Over the past couple of days I have been making my flashlight. The first thing I did was cut my wires. After I cut my wires I saturned them together. I wasn’t exactly sure how to do it so I asked Mr. Calvert and then he showed me and I was able to do it. I wasnt nervous because I had done it before. Next I cut my PVC pipe. I was scared that I was gonna cut myself or someone else but then I realized that I wouldnt as long as I was careful. After my PVC pipes were cut it was time to put the wholes for the led light and switch. I got help from my classmate but I still thought I was gonna cut my finger off. Then I put the wires in and my flashlight was done! I just had to decorate it. I really like how my flashlight turned out!
This week in Technology we started making our flashlights. First Mr. Calvert explained why we would be making flashlights. After he explained that kids got stuck in a cave and we needed to make flashlights so the people swimming to save them would be able to see I started to think. I knew that I wanted to make a simple flashlight so I looked at the pieces of pvc pipes. I decided to just do a simple flashlight. Next Mr. Calvert showed us how to make our diagram. I made my diagram and I had to get it approved and after I did I was able to start making my flashlight. I got my diagram approved quickly because my flashlight was so simple so my diagram was simple.
Today and yesterday we used bread board to make lights turn on. Yesterday we got to try it out and if we needed help we got help. I turned on 6 led lights. Today we had a challenge. Our challenge was to turn on 3 led lights with no help from Mr. Calvert. I was able to do it and then I helped other people. After everyone did it we connected our switches to see if they would turn the led light on. I found it cool to learn about how our switches work.
This week in technology we made saturn people. To make it we took metal and formed a person. We got to make our person doing whatever we want. I chose my person to be doing karate. I had to bend the metal to make my person look like it’s doing Karate. Next I used the saturned iron. I was really nervous because i thought I would burn myself or someone else. I decided it would be ok so I did it and it was soooo fun. After I let my person cool down and I was done. I really enjoyed doing this.
This week in Technology we worked with circuits. We did a project where when you put 2 pieces of tin foil together the little light bulb. I took a close pins and put the tin foil where the close pins close. Then I tried to see if it would turn on and it did! Next I made one where you push down something and at the bottom was tin foil. The last one I made was where you cross popsicle sticks. They all turned on the light when I tried. I thought this was a really cool experience.
This week in technology we learned about Atoms and the periodic table. We did several games and a fun activities. The activity we did was to see how much battery is left in the battery. I enjoyed it and I thought that it was cool how you were able to figure it out. We also learned the periodic table song. It’s a really good way to know what the periodic table is. Overall I’m really enjoying technology and i’ve learned alot.
This quarter I have technology as my quartly. So far we focused on how to stay safe and did a fun activity. My favorite thing we did so ar was the activity. The activity was we had to look for clues to unlock 3 locks. It was called breakout. It taught us how to work as a team and communicate with each other.
Hello everyone, today I’m going to be talking about my Capstone share. I wasn’t that scared because I practiced a lot and I knew my script. On Monday when we presented to other classes I was’t scared because I knew that the kids were younger then me. I presented twice on Monday and I think I did good both times but better the second time. When we presented to the parents I wasn’t nervous because I felt ready. I was last and I saw everyone else do it so I knew that I could do it. I found it easy because I knew what I was saying. Overall, I think that I did really well. Here is my final project:
Today I am going to be talking about making my final capstone project. At first I wanted to do a movie but after a lot of thinking I decided to do a TED talk. I wanted to make it fun by adding questions into the TED talk. At first I decided I would ask them in the middle of the TED talk, I soon changed it to after and would do what do you remember. I started with writing my script. To write my script I listened to my interview again and again then also checked my notes. Next I made my slideshow. I matched the pictures on the slides with my script. After all my slides were made I copy and pasted my script into the speaker notes. Then I started to practice. I thought that people would get bored if I didn’t change the slide that much so I made more slides and changed the slides a lot more. Once I liked the way my slideshow looked I practiced, practiced and just kept practicing until I had it memorized. I really like the way my TED talk turned out.
