Monday, 1 December 2014

Earthquake acrostic poem

Learning Intention: I am learning to write an acrostic poem.

Everlasting shaking
After shocks
Red zone
Tectonic plates
Heavy debris
Under doorways
Kids injured
Edge of foundations interrupted.

Hurt people
Raging tenants
Injured civilians
Suffering people
Tough Times
Cathedral damaged
Homeless people
Underground pipes destroyed
Residents suffering
Children scared
Hard times

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Tides and Ocean currents

Tides And Ocean Currents.

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Surfers and seafarers all know that the water around New Zealand is changing.
Driven by the wind,the warm subtropical water flows and swirls around the island.
Tides ebb the  flow along the coast, and where fresh and seawater are brought
together at estuaries, fiords and river plumes-unique environments are created.

Wind blown from the East New Zealand  lies in the path of an eastward-flowing
currents, which are driven by winds that blow across the South Pacific Ocean.
These winds, the South East trades to the north,and the roaring forties to the
south, drive the water along the equator.

But even the most sophisticated satellite technology cannot provide analysis of the ocean
beyond a few centimetres deeper than the surface. 

To record the changes under the sea, back on board the research ships, Oceanographers use sophisticated cameras and equipment to record changes in ocean properties. Valuable data is archived and synthesised to build a picture of how ocean environments behave.

This were I got my information from:

By Brandon

Friday, 28 March 2014

Tamki technology learning

Today at Tamaki college technology we learnt how to create a drawing and upload  pictures on it

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Facts about the NZ bush facts

    NZ Native bush

  • NZ was promoted to tourists as “beautiful New Zealand”.
  • Hiking tramping and camping in NZ bush was considered a leisure activity
  • The pakihea said that if you go into the bush watch out for barbarism .
  • In the 19th century Was the rise of the romantic view of the bush and soon gardeners became aware of the native bush.
  • During the Maori war there were guerrilla fighters and was seen to preserve the bush and  make sure it stays  beautiful .

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Five quick facts about the weta.

This is where I got my facts from :

The weta is sometimes called the dinosaur of the insect world

The weta is more primitive than the tuatara. The weta has changed very little in the past 100 million years.

Weta have their ears on their front knees and can feel the vibrations of noises around them.

You can tell a male and female weta apart because females have a long ovipositor, which looks a bit like a stinger, which they use to lay eggs.

The weta is only found in New Zealand and is so old it has outlived the dinosaurs.