Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Mount Everest

Stating the Problem:
Climbing at an altitude of 29,028 feet on Mount EVerest can be very dangerous and can even be deadly.

Give Evidence:
More than 4,000 have sought its Pennacile, 660 have succeeded and 142 have died trying. the spring of May 1997, a record of 12 lives, eight alone on one day. One of every 30 climbers who attemps to summit dies on the way, and one of every 4 climbers who makes it to the top doesn't make it down. Danger is apparent when climbing on steep rocks, but when on Mount Everest, it's out of your control. Many of almost 200 climbers have died on Everest in the last half-century.

Contributing Factors:
-When climbing Mount Everest, wind chills can be triple-digited, blizzards can be unexpected, you can come up upon mile-deep crevasses, and avalanches occur.
- You can develop Pulmonary Eduma, fatal mountain sickness or Cerebral Edema. Also you could get hypothermia, exhaustion, and/or hallucinations.
-Air is so dry that on Mount Everest it causes the water content in your bllod to drop 50% to 15%, which then makes your body prone to frostbite.
-Can lose brain cells when going up that high of an altitude and you will never be able to gain them back.

Possible Solution:
You need to be an experienced climber on higher altitude mountains and have the right equipment to climb Mount Everest. If your going to climb Mt. Everest, you need to know what the warning signs are and are capable of making the right decision on whether you need to turn around or not.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Day 3: Tartan Problem

1. State the problem
We have too many students in classrooms at Tartan High.
2. Give Evidence
Students are sitting on the floors. Teachers are also putting couches in clasrooms for the students to sit on. Also students don't get very much one-on-one time with the teachers during class.
3. Examine Contributing factors
The school district is too big and too many students are being brought in from outside school district boundaries. There's not as many teachers which means that they have to increase their classroom size.
4. Propose A Solution
We need to lower the number of students in the classroom, which is essential to the students success.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Day 1

My family wants to spend more time together, but no one can agree on the kinds of activities to do. I have two younger siblings, a girl and a boy. My sister is interested in nature activities and going to zoos. My little brother is interested in doing something that involves activity or hands on. Malls and sitting on the beach all day is what i think is a great day, but we all don't agree on that. My mom doesn't really care what we do, she's always the one trying to get everyone involved together.