Category: OneDay 2018 (page 1 of 19)

My Last One Day in Middle School

I chose this project because my group members and I was interested in the choreography and the group of the song that we chose. My team members were Christina, Zoe, and Sarah.

During the mentoring times that we were given, we learned our choreography and practiced multiple times. For one day, we practiced our dance and made sure we knew what we were doing. After clarifying our dance number, we practiced many times until we memorized the dance very well.


Since our project was to learn the choreography and perform it, we made many changes the the dance as well since there was a move that we couldn’t do. In the choreography, the three of us had to hold one of our member up after she jumping up to us. We tried many times but it was still very hard since we couldn’t carry the weight of her jumping up. After that we tried to carry her up from the floor. We were able to do so but it was only successful some of the times. The music timing was also not enough for us to carry her up and even though we tried many times meeting up ourselves, we still weren’t able to use the move. Therefore, we changed the move into the member leaning back and free falling then us three would push and bounce her back up.



[Future – OneDay 2018] BTS DNA Dance Cover

The reason why I chose dancing for my One Day Project is because I want to practice and receive feedback to improve my dancing. I also wanted to express my interests. Choosing dance as my One Day project also allows me to practice in front of an an audience, which we’re rarely able to do. We chose a dance, in which already knew the cheorography well. This saved us time from making or learning a new dance. Our group had to redo the formations of the dance, as we did not have enough people in our team. The process had some ups and downs, but it all came together in the end.

We didn’t exactly follow the storyboard that we created. However, the video turned out nicely. Near the end, we decided to perform live, because of other teachers and student’s opinions. One Day seemed so short, and we had to rush the editing process because we did not record enough scenes for the video at different locations.

I’m proud off how much we’ve accomplished today. I achieved my original goal of improving my dance skills, and I’m sure that my two other group members also achieved this goal. One thing we should do differently next time is to record all the scenes before One Day. I thought the day would give us more than enough time to edit the video, so we could also record the scenes that we were missing. However, I overestimated the amount of time we had, therefore putting all of us into a rush to complete the video. Right after our rehearsal/practice for our dance, we were told by others that we should perform live instead of presenting the video. We kept everything last-minute and next time I wish to not procrastinate too much. The last day was very stress-worthy, as Ada called in last-minute and told us that she was sick and could not attend to the performance.



One Day Paper Quilling

For my one day project me and Audrey make a paper quilled peacock. We had a problem with the peacock not sticking to the paper so we decided to add more glue to the paper so it can stick better.

My car design process

Rollar coaster design


Goal: I want to build a fast and durable car. I will make a strong car by sticking the axle on the car. And I will make a car that has medium weight and small in size, so I will have a lot of gravitational energy and reduce the amount of friction


1st paragraph Design process and how you built your car


design process:

The car will be small and medium weight

I made a car that was made by plastic. It is kind of like an F1.

I added a few pieces of wood

I added a water bottle

I fixed it and added something new while taking out the water bottle


2nd paragraph problems and challenges

The car was too light and it can’t get over the ramp.

Because of the butterfly effect, how I can’t redo the exact run, this causes me to not be able to go over the ramp again

My car was destroyed


3rd paragraph how would you improve your design

I will add more weight since Ke=m x v squared/2

Skiing in NanShan

Skiing in NanShan was really fun!

We made a parody Olympic TV show in NanShan. But the file is too big so I can’t upload it 🙁

We had fun in there, but it was kind of dangerous too.

Petunia(AKA Jasmine) was about to die because she fell off the lift earlier than she was supposed to be. It would be safer if we had an adult guide or lead us.

But it was still fun! It would be more fun if we had more time 🙂

If someone tell me to choose skiing again, I would merrily choose it! 🙂




Clay Ninja Star

Today I made a big ninja star. I made a paper template using a compass, a very big piece of paper, and scissors. I learned how to use a compass to make circles and make same curves for my blades. Then I cut it out and took a big piece of clay and started to make it into a cube and finally a steak shape with a slight slope. I put it into the slab roller and got a slab and cut it into the ring in the middle of the ninja star and smoothed it the best I can. then I repeated the process until I had the other three blades and used the slip and score technique to stick the blades on the ring and glazed the whole the whole thing. If I redo this I will change the design of the blades and add small blades in between the big ones. But the whole process was smooth, without big problems.


I really like drawing while I am so busy and I don’t have so much time to spend in drawing. When I got this project, I was very excited so that I could put my love into use and I finally chose this part to show.


