Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Researching the solar system and co-creating an information report

Facts about space

Solar system
  • Where there  8 are planets that orbit the sun.
  • Their are also 5 dwarf planets in the solar system called Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea.
  • The planets move in different directions and it take them long days to spin around the sun .
  • There are gas giants and rocky planets.
  • The rocky planets are mercury ,venus, mars and earth
  • The gas giants are jupiter, saturn, neptune and uranus.
  • There is an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It is made of rocks

The sun
  • The sun is a star and it made out of solar energy from Hydrogen gas.
  • The sun is the biggest thing in our solar system so it has the biggest gravitational force.  
  • The sun’s gravity keeps the planets orbiting at a particular distance away. The orbit pattern is almost circle. like an egg shape.
  • The sun gives off solar energy and gives us light and heat.
  • The outside of the sun is not the hottest part but the core.
  • The sun is a ball of gas.
  • The sun give light and heat for earth to grow food and keep warm

Mercury
  • Mercury is the closest to the sun and takes 8
  • 88 days to go around the sun.0
  • Mercury is one of the rocky planet and it is the closest planet to the sun.
  • No moon.

Venus
  • Venus looks brighter than any star in the night sky.
  • It is 108 million km away from the sun.
  • Because venus is close to the it orbits faster.
  • Venus has no moons.
  • One day on venus is 5,832 earth hours.
  • Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system because it does not calm down at night even though mercury is closer it calms down
  • at night

Earth  
  • is more than 4 billion years old. The first living thing were tiny simple creatures called bacteria. Over billions of years they changed into bigger more complex creatures such as jellyfish.  Earth has 1 moon
  • Earth is the only planet with living life.
  • Earth has only 1 moon.
  • Earth has a lot of gravity because it has living life
  • One day on earth is 24 hours
  • Earth is 4.543 billion years old this year

Mars
  • Mars is red because it’s the most dusty/rusty planet.
  • Mars has only 2 moons that orbit mars.
  • The atmosphere on mars is too thin to breathe, and violent dust storms sometimes howl across its surface.
  • People have built homes all over the earth. More than half the word deserts.
Jupiter                                             
  • Jupiter is the biggest planet  there is in the solar system .
  • Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. It is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but Enjoy amazing trivia and have fun learning about the planets found in our Solar System. Interesting , two-and-a-half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined.
Saturn
  • Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun.
  • ( Distance from the sun ) 886 million miles
  • From the sun. ( 1.4 billion km )\
  • The size of saturn saturn is about 235,300 miles
  • ( 378,700 ) around its middle. That's more than nine
  • Times bigger than Earth middle.
  • Saturn ring is made out of dust and rocks
  • Saturn has 62 confirmed moons.

Uranus
  • Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. While being visible to the naked eye, it was not recognised as a planet due to its dimness and slow orbit.
  • Uranus became the first planet discovered with the use of a telescope. Uranus is tipped over on its side with an axial tilt of 98 degrees.
  • Uranus has 27 moons orbiting uranus.

Neptune
  • This the last  planet it is one of the biggest planet  it is so far from the sun so it is so cold like ice block.
  • Neptune is the farest planet from the sun and it is also a gas giant planet
  • Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. bright-blue neptune cold. It is windy and icy there.  
The solar system

How does the solar system work?
Our solar system is made of one sun and 8 planets. The planets move in different directions and it take them long days to spin around the sun.

The sun
The sun is a star which is a big ball of Hydrogen gas. The sun is the biggest thing in our solar system so it has the biggest gravitational force.  The sun’s gravity keeps the planets orbiting at a particular distance away. The orbit pattern is almost circle, like an egg shape.
The sun gives off solar energy and gives us light and heat. The surface of the sun is 5,778 k And the core of the sun is 27 million degrees f* and 15 million degrees c*. The sun is one of more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way. The sun lies at the heart of the solar system, where it is by far the largest object. It holds 99.8 percent of the  solar system's mass and is roughly 109 times the diameter of the Earth — about one million Earths could fit inside the sun. The of the sun. It is 4.6 Billion Years old.The smallest stars around are the tiny red dwarfs.

Planets
There are 8 planets and 5 dwarf planets in our solar system. They planets can be sorted into two categories - rocky planets and gas giants. There is an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It is made of rocks.

Rocky Planets
The rocky planets are Mercury ,Venus, Mars and Earth. They are closest to the sun. They are small because they are close to the sun and do not grow bigger like the gas giant planets..

Gas Giants
The gas giants are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus.  They are called gas giants because they are made of gas and their gigantic.
The Gas Giant are also made of some rocky material.

Dwarf planets
Their are also 5 dwarf planets in the solar system called Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea. They are not planets anymore because they are too small for a moon to orbit. They are still part of our solar system.

                                

Monday, March 12, 2018

Bridge art!

