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Polymer Project: Day 4

April 14th

Final Day: Reviewing Commercials

My heart beat increased tremendously as I walked into the classroom. Today was the day to present our product in front of our class. I started out a little nervous because my friend’s advertisement was very good. However, when our video was playing, people were laughing and enjoyed it. After watching our video, I felt a lot better about our advertisement since my classmates liked it.

After watching all of the advertisements, I personally liked Jisu and Ellie’s advertisement the best because their advertisement had lots of great stuff: impactful product, humor, informational, well almost everything that was needed was included in their video. It wasn’t only me who liked their product/advertisement the best, I could say the whole class enjoyed watching their video because they won the “Dream On” competition!

To conclude this polymer project, I think overall our polymer idea, design, advertisement were all very good. But there are still many things Matthew and I can improve on. For example, our polymer idea could have been a little more creative, like we could have made a blue-tag polymer or something. Secondly, the design could have been more unique than just a flat ball shaped polymer. In conclusion, I really enjoyed this polymer project because I had lots of fun playing with the polymers.

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Here is where I found this image.

 

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(Image 2: Part of our video)

 

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Polymer Project: Day 3

April 10th

Creating Our Own Polymer

Since we have completed our polymer design, Matthew and me are now going to make an advertising video for our product, The CCC(Cool, Cup, Cushion). In our video, we decided to start out with problems without our product. Then we would tell the audience we have a way to solve this problem, and it was by using our polymer product! After introducing our product, we showed them how our product will solve the problem with an example. Lastly, Matthew and I did interviews of ourselves talking about the uses and pros and cons of our product, doing this would help the audience understand our product even better. Then of course, when you’re having fun, time goes by fast, and the class ended. I personally think the most difficult part of making the video was the recordings, since we kept laughing in the process for literally no reason.

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(How it looks when it’s being used)

 

Polymer Project: Day 2

April 8th

Creating Our Own Polymer

After testing for another class session, we have decided, to make a cup holder polymer. In our minds right now, this cup holder polymer is used to help people when they are on transportation. For example, if they are on the car, they can place their bottle on the polymer. I think we already have our polymer completed and ready to go but we might need to re-make the polymer one more time just to make sure we have the right materials and their amounts. Our first goal was to make something similar to blue-tag, but when we were trying to make the blue-tag, we somehow made another polymer. Which is also the one we decided to use because we thought it was actually pretty cool. Below are some photos we took of our polymer.

 

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Polymer Project: Day 1

March 30th

Creating Our Own Polymer

 

Could you believe it? My team has been hired by the Inventions and Innovations Company “Dream On” to design a polymer product that will have a real-world impact! Today we were split into groups of two and each group had to create their own special polymer. Except the problem for Matthew and me was, what are we going to make? This question got us thinking; we currently don’t actually have any ideas yet so we decided to research a little bit. After quite a while, we decided we wanted to make a polymer that could stick things together, almost like a blue tag. This polymer will help stick something to another thing, for example if you want to put a poster up on the wall, you can use this polymer to help you. We would have many different colors of the polymer we are creating because different people will use it for different things, and some people might like this color, and some people might like the other color. We have our idea ready, but how are we going to make it able to stick with other things? We actually had no idea so Matthew and I decided to do different tests. We got our lab coats and got to work. Matthew got a little of everything because we weren’t very sure what was needed. After adding some glue, borax, liquid starch, and some cornstarch, we created something very weird. I think we might have added too much glue because it was very sticky and disgusting. Before we could try again, time flew by too fast, class already ended. For day 1, we only got one trial done and it didn’t really work out. I think this polymer we are trying to make is a little difficult, if we still cannot get it next time, we might have to find another idea.

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Here is where I found my image.

The Journey of Polymers

Day 1
March 9th 

Oobleck

Today we first read the graphic novel by Dr Seuss called Bartholomew and the Oobleck, we read this book because we were going to this lab about Oobleck later on in the class. In this lab, we made an actual Oobleck, it was sort of white and very sticky. At first I didn’t like touching and rubbing it, but after a while it became harder like clay so it was better afterward. ‪We learnt that starch and water created another substance.

My questions are: What are polymers? Why are they called polymers? What are the types of polymers?

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Day 2
March 11th

Polymers Concept Map/Gloop

Today we shared our research about the questions we answered. We got to learn a lot more about Polymers after everyone shared their information that they collected. After sharing our information, we created a concept map with the App Inspiration. Lastly, we created Gloop. Gloop was another type of polymer, it was very bouncy and because of the food coloring, we all had different colors. I learned that polymers could vary in texture and properties. I also learned about their composition and monomers, their history, and where they can be found. Lastly, I began to understand more about polymers, what are polymers, Types of polymers etc.

My questions is: Are there different variety of polymers that are very similar as the Gloop?

