Save the Ocean, Save Ourselves

My poem video is about plastic waste thrown into the ocean and how humans continue to destroy the ocean even they are aware of it. After making the poem and the video, I decided not to use plastic bottles, so I am currently using a reusable water bottle.

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You Yourself Are the Miracle

 

Imagine yourself,

On a burning day in July,

In the center of a plastic soup,

You are trapped in a plastic bag.

You struggle to leave,

But soon you are choking for fresh air,

As your eyes are gradually closing.

 

I am plastic,

I am transformed into one hundred and sixty thousand bags every second.

Humans use me at their own convenience,

At their own handiness.

 

I am plastic,

I am a publically accessible nuclear bomb.

People use me even they are aware of the sea turtles,

Screaming and crying,

“Save me, I am innocent,

don’t just stand there and do nothing like you don’t care,

you evil and egoistic humans.”

 

Some say it is already too late to save the ocean.

But,

It is people like them

That makes it even worse.

 

We, as humans,

Were able to reach to the moon,

Were able to develop the cure for Lymphatic Filariasis,

Were able to prove Fermat’s Last Theorem.

 

So,

We should overcome this,

No,

We must and can overcome this.

 

Even the slightest effort can help,

As little as using a reusable cup,

As easy as using a reusable bag,

As simple as at least recognizing how serious this is.

 

However,

If we do not contribute the tiniest effort to the ocean,

The ocean that we took benefit of whenever we desired,

Fish are going to be non-existent by two thousand forty-eight,

And this is something much more than what we anticipate.

 

If the littlest changes come together,

We could save the ocean altogether.

 

As dramatic as discovering an oasis in the heart of a desert,

The ocean would someday regenerate,

As a response to our apologies.

 

“You yourself are the miracle.”

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DT Robot Petting Zoo: Squirtle

Quick Summary: In DT class this trimester, Theo and I made Squirtle as a part of our robot petting zoo.

3 Thoughts:

My biggest success in this project was actually being able to finish the project on time, before the exhibition day. Some other groups were not able to finish their projects on time, but we were able to finish it on time, so my partner and I are very proud of that success.

If I did this again, one thing I would do differently zwould be making Squirtle interactive. Squirtle only moves and activates the sound effect only if my partner or I pressed on a button on our laptops. However, on the day of exhibition, I discovered that first graders were more attracted to intractable robots. So, if I could change my robot, I would attach an IR sensor to make it interactive.

Skills I have learnt this trimester was coding. Before, I have heard of coding, but I didn’t know anything of coding. But, during DT this trimester, I learnt how to code with Snap4Arduino app and code so that the motor would move the way I wanted.