Thursday, May 29, 2014

Raeleen Badminton Writing

For the past four weeks class 3 has been attending Badminton for kiwi sport. If you don't know what badminton is you should continue reading. Badminton is a familiar sport to Tennis but with a small racket, a shuttle instead of a tennis ball, tall nets and diffrent rules. This writing is going to explain what we have experienced in badminton.

On our first day at Badminton we saw our instructor Robbie. When we sat down Robbie told us a few facts about the rules and how we hold the racket. But before we got to touch the racket we played stuck in the mud and tag for our warm up. After our warm up we each got given a racket and Robbie showed us how to hold the racket, one of the examples of holding a racket Forehand and back hand. Firstly we got got to pick a partner to practice with so I picked Henry and what we had to do when got given the racket is to practice on hitting the shuttle. After half an hour of practicing it was time for our kiwi sport to end for the week.

After another week of waiting it was time for our second session with Robbie but this time instead of practicing to hit the shuttle we had to learn how to serve. As usual we played stuck in the mud for our warm up. I was finding serving was difficult for me but as I kept on practicing it felt easy like microwaving big popcorn for movie time. Serving is one of the most important part in Badminton because it is a basic shot in the game. After that we finally got to play a game so we can get use to it instead of being bored of practicing 1 thing every week. When me and Henry got up we were playing mad like it was a actual tournament and it was really fun.

As another week just passing by it was time for our 3rd training. Instead of practicing how to hold the racket or serving we made a game out of it and we called Around the world.  The rules are when Robbie serves it you have to run up and hit the shuttle, then you run around the hall and after everyone has had a turn we wait to reveal the winners. In 1st place was Auri and in 2nd place was Mua.

Sadly a week went by as we did our last session with Robbie. When we arrived we did a warm up. Finally we did a small tournament and you had to pick a partner and I pick Alanah. I was so excited that I didn't want to stop. After a few rounds me and Alanah won 6 games in a row. I was pretty happy because that was the highest I ever got. Lastly it was time to say bye to Robbie and we ended it with a behalf speech. I really enjoyed Badminton because the whole class enjoyed it.

Raeleen & Paige Consolidation

You need to use 2 different strategies to answer the following questions:

241 - 68 = 173
68 + 2 = 70
241 - 70 = 171 + 2 = 173
312 - 56 = 256
56 + 4 = 60
312 - 60 = 252 + 4 = 256
173 - 67 = 106
67 + 3 = 70
173 - 70 = 103 + 3 = 106
56 x 5 = 280
28 x 10 = 280
42 x 6 =252
1/2 of 42 = 21
6 x 2 = 12
21 x 12 = 252
7.0 - 3.25= 3.75
7.0 - 3.0 = 4.0
4.0 - .25 = 3.75
5.75 - 3.51 = 2.24
5 - 1 = 4
70 - 50 = 20
500 - 300 = 200
200 - 20 - 4 = 2.24
9.0 - 4.73 =4.27
9.0 - 4.0 = 5.0
5.0 - .73 = 4.27
6.0 - 2.56 =3.44
6.0 - 2.0 = 4.0
4.0 - .56 = 3.44
Use two different strategies to answer the following questions

There are 24 ladybugs on six leaves. How many lady bugs are on each leaf?
24 divided by 6 = 4
To fill one jug it takes 3 litres. How many jugs can I fill with 21 litres?
3 x 7 = 21
To fill a bucket is takes 8 litres. How many buckets can I fill with 56 litres?
8 x 7 = 56

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Raeleen & Paiges Straw Oboe experiment

Name : Paige and Raeleen

Title of experiment: Straw oboe experiment

(What do we want to find out?)

We want to find out .....

1. What is producing the sound?
A low pitch sound. Kind of like a real oboe
2. What happens to the pitch as you cut off pieces of the straw? 1401245351066.jpg
It gets higher and Higher

Hypothesis:  (what do you think will happen?)

When we have finished the first bit then we think that the pitch will be high. If we make the straw shorter than the pitch will be higher. If we make the straw longer than the pitch will be deeper.
We think this because when the vibrations are travelling through the long straw the vibrations will not be as close and they will be spread out through the straw.

