SJ’s Physics: Engineering Final Blog Post

 My main question for this project was, how would my LED Multicourt be helpful to the athletes when they’re training? This project was significant for me because I am a type of person that’s really passionate about sports. I would have to say that I play at least 1 hour and a half everyday. As a sports fan, whenever I look at my school gym court, I feel uncomfortable, because it looks very complicated, it looks messy, and because it’s colored taped lines, they get ripped and damaged.

The main challenges that I had during this project was not staying on task. What I mean by that is, my main topic is about replacing colored taped lines to LED Lights in gym courts, but, I went too far with my topic. I kept trying to add in another idea which in result I would have to do more research. Another challenge I had might sound silly, but, it was choosing a product. We were suppose to choose a product from the beginning. While I was doing my project, I just thought the product didn’t fit my topic. I tried making a documentary, a presentation, and a animation. They didn’t work out that well, and I just decided to stick back to the presentation. 

 My strengths for this project was Time Management and Organization. During the project, I liked how I planned my schedule if I was on task or behind. Even though, I went back and fourth choosing my product, thanks to my schedule that I have created, I was able to submit my work on time. Also, I liked how I chose the right topic. I’m very passionate about sports and I just had an idea if we had technology that could change our gym courts into advanced gym courts. How would people’s perspective of sports change? What would happen if I made this? Anyways, I think that my topic was interesting to study about and my final product looks neat, professional, FANTASTICO!

My weaknesses for this project was information. I feel like I achieved a lot of things from this project, but, I am not satisfied with the information that I got. The reason is because, I do feel like I have a well-made presentation, I have everything I wanted to say, but, I just feel like with the details, it’s not enough. When I was looking back, I thought that I didn’t have a SPECIFIC/MAIN point. So, I am a bit miserable about it. Honestly, I am a bit worried about my presentation. BUT! I hope everyone understands and learns something from it.

Here is the project. I hope you support me by making the LED Multicourt! 

SJ’s Physics: Engineering 2nd Blog Post

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It’s Something Cool and I’m posting another post to talk about how I’m doing. Currently, I’m doing an Fantastico Job! I have finalized my timeline for this project, and decided to do Prezi for my final product. My goal is to be in at least Day 6 so that I don’t have a pile of work to do.

What I’ve learned so far was what the LED lights are, what the strongest/brightest light is, how LED lights are used today and how it’s helpful. I’ve also known the sizes of the LED lights, and the colors that are commonly used. Now, I just have to know what kinds of surfaces are good for gym court and what kinds of surfaces are good for sports.

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Something that was challenging so far was to finalize my question, choosing the product and deciding if I should add another idea or stick to what I have now. The idea that I had was, if for example, we were playing the sport and the ball went out of bounds, the LED light would react when the ball goes in or out. My previous question was about replacing painting lines to LED Lines, but, thanks to Mr. Bunting’s help, I have finalized my question. What I need to do now is to find which gym surface would best fit with the LED lights.

The timeline for completion for this project…

Day 1: Researching my main question and my 3 questions:

“To What Extent can LED Lights be useful to help athletes practice better?”.

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My Sub Questions:

  • Question 1: What are LED Lights?
  • Question 2: What is the strongest/brightest LED Light?
  • Question 3: How are LED Lights used today?
  • Question 4: What kinds of surfaces are good for gym court?
  • Question 5: How are LED Lights helpful?
  • Question 6: What is the size of a LED Light bulb? what is the size of a normal light bulb?

LAST BUT NOT LEAST! BEFORE CLOSINGGGG!

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SJ’s Physics: Engineering 1st Blog Post

Image result for something cool gifWelcome back to Something Cool’s Blog Post. it’s been a long time no post. Today I’m writing another blog post to talk to you about my physics project that I’m about to start, we just started and this time the unit is on Engineering!    

1.What are you planning on doing and why is it so important to you? Research question and key questions.

For this project, my research question is “To What Extent can LED Lights be useful to help athletes practice better?”. I’m planning on designing the LED Gym Court which is very significant to me because I am a sport fan. Our school gym has a lot of tape that represents different sports. Honestly, it’s really confusing to have so much tape on the gym floor.  With my LED Lights no one would be confused because my LED lights would replace these taped lines by projecting light from under a clear floor.

2. What are you going to make (the product)?

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The product that I have decided to make a Prezi.  I used a Prezi on my last project to show my work, and I thought that it was very successful and therefore feel that this would be useful again.  I also feel that I could use this in a good way to sell my product to others. This would be challenging, but, I love challenging myself.

3. Your timeline for completion – what you are doing when, what do you need to learn and when are you going to learn it.

The timeline for completion for this project…

Day 1: Researching my main question and my 3 questions:

“To What Extent can LED Lights be useful to help athletes practice better?”.

  • Question 1: What are LED Lights?
  • Question 2: What is the strongest/brightest LED Light?
  • Question 3: How are LED Lights used today?

