pond liters and that's how many liters went into the pond. That was the pondering pond project were students did this for a healthy bacteria free home for the turtles. A students prediction for how many liters went in the pond was one -thousand liters, the class got mathematically four-hundred and six liters. What acutely went in to the pond was three-hundred and twenty five liters. The class learned how to use the metric system better than they did before. picture from Google chrome |

48 | 12/11/2014 13:22:56 | 603 | Carly B. | Today this post will teach how to find how many Liters go into an irregular shaped pond. First off this project is called the Pondering Pond Project, in science class. To find the volume of this irregular shaped figure, because this is an irregular shaped pond. There are two levels of the pond, this teaches how to find volume for both portions. We are doing this project to give the Red-Eared Slider turtles and Paint turtles a healthy place live. First off must turn the irregular shaped pond into an regular shaped pond (also known as an rectangular prism.). Okay so first thing to do after they turn it into an regular shaped pond is, then take three measurements of the length of the pond and add them together. Next divide the sum by three. Don't forget that this is in Centimeters so far. After that, divide the answer by one hundred, that's how to convert to meters. Then the is answer some sort of decimal, and that is the average length. Don't forget to repeat that step with width but only do one measurement for depth. Length, Width and Depth are all in meters now. Now we will find the volume, First multiply length times width. Then take that product and multiply it with depth. Then multiply the decimal by one thousand, can simply be wrote as a ratio of one-thousand Meters to one Cubic Meter, because it takes one thousand Meters to get one Cubic Meter. There have converted to liters but the class need to round to the nearest whole then the project is complete. This teaches how to find the volume and turning Centimeters to Cubic meters and Meters to liters. Also it teaches how to use the formula for measuring length times width times height. All this is really helpful and teaches about how to use the Metric System and convert measurements. That is how to find how many liter in an irregular shaped pond. |

49 | 12/11/2014 13:19:07 | 603 | Chaz G. | This blog post will be the steps on how to find the amount of water that goes into the turtles pond for Ms. Huysman. This project will help the turtles get a healthier home. This will also let you find how many liters of water goes into the pond. First find the average length and to do that you have to measure three times and add them then divide by three. After that, find the width then add and divide by three.To find the depth measure once. After that multiply the width and length together then multiply that answer with the depth and you get meters cubed. After that multiply it by one thousand then the result will give the amount of liters that goes into the lower portion of the pond. Don't forget to round to nearest tenth. After all that try and find the volume but make sure all the measurements for the length,width and the depth. If all the measurements are correct then move onto volume. First multiply the length and the width together and put that answer in an empty spot on the paper. Then multiply the depth with the other answer. And it should be meters cubed and with that Multiply it by one-thousand and that will be the amount of liters of water for that portion of the pond. This is the summarized version. First change the shape of the pond then measure three times for length and width but only measure one time for depth on lower and upper portion of pond. then add up all three measurements and divide by three and that will give the average length or width for both portions the add the depth and the volume then add the both volumes and that will be the amount of water for the pond. I learned how to find the amount of water in liters that goes into the pond and I learned more. |

50 | 12/11/2014 13:53:24 | 603 | Cheyenne A. | This is a pondering pond project, that is what we’re doing in science class . The project is for the turtles that live in the pond .This is a project to make a larger home for turtles. The turtles are red-eared sliders and paint turtles.The pond we’re dealing with is a pond that has two levels in it. It is an irregular shaped 3-D figure. Those are some of the observations that team two got from just looking at the pond.The students are doing the project because they are making it a bigger and better home for the turtle . The students are trying to make a healthy and bacteria free habitat for the turtles. The students also learning the metric system. The students made the irregular shaped pond into a regular shaped pond, they made it into a “Rectangular Prism”. The units of measure we’re using are centimeters (cm).So since there are two levels of the pond team two had to take three measurements of the length of the lower pond. Then team two adds the three measurements together and then divide it by three. Then team two took that number and converted it to meters by dividing it by one-hundred and that was our average length. Then team two did the same thing with the width.Team 2 then took three measurements of the the width and added them up. Used that number and divide it by three. Then used that number and divided by one-hundred and got the average width. Then team two took only one measurement of the depth of the lower part of the pond. And then team two converted it to meters by dividing it by one-hundred. Then team 2 Took all the averages and multiplied the three numbers together. And after you got that answer you multiplied that by one thousand. And rounded it to the nearest tenths place. And you got about how many liters go in the lower part of the pond. Then team 2 did the same thing for the upper part of the pond. And then team 2 took the liters that go in the lower and the upper ponds and add them together to get the total amount of liters that go in both upper and lower parts of the pond. That is how team two found how many liters go in the pond. Team 2 hypothesized how many liters would go in the pond. There hypothesis was off by two hundred eighty six liters. The total liters that go in the pond are four hundred and six. The project was fun team two had a lot of fun. Team two got to put water in the pond it was really fun. Hope everyone that reads this has as much fun as team two did.Hope everyone enjoyed the post see everyone next time on Cheyenne’s Awesome Blog!!!! |

51 | 12/11/2014 13:27:18 | 603 | David H. | Welcome to Pondering Pond Volume. This post is going to explaining how the team filled up the pond. Step by step. There are two levels that the team had to measure so, before the team could just jump in to the project the team went over to the pond and the team took a lot of ideas and the team all agreed that we would take three measurements and add them to find the sum and divide it by three since three groups went back to the pond and took measurements. The reason the team is doing the project is because so are team can make the turtle have a home again. The pond is in science class. First step the team did is are team went back there and made observations of how we could change the irregular shaped pond in to a 3-D rectangular prism. The answer that the team came up with was that the team would do the lower portion of the pond first and then the team could do the upper portion second. This method is for both of the upper and lower portion of the pond. This method is to find length and width. So the team started getting the first three measurements for the pond. The team took all three measurements in (cm). Then after the class got all three of the measurements the class added them all up. Then the class took the sum and divide by three since we took three measurements. After we divide the sum by three the class divide that by one hundred the reason why the class divide by one hundred is so that the class get the average in meters and then the class got the average length and average width in meters. Next are class done the depth and the class got one measurement for the depth then the class divide the one hundred to get the measurements in meters. Now the class is finding the volume. First the class took all three averages then did the formula length times width times depth the measurements together and got the product. Then the class took the product and times it by one thousand. The reason why the class times the product by one thousand is that are class needs to get the product in liters. The class did all of these steps for the upper pond too. At the end of the project the class still didn't have what this whole project was for. So the class had to find how many liters is in the pond. The class had to take both of the product of the upper and lower portion of the pond. So the class took both of the products and added them together to get our sum in liters. This project was really fun. The class learned a lot of how to do teamwork the class work with people the team don't work with. The whole class had to take a prediction and most of the class was off by a lot. The class never thought it would of been that high of a number. Goodbye. |

52 | 12/11/2014 13:27:23 | 603 | Eddie U. | A class at Salt Creek school did a project to give the turtles a healthy habitat and a larger home. The team had to figure out how many liters can go into the pond. The pond has two levels and is an irregular shape. The first thing the team did was observe the pond to try to see what shape the pond could be (rectangular prism). The team measured the ponds length, and width three times for the lower and upper ponds. Then the teams added the three numbers for length and width and divided the amount of centimeters added together in both length and width by three of the lower and the upper ponds. The team now has length, width, and depth in average centimeters . The team divided length, width, and depth by one hundred because they needed to convert from centimeters to meters of the lower and upper ponds. Sometimes the groups rounded to the nearest tenth. Now the team has to find the volume of the upper and lower ponds. The team multiplied the length, width, and depth in meters together.Then they have the total number in meters cubed. Which is the formula the teams used. The team now multiplied, one thousand to the number they had. The team had to multiply by one thousand because one thousand liters go into one cubic meter. The teams estimation was totally off. First the team observed then we added and multiply and the team did some converting, in the end the team found out how many liters go into the pond. Now the turtles have a healthy home. Image from:www.fbas.co.uk |

