I awoke to my cat jumping onto my bed.
“Scarlet!!” I cried. I tried to get her off of my bed. Sometimes Scarlet can be sooo annoying.
After I got Scarlet off of my bed, I laid back down to my cushion and I fell into a deep sleep…
“JAMIE!!” I heard my mum scream at the top of her lungs. “HURRY!! YOU HAVE A VIOLIN EXAM TODAY!!” As soon as I heard ‘violin exam’ I jumped out of bed and quickly got changed. I went down stairs and got some water to water my plant. after my plant was watered, I rushed out the door.
I was jogging home from school when I felt a little wet droplet on my nose. I wiped it off and thought it’s only spitting…
Suddenly, I felt multiple drops of water on my face. I started to run, just a little bit faster.
The rain got heavier, I started to sprint, holding my books close to my chest, really tight.
I looked up in the sky, dark, grey clouds covered the blue sky. Then suddenly, I saw some lighting. Being smart, I hid under the shelter of a bus stop close by.
Then the flash of thunder made me jump, I called my Mum to pick me up.
I was quietly sitting on my bed, trying to think of a way to get food without mum noticed when all of a sudden… BANG!! A huge noise came from outside. I ran towards my window and looked up, a huge hole was ripping the sky apart! I sprinted as fast as I could to the front yard.
“Lacey! Get in here!!” I heard my mum yell. The wind blew my silky, brown hair everywhere.
I saws the hole in the sky rip everything off the ground that surrounded me. I then followed my mum’s orders and ran inside.
I woke up.
this video is about this boy explaining what it’s like to have colour blindness.
the mantis shrimp has 12 cones!
the mantis shrimp can see ultra violet light.
1 in 200 girls have colour blindness.
why do they have tests to see if you are colour blind?
how is it rare to only see in black and white?
colour blindness doesn’t affect people as much as we thought it did.
round n’ round it goes
when will it stop
round n’ round it will go
sooner or later it’ll crash
sooner or later it’ll be free
hop hop the horses go
free in the park
around the trees, over the people
free in the streets
around the block, over the houses
round n’ round the world
round n’ round, when will it stop
when will they be free
they’ve been stuck there for so long
they are finally free
round n’ round they go
round n’ round you see
they are now gone
into the sunset
back into your head
In term two, all the 5/6s’ did a project on desert animals/plants (mostly Australian desert animals/plants). The topic we were focusing on was adaptations. We had a list of what we needed to do. The main focus of this project is adaptations. The teacher didn’t say a specific way to present it, the only thing you had to use is either a PowerPoint or a poster board. My partner and I got the spinifex grass as our plant.
3 facts I found interesting/surprising:
- The roots are triple the size of spinifex grass (the grass is 80cm tall).
- Termites are the only animal that can digest spinifex grass.
- The roots develop from the same nodes as shoots, meaning they all got their own water supply.
- If Spinifex wasn’t curled, it would lose loads more water.
- If the roots of spinifex weren’t long, they wouldn’t be able to reach the water.
- Does spinifex actually pass water around the whole plant?
What was the most important thing:
The most important thing that I learnt that the most important thing is that working well with your partner (no matter who it is) leads to the best work you have possibly ever done with a group/pair project. If it weren’t for this, Phoebe and I probably wouldn’t even have finished our project! Even though we had ups and downs with our schedule, we still visited each other and finished the project.
How did I learn it:
I learnt that because in this project, we had to work collaboratively with our partner to achieve high marks, Phoebe and I wanted to get the highest marks we could, so we aimed to work as collaboratively as we could with each other, we asked each other if we had problems and helped each other along the way. When Phoebe’s model broke, I came over to her house and we built another model together. We also worked collaboratively on the power point and gave a balance of speaking parts.
What I am going to do with what I learnt:
I’m going to use what I learnt and what I already know on other group/ pair projects, I’ll use some Ideas I got along the way and used in these projects and I’ll use strategies Phoebe and I learnt/used in the future.
Our experiment went really well, the results were exactly what we thought, but we had to redo it after half an hour. Water was leaking out of the tube and on the flat surface people didn’t see it so they put things in it. We would’ve had incorrect results, so we restarted. After 15 minutes of take two, the sun disappeared behind the clouds. We probably should’ve moved our experiment into the sun but we would’ve risked spilling the water. Another experiment we could’ve done is experiment how the roots work, so we could’ve put a long sponge in water and see how fast in absorbs the water because that’s how the roots work of spinifex grass.
For our project this term, Phoebe and I are doing Spinifex Grass.
Our prediction is:
We think that one of the adaptations for spinifex grass is that it has spikes on the end on the grass so it can protect the animals that live inside of it from predators, we also think that because it grows in a circle, it can pass water around and have lots of water compared to other plants.
Today we went to the Melbourne Aquarium, we left at 9:30 and came back at around about 1:30.
Here’s the website for more information:
It helped me understand these 2 sentences -“Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them survive in their environment. The growth + survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment.” – because I saw some adaptations and structural features of some animals that help them survive in the environment they live in, some examples of adaptations are:
-baby penguins camouflage as rocks to survive predators
-Lung Fish have both lungs and gills to survive droughts and floods.
The excursion didn’t really answer any questions I had in my KWLH chat from earlier this year.
I found out that baby penguins have adapted to camouflage as rocks so predators in the wild don’t eat them, crocodiles adapted to stay very still when taking in breaths from the air, use fish to clean their teeth,crocodile’s heart beat is 2 beats per minute,fish in coral reefs have fluro colours to camouflage as coral and show that they are poisonous.
It made me wonder why some sharks eat only one type of fish and if giant fish are able to eat big fish and small fish or if their jaw is designed to only eat big fish and not small fish.
USA is the richest and Korea is the poorest. The different between USA and Korea is $16810. Spain Italy and Greece are almost the same in wealth. This graph is the right kind of graph because you use a bar graph for categorical data and are large amounts and our data it both of those things.