BTN- Slam poetry

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SUMMARY-

This BTN was about Solli Raphael and how he got into slam poetry, what slam poetry is and why people like it.

 

FACTS-

  • Solli is 13 years old and wrote his first poem when he was 9.
  • He is the best performing poet in Australia.
  • He mostly writes about issues in our world.

 

Questions-

  • Why do people like to compete in slam poetry competitions?
  • Who is the world champion at slam poetry?

 

UNDERSTANDING-

  • I now understand why people compete in slam poetry, what it is and what its purpose is.

Humans in space- BTN

 

 

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SUMMARY-

This BTN was milestones in space for humans. It says things like the first people in space, Russia and USA’s feud and much more.

 

FACTS-

-On April 12th, 1961, Yuri Gagarin, a Russian man, became the first man to successfully make it to space.

-On July 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon.

-In the 70’s Skyspace was created, the first space station letting people live in space.

 

QUESTIONS-

-Who created skyspace?

-Who first came up with the idea of trying to get into space?

 

UNDERSTANDING-

-I now understand the history of space and how much effort has gone into space exploration.

BTN- Mars experiement

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This BTN was about an experiment scientists have set-up to create what they think living on mars would be like for the first people to go there. They say it would be like going in a small space with 5 other people, having the same food to eat and having nothing much to do.

 

FACTS

  1. The dome is on the side on the side of a volcano in Hawaii
  2. Scientists say we have the technology to go to mars but there are a few more challenges to overcome first.
  3. The trip over to the red planet would take 1-3 years!

 

QUESTIONS-

  1. When was the idea of going to mars formed and who thought of it?
  2. How many yers of research have peopele put into he possible trip?

 

UNDERSTANDING-

  1. I now understand that there has actually been a lot of effort into fiding out more about the trip from earth to mars and how much like earth it actually is.Summary- Blue                  Facts- Purple

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    This BTN was about an experiment scientists have set-up to create what they think living on mars would be like for the first people to go there. They say it would be like going in a small space with 5 other people, having the same food to eat and having nothing much to do.

     

    FACTS-

    1. The dome is on the side on the side of a volcano in Hawaii
    2. Scientists say we have the technology to go to mars but there are a few more challenges to overcome first.
    3. The trip over to the red planet would take 1-3 years!

     

    QUESTIONS-

    1. When was the idea of going to mars formed and who thought of it?
    2. How many yers of research have peopele put into he possible trip?

     

    UNDERSTANDING-

    1. I now understand that there has actually been a lot of effort into fiding out more about the trip from earth to mars and how much like earth it actually is.

BTN- Solar system

LINK:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsF_hdjWJjo&t=310s

 

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This video was about the solar system. It mostly covered facts about the 8 planets like how many moons they have, the extreme temperatures, how big or small they are, their atmosphere and much more. It also talked about asteroids and satellites. The video was packed with information and answered many of my questions I had about our solar system.

FACTS-

  • Jupiter is known for being the biggest planet in our solar system. It has a total of 67 moons and consists mostly of hydrogen and helium. Even though it is so much biger than earth it is considered tiny compared to the sun which takes up 99.86% of the mass in our solar system.
  • Neptune is one of the very cold planets and one of its years takes 164 earth years. It has 4 moons. It neighbouring planet, Uranus, is also quite cold and quite small. It has 27 moons.
  • Venus is the hottest planet and can be quite visible from earth. It has no moons. We are its neighbouring planet and we have one moon, mars is then next and it has 2 moons. I also learnt that there are 2 types of planets, terrestrial and gas giants.

QUESTIONS-

  • Why do planets have different numbers of moons and why do the biggest planets have the most moons?
  • When were the facts about our solar system and its planets discovered and who discovered them?

Understanding-

  • I now understand a lot more about the planets in our solar system, the differences between other planets and earth and why many people are interested in this topic.

BTN- Mars Mission

LINK-http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3566674.htm

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This Btn was about a robot called Curiosity. It has helped our understanding about Mars.

