CBL Post – Innovation Project – Science 9

Innovation Project Post

During the months that we had to work on our innovation project in science 9, we connect with Yazeed Al Jeddawy and got his opinion on the idea of creating a solar powered portable charger. He told us that it would be very helpful in their electricity crisis. We weren’t able to finish our project. We were planning on creating a solar powered portable charger.

While we were trying to finish this project, the skills that is developed were, I learnt a little bit about the program we used to 3D model our project. I didn’t use this skill at all, and I wish I had learnt more because I only learnt a little bit.

While we were Skype calling Yazeed Al Jeddawy, he told us that the S.P.P.C (solar powered portable charger) would be very helpful. Mr. Robinson also got Sara Badiei in to talk to us about the crisis’ in Yemen, Gaza and Lebanon. Sara Badiei is a part of the World Bank and is helping the people in those places.

I think I could’ve done better. I could’ve helped my group some more because all I did was find a solar panel and a laptop battery on Amazon. When we started this project, I did share some of my ideas of what we could do.

 

 

Edible DNA Model – Science 9

Edible DNA Model  Picture

While doing this lab, we learnt about DNA and how different chemical bases connect to each other. While building this 3D diagram, it helped us understand how it all connects. The licorice are the back bones to all of this and the different coloured marshmellos represent different chemical bases. M. Robinson gave us one side and we had to figure out the other side then put them all in order.

Climate Action Project – Week 1 – Video Project – Science 9

What is Climat Change?

Here is our climat change video project for science 9. Here, we answer the quesition “What is climat change?”.

Created by: Hannah, Kacie, & Keegan

– Sites we used –

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/03/22/great-pacific-garbage-patch-grows/446405002/

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=1ad5154375084d9985dd0ee496b3f162

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html

Explore The Field – Science 9

My essential question 

How would the SPPC (solar powered portable charger) help schools  in Gaza or Yemen?

This question is meaningful to me because when Sara Badiei told us about the electricity shortages in Gaza and Yemen, I wanted to do something fun that would help them with their problem. I always wanted to do something that would have a big impact on somebody. I thought that this would be the perfect time to do that.

Photo by Lukas – Pexels

-Three Quality Sources-

– Source #1 – 

            While reading this article, I learnt that the people of Gaza only get 8 hours or electricity a day. They have already installed solar panels in schools, healthcare and water facilities. These help a lot as they get sunshine almost every day of the year. Hopefully the SPPC can help even more with the shortages.                                                                                                                                                                      – Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People

– Source #2

            While reading this article, I found out that Yemen doesn’t get electricity for 20 hours a day. This is because of repeated attacks  on power lines. This has an impact on the preformance of the government. They cut the usage of electricity because of the billions of dallar losses. These cuts can result in protests against the gouvernment. Hopefully the SPPC can help them with their electricity crisis and help end the shortages and cuts. Helping stop the cuts can result in the help of putting an end to the protests.                                                                   – The National

Source #3

                    While reading this article, I learnt how much solar electricty helps people  in Yemen. Solar panels are the best alternative in Yemen as a lot of their power plants have been destroyed by the civil war. Hopefully the SPPC can help even more by charging whatever they need to charge. Laptops in schools and their phones.                                                                                                                                                    – Lobe Log
                    All of this research about the electricity in Gaza and Yemen has helped me answer my essential question. This is because I researched about how much electricity they get per day and how solar panels already help the people in Gaza and Yemen. This gives me a good idea on how the SPPC can help them.
– Information Fluency Questions –
– Critical Questions that helped me research-
1) How much electricity they already use/have in Gaza or Yemen?
2) How hard is it to access solar energy in Gaza or Yemen?
3) What kind of electronics they need to charge in Gaza or Yemen?
– New or familiar digital tools I used during this project –
                   For the photo, I used a new program called Pexels. Pexels is a company that allows you to have photos for free and aren’t copyrighted. This is a new program for me, I usually would use google and click on images for photos.
– How I verified and cited the information I found –
                     To verify the information, I would look at different sites and used the one that had the most infromation. To cite the information that I found, I looked at the name of the page that posted it on the internet then put it underneath my infromation.
– How the process went for me and what I could have done differently –
                      While researching, it was quite easy to research my questions and find out the answers to them. The things that I would have done differently is, do more research and research more about this topic.

Currents From The Kitchen – Full Project – Science 9

Some Pictures of the equipment we used

 

– Copper

– Voltmeters

– Nails

– Aligator Wires

– Different kinds of fruit (listed below)

 

Results

The Fruits that we used during this expirement and their results

Lemon – 0.7 voltage

Orange – 0.2 voltage

Dragon Fruit – 0.75 voltage

Apple – 0.4 voltage

Banana – 0.71 voltage

Potato – 0.5 voltage

Lime – 0.7 voltage

 

Observations

– When you squeezed the fruit, the voltage went up

– The dragon fruit had the most voltage, I thought the lemon would de the best

 

Questions and Answers

  • If your bulb doesn’t glow, how can you find out if electrons are flowing?

The bulb didn’t glow but we knew there was electrons flowing because we used a voltmeter.

 

  • If your bulb doesn’t glow, why not?

There wasn’t enough voltage for the bulb to use.

 

  • How can we modify our experiment to improve our results?

We can use some exotic fruits. They might have a better chance.

 

  • What is causing electrons to flow in this experiment?

The moisture in the fruits is helping the electrons flow through the fruit.

 

  • How can I use this in my everyday life?

You could take the knowledge you got from this expirement and use it to help you build a circuit of some sort.