For this project, we were required to make a self-portrait using the graph functions we had learned this year. We were allowed to trace our portrait using a photo of ourselves from our camera roll. I had chosen a photo of myself as a guide not realizing how difficult it would be to make my hair. My hair alone took me over 3 hours as I had to do every little section piece by piece. It was very time-consuming and the only way for me to get the look I wanted. I had to use liner, cubic, parabolas and cos x functions. However, once I got the look I was looking for I was relieved and happy to be done with it. I also added some extra details to my portrait such as a necklace as I was wearing one in the photo and thought I should include it. As well as doing every individual tooth as I am smiling and at first was only going to draw one parabola across and not show my teeth. When I started to do my teeth though it looked good so I did the whole thing. To get the exact colour of my eyes, skin, and shirt I used an eyedropper tool that gave me the colour and I just typed it in to the system for the part I needed it for. My eye outline was probably the easiest for me to draw as I have almond shaped eyes and I only needed to use two parabolas for each eye. I decided to only fill my lips, eyes and eyebrows in as I had originally planned to fill in my hair as well, but I did not want to loose out on the detail I had added to it. So I just left the outline. I also realized that once you had run out of lower case letters you could use capital letters for when you type in the colour or when filling in a facial feature. For my nose I used a hyperbola for the structure of the upper part of my noes and the two circles which I restricted to make semicircles and at the bottom a cos x function. The noes took some time to get right I do think the finial nose turned out great. It was difficult to place the nose in the right place as my face is not centred in the middle of the graph and so the nose had to be a little of centred. I also used more than what was needed for the required graphs like two hyperbolas, and five circles. I feel I have done a great job with making this portrait look similar to me and I think it was really cool to know that I could make a whole self portrait of myself using only graphs.
Core Competency Self-Assessment: Diffusion Through a Membrane lab
For this lab, everyone worked with a partner. As well we work with another set of partners who did one part while we did the other part. My partner and I worked on Part A which was the starch and the other group worked on part B which was the Glucose. I was able to use the three different core competencies throughout this lab. The first core competency I showed was Communication, I had to take on certain roles and listen and discuss things with my partner. I also needed to discuss things with the group that was doing part B. For example, we would discuss the process of doing the lab and the observations we made. My partner and I also had to communicate with one another when actually doing the physical lab so we did not miss anything or do it wrong. For Thinking competency, before we even begin making the sausage and starting the lab we both made sure that we had read the lab carefully and paid close attention when our instructor was demonstrating what we needed to do. By reading the lab before hand we were able to take a very short time in making the starch solution and we could make more observations with the time that we saved, as we already needed to wait 20 minutes before we could observe and would not have had we much time afterwards. Finally, for my Personal competency I was able to work well with my partner and we had no conflict or disagreements about the lab. For next time however, I would like to talk to the other group more as we really didn’t talk to the group doing portion B and would have liked to know more about how their experiment went. Along with this I needed to use text message to communicate with the other group since on both days, there was not enough time for us to talk to each other.
I made sure to talk to my partner about this lab and tell her about some of the observations we missed we looked at the beaker. Looking over the lab and seeing everything we needed for it helped me be more organized when doing the lab and take less time. I was able to come in a few minutes before class to get a head start to make sure our lab would be finished in time. I made sure my answers were detailed and not to general.
when we had finished doing our lab my partner and I went to the other group and helped them finish their part so they could have enough time to still make their observations. my partner and I were great at doing the lab together and shared the work evenly I took on more of a role in making the observations and getting the materials as I knew all the measurements. While my partner took on the main role of making the lab while I helped. Next time I would like to help more in the actual build process of the lab as to me that is always my favourite and most interesting part.
Chemistry 11 Core Competency Reflection
The purpose of this lab was to use the technique known as titration to find out the concentration of certain substances. The molarity of a standard solution is reacted with a solution of an unknown concentration. Acid-base titrations involve a neutralization between aqueous hydrogen and hydroxide ions. The hydroxide ions from the NaOH solution react with a 1-to-1 ratio of H ions from HCl to form neutral water molecules. To indicate the number of moles of acids equals the number of moles of bases we use phenolphthalein. This is known as the equivalence point. For my results in this lab, I first found the NaOH to find the moles of HCl then used moles over litters to figure out my molarity. I got 0.152M as my HCl.