53 | 12/11/2014 13:23:18 | 603 | Ewan S. | This is an essay for science and language arts. The project is called Pondering Pond Volume. This is a project were the classes of the sixth grade at Salt Creek in the hallway, are supposed to find the amount of liters it takes to fill an irregular shaped 3-D figured pond for , Red eared sliders and Paint turtles. The classes are doing this project to give the turtles a larger home, a healthy-bacteria free habitat using a filtration system, and to learn the metric system. Here is how to find the amount of liters that goes into the irregular shaped pond. The first thing that the classes did was observe the pond and they found out that there are two levels to the pond. The lower and upper portion. The pond is also irregular shaped. The classes also decided to change the irregular shaped pond into a regular shaped pond that's 3-D like a rectangular prism. The class took three measurements of length and width of both the lower and upper portion of the pond and, the depth, which is only one measurement for the lower and upper portion of the pond. The next step that the classes took was finding the average length and width of the lower and upper portion of the pond. The steps were to add all three measurements of each length and width for the lower and upper portion of the pond. Next, the classes added the measurements together and they took the sum and divide it by three to get the average. The classes found the average length and width in centimeters . A method that the classes used was rounding the answers to the nearest tenth. The classes also measured the depth of both the lower and upper levels of the pond. There is only one depth for each level. The classes converted centimeters to meters which is a ratio. The classes divided the average length and width in centimeters by one hundred because there are one hundred centimeters in one meter. After those steps, the classes were nearing the end of the steps in the pondering pond project. After the classes found all the measurements, they put them in meters. So, they started on finding the volume. The classes multiplied the average length, width, and depth of each of the lower and upper portion of the pond. The formula that the classes used is the meters cubed. That gave the classes the volume in cubic meters of both the lower and upper levels of the pond. The next step that the classes had to do was taking the cubic meters of both the lower and upper parts of the pond by one thousand. It takes one thousand liters to fill both levels of the pond. The classes added the lower liters to the upper liters of the pond to get the amount of liters needed to fill the pond. So, the classes finally found how much liters it takes to fill the pond. It went from observing the pond to finding average centimeters to converting to meters and meters cubed to finding the amount of liters it takes to fill the pond. It took a lot of steps to get to the end of the project for all of the teams but they found the amount. Before the classes started the project they had to make an estimate to see how much liters it would take. The classes had to make an estimation before the project even started, to see if that was the amount of liters that went into the pond. Most of the students estimations were off. They were probably off because when the water splashed it would make the pond fill faster. The last thing that the classes have to do is type a three paragraph passage explaining how the classes did the project. The pond project was a pretty long time but it was worth it because the turtles have a home now. Thanks to all the teams who helped in the project. Goodbye. Image by JPEG. |

54 | 12/11/2014 13:19:20 | 603 | Isaac W. | In science the Saltcreek 6th grade class got to do a pond project called Pondering Pond Volume. The Saltcreek students loved doing the project. This post will tell how we found how many liters go in the pond.The Saltcreek 6th grade students had to find the volume of a Irregular shaped pond. The Saltcreek students did the project to learn the metric system and to give the red-eared sliders and paint turtles a bacteria free home using a filtration system. First, just make an observation. Make an estimation on how many liters go in the pond. In that observation. When the Saltcreek class observed they saw that there were two levels to the pond an upper and a lower portion. Then, reshape the pond into a rectangular prism by taking three measurements in centimeters of the length and width of both the upper and lower pond. Find the average of the length and width by adding all three measurements up of the length and width. Then, divide the sum of those three measurements by three.. Now the class had the average length and width in cm of the lower and upper portion of the pond . Next, measure the depth of the lower and upper pond in (cm). Only make one measurement of the depth. The average depth is not needed, There is only one depth of the lower and upper pond. Round all answers to the nearest tenth. After that, convert (cm) to meters by dividing the average length, width, and depth by one hundred cm of the lower and upper portion. The class divided the length, width, and depth by one hundred because there are one hundred cm in a meter. Finally, the class had the length, width, and depth in meters. Now lets find the volume. Multiply the average length, average width, and depth together of both the lower and upper portion of the pond. Take the sum of the upper and lower pond and multiply that by one thousand because there are one thousand liters in a cubic meter and that is a ratio. Now the class had the number of liters it takes to fill the upper and lower pond. Finally, add the upper and lower portions together. This project was a lot of fun but it was difficult, it took science, math, and language arts. The class had to take step by step, and there were a lot of steps. All those steps started with an observation and making a hypothesis to actually finding how many liters it takes. Every one in the class made a prediction. Most of the classes predictions were off a lot. The class ended up with the amount liters, our amount of liters were of a good bit from how many liters actually went in the pond. The reason the class off a good bit was because our liters and width were off. There were so many different lengths and widths to measure sense the pond is a Irregular shape, but we could only measure three lengths and widths for both the upper and lower portion. The class learned a whole lot of things. The Saltcreek class improved in math a lot because of all the adding and multiplying. This project was a lot of fun for the students because they love science!!!!! Image from: Preformed Plastic Ponds - Everything- |

55 | 12/11/2014 13:36:23 | 603 | Jacob D. | The name of the project is Pondering pond volume. The class in 6th grade at Salt Creek is going to do a project on the volume of the pond and why are the class doing this? To give the Red eared sliders and the Paint turtle a better and bacteria free habitat in the classroom. The class observed that the pond was a irregular shaped and had two levels the upper and lower pond. The class had to change the irregular shaped pond into a 3-d shape and a regular shaped pond, like a rectangular prism. The units were measured in centimeters (cm) and if you don't now that is part of the metric system. The class took three measurements of length and width of both the upper and lower pond. Add the three measurements together and take the sum of the two. Take the three measurements of each length and width of lower and upper pond. Now the team had the average length and width in cm Now all the answers are rounded to the nearest tenth place in the answer. Now measure the depth of the upper and lower pond (only one depth for each level). Now the team converted cm to meters. Now the team had to divide the average length and width by 100 because the formula said that there is 100 cm in one meter (100 to 1). All the measurements in meters now. Lets find the volume for the pond. Multiply the average length times depth times the average width of the lower and upper pond. This gave the team the volume in cubic meters of both the lower and upper pond. Take the cubic meters of both upper and lower pond and times it by 1000. It takes 1000 liters to fill 1 cubic meter (1000 to 1). The team now has the number of liters needed to fill the lower and upper pond. Add the lower liters to the upper liters to get the total numbers to get the total number of liters needed to fill the pond. The prediction of the class was 406 liters the real number was 325 liters. That is how much it is water it takes to fill the pond and why the team at Salt Creek is doing this project. Pic. from www.lowes.com |

56 | 12/11/2014 13:22:49 | 603 | Kylie W. | This is a pond project for Science and Language Art class at Salt Creek. Find the volume to the irregular shaped 3-D figure. There are two levels to the pond, the upper and lower levels. They are doing this project to give the turtles a healthy-bacteria free habitat using a filtration system. The types of turtles are Red-Eared Sliders and Paint Turtles. The filtration system will help control bacteria. First things first! Change the irregular shaped pond into a regular 3-D shaped "Rectangular Prism." Now measure in centimeters, (cm) and use the metric system. Take 3 measurements of Length and Width of both upper and lower pond. Now find the average Length and Width of lower and upper pond to find the ratio, take 3 measurements of each Length and Width for upper and lower pond. Add the three measurements together then divide by 3 to convert it to meters. Now they have the average Length and Width. Now round to the nearest tenth. Take one measurement to get the depth for both of the pond levels. Remember only one measurement for the depth. Now convert all the cm's into meters, and divide the average length and width by 100. Now that ALL the measurements are now in meters. Time to find the volume.... Multiply the average length X average width X depth to sum it all up this gives the volume in cubic meters of the lower and upper pond. Just saying it takes one thousand liters to fill ONE cubic meter. Take the meters and divide by 1000 to get liters. Now have the number of liters needed to fill both lower and upper pond. Add the lower and upper level of the pond to get total number of liters needed to fill the pond. After that now they have all the liters needed to fill the pond. (the formula is Length x width x depth) After all that they finally have the Liters needed to fill the upper and lower portion of the pond. Adding up the Length Width Depth and turning them into Meters. Then they turned it to liters. It wasn't hard after a little bit of time working on it. We gave the turtles a bacteria clean habitat. The turtles must be happy about there clean bacteria clean habitat. The actual amount was different we got 406 but the as the class and the actual amount was 325. I learned A LOT on this Science and language art's project. |

