Monday, May 25, 2015

Maths Week 5

This is this week's maths presentation full of word problems. If you have been reading my blog, you will know that each week, I have a maths presentation that I complete and post up. This presentation has questions that my maths teacher found and adjusted, so that it was at my maths level. 

I found this presentation quite challenging because it had questions with different components in them. Questions that require division, addition, fractions and decimals all in one! 

Thinkboard & Triangle Addition

This week we had another thinkboard to complete, along with a new Triangle Addition. Let's see if you can complete my 10 questions!

Friday, May 22, 2015

WWI Equipment

Today in Zeal Zone, we all made a slide about the equipment used in WWI. To read what I wrote, just click the picture.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Writing Vs Writing: The Egg Drop

Today was a normal day in Mrs King's class. After watching a video, we had to find a partner, and grab materials. Quick. Rushing, Levi and I paired up together, and started coming up with ideas. We decided to make a cone shaped parachute - it worked in the movie.

20 minutes went past, and it was time to test our designs. Everyone was so very kind and volunteered us to try out our one first. Mrs King gave us the egg, and we climbed up the wall. Before we dropped our egg-in-parachute, we had a little conversation.
"It's going to crack."
"You only think this now, huh?"
And then we dropped the egg. Crack. Uncooked concrete eggs for one person.

Let's see how this story was in 2011....

Finding our partner, we gathered our stuff for the egg we got given. “Twenty minuets!” called Miss King. “WHAT!!??”we called back. This was serious, we got to work. Preparing our supplies, chattering  and working hard till the last second. Time was up.

As the my partner & I walked up to the wall I predicted the egg would definitely not survive.SPLAT!!!!  I was right. Scrambled eggs for everyone.
Two teams survived. Oh well, at least we get another try.  

We never got the second chance in the end. But the story did. I hope you enjoyed this week's Writing Vs. Writing!

First World War Mascots

In my Literacy group, we are learning to make inferences from pieces of text. The questions in this presentation are based on the information from the article, First World War - Mascots at War. Even though the text was written for people much younger than me, the questions were more detailed. I had some pretty scary flashbacks of my memories while completing this. After finishing this presentation, I think that I have become better at finding out what the text is actually saying, and finding things in the text that have to do with my life.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Thinkboard Maths Week 5 Term 2

Today in maths we had a small task, and it was to complete this small thinkboard. Let's see if you can complete the questions that I made!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ANZAC Animation - 100 years

ANZAC Animation Iisa Version 2 from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

I'm back in animation business! This year celebrates 100 years since the ANZAC troops landed in Gallipoli and so our task was to make an animation about WWI. There are actually 2 versions of this animation, but this one was better, because the voiceover wasn't rushed. So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Here are some of my other animations from over the years.

Future Toy
Jack & The Golden Humpty
My First Advertisement!
Version 1 ANZAC Animation

Writing Vs. Writing: Life on the moon?

On Writing Vs. Writing, I compare stories that have not been published before. This story was going to be published, but it was put in using the class account. This meant that I could never publish it, or delete it, but thanks to Mr Sommerville, that post was deleted in 2013. So here we go!

Astronomical people talk about the Moon

Years ago,people looked at the moon wondering”Is there life on a different world like the moon?”In 1969, 3 astronomical scientists went on the moon with a spaceship to get soil.When they arrived back on earth and tested the soil but not one bug was in the soil.So no life exists on the moon.


Is there life on the moon? If so, how can we prove this?
In 1969 3 astronauts went to the moon. Neil Armstrong and Edward Buzz Aldrin went onto the surface, while Michael Collins stayed inside and piloted the spacecraft.

Their mission was to collect rocks from the moon, and bring it back for testing. They succeeded, and the scientists soon came back with disappointing results. No microbes were found, leading to the conclusion that life does not exist on the moon.

Maths Week 1, 2, & 3,

Every week, we have a maths presentation to complete and then post it. I usually finish them on time, but I forgot to post them. Week 4 Maths Presentation will arrive soon.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Letter to Gustav

This week during Literacy, we watched a show called Tagata Pasifika. After that, we had to write a letter to one of the 4 recipients that we learnt about. 

I chose Gustav Guttenbiel who was a Tongan-German. He wanted to fight for the British Empire in WW2 but they wouldn't let him only because he was German. He left his wife and children in Tonga when he was sent to be interned at Somes Island, a small island in the Wellington Harbour. Here is the video from Tagata Pasifika about his letter:

If he was still alive, then he may have received this.

Iisa Mikasho
103 Pt England Rd
Kia Ora Gustav,
I am writing this letter to you. I want to share my thoughts and feelings about the letter that you wrote to the NZ Government.

I have heard your story, and I too agree that sending you to be interned was a great mistake. I think that it was unfair that you had to work hard and train till the day before the boat arrived. They should have let you go at the beginning of the training, if they were going to send you to be interned.

I am very, deeply sorry that they have taken you away from your family and home when all you wanted to do was help defend the British Empire. I want to thank you for volunteering to fight in the war, even though you can’t. Thank you for volunteering. If it weren’t for people like you, your home and my home wouldn’t be as it is now. It would be worse. I hope that you will remember that you are a great man.

