May 27

Wild Reptiles Incursion

 

Last week Shaan from wild reptiles came for a visit with different animals to show (mostly reptiles).  I and my class had a fun and exciting day. We had seen many animals such as…

The shingle back lizard which has an amazing body due to its tail being in the shape of a HEAD so its predator won’t know which side his mouth is on and also the head tail is a fat storage. After the incursion we had to go to work by making a diagram on an animal of your choice that you had seen at the incursion. I had chosen the Fresh Water Crocodile and he had a few amazing adaptations but I’ll only tell you 2. 1st it has 3 eyelids which I thought that was amazing at first but then they told me that 2 eyelids are like your eyelids but 1 of the eyelid is on the side and is transparent so it can see underwater without hurting its eyes. 2nd at the end of its tail there is type of solar panel scales that collect heat and energy from the sun, I thought that was pretty nifty.

Through the whole incursion I had learnt a lot about animal adaptations and I only think I learnt 1% of how many animal adaptations there are and I am probably over exaggerating on that but anyways throughout years I still have to learn the other 99% of adaptations so I basically just skimmed the surface of how many adaptations there are. The last sentence leads on to my question, what is the total amount of life adaptations there are? Also animals are really extraordinary creatures for their adaptations to their environments us humans don’t really have that much amazing stuff to our body all we really got is a super brain and that’s it so I have learned animals (not including humans) are much more extraordinary than us.

 

 

 

 

 

May 26

100 Word Challenge Week #34

One day I had made a trick. When you lift the lid of a container stuck on the bottom of the containers lid was a scary picture. That same day I had brought it to school and tested it on my friends then I had made a mistake and showed it to my girlfriend.  So as she lifted the lid she was freaked out by the picture and started to yell and scream at me for being so ignorant. So after days of thinking about what I have done I finally had the courage to apologise. But she wasn’t accepting it.

May 23

BTN Gold

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/

Gold is a rare precious metal that has been mined for many years and also we have a look at how it is made.

Gold is a tough material but it can still be beaten into shapes without any sort of heat or melting (but to melt it you need to have 1000 degrees Celsius on you). There are 3 types of gold yellow gold, white gold and rose gold and also gold is measured in carats (ct) there are 3 main amounts of carats 24ct, 18ct and 9ct. 24ct is when it is pure gold, 18ct is when it is 75% gold and the rest is made up of copper and silver same with 9ct but it’s made from 37% gold and the rest is made up of copper and silver. Continuing on from carats what is the smallest amount of gold carats that you can have?

I have predicted to make the finishing touch on gold you basically need a gem or stone to top it off because then it just looks bland and also I figured it needs to be polished otherwise it just looks bad. I had realised gold has no certified value because they say that the price of gold changes all the time.

May 22

100 Word Challenge Week #33

One day I had been working on a project due to me getting in big trouble. My teacher had set an assignment for me to do 1,000 100 word challenges and BTN’s. I had finished the project and was on my way to school and was going inside the school but the ferocious wind had blown m papers away and I soon had realised that I was in big trouble. So with my fast actions I had bolted to retrieve the papers I couldn’t miss one because a sheet contained 10 challenges. Then I ran into the school bullies.

May 18

Art Monoprinting Evaluation

The Arts Department

Art Critic Evaluation Year 5/6

Art Topic: Monoprinting

Name: Anton Ohrt

Classroom Teacher: Antony Brock

Artwork Title: Diseased Heart

Description: What do you see? Describe the work of art. What is the medium?

I describe my work of art natural and it also looks like the real thing and I see a heart that is very clear but the background pattern isn’t. The medium was some paint for the picture, and a monoprinting pad to print the picture.

Analysis: Describe the work according to the art elements and principles. Eg. Explain the type of line you see, describe the colour, shape, texture and space.

My work is asymmetrical because it’s supposed to be natural and flowing so it isn’t symmetrical at all. The sizes that are within my piece is some shapes in the background and also an oval with tubes coming out the sides to make that heart.

