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Sunday, 10 September 2017

The crossing.

Have you ever seen something happen that you regret seeing?
 Like you want to go back in time and change it so It didn't happen? 
or erase it from you memory like it was never there?
It's like something disgusting that you near hated to see. 
Every afternoon, in the afternoon heat, I walk across the crossing on my way home.
  Usually nothing special happens. 

The road patrollers tell us when we can cross safely. But one time, at the end of the day, I was walking away from the crossing when suddenly my friend, yelled… “Hey Nick!” I looked back. A kid suddenly thinks that it is ok to run across the crossing….shriek! Bang.

I was frozen to the spot, as if something glued me there. I was paralysed, stunned. It felt like the blood had left my body. “SOMEONE CALL 111!”  I felt cold but hot at the same time.

My brain was a mess, as if someone had taken all of my memories and chucked them in a rubbish bin. But the thing that stood out was my brain saying... ‘What should I do? What should I do?”

 That day I learnt a lesson. But although I want to erase this memory forever the lesson is still valuable to me, do not cross roads without considering hazards.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Science journal 6

This week we made vortex wing. The vortex wing went ok but did not fly as far as in the video on YouTube. I think the forces that were acting on it were thrust (when I threw it) weight (that was pulling it to the ground) and lift (when the wind lifted it up) and drag (by the wind pulling it back). Sam, Hayden and I experimented further by making a rocket ship out of vortex wings. It did not fly as far as anticipated. 
This week I put myself as extended abstract because we used one idea and made it into another (gathering data) and for my inferences relational because I think made a range of inferences this week.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Science journal 5

This week we have been learning about flight. But to learn about flight you have to have wonder about flight. We so far have had 3 wonderings here is the 3.

Flying vs gliding 
Flying is when you use the 4 forces (lift, drag, thrust and weight) you have to use the 4 forces equally to fly. Gliding however you stay in the air but you are not using thrust. Lift, drag and weight are all balanced so you can glide.

Nature vs man made
Man made is something that is made by people like an airplane and nature is something natural like a bird or a bat.

The 4 forces: 
The 4 forces are drag, thrust, weight, and lift you need to use these in flight.
The 4 forces are key elements to flight, you can not fly without them.
This week I put my learning at multi-structural Because I know lots of ideas but they don't always make sense (gathering data) and my inferences are multi-structural because my inferences are not always right.


Wednesday, 14 June 2017


“Come on wake up chop, chop,” said the teacher. 
A few hours later...Yess! I've found number 31, how did I find it? I don't know. I just found it.  A sense of pride rushed through me. 

My next emotion was at archery.  As he said all the safety rules, I felt extremely excited about archery. A few minutes later “Bullseye” I said as the arrow swiftly flew through the morning air. “Ahh great shot you got China,” said the instructor. 

My last emotion was at search and rescue. I felt sorry, for Samuel because he slipped on a bridge and could not walk so we had to make a stretcher to carry him back to camp.

Overall I had challenges at camp and managed to get over them.

This is all of hetangata at camp.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017


Week 4 trebuchet

This week we have been learning about this catapult called a trebuchet, it fires a tennisball. I have noticed that it is gravity-powered. The only thing that is not gravity-powered is the nail you pull out. I wonder if in the future that everything is gravity powered and you don't have to do anything not even have to put weights in it.
My data gathering is multi structural because I can use my materials around me to gather data but I can not always be right. My inferences are multi structural to because I like to wonder about things but sometimes they are not possible.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The tree climb

This is the story of my life at Golden Bay. Well it is part of it. I was walking up a track with my cousins.  My uncle shouted over the wind, “Let's stop on this cliff for a photo!”. The cliff was a steep drop down and pretty tall. It was like being in an airplane. The cars were tiny. We all went to the edge of the cliff and took the picture. And then we went on our way. It was a nice afternoon, until we stopped for another picture, but this time it was on a tree. We all climbed then I heard a cracking noise from my the branch I was standing on. My uncle was ready with the camera, “Aaannnddd,” he began.  But snap! I fell. It was like slow motion “Ahhhhhh!” I was gasping for air on the way down. Baaaam it was like torture, everything was blurry and weird. All I could do was stay on the ground stunned, and here was my brother saying “ Are you ok?” My thoughts were blurry and I could not speak for about 5 minutes. When I could, the pain started to settle in. After that I went back home, with a lesson made.

I was learning to use punctuation and my bright sparks book. It went will but my punctuation was ok and I used lots of words out of my bright sparks book to make it more interesting. My next steps is to make my punctuation so people can not correct my punctuation.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Rocket experiment

Week 3 drag

This week we put paper on the rocket and we put it on the front of the balloon. I observed that it slowed it down. I think that it was doing this because it was heavier just heavy enough to slow it down. Scientists say it is drag that was slowing it down. But I wonder if the paper was smaller it would go further. My gathering data is multi structural because my data isn't that accurate and my inference are multi structural too because I wonder a lot about the balloon rocket.