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I am finally finished with my product and it is now a poster!!

Abstract: 

Saigon, one of the highest waste producer hasn't been making any major and long lasting changes for the past few years to their trash problems. Every year saigon releases 30,000 tonnes of plastic and almost all of them get buried and piled up in the landfills, to the point that Saigon has run out of lands. Sooner or later, the sidewalks where locals, and even tourists enjoy their stroll on a sunny day will soon be filled with trash loitered everywhere. The many reasons why there are trash lying around the sidewalks are due to: unhygienic trash can, missing trashcan, overfilled, and that it's only the trash collector job. A solution that can solve many of these problems can be made with a cheap and efficient trash can, called the Shredster. Since many of the loitered trash are around events in sidewalks such as food depots, park etc, the Shredster will be present all the time to receive and shred all kinds of waste you can possible think of. The "Shredster" designed with solar panels, motion sensors, laser sensor, cameras, data transmission, motors, A.Gadget to help reduce the amount of trash in Saigon's sidewalk.

Reflection: 

This poster was a good opportunity for me to express my solution through pictures and texts in the most creative way. This time I used both real pictures and icons since I'm not the best and digitally drawing shredders and other things. This week has been a wild ride, my ideas and research were jumping back and forth, creating my poster was really time consuming. So starting with my weaknesses, I was quite unorganised with how I would structure my ideas,at the beggining and then I panicked as I go one thinking  if I missed any information.... and yes I did. Overall, my biggest weakness was time management and the really raw and unroganized planning. On the other hand my strength was the presentation of the product, I liked how it turned out. Even though it might seem a bit messy with the information all over the place, but the visuals help cancel it out. I was able to give thorough information and details of the physics behind the features the 'Shredster' offers. After 2 weeks or more, I finally found a solution to my driving question: In what ways can we reduce the amount of everyday trash in Saigon's sidewalk?

Here is my final product:

https://create.piktochart.com/output/30392875-q

 

UPDATE: TUESDAY MAY 15TH

Instead of making the product that I was going to go with, since it isn't digital, I will work with a website but still draw my own design (trash can on paper, small features electronically) and put it in the website!

I am back with updates. So after the first blogpost, I’ve been on a roller coaster ride with my ideas and research question and what I really wanted to do as a product and I’ve finally come to a resolute idea. However, I may need one more day to go through everything and see if I need additional information

What have you learned towards your research question so far?

I have learned that it requires photovoltaic cell technology to convert to usable electricity. Thus, the electricity will be used to run the shredder. I also looked up up different materials for the shredder and the trash can so that it would match my ideal plan. Since there will be a lot going on inside the trash, I decided to go with a material that is still carry-able but sturdy enough to deal with the trash shredder. I also learned about motion sensor and decided to install the microwave and PIR sensor to detect the human's heat and the change in light in the trash can's field of view.

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What has been challenging for you? How have you managed to work around your problems?

Since the shredders had relations with the term torque and went and research about it but I was slightly confused about how much force I should put into the shredder since there might be different sizes for every waste people put in. I also had a hard time trying to design the trash can in terms of the ideal angle so that my audience can see the complete picture. I faced trouble doing this because I have to stick one angle for the whole representation and so I looked up many diagrams to help me. There was one big conflict I had with myself where I was about to create two designs since I was able to find so many flaws with the trash can alone. I almost created a vacuum trash cleaner if the trash can weren't there or if the people don't bother throwing it in the trash. But then I was able to solve it by adding another feature on the trash can that it will sense if there are trashes surrounding them and send warnings to the trash cleaner.

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The labelling might be a bit similar like this with all the parts open apart and the model and angle will be a rectangular prism like the one on the left but with more features (at the top lid area). 

How is your timeline going? What have you managed to achieve and how is your timeline evolving to meet the deadlines.

My timeline is quite a mess now because my research isn't complete and I'm already diving to the design as in how I will design the trash can and labelling them. I could say I am falling behind since the information is the most important for this project. However, I've managed to acquire enough information to already plan a design, I've searched up models, and the diagram of how solar panel works, different types of shredder, the motors. All I just need now is a fine detailed information of each of them, other than that I'm doing fine.

 

Walking through the pavements in the city of Ho Chi Minh, there lies a small tree probably 1 meter taller than me. It was a pretty ordinary tree and it's even more ordinary to see trash lying below it, and another pile after another as I keep walking. From styrofoam food container to big shopping plastic bags. Where are the trash cans? They're nowhere to be seen, they're all filled up, they smell really bad even from afar. What should we do about this mess?

