Thursday, 23 June 2016

Term 2 Proud Moments

Term 2 Proud Moments

This term I am proud of my science board I think it turned out good and it was well written, it turned out better than I expected,I like the background it ties in nicely with my question.

I am also proud of my reading because I have moved up a lot and I am reading at 13.5 to 14.5 which more than a year above my age.

I am proud of the tough kid challenge because I had lots of fun with my friends and I came 3rd, although I didn't go to the actual competition I am still proud.

I am proud of my tsunami explanation because I think I explained it clearly and my model is awesome.






Term 2 Proud Moments

Term 2 Proud Moments

This term I am proud of my science board I think it turned out good and it was well written, it turned out better than I expected,I like the background it ties in nicely with my question.

I am also proud of my reading because I have moved up a lot and I am reading at 13.5 to 14.5 which more than a year above my age.

I am proud of the tough kid challenge because I had lots of fun with my friends and I came 3rd, although I didn't go to the actual competition I am still proud.

I am proud of my tsunami explanation because I think I explained it clearly and my model is awesome.






Friday, 17 June 2016

Reflection 17/6/2016

On Monday we went to the careers expo it was lots of fun.On tuesday I had my Icas writing and Science I think I did pretty good in my science but I think I could have done my writing one better.On Thursday we had tech Arts we are going well in music and my media arts page is looking good so far.Today Niakita came in and told us about her journey in bioligy.I have working on my science fair it is going well.This week has been lots of fun.Here is a quote that inspires me:

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Career expo

Yesterday we went to the career expo there was lots of different stands there were lots of universities and there was wintec there was even countdown.Although I'm still not sure what I want to be it gave me some options I hadn't even thought of.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Inquiry Term 2

Here is a video of my model:


Tsunami
How does a tsunami Form?


tsunami-geology-2.jpgHave you ever wondered how a tsunami forms?
Tectonic plates and friction are included in the vital process.


tsunami-geology-3.jpgTsunamis can be triggered by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or underwater landslides. Firstly the plate tectonic forces the oceanic plate into the mantle, then the plates get stuck and friction starts.


The stuck plate continues to descend into the mantle. As a result of this, an accumulation of energy starts (this energy is very similar to the energy stored in compressed springs). The energy in the overriding plate can accumulate for decades even centries.


The energy accumulates in the overriding plate until it moves the frictional forces between the stuck plates. When this happens the overriding plate snaps into a loose position. This impulsive motion is the cause of a Tsunami because it gives an enormous shove to the overlying water, at the same time the inland areas of the overriding plate are lowered.


The moving wave travels out along the ocean basin at the same time water floods the recently lowered shore. A lot of people mistake tsunamis for a single wave but they consist of various waves which are all different shapes and sizes. Tsunami’s can go as high as 30 metres which is as big as a 10 storey building.


Tsunamis are very powerful and can kill a lot of animals and people they also  damage quite a few buildings.


Bibliography
11 Facts about Tsunamis, viewed 23 May 2016
https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-tsunamis
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Tsunami Facts, viewed 26 May 2016
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/tsunamis.html


Tsunami Geology, viewed 23 May 2016
http://geology.com/articles/tsunami-geology.shtml


Tsunami, viewed 25 May 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsunami

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Enviro Day Term 2

Enviro Day

On Friday we had enviro day we buddied up with students from room 4.We made a water cycle on a big ziplock bag and then added water in it to show the stages e.g evaporation condensation.Then we went around the school and counted how many taps there were.After that we little signs to go around the taps to remind people to turn taps tight.When we finished that we made a poster with a group I was with Madi, Marnie, Scarlet, Sofia and Sacha we made our poster about what countries use water for what.After that some ladies came in and talked to us about water.