How will we find out?
(Step by step)

Flatten your straw
Get a pair of scissors and cut the edges off the top of the straw.
Put the pointy bit in your mouth
Hold gently and blow
Cut two holes and the blow into it.
Blow into it
Move your fingers over the holes and play the saxaphone.  

What actually happened?

Well then we cut it shorter then the pitch went really high and it was super annoying. It sounded like a little duckling.  
When it was longer it had  low low pitch and it sounded like a saxaphone.

What did we learn?

We learnt how to annoy people with just a straw.
We also learnt that we don’t need heaps of equipment to make a little piece of instrument. During this experiment we had loads of fun. We experienced what an oboe sounds like. We loved what we have learnt and we will be happy to use it in the future.

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Raeleen Sound Waves : Reading Follow Up

Sound is energy that we hear. Sounds begin with vibrations. Vibrations are caused when something moves back and forth very quickly. Vibrations travel through the air in all directions. We call these vibrations sound waves.
Our ears have three parts. Each part has a special job to help us hear sounds. The outer ear is the only part that we can see. It catches sound waves that then travel to the middle ear. The middle ear sends the sound waves to the inner ear. The inner ear changes the sound waves into signals that go to our brains. That‘s when sound is heard. Hearing happens very quickly.
Almost every animal has a body part that hears. Not all animals' ears are like ours. Birds don't have outer ears, and their middle ears are covered by feathers. Snakes only have inner ears, which are connected to their jawbones. This allows snakes to feel vibrations from the ground, where tasty food might be living.
Hearing Highs and Lows
Every sound has a pitch. The pitch of a sound is how high or how low the sound is. Study the graph. Each bar shows the lowest pitch to the highest pitch heard. The numbers are given in a measurement called hertz. Pitches over 20,000 hertz are too high for humans to hear.

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Sound Waves

1. To make a sound something must ..... *
    • a) be hit
    • b) move slowly through the air
    • c) vibrate
    • d) jump up and down
2. Explain why sound vibrations are similar to when you throw a stone into a puddle of water.
When you throw a stone into a puddle of water it ripples like vibration, and it also starts from one way and spreads out in all directions.
3. What is the purpose of the graph?
    • to compare the pitches of what living things hear
    • To show the sounds that living things make
    • To show the pitches that living things make.
    • To compare types of living things.
4. People hear sounds in a range of about ____
    • 20 - 20 000 hertz
    • 10 - 50 000 hertz
    • 10 - 10 000 hertz
    • 20 - 20 000 hertz
5. Which of these can hear the highest pitch?
    • a) Dogs
    • b) People
    • c) Grasshoppers
    • d) Dolphins
6. Which of these can not hear the high pitched sound that people can hear?
    • a) Dogs
    • b) Grasshoppers
    • c) Dolphins
    • d) People
How does sound begin? (You also need to do some of your own research to write 2-3 sentences).
Sound begins from a material that has been hit, when a material is hit vibration is caused into what we call sound waves. Sound is sound waves that travels through air to your outer ear, then into your inner sending signals to your brain and your brain is recognizing the material that has been hit.
What are the three parts of our ears that help us hear? Why are these parts so important?
Outer ear - The outer ear catches the sound waves, then it sends it to the middle ear.
Middle ear -  The middle ear sends it to the inner ear.
Inner ear -  The inner ear send signals to the brain.
Create an image of what sound waves might look like.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Science Roadshow

On the 22nd of May classes 1, 3 & 4 wandered down to Tamaki College where the science roadshow was held. A Science roadshow is a show that explains to you how a few science experiment works, and a lots of facts about what is in our air.

When we got to Tamaki College a tall tall man escorted us to the auditorium. We sat down and then waited for Tamaki College to come. As soon as they got there the show started. They asked us what we think is in our air.

After all the excitement we had to leave and say goodbye to the science road show crew. We learnt what was in our and what is not good for our air. We really enjoyed it and we are glad that we got to experience what they had to teach us.


Week 4, Term 2 Think Board Raeleen

Raeleen Echolocation Explanaiton

Echolocation is a form of communication, reeling on your ears and senses. Hunting for food and avoiding obstacles. . Bats, Dolphins, Whales, Porpoises and other manuals use echolocation because they have weak eyesight, in this way they use their ears to find them food and their way around dangerous obstacles. Bats are an example of an animal that uses echolocation to communicate.