Here is my concept map.

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Day 3
March 16 

Boogers, Super Slime, Review

Today we did a lab experiment about Boogers and Super Slime, the Boogers were very sticky and it was very weird touching it and rubbing it at first. But after touching it for a long time it wasn’t very sticky. Super slime just as said was very slimy; it was probably the best to touch out of all the different polymers we tested. I learned that the Super Slime was pretty actually slimy and the Boogers start out sticky but if we rub it a lot, it is no longer disgusting and sticky. Now if we look at the names, the names are actually very similar to how it feels because the Boogers actually looked like boogers and looked a little disgusting. While Super Slime was actually very slimy compared to the other polymers.

 My question is: Is the test going to be hard?

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Day 4
March 18

Test Day 

Today we took the unit test and it took us around the whole class period so that was all we did. I think I got most of my answers correct but I know I got like a few wrong answers after checking the notes myself. Since we only took the test, I don’t have any questions.

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Here is where I found my test image.

Here is where I found my Super Slime image.

Here is why I found my Dr. Seuss image.

Video Games Are Like A Drug

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Walking through the hall way and talking to friends, talking about…

“Did you play the new map on League Of Legends?”

“Yeah, it’s so cool!”

“Really!?”

Video Games are a drug to any aged people, if you play this game one time and liked it; there must be the second. The thing is, I’m addicted to it.

For me, it’s hard to survive one week without playing the video game League Of Legends. Without it feels like the time is ten times slower than usual, can’t wait to level up in ranked! Bronze to silver, silver to gold, gold to platinum, platinum to diamond, etc. For real, this game just never ends! That is how the video game makers make us continue playing. Setting up League Of Legends doesn’t even take me 5 seconds. Saturday afternoon, I open up my mac and spot light search the word L. |Top Hit| League Of Legends. That is how addicted I am, it goes on my Top Hit (even though after you use a application more than 3 times in a row you get the Top Hit).

Video games are a mass media because most of the games we play are online multiplayer games. Like Call of Duty, League Of Legends, Star craft, and World Of Warcraft, etc. Playing these games all takes communication with lots of other players playing the game with you. The more games you play, the more people you meet. Chatting on video games is just like chatting on Skype, you don’t see their face but you can chat with each other. The only big difference is most of the people you play with aren’t your friend because the world is too big. But, I still have many friends I know who play the online games with me.

You can’t really say video games was a good invention, because it takes peoples time away. The 2 hours of playing this game could have been playing soccer outside with friends, 2 hours could have been learning how to cook new food. Well anything other than video games would have been a better time usage. But its hard to change the fact, video games are cool and addicting.

It’s hard to believe, but playing video games also have positive side. Video games improve your socializing skill. To win the game, you will need to cooperate with your teammates. I am matched with many other players when I play the game. After I am on a random made team, I am expected to talk to them about how to win this game, not knowing who they are at all. Most of the time it works out very well, everyone has a great attitude and together we win. But to be honest, not all players are nice, some are very toxic and they blame people.

As video games get more advanced, you never know what will the next game be like. From a 2-D Mario that was all pixelated in little tiny squares, to a 3-D high graphic Mario game, where you had so many super powers I don’t even know them! Technology is moving way too fast for humans to react to it, with the technology we have now, anything could be created.

 

 

This was where I got my photo.

Independent Reading Overall

Oct 15|2014


Reading and summarizing a book is super easy. But when you are trying to explaining a person’s characterization, themes, the setting or the conflict of the book, etc. It becomes way more challenging. But that’s what we learn in grade eight Humanities, using different ways(Multi Media, Text Connections,etc.)  to show understanding of the book better.  The learning targets I have started working on for quarter one are conflict of the book, character development, and relationship between a character and the theme. To be true, I feel like I would need more practice on all three of these because I have a feeling that I can do even better than right now. Out of all three of these, the easiest for me was probably explaining the conflict of the book. Because conflict is just the problem, and every story has a problem. When doing these blog post, I need to practice on doing more text-connections, because doing the text-connections would help me have a better understanding of the chosen learning target.

When reading Nothing But The Truth by the author Avi, I made two post about the theme and the conflict of the book. When writing the post for the theme, it was not as challenging because over the years in school, we have been writing about authors message and the main idea. So writing the theme of the book was easier than most of the other ones. For the conflict of the book, we had a partner for this post. Mukul and I decided to do a multi media about the conflict of the book. This was my first time doing the multi media blog post, it sounded like a fun and exciting activity, but it was pretty hard. I think I can do better multi media if I got more practice on it, because multi media on the computer is just not my thing.

For the upcoming independent reading blog post, I will like to continue focusing on the same three learning target and making it better. Of course, I will also work on other learning targets, but these are the main three I would like to improve on. I will also start putting good connections in my post so it shows a better understanding of the learning target.

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