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### “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” Carol Burnett

Goal: Next time, I think I will change some of my constants because some of them don’t really make sense like “eggs” what part of the eggs? My design is repeatable by another person because my procedure is very clear and follows every single step. There wouldn’t be any improvements I would make if I did this investigation again. Additional information that I would like to collect is to put the shrunken egg in water to see if it grows again and put the enlarged egg in corn syrup to see if it shrinks, then repeat.

When I first watched the phenomenon, I didn’t know about concentration and thought that the liquid would put something inside the egg that would cause the egg to shrink/grow, that was correct for the water but not for the corn syrup. My evidence indicated that the vinegar causes the masses of the eggs to increase and the water causes to mass to increase further while the corn syrup causes the mass of the egg to decrease. Key evidence to support this includes how the size of the egg changes and how the weight of the eggs change too. Now I believe that the eggs grow or shrink because if the liquid or the egg has a higher concentration, the mass will go from there to the other place with less concentration, corn syrup has less concentration than the egg, while water has more concentration. Causing the egg to give mass to the corn syrup and the water to give mass to the egg.

The parts of an egg are like the parts of a cell because the outer membrane of the egg (the part inside the shell after the vinegar takes the shell away) is sort of like the cell membrane, it controls what goes in and out, for example, mass. The white liquid in the egg is sort of like the cytoplasm of a cell, it is a liquid flowing within the egg. The yolk of an egg is like a nucleus is the center of the egg, it is where the chick starts to hatch, it is the center and the operator of the cell/egg.

Structure and Function:

Material moves in and out of a cell by passing through the cell membrane, the movement of matter is based upon different concentrations. My evidence that supports this is that the eggs in water grow and the eggs in corn syrup shrink because water particles are small and can pass through the membrane of the egg, but corn syrup cannot and it has less concentration so the egg gives matter to the corn syrup.

My original plan was to include a color and then add them together in a slide, forming them into the population of that time period. My partner gave me a feedback saying that I should have an icon that represents the overall time period. But after a few days of working, I realized that this way, I couldn’t really explain my icons and I couldn’t find anything on the population of certain times. So, then I changed the style completely and decided to use a word document and make a poster for each time period, using a color, and icons. Then, I would use a text box to explain why I chose that icon or color, the icons consisted of transportation, food, trading, and communication, and also an extension: an important invention, I would also tell my audience my sources, like “according to….”.

So this was my final product, it has a lot of explanation, colours, sources, and icons.

Today was November20th of 2018 of and we went to the Wenyu river to collect data once again! But….parts of the river had fences surrounding it so we couldn’t go in! The purpose of this trip was to collect data so we could understand how the quality of the Wenyu river changes over time.

I noticed that the dissolved oxygen went up, while the temperature went down, using this I can make a claim that, “If temperature decreases, dissolved oxygen will increase.”

Site 2

Dissolved Oxygen: 12.26 mg/L

Temperature: 9 degrees

Site 3

Dissolved Oxygen: 12.56

Temperature: 8 degrees

I wonder next time if the dissolved oxygen will increase or decrease?

Aaron Collecting Data for Dissolved Oxygen

What? So what?

A growing issue in our world is overpopulation, this addresses my narrative because my story is about overpopulation and how the world is running out of resources and space. I read a lot of articles on overpopulation as well. For example, according to “How Does Overpopulation Effect the Environment?”, overpopulation has 5 big effects on our environment; less clean water, lower life expectancy, plants, and animals extinction, soil depletion and excessive farming, and lastly, climate change. This will become a problem in our future because the population grows every second and the problem will get worse as time passes by as well, all the negative effects of overpopulation will become worse and worse. Space and resources are two things that are essential for human survival.

Now what?

There isn’t much I can do to help overpopulation as it is a thing that can only be helped by laws, rules, and other things that are controlled by the government or people that have power. So the things I do won’t affect the problem of overpopulation. One thing I can collect data on is how many countries have laws that help overpopulation and I can also research graphs and estimations of populations of the future. This makes me realize that overpopulation is not an easy thing to solve because the only way to decrease population is to let people give birth to 0-1 children. There is no other way to decrease population unless you start killing people. You could move to another planet but technology right now cannot allow us to do that yet.

Sources

Overpopulation – Wikipedia

Overpopulation – Conserve energy future

How does Overpopulation affect the environment?

Today we went to collect data of dissolved oxygen and temperature, but unfortunately, the lab quests didn’t work so we had to use our computers… which didn’t work as well as the lab quests because the units were messed up.

Data Collected:  Site 1: 1.53 pct, 15ºC

Site 2: -1.55 Pct, 14ºC

Previous:

Site 1: 8.35 mg/L, 21ºC

Site 2: 8.6 Mg/L, 22ºC

I wonder if next time we could get the lab quests to work?

