Monday, May 26, 2014

Why Swim Important.

Swimming is very important because water is nearly everywhere in New Zealand. Its one of the most important things in nz, because we have lots of beaches and Swimming pools around, and because families always go the beach when its hot and if a big waves come and drag you out into the dark sea, you're dead.

New Zealand had one of the most highest drowning rates in the world. Drowning is the 3rd most caused deaths in New Zealand thats why learning to swim is very important because it can prevent death in so much ways. In fact I live near the swimming pools and I always the pools to help improve my swimming, but Im Trespassed.

Say if you went out fishing with your dad and you caught a big 90kg fish and your little dinghy capsized and you and your dad had no life jackets and it was in the middle of the ocean at Five in the afternoon, your dads lives at risk, your own life is at stake.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Music Writing.


Types of music: Dubstep, R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Reggae, Jazz, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, Rap, Blues, Classical, Opera, Country.

Instruments: Guitar, Drums, Violin, Flute, Piano, and much more…..

Artists: James Blunt, Chris Brown, Soulja Boy, John Legend, Jason Derulo, Young Jeezy, Ice cube, Dre, Eazy-e, Frank ocean, Warren g, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber.

Music’s very important to a lot of people. Because music can be used for events, like weddings, birthdays and parties. They make people and kids happy and it goes with the flow. With music we can remember old memories. music can also change our moods from happy to sad, to sad to crying. Music is very good as a calming down tool, when your angry you can listen to your favourite song. Music is very Entertaining

There are different types of music, like Classical, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Reggae, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s,Country and much, much more. I listen to music when Im bored and when I’m in a car I like listening to R&B and

Last year in 2013, a famous artist named came to Pt england school to Visit Nz and see Pt england. He donated $100.000 dollars towards the Manaiakalani Cluster, which is a Program for the schools in the Glen Innes area and farrer. He said that he was born and raised in a poor environment and he his mum was struggling in pressure. Now his families living in no stress. He motivated us to make songs and his songs are pretty awesome.

Without music, you can't really do anything. The world would be boring, you would fall asleep when you driving. Parties wouldn't go with the flow if their was no music. And music can improve your talking and it can make you learn new words and vocabulary.

Impact: What loud music In the club can do is damage your eardrums and you may not be able to get your hearing back. Playing instruments like a guitar is very good because it can work both sides of your brain and improve your thinking. Some songs can make you cry when you think about your memories, or songs can make you scared. Some music can even make you sleep, and music can motivate you to get up and do something.

A Guitar.

Nylon strings, strumming, echo, movement, melody, pressure, rhythm, sensitivity, noise, reflecting, notes,
picking, harmony, |-------------------------------------|
The shape of a guitar is a bit funny looking. Because it look’s like a pear shaped guitar with a long bridge where all the frets are. If you're wondering why there is a big hole on your guitar, it’s because that hole makes the sound more louder and more clearer.

When you strum the strings attached to the guitar, the strings make a sound which reflects off the hole behind the strings to make a sound which can be used for songs and entertainment.

There are different types of guitar’s in the world, like a electric guitar which can make different sound when you plug it into an amplifier, an acoustic guitar which is like a normal one and a twelve string guitar. Every guitar also contains tuning keys for when you want to tune your guitar.

To play a guitar you must make a shape on the long bridge, then strum the strings the on the big hole and strum. You can make a big combination and make your own songs. Guitars all started in Spain and someone had the idea to put strings on wood.
I think that guitars are one of the most common instruments in houses like pianos. Guitars are also famous because they’re included in many famous songs and mostly every song. Guitars are very precious and there’s a lot of types and shaped ones.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Funnel paper, ears Experiment.

Science experiment:

Question: What will happen to the sound if I change the shape of a piece of paper? (e.g. from a flat shape to a funnel shape)

Links to research about Sound:

Hypothesis: (What do you think will happen?) e.g. I think that Each position would change. And I think that you can still hear but not clearly.

Materials needed: Tissue’s, Paper and tape to hold the structure.

Experiment (procedure):

e.g. Step 1 - First hold a flat piece of paper against your ear. Block your other ear with your hand. Get your partner to speak to you. What is the sound like? Can you hear clearly?

