Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Aviator Timeline

L.I - to scan for key information and to skim for general information
Today for reading I had worked on a timeline with my class Fraidon. We had to research what Richard Pearse and The Wright Brothers did up to their first flight. We had to make a timeline showing what they did they date of the event and who was first. I learnt that Richard Pearse made a powered plane before the Wright Brothers did. I found it hard to find the date of the events.

Aviator Conclusion

L.I - to write a concluding paragraph
Today for writing I had to chose out of Amelia Earhart, Jean Batten, Richard Pearse and the Wright Brothers to do a concluding paragraph on. I had chosen to write my conclusion about Amelia Earhart. I had chosen Amelia Earhart because she has set very interesting records. I learned a lot more about Amelia Earhart just by researching for my conclusion. I found it hard to gather information and turn it into a ending.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Maths Week 8

Today for maths I had to go on google my maps. There I had to start from Panmure Bridge School and go someone else like a country or place. I had to then go from that place to another and record it on a spreadsheet. I had do the mm, cm, m, km and thumbs of the length in between.

Friday, 25 November 2016

News Reporter

L.I - to brainstorm questions that will deliver informative answers
Today for reading I had to write down questions that I could ask myself. I wrote as much questions I could think of and then after that I had to chose the top 10 best questions. I learned what a news reporter has to do and how they do it. I found it hard to ask myself questions I knew answers to.



Classroom Measurements

L.I - to accurately interpret data
Today for maths I had to make a thumb rule. To make the thumb rule I had to measure the width and length of my thumb. Once I was finished I had to make a google spreadsheet and record what I measured and what the mm, cm, m, km, thumbs of the item were. I learned to accurately interpret data and found it hard to get the measurements.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Amelia Earhart

L.I - to research facts about famous aviators
Today for Inquiry I had to chose out of four aviators to wright about. There was Richard Pearse, Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart and Jean Batten, and out of the four I chose Amelia Earhart. For Amelia Earhart I wrote Who she is and What she did to become famous. In the box below I had added extra information. From this I learned how to do a good format and more about Amelia Earhart. I also found it hard to find some good information I didn't know.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Amelia Earhart

LI: to write an informative introduction.
Today for writing I had to write a introduction for one of the aviators I was reading about. They were The wright brothers, Amelia Earhart, Richard pears and Jean Batten. I had chose to do it about Amelia Earhart.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Line Graph

L.I.To accurately present data and to accurately interpret data
Today for maths I had to go onto a spreadsheet. On that spreadsheet was Auckland's weather for all of the months (this weather data is not real). This spreadsheet was recording the Average Temp (C), Average Rain (mm) and Average Wind (Km/ph) for every 12 months. The only month that hadn't been done was July. I had to find out the average temp, rain and wind for that month. I did that by adding up all the temp, rain and wind under the July column on the spreadsheet. I had use the spreadsheet to find the sum of my total from all of the 3 subjects. After that I would the three number in the right columns under July. Once finished I had to buddy up with another person. We had to take the data from the spreadsheet and turn it into a line graph. We also had to do the same but on a book or paper. To tell which one was temp, rain and wind we had to put them in different colors and right down what the color was for. My partner Jeremiah had done the line graph online and I had done the line graph on paper. This line graph is telling us that the chances of rain in March are low and the chances of needing a rain coat in June is high. The chances of having wind in august and June are not that high. I found it hard to make sure that there was enough space for everything to fit into the book page. I have also learned a new word which was probability. Probability means is the chance that something will happen or how likely it is that some event will happen. For example 10% "chance of rain".

25 word summary

L.I - to infer information from the text
Today for reading I had to read a text called High Fliers. After reading we got into pairs and as one person reads the book the other person had to point out all the nouns, adjectives and verbs that we could find. In between the parents we had to take turns reading. Once finished we had to write down all the keywords into a goggle doc. Using a five by five grid my partner and I could only use 25 words from the keywords to summaries the text. I found it hard to put the words in the grid to make sense, but in the end I learned how to gather keywords and turn it into a short summary.

