That Wasteful Movie

I learned that food waste is not a small side adventure that China has to beat, it is a major boss battle just like air pollution and overpopulation. By showing this video to the public, I wish to communicate that food waste is no little problem and hopefully, give the public some information about food waste. If I could do this project again, I would first acknowledge all limitations and requirements before I start to plan the video. Some advice I would give to the eighth graders next year is to make a good documentary, have plenty of interviews and real like footages about your topic.

Calculated Bombardment

The Catapult Cup was a challenge at the end of our Module Four in Algebra I class to use what we previously learned in real-life situations. We were to plan and build a catapult following the design thinking process. Then, we were to fire a ping-pong ball using the catapult and analyze the ping-pong ball’s flight path. Once we have analyzed the flight paths of the ping-pong balls, we used the equations to figure where the ball would roughly land and where to place targets during the Catapult Cup.

The most important thing that I learned from this project was that something may work theoretically but may not work in reality due to many outside factors. The most challenging aspect of this project was catapult building part because our original catapult would theoretically work but due to the lack of a consistent weight to launch our ping-pong ball, it couldn’t be realized. Next, I would do research on how catapults worked before I made assumptions about how they work and went straight to the planning.

Final Catapult Design

Edible Dumpsters

Hetrick, Sonya. “Wasted Food Is Wasted Money.” Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, SASB, 23 Mar. 2017, www.sasb.org/blog-wasted-food-wasted-money/.

The issue that I would like to focus is the problem of wasting food. I believe that kids are wasting too much food in restaurants and especially in school cafeterias. I think that a huge problem that China should focus on is that too many people are just throwing away uneaten food.

My research question is “Why are there so much wasted food in China?” However, I fear that I might not be able to reach the evidence I need, but I know the evidence is there. This leads less information for the essay and the documentary at the end.

I hope to gain some knowledge on how to solve this issue or at least not waste any food myself. I hope to send the message of “stop wasting food, it will run out eventually and some people can’t even have it so stop dumping everything down the chute!”

Death By Guillotine

The French Revolution was a chaotic time in the history of Europe since the Revolutions triggered many wars that dominated Europe for many years. The French Revolution happened because France was in a deep debt and it only taxed a certain amount of its population (which happened to be mostly poor) and the majority of the population had zero political power. A lot of people thinks that the French Revolution is only people cutting off other people’s heads but in reality, the French Revolution was much more than just the guillotine and its victims. Not only did the French Revolution affect its citizens, it also affected the entire continent of Europe, throwing all the countries mostly for political reasons. Enjoy the video!

3582 More kilometers… to Beating Cancer!

Being a hero and achieving great tasks isn’t just have a heroic mindset and always think of others and be selfless. In order to just be thought of as a hero, a person needs to be competitive and hardworking and can show people that he or she is capable of doing great things. Terry Fox is a great example of all the qualities of a hero. In the book Terry Fox: His Story by Leslie Scrivener, the main point the author is trying to tell the reader is Terry Fox is a competitive and hard-working person and can achieve great tasks if he had not died of cancer.

Terry wasn’t talented at everything from the very start.  He had to train hard for most of his achievements and this can be proved from the quote: “The two boys played hard all summer… By grade nine, there were pounding the floor of the Mary Hill gym every morning before school. Doug wasn’t one of them, but Terry was” (Scrivener 18). When Terry was young, he was terrible at basketball, even his coach recommended him to play another sport. He forged on, practicing every morning and became one of the top twelve. This proves that Terry is competitive and hard-working because when Terry knows he is the worst player on the team, he doesn’t give up and stop playing, he practices every morning and competes against other players to play in matches. All of this are traits of a hard-working and competitive person. Not only was Terry Fox being a competitive and hardworking character, he would also be able to achieve many great things and this is proved the quote: “…when he returned to British Columbia he would be… admired by nearly everyone in Canada” (Scrivener 18). It is clear that Terry would be able to complete other great tasks. Terry was about to go on a flight to Newfoundland where he will start his run. However, he doesn’t know that when he comes back to British Columbia, he will be a national hero instead of just a hometown hero. When Terry came back because of cancer, he was viewed as a national hero which means that if he completed the run and then came back, he could easily do even more amazing tasks since he already completed a hard task and there aren’t many other jobs that are as hard as running across Canada with one leg.

In the book Terry Fox: His Story, all lot of the book talks about how Terry had a personality which never allowed him to be the worst in any activity and how Terry always went head-on at any roadblock that stands in his way of any achievement. These two traits both support how he is very competitive and that he can achieve many things if he had not died of cancer because he tries to solve every problem instead of avoiding them when he meets them. Terry Fox wasn’t a selfless person and didn’t always think of others. However, he was always competitive and shown others that he could achieve many great tasks (if he hadn’t died) which is the two most crucial criteria for a hero.

GIF Citation

GIPHY, Giphy. “Zero To Hero Hercules GIF – Find & Share on GIPHY.” GIPHY, GIPHY, 4 Aug. 2016, giphy.com/gifs/deliverance-ful6IbWkBsVhe.