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  1. Personal Project - creating a website to educate people about the history of the electric guitar.

    How I Aim to Achieve My Goal: I aim to achieve my goal by gaining a wide variety of information about my topic from a range of different sources such as internet websites, books, television programmes, interviews (with my guitar and music teachers) and any other source that I find which relates to my chosen topic (I should use at least five different kinds of sources). I will need to collect research on the history of the electric guitar, the change that the electric guitar brought to music, the impact that it had on society, researching into a design which will make my website attention grabbing, essay writing (which shall help me structure my websites text)

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  2. Personal project - I have chosen Human Ingenuity as my Area of Interaction because it is an interesting topic to learn about. I also chose world records because I love to have a challenge in my life, and seeing other people hold weird and wacky records i

    The current record is 400 straws at once, and held there for 10 seconds. My goal was to beat this world record and have Guinness world records put me in the record book. I picked this goal at first because it was at 256 but went up quite a bit in a month. This made my goal all the more challenging to beat the record, but as I like a challenge I decided to continue on with the goal to beat that record. It turned out to be a very challenging record. This shocked me but also made me want to do it more.

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  3. Environmental Impacts of Bowling in the past and in the future. Originally, bowling b***s were made out of lignum vitae, a wood so dense that it would sink in water.

    After seeing that the demand for hard wood was driving the lignum vitae to extinction, the bowling industry started making b***s out of rubber. Once rubber began to diffuse throughout society, it decrease the amount of harmful impact to the environment. There was still a considerable amount however given that in order to make the rubber b***s they needed to cut rubber wood. This was not such a big impact however because rubber trees are fast growing and very sustainable, as a result it is obvious that at early age, the bowling industry was already making a change for the best.

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  4. ITGS Portfolio Assignment #1 Improvement and use of electric cars, and its affect on the environment Area of Impact: 3.5 Science and Environment

    Building more and more electric cars would mean having more people owning one. 2Recall that electric cars emission requires the process of burn coals, which leads to a large amount of carbon dioxide emitting into the atmosphere every year in US. Therefore, it is important to identify that creating more of these up-scaled electric cars may benefit our society, but it can also cause destruction towards our society, especially to the environment. Electric cars are much quieter compared to our everyday gasoline cars, this is because it has been invented this way to subtract polluting sounds around in our community.

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  5. Group 4 Friction Lab - did Johnny slip from the roof or was he pushed?

    If this force is greater than zero, such a fall is possible, and becomes more probable as the value of the force increases Given that Johnny's mass and the pitch of the roof are known, all that is left to discover is the coefficient of kinetic friction. This simple experiment involves dragging one material across another, and measuring the minimum amount of force required to do this at a constant velocity.

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  6. Why is alcohol considered to be a serious problem? As many 33,000 people in the UK die from alcohol related causes each year- thats ten times as many people that die on the roads

    When yeast anaerobically respires they break down the glucose into ethanol and carbon dioxide. Word equation: glucose ethanol + carbon dioxide + energy Chemical equation: C6H12O6 (aq) 2CH3 CH2OH (aq) + 2CO2 (g) This process of fermentation is carried out by various enzymes produced by the yeast cells. The type of grain or fruit used, the length of fermentation and the amount of year used during fermentation all determine the alcohol content and the type of alcohol that is produced.

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  7. Discuss the ways in which the main characters respond to change in at least two of the literary works you read. (Things Fall Apart & Death of A Salesman)

    He is afraid of being like his father, whom he views as weak, and he despises anyone like him, like his son Nwoye. When Christian missionaries arrive in Umuofia, Okonkwo immediately dislikes them, but the gentle 'new faith' immediately attracts susceptible Nwoye, and this causes for Okonkwo to shun his first son. When the white man tries to impose its culture on the Igbo culture and Umuofia does not go to war, Okonkwo kills himself. The one who responds to change in the most negative way in the book 'Death of a Salesman' is w***y Loman.

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  8. Culture Shock

    The person has to get used to the conditions of eating, sleeping, working, communicating, entertaining...etc. even though he does not clearly know how. It takes him some time to be familiar with a new culture. This explains the disoriented feelings of most people being away from their own customs. For me, there have been a lot of changes in the language, the weather, the food and the people since the day I came to the US. During my first two weeks, I could not sleep before midnight due to the difference of time.

