Monday, 26 June 2017

Science journal

Week: 8: Flight

This week our class has been looking at the difference between flying and gliding. We noticed that flying is a controlled movement, and gliding is not. We have also been looking at the differences between birds and planes, an example of a similarity is, that they both fly. A difference that they both have is that is that birds flap their wings to fly. But planes use a engine and keep their wings in the same place to fly. Another thing that we have been learning about is the four forces of flight lift, thrust, weight and drag. We learnt that weight is pushing the object forwards, drag is a force that acts against thrust, and slows the object down. Thrust is the forward force required to move a plane through the air, and lift is helping the plane to fly.

I had quite a lot of wonderings during this time. This is one: what would happen if the engine stopped working, on a plane? I wonder if the plane would just fall straight down or if it would kind of fall down on a diagonal?

When I am gathering my data I'm I think that I am relational, because I know that the reader can trust my data to be correct, and I know we're to put my findings so that the rest of the writing flows well together. I think that my inferences are also relational, because I know how, why, when and what I need to do to make my inferences reliable and make sense.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Camp high ropes

Knock, knock, knock. We all sit up straight wondering who’s at the door this
The person comes charging in. “You're STILL asleep” Ms Smith says in a surprise squeaky voice. We all moan in a annoying voice “ yeah….  it's like 5:30,am”
after we all stopped moaning she said “Chop Chop were nearly starting our first activity.”

A few hours later I found myself looking up then after about 10,000 meters I saw the top. I thought to myself how on earth am I going to climb up there without falling off! Then after a while of explaining and panicking as worried as I was I finally stepped onto the thin wire. Then one of the instructors Amy shouts out “don't worry you can't fall.”
 I close my eyes and take a deep breath and start to walk “hay I'm starting to get the hang of this.”
I said. Suddenly I start to wobble and you guessed it I fell, but the worst part was that the person holding me up wasn't looking. Then as quickly as I could I grabbed the rope and hung there for a while then finally I started coming down when I was down Amy asked me if I was ok and if I wanted to try again. And in a flash I was up again I jumped onto the wrecking ball and sang I came in like a wrecking ball. I wondered to myself will I fall off again will I hurt myself.

Being scared at camp was not the only feeling I had I was also proud, a lot.
 When I got up to the log, I froze. I thought to myself ok this time it has to be a joke. Am I going to to get to the other side? I sat on the log and attempted to butt-shuffle. Then Amy shouts out “Stand up and walk to the other side - it will be a lot faster than but-shuffling.”
 I think for a second I guess it will be faster to walk. After a lot of thinking I struggled to to stand up. I slowly started walking on the log after a while I got my balance, as soon as I stood up I started feeling very proud because no one in our group had stood up on the log or even got up to the log. As soon as I got to the pole at the end of the log I wondered to myself, what else could I have done instead of walking across?

At camp when I was doing the high ropes I was proud twice when…I finally started to climb up the rings onto the pole. When I got to the top and touched the pole I felt a shiver run down my spine, to me that told me that I was very proud because I had done it and I had achieved my goal that I made at the start ( I did not think that I would actually do it.) Then I wondered how long did it take me to do that course?

Overall I enjoyed high ropes the most because I achieved my goal, pushed myself and I did more than I thought I could do. I think that I achieved more than just the goal that I made at the start, because I also really pushed myself out of my comfort zone because usually I would never go as high as I did.

This is my class at camp!

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

The strange lady

“Weee!” I joyfully scream, “Wait, what's that strange feeling?”
 I choke with worry, my insides tighten, I swallow - trembling what's happening?
Her curly, fuzzy white hair sticks up on end and with her torn jeans, she edges towards me. My heart's thumping as she takes a step closer, and closer.
‘What should I do? What should I do?’ I think. Suddenly her evil smoke surrounds me in a dark stinky cloud. I take a step back, and another, and another. Suddenly, she takes a step closer, and closer, then all of a sudden someone shouts out…
“Get away from her!”
 The lady freezes like she is under some type of magic spell. Then she finally turns around and looks at my brother, and they start to argue, and argue, and argue, then finally they stop. She looked at us and said…
 “You have ten seconds to go, 10….9…...8…7…” By the time she gets to six we are out of sight running for our lives!

In my writing I think that my punctuation is halfway between relational and extended abstract. I have placed myself there because I have used many types of punctuation correctly in my writing I know how, when and why I need to use them in my writing, and I can help others with their punctuation. I also think that I am relational when I am using my bright sparks words because I have used many bright sparks words and they connect well together to evoke emotion and appeal to the senses. I think that my next steps are to use more bright sparks words to make the reader feel like they are in the writing and this is what is happening around them.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Science journal

Week: 3: Drag
This week our class has been looking at the difference between our balloon rocket with and without paper. Our first trial was without paper. We noticed that our balloon rocket flew 3 and a half meters. The movement that it had was fast, it started to go in circles at halfway and at the end it still had a lot of air left in it at the end. It was round, circular and it looked like it was dissolving in something when the air came out. The data that we noticed on the balloon rocket with paper was the movement it had was slow and it kind of reminded me of a T.V stopping and then starting. The sound it had was kind of like a plan. The shape it was was like someone jumping on a trampoline because it was going up and down and up and down on the string the distance it went was 2 and a half meters. During these experiments I learnt that the balloon rocket without paper went further and faster than the balloon rocket with paper. The balloon rocket with paper went a lot slower because it didn’t even move. I think that the rocket with paper had more weight on it and had a force pushing it down there for it went slower because it had to try to carry more weight across the wire. I think that my gathering data is relational because I can say why this data is so important and what would corse this to happen in my data. I think that my inferences are also relational because I know how, why and when and how to do this so that my inferences make scenes.

