Reflections-Wilbur says..

Pre-camp reflections

Read the introduction, objectives and theoretical background to the project and then answer the following questions:
  •      What interests you about this project?
what interested me to this project would be learning about the Scanning Electron Microscope which i thought it it sounded interesting so i researched on it and found out that it is an electron scanner that generates a beam of electrons in a raster scan pattern which i found really interesting so i decided to pick this project.
  •       What do you want to learn by doing this project?
i plan on learning on how exactly the microscope works and learn on how it is able to help us or rather the world to improve it. Basically i just want to know the capabilities of such a microscope.
  •       What questions do you have about this project?
The main question i want to ask would be how does this machine work.
  •      What do you personally want to have achieved by the end of this project?
i would want to learn the uses of this machine and it limitations and capabilities

Reflections on Plenary Sessions

For each plenary session, consolidate your learning by answering the following questions:
  •     What are your key learning points?
    1. From professor Kerry sieh, i learned about the Earthquake research on the coral reefs of sumatra. 
        Before an earthquake, The island is dragged down and there is pressure exerted as the island is locked. During a big earthquake, it will suddenly raise. And can go as high as 2.5metres. The coral reefs that used to be underwater would then be above water due to the island raising up. The corals that are affected because of this will then shrink up as they cannot live out of the water. 
       Geologists are able to determine the number of times the tsunami had strike that island dring that point of time. They are able to tell because of the layers of the tsunami that are formed there. The layers are made of mostly sand. We would be able to tell through these layers of sand. 
    1. From professor Seah Hock Soon, i learned about it animation. There are three different types of animation namely stop motion animation, 2D animation and 3D animation. In animation there are also some subjects that i never new that were involved in animation such as math and the topic that is used would be calculus. For example, Calculus when used in animation would help to light up the scene. 
        Animation is actually an optical illusion of motion scales. An animation is usually run at 24.5 frames/ second 
        The steps of a 2D animation would start with the script, storyboard, character design, sound, key frame drawing, in between frame drawing, composition of shooting and the final print. 
    3) From Professor Ma Jan, i learned about innovative breakthroughs in nano-science and nano-technology.I learned that nano technology can be used in the army for bulletproof material. With the nano-technology coating, the 7.2mm armor piercing round was about to pierce through the one without the coating but it only left some parks with the one coated with the nano-technology coating. From this i am able to learn that that  nano-techonology can be used in our daily lives. Even with cooking. We are able to use it to make pots and pans. For me i think that it is very important for especially our army. As with the stronger coating it would be harder to inflic damage on our military making us safer from enemies.
  •      What new questions do you have about the topic?
  •  I would want to ask the professor about animating. How long does it take to do an animation and i would like to ask if it is such a tedious job why does he still want to 

Reflections on Applied Project Challenge: Your Accomplishments
  • Discuss how the project has deepened your understanding and broadened your awareness of the selected discipline.
  • The project that i had picked helped me understand the importance of understanding the properties of materials.
  • What do you now understand about this discipline that you were unaware of at the beginning?
  • Describe how what you have learned from doing this project can be connected to what you are learning at school.
  • Describe how you can apply what you have learned from doing this project.
  •  At the end of the project, what new questions do you now have?

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