Creativity Activity Service

CREATIVITY ACTIVITY SERVICE  

General questions followed by a range of specific questions you should aim to reflect about and document.

 

  1. What is the project or experience that you are reflecting on?

I went to the shelter where many children affected by agent orange stayed at.

2) Describe what happened or what you experienced.

 

We fed and played with the children and helped transport resources they needed.

3) What was the most rewarding thing about the experience?

Being able to help the children, even if it wasn’t much help.

 

4) What skills did you further develop?

 

  5) How did you collaborate with others during this activity?

Worked together to take care of the children as best as we could. Also to clean up.

 

  6) Did you face any challenges?  How did you overcome them?

No.

 

  7) What areas / things of interest would you like to develop more?

Being more contributed to the club, Smile Bank.

 

  8) If you were to do this again, would you do anything differently – why?

None.

 

  9) Did you learn something new or reach any goals ? Explain.

None.

 

‘Service’ Focus Questions / things to note:

1) Where did you go to do service?

I went to the shelter where many children affected by agent orange stayed at.

2) Describe what you did at your service experience.

We fed and played with the children and helped transport resources they needed.

3) What were the different ways you helped out? Explain.

Boys mostly went out to help with moving heavy resources, and the girls stayed in with the children and kept them company.

4) Tell us more about  your interactions with the people you worked with.

We have meetings every Monday and discuss about things we will do in the future.

5) Did you come to any new understandings because of your service experience? This can be about the people you worked with, or the situation or things you have been thinking about.

 

‘Creativity’ Focus Questions / things to note

  1. What medium (photo, film, painting, dance, theatre drawing, etc) are you working in?

Music

 

  1. What specific creation are you working on at the moment?

Songs.

 

  1. What is your inspiration OR How did you generate ideas for this creation?

Practice.

 

  1. What skills are you developing? Explain how these skills improve with each reflection.

Cello skills. Music theory skills.

 

  1. What ideas do you wish your work to communicate?

Something positive.

 

  1. Do you think this was successful?

 

Physical ‘Activity’ Based Questions / things to note

  1. What is your activity?

Soccer

 

  1. What encouraged you to choose it?

The sport itself.

 

  1. What skills are you hoping to learn?

Soccer skills.

 

  1. What skills are you focussing on in particular that you would like to improve?

Shooting, dribbling.

 

  1. Explain your participation.

Went to every practice, game when I could.

 

  1. What do you notice about your progress?

Better skills than beginning of the season.

 

  1. How have you collaborated with others in your activity?

Teamwork with team mates. Passing, tactics.

 

  1. What things have you noticed have changed weekly / monthly?  This can include both physical and emotional changes?

 

  1. What are you learning about others in participating in this activity?

More about them.

 

  1. What are you learning about yourself?

That for me, how fun a sport is depends on your teammates and coach.

 

  1. Is there anything that surprises you about your progress?

No.

 

  1. Is there any more goals and targets you would like to concentrate on?

An improvement in skills.

CAS Service Reflection

1) Where did you go to do service?

I went to the shelter where many children affected by agent orange stayed at.

2) Describe what you did at your service experience.

We fed and played with the children and helped transport resources they needed.

3) What were the different ways you helped out? Explain.

Boys mostly went out to help with moving heavy resources, and the girls stayed in with the children and kept them company.

4) Tell us more about  your interactions with the people you worked with.

We have meetings every Monday and discuss about things we will do in the future.

5) Did you come to any new understandings because of your service experience? This can be about the people you worked with, or the situation or things you have been thinking about.

 

Mandarin Reflection

In the first semester of Mandarin class, I have succeeded in familiarizing myself with characters more. This year, we have had many quizzes and projects that included memorizing characters. Thanks to that, I have been able to know more characters than last year.

I have many areas I can improve on, although I should try to improve my Chinese grammar the most. It isn’t like English grammar or Korean grammar, so it won’t be that easy to learn Chinese grammar perfectly.

