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Meeting Log #5 – 25 March 2015

Location: Benches outside EEE

Time: 12.30pm

Everyone was present.

We filmed our first video in the School of Biological Sciences yesterday and we completed and finalised it today.

Today, we are going to discuss on our second video and get a rough script out. One suggestion was to make it like a mafia trading in the world where plastic is banned. Somewhat like plastic trafficking.

The name of our video would be Degradation.

Details will be under the Assignment tab.

Things to do during the next meeting:

Finish up the second video shoot.

Meeting Log #4 – 18 March 2015

Location: Benches outside NBS, opposite LT 24

Time: 12pm

Duration: 1.5 hours

A brief meeting before class to finish up on the remaining unfinished part on “Chemical Concept”.  Everyone was present for the meeting.

After which, we went on to discuss about the ideas for our first video. Ideas suggested include: news broadcast (probably more applicable to the second video about implications), talk show style.

We have decided on filming our video as a talk show style. We would need an empty tutorial room for the location, and we will film using Rish’s iPad. The brainstorming session results are as follows:

The talk show will include a host, an expert talking about the chemical concepts, while the rest of our team members will be the audience who are entitled to ask the ‘expert’, questions about certain chemical concepts.

Please refer to our assignments tab for more details.

Things to do before/during the next meeting:

– Finalise the script and start filming

Meeting Log #3 – 11 March 2015

Location: Study area one level down of LKC Lecture Theatre

Time: 12 pm

Duration: 1.5 hours

Met up before class to discuss and fill up our group blog in the “Chemical Concept” and “Implications to Society” pages. Everyone was present for the meeting.

Under “Chemical Concept”, we provided an overview to what polymers are and their properties. We went on to further elaborate about HDPE, which is our topic of discussion. In order to fully understand what HDPE essentially is, we compared its physical and chemical properties to LDPE. In addition, we included the process of how HDPE is formed and certain interesting facts we have found.

Under “Implications to Society”, we provided a background to how HDPE came about and how other forms of plastic can be formed. We also included some of the history to how plastics can be important and how they were used in the past.  Nevertheless, what we need to be aware of would be the current impacts that plastics have on the environment and what other efforts have been in place to alleviate the impacts that plastic has on the environment.

Things to do before/during the next meeting:

– Improve on our blog posts; beautify with visuals or graphics

– Brainstorm and share ideas on the group video



Meeting log #2 – 11 February 2015

Location: Tables outside LT22

Time: 12pm

Duration: 1.5 hours

Met up before class to complete the About The Team and Introduction pages. Everyone was present.

Under Introduction, we provided our reasons for why we chose to focus on HDPE. It is one of the top three most utilized polymers in the word, but it is not easily biodegradable. We found a video, pictures, and graphs to further illustrate how common HDPE is in society and the many uses of it.

We had problems trying to figure out how to add multiple posts to the new pages we created. Still a little confused about how wordpress works so we will have to request for assistance during the clinic later on.

Things to do before our next meeting:

-Research more about our topic


Meeting log #1 – 7 February 2015

Location: Whatsapp and Google doc

Time: 1pm

Duration: 2 hours

Met online to brainstorm topics for the group project. Everyone was present.

We decided on high-density polyethylene (HDPE) as it is the most common form of plastic in the world. Came up with a brief outline of our project — introduction, production, uses, advantages and disadvantages.

Emailed prof about our choice of topic and are now awaiting his reply.

Things to be done before the next meeting:

– Everyone to complete their individual profile on the About Team page