Thursday, 14 June 2018

Metal - Pizza Cutter

Walt: Plan out what your making and follow the instructions, given to you by a teacher.

Our task was to plan out on what we wanted to make. We had to choose out of the Pizza Cutter or Cake Server. First we had to fill out the Specifications and the measurements of how we want our chosen idea to be. Then we needed to sketch them out, we could use google images to get some inspiration and some ideas and different designs for our object. We had to grab a piece of metal and make sure it was smooth. 

Then we needed to choose two colours that we wanted on our handles, we had to choose between yellow, black, green and red. Once that was finished, we needed to file it, just to make sure that the sides were smooth and their were no marks on them. Once that was finished, we needed to scrap paper of our handlers and use red sand paper to make sure that the handle and the sides were really smooth.

After all those steps, I had to use the red sand paper to get the marks of my cutter, then used the blue sand paper to make sure that the cutter was smooth and you won't hurt yourself with it. Then we used a white container that contained the polishing for metal. We needed to make sure that the metal was shiny enough for us to see our very own reflection.

Once all that hard work was finished, this was the finished project or the outcome after you have completed all the steps. You would be able to see your reflection in it because, that's how shiny your Pizza Cutter or Cake Server would look like in the end.

Monday, 21 May 2018


Walt: "Explaining what I've learnt about how all living things do Mrs Gren?"

 Our task was to explain what M.R.S G.R.E.N meant and it needed to be related to our animal that we have chosen. The people in our group was Journey, Daniella and myself, we were working on a lobster. Miss Wells got some cells from each animal and made us look through the microscope to figure out what kind of animal it was. All living things like Trees, Bugs and other insects uses the same thing called "Mrs Gren?" but they do it in different ways. Unlike mechanical things like Cars, they can move and excretion smoke but can't reproduce, only because it's not alive - they only do SOME M.R.S. G.R.E.N things.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Cultural Presentation

Walt: Create a Cultural Presentation about a Tradition you have chosen.

Our task was to choose our own country or island we wanted to research on. The island that I chose was the Tahiti Resort and Spa. I chose this because I really think that the place has a beautiful view and is paradise to most people. Tahiti's Resort and Spa is where you can get away from bad weather and you could relax. Tahiti is like a tropical paradise where you could leave your problems behind you and just chill, enjoying the view. We had to answer some questions that was related to our chosen country or island, then find some images or facts about the place. These are the information's that I have found about the Resort and Spa.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Experiencing Volcano Eruptions

On Friday 23rd March, There was a Earthquake reported and located in Auckland, New Zealand. Before the Volcano could explode, something happened underground, something that human eyes can't see, but can experience and learn about. The Earthquake was caused by magma, which was pushing through the crust.

The bottom of the crust melts and this is caused by something called "Thermal plume." Magma is formed by continuous melting of rock due to high pressure and temperature conditions in the subsurface of the earth. At that moment, a grey smoke started to appear in the sky, that is when a volcano appeared in the middle of the sea.

Steam started to form on top of the water, when hot lava connected with the water, that is when a loud bang came. That is when everybody knew, that a terrible volcano eruption was about to happen at any minute. Scientists did not know about a new volcano appearing under water, so everyone had to escape, before time runs out. "Bang," you could hear citizens running for their lives and evacuating their family to a safe place.

The continental drift was causing New Zealand to move over the hot spot. Grey and black smokes started to emerge from the sea, causing lot's of noise and scaring everyone. I on the other hand, was horrified and trying to get as many people to escape.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Rarotonga Canoes

Our task was to create a presentation of something that is related to the Polynesians travelling around the pacific islands. I chose "The Garden of the Seven Stones," because Aotearoa and Rarotonga has something in common. The Maori people travelled on a waka called "Takitimu" all the way to Rarotonga. The garden of the seven stones all represents stones that the Maori people carved onto rocks, that represents all the seven waka's they have sailed.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Video in Taiwan

Walt: Students are able to complete all work for made in Taiwan video, to go towards blogs.
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The main purpose of Oscar and Nathan’s trip was to find where their ancestors were from and where they travelled. Rarotonga and Maori’s might have the same Clan Fathers and the Polynesian people left the Cook Islands 700 years ago. 

Samoan people were originally from East Eurasia, before they travelled to South Eurasia. The Lapita Pottery is about 300,000 years old and this is what their ancestors left behind. The burial site is about 600-700 years old and this started way before Rome became a village. The people of Taiwan has a similar tradition from Samoans and Polynesian people. 

The traditional Samoan tattoos are sacred like the Lapita Pottery. From my point of view, Oscar and Nathan’s trip was successful because they now know where their ancestors were from and where they travelled too. They are also proud to know where there people came from and where their people first started, before going around to travel the Polynesian world.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Recent Earthquakes

Describe a recent earthquake you read about, its cause (which involves tectonic plate movements like the sandwich model), and the earthquakes effects.

In Papua New Guinea, there was a recent 7.5 magnitude and it was caused by a subduction of one of the tectonic plates. This recent event destroyed homes and triggered landslides. Right now, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea are both included in the ring of fire.

It is called "The Pacific Ring of Fire," The reason being is because it is the most likely place where their are lots of earthquakes and volcanoes that happens. But when it comes to earthquakes, they release something called a seismic wave that looks like rippling water. The first two waves are called P-wave and S-wave. 

A P-wave travels faster than the S-wave and the P-wave stretches the earth forwards and backwards as it spreads outwards. S-waves however, is the opposite of P-waves and they move slower than the usual speed. The S-wave arrives second and they travel in a up and down kind of motion. A magnitude means how big the earthquake is and it's also measured from 1 to 10. 

Most people get confused with the epicentre, it is part of the earthquake that is placed on the ground and it is also directly above the slip. This means it is where the earthquake slip, happened to the ground. A seismelogists is a scientists who studies earthquakes, their movement and how big their magnitude is.

The only time that earthquakes occur, is when both the tectonic plates underneath the crust slips past each other very quickly. Also, earthquakes under the ocean cause tsunami's. This is what I've learnt about earthquakes and the events that causes and what the aftershock is, once an earthquake or tsunami has passed through a city, country or even a village.