Power Solution Fluency

For this assignment, we were assigned a topic and told that we needed to come up with a solution or a few to solve this problem or at least make it better creatively. The topic that we were given was electricity, and we needed to use Solution Fluency to come up with solutions to a question that we would ask ourselves. Here are the steps that my group and I took:

DISCUSS OUR IDEAS –

Our group decided to first decide what our topic would be. e wanted to do something that would be complicated to find one plain answer on Google, and we wanted something that has been looked at by other people, but has not yet been overdone so that we could still come up with something that was purely our ideas and so that we wouldn’t just steal the idea that someone already came up with. Here are some of the questions that we were thinking of doing:

  • How can we reduce power outages?
  • How can we incorporate solar energy into our city?
  • How can we reduce our electric bill?
  • How can we create handmade electricity?
  • How can we reduce our gas bill?

DEFINE THE CHALLENGE –

Our group has chosen to figure out a solution to this question : How can we reduce our gas bill using a different kind of energy? we chose this question because we think that it is not really a question that we can search up on Google. Of course, it is something that we might have separate questions to it to find a solution, but in order to find at least one solution, our group believes that we need to do some research before we can come up with anything. Our gas bill is also something that we use every day, even if we don’t realize. Perhaps it is our parents that pay for the gas bill at our house, but either way, when we are older we will need to know how to pay our gas bills. But how do we pay our gas bill when it is unbearably high? Since inventors and engineers are coming up with more and more ways to generate electricity more easily, why not incorporate coming up with ways to reduce gas as well?

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE TOPIC-

Through research, our group found that inventors and engineers have found an innovative way to reduce the use of gas: electric cars. Electric cars are capable of running purely on electricity, and they don’t use gas. Using gas can also be harmful to the environment, as gas can release dangerous chemicals that mess with the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the air. Also, simply mining for gas can be expensive and harmful to the environment as well. So, how can we reduce the use of gas? Well, thought innovative designers, we should create something that is just as easy to get but is not as harmful as gas. One of the solutions was electricity. So, using the steps of solution fluency, they were able to come up with the solution of putting electric generators into cars and making them run. Through this, they were able to reduce the use of gas.

Another thing that has been invented to reduce the use of gas are electric microwaves and ovens. Usually, microwaves and ovens used gas to run, since gas has a very powerful heat capability, and it wasn’t really hard to make ovens run on gas. However, using the electricity that we are able to generate nowadays, innovators were able to design microwaves and ovens that ran on electricity. The electricity development has improved so much over the past century that we are now able to create things we never thought possible. Our electricity has enough power to heat an oven or microwave just as much as gas. So, this is another thing that we can use to reduce the use of gas.

DREAM AND GENERATE SOLUTIONS –

Our group wanted to take baby steps to generate a solution. Firstly, we did some research about how some communities fix their residents’ gas bills. We found that in Port Coquitlam, there have been some heat reductions rules created so that now the temperatures in classroom will drop about 1 degree.

We came up with two ideas, and in order for each member in our group to understand it, we drew them out. Here is our first idea:

We thought about creating a way to incorporate hydro electricity into our gas usage. Basically, if the house we discussed was an apartment, there would be tubes attached to the roof that led down to a big enclosed bucket. then, from that bucket, there would be little tubes connecting to everyone’s apartment. When it would rain, the water would run down the big tubes, and be collected in the bucket. We figured that we would need something inside the bucket to generate energy from the water. A turbine would need to be installed inside the bucket, and when the water would start filling up in the bucket, the fan should automatically start moving. Then, the energy generated from the water would be sent out everyone that lived in the apartments. The whole installation shouldn’t cost too much, and so if everyone in the building would pitch in, everyone should have enough money to pay for it. Also, what if someone wouldn’t want this installation? Well, then they would not need to pay for it, and they just would not get a tube attached to their apartment. The only other problem was that what would happen if there was no more rain. The energy from gas should still be connected to each apartment, and so when someone would use up all the hydro electricity that they would get, they would automatically switch back to gas. Of course, this means that they would would still have something on their gas bill,  but it would not be as big as before.

Here is our second idea:

In this idea, our plan was to generate energy by using compost. Since many people do not compost, this would be a great idea since everybody has compost, and everyone would be able to put it to good use. Basically, what would happen is that the compost would be put into a big burner, and the burnt energy would then be used to power an oven, lamps, and other things that run on gas. The reason we choose this idea is because our first might not have worked because we thought that there might not be rain, and so no energy. However, with this plan, most people have compost every single day, so this energy should last longer. And, with this plan, not everyone would need to have one of these burners. There would be one in every apartment or house, which might cost more than the first plan, but at least the energy would be more efficient. The only problem we had with this plan was that we didn’t know where to find energy for the burner. If we used the energy that the burner generated, there would not be enough for the lights or the oven.

 

DELIVER A SOLUTION –

Our final plan was to combine both plans together.

