Elevator pitch

This is my capstone elevator pitch. I was well prepared but soon realized I had no more topics to talk about, so I started to stutter and fail. The most important thing I need to work on for my next presentation is a general direction for where my presentation needs to go. I think I did well in my info gathering but I need to work on how I would present my info.

Journal 3 prototypes

First prototype

Our first prototype was a modified gloop. We decided to use less glue and more water for a more liquid-like substance. One more problem with gloop was that it would stick on peoples hand and not come off. So my partners and I decided to put less glue so the new gloop so it would not be so sticky. But at the end, the first prototype was way to liquid-like and its durability was not strong enough to withhold stretches.

Ingredients

1 cm of glue

10ml of water

12ml of borax

2 drops of food coloring

 

Second prototype

For our second prototype, we got a new substance, cornstarch, and baking soda. To test it, my partner decided to use the baking soda and the cornstarch instead of the glue. The plan backfired immediately and the polymer was never formed.

2g of starch

1g of baking soda

8ml of water

10ml of borax

2 drops of food coloring

Third prototype

third prototype. For our third prototype, we were advised to use hand cream. It was told to us that hand cream increase the durability of the polymer while making it less sticky. So we made gloop with 1 small squeeze of hand cream. And it worked perfectly. the polymer was not sticky and it was extremely durable.

 

Journal 2

Our Goal:

To make a polymer which absorbs the impact from any hits such as hammer swings, punches and other. The material is also extremely flexible and soft so it could also be used as a proof material.

 

 

Target Market Audience

Some Examples:

 

Adults

Parents with small kids

Elderly

Kids

Teens

Boys/Girls

Teachers/Businessmen/Shop Owners

Pet Owners

Travelers

 

Target Market Audience How will this help them?
Target Market Audience #1:

 

Parents with small kids. This polymer can be a stress release product and it could be used as a kid proof material.
Possible Target Market Audience #2:

*just in case you have more than one target market audience

Teens This polymer can be used to release stress.

 

Describing Our Polymer

 

We want the Physical Properties to include:

  • Soft
  • Stretchy
  • Colors
  • Tenacity
  • Durable

 

Polymer Characteristics We Are Looking For

*Gloop, Super Slime, Stretch-tastic Slime, Oobleck

 

Polymer Characteristics Why this is important
Gloop The Gloop is slimy but not extremely slimy. The Gloop is also extremely bouncy and stretchy  
Super Slim The super slim is extremely slimy but it is not flexible at all. The slim will be broken easily.  
Oobleck The Oobleck is kind of slimy but it is not durable at all.  

 


 

Our Plan to Develop our Prototype

*Prototype = sample or model

 

 

 

Our Method for Testing our Prototype: How we’ll test it to see if it works

Method Why we chose this/How this will be effective
We Stretched our polymers out To test the polymers durance and flexibility.
We squeeze it a lot To test how much of the residue stays on the hand
We hit it test its endurance

1st we will Look at the polymers we make and their characteristics.

2nd Start making them.

3rd We will test the polymer, if it doesn’t get to our expectation, we repeat step 2

Finally Present our idea and make our video.

Journal One

What are synthetic materials?

Synthetic materials are materials made from a combination of natural and man-made resources

Give two examples

Nylon and Kevlar

What are natural resources?

They are materials which can be found in the natural world.

Give two examples

Iron and gold

 

Polymers and Where They Come From

What are polymers?

Polymer are large molecules composed of many different units

Synthetic Polymer #1Steel What natural resources does this come from?

Iron-carbon and other elements

 

What would we use this synthetic material for?Construction

building

Synthetic Polymer #2Plastic What natural resources does this come from?Polyethylene, PVC, nylon, carbon, oil, etc. What would we use this synthetic material for?bottle, cup, bag Etc.

 

Chemical Reactions

 

How do natural resources go through a chemical reaction to become synthetic materials?

So the monomers inside those natural resources go through a process called polymerization. Which basically helps the monomers to bond with other. This process helps natural resources for synthetic use.

 

What is a monomer?

Monomers are polymers but with only 1 subunit attached to it. when going through a process called polymerization, it links up with other monomers and forms a polymer.

What is polymerization?

