100 word challenge

In a far, far away land, the small elf girl named Sylvia was riding her small dragon. It was 6:30 in the morning, the most beautiful time of day in her opinion, when you can barely see the sun slowly creeping up behind the mountains. Looking down, she was surprised to see everyone up bright and early… at 6:30?!  This was a strange sight for a small girl who’s used to everything being the same all the time. “Do you know whats happening?” She asked her dragon. “Oh, Sylvia today is the..”

But she decided to hop down and see. “Oh! i completely forgot! Today is the annual festival for elves!” How could she have forgotten!

Project reflection term 3

Three facts I found interesting and surprising:

Well, one fact I found interesting about this project is that Professor Tim Flannery has found a whole 29 species of tree kangaroo! I always thought that most zoologists only discover a very little number of animals, or if they even discover new species.

My second fact I found Interesting and surprising is that he helped in a major part of finding the first ever Australian fossil because that seems like something very big for Australia’s history.

My last fact I find interesting is how many books he has wrote! I didn’t know that zoologists would write books as well as find out about animals, He has wrote so many books I was very surprised!

Two understandings I now have:

An Understanding I have about Tim Flannery is that you don’t have to just discover animals when you are a zoologist; you also help them survive, and make their future better so they don’t get extinct.

My second understanding is that if someone is a zoologist, they don’t only have to be a zoologist and discover animals they can have other jobs and discover things about nature in general, because Tim Flannery is also a Palaeontologist, Scientist, and also studies the weather.

One wondering I still have is:

When did he begin his career as a Zoologist? This was one of our questions but it was a bit hard to find a lot of information about this, so we were also wondering how to access more information that is about a person that is not too well-known throughout the world.

What were the most important things I learnt?

If you are looking for information about someone that is not too well known, and as I said before it can be hard to find information about these people, you have to not just skim through a large piece of text to find a certain fact, it’s often hidden amongst the words and you can also find very useful information in the text.

How did I learn it?

I learnt it because it was getting very frustrating to find lots of actual useful information about Professor Tim Flannery. So I had to look within all those websites and eventually I found some good information that was actually about him, not just stuff about who he works with that I didn’t really need in this project.

What am I going to do with what I have learnt?

I am going to use it for my future projects so I can get more interesting, useful facts. I am going to make sure it’s true before I but it on the project though, and it won’t be so annoying to find information!

Finally a concluding statement where you share your overall thoughts and feelings about your project, the work you did, what you learnt and how it was working with your team.

I think Eden and I did pretty well, this project was a little bit harder because when I thought about explorers I always think about famous people that everyone knows, but these people didn’t explore land! They had to discover more things outside of land so I even had a little bit of trouble finding who to even do for the project! With the final prezi, I think it is pretty good, but there were some technical difficulties with getting it to load and logging in so it was kind of slow, but we went well in the end!

Maths mate problem

The table below shows the team standings after  2 rounds of the 2010 soccer world cup. Who did Portugal play in its third round robin game?

Well i looked at the table on the sheet and in the last game the other teams did not have any points  except for Brazil so it is Brazil!

Human body project reflection.

In this project on the human body we worked in groups of three and our tasks were to create a working, 3D model. We finished ours by giving everyone in the group a little bit to work on the model. We also had to create a word document and PowerPoint to go along with this. We accomplished these by me doing the slideshow, Shakira doing the word document and Tommy did most of the 3d model.

System project notes

Muscular System- We cannot walk without our muscles. Every single muscle helps us live and move. The way our Muscles move is that the brain sends messages through our body to our muscles to make us move. When we put our arm down the muscles are relaxed, but when we flex our arm upwards, the muscle is contracted.

Endocrine System- Hormones send messages across the body and travel through the blood. The Endocrine system is very important, but lots of problems can happen to it. The Hypothamalis gland is the most important glad of the Endocrine system. Target cells send messages across the body.

Lymphatic System- the Lymphatic system is all around your body. The Lymphatic system is a network of body tissues. It is part of the Immune system. And you can care for it by laughing, doing yoga and meditation, it protects you from diseases.

Circulatory system- The heart pumps blood around the body. Your heart is located a little to the left of your chest. William Harvey discovered the Circulatory system in 1616. Two systems that the circulatory system involves are the pulmonary system and the cardiovascular system. Arteries help deliver blood to all parts of the body.

Digestive system- The digestive system processes your food. The oesophagus is a tube which transfers food from the mouth to the stomach. The stomach is located under the ribs. A meal takes 1 and a half hours to process through the body. The gall bladder is just under the liver, and the liver sits in the rib cage. Enzymes are pancreatic juices. A disease of the pancreas is diabetes. The intestine absorbs vitamins.

Skeletal system- The skeletal system is our body’s frame which holds us up. It protects inner organs so they don’t get damaged easily. Bones have a soft layer called marrow and a hard layer as well. In the future it is possible that our bones will evolve. Care for your bones by eating and drinking plenty of calcium. We have 206 different bones.

Urinary System- A system that produces urine from the body. Urine is a see-through yellow liquid which contains unwanted wastes from the body. The main organs of the urinary system is are the kidneys which are two bean shaped organs that are reddish with a tinge of brown, they constantly push substances from the blood and produce urine. Urine flows from two long thin tubes called ureters through to the bladder. The bladder is an organ that stores urine after It gets transferred from the kidney. Getting rid of this waste is also another job for the circulatory system.

Nervous system- Nervous system includes the brain, the spinal cord and lots and lots of nerve cells. There are millions of nerve cells that help you feel things. The brain is very major organ of your body. If you didn’t have a nervous system you couldn’t walk or feel things, so you cannot survive without a nervous system. Epilepsy is a disease the nervous system can get.

Respiratory System- Lungs drink up oxygen. Organs of this system are the Mouth and nose to breathe through, the Trachea and the bronchi. This system is also known as the Ventilator. The process of breathing is called inhalation. The biggest disease of the respiratory system is cancer which is caused by smoking. To keep this system healthy, try to breathe clean, fresh air as much as possible.

I learnt from this project a lot more about the body, and this sums up all the information that I learnt from peoples great projects!