My original idea was to teach younger students binary so they can use it to show off. But later I changed it to just helping the 5th graders with coding instead. I teach at the Powell center which is where the other SLA is and I teach the 5th, 6th and 7th graders coding. I have been doing this project for about 2 quarters now and I kind of get the hang of how things work. Since I didn’t start a work log in quarter 2 I can’t really say anything. My work log for quarter 3 consisted of me noting down people’s progress and where they were at in terms of the assignments that I gave them which was to make a game. The website that I was using was from my computer science teacher and I have been using it ever since. I have told them to start with 3 tutorials before trying to make their own game. The first tutorial runs with the basics and what they are familiar with, which are the blocks. The second tutorial is the coding that I have been taught which is python. It’s kind of a step up from the last tutorial but it’s nothing major. The last tutorial is kind of the same as the last tutorial but it’s a different method. So for the entire marking period I have been directing and using the website so that the students can get the hang of it.
We chose this topic because water pollution is a major thing in our world and has been affecting us for our whole life. Our video basically plays two parts, the beginning is like an ad on YouTube that people tend to skip because it has nothing to do with them. The rest of the video hits you with hard facts and reasons that water pollution can be reduced and places with them can come back if enough people is involved.
Yes, global water crisis is an environmental justice issue because parts of the world are having droughts and the global warming crisis that is happening is tragic.
- How do the earth systems affect each other?
They all impact each other to help each grow. The atmosphere contains all the oxygen that the biosphere needs to breathe. The hydrosphere provides for the biosphere and the geosphere by giving water and bringing water to plants and soil.
- How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters?
Understanding environmental science can better inform us about the state of the environment and how we are impacting it and how we can ensure that we have a positive rather than a negative output on the environment. We can find ways to alleviate some of the damage that it does, even if we can’t stop the natural disaster itself.
- What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future?
Better technological advancements can help us make a better future.