Plastic bags BTN

Blue – Questions

Red – facts

Green – understanding

1. We use over 4 billion plastic bags a year!

2. If we tied all those plastic bags together it would be enough to go around the world 25 times!

3. It takes hundreds of thousands of years for a plastic bag to break down.

1. I wonder if we will ever use so many plastic bags we couldn’t move!

2. I wonder if they will ever ban plastic bags?

1. Now I understand how dangerous littering is.

100 WC Week #32


The prompt is: fast supper Gloucester cathedral



Kate hated burgers! She hated everything from the squishy, soaked buns to the slimy patty. Kate tried to avoid burgers as much as she could but there was one devastating problem. Kate’s parents loved burgers! Every night her parents would order 50 to 60 family sized burgers and sit in front of the TV shoving them down their throats. Kate would usually sneak of to her bedroom but sometimes her parents would catch her.

“Sit down!” Her mother would shout.

“Finish your burger!” Her dad would yell.

So Kate would have to watch her parents hold the burgers in front of their mouths before shoving them down their throats.

Aquarium visit – adaptions

This term we are learning about adaptions. On Wednesday the 24th of may. Our goal is:

‘living things have structural features and adaptions that help them survive in their environment.’

Saltwater crocodiles have adapted to our world. They blend into the water with their dark scales and they stay still in the water to blend into the scenery. Their scales are also used for protection as they are so tough that nothing can really harm it. To catch food they stay still until some form of food come close enough for in to attack, then it will use it’s big powerful jaws and teeth to devour it’s prey. Staying still also helps the crocodile to converse energy. This is how the saltwater crocodile has adapted to our world.

pie graph!

1-234kjcl – (click on this and see my graph!)

I chose a pie graph because I thought it would be easy to see the comparison of all the people and their wealth.

Original data:

% of worlds wealth held in 2005
Richest 10% -58.2
2nd Richest 10% -16.8
3rd Richest 10% -10.5
4th Richest 10% -6.5
5th Richest 10% -4.4
6th Richest 10% – 2.5
7th Richest 10% – 0.9
8th Richest 10% – 0.2
9th Richest 10% -0.1
Poorest 10% – 0

Tassie Devils BTN

Blue – Questions

Red – facts

Green – understanding

1. Tassie devil population has been cut by 80%!

2. There is a devil tumour disease. It grows around their mouth until they can’t eat and they starve to death!

3.  We believe that tassie devils died out around 400 years ago!

 1. I wonder if they will ever find a cure for the devils?

2. I wonder if They will ever breed enough devils to put them out of extinction?

1. Now I understand how we are trying to deal with the tassie devils extinction.


100 WC Week #31

This week I have five words: WIDE   ORANGE   CROCODILE   WITHIN   COLLAPSED

Orange dirt ran through my toes. I ran across the dirt and dodged the dead trees and stones. I had on my bathing suits and I was going for a swim. I suddenly stopped. On the wide open bank, I spotted a crocodile! It spotted me and started to crawl closer. I ducked behind a tall rock and collapsed into the sand. Suddenly a huge scaly leg appeared in front of the tree and soon I was looking into the huge open mouth of a crocodile! It moved a step closer and snapped is jaws closed. I was swallowed into the darkness within



Space junk BTN

Blue – Questions

Red – facts

Green – understanding

There are more than satilights in space. There is lots of dangerous space junk. There are 22 000 pieces bigger than a softball and more than 500 000 bigger than a marble orbiting the earth. They travel with the speed of a car going and 200 km per hour! The Swiss have launched a satilight called clean space 1 and it will grab space junk and burn it in the atmosphere. they are using a pair of soft octopus’s arms to hold the object as it brings it back to earth.

I wonder if it will work as well as they planned?

I wonder if space will ever be clean? 

I now understand how dangerous space junk is.


100 WC Week #30

This weeks prompt is: I just couldn’t eat something so…

“Eat it! Eat it!” Everyone yelled. It wiggled in my hands.

“Pinch your nose and close your eyes.” my friend Zoe whispered in my ear. I gulped. I shut my eyes pinched my nose and held the worm above my mouth, I dropped it and down it went. It wiggled in my mouth as it tried to get out. It tasted like rotten eggs with sauce. After a few disgusting chews, I gulped it down. The crowd erupted in cheers.

“I can’t believe you did that. I just couldn’t eat something so slimy and…” Zoe walked of a look of disgust on her face.

RoboRoos BTN

Blue – Questions

Red – facts

Green – understanding

The FRC is the First Robot Competition. It is where groups of people design robots and battle them. This team is called the RoboRoo’s. The first couple of weeks are the design phase, where they pull all their ideas together to decide on which robot to build. They have the different sections, mechanics – building the robot,  electrical – putting the wires together, software – coding and the pnematics – connecting the air hoses.  Each battle goes for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. You have to: collect gears and place them in air  shifts, place balls in boilers and climb ropes, all with your robot!   

I wonder how long it takes to build a robot?

I wonder what happens with your robot if you win the competition?

I know understand how hard building robots can be and the different steps to building one.   



100 WC Week #29

The 100 WC site is back up!

This weeks prompt is: …the slime dripped through…

I rushed down the steps and into the hallway. I can hear the squelch of the slime as it moved down the stairs. I swerved into room 53 and shut the door. I dived into the cupboard. It moved down the hallway rattling the doorknobs. It stopped in front of room 53 blocking any light from entering the room. The doorknob turned and the door creaked open. It turned towards the cupboards and the slime dripped through the cracks in the door. It pulled the doors open and I was swallowed in to darkness and slime…