Monday, 31 October 2016

Wright Brothers Main Idea

Today I made a DLO on a Wright Brothers text. The wright brothers were the first people to create controlled flight. You should already know that if you haven't already.

Friday, 21 October 2016

3D sketching and Rendering

Today at tech with miss Ferguson we did 3D sketching and rendering, To do the sketching I used a grid and to render I pressed on the paper with different strengths a light tone, Medium tone and a hard tone. I drew a cube and a pig chasing a carrot. To do the shadows I lightly colored it and then smudged it with my fingers. We also learnt perspective I drew a train track that got smaller and smaller the longer it was to create an illusion that looked like it was far away.
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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Survival Animation P5

Part 5 of my minecraft animation is still in progress so if anything looks out of place or unfinished just remember its in progress.

Tahuna Torea

Today LS2 year 7's made a DLO about Tahuna Torea. We made this because for inquiry we are learning about flight and the godwit comes back here after there flight.

Owl Instinct - Narrative

Owl Instinct
I was sitting on the branch with the wind blowing like a fire breathing dragon. The branch I was sitting on was almost as shaky as my nerve, as I was about to jump. I crouched down, trying not to look at the ground and, Jumped.
“I’m flying look at me!” I yelled “This isn’t as bad as I thou…”
I landed face first into the tree. My wing was injured so I couldn’t even slow the fall.
“Hey you in the truck can you help me”
He didn’t seem to hear me. After a couple minutes he saw me and picked me up
“Where are you going to take me?”
He just seemed to ignore me. While I was in the truck he put me into a box made of metal bars with other birds in boxes.

I was dropped off at a spooky looking place with spooky birds and a lot of metal boxes.
“Hey you what's it like here?” I nicely asked one of the birds
“You don’t wanna know kid” he replied in a dark groaning voice
The cage I was in was too big for me, I guess that was a good thing as I had more room to walk around.
“I wonder if I can fit through this cage?” I asked myself
Me being, well me I tried but didn’t succeed.

The next day I started pecking at the metal bars.
“Hey this metal is really weak I wonder why?”
It seemed the people running this place really were cheap all the other birds had decently protected boxes I didn’t though?
“Hey I can get out!”
I ran as fast as I could only to find a window with a 40 ft drop
“Oh no the guards are coming after me!”
The adrenaline started to kick in
“I couldn’t do it before I won’t be able to do it now?! Wait.. this is a life and death situation if I get a broken bone it won’t be as bad as dying” I lept off the window
“Oh no i’m not flying ahh this wasn’t meant to happen”
I closed my eyes and, I was flying
“Wait where's the bang”
I opened my eyes to see that I was flying
“Haha suckers how are you going to get me now? Huh”

I landed on a branch and saw all the other birds trying to escape
“I can’t just stand here I have to help them”
I flew back and started looking for the keys the other birds were cheering me on I felt, Motivated, I flew as fast as I could looking for those keys but the guards didn’t leave they were right in front of me *CLANG* I got locked in an even more isolated box.
“Help help”
The other birds could barely hear but that was enough for me
“Come on you can do it, you can get out of these cages you're a bird and shouldn't be treated like this you can do it!”
The birds all started breaking out of there cages and started attacking the guards.
3 birds started breaking me out and those birds were my family they were here the whole time looking for me.

I went home with my family and the poachers got arrested
“Hey thanks dude you helped save me and my friends we thought we were gonna be dead meat man”
Said one of the birds
“Hey you really inspired and encouraged everyone good job lil’ guy”
Said another.
I felt really happy saving all those birds. I was even on the news, yeah the news! A bird on a human television screen.