Interpretation: Tell the story of what you were trying to achieve with your work of art. Why did you choose to create this work of art? Why did you choose this image to print?

What I was trying to achieve was a heart that looked natural and flowing with a nice background. I chose this image because it would have been a good piece of art to make natural and also because it is a vital organ that you cannot live without.

Judgment: Give your opinion of your final piece. Be sure to include a reason for your judgment.

My opinion on the final piece is that it went not too bad but not too good and it was decent. My reason for my judgement is that I nailed the natural heart but failed at the background because you could hardly see the background.

May 16

100 Word Challenge Week #32

Once upon a time I Bob was falling asleep at 12 o’clock at night. His sleep had stopped by a crow banging into his window. He had saw blood on the window he quickly ran downstairs to help the crow but it was lying on a cut tree log. His tears had wiped away as soon as he saw a man in a black tunic just a few feet away he had waved his hands and Bob had felt drowsy. Bob had woken up just to see him on the log lying down but he was much smaller. He felt sick as he saw breadcrumbs.

May 15

BTN Oz Harvest

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3885269.htm#extra

Oz Harvest is an industry that collects all food that is about to be thrown out just because it got a scab or bruise. Oz Harvest donates all that food that is about to be thrown out to people in need such as homeless people or a home full of starving people.

7.8 billion dollars’ worth of food is thrown out every year in Australia alone that’s like buying 8 billion dollars’ worth of your favourite food and just throwing it out. In nearly every household in Australia is just throwing out $1000 worth of food a year.  In Australia 24% of school kids are throwing out their school lunches I know I don’t throw out my lunch but do you? (This is your queue to stop throwing out your lunch ;)).

I have recognised that people running Oz Harvest is really trying their hardest to help people in need such as the homeless I have also recognised that one of the reasons they help out is due to their good feeling about helping people out.

I have wondered ever since I started the video in other countries how much food is wasted and more importantly how much food is wasted in the world.

May 12

Term 1 Unit Goal Reflection

Introduction:

In term 1 and 2 Farrah and I did an Australian History presentation on Escaping and Daily life of Convicts. Our task was to make a presentation about Australian History. We had to follow special criteria and instructions and try to try to do something new. I have never done a PowerPoint before and for my presentation we did a PowerPoint. The knowledge me and my classmates got from the unit was extraordinary and I really think I learned a lot more about Australian History and more.

Three Facts I found Interesting or Surprising:

-William Buckley was an escaped Convict that was found by an aboriginal tribe the Wathaurong people. He wasn’t killed instead he was welcomed into the tribe by the aboriginals believing he was a dead aboriginal chief (aboriginals though that when an aboriginal died they turn into a white person). He spent 32 years living with the aboriginals until he was found in a possum skin cloak and was wielding a handful of spears. He had also forgotten how to speak English but he caught on with the language fairly quickly.

-On March the 28th 1791 Mary Bryant was convicted to go to Australia as a convict for 7 years due to her stealing of a cloak. Over the time of 69 days Mary Bryant her husband William 3 year old daughter Charlotte and their baby son Emmanuel travelled 5000km to Timor. They managed this by stealing a Cutter ship and getting sailing supplies from a Dutch sailor. When they had arrived in Timor they had pretended to be shipwrecked sailors. This had worked until a guard overheard them bragging of their escape they were arrested by captain Edwards Edwards. Her husband and son died due to fever. Charlotte and Mary were sent to England but Charlotte died on the trip. She got whipped 100 times by the cat o nine tails and sent to England’s New Gate prison. She had become famous with the name the girl from Botany Bay. She was pardoned and discharged on May 1793.

-Thomas Haynes refused bread presented to him at the prisoner barracks this had caused his inmates to do the same. Back then the bread was obviously bad so I see why he refused. The bread was presented to the bench and was said to be good and wholesome so each prisoner received 50 lashes for their apparent crime.

Two Understandings I Now Have:

-Without Convicts or their colonisation then Australia won’t be how it is today, maybe it is the 21st century and aboriginals just invented the pulley.  And for all we know without Captain Cook, Australia might still not be found to today. There won’t be huge industries that there are today. And there would be a missing part of world.

