Humanities G8 Unit 1 Food Presentation

During my time working on the project I faced many challenges but also many things that I did well. Through my action plan I learned that I was well organised and well prepared for the presentation. I first started off doing the simple tasks like creating a folder for noodletools and google drive.

During the research stage I came across some difficulties relating to how good and reliable are my sources and if I can even find sources. This is why I needed to be more open to different sources. Creating the slides was not too hard but the images were hard to get so I could have used less specific images. Memorising or practicing what to say for the presentation was the hardest part as I get very stressed presenting to other people. This is why next time I should take it more calm and focus more on speaking from knowledge.

Science G8 Unit 1 Reflection

In the first unit we learned about how to write lab reports about the experiments we did in class. This helped me to understand how to make people understand the experiment I did. This can be used in the future to help people to understand my long experiments in a simple way. During the unit we also learned about aerodynamics. We learned about motion and how it changes depending on what you do to it. For example, for the pendulum experiment I learned how the weight makes the pendulum go slightly slower.

I learned also about the different variables in the experiment. This is important to identify so you know how to deal with it in the experiment. Independent variables is what you change and don’t keep the same. This helps to get results of the experiment. The dependent variable is the way to get results from changing the independent variables. Without the dependent variable there is not relationship with the independent variable which ruins the point of an experiment.

All the parts of the lab report were important in their own way to talk about the whole process of the experiment and every step done. This was the main part of the unit.

 

Innovation Fair G7

In the innovation fair we had a week to create a project that helps to fix everyday problems. The 1st idea that we came up with is a bookstand that helps to pull your book to the bed but it was in a way already created so we had to go with a new idea. Then one of my group members came up with the idea to create an umbrella that filters rainwater. This is the idea we created our project based off of. We started off working on a paper trying to create our proposal. When we were writing it was a bit hard but then we were at a good pace. Starting off with prototype 1 we created a tube as a handle then created the top which then broke due to durability issues. When we were working on prototype 2 we fixed the issues and created a really good product. This was finally showcased in the exhibition where we had to talk about our project.

There are many strengths like being able to combine them to make sure there is less flaws in the product. It also helps to understand the other subject better and how it relates. Another strength is you learn more about how it is useful in real life and when it is a good time to use the subject. There are also some weaknesses when it comes to using more than 1 subject. You have to learn how to incorporate it inside your project and how it will be able to be used.

Prototype 1 to Prototype 2

English- The Outsiders Unit

Conceptual – What creates a sense of belonging?

Belonging is very important in the outsiders novel. The characters in the novel all feel together as they are in a gang. This is what helps them to feel close. When someone in the gang is injured or at risk at dying they help them to feel as good as they can  be. The main thing that the creates a sense of belonging is a way how people are together and care for each other. Without this people can feel sad and not feel happy.

3-D Printing 4th Design Project Cycle

Design Process

Stage 1

The goal of this project is to create a cube with writing on it. This will seem pleasing if created right. I will try to research apps and websites that will be useful in creating the cube.

Image result for 3d printing cubes

I like the design because it is simple and the fill density was a good amount. I wish a different colour was used so it would be easier to see. What if they did it again and used blue instead of white.

Image result for simple 3d printing designs

I like the design by the amount of detail and how it was created very smoothly. I wish the roof of the house can be the same colour as the rest of the house. What if they put different colour pieces of paper on it.

Stage 2

For the 3d printing i will use 50% fill  and the cube tool to make a cube. This kind of how it will look like except there will be writing over it. it will be 1-2 letters.

Stage 3

Plan

Step 1: Ask to use 3-d printer after school (3:00pm)

Step 2: Get the sd card to put into the computer

Step 3: Upload the fie

Step 4: Do the printing by monitoring it

Stage 4:

 

P.E Capoeira Reflection

 

Background: For Criteria B Assessment the student must explain the effectiveness of the plan to improve by identifying which parts of the plan were well designed ( which changes worked ) and which ones were not ( which changes did not work).