Yours sincerely,
Iisa Mikasho

Monday, May 11, 2015

Eye Exam!

Recently I went to the doctor because of an eye infection, and one of the tests was an eye test. This inspired me to make my own. I tried it out myself and failed. 

RULES: Stand back 2 meters facing the letters, cover one eye and read out each letter and number until you reach the end. Don't cheat by zooming in. And, have fun!
K F C 1
O Q C 2 4 D J 8
P U D P 1 F 8 K O Q C 8 E F
2 B U K S E G J N 1 L W M N J K
H O O R A Y I ' M P R O U D Y O U W I N !

Sunday, May 10, 2015

KFC Cinquain Poem

KFC. Many people like me love to eat fried chicken, especially KFC. A little earlier today, I found something called a Cinquain poem. Back when I was in year 6, we once had the task to make a Cinquain poem, and I never completed it. So I guess this is a task 2 years late.....?

Anyway, a Cinquain poem is made up of 5 lines. The first line is the title, and underneath it is 2 describing words about the title. The 3rd line is 3 action verbs about the title. The 4th line is 4 feeling words and the last line is 1 word that relates to the title.

So I hope you enjoy! There might be more poems coming soon, So get ready!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Writing Vs. Writing #2: Swimming

This is probably going to become a weekly thing, Writing Vs. Writing. Every week there will be a new addition to the series, and it won't just be from 2011. 2012, 2013, and 2014 will all be targeted. As I said in my 400th blogpost, I focussed too much on comedy, as you shall find out. Let's see how much I've changed!

When you choose to swim the very best
It was a great day for swimming to happen when... DRING! DRING! DRING! The bell rang so 32 eager children lined up for swimming waiting for Miss King. As we walked to the pools, we heard squelch, squelch went the mud as we walked through it. I like swimming, but I hate mud running!

So as we entered the pool, it was mostly full with girls! There were about 92% girls and 3% boys! First we had freestyle. Every time when we stop at a wall, I notice that I go on an angle. Creepy, isn’t it?

I was DESPERATELY wanting to do breaststroke, but it never happened. Soon we came up to free time. Robert, Uili and I (the only boys in the pool,) played tag. We soon had to get out. We then got changed, and left.

The end.


What a great day for swimming! Togs were packed, ready to go, and when the bell rang, 32 eager children from the lovely Mrs King's class lined up. The rainy clouds had dissipated, but the mud and water remained. On the way to the pool, instead of walking on the path, we walked through the mud. "Oh great." I thought. "Now I must wash that off! Such a nuisance!"

I must have been zoned out for about 3 hours, because once we got in the pool, I noticed that there were barely any boys! First off, to get warmed up, we were instructed to do freestyle. I could not swim straight, so at every end I'd be at an angle.

Now everyone doesn't know that breaststroke is my favourite stroke, so I was anxiously waiting, thinking, "When are we doing breaststroke?" Unfortunately, that time never came. But, we did get to free time, and the only boys in the pool, Robert, Uili & I, all played tag. Eventually the time ticked to 12, and we had to get out, get changed, and leave.

Next time, I look forward to doing backstroke.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

100 Facts!

What's better than 99 facts about everything? 100! It took me about a week to compile these facts together, and I would like to thank sites like Mental Floss & Buzzfeed, as most of the facts here are from there. The entire list is over 6 pages long, and I'm pretty proud of that. So no delaying, read on!

