What I Learned Today 10/14/14

Non-Fiction:

I chose to watch a Game Theory video and write about it.

 

There are four things to describe sound; wavelength, period, amplitude, and frequency. Frequency measures how many ripples there are a second when you pull a string; the number of times it goes back to that position is its frequency. This measure of cycles per second is measured in hertz. Anyone can hear between 20Hz and 20kHz and anything below 20 hertz is called infrasound. Infrasound can affect people in very weird ways. When he played that infrasound in the video, I didn’t hear it, but I felt it. Every part of your body vibrates at a different frequency and that is called resonant frequency. When a fan goes at 19Hz the same frequency as your eye, some people see grey figures. There is an elevator known as the elevator of hell, making you become nauseous as little as going down two floors. That effect was made from a bent fan. That is called vibroacoustic syndrome. So, if you find the right frequency as the head and give that frequency a lot of power, the head will stretch and stretch until the head can’t stretch anymore, exploding a head. That measures down to decibels. Using a chainsaw would be about 110dB. Anything that is over 125 dB will hurt you. At 130dB your ear would undergo distortion and will affect your ability to understand speech. At about 150dB, you will start to be nauseous and feel whole body vibrations. At 166dB it will be hard to breathe because the low frequency pulses start impacting your lungs. Reaching at a critical infrasound starting at 177dB can force you to breathe against your will. Because the head is so well insulated, to pop someone’s head would take about 240dB. There is a machine called L(ong)R(ange)A(coustic)D(evice) playing sounds from over two miles long. That machine can send out infrasound. It can reach about 162dB without breaking a sweat. And if you turn off the safety, there was no documentation of how high pitched it can get. If some enemy got this, they could kill tons of people by just turning up volume!

 

Career Interest Inventory:

I asked my mom if I could research careers I’m interested in, so she found tests I could take that figure out which careers best fit my interests. This morning I took two career tests, one online and one on paper. On the paper test, my scores were,

  • 0 in farming
  • 1 in architecture
  • 7 in theater arts
  • 0 in business management
  • 1 in teaching
  • 0 in finance
  • 1 in government
  • 2 in health science
  • 0 in tourism
  • 2 in human services
  • 9 in information technology
  • 1 in law and security
  • 0 in manufacturing
  • 0 in marketing
  • 7 in S.T.E.M.
  • 0 in transportation

My top three interest areas were 1# information technology, 2# S.T.E.M., and 3# theater arts.

 

On the online test I got the following scores:

  • 15 in Marketing
  • 14 in art tech and communications
  • 14 in human services
  • 14 in info tech
  • 12 in teaching
  • 12 in tourism
  • 12 in transport
  • 11 in government
  • 10 in architecture
  • 10 in law and public safety
  • 10 in STEM
  • 9 in business management
  • 9 in health science
  • 9 in manufacturing
  • 9 in finance
  • 5 in farming

I think that I am going to look at the 15 and the 14s to see if one of those are for me, plus architecture because I know I’m interested in that.

Computer Programming

Why?

Before I become a video game designer, it would help me, and give me experience programming.

What?

Use creativity in graphics

Follow data security procedures

Follow data storage procedures

Use differential equations in computer

How?

To be able to work at this job, I need a bachelor’s degree.

 

Video Game Designing

Why?

Of course I want to become a video game designer; it is my dream!

What?

Interactive Multimedia DesignerSenior Game masterVideo Game Engineer

How?

You need a bachelors degree to get this job.

 

Statisticians

Why?

I have always been interested in numbers and I really love helping someone, even if that means calculating numbers all day!

What?

Analyze scientific research data or investigative findings.

Perform statistical modeling

Use scientific research methodology

Collect scientific or technical data

How?

You need a graduate degree to be a statistician.

 

Architect

Why?

I feel that being in control of something as important as a home is very important. Being able to make those decisions feels really important!

What?

Advise clients or customers

Analyze scientific research data or investigative findings

Use creativity in graphics

Use drafting or mechanical drawing techniques

How?

You need a bachelor’s degree to get this job.

 

Music/Singing

Why?

I really like Singing, especially folk music.

What?

Convey moods or emotions through music

Express creativity through music, dance, or acting

Tell stories through musical, visual, or dramatic arts

Work as a team member

How?

You do not have to have any degree in music, but it could help.

 

Acting

Why?

I felt I did a really good job in the play I was in and would like to still be in plays.

What?

Apply make-up

Use oral or written communication techniques

Use poise or stage presence skills

Communicate visually or verbally

How?

You need a bachelor’s degree have this as a job.

Next, I’m going to explore the college part of these careers and see which one I want to focus on and which colleges have the best education for it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  One thought on “What I Learned Today 10/14/14

  1. October 15, 2014 at 1:51 am

    I’m so proud of your hard work this week considering the doctor appointments we had to juggle! I love you and am very proud of you! ~Mom

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  2. Grama Tina
    October 15, 2014 at 2:08 am

    It was fun helping you the other day. I especially liked exploring some of the possible careers with you. You make learning fun! I always learn something new, even if we only have a quick conversation. I’m very proud of you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 15, 2014 at 2:18 am

      I like talking to you too!! We can do it again tomorrow because mom has a doctor meeting AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!! Derp! I have to go to bed now. Boo! I love you!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. djgheist
    October 15, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I’m impressed at your thorough exploration of career options as well as your studies. You are doing a phenomenal job. Keep up the exceptional work.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Marcia Furches
    October 16, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Very interesting day. It’s great you are already looking ahead to your future. It’s never to early to explore all your possibilities!

    Liked by 1 person

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