- Now that it’s over, what are my first thoughts about this overall project? Are they mostly positive or negative? Be specific
They are mostly negative because I felt dejected and sad when I received zero tokens. I felt 3 weeks of my hard work was useless and not getting paid off, but at least some faculties were interested in my project and discussing the pros and cons of my media and system
- What were some of the most interesting discoveries I made while working on this project? About the problem? About myself?
I noticed that even though 90% of deforestation is illegal, the governments, especially in Asia and South America, were too careless about the amount of deforestation occurring.
- What were some of my most challenging moments, and what made them so?
The most challenging moments were choosing the forms of media because I kept hesitating and worrying which media could grab attention or present my speech effectively. Another moment was giving the presentation to the audience because I was confused and panicking which sequence I should deliver my research on deforestation resulting in murmuring and failing to grab the viewer’s attention.
- What were some of my most powerful learning moments, and what made them so?
When researching the causes and the results of deforestation and how it affects climate change because I was concerned and surprised at the same time how 8,000 trees are disappeared after a short 5-minute break.
- What is the most important thing I learned personally?
To effectively present your speech, you definitely need a visual product and avoid long paragraphs because the audience loves products that are simple and short worded.
- What most got in the way of my progress if anything?
Demonstrating how deforestation affects energy flow into and out of the system and how it affects the energy storage because I was clueless of the definitions. Most of my peers were oblivious too making the situation harder to solve.
- If in a team, how well did my team and I communicate overall?
Didn’t had a team
- What did I learn were my greatest strengths? My biggest areas for improvement?
My greatest strengths were perhaps organizing and designing my infographics because most people complimented how it was optical and easily interpreted.
- What would I do differently if I were to approach the same problem again?
Perhaps make my product more visual because most of the audience I had to deal with were little kids, and they were mostly disinterested in my presentation; the only time I grabbed their attention is when I showed them my bookmark. Even though my infographic was visual, they weren’t interested in reading through the information. Therefore, if I had to approach the same problem, I would create more physical products such as stickers for kids to touch so that it will create more awareness for them.
- What moments was I most proud of my efforts?
When faculties approached my booth and started listening to my presentation about deforestation because I felt I was getting rewarded for my hard work.
link for infographic: https://create.piktochart.com/output/39087722-arrow-copy-copy
powerpoint for the system: science system