These past 6 weeks we have been doing our capstone project. Capstone has taught me a lot and I learned a lot of things from capstone for the future. One thing I have learned from capstone is managing my time. Before capstone we had another project and I did not manage my time I waited a little to start the slide show. Also capstone has taught me what proper search terms are in the beginning of capstone I was searching questions. By the end of capstone I was searching proper search terms. Capstone was a great experience for me and if I didn’t have this experience I would not be able to handle being in middle school. These past 6 weeks has taught me a lot of things I can use for the future for projects and speaking in front of an audience.
Yesterday we presented our Capstones! It felt so good to finally present them! I presented in my classroom. Right before I was really nervous my heart was beating fast my hands were shaking. Right before I said the first word I looked at my friend nervous. Right when I felt like I was going to laugh I started speaking. While I was talking I did not feel nervous anymore. When I started speaking it felt like I didn’t have anything to worry about. I felt like I went I little to fast, but not so fast. Once I started I felt like it was already over. Once I finished it felt good to be over. Once I sat down I thought I went to fast and I messed up so I asked my friend who said I did just fine. Then I stopped doubting myself and thought I did a good job. I was really proud of myself!
Here is my capstone presentation!
In class we started a new project called Capstone. Capstone is a project where we choose a topic a do research on it. We pick a main question then we do our research based off of that. We do this for about two months, we do this mostly in school.
When we first thought about capstone I had a few different topics. First I wanted to do McDonald’s and is the food actually really bad for you. I also thought it would be a topic that would be fun to research about for two months. Then I decided that McDonald’s was not a good topic for capstone so I changed my topic. I decided to change my topic to Netflix because that would also be a fun topic and it is something I use almost everyday and I think that is very interesting. Then again I decided that this would not be a good topic for me, one because it would be really hard to find an interview, two because after a while it could get a little boring towards the end. Then finally my mom helped me come up with this idea I chose Apple Inc. I thought this would be a good topic because I have four apple devices and I use my phone (which is Apple) everyday. Also this project can be really fun. So I chose Apple Inc. and made my question which is “How did Apple’s products improve peoples everyday life from when they did not have Apple (mostly iPhones) to now?” I really liked this question and I think I can make a good capstone off of this question.
This is our Rube Goldberg video.