The hero blanket was a failure and I accept that. Its important to accept your failure and learn from them. I learned that sometimes the pressure to make something so original and new overrides everything all your other ideas. I think that they forgot that we are just high schoolers and not only that but only one person from our group was from the engineer pathway. Maybe I’m just looking for excuses but there is a reason that I did not choose to be in the engineering pathway. I did not want anything to do with building etc. We also never got our materials from the material store. I was very disappointed I hope the school gets its money back because if not then that is a little messed up.
When we presented our hero blanket to the older adults with really important jobs, some understood the concept and understood that we were just 17 year old girls with a vision. Some did not and that’s okay not everyone is going to see eye to eye with you.
The blanket is long gone now in some landfill decomposing , atoms breaking down and I’m here listening to Spotify typing this blog while so many wonderful things are happening around the world at this very moment. I digress. We chose to create an 8th grade module because that sounded like the most interesting thing amongst all the others. We decided to do a DNA extraction lab because we did it when we were around their age.
I thought it was the coolest thing ever, I mean the DNA looked like snot and that is what is considered DNA. I didn’t know DNA looked like snot. We created a sheet with instructions and a quiz to go along with it. The science teacher or whatever her title may be basically told us it would be a waste of time. That’s okay if she thinks that. My group has now wasted 2 days creating that module. That’s okay.
No we are remodeling our ugly bathrooms , where the doors hang off the hinges and rust covers the bathroom mirrors. This sounds very appealing to us and we are all excited and I hope this works and we are successful . It be a very great feat if we do.
We presented the idea to our vice principal and she was ecstatic about the idea and very excited. I’m glad she feels the same way.