CSI


CSI stands for Color Symbol Image. My CSI is about the word textile mill. I chose the color light gray to represent the textile mill because they used machinery, which I usually picture as gray metal. I chose a symbol of machinery because textile mills use machinery to weave or knit. I chose an image of a factory since a textile mill is basically a factory that produces textile.

Eun Sol Industrial Revolution CSI

Newton Vehicle Blog #3

Through the design process, I have learned that your vehicle doesn’t work for sure unless it has passed many trials. When our vehicle worked the first time, I became relieved and was confident that it’d work the next time, too. But on the second trial, it did not end up working as well. If I did this project again, I would differentiate the amount of work everyone did. It could have been more equally, if everyone had generally same idea of a vehicle in mind. I learned a lot from Newton’s Laws. First, I learned what they stated, and how it incorporates to the vehicle I have made. Now I know why and how a vehicle powered by air in a balloon works. If I did this project again, I would make my vehicle have less mass. Our vehicle was very sturdy since we had a wooden frame and cardboard glued onto it, although it had quite a bit of mass. If we had just used a piece of cardboard, there would have been less mass. If I had the chance to do another project related to this one, I would extend the project by having the vehicle do a mission. For example, to travel past a 10 cm gap, or to be able to push an object for 3 meters. I would like to experiment with the vehicle where you use a rubber band to accelerate the vehicle. It seems challenging, but not impossible.

 

final sketch of vehicle
final sketch of vehicle

 

Newton Vehicle Blog #2

The air in the balloon of our vehicle will incorporate Newton’s 1st Law. Newton’s 1st Law states that an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by a nonzero net force. With just an empty balloon resting on our vehicle with no air in it, it will be a nonzero net force, and our vehicle will remain at rest. Once we blow air into the balloon, there will be a nonzero net force which is moving the resting vehicle. The mass of the entire vehicle and the amount of air in the balloon will incorporate Newton’s 2nd Law. Newton’s 2nd Law states that an object’s acceleration depends on its mass and on the net force acting on it. The less mass and the larger the net force, the more the object accelerates. In order for our vehicle to make it through moving 1.5 meters, we are considering to decrease the mass of our vehicle by using wooden sticks as a frame, and placing cardboard as the base. Also, we are considering using a bigger balloon which can contain more air which means more net force. Lastly, blowing air into the balloon and releasing the hole of the balloon incorporates Newton’s 3rd Law. Newton’s 3rd Law states that for every force, there is an equal amount exerted in the opposite direction. When we blow air into the balloon, the same amount of air that was blown in comes out of the balloon, pushing the vehicle forward into the opposite direction we blew into.

revised version of Newton’s vehicle

 

Food Tradition: Miyeok Guk

 

 

For every birthday of a family member, miyeok guk is included in the birthday meal. Miyeok Guk(미역국) is basically translated to seaweed soup. There are many types of miyeok guk, although I find that beef miyeok guk is most commonly eaten.

 

I don’t know any special stories about Korean foods, and I don’t think there is one for miyeok guk. Although there is a reason why we eat this on birthdays. Miyeok guk is usually eaten by a mother after giving birth. It is traditionally eaten on birthdays for this reason, a reminder of the first food that the mother has eaten and passed on to her child through her milk. This brings good fortune for the rest of the year.

 

I didn’t know that it brings good luck for the rest of the year. My mom made miyeok guk at home for every birthday of one of our family members. Four times every year. It was so natural to eat this food on birthdays that I didn’t know that there was a belief behind it. I favor this food very much, even if I don’t favor aging. I ask my mom to make this on regular meals too, because it isn’t that hard to make that you should only eat it on special occasions. When I go to Korea and meet my whole family, I visit my grandmother’s houses. My whole family knows I enjoy eating this food very much. Both of my grandmas and sometimes even my aunts have miyeok guk and some of my other favorite foods ready for me to eat during a dinner meal.

Ingredients:

main:

-dried seaweed (10g)

-beef (150g)

 

spice:

-sesame oil (1 sp)

-diced garlic (0.5 sp)

-salt (very little)

-soy sauce (2 sp)

 

Procedure:

1. Leave the seaweed in water for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, squeeze the water out, and cut the seaweed into pieces.

