Mentor: Karina HirschfieldClick here to view Process Paper.
After my long years here at SLA, I am most proud of my leadership in volleyball. In the beginning of 10th grade I tried out for the volleyball team. It was like I had a natural talent to play. From that day on I fell in love with the sport. Soon after I became a starter. For 11th grade, Coach Hirschfield asked me to be captain. It was definitely an honor to be chosen. However I knew there was a lot of responsibility that came along with being captain. I did my best for my team and it showed. Hirschfield then made me captain the next year too as well. I was given the responsibility to call incoming freshman, run practices, send emails and etc. Although I am very sad that my last volleyball season is over, moving up to the top division definitely made it worth it. Jokingly, my teammates would play around and say, “I don’t know what we’re going to do without you being captain next year.” I thought about that statement and agreed. No one will be able to feel my shoes next year. However, I came up with a plan to help the volleyball team next year, without being there physically. That’s where my capstone comes in. My capstone is to create a manual for girls interested in playing high school volleyball. The manual consists of important information, exercises, and etc. Hopefully the manual I create will be used throughout the years to come.
"30 Techniques To Create An Effective Blog." WPWebHost RSS. N.p., 18 Nov. 2009. Web. 28 Jan. 2013. I used this source to help me with the content of my blog. Things such as formatting, pictures, how much to write, etc. This source gives tips on how to create a blog that is effective and introduces different techniques on how to approach this. I wasn't already aware of some of these things before, so I find this source to be helpful.
Appleton, Rebecca. "What Makes For An Effective Blog Post?" Search Marketing Standard. N.p., 16 May 2010. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. I used this source to help with the content of my blog. It has a little bit more useful information than some of the other sources I've used for this purpose. Some things are repetitive, but overall I this source is very insightful and is helping me get on the right track for when I actually start my blog.
"Cookie Decorating Tips: King Arthur Flour." Cookie Decorating Tips: King Arthur Flour. King Arthur Flour Company, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. Although this source had a few good tips, it wasn't a very helpful source. It gave cookie decorating tips but only using their products. Before viewing the source I wasn't aware that this was a company giving advice. This caused for the article to be a little biased.
Currah, Alice. "Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting." Savory Sweet Life. N.p., 12 Mar. 2010. Web. 28 Jan. 2013. For a couple weeks, I will be working with different icings. One thing I wanted to try was a buttercream icing. This is a potential recipe I could be using for my buttercream icing.
"Decorating Bag Tips." Decorating Tips. Wilton Industries, n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013. This site just gives me an idea of what kinds of icing bag tips I would need to use in order to ice my cookies and cake a certain way.
"FOOD REVIEW: Sample the Culinary Magic of the next Jamie or Delia." This Is Grimsby. Local World, 9 Mar. 2011. Web. 01 Feb. 2013. Since I will be having people review my food, I wanted to research some key points that I should have people touch on. I found this source to be insightful and has definitely given me some good questions to ask when coming up with my food evaluation form.
Frazier, Christine. "How to Make Your Baking Healthy." No Meat Athlete. No Meat Athlete, n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013. In my science and society class we talked a lot about how to eat healthier. With this being said, I wanted to think of different things I can use when baking to make what I'm baking better for you, yet still tasty. This website helps with this.
"How to Write a Food Review." Article Base. N.p., 8 July 2010. Web. 01 Feb. 2013. Since I will be having people review my food, I wanted to research some key points that I should have people touch on. I found this source to be insightful and has definitely given me some good questions to ask when coming up with my food evaluation form.
Johnston, Karlynn. "How To: Make The Best Buttercream Icing." The Kitchen Magpie. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2013. For my blog I made a batch of cookies. I decided that it would be a good idea to maybe put icing on a few of them. I didn't have any store bought icing, so I came up with the idea of making some myself. This was one of the several recipes that I've found, however I decided to execute this one.
Keyser, Wayne. "Soft, Moist Homebaked Bread That Stays That Way." CHOW. N.p., 24 Dec. 2006. Web. 01 Feb. 2013. I haven't yet used this source, but it will be helpful when I am making my banana bread. It will help me with making my bread more moist which is a problem I have been experiencing in the past.
Murphy, Samantha. "5 Tips to Take Food Photos Good Enough to Eat." Mashable. N.p., 11 Aug. 2012. Web. 31 Jan. 2013. This article gives tips on how to take pictures of foods. This is helpful because when I take pictures of the different things I bake I would like them to come out looking as best as possible. I had no perspective on this before, so now I know of a few different things I can do to visually spruce up the things that I bake.
