July 28

Term 2 Week 3

This has been a fun week. In maths we have been focusing on fractions. We learnt how to add and subtract fractions with common and uncommon denominators. We also learnt how to compare fractions. One of the activities that we did was a fractions puzzle that had sums to answer. Our inquiry is Australian history so we used chalk pastels to create an oil lamp in the goldfields. We had dance fever come and teach us yoga. We learnt new types of breathing for relaxation purposes such as the angel breath, the helicopter breath and the snake breath, my favourite of the three. I can’t wait until next week.

November 24

Term 4 Week 8

This week our class learnt about percentages, GST and financial maths. Over the week our assistant teacher Miss Emily taught us poetry. She also took the art lesson in which we did some abstract art. On Monday it was really hot, 38’C  and then it rained the rest of the week and we were stuck inside at lunch and recess, me and my friends played team in splix.io. We also learnt how to make a website using google sites which was really fun. We are using the site as our ePortfolio which contains some of our best work.

August 12

Chess Tournament

Yesterday, on the 11th of August I competed in a chess tournament at Kerrimuir Primary school. As I said in an earlier post I played 7 games of chess. I got a credit certificate winning 4 out of those 7 games. I was the best player in my school but overall in the B division, which I was in, I was the 10th best player. As a school though we came 2nd so I got a silver medal. My rating went up by 6 so it is 425.

August 5

Week 4 of Term 3

In week 4 we did lots of things including finishing our art on an animal, I did mine on a peregrine falcon, {below} and this other absolutely awesome thing called an ozobot, which follow coloured lines and different coloured lines make it do different things.IMG_20160805_101142

August 2

Heart Cancer

What to do when you have heart cancer

  • Chemotherapy
  • Heart transplant
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery to remove the cancer
  • Dietary counseling

How to prevent heart cancer and stay healthy

  • Be active.
  • Keep a healthy weight.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Don’t smoke.

Is there such a thing as heart cancer?

There is a debate if heart cancer exists possibly because almost all heart cancers come from other parts of the body.

What is heart cancer?

Heart cancer is extremely rare. Heart cancer is a cancer which occurs in the heart. It is an early cardiac tumor. It occurs in the soft tissue of the body.

 

August 2

Geothermal Energy

What is Geothermal energy?
-Geothermal Energy as a form of energy that can become electricity.
-It is heat from the earth.
-It is also shown as hot springs and geysers.

How does geothermal energy become electricity?

-There are different kinds of geothermal energy, But they all conclude in the same way.Geothermal energy is produced when the water below the surface of the planet get heated by magma, lava and hot rock which push the boiling water up production wells planted in the ground up 10,000 of feet below the surface {3.048 km}. That water or another liquid is heat to create steam. The steam spins a turbine with spins a generator which creates electricity. Any leftover liquid is sent back into the ground making it a renewable energy source.

Is Geothermal Energy renewable?
-Because its source is the almost unlimited amount of heat generated by the Earth’s core.

-Even in geothermal areas depending on hot water, the amount of water taken can and will be replaced, making it a sustainable energy source. So In a way yes.

Where is Geothermal Energy Produced?

-There are bases all over the world. There are some in the United States, Philippines, Mexico, Italy and Indonesia.
-85% of the present geothermal generation are in countries that lie on the “Ring of Fire.”
-The Ring of Fire is a lot of volcanoes in a horse shoe shape around the pacific ocean where there are lots of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

Can Geothermal Energy be stored?
-Yes but not by us humans,  As it is stored in the earth below the crust.

How does geothermal energy work?
-The water below the surface gets heated, some of that water breaks through the surface of the earth.
-They normally happen where tectonic plates meet.

 

June 17

Another Fun Fact

Sharon replied with did you know electricity plays a role in the way your heart beats. Muscle cells in the heart are contracted by electricity traveling through the heart. Here is my one. The largest egg on record weighed 2.589 kg (5 lb 11.36 oz) and was laid by an ostrich in Sweden, 17th may 2008, 17-5-2008

May 24

Chess tournament

As you know I competed in a chess tournament, here is how I went. I won 5 out of 7 games beating the player with the highest rating, which was almost double mine. I got distinction which meant I finished in the top 10% of players in my region. it was run by chess kids at Kerrimuir primary school. My school was in division B, as a school we came equal 5th with 14 1/2 points. In the B division I got a medal for being the most improved player in the B division with my rating going up by 50 points, meaning my rating is over 400.