May 23

herald sun

link to herald sun:  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/a-huge-rip-in-the-ground-has-scientists-suggesting-africa-is-starting-to-split-in-two/news-story/ef66af3388365dc736c0802db9055dee

summery=magenta

facts=royal blue

questions=gray

understanding= lime

This article was about the evidence the African continent will break apart over the next tens of millions of years. 

The Great Rift splits Africa into two plates. With what is happening we have established one plate which is the Somali plate is moving away from the other plate at a rate of 2.5cm. In the near future if this happens we shall have the Somali plate separating from the other Nubian plate. Rifts are the initial stage of a continental breakup and, if successful, can lead to the formation of a new ocean basin. The floodwaters created a split stretching several kilometres near the town of Mai Mahiu. 

How do floodwaters create splits in the earth?  How can the  Somali plate separate from the Nubian plate?

I now understand that the plates can separate from the other plates. 

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May 22

District cross county reflection

Today [ 22/05/18 ] A group of kids from yr. 3 and up went to the district cross country at Aberfeldie park. You have to be in the top 5 at the fun run to go through to districts. So to get to districts is a huge achievement and I would like to congratulate everyone who got through to it. I did go through to districts and I was successful to get to Divisionals. I came 6th out 42 runners and only the top 10 go through so it is immensely tough to get into then again I would like congratulate everyone who got into districts whether they got through or not.

May 22

Webinar Reflection

22/05/18

Today we had a webinar. It was all about keeping your online world safe an the types of the more serious scams. Like  a random friend request. Here are some questions that you should answer before clicking accept. Why should I trust this person? Is this a reasonable request? Is my site safe from hackers and maybe you could check with your friends at school or whenever  you see them did you request a  friendship last night? if not then definitely don’t accept. Look for some clues for if  it is a scam like is there any links to the internet?  Is there any thing asking you to hurry and  do it now like last chance?

Remember there are things you can do to prevent scams and viruses like never give anyone your password. Install a firewall. Don’t put any personal details on any online sites and backup your computers software. Things like scams and viruses  can be prevented.

May 21

link to 100wc: https://100wc.net/

prompt: …but I didn’t understand the instructions…

Mum has left some instructions for me. …But I didn’t understand the instructions… Me a 10 year old that hasn’t even heard of this Uncle Ken.  She left me a piece of paper that told me to go live with Uncle Ken and that she had this job opportunity that she had to take. But it was all the way over in N.Y.C  so I couldn’t go this wasn’t mum. She would never write this. She was ever telling me she was never  ever going to leave me. I don’t know what to do. First no dad and now no mum.

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May 18

100wc

link to 100wc:  https://100wc.net/

prompt:                                                                                                                                                                                                                Image result for the man from snowy river brumbies                                                                                                                                                                                                                            spring horses [shown above]

 

Have you ever seen a spring horse? Then let me tell you. They control of the spring season. Beware if they sense you are not of pure heart they may attack. Do not try to outwit them for they can read your mind and block you. They look like normal horses except for the clover on the forehead.  Male spring horses are easy to aggravate. They can run for long distances at high speeds. Don’t mistake them for a normal horse because they hate it and are very proud, that they are above other horses

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May 14

Herald sun

link to herald sun:  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/people-flee-as-hawaiis-erupting-volcano-destroys-homes/news-story/e1fdc54c016899d68ccca8fb1afad855

summery=magenta

facts=royal blue

questions=gray

understanding= lime

This article is about the volcanic eruption in Hawaii. 

The lava flew 70m into the air. Lava can reach 115oC. Although no big lava flows have formed yet, smaller outbreaks of lava, are still extremely dangerous.

when was the last eruption in Hawaii? Where did the poisonous sulphur dioxide gases come from.

I now understand that Kilauea is the most active of the five volcanoes on the island and one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

May 10

Herald sun

link to articles:  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/extreme-weather

summery=magenta

facts=royal blue

questions=gray

understanding= lime

This article was about the natural  disasters that happened in Australia over the weekend.

Different weather events hit different parts of Australia this weekend with Darwin being destroyed by a tropical cyclone, NSW and Victoria were battling dangerous bush fires. category 2 when a cyclone has strong, destructive winds. 20,000 homes were left without power after the fires and cyclones.

How are the cyclones categorized? How were the fires put out?

I now understand the battles some fires are and that cyclones can be categorized. 

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May 7

100wc

link to prompt:  https://100wc.net/

prompt: …’when did it arrive?’ I said

When did it arrive?’ I said to myself. As I looked at it, I yelled Mum. No answer. DAD no answerI walked shaking the parcel to see if it rattled it gave a dull thump as I dumped it on their bed.  Two sleepy parents sat up neither wanting to be woken. “CHARLOTTE go!” I stomped to my room, flung the parcel onto the bed and ripped the box apart. I tossed the cardboard around I picked up the book from the parcel as I read the title I was sucked into the book with a woosh and disappeared.

May 1

BTN – Ring of fire

Link to BTN:   http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2709798.htm

summery=magenta

facts=royal blue

questions=gray

understanding= lime

This BTN was about the ring of fire and what events occur.

 About 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes happen in this area. Its known as the Ring of Fire. Some of the largest earthquakes we’ve ever seen, like the one that caused this massive tsunami. The world’s volcanoes and some of the biggest eruptions have also been in this area.

Tectonic plates drift on the liquid rock,  Scientist reckon over millions of years the drifting tectonic plates changed the shape of continents completely. When they  come together they can make mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes and Tsunamis.

The ring of fire is home to over a third of the worlds volcanoes 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes happen here also.

Why are the countries in the ring of fire prone to volcanoes, earthquakes and Tsunamis? Are there other causes for these natural disasters?

I now understand that some natural disasters are connected.

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