Polymerization is the process which makes the monomers bond with one another. This process makes the monomers turns into a polymer.

Sources I use

https://www.reference.com/science/plastic-made-4d29b4265f4f427f

https://plastics.americanchemistry.com/plastics/The-Basics/

Student Led Conference 2017-2018

Innovation and creativity:

I have displayed my innovation and creativity skills whenever I’m in my art and DT classes.

My evidence for this skills shown in my art projects and my design tec cars. In my art projects, I have shown this skills consistently. in my DT cars designs, I’ve made several cars and models

in one day, I’ve shown my Innovation and creativity skills.

Problem-solving.

I have displayed my problem-solving skills every day not just in school, but in my home as well.

My evidence for this skills shown in every single class and in my home. I have solved problems with my family and friends. from problems big and small.

global mindedness

I have displayed this skill on several occasions throughout the school year and in my home. I mainly display this skill in humanities or current events.

my evidence for this skills is the pictures following and all my humanities work. in my humanities work, I have shown great knowledge of the world and great interest.

In the current events, I showed tremendous responsibility and great knowledge.

 

Revolutionary Voices Journal

The revolutionary journal is based on our Russian revolution journal. We follow the same format as the Russian revolution journals. 3 journals following the start the climax and the end of the revolution. My journal focuses on a steelworker by the name of Ahmed Muhammed. He was a happy man until the rebels killed his family. Later on, he joined the Syrian army in hopes of killing the rebels leader. I put a lot of time and effort on this journal so I’ll hope you’ll like it.

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Syrian Revolution In Plain English

Our project, meticulously planned and diligently thought through, was to make a common craft video about the Syrian revolution. Our goal was to explain what was going on in Syria for the past 7 years. The main challenge was the time. We had to go through 7 years of revolution with a 6-minute video. In this work, my team has shown my collaboration and communication skills. We had some challenge on the way but I feel we have successfully explained the revolution.

 

Into the Wild

The book I read is called Into the Wild, the story is based on the true story of Christopher McCandless. Christopher was a genius student who received a scholarship from Emory University. A shy kid who spent his time in the outdoors, Christopher always dreamed about traveling up to Alaska. In 1992, Christopher hitchhiked to Alaska while nothing but clothes, rice, and a small caliber firearm. After 5 grueling months, Christopher McCandless died due to starvation and possible poisoning. His body was not found until a month later. After reading the original articles, many people thought Christopher was just another stupid boy chasing for the answers of life. But the author wrote this book to explain that he was Christopher was not crazy or delusional, he was just a boy. After reading my book Into the Wild, I felt a deep connection with another book I read, Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston. This book is based on the true story of Aron Ralston who cut off his right forearm after being stuck in a rock for 127 hours. This book also inspires the movie 127 Hours. Even though they are 2 separate books, the similarities are uncanny. Both stories tell the tale of a young man wandering off into the wilderness to find the answers they seek. For Christopher, it was to find peace and for Aron, it was to be free. Both stories tell a great survival story. “The core of mans’ spirit comes from new experiences.” even though this was a quote from Christopher, both men display this philosophy in their separate journeys even though they lived 20 years apart. As Christopher once said, “Peace is only there if you try to find it.” And he probably found it, but it cost him his life.

Citation

“Into the Wild (Book).” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 3 Mar. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Into_the_Wild_(book).

Hannaford, Alex. “127 Hours: Aron Ralston’s Story of Survival.” The Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group, 6 Jan. 2011, www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/8223925/127-Hours-Aron-Ralstons-story-of-survival.html.

 

2nd goal 2017-2018

Academic goals

Improve my academic scores

Get at least 4 extending

Get better in writing

Word choice in writing

Be more of a risk taker

Wellness goals

Play falcons basketball

Don’t get hurt

Personal goals 

Complete GTA 5 all missions before GTA 6

Get better in basketball

 

 

Dangers of drugs to alter body shape

Depression

anxiety

Death

Chest pain

Rapid heartbeat

Breathing Problems

Agitation

Drugs to alter body shape is a new way for people to abuse drugs. Teens to professional athletes take drugs to alter their performance and body shape. These drugs have devastating effects on the human body. People who take these drugs consistently has a shortened life expectancy then others.