Journal Entry 4-Polymer Project

Design Journal Checklist # 4

Optimising Prototypes

  • You describe important observations about each of your prototypes and identify strengths and limitations of each prototype.
  • Recommendations for future improvements to your design.
  • You make a claim about which prototype was most effective for meeting your goal, and your claim is supported by evidence from your observations.
  • You present a clear method for how to make your final design.
  • You reflect on the design process and what you have learned.

Communication

  • Your writing is clear and concise with few grammar errors
  • You use scientific terminology
  • You create multimedia that suits the post and presented my information in a way that clearly explained my topic.
  • Group video is also linked to post
  • Your blog post demonstrated a sound ability to meet the publishing standards for a blog post, including a clear title with “Polymer Journal #”, a category of “Science,” and tags

 

Prototype Observations

Prototype Observations Strengths for this Prototype Limitations for this Prototype
#1 Roller Coaster

wrong one

It had all the requirements, but it did not stick that well It could take any shape, and any color It didn’t stick
#2 Roller Coaster

 

The final one

Had all the requirements and did stick well Could take any shape and stick one the cup. Could also be made in any color. It loses a bit of grip the older it gets

Prototype Claim

Use evidence from above observations to complete.

Prototype # __2__, called __Roller Coaster __, was most effective for meeting our goal because:

It could work as a coaster, pencil grip and for table protection as well

Method of Final Design

Give a summary of how your final product will be made.

The combination of the following substances makes a gloop:

Glue, 250 ml of Borax, 10 ml Water

Make sure you list the steps and amounts used:

  1. Pour 1cm of glue into a cup.
  2. add 250ml of borax into a graduated cylinder in the cup.
  3. fill a graduated cylinder with 10 ml of water, add it to the cup.
  4. mix  for 2 minutes with a stick,
  5. pull the substance out of the cup
  6. let the polymer dry for 5 minutes

Reflection 

What was the process like?  What was challenging?  What was interesting?  What did I learn?

The process was interesting, and even though it had some failures, we managed to create a good product. The making part was challenging, but it was also the interesting one. I learned how to work with certain products and how to mix them to obtain specific substances

Journal Entry 3- Polymer Project

 Journal Checklists Journal # 3

Developing Solutions

  • You identify the physical properties that you want your polymer to have
  • You describe a plan for how you will develop your different prototypes.
  • You describe a method to test the effectiveness of prototypes.

Communication

  • Your writing is clear and concise with few grammar errors
  • You use scientific terminology
  • You create multimedia that suits the post and presented my information in a way that clearly explained my topic.
  • Your blog post demonstrated a sound ability to meet the publishing standards for a blog post, including a clear title with “Polymer Journal #”, a category of “Science,” and tags

 

Describing Our Polymer

 

 

  1. We are making…

 

A coaster for cups

 

  1. We want the Physical Properties to include:
  • Stickiness
  • different color

 

 


 

Our Plan to Develop our Prototype

*Prototype = sample or model

 

 

1st we will…                                                     2nd we will…

    

 

 

 

                                                              

 

 

Test it
Make the protoype

 

Prepare the video

 

present


 

 

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
Put it under a cup It will say goodbye to cup stains
Use it as pencil grip To  write better
   

 

Journal Entry 2 -Polymer Project

Journal #2

Our Specific Goal:

The goal of our polymer project is to

 

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:

 

The target market audience is people that want a special coaster that can stick to the glass, can have different colors and can give a lot of extra protection It would protect the glass, and, if in some cases like a drop, the glass wouldn’t break if falling on the polymer side, because it would
Possible Target Market Audience #2:

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

   

 


 

Describing Our Polymer

 

We want the Physical Properties to include:

  • gooey
  • sticky
  • formable
  • formable in any shape

 

Polymer Characteristics We Are Looking For

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

 

Polymer Characteristics Why this is important
Gloop Formable It can take the shape of the glass
     
     

 


 

Our Plan to Develop our Prototype

*Prototype = sample or model

 

1st we will…                                                     2nd we will…

Mix the ingredients

    

 
Test it on a glass, and do different tests such as dropping it to see success and ways of improvement

 

Obtain the polymer
Make it dry so that it can be 100% performant

 

 

Finally                                                             3rd we will…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Put the prototype under the cup and see if it stops stain marks and keeps the cup stable This will be effective because the gloop is the kind of polymer that can be more efficient on protecting and taking the form of the glass.
   
