What do I know?
You get concussions when you hit your head hard.
What did I learn?
I learned lots of thing, a couple of them are doctors have not found a cure to concussion. Another thing i learned was that everyone has a different healing period. Also sports are not the main cause of concussions they are acutely the 5th, the first three (in order) are bike accidents,car accidents, and roller coasters. Another thing i learned is that women are more prone to concussions because the men have the stronger necks. one more thing I learned is that there are 1.7 concessions a year.
What do I want to know?
How they affect the brain and what are people doing to prevent and treat them.
What action did I take?
Some action I took was making a website and making a video to spread the word about facts about concussions.
How will I learn the information?
I will learn it by looking at web sights,books, and videos.
What questions do I have?
A few questions I still have are, Why are concussions called concussions, another one is when you get multiple concussions are you more prone to getting more, the last one is is it possible to hit the same part of the brain every time.
How do you get concussions,how do they effect the brain, and whats being done to prevent and treat concussions? Stephen
My reflection is I learned lots of thing by watching videos,reading facts, and talking to a specialist, I also learned that how to make a website,make a survey, and use QuickTime. My favorite part of this activity was making my website and making a video QuickTime. I think it was cool to learn about concussions because I like to learn what happens when you get a hard hit to the head. I liked getting help from my peers when I didn't know how to do something or what to do. I like doing Passion time because it is fun to learn about something that is your passion or something you really want to learn about.
For this passion time project I learned a lot about my topic (salt). It was a lot of fun doing some research and learning about salt. I always wanted to know about all the different varieties of salt. I even got some help from my friends/teammates if I didn't know how to do something. The cool part about doing this topic was that I got to pick what kinds of salt to do research on. I didn't have the teacher telling me what salts to do research on or any other students. Although, I still have a few questions swarming in my brain about this topic. Some of them are like "Why is salt bad for you if you eat too much?" or "Why is salt sour and a bad taste if you eat a lot at once?"
Refection: When I was doing my passion time project the difficulties that I had were finding how they were different. I looked at many different websites to try to find them. The easiest part was finding all the different kinds of codes and what they did. What I thought was fun was finding how the different kinds of computer languages were different.
Reflection: I honestly think I could have been quiker doing my project. I had to do alot at home. But I think it turnned out good in my opinion. My site is pretty good. I can't wait till the next project. I hope I can work with a partner!
Reflection: I love passion time in your class where you let us research about stuff that we really like. Some struggles I had were, it just really came down to the wire for me to finish my website. I also really liked taking the video's of your screen on screencast, and some of the other stuff you taught us how to do on the computers.
Reflection: I liked learing about different sports and how they evolved, it was hard at first because I didn't really know where to start, at the start too I didn't know what I was going to do. Once I new what to do it got a lot more fun and I knew where to go and what to look up so it went a lot faster and I made a lot of progress. Then I go close to finishing and I finish and in the end it wasen't as complicated as I thought it was.
Reflection: I really enjoyed my topic and seeing stuff about all the animals and the places that most people visited. Most of the facts that I thought about were really amazing and half the stuff I learned I didn't know even though I have been there before. I would like to tell people that Yellowstone if not dangerous because I know that some people are afraid of Yellowstone because it has the worlds only land super Volcano and some people are silly. I had trouble with figuring out how to do my website and what to write.
Reflection: This project was really fun. I still can't believe that so many people died in this war. During this passion time project, I learned a ton more about World War 2 and technologies. It was really fun using Quick Time. Some of the struggles in this round were that I really didn't have that much time. I just feel like my website could be so much better if I had more time. The easiest part about this round was making my website. It was just so fun making my website. I think when you're having fun it makes what you're doing easy.
Reflection: I had so much fun on this project! I got to read all different types of folktales and wildlife around Devils Tower! I'm really excited to research more at home even though we are done with this round of passion time. I really liked how we could always get help when we were having troubles or challenges. I had a hard time finding different folktales though. There weren't many per website. But it was cool how we got to explore the internet! I also learned some fun facts that will be helpful knowledge in the future! I hope people like my topic because I had a lot of fun working on it!
Lucas c essential questin. how did Furruccio Lamborginie come up with a desine and did it change over time?
reflection:This was a very fun project i thought it was super fun learning about lamborginies and how they changed over time and why differences they had
This was hard because I had to research more than one animal. It was easy when I got to find facts about just animals in the wild, And just animals in captivity. This topic was really fun to find facts about. I also learned about how the animals are compared and how they they are different. I also found out that they are different behaviors between the animals and them in different places. I will change of how I diced a topic and think about the topic first. I also will change how I made it look like on my drive.
The most fun part of this passion time project was making the video of my website. It was my favorite part because it was like I could say anything that I didn't tell on my website and I put it in my video. I could say things that I meant to say on my website but forgot so then I still got the chance to put these ideas on my website. The most difficult part was researching about what the cause was of homelessness. It especially didn't just tell me what the cause was so I has to use background information and a bit of what I researched. It came out to be that there were a ton of different things that caused this tragedy. For example, you possibly weren't paying the rent and you got kicked out of your house. Or you didn't have enough money to pay for where you lived. Some advice I would give to a person that wanted to do a project like this would be is visit as many websites as you can, they honestly give you a lot of information. They also give you a ton of ideas for your personal life like when you go downtown Chicago and see a homeless person and what you should do for them. Overall this was a super fun project considering I was helping a homeless person in some way, and it made me feel like I was doing something super good for this world.
