As I think and reflect on the food waste in my family, I really cannot find much waste that we produce. My mother is very organized with the food that we buy and eat, and we rarely ever throw out food unless it is for an alternative motive (mold, smells bad, etc.). We regularly compost peels, chicken bones, coffee beans and more in the compost bin that we keep next to the sink. There are 5 people that live in my house, and we snack a lot, so whatever my mother had made for dinner we usually snack on it later in the day, or we will take it for lunch or eat it for leftovers. I feel like it is definitely a money thing in my house because my mother hates wasting her money, so if something is close to its expiration date, she makes us eat it first out of anything. For things like bread or baked goods, she will freeze it, and then bake it in the oven to heat it up and basically revive it. There is on occasion, but very rarely, that something will go bad, such as fruits or juices and we, unfortunately, must throw away. One thing I can think of that my family does waste a lot is plastic water bottles. Nobody in my family uses a reusable bottle or cup for water, we always take water bottles because they are easy to carry and dispose of, but in saying that, there have been times that I have not been able to find a recycling bin or a proper place to put the water bottle and I throw it in the garbage. Plus, not all of the water bottles that go into recycling bins are actually recycled, there are some amounts that do just go into landfills or dumps, etc. Obviously, we can improve on keeping notice on when items expire such as juices or milk and we can take better notice on when our fruits and vegetables are going bad. We could try to use more of the fruit and vegetables, such as zesting lemons, limes, and oranges or maybe using the chicken bones or beef bones that we just throw into the compost for some sort of stock, and to just get the most value out of the items that we throw away. As for the water bottle situation, it is very easy to change over to a reusable water bottle and stop taking and buying the huge water bottles from Costco. I have been planning on talking to my mother about this, but I’m a lazy guy and just have not gotten around to making the switch to a reusable water bottle.
1.Fire (i.e. what to do if one happens)
Know your ways out, in a situation if there is a fire, it is best to not panic and know your way out. Make sure that there is always at least 2 places that you can quickly exit the building, and if possible make sure that all doors are closed when exiting the building to ensure that the fire has the least amount of oxygen as possible. It is also important to practice regular fire drills to know where to go in case of a fire.
Stop Drop and roll: If by some reason your clothes or something on your body catches on fire, stop, drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands and roll. Doing this will cut a significant amount of air out of the flames and someone with a fire blanket will come and smother you with the fire blanket if stopping, dropping, and rolling does not work.
2. Burns/Scalds (i.e. how to treat)
When getting a burn, it may blister, and whatever you do, do not pop the blister. New skin forms underneath the affected area and the fluid is absorbed. The fluid-filled blister keeps the underlying skin clean, which prevents infection and starts the healing process.
When taking something out the oven, always take the rack that the food is on completely out, and wear proper protective gloves such as oven mitts to take items out of the oven because if you use a towel or dishcloth, it may not be thick enough to protect you from the heat, and using oven mitts will ensure a good grip on whatever you are taking out of the oven.
When using any times of chemicals in and around the kitchen, you should always use proper protection such as gloves, masks or aprons to protect yourself from hazardous chemicals that can cause chemical burns if they come in contact with bare skin.
Never mix chemicals together, if you mix any chemicals together it may cause the chemicals to become too strong of a solution, or they may react to produce a toxic or deadly compound, for example, bleach is a highly reactive chemical that should never be mixed with other cleaners because it has the chance to create chlorine gas, and chlorine gas is used in chemical warfare.
4. Slips/Trips/Falls (i.e. how to prevent)
Cleaning up spills immediately is the best way to prevent slipping in the kitchen. If someone was to spill something and not clean it immediately someone could walk by and slip and fall.
Keep the kitchen as clean as possible, closing cabinets and drawers when not in use or keep walkways free of debris like boxes or backpacks that someone could easily trip on out of the kitchen to avoid any tripping or falling in the kitchen.
5. Cuts (i.e. how to prevent / how to treat)
Using “the claw” technique is an easy way to prevent cuts. When using the claw, your fingertips should rest on the top of what you’re cutting. Your fingers should be perpendicular to the surface of the food, with your fingernails acting as a shield, using the claw technique will ensure that you have the most control over the thing that you are cutting.
