Physics Engineering Blog post 3

So this is the final blog post…wow… time flies as they say. Since it is the last blog post, I will be talking about the final parts of my presentation and how my organisation is going. 

Overall doing fine and I am in the process of designing still as I have been trying to find time and with the weekend coming, I think I am all set for Tuesday😉

As for my knowledge, I think this was an interesting topic and I have great hopes for my invention. Even though the idea of having sewage help generate electricity hasn’t come into play yet, I believe with our advancing tech and faith in the new generation it may be possible. 

Not only have I learnt new ideas, I also learnt about organisation is key going forward. I was pretty organised overall and with help from my dad to keep me on the right track of things my project was executed successfully. I apologise for not updating a calendar for my second blog post which doesn’t help my readers but I did keep one in my brain (but that still doesn’t help the readers either)

So you know, I hope you enjoyed reading and I will see you guys soon!!

     “Rise up to the challenge”

☝That’s a quote to take back

 

 

Physics Engineering blog 2

 Hey guys! Back again with another blog post and today…I tell you well, how things are going regarding my research and my final product so far. I do hope you enjoy reading this blog ;D

So I began researching on Friday May 5th on why both Sub-Saharan countries and Burundi and what was their deal with the low electricity usage rate. What did I find you might ask? Well The Sub saharan countries have a couple of things in common: one majority f the areas who have no access to are rural and most of the grids especially Burundi are proved unreliable. So how do I intend to solve this problem? Lets go through the steps very quickly I plan on utilising

I first analysed researched on what was the electrical problem with sub saharan countries in general. Secondly, I looked at how this is affecting Burundi and what other problems it faces. I found out that it has a low power reliability and people access to power and this is a big problem. Finally I plan on finding out what is Burundi’s potential to have better technology for better electricity. For this I will be looking at unconventional ways of designing a generator.

So far my research has gone well on the first two parts and I am happy to have researched this topic!! I have planned on starting doing the final part (start Thursday end for the next few days up until the third blog post due date. By then my final product should be done and is ready for my final product next Friday.

Hope you enjoyed reading hope you guys are having fun and see you on my final blog post!!

 

Physics Engineering Blog 1

So we were tasked by tasked yet again with another Physics blog project…sigh…. This time the project was engineering whereby we are to utilise the topics from the mechanics topic we have studied and apply it into new and innovative ways to solve problems. Before coming with our final result, we were to present a driving question. What was my driving question you might ask? Well it is:

To what extent can renewable technology do to solve the electricity problem in poor countries like Burundi?

Image results for burundi electricity problemIt git me thinking, if we were going into an age of renewable energy, we have to find better ways of dealing with it and not only for countries that were having high ecological footprints or finite resources like coal or oil. Wind and solar are popular methods but they require lots of land and are expensive to build.(Also from the graph Burundi is shown to have the lowest electricity rate in all the East African countries. This is another reason why i choose to do this question)

So it got me thinking…Why not try and utilise our advancing technology into something more efficiently especially in poor countries where resources can be hard to extract or the people are less educated to know how to build technology. So that is when the next generation of idea makers and innovators come in…Us! 

Finally my final result for the project? I was thinking of doing an easy read booklet and guide on my possible invention that can help Burundi with their electricity problem. 😁

 

Image results for innovators and ideas

Without further a do i hope you enjoyed reading and look forward to the rest of my blogs and my final result ;D

 

Finally here are the dates for my blog post and final product. Sorry I didn’t include this earlier XD.

Third Blog Post

Hello again everyone, I’m sorry to say the but this is my final blog post or the project. I hope you have been picking up the knowledge through my intensive research on answering my question. With that being said, lets answer the final two questions!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RXRklCgdTx-IqLn3uoZf7qX8wEHi9nRLLLTfrL8AHP8/edit#slide=id.p3  

(👆🏻 Google slide to my final product)

Let me show you the questions before we begin:

3. How is the Lego Company impacting climate change?

 

4. What is Legos solution towards solving this problem?

 

So lets finally finish answering the questions! So about question three, “how is the Lego Company impacting climate change?”. So there are two things two this problem: ABS plastic and production methods.

Okay, remember how I told you that they are made from petroleum? What if I told you that most of their carbon footprint comes from the extraction and the refinery of oil? Not only that, all this, producing 60 million bricks per annum.

Second reason is from the packaging which uses a lot of paper(instructions manual and boxing uses lots of paper). The third reason is actually because since they have a sponsor from shell gives them very little initiative to prevent their extraction of oil in the Arctic😱.

Coincidence?! Nope.Contract confirmed

 

Anyways with the third question out of the way, Lets answer the final question!

 

So with all the problems and dangers stated, lets grind into the solutions!(To make this quick and easy for viewers, I put all of Legos main solutions in bullet points for you)

-Lego is spending $150 million on finding a way of using a renewable material for their materials so The Lego Group has hired 100 scientists to create and figure out an alternative and sustainable material.

 

-Another solution is Lego is recycling their waste so they save money and keep the environment clean.

