Questioning and Investigating: Critical and Reflective Thinkning
No, due to my opinions water is not wet
Wetness is the ability of a solid having a liquid attach to it. (deductive)
You would have to put an object into water to determine if it’s really wet, you can’t put water inside more water and determine that it’s wet. (deductive)
If you think about it, ice is a product of water and ice is a solid so maybe? You can consider that wet.
This topic is very controversial due to certain points given from both points of view, while others may believe water isn’t wet as well there are others who beg to differ and they have their own points to prove their view.
During my Chromatography lab I demonstrated collaboration by working with a partner, despite the few disagreements we came across during this lab we both talked each and every argument out coming to a final decision with measurements and calculations. My partner and I both took responsibility of different jobs during this lab whether it was measuring the solvent to the solute travel distance or setting up the papers for our lab. Through our mistakes during this lab we managed to finish the assignment in time. We would help each other out when and if the other was confused over a question so we could assure our lab was done properly,
When reading this book, It was hard properly understanding the main theme of the book. I thought the theme of the book would be romance but, ended up realizing it was “coming of age” as the protagonist had to figure out all the life changing decisions she would need to make during the book and romance didn’t take much place until the end. It shocked me that this book wasn’t as enjoyable as I thought it would be, normally I would find romance books a good read but, since I was confused on what was happening during the book I personally didn’t enjoy it. Reading the book itself was easy for me, it was just finding time to read was hard due to a busy schedule. A part in the book I did enjoy was when Maddie found reason to gain back trust in the people she loved. it taught me that even if you feel that nobody is by your side, there is always someone standing beside you to support you. The least enjoyable part for me was when she figured out some of her friends had told the press about what she had been spending her money on. It just didn’t seem like their business to tell others what she chose to spend her winnings on.
Core Competency Reflection
I used to think presentations were the hardest thing to do in front of a group of peers and now I know it isn’t as hard as I thought it would be since when I was presenting it did not seem that many if any people were paying attention to the small mistakes I made while reading
The ways I communicate at school differs from how I communicate during sports, I tend to keep to myself when in a classroom setting which makes presenting harder for me but whenever I’m playing volleyball I tend to be the loudest one on the court.
A long term goal I have for myself is managing my time better and planning out my schedule better so I can get the most out of my work. Normally the second semester is the hardest time for me to focus on schooling because I’m always busy with sports and coaching so, I don’t have the time to squeeze my homework in as often and my work reflects that since I know I could do much better if I put more time in-to my work.
Broiled Pork Belly and Rice I really enjoy Broiled pork the tangy flavours of all the sauces and how the pork belly melts in your mouth. It was hard for me to make this dish because I have never cooked pork belly before so I was confused on how to know if it was cooked or not.
Steamed Egg. The steamed egg turned out better than I expected since when I had tried to make it before it didn’t come out silky smooth like I wanted it to. I feel like I could’ve added some sauces to make the egg taste less bland but, at least I know that for next time.
Chocolate cupcakes I really enjoy sweets so I chose to make chocolate cupcakes, my cupcakes were most and bittersweet which I absolutely loved. I had a bit of trouble with the ingredients because I couldn’t find vegetable oil so I had to use canola oil. It didn’t make any difference to the taste of my cupcakes so I was glad of that.
Meringue cookies This week I wasn’t in much of a mood to make something really hard so, I decided to make meringue cookies with my sister. Meringue cookies are really delicious snacks they’re so airy and the crunch they have is really nice.
My Problems and How I Solved them First off I didn’t have my piping tools to make it so that the meringues looked nice so I had to substitute it with a ziplock bag. Secondly, my sister wasn’t very cooperative so it was really hard in the kitchen but we settles our differences by taking deep breaths
My family tradition. My family tradition Is either my mom or I make a batch of cookies for the family each month. We haven’t been doing this for too long but we thought it would be a fun thing to start as our family tradition. How it goes is we get a recipe for cookies and make them and we have fun during the process. Its a great way for my family to bond.
