Monday, November 5, 2018

Te Kauru Camp (Writing 2nd Draft)

Te Kauru Camp (Writing 2nd Draft)
The entrance was amazing,colourful buildings and lots of places to go.  It was our second day at Auckland we arrived at Rainbows- End. But one rid caught my eye,the Stratosphere. At first I thought it looked harmless and small but that was because I was at  the entrance still.As we walked closer and closer it begun to get lager. My whole group raced to the stratosphere staring at it in shock.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Term Three Week 9 Coding

2018 - Term 3 STEAM - ‘Coding and Arduino Boards’ Reflective Questions
WALT:I have been learning to use arduino boards and coding.
Learning Goal 1. To make an LED blink off/on by controlling voltage from 0V to 5V by programming the Arduino.

Learning Goal 2.  To change the speed of blinking to such a high rate that the LED appears to be dimmer.
Learning Goal 3. To make the LED fade on and off by varying the voltage

What was I learning and why?

l have been learning to use Snap4arduino so when I get to intermediate school i’ll good at it

What did I do well and how do i know?

l managed to get the correct code so that my LED stated flashing.

What challenged me ……?

Getting ALL the correct equipment out and placing them in the right place.

What would I do differently next time to make my learning more successful ….. ?

Next time I’m going to look that the instructions cefle.

What have I enjoyed about the learning?

I enjoyed learning the stage six code and adding the arduino board to it

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

WALT make an animation with Whaea donna

Thursday, September 13, 2018

My speech by Chilli

Hi my name is Chilli and today I am going to talk to you about one of New Zealand's famous icons the Tuatara.

1000’s and 1000’s of years ago the Tuatara thrived throughout New Zealand.
Unfortunately there are only about 30,000 left in the native forest and puts the Tuatara on the endangered species list.

The Tuatara’s biggest risk is predatory animals like dog’s, cat’s, pig’s, stoats and rats that will eat them for food or compete for the beetles and small insects that the Tuatara live off, their tail can also break off if it’s caught by a predator and grow it back later!

Tuatara also eat spiders, bird eggs, frog and over little mammals.
Newborn Tuataras are believed to be active during the day to prevent the adult Tuatara from eating them at night.

The name "tuatara" comes from the Maori for "peaks on the back." Tuataras have spiny crests along their backs made from soft, triangular folds of skin. These spines are more prominent in males, who can raise them during territorial or courtship displays.

Tuatara only have babies every two to five years. It takes up to 9 months for a mother Tuatara to lay her eggs. She places the in a burrow where they incubate for another 13 months before they hatch. During cold weather, the eggs stop growing until warm weather returns.

Most eggs hatch within a few weeks and cooler weather means more male babies will hatch. In warmer weather there will be more female Tuatara born.
They live within the dense forest and thrive better on the 32 islands off New Zealand other than on the main land where they can be killed by pests and fires.

Tuatara  like the cool weather, they are also nocturnal meaning they only come out at night. Did you know that they can live for up to 100 years old! That’s a really long time!.

The Tuatara has a third eye on the top of its head called the parietal eye. This eye is not used for vision. The parietal eye is only visible in hatchlings, as it becomes covered in scales and pigments after four to six months. Its function is a subject of ongoing research, but it is believed to be useful in absorbing ultraviolet rays and in setting seasonal cycles.

Conclusion: The Tuatara is one the verge of extinction. It is our job to protect them in the wild and not to introduce more pests to the forest that hunt them.

By Chilli Rameka

Friday, August 17, 2018

Tidy Numbers

    I have been learning how to subtract using Tidy Numbers
    so I can do it in my head fast.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

 Science Road Show
 On Wednesday me,Te Kauru and Te Puawai went
 to Abundant life school.At Abundant life there was a science roadshow .Did you now that you need oxygen and fuel to have a fire.After show one we got to look around at the projects.If you get a card and explain tow projects to a teacher and the teacher stamped it and put it in the draw, if your lucky you can get a prize.My favourite project was the spender because you set on a chair and the certain would spin and it would make you dizzily.I wish I now more about how your  bones move.