Friday, 27 November 2015

World Trip!

A few days ago Glenbrae School had gone on a world trip. I'll explain it to you soon... For our world trip we went to Room 3, Maru had came to our school, we were the 28th School they had visited out of the thousands of Schools in New Zealand, so we were very lucky.

When we arrived, we could see a cardboard view master with a smartphone inserted. Mrs Parker and Maru explained what we had to do like hold it from both sides so the phone doesn't fall out and when we press the cardboard “button” down, it would zoom in. Mrs Parker controls the phone on a tablet, so where ever she presses on the tablet, we go there. When I put on the “Google goggles”, I didn't know it would look 3D, I thought it’ll just look like a normal smartphone screen, but no, it was 3D, because there were some glasses in there. Maru said that they’re still deciding if they want to release the app or not, so we kinda got a sneak peek and just to let you know they are real life photos… so we couldn't go to the other planets like Jupiter, Saturn and the others.

After that, Mrs Parker told us to carefully grab one and wait for her to take us to our destination. We first went to the Volcanoes, I got so scared, because it looked like I was standing in lava. It look SO REAL! We went to so many places, but I especially liked the Slovenia caves and space. I really liked space, because we I learnt that the Milky Way goes all around our galaxy. As I said before we went to so many places, but I can only write about two so let's talk about space now!

In space we saw the Earth’s atmosphere, the Sun, the Moon, Mars and the Stars/Milky Way. On Mars it was just grey and students were asking why it was that colour, because we all knew that it was a bright colour. Mrs Parker said “Because it is night time, during the day time it’s bright.” We also went on the Moon, and saw Neil Armstrong. It was really scary, because we were kinda like flying and it was really high.

After a few places, we went to the Slovenia Caves in Italy, but I've been to the Caves somewhere in New Zealand. It looked really similar, but there were Glow Worms.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Stardome Trip

On Thursday Glenbrae School seniors have been learning about planets, so we had gone to Stardome to learn more and I did!

When we arrived at Stardome, on a bus, we firstly had a little bit to snack on before we could go inside. After lunch, Room 9 and 10 went to play on the playground, while we went inside.

Our class, Room 7 and the other class Room 8 had looked around first, before we could go into the observatory classroom. When we entered, we could see some displays of planets. That plastic Jupiter ball was so huge, imagine how big it would be to see in real life. We explored more of the place, and there was a astronaut cardboard with a face hole, so we could see what we would look like “wearing” an astronaut suit. There were a couple of games we could play about Aliens, Reflection, and there were some information about our solar system and satellite dishes in space, we could read about.   

Moments later, we were called in the observatory room. Our Stardome teacher, taught us more about the seasons, like how Earth is just like the Goldilocks story, because we are not so close to the Sun or not to far from it. We learnt a lot more, but right now I’m going to type about the fun and interesting part.
When we entered the Room, we could see a big dome. I guess that's why it’s called Stardome. It looked really small from outside, but when we got inside, it was so LARGE! After we got over how awesome it was, the Stardome teacher explained some exits, if there was an emergency. Next, we found a seat to watch the movie, but first of all, the teacher showed us the what the stars look like when Matariki occurs, you can see seven stars all close together and you can see Maui’s fish hook… There were a lot more other shapes of stars. There was a blue and red star together, that is shaped like an arrow, which is pointing to a cross. We could see some Planets from Earth, like Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Mercury.

Okay okay, enough about that. We then watched the video that was about a girl making her science project about the solar system (her Earth wasn’t on a tilt), when her little brother came in playing with his rocket and robot toys. Her little brother was intrigued by her science project so he approached her… He asked her what she was doing, but while he was doing so, he was playing with his rocket and totally broke plastic Earth, so it was hanging down. When it happened, it started to rain leaves in the house. Then the next thing you know, her little brother’s rocket took them into space to see why we have seasons. When they stopped, his robot came alive too, they were in such a shock, but then he started to talk and told them the Earth was on a tilt, so that is why we have seasons. They also went exploring around and about and learnt that the higher the Sun is in the sky, the hotter is, so the lower it is then the cooler it gets. We learnt a lot!

When we finished watching that awesome little movie, we finally went to play on the playground.

What causes seasons?

What causes seasons?

[Define] Seasons happened throughout the year, and they come in this order, Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer.

[Describe] During Autumn, the leaves fall off. During Winter, it gets really cold and sometimes snow in some countries. Next there is Spring, Spring is when the leaves on trees start to grow again, and then finally there's Summer, everyone’s favourite season. When summer occurs, it’ll be really hot. So slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat!

[Explain] We have these seasons, because the Earth’s axis is on a tilt. This means that the Earth is always “pointing” to one side as it orbits the Sun. So that one side gets sunlight, while the other one gets cold, because it’s not pointing to the Sun.


Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Melanoma Risk Extreme High

Name of article that I read: Melanoma Risk Extreme High

Author: Kate Burn

1. Who is the main person or group of people in this news article? The main characters are Australia and New Zealand.

2. What was the key event from the news article? The key event is that there is a high risk of Melanoma travelling to New Zealand.

3. Where did this event take place? It took place in Australia.

4. When did this event take place? This article was made on November the 9th.

5. Why did this event happen? This happened because the Sun has been growing, so I think it’s heating up at the same time.

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Friday, 13 November 2015


My superpower is being able to super speed.

I am smart, unique, and fit.

If I could, I would super speed all over the world, so I can travel to different Countries, Islands and Cities to experience their life and learn new languages and people. I can also super speed somewhere far or near super fast to save them.
People would see me and think I am going to hurt them, because I would be the only person on Earth to have Superpowers

With my SUPERPOWER, I would be the fastest person on Earth.
I'm as fast as Usain Bolt can be. When I use the SUPER powers within me.

Friday, 6 November 2015

The Vege Car

Today,  Davarni, Honey and I have been working together on a document. We had to write the Positive, Negative and Interesting (PMI), parts about the Vege Car, the MacDonald family have. There were more Negatives than Pluses. We also had to write a Post Card to our best friend, so that means we were pretending to be James Iti. (Click the image to enlarge)


The Post Card
To: Jacob Franco (James Iti's Best friend)