57 | 12/11/2014 13:39:55 | 603 | Maddy S. | This project is The Pondering Pond Project. In Ms. Huysman's science class, there is a pond which her turtles live in. Ms. Huysman's 6th grade students are trying to find out how many liters can go into the pond. The purpose of The Pondering Pond Project is to give Ms. Huysman's turtles a larger and healthier home and to learn the metric system. The students observed that the pond was an irregular shape and that there was an upper and lower level to the pond. The students had to change the irregular, 3-D figure into a rectangular prism in order to find the volume. Here's how they figured it out. Observations show that there is an upper and lower part of the pond. The students measured in centimeters. They measured the upper and lower part of the pond separate. Start with the lower portion. The class took three measurements of the length and width of the lower part of the pond in centimeters. That left them with three length measurements and three width measurements. Now the upper portion. The students took three measurements of the length and width of the upper part of the pond in centimeters. That left the students with another three length measurements and width measurements. Ms. Huysman's class then had to find the average lengths and widths of both levels of the pond. They took the three length measurements of the lower pond and added them together. Since there were three measurements, the students took the sum and divided it by three. They took the three width measurements of the lower pond and added them together. Just like the length, they took the sum and divided it by three. Answers were rounded to the nearest tenth. That gave the class the average length and width of the lower pond in centimeters. The same was done to the upper pond. The 6th graders then had to measure the depth of both levels of the pond in centimeters. This time, there was only one depth measurement for each level. The next thing they did was change centimeters to meters. Since there is one hundred centimeters in one meter, the students divided the average length, width, and depth of both pond levels by one hundred centimeters. Now the average length, width, and depth of both lower and upper parts of the pond were converted to meters. Then the students had to find the volume in liters. They started with the lower pond. They took the average length, width, and depth in meters and multiplied them. The answer was in cubic meters. One thousand liters go into one cubic meter so the students took the answer in cubic meters and multiplied it by one thousand liters. They rounded their answers if necessary. They did the same to the upper portion of the pond. Then the class got the amount of liters that go into both levels. Finally they added both levels' volumes together. At last, Ms. Huysman's class got the total amount of liters that fit into the pond! That's how Ms. Huysman's 6th graders found out how many liters go into their classroom pond. One of the lessons learned was that the project wasn't as hard as some of the students thought it would be. The prediction on how many liters it would take to fill the pond was not even close to the actual amount! It was about 340 liters off. And that was The Pondering Pond Project. |

58 | 12/11/2014 13:36:29 | 603 | Tyler R. | Welcome to the Pondering Pond project (This contains paint turtles and Red-eared Sliders!) This is something Ms. Huysman's 6th grade science class did at Salt Creek School. The writing part is for the Language Arts class. The purpose of this project was to give Ms. Huysman's turtles a healthy home and to learn the metric system. The pond that the team used was a irregular shaped 3-D figure. There are two levels to this pond (a lower level and an upper level). Since the class refilled the pond, it created a bacteria free home for the turtles because of the filtration system. Then the class tried to figure out how many liters went into the pond, they did this. One thing the class did before they started was they thought about the irregularly shaped pond and thought how could they change this into a regularly shaped pond. They thought that they could ether shape it like a cube or a rectangular prism, they chose the rectangular prism. Next they figured out that they had to use the metric system and use centimeters (cm) to measure. So then they took three measurements of the length of the lower and upper part of the pond. They added them all together, then divided by three. They also did width of the lower and upper portion of the pond. They took three measurements for that to, that's why they divided by three. Then they rounded to the nearest tenth. Next they took one measurement of depth for both the lower and upper portion of the pond. They knew what the formula for depth was so they did that. Then they convert centimeters (cm) to meters. Since there are one-hundred cm in one meter they divided their average length,width, and depth of both pond levels by one-hundred cm. Next they multiplied the average length times average width time the depth, For the lower and upper portion of the pond. That gave the team the volume in meters cubed. They then found how much water it took to give the turtles a healthy happy bacteria free home that does not overflow when things go inside. The class looked like they were having a good time while they did the project. A lot of the predictions were way off. Because they thought that the pond wasn't going to take that much until they found out how much it really was. The project got hard at times but then it got easier when they figured out how to do it. One of the teammates said they would love to do the project again. |

59 | 12/11/2014 13:28:37 | 603 | Zoe H. | A team of sixth graders at Salt Creek Intermediate School are learning how to find the volume of an irregular 3-D figure. In this case they are using an irregular shaped pond. The name of the project is called Pondering Pond Project.The purpose of this project is to give the red_eared sliders and paint turtle a bigger and healthier home, and to simply learn the metric system. This pond has two levels (Upper and Lower). First, they changed the irregular shaped pond into a regular shaped pond (rectangular prism). They did this by taking three measurements in centimeters (cm) of Length and Width for the Lower and Upper levels to find the average of the Length and Width of the Upper and Lower level. They only took one measurement for Depth in each level. They started with the Lower level first, they added the three measurements of Length and Width together, and divided each sum by three. They didn't have to do anything to the Depth because there is only one number. Now, they are converting all measurements in cm to meters. To do that they divided each number by one hundred. They divided by one hundred because there are one hundred cm in a meter. The ratio of centimeters to meters is: 100 centimeters to 1 meter. Then, they did the same thing to the Upper level. Now, they are finding the volume of the Lower level. The formula they are using to find the volume is, multiply Average Length times Average Width times Depth. This will give the volume in cubic meters. Then, they take the cubic meters and multiply by one thousand. They multiplied it by one thousand because there are one thousand liters in one cubic meter. The ratio of liters to cubic meters is: 1000 liters to 1 cubic meter. Now, they have the amount of liters that go into the Lower level of the pond. Then they repeated this process on the Upper level. Once, they had finished finding the volume of the Upper level they added the Lower pond volume and the Upper pond volume together to make one pond volume. They have now completed their goal of filling the pond, and giving the turtles a bigger, and cleaner pond. They have also practiced the metric system. The class had made predictions in the beginning of the project. A student had made a prediction, that was totally wrong. The student is one of those people who look at the thing they are making the prediction on, and take a wild guess, and the student totally took a wild guess on this. In the beginning the student thought they were making a prediction on just the bottom level, but come to find out they were making a prediction on the whole pond. If they were only making a prediction on just the bottom level, the student would have been really close. The student learned how to find the volume of an irregular shape figure, and how to use the metric system. Image from: http://www.fountainsandpondswa.com |

60 | 12/11/2014 9:50:22 | 604 | Abigail E. | This project is called Pondering Pond and it's for the science teacher Ms. Huysman and the language arts teacher Mr. McGuire. The sixth grade kids from Salt Creek is doing this science. They are doing this project because they need to know how many liters can go in the pond. The irregular shaped three-D figure is a shape that has a shape that is different than any other shape. The pond observations is that the pond can contain almost fifth-teen cm a bucket. The two levels to the pond is that the lower and the upper pond level is the two levels for the pond. Why are they doing project:to give the turtles a larger home, a healthy-bacteria free habitat using a filtration system. If they change the irregular shaped pond into regular three-D shape it would be a rectangular prism. The units measured in centimeters (use metric system). Then take three measurements of length and width of both lower and upper pond. Then they take three of each length and width of lower and upper pond. Then they add three measurements together, take the sum and divide by three. The average length and width in centimeters is given. Then to get the answers you have to round to the nearest tenth. Then measure depth of both lower and upper pond. Only one depth for each level. Then convert centimeters into meters. Then divide average length and width in centimeters by one-hundred because there is one-hundred centimeters in one meters. All the measurements are in meters, now lets see if they can find the volume. They multiply the average length by the average width by the depth of each lower and upper pond. This will give the volume in cubic meters of both the lower and upper pond. Then take the cubic meters of both lower and upper pond and multiply by one-thousand. It takes one-thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. Then they now have number of liters needed to fill both lower and upper pond. Then add the lower liters to the upper liters to get the total number of liters needed to fill the pond. Then they summarize the volume. The volume that they found was a little higher than what they though it was going to be. The class was very surprised to get a higher number that they wrote down for the prediction. Then they compare the there prediction to someone else's prediction. They learned that one cm goes into meter one-hundred times. |