Day 2: Based on the information I have found from research, how can I answer my research question? I will apply what I have learned about technology to figure out how to use LED lights to project lines from under the ground.

Start figuring out how to use this information for your project!

Day 3:Based on the information I have found from research, how can I answer my research question? What physics (Mechanics) is involved? (discuss with Mr. Bunting or classmates to help)

Day 4:  Draw a rough sketch, storyboard, script of what I want to do, etc.
Does sketch involve all aspects of your research question and class expectations (check against the rubric)

Day 5: Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 6:Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 7:Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 8:Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 9:Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 10:Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 11:Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 12: Once finished:
Check against rubric and self-asses what grade you think you are at
What can I do to make it better (I still have 2 days to polish my project)

Day 13-14: Reflections

LAST BUT NOT LEAST! BEFORE CLOSINGGGG!

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SJ’s Physics: Final Blog Post

DE first plan, making a documentary, sadly it failed. So, I decided to change it to a presentation. What I did was I made a normal low quality presentation using Prezi to tell people how Climate Change was dangerous. This was significant for me because I am that kind of person who likes to make people happy xD, and if someone was sad or in trouble, I would also have the same feeling, but, I would try to change it. My main findings from the project was to actually to find a solution to figure out a way to change the Earth’s Climate.

The main challenges I had for this project was to change my product. As I said in the top, the first plan, making a documentary, sadly it had failed. The reason was because the audio wasn’t working, the pictures disappeared, the words were messed. I think this project would be the most memorable moment because I’ve never ever had trouble with film-making, and thankfully I had a back-up plan which was making a Prezi/Presentation. 

I love myself <3 

My strengths for this project was Time Management and organization. During the project, I liked how I planned my schedule if I was on task or behind. I was mostly behind from other people, but, I didn’t really care, and I just mainly focused on my work. Also, I liked how I chose the right theme “The Lego Theme” xD I used to love Legos when I was young, I know it didn’t match with the topic, but, for choosing the theme I thought we could choose our favourite, furthermore, I liked that my final product didn’t look unorganized. It looked neat, professional, PERFECTO! 

My weaknesses for this project was information. I feel like I am not satisfied with the information that I got. The reason is because, I do feel like I have a well-made presentation, I have everything I wanted to say, but, I just feel like with the details, it’s not enough. When I was looking back, I thought that I didn’t have a SPECIFIC/MAIN point. So, I am a bit miserable about it. Honestly, I am a bit worried about my presentation. BUT! I hope everyone understands and learns something from it.  

Here is my the link to my project. I hope you learn a lot about Climate Change! I’m going to go ride my bicycle~ WOOHOO! 

SJ’s Physics: Blog Post Two

I’m doing an Axecellent job, I have finalized my timeline for this project, I have decided to do a Documentary. I’m going to use Imovie to edit my video. Currently, I think that I am quite behind because of my research questions. I need to at least be at Day 8 so that I don’t have a pile a work to do.

Something that was challenging for me was to finalize my research questions. Personally, I thought that my research question was quite easy to solve, but, I think I underestimated the project. I forgot the main ideas for this project. Thanks to Ms.Jennings, she helped me stay on track.

My timeline: Day 1: Researching the question: What causes global warming? How will climate change impact climate in certain regions (i.e. flooding, drought, hurricanes, etc.)?

Day 2: Based on the information I have found from research, how can I answer my research question? Write a quick summary of answer to the question.
Start figuring out how to use this information for your project

Day 3:Based on the information I have found from research, how can I answer my research question? What physics is involved? (discuss with Mr. Bunting or classmates to help)

Day 4:  Draw a rough sketch, storyboard, script of what I want to do, etc.
Does sketch involve all aspects of your research question and class expectations (check against the rubric)

Day 5: Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 6:Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 7:Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 8:Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 9:Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 10:Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 11:Using your sketch, outline, etc. start making your project.

Day 12: Once finished:
Check against rubric and self-asses what grade you think you are at
What can I do to make it better (I still have 2 days to polish my project)

Day 13-14: Reflection:
What did I learn?
How did I do in organizational terms?
How well did my project convey a message about my topic to better educate others about global warming and climate change?

 

Honestly, I don’t really have a lot of info about my project right now because like I said before, I was having some trouble with my research question, but, thanks to some classmates, and Ms.Jennings, I figured them out, and now I just have to go find high quality answers that would be helpful to my project. This was the reason why I am slightly behind. This is what I have so far:

Global Warming is caused by greenhouse gases that are produced by CO2. These greenhouse gases trap the heat making our planet too hot which is killing the earth’s environment because of the climate changed has caused droughts, ice melting, sea level rising, and horrible storms like hurricane. One of the main producers of CO2 is are vehicles such as cars and motorbikes.