When treating minor cuts in the kitchen, you should wash your hands with soap to prevent infection, then, wash the cut thoroughly with soap and water, use direct pressure to stop bleeding and apply a Band-Aid to the wound.
6. Heavy Lifting (i.e. of a bag of flour)
When lifting something heavy, do not attempt to lift by bending forward. Instead, bend your hips and knees to squat down to the thing you are lifting and keep it close to your body, then straighten your legs and lift.
When carrying a heavy item, keep your posture as best as possible, look straight ahead, keep your back straight, keep your chest out, and your shoulders back. This helps keep your upper back strong and straight while having an arch in your lower back.
7. How to Prevent Food Poisoning
The number one way to prevent food poisoning and cross-contamination is to always wash your hands, washing your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before and after handling any food such as raw meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables, you should also wash your hands after touching your face, garbage bin, going to the washroom or touching a pet.
Keeping raw meats separate is essential when preventing food poisoning, it is important to keep raw meat away from ready to eat foods such as vegetables, fruits, and bread for example. This is important because these foods will usually not be cooked before eating, and bacteria can get into them and the bacteria will not be killed in a cooking process.
8. Waste Management
Relying on reusable containers is a great way to prevent any waste, bringing jars or containers when shopping can reduce the use of plastic bags or any containers that we would usually throw away after every use.
Composting is a great method of reusing food parts that are not used in cooking, any part of raw vegetables can be composted, as well as stale bread, the skin of fruits, and eggshells can all be composted. The extra scraps are then broken down and are made into new soil that can be used for gardening and planting of new fruits and vegetables.
9. Personal Hygiene
If wearing a band-aid, it is best to ensure that you wear disposable gloves over it because wearing a glove ensures that the band-aid will not fall into the food and the wound that the band-aid is protecting will not be worsened or any fluids from the wound will not go into the food.
Never chew gum while preparing or making food because when chewing gum, it creates more saliva that you may accidentally get into the food or the gum may drop into the food that you are preparing or making.
How Does One Get Over Being Home Sick?
In the song “Take me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver explores the feeling of being homesick. In the first line we read “Almost heaven, West Virginia,” John Denver sets the scene of West Virginia being something of great importance to him. John Denver goes through the song reminiscing about when he lived somewhere where he thinks of as heaven. The whole chorus is about wanting to go back “to a place I belong,” to a time when he was younger and didn’t worry about anything, where you can look outside and see a beautiful view of the mountains and forget everything. Denver references the mountains in the song many times with “mountain momma,” he refers to the mountains as momma because it’s something that he can look at in most directions to find comfort in. In the lines “stranger to blue water, Dark and dusty, painted on the sky, Misty taste of moonshine, Teardrops in my eyes,” describes the blood, sweat and tears with a nostalgic tone to it, almost like he is longing for his true place that he can’t seem to find anymore. In the last part of the song he talks about regret; “The radio reminds me of my home far away,” he is regretful that he isn’t back in the place that he calls home and is constantly reminded of it because of the radio and the songs he used to listen to. When one feels remorseful about being far from their true place and belonging they can feel depressed, but with the help of hope and prosperity they can power through it.
https://genius.com/John-denver-take-me-home-country-roads-lyrics (this is for the picture and the lyrics)
TOP 5 THINGS WE LEARNED IN MATH 10
COMING IN AT NUMBER 5 WE HAVE: TRIGOMETRY
Trigonometry: Finding the missing side or sides or the angle of the right triangle that you are solving. We first you will have to find which sides are each the hypotenuse, the opposite and the adjacent. The hypotenuse is across from the right angle, the opposite is across from the reference angle and the adjacent is beside the reference angle. solving using SOH CAH TOA can help you find which button to press on our calculator (sin, cos, tan) SOH is sin = opposite / hypotenuse, CAH is cos = adjacent / hypotenuse and TOA = tan = opposite over adjacent. Also if the X is on the bottom of the faction you will have to reciprocate both sides to get the X on top. Trigonometry is important to know because it is used in all the upcoming courses in math like pre calc 11 or foundations 11, it is also important because you can link it to other units in math to help you find the answer easier, like geometry.
