Community Connection

I interviewed my father; he is a air conditioning mechanic engineer. I chose to interview him because I am interesting in engineering and mechanics, and I want to work in that field when I grow up. I learned that you need to be good at working with tools and machines and have knowledge in physics, chemistry, and math. It connects with my passions because I like working with tools and machines and I am also good at math.

The interview with my father

Why are you passionate about your job?

I like to work with and fix mechanical devices.

What obstacles have you faced to get where you are today? There are some obstacles for me in learning because English is my second language and my memories aren’t as good because of aging.

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

You need to make good observations on the machines you are fixing to find the problems and their causes. You should also always think about what you are about to do.

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

Yes, my Email is: zsz999@gmail.com

My own question: Will you continue to work in this job?

Yes

My own question: What skills or knowledge do you need for this job?

You need have good foundations of math, physics, and chemistry. Then you need to receive professional lessons and training of air conditioning in college such as BCIT.

 

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a mid summer nights dream trailer

RuoMin’s reflection:

This trailer connects to the text in the way that shows the visual scenes from the play. The trailer showed what the play would look like according to the texts. I feel that during this project, I learned what really happened in the play. I had a better understanding by acting it out.

 

The process my group followed was drawing templates, acting the scenes, and editing. The hard ships we faced during this process were not enough female characters, so Karl and Metis needed to be the girls. There were also editing technical difficulties. Our group also had disagreement and arguing during times between our members.

Health Education

Nov-3

Lesson #1  What are Your Stressors

Personal Reflection

Think about all the things we have discussed and learned about today. Life is filled with stressors, there will always be stress, it simply changes over time. Learning methods to cope with it at different stages in life is important. List 3 things that personally cause you stress in your life. Briefly explain what each thing is and why it causes you stress. Explain some positive things you can do to help yourself when you are feeling stress.

Things that causes me stress:

  1. Homework, causes me stress because I want to do good in school

I cope with stress by relaxing and sleeping well when I’m not too busy, and when I have lots of homework, I’m ready.

Nov-6

Lesson #2  Digital Footprint

Personal Reflection

Take a few minutes to look at the additional resources below. Take a look into your online life, google your name, as you begin googling your name add information to narrow down the search. Beside your name and the different social media accounts you use, add your school, add activities you are involved with. Observe what appears when your name is searched online. There are 2 parts to your assignment. Firstly, briefly explain what you found and discovered while searching yourself online. How did it feel to google search yourself?  Secondly, explain what steps and strategies you can take to protect yourself online to ensure you have a healthy digital footprint and appropriate digital reputation.

I found a picture I drew back in 2009 when I googled my name. When I added in my school name to the search, I found my edublog account. You can protect yourself by making fake internet names and very hard and complicated passwords.

 

Nov-14

Lesson #3  Emotional Well Being

Personal Reflection

Your assignment is to identify one new strategy that you used and learned today that can be used to cope with difficult times in your life. Explain how you would use it, give a real life example.  (Possible responses: Rules of Five, mediation, mindfulness, deep breathing, positive self talk)

Taking deep breathes relieves stress in the first time. Then think about if the issue will mater in 5 minuets, hours, days, weeks, months, and years. After that, talk to yourself to calm down and think about the solution to the problem.

Nov-16

Lesson#4  Seeking Support

Personal Reflection

Think about a situation in your life, where a friend or family member may need support in an unhealthy relationship. Explain the situation briefly, identify one responsibility that you have as a good friend/partner. If the situation requires support, how and where would you access that support (Some possible responses may include: to never say anything mean about anyone online, to be kind and caring, to trust my partner, to respect my partner’s time with family and friends, to encourage my friends/partner, etc.)

Situation: My friend Bob has another friend Bill. Bill is unhappy that Bob is friends with me. Bill thinks he is the only person that Bob should hang out with.

My responsibility: Have a group talk with Bill and Bob together and ask Bill what is the problem. Don’t show hostility towards Bill which will only worsen the situation.

Nov-22

Lesson #5  De-Escalating Conflict

Personal Reflection

Explain a recent situation in your life, or someone you know, where there was conflict, an opportunity for you to be and Agent of Change. Reflecting on the variety of tools provided in this lesson, describe several tools that could have been used to bring resolution to the conflict. If you are struggling to think of an example, feel free to use one above.

Situation:When we walk down the hall, a group of students always makes comments about my friend being “so fat.”

Tell my friend and myself to stay calm and not get aggressive. Go up to the group of students with my friend and tell them that we aren’t happy about this comments. If they respond aggressively then just walk away and talk to my friend about his feelings. It’s better to then go talk to the counselor.

Everything I know about exponents

1.Represent repeated multiplication with exponents: 2^3=2*2*2

2.Describe how powers represent repeated multiplication: in 2^3, the 2 represent the number being multiplied by itself, the 3 represent the number of times that it is multiplied

3&4.Demonstrate the difference between 2^3 and 3^2: in the first one 2 is being multiplied by itself for 3 times, but for the second one the 3 is being multiplied by itself for 2 times. 2^3=2*2*2=8, but 3^2=3*3=9

5.2^2=2*2

2^3=2*2*2

2*4=2*2*2*2

2^5=2*2*2*2*2

6.(-2)^4=(-2)*(-2)*(-2)*(-2)=16

(-2^4)=-2^4=-(2*2*2*2)=-16

7.For multiplying and dividing powers with same base, you keep the base. For multiplication, you add the power, and for division, you subtract the power. Ex: 3^2*3^5=3^7              3^7/3^2=3^5

8.Raising product to a power:

when you take a power to a power, you multiply the exponents, (x^a)^b= x^a*b

when raising expression to a power, you raise numbers of variables inside the bracket to the exponent then multiply them seperately,         Ex:   (2a)^4  =  (2a)(2a)(2a)(2a)  =  (2 *2*2 * 2)(a * a * a * a) = (2^4)(a^4) = 16a^4

Raising quotient (fraction) to a power:

when raising quotient to a power, the numerator and the demoninator is each raised to the power then divided,  Ex:  (3/4)^3=(3/4)*(3/4)*(3/4)=3^3/4^3=27/64

9.Powers with an exponent of zero is always 1

10.3^3=27

3^2=9          27/3=9

3^1=3          9/3=3

3^0=1          3/3=1

11.For a power with negative exponent, you turn the exponent to a positive and make the power divided by 1. Ex: 3^-2=1/3^2

12.3^3=27

3^2=9                              27/3=9

3^1=3                              9/3=3

3^0=1                              3/3=1

3^-1=1/3^1=1/3

13.x^0=x^(a-a)=x^a*x^(-a)=x^a*(1/x^a)=x^a/x^a=1

14.(a*b)^x=ab^x          WRONG!

(a*b)^x=a^x*b^x   CORRECT

15.(-2)^2+4*(3-2)

=4+4*1

=8

16.Sum: (2^3)+(3^2)

=8+9=17

Difference: (3^2)-(2^3)

=9-8=1

17.5-2^3=3^3=27 WRONG!

5-2^3=5-8=-3 CORRECT

18.the cube box is 2 meters in side length, what is the volume?

2^3=8     the box is 8 meter cubed in volume

19.a bacteria doubles every hour how many bacteria after 5 hours?

1*2^5=32    32 bacteria after 5 hours

20.a^(-3)*(4+6)

=(1/a^3)*10

=10/a^3