Topic: "-seeing a doctor"

  • The strength and weaknesses we had was that our script was strong, we memorized it quickly, but the recording equipment was bad.
  • I chose this topic because I think this was the most highest level topic of this quarter and I thought it would be something good to share.
  • How I changed last year was because I was more confident, more concentrating on my words, less nervous, and really determined.

Statement: The invention of the toilet transformed human life in a way that was more significant than the invention of the wheel.

Pro team members: Min-Jae and San

Con team members: Me and Hanbeom

Debate roles: Timekeeper for telephone and light bulb, Debater for wheel and toilet, Judge for radio and antibiotics, and timekeeper again for AC and computer.

Debate Planning Doc: Planning

Filmed Debate Footage:

 

Debate Reflection:

  1. From the research, preparation and the debates themselves, what did you learn about the art of persuasion? Please explain.

Something that I learned about the art of persuasion is that when you are debating, you have the evidence, the research, and the preparation, but you don’t just want the opposition to sit there and not care. You have to use persuasion to win the opponent back and it is very important because it might make your debate sound better and creativity would also kick it.

  1. How do you establish credibility as a debater? Explain fully.

The way people establish credibility as a debater is really step by step. First, you need to be calm and not nervous. Second, you have to have the ability of persuasion. Third, you have to let the opposition know what you’re on. And lastly, you must have good research and preparation in order for it to be worth it.

  1. What surprised you the most about your debate and/or the debate experience?

Something that surprised me the most about my debate and the debate experience is about how people always prepare so well, that sometimes in debate, they might get something that doesn’t come from the research! I struggle on that the most, the rebuttal. I have to learn to be more creative and also be confident of what I have and try to risk adding more in your work or out in your mind.

  1. What were you most proud of in your own debate?

What I was most proud of my debate is how I get a chance to talk and realise the power and secret of a debate. It was such an awesome experience, experiencing and learning about debate, something I never known before I heard the word “debate”.

  1. What would be your next steps? Or in other words, what would you have done differently?

Something that I would’ve done differently is be more prepared, have more width in my research, and also be more calm and confident.

 

Hyperlink: Self, Judge, Peer

Day 23

Observations of ecodome:

  • Quantitative

One of the grasshopper is still alive and the plants, including the ones we added, are healthy.

  • Qualitative

The plant looks healthy and fresh, but the grasshopper is sort of tired.

  • survival

I think the grasshopper would live until Winter break.

  • etc.
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Video of Conclusion

  • What happened?

We added new plants and also gave the grasshopper a new atmosphere for it to live and also gave it more water.

  • What specific things did you observe?

The plant is still okay and the grasshopper is too. No grass this time, and dirt is better.

  • Why did they happen?

Because it's new.

Research:

  • How have other people made ecodomes?

Some of the ecodomes has too much things in it, like too much plants or too much water.

  • What is needed to provide sustainability to all organisms?

Something that is needed to provide sustainability to all organisms is enough of everything, from food, water, plants, air, and land.

  • How much of each material is needed

half an inch of dirt, variety of plants, half a cup of water, and the plant.

  • How does each organism interact with the others?

The dirt gave it land, the plants gave it oxygen and food and water keeps it hydrated.

 

  • Etc
Video of Changes

Made from Day 1

Day 17

Observations of ecodome:

  • Quantitative

4/5 of the grasshoppers and all the grass are dead, but one grasshoppers and the plant is still.

  • Qualitative

All the grass was dead, but the plant and one grasshopper survived.

  • survival

The remaining grasshopper will survive because of the plant.

  • etc.
Video of Conclusion

  • What happened?

Maybe the ecodome started to lose some of the necessities for the grasshoppers and they died. The remaining grasshopper might have lived because of the only plant living.

  • What specific things did you observe?

All of the grass is dead and don't have anymore oxygen or the traits of a grass anymore. There is a lot of water vapor and the dirt is sort of smelly.

  • Why did they happen?

Maybe the ecodome started losing oxygen, leaving the remaining grasshopper dead, and one clinging to its live on the plant, and the grass is really dry and dead. The water vapor is due to oxygen again, too.

 

 

Research:

  • How have other people made ecodomes?

Some people were smarter to keep it sideways, but some are still keeping it the same.

  • What is needed to provide sustainability to all organisms?

Now that I think of it, I'll say just enough things needed to live.

  • How much of each material is needed

1-2inches of dirt, half a cup of water, and plants. Grass is not needed anymore.

  • How does each organism interact with the others?

The plant gives the remaining grasshopper oxygen and water for hydration.

  • Etc

I had just finished my research paper and it was really hard. I think that my paper was a big success and even though it was hard, I felt that I have done good research, and yeah, here are my thoughts on the research paper.

My biggest success was the research paper itself. The research paper was organized and it followed the notecards really well, which helped me a lot. The research paper had a lot of good technique and good skill in order to make it look persuasive. The introduction and conclusion was what I learned the most from the research paper, because I learned that the intro needs to have a thesis sentence in order to make the reader want to know more, and the conclusion needs a food for thought in order for the reader to have something to think about. Also, the research had really good sources in order to make the research paper sound good and yeah, the success was really easy and worth it.