   

 

 

 

Sources I used:

Glue into the cup
2 drops of coloring
7ml of water
8ml of borax solution
 
 

Journal Entry 1 -Polymer Project

Synthetic VS. Natural                

What are synthetic materials?

Synthetic materials are artificial materials, meaning made by someone

 

Give 2 examples of synthetic materials.

 

Polypropylene

Nylon

 

What are natural resources?

Natural resources are resources that are made by themselves, made by nature

 

Give 2 examples of natural resources.

shellacamber,

 

 

 

 

 

Polymers and Where They Come From

 

 

What is a polymer?

a substance which has a molecular structure built up chiefly or completely from a large number of similar units bonded together,

 

 

 

Give 2 examples of synthetic polymers and the natural resources they come from

Synthetic Polymer #1

Nylon

 

What natural resources does this come from?

aliphatic or semi-aromatic polyamides.

 

What would we use this synthetic material for?

Nylon became important as a synthetic substitute for silk in the manufacture of parachutes when silk became scarce

 

Synthetic Polymer #2

Teflon

What natural resources does this come from?

the monomer tetrafluoroethylene by free radical vinyl polymerization.

 

What would we use this synthetic material for?

 

for pans and other cookware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical Reactions

 

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

*important words to think about…polymerization, monomer, polymer

 

Natural resources go through a process called polymerization, and they form a chain to form a polymer, those molecules are called monomers and they can be bonded to other monomers to form the final product, a polymer

 

 

 

What is a monomer?

a molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules to form a polymer.

 

 

 

 

What is polymerization?

 

In polymer chemistry, polymerization is a process of reacting monomer molecules together in a chemical reaction to form polymer chains or three-dimensional networks

 

 

 

 

 

Sources I used:

https://www.google.com.hk/search?safe=active&rlz=1C5CHFA_enHK775HK775&ei=pj3YWrmxGIKM8wWy04GgDg&q=where+odes+teflon+come+from&oq=where+odes+teflon+come+from&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i13k1j0i22i30k1.39399.44176.0.44488.27.26.0.0.0.0.295.3275.0j14j5.19.0….
https://www.google.com.hk/search?safe=active&rlz=1C5CHFA_enHK775HK775&ei=1D3YWsTMBsX78QWP_ZzIBw&q=what+is+polymerization&oq=what+is+polymari&gs_l=psy-ab.3.0.0i10k1l10.130215.135028.0.136276.22.16.4.0.0.0.311.2313.0j7j4j1.12.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab
https://www.google.com.hk/search?safe=active&rlz=1C5CHFA_enHK775HK775&ei=XT7YWoihIoid8QWnzr-AAQ&q=what+is+a+monomer&oq=what+is+a+monomer&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l2j0i20i263k1j0l7.72500.73910.0.73997.9.9.0.0.0.0.157.652.0j5.5.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..4.5.6
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymerization
http://www.craftechind.com/top-3-commercial-uses-for-nylon/

 

Journal entry #1

Synthetic VS. Natural

What are synthetic materials?

Synthetic materials are artificial materials, meaning made by someone

 

Give 2 examples of synthetic materials.

 

Polypropylene

Nylon

 

What are natural resources?

Natural resources are resources that are made by themselves, made by nature

 

Give 2 examples of natural resources.

shellacamber,

 

 

 

 

 

Polymers and Where They Come From

 

 

What is a polymer?

a substance which has a molecular structure built up chiefly or completely from a large number of similar units bonded together,

 

 

 

Give 2 examples of synthetic polymers and the natural resources they come from

Synthetic Polymer #1

Nylon

 

What natural resources does this come from?

aliphatic or semi-aromatic polyamides.

 

What would we use this synthetic material for?

Nylon became important as a synthetic substitute for silk in the manufacture of parachutes when silk became scarce

 

Synthetic Polymer #2

Teflon

What natural resources does this come from?

the monomer tetrafluoroethylene by free radical vinyl polymerization.

 

What would we use this synthetic material for?

