Describe the process of this assignment. 

In the process of this assignment, I had first started making it by going around the school to record sounds that are in and also around the school. When I had recorded the sounds, I had got the first one from the construction site beside our school and is really loud, so I had decided to use that drilling noise to be the rhythm and also to be the base of the music that I was going to make, so I had recorded the sound for 10 seconds so that I can crop it if I need to, and following that, I had recorded other sound in CDNIS, one being a sound from walking down the stairs, another from a piano from the Forum, from the cafeteria on the 12th floor, and also from keyboard typing in class. After recording those sounds, I had started making the music first, and after making those loops and also the music, I had moved the sounds of cDNAs to the correct places in my music, for example, the typing that I had record have been used to be the beats of the music and also for the background because it supports my fast rhythm in my music, I had then put in my drilling sounds in the inclines of my music, such as when the music is going up. For my cafeteria soundtrack, I had used it in my music by putting it and then amplifying it using some GarageBand plugins, such as silververb and exciter, and then using it in different parts of the music and putting it in when the music has a lot of loops mixed in it to make it sound like a music concert. After making and putting all the tracks and also editing them ( using plugins to make them sound different and more fit/effective as a soundtrack in the music ), I had made sure everything was upbeat and also the loops and also the sounds fit with each other. After making sure everything was good, I had proceeded to do my sound screen and also submitting the project on my cdnis blog.


Discuss your CDNIS sounds and how useful they were for your end product. *

In my product, the CDNIS sounds played a huge part and was useful in my end product because of how it made my entire product more realistic and also sounding more synchronized. For example, when I had included the stair sounds in my overall project, it had done a great job acting as the drumbeats. For the typing that I had recorded, it was really useful for the background music and also was useful for supporting my loops and also the fast rhythm that my project had.

Evaluate your learning and new skills acquired. 

In my learning skills and also the new skills acquired, in this project, I had learned more about how the garage band’s plugins work and also how to make the tracks sound less loud and also incline higher. In garage band, when I had added the plugins for my cdnis sounds, I had learned more about how to make the plugins more effective and louder or just only affecting the original sound by a bit. In learning how to make the sound incline faster or decline or just to keep them at a certain level of sound, I had learned to click a so that I can edit the pan, which is where the music mostly play from ( the left or the right ) and also how to make the sounds go higher by changing the line of the original sound and dragging it higher or lower.

What challenges did you face and overcome? *

In doing this project, it was difficult to select the right plugin to make the sounds of cdnis to sound correct and also to be able to fit into my piece, for example, when I had tried to add a plug in to the piano sound that I had originally had, it was difficult to add a plug in to it that would be able to change it so that it will be able to sound right with the entire music. But I had overcome that issue after experimenting and moving the piano recording around and finding a right spot for it to fit in, and also making it sound good and correct with the echoing sound that that part had, I had added an echo type of plugin to make it sound like more of a huge room with a piano playing inside.



What makes a credible scientist?

For me, I think that a credible scientist is someone who is very confident in doing his line of work, and also a type of person that doesn’t give up just because of a small error that he can’t overcome, but try his best to solve that problem with all the resources he can do.

Why is the scientific ‘way of knowing’ used in medicine compared to other ways of knowing?

In the scientific way of knowing that is compared to other ways of knowing, such as religions, beliefs, cults, etc, it is more used in medicine because of how it is more reliable and proven to be more accurate than the different religions and also believes, for example, the scientific ways of knowing is more reliable and used because of the number of experiments they have done in order to achieve the accurate way, but in different “ways of knowing”, it is less reliable because it is not completely proven to be successful.

Reflecting on scientific investigations is important because you can get more accurate results by repeating investigations with improvements to your method. How would you improve your seed dispersal investigation if you were to repeat it?

If I was to repeat my seed dispersal investigation, I could have done better if I have only included more details within my investigation and also have included more scientific words, for example, within my investigation, I only had a couple of words, such as system malfunction. And also when I had done my experiment’s report, I had forgotten to include some details in when I have done the experiment, so next time, I would add more details in my investigation.