In physics, our new unit focuses on mechanics and engineering and we are creating solutions that may or may not involve new invention to help solve a world problem. It is essential to think about the status of our current world since it's at quite an edge, and as a student we should be able to be creative and come up with solutions from the things we've been learning. For this project I will be focusing on trash lying in the sidewalks in Saigon:

To what extent would adding trash shredder that acts on solar power around Saigon reduce the amount of trash in sidewalks?

I chose to work with this topic because Saigon is extremely important in my life since I've lived my whole teenage hood here and it upsets me to see trash increase in sidewalks. Sometimes I assume that the reasons why trash piles up are due to lack of trash cans present, or that it is unhygienic and overfilled. I do know that increasing  trash cans may cause unhygienic problems but because I get to be creative with this project I came up with new ideas. First, the ideal trash can will be run by solar power, so that when it starts to overfill it can alarm trash collectors to collect and activate the shredder. Yes, a shredder, I'm not entirely sure how yet but I would like to implement a shredder at the bottom of the trash can so that it can cut and shred the wastes into smaller pieces in order to create more space for more trash. Additionally, informations about trash can be transferred to the officials to the powered solar panels, there will also be warning and alerts if there is something wrong inside the cans for safety.

I will search about... 

  1. How solar panels work; benefits and flaws
  2. How shredding in trash works; benefits and flaws
  3. Saigon's current condition regarding their environment (statistics about trash per year)
  4. Extended solar panel; other implementations in the cans
  5. Search different types of trash can models
  6. Approximate price of the invention overall

My product will be a poster made by piktochart/hand (I'm still deciding as I go on with my research) since I'm most comfortable in creating posters than videos. I chose the format of a poster because I can draw/design my invention in detail and can also label and put information around the drawing. Creating a poster can also be visually appealing and can be followed through easily, and it is enough for me to be creative with my designs. Although I am aware that this path might be slightly time consuming, but I feel like creating a poster is the best option for me to excel my understanding of this unit. Before constructing my poster, I will have a definite design and detailed information for my trash cans and the mechanics behind it. So doing things like looking up designs, Vietnam's condition, how solar panels and shredding machines work will help me come up with the ideal invention. 

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Dates Task Notes
May 2nd Complete my first blog post
  • Include plans for project
  • Discuss how it will be conveyed
  • Research topics
  • Driving questions
May 3rd - 6th Collect all information needed
  • Solar panels
  • Trash shredder
  • Statistics about saigon's environment
  • Approximate price
  • Models of trash cans
May 7th - 8th Start and finalize my trash design
  • I’ll see how this goes
May 9th Start outlining my poster and work on it too!
  • Appealing title
  • Creative design
May 10th - 14th Continue working on the poster
  • Colored labels and arrows
  • Clear and bold
  • Color scheme
May 15th   Finalize my poster and sleep  
May 16th PRESENTATION DAY GOOD LUCK 😀

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Abstract

To relive the first day of starting this unit, I chose the driving question: "How does climate change affect rice production in Indonesia."  Not only do I love love love rice in Indonesia, but it's also important to know that rice production plays a major part in Indonesia's national economy for many decades. Even though the economy relies on other crops, rice production has been the most influential regarding large amount of paddy field everywhere in Indonesia. This is very important to me because quite contrary, Indonesia's environment is pretty horrible. I remember that time my aunt sent me a photo of her house covered in haze (foggy yellow) and that my cousins ended up being sick. I'm pretty sure this was what triggered me because it made me think "What if the food also end up being sick?" After days of researching, I decide to focus on El Niño and La Niña because these two are the major climate season to greatly effect the agriculture, including rice. Even though both carries different weather conditions;El Niño is dry and La Niña is wet, their level of severity is similar! Many crops has been delayed and lost due to droughts and floods, which will affect rice in the future. Additionally, it was interesting to know that Indonesia had 2 types of farming: irrigated (steams and handwork), and rain fed. This information played a huge role in my El Nino and La Nina, because it is obvious that the farmer who works with rain-fed will face difficulties in their crops. The El Nino and La Nina effect may drive those into poverty or even death! In the future, it is predicted that there will be an increase in temeprature and that Indonesia will only face short rainfall after all the trends and destruction climate change has caused Indonesia. On the other hand, Indonesia has the largest amount of mangroves which can help fight climate change with its tangled roots, preventing damaging floods and sediment into land. 

