The main focus on
the Thinkquest project is to learn and acquire new knowledge about the
mysteries and discover the wonders of the black hole, and in turn, pass
on our new found knowledge to people who will be accessing our website.
Our main aim would be to introduce the black hole to people and probably
let them think about the future possibilities that the black hole may
bring to us.
By introducing many images and write-ups, we hope that these can provide
people with a more all-rounded and clearer view of the complexity of the
black hole. We hope to cultivate people's interest in the black hole to
make them want to learn more about the black hole by simplifying as we
can the concepts involved through our website.
Du Weichao (Nationality:
People Republic of China / Age: 18)
Tan Zhengru (Nationality: Singapore /Age: 17)
Teo Peiru (Nationality : Singapore / Age: 17)
1) Brush up our knowledge
of our subject upon deciding, which would be the black hole. We did some
reading ups while searching for relevant information.
2) We went to various community libraries and through the internet to
ensure that we could learn and get hold of as much information on the
various aspects of the black hole. This would require much cooperation
and teamwork as many adjustments and arrangements were to be made to accommodate
to the differences in the time schedules of the team members.
3) We asked around about people's general perception and their knowledge
about Black Holes and selected materials that we think will be able to
be accepted by the people and would be most beneficial to them.
4) Upon gathering much "raw" materials, the group members had
to split equally to "process" the information, to try to leave
our final product as easy to understand as well as to be able to provide
a clear picture to the people visiting our website.
5) After this was done in a few weeks, we drew out a rough sketch of what
we wanted the web site to look like and after agreeing on the design,
the technical part had to be started. Our group leader being the most
well versed in web page design, took the lead in coming up with templates,
adding in the materials and all the other uploading stuff.
6) Many changes had to be made during this long and exhaustive process,
design of the web page had to be altered time to time to accommodate the
information that we had, which was susceptible to changes.
7) Finally, we had our evaluation on our final product, and made some
minor adjustments to improve on the outlook and user-friendliness of the
We would like to
thank our supervising teachers: Mr Gi Soong Chee and Mr Goh Wee Sen, for
giving us support to proceed with the project.
Besides, we also need to thank our friend, Elvin for helping us solve
technical problems and others who have helped in one way or another.
Some pictures and
content are taken from the following sources:
1. Title: Universe
Authors: William J. Kaufmann III and Roger A. Freedman
Published by: W.H. Freeman & Company
Pages: 588 to 607
2. Title: The Search
for Infinity (Solving the Mysteries of the Universe)
Authors: - Gordon Fraser
- Egil Lillestol
- Inge Sellevag
- Stephen Hawking
Published by : Mitchell beazley / Reed International Books Ltd
Year : 1994
Pages: 116 to 119
3. Title: The Whole
Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) report
Author: Timothy Ferris
Published by: Phoenix, London
4. Title: The Complete
Idiot's Guide to Astronomy
Authors: Christopher De Pree and Alan Axelrod
Published by: Alpha books, New York
are taken from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
(http://www.nasa.gov) and Space.com (http://www.space.com).