July 24

100 WC Week #35

 

 It was weekend sharing and I was   informing everyone about the time I had at the fair.

“I was at the fair,” I said, “and all of  sudden… the horses jumped of the merry- go round!”

“Sounds  made up.” laughed Tim.

“I’m telling the truth. Look outside and the horses won’t be on the merry- go round!”

Everyone crowded around the window trying to get a look at the merry- go round.

“Look there are the horses!” Tim exclaimed.

I couldn’t believe it the horses where right there life-less on the merry- go round!

“Oh my god! Look!” Screamed Jamie. Everyone stared as the horses jumped off the merry- go round!

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June 30

Project reflection

 

Introduction

In term 2 our science topic was adaptations. We had to create a project on a desert animal that showed its adaptations and some facts. We had to create a model of the animal and conduct a science experiment. Our science experiment was if the darker the chameleon the hotter or if the lighter the chameleon the hotter. I was with Ebony and our project was on the Namaqua chameleon. One of our best achievements was when we created our model. It looked lifelike and amazing and we were really proud of it. We could of probably improved the painting because we used really dark colours and now it kind of looks like a bit of mud with eyes, legs, a tail and a tongue! Another achievement was researching the desert because we put a lot of time into it and I think that it turned out really well. We got lots of information packed into a paragraph and I think that it really influenced the presentation because it too is packed with useful information and I don’t think that it would have been the same if there was only a little bit of information on that page. It also met the brief on the rubric. Something we could of improved on would be giving that area more space and we had to squish it into three little columns also including pictures so I think that we really should of allowed more space for that information. I think that overall we achieved working above expectations because most of the stuff we achieved was in that category and that is where I think we are at. Three facts that I found interesting of surprizing were:

One – The chameleons tongue is twice as long as its body.

Two – The Namaqua chameleons can spread their toes!

Three – The Namaqua chameleon changes colour based on the heat

Two understandings I now have are:

One – I now understand that if the Namaqua chameleons couldn’t spread their toes they couldn’t survive in the desert.

Two – I now understand that Namaqua chameleons need a long tongue to catch their prey.

One wonder I still have is:

One – I wonder if there are any other types of desert chameleons?

Science knowledge

I have learnt that the growth and survival of a certain animal depends on the physical conditions of its environment. I have learnt this through the science research when we found out the answer to our experiment before trying it. At that time, we were contemplating two science experiments. If the darker the chameleon the hotter or if the lighter the chameleon the hotter or what would happen if you put a desert chameleon in the rainforest and vice versa. The blog post said that because the desert chameleon has adapted to the desert and the rainforest chameleon the rainforest the species wouldn’t survive if you switched them around.

Science enquiry skills

Questioning and predicting:

I have learnt to create questions that lead into a scientific investigation and I can predict what I think the finding of an investigation might be based on previous experiences or general rules. I predicted what the findings of our science experiment might be and was incorrect. But I used previous experiences like when I measured the temperature outside and how hot a cup of water gets when you boil in for a minute.

Personal and social capability’s

Personal strengths have assisted me at school when I did this project because I am more – crafty then my partner and so I had the lead on most of the craft things and without my help we wouldn’t have completed the task. Social capability’s

What are the most important things I have learnt?

The most important things I have learnt are:

  • Working in partnerships and having to share the workload
  • Having to handle responsibilities all by myself and if I didn’t complete them I would let my partner down.

 

How did I learn it?

I learnt to work in partners because we were paired in partners for this task and we had to work together to achieve this task. I also learnt to share the workload for this same reason.

I learnt to handle responsibility’s by writing them on my computer desktop and whenever I turn on my computer I see them and get to work on them. I also found out that if I don’t try and remember what I have to do I automatically.

 

What am I going to with what I have learnt?

I will work in partners more often when possible and make shore to share the workload and tasks. I will use my method of writing on my computer screen to organize homework and other errands or chores.

 

Conclusion

All up I have learnt that the chameleons tongue is twice as long as its body, how the growth and survival of a certain animal depends on the physical conditions of its environment, I have learnt to create questions that lead into a scientific investigation and I can predict what I think the finding of an investigation might be based on previous experiences or general rules, I have learnt about working in partnerships and having to share the workload and also having to handle responsibilities all by myself and if I didn’t complete them I would let my partner down. A goal I have for the next time I work in a group would be to contribute to the PowerPoint more because I did most of the stuff off the computer and Ebony did more of the stuff on the computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4

BTN Weedy sea dragon

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4671270.htm

Blue – Questions

Red – facts

Green – understanding

1- Weedy sea dragons are near threatened but we hope that we can get them up to endangered

2 – To identify the dragons they are giving them a facial recognition to identify their unique patterns

3 –  global warming could be the problem

1- will we ever run out of sea dragons?

2 – will there be a new type of sea dragon?

1 – I now understand how endangered sea dragons are.

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June 4

100 WC Week #34

 

 

This weeks prompt is: …the water just kept gushing out…

My goal is: to not use the same sentence starter for every sentence.

“I couldn’t stop it!” I said. “The water just kept gushing out of the tap and I couldn’t reach the switch.”

“Ohh, so your blaming me for this flooded house! I was away for 1 Hour and you couldn’t even behave yourself! Your 12!” Dad shouted at me.

“I’m sorry!” I shouted back. I ran into my room and felt like I had done something awful. Something much more terrible then flooding the house. I curled up into a ball and felt like I would never come out again.

 

 

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May 27

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.

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May 27

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.

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May 25

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.

https://www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/

May 23

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

May 21

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.

 

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May 21

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

 

 

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