On Monday, January 7, I began Project Collisions with an egg drop. This design challenge was to drop a raw egg from a height of 5 meters without breaking it. We had materials that we had to buy in order to use them, for my design i wanted to buy 3 cotton balls, two balloons, 3 rubber bands and string. Then, working in a group, we decided to buy two balloons, news paper, and string. As the egg was dropping, I almost immediately knew it was going to break but i was still hopeful. Our design was unsuccessful because we made some sort of peanut model thing and it wouldn’t stay in the place that we wanted it to because then it may or may not have broken. Next time, I would have probably advocated more and made a parachute with it and not make he balloons so big. Project Collisions is using the idea of drone delivery. During my research, I have noticed that every company when they deliver the package that they have some sort of parachute. Through this project, I hope to work in a group so that we can end up having a good time and not pressure ourselves with forgetting anything.
It is 2049 and Elizabeth (Also known as Eli to Sam and Sam only.) Was going to Mars to live with her parents, friends, and family but she decided to leave to go find Sam. When Elizabeth finds Sam, they start to walk around to look for other resources and find something weird on Sam’s porch. What is it… well you’ll just have to find out by reading July 21st, 2049. Will she and Sam make it to Mars on time to catch the last shuttle? well… I haven’t finished so yeah… it only gets to the porch part. WAIT FOR BOOK TWO!
I liked our entire house but if all of us hadn’t procrastinated then i think we could have made it nicer and we wouldnt be rushing. i liked how it turned out though because it was really nice.
We have a second floor for each house which i think both turned out really nice. Authough im a litle dissapointed how our second design is smaller than the first one because then you can see it better.
WHAT: What is a problem we’re facing today that you are addressing in your narrative? What did you read, watch, or hear that helped you?
The problem that we are facing in the world right now is climate change, overpopulation, and pollution. The problem that my character is facing then is overpopulation, food, and water loss.
SO WHAT: Why do you think this will become a problem in our future?
I think overpopulation, water loss, and pollution will become a problem in the future because even right now there is a problem with water loss, pollution, and food because in my story everyone had to move to this base camp because the government has everything that people need.
NOW WHAT: Noticing how bad this problem might get, what do you think we can start doing today to fix it? What can you start doing today?
I think that people can start to ride bikes to school, work etc. and pick up any trash that you see around you even if it’s not yours, recycle more and more things that we may not need or want to use anymore. I read somewhere online that someone said that the kids/teens are the last generation that can stop global warming.
This is our first-floor design and we added stairs so that we could connect it to the second floor. Angel was doing the bedroom, Ivy was doing the kitchen and I was doing the living room. We added stairs for two reasons, one is because of two floors and two is because then we have more storage space. The room with all the walls would be the living room with the corner table and the bedroom is on the second floor. The kitchen is next to the living room and the front door. That would be the first thing you see when you walk into the house.
When you go upstairs you see Angel’s room, next to that will be a closet.
This is the third time we’ve been out to collect data. The purpose of going out to collect data is to track the changes of information in the soil, water, bugs etc. What my group chose to track was the air pressure with a barometer but we had to change topics to tracking data for two trees, and a part of a path that was full of glass.
Next time we go out to collect data I wonder if all the leaves will start to come back and then everything will be nice and green or everything will still be the same: cold, dead and the only thing left will be the trunk and branches. When we were there I noticed that everything was some shade of brown or orangey yellow.
This time (Thursday 25 October) we counted 95 mushrooms on the tree, 19 different human impacts around the tree and 185 pieces of glass in our quadrant.
This time, I could tell a really big difference than last time because before there were more pieces of glass and more mushrooms. If I can remember correctly the first time we recorded data there were about 200 pieces of glass, 192 mushrooms and 24 human impacts around the tree.
Three most urgent problems:
- Over population
- Global warming
Two wonders or questions:
- I wonder what started everything in the past to make all of the stuff in the present possible.
- What would happen if we tried to get rid of everything that hurt the world and make it all new but better?
One optimistic or pessimistic view of the future:
If humans around the world don’t clean up the messes they’ve made, the things they’ve destroyed and everything that they’ve created that harms the world, earth could end up exploding and the sun will die out. Humans could go extinct then later when we are all gone some other intellectual race could take over and make it WAY better than we did and there will be no more chances for humans. WE WILL ALL BE GONE FOREVER AND THERES NO COMING BACK! (Humans are selfish animals) “sorry guys” *talks to animals*
- Looking back on today… All the topics work together because they are all what we need to survive. I think that they all connect because the topics are things that people have or need.
- I used to think that there were not as many places as there were before that needed water, homes of food. now I think that people don’t have as much things that they used to because they are forced to move or they just have to naturally move.
Headline: Fixing the future
Monday, 20 August 2018
If, I was a student at a school that recognized my eye or fingerprint then I would ask my parents and make sure that they’re ok with it. ISB has security but not eye scanning or fingerprint scanning, just badge scanning to get into school or buy lunch. The badges’ information that’s on it has our name, school, a headshot photo of the person and sometimes even money synced into the card to buy food. You would periodically see security cameras in certain places, there’s not a lot. I think that the only time/s you would need security cameras is during a fire drill, a lock down or when you can’t something, you could go to the security management office to see if they have it or have seen it on the security cameras video tapes. Sometimes they find what you need but sometimes they don’t.
If you give away data or personal information about yourself online, someone could hack into your social media account/s. According to Kurt Wagner, the website Cambridge Analytica, a third-party data firm that got its hands-on personal data for as many as 87 million people without their permission. They could then send your data to other people that the owner didn’t want to give away. They could delete apps, pictures, or information etc. They could post something confidential about other people/friends, they could also post something pretending to be the owner. Jobs could find information/data about you beforehand say if you’re going for a job interview, and, they could then see what you do online.
Companies can find and use your data that is already online, and they could either use it against you in some way, take It without us knowing, and they could use it without our permission. I feel like it is ok for people to share data or use apps that need your data for certain reasons because, if you look in the T’s and C’s for buying apps or updating apps then it will say why it needs your data. If you are on a website or app that needs more than your birthday, age and name then I would just be careful.
This is a picture of when May (Our 8th grade partner) was at P.E. and it was just the 7th graders working. Each of us had jobs, Samantha had to finish our script, Manjishtha was working on getting our interview ready to do with Mr. Schafer and I was looking for better examples so that we could improve our podcast.