Week: 4: Trebuchet
This week our class has been looking at a trebuchet and what kind of forces it needs to fire. We noticed that on our first trial the wait it  had to carry was 4 fishing waits. The projectile was a tennis ball and the length it went was 8.2 meters. The 10th trial had 15 waits in it the projectile was also a tennis ball, and the distance was 30.5 meters. I noticed that the first trial went a lot shorter than the last trial. I think that that happened because the first time when it was swinging around it was quite
slow, but the second time when it was swinging it was a lot faster. So seeing that happen I think that the last time it went faster because it had more force behind it. I wonder if if you put more waits in the projectile it would go faster. I think that my data is relational because I know that you can trust my data to be correct, and I know we're to put my data so that the rest of the writing flows well together. I think that my inferences are multistructural because I have used several pieces of data, but I'm not sure they connect well together.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Science journal

Week 1: Starting to think about science: Gathering and Interpreting Data.
Today in the morning we were doing experiments with slime I think that I learnt a lot because when we were making slime I learnt that in the slime when the particles in the corn starch stuck together it caused the slime to go hard but when you stopped playing with it the particles in the corn flour separated the particles and the slime turned into a liquid. On the rubric I placed myself on relational because I learnt a lot about slime and how to make it and I can explain why the slime turns into a liquid.

Week 2: Balloon Rocket experiment
Today our class has been making balloon rockets. To make one of the balloon rockets you would need a balloon, some string,some tape,a straw and to chairs.
The steps to make a balloon rocket are pretty simple so first you thread your straw thru the string and tie both ends of the string to the chairs tightly. Then you can ether blow the balloon up and tape it to the straw or you can tape the balloon to the straw and then blow up the balloon. The next step is to one do NOT tie the balloon up. Ok now the last step is to bring the balloon and straw back to the start and let go, and that's it that is how you make your own balloon rocket.
I think that my observations are relational because I know what to do to make my observations accurate and reliable. I also think that my inferences are relational because I know how, why, when and what I need to do to make my inferences reliable and make sense.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Responsible citizen reflection.

This year we have been learning about responsible citizens.When I first started writing on how to be responsible citizen, I had know ideas on what to do my mind was blank.

At first I was multistructural because I knew I was being a responsible citizen by being trustworthy, caring for others and being a helpful bystander but I wasn't sure why it was so important to be a responsible citizen.

I now know that to be a responsible citizen you have to be trustworthy so if you ask for something you give it back and you have to be a helpful bystander and stand up for kids getting bullied, you have to care for others treat them how you want to be treated, and you have to be a role model and do the right thing. This year I have been a responsible citizen by putting my hand up for things such as

       Helping people put the books back and getting books out.
Radio DJs
       To tell people what is going on.
orchestra, flute and ukulele
       Letting people enjoy the music
wet day monitor
    Letting teachers have a break without worrying what's going on.
Picking up rubbish!
      Helping to make the environment clean.

My project helps to be a responsible citizen because you are giving up some of your time to help

others, and teach them something that you are experienced about. My project helps to think about others and think if they will enjoy learning something that you like.

Overall I think that I would rate myself extended abstract because I have learnt a lot about being a responsible citizen and I can help others to be a responsible citizen and do the right thing.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Are you a responsible citizen?

Are you a responsible citizen? Well if you are then you will know how big of a role it is. A responsible  citizen has a big job but a lot of qualities.A quality that they would need to have would be two follow the rules and laws.

 A responsible citizen has to be trustworthy this is important because you can trust other people and your friends, and you would be happy. If this quality was missing it would mean that people would take others things, people would not have kind friends and you would not be happy.

 Another quality is that they would have to be a role model, you can do this by picking up rubbish because someone else would copy you, and people would care more for each other and you would be safe. If this was missing, if you did something bad then others would copy you, the world would be a huge dump and copying would be a problem.

Another quality is they would have to care for people. This is important because if somebody is getting bullied they would be a helpful bystander and stick up for them. They would be happy and they would not hurt other people. If this quality was missing then no one would be happy,  you would hurt people and you would fight back.

The last but most important quality that a responsible citizen would need to have is to be a helpful bystander. This is really important because you can stop bullying, people would get help and you would be safe. If this quality was missing then there would be a lot of bullying, people can not have help when they need it, and you would not feel safe wherever you are.

 A responsible citizen I know is  Neve because she helps other kids if they are lonely, sad or hurt. And when she sees rubbish  she always picks it up, sometime other little kids copy and put it in the bin like her. The other reason why she is a responsible citizen is because I know that I can trust her so if she said that she will send a photo to me I know that I can trust her that she will.

Overall  it is important to be a responsible citizen because if you pick up rubbish every day, then I think that the world would be a happier and better place. Also if you are getting bullied you should tell a teacher or someone because if you do you will not be getting bullied and you will feel safer we're ever you are. You should also be trustworthy because if you are then you friends will be able to trust you and they will be happy because they know will know that you will do it. A really important thing is that you should be is a helpful bystander because if you are then you will feel good once you have helped someone and stood up for them. You would also have to be a role model because if you are not then others would copy you so if you do the right thing then younger kids would copy and think that it is the right thing. And last but not least you would have to care for others and treat them how you would want to be treated.