61 | 12/11/2014 9:23:26 | 604 | Callena W. | The students at Salt Creek in 6th grade are doing a project in science class. The students are trying to find the number of liters in the pond in science class. The name of the project is Pondering Pond Volume. There are two levels to the pond, a lower and upper portion. The pond is a irregular shaped pond. The students are doing this project to give the turtles a larger and healthier home. They are using a filtration system to keep the pond a bacteria free zone. The turtles are Red -Eared Sliders and Paint turtles. The team changed the pond into a rectangular prism. The team measured in centimeters. They used centimeters because they are learning the metric system. The first thing they did was take three measurements of length and width of the upper and lower pond. Then they found the depth for both levels. To find the average length and width of upper and lower pond they took three measurements of each level. Then they added the three measurements together and got the sum. They took the sum and divided by three. The average length and width are given in centimeters and the answer was rounded to the nearest tenth. They only measured one depth for each level. The team covert the centimeters to meters. Then they divided the average length and the width by one -hundred because there are one -hundred centimeters in a meter. Now that all the measurements are in meters, they found the volume.They multiplied the average length by the average width by the depth of each lower and upper pond. This procedure will give you the volume in cubic meters of both upper and lower portion of the pond. The students took the cubic meters of both the lower and the upper pond and multiply by one- thousand. It takes one- thousand liters to fill on cubic meter. They now have the number of liters needed to fill both the upper and lower portion of the pond. The students added the lower liters to the upper liters to get the total number of liters needed to fill the whole pond. The whole point of this project was to give the turtles a larger and healthier home for the Red-Eared sliders and the Paint turtles. The students learned a lot in this project. They learned that there was one-hundred centimeters in a meter. They learned how many liters can fit in the pond in Mrs. Huysman's room. The total number of liters was one-hundred and ten liters less than the class prediction was. |

62 | 12/11/2014 9:44:03 | 604 | Ceara A. | This is a project for Science and The Reading Workshop. At Salt Creek Intermediate school Mrs. Hysmans 6th grade class wants to find out how many liters go into an irregular shaped pond. The team wants to give the Red-eared sliders ''turtles'' a healthy , bacteria free , filtrated , and a happy home. To figure out how many liters go into the irregular shaped pond they will want to make the pond into a regular shape. Also the team will need to remember that there are two portions of the pond, the lower and the upper.To figure out how many liters go into the pond they will need to get the measurement of length , width , and depth. The team should measure the length and width three times just because the pond is an irregular shape. Then measure the depth once because the measurement is the same all the way around. Do this process for the upper and lower portions of the pond. Finally after you get the measurements of the length ,width ,and depth you need to do one process at a time. Then you take the length measurement you got for the lower portion of the pond and add all of the three measurements up but only length. You should get a specific number. Then after that take that specific number and divide it by three. You divide by three because that is how many times you measured the length. Then after that you need to take the number you got after dividing and divide that number by 100 centimeters. You divide by 100 because there are 100 centimeters in one meter and you want to use meters because they are bigger. After that you need to put down in your head the number you got after dividing by 100 centimeters. Then you need to do that process for width but not depth. Also do that process for the length and width for the higher portion of the pond. Now the team wants to convert centimeters to meters for the depth. So the team needs to divide the depth measurement by 100 centimeters. Now the team needs to write down what they got when they divided. Do this process for the upper and lower portions of the pond. Finally the team will need the volume measurement. So they will need to multiply the length , width, and depth. Do this process for both portions of the pond. The answer they got needs to be labeled in meters cubed. Then take that answer and multiply by 1000. After that you should have got a certain answer you need to labeled it with the word about or a sign that stands for about and the answer is in liters. Now the team has the answer they wanted. After all that the team wants to find out how close there prediction was to the correct answer. The team had found out that they were off about 25% off. The team was thinking that the one of the reasons they were off a little was because they were not able to get the perfect amount because it is an irregular shaped pond. The team was so happy they were done. The team said to each other this project had brought them closer as a TEAM. |

63 | 12/11/2014 9:28:35 | 604 | Cole R. | This project is for the sixth grade science class's in the hall at Salt Creek Intermediate.The six grade hallway is trying to figure out the number of liters needed to fill Ms. Huysman's pond. The project the class's are doing is called ''The Pondering Pond'' project. The first step in figuring out the ponds volume is to take the measurements to find the length of the lower portion of the pond. Take three measurements of the length add them all up. Then divide by three to get the average length. Do the same process with height and width.Take the average number of cm and divide by one hundred.Then multiply the average of the length,width and height together and then the team had the number of liters needed to fill the lower. Repeat the process for the upper portion of the pond This pond also irregular so we have to shape it pretend like you shape the pond into a rectangular prism. When measuring for this always use the metric system. Remember always round to the nearest tenths place. Convert centimeters to meters. To convert centimeters to meters we have to divide by one hundred. All measurements are in meters find the volume of this. Add the lower portion and upper portion of liters together then the teams had the total number of liters needed to fill the pond. Then they filled the pond. The class now figured out the volume of the pond. The class learned a lot of things and they now know things can be very frustrating and annoying but they pulled through and The teams estimate was pretty close to the actual number of liters needed the actual number of liters was about seventy five percent of what the estimate was so the teams were pretty close. Very happy they did a great job with the project and they gave the Red Eared Sliders and paint turtles a happier, bacteria free home. They also had a great time learning how to turn measurements into liters. So that was their pondering pond project. |

64 | 12/11/2014 9:40:52 | 604 | Connor R. | The Red-Eared Sliders and a Paint Turtle needs a healthy and bacteria free home. The 6th grade at Salt Creek Intermediate in Ms. Huysman's class will work as a team and they will need to fill the irregular shaped pond with water but they need to find how much liters go in the pond first. They will put a filtration system after they fill the pond with water to make the pond bacteria free for the turtles. To find the volume of the irregular pond they will have to turn the pond into a regular shape because the pond is an irregular shape. Next, they will turn the pond into a rectangular prism. The team also sees that that pond has two levels so the team will have to take measurements on each level. The team makes a prediction on how many liters are going into the pond. So the team can now make measurements on the pond. To find the average volume they need to take three measurements on length, width and one on depth on each level in centimeters. Take three measurements on length width and one on depth for each proportion of the pond. Once they got the length, width, and depth for the top and bottom proportion of the pond they should add the three measurements together for length and the width and divide by three. Now the team has the average width, length, and depth for each proportion of the pond in centimeters. The team has to have the measurements in meters. So the team divides the length, width, and height by one hundred because there is one hundred centimeters in a meter. Once they did that they are one step closer to finding the volume Next they multiply the length, width, and depth of each proportion of the pond. This will give the team the the volume of the pond in meters cubed. They do this for the lower and upper pond. Now the team will have to make a conversion. It is time for the team to the to convert meters cubed to liters. Multiply the meters cubed by one thousand for each proportion of the pond to get the amount of liters that will go into the each proportion of the pond. They multiplied by one thousand because there is one thousand liters in one meter cubed. They add the amount of liters for each proportion of the pond together. Once they did that they added the amount of liters from the bottom and top proportion of the pond. Now they found the amount of liters that go in the pond. The amount of liters that went in the pond was different than the teams prediction because the team thought that a liter was bigger than it really was. The answer that the team got following these steps was off because the team measure the largest points of width and length and that is why they had a different answer than what actually wen't into the pond. But the team is happy because they had fun during the process of finding how much liters were in the pond. The team is also happy because the turtle have a bacteria free home. |

