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.
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.
1 cm of glue
10ml of water
12ml of borax
2 drops of food coloring
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. 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.
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
Parents with small kids
|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:
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.
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
|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.|
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Improve my academic scores
Get at least 4 extending
Get better in writing
Word choice in writing
Be more of a risk taker
Play falcons basketball
Don’t get hurt
Complete GTA 5 all missions before GTA 6
Get better in basketball
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.