June 20

Capstone #7

After I presented to the camera and to Ms. Franchini I felt really good because I had a real audience.  During both I forgot a few sentences. I thought I did very well and people asked great questions. When I present  to the parents I will try to not repeat the sentences. I thought I did very well because I had lots of expression. I think I did better with the camera. Here is my Ted talk.

June 14

Capstone #6

Preparing for the presentation was easy and fun. When I practiced I always had someone there to help me and give me feedback. Sometimes I will video myself reading my script so I can watch it and see where I need to work the most. My biggest obstacle was memorizing the 8th slide. Memorizing the slide was so hard because I kept on revising it and memorizing new sentences. I had to memorize new content over and over. I overcame this obstacle by only practicing this one slide. I have been practicing with Eli a lot. When I shared my presentation with the class, I was told I had great pace and eye contact.

June 6

Capstone #5

During the capstone process I learned so much. There are a lot of techniques in interviewing in sports broadcasting and other topics. One technique is to ask follow up questions. Follow up questions are good because they help understand the topic of each question more. To  most people asking follow up questions is very easy but in reality sports broadcasting is very hard.

Sports broadcasters have to practice a lot during the main and off season to remember peoples’ names and stats. In the off season, sports broadcasters need to read a lot of articles and learn about teams and players in order to always have something to speak about during games.

When writing a script, broadcasters don’t want to state fact after fact, they want to make a story. Sports broadcasters should have good transitions between what is happening in the game and what outside information they have learned. In writing a script you don’t want to use pronouns.

In researching as a sports broadcaster, you need to site your sources because if you write or say something and someone does not believe that it is true a sports broadcaster can give them the source you got it from. sports broadcasters also need to site your sources so you know were you got the information and you can go back and learn more. Sports broadcasters site there sources to give credit to the writer.


June 3

Science #2

In our Science groups today we mixed 4 different thing, they were  colored Sugar with all of these, Vinegar, oil, and water. First we had to color the sugar, we did this by taking food color and put two drops into the sugar. then we got all of the liquid. Our solvent was all of the liquid and the solute is the sugar. I wonder if you have liquid and a solid is the solid always the solute and the liquid is always the solvent.

My hypothesis for the sugar with oil was “If we mix oil and  colored sugar then the colored sugar will dissolve quickly because the oil is very dense. I think the oil will turn darker.” To find the results we had to mix it 20 times. We realized all of the  colored sugar sank to the bottom.

Then we mixed colored sugar and water. My hypothesis was if we mix water and sugar then the sugar will dissolve. It will dissolve slowly because the water is not dense. The water will change color.” The results were the sugar dissolved and the color of the water changed.  my hypothesis was correct.

Then we mixed colored sugar with the vinegar.  My hypothesis was “If we mix sugar and and vinegar then the sugar will stay at the top and change color.” The results were most of the sugar dissolved but it colored the water. So my hypothesis was partly correct.