We have been learning about the different types of vocabulary regarding safe searching, take a look!
Friday, 30 May 2014
For Samoan Language Week, we had to find out a variety of different things that are in Samoan. Some of this includes numbers, body parts, facts and many other things, Take a look!
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Using GoAnimate, me and my buddy Sam created a short template about the difference between a scientist and an inventor, Take a look!
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Me and my buddy Sam have been learning about the difference between open and closed questions.
Then we needed to find a way to show our skills on GoAnimate, Take a look!
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Friday, 16 May 2014
3 AREAS OF SCIENCE
WALT: identify and categorize key-words and experiments related to 3 different areas of science.
The study of living things for example humans, animals and plants.
The study of the properties and make-up of substances and the changes they undergo.
The study of energy and forces.
Check out this site and create a list of experiments associated with Biology
Check out this site and create a list of experiments associated with Chemistry
Check out this site and create a list of experiments associated with Physics
eg. what kind of bugs live in puddles of water?
eg. what happens when you mix coca cola and baking soda.
eg. what is the best fruit or vegetable to conduct electricity?
What is the air capacity of your lungs?
What happens when you put mentos inside a coke bottle and then shake it?
How does static electricity work?
How quickly do your tiny microorganisms reproduce?
How does snot help your body?
What colours absorb heat?
What happens when you breed bacteria?
Can you mix oil and water?
What are the different types of parachutes?
What happens when you put a kumara in a glass of water?
What happens when you mix different chemical mixtures?
How do you make your own rainbow?
What does food taste like without one of the senses?
What happens when you put molecules in a glass of water?
How do instruments make different sounds?
We have been learning how to use our comprehending skills to discuss the meaning and answering the questions to the story. Take a look!
GREIG’S POINTED PROBLEM by Bronwyn Wall
Click here to read the text
Click here to read the text
Why did Greig decide to design a new type of umbrella?
Because the normal umbrellas poked him in the eye with the rib part of the umbrella. Also because in strong winds the umbrella would break and people would waste their money buying it.
What is the history of the umbrella given in the text?
In the olden days, the Chinese created a umbrella made of paper to protect them. They later realized that if they made a more waterproof material it would protect them from the sun too. The same design for umbrella’s hasn’t changed much since then.
What new features did Greig design on the umbrella?
Greig made the end of the umbrella’s blunt so they would make the outside of the umbrella stronger and so that they wouldn’t poke him in the eye. He also made the material float so the fabric would not pull away. He also made the umbrella a bit flatter so that stronger winds would bounce off more easily.
What is the name of Greig’s umbrella and why did he call it that?
Greig named his umbrella the ‘Blunt Umbrella’ because of the bluntness of the edges. This is the main reason of why Greig created the umbrella in the first place, because the umbrella always poked him in the eye.
How did Greig test the umbrella?
First he went to the top of One Tree Hill during a storm with the umbrella to test it’s strength. After the storm the umbrella survived. Later he went to test inside a wind tunnel and trialled it in winds of 117 kilometres an hour. This it also survived.
How does Greig’s work impact the world?
Because their is most likely other people in the world that have the same problem as Greig and they get poked in the eye too. Also because with the blunt edges he also made it stronger and more flatter to last for stronger winds which can save people money.
We have been learning about the fields of science that one certain scientist contributed to in this writing framework. Take a look!
- Pick a scientist from the list.
- Think/Pair/Share - Discuss with a buddy the significant contributions your scientist has made to their field of science.
- Complete the character profile below of a famous scientist.
character profile of a scientist
Archimedes (Last name unknown) C. 287 BC - C. 212 BC
country of origin:
Archimedes was born in the Greek city-state Syracuse on the island of Sicily.
Archimedes is a mathematician, inventor, engineer, astronomer and physicist.
Significant contribution to their field of science
Archimedes contributed to 3 discoveries:
What impact has their invention had on the world?
Archimedes has had an impact because he was around a few millennia ago, and yet he still had knowledge of pi and all of his inventions.
For technology I needed to find the similarities and the difference between two design spots in Auckland. Take a look!
For my homework, we needed to elaborate on our topic for the term, scientists by using the thinkers keys to gives us different ideas on our topic, Take a look!
What does a good scientist not do?
- Doesn’t continue learning
- Don’t communicate with others
- Aren’t creative or open minded
- Doesn’t investigate deeper into what he is studying
- Have no evidence of their experiments
- They don’t experiment
- Always use the same resources
- Using other people’s knowledge
- Never uses the right equipment
- Use all of the wrong results
- Doesn’t have their own theory
- Work is not accurate
- Steals other people’s data
- Doesn’t identify the properties
Different Uses Key:
Record 11 different uses (each) for:
-a plastic cup
- You can use a pencil to defend yourself
- You can make a fire
- Clean your ears
- Clean your nose
- You can try balance it on your finger
- Girls use it to hold their hair up
- Do push ups
- Scratch your back
- Pencil tricks
- Use it as makeup
A plastic cup:
- Drink from it
- Use it to contain liquid
- Cup games
- A hat
- Use it as a robot costume
- Use it as a cup phone
- Use it as ears
- Chuck it in the bin
- Bowling pins
- Use it to hold a plant
- Play mini-golf
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Friday, 9 May 2014
This is my poem about the holidays that I made about me playing the guitar. Take a look!
Tone is playing The Eagles,
Sound from my guitar,
Wanting to play the The Beatles,
Genres here and far,
Mary had a little lamb,
Came from out of the blues,
My dad says I can jam,
SRV he said he knew,
My dad says I can make my guitar weep,
My friend says I’m a noob,
My mum says my songs take a leap,
I say my songs are as easy,
As drawing a 2d cube,
We have been learning about the three main areas of science. For this task we needed to find pictures that related to the definition of each of the areas. Chemistry includes chemicals and the creation of new substances. Biology is the study of living organism and viruses. Physics is concerned with nature and the properties of the matter involved. Take a look!
In pairs we needed to find examples and synonyms for what is the difference between a acquaintance and a good friend, Take a look!
Thursday, 8 May 2014
We have been learning to identify the different roles that a scientist and an inventor do for the world and for themselves. We have to identify the difference between each other to help us get a better understanding of their roles. Take a look!