Today I will be making a blog post reflection on Destination Imagination. This is a tournament where you have a challenge and you need to present a solution to the challenge in the form of a skit. As a team me and my pears Keenan, Nathan, Nya, Ryan and Julien we solved the scientific challenge for DI. The scientific challenge that we needed to solve was that there is a micro world where the characters have to enter it and find a mysterious object that they dont know what the use for it is. Then some time in the story they have to find out the use of the mysterious object. We also had to have 2 team choice elements which could be something like a costume or a skill. You also need to have 1 technical element like a machine. And 1 lighting effect. For my group we Ryan made a hoodie that I used as a costume in the presentation. We also for our other team choice element had Julien make our sound effects for the presentation. Then for our lighting effect we used black light to light up some of the things in the micro world.
Our solution to the challenge was that there is a flesh eating bacteria vibrio vulnificus that is common in coastal waters and kills a lot of people each year. The scientists then get shrunk into a sample that they got of the water with the bacteria and then find the anti body in the sample and use it too kill the bacteria that was in the sample with them. Its a little bit complicated but here is the video of our challenge so you can better understand it.
something that I learned while doing this is that it is a lot better to work together as a team rather than too try to do a large amount of work by yourself. I also learned the value of planning a lot before you actually start doing any work.
In conclusion DI was a pretty good experience. It taught me a lot about teamwork and it taught me a lot about problem solving.