65 | 12/11/2014 9:22:06 | 604 | Ian S. | This project for science class is pondering pond volume.The team of six graders from Salt Creek Intermediate are trying to figure out how many liters can go into the irregular shaped, two leveled pond. The team is trying to do this so that the animals such as the Red-Eared Sliders and the Paint Turtles can get a healthier home. You see, the pond was filled with evil bacteria and had a threat to the animals. So, the team swooped in and helped the animals to control the harmful bacteria with a filtration system. The team wants to help the turtles with getting a larger and healthier home. The team wants to learn about the metric system while they do the project. First of all, the team need to change the irregular shaped pond into a 3-D rectangular prism ( Regular Shaped Pond ). The team shall use the metric system's centimeters instead of the standard system. The team takes three measurements of the width and length of both upper and lower portions of the pond. Then, the team takes the measurement for the depth of both proportions. Next, the team adds all of the measurements together ( Which are in meters ) to get one big sum. Then, the team divides that number by three and gets the average length and width in centimeters. The team rounds the number to the nearest tenth. Then, the team tries to convert the centimeters to meters. The team divides the number by 1-00. Why does the team divide the number by 1-00? It's because that there are 1-00 cm in a meter. Now, the team has the measurements in meters now. The team can now find the volume of the pond. The team multiplies the average width and length. When the team got the number, they multiplied the average depth of each portion of the pond by the product of the length and width. The team got the volume of both lower and upper pond levels with this equation in cubic meters. The team knows that there are 1-000 liters in 1 cubic meter. So, the team multiplies the volume of both proportions of the pond by 1-000. The team now has the number of liters needed to fill both proportions of the pond. Finally, the team adds the number of liters of both levels of the pond to get the full volume of the pond. So, the team did a lot of calculating. They found out the length of the lower and upper levels. They found the width for both levels. They also found the depth of the pond. The team did predict how many liters would go into the pond. There guess was 8 times less than the actual amount of liters in the pond. The team did learn that there are 1-000 liters in one cubic meter. That is the team's Pondering Pond Project. |

66 | 12/15/2014 8:38:29 | 604 | Jacob J. | Today at Salt Creek, the 6th grade students will be figuring out how many liters go into there irregular shaped pond. The students where given this project by Mrs. Huysman in there Science class, the name of this project is Pondering Pond Volume. The turtles that will be living in this pond are Red-eared Sliders and Paint turtles. The reason they were given this task is to keep the turtles home healthy. Also to keep the harmful bacteria under control. One of the ways they do this is with a filtration system. Also there pond has two levels, the upper and lower portion. The way they are doing this project is that they will take three measurement of the upper and lower portions of the pond for the length and width, then one measurement for the depth of the upper and lower pond portions. The way they are going to figure out the volume of there pond, the students will have to change the pond into a regular 3-D shaped pond, so they picked a Rectangular Prism. they have to use the metric system to measure the pond, the way they will do that is in centimeters. So after the students took three measurement for the length and the width for the upper and lower portion of the pond. Then they had to find the average length and width. So that is what they did, the students took the three measurements from the lower pond, added them together and get the sum. They also did the same for the upper portion, just with different numbers. Then they have to convert centimeters to meters by dividing the average length for both the upper and lower by 1-00 to get the average length in meters. Then they had to round to the nearest tenth. Then the way the students will get the average width is that they measure the lower and upper pond portions widths three times. Then they added all three of those measurements to get the sum, then divide by 1-00 to get the average width in meters. Then they have to round to the nearest tenth. The way the students will get the average depth is that they will measure both the upper and lower depth one time each. Then they will divide the depth for both the upper and lower pond by 1-00 to get there answer in meters. So now they have all the measurements in meters, so they will now have to find the volume with those numbers. They will have to multiply the average length by the average width by the average depth of each of the portions, the upper and lower portions. That will give the students the volume in cubic meters for both the upper and the lower portions of the pond. Then they will have to take volume in cubic meters and multiply by 1-000. The reason why is because it takes 1-000 liter to fill one cubic meters. So after the students divide the volume by 1-000, they have the numbers of liters needed to fill the pond. But they do still need to add both of those measurements to get the total number of liters that will go into the pond. So, in conclusion, the students did have to measure the upper and lower portion of the pond three times for the length and width, then one time for the depth. Then they had to add the three measurements of the length and width for the upper and lower portion of the pond. Then they have to divide by 1-00 to get the average length and width of the upper and lower portion of the pond. Then they had to figure out how to get the average depth, so they measured the pond, found the depth, then divide by 1-00 to get the average depth for the upper and lower portion of the pond. Then they have to multiply all of the measurements to get the average volume in meters cubed. So then they divide by 1-000 to get the total number of liters needed to fill both the upper and lower portion of the pond. So then they added both the upper ans lower portions liters to get the amount of liters that will go in to the pond. Then the students compared there prediction to the actual amount of liters that will go in the pond. Well the actual amount of liters were eleven times as much. But the students learn somethings they will never forget, they learned that teamwork is the most important work. |

67 | 12/11/2014 9:28:14 | 604 | Jensen F. | In science class at Salt Creek intermittent the science teacher Mrs. Huysman is having the whole sixth grade class find the volume in the pond in her class room. She is having the class do this for the turtles so they can have a clean home. There are three red-eared sliders in the pond. The pond also has two levels. It is also a irregular shape so the group will have to turn it into a rectangular prism. First take three measurements of the length in the lower pond. Each team will get different measurements. Then add all three measurements together.Next convert centimeters(cm) to meters(m). The group will divide the answer they have by three.The group now has to divide the sum they got by one- hundred cm. Finally the group now has the AVERAGE LENGTH of the LOWER pond. The group now has the average length of the lower pond. They now have to find the average width of the lower pond. The group will now have to find the width and the depth of the lower pond. The group will find the width and the depth of the lower pond just like how they found the length. NOW the group has to figure out the volume of the lower pond. The first thing to do is take the length and multiply it by the width. Once the group has the sum of the length and the width then the group will multiply the sum by the depth.The sum the group gets will have to be rounded to the nearest tenth. Now the group has the total numbers of liters for the lower pond. The group will now have to find the volume for the upper pond. The group will do the same step for the upper pond as they did the lower pond. Now the group will add the total number of liters for the lower pond and the total number of liters for the upper pond. Now the class has the total number of liters needed to fill the pond. The class will now need to fill the pond with the number of liters they have gotten. Now the red eared sliders can have a new clean home to live in. image from http://www.stgeorgelandscape.com.au/ponds_pumps/images/OzPond/Ozpond750.gif |

68 | 12/11/2014 9:36:53 | 604 | Katie N. | This is the pondering pond project for Mrs. Hysmans class, at Salt Creek intermediate . Just imagine doing this project, first make the irregular shaped pond into a regular shaped pond (a rectangle prism) . There will be an upper and lower part of the pond. Yes, it is an irregular shape but that can change!The doing of this pondering pond project is to give the team's red-eared sliders and paint turtles a bigger home. First, the team will need a filtration system, to keep the pond bacteria free. For the first step in finding how much water goes into the pond theses tolls are useful, a measuring tool, some chalk, and some helping hands. The pond is an irregular shape so that's why getting an average length/width and depth is in important follow the instructions in paragraph 3 and so on. Before you do anything mark the pond to were its to be filled .Remember there are 100 centimeters in 1 meter.The first step is finding the length of the lower portion of the pond. you will need to find 3 measurements. (this goes for the upper portion to) measure in the 3 best spots you think will work best. You then add the 3 measurements together. With that sum you divide it by by 3 and with that answer divide by 100. that answer will be your ravage length for upper/lower portion of the pond . For width do the same process but with different measurements. Width is across so unless the pond is a perfect cube, its going to most likely be a different answer. Be sure to mark the measurements with the right label. Once you have have the width you do the depth, witch you just get one measurement of both upper and lower portion. Then for one of the last steps the team will then multiply the one width and the one depth. With that answer then multiply it by the depth. then to see if you are correct, the team might want to try it out. for this, the team will need a container that holds 1 litter and a pond! Fill the pond (to the exact amount or as close as possible). After that, fill the the pond until its full to the line! This project was for Mys. Hysmans pet turtles, the read-eared sliders and paint turtles. The turtles will love there brand new, very big home! During the project the class got a measurement of 2 times what the real liters the pond could hold. One of the classes students got an assessment close to what the real answer was, but did not have the right answer. For anyone who does this experiment, they sure will have fun! That is the pondering pond project. It is a very fun experiment, and involves lots of math. This is a very fun experiment and im sure many students would enjoy it! Image from: https://www.google.com |