Nairobi, Kenya. "The Dos and Don'ts of Baking." All Voices. N.p., 27 Apr. 2010. Web. 01 Feb. 2013. Although I consider myself a good baker, I don't really know the ins and outs of baking. This source gives me one person's perspective on what to do and not to do when baking. I found this source to be very insightful because it talked several things that I never really thought of.
O'Neal, Janet. "Fruit Pizza Recipe." Taste of Home. Reiman Media Group, n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2013. I already have a recipe that I use to make fruit pizza. However, I wanted to find an alternate idea for the crust. This source gives me an idea on how to alter my crust to hopefully improve it.
Singer, Zoe. "Gluten-Free Recipes and Tips." Epicurious. Condé Nast, n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013. Another thing I wanted to learn about was gluten free baking. I've never done this before and so I am very interested in experimenting with it. This website gives several tips on this topic.
"Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe ~ Cupcake Project." Cup Cake Project. N.p., 10 June
2008. Web. 01 Feb. 2013. This is another recipe to add for my icings. This involved using fresh fruit which is something that I wanted to incorporate in my capstone: baking with fresh fruit.
Capstone Annotated Bib
1. "RAD Self Defense Courses." RAD Self Defense Course » Penn Public Safety. University of Pennsylvania, n.d. Web. 31 May 2013.
2. Dodge, Allison. "How to Create a Business Conference at a College." Small Business. Houston Chronicle, n.d. Web. 31 May 2013.
3. "Student Health and Wellness Services." Overview. Spelman College, n.d. Web. 31 May 2013.
4. "Top 10 Tips for Eating Healthy in College." JDRF Improving Lives Curing Type 1 Diabetes. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 May 2013.
5. Slide, Casey. "How to Eat Healthy in College." Money Crashers. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 May 2013.
6. Schwab, Nikki. "Self-Defense Classes Gain Popularity on College Campuses." US News. U.S.News & World Report, 19 Aug. 2009. Web. 31 May 2013.
7. "Self Defense for Girls | Things Every College Girl Should Know." Things Every College Girl Should Know RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 May 2013.
8. Berett, Dan. "Research." The Chronicle of Higher Education. N.p., 19 Apr. 2011. Web. 31 May 2013.
9. Lucier, Kelsey Lynn. "How to Stay Organized in College." About.com College Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 May 2013.
10. "12 Tips on Winning a Scholarship." Fastweb. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 May 2013.
For my Capstone, I knew right off the bat that I wanted it to be community service based. Community service is something I feel extremely passionate about and it is something I know I will continue doing even after I graduate from high school. Being involved with BuildOn and MANNA was the most significant experience that I've ever had. Familiarizing myself with both community service organizations has helped me discover what I’d like to do for my forthcoming profession, which is nursing. Initially, after learning that BuildOn would not be working with us this year, I wanted to create a community service group/club targeting underclassmen. I wanted the younger students of SLA to have the same experience that I did and hopefully discover themselves and what they would like to do in the future the same way community service did for me. However; another senior had already come up with the same idea for his capstone, so I had to think of another way to involve community service into my capstone. I had a lot of ideas for what I wanted my capstone to be, but my biggest struggle was narrowing it down. After speaking to countless seniors about what they wanted to do with their capstones, I figured it out. My plan was to target a specific issue, and raise awareness for that issue. The issue could be on a global, domestic, or local scale. I chose to target hunger in Philadelphia because Philadelphia has one of the highest ranks of hunger in the US. My final product is a keynote presentation that explains my community service experience as well as information about hunger and non-profit organizations in Philadelphia to get readers to take action.
Coin Drive and PSA posters about hunger in Philadelphia. (In the keynote presentation)
"Christian Gelbolingo Capstone: Annotated Bibliography" or copy and paste "https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/document/d/1oeKtr-Qe4m8UXAdMPFU-GdLXdA4_qdVw0lkcoypCi6Y/edit?usp=sharing" into your address bar
"Christian Gelbolingo Capstone: Process Paper" or copy and paste "https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qMnHRiKdJbYldhk7XupPnH32nkqW7LG1x67JYlY2IyY/edit?usp=sharing" into your address bar
For my capstone I want to redesign the UNICF water pumps that are used in developing countries such as Malawi, Africa. These water pumps are miles away from some families, they are fragile, and they do not provide enough water for all the work that is being put in to pump it. I want to design sturdier and easier to use pumps that will be closer to the families. The reason why I am passionate about this project is from my personal experience in Africa using the pumps. While I was there the pump broke and it took a few minutes to pump a bucket of water. The most horrifying part was that my family was a 45-minute walk from the water pump and some families were even farther. Water is a pivotal aspect to life and should be easy to access. By producing and perhaps designing a functional water pump, I think that it will show my research and knowledge of engineering. This capstone will also show my growth in building and critical thinking skills.