I drew it meanwhile I chatted with my friend, that made the process smooth. Everything goes well.
I would arrange time more efficiently.
I used to draw slowly. However, this time, I became more efficient and finished it more quickly.
2018 Grade 8

ONE-DNAy by Future (DNA of BTS)

  1. I chose dancing and dance DNA of BTS because first of all, I’m an ARMY (FAN OF BTS) second, I love K-Pop and sort of love dancing.
  2. My group and I sort of just figured out a plan, which was sort of like a checklist, so we didn’t really plan out when we do what, just what we felt like at the moment, and the scenes that are appropriate at the time.
  3. First, we each learned the dance, which was during October 2017 because we originally planned to perform at the Spring Day and so we practiced. We each chose a member of BTS, I chose Jungkook, Jowen chose Jimin, and Jade chose J-Hope.  And when we knew that only us three got into Dance for One-day, we knew that we had to re-do the formation to fit 3 people because BTS originally has 7 members. Then we filmed in 6 different places.
  4. I learned that you need to have energy in your dance because when you do boy group dances, it looks really weird if you’re very sloppy and goofy.
  5. The product:


password: 9vj8

Wanna Girls R U CRAZY dance

I chose Just Dance as my One Day Project because I enjoy dancing, and I believe it’s the best way to express myself.

I worked with Hannah, Amily, and Britney to make a dance choreography with the pop song “R U Crazy”. We decided to a Live performance, with clothing of Blue/ Black legging and short black shirt (t-shirt) & Makeup. (as shown on the index card above)

As you can see in this picture, first, we learned the dance moves by watching a youtube video. We then repeated few parts at a time, making sure that everyone is comfortable moving onto the next step, which was to play the music while dancing. Since most of us just started to learn how to dance, some challenges were faced during the rehearsal such as making up moves for slow beats. Eventually, our group (WANNA GIRLS) somehow managed to get through the whole piece efficiently(1 minutes 30 seconds).

Our final dance was shown during the exhibition the next day.


This is a short video of how our dance looked like…


Overall, I learned a lot during OneDay. I learned some dance techniques as well as teamwork and collaboration. I enjoyed dancing during this OneDay project and I am really looking forward to another one next year.


GOAL: I want to make my car go furthest, fastest on the roller coaster track –

For this year’s OneDay, I decided to build a car that moves along the roller coaster track

(*Pictures and videos of cars are included on the bottom)

First, when I just started to build my Roller Coaster Car, I first thought that I should just build an ordinary race car just like ordinary cars people ride. However, because I had much time to try something new and creative, so I decided to make something unique and special.  But when I really got into the project, I mainly focused on the weight of the car (making it heavier) because  I knew that the heavier something is, the more energy it has.

After finish building prototype I, it worked out pretty well,  but it was not able to go over the small hill (Use video on the bottom as a reference) And then, my friend gave me idea, using water bottle, which will probably make car a lot heavier. So I just simply put the water bottle to the new main board and attached wheel and axels and tested it, just to observe what will happen.  That was a big success.  I was allowed to go over the small hill and climb about half the 2nd hill (which is pretty high), and go back again. I kept developing my car by stabilising the whole system, by making every parts stronger, etc.

_____Design notes_____

For the prototype I,  I used 16 by 35 (centimetres) plastic thing as a main board, and I used 4 big wheels and 2 long axels. And the total weight was about 480g. For my prototype II, I used the same thing as a main board, same wheels and axels, but the weight was over 600g since I added an additional thing to it, which was a water bottle.

There were many challenges and problems during this process of creating new car. The most annoying thing during this project was the axels. Those axels was keep falling off, which made wheels stuck, and which lastly made car stuck in the middle of the roller coaster track. I think this part was the weakest of all the parts because I wasn’t able to find a good way to stick the Axel onto the car’s main board. After building by simple and quick prototype 2, I was surprised because of the fact that the car took me one single minute to build a car was way better than the car took me 1 and a half hours to build. Later, I soon faced one more minor problem, was the track. Since the track had nothing that keep my car from falling off, so my car broke many times, which made me to repair my car over and over and over again, also the knots on the roller coaster rail was annoying because I had to change my design or else the car will going to stuck.

There are many elements that plays a huge role in judging whether the car would hit a big success or failure, such as aerodynamics, weight, friction and so. I personally think that being able to control, mainly reducing the dissipated energy as much as you can  is very important since making most energy and keeping it is the key for building the good roller coaster car.  Therefore, I think I should have made my car more streamlined, which will probably decrease the dissipated energy (wasted energy) and air friction. Also, I should have made my car’s front part heavier instead of making my car’s back part heavier.

I think in order to make a best car on thee roller coaster track, we should first consider about science, and we should try to bring science closer.

Prototype1                                                                        All the pictures of cars (prototype 1,2)

(PROTOTYPE 1)                                                             (LEFT AND RIGHT: PROTOTYPE 2)

Prototype 1 video: IMG_3997

Prototype 2 video–1 :IMG_4011

Prototype 2 video–2: IMG_4014

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