69 | 12/12/2014 11:08:47 | 604 | Kylieann S. | Salt Creek sixth grade students are doing it. The team is trying to keep the pond clean by control harmful bacteria and make a better bacteria free home for the turtles and to see how many liters can go in the pond. The group is going to use a filtration system too. To make a healthy home. The turtles are red eared sliders and paint turtles. They reshape the pond into a three-D shape. Change irregular shape pond into a three-D shape into a rectangular prism. Unites measured centimeters system. Take three measurements of length and width of both lower and upper pond. Take the measurements from the depth from both levels. Find the average length and width of both lower and the upper pond. Here they divide by three. All the measurements are in meters now. They are going to have to find the volume. Now there going to multiply the lower and upper proportion pond. Take the cubic feet of both lower and upper than multiply it and then you get the sum. Add the liters to the upper and lower to get the number of liters in the pond. The group predicted that it would take fifty-five liters to fill the pond but it actually took four hundred and thirty-five liters to fill the pond. Finding the volume of a rectangular prism has a lot of numbers to multiply and do conversions with. A regular shaped pond would be easier to find the volume in because it would not have as many measurements. After doing this project the class learned how to convert centimeters to meters and meters to liters. They learned that one hundred centimeters equals one meter and one cubic meter equals one thousand liters of water. The class also learned how to find the volume of a irregular shape pond by taking measurements. |

70 | 12/11/2014 9:31:33 | 604 | Makyla K. | pond-11 This project takes place at Salt Creek Intermediate. Also the project is in the 6th grade science class. The name of this pond project is Pondering Pond. The purpose of this project is trying to fill up the pond for the turtles to give them a bigger home also they use filtration system. There are two levels in the pond the upper portion,and the lower portion of the pond. The pond is a irregular shape. Also the turtles are Red-Eared Sliders and Paint Turtles. They have to change the irregular shaped pond into a regular 3-D shaped, rectangular shape or a rectangular prism. Then they measured the units in centimeters. They also took three measurements of length and width of both lower and upper pond.Then they take one measurement of depth for both levels of the pond. Then find the average Length and width of lower and upper pond: Then take three measurements of each Length and width of lower and upper pond. The add three measurements together,take the sum and divide by three. Then now they have the average Length and Width in centimeters given. Then round to the nearest tenth. Measure the depth of both lower and upper pond. The team only took one measure of depth for each level. Then convert centimeters to meters. Then divide the average length and width in centimeters by one hundred because there are one hundred centimeters in a meters. Now all the measurements are in meters so lets find the volume now. Then multiply the average length by the average width by the depth of each lower and upper pond. Then this will give the volume in cubic meters of both the lower and upper pond. The team will make a conversion, meters cubed to liters. So that takes one-thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. Now the team has the number of liters needed to fill both upper and lower pond. Then add the lower liters to the upper liters to get the total number of liters needed to fill the pond for the turtles. The team learned that finding liters in a small pond is very hard but it was fun. They also learned that you have to work together as a team even though it can be frustrating sometimes. The prediction was different from the last prediction was wrong because the first prediction was 80 and the numbers of liters that fit in that pond was a lot, So the team was off by like a bunch of liters. Image from http://lisalines.com/ |

71 | 12/11/2014 9:39:41 | 604 | Shaylee M. | This is for Ms. Huysman the science teacher and for The Reading Workshop. The team is trying to make a healthy environment for the Red-Eared sliders and the Paint turtles and make a better, and a healthier home. This project is in science class at Salt Creek Intermediate. The team is trying to control all the harmful bacteria. The students at Salt Creek Intermediate going to use a filtration system to keep the pond clean. The students are trying to keep the pond clean because all the harmful bacteria multiply's and it is bad for the turtles. Now the team has to figure out how many liters can go into the pond. But before the team gets stared The group has to reshape the pond from an irregular shape to a regular shape. The students turned the pond into a rectangular prism to measure. Now its time to do the measurements. Take three measurements of length and width for both the lower and upper pond. Than take one measurement from depth for both upper and the lower pond. Take three measurements of each length and width of the lower and the upper proportion of the pond than add the three measurements together. Take the sum and divide it by three. Then round the answer to the nearest tenth and convert the centimeters to meters. Divide the average length and width in centimeters by one meter. Now its time to find the volume. All the measurements should be in meters now. Now multiply the average length by the average width by the depth of each the lower and the upper proportion of the pond. Now this will give the volume in cubic meters of both lower and the upper proportion of the pond. Take the cubic meters of both lower and the upper proportion of the pond and multiply it by one thousand. Now it gave the number of liters needed to fill the lower and upper pond. Add the lower liters to the upper liters to get the total number of liters to fill the pond. The class learned that turtle need a healthy environment to live in. Each of the class mates got to make their own prediction. A lot of the class mates weren't that close to how many liters it takes to fill the pond. one of the students was not even close they were about three times smaller than the total amount that goes in. The class made a big prediction and the number of liters to fill the pond was smaller than the prediction the class made. The team thought it was a very fun project. |

72 | 12/11/2014 12:08:31 | 604 | Shia B. | In science class Ms.Huysman has a pond. Pondering With Pond is the name of the project. Different teams have to figure how many liters goes in to the upper and lower portion. We are also giving the Red Ear Sliders and the Paint turtles a larger, healthy, bacteria free home. The team has to find the volume of an irregular three-D shaped figure. Some pond observations are: There is two proportions in the pond. The pond is an irregular three-D shaped figure. The team had to change the irregular shaped pond into a regular three-D shaped figure or a rectangular prism. The units were measured in centimeters the team used the metric systems. Then take three measurements of length and width of both lower and upper portions of the pond. Next, take one measurements of depth for both levels. Then the team found the average length and width of the upper and lower portion and then take three measurements of each length and width of the lower and upper portions of the pond. Add three measurements together take the sum divide by three. The team now has the measurements in AVERAGE liters. Then the answer is rounded tenth. Measure the depth of both the upper and lower portion of the pond. The team can only have one measurement for depth. Now convert centimeters to meters.Then, divide average length and width in centimeters by one hundred because there are one hundred centimeters in one meter. All measurements are now in meters. Now, the team has to find the volume. So, multiply the average length by the average width by the depth of each lower and upper portion of the pond. This will give the volume in cubic meters of both the lower and upper portions of the pond. Take cubic meters of both lower and upper portions of the pond and multiply by one thousand. It takes one thousand liters to fill one cubic meter. The team now has the number of liters needed to fill both the upper and lower portions of the pond. Add the lower liters to upper liters to see how much it takes to fill up the whole pond. The students in science class learned how to find the volume of an irregular three-d shaped figure with two portions. The prediction was eighty and five tenths but the class got four hundred thirty-five. The actual amount was three hundred twenty-five. The team was NOT close to the actual amount of liters put into the pond. |

73 | 12/11/2014 9:43:10 | 604 | Tanner W.D | The group will be seeing how many liters of H2o ( water ) will go In the upper and lower portion of the pond in Mrs Huysman's room. They are testing this in Salt Creek Intermedite. They have a good filltration system, good food and organizems ( turtles ) to live in. All they need is to find out how many liters will fill the upper and lower portion. The group predicted there will be about twenty seven liters. The abject was to get the average Length, Width, and Depth for the upper and lower portion, the group got the average length by adding their three measurement and divided it by three, then divide by one hundred cm ( one meter ) for upper and lower portion to get the average length and width in meters. Next the group got their depth and divided it by one hundred cm. Last, you multiply the average length, width, and depth for the uper and lower portion and then add the two numbers and get three hundred twenty five liters to get your final measurement. So in conclusion, the group off. About one fourth off. The formula was adding and got the sum then dividing by three, next they divided by one hundred ( one meter ), then multiply and get your product. Last they added the two averages and got their sum. |

