Today is presentation day for our 3rd inquiry. We have our essay paper thing ready. Might not make allot of sense but at least it did in my head. I hope it makes sense to the teaches and principals. We’ll see, the moment of truth awaits.
It`s been a while I know I kinda got distracted, but anyway I`m almost done my third inquiry. All i have to do is get the results for one more person, then I can finalize all the charts and put it into a video if I have the time. If I end up running out of time then I may have to just fall back on a very boring/dull powerpoint presentition.
I am now almost done my inquiry. I did most of the work, but now all that’s left to do are some calculations and the presentation. I have 4 days left to finish this, and I think I can do it. But not to skip over the whole morning, we finished our test/survey for the study on happiness. Then we did our online courses, but the internet was really slow, and my screen look like fifty shades of gray. All I have to work on now is the calculation of installation, I calculated that it would cost $21,996 without the installation. Mr. Sarte said that people spend something like $20,000, that number is somewhat close to what people spend on a kitchen renovation. So it is in a realistic price range, but mind you that the house we are calculating this with is 25% smaller.
We did the happiness stuff this morning, it was fun, I actually didn’t struggle with an idea for once. After that I did some Rosetta Stone french, and I realized that it understands you better when you speak slowly. After lunch I did my inquiry and had some issues. Me and Liam calculated that with 20 solar panels, that we could produce more than enough energy for the house. It something seemed wrong, a calculation. I think that it had something to do with the fact that the solar panels produced 225 watts. It didn’t say if it ways watt hours or watt months or what. It really made me confused, because with those solar panels I wouldn’t need the expensive wind turbine. Because I would be able to produce 8212 kilowatts per year. But it just doesn’t sound right. I’ll ask my dad tonight though how much energy that would be. I asked Mr. Sarte just now and it seems totally reasonable, which is really surprising.
Where I am right now
I am in between the research and the solution
Where I plan to be at 2:45
Where i plan to be at 3 is done if not near done the research part of the inquiry.
Where I am at 2:45
I am getting everything together and done my reseach all I have to do are some calculations to do
Today we did some report card stuff, then our online courses. In the afternoon I did my inquiry and figured out what I’m going to do a webpage
Today we did some digital media with Mr.Truss, he taught and showed us how to get creative commons photos and how to do some other cool stuff. For my inquiry I started to look into nano technologies and how they could help. I found a good source for that, my main problem now is that I don’t have any really good ideas for the presentation part. I was thinking of doing a diorama or maybe a video, but were still in the Alpha stage. If I were to make a video it could be a commercial, stop motion or event a power point in video format. If I were to make a diorama it could be cardboard, but that would look kinda bad.
Today I finish the secont topic of biology, and started working on my inquiry question which is, how do you design a self sustainable house. Or in other words, a house that uses only the power it creates. I did some research on the different types of clean and sustainable energy. I found that the best solutions are wind energy and solar energy, and that I would need to produce around 12,000 kilowatts of electricity a year.
I have come to this idea where in some way shape or form , I charge a battery, any type of battery from computer to AA, using anything but power outlets. Solar, wind, geothermal or event by fruits.
Aujourd’hui I had to think of an inquiry question, which I didn’t end up doing. After many hours of thinking I have not come up with a good enough question for my inquiry. Then emotion I am felling because of this is indescribable. I hope to come up with a question asap, I am most likely going to do my inquiry in the subject of science, more specifically space travel.
Just a couple of hours ago Mr. Whiffen explained to us how to formulate an inquiry question. Now that I know how to make an inquiry question, I have to chose a topic from either science, socials, English or math. I’m thinking of doing a science topic ,maybe the topic on space travel, maybe. Even though my first inquiry is finished I still need to collect what remains of that project, analyse it and think on how I could improve it, or could have improved it and implement these things into my next inquiry.
I guess since we aren’t allowed to use any slide presentations, I will most likely make a video of some sort. Maybe a mix between lego stop motion and me, or maybe a stop motion of some doodles. Ya that might work.