Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Element and Compound

For this lesson in class we were learning about compounds and elements. A compound is a substance made of 2 or more elements chemically joined together. When there is one element it is an element. Elements and compounds and element displayed on the periodic table.

Mg + 02 -> Mg 0
Magnesium + oxygen -> Magnesium oxide
Silver/grey + Clear colourless gas ->White solid (powder)
When burning the Mg on the blue flame the properties changed. Originally the Mg was silver/grey, solid. Once the Mg reacted with the oxygen there was a bright white light and smoke. Once we removed the Mg from the blue flame a white powder was the end result of the Mg.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Robotics With Ms Chowfin


My robotics journey so far has been about discovering the Edison,Oz-bot and Sphero. We also have been learning about the terrain on Mars so we can use this information to design a suitable buggy to land on Mars. Before creating a buggy we had to create a prototype use paper, straws etc. We designed a robot so it can collect videos by using a camera. There is also a magnet at the bottom of the robot so we are able to collect and send information about the different metals as well as videos.We designed a robot so it can collect videos by using a camera. There is also a magnet at the bottom of the robot so we are able to collect and send information about the different metals. We are remotely managing it.

Mars is also known as the red planet. Meteorites are igneous rocks are known as basalt.The oldest meteorites is ALH8400 which is 4.1 billion years old. It is called orthopyroxene. There is a mineral that is 4.4 billion years old. Land forms, Wind dunes, Transverse Aeolian ridges (TAR), Polar Layered Deposits (PLD), Recurring slope Lineae (Rsl) are all found on mars. Recurring slopes linear appear and fade as do gullies, cater walls salty water seeps to the surface and quickly evaporates, Iceland (basalt). The common traits are known as terrestrial (rocky). Mars is like earth is has a atmosphere, crust, mantle and core. Mars has four seasons. The rocks and minerals on mars are also found on earth but there are no tectonic plates or rivers or seas. The ioxidested iron cause the planet to look red.

Robots:

1. Sphero - The Sphero is run by using an ipad. The sphero is a good choice because you can design a buggy on the sphere so the sphero can not fall over. Also it uses Bluetooth. The sphero was fun because we got to learn a way of programming. I liked how we used the iPad to control the spehero.

2. Edison - The edison moves by clapping. By clapping once the edison will turn right and by clapping twice it moves forward. The Edison was a struggle to program but we got there. We are using the Edison because we made our buggy out of Lego. We can connect the buggy to he Edison.

3. Ozobot moves by drawing lines with special pens and placing the ozobot on the starting line. Sometimes the ozobots struggled to follow the lines. The ozobot was unique robot. I was fun making lines and seeing the ozobot follow he line. I think the ozobot was the easiest to program.


Design Process
Here is a picture of our buggy and drawing of our buggy. When we were fist designing our buggy had many ideas that we were going to use but then we found this one worked best. We all contributed towards his design and it was a fun process.




















Sunday, 28 January 2018

Summer Learning Journey: Week Two, Day One, Bonus Activity

I think it is a beautiful poem. I am honored the be a New Zealand born citizen because I am truly grateful for those who for in the war for our country. I am glad to now be in a safe country and that there are no more wars between New Zealand and another countries. I am sad for the solider who died but they will always be remembered.   

Summer Learning Journey: Week Two, Day One, Activity two

I robustly believe it is shocking how woman are not allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia. Women should not be undermined and should be able to voice there opinion as the men do. Women capable of making important decisions and should be treated equally.

Summer Learning Journey: Week Two, Day One, Activity One

Image result for Westminster Abbey

Name: Notre Dame
Location: 6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
Built: It was built in 1163.
How long: It took almost 200 years.

Summer Learning Journey: Week one, Day Five, Bonus Activity

1. How did it feel when you won a gold medal?
 
2. How do you think the commonwealth games has changed in the years?

3. Do you watch the commonwealth games?

4. How did it feel to compete in the commonwealth games?

Summer Learning Journey: Week one, Day Five, Activity Two

1. Visit the Treaty House itself to see a replica of the original treaty. 

2. See one of the largest Maori war canoes in the country.

3. Watch a live kapa haka performance. 

I would like to visit the Treaty House itself to see a replica of the original treaty.