Help Us to Feed the Future

Our population increased steadily before the “Industrial Revolution” that appeared in the UK, then spread all over the world. Recently, our food demand is increasing rapidly since the population growth increased. In 2050, the food requirement will increase approximately 60%, which indicates that the air quality will decrease because agriculture is the major contributor to pollution. We have to develop/find new food sources in order to meet the demand of food and avoid pollution.

The reason for why we need alternative food sources and farming methods is that the recent agriculture is like a “double sword effect”. It stabled the food sources, but it also increased out population which means we it’s vital to improve the scale of farm to meet the food demand. One of the ideas our group has was consuming insects. There are more insects comparing to our livestock. Also, insects require fewer resources (water, food, etc.).

“Why Not Eat Insects” states that peanut butter contains 0.3 insect components per gram, and chocolate contains 60 insect components per gram, these evidence states that we are essentially consuming insects every day. Also, the one of the ingredient we used for our meal was crickets, which contain three times more protein comparing to beef.

Another way of protecting our environment is using electricity instead of fossil fuel. But this method doesn’t function. For example, the batteries that Tesla utilizes for their production is a new waste because there were limited data states that batteries are recyclable. So in the future, I predict that our environment will be good for a short-term, and then we are going to be facing batteries pollution.

Memorable Memory Lane

  • What did you create?​

We created a memory wall, because we thought it is very important to let visitors or pupils at ISB know what FA is. We named the wall “Innovation Nation.” For this memory wall, we made three groups. One was the visual artists, one was the builders, and one was the historians. I was in the builders group. We created four tags for the years, since the visual artists wanted to organize the pictures by years. Also, because we had to put some significant objects on the wall, we designed and made two shadow boxes and assembled them with hot glue.

  • What were your successes?​

One of my successes was that our group had wonderfully designed and created the title, despite the problems at the beginning. Another success was that there weren’t too many communication problems. I say this because as an EAL student, I didn’t any trouble understanding my group members, and they did not have any trouble understanding me.

  • What were your challenges?​

Since I’m an EAL student, the biggest challenge, of course, was communication. On the first day of Ignite Week, I spoke Chinese, because it is my mother tongue. After that, I spoke in English, but it was hard to use my second language to communicate with others.

  • How did you grow in my chosen L21 focus area in this project? What evidence can you share of that?​

I improved in evaluating ideas. For example, the design of tags of years was mine. Another area I improved in was my creativity for the product. This can be supported by my design for the memory wall. It was a tree, and no one had the same idea as I had. However, I think my group members had a better idea.

  • What are some ways that the skill I learned during Ignite week would be of value to me in the future?​

The most important skill I learned was absolutely the communication skill. The first day during Ignite week, I only talked to people who spoke Chinese. However, I stepped out of my comfort zone to communicate with people whose mother tongue is English. Our facilitator also forced me think outside of the box. This skill will be valuable to me, because it help me build my confidence in English.

ONEday 2017–Hamster House

Goal: Make a house for hamster.

What did you create?

I created a legos hamster house. It is easy to break, so I think hamster is hard to live in this legos house. And also, hamster can escape from this house because of the fences of this legos house are low.

What were your successes?

I am successes of I built a car for my door.

What were your challenges?

I think the challenge was the legos were easy to break. So when the hamster is standing, maybe she will break the roof of her bedroom.

What was your impact and/or will you continue with anything from ONEday in the future?

I think I will continue building my hamster house to let the fences of it can be higher and maybe can let will feel better when she is living in it.img_4734 img_4729 img_4732 img_4727 img_4726

Hello world!

What did you create?

I created a legos hamster house.

What were your successes?

I am successes of I built a car for my door.

What were your challenges?

I think the challenge was the legos were easy to break.

What was your impact and/or will you continue with anything from ONEday in the future?

I think I will continue building my hamster house.