My best game in soccer has played a role in who i am today because it slightly increased my confidence in what i think i am capable of. As I slide the soccer ball between the legs of 3 of my opponents I take a shot at the net and think, oh great I missed. But i see the ball curving towards the top right corner of the net and it barely flies in. Damn, that was a pretty cool goal. It smells like victory. The score is now 2-2 and the first half is over. I Intercept the ball seconds after the second half starts and i can taste victory as i run towards the net with the ball. I realize i am only half way up the field and i am out of breath so i look for a teammate to pass to but i see nobody in a good position. I am exhausted and their defense is closing in on me. I run up and take a shot from 20 yards away and the ball somehow slips between the goal keeper’s hands and goes into the net. When i see the ball hit the back of the net i feel like dying because I’m so tired but at least I didn’t do all that running for nothing. I feel great satisfaction as i watch my opponents get unhappy after i score. As the ball is being reset in the middle my confidence is up and i think like i can score another goal but i my legs are telling me to ask the coach to sub me off. When i get subbed off i watch the game very closely hoping we don’t get scored on but unfortunately the other team heads the ball into the net from a cornet kick which is a brilliant goal. When i sub back in i go into a defensive position. When we start with the ball the opposition takes the ball almost instantly once again. I slide tackle the dude with the ball and he lands on his head and gets a concussion. I feel satisfied that their best striker is off but i felt sort of bad at the same time. The ball is going back and forth over and over again and neither of our teams are making much progress towards the net. The last 5 minutes have arrived and we have a 1 goal lead and we need to defend hard to secure the victory. The last 1 minute has arrived and we finally break through their defense and it is 1 striker vs 1 defender in the other end. Our striker gets passed the last defender with ease and chips the ball right over the goalies head and goes into the net. The game is over and we have won. It may have not been a really important game but it was really close and it was the most goals i have scored in a game before so it boosted my confidence in playing forwards and boosted my confidence in what I think i am capable of in general.
CHALLENGE: Make a boat that can float in water and hold the most amount of pennies.
PROBLEM: how do we make a boat that can hold a large amount of pennies out of just two straws, a piece of tinfoil and a marshmallow?
HYPOTHESIS: Our boat design is highly superior compared to the other boats that people have made and our boat will hold the most pennies.
IDEA FOR ORIGINAL DESIGN: we put marsh mellows at the bottom of the boat to be used as flotation devices, and we crossed the straws to support the bottom of the boat to float and to hold he center of the boat up where we will start to stack the pennies if he can cover the entire surface of the boat. We used high walls because the pennies could be under the water but the water gets kept out.
HOW MANY PENNIES DID YOUR BOAT HOLD? Our boat held 130 pennies or $1.30 CAD
WHAT WOULD YOU KEEP OR CHANGE ON YOUR BOAT DESIGN IF YOU WERE TO DO THIS AGAIN? We would definitely choose the same design because our boat held the most pennies (130) out of the whole class.
CONCLUSION: the best way to make a tinfoil boat is to cut a marshmallow into 4 equal pieced and stick them on each bottom corner, have 2 straws form an X under the boat and fold some high walls to keep the water out even when the pennies are under water.