The amount of CO2 a bicycle produce per year is… 

The amount of CO2 a car produce per year is… 

The amount of CO2 a motorbike produce per year is… 

How much CO2 does a bicycle produce per year? Cars? Motorbikes?  (bar Graph)

  • Bicycle: The production of a bicycle sets you back only 5 g per kilometer driven. That’s about one tenth compared to the production of a car.
  • Cars: Burning one gallon of gas creates 20 pounds of carbon dioxide, and the average car emits about six tons of carbon dioxide every year
  • Motorbikes: motorcycles are worse than cars. A $15 grand car on average generates 9.41 metric tonnes of CO2-equivalent during construction. A $15 grand motorcycle generates 13.7. It’s the same kind of thing when I looked at toxic releases: motorcycles were worse than cars. motorcycles to have less impact than cars. I suspect these differences are because car companies historically got more pressure to have lower emissions than motorcycle companies. Consequently, the auto industry has improved emissions control technologies in cars over the years while the motorcycle industry hasn’t.

-Make a chart comparing the production of CO2 of each per year

-How much less CO2 will be produced per year by one person choosing to ride a bicycle instead of a car?

-Multiply this by 10,000 people choosing to ride a bike for one year instead of a car…how much less CO2 will be produced?

Is there a country or city that has done this?  How much CO2 has it decreased? (if there is, you can use this as an example)

How do cars contribute to global warming? How do motorbikes contribute to global warming?

FINALLY, everyone that was wondering what a “fixie’ bicycle was, this is a picture of my fixie bicycle, TAADAA~ 

SJ’s Physics: Blog Post One

1.What are you planning on doing and why is it so important to you? Research question and key questions.

For this project, what I am planning to do is researching about cycling. The reason why I chose cycling was because I know that the trend has changed, but, I just got attracted to this bike type called “Fixie”. Also, recently, there were some arguments that people talked about traffic light. This is just my justification, this has nothing to do with my topic “To what extent can cycling be a solution to Global Warming”? I just thought that instead of cars and motorbikes, wouldn’t it better to ride bicycles so that people don’t fight about the traffic.

2. What are you going to make (the product)?

I did have some ideas of what kind of product to make. I had an idea to make an animation and a documentary, and this is actually my first time to try a animation or a documentary. It might be a challenging project for me, so, It would take some time.

3. Your timeline for completion – what you are doing when, what do you need to learn and when are you going to learn it.

My plans for this project is first I need to answer the questions that I have thought of, next I need to figure out what kind of product I will make, after that I need to start creating my script and start recording so that I am on track with others and not fall behind~~

 

Reflection for Human Rights Showcase

In this project on Human Rights, we focused on learning about human trafficking. This was important  to learn because it was a really big help to the part of the project. One thing I improved while working on this project is my ability to practice speaking to the audience members. I had some trouble speaking until the showcase, but I think because of the help of practicing, I did a good job on speaking to my audiences.

How did my collaboration with classmates help me focus my ideas or provide new insights?

The collaboration with my classmates helped me focus my ideas by supporting when I was talking to the audiences. It helped me a lot because every time I paused for a long time, my teammates added on. So, we were helping each other all the time when we were stuck and forgot something to say and I think that was really helpful for each other.

What did you learn from visiting other exhibits?

While I was going around to look for other students work, It showed me that they had worked really hard to tell or share the information about their right and also the organization that they were helping with. In the showcase, there was really unexpected work which was really surprising to me.

How can you continue your involvement with this group or social issue?

We could do three things to continue our involvement. First, we could post the poster that my teammate made and post it to markets, stores, restaurants, and etc… Secondly, we could also keep clicking the donate button on the website that they told us. Lastly, we could go to websites, for example, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and etc…

This is a LINK to our Presentation

Our work

Service Learning Reflections

While we were researching about human trafficking, we found a foundation that would give us a lot of information about human trafficking, so the community which was me, I had to send him an email that we would like to help. My group mates were making a poster about awareness and a presentation to help spread the Blue Dragon children’s foundation we were helping.

What are the most difficult or satisfying parts of your work? Why?

I would have to say that the most difficult thing was that I had to wait until Mr.Chris the director of the Blue Dragon would have to send the email to me as a community person. It took a long time to wait for Mr.Chris to answer but they were really helpful.

Did anything surprise you? If so, what?

I was surprised on how many children were trafficked in the website that they gave us in the email

SS Library HW

Topic: Human Rights

Book Title:365 things you can do for yourself and your planet

Author:Julie Fisher-McGarry

Publication Date:

Fact 1: Dec 2: Do what you can do to help

We worry so much about terrorism in this country, yet AIDS is the most intimidating terrorist in the world. AIDS has currently orphaned 14 million children and could reach 40 million within the next few years.

Fact 2: Dec 9: Joining together to end violence

Today is Human Rights’ day. we tend to turn our heads and pretence all’s right with the world, but it isn’t. People in other countries, especially women, do not have the luxury of being in the land of the free.