In-depth night is just around the corner and my project is five meters away from the finish line. During the past several months, I met with my mentor three to four times each month and during those meetings, I made significant progress. I can’t explain how much I learned over such a short period of time through only words, which is why I’m planning to present my learning through the use of a learning centre. I’m planning to have a poster with all of my drafts and guides alongside my final products at my learning centre. Additionally, I will attempt to make my learning centre look as similar to the woodworking room I was working in. That way, the audience is able to feel as if they’re somewhat in the same environment I was in while building the structures during the past couple months.
The biggest challenge I faced while working on the project was understanding to give up on several structures I wanted to build. For the grand finale, I wanted to build a miniature rollercoaster, but unfortunately had to give up on that because we were short on time. My mentor told me if I were to build a rollercoaster, it would take at least half a year and it would’ve also been far too difficult for someone who has never built a wooden structure before. Of course, I could’ve made the rollercoaster shorter; however, the time it takes to cut each individual matchstick would have still taken up a substantial amount of time.
Despite these obstacles, the process overall was enjoyable and I think my project this year is going to be much more successful compared to last year. Since I chose a topic I was passionate and interested in doing for a long period of time, time seemed to go by in a blink of an eye. Even though I enjoyed creating a business presentation related to finance last year, I found it quite difficult to understand a few of the complex terms.
All in all, I cannot wait until the night of in-depth to show everyone my finished outcome!