Changes in Concrete (Hanson’s Science and English 9 final project)

Joe says: “Hmm, I wonder what that button does, it must be important”

Thanks for dropping by my concrete talk, I hope you learn something new about concrete in my presentation, make sure to come back and comment on my presentation!


6 thoughts on “Changes in Concrete (Hanson’s Science and English 9 final project)

  1. Hi Hanson, what a concrete talk!! You had really good tone variation/emphasis in your voice and I think your talk overall is very clear and informative (and concrete!). I didn’t know that there is limestone is concrete.
    A question: what is the structure in the image on the first slide after the introduction? I think I may have been there before but I wasn’t sure

    From Anita
    P.S. In some places the recording cut off before the next slide, I’m not sure why

    1. Thank you Anita for the great feedback, to answer your question, the first image shown in the slides is an example of a roman aqueduct that demonstrates the capabilities of concrete durability over time. The name for that structure is called the Pont Du Gard.

      400 Route du Pont du Gard, 30210 Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France

  2. Hey Hanson! I found your TALONS Talks very interesting! I never knew concrete could go this in-depth! I especially enjoyed the part where you referenced Roman structures, as I’m a history nerd. However, I found the background of you presentation a bit bland, as it was almost completely white.

    My question for you is: When was the first recorded use of concrete?

    Thanks, Dylan

    1. Hello Dylan, thank you for the insightful feedback, I did not know so many people enjoyed the history portion of the presentation! I am sorry that you found the presentation slides a bit bland, I will try to spice it up with more colours next time!

      To respond to your question, the Roman first mass utilized concrete for architectural purposes!

  3. Hey Hanson,

    I enjoyed your TALONS Talk. Your voice was really clear and you transitioned through your slides very well. It’s really cool to think about all the buildings that are still standing after 100’s of years and how the Romans implemented the volcanic ashes to do so. I have two questions. Why did you choose this topic? What are you thinking about doing for your experiment next year? (if you want it to be a surprise you don’t have to answer this question)

    -Justin C.

    1. Thank you, Justin, for the great response, the buildings are in fact still standing after thousands of years, not just hundreds. As a response to your question, I chose this topic because I am interested in architecture outside of the curriculum, and studying concrete would benefit and deepen my overall understanding of the architectural process, therefore I chose to study concrete more in-depth. For next year, I am looking forward to experimenting with the durability of the concrete by adjusting the concrete mix.

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