July 19th, 2012
- Why we are making this molecule?
- Video to preview what the project is about
- are combing molecules
- Good/Bads about each molecule used to make super molecule
- 3D molecule
- Background of each molecule
- Brand name
- Video advertisement
July 19th, 2012
July 13th, 2012
- Always have the right amount of sleep, which is about 7 to 8 hours.
- When doing homework for about an hour, take about a 15 minute break. Move around and get your brain circulating.
- Sign up for as many scholarships as you can. Try to sign up for at least one every two weeks.
- Be organized with everything. Know where you keep everything and keep a disciplined schedule.
- Eat healthy and drink water.
July 12th, 2012
July 12th, 2012
July 12th, 2012
- I selected this topic because the depletion of bees can severely affect the lives of millions. This is important to me because, without bees, many farmers and industries would be out of work and many delicious, healthy food will become unavailable.
- Ecology and apiology are the fields of science connected to Colony Collapse Disorder.
- Haagen Dazs, Dundee Brewing, Burt’s Bees, Project Apis m., California Almond Board, California State Beekeepers Association, American Beekeeping Federation, and Eastern Apiculture Society support the preservation of honey bees.
- I had trouble deciding on what information and which design I should have used for this poster. I had numerous ideas for this issue and the hard part was narrowing my imagination.
July 10th, 2012
July 4th, 2012
What topic have you selected and why is it relevant to you?
I chose colony collapse disorder because if the pollinators disappear, then plants will have difficulty reproducing. This will cause the world to have less trees and oxygen for us to breath.
What Field(s) of Science is your topic connected to?
Ecology and apiology are the fields of science connected to pollinator decline.
What about this topic should other people know? Does your audience need a brief educational lesson on your topic and field?
People should know that bees are the main pollinators of the world. Pollution and the overuse of pesticides are extremely harmful to bees. Yes, they do need it.
Who do you want to influence with your poster? Why this specific demographic?
I want to influence children mostly about this topic because children are our future and should know not to kill these insects.
What behavioral change (Call to Action) would you like to see in your audience?
I want my audience to be well aware of the little things that make up a big part of our lives.
What organization(s) support your view on this topic?
Haagen Dazs, Dundee Brewing, Burt’s Bees, Project Apis m., California Almond Board, California State Beekeepers Association, American Beekeeping Federation, and Eastern Apiculture Society support the preservation of honey bees.
What evidence have you found to reinforce your poster’s argument?
During the winter of 2006-2007, some beekeepers began to report unusually high losses of 30-90 percent of their hives. As many as 50 percent of all affected colonies demonstrated symptoms inconsistent with any known causes of honeybee death: sudden loss of a colony’s worker bee population with very few dead bees found near the colony. (http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/about/intheworks/honeybee.htm)
What imagery can you use to illustrate your topic? (List at least 3)
- A bee nation flag with black and yellow stripes and bees as stars
- A simple white poster with a single bee in the middle that has been squished
- A dead tree with a speech bubble that says “bee”
July 4th, 2012
July 1st, 2012
About two weeks ago, I took an enormous leap of faith; I made a Facebook. For years, the idea of revealing a person’s private life to basically the entire world terrified me to the bone. A few years ago, my dad told me about how a fake bank account was made under my identity by a 21-year-old. How could someone steal my identity? I realized that Myspace exposed my information to the world like a naked mannequin in front of Forever21. I became vigilant to the information typed onto a computer screen. Do teenagers really know what they are putting on Facebook or Tumblr? Teenagers do not realize that they have to be cautious in any public setting, especially online. Actions and words online cause vulnerability, especially into teens. Myspace seemed like a community where boredom was unwelcomed, but it was also a defenseless dungeon. Information entered, but could never be free.
From frostbitten fingertips of dripping ice cream to reenactments of flat timber, teenagers now communicate and entertain through meaningless acts thought on the Internet. Once a hilarious image or video pops up on their dashboard, an active social-networking teenager gains amusement and muse. They say, “Hey, that’s pretty dope. I think I want to try that.” Though these trends perpetuate laughter, adolescents do not visualize the consequences of simple stupidity. For example, “cone-ing,” the act of buying an ice cream, but grabbing it by the ice cream instead of the cone, has become a hilarity sensation on Youtube and Tumblr. Yet, the youth do not realize the disrespectfulness “cone-ing” displays against the vendor, whose only job is basically to help the customer. A more serious example of cyber craze gone wrong is from “planking,” a game of lying down in an unusual place. On May 15th of 2011 in Brisbane, Australia, a young man plunged seven stories from “planking” on top of a balcony. What people do for the Internet is not worth a life. How people react to information should be elaborated upon it before actually taking step forward in doing it. Someone cannot take a step forward without seeing the path ahead of him or her.
Not only actions can cause incivility or fatality, but words also break bones. In mid-2010, an 11-year-old named Jessi Slaughter started talking smack on the Internet. Immediately, the blog world “trolled,” or made fun of her for her pretentious attitude. Later, an anonymous person posted all her information online: her address, phone number, full name, and etc. Hate mail and threatening phone calls against Slaughter arose. The police became involved and her family was enraged. The “trolling” got so out of control that her father became involved in the so-called joke; Memes were made of his internet ignorance, such as his phrase, “you dun goof’d.” This unfortunate Internet fame soon caused her family to dissolve; her dad was charged with child abuse and later died, sending Slaughter to foster care. Young Slaughter’s poor choices and the influences from the web community festered her childhood. As her information spread across the cyber plain, as much as she tried, she could not take it back. Teenagers have to watch what they say, or the “consequences will never be the same” (Gene Leonhardt).
Although human nature craves for social acceptance, teens really need to stop and think about how their actions affect themselves and the others around them. The average teenager is emotionally labile. Their mindset is in between maturity and youthfulness; they are stuck between being an adult or a kid. Teens think that they are just fooling around to gain popularity or attention, but a gag can cross the line. Online self-expression is a tremendous way to get what someone believes in out there, but people should not “base [their] decisions on the advice of people who don’t have to live with the consequences” (Coral). Myspace, Facebook, or Tumblr may offer social appreciation and entertainment, but may bring regret if people do not keep track of their information. Every act and word should be considered before being forever embedded in the World Wide Web.