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On a Lighter Note...

Just like how mirrors are colorless and have a color, black holes are TITLED black and do not have one. Fzx obviously didn't go to kindergarten. So I thought I'd just go through this black hole phenomenon real quick because I personally find it super interesting. And now: a brief summary of black holes and radiation... Black holes are NOT black! Not in the least. They glow. Black holes glow slightly and give off light throughout the whole spectrum! This includes visible light. This form

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PARIS: Notre Dame

My mom and I took the 350ish steep, stair trek to the top of Notre Dame about one week ago. That's weird to say. But we walked up to the bell tower and stood atop the enormous building with impeccable timing...not sure if we were supposed to be, but right before we left the Notre Dame spire and bells began to ring beneath us! With the glory and beauty seen and heard from walking up those stairs, it was well worth the breathlessness. One of the most famous parts of Notre Dame are it's grotesqu

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What do you ZINC of that?

Just a quick background, in Paris we had a lot of mishaps...but obviously I haven't really been focusing on them because the trip was so amazing. However, I just learned something recently that would've been really cool to know while I was there. I had quite the cold by the time I woke up Wednesday morning. And as it turns out, the metal zinc can actually calm and aid colds! I just personally find it interesting that a metal could do that. Especially one not as valuable as platinum and gold,

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PARIS: Sainte-Chapelle

The Sainte-Chapelle is a royal medieval Gothic chapel; another that we visited in Paris to see the incredible history and breath-taking beauty of the chapel's phenomenal stained glass. Now, while reading this blog, focusing on the fzx of creating stained glass, keep in mind that this church was built in 1242 and finished in 1246 and for some perspective: it is about three times older than AMERICA. Walking underneath the shimmering of the Sainte-Chapelle rainbow, stained light I would have bee

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PARIS: Sacre-Coeur

Marching around Paris with my mom and friend Michel, we took the journey up to Montmartre: the highest point in France. Up on this enormous point is the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, otherwise known as the Sacre-Coeur Basilica. This is a monstrous Roman Catholic church dedicated to the heart of Jesus that was started in 1875 and in 1914 was completely finished/built. This church is home to the largest bell in the world! At a whopping nineteen tons, this bell can be heard in a 25 mile

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#68

Every week, we do an economic update for economics class. This week we were to choose a company found in Rochester's Top 100 businesses. This means that this is a privately held company and is ranked based on their three most recent years of growth. These companies have at least one million dollars in revenue annually; the ranking accounts for both dollar and percentage growth. For this project I decided to choose a fzx related company, specifically: Cutting Edge Laser Technologies. This i

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PARIS: The Palace of Versailles

Although, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe are classic Paris stops, the Palace of Versailles, is right outside of Paris; and for me, it's a must! It was on my list of the few amazing sights I really desired to see as we prepare for our trip. The history and beauty of it is breathtaking on Google Images...so I can't even imagine it in person. Honestly, I could pick anything about Versailles and talk about the fzx of it! The gardens, the architecture, even some of the historical events

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PARIS: The Arc de Triomphe

I thought maybe I should talk about the actual Arc de Triomphe. It's only fair. So I decided to use this opportunity to research the technical and mechanical fzx behind the construction and strength of an arch. Apparently, a stone arch is thought to be quite simple in the world of architecture. But if built incorrectly, gravity certainly takes its toll and the whole thing can easily come crashing down... Yet there are many tricks to a successful arch. These techniques include: buttresses,

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LAS VEGAS: The Arc de Triomphe

Okay...so the Arc de Triomphe is based solely around history. It's a simply, yet architecturally sound and magnificent design and landmark. However, it makes for a boring fzx blog. So I thought I'd talk about the Las Vegas replica of the Arc de Triomphe! We won't be going there exactly on our trip, I'll see the real thing, but this story involves a motorcycle! You may be wondering how the Las Vegas replica and a motorcycle versus the actual, famous Arc de Triomphe, has more exciting fzx invol

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PARIS: The Eiffel Tower

April Break starts this Monday - and what a blessing that is! After a crazy weekend filled with sleepless nights, and Drowsy Chaperone performances, we'll be off from school... And I'll be off to Paris... Still in shock at how soon my trip is, we've been putting together plans for months, we finally have our agenda plotted. So I thought I'd take the next few blog to both brag...and explore some of the fzx-y aspects of the amazing sights I'll see on my vacation! Obviously we'll be tourin

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February 8th

My mom finally decided that she's let me do the Polar Plunge this year. I'm extremely excited beacause I've wanted to do it for a long time now, and I always forgot to ask...so I guess it was never really about getting permission...just...finally asking to do it... Anyways! I was thinking about it, and how I know that the shock of cold water is good for your body because it's revitalizing. But, it can definitely become dangerous very easily. Yet, I never quite knew how! Now...thanks to the

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"Deflate-Gate"

In lieu of the Water-Gate Scandal, the New England Patriots' Scandal has been dubbed "Deflate-Gate." It's absolutely everywhere, but for those of you who don't follow football (keep doing you) basically, at the AFC Championship 11 of the Patriots' 12 balls were found to be oddly...and illegally...deflated. By regulation, a football must be - at the minimum - 12.5 pounds per square inch and at the maximum - 13.5psi. At this specific game, we found out that these 11 balls were 2 pounds per inch LE

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"NOT THE GUMDROP BUTTONS!" III

To finish off my Shrek blogs, I'd like to remind everyone of the attached scene in Part 1. Toward the end, Lord Farquaad shines a bright light into GIngy's eyes to get information out of him. And he is successful! Let me give you a quick play-by-play from the 2001 Dreamwork original hit: Shrek. Lord Farquaad: [playing with Gingy's legs] Run, run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man! Gingerbread Man: You're a monster! Lord Farquaad: [tossing legs away] I'm

