Band Goal 2018 S1

One of the more challenging songs of the semester was Lord Tullamore, I think I would be able to improve through practicing the more difficult parts of the song. Another piece that I could use is Minimalist Dances. I also would practice with an etude I found online helping me on my dexterity. I will try to find more practices online to help me.

Theatre Production & Design 2018/10/25

Production Work:

After missing two classes of theatre production & design, Ive seen the other classmates have done a lot of work. Even though the crew has painted the rolling platform, the color was unable to show due to the way of lighting in the theatre. So the adult crew repainted it in our absence. The stage looked amazing from what the adult crew has done, it shows that we have a lot to learn. (maybe too much for one class per two days)

After seeing our first project finished, we cleaned up the scene shop to prepare for our next project. There was a lot to do, we had to clean the painting tools, sort the paints, sweep up all the dust and wood, etc.

The scene shop is clean and ready for our next project.

First Three Weeks of Band

The first three weeks of band class has very interesting, the level music has significantly increased, this means I would have to practice more in order to keep up with the band. We were missing some instruments in middle school that we have now, the band, so I hope this would be a more successful year. Unfortunately, I could not make it to the concert, but I hope that anything like that will never happen again. I hope this will be a great year in band.

Education in China

During this project, I have learned how the quality of education is important, and it is a crucial issue in every country. During the project, I spread awareness to others about the issues with education in China. At the start of this project, I believed western education is mostly superior to Chinese education, but from my research, I realized there are parts of education in China that other countries should learn from. I improved on many skills, for example, I surveyed people in the local community about their thoughts on Chinese education, improving my speaking and socializing skills. If I could do this project again, I would do more research for my annotated bibliographies before starting anything, since I realized I was missing information for my video and essay.

Polymer Journal #4

Polymer prototype #3 procedure:

  1. Pour 10ml of liquid starch into a beaker
  2. Pour 10ml of PVA into the beaker
  3. Add 20ml of cornstarch
  4. Mix till jelly-like
  5. Add 10ml of water
  6. Mix thoroughly
  7. Heat for 3 minutes
  8. Cool down polymer till 35°C
  9. Apply to surface
  10. Wait 12 hours

This prototype was the most successful of the three, unlike the other ones, which was not turning into one piece, prototype #3 did after heating. Leaving the heated polymer rested overnight, the part exposed to air turned hard. It may be just the leftover of the polymer drying up, but it worked.

 

Polymer Journal #3

Seal Slime Prototype material & procedure

Materials:

PVA & Glue

Liquid Starch

Guar gum

Procedure:

  1. Pour 16.5g of glue into a cup
  2. Pour 10 ml of liquid starch into a cup
  3. Add 20ml of water into a cup
  4. Add 1g of Guar Gum
  5. Mix thoroughly

The slime did not work, even though it did turn somewhat harder, and also more sticky. The slime could not harden as we heated it up, this can be because of the air trapped in the slime as it heats up, burning the surrounding polymer (this left burnt residue on the bottom of the glass). We will add less liquid starch and more glue next time we experiment.

Polymer Journal #2

The plan for our group is to create a slime that would harden and seal cracks, this would allow people to not replace something and just repair it.

A slime we made, boogers, showed some characteristics of what we are going for, it can stretch far, and it can spread evenly through a surface. What we need to find out is how we can have a slime, similar to boogers that would harden if heated.

Polymer Journal #1

A polymer is a chain of monomers, for example, a protein polymer is a chain of protein, a cotton polymer is a chain of cotton. The polymer can be synthetic or natural. Synthetic polymers can be slime, nylon, etc. Natural polymers are things line protein polymer and cotton polymer.

Natual Polymers can be materials used to manufacture other things (silk, wool) Synthetic polymers are manufactured, materials known as the same thing such as rubber. Rubber can be natural or synthetic, natural rubber is sticky and it rots, synthetic rubber is preferred for its variety in physical, mechanical, and chemical properties since different monomers can be mixed together.

 

Destination: Quality Education

“Sustainable Development Goal 4.” SDG4, www.seaplm.org/seaplm/index.php/sdg4.

Question: How could we have quality education for everyone all over the world?

I think that everybody deserves a quality education and a chance. The family they are born in may not be the best, does not mean a person born to that family should not have a good education. Possibly missing out many who could have done lots for the good of humanity.

 

I hope to learn the situations of families who may not be in conditions as well as families in ISB. Especially the ones in poverty, to see how they would send their kids to education, and the difference between economic classes in China.

 

I hope for people to support the construction of schools in places who children lack education.

 

I could see how I can improve my question, and what ways I can research this topic

French Revolution

It was a pleasure being able to live through the French Revolution, I was a noble, with peasants serving me tea, Julien would you like… Now I fight along with them, turning France into a better place for everyone.

France has been changed forever, but many things have stayed the same. The Government has changed from monarchy to republic. The nation has been through many leaders, from Louis XVI to the National Assembly, to the Directory, to Napoleon Bonaparte. France was in chaos for much of the Revolution. Citizens would have more freedom than before, and people would never go through any of those horrific events ever again. The wealth and power of the first and second estates dropped immensely, to a point where there basically were no estates anymore. They also have the same rights as the third estate now, and tax is required for everyone. France continues to rely on peasants and farmers, with a growing population, came a rise in foods and goods. The biggest problem we face together is the overspending of the past rulers, the debt of France.