My biggest difficulty was the research. The reason was because that the sources were really hard to find, and if I did found one, I wouldn't know if I should trust it. So, the notecards have sources from videos, websites on cloning, and also some news site. I now know that they are trustable because they know a lot about cloning and the researchers too did some hard-core research. So they sources for now I trust, but I am just not 100% sure. I am really desperate to have a high grade on this paper, so I am hoping that the sources would be reliable and trustable sounding sources.

Something that I would do differently is I should've thought of printing it earlier, and also look at sources more properly because now that I think of it, if I had done those things I mentioned, I might've got a 100%. Because the sources I was a bit inconsistent on it, and the printing disaster might have cost me several points. I might get a high grade, I'm just saying that I could've got a 100% if I considered fixing my work again.

Ecodome Blog Template

This is merely an example template, you can choose to be creative to show your method and observations in any way you think is appropriate. Remember the criteria:

  • all your results will be posted on your blogs showing your observations, results and conclusions
  • it should also include your successes, failures, changes, new research, etc that you plan to include in your next dome
  • must include video, picture or audio format to supplement your results

Day 1

Ecodome design components like:

  • 2 inches of soil because the plants need that to survive. Normal soil.
  • One big plant so the cricket know where the food is.
  • 4 crickets because so they can have company and some time.
  • Worms so it can decompose the soil.
  • Half a cup of water so the cricket can drink it but won’t drown.
  • The plant(maybe the worm) because crickets are omnivores and eat vegetables and insects.
  • Etc.
Picture of A3 Design

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Changes made on design day:

  • this could include any change from your original design based on your experience while building; like adding or subtracting of materials, change in habitat design, etc

Changes compared to the original pic:

  • We cutted the cup, using the bottom half.
  • We decorated it with stones and placed the cup on the stones.
  • We added leaves in.
  • We added more dirt to create a pathway to the water.

Day X and X+1

Observations of ecodome:

  • Quantitative

More than half of the grass and half the amount of grasshoppers are dead.

  • Qualitative

2 grasshoppers died and 2 are still alive. The jar is cover with water on its sides, the plant is okay, but most of the grass is dead. It looks good and doesn’t stink like other ecodomes. Luckily, none of them drowned.

  • survival

I think the 2 remaining grasshoppers and the remaining grass and the big plant might survive.

  • etc.
Picture of Ecodome

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Video of Conclusion

  • What happened?

I don’t know why, but 2 of the grasshoppers might have died because of old age and I think that because they were the bigger grasshoppers and they both died. The plant is 100% since day 1, but most of the grass died.

  • What specific things did you observe?

The ecodome started to have some water vapor on its sides and the dirt is wet.

  • Why did they happen?

Probably because of water turning into vapor and trying to escape the ecodome from the dirt and water. The dirt and leaves together might’ve made the water.

Research:

  • How have other people made ecodomes?

Some of the ecodomes has too much things in it, like too much plants or too much water.

  • What is needed to provide sustainability to all organisms?

Something that is needed to provide sustainability to all organisms is enough of everything, from food, water, plants, air, and land.

  • How much of each material is needed

More than 1 inch of dirt so it can walk and the dirt stands, 1 big plant so it can breathe, half a cup of water to drink, leaves to eat, and a big jar ot have space.

  • How does each organism interact with the others?

The dirt keeps the plants alive and helps the insects walk, the water hydrates the crickets, the leaves feed the crickets, and the plant helps everything in the ecodome have oxygen.

  • Etc
Video of Changes

Made from Day 1

Ecodome design components like:

  • Amount of soil, why?
  • Type of soil, why?
  • Number of plants, why?
  • Type of plants, why?
  • Number of crickets, why?
  • Other types of animals, why?
  • Amount of water, why?
  • Food amount, why?
  • Etc.
Picture of A3 Design

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Day Y and Y+1

Repeat until you succeed.

  • What did you do? Good + Bad?

For the Newspaper Article,  I chose a sports controversy topic, I chose Kevin Durant as my subject. Simply he was a star basketball player who backstabbed his old team, Oklahoma City Thunder, and decided to join the strongest team in the NBA, Golden State Warriors. I tried to find quotes of what he said and what he thought of his move and moving on. I also tried to find pictures and made my sentences somewhat hooking the audience. When I finished my article, overall, the rubric and I thought it was fantastic. Good power words, 5 Ws available, and also good pictures and quote.

  • What did you learn?

Something that I learned during the process of making the newspaper article was that we had to hook the audience in order to make it worth reading. For example, each sentence needs something weird, strange, and facts that could be learn. I also learned that when making a newspaper article, requires a lot of exploring, discovering, and researching. My article needed 3 of those things in order to be successful. Also, it was hard as it requires lot of technique, understanding, and effort.

  • How was Q1 for you?