Today I am going to be talking about how I answered my main inquiry question. I had to answer it by writing a essay. My main inquiry question is what are the key factors that lead to S’wells success? I found it easy to write it because I did a lot of research and know a lot about my topic. Once I had my foundation of my essay done I had to craft it. I added information and took out some. I found better examples for some of my reason. Once I was done I got some feedback. I added the feedback into my essay and then I was done. Here is my essay:
She was driving a nice car, she was carrying a nice handbag but she was using a ugly plastic water bottle. In 2010 the S’well Bottle company was founded by Sarah Kauss. Her mission is to rid the world of plastic water bottles. Her way to do that is to create a fashionable and functionable water bottle. A S’well bottle keeps your water cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. In 2016 S’well got very popular and their earnings increased by 50 million dollars. S’well has many collections designed for different things. She has a traveler collection that is meant for hot drinks because it has a wide and thick rim so you don’t burn your tongue when you drink a hot drink. There is also a Roamer collection that is like an on-the-go pitcher. S’well is so successful because of Sarah Kauss’s leadership, their marketing strategies, and their mission to rid the world of plastic water bottles.
S’well is so successful because of Sarah Kauss’s leadership. She is very considerate and puts other before herself. She is a leader because she wouldn’t take no for an answer. Sarah had to walk into stores herself and ask them to sell her product. Most stores said no and that they don’t carry water bottles. She went to many other stores hoping that one will say yes and sell her product. This shows leadership because she was and still is a role model to people and shows that you should never give up because good things can happen. Sarah Kauss is also a leader because she keeps her company organized. For example, once every week all of the main owners and senior vice presidents (SVP’s) of most departments meet and discuss ideas for a hundred thousand dollar products, a one million dollar product and a five million dollar product. This shows that S”well is so successful because of Sarah Kauss’s leadership.
S’well is so successful because of their marketing strategies. S’well has been in a bunch of magazines that all helped business. One example is when Oprah named S’well as one of her favorite products. This benefitted S’well because people trust Oprah so they all went out and bought a S’well bottle which made S’well gain a bunch of business and once you have one S’well you want all of them. S’well has a bunch of collection designed for different drinks. This makes S’well gain more business because you want to S’well bottle designed for hot drinks, and you want the S’well bottle designed for cold drinks and all the bottles in between. This shows that S’well is so successful because of their marketing strategies.
S’well is so successful because of their mission to rid the world of plastic water bottles. Sarah cares a lot about the environment, she is all for getting rid of the great pacific garbage patch. One example is other people who cares a lot about the environment the way Sarah does buy S’well bottles because they are reusable and they don’t use plastic water bottles. S’well bottles are made of stainless steel and are BPA free which is a chemical that is used to make certain plastics. Another example is that S’well aims to displace 100 million plastic water bottles by 2020. This project is called the million bottle project. People who want S’well to accomplish their goal don’t use plastic water bottles and use S’well bottles. This shows that S’well is so successful because of their mission to rid the world of plastic water bottles.
In conclusion, S’well is successful because of Sarah Kauss’s leadership, their marketing strategies and their mission to rid the world of plastic water bottles. S’well’s success lead to them being the fastest women owned company according to Fortune magazine. S’well now is very successful but they had a rough start. She was selling bottles out of her New York City apartment. Her parents are very supportive of her and helped her ship the bottles to the people that bought them. Her mom is a inspiration to her. One day Sarah and her mom were on a hike and Sarah told her mom about her water bottle idea. Her mom said “what’s stopping you from doing that?” Sarah agreed so she went home and made her first sketch of a S’well bottle. She sent it to the factory to be made and she had her first S’well bottle. Her first S’well bottle was a 17 oz in Ocean Blue. They faced many challenges. One challenge that they face was that they outgrew their office, they outgrew their systems and they outgrew their website. They were running a 100 million dollar company off of spreadsheets. A cool thing that they do at S’well is to put a apostrophe after a s. According to Sarah Kauss the first year was a learning lab, she went to seventeen trade shows and talked to people and asked them what they wanted to have in their life. Sarah went through rough times, but she still never gave up. What could you do if you knew you could not fail?
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