September 2016 archive

Digital Footprint

I think that your digital footprint can effect your future opportunities, by, showing the positive things that you have shared on the internet, as well as the negative things. If you have negative posts on your social media platforms, then that could potentially derail a job opportunity or even a college or university application. Where as, if there were only positive things on any of your social media platforms, it would probably look better on a resume, college, or university application. It could even make them want to hire or accept you more, if there are only positive messages shown on your digital footprint.

To keep you digital footprint appropriate and safe, would be to keep your accounts private. This could help to keep your social platforms safe, from people who you don’t want to see your accounts to only your friends, or the people you do want to see it. Another way to keep your account appropriate, would be to not swear, or say rude things to anyone else. You could also try to keep what you post things that don’t give away too much personal information (phone numbers, addresses, where you go to school, ect), to that there is a level of privacy between you and any stranger.

You could also make sure that the accounts that you follow are good ones, rather than ones that indicate inappropriate things, as this could give off the wrong impression to someone who is considering you for a job or a college or university.

I would pass on to other students, that everything say online is going to be seen by someone, and you never know who that someone could be. If you are going to say something mean to someone or a generalization of people, just don’t. Because it will probably just backfire and end up hurting you just as much as it hurt whoever you said it to.

And, if you’re angry about something, it can seem tempting to say something to someone, but odds are, that the next day, once you’re over it and have calmed down, you’ll probably regret it, and even if you try to delete it or apologize, its probable that many people have already seen it, and whoever you meant to send it to probably saw it too, and apologies won’t erase what you have already said to that person.

I would share this with students, by doing what I am right now, putting it up onto my Edublogs, and sharing it within the school, while also creating a positive digital footprint for myself.

Science SSEP 1 – Wine in Microgravity:

The students designing thier project. The students designing thier project.

“Describe the experiment (who, what, from where, when, why)?”
Alhan: A: The creators of the project were from Claminade college preparatory who were in grade 9 and 10. Max Holden and Paige D’Andrea were the creators of the project. Their idea was to create Microgravity wine, and this experiment was to test the speed of fermentation of wine when exposed to microgravity. They created it in West Hills, California on December 13 and 14, 2011. They chose this experiment because when something is in microgravity its at a constant free fall so it will constantly move the grape juice and yeast. When the sugar in the grape juice is mixed with the yeast it will ferment and produce ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide. They wanted to see if it will speed up the process or slow it down.

“Retell the team’s background research.”
Kaleb: B: They had to research: the average ratio of grape juice to yeast and d how long it has to ferment. They also had to find how much formalin was needed for the top stop the experiment. To find d that they had to have enough formalin compared to the amount of liquid they had. After 5 days of testing and research they found the perfect amount. Other than that they just did a lot of testing.

“Explain what the experimental and control groups were and what the difference was.”
Olivia: C: The control groups were the ratio of grape juice and yeast, and the amount of formalin that was needed to stop the experiment. The experimental groups were the amounts of carbon dioxide (with Titration Kit), and weighing the sediment to test the ethyl levels of the alcohol. The difference between the experimental group and the control group is that with the experimental group, you have to test how much you need, and try it before coming to a one hundred percent conclusive result of the measurements and amounts of what you need. Control is something that you can know the exact measurements of, and not having to try to figure it out on your own. So this substance can be weighed without question.

“Is there any other extra information on this project?”
Olivia: D: Their idea works by using microgravity and the lack of oxygen to their advantage. The lack of oxygen will create ethyl alcohol. Microgravity is used to create a constant freefall for the substances to keep moving together because of microgravity. They used this to find out weather the wine would be created faster or slower. To find this out, they used the experiment in microgravity and the one on earth to find out which one creates more carbon dioxide. The yeast, sugar, and grape juice will create the ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide.

“Why do you think the group won?”
Olivia: I think that the students won, because the experiment is a different idea, and that the idea of using microgravity as a constant freefall moving the cells constantly, can be used to our advantage. If the wine was created faster in microgravity, then we could be able to create new substances, and produce more substances, faster rather than on earth.

Alhan: I feel like the students won a place because their experiment was about something not many people think about and that is fermentation of grapes and the process of wine. The idea that the process of the fermentation can change to a different speed when exposed to microgravity seems very interesting.

Kaleb: I think they won because they had a interesting and well researched topic that was intriguing so maybe the judges thought it was as good as I think it is.