I learned that there are so many more ways to help feed starving kids around the world. I also learned that you can feed the kids for free on some sites. I liked all of my project but the most fun part was probably getting to make my website because research was kind of slow but the website was fun because it is a good way to reach people all over and it can really be your own and still present all of your information in a very nice looking way. Overall the project was really fun. I just love the website because of the large amount of people that have access to it and can view it
and hopefully help.
The hardest part was actually coming up with this question. In the beginning I struggled to find a question and switched my question also. Once I found my question it was smooth sailing. I think that the easiest part would have had to been gathering my information because all I had to do was find a site and then check and make sure it was safe and it wasn't a scam. I really didn't find to many websites that didn't look reliable only a few that I wasn't sure about and I'd rather be safe than sorry.
If I could do anything different I would have not found as many websites that you can donate on and looked more for good websites that you can sign up to volunteer on, play on, ect. Some advice for anyone else doing this project is that you should again look for a balance of different websites give people options instead of here are ways to donate the end. Provide a wide variety of websites for people to see.
One thing I didn't like was all of the work to interview people about the the Chicago to Mackinac Island race because most people don't have time. Also there isn't a lot of people that do race so that was a down number two. A good thing was that I liked my topic a lot and I don't know what I could ever do next time for a question! I liked this topic because it was interesting to me and you can learn so many things, and there is so many thing I don't know. I also like this topic because my passion are boats, sail boats, RC vehicles, go karts, and sailing is one of them. I have taken 3 weeks of sailing classes before.
I liked the interview that you did with the sailor, I thought that the topic was interesting. I liked the videos that you put on, I also liked the video that you got off of YouTube. I really like looking at your website because it had a lot of good facts. Good Job!
I really liked this passion time project and I think that I did okay for my first passion time project. I really wish that I made my page longer and that my video was better but it still was good. I think that I took a while to do this project and I think that I could have sped it up a little but it was still good. I really liked doing this passion time project and I think that it was worth my time. I had a lot of fun.
Reflection: There was many things that were very difficult. Such as, when I started researching it took me a while to find things about my topic but when I found out that you had to type in a certain thing to find out about more topic. Another thing that was difficult was I had to make a page for each animal and sometimes things deleted or the pictures were gone and that was frustrating and confusing to me because I wanted to finish that day but I had to go back and do it all over again. There was many things that were fun though like when I got to finally make my video it gave me such a rush I was talking for a long time. I also had fun making my website and finding the pictures for each animal because it was exciting knowing that I made a website that is on the internet. I thought after I got going researching was easy and quick. Make my Trello was also easy because I got to figure out what I was actually researching and how I was going to make all of it. I had fun researching this topic because I love animals and I have wanted to know why they change color since I was a little because of the different quality's they have because of that.
How do the brains of modern humans, apes and other forms of life that lead up to us today differ? Rachel
This project is was very cool because I learned more about lots of different things such as fish brains, chimpanzees, I learned that there is a word for an estimation of an animal's intelligence based on it's brain size. Words mean a lot of different things! I also learned that chimpanzees think ahead more than I thought. I was really interested when I read that some experts said that some studies showed that having a bigger brain might make you smarter. Overall it was a really cool thing to learn about; and I enjoyed it a lot. I am happy I had a good amount of time to do this.
Can I prove how easily the human brain can be fooled by a scary movie, a roller coaster, a nightmare, etc. and show what parts of the brain respond to fear differently? - Regan
I am hoping my project may help people (if they visit my site) with their own anxiety experiences. I know that everyone has at least just a minor thing with some kind of anxiety, and I know I have. If it doesn't help people, I hope it teaches them at least something about fear response. I learned a lot about anxiety and fear response tricking the brain. I think my own research and website has helped me substantially with anxiety management, because I know how it all works now, and why it works that way. I found it enjoyable, researching and answering questions I have been wondering about for a while, and being able to do my own thing.
Can I teach people about slavery, the Underground Railroad, and the Civil War by writing a fiction piece? By: Giuliana
This project was harder than I thought it would be. I struggled finding information that was easy for me to understand. Also, there isn't much information or primary sources since the Civil War happened so long ago. Writing my story was hard because I have never taken information and twisted it into some sort of plot and story. Although the difficulties, it was very fun. Just like reading, writing zones me out of the real world and sucks me into a world about my characters and what I write. Every second in that world is determined by me because I write the story. I think that people need to learn how to write well not only to experience the joy of it, but also because in the future, no matter what job you have, you will have to write papers all the time. Even if its e-mailing your boss, it still takes writing skills. People should learn about the Civil War because if you live in the USA, you need to learn about her past. The Civil War was one of the most important wars in USA history because it decided if we would be two separate countries, the Union and the Confederacy. It also determined if slavery would be legal in the USA or not. I think next passion time, I will choose a topic that I will have lots of information on to not repeat round 1's struggles for me.
Reflection: I think this was a very fun project because unlike other passion time projects I got to take apart a car and rebuild it in my own way. Another reason this passion time was very fun is because I used a design software that I can't usually use! 1.What was the most fun, The most fun thing was making the car because I got to do a hands on projects and do something that I love. I also liked designing the car because again I got to do what ever I wanted with it. 2. What was most difficult was building the car because I had to cut it and re assemble the car. 3.What was easy was designing the car online because I got to do it on something that I know how to use. So that was my passion time project and I really liked it.
In this protect I learned a lot about how poor animal are abducted from there family. Sent to different zoos across the world tortured and killed for there skin or fur or blubber. Some hunters lure things out of preserves to kill them and some people abandon them in cages on abandon islands (like discovery island). Most people could care less about the ecosystem but I do If this is not your kinda presentation no hard feelings Ryan B.