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  9. Supply Chain Management for Kinley Project

    The additional one will cover all demand for Europe. Looking through the geographical position of Europe, the distribution centre should be located in the heart of Europe, low cost and able to reach end user within 2 days of lead time. We come to 3 (three) potential location whether located one more DC in UK or in Slovakia or in Germany. 2.1 United Kingdom This country is still a good option due to largest customer of Kinley to be served.

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  10. Design Technology Investigation

    a lot more disk space than that to save their files as well as a more simple and classy professional look to their USB. 12) If it has a cap it should somehow be attached to the main device so that when using it you don't lose the cap and etc... especially if the design is for children who tend to be forgetful and not always the most responsible- therefore more likely to lose a tiny cap meant to protect their USB Device.

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  11. Free essay

    Group 4 Paper 2008

    Lignin is a complex polymer that is mostly responsible for rigidity and strength in the structure of plants. In order to extract the cellulose, the wood goes through a process called pulping, which can be done either mechanically or chemically. Chemically, the wood is cooked with chemicals that serve to dissolve the lignin. Mechanically, the wood is finely ground or chopped to separate the cellulose. However, mechanically processed pulp still contains much of the lignin, which can cause undesirable effects in the resultant paper. The process also tends to produce fibers that are short and stiff, and which yield paper that isn't very strong.

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  12. Our practical was about examining the reaction of an enzyme in a particular type of food, in which the enzyme break down food and digest the existing proteins inside the materials (food). And to investigate the rate of the enzymes reaction when its get

    Second, it could still react with a wide range of different pH levels. Our experiment was based on the theory that implies: reactions of the enzyme with very high or very low pH level will be very slow. While the reaction reach its high speed if the pH level is at 8 which is called as the optimum of the rate of reaction of the Trypsin. Apparatus The material that is used to perform the experiment is Milk solution.

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  13. EVS-Lab quadrant study

    * Surroundings During the vegetation may have species of plants with sharper thorns, therefore careful conduct must be undertaken while performing the vegetation study. Method- The Method used to study the vegetation at various areas was by the help of a Quadrat and a 25m belt line transect. Quadrants was used a technique to observe vegetation levels at the site, therefore two Areas(Terrace & forest) were employed where 4 sites were marked to study the vegetation level and make comparisons.

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  14. Statistics. This study was conducted to determine whether more than half of FSD students want to use Open Library or not. If the result supports this claim, buying this software may be considered. To perform the survey, from the population of all FSD stu

    The data collected are used to perform the one sample z-test for a proportion which reveals that at 5% level of significance, more than 50% of respondents are willing to buy Open Library. For future research on this topic, it would be beneficial if this study is performed over a longer period of times with a larger sample size so that more extensive conclusions can be drawn. 1. INTRODUCTION Open Library is an useful software that help students in accessing online information resources.

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  15. Free essay

    To check how the rate of transpiration is affected by a change in the PH of the soil/water.

    This is the control. Take 10ml of distilled water. Pour a drop of paraffin wax into the test tube as this will prevent the water from evaporating in the sunlight. b. Pour 10ml of the dil.NaOH into this test tube followed by a drop of paraffin wax. c. Pour 10ml of the dil.HCl into this test tube followed by a drop of paraffin. d. Take 10ml of tap water and pour into this test tube. The PH of the tap water is taken to be 5.5 as seen using the PH paper.

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  16. Environmental sciences Lab-1(Wet Stones Experiment)

    Method: * First we investigated what time to start the project since condensation level is high in the morning & therefore rocks would be wet in the morning. * Next, we searched through the beach for wet rocks * Different colours & sizes of rocks were collected to see the two above factors effect the temperature of the rocks. * 25 rocks were collected by our group * One by One rocks were kept on the Digital measuring machine & its weight were noted.

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  17. Free essay

    Environmental sciences Lab-2(Stream Pollution)

    Hence contact with insects is not recommended. > Since current levels are high, any footwear in the stream such as flip-flops is not recommended. > Stones are wet & slippery, therefore rubber boots are recommended. Method: o First each site was marked in order to start the experiment. o Stream was divided into 5 sites in order to analyse the stream pollution index of the stream carefully & accurately. o For each site(1-5), Insects were searched & caught by a Net.

