In this project, we were supposed to introduce a electric device and talk about its job, where electricity is used, as well as its advantages, and some issues/problems of the electric device. I think I have explained well on the job and how it uses electricity, but I think that there would be a improvement on the pros and cons of this device.
I think my poster was eye-catching, because perhaps the skeleton mark caught their attentions. I also made the atomic number and the symbol of the element standout, to emphasize the element Arsenic. For the question, I used some of the predictable FAQ’s for the element, and what people really want to know a about the element. I used some scientific terms such as metalloid etc.
In Science, we have been doing a experiment (project) called “Investigating Mining”. I am going to write a reflection based on the progress I have accomplished in my actual project.
- Which parts of criteria D and E were you most successful at demonstrating in the assessment?
- Which parts could you have improved on?
This essay explains the preferences about the terrifying disease H1N1. This essay also explains the effects to us, in different ways. This disease had an great impact politically, socially, environmentally, culturally, and in other various ways.
The scientific understanding of H1N1 gave an impact politically. After the H1N1 disease mostly stopped its invasion towards us humans, the Government modified its vaccine systems. There were 2 vaccines for the H1N1. The pre-pandemic vaccine, and the pandemic vaccine. The pre-pandemic vaccine, was the vaccine before the vaccine occurred, and the pandemic, was the vaccine which was used during the time H1N1 was spreading. The government was panicking, because the vaccines weren’t made as fast, so the Government had to set up a precedence system on people taking the vaccine. The first priority went to people who has the ability to prevent further infection and further affection to humans. The second priority was people who measured all about the disease issue, and this category included the Prime Minister. The third went people who has the ability to treat the infected people, and have a relation to medical care, as doctors, nurses, etc. From the normal citizens, first were babies and senior citizens. Then went elementary students, middle, and high. One of the last people were the adults. There were many claims on how the Government chose the priorities, so the Government changed the system on how the vaccines were made. Every year, there are diseases (flus) called 季節性インフルエンザ, meaning season diseases in English. The scientists are currently working very hard studying the similarities on the viruses, and the diseases. The new vaccines will contain advanced medical nutrients demonstrating the prevention of estimated-future diseases according to recent cases and season diseases. This disease had helped the Government to modify the system to the right thing.
This disease also affected the world socially. I will use Japan as an example. The masks ran out in all shops. This is one way of a demonstration of Japan reacting from the H1N1. (The masks ran out when the H1N1 flu was occurring) This shows how Japan was aware of the damage this disease gave to the world. It means that Japan took an action, and the people contributed on preventing the progression of damage and infection of the disease.
It is accurate that not all of the disease has ran out. It may be that there are the same disease as 2009 right now, and we always have to be aware of any diseases. From our perspective, we only know when diseases are occurring when someone is infected. Mostly it stopped in Japan, but still the rumors about pig meat is spreading somewhere in the world. These rumors include the false statement to not eat pigs and never buy pigs. I think that not only this will affect the consumers, but the farmers and people who raise pigs. Not scientific, but we have to be aware of different perspectives, and ideas of different people.
This deadly disease, H1N1, has infected more that 1,206,078 people, and has killed 9,933 people. From also Japan, 127 people has died from this awful disease. The studies of this disease may spread the awareness, and how we should react now on when these tragic diseases happen again. The scientific understanding of H1N1 can help us from now on from the experience and the examples of measures.
both from 7C
(creating a marvellous example of an essay)
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I spent about 2 weeks. Well, there was a little problem there.. I started about at the 7th of September, and finished in the 23rd (this is an estimate) of September. The due date was the 28th, so I had 5 days open, so I decided to just edit a little bit and double check. But it didn’t work well. Guess what happened – 2 days before the due date – Monday, the 26th, the computer had some kind of system failure. After the computer recovered, I looked through my backup files, and guess what – the Science file (Powerpoint presentation) was not there. I had to start over. Overall, I finished 4 days before, on the 9th of October.
2. List some things that you have learned about food and digestion from completing this assignment.
I learned, that broccoli contains lots of anti-cancer nutrients. The good part is, that I do like broccoli, so I was very happy. I wish I would not suffer cancer in my life. The second thing, is that I learned that there were a lot of chemical processes in the digestion of food.
3. What about the assessment are you especially proud of?
I am proud that I have provided lots of information as I can, and I actually have nothing to add because this is what I did and I have done my best. I am also proud that I could hand the assessment faster than I predicted.
4. What about the assessment would you do differently if you did it again?
First, technical problems. I have to be backing up my file constantly, and keep it updated, so that in situations where the computer had problems, I can recover my files. I think I have done pretty well in my assessment – I just think that it might’ve been a lot better if I had more time. If I had more time, probably I was not rushing, and I had been working better.
Now, I would also like to share my presentation. Please look below↓
We have done a water rocket experiment these lessons in Science. The aim is to find out how much the rocket will fly with only pet bottles, tape and cardboard. I knew that when the rocket cuts off a clump of air, the air has to come back together at the end, which means that it has to have curved smooth noses and rears, but the height of how much flies will be lost when the rear or the nose of the rocket is flat and not smooth.
I thought that group A had the rocket which flies the highest, because their rocket design was perfect. Just as I explained, the rocket design cut off friction and air resistance, as well as making air come back together. Actually, Group A did win.
We used 3 500ml pet bottles, tape and cardboard. We made little of a bottle the nose, 1 bottle the main body. We used duct tape to stick parts. We used cardboard to form flaps (wings?), to cut off air resistance. We first thought about what we should put on the bottle rocket, and we thought about the example rocket our teacher made. It had wings, and we used the wings as a clue to get some ideas of rocket design. Some pictures are here to list our process.
I have made a table in Numbers to show how the rocket launch was done. It is shown below. First, we put 200 ml of water in the rocket, and set it on the launch pad. Somebody pumped air in the petbottle, and a person tracked the altitude. I took a video of launches and I uploaded them in this blog post. Some went high, but some failed because of leaks. The winning rocket had wings that were curved, that cut off air resistance, and it flew really high compared to other groups. Group D had a leak and tried with just a plain petbottle, and it actually flew really high. The average was actually higher than other rockets, but it didn’t count as a result because the environment was different from other rockets. Below are 2 videos of launches made by our class groups.
I thought from the first that Group A will win, and my prediction was correct. I think it was a fair test because some people said it was not fair because there were more people who were good at science in a group than other groups, but it was fair because everyone has different strengths and weaknesses, and a group can fill up each other’s weaknesses by strengths. For the materials, I think it was a very fair test. I learned that air resistance was a very important thing to remember when you launch rockets.