Animals use echolocation basically relying on their ears, the only reason why is because they have poor eyesight. When a Bat is flying in the dark to find some food and they are flying towards a tree the sound waves goes to the object and bounces off the bat and the bats will find out that their is a tree up ahead. A bat is very clever because they use echolocation.  Did you know bats ears are bigger than its head because their ears are the reason why they are clever, if they have small ears the bats wouldn't be able to know if an object is near by.

When it comes to hunting bats would be able to know if it is an moving object or a still one. When their food is moving closer to the bat the sound waves are louder and closer, but when it is moving away from it the sound waves are closer and far apart.

Bats is really fun to study about because echolocation is not in a human body and I think echolocation would be good for people who can’t see with their eyes so they can use their sense to find them food and stuff. But even though it is confusing to use echolocation but it sound really awesome. Bats are unique, phenomenal and amazing.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Raeleen Consolidation: Maths

Mult/Div consolidation                                
1. George was driving to Rotorua from Auckland. Rotorua is 344 kms away from Auckland and he had to do the trip three times a week for work. Assuming there are 4 weeks in a
month. How many kms did he drive in total in 1 month?
2. Janine had 12 jar of jelly beans each with with 273 jelly beans inside. How many jelly beans did she have in total?
12 x 273 = 3276
3. The temperature on Venus is 173 degrees celsius. However the sun is 15 x that temperature. How hot is the sun?
173 x 15 = 2595
4. Jake had $750 to go shopping for his birthday. He shared his birthday money with 2 of his friends, how much money did each of them get?
750 Divide BY 2 = 375

5. Mike had 300mls of milk in his carton. He drank this amount of milk 4 times a week. How much milk does Mike drink in one week?
What about two weeks?
2,400 mls
A month?
One year?
6. Jane bought a pair of shoes every 2 months. How many pairs of shoes did she have after one year?
12 divide by 2 = 6
7. How many pairs did she have after 10 years?
9. The class table was 400cm. The table was shared between 8 students. How many cm of the table did each student have to use?
50 cm each
10. Michael knew that to qualify for the running championships he would need to beat 11.7 seconds to run 100 meters.
Michael ran everyday for one year. How many meters did he run in total?
What about only six months?
11. Jane knew that her parents would deposit $1 per day in to her bank account. How much money was in her account after 5 years?
What about 10 years?

Raeleen Pig hunt : reading

Pig Hunt by Ian Trafford

WALT: Identify the scientific elements involved in the text.

Where is Glenn taking his son?
Glenn is taking his son to the pig hunting with the rest of his whanau .

How do you think the young boy would be feeling about this excursion? (find evidence from the text)
Glenn son is excited because when the son let the dogs loose Tahi , Chuck , and Rocky the dogs made the son even more excited .

What do they put on Tahi?
Tremaine puts the tracker collar on Tahi because the tracker collar sends out the radio signal , But if they lose the dogs in the bush , they can track them down and find them .
For what reason do you think they put the tracker on Tahi?
So if the dogs run away and hunt for pigs and they get lost that they do not know where they are the humans can track the dog down and get him .

What part do the radio and aerial have in the Pig Hunting process?
We can track them with the radio and the aerial that  Tremaine carries in his red bag .

Why are the initially doubtful that there are any pigs?
Plough means that when other pigs look for food with their eyes and they can use their noses to track down food without using an aerial or an radio .
Find the word ‘plough’ in the text, what does it mean? Put the word ‘plough; into a sentence of your own.
Because well the dogs were looking for food they plough and sniffed on the ground and dug up the mud looking for food underground.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Raeleen & Paige's Maths Work week 3

                  Task 1

1. 3 x 134 = 402
3 x 4 = 12
3 x 30 = 90
3 x 100 = 300
12 + 90 + 300 = 402

2. 4 x 233 = 932
4 x 3 = 12
4 x 30 = 120
4 x 200 = 800
12 + 120 + 800 = 932

3. 6 x 518 = 3648
6 x 8 = 48
6 x 10 = 600
6 x 500 = 3000
48 + 600 + 3000 = 3648

4. 4 x 204 = 816
4 x 4 = 16
4 x 0 = 0
4 x 200 = 800
16 + 0 + 800 = 816
5. 6 x 142 = 852
6 x 2 = 12
6 x 40 = 240
6 x 100 = 600
12 + 240 + 600 = 852

