Carnival Table, Flyer, and Paragraph Reflection

My carnival flyer

Within this assignment, I demonstrated multiple different core competencies. The core competency of creative thinking is something I practiced while working on this poster. We were given the opportunity to have complete creative freedom within this project. I found myself trying to think outside of the box and think creatively while I was formatting and designing this poster. I tried to add colours and photos that I thought represented my faux carnival. Throughout working on this assignment, I demonstrated personal awareness and responsibility. I was absent from class when we were assigned this project. I was responsible and caught up by myself. I figured out what I had to do, and I did it in an efficient and timely matter. In doing this, I practiced personal responsibility. The last core competency that I demonstrated was critical and reflective thinking. I had to analyze the package we received, and interpret it into a table. I used critical thinking skills to create the table. I also used reflective thinking when writing the paragraph. I had to reflect on which app I thought was the best fit for making the poster. Overall, my demonstration of creative thinking, personal awareness/responsibility, and critical/reflective thinking were evident within this project.

My Carnival Table

Anatomy & Physiology 12 Core Competency Self-Assessment

My piggy
My dissected piggy 🙁

Communication Core Competency:

Throughout our fetal pig dissection, my experience of collaboration showcased the communication core competency. A partner was required in order to dissect the pig, therefore, the entire experience included collaboration in each step. Going into this week-long dissection, my partner and I felt it was fitting to assign roles and responsibilities to each person. In doing this, we maintained an efficient and organized work area, as we knew what the tasks we had to complete once walking into the lab each day. The fetal pig dissection was by far our hardest lab within anatomy and physiology twelve, so we had to come up with strategies to navigate our project goals and any misunderstandings. The time constraint was our largest issue, so we strategized by setting up goals we needed to complete before leaving class. An example of this being taking an entire class to memorize each organ/accessory organ before we left. My partner and I were very vocal within this lab, we used communication to further our understanding, and to ensure we made as little mistakes as possible. We would constantly ask each other questions about where to cut, which organs are which, and what cleaning procedures to take. In doing this and utilizing communication to our advantage, we shared our knowledge and ideas to each other which allowed us to succeed in this lab.

Thinking Core Competency:

Within the dissection of our fetal pig, my experience of critical thinking represented the thinking core competency. We found this lab challenging, meaning we faced a few problems within the dissection. We persevered through any issues we faced, and used critical thinking to solve these problems. An example being the verbal test we were required to take; our pig was not in the greatest shape, it was difficult to differiante organs within the digestive tract. In order to overcome this and perform well on our verbal test, we used a different group’s pig to practice on and take the test with. Using our critical thinking skills, we were able to analyze evidence to make decisions while studying for the oral test. We were given a sheet which contained all of the organs we needed to learn, as well as a diagram. We analyzed this sheet and applied it to our actual pig, where we made decisions on which organ was which. When we were cutting our pig open, we found it difficult to cut through the skin, as we wanted to make sure we didn’t cut anything within the digestive tract. We asked our classmates for advice, to which they gave us feedback on how to make the cuts more precise. We took this feedback and we improved on all of our other cuts.

Personal/Social Core Competency:

Throughout our fetal pig dissection, my experience of personal awareness and responsibility showcased the personal/social core competency. I managed and supported my wellbeing during this lab by ensuring I was prepared and organized each day. In coming to class in the right mindset, with the necessary sheets and equipment, I set myself up for success and demonstrated responsibility. I made sure to come to class on time and prepared during this time-crucial lab; this supported and managed my overall wellbeing. If I was not organized, I would’ve become stressed to complete everything. A strategy I used to support my personal awareness and responsibility was coming in during cent time, flex time, and lunch when it was needed. In doing this, I set myself up for success and took ownership of my own learning. Another strategy I used was asking classmates and my partner for help when needed, this ensured I was completing each task correctly, therefore showcasing my personal responsibility.

Lab 19C

My six test tubes containing Pb(NO3)2 & KI

Personal/Social CC

Throughout Lab 19C, I demonstrated personal awareness and responsibility because I completed this lab alone. I took ownership of my learning by coming in during Cent Time to complete this lab, as I had missed the previous class. Completing this lab alone showcased how I can demonstrate personal awareness and responsibility by taking ownership of my own learning. If I were to change anything, I would try to move faster. I could not complete the heating aspect of this lab, as I had a time constraint. Moving forward with upcoming labs, I will try to move faster in order to complete each lab.


During Lab 19C, I mixed different volumes of Pb(NO3)2 & KI in six different test tubes. I then mixed different volumes of water into each test tube as well, in order to see which concentrations produce a precipitate. The picture above showcases my final product. One strategy I used to monitor and progress toward my goal of completing this lab successfully, was reading over my procedure thoroughly. In doing this, I assured I set myself up for success by not making a mistake during this lab. Although, this caused me to move slower, which resulted in not being able to complete part of the lab. I managed and supported my well-being during this lab by focusing on the task at hand. In doing this, I finished my lab to the best of my abilities and completed part one successfully. Another way I managed and supported my well-being during this lab would be by taking it slow; this assured that I did not make mistakes, that would affect my well-being as I would have to redo the lab. In using different strategies during Lab 19C, I demonstrated personal awareness and responsibility by successfully completing this lab alone.