Boys and Girls Ultimate: State Championships
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I came up with the idea of lighting up a note book cover because writing is something that I enjoy doing, and when I’m older, I plan on becoming a writer. When it came to the color scheme, I just choose colors that fit who I am. I didn’t want to over work myself by choosing so many lights, so I chose to work with 6 and they are in a parallel series.
A developed country's healthcare system has to provide for it’s citizens while being cost effective. To date, there are five models that have been established to meet these needs. This ranges from no organized health care to a comprehensive system that provides free or reduced cost health care for all citizens. The United States’ health care system is inefficient, but could be improved with an alternative health care system.
The United States, pre Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, had an “Out of Pocket” health care system. This means that the majority of care is from private doctors, provided by an insurance company that you pay for coverage. People over 65, however, are covered by the government run Medicare system, which reduces the cost of health care. Medicare is funded by taxes that a person pays into until they are eligible to receive the service. According to David Brooks, the problem lies in the fact that an “Average 56-year-old couple pays about $140,000 into the Medicare system over a lifetime and receives about $430,000 in benefits back.” The Medicare system cannot possibly sustain itself at the rate is it spending.
Recently, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed. This is the closest America will realistically come to healthcare reform. The goals of the law make the US’s health care system more like a privately run, universal care system. Insurance still remains private, and so do hospitals, now insurance has to take everyone and provide reasonable rates. If the law functions as planned, it could be a great step towards providing healthcare for all citizens.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as Obamacare, which regulates insurance companies, making our private health care model into one that doesn’t deny primary care. The backlash to this law was because the law put more restrictions on a free market system–healthcare. Since we are, and forever will be a capitalistic country, we believe in a free market without government interference. Obamacare makes sense because it keeps our private system, but prevents people with previously existing conditions from not getting care, free primary care (If eligible), and requires all Americans to have insurance. Besides that the insurance companies aren't government run, Obamacare functions nearly identical to a universal healthcare system, in terms of care received. Obamacare is the most viable system for America to use because it satisfies all parties–you get the care you want, but you have to have it and can’t be denied by insurance companies.
If the US were to adopt the National Health Insurance Model, most commonly used in Canada, or the Beveridge Model, most commonly used in the United Kingdom, the United States could better protect it’s citizens and discriminate coverage less. If everyone were to have the same coverage, the poor, old and veterans don’t need separate coverage. The US spends about $7,538 per capita, more than any other country. Not only do we spend more, we don’t have a higher life expectancy. The US ranks 50th in the world for life expectancy, behind the United Kingdom and Canada, who both have universal style health care systems.
The most viable, comprehensive, system for the US to adopt would be the National Health Insurance model because of it’s use of private care providers, while maintaining government controlled insurance. Medicare is most like this model, and although the Medicare system currently can’t sustain itself, with more money taken out for health care from every citizen’s taxes, the program might be able to be financed properly. Initially, there might be an objection–American’s are never fond of socialistic programs and government interference, but this system reduces the risk of financial ruin due to medical expenses. In the short term, families will have to pay against their will, but privately covering medical expenses would be more expensive. Worst case scenario, a family experiences a medical disaster and goes bankrupt. The transition would be big, but it has the highest chance of being accepted by the American people. The use of private care providers, makes it so the cost of treatment and drugs can be negotiated because of the incredible bargaining power of every citizen in the country vs. private providers.
Children in America are becoming fat. “Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.” 33 percent of children and teens are currently obese. Obesity is among the easiest medical conditions to recognize but most difficult to treat. Parents feed their children technically twice a day. They feed them breakfast and dinner, but even though they are not there during the school day, (they can control what their child is eating in between the time.) What they can't control are the snacks they eat while they're not in their parents supervision. Unhealthy weight gain due to poor diet and lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year.The reason most children in America are becoming obese is either because they are following in their parents footsteps or they have no control of the food they are eating.Excess weight and obesity in childhood and adolescence has become a serious public health concern in the United States. Most of a child’s diet is controlled by the parents, parents should be held responsible for childhood obesity.
