Just very recently in physics, we learned about Sir Isaac Newton and his three laws of motion: 1st Law - An object at rest will stay at rest, an object in motion will stay in motion at constant velocity, unless acted upon by an unbalanced force (Inertia: Resists change) 2nd Law - Force equals mass times acceleration (F=m x a) 3rd Law - For every action there is an equal and opposite reactions. (Action/Reaction) We also learned about trigonometry since we are going to be doing a project where we make drones and have to make sure we have the right amount of distance it goes.
What I Learned
The physics concepts that I learned were forces and trigonometry. In forces I learned that there is three main parts which are Force, Mass, and Acceleration. For trigonometry, Mrs.Quinny showed us this video of this man who is singing an educational song and that song name was SOHCAHTOA. In that song, it helped with our understanding of trigonometry and got all of us excited to learn about it. Sine = Opposite/Hypotenuse, Cosine = Adjacent/Hypotenuse, Tangent = Opposite/Adjacent. You can easily tell what sides these are on a triangle by looking at the triangle itself. The Hypotenuse side is the longest out of all three sides. The Adjacent side is when you are touching both the right angle and the theta. The Opposite side is when it's only touching the right angle.
I am most proud on how quickly I catched on to solving trigonometry. At first, I thought that it was very confusing and had no clue what I was doing. But with all of the practice that Mrs. Quinny gave us, I started to enjoy it a lot and it quickly became easier for me to understand. When working on trig, I showed Refinement. I believe that I showed refinement because I feel as if I put my best effort into trying to understand how to do trig, and with putting forward my best effort, it helped me succeed and learn a new concept. Also, I have shown compassion because whenever a peer of mine would be having trouble with trig, I could see them struggling with it, so I asked them if they needed help, and I helped them if they missed something or got confused.
We need to know how to use trig because in our upcoming project, we are going to be working and programming drones. So, we need to make sure that the drone is going in a specific direction in the correct angle. If we mess up, the drone will have incorrect directions, and we don't want that.