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Self Assessment – Analogy Video

This assignment was doing a video of an analogy representing mitosis and meiosis 1+2 (trying to be as creative as possible). Doing this assignment I believe we tried hard with our ideas for the video and tried to do a unique analogy. Although we could not have the video uploaded, we finished our drawings. We could have given more effort into the project and used our time more wisely. I think we used good teamwork and divided everything equally. We showed strength in our video core competency.

Science App Review


  1. Consider a problem that could be solved by an app.
    1. a problem could be not wanting to study science because you might not be interested in what’s going on or you don’t know methods to studying.
  2. Brain storm
    1. when I am studying try to create mnemonic devices in my head or find a video on YouTube explaining what we’re learning in class. but sometimes it’s hard to just read out your notes and trying to memorize all the information.
  3. Find an app
    1.  I realized my best option would be to find an app that was simple but very helpful rather than one that took too much time to program to your specific standards. I looked up online some good studying apps and I found an app called Flashcards+ and I gave it a try.
  4. Using the app
    1. using the app at first, I really liked it. it has a lot of useful tools to use and help you study. It eliminates the hassle of wasting time and paper hand writing usually 20+ flashcards on individual pieces of paper and going back and forth looking at your notes trying to copy the information down.
  5. Debrief 
    1. after I knew what kind of app I wanted I did some research on google and the App Store I found my app (Flashcards+) ad started using it. I didn’t get to use my technique of a mnemonic device to study but instead more or less memory techniques. I overall liked the app but wish it was a little more organized. I did appreciate that when you first get the app it has kind a how-to use the app mode.

Elements 4D Lab – Myra Qualitz

This lab was about the elements and compounds. we recorded our observations of the elements and used the Elements 4D app and to see if elements would react if they we’re connected.

  1. I would say the majority of our reactions contained either sodium or oxygen. sodium reacted with fluorine and chloride, and oxygen reacted with lithium and hydrogen.
  2. In my lab we didn’t really test the same element that wasn’t reactive with other elements so it’s a variation. for example chlorine did not react with titanium, gold and nitrogen didn’t cause a reaction and iron and oxygen also did not react.
  3. My guess would be that if tried to “combine” anything in row #18 (noble gases) that are not reactive with something like chlorine which is a row #17 (halogens) which is very reactive it would not react because of the fact that noble gases don’t react to anything.
  4.  in the period table of elements row #1 (alkali metals) is very reactive, row #2 (alkaline earth metals) is more composed, #17 (halogens) is VERY reactive and row #18 (noble gases)  is not reactive at all. So now knowing that I understand why some elements that could possibly both be in row #18 did not react, and same with why some elements did react with each other.