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September 13, 2017
by carah2014
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Let the electricity flow reflection

Here is a link to the video Let the electricity flow

This video was based around electricity. In it, it has an experiment a man did called Stephen Gray. The experiment was to see if electricity could travel through different objects. The machine used to do his experiment was made of a wooden frame with two swings made of silk rope, and wooden planks. To see his experiment he asked a boy to lay along the to swings. Gray placed some gold leaf in front of him. He then generated electricity. Gold leaf leaped to the boy’s fingers. Some of the audience claimed they could see sparks flying out from his fingertips. Gray divided the world into two different kinds of substances. He called them ‘insulators’ and ‘conductors’. Insulators is a substance or device which does not readily conduct electricity. Conductors are a a substance in which electrical charge carriers, usually electrons, move easily from atom to atom with the application of voltage.

I would like to know how Stephen Gray can up with the idea? Also why he thought this would work? From this video I now understand more about the ways how electricity can an can’t travel through objects. 

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June 1, 2017
by carah2014
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BTN: TASSIE DEVILS

This is the link to the episode TASSIE DEVILS.

This episode was all about the Tasmanian devils and how they where becoming endangered. The Tasmanian devils numbers where decreasing and this is because of  Devil facial tumor disease (DFTD) a parasitic cancer among Tasmanian devils. DFTD is contagious among Tasmanian devils. No one is sure what causes it but it spreads when  Tasmanian devils bite and scratch with other Tasmanian devils which happens a lot at there mealtime.

When the Tasmanian devils have get the disease the tumors start to build up around the the face and mouth. Eventually the Tasmanian devils can’t eat and they end up dying. This is why there is a decrease in numbers. Something good is that zoos like Healesville sanctuary are breading so they will hopefully not become extinct. Doing this though showed them that Tasmanian devils bread slower in captivity. 

I wonder if they have found the cause yet as this video is a number of years old? I also would like to know about how many of them are there left in the wild? From this I now have the understanding about Devil facial tumor disease (DFTD). 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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April 27, 2017
by carah2014
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BTN QUIDDITCH

If you have watch or read  harry potter you would know what quidditch. Quidditch is a game from J.K. Rowlings Harry potter. In the movies and books quidditch is played on broomsticks. Their are 7 people on a team with 3 chases 2 beaters 1 keeper and 1 seeker. The game is also played with 3 different balls. The quaffle 2 blugders and the golden snitch.

This game is done by magic so it is hard to play in the reality world. This video was actually about how quidditch is an actual sport. It is played with the same sort of objective and it is similar but it had to be changed as we are muggles (non magic folks). To make the game still like in Harry Potter they play with broomsticks (sticks in between their legs. 

This game is a little hard to explain so I would advise you to watch the video http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3939321.htm . Quidditch the muggle version has tournaments but is also played just for fun. 

What are the different teams in the real world not in harry potter? How is the snitch picked. This video has given me more understanding about the game quidditch and how it is played in the muggle world. 

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March 29, 2017
by carah2014
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video reflection Anh Do

This is a link to the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhGETRI81DE

This video was an interview with a refugee Anh Do. He wrote a book called the happiest refugee and a picture book version called the little refugee. He is the author of wired do as well as some other books. In the video he was talking about his journey as a refugee (that is what the little refugee and the happiest refugee).

Anh Do is from Vietnam. He lived in a 3 room house sheared with 14 people as a young child. Although this sounds bad he was Quite happy. There were other kids for him to play with so it wasn’t that bad (in his point of view). Him and around 30 others bought a boat and they started a travel to Australia. On the way they  encounters 2 pirate attacks (pirates found them and stole all valuables).

After the pirate encounters they saw another ship but this time it was a German cargo ship. Before they would help the Vietnamese they needed them to see them in danger. So Anh Do’s dad got an axe and hit the boat with it so the boat would start sinking and the Germans would help them. The Germans took them to Australia and they were all just so great-full that they were all alive. 

Was the group of people scared about the situation they were in? I would have been if I was in that situation. Is Anh Do writing any other books at the moment? The Video and book (the little refugee) helped me get a bigger understanding about what it was like for the refuge Anh Do and his family (neighbors).  

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If there is anyone reading this and is interested in Anh Do’s story you should think about reading the happiest refugee and the little refugee.    

March 26, 2017
by carah2014
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Video reflection Federation

This is the video http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1961881/federation-explained

This video was about how Australia was made one whole country. Australia wasn’t always one happy country it used to be divided into 6 different countries with different laws and rules. Australia was owned by Great Britten until one day were they decided to become one country as a whole.    

A couple years later from forming Australia they added in two new territory’s. (Northern territory and Australian capital territory). When Australia was becoming a country western Australia didn’t agree what they should come to gather as a country. Eventually western Australia joined as  a country.

Why did they create the two territory’s? How did they create the the two territory? This video gave me more understanding of federation and the sorts of things that happened back then. 

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March 9, 2017
by carah2014
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video reflection convicts

This is the video convicts

Times were hard back then. There was all sorts of crimes that happen but most times it was a robbery or someone had stolen something. There were different punishments for these crimes some being a death sentence or things like being locked up in prisons.

Some thought that the convict in the colony had it better and so they committed crimes to have the life of convict in the colony. But people relied this and gave those hard punishments. This means things like chains. when you have the chains on you can’t stand up and you can hardly walk.

One person that this happen to got extremely sick his stomach blots, arms and legs swell and is taken to the prison hospital were the iron chains are removed. then 5 days later he died in agony. He appeared to be sick before the chains where on.  

I wonder what time this was? It seems quite long ago and it don’t think these punishment would be aloud in these days. Also I wonder what the two boys were expecting as their punishment? This video helped me understand the punishments that they had back then and about people back then.

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