 

 

-Lego has teamed up with WWF to start using renewable energy in their factories. Example is a using wind energy in one of their factories in Denmark and Solar energy in China. Their aim is to be 100% energy use(which they did). The reason was to raise awareness for future generations that renewable energy is important.

 

 

And that ladies and gentlemen concludes my research and my question. Lets look   at the timetable I set overall

 

 

What I need to do By this date Comments
Research

Done

Nov 29
  • What causes global warming?
  • How will climate change impact climate in certain regions (i.e. flooding, drought, hurricanes, etc.)?
Blog

Done

Nov 30
  • Write up first blog post:
    • What is my research question?
    • What information have I found thus far (write summary of notes and link notes)
    • What is my product going to be?
    • What is my time line?
Research

Done

Nov 30
  • How my specific topic will decrease global warming or what will be a consequence to global warming pertaining to my thesis?
More Research and Analysis

Done

  • Analyze the information you have:
    • What have I learned?
    • How does it answer your research question?
    • Do I need more information?  Data?  Graphs?  Etc. to support my learning.
Analysis

Done

Dec 1
  • 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
Analysis

Done

Dec 2
  • 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)
Work on Project

Done

Dec 3
  • 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)
Blog

Done

Dec 4
  • Write up second blog post:
    • How well are you doing?
      • What have I learned so far (write summary of learning and how it connects to my project question.  Link notes for evidence)
      • Are you on track?
      • Are you finding the information to answer question?
    • How well will this information answer my research question?

 

There  were a some dates that I missed out because Mr Bunting actually postponed the due date for the second blog post December 6th at 8pm(which is completed). The third blog post was due today at 8 pm as well.

 

About meeting my goals: Not bad job actually considering I was ill(still am) and studying for my test tomorrow. Thanks for reading guys and I hope you learned something new and had fun reading.

 


 

Second Blog post

Hey guys, Matthew here again with my second blog post for the Physics project. So you guys probably remember my question(or not) and it is about how Lego is impacting global warming and what is the solutions to this. So in order to do that, I will be tackling tackling this question by question. The questions are(maybe while you are at it, why don’t you click this link https://youtu.be/VBlFHuCzPgYfor some soothing, calming elevator music😄 Enjoy!II also don’t own the rights to the song so yeah😁)

1.What is global warming and its impacts.(quick recap just in case you don’t know or forgot)

2.What is the material Lego’s is made from.

3.How is the LEGO company impacting climate change?

4.What is Legos solution towards solving this problem?

 

Before I continue, to avoid making this blog super long, I will only be answering the first two questions. The last two questions will be answered in the third and final blog post. On that note, lets begin answering the questions!

 

 

So to answer question 1, just the click this link—> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPxq1kV_bqE&t=19s

Pretty easy right question one, now for question 2. If someone were to ask you that question, you are probably going  “Plastic?”. Sorry but that is part of the answer folks. To make this less complex, it is actually made from ABS, a triple polymer made from petroleum. But if you are curious and wondering “How is Lego made exactly?”, you have come to the right place(for a summary):

 

(This is ABS in a silo, weighing 33 tonnes)

 

(The ABS is then melted and goes these tubes)

 

 

(This is where it is moulded into any brick known to man…)

 

 

 

(Finally, this is where it is cooled and it goes into boxes)

And there you have it folks that is the first two questions answered. Stay tuned for the third blog post!

 

Everything you need to know before it begins…

Hey guys and I’m Matthew writing my first blog post for the Physics project. Anyone reading this would more or less know what is going on. A physics project was initiated by Mr.Bunting and we will be answering questions we created based on climate change. So I will give you a guess on what this is…

So why Lego? Why a toy and how can it impact it? That is where you are wrong my friend. It’s the material we are talking about. This is what is the cause, the problem, natures possible death…  I may be dramatic but don’t get me wrong because “EARTH MAY DIE FROM GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE!” and this is not science fiction. It may not be entirely from Lego but it can be part of the caused. So it is time you know the real truth about the lego brick when you read my blog…

 

What I need to do By this date Comments
Research Nov 29
  • What causes global warming?
  • How will climate change impact climate in certain regions (i.e. flooding, drought, hurricanes, etc.)?
Blog Nov 30
  • Write up first blog post:
    • What is my research question?
    • What information have I found thus far (write summary of notes and link notes)
    • What is my product going to be?
    • What is my time line?
Research Nov 30
  • How my specific topic will decrease global warming or what will be a consequence to global warming pertaining to my thesis?
More Research and Analysis
  • Analyze the information you have:
    • What have I learned?
    • How does it answer your research question?
    • Do I need more information?  Data?  Graphs?  Etc. to support my learning.

 

Analysis Dec 1
  • 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
Analysis Dec 2
  • 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)
Work on Project Dec 3
  • 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)
Blog Dec 4
  • Write up second blog post:
    • How well are you doing?
      • What have I learned so far (write summary of learning and how it connects to my project question.  Link notes for evidence)
      • Are you on track?
      • Are you finding the information to answer question?
    • How well will this information answer my research question?

 

Anyways, the link above is on the timeline for all my research. Finally the information I have found so far are on what is global warming, how it is caused and some impacts climate change.