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In this challenge, we had to find an environmental problem, and come up with an innovative solution to it. We did three periods worth of researching our problem, sketching our solution, editing our solution, building a prototype and taking a video explaining it.. I did my research mostly on the computer, taking notes in a google drive and answering questions about the topic. I edited my solution while doing this project, and tweaked throughout the whole process. I sketched my solution on Google Drawings, and made it a visual aid. Then I made my model out of construction paper, and took a video explaining all of this.
I chose Gamma radiation being emitted from Hiroshima, a nuclear bomb sight in Japan. Radiation is an energy emitted from unstable atoms, or atoms with not enough binding energy to hold the nucleus. There are three types of radiation, alpha, Beta and Gamma. Gamma is the most dangerous, People who come in contact with this radiation can get radiation sickness, a deadly disease that can cause permanent damage.
My solution was to was to coat Hiroshima in 13.8 ft or more of water, 6.6 or more feet of concrete, and 1.3 or more feet of led. It would cover the top, bottom and sides and keep in the radiation being emitted. There would be very high security measures, and steel and diamond fences to keep people from entering the radiation zone.
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Notes From My Research
Notes On The Videos