Strength and Weaknesses

Organizing the infographic was DEFINITELY A BIG CHALLENGE. Even if it did take me a while to figure it out, I suffered a lot. Initially I had many plans for infographics in mind, and then I'd had to think about the colors, then the fonts, then the icons, so it was all a mess at first. How I over came this was just to go with the flow, I know it may seem disorganised for a sophomore to this at this age, but it really helped me through. Along with going with the flow, I did the same thing for my research. Even though I pinned so many websites, I also ended up researching while I'm doing my infographics. I think this shows how disoragnized I am (haha) but it also made me realize that THIS is how I work with infographics (unless the task is super easy). Another big challenge was actually the design and finishing it up. To be honest my weakness is that I don't do a lot of infographics or know about it so I'd have the tendency to just throw in the information, nicely, in side it. Since I'm not an artsy person, I notice that the visuals may be abit difficult to consume but I did try my best and all and I'm actually proud of my final product. My strength on the other hand was being able to answer my question through cute little icons and some texts. I was also able to include enough information, maybe a bit too much. 

Final product

I'm done. I had great fun, it was tiring but I'm finally done.

https://create.piktochart.com/output/17604450-physics

In these past few days I've been reading some interesting yet unexpected pieces of information regarding my research question: To what extent is climate change a danger to rice production in Indonesia? In this blog post, I will be updating on what I've learn and how I'm keeping up with my schedule.

What have you learned towards your research questions so far? 

  1. El Nino and La Nina: I learned that the production of rice plays a major role in Indonesia's economy since it is the third largest rice producer in the world. I was quite surprised with this information! Considering that Indonesia is extremely populated, Indonesians rate of consuming rice is definitely faster than the production. After researching about climate changes in Indonesia, I've realised that the main concerns for Indonesian farmers regarding and their crops, are the impacts of El Nino and La Nina. Even though they are both two different climate system; El Nino brings dry season and droughts while La Ninas bring uncontrollably heavy rain, they have the same effect on the harvest of rice in Indonesia. In fact, a year ago while the population was still growing, rice harvesting was delayed due to the El Nino since many farmers tend to rely on rain for watering their crops. On the other hand, some were able to avoid this effect by planting the rice way earlier, so that as its reached is third harvest and the El Nino came, they do not require a lot of water. 
  2. Deforestation: Not only does El Nino and La Nina affects agriculture in Indonesia, but deforestation and forest fires are even more common! I hate to admit but Indonesia is known to have burned and logged down many rainforest for a long time. This was due to the mass production of palm oil which eventually caused haze to spread around in Indonesia and even to Malaysia and Singapore. To link back to rice production, this type of weather and occurrence would be much harder for farmers to avoid since more trees are being cut down years after years. Additionally, air pollution can easily harm crops exposed out in the sun. 
  3. Solution in Indonesia- Mangroves: With Indonesia housing 22.6% of Mangroves on earth, they can take advantage and store all the carbon emission they've been burning these past decades. Mangroves are known as "Blue Carbon" which can store tons of carbon emission and fight climate change. Before I didn't know what Mangroves were so I was surprised Indonesia had this advantage and may use it for future problems.

What has been challenging for you? How have you managed to work around your problems?

The most challenging thing for me was finding recent and specific evidences of the dangers of climate change in Indonesia towards rice production. Even if I did find a good evidence with detailed data, it would probably be 5 years or even 6 years ago. I would concern myself if I could use this in my project since I'd also like to focus on the future generation regarding Indonesia's rice production. Thus, the way I was able to handle this was through researching rice production and climate change separately, and then once I've collected enough, I'd connect the two pieces of information together and have a resolute argument. As for the old-dated evidence, I decided to create the type of data that will convey a yearly trend in Indonesia either about rice production or climate change.  At some point, I also struggled in planning out my infographic since I tend to pay so much attention to the arrangements, data tables/graphs, and icons. However, to avoid panic and confusion in my infographic I decided to start on the ones I know more on (rice production and consumption) and delayed the rest for my planning.

How is your timeline going? What have you managed to achieve and how is your timeline evolving to meet the deadlines.

I feel like I somewhat was able to stay on track with my timeline. However, I didn't completely follow it because I am currently starting on my infographic and also still doing my research. Yesterday, I felt like I was going to fall behind on my timeline if I didn't start on my infographic; since I do not have enough information yet, so I planned out a draft of my infographic on my paper:

Other than my infographic, I was able to find a good amount of websites to help me with my research question that are from reliable sources. Although I still need a few more information to prepare for my infographic, I plan to finish everything tonight so that during the weekends, I will focus on creating my infographic. Additionally, I've finished exploring different types of infographics, for example: How to tutorial, Advices, information on country and I was able to get a good image of how my infographic may look like.