74 | 12/11/2014 9:16:25 | 604 | Taylor E. | This project is taking place at Salt Creek Intermediate. The class is sixth grade in #604. It is in science class. The following steps shown below are going to teach: How to find the volume of a pond. These steps will also teach how to find the liters that go into a pond. This project is for the turtles. But it is also a very fun project to do. The types of turtles that are in the pond are: Red- Eared Sliders, and Paint turtles. Having a nice and healthy home for the turtles is very important!! Read below for details! This is a very fun project to do. Here are the steps! 1.] : Change irregular shape pond into a 3-D shape. ''A rectangular prism.'' Units measured in {cm.} Take three measurements of length and width of both lower and upper portions of the pond. Then take three measurements of each length and width of both levels of the pond. Next add the three measurements together and then take the sum, and divide by three. Now the average length and width in {cm.} is giving. 2.] : Round to the nearest tenth. Then measure the depth of both lower and upper portions of the pond. Make sure it is only on depth for each one. Next convert cm to meters. Next divide the average length and width in cm} by one- hundred. Because there is one- hundred cm in one meter. 3.] : All of the measurements are in meters now. Next find the volume. Now multiply the average length by the average width by the depth of each lower and upper pond. This will give the volume in cubic meters of both lower and upper pond. Now multiply the sum by one thousand. Now the number of liters needed to fill the both lower and upper pond is giving. Add the lower liters to the upper liters to get the total number of liters to fill the pond! This whole project was about a happy and healthy home for the turtles. The project was also was about how to find how many liters go into the pond. The class learned a lot of things from this project. The class also learned how many liters go into the pond. Also they learned the volume of the pond. There were many different steps to take to find out how many liters go into the pond. The classes prediction was more than what the total number of liters that would go into the pond. The project was very fun and the turtles will be happy as they go into their clean home! So this was the Pondering Pond: Volume project!! |

75 | 12/11/2014 9:31:34 | 604 | Ted H. | The class will need to find the average volume of the turtle pond. The class is the 6th grade science students at Salt Creek Intermediate. The pond has a lower and upper portion. The pond is an irregular shape. The class will have to change the irregular shape into a regular shape. The turtles are called Red-eared Sliders and a Paint turtle. So they need to provide the turtles with a good healthy bacteria free habitat using a filtration system. The first step that the class took was to take three measurements of the lower length of the lower portion of the pond. With the three measurements the class added to find the sum. With the sum they will need to divide by three. With the quotient they will need to divide by one-hundred. After they do this it will give them the answer for the average length of the lower portion of the pond. The second step is to find the average width of the lower portion of the pond. To do so, the class must repeated the first step. But this time the only thing that is different is that they will be measuring width instead of length. The third step is to measure the depth. They should ONLY take ONE measurement. After they take the measurement they will need to divide it by one hundred to get the quotient. The quotient is the answer to the depth of the lower portion of the pond. The fourth step will to be to take the average length and multiply it by the average width. After the class get the product they will need to multiply it by the depth. Remember this is for the LOWER PORTION. After the class gets the next product they will then have the average volume of the lower portion of the pond. To find the liters needed to fill the LOWER portion of the pond. But remember it will take ONE-THOUSAND liters of water to fill ONE CUBIC METER. Next fifth will be to take the answer the class got and multiply it by one-thousand. With that product you will need to round it to the nearest liter. After that the class will have the total number of liters needed to fill the LOWER PORTION of the pond. To get the upper portion of the pond the class will have to repeat the first five steps. But this time it will be the UPPER PORTION of the pond. After the class finds the volume of the UPPER PORTION of the pond they will have to take the average amount of liters for the LOWER and the UPPER portion of the pond and add them together. After the class adds them they will get the total amount of water needed to fill the UPPER and the LOWER portions of the the pond to the total amount of water needed to fill the pond. The class calculations was a little more than two times the prediction. But the class calculation was 1/4 greater than the amount needed to fill the pond. So remember add, multiply, and divide. But more importantly cm to meter to meters square to meters cubed to liters. But the most importation thing is to remember that there is ONE THOUSAND LITERS IN ONE CUBIC METER AND THAT THERE IS ONE-HUNDRED CM IN ONE METER. |

76 | 12/11/2014 9:28:42 | 604 | Travis L. | A 6th grade class in Mrs. Huysman's room at Salt Creek Intermediate is doing a project to see how many liters it takes to fill up a pond . This paragraph will explain how they did it, and also other facts. And seriously, do they really want the turtles to be in a tiny circle for the rest of the year. The pond has two levels and is an irregular shape. The turtles are Red-eared sliders and paint turtles. They are doing this so the turtles can have a bigger, better, and cleaner home. First, they had to get the average length of the lower portion of the pond, to do this they need to measure it. They measured 3 times and added them up to get the sum. They divided it by 3 and got the average length of the lower portion of the pond. They then needed to convert it into meters. Since 100 cm goes into 1 m, they had to multiply the average length by 1000 and they got the average length of the pond in meters. Next, they needed to get the average width of the pond. Once again they had to measure 3 times and add them up. They had to divide by 3 again to get the average width in cm. They then had to multiply the quotient they got by 100 to get the average width in meters. Now they need to get the depth, which is a bit different. They only had to measure once, and then divide by 100. And quick note, they did the same process to find the upper portion of the pond. Now they need to find the approximate volume of both of the levels. First they had to multiply the length and the width together. They then needed to multiply the product of the length and the width by the depth to find the meters cubed. Then they needed divide that number by 3 and this time they had to multiply by 1000 and round to the nearest whole number. Finally, they added the two volumes to get the TOTAL VOLUME! To sum up, what they did was measure 3 times for length and width (once for depth) and divide by 3 (not for depth) and multiply by 100. Then they added everything together to get the volume of the upper and lower portions of the pond. Then they added up the upper and lowers portions of the pond and got 435, but I predicted 47, and the total amount to fill the entire pond was 325. |

77 | 12/17/2014 11:05:53 | 602 | Aaliah J. | In Ms.Huysman's science class her sixth grade students have been working on a project and it is to see how many liters can fit in the two portions of the pond. The project is called Pondering Pond Volume. Then what they will be doing is trying to make a healthy home for the Red-eared sliders and paint turtles. There is a filtration system in the pond so there will be clean, fresh water for the turtles and it will control harmful bacteria. The first step is to reshape the pond so that it is easier to find the volume of the pond.The pond is a irregular shape so the groups will reshape the pond to be a three denomental rectangular prism. The pond has two levels. So the groups would then have to make observations of the pond like find the lower pond volume, find the average length, find the average Width and find the depth the groups would also have to find all of those observations for the upper pond volume. After everyone gets all of the measurements the groups have to turn all of our measurements into meters (m). One hundred centimeters (cm) equal one meter (m). Then they would have to find the average pond volume. So the groups would have to multiply length x width x depth. Then that would give them the volume. After everyone found the volume they would have to multiply the length by the average width by the depth of each lower and upper pond. First the groups would convert the volume into cubic meters(m) for both lower and upper pond. Then they would add all of the measurements up. Then they would add them all up they would take the number they got and divide it by three. After that the groups would multiply the cubic meters by one thousand the reason that you would multiply by one thousand because it takes one thousand liters in a cubic meter. Lastly you would add the amount of water in the upper and lower portion of the of the pond. After they have done all of those steps they would now have the number of liters to fill the upper and lower pond volume. Also they would have a healthy home for the turtles. The groups all did this so that we could make a healthy environment for the turtles. All of the groups had to find the volume of the pond. All of the groups made an guess of how many liters would fill both upper and lower portion of the pond before we started on the project. The estimate that the groups all together made was close to the actual amount of liters in the pond. The estimate that everyone made individually was kinda off from the actual number and some were really close. Image from:http://lotuswatergardens.com.au/ |

78 | 12/17/2014 11:19:55 | 604 | Daulton J. | The 6th grade students is doing this project to give 3 turtles a larger home at Salt Creek Intermediate in Mrs. Huysman . That is bacteria free habitat with a filtration system .The team is also learning the metric system and the turtles are red eared sliders and paint turtles. Now the team has measured three sums of the lower proportion of the pond and now the team has to make it in to add and make irregular shape into a regular shape. The team now has to multiply length times width times depth and its in cubic feet we got the average volume .Now the team has the average length and width now the team can get the formula in centimeters. All measurements are in converted into meters now. The class takes the cubic meters of the lower and upper pond and multiply by one hundred it takes 235 liters to fill the upper and lower pond up to the white line.That is our project in Mrs.Huysmans class. The team in Mrs.Huysmans class is trying to get 3 turtles a bigger home .The team is measuring all of the sufis of the plastic pond and fingering out the math. Then the team soon knows that it takes 325 liters to fill the plastic pond. |

