Monday, 28 May 2018

The Sun

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Did you know that the sun is a beautiful magnetically driven star?

The sun is like a hydrogen ball.

Did you know that the sun is like a huge fireball?

The Sun is a huge, glowing sphere of hot gas.

Did you know that the sun has North and South Polarities?

The sun is yellow and gold.

Did you know that solar means sun?

Science Week 4: Walking Water

How our experiment works

On Week 4 Room 8 worked on a science experiment called Walking Water to experience new things.

Firstly, Ms Bracey set up the experiment she placed seven cups onto a table then she filled up every first cup with water, she then put  kulakula ( red ) food colouring in the first cup of water then engeenge ( yellow ) food colouring into the next cup of water and she filled the last cup of water with pulu ( blue ) food colouring. After that she put three strips of paper towels into each cup.

Secondly, Ms Bracey asked us to predict what we thought would happen, I thought that the primary colours would transfer onto the other strips of paper towels and leave a trail.

Thirdly, we had to go and observe at what was happening to get some information about the experiment and go away then write what you observed.

Lastly, when I walked in on Friday I saw that the primary colours interacted with each other and made secondary colours when the kulakula ( red ) and engeenge ( yellow ) colours merged together it made orange then when the pulu ( blue ) and engeenge ( yellow ) colours mixed together it made lanumata ( green ).

WALT:To use a brainstorm and put them in bold.

Challenge:Put my sentences in the right orders.

Day and Night

How day and night works

We have day and night because of Earth’s rotation.

First, the earth is always spinning on its axis which is an invisible line that goes through the North Pole and the South Pole.

In fact the Earth spins around its axis like a top, this movement is called the Earth’s rotation, the Earth’s rotation is what gives us day and night.

In addition while the Earth is spinning on its axis it also orbits or revolves around the sun. This movement is called revolution one whole orbit around the sun is called a revolution.

Lastly one side of the Earth is the Northern hemisphere and the opposite side is the Southern hemisphere.

This is how day and night works.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

DMIC: Time, Minutes and Hours

Last week Room 8 did DMIC, for DMIC Multiplication and Division came together as a group and Ms Bracey put us into groups of four. We were learning about time, minutes and hours. We were given a maths problem with subjects we could choose to add up to one hour. On the paper it said that school starts at 9:00 am - 12:00 am so we had to find six subjects that equal three hours. When we were finished adding our six subjects up to three hours we had to present it and then after we presented it the other groups asked us questions about it. The challenge for me was presenting our work.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Learning to Serve

Last Monday room 8 went to kiwisport, for kiwisport we had volleyball our instructor was a girl her name is Elena if we forgot her name we had to call her coach. She showed us how to do ready position. When you are doing the ready position to do it you have to lean forward and relax your arms in front of your body.  She also taught us how to serve the volleyball properly, then she told all of us to buddy up with someone. Then one buddy had to go on the other side of the net, after that she told us what we had to do. 

Up in the stars

WALT:Repeat writing an explanation. Focus on sentence control. Continue to use a comma for punctuation.

Secondly in the planetarium there are loads of comfortable chairs. In the planetarium you can see the Southern cross, constellations, how planets move at night  and compass points. Sometimes you can even get to see a 3D movie about robots.

Challenge:This time I added a simile.

Te Tuhi Trip

This is my map of how we got to Te Tuhi.

In the corridor at Stardome

WALT:Learning to write an explanation with sentence control and commas to form a list.

Firstly Stardome is a place to learn interesting facts about the Solar System. In the corridors some of the facts you can learn are how day and night works,   what the word Solar means and more information on the Solar System.

This is a challenge to write in the present tense.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Iron Up Sports

Today I learnt how to embed my learning onto my blog post.