Monday, 26 June 2017

Science Blog

20/6/2017
Rocket Balloon 
Introduction : What is force? 
Push
Push is a forward force. e.g you push a door and when your friend is sitting on the swing and you can push your friend so your friend can go high.

Pull
Pull is a toward force. e.g you pull the door to close and if you pull your tote tray to take out something it's also a pull.

Gravity 
Gravity is another force, gravity keeps us on earth. If we didn't had gravity around the earth we will be floating around.

Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion was          
One, inertia: and object will continue to be as is until a force changes it.
Two, acceleration: when an object up increasing speed.
Three, for every action there is a reaction.

What did I do?
I did force science activity which was rocket balloon. I did with Margarette and Shileen. Savannah joined us again afterwards. 
We used 3m string, 10cm straw, normal balloon, water balloon, masking tape, chair, metre rulers and small table.
Our steps were…… 
Measure the string. 
Cut the straw into 10cm
Stick one side of the string at the table.
Put the straw into the string.
Stick the other side of the string at chair.
Stick the balloon at the top of the straw.
Blow the balloon.
Leave the balloon and see the balloon goes in the string.

What did you change?
We changed string tension, firm to loose it took the balloon 7.90 seconds to go along 3m string. We found out that when we made our string loose it goes a lot slower than we thought but when we try the same thing second time it when lot faster the time was 2.65 seconds. We were all confused. After we tried with other kind of balloon. Which was a water balloon. When we let the water balloon to go, it went very very fast. The time was 0.73 seconds. We were wondering why the water balloon goes faster than the normal balloon? I learnt that the water balloon is faster than the normal balloon and the firm string and loose string makes lot difference. The force in our rocket balloon is when we blew up and let it to go, the air inside the balloon pushes the balloon to go.

What does this learning make you wonder?
When we made the string loose, why is it slower?
After few more times with water balloon, I wondered that it could go faster because of the space in the balloons (I think water balloon have small space to take the balloon because it's long and quite skinny and the normal balloon is fat)?
I want to use this learning by teaching my brother how to make it at holidays.




Science Blog Week 
Week: 7 (second one)
What I have done?
Today I got another push and pull science activity to choose. Which was golf course and pulley system. I choosed pulley system because I wanted to find more out about the push and pull science from the pulley system and the way how and why the pulley system works. I worked with Margarette. We used box, tape, coloured papers, coloured sticker, string, hook, toilet paper roll, straw and scissor.

What I have found out?
I found out that when I pull the string towards me the paper cup slowly comes up and if I just leave the string it goes fast as a bike keep rolling off from the string. And the hook holds the string so the cup doesn't fall off. Also I have found out that if I pull or push it can move the cup. A bigger push or pull makes things speed up or slow down more quickly.

What I wonder?
I wonder if we put at the front some zig zag lines with pencils will it still make the cup goes up? I also wonder if we don't use cardboard what will be another things that we can use as a cardboard?



Science Blog Week 
Week: 7 (first one)
What I have done?
Today I did rocket balloon with Margarette and Shileen, but soon Savannah joined in. We used 3 metre string, 10cm straw, balloon, tapes, chair, metre ruler and towel holder. We worked in room 12 kitchen.

What I found out?
I learnt that when we blow the balloon smaller is until reaches the end. Also when we accidentally made the string a bit more longer I learnt that before we start we have to measure the string.

What I wonder?
When we use same 3 metre string, same size balloon and same 10cm straw, why does the time not the same? When we put the string as a shape well it work?


Science Blog Week 
Week: 6
What I have done?
Today I got to choose between three push and pull science activity which was  bouncing basketballs, chair pulley and ping pong ramp. I chose the ping pong ramp, because I wanted to know about  how far will it goes and how many times it failed and was successful. I worked with Margarette, Shileen and Grace in the tiered seating. We used two metre rulers, clipboard, books, book holder, two pipe phones and ping pong ball.

What I have found out?
Today I found out that on our first test we put the metre ruler in straight line in tiered seating and it worked, because it want as a straight line the gravity pushed the ball and the ball went straight on the hole of metre ruler. We tried at different angle it want faster but it failed a lot. We tried in more than 5 different angles but we forget to use the protractor to measure the angle so we don't really know the angle. When we made the ramp as a down and up ramp when it went down it went fast as a bike but it didn't got up because of the gravity. The gravity pushes down but it doesn't make it go up. When we tried 90 degree angle it just failed, because it didn't go straight down it went out of the course and went down.

