The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

So, chocolate. A thing that almost everyone loves. We all have our preferences when it comes  to anything, including chocolate. Whether you prefer Milk, Sweet, White, Bitter, Semi-sweet, or Bitter-sweet, there’s one type of chocolate that has its share. Dark chocolate. Now, I know what you’re thinking. “How can chocolate be healthy?” Well, dark chocolate has many health benefits, and it’s thanks  to the antioxidants from the cocoa tree. For the benefits, it lowers high blood pressure. Also, researchers found that epicatechin, a chemical in dark chocolate, can protect your brain after a stroke. It can also be used to treat anxiety and stress. It can also lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Fermentation in Cocoa Beans (Science Writing Assignment)

Fermentation in cocoa beans begins with the growth of micro-organisms, Yeast grows on the pulp surrounding the beans. Insects, like the vinegar fly, might be responsible for bringing micro-organisms to the beans. The yeast turns the sugar in the pulp to ethanol. Bacteria then starts to oxidize the ethanol; into acetic acid, and then into carbon dioxide and water. These chains of events ends up producing more heat and raises temperature for the beans. The length of fermentation varies depending on the bean type.

What Job will I have? (Week 4 of Grammar Essay)

Ah, the question. The question of “What would you like to be when you’re older?”. It’s probably been asked thousands of times. I have dreams. Some of them might seem crazy. Some might be normal for your average 6th grader. But, my dream job could be four things.

First job I would like to have is an author. Now, I’ve always been infatuated with writing. It’s always a great way to express your creativity, so who wouldn’t love it?  There is not much you need to take on this job. You’ll just need good grammar, ideas in the back of your head, and a publishing company who is willing to publish your book.

Second job I would like to have would be a professional artist. I’m basically obsessed with drawing. I draw on my desk calendar. I draw on my notepad. If I can draw anywhere, I’ll draw on it. My passion is drawing. I do it everyday. You’ll just need special training, and being taught on how to draw. Continue reading

Joshua (Week 9 History Essay)

After Moses’ death, Joshua was assumed leadership by God. He led the Israelites from there on. God commands Joshua to be strong and courageous when leading. He is then commanded to lead the people across the Jordan River and go into the Promised Land. However, the Jordan River was in flood for barley harvesting season, which is near (or in) April. So, the priests carry the ark on their shoulders, and then step foot into the river. Amazingly, the up-stream waters piled up, and they were able to cross dry land. Then, their mission was to conquer the city of Jericho.

God told Joshua to march the priests around the city, once a day for 6 days. Then on the seventh day, they marched around 7 times, and then blew their trumpets. All the walls of Jericho fell and the entire population was killed. All except a woman and her family. See, Joshua had sent out 2 spies in order to get reports on how strong Jericho was. It was getting late, and the gates to Jericho were closing. So, that woman kept the two spies in her house safely until dawn was present. She pleaded with the spies to save her life and her family’s for that act of kindness given Continue reading

My Daily Routine (English Essay)

My daily routine starts at 7:15 in the morning. When I wake up, I go and get breakfast. After that, I get to homeschool. It depends day-to-day how long until I’m finished. Once I’m done, I have to do chores, and then I get to play video games. We usually pick up our 2 younger brothers from school, Nathan and Michael, at 3:00 p.m. On Friday, we have to pick up our oldest brother somewhere around 1 p.m. That is my daily routine on Mondays-Fridays.

ABC (Academic Boot Camp) Lesson 30 Essay

My 70th birthday speech would be mostly acknowledge my life, and explaining how you can improve your life. It would probably go among the lines of:

“Now, listen. I know how old I am, and how young you are. You might have dreams you want to catch. Or you may want to get that perfect job. I may not have the best life, and you might not either. But it gets better, even if it seems like forever. Every wound will heal, and every wound will scar. And those scars shape you. Maybe you’ll find success, and maybe you won’t. Every person has a different life, and they will always find some degrees of success But as long as you believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything.”

It basically mean that ‘It doesn’t matter how old you are. You might have dreams you want to achieve, and you might have a job you want to pursue. You may have some hard times in life, but those will shape you into you. You have a different life from everyone else, and you’ll find your goal accomplished, as long as you believe in yourself. Because, you, and only you, can make things better in your life.’

Maybe my speech will be different. Maybe my life will be impacted in a way that this speech changes. Maybe I’ll skip the speech. There are different futures for everyone. Just know, you can only change your life. You might even say your own speech. But no changing topic, that would be my speech for when I’m 70 years old.

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Hello everyone! I decided to do late-night blogging! Well, I’m not really tired, so why not use my energy on homeschool? Anyway. This is my first ABC blog post, so I’ll be posting my essays for ABC here from now on! Welp, that’s it! Have a great night everyone!

-Brianna

The Ten Plaques (History Essay)

Back when the Hebrews were being enslaved by the Egyptians, Moses and Aaron were approaching the Pharaoh. Moses and Aaron told the pharaoh about His existence, and showed the evidence for His existence. When they requested to free the Hebrews, the Pharaoh’s heart was hardened by God, and he flat-out refused. That is when God unleashed the first plaque.

The first plaque made the Nile River’s water turn into blood. Everything that was in the water died, it smelled terrible, and no one could drink it. The Pharaoh’s magicians were actually able to replicate this plaque, making water turn to blood. The Pharaoh refused again, and the Second plaque was released. The second plaque made frogs go everywhere. The Egyptian Magicians could also replicate this. The Pharaoh refused again, and the third plaque was released. This time, it was lice. The very dust of the area was turned to lice, infesting man and beast. The fourth plaque was flies. Flies were sent all around, however, this attack was only on the Egyptians. The Pharaoh, this time, tried to bargain with God, however, He refused.

The fifth plaque was the death of all cattle and livestock. This plaque UTTERLY i’m so funny crippled transportation and slightly hit farming. The sixth plaque is boils and sores. This plaque was not announced before it hit the Egyptians. Moses blew ashes that spread all across Egypt, giving the Egyptians boils and sore. And since they were so concerned about health and cleaning, no one could stand among Pharaoh except Moses and Aaron. The seventh plaque was hailstone, which destroyed all crops except wheat (but that was destroyed in the next one tho). The eighth plaque was locusts, which destroyed all the wheat and remaining crops. The ninth plaque was darkness. The darkness spread over Egypt, and it was so thick you could feel it. The final tenth plaque was directed at the Pharaoh directly, and it kills all firstborn.

There are also multiple gods, Hapi, Heket, Geb, Khepri, Hathor, Isis, Nut, Set, and finally Ra. The plaques were an attack on each on of these gods, and they were attacked in that order.