Friday, 30 May 2014

Intimidating Behaviour Scenarios


This is a Google drawing about the reasons why we question about almost anything that comes to mind.

Samoan Language Week

This is a Google Presentation, is a general knowledge on .......... Samoan Language Week!
I hope you find the facts interesting and the pictures intriguing. Enjoy.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Discoveries and Their Impacts - Whole Class Bus Stop Activtity

This is a Google presentation that I have crafted to reflect on the bus stop task that was set for me and my classmates, why don't you take a look through what we did and don't forget to leave a comment on what you think about my work!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Similarities and Differences

This is a Google drawing I have crafted to categorise the similarities and the differences of the characters from the movie Cloudy with a chance of meat balls which are Flint Lockwood and Sam Sparks. So Take a Look and don't forget to add in a comment!

8 Main Events About ' Cloudy with a chance of Meat Balls'

This is a Google drawing that I have crafted to represent the 8 main events that happened in the movie: Cloudy with a chance of Meat Balls. I hope you find these events vividly detailed in a way that puts you in my shoes as if watching the actual movie!

Monday, 19 May 2014

The Cause and Effect: ' Cloudy with a chance at Meatballs

This is a Google Drawing that I have crafted to categorise the cause and effect of the movie Cloudy with a chance at Meatballs and it's purpose.

Inventions I could possibly not live without

This is a Google Drawing that I have crafted to represent the seven inventions that I could not live without, if you are like me then you are always worried about the things that matter most to you besides family and friends. I'm talking about inventions that have been made to help improve the well - being of mankind. So I hope you find these items interesting and similar to your own personal items.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Character Profile on Leonardo da Vinci

WALT identify scientists that have made significant contributions to their fields.

  1. Pick a scientist from the list.
  2. Think/Pair/Share - Discuss with a buddy the significant contributions your scientist has made to their field of science.
  3. Complete the character profile below of a famous scientist.

character profile of a scientist

Leonardo Da Vinci : April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519
country of origin:
Vinci, Italy
science area:
Aerio Scientist , Mathematician , Biology Scientist , Famous Artist
Significant contribution to their field of science
Leonardo da Vinci made a lot of history not only for his scientific mind but for his artistic ways.
What impact has their invention had on the world?
Leonardo’s inventions had a massive impact on the world because it motivated other inventors or scientists to create models of their own and then they would start  on a larger model for testing which is commonly known as a prototype.

Leonardo’s paintings also captured the essence of what an image should feel like.

3 Areas Of Science

WALT: identify and categorize key-words and experiments related to 3 different areas of science.

The study of living things for example humans, animals and plants.

The study of the properties and make-up of substances and the changes they undergo.
The study of energy and forces.
Check out this site and create a list of experiments associated with Biology
Check out this site and create a list of experiments associated with Chemistry
Check out this site and create a list of experiments associated with Physics
Biology experiments
Chemistry experiments
Physics experiments
eg. What kind of bugs live in puddles of water?
eg. what happens when you mix coca cola and baking soda.
eg. what is the best fruit or vegetable to conduct electricity?
How has the elements improved our way of living?
What chemicals are used to produce our food that we buy from supermarkets?
How is lightning formed and why?
What impact on the animal world has affected the way we live today.
What happens when you mix coca cola and mentos?
What creates the speed of lightning?
Why is there a number of unknown species of animals yet to be discovered?
How long does it take for baking soda and vinegar to react?
What creates the booming sound of thunder?
What is the importance of Biology
What is the importance of Chemistry?
What is the importance of Physics?
What was the first unknown species of animals was discovered?
How long does it take for liquids to dissolve when layered on top of each other?
Why is force and energy so important in science?

Watch these videos for more examples
Find an example of an experiment you would like to carry out - write it down or include the link - remember to note down what area of science your experiment is showing.

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Skills For Adolescence: Friendship Cliques

Imagine you are having a conversation with each of the students below. After you read about their experiences with friendship and cliques, write your response.

Student 1:
I think cliques will always be there. I mean, friends get together to hang out, to socialise, to play sports, or because we have a common interest. There are a lot of cliques in our school and they aren’t all bad. It is good to have a group of friends that you can count on and get close. Sometimes people join the group and sometimes people leave. Are we exclusive? Maybe. I don’t mean to be, but not everyone fits in with us, and I am still friends with other people. Not as close, but we talk and stuff. Actually, I don’t think of my group of friends as a clique, but I know other people do. My older sister tells me that once she got to senior high school, the cliques opened up. She says they still exist, but she has friends in several different cliques. for me, the most important thing is to have good friends I can count on. If that means we are a clique, is that so bad?

Your response:

I would think that maybe it would be split evenly 50, 50. One reason for yes is that cliques reject, neglect, and they hurt other people rather than themselves. One reason for no is that cliques open up to people and they make you feel important and then you end up sharing private information about yourself to them, and you feel like a star when they make out that they worship you.

