Summary: This BTN was about the volcano that is currently erupting in Hawaii called Kilauea.
Facts: Kilauea has been erupting almost continuously since 1983.
It’s a slow-moving flow but it is very hot, about 2000 degrees.
Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Questions: Has anyone died from it? Is everybody safe?
Understandings: I understand that being in an area with an active volcano can be very scary.
So I went to IKEA instead of the mall, only because I felt like a meatball.
I didn’t know they sold stuff for my home, let alone a table in the shape of a dome.
I decided to buy it with my every last penny, but did I have knowledge of furniture? Not any.
I waited in a queue for hours and hours, there were people with boxes the height of 4 towers.
But when I finally took out the parts, I didn’t know where or how to start!
I didn’t understand the instructions! This was going to conclude in a lot of destruction.
So I went back to IKEA, gave them a call, and said “Let me talk to the chef who makes the meatballs.”
I guess that tonight I’m staying right here, because guess what? I now work at IKEA!
Inbetween the dark shadows, old run down streets, is a corner, where the two towns meet. There’s a small box just there for no reason at all, and next to the looming towers it just seems small. But underneath that box is a small creature, giving this town a somewhat special feature. Because there, in our hands, is a small connection, just alone, dying, given no affection. For who would care? The people in this town have no time to spare. This creature walks from door to door, hoping to sleep on someone’s living room floor, but after rejection for days on end, this creature walks around the road’s bend. And there, is a house that has been waiting for days, and this creature knows now that it’s going to stay.
Summary: This Article was about a volocano occuring in Hawaii.
Facts: The lava can reach 1150C.
Most of the eruptions are a type of eruption called effusive eruptions, which means they flow continuously but they don’t actually explode.
Kilauea has been erupting constantly for 35 years.
Questions: How close can lava get to something before it burns up?
How do the cameras not get burned when people are resaerching?
Understandings: I understand that volcanoes are very distructive and dangerous.
Summary- This BTN was about two kids who live in Queensland while a drought is going on. They tell us what can happen to farmers during a drought.
Facts- About 90% of Queensland is in drought
In a drought, farmers can’t earn money because everything is dry.
Droughts can last up to 7 years.
Questions- How do farmers earn money?
Do people from the city help a lot?
Recalls- I think we are lucky to have easy access to water because other people don’t.
Okay. A word so broad, so distant, you couldn’t actually tell a single thing from someone saying it. That’s what I said when it arrived. I knew it was coming, but they didn’t know that. So instead of looking surprised at the slightest. I shrugged. “Okay. When did it arrive? They looked at me, but then when we met eyes, looked down. They were supposed to be taking care of me, not questioning my thoughts. To be honest, I didn’t really know why I needed to be here. There was nothing wrong with me, apart from that package. It was from my company, the factory I was made in. They had finished their experiment. I was done for. I had enjoyed it too much. I hadn’t documented anything. I was now going to be a working robot, not a domestic one.
Summary: This BTN was about how earthquakes happen, and what and where the ring of fire is.
Facts: earthquakes can cause tsunamis
Tectonic plates drift on the liquid rock, slowly changing shape and position.
The ring of fire is where a lot of the most dangerous earthquakes happen.
Questions: What in the earthquakes triggers a tsunami?
Which country is the safest from earthquakes?
Understandings: I now understand what the ring of fire is,and that Earthqaukes are related to other natural disasters.
I blinked. The lightning struck again, and I kept my eyes shut. This time, I couldn’t back out. I wasn’t going to open my eyes. I was going to see what had been troubling me for all of these years. I felt my feet touch the ground. I shouted out for help, but no one was there with me, under the crimson red sky. I frantically searched this dark, empty world, and started to remember memories so misty, I didn’t actually recall any of them happening. I remembered the feeling of defeat as I stumbled to my grave, the memory of war like no other. This left me wondering with the question I’ve been wondering for years, except expecting a different answer. Who was I?
This BTN was about a boy named ANZAC and how he has a special relationship with the war because one of his relatives was in it.
Facts: Aboriginals weren’t actually considered citizens of Australia.
60 000 people died in the 1st world war
In aboriginal culture, you have to be buried where you were born.
Questions: Why weren’t aborigines considered citizens of Australia? Why did Australia go to multiple locations to battle?
Understandings: I understand that ANZAC day is a very important day and some people know family members who have died in wars.
The giants died out soon before we humans walked the planet. Not many people knew about them, but the ones who did kept it a secret. The information was rare, and scientists made sure there were no traces of this species left. They were trying to keep their planet from confusion and fear. It was for the best. Everything was going smoothly, but they forgot one vital piece of evidence. They had made a giant mistake. People traced down the legs of a giant, and soon it was no longer a secret. This planet wasn’t protected from the dark secrets others had anymore, because maybe, there was a chance these giants weren’t from earth.