What I wonder?
I wonder if we made the ramp more higher than we made will it can go up a bit because when we used the metre ruler it didn't went up. Also if we made the ramp as a zig zag will it work? And if we use other kind of rulers without the hole will it work or more fail than this?


Science Blog Week 
Week: 5
What I've done?
Today I got three choices it was chair pulley, ping pong ramp and basketball. I choosed chair pulley, because it looked challenging and fun. I worked with Margarette, Shileen, Grace and Larrisa. We used a chair, rope, basket and dolls.

What have I found out?
I have found out that if we push it with one hand and pull with other hand it goes more faster.

What I wonder?
I wonder if we put the chair far and string will tight then will the basket go faster?


Science Blog Week 
Week: 4
What I've done? 
I have done making catapult and rocket balloon.

What have I found out?
I have found out that when we make our catapult it made the cotton ball go higher not farther.
I have found out that the rocket balloon can go up not only down.

What I wonder?
I wonder can the catapult go backwards not forwards.
I wonder that the rocket balloon can go straight up into the air.

High Rope

High Rope
Second day at camp, we walked along the wooden bridge passed the road and we came to the highest activity in camp. The high ropes. It was very high and I felt like I am an ant standing in the wood pieces on the ground. We were looking and listening to Ollie who's explaining us but only a couple of words got into my head. The 10 minutes was like 1 hour.

 After all the talk and explaining we get into groups and we line up in front of the giant ladder. I felt like bursting with excitement like the popcorns jumping out of the popcorn machine. When it was my turn I raced to the front. We all got checked for the safety and now we're ready to go. I put my first step onto the ladder. The ladder was extra wobbly, because two groups were climbing up the ladder. First and second was easy to get up, but it's getting more difficult. I felt nervous and scared it was more difficult than I thought. I thought that I might fall down. 

 I went half way through the course and I got down. My legs were very tired.

After one more go my legs were like a jelly that nearly broke.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Headband

Headband
No one noticed me for a year. I was waiting on the top of the shelf for someone to buy me.

 One day before Christmas I was still waiting. But I was feeling something today, like someone will buy me tonight. It was true. A girl call Grace came in with her mum and she bought me. I was bursting with excitement like popcorns coming out of the popcorn machine. 

I was a superstar for a little bit before Grace started finding another headband to replace me with. Pink and silver were her favourite colours so I couldn't compete against that. She loved the new one. She never wore me again. 

One unexpected sunny day Grace put me into the pretty purple box with all the stuff that she doesn't use then she donated me to a young girl called Ella who lived beside our house. 

The good thing was she loved me. Ella wore me every day I always slept on the brown bedside table just beside Ella’s pink and white bed.

Every morning everything start with excitement. Every night I was always thinking what I'm going to do tomorrow but the thing was the time went very very fast and soon Ella got older, older and older. She didn't donate me but she put me onto the wooden shelf with the thing that was a part of her memories.

 One rainy morning Ella’s family came into our house and they looked around and were busy talking. Ella’s big sister’s daughter called Ruby kept looking at me. And she wants me. Ella gave me to Ruby when they are having dinner. Next morning I was on way to Ruby's house and I knew that it will be the starting of my new life.

In my writing I have emotion words and some wow words.

My next step is to use ‘alliteration’ in my writing.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Red

Red
I am cherry, strawberry and watermelon. I am a fire that you made at some nights. I am shy. I am a red tomatoes that you eat. I am a red school uniform I wear. I am a red iPad case that covers an iPad. 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Acrostic

Some people I've taught how to make flax flowers 
Enjoy playing with my friends
One of my friends are moving soon
Have nice friends
Yeah I have great teachers for the three years I've been here
Use lots of stuff to make
New Zealand is my new home
Like crafting
Enjoy school time
Entering school each day I can think a lot of things 

Discovery Time Reflection

Discovery Time Reflection
Today at Discovery Time I did three things. Science Experiment,decorating cookies and planning for class birthday chart. 
I have done with Ruby.P. 

We done Science Experiment this is the photo.
I've forgot to photo my cookie,and we've planed birthday chart. 

It was fun Discovery Time. Also the helper was fantastic.


My Mihi

My Mihi
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