Monday, 3 July 2017


Wk3. In school time we did the balloon rocket science experience with everything but instead of wool we used fishing wire and we put paper on the balloon. The balloon went faster with the fishing wire because it was smooth and had no friction. The learning was the differences and we watched a video on friction and what surface would a vehicle go the fastest on. We also did a see think wonder map. I put myself at multistructural on the rubric because I have more than 3 ideas.

Sunday, 2 July 2017


Science journal 29.6.17   - Week 9

This week we are looking at three different types of projectiles. We have made a slingshot , flipping frog and we learnt about an angle launcher.
For the slingshot we observed that when you take the feathers off the slingshot, it will go further but if you keep the feathers on the slingshot then it doesn't go as far.  We think that is because it uses a lot of drag.
For the flipping frog we noticed that the rubber band had to be really tight and the cardboard had to be strong otherwise it would bend and it wouldn't work as well. Sometimes it would also break.
For the angle launcher we observed that  at 45° makes it go the furthest and 20° is the shortest. 
Our conclusion is that the best is the flipping frog  because the most enjoyable to make and it not as confusing. The reason we didn't like the rocket as much because it is a bit complicated to shoot it but with the flipping frog you just fold it and it jumps.


20.6.17 science Journal
         Week 8
 This week we studied the Trebuchet and the Onager. We noticed that there a some differences and similarities.

Here a some similarities that we noticed while we were studying the two catapults. They both propel the ball forward, they both use fiction and thrust. We recorded this data by using a compare contrast map. We also collected some data by using a chart. While watching this I have picked up on the fact that the Onager’s arch is smaller than the Trebuchet because the Onager’s arm is smaller than the Trebuchet.

We recorded that the Trebuchet goes further because the arm is longer so it uses more forces, but the Onager has a much smaller arm so it doesn't use as much. After the Onager fires it uses torsion and swings back and forth, this creates friction when it rubs across the ground.  

My conclusion is that the Trebuchet would be better for in the olden days because it would be able to get over most of the castles easier because it swings  and the arm is better and longer.


Wk4: In week four our class did a science experiment with a catapult called the trebuchet. We predicted how far we thought it would go and then we would recorded the data. We noticed that the more weight that we put in the further it would go. I wonder what would happen if we put no weights in it. I think my data gathering is pretty accurate because we trailed it 4 times then got the average. My inferences are accurate because when we were predicting I was pretty close to the right answer.


Week 2. In week 2 we did a rocket balloon science experience. The first time we did it we used wool, tape, straw and balloons. Every single time it got all the way from the start to the end. The balloon usual twisted and turned but it always went smaller of course because it sprayed out the air so it could go forward. The learning of the week was about the forces like gravity, air, wind resistance and pushing. They are some forces that could be acting on you now. Also during the week we did a see think wonder map. I noticed that the balloon always spun around and I thought it we put paper on it it would go faster. Before we let go of balloon we had to fill in the thinking square and think what was going to happen when we let the balloon go. We also had to fill in the wonder part to. I am relational because I Know Scientific words and more.


Week 1. The first week of the term we slimed Mr Anderson. I walked into the classroom and I saw a bucket of slime. People from my class had already made it. I think it had water in it because it was runny but I also guess it had corn flour in it because it wasn't all runny it had a bit of a thick texture to. I think that it also had food coloring in it because it was green. The learning was that thick chunky slime is the best because It felt worse and Mr Anderson screamed. On the rubric I am multistructural because I have more than 3 ideas .

Monday, 10 April 2017

Responsible pet ownership

In He Tangata we have been learning about how to be a responsible citizen. Matilda and I decided that we should do responsible pet ownership.
For my inquiry project I did responsible pet ownership..

I think I am extended abstract because I know how to care for a pony, what to do, and what resources to use.

Some things you will need to look after you a pony are…
. Cover
. Feed
. Paddock
. Saddle
. Bridle
. Brushes
. Bucket’s
. Hay
. Water
. Halter

I am proud because we got a lot of people who wanted to come see the pony and learn about him. I also think we concentrated a lot throughout our project..

My next step is to present the project, as due to the weather, we had to postpone.