ENBE Project 1 –Representing NatureGroup Name : PeacockGroup Members : - Edy Wijaya (Leader)- Benny Tan Shiowee- Tsang Hao ren- Chew Jun Ming- Edwin Ho Khai VunProject Aim : Experience and AppreciateNature
In this project, we need toinvestigate and record at least oneplant.
The Plants I researched on:1. Rubber Tree(That’s the mark left bytapping it to get the latex outof it)
Rubber Tree - Information I found a rubber trees around my site and decided to do aresearch on it. Rubber trees have a milky liquid that come out from under theskin of its tree trunk called latex. Latex is the primary source ofnatural rubber. Rubber trees are usually seen it plantation area, it has the heightof about 100m Rubber trees can live up to 100 years.
The Plants I researched on2. Colocasia Esculenta(Elephant Ears)(The Giant leaves ofthe Colocasia)(The corm of Colocasia –Under ground)
Colocasia Esculenta (ElephantEar) - Information Colocasia Esculenta also called the Elephant Ear is known as thegiant leaves plant. Its leaves can reach the length of 20 – 150 cm, with a sagittateshape. This plant is thought to be cultivated in Asia more than 10,000years ago. They cultivated it to harvest the corm on its roots. If the leaves were to be eaten, it will cause intense discomfort tothe lips, mouth, and throat. This is caused by microscopic needlelike raphides of calcium oxalate monohydrate and in part byanother chemical, probably a protease, and have the goal todeter herbivores from eating it.
Sketch of my plantIn this project,we need tochoose oneplant for ourinfographic, andso I chose thisplant.(My plant sketch)
The Plants I researched on:(The closing/seismonasticmovement of “Mimosa Pudica”)3. Mimosa Pudica(Touch me not)
Mimosa Pudica (Touch me not) -Information I found this one just right under the rubber trees. Mimosa Pudica or also know as Touch me not, is a veryinteresting plant that closes every time they are touched,warmed, blew and even shaked. This interesting closing movement is known as “Seismonasticmovement”.
In this project, we need toinvestigate and record atleast one animal/insect.
The Animals I researched on:(Dragonfly outstretchedwings at rest)(Dragonfly eyes – stickto each other)1. Dragonfly
Dragonfly - Information Dragonfly is actually one of the fastest flying insect in the worldand even though they have 6 legs like other insect, they cannotwalk well. People usually mistake a damselfly as a dragonfly because theyalmost look the same in every aspect except that, the wings of adragonfly were outstretched at rest while damselfly’s wings wereheld together, dragonfly’s hindwings are broader that theirforewings while damselfly’s wings have the same size,dragonfly’s eyes are stick to each other while damselfly’sseparated and most of dragonflies are bigger than damselflies. Today, we have more than 5,680 species of dragonfly
Sketch of my animal/insectIn this project weneed to chooseone animal/insectfor our infographic,and so I chose thisanimal/insect.(My insect sketch)
The Animals I researched on:(Female Guppy Fish)(Male Guppy Fish)3. Guppy Fish (Wild)
Guppy Fish(wild) - Information Female Guppy fish are grey in color and male have splashes,spots or stripes that can be any of a wide variety of colors. Guppy fish are native to Antiqua, Barbuda, Barbados, Brazil,Guyana, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad, Tobago, U.S.Virgin Islands and Venezuela. Guppy fish, like humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes including1 pair of sex chromosomes Guppy fish are freshwater fish, they prefer live in a hard wateraquarium with temperature between 25.5 and 27.8 degree C andsalt equivalent to one tablespoon every 5 US gallons (4liter/3.785 liter)
In this project, we also needto record our 5 senses whilewe were on the site visit (atRiverstone Eco Resort).
5 Senses - SeeAt Riverstone EcoResort, I can seegreen thick forest, avery refreshing andrelaxing moment.Just by seeing it, Ican feel my eyesrefreshed.
5 Senses - HearThere, I heard the soundsof the flowing river andbirds chirpings, the relaxingsounds that you cannot findin cities.
5 Senses - Taste(These pictures is taken from the internet as we don’thave the picture of the food and us, drinking the riverwater, but we did drank the river water and the picture ofthe food is the picture of the food at Riverstone EcoResort) Sorry for that.The river water wastasteless, prove of thegood/clean quality of thewater. We also tasted thefood there and they wereso tasty, they tease mytaste buds)
5 Senses - SmellThere, I can smell freshair everywhere I go, in themorning, noon, afternoonand even in the night. Thefresh air relaxed my mind
5 Senses - FeelThe trees beside the river is rough andrugged, while the river water is cold and Ican feel the rough sands underneath.
(The note taking we were requiredto do on our site about our 5senses and the pattern, texture,color, the relationship of theecosystem, landscape, soil andanything we could find there)Note taking
Ecosystem UnderstandingThe natural landscape of the Ecosystem is made of land and river.There we have trees and plants that act as the animal’s refuge, we haveseveral food webs there and even though some of the animals/insects thereare preying over animals/insects that are smaller, they too sometimesbecome the prey of a bigger animals/insects.We have various types of plants and animals/insects there, and someplants depend on the other to survive. The river flow have create an erosionthat causes the ground around the river to be unstable and slid down to theriver, now the roots of the trees around the river are exposed because ofthat, it made the roots connect directly to the river and it looks like some fishtook that as an advantage and make it their home.
My group’s site( This is the picture and the sketch of mygroup’s site – land and river)
My group’s site(The plan/top view of my group’s site)
Infographic:Schedule, planning,work, process,product, etc.
Schedule of group meetings1st – 23 April, dividing each members’ work in groupTsang Hao Ren in charge of “Video”Benny Tan Shiowee in charge of “Managing/plan the content of infographic”Edwin Ho Khai Vun in charge of “Model”Edy Wijaya in charge of “Exhibition booth” also helping in infographicChew Jun Ming in charge of “exhibition booth” also helping infographic(Even though we are in charge of a certain work, we do it all together, we just divide it so that theperson in charge will lead and decide on the matter they are in charge of)2nd – 28 April, doing the model and discussing the video content & start the video3rd – 30 April, discussing about the video content and working on the model4th – 5 & 7 May, working on the model and video6th – 14 May, working on the model, video and planning of the video7th – 19 May, working on the infographic, model, video and exhibition booth. Finished8th – 23, 24, 25 and 26 May, finishing the infographic, exhibition booth and video, model.
Planning - Infographic(Planning/managing of the 1st/introduction and 2nd /contentinfographic boards)
Planning - Infographic(Planning of thecontent/managingthe content of the 3rdand 4th infographicboards - content)
Planning - InfographicPlanning/managing of the 5thand 6th Infographic boards –Comparison)
Planning - InfographicIn our group, wedecided to display ourinformation about ourplants andanimals/insectsinteractively, and wedecided to plan how topresent it interactivelyindividually beforecombining it all into theinfographic later.
Planning – Exhibition booth(My group 1st plan of the exhibition booth)(Plan/Top view)(Side view)(Side view)
Infographic - Product(This is my group’s infographic – how it should looklike, with stands)(This is how we present it, without the stands –we decided not to use the stands because weneed to turn it around to show it to the lecturers,which is already out of our expectations, becausewe originally think that we are going to display it,and that’s why we make the stands)
Infographic – Product (Model)(The front view of my group’s model)(The upper view of my group’smodel)(The side view of my group’smodel)