Aaron taking the dissolved oxygen of Site 1

The three most urgent problems I think we need to solve by 2050 are plastic pollution and plastic problems because it is bad for our environment and it might turn our Earth into a wasteland. The second problem is overpopulation because there might be too many people by 2050, and resources will be needed more. The last problem is global warming because it melts ice and causes water to rise which will sink islands.

I wonder if the technology made in the future will make things better or worse? I also wonder if we will need to find another planet to move to if our Earth is harmed and unable to live on? I am a pessimist because I think things will get worse in the world because there will be a bigger population and worldwide problems will get worse.

I used to be a pessimist, now I am more of a pessimist because I used to think that the future will increase problems and now I know how the problem will get worse and I also learned more about the topics. Looking back on today, topics of food, water, and communities connect because they might all be affected and become problems in the future. There might not be enough food to feed everyone, there might not be enough water for everyone, and there might not be enough space if there is a huge population. These problems are all related to population.

I think when our population reaches 9 billion, a lot of people will have a very little amount of water and food and space, they might not have enough food or water and they might not have a place to live.

I can summarize today’s experience into the headline: Overpopulation can affect the world in a lot of waysI say this because today I experienced a lot of things that show how the future might be worse than we expect.

## Overpopulation can affect the world in a lot of ways

Can you trust big data? The world would be a lot different right now if companies, schools, and the government didn’t collect data and personal information on people. Big data is invading our privacy, but it is helping to improve our lives with convenience, safety, and knowledge. This essay will show you that, even though privacy is important, giving away data can improve our lives because it can help create new innovations and products and help companies, help people and save lives, and increase our knowledge.

Though privacy is important, giving away data can improve our lives because it can be used to create new innovations and products and help companies. For example, according to “The Pros and Cons of when Big Data Internet Takes Over” by Nexus-net, big data can be used to help businesses learn what others think of their product and what the demand of your market is. Which will lead to innovation of new products that would fit into the demand of the market. “One of the most intriguing benefits of Big Data is its potential use in the research and development for new products of new services. Big data helps businesses in gaining an insight of how others perceive their products or identify the demand of your market.” (Unknown Date). This means that Big data can help the innovation of new products, which is a good thing because new products help growth and development of markets, new products can widen up markets, also increase sales. Another good thing about new products is that it helps change in market and technology, the reason the market in the past is different from what it is today is because new products keep on getting produced, and products get more and more advanced and things people never thought of were created.

Also, another example that big data can help create new innovations and products and help companies is that, according to “10 Companies that are using big data”, by Eleanor O’Neill, many companies use big data to their advantage to attract users. Companies collect data on their users and use it to their advantage; gaining insight on what your target market is, and they can improve performance based on your data. 2 examples of companies that use big data to their advantage is Amazon and Starbucks. Amazon collects the names, addresses, payments and search histories of their customers, they use this for advertising algorithms and to improve customer relations! Starbucks uses big data to determine the best potential success of a new Starbucks store location. They use information on location, traffic, area demographic and customer behavior. “Companies can use big data to their advantage; automating processes, gaining insight into their target market and improving overall performance using the feedback readily available. Amazon, the online retail giant has access to names, addresses, payments and search histories of their customers. This helps advertising algorithms, and customer relations. Starbucks uses big data to determine potential success of a new location, taking information on location, traffic, area demographic and customer behaviour into account”. (2016) This means that many companies are already using big data to sell products, and as mentioned before is a good thing because it also helps these companies keep working and to not get shut down. New innovations of products are one reason why giving away data can improve our lives, get ready for more.

Though privacy is important giving away data can improve our lives because it can save lives and help people. For example, according to “Episode 804: Your Cell Phone’s A Snitch”, by Ailsa Chang, A spreadsheets including where Carpenter’s (a suspect) cell phone was at the beginning and end of every call for four months. The police didn’t even need a warrant. “Police asked Carpenter’s cell phone carrier to turn over 200 spreadsheets detailing where his phone was at the beginning and end of every call for four months straight. They didn’t even need a warrant. That’s how it works. Each major cell phone carrier gets tens of thousands of requests like this one from law enforcement every year.” (2017). This means that data can be used to find criminals, terrorists and other wanted people. While people think, it is uncomfortable to have a “spy” in their pockets, there is no harm towards you. If your cell phone carrier and the police learned about your call histories and call details, if you have done nothing illegal, they wouldn’t care.

Another example is that, according to “China: “the world’s biggest camera surveillance network” by BBC news, China is using surveillance cameras everywhere to get data about people they see (height, who they meet up with, family members, hobbies), they only collect and store data on someone when they need help or is suspected for a crime, other than that, you do not have to worry about your information being stored and kept. “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.” (2017). This means that no matter what you do, if it isn’t illegal, you won’t get in trouble. This giant surveillance camera network could be used to find criminals, terrorists, and even missing people. They just need to gather enough information on the suspects and the situation. Everyone has a reason for discomfort, it is weird having a camera watch your every move but think of all the good it could do. Also, if you have done nothing wrong and you have nothing to hide, the police wouldn’t care.