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Save 15% or More on Car Insurance

Does it take two to tango? Does it take adhesive fzx for a gecko to stick to a ceiling? The answer to both of the aforementioned questions is - shocker - YES. Aristotle was the first to question the everlasting ominous phenomenon that I'm sure haunts everyone at night: HOW, if Gecko's have mass (ergo, gravity pulls them downward), HOW we ask, can they POSSIBILY walk on the ceiling? Incredible! I'm sure you've never really pondered this in your life beacause most people's interaction

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Sassy 'Post-It Notes' from Margaret Kowalski's Backpack

Before I finish off my Shrek series I had a few more thoughts on adhesives. One being, the fzx behind Post-it® notes. I recreationally collect sassy Post-it® notes. You'd be surprised...but they are always applicable. Imagine having the printed phrase, "If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?" on hand every second of the day. It's exhilarating. Or something like, "Why yes, I am overqualified." And maybe, "I think you heard me the first time." They're so so so useful, and I high

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"NOT THE GUMDROP BUTTONS!" II

If you watched the Shrek clip, you'll also recall that in that same scene, Lord Farquaad attempts to pull off one of Gingy's gumdrop buttons, which is where we get the sassy famous line, "Not the gumdrop button!" I thought maybe I'd use this as an introduction into the fzx behind adhesives. Like in band-aids, tape, glue...or gumdrops! It doesn't sound very fzx-y at all...but when I was a kid I always wondered how when I made projects that I could glue something into place and it would slide a

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"NOT THE GUMDROP BUTTONS!" I

I'm not going to waste time explaining the theme of Shrek. If you don't know Shrek...get outta my swamp. I'm going to take this time to go through another series of simulation problems based on Lord Farquaad's of Far Far Away torture technique that he used upon Gingy the Gingerbread man. Part 1: Gingy Projectile Spits on Lord Farquaad Part 2: Attempts to tear off gumdrop buttons Part 3: Sheds light in Gingy's eyes To begin, Lord Farquaad, attempting to get information about the

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"I was hiding under your porch b/c I love you"

Everyone remembers when the charming childhood film "Up" came out. Parents cried; kids sobbed; babies teared up. It was great. Very...UP-lifting... Anyways, let us delve into the wonderful world of plausibility. Could Mr. Frederickson's house ACTUALLY fly? If so...how many balloon's would it truly take? Let me draw you a mental diagram: so we have the house, attached to a series of balloons. The focre upward is the buoyant force, also known as air density, by the downward accelera

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Geology cont'd...

I just thought that with such an amazing chance to have gotten to meet Brother Guy, I ought to share a few more interesting tidbits that I learned from him. This time, not quite as in depth, but moreover on the nature of what he does. Brother Guy has lived in Italy and worked for the Vatican for 20 years. Recently, his job changed slightly so that now he's travelling more around the United States, but doing astronomy nonetheless. Why does the pope need an astronomer? Honestly, I had no ide

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11cm. from Mars

Over Thanksgiving break, I had the absolute pleasure of getting the opportunity to meet Brother Guy Consolmagno of the Vatican. Brother Guy is the curator of the Vatican's Metorite Collection...or in simpler terms: the pope's astronomer. Sophie DiCarlo, of Irondequoit High School, God bless her soul, knows Brother Guy as her cousin; and knowing how interested I am in astronomy was able to set me up with the chance to meet and talk with him about his job as well as attend a lecture he gave to

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...No capes?

I am very positive that the most iconic pep talk of my generation came from Edna Mode in Disney Pixar's The Incredible. Stop lying, you 100% know I'm right on this. Up until then the absolute DEFINITION of a superhero was, as put by Bob Parker himself, "[A] great look! Oh, the cape and the boots..." Only to then have everything we've ever known shattered before us in the dimly lit theatre as an anticipating seven year old waiting to see the secrets behind the hero. "NO CAPES!"

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#selfie

A little late...but I think it was worth waiting for. There's no place like gnome. I make math 'go places' with my TI calculator!

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The Toy Story Theorem: Ep. 4

In the spectacular finale to Buzz Lightyear's famous 'flight,' he lets go of the ceiling fan to free fall onto Andy's bed. Please. Consider the following: In my previous attachments, I used practical numbers, but not that would launch Buzz up to grab ahold of a ceiling fan 7m above the ground (which is the average height of a bedroom). So bare with me as we use that as his starting position now and still consider 2.426 m/s his initial velocity. Using the rest of my long-ago decided upon he

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The Toy Story Theorem: Ep. 3

As I recall, in the official 1995 Pixar original film, Toy Story, after springing off the bouncy ball in his death-defying 'flight' Buzz Lightyear grabs a ceiling fan, and takes a lap, holding on. We've established that - assuming my estimated heights are somewhat accurate - Buzz will enter this centripetal acceleration cycle at a velocity of about 2.426 m/s! But what exactly IS his centripetal acceleration? I think we'd be lying if we said we've never asked ourselves that question befo

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The Toy Story Theorem: Ep. 2

Let's bounce right in. An elastic equation is an encounter between two objects in which the kinetic energy is conserved from before the objects hit to after. Lucky for us, it seems apparent that Buzz performs a perfect elastic collision! Tens across the board! No splash. We're lucky because that saves us a lot of work. In an imperfect elastic equation, where the collision may be at an angle and not head on, sometimes we end up with a different velocity for each of the objects after the

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