 

for pans and other cookware.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical Reactions

 

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

*important words to think about…polymerization, monomer, polymer

 

Natural resources go through a process called polymerization, and they form a chain to form a polymer, those molecules are called monomers and they can be bonded to other monomers to form the final product, a polymer

 

 

 

What is a monomer?

a molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules to form a polymer.

 

 

 

 

What is polymerization?

 

In polymer chemistry, polymerization is a process of reacting monomer molecules together in a chemical reaction to form polymer chains or three-dimensional networks

 

 

 

 

 

Sources I used:

https://www.google.com.hk/search?safe=active&rlz=1C5CHFA_enHK775HK775&ei=pj3YWrmxGIKM8wWy04GgDg&q=where+odes+teflon+come+from&oq=where+odes+teflon+come+from&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i13k1j0i22i30k1.39399.44176.0.44488.27.26.0.0.0.0.295.3275.0j14j5.19.0….
https://www.google.com.hk/search?safe=active&rlz=1C5CHFA_enHK775HK775&ei=1D3YWsTMBsX78QWP_ZzIBw&q=what+is+polymerization&oq=what+is+polymari&gs_l=psy-ab.3.0.0i10k1l10.130215.135028.0.136276.22.16.4.0.0.0.311.2313.0j7j4j1.12.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab
https://www.google.com.hk/search?safe=active&rlz=1C5CHFA_enHK775HK775&ei=XT7YWoihIoid8QWnzr-AAQ&q=what+is+a+monomer&oq=what+is+a+monomer&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l2j0i20i263k1j0l7.72500.73910.0.73997.9.9.0.0.0.0.157.652.0j5.5.0….0…1c.1.64.psy-ab..4.5.6
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymerization
http://www.craftechind.com/top-3-commercial-uses-for-nylon/

 

The American Revolution’s journal

Intensive, adventurous and amazing, this is how I describe my character’s journal in the American Revolution. A journal full of action and emotional moments. The story is split into three different events in the Revolution, the French Indian War, the Battle of Saratoga and the Treaty of Paris. My character will face many difficult situations and will have to survive. Nathan grows as a character during the years of the Revolution, starting as a scared kid, becoming one of the bravest soldiers in America.

The French-Indian War (November 12th 1763)

I was in my little house with my parents, I was living that day like a normal day. I lived in North America, that at the time was controlled by the British Colonies. I had a dream, and it was to become a politician, but because of the taxes, I couldn’t. Before going to sleep, I was washing my face, when I heard my parents talking about a war starting, but at the moment, I didn’t really care about it. After saying goodnight to my parents, I went to sleep in my tiny but comfortable bed, and I immediately fell asleep. I was in the middle of a dream when I heard my dad screaming at me. I woke up scared and I looked at him. He was scared, his eyes were about to cry and his expression was terrified. “Listen to me Nathan, everything is going to be all right, you just need to hide under your bed, mom and I will tell you when to get out”.

I agreed, and I went under my bed, but I knew something was wrong. I could hear people screaming and guns shooting outside my window. My dad ran downstairs, and when I looked at the clock I saw that it was 3:30 o’clock.

I heard someone getting into my house. It was more than one person, I could hear multiple steps, and heard them talking about a war that was starting between British and French, and we had to be executed because we were from France. My dad raised his voice’s volume, and he opened a drawer. I remembered that a couple days before I had seen him put a gun in it and then closing it with keys that only he knew where to hide.

I then heard a first shot, and a body falling on the ground, after that shot I heard a second and a third one, but right before the last one, I could hear my mom begging them to not kill her.

Everything was quiet, they left the house after a couple of minutes. I got out my bed really slowly and started to walk down the stairs. I looked, and I saw something that would remain in my mind for my whole life. I saw 3 dead bodies. I first saw the lifeless body of a British soldier, my father should have killed him with that first shot, and then, I saw my dad’s body, which had tears of blood on his eyes. And then I saw my mom, she still had a worried expression on her face, and I couldn’t live with the idea of leaving them. My father was still holding his gun in his right hand, and the British soldier had blood all over his head. It was shocking, I wouldn’t see my parents ever again.

Even though I was petrified, I knew I had to move, and go somewhere else. The soldiers would come back to pick their friend’s dead body up. I quickly ran to the exit on the back of my house and escaped as fast as I could.

