# Electric House Blog Post

Welcome to my electric house project blog post! In this project we had to make a house with four rooms and input a circuit into each room. Below are individual project questions, a circuit diagram for all the rooms, pictures of the house and a core competency reflection sheet.

Project Questions

1. You have three lights bulbs. All have the same intensity when lit. Explain how you can prove to a classmate that they are connected in series by unscrewing one light bulb. Support your answer.
1. A series circuit has all the electrons running through each load in the circuit, but due to this fact, unscrewing one light bulb will cause the circuit to open which means all the other loads will turn off.
2. You have three light bulbs. All have the same intensity when lit. Explain how you can prove to a classmate that they are connected in parallel by unscrewing one light bulb.
1. A parallel circuit allows the electrons to choose which path they travel. Which can allow multiple loads to be powered on or off in the same circuit. You can prove that a circuit is parallel if you unscrew a light bulb and the rest of the bulbs remain powered.
3. You have three light bulbs. Two are connected in parallel. This parallel combination is connected in series with the third light bulb. Describe the relative intensity of each bulb. Support your answer.
1. The two parallel bulbs will be less intense then the series bulb. This is due to the fact that the electrons have to choose whether to go to either of the parallel bulbs but will have to go through the series bulb. Which means that you could assume that the parallel bulbs will have around half the intensity of the series bulb.
4. In question number three, describe the relative intensities of the two remaining lit bulbs if one of the bulbs in parallel was unscrewed. Support your answer.
1. If you were to unscrew one of the parallel bulbs then that bulb will likely become an open area in the circuit. I imagine that electrons will still either go to the remaining bulb and then to the series bulb or they will go the other direction and leave to circuit. So I believe that the intensities of the two remaining bulbs will be the same but with the same intensity of the first bulb. Unless if you close the circuit after removing a bulb which would cause the first bulb to have half the intensity of the second bulb in the circuit.

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# Community Connection Alternate

Employment Opportunity

I am looking into working as a cashier for Value Village. This employment opportunity could benefit my future because it helps me improve my social skills by having to be comfortable around strangers. There are no specific requirements for this position because they only recommend some kind of cashier experience, which I have from being in leadership throughout middle school and holding fundraisers. This would be my first job so I wouldn’t be able to bring much experience working in this field other then having held fundraisers. I am currently able to apply  for this position.

Volunteer Opportunity

I decided to look into volunteering as a swimming instructor at an aquatics center. This volunteer opportunity could benefit my future because I would learn how to teach others and it could also give me volunteer hours which can be used for resumes and other important things such as graduation requirements. I am passionate about this field because I enjoy swimming and believe it is a skill that people should know how to do, I am also good enough at swimming to be able to teach people how to do it as well.

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Photos by Juan Salamanca and Fancycrave.com  from Pexels

# bio-Ethics blog post

Welcome to my Bio Ethics blog post! Below is a presentation with a debrief about the process I went through to complete this project and at the very bottom is a link to my self assessment on this project.

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Debrief

After watching the ted talk “It’s time to question bio-technology,” I started to research the ideas of two topics tackled in the presentation, computer controlled creatures (mainly beetles) and cybernetics and computer controlled machines. I used the planning template as a base and looked into the science, the risks, the benefits and the ethics of both these ideas. I then decided that for my solution I wanted it to be a well-informed and independent decision. So when coming up with my solution, I used the knowledge I had gained around the subject to form my own, uninfluenced solution. Overall, I am quite proud of what I came up with and I think it is a very well thought out and detailed presentation and explaining the science then talking about the ethics and finishing with my solution helps keep my presentation organized.

Link to my self assessment blog post

Bio Ethics self assesment

# French communication core competency

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# My wonder project blog post 1

My wonder question: Do we have self-consciousness/free will?

• My question is meaningful to me because the idea of whether or not we have the ability to choose our own destiny and whether or not our actions matter is something that I have wondered for a long time. I believe that gaining an understanding of of the idea of self-consciousness can help me lead a better life.
• My question is meaningful for others for pretty much the same reasons it is meaningful to me. With a better understanding of the ideas of self-consciousness and free will people can lead better lives and develop a better understanding of the world around them.

Sub-Questions

• Is self-consciousness developed through community? (Sociological view of consciousness)
• If animals can unconsciously process information what is the need for conscious thought? (Scientific view of consciousness)
• Does our sense of morality come from conscious thought? (Sociological view of consciousness)
• Is morality set by us or is it set by a higher power? (Religious view of consciousness)
• If hypothetically free-will doesn’t exist then can we blame someone for breaking the law? (Sociological/Scientific view of consciousness)

Research

• Some people see self-consciousness as the ability to have conscious thoughts about oneself. Many people argue that just because you have thoughts about yourself isn’t sufficient, you must be able to prove that you are thinking about you. This source helped me get a basic understanding of what conscious is and that helped me make sense of my later research. This source is where most of the ideas for my intro will come from.

Smith, Joel, “Self-Consciousness”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2017 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2017/entries/self-consciousness/>.

• This source gave me the scientific view of self-consciousness and helped me answer my bigger question by gaining a practical, purely logical view of self-consciousness and how the brains of humans and animals work and the differences in between them. This source will help me answer my second question and my fifth question being “If animals can unconsciously process information what is the need for conscious thought?” and “If hypothetically free-will doesn’t exist then can we blame someone for breaking the law?”

• This source talks about the sociological and religious ideas of consciousness using morality and our development into communities. This source will help me answer my first, third, fourth and fifth sub-questions being “Is self-consciousness developed through community?”, “Does our sense of morality come from conscious thought?”, “Is morality set by us or is it set by a higher power?”, “If hypothetically free-will doesn’t exist then can we blame someone for breaking the law?”

The next step

The next step to my inquiry is answering my sub-questions. My research is pretty much done but I haven’t been able to develop my thoughts enough to fully answer them. I think that I might incorporate some sort of voting into my presentation to help others really understand my topic.

• I had to research “what is consciousness” as a start and then started to build my questions as my understanding developed. I then looked into “What is consciousness in a religious sense?, What is consciousness in a Scientific sense? and What is consciousness in a Sociological sense?”
• I used the normal digital devices but I also learned about creative commons and Pexels.
• My process was to ask the questions stated above and I then broke down the findings to a point I could easily explain and understand.
• I cited my sources with either Easybib or the built-in citation tool in the Gale reference library
• The biggest challenge for me was taking the information and understanding it, then breaking it down to a point that someone who didn’t research it could understand. I think I did a very good job and can’t really improve other then by researching further.

Photo by Leah Kelley from Pexels

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