Friday, 29 September 2017

Tawa games

Term 1
This Friday we Taught and played our integrity game to Tawa groups. After the first round we found that your game was to difficult. luckily we had a bye next so in that time we changed our game alot so it still involved integrity,different skills but we also added fitness in. I thin our new game worked a lot better.

I think that the attitude of the most of the kids were really good trying there hardest.

Making Bags

Last week on planning day Matua X came in to talk to us about ways we can save our earth from all the plastic. Room 13 came into our class so we could all make some bags, we made these bags from old T-shirts. First Matua X showed us how to make these bags it was quite simple. Then everyone got stuck in all we need is a T- shirt and sharp sissors. It was a fun way to help the earth.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Kawaka production

This term Kawaka team have been working very hard on our production. The production was New Zealand version of Annie. My role in the production was a foster kid I had to learn some lines and many dances. I thought the production turned out really good and was really fun to be a part of.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Today we had a session with Joseph learning some hockey skills like dribbling
, I liked juggling the ball on the stick I juggled The ball 28 times. I then learnt how to do some tricks like around the world where i was juggling and then swung the bat around ball in mid air. 

Friday, 30 June 2017

Manure Madness

My question was what percentage of manure helps plants grow faster. Over 4 week I gathered results every Sunday for the 4 weeks. I had 6 plants of 0%, 25%, 50% ,75% and 100%. My hypothesis was that 25% would grow the plants the fastest.

My hypothesis was incorrect 50% grew the biggest in 4 weeks. The 50% mix had the right amount of fertilizer but not to much too burn the roots. I enjoyed this experiment and I Found the results very interesting. 

Friday, 2 June 2017

Graphs

On Tuesday our class learnt how to make graphs on google sheets, I will use this skill to help me with my science fair results. 

Favourite colour
Green7
Yellow3
Blue5
Red11

Friday, 19 May 2017

Plastic
Have you ever wondered how plastic bottles are recycled?
Each year approximately 56 billion plastic bottles are generated in a large factories. These factories use a crazy amount of the world’s fossil fuel and crude oil. Only 20% of that 56 billion is recycled, the other 448,000,000,00 is in a landfill or floating around in the ocean.

Initially the bottles are transported in 700-1000 pound bales by trucks to the factories and are prepared to be handled  by forklifts. Then the contaminants are separated from the other plastic bottles by the ultraviolet light.

Secondly the bottles are put into the grinder which has a rotary drum. Knives are placed to slice the bottles into ¼ inches that are screening device monitors. The cut pieces are called chips.

Thirdly the chips are then delivered to the paper separator. The continuous airflow separates the light paper label chips from plastic chips.

Next the plastic chips are then moved onto a conveyor that takes them to the water- bath, which a proprietary soap compound is added to 170 degree water that removes the remaining contaminates. The chips are then taken to the dewatering station. The dewatering station washes all the remaining soap off the chips. The chips are then moved to the rinse bath where the PET chips sink the the bottom and the polyethylene float to the top. The polyethylene is continuously taken off the top. The PET chips are then passed through to the heated dryer. FRom the heated dryer they are packaged and put on sale.

The PET chips can be made into carpet and clothes. Only 1 out of 6 of the bottles that are first delivered to the factories are sold as PET chips.
The cycle is a very precise process and is a very important process  

Friday, 5 May 2017

This term is science fair my topic question is which wire size holds electricity better. I am doing this so farmers can buy not necessarily the most expensive but the better size of wire for what they need it for.

Friday, 31 March 2017

On Tuesday Callum from ASB came to Pirongia school to teach us about being responsible using our money. At first he talked and we listened and answered questions about how much money some jobs earned and how much we spend and how much we save. We then played a fun game where we went to Fiji (sort of). Finally we had a quick debrief on what we had learnt. I learnt how important insurance. We also talked about earn-spend=save.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Cathedral Cove

The golden sand fresh from the oven grabs my weak feet. The crystal blue sea grabs my eye like a torch being shone at the mirror. I can see the enjoyment in the faces around me not having to worry about anything. The young boys play with their family border collie in the shallow sea, spraying all the bypassers who get annoyed before bursting into laughter. The kayakers are in close to the shore, they glide through the flat water watching all the young fish under them. The open cave shelters the picnickers from the vicious sun. As the sun falls asleep the memories stick as the beach clears.