Well this is the last one. My last Eminent post, for 2016. I got a whole year to think about what I am going to do next year. Yeah!!!!!
To start off i am going to tell you about my favourite part of Eminent, the learning centre. It’s my favourite because I got to make up the whole thing. I got to decide what I was doing and I got to show my knowledge on Charles Darwin. I loved telling everyone about him. I was a little bit nervous at the start, I didn’t know what to tell people and I didn’t know what people were going to ask me. Once someone talked to me it all melted away. I actually felt like i was talking to much. I Just kept going because I wanted them to see how much I loved researching about him.
Ok know to talk about what was actually in my learning centre. To start of I had a small big desk. Its like those big desk in the science room except it one of the smaller ones. Sorry if this if confusing to anyone. On the small big desk I had a Model of the galapagos.
I made it out of newspaper, glue, water and flour. I am particularly proud of this one not only did it take me about four hours to complete it actually turned out descent. I am also proud of myself because I was only suppose to do it if I had enough time, translation if I didn’t procrastinate with the other things I had to do and i didn’t so I am really happy about that. You might ask why Galapagos well that where all these theories began for him. There is even a mountain/hill named after him there.
On top of the galapagos islands where a bunch of TORTOISES! 9 to be exact.
Why tortoises well when he visited the galapagos he got to explore the Island so he started studying the animals there one of which was tortoises. They were so big he actually got to ride one. On the tortoises were all designs to make them look like tortoises and on the other side of them I had interesting facts I had learned about Charles from the book Charles Darwin his life and times. The interesting facts were the pink stickies, but i will talk about that later. I also had numbers on them just incase someone couldn’t read my writing and i couldn’t read it either (it has happened before). I had a list of all the investing facts on a sheet nearby. Always prepared right. I also had some tortoises hanging from the ceiling. The also included facts and had numbers on them but I had them on the ceiling instead. Yuwen suggested to me that I arranged them in a way so that there is a string of four in the middle then a string of three on both sides of the four string then two then one, and that’s what I did I just arranged them in a right angle, so thank you Yuwen.
The next thing I had for my display was the sign Charles Darwin. I cut out this cardboardy type of material into the shape of the boat he went on for the five year on trip the H.M.S. Beagle.
Then I try to paint it the colour of the boat he actually went on and I think I got pretty close. I also painted his name on the boat with black paint but I kind of messed up instead of writing Charles Darwin, I wrote Charles Darles. So at the end of Darwin there is a darker patch on the boat and that was because I try to paint over the les, but it didn’t turn out that great.
Last but not let i had the Map of the world taped up above the small big table.
On the map there was a bunch of city names on the cardboardy type material taped up on the map. Well each city was a place he visited on his five year journey it also has when he visited and when he left. If you flipped the cardboardy material over you could see a number and that was the number of the placed he visited. For example if you flipped Cape Verde islands over you could see a number one because that was the fist place he visited.
To top it all of I had the book Charles Darwin his life and times right in front and centre.
It also covered the sheet that had all of the facts on it.
The next big part of Eminent is the speech which I was really stressed for. One thing was writing it. Which was hard This has never happened to me before but I kept getting way over the time limit. Although it was really easy to research what i am going to say because of the book and all my stickies. I knew they would be good for something. It was really easy to research because of the system of the stickies. Red was question, orange was important people, yellow was eminence, green was scientific facts, blue important dates, purple is religion and places and pink is interesting facts. The other thing was presenting it. That’s the hard part. I have never been the best at public speaking I never feel comfortable doing it. I try to compensate by making it funny and weird, but it’s just so hard for me to stand up there. Before i had to go was so hard just sitting there waiting, watching and more waiting. It especially hard because everyone is so amazing so I just had to sit there watching them and stressing myself more and more. Especially when I walked up to present I was so shaky. Once I started I was still shaking and after I presented I was still shaky. It took me a while for me to calm down.
Over all I did enjoy eminent. At first I was worried I picked the wrong eminent person but after the first day of research all the worries melted away. Everyone that knows me knows once i start reading a book I cannot put it down. It was perfect to because I started researching Charles when I finished the first Harry Potter book. So I had to finish the book before I read Harry Potter. So I really did enjoy Eminent and I am really excited for next year.