Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Day 2 Reflections by JunKai

Day 2 Reflections

Today, we went to our respective schools to do our projects. I was in project 3 and so my project group went to the School of Physical and Mathematical Science. We had 2 different projects to do, so our entire group was spilt into 2, one doing the first project, the other doing the other project. For the morning my group were working on the The Fastest Ball Challenge where we had to make use of a ball and time it to find its fastest speed and there were many other challenges after that, that were very competitive.

After that, we went to another floor where we were supposed to work on a experiment called Extracting Caffeine from Beverages. There was a series of procedures that we could never do it on our own without the NTU undergrads. From a simple solution of tea from the teabag, after much work and moving around we finally extracted the caffeine from the original product. 

I learnt many different things today, but one of  the most important is the value of teamwork. Thru all this tasks and experiments, we all need to have teamwork and cooperation, without all these values we couldn’t have completed any of our tasks. They play a big role in not only this, but in many other activities too.

After going through all the projects, one thing that is a must, is listening. If we do not listen, we can screw up many things and some might have horrible consequences, like in the chemistry lab, if we added the wrong solution or forgotten to do something, people might die

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

NTU Programme Reflections by JunKai

Day 1 Reflections

Pre Camp
This project sounds interesting as it involves challenges are competition as we need our ball to move the fastest. The extraction of caffeine from beverages sounds nice as we get to take out substances from the original compound and still be able to use it.
I can learn teamwork between members and at the same time learn the concepts and principle of physics and chemistry during these experiments.
I have no questions and look forward to the camp

Plenary Session 1
Earthquakes can take human lives and that is why learning and studying earthquake and tectonic plate reactions are important. We can predict possible earthquakes and at the same time learn about historical earthquakes. 

Plenary Session 2
Animation can be in the form of 2D and 3D. 2D art is more costly as it requires more resources and manpower for the project to be completed but it is still very beautiful despite its resources needed. Nevertheless I still hope animators around the world continue to produce both 2D and 3D art.

Plenary Session 3

Nano-science and Nano-tech is a large breakthrough in technology as we can write and in script words on the things as thin as a strand of hair, it can be used in many ways, good or bad, and it will grow even more successful.