Monday, 28 August 2017

Quick Write (3) ; The Cave

(Here is another one of my quick writes! Hope you enjoy)
I enter the cave, not knowing what is inside. It gets colder and colder and darker and darker the more distance I go. I suddenly stop as I hear voices surround me. I look around and see nothing but crumbling walls. I continue to walk, but i feel as if something is holding me back, But i continue anyways. I hear screams coming from the highest peaks of the cave. Terrified, I run out of the cave and is certain whether to return again.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Quick Write (2) ; Frozen

This here is a photo of one of my many Quick Writes. A Quick Write is when our teacher puts a photo of something on the T.V and we have to interpret what we think is happening or going on. The photo that was on the T.V was a person in the middle of no where, he was surrounded by nothing but ice and there was an old boat not too far from where he was.  

Here is my Quick write! 
I will be posting Quick writes more often!

How does a Hurricane Erupt?

How does a hurricane erupt?

A hurricane is a huge storm that starts as water, it then joins in with air and

How is a hurricane formed?

Firstly, It starts off with sea water, the water has to be at least 27 ° celcius in order for a hurricane to form.
Next, The water then causes the air above it to warm up, and as the water warms up, the air starts to rise all the way up to the sky. The air that is above the water is very humid, so it has a lot of water stored in it. As the air rises, more air comes and takes its place. The cycle continues to repeat. When all of the humid air has raised, it starts to cool down and become clouds.

After that, the clouds then start to join in with the wind. In order for them to join, the wind has to be calm and steady. It can’t be the type of wind that becomes calm, then harsh and then calm again. If the wind is too harsh, the storm can be blown away. If there is warm damp air within the wind, and it can stay like that for a few days, this is when the hurricane's pieces, start to form.

The steady winds push the developing storm over the ocean and the warm water gives the storm more energy. The air rises into the growing storm and it continued to feed it more energy and inside of the hurricane, the winds power starts to improve.

As the hurricane grows, it starts to turn. It continues to spin with the eye in the centre, The longer the warm air gives the storm energy, the longer the hurricane can continue to travel.

Hurricanes usually die down when they reach cooler, colder water or land and that is because the warm sea water is not longer able to give the storm more fuel or energy. Hurricanes usually leave behind a lot of rain, the rain can even last a few days before dying down. It also can push a lot of ocean water to land which can cause a lot floods!

Did you know…?
The centre of the hurricane which is referred to the ‘Eye’ is the calmest place throughout the storm, even though it is right in the centre!?

Hurricanes usually appear around the topical islands and ocean, so I do not recommend going around those areas during June 1 to November 30 (Summer Time)

How is a Tsunami formed?

How is a Tsunami Formed?

A Tsunami is caused when the tectonic plates of the Earth’s Surface slip, releasing a huge amount of energy into the water. A Tsunami can also be caused by Submarine Landslides, Underwater volcanic eruption or an earthquake which causes the tectonic plates to split. The energy travels up towards the earth’s surface and causes the water to rise above sea level. Gravity then pulls it down which makes the energy ripple outwards horizontally. A Tsunami can travel over 500 miles per hour and it can reach up to 100 ft tall.   

When the Tsunami waves have formed, the Gravity pulls it back causing the causing the tide to reach further than usual. When the gravity then releases the waves, it vastly heads towards the shore. Tsunami can cause damage to anything and everything. It can bust down huge buildings and lift tons of cars. A Tsunami can ruin a whole town if it had a huge amount of energy.

This is my explanation on how a Tsunami is formed. If you happen to be somewhere where a tsunami is, make sure to go to high and stable ground!

How does a volcano erupt?

How does a volcano erupt?

A volcano is known as a ‘vent’ or a chimney. A volcano connects Magma within the earth’s crust to the Earth’s surface. The liquid rock is called Magma when it is underneath the Earth’s Surface, but when it rises onto the Earth’s surface, it is then Hot Lava.

The molten rock which is stored in the Magma chamber rises through the crater pipe pockets. As it continues up the main vent, the gasses start to expand and the water becomes steam which then creates pressure. When the pressure in the volcano can no longer be enclosed, the volcano erupts through the crater and smaller secondary side vents.

Most volcanic gases include Water vapour, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen sulfide. Most people believe that volcanoes are a cone shaped mountains, but that isn’t true. There are many different sized and forms of volcanoes. Some are even underwater or even under ice caps.

This is how a volcano erupts, when the lava has cooled down and become rock, the process of a volcanic explosion starts again.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Naima & Honey's Kawa Of Care Poster!

Today, Room 11 and Room 12 had combined classes and had gotten put with a buddy from the opposate class room. My buddy was Naima, She is a year 7 student from Room 12. After we had gotten buddied up with eachother, we filled in a doc and created a google drawing which explained the 4 different aspects of Kawa of Care.  We both combined our ideas and wrote down a few words explaining what we think they mean. Naima went all out on the decorations and themes, I think it looks great! When everyone and their partners had finished their google drawings/doc/slides we all had to share what we did and our learning in front of both of the classes. I think that it was great working with someone different and from another class, I hope that we get to do this again soon! 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Inspirational Leader

Recently, We had been studying Inspirational Leaders. We had to think of an inspirational leader and gather some information about them. I chose Abraham Lincoln, because I believe that he is an amazing leader and he changed the world. After deciding that I wanted to research about Abraham Lincoln, I then created a Google Slide that has a short paragraph with some information about him on it. The following Slide deck is the information that I gathered about Abraham Lincoln.

Quick Write ; The Magic Globe

A few days ago, Room 11 had done a quick write named 'The Magic Globe'. The photo was of two young boys staring at a magical, glowing globe. If you don't know what a Quick Write is, It is when our teacher shows us an image on the T.V and we have to interpret what we think the image is. It doesn't have to be long at all, just a short paragraph, but some of us like to add a lot of extra writing. This following image is my quick write about The Magic Globe!

Holes Character Profile

Have you ever seen the movie, or read the book 'Holes'? If you haven't, you really should! It is really entertaining and worth the watch. Last term, Our class read the book holes, and at the end of the term, we watched the movie and had a shared lunch. It is actually amazing how the book is just like the movie. After finishing the book and the movie, we had to do a character profile on one of the characters from Holes. I chose Khleo Thomas, Also known as Hector Zeroni in the movie. We had to include Information and facts about the the character. I made a presentation that only has two slides.

Here is the presentation

Manaiakalani Ambassador Presenting Day!

This morning, My teacher and I went to the Manaiakalani Ambassadors presentation day. Oh, Did I not mention? This year, I had been selected to become Glen Taylor Schools Manaiakalani Ambassador for 2017. Each term, I go to a few Ambassadors Presenting days. There are 13 Manaiakalani Ambassadors all together from different schools that present, as well as myself. It is really interesting to hear and watch other ambassadors presentation. You can also collect information and ideas from other ambassadors presentations. Today's Presenting day was the third time I had presented in front of different groups of people. It is an amazing opportunity to be a Manaiakalani Ambassador, I have learnt a lot of things while being one! I hope that I can learn even more while being a Manaiakalani Ambassador!
This image is me presenting this morning.