  1. In 1991 there was only one website. There are over 850 million websites now.
  2. You can buy eel flavoured ice cream in Japan.
  3. Jellyfish, or Jellies called by scientists, are not fish. They have no brain, no heart, and no bones.
  4. Because the speed of Earth’s rotation keeps changing, a day for the dinosaurs was 23 hours long.
  5. There are more than 1,200 water parks in North America.
  6. To cook an egg, the sidewalk has to be 70°C.
  7. It would take 100 Earths, lined up next to each other to stretch across the face of the sun.
  8. Less than 1% of Antarctica is ice-free.
  9. You lose about 50 - 100 hairs a day.
  10. At any moment, clouds are about 60% of Earth.
  11. Your hair contains traces of gold.
  12. Opal has been found on Mars
  13. Mars’ population consists entirely of robots.
  14. The finest quality emeralds can be more expensive than diamonds.
  15. If you killed a cat in Ancient Egypt, the penalty would be death.
  16. You will never be able to see all the beautiful colours of the rainbow.
  17. Human babies can not taste salt until they are 4 months old.
  18. There is a device that can put out fires with sound.
  19. If Earth were the size of a grain of sand, the sun would be an orange.
  20. Flying the U.S flag upside down signals extreme distress.
  21. A single cornflake shaped like a U.S state sold at an online auction for $1,350.
  22. Uranus has only 2 seasons - Summer & Winter. Each lasts 42 years.
  23. An 11 year old girl is credited with naming Pluto in 1930.
  24. Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.
  25. All scandinavian countries have a cross on their flags.
  26. Venus spins backwards on it’s axis.
  27. It would take a snail about 4,575 years to circle earth.
  28. Cherophobia is the fear of fun.
  29. Diet Coke was invented in 1982.
  30. 29th of May is officially put a pillow on your fridge day.
  31. It cost 7 million dollars to make the Titanic, and 200 million to make the movie.
  32. Pirates of Captain Bart Roberts ship had a bedtime. It was at 8:00.
  33. TASER is an acronym for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle.
  34. Albert Einstein never learned how to drive.
  35. The dots on dice and dominoes are called pips.
  36. Type in ‘Do a barrel roll in the Google search bar, and the entire page will rotate 360°.
  37. Walt Disney's famous "logo" signature wasn't really his. It was designed by a staff artist.
  38. Gadsby is a 1939 novel by Ernest Vincent Wright with over 50,000 words, and not a single word contains the letter "E."
  39. Horses can’t vomit.
  40. The "@" sign was very close to being eliminated from the standard keyboard until 1971, when Ray Tomlinson wrote it into the code used to send the first email.
  41. New Mexico State’s first graduating class in 1893 had only one student— and he was shot and killed before graduation.
  42. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
  43. Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
  44. 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, & Mulan are the only Disney movie where both parents are present and don’t die.
  45. Apples belong to the rose family, along with pears and plums.
  46. Humans are born craving sugar.
  47. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
  48. An 11 year old invented the popsicle in 1905.
  49. Eggs sold in the U.S would be illegal in the U.K.
  50. Cup noodles are mostly empty inside.
  51. There is only 1 McDonalds in the world with turquoise arches.
  52. Double Stuf Oreos don’t have double the stuff.
  53. Grocery stores mislabel fish 18% of the time in the U.S.
  54. Youtube started out as a dating site.
  55. According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favoured day for self obliteration.
  56. You are more likely to have a heart attack on a Monday than any other day.
  57. In 1990, Bart Simpson was the most influential person of the year.
  58. Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.
  59. When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.
  60. Stressed is Desserts spelt backwards.
  61. The first non-human to win an Oscar was Mickey Mouse.
  62. The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
  63. -40°C is the same as -40°F.
  64. The first video game was Tennis For Two, and was made in 1958.
  65. April 11th, 1954 is considered the most boring day of the 20th century, because nothing happened.
  66. If the Titanic tried to face the iceberg head on, it might have survived.
  67. It is estimated that for every 18 children, there is one landmine.
  68. Cookie Monsters real name is Sid.
  69. The Alphabet Song, Twinkle Twinkle little star and Baa Baa Black sheep have the same tune.
  70. As of 2010, Bill Gates donated well over half of his 61 billion fortune to charities.
  71. If the sun were the size of a white blood cell, the milky way would be the size of the North American Continent.
  72. It snows metal on Venus.
  73. It rains diamonds on Jupiter & Saturn.
  74. Greg Heffley is 1 month older than his actor, Zach Gordon.
  75. 75% of the world’s tornadoes happen in the U.S.
  76. The word run has 645 different meanings in the english langauge.
  77. The act of snapping one’s fingers is called a fillip.
  78. A paradiddle is a drumroll.
  79. Visit a waterfall at dusk and you may see moonbows - nighttime rainbows.
  80. The first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer, and was bought at the price of $14.83.
  81. The first video on YouTube featured Jawed Karmin discussing elephants at the San Diego Zoo.
  82. Giraffes have the highest blood pressure of any mammal.
  83. The melting temperature of bubble gum is 51°C.
  84. When you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10th of a calorie.
  85. The word “unfriend” appeared on paper back in 1659.
  86. Pentheraphobia is the persistent fear of your mother-in-law.
  87. The human bone most often broken is the collar bone.
  88. G-rated family films earn more money than any other rated films. Only 4% of Hollywood's movies are G-rated.
  89. Finding Nemo is the best-selling DVD of all time. It has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
  90. In the early drafts of Back To The Future, Doc Brown had a pet chimpanzee.
  91. Despite his many name changes, musician Prince did have a real first name once. It was Prince.
  92. In 1938, Hitler was Time Magazine’s person of the year.
  93. Blue toothbrushes are more prefered then red ones.
  94. A group of Jellyfish is called a smack.
  95. You can’t see as much colours as a chicken.
  96. Hummingbirds wings can beat up to 200 times a second.
  97. There are approximately 7,184 people that look similar to you.
  98. Scientists say the best time to take a nap is between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. because that’s when a dip in temperature makes us feel sleepy.
  99. It is possible to time travel.
  100. If you ever feel sad, remember this.

Image result for earthThis is Earth.

Zoom out a bit. This is the Solar System.

A bit further. This is the Milky Way.
Image result for milky way
If we zoom out more, we find the Local Galactic group.

Zoom out more... This is the Virgo Supercluster.
And even further out is the Local Supercluster.

So if you're ever feeling small, you most definitely are. But don't worry, there are quindecillion of atoms and electrons buzzing around that are smaller than you.

Now lets zoom out further. This is the know universe.
An earlier image from the Planck telescope shows the Cold Spot, circled.
Click me!

And we only take up a very small piece of it.
Oh man.