“Pfft I would’ve been able to do that” said my sister
Hey no need to get jealous I did it to save myself too ya know.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

A cool story about an antarctic fish

Today Miss K's reading group read a story called A cool story about an antarctic fish. This story is about a fish that can survive extremely cold temperatures. I also had to answer questions about it

A Cool Story About an Antarctic Fish
by Jack Myers
Senior Science Editor

1 The key word is ice.

2 That describes the ocean around the edges of Antarctica. Far from land, a giant shelf of ice meets the ocean. At the underside of the shelf, a jumble of crushed ice and slush provides a home to a world of algae and tiny animals. In that icy soup there also lives a small fish, the Antarctic cod.

3 For forty years scientists have been curious about that fish. How does it live where most fish would freeze to death? It must have some secret. The Antarctic is not a comfortable place to work, and research has been slow in solving the problem. Now it seems we have an answer.

4 Research was begun by cutting holes in the ice and catching the fish with hook and line. Scientists studied the fish's blood and measured its freezing point, the temperature at which ice crystals just begin to form.

5 The fish were taken from seawater that had a temperature of 28.6 degrees Fahrenheit (F) and many ice crystals floating in it. The blood did not begin to freeze until its temperature was lowered to 28.3 degrees F. That small difference is enough that the fish can live at the freezing temperature of the ice-salt mixture.

6 The scientists' next research job was clear: Find out what kind of stuff in the fish's blood kept it from freezing. Their search led to some really weird stuff made up of a protein never before seen in the blood of a fish. When this stuff was removed, the blood froze at seawater temperature. When it was put back, the blood again had its antifreeze character and a lowered freezing point.

7 Making Ice Before deciding what to do next, the scientists thought about what happens to water when it freezes. That process takes place molecule by molecule. Water molecules easily moving around as a liquid suddenly become locked into position in an ice crystal.

8 In pure water, freezing begins to happen when it is cooled to 32.0 degrees F, which is its freezing point. Anything dissolved in the water is made up of atoms or molecules, which get in the way of water molecules. By crowding in, they make it harder for water molecules to lock together into an ice crystal. That lowers the freezing point.

9 Lots of substances can be used as antifreezes. Ethylene glycol works well in the radiators of automobile engines. Another antifreeze so cheap that we use it in winter on roads and sidewalks is plain old table salt. Seawater has enough salt to lower its freezing point to 28.6 degrees F.

10 Melting is just the opposite of freezing. It happens when water molecules get warm enough and zippy enough to bounce out of ice crystals and move around as liquid water. The lowest temperature at which that begins to happen is the melting point.

11 For water and for solutions of most substances, scientists take the melting point and freezing point to be the same temperature. Only a tiny temperature change determines whether ice crystals are forming or melting.

12 Super Antifreeze It was easy to find out that the new fish protein must be very different from any known antifreeze. Its molecules are about a hundred times more effective than salt molecules in lowering the temperature needed to form ice crystals. And the crystals that form take on oddball shapes.

13 The strangest thing about this new protein antifreeze is that it lowers the freezing point but not the melting point. Blood that has the antifreeze in it will not freeze above 28.3 degrees. Once that same blood is frozen, it will not begin to melt at 28.3 degrees. The blood will not melt until it goes all the way up to 32 degrees again. This is a big surprise, and means the stuff works in some way that scientists don't yet understand.

14 Study of the molecular structure of the new fish antifreeze showed that it is an unusual kind of protein. It has many small sugar molecules held in special positions within each big protein molecule. Because of its sugar content, it is called a glycoprotein. So it has come to be called the antifreeze fish glycoprotein, or AFGP.

15 There is one more part to the story of AFGP. How does it work to be such a powerful antifreeze?

16 We don't yet have a complete explanation, but we do have a pretty good idea. Chemists have learned to tell a lot about the behaviour of a molecule just from its structure. Their idea is that the sugar groups are all on one side of the molecule.

17 Sugars are so sticky to water molecules that they are called "water-loving" groups. They stick to the water molecules at the surface of an ice crystal.

18 The other side of the AFGP molecule has only "water-hating" groups. They tend to stay away from water, to stay dry. That gives the ice crystal a dry surface and makes it hard for water molecules to add onto an ice crystal.

