Monday, May 25, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
"Life Through a Looking Glass" is a Home Learners Biology workshop run by Trinity Western University. I had the opportunity to play cell biologist and learn to use a compound microscope.
I learned about the five kingdoms of nature: Kingdom Animalia, Kingdom Plantae, Kingdom Monera, Kingdom Protista, and Kingdom Fungi.
So that's that. I haven't even covered half of what I learned!!!! Let's see, microscopes have an eyepiece, a stage, lenses....
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
This was my first Delta KOS Triathlon, but I've done the Templeton triathlon 3 times before. I was a bit nervous at the beginning. The Delta triathlon has a timing band for each athlete and a speaker that announces your name at the finish line - like a real professional triathlon!
The swim was 100 metres and I did it in 2:27. The swim was great but I got a bit tired at the last lap. I was the fourth swimmer into the pool so it's nice to not get stuck with a bunch of other swimmers!
Cycling is always my favourite part because I feel more relaxed. There's not so much pressure as in the pool when everyone's splashing around you. I did my 3.75 km bike ride in 14:51.
Running is my least favourite part of the triathlon! It's the last stage and I'm already tired from swimming & biking! I did my 1 km in 5:53, bringing my total time to 23:11. I came in 11th place among 36 girls in my category!