1. The West Egg: Taking Eggs from Farm to Table

    June 8, 2021 by Hanna Westphal

    Driving Question: How can I make a farm-to-table egg delivery service become a viable business in a suburban community?

    What did you take away from this project? I learned that perseverance is very important in order to get the end result you want. When I thought I was done and then realized there was something that bugged me in my video I made sure to take the time and fix it. This was very frustrating at times but in the end I was very happy and confident with my proposal.

    What are you most proud of? I’m most proud of the extremely useful life skills I learned throughout this process….and that I made $485 of total income.

  2. Creating a Rube Goldberg Machine

    October 8, 2020 by Hanna Westphal

    Driving Question: How can I learn about physics through designing and creating a Rube Goldberg Machine?

    What was your final product?

    My final product was a functioning Rube Goldberg Machine. A RGM is a machine that preforms a function with many pointless steps to get to it. In my case, my function was to feed my dogs. 

    What are you passionate about that led you to choose this project?

    I chose to do this project because I wanted to learn about basic physics laws and how they relate to everyday actions.

    What do you hope people will get from looking at your page?

    I hope people will watch the video of my machine and try to think about what physics it took to make it happen.

    Did your project develop and change from your initial idea, if so how?

    Although I always knew I wanted to make an RBM, the process changed quite a few times. Originally I was going to make it be vertical on a board, but after hours of failed attempts to make anything stick to the board, I decided to make it on a table instead. 

    What are your big takeaway lessons from this project?

    My biggest takeaway from this project is probably patience. It was very frustrating when every time I tried to run it something different would go wrong. I really had to persevere to complete this project.

  3. My Quarantine Quilt

    August 27, 2020 by Hanna Westphal

    Driving Question: How might I grow my creativity during the COVID-19 crisis through exploring the science of creativity and innovation and experimenting with art?

    What were your goals for this module? How did you achieve them?

    My goals for this module were to grow my creativity, to understand the geometry needed to both make and understand my quilt, and to make something to symbolize the COVID-19 crisis. I feel that I have achieved all my goals by having a lot of patience and determination to figure out the many challenges.

    What did you learn about yourself or about your creative process or about your medium?

    Again, patience I think was the biggest thing this module. In sewing, I needed to have patience in order to pin, sew, and press each individual piece. For my creative process, I learned that it is important to be patient and think all possible ideas before analyzing them and determining which one is best. Lastly, I needed a lot of patience in order to learn about the many factors that go into the math for a golden spiral.

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