 

6th December Start outlining my infographic and plan out a template and arrangements on paper (draft)
  • Color schemes
  • Fonts and sizes (titles)
  • Pictures and icons
7-9th December Work on my infographic
10th December Final touches and revise infographic
  • Ask for peer reviews
11th December Final Blog Post
  • My final presentation
  • What I’ve learned
12th December PRESENTATION DAY!!!

+ Reflective blog post

Rice may not seem like a huge deal in what we eat but it actually is. Rice comprises two thirds of humanity's consumption and has been fed to the growing population for many decades. However, because we do not notice how much we eat rice, we abuse its cultivation and harvesting through the inevitable climate change that humanity caused.

In physics, our new unit focuses on climate change and our project targets the climate change topic and what us students can do about its sustainability.  In the long run, it is essential to learn about this as it is issued to be the biggest problem our planet is facing. In the world there are many key factors that causes climate change and vice versa such as emitting carbon dioxide, environment degradation, droughts etc. However, for the project I will be focusing on  rice production in Indonesia. My driving question is:

To what extent is climate change a danger to rice production in Indonesia?

I chose Indonesia not only because it's my home land but because it's facing the crisis of constant air pollution from deforestation, factories and transportation concerns. Additionally, Indonesia's food are mostly composed of rice and can be made in many forms such as: fried rice, lontong, tumpeng in which I all love. I would definitely hate to see these delicious cuisine disappear in the future just because of climate concerns. Personally, I am also concerned about the air in my country and how it may affect other things other than rice such as people's health condition, livestocks etc. Thus, I plan to research in depth about how climate change in Indonesia are affecting the rice production.

 - The Jakarta Post

My Plan:

Seen in my schedule at the bottom, I plan to do all my research first before starting on the project. My research consists of

  1. The importance of rice in Indonesia and how much of it are being produced each year.
  2. Problems Indonesia are currently facing and problems Indonesia always face.
  3. Reasons why Indonesia are facing climate crisis.
  4. Effects of climate change in agriculture, mainly rice
  5. Future of Indonesia regarding rice production and climate change
  6. Processing actions people are doing to prevent the issue of food production failure and extreme climate change in the future of Indonesia.

 

The reason why I want to search in a generic manner before narrowing it down is because I want to be able to plant the basic idea of what climate concerns are there that negatively effect crops and livestock inside my head. Later on when I talk about Indonesia, I can use the basic idea and take it to an advantage for further analysis. I also believe that it's important to include a general prediction of what the future holds since Indonesia is always facing the same problem, and who knows it might get worse to the point where farmers are unable to harvest anymore.

My real project will be an infographic pamphlet that I will create in canvas separately. So when I finish the infographics I will print them out and put it in the form of a 3-sided pamphlet. I chose the format of infographic because I think it will definitely appeal to the viewers in terms of colourful icons and fun arrangements, also including information. I also believe that an infographic lets me be creative in conveying my informations while also having fun. Although I am aware that this path might be rough regarding time duration, but once I created an infographic in geography and was really proud of my final work. That's why before I start to construct my infographics, I will search up different types of infographic to get the general idea of how I'm going to do it. I'm doing this so that I can make an outline easier and sufficiently and won't get myself lost halfway making it. Also I decided to make an outline of my infographic on a paper because I work better with hands, and it's easier for me to erase mistakes and unnecessary inputs.

Due date Tasks Notes
30 Nov - 1 Dec Complete my first blogpost
  • Include plans for project
  • Discuss how it will be conveyed
  • Research topics
  • Driving questions
2nd - 3rd December Start collecting sources that can help answer my driving questions
  • Importance of rice in Indonesia
  • Typical rice production 
  • Climate Change crisis Indonesia is facing
  • How does that impact the future of rice production in Indonesia
4th December Look up some sample infographics to get a general idea Possible formats

  • 1 half of poster is climate change affecting food
  • Other half is food affecting climate change (or maybe just addition)
5th December Complete my second blog post
  • Updates on my research and project
6th December Start outlining my infographic and plan out a template and arrangements on paper (draft)
  • Color schemes
  • Fonts and sizes (titles)
  • Pictures and icons
7-9th December Work on my infographic
  • List out what I have researched
10th December Final touches and revise infographic
  • Ask for peer reviews
11th December  Final Blog Post
  • My final presentation
  • What I’ve learned
12th December  PRESENTATION DAY!!!     + Reflective blog post

As much as I am concerned about this, I am looking forward to research a lot on this topic and eventually come up with several solutions or everyone can do to prevent similar issues of climate change in Indonesia everywhere else. It would be a lie to say that I'm not doing this for the sake of how much I love Indonesian food!

