Towards the end of the year, we had a final science project. It is related to Environmental systems as well as climate change. Below, you will find my Global warming project that i’ve been working on the past month. You can also find a relatively short but detailed Q&A depicting my experience of the project.
Event (Design), Infographic (Media) and Sticker (Media).
This is my sticker.
These are two additional posters that I made for my project. This is to provide filler information that my infographic is unable to fit or provide for the audience.
1. Now that it’s over, what are my first thoughts about this overall project? Are they mostly positive or negative? Be specific
Generally speaking, I think that this was a positive experience that allowed me to learn even more about the earth, and learn how to give information to an audience. It is also a new process where I learnt how to design a project that has a possibility of becoming… well, a possibility! Though the research for this information was dull, I think creating the posters and designing was the highlight of this project.
2. What were some of the most interesting discoveries I made while working on this project? About the problem? About myself?
I learnt that canva was a really convenient way to create a poster for any given project. It helped push my creative side a bit, and I was able to enjoy the creative process of this project. One problem that I found myself facing was the information gathering part, where I struggled to find relevant information to my research topic.
3. What were some of my most challenging moments and what made them so?
Definitely the research section of this project. As I mentioned in the paragraph above, it was hard to fit all the information that was not only relevant to the topic, but was correct as well. I had to cross check some sources of information with others to determine if it was ok to present to the audience.
4. What were some of my most powerful learning moments and what made them so?
One of my greatest learning moment can be the research of self-learning that was done during the project. I was able to learn how to make (better) infographics by learning from my peers and was able to incorporate their designs and ideas into my own media pieces.
5. What is the most important thing I learned personally?
The project was a big thing that we students were required to take on. Along with other tests and projects from other classes, I learnt how to better organize myself and procrastinate less than usual.
6. What most got in the way of my progress, if anything?
Though I was able to get most of the work done on time, there was a bit of procrastination that was involved during my work time. It became apparent watching the season finale of Game of Thrones wasn’t as important as a final summative science project.
8. What did I learn were my greatest strengths? My biggest areas for improvement?
I believe one thing that I found myself improved on (if you consider it a strength) would be the creativity aspect of this project. Designing an event, posters/infographics and incorporating information and data all in one was a fun experience. It helped me demonstrate a creative side of me that enjoyed the entire project immensely.
9. What would I do differently if I were to approach the same problem again?
I would tell myself to procrastinate less, and try to get work done. I would also have liked to include a little bit more data and information into my infographic, as I felt it was lacking the necessary information that would catch peoples attention.
10. What moments was I most proud of my efforts?.
In this post, i’ve mentioned creativity many times. It has been something that I didn’t really expect to play a large part in my project, as I couldn’t really see myself being creative in anyway during this project. I guess I proved myself wrong this time, haha.