House Project Blog Post #3: Reflection and pictures
This is the kitchen/dining room and the living room. The living room is in parallel where there is one bulb brighter than the rest; there are three bulbs in total in this circuit. This circuit has a 9V battery as the source, conducting wires to connect the whole circuit together, and which the electrons flow through. There are also three loads which are lights, and a switch which turns the whole circuit on and off. The kitchen/dining room is a parallel circuit with two bulbs at equal brightness. This circuit also has a 9V battery as the source, conducting wires to connect the whole circuit together, and which the electrons flow through. There are also two loads which are the lights, and a switch which turns the whole circuit on and off. This picture shows the bathroom and the bedroom. Both of these rooms are connected in a series circuit. The bedroom has two lights, and the bathroom also has two lights. These circuits each have one 9V battery which is the source, conducting wires in which the electrons travel through, a switch which turns the circuit on/off, and two loads which are the lights.
This is the dining room/kitchen, it was shown and explained earlier, and this picture is a close up with the lights off so that it’s easier/clearer to see the different parts of the room. The kitchen includes an oven, a shelf and a sink as the decoration/furniture. The other half of this room is the dining room which includes a table and some chairs.
This is the living room. As shown before, this room is in a parallel circuit. This close-up picture has the lights turned off so that the different parts can be viewed more easily. The living room has a dog, couch, piano, and flower planter window sill as the decorations/furniture. This is a close-up picture of the bathroom with the lights turned off for a clearer view. The bathroom has a toilet and a sink as the furniture.
This is a close-up picture of the bedroom with the lights turned off for a better view of the whole room and all of its parts. There is a bed, table with decorations, and a lounger in this room for the furniture.
Reflection: My group communicated our ideas to come up with a result we all could agree with. We had small disagreements, but whenever we communicated well, we could each peacefully resolve things and make sure we can try to incorporate everyone’s suggestions. However, we could improve by trying to communicate better earlier on in the project. The first day of the project, we argued quite a bit on conflicting ideas, and if we had known how to properly communicate, we could’ve saved more time to actually make our ideas a reality. To meet the thinking competencies, I thought hard about how to make our project meet the highest standards we wanted. I had to figure out how to make sure we met each expectation, but still making it simple enough so that we wouldn’t run out of time to actually do it. This project made me come up with things quicker than usual, and it gave me a lot of good ideas because I was thinking harder than usual. Next time, I could try thinking more of what my group members might want to do, so that way instead of thinking and re-thinking ideas, I could have more time to think of a solid plan. This would’ve probably given me more stable and deep ideas to use. For personal and social competencies, I made sure to try to keep my group on task and focused for most of the time. I made sure I wasn’t fooling around or not doing work. We kept on track for the most part and didn’t let silly things distract us. However, to improve, we could’ve kept our emotions more in check. We were a bit too focused on what we wanted, and not what our other group members thought. We should’ve taken more initiative to try and help lead the group instead of standing by and watching some people get off task or argue. Overall, it was pretty good, and we just needed to stop letting things take our attention away from what really mattered in the moment.