AND AT THE NUMBER 4 SPOT WE HAVE: FACTORING POLYNOMIALS
Factor polynomials:Factoring polynomials is like breaking the equation down and finding its original numbers that made up the equation. Sometimes the equation can have a pattern, they can all divide by the same number. The phase CDPUE which is can divers pee easy underwater, The C in the stands for common which means you need to figure out if the numbers have anything of common. The D stands for difference of squares, The P is pattern. The E is easy so just look to see if it is an easy question. Then lastly U which stands for ugly this is when there is a non square number in front of the polynomial if it is this one you can’t use the rest of the rules. Factoring polynomials is important to know and learn because it is a major use of algebra, and can help you understand algebra better in the coming years like grade 11 and 12 math.
COMING IN AT NUMBER 3 IS: FUNCTIONS AND RELATIONS
Functions and relations: Functions are types of relation with only 1 connection with another number or variable or basically a special relation ship that you only have 1 of.Function notation is a way a function is written and it is a different way then using the both X and Y in an equation. It is meant to be a way of giving information about the function without being a very long equation or explanation. The functions are usually a single letter like F or G or basically any letter. Understanding Functions and relations is very important because it is a basic necessity to understand the X and Y values of a graph, and if you don’t understand the domain and range then you might get the X and Y axis mixed up.
AT THE NUMBER 2 SPOT WE HAVE: SLOPE
Slope:The slope of a line is containing the x and y axes is generally represented by the letter m, and is defined as the change in the y coordinate divided by the corresponding change in the x coordinate, between two distinct points on the line. Slope is calculated by finding the ratio of the vertical point to the horizontal point between any two points on a line. Sometimes the ratio is expressed as rise over run (rise being Y and run being X). Slope is very important to know because it can calculate the distance between 2 points on a line and it can calculate the point that 2 lines meet with only the slope given. Slope also has 3 different equations that can all be converted into the same equations, except just they can show different things on a graph, or like general form it shows you nothing except if you change it into another form.
AND AT THE NUMBER 1 SPOT WE HAVE: SYSTEMS OF LINEAR EQUATIONS
Systems of linear equations: A system of equations is a set or collection of equations that you deal with all together at once. A system of linear equation comprises two or more linear equations. The solution of a linear system is the ordered pair that is a solution to all equations in the system. One way of solving a linear system is by graphing. The solution to the system will then be in the point in which the two equations intersect. A way to solve a linear system algebraically is to use the substitution method. The substitution method functions by substituting the one y-value or x-value with the other. Another way of solving a linear system is to use the elimination, in elimination you either add or subtract the equations to get an equation in one variable. System are very important to understand because it is used in many different areas in algebra and graphing and is worked within a lot of the units next year in grade 11 and 12 depending on what class you are in.
This week in math 10 we learned how to find the equations from the given slope and coordinates. We also learned how to find slopes on a graph using equations. There is 3 different types of equations, including slope Y intercept: This form can be written as y=mx+b where the mx is the slope and b is the y. General Form: This is found by taking an equation in Slope Y-intercept form and getting rid of any fractions while also moving the Y to the other side. The only way you can tell anything from is by turning it to a Slope Y intercept so you can graph it. And slope point form: Slope point form is the one of the easiest ways to write an equation of a line with. You can write it as m(xm-1m)=y-1
This week we learned about Slopes. The formula to find a slope is rise, which is the y-axis and run which is the x-axis. We also learned about the four different types of slopes positive, negative, zero, and undefined slope, to find these slopes, here are some helpful tips: slope = rise / run, rise is vertical on the Y axis, the run is horizontal on the X axis, positive slope is diagonal line going to the right, negative slope is diagonal line going to the left, zero slope is always horizontal, an undefined slope is always vertical and a nice point has no decimals in the slope.
This week we reviewed Functions and relations from grade 9. Functions are types of relation with only 1 connection with another number or variable or basically a special relation ship that you only have 1 of, like your spouse. We also learned about function notation. Function notation is a way a function is written and it is a different way then using the both X and Y in an equation. It is meant to be a way of giving information about the function without being a very long equation or explanation. The functions are usually a single letter like F or G or basically any letter.