Our solar system.

This video was about our solar system, it gives lots of very interesting facts that I did not know. Here is what I learnt from it:

Mars is home to the biggest mountain in all of our solar system. It is called Olympus Mons and is 26 km tall meaning that it is more than 3 times as tall.

The second fact I learnt was that Jupiter experiences very bad storms something very interesting it said as well after this is that it has a storm called the great red spot  that is three times as large as earth, I found this very interesting.

Finally I learnt that Venus will never cool down due to it’s green house gases.

2 questions I had were what kind of storms do Jupiter have? Do they had bad thunder storms or meteor showers? The other question I had was how many earth’s could fit into the sun? I’d like to know this to give me a better understanding of how big it is.

An understanding I had was how big Jupiter is. I got this understanding by the fact about it’s storm the giant red spot.

 

The connector role descriptions

The connector has the job of connecting to parts of the book that your group read. Connecting to a story can help you understand it better, if you relate what is happening to yourself. The connections need to be real and very different from each other. Two connections are required, but only one is allowed to be a text to self. Once you have done your connections you share them with your group and talk about them. Then together you come up with a connection together.

Space video reflection

There were three civilisations in ancient times that really effected our knowledge of space and astronomy today. They were the: Ancient Greeks,  the Babylon and the Maya.

The Babylons had a system of number from which they created calendars. From this fact I understood that calendars are a big part in everything we do today and they can help us to predict and record patterns and learn more things about space.

The second thing I learnt was that the Maya also made a calendar that was focused on the base of twenty. I found this very interesting because we use the base of ten today, and it is very interesting to see other ancient cultures using different types of numbering. Their calendar helped them predict the motions of the planets.

Finally Ancient Greece was the home to many very intelligent astronomers that discovered many things like the Ptolemaic system that continues to give us even more information on space and astronomy.

Finally, a question I had was if there are any more very important civilisations that influenced some of our greatest discoveries.

100 WC Term 4 #1

The material felt like smooth wood in my shaking hand as I gently held the wand. I twisted it around my sweaty fingers. I felt as if so much power lay in my hands.

“Now we need to test if it works.” Said Peter quietly. “Give it a little flick and whisper the words ‘blue light’.”

I did as he told me and a light shone from the tip of the wand as a light blue. The light quickly vanished creating a strange silence in the room.

“You’ll get used to spells.” Peter whispered. “It just might take some time.”

My goal for this 100 word challenge was to set a clear picture in the readers head of what was happening.

Cosmic Discovery Goals – Term 4 unit goals

Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives –  I’d like to learn more about a discovery or invention and how it effected our progress in space exploration.

Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the Sun) – I’d like to learn more about all of the planets in our solar system, how they orbit around the sun, and what would happen if we didn’t have them.

Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to record, represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data – I’d like to get better at using things like tables and graphs to organise data and to be able to quickly recognise and identify patterns by looking at them.

Term 3 unit reflection.

This term we learnt a lot about natural disasters and extreme weather. Three things that I learnt that were interesting and surprising were that floods have bacteria, parasites, and chemicals in them, so touching it could make you ill. I also learnt about impersonal voice, and that you can’t use words like; you, me, I, us, we. Finally I learnt about 3 tier language. 1 tier language are the golden words like, then and me. 2 tier language are adjectives, and 3 tier language are specific words like; earthquakes or tsunamis.

Two understandings I had were that floods can be very dangerous and that natural disasters can be either very dangerous or not dangerous at all.

Something I am still wondering is if  any type natural disaster can be prevented and gotten rid of for good.

We didn’t do any work in partners or groups, so I don’t have any group work to reflect.

I learnt a lot about all types of natural disasters. their features, how to protect yourself, and much more. I learnt this from my own research and from the lessons that we did. I can use this information to teach others about the natural disasters I know about, like earthquakes.

On my assessment matrix, I believe that I did everything pretty well. One thing that I struggled with was impersonal voice. Impersonal voice is using voice in your writing with out using words like; me, you, us, we, etc. My type of style with information reports is to use impersonal voice, so I had to go back and change it all.

My goal was to understand key extreme weather terms, including:

 

Seismograph, Tectonic plates, Fault, Elastic rebound, Seismic waves, Body waves, Surface waves, Focus, Epicenter, Compressional stress, Tensional stress, Shear stress, Foreshocks, Aftershocks, Tsunamis.

I know a lot of words like these, but I don’t understand all of then. I think this is because I didn’t do my research on tsunamis and earthquakes, so I didn’t understand the words.

Gorilla extinction BTN

This BTN was about a group called the gorilla girls. They encourage people to recycle their old phones so that the gorillas don’t go extinct.

The first thing I learnt was that there are an estimated 20 million unused phones are left around at homes. I also learnt coltan mines are taking over the gorilla habitats. Coltan is in mobile phones, so recycling them will reuse the coltan and less gorillas will be killed. Finally I learnt that phones contain: Coltan, platinum, aluminium, copper, gold, and silver.

Two things I understood, were that it would be a tragedy if gorillas went extinct, because they are such a well-known animal. I also understand that coltan mines might make other animals extinct as well.

A question I had was, what other animals are going extinct?

 

100 WC #8 Term 3

We stepped on to the stage. My heart started to beat faster. I took a deep breath and said my first line of the play.

“Hello Fred and Angelica, how are you today.”

We all looked at Fred. He stared back with a horrified look on his face. “Well what a start.” I thought. “Way to ruin what we have been preparing for for months.”

“Hey Susie.” She says jumping in for him.

After the play we all meet up.

“Fred….” I say.

“You forgot all of your lines!” Angelica says.

 

School captain speech

Hi my name is Brynn Valentine, some of you may not know me very well because I have only been at this school for two years and I haven’t had the chance to be in the same class as everyone, I used to live in America near New York City, but I like Melbourne better. I have two brothers younger at the school. Evan who is in year three, and Rhys who is in prep. Although I have only been at this for two years I know a lot of the students here because of my brothers

I believe that being a school captain would be a good opportunity for me. I like being a leader because I like the feeling of having responsibilities and a big role in our school. I know that I have the confidence and the determination but I also believe that I have many traits that a school captain needs, like responsibility and organisation.

First I will talk about my organisation skills. A school caption needs to be able to organise events and things happening at the school, and they may have a lot of work that they need to do. I do six activities a week and I always have a good plan for when I do my homework and I fit my homework in to my night’s every day.

Having this many activities also proves that I like trying new things and would be up to do any task given to me.

I also have very good presentation skills. I have always liked acting, public speaking, and being in front of crowds. I will soon be in the play for our school concert as one of the main roles. I know that being school captain requires a lot of confidence in public speaking like speaking in front of assemblies and giving speeches. This is something I am confident with.

Another thing about being a school captain is being a good role model. If you stand up in front of everyone during assemblies, the preps and younger grades will look up to you.  I feel like I set a good example to younger grades.

In conclusion I believe that I have these traits that school captains need. I have good organisation skills, I am always up to any task, I have good presentation skills, and I am a good role model. I hope you all enjoyed my speech. Thank you for listening to my speech.