“There he is! open fire!” They started shooting at me, and I began to run in different directions to dodge the bullets. I successfully reached the end of the road and jumped into the river. I could hear them still screaming above me, so I got to the other side of the river, and then in the forest. I ran for about half an hour, my body was exhausted, and I couldn’t stay on my legs anymore. My body dropped to the ground and I fell unconscious.

I woke up and it was daytime, I went to Concord, which was the closest town to me. I went there and I found many of my friends with some of their parents as well. I joined them, and they told me about their idea of surviving.  They said that the only way to stay alive in this war, was to gather as many people as they could, and form a group of people that acted for their own rights, and were against British, and make Americans allies. We basically formed a group of rebels against the British, that at the time were busy fighting against the French and the Indians that were Americans allies. We were supported by the Wabanaki Confederacy, which were soldiers combined with French that were supposed to fight on our side during the war. The final battle was brutal. It was between French and British. I was there, I was one of the soldiers in it. The generals opened fire, and the fight began. I was in the third of 9 lines of soldiers, I saw the people in front of me falling on the ground, a massive number of dead people and friend. It was my turn, I was now in the first line, I had to shoot and kill, that was the goal. I killed about 10 people in the front row, and I had to charge my gun. I ran over a rock to take cover, but even before I heard the sound, I felt a tremendous amount of pain. I got shot on my left shoulder. Thankfully the suit slightly protected my skin from the impact of the bullet. I was hiding behind a rock trying to let the pain go away, but I had to charge my gun as well. After about three minutes I resumed my battle.

It was an atrocious hour, and at the end, our army went down to 20 people, against a new British army coming to help the previous one. We had no chance, we had to run for our lives. I dropped my gun and started to run towards a safe zone in the ally’s base. I got there, and other 5 people did. Unfortunately, we never saw the other 14 again. We were known as the only survivors of the French Indian War that day. The next years were dark years for me, but my adventure had just begun.

  

The Battle of Saratoga (October 7th 1777)

 

14 years later, something even more important happened. I was now 29 years old, and I had been part of the army for 10 years. It was September 19th 1777 when a new British general named John Burgoyne, decided to invade the Americans’ lands and since I was now an American citizen, he was going to attack me as well. His plans weren’t really clear to us, but he wanted to attack our territory with 3 different armies, each led by a general. We had 17 days to prepare ourselves for the hardest battle we had ever faced. Those were days of very hard training, we had very less hour to sleep, and most of the times we even skipped lunch and dinner to find new formations to use against the British. In those 14 years, I’d changed a lot. At the time of the French and Indian War, I was just a kid, who didn’t care about the consequences of war, and I was just busy thinking about my future and my dreams. I matured and I’d been able to increase my self-confidence over those years, since, the only person I could count on, now that my parents weren’t with me anymore, was myself.

It was October 7th, 1777, the day had come, and it was time to show the result of an incredibly intense training. Everything and everyone was ready, the only thing that was missing was the enemy.

After one uneasy hour, the first army led by John Burgoyne showed up. Their army was unexpectedly minor than ours.  Burgoyne had been betrayed by his own men and was left alone against the best American soldiers. The battle began, we were superior, and we fought them easily. Few of our men lost their lives, but we couldn’t say the same about the British army. More and more red-suited people were falling on the ground, making their last breath, and the rest of them were backing up very quickly. It was only a matter of time before we killed them all, and the only person wounded but alive was their general, John Burgoyne.

He had no chance of surviving, he was surrounded by our army, and there was no way to escape. He gave up and decided to surrender. It was an absolute victory by the Americans, the British didn’t stand a chance against us.

It was an easier battle than we thought, but I’m sure that if the other British soldiers had shown up, things would have gone differently. Fortunately for us, that never happened. 

 

The Treaty of Paris (September 3rd 1783)

 

Here we are, at the end of my journey, 6 years later the Battle of Saratoga. I was one of the greatest soldier in America at that time, I became popular because of my story, and because of why I survived at. Only few soldiers were called into the meeting in Hotel York in Paris, that ended the American Revolution, and I was one of them. People were very agitated, and they didn’t know how to act, both Americans and British people in the room. We had the enemy that murdered our families and friends for many years in the same room, but for once, not for war but for peace.