The design I had in mind for my capstone was to design water pumps that have multiple purposes and I ened up with a pump that is similar to a soccer goal. When the ball hits the panels it will generate energy and power a piston. That piston will bring up ground water, that will be drinkable due to the ceramic filtering. I have the complete design on google sketch up ( with the link to dropbox is below).
Nowadays there isn’t a central format for how to create a program at an institution or organization. Many people start their own programs from scratch because they have no real guideline for how to start. The hope for this paper is to teach the reader how to create a program step-by-step. The process of creating one includes 6 steps that cover it all: Creating an Idea, Create a Team and Present your Idea, Research, Experiment, Cycle of Refinement, and Make it Accessible to Youth/Adult to Join. The results are you get a functioning youth or adult program out of using this detailed process. The other results are the accomplishments of the students in Project S.P.A.C.E. which is used as an example for the paper.
Ramamoorthy, Priya; Nathan, Maanasa; Mahadevan, Smrithi. “Title IX: Empowerment Through Education”. Weebly. 29 Jan 2013. http://76705925.nhd.weebly.com/index.html
- I used this source much like the previous one. This sources how extensive one’s research can be towards a NHD project. They not only talked about their topic but nearly everything that was before and after their topic in history.“The Revolutionary Reaper”. Dir. Justin Myers & William Scheopner. National History Day Competition. 04 Jun 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo2dbBv76Es&feature=player_embedded
- This source was useful because it shows how audio can make documentary stand out. Use of making quality audio, and even multiple recordings are helpful to re-enforce on students.“The Legacy of The White Rose.” Dir. Noami Hill. National History Day Competition. 06 Jul 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=767yxeIreF4&feature=player_embedded
- The source shows interlacing video within your documentary can also make it more fleshed out. The use of video, especially of really historical events, accompanied by narration makes the documentary seem more professional.“From Revolution to Constitution: Shay’s Rebellion.” By Chad Nowlan. Dir. Chad Nowlan. Cumberland Valley High School, Washinton, DC. 28 Aug 2012.
- This source was useful because it shows how the application of props and costumes can make a performance really stand out. It allows the audience to experience the characters more other and makes it less of just someone speaking in front of a group of people.“Revolutionizing Revolutions: What Gandhi Taught Us About Political Defense.” By J. Holle, C. Isenhour, S. Matthew, L. Victor, C. Yaserbi. Dir(s). J. Holle, C. Isenhour, S. Matthew, L. Victor, C. Yaserbi. Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA. 28 Aug 2012.
- This source was useful because it shows how a group can optimize its members to ensure that even member has an equal part and important part.
Murray, Bridget. "Teaching Students How to Learn." Teaching Students How to Learn. American Psychological Association, n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.
- I used this source to help me understand how to better motivate and encourage students to pursue things like their education. This way I can help motivate them to purse and follow through on their NHD projects.White, Ann. "American Historical Association." Teaching High School History: The Power of the Personal. American Historical Association, n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.
-I used this to help me better understanding teaching on both a smaller and larger scale. This is useful for my capstone as well as being a teacher.
Bradley, Cara, and Eric Green. "University of Regina." Centre for Teaching and Learning Teaching Effectively in Large Classes Comments. University of Regina: Centre for Teaching and Learning, n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.
- I used this source to help me understand how to teach in larger classrooms.Lopez, Maritere, and Melissa Jordine. "World History Connected | Vol. 5 No. 3 | Maritere Lopez and Melissa Jordine: A Practical Compromise to Teaching World History: Thematic Bridges, Standards, and Technology." World History Connected | Vol. 5 No. 3 | Maritere Lopez and Melissa Jordine: A Practical Compromise to Teaching World History: Thematic Bridges, Standards, and Technology. World History Connected, n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.