Weight loss is not a good approach for most young children, since their bodies are growing and developing. A restrictive diet may not supply the energy and nutrients needed for a normal growth and development. Parents and caregivers can help prevent childhood obesity by providing healthy meals and snacks, daily physical activity, and nutrition education. Increased physical activity reduces health risks and helps weight management.This is an easy way of maintaining your childs diet because between the ages of 6-13 because around those ages whatever your parent does more than likely,your child will also.Parents play a role model in their childs life.By excersising and making it fun, cutting down snacks and junk food this will play a good role and great beginning in there childs life. There is a lack of ready access to healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Families in poorer communities often live in “food deserts” where supermarkets and grocery stores are scarce or charge higher prices for healthy foods than processed foods. Families with less income must often rely on convenience stores and small neighborhood stores that offer few, if any, healthy food choices. To make matters worse, many underserved communities, particularly in urban areas, have an overabundance of fast food establishments that are often located near schools and playgrounds.Parents also need to monitor amount of calories their child consumes.By the age of 13 an average child should be consuming 1,600 calories a day, and a more active child should consume about 2,000. However, children began consuming more calories in 2007-2008, they began consuming 16 to 20% more calories a day. Surprisingly for an average child to become obese they need to consume 64 calories more than a normal child per day. By applying proper nutrition, better eating habits and physical activity, any child can live a healthy life.
When i heard about this project I immediately thought to light up one of my hats. The reason i choose to do a Cowboys hat is because this is a Eagles city. I thought that my favorite team doesn't always get enough "shine" in Philadelphia. Originally i wanted to put the lights on top of the brim of the hat so the light shines on the brim but i came across a few problems. For one i didn't know how to make the holes. The material was too soft to drill, but if i just cut it the holes wouldn't be the correct shape. I decided to put the lights through the pre made holes at the top of the hat. I also wanted to have blue and white mixed lights but because of errors with my blue lights i ended up using my favorite color, red. My over all choice to choose this hat wasn't so much my love for headwear, but my interest in sports.
As sneaker collectors my partner and I have always talked about additions to shoes that can make them better and in some cases worse. When we found out we could put lights on our own custom made sneaker we immediately came up with the concept of a light up Jordan shoe.
There was a wide range of shoes that could have been used, but we wanted ours to have a meaning behind it. Through our research we found that there was a Jordan shoe named the "Space Jams" inspired by his movie. We figured when someone thinks of space they think of stars and moon which can be sources of light.
We went out and purchased a replica of the shoe and began to put in our ideas and apply what we learned about circuits to make a shoe that doesn't look as if we stuffed a bunch of wired inside and made a robotic shoe. But a fashion piece of art.
We used a 9 Volt battery in order for the pumpkin to be lite up. We created a three series circuit. We did this so that the brightness in all of the LED lights could have the same brightness. After we did all of the calculations, we noticed that our light would only last eleven hours. As in the picture, you can tell that the LED are all at the same brightness.
The reason our circuit project is on a Philadelphia Marathon poster because the Marathon is November 18th 2012 and we our participating in it by running the half marathon and the full marathon. We decided to make the poster big because it reminds us of the posters that people on the sidelines hold up while we run. The blue and green lights that are on our poster represent Students Run Philly Style. Students Run Philly Style is a program that train teenagers, like us to prepare for the marathon. The red lights represent the color in the Philadelphia Marathon logo. While running the half marathon/ marathon one feels like a star so we placed the lights on the middle of the stars. The sneakers one wears are the foundation of running and the main part of training so we wanted to light it up to show the importance and significance of the shoe. A circuit is, a complete and closed path around which circulating electric current can flow. Our project is made up of a three parallel branch circuit that each branch consists of three light bulbs. The reason behind making a parallel circuit is because we wanted to make the light bulbs all the same brightness and last longer. The voltage drop in each branch is the same because each light bulb has ≈ the same resistance.
I had my idea really fast, but it's wasn't as easy as others might have thought. I call this my "Box Of Dreams". I had many reason to call it that but the major one is that it represents me a lot. It shows my artistic side, and a few things that I care a lot about in my life. This also has music that goes it. It was very fun to make it. I really liked doing it.I first started with the idea I want for this project. I had a lot of ideas that came into my head, but I had to make something that would represent me. So I picked the idea of a music box because I love music and I can show my artistic ways better with this idea. So when the idea was set I had to think of a way that I can involve a circuit. We had learn a lot about parallel/series circuit. I was only going to have 4 bulbs in my circuit so a parallel wouldn't work for me. So I made it into a series circuit. I build my circuit and then started constructing it into my music box. I had a switch installed into the circuit.