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  1. The journey to Mars took 8 months
  2. They had 7 minutes to change the speed from 20,000km per hr to 0.
  3. It had a laser for protection

 

  1. Who created/invented it?
  2. When did NASA decide it was ready to be launched into space? 

I now understand why this machine was sent on the mission and how it helps our understanding of space.

Btn- Term 2 Week 9

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This BTN was about how to cope in a natural disaster. They had 2 families put in a fake disaster and would see if they prepared correctly. The first family was in the scenario of a bushfire. They were off to a rough start but came to their senses and did what was expected: tape windows, fill up bath etc.

The second family was in the situation of a cyclone. Unlike family 1, they followed instructions from the start that included taping windows, making sandbags etc.

 

  • In the 2nd family, the kids actually knew more than the parents
  • The 2nd family kids stopped their parents from making a bad decision
  • The first family made a huge mistake because there was a fire in the kitchen and they locked themselves in the laundry.

 

  • Why did they tape the windows?
  • How did the fire spread to the house?

 

  • I now understand how dangerous natural disasters can be and how hard it can be to know what to do that situation.

Btn- Cpae town wtaer crisis

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This BTN was about a drought in a town in south Africa called Cape town. They have been experiencing any ordinary drought though. One member from each household has the opportunity to collect 50 litres of water each day in the middle of town. Now,  50 litres may sound  like a lot but it is used for toilet flushing, showers/baths, washing dishes, drinking and pet drinking.

  • For a 90 second shower, 15 litres is used
  • At one point, cape town had to lower the 50 litres per day to 25 litres
  • Cape town has been suffering in these conditions for 2 years

 

  • How bad has the drought gotten over the years?
  • When did the drought start and what was the first limit of water per day?

 

  • I now understand how bad droughts can get, how much people suffer and what awful circumstances they are in.

BTN- Week 6

LINK TO HERALD SUN

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This BTN/ Herald sun was about the mysterious crack appearing in Africa. The crack is located in the middle of the valley in Kenya. Scientists believe the crack indicates a separation of Africa. Many tourists have begun taking photos in front of the crack.

-Geologists believe the huge fault line is evidence the African continent will break apart over the next tens of millions of years.

-It became exposed for the first time after heavy rainfall in Kenya in the past month which also caused hospital walls to collapse, flooded entire neighborhoods, and closed off major highways.

-The crack is more than 15m deep and 15m wide.

 

 

-Will the crack cause any natural disasters like a volcanic eruption, earthquakes, tsunami’s etc; when it grows bigger.

-How did the crack appear and who discovered it?

-I now understand all about the strange crack in Africa, certain people’s beliefs behind it and some of the damage it has caused.

BTN- Kilauea Volcano Eruption

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In Hawaii on May 8th 2018, Kilauea volcano has caused Hawaiians running for their lives as the rock spews out lava. On the day it destroyed 26 homes. The cause of the eruption was a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on the south side of the volcano.

 

  • Scientists are predicting more earthquakes and eruptions for the next month.
  • Kilauea is the most active volcano out of the five on the island
  • It has been erupting constantly for 35 years but this is one of the worst eruptions so far

 

  • What is the biggest Kilauea explosion in the active 35 years?
  • When is the last time Kilauea erupted apart from recently?

 

  • I now understand that volcanoes can be a quite dangerous and can be life threatening.

BTN- Cyclone and Bushfire

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LINK TO BTN/ HERALD SUN

This week we did a herald sun kids instead of a BTN. It was about Australian cyclones/storms and bushfires. It focused on 2 particular events. The first one was tropical cyclone Marcus in Darwin. It destroyed homes, ripped trees out of the ground and destroyed power lines. The bushfire was in Bega showgrounds and burnt down a primary school.

 

  • Some of the biggest bushfires in NSW and Victoria have been believed to be caused by lightning strikes.
  • The cyclone happened in March 2018
  • Cyclone Yasi is the biggest cyclone that has come to Australia

 

  • What is the difference between a cyclone and a tornado?
  • What is the country that is most likely to have bushfires?

 

  • I now understand what a cyclone and bushfire is and some of the most serious ones that have occurred in Australia