Serena and Marie's Blog

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Labeled Model June 9, 2009

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Labeled Model


May 25, 2009

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I made this funny yet upsetting cartoon to represent the sweating earth” sad but true.




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Okay, well we have finally uploaded our video, and our whole project is finished. Here’s what our video’s about: Serena is a talk show host, and I’m a guest on her show. I am an inventor, and have invented well, our model 🙂 I promote this on the “show” and also explain how it works, etc. We even added a commercial relating to climate change to make it seem like you’re watching cable at home. We hope you enjoy our entertaining video! And, now that our project is completely finished, we would like to say thank you so much, for watching our weeks of research and work on climate change. Please do something to help the environment just like we did. If we all do this together, we can help prevent global warming! 




Update – Final stuff May 20, 2009

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Hi Everyone!

I know it’s been FOREVER since the last update post but it’s been a busy time and we just got back from the school trip to Italy last week. On Sunday after Italy (May 17), we got together at Marie’s house to shoot our video. The video is unfortunately not posted yet as we have not figured out how to put it on YouTube yet; but we have pictures of our shooting and editing process which we’ll post in a gallery. Our video came out pretty good and lasts for about 5-6 minutes which is long enough, we hope! We hope Dr. B will like it. We added facts and a show of our model but we also added some funny stuff too, to keep you (the viewers) interested. 🙂 we will put it on as soon as we possibly can. 

Enjoy the pictures and check back soon for our video premiere!!!

 These pictures: They are from the set of our video! (aka. BEHIND THE SCENES :])

-Serena and Marie


More photos of our Model April 28, 2009

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Eduardo did the "SNOW"

Eduardo did the "SNOW"


Recent – April 28

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Hi Everybody!

Today is the second last day that my class has to work on our projects, and guess what?!?! Marie isn’t here! So I have to work on our revised research paper by myself because we made some mistakes on our last research paper. I also took some pictures of our model. It’s not finished yet but we still have to put some labels on it. I’ll post some of the pictures now anyways.


The Whole Model


Research Paper April 22, 2009

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I’m posting the research Marie and I did, as promised. We have four set questions that we have researched and answered to eventually build up to our main question: The polar bear my go extinct because the flows it rests on are all melting. What could you design to replace it?

Here is the research:

1.       How far and long can a polar bear swim?

Polar bears can swim up to 9.66km per hour. No one knows for sure how long polar bears can swim but it is a long way. Most scientists have a rough estimate that polar bears can swim up to 100km without resting. Lately they have been swimming hundreds of miles to find new ice. Polar bears swim by paddling their feet and use their hind legs as rudders. They can also swim under water for up to two minutes.

Fun facts:

Polar bears can spot/smell food from 4m away.

When polar bears swim they keep their eyes open, nostrils shut and their ears flattened to their heads.

Polar bears can spot/smell food from 4m away

2.       What happens to the polar bears if all the ice melts?

 Polar bears will drown and starve because they don’t have anywhere to rest. They need the sea to hunt and the ice to rest.

3.       How many polar bears have already died because of climate change?

Around 8 to 10 polar bears have died per year. On May 14, 2008 the United States Department of the Interior listed the polar bear as a threatened species.

4.       Has anything been done?

Worldwide campaigns have been helping to save the polar bears.

Hopefully you learned something from our research!

~ Serena ~


Recent – April 21 April 21, 2009

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Hi again!

Hopefully everyone had a great Spring break! We are back in class and are continuing our project. Today we finished off our research which we will publish on our blogs soon! Now we are working on our models. We are going to build a platform out of something that can float (Marie is researching) and we are going to put man-made snow on it. We will make the model and take a picture of it for all you guys to see!

Check soon for a new post.

-Marie and Serena


Recent – March 31 March 31, 2009

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Hi everyone!

This is just a quick update about what Marie and I have done so far.

We have started our first stages of researching and we have come up with quite a few facts. We also have a pretty good idea of what we will make for our model. We decided to make some type of platform for the polar bears ‘if’ the ice should melt, which we hope won’t really happen! Remember to take a look at the videos below to get an idea of what is happening to our Earth – if you don’t know already.

-Marie and Serena


Our Project- Polar Bears March 30, 2009

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First of all, welcome to our blog, We are Serena, and  Marie, and we have a project assigned to us about climate change. We had a couple of different choices for our project, we are answering the following question as our topic: The polar bears may go extinct because the ice flows it rests on, are all melting. What could you design that would replace the ice?

And we have planned it all out- we are going to research effective ways on our question, answer it, build a model, make a video, and of course keep updated posts to describe what we have been doing.

We will be keeping track of our research on our blog.


-Serena and Marie

Polar Bear