Take-Home Egg Assignment

Sausage, Egg and Cheddar Farmer’s Breakfast:

A hearty combination of hash brown, sausage, and egg in a skillet.

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Sausage, Egg and Cheddar Farmer’s Breakfast

Best-Ever Egg Muffins:

A mix of eggs, veggies and, meat in a muffin shape.

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Egg in a Hole Breakfast Sandwich:

A breakfast sandwich with bacon, avocado, cheese, and an egg in the hole holding it all together.

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The dish I choose: Best-Ever Egg Muffins

Mise-en-place:

While cooking:

Final Product:

Clean Kitchen:

British Govern Quebec

“As a British official, I realize there are many alternatives to governing Quebec. I have chosen the policy of deportation to ensure the colony is properly run. By deporting the Canadiens it will ensure they can not fight and win Quebec back. Any of the other options are just temporary and won’t necessarily keep the Canadiens from trying to build an army and fight again. Another reason deportation is the best option is because we won’t have to worry about them anymore and can focus on building our English Colonies and put all our energy into continuing to take over more and more land. Assimilation is not a good idea because we still have the problem of the French citizens betraying us and refusing to change religions. The best, safest, and easiest option is to deport all French people living in Quebec and create an all British colony. As I have outlined above, I believe the best policy for governing Quebec is deportation. This will ensure that the colony will remain under British control and provide wealth for our glorious country”.

A Fresh Look at the Periodic Table

 

  

We designed our periodic table into a cube shape. Designing it into a cube makes it easier to understand because you can physically move and interact with it. In our periodic table we have multiple patterns in the placement, colour, and organization of it. There are two patterns to do with the colours. The first pattern is that each symbol is outlined by its family (Alkali metals = red, Alkaline Earth metals = green, Transition metals = blue, Halogens = light pink, Noble Gasses = magenta). The second colour pattern is that each element is shaded by its state of matter (Metals = orange, Gases/nonmetals = teal, Liquid = purple). Another pattern that is in our periodic table is that each side of the cube is a family (the transition metals needed 3 sides). We organized these in a specific order with the Alkali, Alkaline Earth, and Transition metals around the sides of the cube, the Halogens on the bottom, and the Noble Gasses on the top. We also put elements on the inside of the cube. The Lanthanides and Actinides are on the inside of the cube as well as the nonmetal solids. We put the Lanthanides and Actinides on the inside because we did not learn about them and they’re not as common as the other families. They are outlined in yellow. We also put the nonmetal solids and Nitrogen and Oxygen because they are not part of the Halogens/Noble Gasses or Transition metals, so they didn’t fit in any of the other groups. The elements are organized horizontally across the cube as it would be vertically in the original periodic table. Each column is separated by a thicker line. We did this because most things are read left to right, so by making the columns horizontal it is easier to read families and see what elements are more or less reactive. There are many patterns and methods of organization in our periodic table, but the main reason it is effective is because of the size and the way you can hold, turn, and observe different parts of it. This makes it engaging and easier to understand.

The 5 D’s:

Define:

To design and create a new and unique version of the Periodic Table that is easier to understand and comprehend. You must use your imagination and critical thinking skills to come up with a brand new model of the Periodic Table. When creating the Periodic Table you can use shapes, colours, and other unique ideas that will separate and stand out from the rest. This Periodic Table should either show ideas that you yourself find easier to understand or that you find a lot of other people feel is easier. Not only are you going to be using creative thinking and critical thinking, but also communication between your group members. The goals for making this Periodic Table is to have a finished product that has multiple patterns, and that helps people better understand a certain part of the Table.

Dream:

The Periodic Table tells us the name, symbol, and mass of each element. It also tell us information about the atoms and how many protons, neutrons, and electrons it has. The elements themselves are also arranged in a specific order showing the metallic properties, the reactive properties, and showing patterns throughout the different families. An example is the multiple patterns in the number of electrons in each element through either the families or periods (vertical/horizontal). We could rearrange the elements based on their state of matter or  we could try and do it alphabetically by the name of the element. We could use shapes such as triangles or circles, or try 3D shapes such as cubes or pyramids. We could even try stacking multiple shapes on top of each other. Another unique idea could be to colour code the table some how, either to do with its family or state of matter. A more difficult idea could be to make a Periodic Table out of the elements Bohr Models and connect them somehow.

Design:

Our idea is to make a giant 3D cube that has all the elements around the outside of the cube. We want to include colour and and have multiple patterns to do with families and state of matter and basically anything we can fit on it. We want to be able to move the cube around and be able to look at it from numerous angles. We are going to write out each element as you see it on the Periodic Table and not change the look of the squares, but we are going to change the arrangement and organization of the table.

