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Friday, 22 September 2017

Harold Caravan + Measuring The Sugar In Drinks

Harold Caravan + Measuring The Sugar In Drinks 22 September 2017


This morning some of the year seven and eights attended the harold caravan to learn some new exciting things. One of the activities that we were told we were going to was measuring the amount of sugar in different types of drinks.

Nicole who ran everything got a variety of different drinks for us to measure. There were drinks like Coca Cola, Rock Star, Mother, Wave, Powerade, E2, Flavoured Water, Red Bull, Fresh Up and a few other drinks. We were to look at the label at the back of the drinks and read and see how many teaspoons of sugar were in the drinks. We estimated how much sugar by using how time tables. One teaspoon would equal to a number in the four times table. So, for example if a drink had 51mg in it we would have to look at the four times table and see which one is the closest to that number. So for 51mg there are 13 teaspoons of sugar in there because 4 x 13 = 52 and that is the closest result to the number.

Before we measured everything we had to make an assumption and guess what drink would have the most sugar and what drink would have the least. My assumption was the flavoured water having the least and the coca cola having the most. We got into groups and measured the drinks. My group measured the drinks “Rock Star” and “Mother”. We were surprised and overwhelmed with the result because of how much sugar was actually put into drinks. The rock star had 69mg with 17 teaspoons and the mother had 51mg with 13 teaspoons.

All of the drinks had a lot of sugar in them but the rock star had the most and the flavoured water had the least. I was shocked at the results because I thought coca cola would be one of the ones with the most sugar in it but it was one of the ones with the least. I was also more surprised with the amount of sugar people put in drinks.

At the end of the activity it was time to leave and go back to class to have morning tea. That was our last session of harold and we even got to say hi and bye to harold. I really enjoyed attending the harold sessions and I hope to maybe even see him in the future more often.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Reading Comprehension: The Best Cooked Potato

Reading Comprehension: Is It Possible? The Best Cooked Potato 20/09/17

Making Meaning Questions:

  1. What was the fork used for in the experiment with the microwave oven?
Annie used the fork to stab and poke holes in the potato so it wouldn’t explode

  1. What helped the children decide which was the best way to cook potatoes?
They looked at the method of how it was cooked, how long it took, and how much power was used to cook it.

  1. What is meant by the sentence “Annie gave it another minute”?
Annie gave the potato another minute to cook in the microwave oven.

  1. Which cooking method would be best if you preferred baked potatoes?
The best option would be to use a conventional oven.

  1. How could you measure which method of cooking people liked most?
They couldn’t measure it/

  1. Which of the cooking methods used the most power?
The conventional oven used the most power with 1.99kilowatts

  1. Which of these three ways do you prefer potatoes to be cooked?

I prefer the conventional oven way because I like how the potatoes turn out, But if I were on a budget I would use the microwave because it is easier and uses less time and power.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Monday, 18 September 2017

Technology: Potato Salad

Technology: Potato Salad


For Technology, we made Potato Salad with Sausages. We learnt a lot of things like knowing when an egg is ready and when and how long potatoes should be boiled for it to be edible. I found that the cooking part was a little bit hard but once I got the hang of it, it was really fun and intreseting.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Grammar Blast

Grammar Blast 14 September 2017

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For reading grammar, I went on this reading activity called “Grammar Blast”. The activity gives a bunch of questions that we had to answer correctly to test our comprehension and our knowledge in grammar and correct wordings and sentences. I learnt a few new things like differences between words that sound the same but it spelt differently like you’re and your and their and they’re. I found this site a little helpful because i knew some of the things already.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Simple Machines Reading Activity

SIMPLE MACHINES
  1. Read the following passage
Machines are objects that make it easier for people to do work. Not all machines have lots of parts or motors. Simple machines have only one or two main parts. A shovel, a screwdriver, a knife, a broom, and even a slide on the playground are all simple machines.

Let’s learn about the six types of simple machines.
An inclined plane makes moving and lifting things easier. It is a flat, slanted surface that works like a ramp. Have you ever seen someone load heavy items into the back of a large truck? They may have used a ramp, or inclined plane, to load the truck more easily.

A wedge is a pair of inclined planes attached back-to-back. A wedge is used to force things apart. Have you ever seen someone chop wood with an ax? The head of an ax is a wedge.

