During this Capstone project, I have learned how air pollution gives a huge impact on human welfare and the economy. Furthermore, I have learned solutions that would help solve air pollution without affecting the growth of the Chinese economy. I have contributed myself in many different ways such as actively going out to conduct my survey and finding people I could interview. After the Capstone project, my opinion towards the severity of air pollution has changed. Before I learned about air pollution I tend to not wear masks during heavily polluted days. Now I monitor the AQI every day. Capstone project has given me a lot of opportunities to learn new skills such as interacting with people when I am trying to interview. If I could do this project again, I would like to research more about my topic because there are still more things to learn about my topic. For next years Grade 8 students I would like them to know how to interact with locals as the interviewing would be the hardest part of the progress.
For our catapult project, our group has built multiple prototypes to test and find out which design would best suit our success criteria. The most important learnings from this project were that we could find Quadratic functions in our real world by experiencing with our hands.
The most challenging part of this project was to find the most challenging was to find the best design for our catapult to have the best parabola that suits the challenges. Next time I will keep a record of my prototypes.
The project helped me to understand quadratic functions because I got to see real-life examples of quadratic functions by making one by ourselves.
“It was a pleasure to burn,” (Ray Bradbury, 1). The book Fahrenheit 451 shows how technology dehumanizes people and books are banned. Technologies are used to indoctrinate people in the Fahrenheit 451 society. Mechanical hounds, seashells and parlor walls.
For the dystopian society blog work, I chose to do a multimedia which includes graphics and a poem that I wrote. The poem was based on how technology dehumanizes people and make people lose the ability to think.
“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories,” (141). The quote brings me back to my thematic statement of dehumanization with technology. Close your eyes and think about any moment in your life. It would be better than any other things that would have happened in your life. Humans are unique from animals because they have the ability to think and learn from past experiences. However, in the book, everything was indoctrinated.
Software used: Canva
Image by Laura Rediehs from Carnegie Council
The sunset on the Great Wall by Jim Fidler clearly depicts a beautiful scenery of Beijing’s sunset. It clearly shows the scenery of the clear sky of the Beijing. Also it depicts the details of the Great Wall of China the preciseness of the sky and the old walls. It clearly shows the culture of China by showing the beautiful sunset of China with a walls that goes through the picture.
Bad Moon Rising-Creedence Clearwater Revival
This song clearly highlights the important point of the book Lord of the Flies. “Hope you got your things together. Hope you are quite prepared to die. Looks like we’re in for nasty weather.” When Piggy and Simon was killed both were in a bad weather. The lyrics clearly foreshadows the reader of what would happen.
Welcome to the Jungle- Guns N’ Roses
This song describes some important points of the book Lord of the Flies. The lyrics from the song Welcome to the Jungle reads that “It gets worse here everyday”, as the island that the boys are on actually get worse everyday with fights and rebells.
The Call- Regina Spektor
“All you can do is try to know who your friends are as you head off to the war. Pick a star on the dark horizon, and follow the light. you’ll come back when it’s over, no need to say goodbye.” This song clearly depicts the book Lord of the Flies, because it talks about how things could get worse everyday, but the boys had to persevere through the situation and find something positive out of it in the bad situation.
Children of the Revolution- Marc Bolan
This song delineates the theme of the book Lord of the Flies because, the boys on the island could be depicted as the children of the revolution, as they are going through a situation where no other children that age has gone through.