Deliver:

We designed our periodic table into a cube shape. Designing it into a cube makes it easier to understand because you can physically move and interact with it. In our periodic table we have multiple patterns in the placement, colour, and organization of it. There are two patterns to do with the colours. The first pattern is that each symbol is outlined by its family (Alkali metals = red, Alkaline Earth metals = green, Transition metals = blue, Halogens = light pink, Noble Gasses = magenta). The second colour pattern is that each element is shaded by its state of matter (Metals = orange, Gases/nonmetals = teal, Liquid = purple). Another pattern that is in our periodic table is that each side of the cube is a family (the transition metals needed 3 sides). We organized these in a specific order with the Alkali, Alkaline Earth, and Transition metals around the sides of the cube, the Halogens on the bottom, and the Noble Gasses on the top. We also put elements on the inside of the cube. The Lanthanides and Actinides are on the inside of the cube as well as the nonmetal solids. We put the Lanthanides and Actinides on the inside because we did not learn about them and they’re not as common as the other families. They are outlined in yellow. We also put the nonmetal solids and Nitrogen and Oxygen because they are not part of the Halogens/Noble Gasses or Transition metals, so they didn’t fit in any of the other groups. The elements are organized horizontally across the cube as it would be vertically in the original periodic table. Each column is separated by a thicker line. We did this because most things are read left to right, so by making the columns horizontal it is easier to read families and see what elements are more or less reactive. There are many patterns and methods of organization in our periodic table, but the main reason it is effective is because of the size and the way you can hold, turn, and observe different parts of it. This makes it engaging and easier to understand.

Debrief:

An obvious flaw we can see in the design of our Periodic Table is that it is too flimsy and not as strong as we would’ve hoped. Next time if we choose a 3D option instead of using paper we should use cardboard because it is more durable and sturdy. Also if we were to do this again we could type the elements up on the computer and then print them off to make them neater and so every single one looks identical. Some little things could also be touched up on, such as using clear tape instead of masking tape, and even not using tape at all (staples, glue, etc.).

Community Connections

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For my community connections project I interviewed Ashley Bull, who is a Development Coach for the British Columbia Lacrosse Association (BCLA). Part of her job as a Development Coach is travelling all over British Columbia and teaching lacrosse to different schools. She went to Canisius College in Buffalo, NY on a lacrosse scholarship and received her Bachelor Degree in Science as well as her Master Degree in Science. I choose to interview Ashley because I am very interested in playing sports at a high level, lacrosse being one of them. As I get older the option to play a sport at the college or university level becomes more and more relevant. Another reason I chose Ashley is because she is a genuinely kind person that gives back to the lacrosse community and is someone that I look up to. From this interview I have learned the value of the connections and relationships you have with people and how they can lead and open doors for you in the future. It made it easier to understand and connect with what Ashley was saying because of the love and passion we share for lacrosse. This interview has not only opened my eyes to new opportunities, but has also given me another contact and connection that could help me later in life. 

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Why are you passionate about your job?

Lacrosse has always been an important part of her life and she’s been playing the game for over 20 years. Over these years she has grown and developed a love and passion for the sport, both in playing and coaching. In her job she is able to travel all over British Colombia and teach lacrosse to kids in elementary, middle, and high schools. “When you have a sincere interest in your job and you have a connection to it as well as a love for what you are teaching, it’s quite easy to be passionate about your job”.

What obstacles have you faced to get you where you are today?

After graduating she had some difficulties finding a job in the field she was hoping for. She tried different jobs in between, such as investment banking and was very thankful for the experience, but she was still searching for something in the sports field. Another struggle is the limited pool of job opportunities in the sports field. Being at an American college, she realized how popular and in demand jobs in the sports field are, whether it be high school level, college level, or professional. Unfortunately, in Canada these jobs are harder to come by. 

What advice would you pass on to someone interested in what you are doing?

Networking! Take advantage of the contacts and personal relationships you develop with people. Her position with the BCLA came from a contact that she had who knew her as a person and as a coach and recommended her for the job. She believes that it is extremely important to build relationships with people, keep in contact with them, and maintain healthy and positive relationships. You never know when a job opportunity will pop up, and if it does, your might be lucky enough to have a connection. Another piece of advice she gave is to try anything and everything. It’s a great way to truly figure out what you want from your job or future career and what you don’t want. You can determine your strengths in a work setting as well as your weaknesses and improve on each. She told me to not get discouraged if your dream job isn’t available at the moment, be patient and thing will come.

Would you be open to further contact from Riverside students and if so, how can someone contact you?

She is and you can contact her by email ashleybull02@gmail.com 

Was it hard to balance school and sports? How did you balance them?

As a student athlete, there are certain expectations both athletically and academically that are expected of you. Ashley, being a member of the Canisius women’s lacrosse team had to maintain a 3.2 GPA and had to be enrolled in 6 courses per semester to remain academically eligible in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). It was quite an intense workload with practices, study hall, weight lifting sessions, and classes, but with proper time management and proper prioritization she was able meet those expectations. “It was difficult, absolutely, but when you understand what is expected of you from others and you understand what you expect from yourself, you do what you need to do and you make the necessary sacrifices needed in order to succeed”.

What is your favourite part about giving back to the lacrosse community?

“My favourite part about giving back to the lacrosse community has been watching young athletes grow and develop, not only athletically, but as individuals as well. I feel a sense responsibility in helping other athletes who may have similar goals that I had in going to college and playing lacrosse, and I love pushing athletes to their greatest potential.

This is a picture of a lacrosse camp that Ashley coached this summer.

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Photos from:

-https://www.bclacrosse.com/

-https://gogriffs.com/sports/womens-lacrosse/roster/ashley-bull/3670

-https://allevents.in/new%20westminster/girls-summer-field-lacrosse-camp/20001135483587

-https://www.langleyadvancetimes.com/sports/bull-ready-to-run-for-canada/