Monologue

I forgot okay. I forgot what it was like to have a family. I’ve been on my own since I was sixteen and I forgot what it felt like to have people who love you and make you breakfast and say, “Hey, we’d love to come down for the holidays!” and I say, “Well, why don’t we come up and see you instead” and give you necklaces and you have all that here and I’m just screwing it up. Your family loves you, do you know that? You know that, and you’re still willing to put them through this. How do you know they won’t find out?

 

 

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9 Effective Ensemble Member Qualities

  1. Risk taker
  2. Positive and energetic
  3. Aware and in control
  4. Focused
  5. Active listeners
  6. Cooperative and Collaborative
  7. Efficient
  8. Leaders (and followers)
  9. Positively critical and able to act on that criticism
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Acting: Day 1

In our first class in Acting: Naturalism and Ensemble, we played a game where we had to one person had to act like something, but when the next person in line asks that person what they are doing, they had to lie. That person had to then act like what the previous person said. For example, if person A is acting like they are walking, and person B asks them what they are doing, person A lies and and tells Person B that they are waling a dog. Person B now has to act like he is walking a dog. This game was very fun because it was interesting to look at the methods people used to act out certain things. We then played a game where we had to walk and every time the teacher clapped, we had to walk faster. Then, we played a game where we had to walk, every time the teacher said ‘stop’, we had to stop and when he said ‘go’ we had to go. When he said ‘clap’ we had to clap and when he said ‘jump’ we had to jump. Then, we played a version of the game where when the teacher said stop’, we had to go and when he said ‘go’ we had to stop. When he said ‘clap’ we had to jump and when he said ‘jump’ we had to clap. I am very excited for what this elective has to offer. I enjoyed every aspect of the class and cannot wait to do more of it.

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Obesity PSA

 

 

This PSA was about obesity and how it affects the lives of people with it. I think I was successfully able to make to viewer feel a certain way about this topic. I also think I was able to give out the message about obesity. However, I think I could have improved on the ending. It was not very powerful and I could have changed that.

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The Reign of King Catapult II

The process of creating the catapult:

Final Prototype:

Catapult in action:

 

The Catapult Project is a part of learning and understanding quadratic functions. We had to build a catapult with simple materials. We had certain success criteria and limited time.  To help us more accuracy, we used logger pro to create height vs time equations. Using this, we created height vs distance equations for our catapult. The catapults had hit certain targets, and the targets were of different sized. There were multiple challenges, some harder than others.

The Video shown above is one of three videos. The previous 2 videos did not work out because, while inserting it into logger pro, the background was clashing with the ping-pong ball, causing the ball to not be seen. This was one of the biggest challenges in our project. If I have to do this again, I will make sure not to make that mistake and choose a contrasting background (like the video above).  This project has really helped me understand how quadratic functions are used in the real world. I also improved my factoring skills through this project.

This project was very interesting and fun to do. I learned a lot about quadratic functions through it.

 

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Capstone Project- Elevator Pitch- Safety and Nutrition in Food

This is my elevator pitch for the Capstone Project on Food Safety and Nutrition. We made this pitch so that we can clarify our thinking on our topics and also practice oral presentations. Something that I could have done better is to show more hand gestures and try to connect with the audience better that way. However, I think I was loud, clear and very expressive. I also made good eye-contact with different people in the audience. Through this elevator pitch, I was able to visualize my primary and secondary sources very well and I think this will be very helpful for future projects.

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Science: Polymer Journal #4

In our first prototype, we added too much of everything. This caused our polymer to be too sticky and too slimy. In our second prototype, we decided to use lesson every ingredient. However, this polymer just didn’t work. This might be because there were too many ingredients that did not work with each other. So, in our third prototype, I decided to only use water, borax, and glue. I mixed the borax and water together until the borax dissolved and slowly added glue until I got my desired consistency in the slime. This polymer worked out perfectly. Is was not too slimy, did not stick to my hand and was very mouldable. It was also slightly sticky so that it could pick up any dust on the surface. Through this process, I have learned not to jump to conclusions and to clearly plan how a polymer should work. In the beginning, I did not think through how mixing large amount of random ingredients would have worked. Nevertheless, if I would have planned it out well, I would not have wasted time in the first two prototypes.

This is our final video:

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Science: Polymer Journal #3

We wanted our polymer to be slightly sticky to pick up the dirt on the table. We also wanted it to be mouldable so that the user can use the product without stressing their hands too much. We also wanted the product to be very long lasting and not dry out. We decided to use the different physical properties of these polymers and try to mix them in. We will mix the borax from Gloop, Laundry starch from Boogers and PVA solution from Super Slime. We will try to test this polymer by cleaning a dirty surface (such as our table) and see if it works. We will test the polymer by trying to clean a dirty table with it.

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Science- Polymer Project: Journal 2

This is our polymer:

Our target audience is the elderly. They can use our product to clean up small messes on flat surfaces such as table tops.  We found that gloop was not a very slimy polymer, which I think is a good thing. It will enable the customer to use the product without it dripping out of their hands. The boogers polymer was slightly sticky. This was one of the properties we wanted so that the residue the customer wants the clean actually sticks to the polymer. Super Slime was a very mouldable polymer. This will enable the user to use our product very easily and not have to struggle to grip the polymer in their hands.

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Science- Polymer Project: Journal 1

A polymer is a substance which has a molecular structure built up chiefly or completely from a large number of similar units bonded together, e.g. many synthetic organic materials used as plastics and resins. There are 2 types of polymers. Synthetic and Natural Polymers. Synthetic polymers are man-made, for example, Plastic toys, Zip-lock bags etc. Natural polymers are made from natural resources like silk, cotton etc. Some synthetic polymers are made from natural resources. For example, plastic is made from petroleum, which is a natural resource pumped out of the earth.  when small molecules, called monomers, of natural resources, go through polymerization, where they join chemically to create a large chain-like network of molecules, they create a polymer.

https://www.tutorvista.com/chemistry/synthetic-polymers-and-their-uses

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymerization

 

https://www.quora.com/What-are-examples-of-things-made-of-polyester 
http://www.middleschoolchemistry.com/lessonplans/chapter6/lesson12
 

Plastic Toys

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Zip-Lock Bags

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