- This source was helpful because it demonstrates very effective ways for a teacher to teach world history to a group of students."Project-Based Learning." Edutopia. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.
- This source shows how project-based learning is a very effective way to teach students."Project-Based Learning: Real-World Issues Motivate Students." Edutopia. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.
"Measures of Effective Teaching (MET)." - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.
- This resource shows different schools who are all taking measures towards effective education.
"Effective Teaching." Research. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2013.
- This resource shows different resources that are also taking measure towards effective education.
1.My mentor is Ms. Martin because she relates most to the theme of my capstone. I feel as though she will help me progress, and give me new and improved ideas to enhance the development of my project.
2.For this project I’m going to create a fitness girls only fitness bootcamp. By doing this project I would like to learn the physical aspect of fitness. I would like to thoroughly examen the reasoning for poor eating habits in teen girls, and I would like to understand the differences in body types, and metabolism between men and women.
3. For the record, this project came to mind by my strong passion for health and fitness. I wanted to create a way to include all of my passions and beliefs by doing a single project instead of doing two or three, so I figured the only way to fit everything in was to do a Bootcamp. For my presentation I would be presenting my work through visuals, and video clips. The bootcamp will require one to analyze and recall exercise and fitness tips but only accommodated to girls. I will site and reflect upon research, and give evidence that would be used to back up my thoughts and opinions.
"15 Best Fat-Burning Foods | Women's Health Magazine." Womenshealthmag.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. This website gives a quick list of foods that are entitled to
re-shaping your body, and creating long lasting muscle tone.
Abramason, Edward. Body Intelligence. New York: Mcgraw-Hill, 2005. Print. A book that gives dieting advice based on statistics, and psychological analysis.
""Baseless Claims' It's Harder for Women to Lose Weight." NHS Choices. N.p., n.d. Web. This website gives a past, present, and future analysis of Women and weight loss.
"Build Muscle to Lose Fat Ã¢ Fat vs Muscle Diagram." Build Muscle to Lose Fat Ã¢ Fat vs Muscle Diagram. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. This shows a picture of fat and muscle, and underneath the picture it explains the benefits of gaining muscle, and how it can be achieved.
"Calorie Counter." Realistic? N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. Shows a clear picture of body fat percentage. How a woman with muscle tone can be a size 2, and so can a woman without muscle tone. (when body fat is replaced by muscle=changes appearance)
Myers, Christi. "Weight Loss for Women: Why It's Harder, and What Scientists Are Doing to Help." Abc13. N.p., n.d. Web. Christi Myers talks of genetics, and certain hormones that women contain that slows down weight loss.
Nature.com. Nature Publishing Group, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. This website gives a scientific explanation on how our taste buds react to foods that are high in fat. It also gives an overview of our mental health, and how that plays such an significant role.
"Reference Guide to Strength Training." SparkPeople. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. This website goes into a more statistical view of strength training. It explains the percentage of fat loss, in correlation to performance, how this could benefit, and the after effect.
Savard, Marie. Apples & Pears. New York: Atria, 2005. Print. Explains the unique body shapes in women, and how they are formed. This book supposedly gives a woman a whole new relationship with her body, and how she can re-create herself, to better herself.
Silverman, Robyn J.A. Good Girls Don't Get Fat. N.p.: Harlequin, 2010. Print. States the issues of girls and weight obsessions. This book focuses on psychological aspects of the issue, and how it leads to self-esteem problems.
"Strength Training: Key to Building Muscle & Losing Fat | StrongLifts StrongLifts." StrongLifts RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. This website is about strength training; building muscle, and increasing fitness. No other way to describe it.
"Strength Training." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 02 Dec. 2013. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. Goes through the History of strength training, and its principles. Explains periodization and how it benefits long term and short term.
"Weight Loss." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 02 Dec. 2013. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. Wikipedia gives a detailed overview of what weight loss is, and how it can be achieved. It also goes into the industry of weight loss and how businesses make their money through overweight customers.
"What Burns More Calories: Cardio, Intervals, or Weight Training? | Nerd Fitness." Nerd Fitness. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. What burns the most calories in the least amount of time; cardio, intervals, or strength training? This is the essential question for this article. Along with answering the question the author goes into the science of dieting, and fat loss.
"Why Is It Harder for Women to Lose Weight?" LIVESTRONG.COM. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013. This website goes more into statistics of why its harder for women to lose weight. It thoroughly explains percentages, used from real analysis.