We all did info reports on what ever we wanted, easy huh? Wrong! One it was due in 2 days and we couldn’t research because we had to be experts. I did Welsh Mountion Ponies! Because I am an expert on them because I love them. When you read it it might be messy because it was edited!
Today we presented and I did pretty well here is my feedback:
It’s week two of solar boats and the completion is already pretty tough! We started testing and finished. We tested the boats on speed, buoyancy, plane, alignment and balance. My test hull looks like this:
My test hull!
My boat came 2nd after Ryan’s which was a perfect boat. Here is a picture of his:
Ryan’s Test Hull
Today Wil has started working on the circuit, Ryan is designing the Race Hull and I’m in charge of the poster. If you want to see a bit more and even learn a bit more click on this link. Thank you and look out for more posts about the Super Solar Boats Journey!
What do you think would you do in solar boats?
This week we started solar boats, it all started with Miss C saying,
“Choose someone you want to be with in Solar Boats!” I chose my best friend Lily and she chose me! After lunch everyone got told their groups and I was put with Lily, Wil and Ryan. First we came up with a few team protocols like listen to each other and put in 110%. Then we assigned numbers and jobs for this week and our jobs were the same to plan and build a test hull. So yesterday we all drew up plans for test hulls the plans were birds eye, isometric paper and side. But even though we finished in the first hour we couldn’t start due to the fact that no one brought in any polystyrene.
So today I brought some polystyrene boxes from Coles .So we can start building today. Stay tuned if you want to hear more about the Super Solar Boats Journey!
What design would you choose and why?
Test Hull designs
Ever wondered about what’s in lightning? Ever wondered why you jump back once you’re hit? Do you want to know how to stay safe? Well, that’s is all in this article about lively lightning. Before we start please ask me anything else you want to know about lighting.
Lightning in general
Every body knows about what lightning is because everyone knows it comes in storms and can kill people and causes blackouts or turns electricity back on in a house. It can cause scare the live out of people with it’s partner of thunder. But something I bet you don’t know is what’s in lightning… Well it’s electricity but what’s in electricity?
From Horrible Science Shocking Electricty
Well, to just make it easier I give you this example there are atoms in every thing and electrons go around them and when it’s in the case of electricity the electrons travel around super super fast and they get super charged or over charged, which creates electricity.
Did You Know? Lightning is a giant electrical spark.
What should I do in a lightning storm?
Lightning or Thunder Storms are dangerous, really dangerous. If you get shocked it’s very dangerous but even though you should be able to live since most people survive from shocks don’t try it. If your teacher is shocked by lightning he would fly back because of the electrical force that the lightning put on him. If you’re driving in a car while there’s a lightning storm you’re safer than being outside a car because the lightning reflects off metal but don’t be close to a car! If someone is struck and there are puddles near him move out of the way because the electricity could passthrough the puddles and could shock you. If you ask me in a storm you should just stay at home.
Did you know? Benjamin Franklin did his famous kite and key experiment because
1. The kite would catch it and it would catch onto the key because it was metal.
2. To prove his theory on electricity.
As this is the end hope you enjoyed reading this and learnt a few things about lightning and how to stay safe. Please take this quizwww.onlineexambuilder.com/lightning-facts/exam-60750 . Thank you for reading! 🙂
Facts: Horrible Science: Shocking electricity. https://whatcauseslightning.weebly.com
Pictures: www.zmescience.com Horrible Science.
As part of the positive start program we are learning about getting along here is my pic collage:
My name is Isabelle, I am 11 years old and live in Australia. My name means pledge to God and is French. My favourite colour is blue, I enjoy riding horses and obsessed art and horses. I have a little brother and a mum and a dad we live on a farm with 7 horses 2 cats and 1 dog. My hobbies include riding my beautiful pony, doing art and many many many more.
A little more about me.
I’m a pretty friendly person and get along in big and small groups. I am pretty fit and I can normally get a job done if I’m asked to do it. I enjoy riding horses so much, I also enjoy playing with my brother and my dog, I’m really good with technology and lots of art. I have gold/brown hair and have big brown eyes and have quite few freckles on me. I have long legs but I have a short body, I’m in year 6 and only 145 cm tall!
Places I been.
I traveled to Bali and got malaria but other than that I had lots of fun there. I’ve been to Fiji 3 times, twice for run and once to see my cousins that moved there for 6 months! I go to Sydney pretty much every school holiday to see my Mum’s family who lives up there. We go to Tasmania frequently because we have a fishing shack down there and dad loves fishing. Every summer we go up to a place called South West Rocks, I love it because it’s warm and you swim every day in the ocean.But the best place I’ve stayed at is my house, I love it.
As you can see that’s a little bit about me, it might not be what you wanted to hear, but i hope you enjoyed it so thank you for reading.
What else would you like to know about me?
Testing the house!!!
This term we did PEH (Passive Energy Houses) and here is a brief of what we did:
Needs & Wants
“Today in class, we have a guest speaker coming in to talk to our classes.” Miss C said as everyone sat on the floor. Minutes later we were in Mrs Boyd’s grade listening to our guest speaker and her name was Bridget Donovan. Bridget is the executive producer for the new ABC show “Back Roads” and also is a journalist. She told us about the show because it realates to our inquiry unit in a way. But when she started talking about her job it really got me thinking…
I think I want to be a biological scientist because I love animals, plants and science. I think I will enjoy this job because I like figuring out stuff and finding the best possible answer to anything alive.
The academic skills I will need are bio, humantites, health and English. The personal skills I will need are persistence, resilience, cooperation, active listening and organisation.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Why?
Photo from http://www.aibs.org/careers/
This term we’ve been writing poems, I enjoy writing poems about nature because you can describe what you wrote about and what it does plus it’s characteristics.
My favourite types of poetry are adjective poems and Haiku poems. I like adjectives because you can describe stuff, but you might describe it differently to another person. I like Haikus because you have a limit but you can find other words that mean the same that have less syllables.
Here are two poems I wrote:
My Buddy Jacob Looking Pretty Awesome.
I heard a creak as the classroom door opened and I saw Mrs. Hensby dressed like an old fashioned teacher!!! Suddenly her class marched in dressed like kids in the olden days. Turns out they had an old fashioned dress up day!!! The reason for this is that their inquiry unit was history of Gisborne and New Gisborne. My buddy Jacob looked so old fashioned minus the coloured tag, but still he looked pretty cool. He taught me something I didn’t know, I learnt that the Gisborne fountain was built and demolished 3 times!!! That’s right 3 times!