Action: Watch the video of your final performance. Refer to the Criterion C Rubric to:

Link to Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16cVwBjWu-7FzPlTHtsS-t-ze25rkSbZa/view

 

  1. Explain which parts of the plan were well designed. Which parts of your plan were you most happy/proud of and why?

I was happy with the part of the plan which includes the creative portion. This is very important as that needed the most improvement. This helped us to perform a better creative portion which is very important towards the rubric. I was also happy with our first step because before we were way more sloppy. The way we showed our moves before were rough. We needed to take it slower to understand the problems better and focus instead of wasting time. During the performance we were able to be at a better pace. This sometimes was in sync with the music.

2. Explain which parts of the plan were not well designed. Which parts of your plan were you not happy with and why?

I was not happy with the part about the timing. I thought we would have enough time to start getting our movement with the beat. The creative and the compulsory portion needed way too much work that we couldn’t come around to it. We were pretty behind when there was only 2 classes left to perform our Capoeira. This really affected our performance as especially in the creative portion we messed up the last two moves which was very bad.

3. Explain how you would change the plan to improve it. If you were to do it again, what would you change in your plan and why?

I would change the plan by also organize when I will do the certain tasks so I don’t have to deal with the timing problem. I would not include the timing part because it will take lots of effort and time to get the rhythm. I would also change the first step to be the compulsory part. This is because our cadeiras were not that good. It is important to do well in this which we did not do.

 

La Vie Scolaire

What I learned-

Factual- How can I express my needs in a classroom setting? How can I use french in situations related to school?

I learned school subjects, time, places, adjectives related to verbs, reviewed verbs, reviewed connecting verbs

I can use french when I am in a foreign school where one of the main languages is french. I can use it to talk to people in french. This will allow me to talk with a more variety of people in school. This can also help me in future schools

Conceptual- The organization of our school and our curriculum is influenced by the socio-economic and the cultural background of our community

I don’t think the parents need to influence the school as it is very international. Most people in the school is higher class so they won’t have much influence. It allows different types of students to do good in the school. The curriculum is also good because it grade 12 there is two diplomas of which you can graduate with.

Debatable-What’s the perfect school system

The perfect school system is one where the curriculum is very good so students can go to colllege or universiy at a very high level. It is also a neat and tidy school with a nice and friendly community. This will have a very positive influence.

 

 

 

 

Reflection of Yangshuo Experience Week Trip

The experience week trip was pretty fun. The activities were in logical order which makes it better for the students. The activities were also very interesting and fun. Caving was cool with the rivers and the bats on the ceilings. Biking was fun because we got to bike on the main road and on muddy areas. Cooking helped me to learn how to make chinese foods like dumplings and noodles. We also had good meals. We had a western and chinese breakfast. There were many options. The lunch was okay. The dinner was good with its food. I enjoyed the free time part. It allowed me to explore Yangshuo with my friends some days. I also got to relax when I am tired. The time and the layout of the trip was pretty good except for the first couple of days. The time we had to wake up at was bit early. But it was still a good time to make it to breakfast. The instructors from the company made the experience so much better. They were very engaging and willing to help you out at any time. Even when it is hard. The debrief and the end of the day was decent. It help to understand the positives and negative and who we appreciate. The announcements were extremely helpful though.

Laser Cutting What I have learned so far

 

Laser cutting design is very fun but takes a lot of precision in every step. One mistake can ruin your whole project unless you fixed it. One of the more important things in creating designs to get laser printing is the design principles. This are very helpful to making your created project look more appealing compared to others. Typography and shape are some of them. These are helpful in showing text. Shape allows the design to look different overall with different positioning.

Colours are important when creating these projects. You have to choose the exact colour for the laser cutting to work. If you don’t then a not well made project will be the result. Learning all the features in illustrator is valuable as you will be able to use more tools. You can create more advanced projects based off of this. It also gives you an opportunity to create a better project. Out of all of these the most important things is to save your work. If you don’t save your work it will get deleted which means you lose progress towards completing it.

Getting images is a key part of making a good project. This can help explain what your project is about and what you are trying to say to the audience. Without images your project could be plain which is not as good. Another important tool is the layer tool. If you create many layers you will be able to work one step at a time without destroying everything. When you keep on learning new tools you can understand Illustrator better contributing to better and better projects. When created using all of these resources it will create a very nice looking project.