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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Science Blog

Science blog 13/6/17
This week for science Sean and I tested how far we could shoot cotton balls out of our catapult, this was my first science activity so Sean and I had to make a catapult.
Today I learnt that cotton balls distance escalates heavily when you add rubber bands, because when we fired it without any rubber bands the cotton ball went 1m83 and then when we added rubber bands it went 4m33, 6m81 and even further.
Today I wondered what would have happened if we thought more about our catapult and made it more advanced because Sean and I saw Sam and Sanjive’s catapult was firing cotton balls up to 12 meters.

Science blog 14/6/17
Today at science we were with Vanessa, and we were making mini golf courses and pulleys, I was at reading most of the time, but my group got about 10-15 minutes to make and use a mini golf course, Leon,Liam,Hamish,Cooper and I made the mini golf course out of some wood that we found,pens pencils and books to stop it falling off
Today I learnt that instant karma is real because Liam kept trying to make it up the ramp it took him a while to make it up because the ping pong ball kept falling off the ramp, but when I did it after him the same thing kept happening for about a minute!
Today I wondered how much easier it would have been if we had real mini golf clubs and golf balls, because we were using hockey sticks and meter rulers, and those were hard to use because the meter rulers were really hard to hit with because they were so thin and the hockey sticks were too long and kept knocking things over, because golf balls are heavier and golf clubs are not as wide.

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Science Catapult Week 8
What Is Force? 
Force is a way of movement ie (push and pull) for an push example when you let a balloon filled with helium go while you are outside and the helium in the balloon makes it go a up and up and up until it runs out of helium.
For a pull example one is when you are playing tug of war with two groups of people and both groups is pulling as hard as they can and making tension, that is force.
Force can also make something change shape for an example, if you hit a glass bottle with a hammer the glass will fly everywhere, therefore it changed shape.
Gravity is probably the strongest force, Gravity keeps the earth down and stops you, all of your belongings and everything on earth from flying into space.

This week at science Sean and I completed filling out data for our catapult, I found it averagely easy because this was my second time with the catapults and I was used to doing this,that part was easy, but after we had to make a graph showing the data we gathered and I feel like I really struggled on that, because I didn't understand it.

What I changed: I changed my mindset because when we were testing the 3 cotton balls I said that we couldn't do no rubber bands because they would just fly everywhere but at the end when I was taking the rubber bands off I decided to do fire the 3 cotton balls without rubber bands.

What I learnt: I learnt that the distances can vary from however rubber bands because, you would normally think that the distances would be longer but that is not true.

What I wondered: I wondered what would have happened if we used more cotton balls like 5 or 8 cotton balls and if they would go further, shorter or a similar distance?


Science Plan For Project 
What am I making?: A mini back garden 
Who I am working with?: Jackson
What do I need?:
Tramp: Black ribbon, popsicle sticks 
Hammock: ribbon/fabric, 2 toilet rolls, popsicle sticks, brown paper, green plastic bag/green paper
Slide: Popsicle sticks, paper
Jungle gym: Popsicle sticks
How do my play objects use force?: 
Tramp: when you jump up and down you push yourself up and down and accelerate when you go down 
Hammock: when you push the hammock and it also accelerates
Slide: the gravity pulls you down and you accelerate down
Jungle gym: you pull yourself forward and up

Science week 9/10
What are you designing?: Jackson and I are designing a model backyard because we thought it would be unique because everyone else was making a playground

What is working well?: Leon left Jackson and I and that is a good thing because cracks on and I will get to do more because Leon was doing most of the work 

What struggles are you encountering?:Leon leaving because even though that worked well if there is anything tricky Jackson and I will likely mess up on it or struggle a lot 

What improvements are going to make?: We will need to put a need on the trampoline because it does not necessarily resemble a trampoline 

What is your next step?: putting the net on our tramp and making the jungle gym 

Here is a photo of our finished project:
Conclusion: over the past week Jackson and I have been crafting our miniature backyard with a trampoline,a jungle gym, a slide which goes into our pool, a pool with a diving board and a hammock 

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Clothing

Clothing
I am cosy, filled with fluff. Once brand new and tunnel black, but now I am just dirty and scratched.  
Let me tell you a bit about myself.
Dedicated for winter, made to keep you warm, I am filled with feathers, comforting, just what everyone needs.
Once I was sitting in a box in some noisy factory and then journeyed on a plane into a macpac store somewhere in the North Island.
I sat on a coat hanger for months, but finally someone picked me!, not any other one but me! and from then on my journey began.
John, he took me to his job every day, in the snow or in the rain he took me to his job, it was a nice place, it had warm heaters and cold air conditioning units.
I was well-loved and comforted in the accommodation of his wardrobe...
Fast forward a couple years, my outside was getting dirty, he tried to clean me, but the stains were too soaked in and it seemed John had brought something to replace me, I felt like I was unloved and useless.
At this point I had no use, I was just sitting in his wardrobe on a coathanger.
One day out of the blue he took me to a charity shop, and someone put me here on a bent coathanger, unwanted, unneeded, and I guess here the cycle starts again.


Monday, 3 April 2017

Blue

Blue
I am the colour of the crashing waves and the splash in the dark blue  sea,the colour of a juicy blueberry, that cobalt painted wall. A baby blue sapphire on a shining gold ring

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Mihi

Tena koutou 
Ko Aoraki Te maunga
Ko Ōtakaro Te awa
Ko Waimairi Te Kura
Ko Ngāti Aotearoa Te iwi
Ko Greg taku papa 
Ko Charlotte taku mama
No Melbourne ahau
Ko Oliver taku ingoa
Tena koutou, Tena koutou, Tena koutou katoa

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Acrostic

Only 10 
Laughing
Idiotic
Very annoying 
Enjoyed the school holidays
Rap music 

Sarcastically funny
My country is New Zealand
I like to play video games
Tennis is my favourite sport
Homework is very boring

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Biking

Going for a bike ride in the weekend.
Biking along the bumpy ground, the wind blows past me and the hot sun beams down.
Patiently I wait for the traffic lights to go green, the cars stop and I bike across the soft turf of the road. 
As I pick up speed the wind picks up too.
My nose picks up the sweet smell of fresh green grass. 
My ears venture through the many sounds to find the the cheerful chirp of tweeting birds. 
I can see the birds perched on the branches of the trees.
I feel nurtured by the beautiful nature around me.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

When I felt proud

When I felt Proud
I sprinted up to the ball and wham! the ball flew Into the back of the net, I scored a penalty for the football team. That was the first goal I scored this season, it was a terrible goal and there was about a 5% chance of it going in, Luckily their goalkeeper was not very good. A 
smile spread across my face like melted butter, and I ran across the field with my arms spread out like an eagle . To make the day even better we bet burnside 8-1! .