Carah's Circus

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May 31, 2017
by carah2014
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100wc … in the flash of lightning I saw …

I would like to make it a bit scary or suspenseful. https://100wc.net/

It’s a storm and i’m scared. I hear voices and noises. Terrifying noises. It is almost as if someone is watching me. I’m in the corner of my room tucked up in a little ball. I’m home alone. Just me. Why whenever I am alone storms occur. I see a flash of lightning and in the flash of lightning I saw someone running towards the house. A man in black and white running straight in my detection. He is coming for me. Do I run or just stay put? I can hear him he is in the house. What do I do?

May 26, 2017
by carah2014
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BTN: WEEDY SEA DRAGON

This episode was about the  WEEDY SEA DRAGON.  The weedy sea dragon is like a sea house but unlike the sea horse it looks a bit more like coral and that is something special about the weedy sea dragon. Looking like coral is one of their adaptations. looking like seaweed and coral helps  it blend in more and protect itself. And just because they aren’t hard enough to spot them they also swim as though they were coral or seaweed drifting past.

Yes weedy sea dragons can camouflage well but that is not the only reason weedy sea dragons are hard to find. No the number of weedy sea dragons is decreasing. But likely there are marine biologist that have a plan to know just how many are left. They thought instead of catching and tagging each and every one they could ask the divers to take a picture of each one they find and then send them in. After the pictures are in the researchers then use a kind of facial recognition software to identify each fishes unique patterns. The software program allows them to map out the markings on the side of a weedy sea dragons and it becomes a unique fingerprint for the weedies.

Every time they identify a new weedie, they give it a very appropriate name to help keep track of it. Weedy sea dragons are classified as ‘near threatened’, but scientists reckon this research could provide enough info to have them re-listed as ‘endangered’. They reckon climate change could be a big part of the problem for the sea dragons. They say rising sea temperatures are killing the kelp which leaves them homeless. Once they’re gone, they’re gone and once we lose them, we will never get them back. They were here many many hundreds of thousands of years ago. With our impact, losing them would be really sad.

I wonder how many they have named so far? Also how many their are alive just in general? From this video I now understand a lot more about the weedy sea dragon and what marine biologist have done to help these creators.

blue– recalls (3)

green-incites (understanding)  (1)

purple– questions (2)

        

May 25, 2017
by carah2014
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Adaptations Aquarium excursion

In science we have been learning about Adaptations. Our focus was ‘living things have structural features and adaptations that help them survive in their environment’. To help use to achieve the guideline we went to sea life melbourne aquarium.

One of the animals we saw at the aquarium was the penguins. Penguins have many different adaptations to help them survive in Antarctica. In Antarctica it is extremely cold so the penguins have a thick layer of feathers to keep them warm. If they run around and are quite hot they use the ice to cool them down. something they also have is a coat of oil over their feathers which acts as a water prof coat. A penguins body is made to be able to swim under water really fast. When they swim they are like torpedo. They have lots of body features that make them fast through the water. The penguins have webbed feet and they help it glide through the water better. Their feet are not only webbed but they are made for walking on extremely cold ice (surfaces). The penguins have more features that help it survive in the extremely cold area but this are just some.        https://www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/

May 24, 2017
by carah2014
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100wc picture prompt

My goal is to use repetition.  https://100wc.net/

HAMBURGER! Ham-burger. It is so tempting to just eat it. The paper mache hamburger was right in front of me. I reach my hand out but quickly draw it back in. I don’t want to get in trouble. I am sick of seeing that hamburger. It is right there. Just there. I want to eat it but I can’t. Hamburger, hamburger. The cheese is dribbling down in it’s cheesy way. The bun golden and delicate in the most perfect way. Why do I feel this way. It;s just a hamburger. Finally I move away from the HAMBURGER, hamburger, hamburger….

May 23, 2017
by carah2014
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Excel graph making

I chose a pie graph because it helps show the different % and the difference in sections. The data is quite easy to see if you would like a quick idea.

% of worlds wealth held in 2005
Richest 10% 58.2
2nd Richest 10% 16.8
3rd Richest 10% 10.5
4th Richest 10% 6.5
5th Richest 10% 4.4
6th Richest 10% 2.5
7th Richest 10% 0.9
8th Richest 10% 0.2
9th Richest 10% 0.1
Poorest 10% 0

May 18, 2017
by carah2014
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BTN: OUTDOOR CLASS

This is the link to the episode OUTDOOR CLASS

This episode was about a class in Alice springs that decided to take the challenge of a week outside with no electricity for environment week. They did this to see how much electricity the average classroom would normally use. Doing this challenge they didn’t get to use there computers, the lights, the air conditioner, ipads or there interactive whiteboard. The where exited to try it. They had to move their tables, chairs, whiteboard and compulsory stuff outside for the challenge. 