TIP: Make sure the goes over all the seaweed. Also, dried seaweed inflates into about 10 times the size.

2. Add about ten cups of water and some beef into a pot. Boil for about an hour with medium fire.

TIP: If you add some leek and garlic to the boiling water, there will be more deepness to the taste.

3. Take the boiled meat out of the water and remove the oil. Rip the beef by the texture of the beef.

TIP: Remember that these pieces of beef have to be bite sized for you to easily eat it in the soup.

4. Spread the sesame oil in the pot. Add the diced garlic and seaweed and fry them. Add 8 cups of water and boil for 20 minutes with medium fire.

TIP: Instead of just adding normal water, it could taste better if u added rice-rinsed water.

5. Add meat into the almost completed soup. Add the amount of salt and soy sauce you want to fit your taste.

6. Enjoy your homemade miyeok guk!

Newton Vehicle Blog #1

In our science 8 class, we have begun our physics unit. We have received a very big task a few classes ago. We are required to create a vehicle that is able to move at least 1.5 meters without any mechanical nor human force. The vehicle has to include all three of Newton’s laws of motion.

Discovery

There are three vocabulary words that I think are vital to our physics unit: gravity, friction, and inertia. We have learned about all three of these words. Gravity is a force that pulls objects together. Gravitational force between two objects is affected by the mass and distance between them. Friction is the force that two surfaces apply on each other when they rub against each other. I learned that there are types of friction such as sliding friction, static friction, fluid friction, and rolling friction. Inertia was a new word for me, unlike the previous two words. Inertia is the resistance to change in motion. The greater the mass, the greater the inertia.

Newton’s first law of motion states that an object going in a constant velocity will go in the same velocity unless acted upon by a nonzero net force. For example, a car going at 70km/h to the North will keep going 70km/h to the North until a nonzero net force is acted upon it. Newton’s second law states that an object’s acceleration differs when its mass and net force acting on it differs. For example, it is easier for an adult to push an empty cart that it is for a child to push a cart full of soda cans. Lastly, Newton’s third law of motion states that when an object exerts a force on another object, the second object will exert an equal strength of force in the opposite direction of the first object. For example, when a person leans on a wall, then the wall exerts a force of equal strength as the person, not letting the person to fall over. Two topics I think will be important to keep in mind as I design our vehicle are Newton’s second law of motion and friction. Because of Newton’s second law, I try to make my vehicle have the least mass as possible, taking to consideration the certain amount of force a balloon can create. If I made the vehicle have a large mass, then the balloon probably couldn’t take it to at least 1.5 meters, since the acceleration of an object depends on its mass and on the net force acting on it. Lastly, due to what we know about friction, I will try to have the least amount of friction between my vehicle and the ground. The less friction, the more distance an object can go. To do this, I will create circular shaped wheels that have a smooth surface, although not too smooth that it’s slippery.

 

IMG_0763

 

Newton Vehicle Part 1- Faiaz, Eun Sol and Giami - DiscoveryNewton Vehicle Part 1- Faiaz, Eun Sol and Giami - Interpretation

 

 

Hour of CODE

CODE Certificate
CODE Certificate

My experience on Code.org was better than I expected. I expected it to be as pointless as scratch, although it turned out being much more exciting than that. Code.org was visually interesting, like the templates they had (angry birds, plants vs. zombie, flappy bird, etc,). When I first played, I followed the instructions and learned the basics of coding. After completing 20 levels, I moved on to creating my own flappy bird game which I tried to make special, so that the speed and character changed every time you pass an obstacle. I also changed the gravitational force and speed to make the game easier, and created a bigger gap between obstacles. Overall, the experience was more enjoyable than I expected.

Dragon Paper Mache Tutorials

In this video I focused on how to create a scaly texture for my dragon. I also focused on how to create spikes by poking holes into where it will go. This will help very much since my dragon will have a few spikes on its head and body.

This video is about making the armature of a paper mache dragon. Since I am still on the stage of making the armature for my dragon, this was fairly helpful, since it walks you through the very basic steps of making it.

This video gave me an idea of how to use wire for the tail and neck of my dragon.