To be honest, I was above my expectations. I was just expecting to get OK grades in classes like Algebra, Languages Art, and Social Studies, but then throughout days and weeks, I started trying more. I made myself more open of what to do, and knowing what required. I'm proud of being where I am, but now this is where the effort and guts comes in, and I have to really make sure that at the end of Semester 1, I will thank myself for trying and putting in all the effort.

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2. ↪How did it go conducting research? Triumphs? Challenges?

I personally thought that my research was satisfactory because sometimes my research would be easy and successful and sometimes I would have some struggles finding sources. That’s why I would say that my research was up and down. The triumphs I had was I found several reliable sources and was able to convert them into my own words. The challenges that I had was sometimes I would not be able to find information successfully and had to challenge myself by dedicating a lot of time.

 

↪What did you learn about yourself when you had to take-notes?

When I had to takes notes, something that was easy was that I already had some experience with taking notes. I would take some important information first and combine them with smaller information and then I would look at the notes. I assembled the information in different ways sometimes. I feel more confident about researching and expressing myself as a historian.

RESEARCH NOTES

3. ↪ What insights did you gain about narrative hooks that you may not have been so aware of before?

Insights that I gained about narrative hooks that I didn’t know before was that now I know that I need to have narrative techniques because the hooks help the narrative sound more interesting. I also know that hooks make readers wonder what would happen next, like a foreshadowing technique.

↪ What narrative hooks did you experiment with in your writing?

I try to create a hook where I did a creative, descriptive, and foreshadowing kind of hook in order to make the reader what to know what would happen, when and why.

FINAL DRAFT

4. What discoveries did you encounter as you were vlogging?
To me, vlogging is like public speaking, but without people in front of you. You get to express your ideas while you are filming yourself, and it would seem like you are talking to other people. Vlogging is a chance to practice public speaking, expressing your ideas, and help develop your communication skill. I would say that vlogging is a creative and effective way to talk to “others” and express your ideas. Additionally, from vlogging, I realized what I needed to revise.

5. What is your BIGGEST TAKEAWAY (BIGGEST LEARNING) from our Revolutionary Thinker’s Project?

My biggest takeaway is when I had a chance to learn about how to use my notes to create a historical narrative. I now understand more about how to be creative in making a narrative and making it sound like a professional documentary, which means I learned how to make my sentences sound professional.

ZINE

 

This year, SS7 has been a wonderful, fun, and also unforgettable year of history and projects. We had lots of fun, we did lots of big, but also fun projects, and also we learned about new things that we already know about. In this blog post, this will be about the projects, skills and best and worst parts.

During this year, we have learned a lot about things we never knew. The first thing we learned was Christianity. We learned about the topics of it, like Jesus, resurrection, etc. We learned it in a DBQ(Jesus). Then, we learned Islam. We talked about the main places, like Mecca, and we also talked about Muhammad, the main man of Islam.We learned about it also in our DBQ(Muhammad). After that we learned about the Byzantine. We learned about the army that they have, the structure of the empire, and their riches, too(Byzantine). We switched up a bit when we moved to Black Plague.  At the end, I had to do a PechaKucha with a partner about the Black Plague. This meant that we had to talk about the things of the Black Plague but there was only one picture that covers one whole slide. It was very hard as we had to remember the words so that we could present, but in the end, we managed to finish it(PechaKucha). After that was the blog post that we had to type about of the Black Plague(Blog Post). Then we moved on to the last unit of the year, which was the Renaissance. It was completely different. We had to choose a topic that we were interested about, and then there was a fair of the Renaissance coming up, and during the fair, we had to present to the audience(rotating) about the Renaissance and there was also an interactive activity too, which I chose to be Jeopardy. That ended the year on a high note and everyone had fun(Presentation, Jeopardy).

The best parts about this year was the Free Writes we had, Black Death PechaKucha, Islam and Christianity DBQ, and the Renaissance Fair. The free writes this year, I don't know how, but Mrs. Mckinnon always knows a topic every day for us to right. But also, they were fun topics too! Also, the Black Death PechaKucha, despite very pressuring, the topics that we explained to them were very enthusiastic and informative. We also had a chance to improve our memory and speech, too, so the PechaKucha was a good way for us to present our presentation. And the Renaissance Fair, it was fun presenting the presentation and showing them the interactive activity for them to enjoy, but also we had fun looking and trying on other people's project too. That was the main highlight of the SS7 year.

However, there were downhills too. The worst part being having quizzes and test, and sometimes retakes. The quizzes and test were really hard, as we had to remember what we had learn, which was almost vague. So that means we had a very hard time trying to remember them. However, they had cheat sheets, while I forgot to bring minds. So at least I had a good grade when I hadn't had the cheat sheet. Also the tests had very big impacts on our grades. This means if we don't have a good grade on our tests, that means our grade would have a major negative impact. We didn't want that, but we also had a very hard time remembering what we need to know. So we also had down and ups of this year.

All in all, this has been a great year in SS7 because we had much fun as we needed and we also had some fun talking, too! So this year has been a good year for us, however, hopefully next year would be even better, and year by year, would be better and better. This was a great class, and I have learned a lot in SS7 and I am hoping to learn more next year, but also have fun too!