Science write up: Natural Phenomena

Task: Create a Bunker to withstand a volcanic eruption 


The first thing that I did was research the aftermath of a volcanic eruption. I found out that the lava flow can burn down different types of structures, destroy crops, create the possibility of mudslides, cause mass power outages, and contaminate the freshwater supply.  With technology today, I thought to myself that there has to be a way to create something to stop all of this destruction. 


I went back to the internet and searched for what type of materials can withstand extreme heat. One metal which I found that would meet this goal is titanium.  This makes sense since I know that the US government used titanium in the blackbird SR-71 which was the fastest plane ever created.  The plane had to withstand speeds 3.5 times the speed of sound and masses of heat caused by the air flowing over its body.


I then thought about what would happen if I created a bunker or shelter to protect the people that are impacted by lava flows.   With the proper design, I think the bunker can be used as a temporary emergency shelter.


Protected by thick walls of titanium and insulation, the bunker would be self-contained for up to six months with up to 1000 people.  This bunker is multi-level. It contains an area to grow crops, a water filtration system, and climate control capabilities, all while using the latest technology in terms of waste management, gray water system for irrigation.  It also has self-contained water reservoirs to provide fresh water.


The two most difficult parts of the design are allowing for communication with the outside world and bringing in enough fresh air.  The solution to the fresh air can be done through a series of filters along with controllable air vents that can be raised above any volcanic dust.   Hopefully, the communication system will be able to be activated once temperatures are saved for the delicate equipment. 


In this project, I learned 3 key things.  First, I needed to identify a problem I wanted to solve, Second, I was forced to use my imagination and combine it with real-world solutions.  Finally, I learned how to conduct research to learn if my ideas were possible and if they are what type of materials I need to make things work. 



Pictures of the project:

Polar ice caps

Hello everyone I’m tdrm70 and today we are going to be talking about the polar ice caps.


My project

My project is about the polar ice caps and their melting and what would it affect. We found out it affects the food, shipping, coastal communities, wildlife, temperatures and permafrost. Also, we found out that it’s estimated that by summer 2040 there will be no more artic and we lose %13 per decade. 

Here is the project:


I am really proud and enjoyed this project and wouldn’t change a thing. I hope for the future we stop global warming!


For my wonder homework, I had to redesign the book cover and had to make a word search and a song.


Here’s the book cover.

Here’s the word search

Here’s the song

I wonder if I’m going to school

Do I were my helmet, is that cool

I wonder, wouldn’t it be nice

To have few friends that don’t come with any price

I wonder what it’s like to not be feared

Walking down the hall not wanting to disappear

I wonder

I wonder

Right before I close my eyes

The only thing that’s on my mind

Been dreamin’ that they feel it too

I wonder what it’s like to be someone cool


I wonder what it’s like

I wonder what it’s like to be someone cool

I wonder why I’m so afraid

For looking like Darth Siduis, is that why I’ve been betrayed

I wonder when given the choice to be right or kind

Always to choose kind, it’s not like there’s another answer to find

And I wonder if someday you’ll be by my side

And tell me that the world will end up alright

I wonder

I wonder

Right before I close my eyes

The only thing that’s on my mind

Been dreamin’ that you feel it too

I wonder what it’s like to be cool


I wonder what it’s like

I wonder what it’s like to be someone cool

I wonder what it’s like to be someone cool


Public Speaking


Hi welcome, I’m  Tdrm and I’ll be talking to you about THE CONSOLE WARS. You are probably wondering what the are console wars? Well, in my speech I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about the console wars.


I bet you don’t know what the console wars are or even what a console is. A console is a device that you can play games on. For example, you can play Halo on Xbox and Spiderman on PlayStation. Although the console war is not an Actual war – it’s a war within the industry between Sony and Microsoft.


The first best big seller of Sony was the Playstation 2. You can use the old Playstation games on the newer consoles. If you have many DVDs that you like,  you can replay them with the Playstation because the games are the same size as a DVD. THE Xbox is a very quiet console. It has a long controller battery life even if it is a cheaper battery. 


Exclusive games are the games that you can only play on a particular console such as halo on Xbox and Spiderman on PlayStation. If you like these games then you have to buy the consoles from these companies. These companies do a good job of persuading you to buy their console.  Some of these exclusive games are not appropriate for kids.  When you sign up they will ask you your age, but your parents can sign you up as them. They just need a credit card.  Some of the exclusive games for Play Station are God of War,  Last of Us, Spiderman, Spiderman Miles Morales and  Ratchet and Clank. The Xbox exclusive games include Halo, Sea of Thieves, Forza and Gears of War.

I strongly believe that Sony with the Play Station is winning these console games because of the games and the graphics they offer.   I am still a PS gamer through and through – I will take the louder console if it means I can enjoy their games.

This could change because Microsoft has bought many video game studios including Bethesda, the makers of The Elder Scrolls games and the Fallout franchise. 

It’s the games themselves that give Sony an advantage over Microsoft, at least at the moment. However, this could change as the current generation evolves. 

Thank you