This is what would happen:

First, water would be collected from the roof and into a big bucket with a turbine on the bottom. Then, when the water would start filling up, the turbine would move, creating energy. This energy would then be separated into each apartment (or room, if it is a single house), and the energy would be used to power a burner that each apartment would have (or each apartment that would want it). Then, the people in each apartment would place compost into the burner, creating energy that would power lights and ovens. If there was to be no more rain, then the energy would still be brought on from the burner.

We think that this is a great idea, because it truly helps us answer our original question: “How can we reduce our gas bill by using a different source of energy?”. By using this plan, we can come up with a solution.

DEBRIEF – 

I think our group did very well on the discussion, because even though we could not decide which plan was the best, we still listened to one another and we listened to the ideas that we might have though were stupid and wild, but yet we still listened and we were able to combine all of our wacky ideas. Another thing that we did well was that we did lots of research before starting anything. If we were to come up with a plan, we first had to research it and see if others have already done it, and if so, then how. We also needed to research lots because we wanted to come up with something that no one else yet has, so that the whole plan would be only our thinking and absolutely no plagiarism. One thing that could have went a bit better was diving a bit deeper for our question. Our very first question was “how can we reduce our gas bill?”, which at first seemed like a very good idea. But after some research, we found that there was so much more that we could have said instead and so we made our question harder to find on Google by diving deeper. Instead of just looking for ways to lower our gas bill, which of course there are plenty, we wanted to find a way to lower our gas bill and use innovative technology to create energy using a different source of power, which we used. Our different source of energy was water and compost.

DEMONSTRATE SOURCES THAT WERE USED –

Here are the sources that my group used to complete the steps of the solution fluency.

All pictures were drawn by the members of the group.

Fortis BC : https://www.fortisbc.com/MediaCentre/BCsNaturalGasSupplyIsLimited/Pages/default.aspx?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItfTjt86B3wIVoyCtBh28agSdEAAYASAAEgLajPD_BwE

Improve Net : https://www.improvenet.com/a/5-easy-ways-to-lower-your-gas-bill-during-the-winter

The Canadian Encyclopedia: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hydroelectricity

Burning Man : https://burningman.org/event/preparation/leaving-no-trace/composting/

Renewable Energy Hub: https://www.renewableenergyhub.co.uk/rainwater-harvesting-information/how-does-rainwater-recycling-work.html

 

TOKTW 2018

Here is my Take Our Kids to Work Day interview questions and answers as well as my personal reflection.

TOKTW 2018 Assignment-By Fanny B

Here are pictures of the office that I went to.

Inquiry Question Topic – Dioxins in Dairy Farms

My Inquiry Question topic is Dioxins in Dairy Farms.

Here is my link to the Prezi that I have created.

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Here are the questions that were assigned by the Info Fluency assignment.

What questions did you need to research?

Mostly, I needed to research what dioxins were being used for and what people thought of them. Using this information, I was able to complete my Prezi.

What digital tools did you use?

I used Prezi, to show all of my understanding of my subject on the presentation format, and I used Pixabay to find creative images. To research, I mostly searched it up online and I asked my parents and some students from the school what their opinions were on dioxins. Most of them did not know much, so I would chat with them asking how much they did know.

What was the process used?

I would first find some online searches that were trustworthy and I would read through articles or facts. Then, when I would have a basic understanding of the question, I would answer it in my own words and opinions based on the information that I found. Also, at the end I looked at possible images that were not copyrighted to see which ones would best match my project.

How did you verify the site information?

Last year, i was taught to check some of the formatting of most sites (such as “https” and not “http”). All of the sites I used were secure, because I usually looked at the ones that were the most looked at, then I would check the sites, and I would know whether or not it was secure. For my images, I used Pixabay, which finds non-copyrighted images.

What could you have done better?

The only thing I would change would be my time management, as I could have spread this project throughout my week more instead of just doing it in a couple of days. Other than that, the assignment went very well.

Also, here are the answers to the questions that were assigned by my science teacher:

  • What format of sharing do you want to use?

I want to make a Prezi. On it, I will use Pixabay for pics and some google searches for research.

  • What should be in the sharing?

My idea is that I will include all of the research and interesting facts that I find. I also want to include all effects of it onto other things.

  • How big should the sharing be?

I don’t want to make mine too long, but I want to make sure it has all the necessary information.

  • What in the sharing is worth the big marks?

The quality of the information shared.

  • What should not be included?

The quantity of the information shared.

  • How should it be compared to?

If it is understandable and easy to follow along.

  • What should it be out of?
  • It should be out of /15

Le Camp de Feu

Le Camp de Feu Promotionnel

Le Camp de Feu est un baladodiffusion où Fanny parle à propos des chose étranges qui se passe à la forêt.

 

Le Camp de Feu #1 – Les arbres en métal

On est tous autour d’un camp de feu. Fanny nous raconte des contes. Cette conte est à propos des arbres en métal.

