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science journal 5

Science journal 5

Flight group


This week we have been learning about flight.  We have looked at gliding vs flying. Flying is a controlled movement using the four forces where as gliding is not using the four forces or being controlled.

Man made structures are not made by nature for example a leaf vs a plane, the leaf is made by nature the plane is man made and uses the four forces

There are four forces for a man made structure.  Although some nature naturally have some of the forces, like a bird naturally have thrust in their wings. The four forces are lift,drag,thrust and weight.

I  wonder what would happen if the engines stopped working.  I wonder what would happen if the weight changed. My learning for Inferences are multistructural because I am not able to support my inferences with evidence.  My data gatherings are multistructural because I can't support them with evidence and they may not all be correct.

For goodness sake how am I supposed to do this

My insides tighten, hesitatingly I step forward. 
Wait. I better start from the beginning it's about 2:00 pm at Lake Wakatipu which is cold, even on the sunniest days because it is surrounded by a mountain range. I won't stop bugging my dad about going into the ice cold water. I look at the shingle through the shallow water but as I look farther out I see a deep blue bruise floating on top of the water.  I guess even if didn't make it all the way out to the pontoon either a water tractor or a boat will pick me up.    
I can hear the scarce beating of my heart  as I shake into the water. I'm thinking “I can  swim I can swim”.  Wait, what? I'm here climbing up the pontoon ladder. I'm stone cold. The worst thing is that I'm only wearing togs. I wish I was wearing a wetsuit I would be a lot warmer I think.  Anyway I should probably stop thinking about being cold.  Jumping in is like jumping off a cliff except there is more rubbish down where my face is about t…

Camp 2017

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On camp I got really scared, because apparently people were walking towards my cabin and the hall lights were flickering on and off I said to them “Stop.” But the creepiness just kept coming, because they wouldn't stop. I practically jumped out of my skin and sprinted into the hall. I wonder whether there were actually people walking towards my cabin and if I really needed to be scared which I probably didn't.  I felt quite annoyed after they did that.  After all of that the teachers came charging in “Beeeee quiet. You need to be asleep.”  This is not what it was like the next day, in fact it was probably worse.

My most annoying moment let's see what was it? Oh that's right drama, you know on movies there's always lots of drama going on? Well that's what it was like, at least that's what it felt like. There was a lot of drama going on between ⅚ of people in my cabin and a person in another cabin. This is what it was like: “Well you said this because you sai…

Science journal

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Week 4

Trebuchet if you have been looking at my science journal on my blog you will know that we have been doing a science journal about rocket balloon science each week.   This week we started focusing on a trebuchet catapult. I think that this has really helped my learning about gathering/interpreting data and inferencing.  I noticed that the more weights we put in the further it goes until about the seventh try it had a lot of weights and didn't go as far as the one before it. I think it didn't go as far because the more weight pushed it down faster and so wasn't able to get as directed therefore couldn't get as much height to go further. I wonder if there is a certain weight that will make it go further than without or with more weight  in the counterweight.   My data gatherings are multistructural because some things are accurate but some maybe are not accurate or reliable.  My inferences are multistructural because they aren't all accurate but I think a few o…

Week 3 drag science journal

Week 3: drag

This week we added paper onto the balloon.  I observed that the paper makes a deflating noise instead of a silent fart noise and goes slower than without paper.  I think it went slower because the paper makes it heavier even though paper doesn't feel heavy it is heavier than air and so needs to use more energy to move.  I wonder if the placing of the paper makes the distance change. My data gatherings are multistructural because some things are true but some maybe are not.  My inferences are multistructural because some are accurate but some are not so accurate.

Science journal

Week 1: Starting to think about science: Gathering and Interpreting Data.
This morning all the classes made slime to pour on Mr Anderson's head at m,m,m in other words Monday morning meet up. Today I have placed myself on unistructural for engaging in science because I observed some things but I'm not sure when or why to use them.  I placed myself on unistructural for gathering data because I only found out a couple of things.


Week 2: Balloon Rocket experiment
Today in the balloon rocket science experiments my observations and inferences were probably multistructural because they were in the right places but maybe not relating to each other. My goal for next time is to connect my ideas to each other, put them in the right places, so that my observations and inferences are accurate and make sense and maybe back my learning up with some evidence to increase the validity which will bump my observations and inferences up to extended abstract.


Responsible citizen reflection

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At the start of the term my understanding was unistructural because I didn't know much about being a responsible citizen, I probably only knew one thing.

Now I think my learning is extended abstract because I turn up to radio dj on time which I wasn't doing before and I can remind others to do the same. This term I think I have shown that I am a responsible citizen by picking up rubbish all the time, I'm turning up to my duties on time and putting my hand up to be a wet day monitor for other classes.  My social science project helps others be responsible citizen because it has the effect of following the law that you can not be cruel to animals.   My challenges were getting everything done on time and figuring out how to present my learning because I kept changing how to present all my learning.

Overall I think I have learnt a lot this term probably more than I have any other years. I think that this very valuable learning and I am glad that I have learnt it because I will…