Chemistry 11 Core Competency Reflection

Titration Conclusion:

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.

My Refection:

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.

Communication:

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.

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.

Buddha Bowl

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.

PS I’m sorry I do not have a picture of my face.

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.

What’s the word around town – Invermere

My Reflection:

It was very easy for me to get information about Invermere because last summer I visited there. Also, all the information was really clear online and gave a good idea of what it would be like to visit some of the landforms as well as see the town in the winter.

 When I had to think of things in the future, I look at the present day and guess what things were going to look like in 25 years from what things are like today. I thought about the concerns we would have in the future and use that to figure out the solutions. I also, looked at the past to see if that could help me get an idea.

I am very happy with the ideas that I had and the solutions I made. Also, it took me some time to figure out where I was going to put everything, but once I figured it out, I was pleasantly surprised by how it looked.

I think if I were to do this project over or do it again, I would change my wording and the vegetation section of my map just because I think I could have done it a little bit better. Overall, I am very impressed by myself for doing the best of my abilities and I really love Invermere. It was so great that I got to learn some more about a town that’s beautiful.

My Bibliography

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Cooking at Home – #5 Working as a team

This week I really wanted to do something nice for my mother since she has been doing everything in the house. I decided I was going to do my job which is unloading the dishwasher but load it as well which is my brother’s job. I also cleaned our bathroom this week because it really needed to be cleaned and I set the table every day so my mother didn’t have to. At the end of this week, it felt really good to help people in my family out. It felt rewarding to me knowing that I made my moms and bothers day just a little bit better. My mother is very thankful that I did this for her and I think I will keep cleaning the bathroom along with setting to table every day. She also, liked that I was unloading the dishes without her having to ask me. when COVID 19 came I knew that I would be unloading the dishwasher more and doing more chores, but I haven’t really my family is only had one big clean so far which was us cleaning out our shed and raking the pile of leaves. When I first started to clean the bathroom I was nervous to clean the toilet but after I found out how to do it, it wasn’t that bad. The reason I did this for my brother is because our relationship hasn’t been the best lately and so I wanted to show him that I care about him by doing his dishes. This was such an amazing experience and I hope that you can do something for your family during this time.

Sorry, this is the only picture I took and I don’t have one with my face in it.