After watching Ms. Borges show us how to do the lab I was very scared to do this lab as we only were able to ask Ms. Borges 2 questions before she docked marks. Luckily, my partner and I were able to pull it off and finish the lab within the first day. We had some troubles at first with getting the correct concentration. But once we did, we were able to get a very light pink colour that lasted 30 seconds.
I chose to reflect on my communication skills for this Lab because I believe my partner and I were able to talk with each other about what needed to be done for this Lab. As we were going through the lab and after we set everything up we started our experiment. I calculated all the volumes as we were told only one of us should so the recordings are more accurate. Loreen and I spoke to each other as each one of us poured NaOH into the solution so we could see if we could get light pink that would last in colour. We also made sure to listen to each other when one of us said to start adding half drops. Loreen and I worked well together because we talked to each other throughout the experiment and were able to achieve a light pink-coloured solution.
Spanish 11 Core Competency Self Assessment
For this assignment, we were asked to create a script about Romeo Y Julieta. My Group and I worked well together and were able to finish are script within the time frame given and meet all the criteria. We all communicated with each other well and made sure to give one another a chance to speak. However, I do wish I would have said more as I feel like a could’ve added more to the script. For next time, I want to focus on talking more to add my thoughts to the script. I also want to make sure we have enough time to read the script before handing it in so we can check that we have everything needed and that it makes sense. Overall I am pleased with how this assignment turned out.
Spanish 11 Core Competency Self-Assessment
Social Awareness and Responsibility/Communication
My Artifact: A short script my group and I presented in Spanish 11
During one of my Spanish 11 classes, we were instructed to form groups of three and come up with a script we would present in a couple of days. This was the first script we presented. Each group had to make a script about a conversation between a waiter and two customers. I used social awareness and responsibility throughout the whole writing process of the script. My group and I had to work together and hear everyone’s ideas when making the script. I had to make sure everyone was able to speak and have a turn to talk. I also made sure no one was feeling left out and that we all liked how are script was turning out. I used Communication in the speaking portion of the script. I made sure that everyone was comfortable reading their lines and that the lines were divided evenly. I made sure to practice my lines beforehand so I could pronounce the words correctly. I made sure to use expression when speaking to make the script sound more real and less robotic. I picked this script because I had done well on it and believe that since last year my oral pronunciations have improved tremendously.
Cooking at home: Turning leftovers into something new
For the cooking at home assingnment I decided to make homeade mac and cheese using leftover pasta in my frige. Privously the night before my mom had made some alferdo pasta for dinner, but she had cooked to much pasta which we then put the pasta in its own little container. I also had some left over lays chips that were going to go stale soon, so I decided to use them ontop my mac and cheese as a cunchy element. First, I started making a roux, which included butter sligtly brown, flour and milk. Then once that was all smooth I added in to different delicious cheeses, which were cheddar and mozzarella. Once everything was combined the cheese sauce was complete and it looked so good. Next, I added in my leftover pasta into the sauce and mixed then together. Then I poured the mixture into a glass casserole dish and added on the bread crumbs, lays potato chips and exrtra cheese. I put it into the oven and when it came out it looked awesome there was bubbly cheese and top with crisp bread crums. For this recipe I used this link here https://www.momontimeout.com/best-homemade-baked-mac-and-cheese-recipe/ . If I were to make this dish again I would change nothing, I was so, so, so good! There was only only thing I had to overcome I did not have heavy whipping cream, so instead I had to subsititute it for milk, which worked really good it just made the mac and chhese a little more runny. My favorite part of this recipe was me eating the mac and cheese at the end I loved it so much. I am most proud that I was able to create a new dish using leftovers!