6. 9 x 223 = 2007
9 x 3 = 27
9 x 20 = 180
9 x 200 = 1800
27 + 180 + 1800 = 2007

7. 3 x 257 = 771
3 x 7 = 21
3 x 50 = 150
3 x 200 = 600
21 + 150 + 600 = 771

8. 7 x 124 = 1218
7 x 4 = 28
7 x 40 = 490
7 x 100 = 700
28 + 490 + 700 = 1218

9. 4 x 258 = 1032
4 x 8 = 32
4 x 50 = 200
4 x 200 = 800
32 + 200 + 800 = 1032

                      Task 2
1. 4 x 132 = 528
2. 6 x 219 = 1314
3. 8 x 146 = 1168
4. 7 x 512 = 3584
5. 8 x 225 = 1800
6. 6 x 205 = 1230
7. 7 x 225 = 1572
8. 9 x 118 = 1062
9. 8 x 235 = 1880

                    Task 3
a. An orchard has 6 containers with 145 apples in each container. How many apples do they have in total? 6 x 145 = 870

b. A tie company makes 214 ties everyday of the the week (Monday to friday). How many tiyes do they make in total in one week?. 5 x 214 = 1070

c. A mail centre received 354 parcels on Saturday and another 354 parcels on Sunday. How many parcels of mail have they received over the week. 354 x 354 = 125316

d. 5 planes have just landed at the airport. Every plane carries 235 passengers. How many passengers in total have just arrived at the airport?
5 x 235 = 1175

e. A toy maker has just sent out 8 boxes with 215 toy rockets in each box. How many toy rockets have they sent?
8 x 215 = 1720

f. A large department store has 4 boxes of socks. there are 212 pairs of socks in every box. How many pairs of socks do they have to sell?. 4 x 121 = 484

g. A bank robber has filled 6 bags with money. He put 254 coins in every bag. How many coins has he stolen in total? 6 x 254 = 1524

h. A warehouse has 8 boxes of pencils and there are 480 pencils in every box. How many pencils do they have in total?.
8 x 480 = 3840

i. A soup company has 5 boxes of cans. There are 158 cans in each box. How many cans. do they have in total?. 5 x 158 = 790

Monday, May 19, 2014

Raeleen Sound Explanation Writing

For Inquiry this term we are learning about sound, well do we know how sound is created?.....  Sound is created by vibration that travels through the air by sound waves and sound is energy transferred by waves. . This explanation is going to explain sound. Sound is energy transferred by waves.

Sound initially starts from a metrical that vibrates. When the material vibrates the sound waves are created. But we can’t see the sound waves because it travels through the air. When you throw a stone into a pond it ripples, both ripples and sound starts in one spot and then travels out in all direction. Sound waves goes to your eardrum causing your brain to translate it like recognizing that voice or knowing that voice.

When a material is hit it pushes the surrounding air molecules into one another causing a ding kind of noise. When the material is hit sound waves are created. For example when you hit a drum it is louder because the air molecules move faster and the harder you hit the drum the closer the sound waves are.

The vibration goes to the outer ear then into the inner ear and transforms the sound waves, sound waves have signals and it goes to your brain. Like when your going out hunting and you find a wild animal and you try to make no noise and suddenly you step on a stick and the animal realises that something seems wrong and they run away, they know that something is near because the sound waves goes everywhere and apparently they heard the stick break so that gives them a signal to their brain recognizing that something is going to happen.

Our brain translates the sound that we hear without our brain we won’t know what that sound is, and we won't recognize that sound. Like when a cow moo’s you won't know because our brain is not translating it. As a matter of fact we really need our brain because we won't be able to understand anything.

When a friend of yours is talking to you, you reply back to her because you heard what she said and you know what she said. If she was telling you some maths question you know what she said because the sound waves goes to your eardrums, then to your brain and translating it.

We all have diffrent sounds like high pitch low pitch, loud or quiet and animals make their animal noises like moo, neigh and baaa.  If you touch your vocal cords and you talk loud it vibrates. When a boy talks his voice is light but when he turns into a man his voices becomes deep.

Why live in a world with silence instead of living in a world with noise. Without noise in the world nothing would be invented, no one will communicate with others and we won't be able to keep close connection with friends or family. Without sound life is boring but with sound life has been so much better.