In tech we had to make a sauter person doing something. At this time my brothers birthday was coming up and I wanted to make something for him and this would be perfect. The first step to this was to get brass and form it the way we wanted it to look. After this we sautred it together and it looked so normal and like everyone’s so I wanted to make it special. I decided to add a sword and shield and it looked lity. This was it and I was really proud to give it to my brother. Continue reading
In class when Mr Calvert was gone we watched a documentary on Nikola Tesla. Besides the fact of how scratchy the film was I learned a lot and it was very entertaining. He was born in 1856 and died in a hotel in New York in 1943. When he migrated to America he made leaps in electricity and more. He even invented the type of light we use now.
In tech we learned about circuits and how they work. We started learning this bye going in to this game like thing and trying to make a circuit that would make a lamp light up. After I figured out what pieces did what this was pretty easy and I was exited to do it in real life. Surprisingly in real life it was practically the same and I learned to do many lights at a time.
in class we watched an IBM movie and it was so cool because they only used atoms witch are tiny little things that make up everything. Due to the fact that they are so small the producers had to use a special tool to zoom in on them so we (the watchers) could see what was going on. It amazes me that everything is made out of atoms. Even humans!!!
In technology, we learned about atoms and the periodic table. There can be different amounts of protons and neutrons to make different elements. Protons are positive and they have a different effect on elements and neutrons are negative. We also learned all about the periodic table and how to read it.
For the last three in my new quarterly technology, we have been learning about safety and how machines work. For this breakout, we had many locks on a box and clues hidden around a room. The first clue we had was a piece of paper with a bunch of rules for the class and as a team, we had to figure out the order of rules and enter that into a lock. After we did that we found an invisible thing and opened it but came second place. In the end, I learned the thing that made my team work best was teamwork.
Yesterday I performed my Ted talk to all the parents and it went pretty well. The one thing I did wrong was accidentally skipped the part of my script that talked about faze shift delay. The thing I did well was once I skipped this I kept making eye contact with the audience and I talked loudly. Presenting was fun and I think the best part of this was talking about sleep disorders because the audience looked so engrossed into what I was saying. Overall I really liked the project and to this day I am still very interested in my topic. I mainly liked researching sleep disorders solutions because I think it is cool to see how people fix problems. I learned that on stage I stutter a little bit and when I look over the audience it helps. I also learned that I am very good at taking notes and organizing them
I think that through this process my question asking has got a lot better, now when I ask questions about bigger topics I ask questions that have many answers and spark other questions. I think I learned these mostly from the start of the project when we had to set our question for the whole entire project. I also learned these skills from my interview when I had to make 20 questions.
I also learned through this process how to talk in public when I was talking to the crowd and asking my interview questions.
I’ve been working on my capstone for a while and I finally came out with my final presentation. I am very proud of it and I think that if I were to redo it I would change nothing. I think this because I had a great strategy of doing my script then making little bullet notes of things I have to say. I did this because now when I’m reading my script final presentation I can make eye contact with the audience. Also with this strategy, it will help me memorize my script because it doesn’t have to be one way every time . The other thing I had a problem with was finding photos that didn’t have a mark on it. I also had to find photos that were big enough so I wouldn’t have to stretch them so they look bad. The one solution I had for this with my only solution and it was to go to the side filter and change the size. I feel pretty good about reading this in public because I have memorized most of it and I talk loud enough so people can hear me the one other thing I like about my script is it’s not extremely long it’s only five and a half minutes.
My main research question for my capstone project is: “Why do we sleep and how does that help the body develop?”. I found a lot of websites but first I had to have good search terms. This was one of my fails since I was typing all my questions into google so I didn’t get good results. An example of this is instead of typing in sleep disorders I would type in what are some sleep disorders that keep people awake?. Advertisements for beds would appear on my screen, a website might have looked good but it was really an ad. From this, I learned that it’s important to write a list of really good search terms to start a research project. I think this will help me in life when I do another research project.
the most helpful resource was my interview because I could ask questions, get answers and ask more questions (follow up questions).