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.
The portal was opened. All of the scientists and researchers would gather round, taking notes. This world was dangerous, even more than our own. It would take you to your dream, give you whatever you wanted. The dangerous side was you could get confused between this world and the real one. You would get lost in a fantasy, all alone. A flashing came from the portal, as of it was trying to say something. Although they ran quickly, they did not make enough progress to escape. The researchers got dragged to the portal, with it closing behind them. at least they’re not alone.
Title: Simon vs the Homo sapiens agenda/ Love, Simon
Author: Becky Albertalli
This book is about a closeted gay guy called Simon who meets another gay person online. They send each other anonymous emails, until one day someone called Martin finds the emails and takes screenshots of them. He tries to blackmail Simon by sending out the screenshots and posting them on Tumblr if Simon doesn’t get Martin with his new friend, Abby. Simon falls in love with Blue, the person he met online, but they still don’t know who each other are. This book is about Simon finding out who Blue is, dealing with Martin and bullies, and coming out to everyone. It’s a really sad and interesting book, but it’s for mature readers.
For my first goal, which is being faster at calculating area I have been working on area, but I still have a lot of room for improvement with this goal. I have read some books about ot, and tried to figure out a pattern for them. This term I think I should pay attention in relating lessons and do what I did last term.
With my second goal I think I’m getting better with this goal, but I do stick with the same books, because they are the most relatable and enjoyable to read for me. I have tried not to think about the genre too much when I pick up a book, and I think that I shouldn’t worry too much about what I read, as long as It’s just right.
With my learning behaviour goals, I put my hand up a lot more on class, and it makes it easier to concentrate when you are participating. I have made sure I wasn’t fidgeting and making a neat page. I think I should keep on doing what I did last term.
I think that when you are participating a lot, that’s how you get the most out of lessons, so I just need to keep on doing the other goal. I put my hand up a lot, and tried challenges. I think I shouldn’t take the easy way.