Wednesday, January 10, 2018

One Word


       The reason I chose this word is because I feel everybody has a creative/original side to what they do and what they think as well. I also like this word because sometimes I feel that some people aren't very original but all they need to do is find a way to get there.
       Also for most things I'd prefer to be original other than just copy other people or even other ideas. That's why I chose original to be my one word.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Iowa State OPPTAG Experience Reflection

          My first class in Track I was an engineering class called "Protect The Pringle", in which we would team up with a partner and we had to protect a pringle twice with five pieces of paper and tape the first time and 3 pieces of paper and tape the second time. We had to try and make it be able to survive a book being dropped on it and put into a box of Legos and being shook. We learned how to use our resources well and that sometimes you have to plan instead of jumping right in and building.
          My second class of Track I was a food science class called "There's Science In My Food" where we learned about how our food is made and the backstory about our food too. We also got to  make cheese curds with different things such as milk and vinegar, and after that we got to be taste testers and rate three different things tofu, cream cheese, and provolone cheese, with three different criteria firmness, taste, and overall acceptability. My least favorite was the tofu because it was all by itself without any flavorings. We had also learned while making the cheese that you should be precise and that there isn't very much room for error.
          The most educational part of that day was when we went all around campus and learned about its history and all the different things you can do there. The most fun part of that day was definitely  the VRAC showcase with all the awesome VR applications and things that you can do with it.
           Some advice for a better experience would be to choose two classes that were in a different track so we could mix and match different classes that we wanted. What I got out this experience was mainly the cool and interesting things about the campus and somethings you can do in the classes like how you can take some classes in Hawaii and things of that sort. I also felt that this was a very educational, fun experience.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Independent Project Reflection 2017

My topic was about The Middle Ages and I chose it because I like history. Some of the coolest things I learned about this time period from 400-1500 was about religion, conflict, and weaponry, such as what they used for different situations. Some things I still want to learn about are the everyday things people did in that time period. I also had used Google Slides to present my project to the class. What made me proud about my project was that I didn't mess up the presentation. If I were to improve my project I would put in less text.

Friday, October 20, 2017

DWA Publishing 1st Quarter

DWA 10/11/17             "The pen is mightier than the sword" -E.G. Bulwer-Lytton. I thought that by this he meant that writing and speaking has more effect than brute force or violence. I mostly agree with this statement because writing or speech can totally change their mind or even get them on your side! But if you use brute force or violence you won't make an ally or they might just become mad towards you.DWA 10/19/17             Since today is a free write day I am going to write about stupid things that people do in horror movie. First up is if someone is chasing you they never run or call the police first. If the do run and they're inside they run to either the top floor, basement, or outside. If they run to the top floor or the basement they are most likely trapped. Also if they lose the person chasing them they stop running and and pretty much wait instead of running for their lives. One last thing they do is if they here maniacal laughter or something like that coming from a sewer or basement they always try to investigate instead of avoiding it altogether.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Words of Wisdom

 

What I've learned from doing this project is that people are often going to support you on decisions that are meaningful. Also I have noticed that sometimes wisdom doesn't necessarily have to be something that takes many years to learn.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nauvoo Field Trip Reflection

         My favorite part of the trip was when we all went and learned about how they made the wagons and the all the things for the wagons (like the wheels, hulls, horseshoes, and oxen shoes) so then they could move westwards to the Rocky Mountains.
         Something that I learned from the 1840's that I thought was interesting was all the huge range of various professions that they had for the city to be able to function well, I was especially fascinated about how many different things that they did/made at a Forge (the place where a blacksmith works).
         Something I learned about why the Mormons moved west was because a ton of violence was happening there and so they were forced out of Nauvoo and decided that they would be better off in the West near the Rocky Mountains.
         If I had to choose one thing to learn more about in Nauvoo it would be what the Mormons' religion and how it is different than other religions so I could understand what it might have been like.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Moral Dilemma Literature Circles

I think that a moral dilemma is the choice of choosing what is right and what could be wrong. The moral dilemma from The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielson was choosing between fighting to become the false prince and rule the kingdom or choosing not to fool an entire kingdom and be punished. The dilemma was solved by Sage (protagonist) choosing to resist until the rest could be taken over by others. If I were him I probably would have not resisted and did what was asked so I wouldn't be punished by Conner (antagonist).