What is the biggest challenge you faced during Exhibition?
The biggest challenge I faced during Exhibition was answering my research questions because when I went to one website it did not give me much information and it was sort of back and forth. For example when I went to one website it had no information at all but when I went to another website it gave me a bit of information.
How do you work to solve or overcome that challenge?
One solution to that problem was one weekend I went online and I found a lot of good websites. For example when I went home one weekend and went on my laptop with my mom and found some websites that gave me lots of information. Another solution to my problem was a interview because he gave me lots of information about my research questions. For example I interviewed a guy named Ronald Papp and he is part of a wind turbine program and he gave me six paragraphs of information about my topic.
What have you learned about yourself since being involved and Exhibition?
One thing I have learned about myself since being involved in Exhibition is that I can get very frustrated when people are not doing what they are supposed to be doing. For example when we were on our last week of research the other people in my group were fooling around so it was very frustrating and hard to get them back on task.
Most important, interesting or meaningful thing you learned during exhibition? Why?
The most important, meaningful and interesting thing that I learned was probably that there is a lot of wind in Alberta so wind power will be very successful if we actually take the time to install and pay for them. For example if the Canadian government the Chestermere MLA and the Minister of Alberta Energy work together they can make Alberta have lots of wind turbines which will be way better for the enviorment.
What suggestions would you like to give the students who will work through exhibition next year?
One piece of advice that I want to give the new grade fives is to stay on task because it may seem long but it actually flies by. For example when you were working if you are fooling around you will never get your work done which will affect your showcase big time.
What was your goal and how did it go?
My goal is to not worry about other people and just worry about myself. I think I did an okay job on it because I sort of was telling them to stay on task a lot and what to do. For example if I was working and they would get of task I would say “ guys c’mon we have lots of work to do stay on task” and it felt like a had to do that a lot.