Friday, June 27, 2014

Plant and Food and Research Visit

Plant and Food and Research Visit

Today three people from The Plant, Food and Research industry came to visit Pt England School to teach us lots about Science and to tell us a little bit about themselves. There names were Lara, Laura and Jacob. They all explained how they became Food Scientist and told us all of the pro’s and con’s of being a Scientist. All three of them explained how they all went to University and studied really hard to get where they arę now. There aim is to teach us all about science and show us some science experiment to try and inspire us to be a Scientist.

They then showed us a experiment. Acid - Having a PH less than 7 “Acid Soils”. Neutral -  Natural. Base - Normal water or something that can dilute things. The Plant, Food and Research industry helped improve the Golden Kiwi Fruit to make it sweeter. First in the experiment Lara poured some cabbage juice into a tube and then poured some vinegar into the tube but before she did that we all had to find out what was going to happen when we add the vinegar. Well we all know that vinegar is an acid and that cabbage juice is a neutral product we can calculate that both of these products add up to a Base. When we added the vinegar the color changed to pink.

We then watched Jacob bring out some Dry Ice. For safety Jacob had to put on some safety gloves because the Dry Ice will burn your skin. As he opened up the lid cold steam came fuming out. Jacob kept on fanning the box all of the cold air was steaming out as we touched the air our nerves felt the chill. For our second experiment Laura and Jacob poured some room temperature water into a container and added some dry ice but before they did that we had to guess what was going to happen. Everyone in the audience were shouting out their ideas to what will happen. Some of the thoughts were that it will explode, Bubble up and fizz. I thought that the dry ice would melt in the container and it will all fizz up. When they added the Dry Ice to the water the ice started to melt and the water started bubbling and it was all fizzing up. Steam was coming out of the container I never knew this would be the reaction. Everybody in the room was cultivated by this.

The lucky last experiment was a very cool and exciting experiment. They made some gooey goo. I was watching very closely to what they were doing so I could make some at home. First Lara and Jacob explained together what they were going to do. The Materials were Diluted PVA glue this means watered down PVA glue, a spoon and food coloring. They added the PVA glue into a container and then put some food coloring in. We all wanted the color green. They then mixed it all together as they pulled some out some gooey goo came out. Everyone wanted a piece!

In the end everyone got a piece of the goo. Now it was time for the questions. Everyone wanted to ask them a question. One at a time people were saying “How do you become a Plant and research person” or “ can I have some more goo”. The Plant Research team really inspired our children from Pt England school to do the best they can in science and maybe they can work their one day if you motivate yourself. Thank you Plant Food and research team you're awesome.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Anamei Understanding Sound

Sound What is it if you would like to know all about sound then click play now!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Anamei Swimming For Life

I devote my life to swimming it means everything to me. I started swimming lessons since I was a toddler. Some people even say “ I was born to swim” or “ I was born in the water”. I feel as if I was meant to swim. Swimming is my passion! My favorite swimming stroke is Butterfly. I like this stroke because it is very challenging for me. Oh and that’s another thing I haven’t told you, I am open to having a challenge.

Here arę 4 of the most familiar strokes that I know:

Freestyle - Starting off with basic streamline ( Arms straight up behind your airs).

Breaststroke - Once again we arę starting off in streamline and then making a small circle in front and kicking in a circular motion.

Backstroke: Familiar to freestyle but on your back you move one arm in a circle backwards. As it passes your ear you turn your hand facing your right side as it goes under the water your left arm comes up and you repeat but if it is your left hand you turn your hand to the left as it passes your ear and same with the right hand.

Butterfly: On your stomach you arę kicking with your legs together at the same time like a mermaid. Every time you kick five times your head comes up and both of your arms go over and you go back under the water and repeat.

In my swimming lessons at the swimarama Panmure pools my coach pushes us to be the best that we can. Our goal is to improve on our swimming and to be the best we can. I visualise being in the swimming olympics and racing with others. One day I hope I be in the Olympics!

Swimming lessons at school on the other hand is not very hard it is easy but continuously swimming with others surrounding me splashing the water it is very distracting. So that is why I pass them. In the front I get alot of room and I can swim freely. At swimming lessons we learn the basics. We learn freestyle, kicking with the board and  back stroke.

Swimming is my life!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Anamei Math

In Class 5 we had a few word questions to answer. We had to work these problems out and show the audience what strategy you have just used. And explain how. I hope you enjoy!!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Netball Value The Ball

Every Tuesday afternoon from 4:30 the year 6 to 8 students from each School participate in netball games. Each netball game is held at the ami netball courts. The Year 8 Pt England school Souls team which is my team played against St Kents year 8 team. We had played them the previous week and we got thrashed by 24 points. We all knew that we would have to try our very best and even go the extra mile to win the game.

At practice at lunchtime on Friday we learnt how to Value the ball from our Coach (My teacher) Miss Paget. I pretended that the ball was a piece of Cottage Pie to help me value the ball even more. At practice we were playing half court. Miss Paget taught us that as soon as the whistle gets gos find a space a receive the ball.

After practice we all had a drink of water a planned our positions for Tuesday afternoon. I am always GA. So that means that I am a shooter. Days past Tuesday came and our netball games started at 5:05 o clock. The first quarter started all the whistles blowed. As soon as our Ref said “Play” we were off. I first found a space. I stepped and swerved with the wind and received the ball. I snatched the ball out of the air and lobbed the ball just behind Raeleen so she could just step back into the space and catch the ball.

Everything was swirling around inside my head. I suddenly caught focus and ran into the shooting circle. Raeleen Passed the ball to Faaoune She received the ball from slightly outside the circle. I got free into a space and and caught the ball in mid air I jumped up my knees clashed together I felt a shock. I valued the ball. I thought and concentrated very hard a pushed the ball up into the air just above the hoop and got the goal everyone cheered.

It was St Kents ball when the whistle went I zoomed out a defended my player. When she received the ball I stood back put my arms up and made monkey noises to try and put her off. It didn’t work. They had the ball and passed it down into

the circle and got the goal. The three other quarters passed it has a hard and tough game. We were a tie. 10 all. We tried so hard It was a very very good game!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Math week 4

I hope that you really enjoyed and learnt from my google drawing explaining what we are learning thank you. Remember Learning is the key to success. My saying!