Monday, 27 June 2016

Science fair explanation

This term for science fair my question is, "What different strategies stop you from crying when cutting onions?" The best strategy that stops you from crying when cutting onions is soaking it in water for five minutes before cutting and using snorkelling goggles while cutting. I had to do 3 tests for each strategy and there was five strategies. My eyes were quite sore and it was a bit annoying crying each and every test but on the bright side I now am used to cutting onions as well as the stinging feeling.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Term 2 Proud Moments


Term 2 Proud moments
This term I am proud of  getting moved up two levels on the reading tree and getting above where I'm supposed to be at the end of the year.
I am proud of getting a merit award at assembly.
I am proud of getting level 4P for my report it is called, Have You Ever Wondered How Day And Night And The Seasons Take Place.
I am proud of my science fair board I am really excited for the judging in week 10.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Reflection week 7

This week for tech arts my sewing is coming along really well. Yesterday I sewed on the dots to show that its a dice bag and added the bottom onto the lining. In food tech we made pin wheel scones where you make a normal scone batch then you add flour to make in not sticky. Put it on a big chopping board and roll it out. Spread cinnamon over all the dough. Then brown sugar and saltarnas. Roll it up long ways and cut small pieces off. Face upwards on a lined  tray and put in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Oven heated at 200 degrees Celsius. I rate it 5/5.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Careers Expo On Monday


On Monday Kawaka went to the careers expo at Claudelands arena in Hamilton to give us an idea what we would want to be when we grow up. We had been given a booklet to go around all the stands and ask questions and the write down the answers. I want to do something to do with Law. It is quite exciting to think about what you want to do when you are only a year 7.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Term 2 Inquiry



Have you ever wondered how day, night and the seasons takes
place?

Day and night are very important to us. If it weren’t for the earth constantly spinning we wouldn’t have day and night or the four seasons.

Day and night occurs because the earth constantly rotates. It takes 24 hours to spin, in other words one full day. We do not feel the movement because the earth moves smooth and slowly. The earth spins on something called a axis which is always on a lean which is on a 23.5 degree angle The axis is an invisible line going through the earth.

Since the earth is spinning, some part of the earth is in sunlight (day) and some is in shadow (night). The daylight gets warmer and the shadow progressively loses heat. The earth starts in the east, is at south at noon and at west when the day ends.

Seasons are created by the tilt of the earth and the movement. When the North Pole is leaning closest to the sun it is summer. When it is the furtherest away it is winter. In between is autumn and spring. It can get closer and further away by the movement of the earth because the North Pole is staying the same angle the whole time only turning around.

The seasons take place all year. Summer is December, January and February. Autumn is March, April and May. Winter is June, July and August. Spring is September, October and November.

This cycle has been around since the earths creation.Day and night are the reason that we sleep at night and are active at day.

By Marnie Gielen