79 | 12/17/2014 13:36:32 | 602 | Kelton | Mrs. Huysman's class did a project on how many liters would fit in a pond that was in her classroom (Lab). They also wanted to reshape the pond on a piece of paper to look like a regular shaped pond. It would be easier to make it a regular shaped pond than an irregular shaped pond. They had to find the volume of the pond in there class room. The reason the class had to find the volume is because they wanted to find out how many liters would fit into the pond. They had to find the width, depth and length of the pond to get the volume. This is the formula to find the volume of a pond. First they got the length, depth, and width of the lower portion of the pond. They got all of those things by taking a three measurement's of different angle's of the pond for all of them. After that they added the three measurement's they got for each of them together. After that they divided the three final answers by three. Then when they got three more final answers they divided them by one hundred. This way they would change Centimeters into meters. That's how they got the volume for the lower portion of the pond and that's how they found out how many liters it would take to fell the lower portion of the pond. After they did the lower part they did the upper portion of the pond. First they got the length,width, and depth. They got three different measurement's from different sides of the pond. After that they added all the three answers they got from the pond. After that they divided all three different answers they got by one hundred. After that they divided all three different final answers by one thousand. Then they got the average volume of the upper and lower portion of the pond. That's what Mrs. Huysman's class did over the couple weeks they did that project on. So after all the measuring and dividing and multiplying. They filled up the turtle pond and gave the turtle pond a filtration system. So that all the bad bacteria would go away. The turtles had a good home to live in. They found out how many liters fit into a pond. They where very close almost spot on. The classes calculation was very close. |

80 | 12/18/2014 11:14:30 | 602 | Kailey H. | In Mrs . Huysman's science class her sixth grade students have been working on a project and the point of the project is to see how many liters can fit into two portions which the two portions are a irregular shaped pond and an aquarium. The name of the project is Pondering Pond Volume. A way Mrs. Huysman's class know's that the Red eared Sliders and the painted turtle have a healthy home is by using a filtration system. Paragraph 2: The kids had to reshape the pond from irregular shaped pond to a regular figure (rectangular prism). Next the team has to convert from centimeters into meters. The team next has to find the average length and the average depth. Then the team has to add all the lengths up and the team takes the sum and divides it by three. Then the team rounded the number to the nearest tenth. paragraph 3 The team has to find the volume. the team has to multiply the average length. By the average width ad by the depth of both lower and upper. then you take cubic meters of both upper and lower portion. then the team found the volume in cubic meters of both lower and upper portion. Then you multiply by one thousand. Then last the team discussed how many liters went into the pond. All of the team made predictions the class prediction was a little higher than mine. The class learned how to convert to meters and how to get the average length. over all it was really hard work but the class managed to do it perfectly. |

81 | 12/18/2014 11:19:58 | 602 | Kailey H. | In Mrs . Huysman's science class her sixth grade students have been working on a project and the point of the project is to see how many liters can fit into two portions which the two portions are a irregular shaped pond and an aquarium. The name of the project is Pondering Pond Volume. A way Mrs. Huysman's class know's that the Red eared Sliders and the painted turtle have a healthy home is by using a filtration system. The kids had to reshape the pond from irregular shaped pond to a regular figure (rectangular prism). Next the team has to convert from centimeters into meters. The team next has to find the average length and the average depth. Then the team has to add all the lengths up and the team takes the sum and divides it by three. Then the team rounded the number to the nearest tenth. The team has to find the volume. the team has to multiply the average length. By the average width ad by the depth of both lower and upper. then you take cubic meters of both upper and lower portion. then the team found the volume in cubic meters of both lower and upper portion. Then you multiply by one thousand. Then last the team discussed how many liters went into the pond. All of the team made predictions the class prediction was a little higher than mine. The class learned how to convert to meters and how to get the average length. over all it was really hard work but the class managed to do it perfectly. |

82 | 1/5/2015 11:17:59 | 604 | Cameron M. | In the sixth grade science class at Salt creek intermediate they are doing a pond project it is called Pondering Pond Volume. They are trying to figure out how many liters can fit into the pond in the classroom. The class needs to find the volume of the irregular 3-d shape. When the class was making observations they saw it had two levels there is a upper and lower level. The class is doing the project to make a healthy bacteria free habitat for the red eared slides and the painted turtles The class needs to change the irregular shaped pond into a regular 3-d shaped pond so they chose Rectangular Prism. The team needs to get the length of the lower portion of the pond so they are going to measure the length it. Once they get the length the team is going to add it all together. Then divide it by three that will give them the average length of lower portion of the pond. Then divide that answer by one hundred and that is the answer. The team has to do that for the all the lower and the upper parts of the pond like the width, and the depth. The team now has to find the volume. They have to multiply the Average length by the Average width by the depth of each lower and upper pond . Now it is in cubic meters the team needs to multiply it by one thousand.The team now has the liters for both the upper and lower parts of the pond, so the have to add the two number together and that will be the number of liters to fill the pond. The team finished the project the turtles can go back in to it. One of the kids in the class gessed it was 57 leters to fill the pond but it was 435 leters. To summaries the project the class wanted to know how many leters go into the pond in their class room so the they did a project. First they measured the pond |

83 | 1/5/2015 11:22:24 | 604 | Andrew S. | Today at Salt Creek, the sixth grade team will be figured out the pond volume in Mrs. Huysman's class. The team almost got how many liters goes in the pond . and it is for the turtles and their in some little pond now. to get them back in the original pond the team has got to figure out how many liters the team needs. The way the team got the width of the upper portion and lower portion of the pond. the team took three measurements added them together to get the sum. then divided by a number to get the average width of the upper and lower portion of the pond. it's a cool project The way the team got the length the team took three measurements of the upper portion of the pond. we are doing this for the turtles because they need to have a clean environment. so that's why the team is doing this project and the team is doing it for fun to. the team needs to get them turtles back in to the big pond because them turtles are not getting enough exrcise in the little pond. The team needs to get the turtles back in to the big pond. the way the team got the average width of the lower portion of the pond. the team took three measurements then divided it. the team has to figure out how many liters goes in the pond. how the team got the average length the team took three measurements for the upper and lower portion of the pond. then they added those three measurements together. then they had to divide by 1-00 to get the average length in meters. Then the team had to figure out the average depth. for both the upper and lower portion of the pond. so they measured the lower and upper portion of the pond then divided by 1-00 to get the average depth. of both the upper and lower portion of the pond in meters. The team took the average length width and depth times them all together to get the average volume. of the lower portion and upper portion of the pond. it took a lot of weeks to figure out how many liters goes in to the pond. it took a lot of measurements to figure out how many measurements and liters but it was a fun project. the team did a very good job on figuring out the liters and measurements. It was hard to do all of that stuff the team did the volume and everything else. the team had to guess how many liters would go in to the pond. and there were some good guesses about how many liters would go in to the pond. |

84 | 1/14/2015 9:00:28 | 604 | Daulton J. | The 6th grade students is doing this project to give 3 turtles a larger home at Salt Creek Intermediate in Mrs. Huysman . That is bacteria free habitat with a filtration system .The team is also learning the metric systm and the turtles are red eared sliders and paint turtles. Now the team has measured three sums of the lower proportion of the pond and now the team has to make it in to add and make irregular shape into a regular shape. The team now has to multiply length times width times depth and its in cubic feet we got the average volume .Now the team has the average length and width now the team can get the formula in centimeters. All measurements are in converted into meters now. The class takes the cubic meters of the lower and upper pond and multiply by one hundred it takes 235 liters to fill the upper and lower pond up to the white line.That is our project in Mrs.Huysmans class. The team in Mrs.Huysmans class is trying to get 3 turtles a bigger home .The team is measuring all of the sufis of the plastic pond and fingering out the math. Then the team soon knows that it takes 325 liters to fill the plastic pond. |

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