May 24

science adaptations

Adaptations = Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them survive in their environment.

I learnt that animals have many adaptations in different environments. Salt water crocodiles are cold blooded. They stay still in one spot to keep heat. They also stay still to camouflage. Salt water crocodiles can go without food for more then 12 months.

In adaptations I would like to learn more about what makes the animals adapt to the area. Is it the evolution over time? Is it how they were born from the start? How long does it take for them to adapt to different climates?

link to the sea life aquarium:

http://://www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/schools/primary/?view=desktop

December 8

space reflection

do you ever look at pictures of the Earth and moon on google images they are really close to each other. when in actual fact if you get a moon a size of 1 mm by 1 mm and an earth the size of a marble then they would have to be 1 m away to actually line up with the scale . it is the same thing with the solar system . the images look  so close to each other an it is not up to scale. if you put the orbits of the planets up to scale on a piece of paper then the planets would be microscopic. here is actually not an image that shows you accurately what it is like from up there in  space. the only way to see a scale model of the solar system is too build 1. to build an accurate scale of the solar system you need 7 miles (11.2 km) of land and the earth a size of a marble. the sun will be 1.5 m y 1.5 m. mercury would be smaller then a marble and 68 m away from the sun. Venus is the same size as the Earth and 120 m away from the sun . the Earth is the size of a marble and 176 m away from the sun .mars is smaller than Earth and is 269 m away from the sun. Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system an dis 920 m away from the sun. Saturn is a planet with a ring around it and is 1.7 km from the sun. Uranus is a planet that is the 3 rd largest planet in our solar system and it is 3.4 km away from the sun. Neptune is the coldest planet in our solar system and it is 5.6 km away from the sun. how to tell that your model is correct is to hold up the model sun, go to the Earths orbit and it should match the size of the re sun from the Earths perspective. i understand that only 24 human species in the Earths entire history have sen the full circle of the Earth. why is Earth the only planet hat has life on it in our solar system.

September 15

Earthquake Project

Earthquakes

An earthquake is a sudden shaking of the ground caused by the tectonic plates. A tectonic plate is a layer of the earth’s crust that moves and floats. When 2 plates clash that creates an earthquake and many other disasters. An earthquake is a natural disaster because it effects people in many different ways and destroys land.

There is no scientific way to prove an earthquake is coming although scientist have tried several times they don’t get the information to the locals quick enough but there are some ways they predict earthquakes. Like the Richter scale. The Richter scale measures the movements in the ground and puts it in a graph that looks like this.

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Scientist also use the logarithmic scale which is a graph that measures sound, light and ground movement. This graph is a non linear graph which means it doesn’t go up or down in a straight line. But in curvy lines.

Now ways that things in the natural world help people predict an earthquake. Animals like dogs and beavers can sense an earthquake 2-3 days before an earthquake actually happens. Ants change behavior when there is an earthquake coming higher than magnitude 2. Before the earthquake in Sichuan, China there were rainbow clouds in the sky and warm weather. 30 minutes after there was an earthquake. Before the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand there were lights in the sky and a little bit of colour around it. 20 minutes after there was an earthquake. Also you might get itchiness around the skin or a headache.

There are some countries and continents on earth that earthquakes occur more often than other countries and continents. These include America, Japan and Indonesia. California has a 99% chance of being hit by an earthquake in the next 30 years because they sit on the San Andrea’s Fault, which cuts across California and forms the tectonic plate boundary between the Pacific and the North American Plate. 98% of people survived an earthquake in San Francisco and only 33% of people survived an earthquake in Italy. The reason being the building structure. In Italy the buildings fall easily and in San Francisco the building structure is more sophisticated and stronger. 3 of the largest earthquakes in America hat have been recorded happened over the course of 2 months. If a major earthquake happens in japan 14.6 million lives are at risk because japan is on the ring of fire which is a tectonic plate. It is responsible for 90% of the world’s earthquakes and 81% of the worst. Indonesia is also on the ring of fire. Indonesia is a good target for earthquakes because it is under sea level. Which means the soil is soft and when Indonesia has an earthquake there are usually floods after.

Because we can never predict how severe an earthquake is going to be, we need to prepare well in advance. Like make an escape route that your family can follow or trap doors etc. earthquakes are a natural disaster therefore they cannot be stopped and we have to learn how to live with them.

this is my assessment report

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goal reflection

i am proud that i finished most of the things that i wanted to be done. like the diagram, introduction and conclusion and to include some good facts. i think i could improve on making my writing longer and expanding the facts. i think i could of used more impersonal voice because most of my sentences have me or you in them. i am also proud of my starting sentences. i think they are interesting  and they really hit you at the start of each paragraph.

 

May 15

government goals

well i couldn’t read my goals so i chose to write about my personal government goal.

so my question was ”how are laws made” and i have got my answer. first it is a bill it goes to the cabinet.which is all the most important ministers. if the bill passes it goes to the house of Representative. were it goes through a series of readings a votes. if it passes the house of reps it go’s to the senate. were there it goes through readings and a vote. if it passes the senate it goes to the Governor general which is the Queens Representative and he/she makes the last decision.

well that was my goal and my answer. thanks for reading.