When they did this challenge they found somethings that worked really well and some not so well. some outcomes that where annoying where:

  • The wind would sometimes blow their sheets away
  • It was windy 
  • The birds ( sounds/noises)
  • They had to put sunscreen on
  • It was cold
  • They had no computers so everything had to be wrote by hand

There was also some good things about being outside, they could take their shoes off all the time and they had good feeling they had done a little bit in helping save electricity. Doing this also made them a where about all the electricity they use each day so they then wanted to cut back on electricity in their class. They also hoped that more Australian kids would join in on saving electricity so we could make a difference.

From this episode I wonder how much the average classroom uses electricity wise? I also would like to know if this (learning outside) is where some classes learn on the daily bases? From this episode it has now given me the understanding of how a class was trying to fix a global problem.

blue– recalls (3)

green-incites (understanding)  (1)

purple– questions (2)

            

 

      

May 17, 2017
by carah2014
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100wc WIDE ORANGE CROCODILE WITHIN COLLAPSED

my goal is to describe using some adjectives. https://100wc.net/

Have you ever collapsed. Collapsed into a dungeon dark, spooky, light with one orange candle. The path not so wide, with a painting of a crocodile lurking in the shadows. No just me. Okay. It isn’t fun, it is like you are set to die and they just want it to be a painful and hard death. So I was scared but I found a room. And within that room their was the exact same crocodile as the picture. I give a loud scream but … it was just a dream a bad one and the worst part i was at my friends house.

May 12, 2017
by carah2014
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BTN- FUN SCIENCE

This is the link to the video fun science.

This video was about how kids these day aren’t as interested to study science. One school thought that this was bad so they turned there gym into a science learning area. But this isn’t just a normal science room it is a fun one. It has the sort of things you would find at questacon  or science works. The school did these things to show the kids the fun in science. 

This worked as the kids really liked it and they saw the fun side in science. The kids didn’t just have fun they also learnt a lot by the mind tricks and puzzles. So would you like to do those sort of things? Most often it is a yes as when you turn learning into a game it automatically gets people intrigued.

So I wonder how much money it would have coast to get all the equipment to make there fun science room? I also would like to know how many schools have done this because in this video it showed one? From this text it as helped me understand the way a school made science fun for kids using mind games and puzzles.

blue– recalls (3)

green-incites (understanding)  (1)

purple– questions (2)

        

May 10, 2017
by carah2014
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100wc …I just couldn’t eat something so…

My goal is to write in the characters perspective. This is link to the 100wc website.

Hi! Guess what, I went fishing and I caught a fish! It’s name is something by the way. He is me best pale he is. We had some go times together. He got to go in the cold bath of ice and the car.

So it came to dinner time and I asked mum what was for dinner? Mum said something. Something? I thought. Wait you don’t mean something the fish, do you? But she did! But I just couldn’t eat something so I screamed and stomped my feet. I didn’t win. I’m so sorry something so R.I.P. R.I.P something.

May 5, 2017
by carah2014
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BTN – HAPPY BIRTHDAY

This is a link to the video http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4287367.htm

Happy Birthday  is one of the most performed songs on earth. But you may  have  noticed that it’s almost never sung in movies or TV shows. This is because of copy right laws that are in most countries. This means that if a filmmaker or producer must pay to use it in things like advertisements, films/movies, TV shows, etc.

This song was made in the minds of these two American primary school teachers, Patty and Mildred Hill, who came up with the tune in 1893. But back then the song was called ‘Good Morning to All’. A little while later it was given new lyrics and became the Happy Birthday song. Then in 1935 the tune was officially registered by a music company. And it’s now owned by Warner/Chappel Music after they paid a huge 5 million dollars for it!

It seems a little pointless paying a lot of money for a song so what is the point? COPYRIGHT! And because of that the happy birthday song earns a whopping 2 million dollars a year. But that doesn’t mean you are meant to pay every time someone’s birthday comes around! No as long as you are not trying to sell the song it is fine. But if you do plan on using it you will have to pay up to $13,000 dollars to use just once!  

So I wonder what % of the world has this law? What happens if you don’t pay for the song? This video did help me get a better understanding of the happy birthday song.

blue– recalls (3)

green-incites (understanding)  (1)

purple– questions (2)

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