Monday, November 14, 2016

Blog Post Sobre A Meso Redonda Da Julie

A Julie fez uma meso-redonda sobre a pobreza na Coreia Do Sur e o Brasil e durante o discurso dela ela explicava varias coisas sobre a maneira de vivir. Um exemplo é como as diferentes classes sociais dentro de cada país vivem de forma diferente. Por exemplo, ela mencionou como na Coréia do Sul as classes mais baixas podem viver mais de uma vida substancial do que no Brasil porque no Brasil há uma falta de infra-estrutura. A pobreza na Coréia está afetando principalmente os idosos: quase metade dos idosos vivem em pobreza relativa, que é a maior proporção entre os países da OCDE. De acordo com uma estimativa oficial, cerca de 15% dos sul-coreanos vivem abaixo da linha de pobreza. A pobreza na Coréia do Sul é definida como pobreza relativa e operacionalizada como a parcela da população que vive com menos da metade da renda média. A taxa de pobreza é em parte atribuída à desigualdade econômica do país. O Brasil está entre as nações mais altas do mundo na pobreza. A rápida urbanização e o crescimento demográfico causaram muitos problemas nas cidades em desenvolvimento. Como as cidades crescem rapidamente, os recursos não são capazes de acompanhar a população inchada. A habitação é um dos principais problemas que muitas cidades em desenvolvimento estão enfrentando hoje. Os imigrantes que não podem pagar uma habitação adequada são forçados a construir habitação temporária sem utilitários adequados. Estes assentamentos são conhecidos como favelas. Tome Rio de Janeiro por exemplo com uma população de 12,7 milhões de pessoas, o Rio de Janeiro é a segunda maior cidade do Brasil. Com uma combinação de fatores push e pull, a migração urbana para o Rio representa mais de 65% do crescimento populacional. Isto levou a uma grave escassez de habitação adequada. Estas foram algumas das principais coisas que eu aprendi durante a discussão de Julie e isso me permitiu entender como essas questões não só afetam de onde ela vem, mas a nação que eu moro atualmente.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Blog Post About Final Project

Daniel Fajardo

Science


1: What was the challenge?
    The entire point of this project was to be able to create a model car that held an egg and was being secured by a seat belt, crumple zone or a airbag. The egg had to go down this ramp with a stack of back at the very bottom in order to give the car a form of stopping. The egg could not break or else the form of security would be a failure. This was clearly an enormous issue for us.


2: How did you choose to approach the challenge?
    At the end of all of our thinking the best option for us was to use the seat belt. What we did was create the car first and make sure that it was suitable for the egg to be held in place. The seat belt was represented by the tape and we used an enormous amount of tape in order to fully secure the egg from falling out of the cart. We stacked books up and made sure to make a 45 degree angle with the ramp and then let the cart go down this ramp to check if the egg would break or not crack after. We did this a total of 3 times and the results were pretty similar each attempt.


3: How did you test and evaluate your design?
Our form of testing this project was quite simple. We looked at the rubric and checked what were the essential requirements and the instructions. We did our procedure so we stacked the text books in order to form some sort of blockade and stopping wall for the car. We tested the speed that it would take our car to fully reach the bottom of the ramp with Robbie's time watch on his phone. Our design took a little bit more time because we were trying to come up with a clever way of making sure that the egg would be safe in the car. We tested it mainly by just creating the car and doing the actual experiment itself, which turned out to be successful. We evaluated it after the experiment was already complete and were fully complete with our results. Since the design turned out to be successful I would give it a great evaluation.


4: Evaluate and draw conclusion.

After the end of all the experiment we were able to draw all of our results and I would say they were all pretty efficient. My conclusion would be that everything turned out the way we expected and I personally believe that the results that we achieved were a bit expected. The project was entertaining because we were allowed to design a car so not only did we get to apply our knowledge of momentum we were able to do it in a diverse way.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Blog Post About Game In Science

Daniel Fajardo

Integrated Science

        Last class during our science class I had the opportunity to create a game with Max and Robert. The game we created was about the various ways one could acquire a disease and affect a healthy human being. So here was the game:
The rules of the game were very simple. Each member had three white cards, 5 green cards and the pink cards were what was used to attack the other opponent's side. The white cards represented a healthy being which in order to survive and win the game we had to protect him with cures to different types of ways of getting sick. The main objective was to try to give the other persons white card a pink card which represented bacteria, fungi or parasites. If the pink card was exposed for too long without being cured then the players white card would die. The green card represents the cure in order to protect your white card (patient) from your pink card (infection). This game taught me more about how each different bacteria, parasite and fungi can only be cured by different things. I felt that the video taught me a lot more though than the game that I created and this is probably because the video contains a more broad amount of information and the information was given directly to me.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Blog For Science Project

Daniel Fajardo

Integrated Science



             Recently for science we had a project that was relevant towards the Food Nutrition & Fitness unit from last semester. We had the option to choose what we wanted to talk about in our project and relate to our past unit. My project was about Steroids and what were the positive and negative influences it has on our fitness. Having this freedom of choice was quite beneficial for not only me but everyone in my opinion because it simplified the process of creating the project and made it more enjoyable for everyone. For future classes or projects this should be done again because it lets everyone express their creativity and knowledge about the last unit. I was only able to listen to 7/10 peoples presentations but within those 7 presentations everyone had their own distinct element when they presented and that's what made me actually enjoy taking notes.