Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Personal Reflection (NEWater visit)

1. What are the 3 key takeaways from today's visit?
- Singapore has managed to prevent the shortage of water and one of the factors is NEWater.
- About 1% of the NEWater water is pumped into the reservoirs during IPU.
- The water in NEWater has gone through several processes so it is safe for use.

2. Name 2 concepts that you have learnt today during the visit.
- There are 2 processes to filter out the substances in the water, one for large particles and one for small particles.
- The size of the pores in the filtration equipment are small enough to allow only water particles to pass through and not other particles.

3. What is 1 interesting thing that you have learnt today?
-NEWater is not suitable for daily consumption by humans as it does not contain the minerals that is needed for us.

4. What are the things you can do to help with water conservation in Singapore?
-Refrain from wasting water, reuse water (e.g. using water from washing rice for watering plants).

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Personal Reflection (8th March 2010)

1. What are the 3 key takeaways from today's lesson?
-I learnt about the different ways to improve the environment and help to prevent pollution. 
-I learnt how to improve designs and prototypes using questions.
-I learnt about the different ways to design an item for the same purpose.

2. Name 2 concepts that you have learnt today pertaining to design and describe why is it important in design?
-The design must be feasible and practical as a far-fetched design would not work well.
-The design should be able to solve the problem as directly as possible so it would be simpler to accomplish the goal of solving the problem.

3.What is the 1 interesting thing you have learnt today?
-I learnt that in order to make a feasible design there is usually something to inspire the design.