Help Starting my Career

I am a sophomore in high school and i am planning to go into the paramedic field. My dad tells me if i am going to do that i should start now so i can get a job right out of HS. How do i start? Where do i begin? Who do i talk to? What kind of classes? How long? Soooo many questions... ----------other info----------- - I am not squeamish or blood shy. i can handle anything you throw at me. - I have no idea what i need how to take the class or anything - can i do anything to help now? - Any info is appreciated. - Live in United States in South Dakota In Aberdeen. - Just a 15 year old looking to jump start his career and who doesn't want to end up flipping burgers trying to pay off debts...

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High School Teachers

Do you teach 9th-12th grade? If so, say hello and connect with other High School educators. Feel free to share where you are from, what grade level(s) and subjects you teach, and any exciting projects you did with your students this year or fun plans you have for your classes next year. :)

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What Do You Play

I just thought I would start off this by asking the members of this group and any others that are reading this what instrument they play or like and why? I play the tenor saxophone (first chair) at my local high school, where we have one of the top jazz bands in the state if not farther out. I've been playing tenor since the end of 5th grade, I am currently in 10th. This means I've had some time to practice.

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Need a Science Fair!!

Well folks, it's that time of the year again, and I'm not talking about walrus mating season (You're welcome for the mental image though!)I am in need of a science fair project for the 30th!SO, being the good citizens that you are, get me a science fair!!!!Nah, I'll ask more politely:I'm in 10th grade. Could anyone recommend a science fair project? I mean, the whole deal, an instructable detailing the whole thing. (I won first prize for the beetlebot last year)So....help plz.I eagerly await Mr. Kiteford's response.

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Is it possible for me to go to a four-year college without getting As all year around in high school?What GPA do I need?

My freshman year of high school I have been playing around not really committed into my school work. I got mostly Cs, now I am in the 10th grade I have been getting Bs and 1 Cs . My question is what do I have to do better my chance on going to a four-year college?

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Wooden Go Kart?

*Hopefully this is the correct category..... Hello all! I am quite interested to start learning woodworking (already have some knowledge) And what better way to start that with a gas (or electric) go-kart :-P? I know fair amount of people who have built things out of wood, some younger than I am (14). And it seems like a very good skill to have. Plus, if I am good enough at it and I outgrow the go kart, Ca-CHING! I could sell it for profit (If it is in good enough condition still). I'm currently in 8th grade but I cannot take a woodworking class until 10th grade, So why not start? I was also wondering if the Ibles community could help? I could use some ideas, and I will need alot of info for the engine and frame.(If you can even find PEDAL CART info that would be awesome too). My plan is to have it done by mid summer (July 10 for me). This may seem like too much for me, but I want to build one that, if it doesn't have an engine, one could easily add one (I realize I can not run a gas/lawnmower engine on its side) Please leave your thoughts below!!

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Exactly what components do i need to charge a bank of our four (or however many it takes!) 18650 batteries {we will be using a dynamo} with an LED to show that the batteries are being charged ?

(if needed ?)Hello & Good day to you all, Me and a friend have plans to build a miniaturized 'Rolling Road' platform for our RC 1/10th scale nitro cars!! What we both agreed on is that the Rolling Road platform is to be made out of acrylic and using skateboard bearings and other hardware, but we are completely stuck, we have an idea to add lights to the platform, the kind of cold-cathode tube lights that are for inside-pc-use... We want the tube lights to run from a rechargeable battery bank from the Rolling Road but incorporate a charging system "built-in" to the platform and a system based on renewable energy because as our cars are nitro powered, they will be turning the rollers of the platform for many hundreds of thousands of times and we wanted to harness that mechanical energy to charge the battery bank - in turn to operate the tube lights! We are both ok the structural aspect of building this rolling road platform but dont know where to start on fabricating an electronic set of components culminating into a sustaining system that produces (almost) free energy! The system must be able to run 4 sets of these tube lights, each tube light set is comprised of 2 tube lights each, so 8 tube lights in total ! The tube lights are rated at 12 volts. What our dreams are : (lol) - The system must collect the electric being made to charge a battery bank, - The system must have an LED 1 to only show the battery bank bank is being charged, - The system must have an LED 2 to show that the battery bank is fully charged, - ALSO ! if at all possible, include a simple row of 6 or 7 LED's (LED BANK?) to indicate how full/empty the battery-bank is & - Lastly, there must be a switch to switch off the circuit that charges the battery bank (when batteries are fully charged !) Ingredients: (what we DO have, lol) 20 x 18650 batteries Plenty of spare motors Lots of different grades of wire soldering skills a few switches 10 Pairs of 12v PC Tube lights (Both 4" & 12" ) Small to medium range of "ON Semiconductors" (Voltage Regulators) Max Input Voltage is 40v of one of these! What we dont have: - Knowledge of electronics! - LED's - Capacitors (if needed ?) - Resistors (if needed ?) - Transistors (if needed ?) - Semiconductors (if needed ?) - Diodes (if needed ?) - Help ! Please please please could anyone help us to even roughly 'sketch' a set of components that we could solder together, lol, a Circuit, lol x2!, so we can start ordering the needed items to enable us to make this miracle happen ?!!? But to make it idiot-proof (dumb-it-right-down for us!) and extremely simple circuit diagram, not the actual way you geniuses write em, if say to draw a semiconductor, i would draw a square then draw 3 lines coming out the bottom of it to show the legs of it! We were only-just able to follow the circuit diagram HERE - ONLY BECAUSE there was a picture of exactly how the circuit looked, in-real-life! So we followed the wires exactly to make the solder fume extractor but were only able to, again, because of the pics! please help! i feel like crying! lol ! We have both spent a few years trying to read electrical diagrams and we get lost very easily ! Is there even a way to dumb it down for us ??? Is there any hope ?!!?  lol A very-Many thanks in advance to all for reading this and even more for any help received !!!!

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