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).
The day I was at my interview with officer manager Lauren she offered to take me on a tour of everything she used to track sleep and to diagnose problems. She showed me lots of things and even showed me a track of a recent patient they had. This patient had bad apnea. The chart was divided into to parts which were when they turned on the machine to help the patient breath and when it was off so they could see if there was an improvement. Each of the two parts had how much the patient move, how long he stopped breathing and random times they woke up and some other things. When she showed me this I noticed it improved a lot once they turn on the machine. She also showed me another special job they had there and I think, I’m not so sure though that was the person who studied the sleep on paper and identified the problem. When she was touring me around she showed me different kinds of beds they use for different situations. One bed was designed for people who are a little bit overweight. The other bed she talked about was a Tempurpedic bed. this is meant for people who can’t sleep at a certain temperature. One cool tool I learned about when I went there was a camera that pat could capture even the slightest of movement and sound. I asked her why do they need to do that and she told me because snoring is actually not a healthy sign if it’s consistent through lots of days and not just a stuffy nose. The camera part of it was to capture unhealthy movements are things like sleepwalking and sleeptalking and other things that I can’t think of or know of. Here are some pictures.
Hello, readers the whole of last week and this week our class has been working on a constitution project. The first step to this was to roll a die and see what category things we got. The options were Art, Events, technology, documents and the other two I forgot. I rolled art and was first unhappy. Next, we rolled a die for what kind of thing we would use for our presentation. For this, I got something I love Wevideo. After this for me, I had to choose a painting to choose and I chose the painting Franklin At The Constitutional Convention by Joseph Boggs Beale.after 2 days I had only the tiniest bit of work so I decided I was going to study the event artist and the picture.after this, I got really confident and decided to start. I knew a lot about this event but I didn’t about the artist so I did research. Now that I have all of my information I am putting the Wevideo together right now. The voice recordings are a little shaky but otherwise its good.
Yesterday I left early from school to do my interview. As you may know, my topic is on sleep so I went to a sleep section of a hospital in Stamford. She was the office manager of the sleep section.Her name was Lauren something, She specialized in helping sleeping disorders. After I asked all my questions she offered to show me how they treat people with certain problems and she told me some sleep disorders. After that, since I was asking lots of questions she showed me how they diagnosed peoples problems have. She showed me this confusing paper that tracked somebody who had sleep apnea. This is a bad sleeping problem where you stop breathing consistently and you don’t get sleep because your brain is focusing to make your body breath. It also tracks if they snore because snoring is actually not a healthy to do unless it could just be you have a stuffy nose. I liked this interview because all of her answers made me spark new questions that I will ask for my next interview. This interview also made me want to research more. Overall I learned a lot and this will help boost my presentation a lot. Please look at my interview post.
Some days ago my class and the whole fifth grade went to a restaurant that our Spanish teacher took us to after we learned about the food. The way we did this is everyone split into groups then we each got every dish. I really liked the system because you could eat everything. In this senor johnson made us use Spanish for the whole thing so it was hard. He handed out a paper that had questions we should ask people about the food. I think my favorite part was the fish because it had a good sauce and it was super crispy. I hope I will return.
Here is my awesome final movie.
This is the final presentation.
This is where I took my notes and did my reflections.
Thanks for watching.
In our class, we are doing capstone. It is a research-based project where you choose a topic and then research it, you do most of it in school.
This past week I went through a struggle of deciding a topic. The way I figured out a topic was brainstorming a bunch of topics then eliminating bad ones until the final 2 then I decided which one would have more resources. Yesterday and the day before, we brainstormed questions about our topics and mine is sleep. What I did was think of questions and those questions generated more. My main question that will guide my research is “Why do we sleep and how does it help your body develop?” My sub-questions are “what are the effects of not getting enough sleep”,” How can we help people who don’t get enough sleep”, “how and why do you sleep with your eyes open”, “what is the average amount of sleep time and why”.
Right now we are working on finding websites and books to help us do my research.This is a hard step for me because my topic is a little bit advanced so I have to find good search terms that will get me some good kid resources. I love researching my topic because it is interesting and has a lot of subtopics and interesting things like how does a person who does not get enough sleep compare to somebody that does.