Explanation Text

How do airplanes fly?

Airplanes are a type of flying transport that will get you from one side of the earth to the other. The first flight of an airplane was the wright brothers who flew the first successful airplane on December 17, 1903. There are four forces of flight Thrust, Drag, Lift and Weight.

Thrust is produced by the big engines located on the plane’s wings. Thrust helps create the force that makes the plane fly, lift. Thrust has to overcome drag for it to go forward. For example if I threw a paper plane my arm would give it thrust.

Drag goes the opposite direction as the object. Drag is caused by everything of the plane. Drag is the force that slows down the object going the other way. If the plane was to take off drag must be lower than the thrust.

Weight on a airplane is caused by gravity. Weight acts in a downward direction toward the center of the earth. During a flight the aircraft burns up its fuel, so the weight of the airplane constantly changes.

Lift is the force that prevents the weight of an airplane and holds the airplane in the air. Lift is created by differences in air pressure. Most of the lift is generated by the wings.

The modern airplanes have seat belts so you can be safe and enjoy your ride. Airplanes can get you anywhere for example if you like to travel an airplane can take you over oceans and safely get you to your destination.

Monday, 14 November 2016

General Knowledge - Tonga


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Balloon Experiment

For the last week my group and I have been studying rockets. Today for lesson 4 we had to do a balloon experiment. For this experiment We had to make a copy of a spreadsheet to record the data on. We had 3 balloon's which were pink, blue and orange. We would test each balloon 3 times. First we had to put a 7 meter fishing line going through a straw. The 7 meter fishing line went from one wall to another. After that we had to attache our first blown up balloon which was the pink balloon shaped like a circle to the straw. Then we would let go of the tip of the balloon and it would go flying forward. We would do the same thing for every balloon. The Orange Balloon was shaped differently from the blue and pink balloon. We would measure how far the balloon went and record the meters on the spreadsheet. Once we were finished we had to add up the meters in all 3 columns. After that we turned the data into a bar graph. This graph shows you that the pink balloon got further than the orange and blue balloon. The blue balloon went further then the orange balloon by 2.5 meters. The Pink balloon went for the longest amount of time and the orange balloon went for a smaller amount of time. This study has used newton's third law to collect accurate information.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Rockets - Lesson 1

Today for Inquiry I had to make a google drawing on Newton's 3rd Law. In the google drawing I had to put in pictures of my understanding of the Newton's 3rd Law. Once we finished we watched a video about Newton's 3rd Law. In the video it showed use that the amount of force we put on the floor the would give back the same amount of force. After that we went outside to do some experimenting with a netball, stress ball and hack sack. From this session I learnt what the Newton's 3rd Law meant.

First Flying Machine

L.I - to infer information using clues and prior knowledge
Today for reading I had read a text called First flying machine. After we had to use clues from the text to find out what kind of text it was. Once finished we had to go on a group slide and write down all the inferences we had. We also had to write down the clue from the text and our prior knowledge for our inference. Once I finished my inferences I had checked through the slides. After doing the session I learnt how to infer and found out what kind of text the story was.

Monday, 7 November 2016

How many times a side is rolled on a 6 sided dice

L.I - to accurately interpret data
Today for maths I had to roll a dice and write down the number and how many times it was rolled by using a tally chart. My MUST DO for maths was to create a bar graph on anything I wanted. I had chosen the dice game. I had rolled a 6 sided dice 40 times and recorded the data on a google spreadsheet. In this image you can see on the X axis that I had numbered it 1 to 6 because that was all the numbers on the dice. On the Y axis I had numbered it to my highest number. From my data I had found out that 3 & 4 were rolled the most times and 1 & 2 were rolled the least amount of times. My highest number was 9 and my lowest number was 4. I found it hard to keep track of the 40 numbers on a spreadsheet.