Comment on TALONS Ted Talk: Colour Deficiency by val

Hi Elaine!

Your opening hook was really effective as a thought provoking rhetorical question. This whiteboard format is very creative and made your presentation enjoyable and engaging for me to follow along. You explained a complex concept very well in a way that allowed me to understand. The testing was fun and interactive.

A suggestion I have would be to possibly slow down a bit, so the video doesn’t feel frantic.

-Val

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Comment on Yunmin Lee Ted Talk by val

Hi Yunmin!

I appreciated how you mentioned how affects spanned from humans to plants as well, and how various aspects of life are affected. Your connections to radioactivity were easy to understand and explained well. You effectively demonstrated the main point of the large scale effects of nuclear explosions and how they impact many forms of life.

A suggestion I have would be to adjust your film angle so the video isn’t as distracting (your couch is in the frame) and possibly speak up.

-Val

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Comment on TED Talk Final Science 9 Project by val

Hi Edward,

This was a very engaging talk! The animation program you used was neat, professional, and followed a logical sequence that added to the overall impression of your ted talk. Your explanations were clear and concise. Your topic is very relevant.

I’ll make a conscious effort to diminish my cell phone use!

-Val

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Comment on TED Talk 2018 by val

Hey Ashley!

The three-ring model was very interesting and effectively split up a very complex topic into three subcategories that are easy to understand for the viewer. Your topic is something I can learn and draw inspiration from to apply in my own life. I also enjoyed how you discussed environmental factors, which connects to my topic as well, in which I debate environmental vs biological factors. The studies concerning intelligence levels in various countries were captivating.

How does this connection apply to people who are vegetarian/vegan?

– Val

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Comment on TALONTALK – Painkillers – Opioids by val

Hey Grace!

I am super passionate about things concerning psychology, drugs, and addiction. I find this topic super interesting and have seen several documentaries concerning it. I was even considering doing this topic myself.

The images on the screen made it super easy to follow along with your information. The formulas helped your audience understand how opioids affect pain. I really appreciated how you went into psychological withdrawal and took on a perspective that was sympathetic and scientific.

I would suggest you possibly go into information regarding the probability of certain demographics being more susceptible to addiction than others.

Overall, awesome presentation!
– Val

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Comment on TED Talk by val

Hey Sarah!

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find information on women. Studies on this topic are scarce and the only ones conducted so far have been with homosexual men. What I have found is studies suggesting that women’s sexuality may be more fluid than men, making it harder to evaluate.

-Val

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Comment on TED Talk by val

Hey Kailey!

I found it really interesting how chest pain is attributed to the digestive system rather than the lungs; that fact was quite surprising to me. I also enjoyed how you differentiated between symptoms that may likely be a heart attack and symptoms that are less likely to be caused by heart attacks.

I’ve heard that chest pain can also be a product of anxiety, did you find anything in your research about stress/anxiety and chest pain?

-Val

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Comment on Ind. Investigation: Métis by val

Hi Sophia! I read your investigation as my grade 10 example to help me out with mine. Your statement about the lack of attention towards indigenous voices resonated with me. It is easy for a developed nation to lose touch with our predecessors and for us to ignore people we should pay homage to for where we are today. Another point I found very strong was your discussion of the stereotype that Canada is viewed as exempt from having a brutal and often corrupt history. I can connect my investigation to yours as Champlain’s heroic efforts overshadow his efforts to somewhat suppress indigenous culture with missionaries and etc.

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