I&S Reflection for Child Labor

Question- How does what you have learned relate to a current event you are aware of?

I always knew that the child labor still existed in some developing countries. Like in India, young kids would work in cigarette factories from dawn to late night. In some of the developing countries, kids work in constructing area. They do things like breaking stones and carrying them. People think that child labor is now banned, but there are still countries that doesn’t relise that kids are precious beings. The organisations like UNICEF or UN tries to help these poor kids to get a good education,health,and food. Famous celeberties like Audrey Hepburn , Angelina jolly and etc were working for these organisations.


WHAT’S A SUPER FOOD? – food that has more nutrients than other foods.

In this unit, we were learning about energy for life. Now in this task we were researching about superfoods. My super food is called TIGER NUTS.

What is a Tiger nut?

Tiger nut is a nut that contains many kinds of nutrients. It was found in Ukraine, China, Hawaii, Indochina, New Guinea, Java, New South Wales, and various oceanic islands. People eat this nut because they think its good for tissue repair, muscles, the blood stream and for body growth and etc.“Tiger nut tubers contain almost twice the quantity of starch as potato or sweet potato tubers.” There are many ways to eats this nut. People eat this nut by making it in to milk, food ingredient and etc.

What kind of Nutrient does Tiger nut have and what does it do?

Tiger nuts has a lot of nutrients.  7100 mg of potassium is found in 1 kg of tiger nuts. This mineral is good for cells to work properly, heart function, allow electricity to move through your body and etc. Also tiger nut had 900 mg of calcium per 1 Kg. It is good form making strong bones and teeth. It also helps your body system work properly.

Walnut (Greek nut)

 Walnut is also vey healthy diet food.  People eat this in different ways too. Some people like to eat as just nut, but others put this in cakes,pies, yogurts, snacks and etc. This food had 4410 mg of potassium per kg. It has 980mg for calcium per kg.

How to eat it

In result, tiger nuts has less calcium but more potassium than walnuts. If you want more potassium, I recommend you to eat tiger nuts. But if you want calcium, you should eat walnut. If you want both nutrients, you can mix both nuts and eat it. But!!!!!!!! nuts have a lot of carbohydrate and fat , so you can get  gain some weight if you eat a lot. I recommend you to eat not more than fistful a day.

Is calling some of food “SUPER FOOD” OK?

I think that it is not right to call some of foods superfood. Super food is just a food that has higher number of ONE nutrient. When I looked at tiger nut and walnut, walnut had more calcium than tiger nut. i think that all food has their own kinds of nutrient and different amount of them. You cannot manipulate people to buy foods that is just called superfood ( people think that its better for health if its called super food).


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Rewriting the plan

Choose topic – Choose your renaissance man or women – check TSC – Make a research sheet – Research ( School EB, Wikipedia, etc) – Check TSc- Think of a story design and sketch –  start making your comic book using comic life and other resources — check TSC – Write the reflection paragraph

I in this order because I wanted this to be more specific and more organized.

SCIENCE Blog Post Mineral Research

Hello in science,  we learned about minerals. In this unit we looked at what kind of minerals are in our school technology and where are they from.

My technology

The technology that i chose is cell phone. I chose cell phone because its the most common technology  that students have in school and also outside the school. We use this technology  for researching taking photos, education and etc. Cell phone contains loads of minerals. Gold,Tin,Tungsten,Tantalum are one of the most common minerals. These minerals are used for parts in cell phone. Tantalum stores electricity in your phone.Tungsten makes your phone vibrate.And tin is used for sodor. Gold is for wyaring.


These minerals are from diffrent countries. Congo or Democratic Republic of Congo is the country where these minerals comes the most, but because Congo has conflict mineral. They have wars and kudeta.



First problem is that almost all of the hired people are forced or threatened to work in mines. The people who are watching  miners so they work properly are wearing military clothes and  have gun with them. It shows that if you disobey, They beat people and miners get injured badly. 

Second problem is the  place that they work has  pretty bad condition.  They work in difficult location. Also they have to use horrible tools to dig the ground. Their job contains a lot of lifting that causes injuries and even deaths too.

Third problem is that Congo is one of the most dangerous country to be a women. Everyday women and girls has to face the threat from military, and even police. They use rape as a weapon. Some armed groups, feel guilty of forced to rape, and leading girls and women injury and even death.


Congo is having a lot trouble because of the technology that we are using in school. To help our school should  I think school should reuse the devices.  Also school should make a charity that helps Congo’s people. They should also provide food , clothes, books, educational stuff and etc to Especially for  little kids and women.                                               I think think also we should tell the situation of Congo to whole school.



YouTube Conflict Minerals 101 YouTube November 18, 2009 November 27, 2016 ENOUGH project

Source Intelligence What are Conflict Minerals?  November 27, 2016

Source Intelligence What are Conflict Minerals? November 27, 2016

Sexual Violence | RAISE Hope for Congo Sexual Violence | RAISE Hope for Congo November 27, 2016





I & S Empire unit reflection

Backward-Looking: Before this unit I knew that Magellan was the first person to find Philippines and that Lapu – Lapu was the one who killed Magellan.  Also I knew I little about Korean and Chinese empire too. Before I didn’t really know about Spanish empire. This project helped me to learn alot of stuff

Inward-Looking: I was most satisfied by my one slide that I made. It was about clothing that Spain influenced to Philippines.  I liked this slide because I had a really good blog that showed really good facts about clothing. Also I was satisfied by our work. Me and Airi really worked together hard and made a really good presentation. I am really glad that I had such a good partner.

Outward-Looking: I did diffrent by finding some small facts to make a good presentation. I tried to first find the fact and then an evidence. And I think that that is the difference. I also tried to find alot of blogs and try find a informations. And I asked Airi to do the script and I did the presentation slides.

Forward-Looking: One thing I want to improve is to to my time more wisely. Some times I would get distracted and not pay attention to my work next time if I have I&S project, I want to more concentrate and make my work better.

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This is a link to my presentation.


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