Unschooling Journal Oct 3 – 9, 2021

Unschooling Journal Oct 3 – 9, 2021

Highlights of the week: This week, I started working on Brilliant! I also worked on the SIA (Send—In Assignment) for NVOL math, and I also did the science Learning Guide, which was basically a bunch of questions about biology! Other than that, I thought about...
Trojan Asteroids

Trojan Asteroids

Image credit: https://theplanets.org/what-are-the-trojan-asteroids/ Trojan asteroids are very neat. Bound into a stable configuration by gravity, these are the remnants of the early solar system. What are the Trojan asteroids? Let’s begin by going back over four...

Unschooling Journal Sep 27 – Oct 2, 2021

Monday: Today, I worked on (and finished) my writing project about star size. I also started the North Vancouver Online School (NVOL) cross-enrollment program, and I started working on my two subjects (math and science). I also did What In The World (WITW) about...
Star Size Comparison

Star Size Comparison

Cover Image Credit: Kurzgesagt There are over 100 billion stars in the Milky Way alone, and quadrillions more in the universe. They make up almost all the matter in the universe, and they can be huge! Let’s look at some of the largest stars in the universe.   Things...
Unschooling Journal Sep 20-27, 2021

Unschooling Journal Sep 20-27, 2021

Monday: Today, I learned about capacitors and capacitance for science. I also continued learning about curvature. I actually knew the basic concept of curvature, but they recently updated the curvature playlist, so I went and watched that. Not only that, but I also...
Unschooling Journal Sep 12-18, 2021

Unschooling Journal Sep 12-18, 2021

Sunday: Today, I worked on a math quiz that the SelfDesign Themes class sent me, about math! It was about how math can be used in our daily lives. I worked on this slideshow about how math can be used in coding, and it’s basically just two examples of how I used...

Black Hole Size Comparison

There are tens of millions of black holes in the Milky Way alone, and trillions more in the rest of the observable universe. All of these black holes have varying sizes, from the tiniest hypothetical black holes to the largest, terrifying ones. So, let’s dive in!...
Unschooling Journal Sep 6 – Sep 12, 2021

Unschooling Journal Sep 6 – Sep 12, 2021

Monday: SelfDesign has OFFICIALLY started! I basically did the same thing I did every day, though. I did math (about surface integrals) and science (about thermodynamics). I did the preliminary course about surface integrals, and I started the actual surface...

Unschooling Journal August 30 – Sep 5, 2021

Monday: This week is TECHNICALLY the start of SelfDesign, so I started getting ready 😀 I started doing my learner slideshow, which is a presentation about what your goals are this school year, and how you improved in the summer, so I wrote about… coding + math +...

Chandra Catches Slingshot During Collision

And it’s a cool slingshot When the giants of space — galaxy clusters — collide, extraordinary things can happen. A new study using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory examines the consequences of a collision between two galaxy clusters. Galaxy clusters are the...