Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Teabag Experiment - Physics

Today, our maths class did a bit of experimenting on a teabag. Mrs Stone set it on fire and it rose to the roof. Here is how it happened.

Its like a hot air balloon. When Mrs Stone set the teabag on fire, the air inside of it started to heat up. Because it heated up, it starts to rise because heat always rises. It pushes against the fabric walls of the teabag, which causes it to rise into the air.

Heat rises because it has more energy and is less dense than cold air. This means that the particles in cold air are closer together and they have less energy than hot air.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Astria - Extension Task

Today, in extension, we were given the opportunity to play a new game called, Astria. It is based all around Critical Thinking. 

“Students don’t learn much playing this game called Astria – Countdown to Impact: Their time could be better spent doing other things”.

Do you agree, disagree or partly agree/disagree?

From my own perspective, I partly agree/disagree. I agree that you aren't exactly learning much while playing this particular game, but at the same time I disagree because you are still at least learning something important. This game tests you on your critical thinking, which is something like judgment. But in this game, it is important to know how to judge the documents you are given. Wether they are useless, or wether they could be of use.

On a scale of 1-5, how successfully did you problem solve with your partner today?

Please include any ways you would collaborate differently with them next time you play.
My Partner (Sheales) and I worked together quite well actually. We took turns at reading the documents and advice given in the game, we took turns at judging the documents and we got quite far in the game but weren't given enough time to finish. Next week, we will be given the opportunity to finally finish the game, and hopefully learn more from it. Sheales and I work good together and nothing needs to be changed or improved.

Monday, 26 November 2018

3 Elements of Art - Lady Pink

There are many different elements of art. Our task today was to choose a famous artist and explain 3 of the many elements of art, that they have used in one of their works. I have decided to explain one of the works of, Lady Pink. She uses majority of the elements to share her messages in her art, with the public.
Color is one of the many elements that makes Pink's work stand out compared to others. Her artwork is completely based around, Graffiti. She uses many different colors to express her love for graffiti and to spread her main message around Women's Rights. Lady Pink can get very very creative with her colors. 

Image result for Lady Pinks artPink also uses the element of shape to express her passion for Graffiti. The different amounts of shape shows what is on her mind, while she draws and paints, which eventually turns into a big piece of art known as a, "Mural." Different shapes are used to make different murals which expresses her passion and love for the art. 

Last but not least comes the element of, Line. Lines are marks which are made by a drawing tool to create a piece of art.  As you can see in many artists works, they use a lot of lines to show their meaning behind their works. Pink uses a lot of different lines such as, curvy, horizontal and vertical as well as diagonal. 

Image result for Lady Pinks artSo, to make it clear, Color is the element that reflects light off of a variety of objects. There are 3 main characteristics to do with color. Which are, hue (Main property of the colors), value (How light or dark it is) and intensity (How bright or dull it is). 

Shape is a closed in line. They can be geometric like squares, circles or triangles. Shapes can also be organic like free-form or natural. 

And Line is a mark which is made by a specific drawing tool. They can be, long or short, horizontal or vertical, curvy or straight or even thick or thin. 

Thanks for Reading

Friday, 16 November 2018


WALT: Apply a range of strategies to solve ratio problems.
This is my maths task for Week 5.

Thursday, 18 October 2018


Transformation. All I did was read the instructions and followed along. 
Here was my work for yesterday...

Monday, 15 October 2018

Treasure Island

What are the co-ordinates of these objects? In maths book...

Write down what you can see at the co-ordinates given below:
  1. (7,5) - Elephant
  2. (9,5) - Island
  3. (5,3) - Gate
  4. (2,3) - Hill
  5. (7,1) - Tree
  6. (3,3) - Tower
  7. (4,2) - Wall
  8. (1,1) - Octopus
The words can be used in a special way to find the coordinates of the buried treasure. Can you work out where it is?
(8,2) Lighthouse

Extension: Could you give directions to the octopus so it can get to the elephant?
North/Up (1,5) and East/Right (1,7)

Friday, 28 September 2018

Inquiry Term 3 - New Skill (Double-Dutch)

Hey there, Bloggers! For the past 4 weeks, Team 5 at P.E.S has been given a task to get into groups using the people in their classes, and find a new skill that they haven't learnt. I had 10 other people in my group. Their names were, Angels, Tata, Mata, Tehillah, Armanielle, Fetuao, Maree, Angel, Calais, Maryanne and myself, Atareita. Altogether, none of us had experienced the skill we were learning before. The skill that we chose was, "Double Dutch." We particularly chose to learn this skill because no one in our group had learnt it, and we found it challenging which was exactly what we wanted. So, that was the skill that we were meant to be learning for the past 4 weeks, and finally today was the day where everyone had to show off the new skill that they chose and learnt.

My Perspective:

Our groups performance was round about average. I controlled the ropes majority of the time, but yet I still tried my hardest to jump in between as well. That was the thing I found hardest. Jumping in between and timing it. I think that next time, I could try to practice more than I did in the past weeks. I could've tried harder and maybe then I would've made it longer jumping in between the ropes. To perfect our skill we tried to ask others if they had experienced it before but that didn't work so we moved on to using YouTube videos and tutorials which helped us majorly.

Positives of learning our new skill:

The positive side was learning something new and at least giving it a try. I was proud that everyone in our group had a go even when they didn't want to and even though they knew they couldn't do it. We found double dutch really fun which was a positive side of our new skill.

Negatives of learning our new skill:

I couldn't really point out anything negative about double dutch, because everyone had a go and we all had fun. No one found it boring, so I couldn't find anything negative about this new skill.


I persevered when we performed and throughout the past 4 weeks by controlling the ropes when no one else wanted to and kept swinging them even though my arms were getting tired. I also tried my best to jump in between on time and I did my best to encourage everyone else in my group as well.