Science 10 Media + Link to one drive movie

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Plan

1. Now that it’s over, what are my first thoughts about this overall project? Are they mostly positive or negative? Be specific
I thought that the project was pretty fun, especially during the exhibition. Although it was very time-consuming and it required a lot of effort, I thought it was a good opportunity to show growth in terms of the real world.

2. What were some of the most interesting discoveries I made while working on this project? About the problem? About myself?

3. What were some of my most challenging moments and what made them so?
It was finding the time to film and preparing the right content for the film. The creation of the infographics was also very time-consuming.

4. What were some of my most powerful learning moments and what made them so?
During the creation of the film, I learned a lot about recycling and garbage in general in terms of what it would look like for us and our school.

5. What is the most important thing I learned personally?
Time management and scheduling the appointments and interviews ahead of time.

6. What most got in the way of my progress, if anything?
It was definitely finding time outside of class to film and edit.

7. If in a team, how well did I and my team communicate overall?
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8. What did I learn were my greatest strengths? My biggest areas for improvement?
I thought that I was able to finish filming once things started going smoothly, however, it took a long time to get started.

9. What would I do differently if I were to approach the same problem again?
I would get a partner, because, in terms of the workload for the media and the film, it would be easier and quicker (packing gear, getting the sound and video right for the film, synching the sound and the video, etc)

10. What moments was I most proud of my efforts?
When I finally finished the film, my first infographic, and when I got my first token.

LINK TO MOVIE:
https://isbdragons-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/timothy_chau_student_isb_bj_edu_cn/EYQztKbJTptJuCDqGMHIk70BR9gRpD8tejwOzWYMhgGNjw?e=zLe5aa

Polymer Journal #4

Prototype #1 was named “The Great Mistake” because it was created when we accidentally mixed PVA Glue with Borax. It was very bouncy but it was a little to hard, so it didn’t meet our goal.

Prototype #2 was when we added Guar Gum and more Borax to our prototype. It met our goal of being the top layer of our shoe pad because it was flexible and strong. However, we need something bouncier for our middle layer. So we moved on to prototype 3.

Prototype #3 was when we added PVA Glue to Guar Gum and Borax and PVA Solution. We had a thin white soft bouncy and stretchy layer. We decided to use this as our middle layer.

Prototype #4 was originally a failure, we smashed prototype 2 and 3 together, but it ended up as a messy lump. However, after we left it in an airtight bag after 4 days, it became just what we wanted. Somehow, when it was in that bag, the chemicals reacted and combined into the perfect polymer. It was soft, flexible, and bouncy. However it was easily broken.

Prototype #5 was just like #4, but we added more borax. After that it was a little bit bouncier. This prototype met our goal because it had a medical impact on the foot. It is beneficial to the foot health.

In conclusion I have learned that sometimes, we don’t always get what we want, but when accidents occur and we do get we want, we should grasp that opportunity.

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Polymer Project 3

Currently, we are making a polymer that has a medical purpose. So we made a shoe pad. We need a shoe pad that is soft, flexible, but strong. In order to make this polymer, we added the NVA Glue and Borax, and Guar Gum, plus Harry’s other mistake, and we left it in an airtight bag overnight. In order to test the quality, we will wear it and test it why running with it. This will see if it breaks or not and we can guarantee the quality.img_1487 img_1490 img_1491 img_1492

Polymer Journal #1

 

Synthetic materials.made by chemical synthesis, especially to imitate a natural product: synthetic rubber. Natural resources are materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain. Two examples of synthetic materials are rubber and plastic, while two examples of natural resources are oil and water. Polymers are a substance that has a molecular structure consisting chiefly or entirely of a large number of similar units bonded together, e.g., many synthetic organic materials used as plastics and resins. A polymer is a substance that has a molecular structure consisting chiefly or entirely of a large number of similar units bonded together, e.g., many synthetic organic materials used as plastics and resins. An example of a synthetic material is plastic, we use this for nonreusable bottles. First, let me explain what polymerization is, polymerization is to combine multiple monomers to form one big polymer.

 basic-polymer

 

Bibliography:

“How Is Nylon Made? (With Pictures)”.wiseGEEK. N. p., 2016. Web. 30 Oct. 2016.

 

“Polyester.” How Polyester Is Made. N.p., n.d. Web.  30 Oct. 2016.
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