Cooking at home #7 – Family Traditions
For my Dish this week I decided I would make something really nostalgic for my family. That dish is pasta! every Thursday my family and I would have pasta, and every time the pasta would be severed with tomato sauce. This was something I loved eating as a child, but as my brothers and I got older my parents stopped making it. So, it was really great to go back and have it again. It brought up a lot of memories for me and almost made me cry. How I made this dish was very simple, first I started off by boiling and salting some water. Then, I wait for the water to boil and added in my pasta. Next, I strained my streaming hot pasta and added it to my favorite bowl. Lastly, I mixed up the sauce and added it on top of the pasta, then I stirred it all together and enjoyed it. Surprisingly for the first time, I did not face any challenges through making the pasta. My favorite part of the dish was the end result just the taste of the Jared sauce and the pasta mixed together brought back so many happy memories. Even though this dish is very simple and easy it means a lot to me and I would never want to forget all the great times this pasta gave me. Lastly, when I used to eat the dish with my family my favorite part was when my dad would come home and we would eat it all together. Sometimes, my mom would make her own sauce or add in meatballs, but this is how I member it the most.
Last week, for are cooking at home assignment we were asked to make Buddha bowls. At first, I had no idea what a buddha bowl was until I looked up some pictures and saw that a buddha bowl was basically a big salad. I was really excited to make this but I was nervous to cook raw meat because I wanted to add chicken to mine. I now realize that a buddha bowl is supposed to be vegetarian, but it’s okay. So, I cut the chicken into cubs so they were easier to cook, then put the chicken into a pan and started cooking it which I was so scared that the chicken wasn’t going to be fully cooked. In the end, though I had fully cooked my chicken and it was super juicy. I cut up all the veggies into thin strips and made some brown rice for the base of the bowl. I put some zucchini into a pan and began to cook it with some spices unit tender. Then, I began stacking everything in order so that the bowl would look aesthetically pleasing. First, I put down the healthy brow rice at the bottom. Next, I added in some romaine lettuce to give the bowl some crunch, and then on tope added in my veggie which was avocado, for creaminess, carrots for some crunch, Zucchini for some flavor and my chicken for some texture. My favorite thing about making this bowl was the end result, It tasted really delicious and looked so beautiful.
This is how my buddha bowl turned out!!
Cooking at home – using what you have
Today I decided I would make some dinner for my family with what we already had at home. So, I made Chicken, mushroom, linguine pasta in a creamy white sauce. For this dinner, I asked my mother to help me because I didn’t want to wreak our dinner. First, we started by boiling the linguine pasta in some salty water. Then, I cooked up some chicken breast with some different spices (with a little help from my mom). Next, we made a creamy white sauce from scratch and added in the mushrooms. lastly, I added the noodles and chicken into the cream white mushroom sauce. My mom had made this dish before, so I did not need to use a recipe because my mother told me all the amounts of ingredients. If I were to make this recipe again I would try to make the sauce thinner because I was really thick. Before I made this recipe I was really nervous to cook raw meat because I didn’t want to undercook the meat nor make it dry by overcooking it. When I started cooking the chicken I got my mother to take over at the end, because I wanted to make sure it was fully cooked. The best thing that happened during cooking this dish, was the end result. It tasted so delicious and I could get enough of it. I am most proud of making a dish for my entire family, and it wasn’t just a snack it was a full meal.
Cooking at home: Option 1
Today I decided I wanted to make homemade mac and cheese. I looked in our pantry and saw we had a little bit left of this swirly type of pasta so that’s what I used. Then I grabbed so shredded cheese and non-sheredded so I could have two different types of cheese. I began boiling some water and I new to add in the pasta when I could hear the roaring sound of the bubble bursting at the surface. Once the pasta was nicely cooked I strained it and added in my soft and silky cheese along with some milk and creamy butter. I stirred it until it was all combined and had a nice stringy cheese pull to the noodles. I put it in a pan and covered it with more cheese and some bread crumbs. I took the mac and cheese out when I could hear the bread crumb sizzle and the cheese and tope were nicely coloured. I did not use a recipe and had so much fun making this by just eyeballing everything. I’m so happy it turned out great and tasted so delicious. I had to overcome almost cutting myself on a cheese greater though because my hand slipped, but after that everything went smoothly. I could definitely see myself making this dish again, the only thing I would do differently would be to add more cheese next time.