# WWW Trip Reflection

3 things you did well on the trip

• Cleaned my clothes
• I showered every day
• I cleaned after myself as well as others

3 things you could improve on for future trips

• I wish I could have brought food because I didn’t bring any.
• Bring a bigger luggage because there wasn’t enough space for my clothes and I had to stuff everything together.
• I should’ve brought a pair of running shoes because I got my favorite pair of shoes dirty.

3 things that you enjoyed about the trip

• I enjoyed sleeping with my friends because it was fun.
• I enjoyed dodgeball tournament that we played because it was fun.
• I also enjoyed eating the food because they were tasty.

3 things you didn’t enjoy

• I didn’t enjoy the freezing weather in the morning because it was so cold when I showered.
• I didn’t enjoy the bathroom because it was so dirty with so many people showering.
• I also didn’t enjoy the activities I did on Thursday because it was so boring.

# Eco dome Day 3 (Build 2)

November 24

When I looked at the container, I was confused about what was missing. But when Ben and I looked around, we realised that there wasn’t enough food. Another reason why it could’ve died is that there wasn’t enough water. If we put water, the cricket would suffocate. If we put too less, the cricket would lack water.

One mistake that I made was how I placed my 2nd leaf. First, I placed the leave and then put dirt on it. I forgot that there was another leaf until I realised that there was a small piece of leaf popping out of the dirt.

Problem: Lack of food and water.

Solution: Put more plants. Put 15 grams of water instead of 10.

Outside view of the 2nd rebuild

Script:

Script of the video

Observations

 Component Amount incl Units Reasoning Leaves 3 leaves Source of food for the cricket. Water 15 grams Water is the source of drink for the cricket and for the plants. Brown dirt 1cm For extra nutrients Plants 2 plants For food and for oxygen. Nutrients (dead grass) 5 grams For fertilization Black dirt 2 cm To store water

# Eco Dome (Day 2) (Rebuild 1)

November 13th

I looked around my container and found out that my cricket died. This was my first death in the cricket and I found some reasons why it died.

When I opened the container, it seemed like everything was in order. The Plants were on alive, the leaves were being eaten by the cricket and everything was good. But there was one reason why my cricket died. There were moulds everywhere and there was too much water.

Problem: Molds and too much water. (Too much water because we put a lot of water and the cricket might’ve suffocated)

Solution: Put less water next time (10 grams instead of 20) and put more leaves instead of carrots because molds don’t grow on leaves.

Inside look of the 1st rebuild

Outside view of the container

Script:

So my cricket managed to survive for about a week. I think the main reason why the cricket died is that there was mould on the carrots. One reason why there were molds in the carrots is that the container was humid and mold can grow in humid places. One way I will solve this is by removing carrots and adding more leaves. I think there was enough water for the cricket to drink, so that should be good to go. Since I learned that crickets eat leaves too, I don’t think they need carrots, just incase they eat the molds.

Observations

 Component Amount incl Units Reasoning Leaves 3 leaves Source of food for the cricket. Water 20 grams Water is the source of drink for the cricket and for the plants. Brown dirt 1cm For extra nutrients Plants 2 plants For food and for oxygen. Nutrients (dead grass) 5 grams For fertilization Black dirt 2 cm To store water

# Eco Dome Day 1 (Original)

Eco-Dome: 1st Blog Post

November 8th

My class and I are trying to create a container that provides oxygen, food, and a place for crickets to live over the winter break.

Key Components for survival:

• Oxygen
• Food
• Water

Components:

• Amount of soil
• Type of soil
• Number of plants
• Type of plants
• Number of crickets
• Other types of animals
• Amount of water
• Food amount
• Etc.

View of the top of the eco dome container

• Planning the build

Observations

 Component Amount incl Units Reasoning Daily Observations Food(carrot, pear, pepper, broccoli) 16.1 grams Source of food for the cricket. Little bites of carrots were eaten by the cricket. Water 20 grams Water is the source of drink for the cricket and for the plants. The water covered the whole container. Brown dirt 1cm For extra nutrients Covered the roots of the plants. Plants 2 plants For food and for oxygen. Some of the plants were eaten by the crickets. Nutrients (dead grass) 5 grams For fertilization It was mixed with brown dirt. Black dirt 2 cm To store water It was also mixed with brown dirt.

# Language Art Reflection

• The hardest part about journalism? Why?

The hardest part about journalism is when I had to somehow make my article fit with the rubric. For example, I had to have quotes and interviews, but somehow I didn’t know so it was a last second change for me.

• What was your greatest achievement? Why?

My greatest achievement was when I somehow put detail and quotes in my article. It was pretty hard and we had a lot of homework at that time.

• What will you work on and improve?
I want to improve in proof reading my article before I show my teacher. This happened when I showed Mr Benck my article and there were mistakes.

# Art Blog Post (Individual)

• What did you personally achieve today?

Since our class was pretty short, I think I did an alright job. Today, Ben and I thought of the idea to making houses and glue them in the school. My job today was to colour all the houses and draw them.

• How did the rest of the group do?

My teammate was pretty useful. He was cutting the houses out of cardboard and he was glueing them after I finished colouring because I was still colouring more.

• What challenges did you face today?

Today, the most challenging part of the task was rushing and trying to get everything complete. We had a short class, so I was colouring really fast to finish.

• What are your last steps plans to complete this task? (2 classes)

The final last steps to complete my task is to finish glueing and colouring the designs. By then, everything will be completed.

# Art Blog Post Qustions (individual)

What did you do today? How?

Today, I think I did a pretty good job, because I painted all the walls inside and outside my 3D model.

How do you think your group members went?

I think my group member did great, but not the best. Although he did help at the end of class, he could have helped me in the beginning and finished the whole thing in class.

What do you think of your progress so far? Why?

Well, we are almost finished with the project, so that could be good news. I have been working hard to finish the whole thing, while Ben was attempting to make trees. But to say the least, it was a decent effort.

What is your group plan for the next 5 classes?

My group’s plan for the next 5 classes is to finish the whole thing and revise anything that is need to be added in our 3D model.

# Math Project

Summarise the “Don’t Panic” video is a couple of sentences

The “Don’t Panic” video was about people in Africa living in poverty. There was a Sweedish guy presenting the whole thing and he was talking about families that couldn’t afford a lot of things in Africa. And he was also talking about people not getting what they want and so on.

What were some interesting new things you took away from the video?

Some interesting things I took away were the fact that families in Africa have to work every day to bring their family up.

How this video help you make better decisions later in life?

Don’t take life as granted, make sure I don’t waste money or food because there would be other people needing it, and learn to appreciate things in life.

What questions do you still have after watching the video?

I wonder what is the main reason why poverty is happening in Africa?

Make sure you turn on the volume. 🙂