Voulez-vous savoir la continuation de cette histoire? Écoutez la prochaine épisode du Camp de Feu!

 

Le Camp de Feu #2 – Les Moutons de la forêt

Tous les mignons moutons de la forêt étaient transformés en monstres! Et ces monstres sont fachés… Comment est-ce que les moutons vont devenir normale? Écoutez cet episode pour savoir!

 

Tableau de Plannification

Rabat-joie

Projet de Conversation 10 : Top du Top

Voici l’audio pour écouter l’article :

Voici le texte pour le lire :

Quand il ne reste plus de pâte dentifrice

C’est le matin – une belle journée, avec des oiseaux qui chantent. Ta mère a déjà préparé des crêpes délicieux avec des baies fraises. Mmm! Tu manges beaucoup de crêpes. Après le petit-déjeuner, c’est temps de ranger les affaires pour l’école. Soudainement, tu sens pas très bon à l’estomac. Tu cours à la poubelle, et tu vomis partout. Bleh! Le goût dans ta bouche est dégoutant! Il te faut brosser les dents. Tu vas à la toilette pour te brosser les dents. Ta brosse à dents préférée est là, et tu la prends. Quoi?! Qui a utilisé toute la pâte dentifrice? Il n’y a rien dans le conteneur. Tu essaies de le pousser de tous les cotes, peut-être juste un petit peu reste. Mais rien sort du conteneur. C’est si ennuyant! Il n’y a pas de conteneurs nouveaux avec de la pâte dentifrice. Il faut l’acheter. Il te faut te brosser les dents avec juste de l’eau. L’eau dégoutante qui n’est pas délicieuse et colorée comme la pâte dentifrice. Le goût de menthe est la seule chose qui t’aide a concentré à l’école. Maintenant, comment est-ce que les profs pensent que tu vas faire ton meilleur? Tu ne peux pas!

Digital Footprint

1 ) How might your Digital Footprint affect your future opportunities?

Personally, I was thinking about being an optometrist or being in a part of optometry. For that, I will require some knowledge of technology. For example, for recording information, about a patient or a worker, I will need to use a program that can record and store data on my computer because nowadays paperwork is no longer being trusted to confide personal information. I believe that if I will start a company,  or perhaps join a company, I will be able to tell my patients that I am advanced with technology, they can look me up online, find how I have used technology so far, and trust the fact that I can keep their information that they have given me in absolute secrecy.

Before I go into optometry, I must first go to an university and later on a school of optometry. Before I can go into either of them, I need to know that any of the people that are thinking of letting me learn there can and probably will check what I have done on the Internet so far. If there is anything in my status that will concern them, I might not get in and never be able to get into optometry. This is why I need to keep my digital footprint clean so that it will never haunt me later on.

2 ) Describe at least three strategies that you can use to keep your digital footprint appropriate and safe.

I try and keep my commenting on social media and other sources very appropriate and easy to understand. I am aware of the dangers that come with rude or inappropriate commenting, so I verify my commenting each time I post it. It is really hard to not say something you really want to say to person, but usually, it is a personal thing and if it something that needs to be said, it is better to tell the person face-to-face.

In Grade 8, we learned all about how to check if a website is secure or not. There are a lot of signs and they are not that hard to follow. If I check which websites it is I am using, then it is so much easier to not get distracted  by ads or unnecessary information. I know by experience that sometimes, even if it is accidental, if you click on ad it might keep spamming you forever and remember the information that you clicked on that ad. That ad might even show up sometimes if you ever Google yourself, and it really shouldn’t be.

Another way to keep a Digital Footprint nice and clean is by deleting all previous accounts you don’t need. Even if they appear in the “deleted” part of the search if someone is looking you up, it won’t be the first thing that shows up and it also sends a signal that it is something you don’t need and use so it probably isn’t updated or used frequently. It does stay as a part of you digital footprint, but it makes you look more organized because you don’t keep old accounts you don’t use or need anymore.

3 ) What information did you learn that you would pass on to other students? How would you go about telling them?

I knew that the Internet would track me forever. I did not know that it can also track your location and find deleted things. Also, I did not know that It also keeps your baby photos and baby information. In class, we watched a video Image result for digital footprintabout and example boy whose name was Andy and the video told us all about what was a part of Andy’s digital footprint. It was interesting to see an example of what an average person’s digital footprint looks like. If I were a teacher, and I was to teach other kids about digital footprints, I would use a similar video, however in this one I would show what happens if you don’t keep your digital footprint clean and appropriate. A negativity way helps me remember things, and it can also can scare me and make me do things the right way.

 

Sources:

Photo 1: pointgreyeyecare.com

Photo 2 : Self Taken

Photo 3: Self Taken (used Instagram Application)

Photo 4: crucial.com

Photo 5: istockphoto.com

Photo 6: elenikyritsis.com