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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ted Talks

Today was Ted talk presentation day. I was quite nervous leading up to it, but think I did alright. It was cool to see how far other kids got with their projects. I liked comparing how they did their research and gathered their information versus how I did. Some of the projects were really well put-together and their presentations were efficient, but others were kind of confusing. Although i don't like getting up on stage and talking in front of an audience, I think the 20% time in its entirety was a very helpful, creative, and innovative subject and I'm really glad we got to do it here on Harmony. I haven't gotten my Ted talk grade yet, but hopefully I will tomorrow.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Preparations

Ted talks are this Wednesday, the 18th of May. I have been prepping myself using notecards and doing further research. Some of my research is really technical and talks about the chemicals that interact with headaches and migraines. Dopamine and serotonin are the main chemicals that when found in an abundance could cause migraines. If the blood vessels in your brain are especially sensitive to these chemicals, you may experience headaches. Many people find dopamine repellents a very controversial idea and often mock the people that try to create such products. Another controversial headache reliever that has been tested and works (according to patients) is the use of medically-prescribed marijuana. People say this works to cease headaches, but it could come with side effects. In order to properly inform my audience, I really need to separate opinion from fact. This can be hard when working with online text and websites whose citations are nonexistent or are hard to find.