Studies of astrology are infinite. When you add the Big Bang Theory into your perception of astrology, you will endlessly learn all about all different categories you can imagine; black hole, aliens, nebula, exo-planets, multiverse and other sci-fi topics. Since astrology is my most favorable subject in science class, so I was concentrated during class than ever. I was really excited to learn when my science teacher began speaking the word ‘space’ in the class. More importantly, I was even more excited for the astrology project, where we get to research and present whatever we wanted to learn as long as it is based on astrology. I had a brief trouble picking which topic I should do (because there were so many I wanted to know!), but in the end, I came up researching about the ‘Super Earth’, which is in my ‘wanted-to-research’ list. The standard presentations like presentation slides, videos were a cliche, so I made a unique visual-presentation using Piktochart.
When I first saw the blank chart, I wondered if I can really finish this in time as usual. The start was kind of tricky; after watching the tutorial, I still didn’t get some of the parts such as changing the background image, copy/paste. Especially, I didn’t get the idea of ‘blocks’ in the chart: thinking these makes he background look bad. However, once I started getting accustomed to those new features, I was pretty okay with handling some issues. Moreover, I was enjoying making the Piktocharts! Not only you can literally move fonts, images and other pixels, you can even hyperlink words and it opens to the new link. I was really satisfied with using Piktochart.
Now let’s talk about the process of knowing Super Earth.
*To viewers who don’t know what Super Earth is, Super Earth is an exo-planet (planet that is not in our solar system) that has the mass larger than Earth, but smaller than Uranus or Neptune. Not all Super Earth are the ‘Second Home Planet’ due to its name of having a word ‘earth’; some of these planets are highly habitable to living creatures, while others are either unconfirmed or not habitable at all.
*If you still don’t get it, here is the link that explains what Super Earth simply is.
The word ‘Super Earth’ thrilled me thing about learning those new potential possible outer planets, but when I actually researched, I wasn’t really enjoying it. There were so many to research to; exo-planet, habitable zone (zones in a solar system that is appropriate for living creature to survive), Kepler Orbit of Interest (potential habitable exo-planets found by Kepler Telescope), and all those other alien topics I never heard of. The thought of knowing what I wanted to learn so bad is graet, but the process was painful – never forget ‘No pain, no gain’ – or else you don’t really get what you wanted.
After I finished researching, I incorporated the facts into Piktochart along with some images. Since the aim for Piktochart is to inform the viewers visually rather than becoming an article, I chuncked up the paragraphs into few sentences and added icons to explain the texts in case for people like me who prefer to ‘read’ the images with less words. This was the most fun part in astronomy project, and I can use Piktochart for next upcoming projects!