This week we have been preparing for our camping trip to get our shot for the Astrophotography phase of our project. We looked at that we wanted to capture and the necessary pieces of equipment we would need in order to capture our object. My group and I chose to get shots of the whirlpool galaxy. We also went over packing lists and rules for the camping, which will take place at Lake Cuyamaca.
This week we have done a lot of work. On Monday we got a writing piece from the book Light by Bruce Watson. It was the introduction but it was an eye opener for how light is so important to everything. In chemistry, we learned about the epoxy and polymerization. What we did was we got school glue and that was made up of polymers. Then had boric acid and poured them together making either slime or putty depending on how much boric acid you added. We also learned how to use different equipment for taking astrophotography pictures. For my group, we are taking pictures of the whirlpool galaxy. I had to learn about the telescope because it’s in deep space so we have to get the calibration right and it’s pretty tricky to get right.
This week we started on our metallic pictures. I picked one of my pictures that I had previously taken for it to be printed and become my final picture. In the time that I had free I read a book by Neil deGrasse Tyson. In the chapter, I read I learned about how on element can make up all the other elements on the periodic table, all through different temperatures and levels of pressure
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we did work time and on Thursday we did a Lab with dry ice learning about atoms, liquids, gasses and solids. In humanity’s we revised our writing pieces we did based on Steinbeck’s intro to “Of Mice and Men.”
Project Work Group:
My group and I contacted various gallery spaces throughout the week. We got a response from the Liberty Public Market. We are going to begin putting up pieces from our project as soon as we get back from spring break.