-If the Second Fleet didn’t come with the supplies that they needed for people to continue living on Australia, for sure all of the Europeans would have died out in Australia and colonisation would have stopped and aboriginals would have lived in peace with no life stealing Europeans.

One Wonder I Still Have:

I thought that the normal consequence for trying to escape was getting a longer sentence, go to prison or a death sentence but Mary Bryant an escaped convict only got whipped 100 times (by a cat o nine tails) and sent to jail, but the normal sentence would be death so what made her so lucky that she didn’t get executed.

My Learning throughout the Unit:

I really think I learnt a lot in this unit I learnt heaps of things. Things about my presentation but I think I learnt much more from other peoples presentations because they chose a wide spread of topics whilst I only chose 1. With the whole class I learnt a bunch but it wasn’t related to my topic. Such as we learnt about the Stolen Generation but it didn’t help with my research at all. I also didn’t learn much during the excursions or incursions due to how the excursions didn’t specify on Convicts it was mostly about immigration, famous people and aboriginals or Torres Strait islander people. But during the project making and the research I learnt a lot about Australian History and Convicts. I also learnt that making presentations isn’t like picking an apple of a tree. With the presentations I also learnt a lot due to me having done my presentation and just not caring to learn about that one topic, Convicts.

What is the Most Important Things I Have Learnt? :

During term 1’s unit I learnt a good lesson and heaps of facts. I have learnt the lesson of making presentations isn’t that easy, its actually fairly difficult and makes you stressed a lot to finish your presentation. I have learnt facts about Australian History but most of it was about Convicts, Immigration, famous people and aboriginals. I have learnt how Convicts, people and countries such as England shaped Australia to how it is today. Australia today I think is one of the countries which are just different to the others. Also I think it has one of the most interesting History’s ever.

How did I learn it? :

I have learnt my knowledge that I have now from my research that I did but also from other peoples presentations I also learnt about the information from excursions, incursions, class and prior knowledge. Most of the information was very interesting and fun to learn but some were just not worth learning about also the same thing some information I just didn’t want to learn about.

What am I Going to do With What I have learnt? :

I am going to be using my knowledge on later presentations, tests and exams. I am going to use the stuff that I have learnt to get higher grades, pass High School and get a job and future that I always wanted.

Have I Achieved the Goals I set at the Start of Term? :

We have set goals at the start of the term and I defiantly think I have achieved them. My goals were about Convicts and my whole presentation was about Convicts. So the knowledge I have learnt about Convicts say I have achieved my goal and also I also accomplished my personal goal learn more about Australian History.

Summary:

Throughout the unit I have learnt about Australian History and how all of the famous Australian people shaped Australia. I have learnt the lesson of how presentations aren’t easy. And I have learnt as much as I could about Australian History.

May 4

100 Word Challenge Week #31

Once upon a time a child didn’t want Bread instead she wanted Tomatoes, Grapes, Rhubarb and Radishes. Whilst her family only had Bread the woman next door had all the food she wanted. So to make her happy her dad grabbed all the fruit and vegetables he could but he was spotted. So to his surprise he woke up the next morning with his child gone. She was sent to a witches hut in a graveyard. There she was taught Witchcraft until her dad many years later came to save her but by then things went terribly wrong for her.

May 4

History Presentation Reflection

My history presentation was about Escaping and the Daily Life of Convicts, for example how they were fed, treated, punished, how they escaped and some people who did escape.

I was proud that we did really good research and how we tried to get as much information out of it as we could. How we kind of touched with other presentations and that we finished our work as much as we could.

Next time I present, I should make sure that I am more organised so they can understand what I am saying and what I am doing and so they can get more information out of it. Also to get it finished on time so I don’t have to stress and make the presentation worse. To help me I should defiantly work a bit harder. Also I need to not just read the PowerPoint I got to tell the important bits. And express myself and project my voice.