  1. In undertaking challenges that had developed more skills, in going to the beach and also cleaning up a lot of trash in the bright sun, I had undertaken challenges such as cleaning up the trash in the sun even though it’s hot, and also working even though that there is a lot of san that got into my shoes, I

你叫什么名字? *
你上几年级? *
Part I: Reflect on what you have learned in Chinese class this year.
1. 今年,你最喜欢哪个单元unit? *
2. 你最喜欢哪个单元项目unit project? *
3. 你学得最好的是哪个单元? *
4. 今年的单元里,哪个对你的来说最有用 most useful?你最喜欢favorite哪个?为什么? *


Part II: Reflect on your academic progress and ATL skills in learning Chinese.
5. 今年你的哪个ATL学习方法进步progress最大? *
自我管理 Self Management Skills
6. 你给自己的学习态度attitude几分? *
7. 今年的评估assessment中,我做得比较好的是…… *
Formative Assessments
Summative Task
Crit A
Crit B
8. 今年的学习中,我觉得比较困难的是……(List the challenges/difficulties in your learning.) *
Your answer

在这个年里,我觉的最难的东西是CD oral 和读书报告因为我不是这么好说中文,在这个单元里,另外个难的东西是在班上表演和记住我说的Script。最后的难得事情在这个年里是我们需要记住的字在我们的本子上。

Part III: Reflect on your SMART goal and plan for next step. You may answer this part in English.
9. 你今年的中文学习目标goal是什么?你达到achieve了目标吗?你学到了learnt什么?请解释。 *


Innovation Week

In our innovation week, me and also my partner had decided to make a machine or device that uses already used water and then recycles it by generating it into electricity. Our innovation project/device/machine takes the same logic as a hydro-powered water wheel. It is meant to be put under a sink or in the pipelines under a shower. We had decided to make it because it recycles already used water and transfer it to usable electricity, it is put under a faucet, or a shower pipe so when you are done using the water, the water will go down into the pipes and push a water wheel, and when the water pushes the wheel, it spins the water weel which causes a generator that is put inside it to spin as well, which would collect energy. After the motor had generated the electricity, it would connect to a thin wire which would transfer the energy into an electricity storage and after generating the electricity for a while, you can take the electricity bank and then use it to power certain products, such as using it to charge your phone, use it to cook, and even more things. 

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< A prototype of the weel that

we had made using cardboard

The motor that we would use to put into the centre of the weel so that it would generate electricity from the rotation of the water weel   >




In the process of making the prototype and also of building on the idea, we had faced some challenges and also questions about the device that we had to think hard to solve, for example, when making the device, we had not thought out well about how the water weel would be able to collect the electricity, and later we had come up with the idea of putting a motor through it to collect the generated electricity. In the process, we had also had challenges with deciding the size of the water weel, first, we had decided to put it actually inside the pipe, which was a problem because that it would actually clog the water from flowing, so I had decided to make the water weel larger and also make it more work by putting it below a pipe so that the water would flow out of its pipe and then flow onto the water weel, and then, below the water weel, the pipe would continue, collecting the water that is alreay used and transporting it to wherever it goes. But even though with all these problems in the way, we had still been able to solve the problems, I had found this process very fun despite how we had to change our design along the way. If I was given another chance of making the project, I would improve the prototype and also the pitch video we were supposed to make, because that we spend most of our time on making the idea better, we had not focused too much on the pitch video that we were supposed to make, as well as the prototype, so if there was another innovation week, I would try to improve my pitch video and also make it better and also spend more time on the prototype, and make multiple of them.

In the end, I think that we had done a good job making the device, I thought that it was a well thought out idea, even though that we had not won any rewards for this project, I thought that it was a great experience making the project for innovation week, it was really exciting thinking what to make, and also very fun as well as exciting explaining how it works as well as how it would benefit others around the world. Throughout the week, it had been a great experience learning and also creating an idea by ourselves, I think that the innovation week had made collaboration with other people easier, allowing people to work better with each other.