Step 2 - Next, roll the piece of paper into a funnel shape. Put the funnel against your ear. Face the funnel towards your partner and listen to them speak. What does it sound like? Can you hear clearly?

Step 3 - Next, face the funnel to the side while your partner speaks

Step 4 - When your partner Speaks, write down what it sounds like.

Step 5 - Switch position’s and see the difference.

Data (What happened?)

flat piece of paper
Nearly the same  as normal hearing
funnel facing to the front
Sounds loud and there's little sound in the background
funnel facing to the side
Nearly Clear but theres lots of sound in the background.
cotton ball blocking funnel
Still can hear but it you can’t hear what they're saying clearly.
rolled up piece of paper (facing to the front)
Very clear not muffed.
rolled up piece of paper (facing to the side)
Nearly the same as No.5. Not clear.

We had to get a flat piece of paper and it was nearly like normal hearing.Sounded funny because there was a little noise in the background.
.Was clear as well and there was also a little noise in the background.Was not so clear but you could hear properly, it sounded muffled Was very clear. Was nearly the same as No.5.

Through all the effort and hustle, we managed to finish our experiment. I found my hypothesis a bit right because when we changed the shape of paper and positions, the sound always changed.


Friday, May 9, 2014

What is a World without silence?

If everyone in the whole entire world heard silence and every one was deaf, I think that the world would be a dangerous place to live in. This is because if you're trying to talk to someone, then they won’t understand what you’re saying. They might even think you're swearing. It really can take a life, because if you were driving down a road, then a very fast car was approaching and then they were beeping, you’d be dead in an instant.  

You wouldn't hear the instructions if you were building and if there was a fire and the fire alarm went off, then you’d be burnt alive. If you're trying to watch the news on the television and you can't hear it, you wouldn't be able to hear what's going around the world, and there may be a lethal storm approaching your area.

I also hear very loud things around my environment. I actually sometimes wish that I was deaf so I don't need to hear fights and listen to long boring talks. I wish that I could fix all the deaf people’s ears and make them like us with full hearing. In one click I wish they’d all be fixed.

Well, first of all, I have a friend at church who I feel sorry for because all his life he's been deaf and he's 84 years old. He’s been with our youth half his life and I think that he’s a good man, he always gives me chocolate and he’s kind and humble.

I think that hearing is really important for everyone. Its like the most precious thing out of our body. Some people that are deaf use Hearing aids, but hearing aides doesn't make your hearing better, it just make’s you hear more.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Straw Oboe sound experiment.

Hypothesis: (What do you think will happen?) e.g. I think that the sound will go higher.

Materials needed: straw, scissors

Experiment (procedure):
e.g. Step 1 - Get straw and Scissors.

Step 2 - Crease 2-3 cm on one end of the straw.

Step 3 - Cut a triangle shape on the creased end

Step 4 - Blow on the straw through the triangle shape, listen to the sound

Step 5 - Cut shorter and see what happens.

Data (What happened?)

straw length
It went higher
didn’t have time

I noticed that the sound was higher when the straw was cut shorter.


My Hypothesis was right because my data and Observation was very true.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Immersion Assembly. Term2

On the 5th of may, term 2 had started and we all came to school. Our topic was About science and the word was "I like to move it, move it. First of all we had to go class and drop off our bags and then line to for immersion assembly. We walked to the hall and took the first chairs in the front, it looked like we were the first class to the hall. We sat down and saw all teachers dressed up. We sitted quitley listened to the kids and teachers chatting. Finally we had started the day, we done a prayer and then waited for team 1 to do their act. Team 1 done a movie about the zoo and the security equipment they use to keep the animals safe. At the end one of the Team 1 teachers said that the Yr1's are going to the zoo tomorrow.

Team 2 had done a movie about air ballons and planes, their was a song that went of it that we knew. Everybody had a giggle when Mrs She, was saying "I like to move it". The funny thing was that we were learning while we were enjoying assembly with laughter. Team 3, came up to the stage and, their act was about light and how rainbows are made. The assembly was like a comedy show because everything was funny. Team 4 done a movie on things that can float in water, and how boats and other objects can displace water. Last but not least was Team 5, they came up to the front of the stage with hand made instruments  Their movie was about sound in our ears. At the end of their movie, they made a lip sync song with them playing instruments, also they did dancing.