Reflection

For our human rights project in social studies, my group and I communicate with HeartBeat Vietnam and help them. Our task was to create tools for Heartbeat Vietnam (Rad Kivette, the director of heart beat Vietnam) to use in their 45 Outreach Clinics every year to connect with the rural familes with malnutrition and poor sanitization. What we did so far was make a poster on how to sanitise our body and to feed good food so that people can lower their health risk, and did a few research about Congenital Heart Disease, since it's the main situation in HB Vietnam.

What did you do that made you feel that you made a difference? Why?

We made a poster specialize for the rural mothers in Vietnam (translated) on how to wash our hands properly along with how to feed well to ourselves. We also told Rad Kivette (Director of HB Vietnam) that we would help him and ask hime what he needed help with. I think this made a big difference because now the rural mothers without proper sanitation and food are able to know how to take care of themselves better. 

Did anything happen that made you feel uncomfortable? If so what, and why do you think it made you feel this way?

We had a lot of confusion on what our task was because when we send Mr Kivette the email, we didn't really understand what he was stating, so then we emailed him again and he clarified it. There were also some parts where we had fault with our posters since we each have different ideas and different ways. Everyone's idea was good so it was pretty hard to decide which one to do, that's what made me feel this way.

Has the experience affected your worldview? How?

Yes, I learned that not only CHD happen in the US or Vietnam, it's everywehre around the world. Families with disablity to proper healthcare result an unhelathy offspring. In addition while researching websites, I noticed that there are a huge amount of families with poor sanitation.

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Final Presentation

In this project on Human Rights, we focused on improving/learning about bodily care and world healthcare. This is an important skill because rural and poor families with poor sanitation and malnutrition are becoming unhealthy, that also can be inherited to their offspring. One thing I improved while working on this project is my ability on how to present in front of people and go with the flow. This blog post provides a reflection on my work, as well as a sample of what I accomplished.

What did you learn from visiting other exhibits?

I learned the different ways how other exhibits provide help to their Organization they're working for. I also learned that there are far worse issues out there than our issue, and NGOs such as HB Vietnam, Harvest baking etc are devoting their time to help them.

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

I heard that in High School there is group who also works with Vina Capital Foundation or HB Vietnam, and I might consider joining the group. However, if not then I will try my best to donate and help these young children with CHD live.

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

Since we were pretty much focused, ideas kept coming in. For example, instead of picking out something from the internet, we make it ourselves. Like the hand washing and Healthy Eating plate to form our final poster. :

Conclusion

Our final presentation was a success, even though there were so little mistakes in our speaking, we were able to overcome by working as a team. We also get to meet the representative of VCF, Ms. Linh Nguyen. (She was really friendly and nice). It was a great experience for my group and I, we learned a lot of new things like speaking up and how to hook people into our presentation. We also had fun when visiting other exhibitions. I guess a thing if I could change about our presentation, would be creating some kind of activity and reward them with to make our presentation more fun.

Real kids, Real stories, Real Change - Garth Sundem - 2010 November, Page 49-50

Malika Sanders a girl, grew up with racism living in Selma Alabama. In her school she noticed that white students were treated better than the black kids. Malika took action by starting a group called SMART t- Students movement against racial tracking. She taught students and parents about racial tracking and she led demonstration demanding quality education for all. 

For this unit in language arts, we learned about how to do business with other and the basic contents we need to know before achieving it. For starters, we were told to create a Resume. Resume is something close to a job application that creates a first impression for the boss to capture about you. In this assignment, we had to choose a job and create a resume for a good first impression. So I chose music educator because I like music and I'm pretty decent at it, like I know how to play some instruments. I included the schools I go to, the instruments I play, additional skills and an introduction.

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What are your best professional qualities?

  • Format I chose
  • Color Scheme - Orange melt + aqua blue,
  • Order - The way I arrange which comes first and which comes last
  • Introduction - How I'm passionate to become a music educator
  • The idea to construct a bar graph about my music experiences

What are you least professional qualities

  • Grammar - there were a few grammatical errors that I wasn't aware of
  • I could've gone slightly more creative with more my format. Maybe add a music logo or something that can let the boss have a glimpse of it.