19 You can see that it's easy to think of AFGP preventing the growth of ice crystals and the freezing of water. Of course this is just an idea yet to be proven. So there is still something more to be learned from fish that swim among ice crystals.

Copyright © 1998 by Highlights for Children, Inc., Columbus, Ohio.

1. According to the article, why have scientists waited so long to study the Antarctic cod?
Not enough scientists have been curious about the fish. ؄
Algae and tiny animals clog the slush. ؄
It is not easy to work in the Antarctic. ؄

The reason for the delay remains a secret. ؄

2. What is the MAIN purpose of this article?
To persuade readers to support scientific study of Antarctic fish. ؄
To entertain readers with a funny story about an unusual fish. ؄
To explain how the Antarctic cod can live in freezing waters. ؄

To describe what it is like to live in a freezing cold ocean. ؄

3. What is the MAIN purpose of paragraph 2?
To define important terms that will be used throughout the article. ؄
To describe the setting and the main topic of the article. ؄

To capture the interest of the reader with simple, direct language. ؄
To introduce the main characters and describe a problem that will be explored. ؄

4. According to the article, what keeps the Antarctic cod's blood from freezing?
A layer of fat in its body ؄
A salt mixture in its blood ؄
Ice crystals around its body ؄
A protein in its blood ؄

5. According to paragraphs 8 and 9, why is the freezing point of seawater lower than the freezing point of pure water?
Seawater contains several kinds of antifreeze. ؄
Seawater particles stick together into ice crystals. ؄
Seawater contains ethylene glycol. ؄
Seawater contains a great deal of salt. ؄

6. According to the article, how do antifreezes work?
by sticking to water molecules ؄
by raising the temperature of water to 32 degrees F ؄
by making it more difficult for water molecules to attach to each other ؄

by dissolving ice crystals as they form ؄

7. According to paragraph 14, what is the relationship between sugar and protein molecules in the fish antifreeze?
The sugar and protein molecules repel one another. ؄
Large protein molecules are contained in a small sugar molecule. ؄
Small protein molecules are contained in a large sugar molecule. ؄
Small sugar molecules are contained in a large protein molecule. ؄

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

CyberSmart with Mrs Ogilvie

Today half of ls2 went to the library to learn how to be cybersmart with Mrs Ogilvie. I was the other half that didn't go but the people that did go learnt how to search keywords into Google so it knows what you are trying to search. Then they got go on multiple websites with questions that you have to get correct. Then a website called Kids Info bits Britannica where there are questions about animals famous people and countries. Luckily I had a partner to help me learn all the stuff he learnt about cybersmart

How birds fly

Cj and I worked together to make this stopmotion animation showcasing how birds fly, I hope you enjoy this it took us almost a week to complete

Monday, 17 October 2016

Rhythm Interactive

This morning PBS went to the hall to do a thing called Rhythm interactive, When we walked in there were drums everywhere at least one for each person. He started making beats and we all repeated them. He also said "Together we can make a change & we will make this change yeah" But he said it in African. After this Johnny and Lucy [the hosts] told us the whole reason he did this was to get the message along that actions speak louder than words. John thanked them for coming.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Bar Tailed Godwit

This term our inquiry focus was on the Bartailed Godwit but in Maori it is known as the Kuaka. The Yr7's have created a popplet together that tells informations about the appearance, habitat, Migration diet and what effects Godwit/Kuaka in different ways. We also added in some images and videos to give a clear picture of the special bird.  Did you know that they have a 8-9 day non stop flight, this adds up to one whole week and one day which is a short period of time considering they are flying long distance.   We look toward to learn more about the unique birds.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Leadership word cloud

Today we made a word cloud about the good qualities of leaders and examples of good leaders. Next year I really want to be a school leader, Manaiakalani leader seeing as I am extremely good with computers and know a lot about technology but I do need to step up my game and publish a lot more blog posts and attend school everyday.