Climate Change Project
- What is climate change and how is it different from global warming? Climate change has been happening throughout all of time it is the fluctuation of temperature on the Earth. The earth has most recently been in a warming pattern which is why the name global warming has been created. So global warming is only the warming aspect of climate change as a whole.
- Why should we care about climate change, now, when it's been happening naturally since the Earth began? Even though climate change has been going on since the Earth began it hasn’t had human influence since before the industrial revolution. Once the industrial revolution began and factory’s started putting out carbon emissions climate change started happening at a more rapid pace. Since extra carbon was being emitted it traped even more heat from the sun in our atmosphere which adds to the heating of our planet. We should start caring because of how much humans have influenced carbon emissions and how we’ve thrown climate change out of balance.
- How does your project demonstrate your understanding of climate change? My project demonstrates my understanding of climate change by recognizing that action (even if it’s small) needs to be taken to help combat climate change. I say this because we were using super high-quality waterproof material to make bags and if we didn’t use this material it would’ve gotten thrown away. We were originally going to make tons of bags and start selling them but we spent so much time creating the plastic welding station that we didn’t have time to mass-produce bags. If we had had time to make bags and sell them we would have had more of an impact on climate change. We were also going to write information on climate change on the sides of the bags to educate people on climate change but we ran out of time to do that as well.
- What was your largest area of growth during this project? I don’t feel I had much room to grow in this project the only thing I can think of is I could have managed my time better. I’m not saying I didn’t use my time well but I could have used my time differently. Instead of spending the majority of our project work time working on the plastic welding station we should have just ordered the welder sooner and used it without the station. That way we could have made a lot more bags and come back to finish the station once we had two or three bags made. We also could have skipped building the station because the plastic welder put off a lot fewer fumes than we thought so we didn’t necessarily need the ventilation fan that is in the welding station.
- What was your greatest strength during this project? My collaboration skills were my greatest strength throughout this project. My partner Jack and I worked really well together. We both carried a fair amount of work and both made sure the other person was satisfied with how much work we were both doing. I went out of town the last week of project work time which left Jack to do some extra work but other than that we both balanced the workload very well.
Project Description: This project was a collaboration between Biology and Humanities. In biology, we were studying the physical and mental aspects of adolescence to further understand what is actually going on in our bodies and minds during this time. I found this project important because it expanded my knowledge on the aspects of adolescence we were studying in humanities, and it was very relevant to me since I’m in my adolescent years.
- My biggest challenge during this project was putting as little writing as possible on my infographic. When we did our first drafts I had paragraphs on paragraphs on my infographic, so I knew it would be challenging to fix that when working on my final draft. I realized I had to use a lot more icons to limit the number of words on my infographic, that worked for the most part but I still ended up with a lot of writing on it.
- My greatest success during this project was how my layout for my infographic turned out. It was challenging finding a layout that was easy to build my topic around. I found a template and changed most things about it except for the general flow of it, and I am very happy with how it looks especially the color scheme of it.
- If I were to do this project again I would put more effort into it. I would find a topic that was even more interesting to me so I would be able to put more effort into it. I would also spend more time doing research and gathering information before I started on my infographic. That way I could have everything I needed to incorporate already typed out and organized in a document.