In social studies, we learned about European Imperialism in Africa. We were given a packet and told to study through it for a better understanding what is the driving force behind the European Imperialism in Africa. Our focused question was : What is the driving force behind the European Imperialism in Africa? We have to write a dbq essay using the docs.

Bright Spot:

A strength I showed was my ability on using various of vocabularies instead of using the same one over and over again. I also went more in depth with all my analysis to clarify the main points I preserve.

To Work On:

I could extend the intro a bit more to show the main importance of the events I mentioned. Maybe also fix my conclusion a bit, because it feels like I'm literally copying things of off my body paragraphs, which feels "Old" "Used". I would also

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European Imperialism in Africa looks upon economics. Imperialism is the domination of the economic, political, and cultural life over other nations and countries. It began during the 1800’s, when European countries altered interest to control partitions of Africa. Between 1500 and 1800, Europeans were interested in mostly selling and buying slaves from local chiefs. Slave ships would arrive to trade valuable goods for west african slaves and set off to America. Slavery ended around 1833 and the Europeans shifted their interest towards imperialism, soon later European Imperialism took place in Africa. The emphasis on the main cause of European Imperialism in Africa can result several reasons. However the main driving force behind imperialism in Africa is the power of economics. Although a strong case can be made that technology would possess more benefit than economics. This is less significant because the general key to achieve better technology would firstly be to acquire financial resources.

The power of economics had a great impact on the European Imperialism in Africa, for it gave out a superior motive on obtaining advanced authority and making mass production, advanced technology and trades a success. The main driving force behind the European Imperialism in Africa  is economics, because having many worthy resources can lead to great technology advancements that will help overpower other countries which also leads to nationalism. According to Document D, its showed a table of the exported resources from Africa to European colonies such as gold, rubber, ivory, gum and other values. This evidence shows that many regions of Africa retain a numerous amount of valuable resources that ended up being taken by the Europeans. The colonies wanted to maintain the conquering against other nations and become the most competent colony.  If a country holds more resources than others, the country consisting many resources will have more strength to authorize the weaker country by using money and technology they invented. Concluding, clearly the driving force behind the colonization of European Imperialism in Africa was due to their economical desire of power.

However, some historians suggested that innovative technology can develop the dominance in European Imperialism just by possessing mass production and superior invention. According to Doc C it shows what technological development helped the European take over Africa, such as the repeating rifle, bessemer process, and the steam engine. Given the evidence, some conclude that the more advanced technology they have, countries from Europe will be able to colonize more partitions of Africa by using them. For example, since Africa is suffering from a disease called ‘Malaria’, Europe on the other hand found a cure that will help them take over Africa easily. Other than medical resources that the Europeans obtain, they also invented other technology such as: Steam engine, maxim gun, repeating rifle, etc. With these kinds of invention, it is definite that the Europeans will endeavour more strength. Although this argument seems convincing at first, in reality a country without substantial finances will be unable to gain beneficial resources to conquer other countries; but will only use what they have, which may weaken their rank. To be true, European colonies would want to strive as many land as possible, and money was the major aim. Money is power, money impacts the country’s status, presenting their level of strength and authority. However, without money modern technology along with colonization will encounter difficulty to achieve. According to Document E, it has a graph of exports to Africa from South Sahara and also the imports, it showed a drastic change of exports between the 1894 to the 1900 . This shows at the beginning of Imperialism, Europe does not have enough money to replenish the country with great capability, and since parts of Africa was colonized, resources gradually was gained and made advanced technology happen. As time passes by, the number of exports going back to Africa drastically grew due to the goods the South Sahara produced, sending and selling them back to Africa. Free trade will occur, and the goods that were sent will flow among colonies to other colonies. As much as obtaining new technology, the country selling the goods will additionally earn tons of money, forming a prosperous country. After looking closely at both sides of the issue, one can see that economics has the ascendency of beating innovative technology, because if a country lack of financial resources they wouldn’t have possession of great power.

Summarizing, it’s clear that the sovereignty of economics is the driving force behind the Europeans appraise of Imperialism in Africa. Africa was the main imperialist country due to their low ranking in strength and the valuable resources the country consist. When valuable resources are gained through the European colonies, they are able to produce many technology and create a successful industry for their colony. This may lead to several warfare on nationalism, because colonies want to conquer and take as much land as they can for more power, and money was their neediest key to achieve their goal. Money may not bring happiness, but it sure does ensure safety and power.