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  18. physics lab report group four project

    was varied. Trial Voltage (V) (V) (�0.2V) Current (I) (A) (�0.00001A) Distance between plates (l) (m) (�0.005m) Length of plates (L) (m) (�0.001cm) Width of plates (W) (m) (�0.1m) 1 15.0 0.00004 0.070 0.055 0.035 2 15.0 0.00007 0.040 0.055 0.035 3 14.2 0.00015 0.010 0.055 0.035 Table (4): the voltage between the plates and current flowing through the circuit as the distance between the plates (placed in the garden soil suspension) was varied. Trial Voltage (V) (V) (�0.2V) Current (I) (A) (�0.00001A) Distance between plates (l) (m) (�0.005m) Length of plates (L) (m) (�0.001m) Width of plates (W) (m)

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  19. Free essay

    Investigating Calories in an Apple

    A simple way to measure the energy or the calorific value found it foods is by using a calorimeter. We used this device previously in physics to investigate latent and specific heats. It is a device that measures the heat generated by a chemical reaction or a change in state. What the device does is it insulates (at its best) the reaction in order to minimize heat loss. As we ignite the apple, the calorimeter should trap the heat generated from the burning apple and the water above in the calorimeter will absorb the heat and thus raise the temperature of the water.

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  20. homeostasis and sports - experiments measuring the effects of exercise on the body

    The film was inserted in the glucometer slot and the blood glucose level value was read off the screen and recorded 4. step 2 and 3 were repeated for the second volunteer 5. Afterwards, the game squash was started, and immediately the stopwatch too 6. the game was played for one and a quarter hours 7. At the end of the game, the blood glucose level was checked again and the readings were recorded on a table . Data collection Volunteers Blood glucose level before squash+ or - 0.00mmol/L Blood glucose level after squash.

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    HYPOTHESIS Heat transfer is the process by which heat is given off from a body to the surrounding. When playing a sport, heat is normally generated as a biological mechanism to keep the body cool. Therefore in this experiment we sought to determine if this heat given off could be measured in an enclosed environment in order to determine the effectiveness of the structure in relation to the sport. We took two sports that can be played in an enclosed surrounding: squash and table-tennis. APPARATUS 1. Meter rule 2. Maximum and minimum thermometer 3. 3 Clinical thermometers 4.

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  22. Group 4 project

    * In a conductor electrons can move very easily. E.g. metals have delocalized electrons that move easily. * In an insulator electrons are NOT free. * Things you can CHARGE are insulators. Charging by induction <-- induced charge The charges are induced. One is negative one is neutral. This then induces a positive charge on one end of the neutral. Attraction occurs. Like charges repel, opposite charges attract + + Repel - - Repel + - Attract - + Attract The gold leaf electroscope: Colomb's Law The force is dependant on: * Size of each charge * Square of the distance between them where ?

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  23. diet in sports

    iron is used to transport oxygen, it forms the haem group in haemoglobin * Water: Needed for temperature regulation, maintenance of osmotic pressure and transportation of substances in the body. * Fibre: Comprised mostly of cellulose from plant cell walls. It stimulates movement of food through the gut, thereby aiding digestion Did you know? * Carbohydrates and lipids provide about 70-75% of the body's energy requirements Lipids are in the form oftriglycerides, meaning they are comprised of one glycerol molecule and three fatty acid molecules * There are two types of fatty acids: unsaturated fatty acids, which are not completely

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  24. Waves and friction

    We took the bamboo and ran it across the pool to observe the wave motion and noted it down. Once we were satisfied that the waves have a probability of affecting the waves, we moved to test the real swimmers. Experiment 1 We made Dennis and Shahbaz swim at a slow pace, close to each other for the full length of the pool after which w conducted an interview to analyse what they experienced in this controlled environment. Experiment 2 We made both swimmers swim at a fast rate.

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  25. Investigating Hydrated Crystals.

    The texture after the heating appeared to look like ash, suggesting that it was dryer. Questions: (a) Calculate the mass of water in the hydrate. Total mass of water: Weight before heating - Weight after heating #4 48.72 � 0.02 - 47.75 � 0.02 = 0.97g Uncertainty of mass of water in hydrated salt: 0.02 + 0.02 = 0.04 Total mass of water = 0.97 � 0.04 (b) Compare the number of the anhydrous compound to the number of moles of water in the hydrate and use the ratio of these values to predict a formula of the hydrated compound.

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