For my eighth grade project, my topic of interest was architecture. I decided to use architecture by design a house and then building a mini model of it. I feel that my project connects to the area of interaction “approaches to learning” because I used collaborative skills, problem solving and thinking skills to do each part of my project. The house needed to be affordable and modern enough for the average US family. Therefore, the house needed to be two levels, have a main floor and an upstairs, it needed to be simple, and have an open floor plan. A lot of modern houses have very open floor plans to give the house an open and bigger feeling. I also put in big windows to let in a lot of light, to also give the house an open feeling. The final outcome included each one of these necessities to create an affordable and modern home for the average US family. I used three main sources for my eighth grade project. To inspire my ideas for my creative and modern home, I often looked at architecture magazines. Then, for my digital model, I would refer to my first mentor, Joe DeSousa, because he is a professional architect and works on a lot of homes and housing developments. Joe helped me learn and understand how to use the online software, SketchUp, create the program for the house, create the digital model, and then create a simple and efficient roof for the house. To create my 3D model of the house, I referred to my grandpa, Rodney TeKrony, to help guide me in building the model. He used to work for an engineering company, and often works with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for families in need. After researching about simple and modern houses that average families in the US can afford, I had to make a few changes of how to create and build my model. I found that most modern homes have a very open floor plan, so I made quite a few changes to the program to make it have an open floor plan and for it to fit the family’s needs. Most of my windows and doors had to change then as well because of the change in room sizes and the floor plan. I had to make the windows large enough to let in lots of light so that the house had an open feeling, but I also had to make them small enough that they would fit in the rooms correctly. I also learned that a lot of stairs in modern homes have a landing in the middle that basically turns you around to then start walking up the stairs in a different direction, so I had to create an efficient set of stairs that not only gave the model a very open feeling, but also a very modern look. By the time I had finished my roof, I had created 3 or 4 different versions of my roof because I had to make it efficient to where water and other things would just run right off of the roof and not get caught somewhere to create damage. My exterior designing also had to look very modern and most modern homes have a material called stucco somewhere on the exterior of the home, so…
Heat Transfer: conduction, convection, radiation
EP 1112 Lecture 5
What is Heat Transfer?
Heat transfer is defined as the transmission of energy from one region to another as a result of a
temperature difference between them.
EP 1112 Lecture…
Date: September 8th
Source: Los Angeles Times
The remnants from a weakening Hurricane Norbert sent small showers to Los Angeles region Monday. The rain is a result of low-pressure system over Eureka combined with moisture from Hurricane Norbert. A slight change of isolated thunderstorms will remain throughout Tuesday. However the heat and dry weather will return once again on Wednesday.
Date: September 9th
AP English III, 7th Period
17 October 2014
Argument Log #1, Six Weeks 2
Billy O’Reilly, host of The O’Reilly Factor, is the primary speaker.
The argument is how much faith people have in this government and safe they feel in the country itself.
One of Bill O’Reilly’s techniques that he uses to make his argument stand out more is important use of diction that is happening throughout the video. For instance, incompetence…
ANOTHER log has fallen from a truck on an East Coast road and a neighbouring farmer says it is only a matter of time before someone is killed.
Peter Reeves returned to his farm on State Highway 35 yesterday morning to be greeted by his sons, who jokingly said there was a big stash of firewood on offer.
“When I realised that they meant a log had come off a truck, I went down to Pakuwai Bridge (between Whangara and Tolaga Bay) to see what was going on.”
A road worker manning traffic on the…
determining the overall heat transfer coefficient of the system and to perform a heat balance over the evaporator. The experiment was carried out by measuring the mass flow rate of the inlet water and the condensate, temperature of the inlet water, condensate before it passes the steam trap and the surface area of the evaporator. The collected data were used to find the enthalpies of the steam and water at suitable conditions from the steam table. The values were used to calculate the heat flow rates and…
experiences of survivors
who arrived immediately after the Holocaust were significantly different to those who arrived
many years later. In a sense, this latter group had their new identities shaped before they arrived
in Israel. Their absorption problems may have been easier they had already rebuilt their lives in
another country, married there, and started young families but the pain of their Holocaust
In contrast, survivors who came…
You will use a computer-interfaced diffraction grating spectrometer to measure the visible
emission spectrum of mercury. The same spectrometer will be used to measure the visible absorption
spectra of several solutions, including chlorophyll and food coloring. These emission and absorption
spectra will be interpreted and compared to known results. As a pre-lab activity, you will observe the
spin-orbit splitting of the famous sodium D-lines.
A brief overview…
Romeo and Juliet Logs
Log 1: Was the Prince’s ultimatum a good idea?
Yes, it is a good idea. Because dealing with two powerful families, the threat to death is always better than other punishments. Capulet and Montague are two huge family, Prince can’t just definite the right or wrong, or the disadvantage family may make some troubles to Prince. So I think this is good decision.
Log 2: What did Paris ask, and how did Capulet respond ?
Paris asked to marry Juliet, but Capulet said Juliet is…
Part 1: The Learning Log
Learning log is a type of a journal that students maintain; this log provides the evidence of the leaning and skill development of the student. Part one of the report is my learning log for the MSYS212 paper that I took this semester, the learning log consists of the learnings and reflections that I had during the paper. The learnings and reflections were noted down weekly and have been compiled for this report.
Summary of learning
First week was the starting of…