For population, I researched about birthrates. I researched how to estimate the population in advance so you can plan budgets and start saving for programs like the police and fire department. You can see my podcast and graphs below.
I created this science poster in my population class, it is our third milestone. I did my poster to identify the birth rates in the USA. We used the equation N=NsE^(kt). N is defined as the projection of populations, Ns is the starting population, and Kt is the birth rate. From my research, you can see that the birth rate in America is affected by the economy. Please see poster below for more details.
The following project connects my journey in story ( A Gift From Somewhere”, The Art of the Story) to my GCE Chicago High School Field Experience, Vitalogies class trip aboard a CTA train. The following project expresses my feelings at 12 stops, on 5 CTA trains, while an EKG-like pulse measures my experiences and conveys my Vitalogies: Stories for Life.
If we didn’t know the amount of male and females being born, we wouldn’t be able to fund different gender specific groups that supply aid.
This study is important because the government needs this information to help fund different diseases that are gender-specific like: birth control, condoms, pregnancy, prostate cancer, and breast cancer.
What would happen if we didn’t know the male and female birth rates?
What would happen if we didn’t fund gender-specific healthcare?
Analysis and Discussion
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that they will spend $4,446,000,000 in 2009 for female-specific cancers (breast cancer, cervical cancer, and ovarian cancer) and $299,000,000 for men’s cancer (prostate cancer), which is a ratio of almost 15:1 in favor of women.
I have found that government funding for cancer has been mostly for women; there are 1.34 women to every man with cancer, although women receive 16.5 times as much funding versus men.
Men and Women die per minute due to cancer, it’s the highest death rate other than Cardiovascular diseases (http://www.poodwaddle.com/clocks/worldclock/, 2011)
I have learned quite a bit of Spanish through writing this autobiography. It has helped me with male/female forms and verb conjugations a lot.
Mi nombre es JH, yo voy a GCE Chicago. Yo soy alto, y yo tengo pelo rubio. Me gusta jugar baloncesto, futbol, y otros desportes mas. Yo tengo quince años. Mi comida favorita es pollo. Yo me despierto a las seis en la mañana. Yo juego baloncesto en la mañana y juego baloncesto por un hora. Entonces, yo voy a matemáticas. Mi clase favorita es español. Yo dejo mi escuela a las cinco en la noche. Entonces yo voy a mi casa para cena. Los fines de semana yo voy a la casa de mi padre en Grayslake. Yo juego con mis hermanos en la casa de mi padre. Yo tengo una hermana, su nombre es Madison, ella tiene cuatro años. Mi otra hermana, su nombre es Kennedy y ella tiene seis meses. Yo tengo un hermano, su nombre es Cody, el tiene dos años.
Cuando yo crezco yo quiero trabajar como un diseñador gráfico. Yo quiero una empresa propia.
I did my census on the Cubs because I am curious about Cubs fans. I figured that this would be a great opportunity to learn more about Chicago Cubs fans. Our census consisted of seven questions for Cubs fans. We asked people on Ohio and Clark Street to fill out our questions. Our results are below:
Through this process I figured out that we went durring the wrong time, and the wrong place. We were downtown in the middle of the day. Durring this time, there were tons of tourists who knew nothing about the Cubs. If I were to do this again, I would do my census durring a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. What we found out was that 60% of the people we asked were cubs fans. Sixteen of the twenty were from the north side. Half of the people said that they go to between one-three games per year, and spend less than $100 on tickets yearly. Eight of the twenty people take the train to the cubs games, and twelve people spend between $5-0 per game.
The first day of English class we did something that I had never seen, or done before. We looked at pictures of Picasso’s series of bulls and wrote and explanation describing what we think of them. Picasso is a very well known artist across the world for his…interesting style, and it’s intriguing to see these bulls in this particular way. When the collection of these eleven bulls began, these bulls were very well drawn—they resembled bulls. After about four great looking bulls, he made it the Picasso style of art. Using lines and shapes to make a very strange picture—in this case, a bull. As the collection grew, I think he started to spend less time on these bulls; they were made less in depth. The eleventh bull is just six or seven lines that resemble nothing of what his first few bulls were. It’s strange to think how different his art was from the first bull to the last.
On then next day we watched a video from TED Talks—which is a great way to show many presentations from people with great ideas. We watched a video from an Nigerian woman; it was about the “single story”. Single stories are pretty straightforward: people box in a race, group, religion, etc. because of one person’s perspective—which in most cases is false. A great example she gave is when she came to the United States to go to college. When she first moved in, her roommate tried to teach her how to use a stove, thinking that people from Africa had never used a stove before. Her roommate was also surprised that this woman from Africa could speak English so well, and that she was educated. We do this all the time on a daily basis, thinking that one group is less than us just because you access a single story about this group.
After the TED Talks presentation, we did a learning style test. I tend to think these test are silly, but this one was dead on. It said that I am an interpersonal learner; this means that I like leading projects, or sharing my thoughts. I find myself enjoying taking leadership roles in projects, and I also tend to talk a lot in classes when we are reflecting on topics (sometimes too much). I hope that my enjoyment of being a leader will help me out in school, and when I’m in the workplace. GCE has taught me a lot about real life circumstances that will definitely help me out in the future to succeed.
I interviewed my mom for a few reasons: she knows a lot about me, she is someone to look up to, and she has very interesting stories to share. I included this piece because it means a lot to me. It tells some stories that I never knew about me, and I find it interesting. It made me proud to hear stories about myself as a baby, and as a younger kid. Also, hearing the names I could have been made me think if I would be different, or look different because of a different name. I also learned that I didn’t sleep through the night for about five years, which Is definitely something abnormal.