The crowd suddenly stopped talking when King George III entered the room, followed by the best soldiers and some of the British representatives. It was the first time I saw the British king, and I have to admit, I was not happy about it.

After a couple of minutes, our representatives came in, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and Henry Laurens. Britain’s representatives were David Hartley and Richard Oswald. They started their talking about the Treaty, and they went on for 1 hour. They only stopped a few times just to ask us what we thought about it, even though our thinking wasn’t going to change anything, we mostly agreed on much of what they were saying, We were being very generous, and we gave them a large amount of lands, but they gave us some good parts as well. The Treaty finally came to an end after three hours of discussion and thinking. The Treaty was called the Treaty of Paris, because it was signed in Paris, and I can feel lucky to had been part of it, alongside with my friends. The American Revolution changed my life in an unbelievable way. It killed my parents first, it brought friends away from me and left me completely alone. My story had also some very incredible moments as well, such us my scape from the British right after my parents’ death, when I joined the rebel group, I then became a soldier, survived to an impossible battle to win, won an important battle for my country, and saw the end of the revolution with my own eyes.  I had been able to find myself a new house, and a new job as politician. This was the end of my journey, that saw me throw the whole revolution, and have been proud to fight for my new country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The American Revolution In Simple English

After studying The American Revolution for about two weeks, our project was to make a Common Craft Video using Stop Motion Pro app on iPad and film clips according to our revolution’s notes. We printed pictures, and we took videos with them. Our final step was to record our voice following a script that we wrote before doing the movie, we edited the movie and put the recording as well, and the final result is the following video.

 

We uploaded the video on Dragons Tube

 

http://isbtube.isb.bj.edu.cn/video/Common-Craft-Video-American-Revolution-SIMPLE-ENGLISH/d15c7afeba1f9970ca94f6e504415dc5

 

Theme Explanation for Galileo’s daughter

The book that I read is called “Galileo’s daughter.”

The book talks about one of his natural children’s point of view and role in the years that made Galileo famous, talking about the ideas that he had, and his thinking process. His daughter explains in every single detail what Galileo did even in the darkest years of his life. Since Galileo spent more time on his inventions rather than with her daughter, she talks about how she had a bad relationship with him.

The book’s theme talks about people’s opinions about Galileo’s Earth theory, since his ideas were going against the Holy Scriptures. The book also tells us how he discovered Jupiter’s Moons

Her daughter talks about the health problems that Galileo had, and how she tried to help him, but the guards of his prison did not let the medicines in.

Galileo started to have eyes problem, he couldn’t see that well anymore, so he made glasses himself.

The Book takes us on every step of her and his life, and the book tells us everything about their relationship and their issues, as father and daughter.

It talks about his ideas with actual drawings that he made, and also how she thought about it.

I would recommend this book to every kind of audience that is interested about his life and his daughter’s and also to people, that interested about astronomy.

The book’s main theme is to walk people through Galileo’s mind, explaining his feelings and ideas from the point of view of a person that is really close to him such as his daughter.

Dangers of using substances for body shape

This are the top 5 efficient and dangerous Drugs for body shape, please don’t use them.

5 Fen Phen

heart disease

4. DNP

used as an explosive, cataract, shortness of breath.

3. Ephedrine weight loss

2. Clenbutrol

abused by athlets

chest pain, high/low BP

1 Meridia contains sibutramine

depression, suicidal thoughts.

The best way to work on your body shape is with natural resources such as vegetable and other healty things, please don’t use drugs, because your body depends on how much you want to improve it, and it doesn’t depend on drugs

 

Magazine cover skeleton creek

On my magazine cover there is a guy running away, the background color that I chose was grey, that was (in my opinion) representing the mood of the story, since it is an horror one.

The person that is escaping, is Ryan, and as you can see there is also a particular from the story, which is the notebook or journal. In the story, Ryan used to write his journal about the things that were his worst nightmares, and, followed by the monster, it dropped it’s journal, which I thought it might of represented the fact that Ryan, after his horrible experience, stopped writing his journal. On the right side there is a skeleton zombie which would represent one of the strange creatures that Ryan found. Then, I added the titles that were explaining who and what was happening in the picture.