After we learnt about bridges yesterday, today we made some art with the theme of bridges.
We used dye to make a beautiful sunset background. 
We made connections to art lessons we did earlier in the term where we talked about warm and cool colours. 

After our backgrounds had dried over morning tea time, we used black paint to paint on our bridge design. We had to choose from one of the types of bridges we learnt about yesterday.

Here is our artwork.
























Sunday, March 11, 2018

WAL about different kinds of bridges!

Today we learnt about different kinds of bridges. 
We used dry pasta to help us make models of some of the different kinds of bridges we learnt about.

We learnt about...

Swing bridges




Beam bridges



Arch bridges



Suspension bridges




Cable-stay bridges





 Truss bridges





Friday, March 9, 2018

Inquiry - what do we know about our area?



Our inquiry topic for this term is about the history of our place, which is Panmure.

This week we started looking into the history of Panmure, and the significance and history of some of the landmarks in Panmure.

First we learnt about Panmure.


View the original on Timote's blog - click here.

Then we talked about the Dunkirk Reserve. 

Did you know that there is a real place called Dunkirk, which the Panmure Dunkirk is named after?

View the original on Syraiah-Lee's blog - click here.

Then we learnt about the four street names that surround Tamaki Primary School; Alamein, Tobruk, Tripoli and Benghazi. 

Did you know these are named after real places as well? 
Read the students work below to find out more!

View the original on Dwyane's blog - click here.


View the original on Havea's blog - click here.


View the original on Timote's blog - click here.

View the original on Lily's blog - click here.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

What do we remember about recounts?

Today we talked about recounts, we had to try and remember what goes in a recount.
Here is what we came up with as a class.



Next we watched a video (Link to the video) and we wrote a recount about it as a class.


Who: the little girl, Annabelle
What: she was happy, she broke her camera, threw in the bin, camera came to life, made a photo of the girl
Where: small town, Mexico
How/Why: she slipped off the pole and dropped the camera
When: sunny day, broke it in the morning, camera picture - afternoon


Ideas:
One sunny day
Happy
Picture of a balloon then it popped
Smiling with white teeth
Only Favourite camera


Introduction:
One sunny day Annabelle strolled around her small town, taking pictures of the many beautiful things. Click. Click. Click. She aimed her camera at a light red balloon and it popped just as she hit the shutter button. She smiled with white teeth as the sun rose high in the sky.


Ideas:
Hand slipped off the pole
Swinging, run up to
Fell on her butt,
Big eyes
Camera lense popped out
Laughing - hehe
She sighed
Cuddled the camera, threw it in the bin


She jogged around the town centre, swung around the lamp post giggling and suddenly… KABOOM! Her big eyes opened as she realised she was lying on the ground. Her elbow was scratched and beginning to bleed. Her favourite camera, which she nicknamed Camey was broken next to her on the cobblestones. She sighed deeply. She picked up Camey and cuddled him to her chest, then he fell to the bottom of the bin.


Ideas:
Girl walked up the stairs crying
Shake the bin
Shut his ears,
Click shutter
Pants fell down
Went into garbage
Photo came out of his mouth
Flicked to her foot
She threw it away
Looked?
Closed the door
Has an idea


Annabelle climbed the stairs with tears coming down her face. The bin began shaking, Camey was alive! He tried to get out of the bin, but it ended up tipping over. He crawled out and searched for Annabelle. She was at the top of the stairs, her back to him.  Camey rushed to the stairs and ah! His ears flung open. He pushed his plastic ears closed and kept running. She was almost gone! He pushed down on his shutter button and oh no, not again, his plastic pants fell down. He pulled them up quickly and kept sprinting. A polaroid ejected out of his mouth and he flicked it towards Annabelle. It slipped silently under her foot, but the movement caught her eye. She bent down, picked it up, and slowly let it drop from her hand. She closed the front door behind her and Camey was left outside feeling lonely.


Ideas:
Girl crying, looked up
Surprised
Smile, laugh
Camey smiled
Happy
Button nose


Camey looked down at the disgarded photo; he had an idea. Click, click, click. Photo after photo after photo. He arranged them on the wall in a portrait made with love. Annabelle rested her head on her arms, thinking about her favourite camera ever. Something brushed her arm, she looked up and gasped. A 18m tall portrait of her profile covered the wall of the apartment opposite. She felt surprised and happy. How had this happened? Who had made this gift for her? Then she noticed. Her favourite camera, Camey! How had he gotten up here?!?! She embraced Camey and her smile returned.

She prepared for their next adventure; she picked up Camey, bought a new repair kit and set off for the forest. She wondered to herself, ‘what magical portrait he would come up with next..’

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Treaty of Waitangi

Today we learnt about the Treaty of Waitangi.

Here is what we learnt.


Please share with us below in the comments what you have learnt from our video!