Though privacy is important, giving away data can improve our lives because increases our knowledge. For example, according to “Four Ways Big Data Will Revolutionize Education” by Mark van Rijmenam, we can use big data to help students learn things better at school. Every student leaves a learning data trail, we can monitor every action of a student; how long they take to answer a certain question, what sources they used to research, which questions they skipped, how much research they did, and what tips works best for a student. Big data can also help create groups of students who can work well together and produce good results. “It is possible to monitor every action of the students. How long they take to answer a question, which sources they use, which questions they skipped, how much research was done, what the relation is to other questions answered, which tips work best for which student etc. Answers to questions can be checked instantly and automatically (except for essays perhaps) give instant feedback to students.” (2013). This means that we can use big data to teach students better and have better education. Big data can help schools have better education, they can analyze students and put them in an environment where they can learn and produce their best work.

Another example is that, according to “The Pros and Cons of When Big Data Internet Takes Over” by Nexus-net, big data can be used in research and development of new products. Big data tell businesses what their buyers like and are interested in. “One of the most intriguing benefits of Big Data is its potential use in the research and development for new products of new services.” They say that, “Big data helps businesses in gaining an insight of how others perceive their products or identify the demand of your market and as well as to adapting or making new marketing strategy that will most likely lead to innovation of new products and strategy that will fit to the market environment.” (Unknown date). This means that big data helps develop new products which also means new research, if a company has an idea of a product that the current technologies cannot make, scientists might investigate and find out new things on the path of trying to research and create the product. So, giving away data and companies collecting data can increase our knowledge because of new education techniques and new research.

Of course, giving away data and having your device track your every move makes people uncomfortable, but you can trust big data because according to Edward Snowden, if you don’t do something illegal or wrong, you don’t have to worry about your data being tracked, “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.” In summary, giving data can improve our lives, because giving away data can help new innovations of products, catch criminals and terrorists, find missing people, and revolutionize learning and research. Big data can make a different world; a better world.

Work Cited

“The Pros and Cons When Big Data Internet Takes Over.” Nexus-Net, 29 Jan. 2018, nexus-net.info/pros-cons-big-data-internet-takes/.

O’Neill, Eleanor. “10 Companies Using Big Data | CA Today | News | ICAS.” Effective Intercultural Communication | Mentoring Resources | ICAS, 23 Sept. 2016, www.icas.com/ca-today-news/10-companies-using-big-data.

Chang, Ailsa. “Episode 804: Your Cell Phone’s A Snitch.” NPR, NPR, 8 Nov. 2017, www.npr.org/sections/money/2017/11/08/562888974/episode-804-your-cell-phones-a-snitch.

“Four Ways Big Data Will Revolutionize Education.” Datafloq – Connecting Data and People, datafloq.com/read/big-data-will-revolutionize-learning/206.

I made this music project by collecting nature sounds in the nature part of ISB. And I combined the sounds to create a song.

First, I went to the outside area of ISB to collect sounds of air, grass, chairs, doors, puddles and more. I collected these nature sounds using my phone in the camera app.

Then, I went to my computer and put the files into an app called Final Cut Pro (an editing app), and then I edited the clips and arranged the order and speed so that it would have a rhythm and become a song. After I was done with the editing I simply exported it to my computer as a MOV file.

I think this relates to my life because I go outside a lot and I hear a lot of nature sounds, so I thought it would be interesting to hear use nature sounds. This also relates to my big data project, because collecting nature sounds is like collecting data, you can use it to create something bigger.

The final product that our group made is really surprising and better than I expected, and I am very interested to know if I can cook, my own meals now! I am very proud of the taste and the looks of the cooking because it is very beautifully decorated and very well cooked.

The challenges that I came across was actually the cooking itself because cooking is not something I am good at and it was very challenging for me to cook something. But eventually, I learned some skills like cutting with knives, cooking, using the oven to make muffins. The highlight for the week was making the food and slowly getting better at cooking.

We needed to create and improve a lot of things during this ignite week so far. A thing that worked was replacing some ingredients on the recipe with something we have or something we think fit the recipe better. The most challenging part of all of this was learning how to cook the recipe and understanding the steps, I overcame this by asking for help and practicing the recipe. We used feedback from the teachers to helps us make the cooking taste better or make it more convenient, we didn’t really change any ingredients but we changed a few steps.

We figured out that adding too much seasoning will result in the meat tasting bitter and not taste very good so we are planning to add less seasoning this time and decorate it more. The First Chicken Breast we Made