Touch and Sound Blog reflection

Sound

http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/human-biology/hearing.htm

It is the only sense that uses physics to work; meaning sounds actrually moves things inside the ear to make them hear.

How does our brain convert these sounds in to words?

 

http://www.hei.org/education/health/howhear.htm

Our ears use fluid and bones to work properly.

Would the sounds we hear sound different if a different type of fluid was present in our ears?

 

http://www.coolquiz.com/trivia/explain/docs/hearing.asp

Scientists don’t yet know how we process sounds!

Why can children hear better than adults?

 

http://wellcometrust.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/the-man-who-can-taste-sounds/

Picks his girlfriends based on how their names taste.

Is it really distrating to taste every word?

 

http://www.pennmedicine.org/encyclopedia/em_DisplayAnimation.aspx?gcid=000063&ptid=17

Certain fibers in the ear react to high or low pitched sounds and noises.

What if the fibers broke?

 

http://www.phonak.com/com/b2c/en/hearing/understanding_hearingloss/how_hearing_loss_sounds.html

High rates of hearing lose sound like the person is in another room!

How can we stop hearing loss?

 

Touch

http://www.massageenvy.com/me-magazine/me-magazine-fall-2011/the-power-of-touch.aspx

Human desire for touch goes all the way back to the womb.

Why are massages so emotionally reveling?

 

http://veronicaallen.hubpages.com/hub/The-Power-Of-The-Human-Touch

Holding hands with someone is so nice beacuse we have over 2,000 sensory resptors in each finger tip!

Can we artificially make more sensors in our hands?

 

http://www.beliefnet.com/healthandhealing/getcontent.aspx?cid=13623

Human touch is healing!

How can we comfort old people with human touch?

 

http://www.helsinki.fi/hub/articles/?article=171

Lack of physical touch can ruin a child for the future. Human touch is very important for development.

People in prison have no condact with humans, is this worst for them?

 

http://www.ehow.com/about_5499475_human-touch-important-well-being.html#page=0

Touch can strengthen a social bond between people.

Is that why handshakes are so important?

 

http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/6-reasons-you-need-to-be-touched/

Reasons for needing to be touched!

Are there any other reasons?

 

Curation

Touch has helped people move forward and become more and more intellegent threwou the ages!

How can cyborg arms be the way of the future?

 

 

Project Purposal

1. What is the overall theme – color or synesthesia? (If synesthesia, what senses are you addressing?)

I am addressing color and how different elements have different frequencies so therefore different colors.

2. What Ways of Knowing are you addressing besides Sense Perception? (Reasoning? Emotion? Language?)

Sense of perception and reasoning.

3. To what Areas of Knowledge does your project relate? (Arts, Psychology/Human Sciences, Maths, Natural Sciences, Ethics, History?)

The area of knowledge that my project relates to is Chemistry and Physics.

4. What is it exactly, you plan to do and/or investigate?

I plan to use tubes of different elements electrified; this shows each elements inoisation energy (a different set of colors for each). I plan to make a video with each individual color and show it to the class. 

5. What is your driving question? (should be open-ended, perhaps starting with “How do we know” or “To what extent”)

How does each individual element contribute to the beauty of the world we see around us?

6. How is your project inherently about knowledge/knowing?

You have to know about elements and how they have different frequences and how far the element drops in the electron shell to cause the color change.

7. What materials will you need?

Computer

tubes full of different elements

device from chemistry room to electrify the tubes

video making materials

8. Who could assist you / mentor you on this project?

Mr. Morrison

9. How will you present the project to the class?

A video

10. Projects are due the Cycle of March 1 – how do you plan to manage the time for this task?

I will finish and conduct the experiment no later than next week. And begin the video over the weekend.