Student 2: Who are my real friends? Who can I trust? Sometimes it’s hard to tell. You may be sitting with a group of friends one day laughing at the girl who sat with them yesterday. Little do you know that you will be the one who they laugh at tomorrow. Most people learn a hard lesson about friendship after they are the one being ridiculed and embarrassed. Cliques hurt people. Overall, every clique that I have been in has ended up hurting someone, and sometimes that person is me. Here’s my advice: stand up for yourself and others, so that cliques learn that making fun of people and excluding people is not okay. I figured out that it is a lot more fun being in a big group. Talking behind people’s backs or laughing at someone else’s misfortune? That’s not for me. Now I can count on my friends, and they can depend on me.

Your response:

I think that you are definitely right about cliques because it’s true they really do hurt people badly and it isn’t fair on the person who gets hurt and it is totally wrong!

This is a reflection on Friendship Cliques, remember Cliques are bad news so stay far away from them and find some real friends you can count on. ENJOY!

Deandra - Inner Planets

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Earth is just one of the planets in our solar system. Planets are large bodies that rotate around the sun. They reflect its light and warmth. The planets that are located closest to the sun are made out of rocky material. They are relatively small and heavy. In contrast, the planets that are farther away from the sun are much larger. They are formed of light gases. All planets follow a certain path around the sun. They are held a specific distance from the sun by the sun’s strong gravitational force.
The inner planets, or those closest to the sun, are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Even though these planets are all small and rocky, they have more differences than they have things in common.
Because Mercury is the closest to the sun, the side that faces the sun gets as hot as 427O Celsius. At the same time, the side that faces away from the sun is a freezing -173O Celsius. Mercury also has a slower rate of rotation than Earth. Days and nights on Mercury are much longer than ours. The extreme temperatures alone make it a very unlikely place for life. With an atmosphere too thin for human breathing, it’s obvious that people won’t be living on Mercury any time soon.
The next planet from the sun is Venus. Below clouds of sulfuric gas lies its 96% carbon dioxide atmosphere. That might be nice for a plant, since a plant “breathes” carbon dioxide, but not for a person. If you managed to survive the atmosphere, the surface of the planet is hot enough to melt solid metal. In addition, the pressure of the air would be strong enough to crush you.
You are probably most familiar with Earth because it is your home planet. It has the perfect conditions for life. Earth’s atmosphere and oceans help control the trickiest part of making a planet life-friendly: temperature. Earth is the only planet known to have liquid water.
Mars is the fourth farthest from the sun. Mars has been studied and photographed more than any other planet besides Earth. Some people think it may be possible for life to exist there. Although scientists have not been able to find actual water on Mars, there seems to be evidence of water erosion on its surface. Its canyons and mountains are very similar to those found on Earth. The main difference is that there is no plant life. Some scientists believe that Mars may have been very much like Earth until something happened that made the water supply evaporate.

Answer the following questions based on the reading passage. Don’t forget to go back to the passage whenever necessary to find or confirm your answers.
1) What keeps planets rotating a specific distance from the sun?
Planets are large bodies that rotate around in space to capture the sun’s warmth and the moons coolness.

2) Earth is the only known planet to have what important feature?
A controlled atmosphere that is suitable for human, plant, and animal life, and as well as liquid water.
3) Why is the atmosphere of Venus more friendly to plants than humans?
The atmosphere in Venuz is more friendly to plants rather than humans because it is filled with carbon dioxide, which we can not breathe in but what we breathe out.

4) Why is there such a the huge difference in temperature between the two sides of the planet Mercury?
The difference is that the side that is facing the sun is piping hot and has enough heat to probably extinguish any life force that walks on its surface while on the other side facing away from the sun is as cold or even colder than Antarctica in the Winter season.

5) Do you think that people will ever be able to colonize other planets in the future? Why or why not?

“Yes and No, why? because the neighbouring planets in our solar system are well some are unstable and others are. Although I don’t think I would be stupid enough to take the risk in settling into another planet that could or could not provide the requirements that we humans need. So when I am saying this I believe that I am speaking for the other civil people in the world that would agree with me and what I have just said.”

This is a reflection on ' Inner Planets ' I hope you find this information interesting because to me it sounds pretty frighting!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Science Symbols

This is a poster of Science symbols related to the three main categories .  .  .   

Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Chemistry is defined with chemicals that include experiments, Biology is defined with living things in the world that include plants, human body, and animals, Physics is defined with energy and driving force which includes electricity, astronomy ect. I hope you have enjoyed reading about Chemistry, Biology,  and Physics.

My Science Poster

This is my poster about what Science is and the different categories that are based on science. This term we are learning a lot about science, Science is pretty much the focus of our school work. So here is my poster and I hope you enjoy reading my science categories and the words that come under them!

Monday, 5 May 2014

Language of Measurement

This is a Google presentation filled with pictures and definitions of the Language in maths that is used for measurement.

Room 7's Classroom Goals For Term 2

This is Room 7's Term Two Goals for 2014, the purpose for these goals  is to help us to manage individually our own personal goals and to help us build positive relationships.