My success and difficulties As you can tell from the photo my cookies were really flat and hard, I realize that I had over mixed the dough and that’s why my cookies had gone flat next time ill avoid mixing it so much. Other than the flatness I really enjoyed the cookies, they tasted really delicious and my sister also enjoyed them.
Working as a Team This week I’ve been doing a lot to make this quarantine easier on my parents such as doing the dishes, doing the laundry, helping out with dinner and preparing healthy snacks. So far the task I’ve enjoyed most is making fruit salads for my family to eat after dinner as a way to stay healthy. In my fruit salads I don’t add too much incase my family can’t finish it, usually just an apple, banana and 1 teaspoon of chia seeds. Except for the past 3 days I’ve been using strawberries since my parents bought some for me to use.
My success and challenges I feel that it was harder for me to make the fruit salad look tempting to eat especially since my family had only been having apples and bananas with chia seeds for a week straight it was getting boring for them to eat so I was lucky enough to have had my parents buy some strawberries I could add to the mix. I feel like I succeeded with getting my family to eat the fruit salad because I thought it would be harder but they were all really willing to eat it since I had made it for them.
My plans and how I changed it Originally I was planning on making chicken broth for my noodles with chicken from the freezer but I realized that my parents cooked some garlic chicken the day before and I still had that left over so I used it and adapted my plan and saved chicken for another meal in the future. I didn’t really have to change much about the recipe I just had to alter the Taste because of the garlic chicken. I also used some spinach that was boiled from my lunch to add some veggies into my meal.
Challenges and successes The challenges I had was coming up on how to create a new meal from leftovers since my family normally eats everything we have on the table so there wasn’t very much I had to add into my broth so, I was really glad that we had leftover chicken and spinach for me to use. Another challenge was the taste. I was really scared that the garlic from the chicken would affect my broth so I was very conflicted if I should’ve used it or not but, I’m glad that I did because it really added to the flavour of my broth. A success I had was that my family had really enjoyed the meal which meant a lot to me so I feel that’s one of my successes.
Where I could improve I feel like I could make a full meal out of leftovers so I’m planning on retrying this all over to see if I can succeed.
Skill learned Recently, my mom has been baking really often. I’ve been watching her bake several different types of baked goods but so far the on thing I’ve been wanting to learn how to make was bread. I decided to make Nutella bread since it’s my favourite from the variety of bread she has made. The main skill I learned was making the swirls in the bread. It was really hard to create the swirls because you had to make sure the knots you made were tight but I wasn’t making them tight enough so my bread kept unraveling.
Success and challenges A couple challenges for me were rolling out the dough and making perfect swirls. I had realized that I needed to let the dough sit for a bit because it kept bouncing back every time I had rolled it so my mom had to explain that I should’ve let the dough sit before trying to roll it. The Swirls were complicated but once you understand to tighten the knots it will be a lot easier and the bread would look really nice. I feel like my successes were the taste because it tasted really good and I also think the way it came out was really nice.
Beef and Broccoli stir-fry While cooking the tangy scent of the sauces in the air hits your nose and makes you salivate. The sound of the meat hitting the wok satisfies your ears. When you take the first bite of the meat it melts in your mouth. The hint of ginger infused into the meat making it a certain type of spicy. The way the sauces glisten off the meat in the light is wonderful to the eye. Thats how I can describe this stirfry
Changes in the dish. If I ever attempt to make this dish again the only thing I’d change is adding a little bit of spice since I enjoy spicy foods.
Challenges I had to overcome First I had to overcome my fear of splashing oils, that was kind of easier to overcome because after a few splashes you get used to it. It still frightens me at times but it’s starting to be less of a problem for me. Another challenge was trying to pour the sauce in while mixing, I fixed that by switching the hand I was mixing with so I could pour in the sauce with my dominant hand.
What I’m most proud of I’m most proud of the overall taste. It ended up tasting exactly how I expected to taste so I was proud of that.
What I can improve on I think I could improve only mixing skills because I felt that some times I wasn’t able to mix a specific spot and the food in that certain spot of the wok was cooked more than others.