A screw is a spiral wrapped around a center post. When you turn it, it can lift objects or hold two objects together. Have you ever opened a bottle of water? When you turn the cap one way, it opens. If you turn it the other way, it seals the bottle shut. The cap is a screw.

A lever is a bar that pivots or turns on a fixed point. The fixed point is called the fulcrum. Have you ever played on a seesaw? The seesaw is a lever. The support in the middle is the fulcrum.

A pulley is a wheel that is used with a cord or rope. When you pull it downward, the other end lifts upward. Have you ever seen someone hoist a flag up a flagpole? The flag is attached to a rope. At the top of the flagpole is a pulley. When you pull the rope downward, the flag rises up the pole.

A wheel and axle is made up of a wheel with a rod attached to it. When the wheel is turned, it turns the axle with it. Have you ever turned a round doorknob to open a door? When you turn a doorknob, you are using a wheel and axle. The knob is a wheel. The rod that it is attached to is an axle.














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B.Choose the most appropriate word from the table below  to complete the sentences below

motors
slide
inclined plane
wedge
spiral
seals
apart
one
upwards
opens
pivots
doorknob
lift
fulcrum
wheel
pulley
axle
objects

Machines are objects that make it easier for people to do work.

Not all machines have lots of parts or___motors_______

Simple machines have only___one____ or two main parts.

A shovel, a screwdriver, a knife, a broom, and even a _____slide____on the playground are all simple machines.
An____inclined plane________ makes moving and lifting things easier because it works like a ramp. Have you ever seen someone load heavy items into the back of a large truck? They may have used a ramp, or inclined plane, to load the truck more easily.
A____wedge_____ is a pair of inclined planes attached back-to-back. A wedge is used to force things __apart______.
Have you ever seen someone chop wood with an ax? The head of an ax is a__wedge_____
A screw is a _____spiral____wrapped around a center post. When you turn it, it can ____lift___objects or hold two objects together. Have you ever opened a bottle of water?
When you turn the cap one way, it_____opens____. If you turn it the other way, it___seals____the bottle shut. The cap is a screw.
A lever is a bar that ____pivots_______or turns on a fixed point. The fixed point is called the ____fulcrum_____Have you ever played on a seesaw? The seesaw is a lever. The support in the middle is the fulcrum.
A pulley is a____wheel_______ that is used with a cord or rope.
When you pull it downward, the other end lifts_____upward_______. Have you ever seen someone hoist a flag up a flagpole? The flag is attached to a rope. At the top of the flagpole is a_____pulley______. When you pull the rope downward, the flag rises up the pole.

A wheel and ___axle____is made up of a wheel with a rod attached to it. When the wheel is turned, it turns the axle with it. Have you ever turned a round to open a door? When you turn a___doorknob_______, you are using a wheel and axle. The knob is a wheel. The rod that it is attached to is an axle.

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C.Read the sentences below and say whether they are true or false

  1. A screw is an inclined plane._______True_________
  2. A door knob works on the basis of a wheel and axle.______True_____
  3. A scissors uses a pulley system ._______False_____________
  4. When u open a bottle lid, it uses an inclined plane .______False___________
  5. An axe works with gears.______False__________
  6. A wheel barrow works with a lever system. ______False____________________





















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D. Match Column A with Column B. Use different coloured highlighter of fonts to match them.



COLUMN A
COLUMN B
Machines are objects that
makes moving and lifting things easier.
Simple machines have only
pivots or turns on a fixed point.
An inclined plane
wrapped around a center post.
An inclined plane is a flat, slanted

hold two objects together.
A wedge is used
Which is supported in the middle at the fulcrum.
A screw is a spiral
one or two main parts.
A screw can lift objects or

to force things apart.

A lever is a bar that

surface that works like a ramp.
The seesaw is a lever
the flag rises up the pole.

A pulley is a wheel that is used

wheel with a rod attached to it.
When you pull the rope downward,
with a cord or rope.
A wheel and axle is made up of a
 make it easier for people to do work



Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Area and Perimeter

Area and Perimeter 12 September 2017

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On this activity we had to find the area of the shapes and answer all the questions.  The questions would ask questions like “How many shapes have 4 square units?”, and then you would have to click on all the shapes with 4 square units. I got everything right and I found it very interesting. Next time I’m going to challenge myself more and do harder things so I can give my mind a workout.