Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Does air have weight?

Does air have weight experiment

  • Ruler
  • Table
  • Person to Karate chop
  • 2 pieces of News paper

I think that air has no weight because we can’t feel it on us and if you are looking at some scales with nothing but air on it, the scales say it weighs nothing.

What happened:
When Ollie Karate chopped the ruler and it went flying. Mr M scrunched up a piece of newspaper and put it on the end of the ruler which is on the table then Ollie Karate chopped it again. The paper went flying and the ruler went not so far. Next we put the paper on the the ruler flat with no air under it then Ollie karate chopped the ruler and the ruler snapped because of the weight of the air pushing on the paper.

We tried it again and no one could snap it apart from Mr Moriarty. When we had all tried Mr Moriarty decided that he would have a go so we made the paper nice and flat with no air under the paper and the ruler was more than half on the table. Mr Moriarty karate chopped it and the ruler snapped! We were all so excited. "Just a little bit of blood." Mr M said.
I was wrong after all:-(

I still think that the ruler is going to go flying


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My Term Four Report

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My year so far in Room 16 by Hannah Hansen

My favourite thing about being in Room 16 in 2013 was being able to meet heaps of awesome people and having an awesome teacher.

Something I would like to do in term four is go to the social and rock ‘n’ roll.

Something I would like to do next year is get into a digi class or an Academic class. I would also like to get into some academies at Hastings Intermediate.

My dream job would be a Veterinarian.


The best thing about reading so far this year is when we got to be in Literacy Circles.

The best thing I read this year was Hatchet. I loved it because it was a really good book and doing the Literacy Circle made me think more about the book not just reading it.

This is my favourite reading blog post that I created. I chose it because  I am proud of what our group did and I really liked the book Dead Harry.

This is my favourite reading post from Lily. I think it is awesome because she added in great audio and her map of his island looks really cool.


The best thing about maths so far this year is The three chilly bins.

I was most proud of learning different strategies for subtraction. I was proud because I used different strategies that I have learnt.

This year, Mathletics has been my favourite  I chose it because I like making the posters and I find they really fun.
This is my favourite maths post from Olivia and Tracey. I think it is awesome because they have made a really good presentation.

I am really good at creating mathletics posters.
I want to get faster at my 7 and 8 times tables.


The best thing about writing so far this year is when we get to do free writing.

I was most proud of learning how to write a story from a picture. I am proud because now I know how to write a story from a picture and I am able to expand my writing.

This is my favourite writing blog post that I created. I chose it because I am proud of it and I like how I added in the Tic Tac Toe.

This is my favourite writing post from Teva. I think it is awesome because I like how he has added in the picture of Mahatma Gandhi but he made it in Minecraft.

I am really good at free writing and making up stories.
I want to get better at retelling stories from the past.

Integrated Topic

My favourite part of topic has been Rock Climbing. I enjoyed it because it was a great experience and I really like it.

This is my favourite topic blog post that I created. I chose it because I thought that it was really cool to have Henna on our hands and it was a great thing to experience.

This is my favourite topic post from Hemani. I think it is awesome because she has described it really well and she also added in the video.

School Involvement

Volleyball, Rippa Rugby, Netball, Touch, Inter School Cross Country, Inter School athletics, Inter School Swimming, Road Patrol, Young Leader, Choir, House Leader, Riverdale Exchange, Swimming training, Levin Netball Tournament, Wellington Netball Tournament, Napier Netball Tournament, Thursday Netball Tournament, Inter School Triathlon (I hope), Academic Achiever.
How I Have Shown PRIDE
Personal  Best:I show personal best in being a Young Leader,  House Leader and Academic Achiever.
Respect and Responsibility: I showed Respect when we were doing our topic on India.
Integrity: I tell the truth all the time what ever situation that I am in.
Determination: I show determination in playing sport and when I am doing something hard.

Enjoyment: I show enjoyment in everything that I do and play.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Science: Air Exists

What is air?
What causes air to move?

Experiment: Air exists

  • Container filled with water
  • Jar
  • Paper towel

It think that the paper will stay dry because the air is trapped in the jar with no way to escape.

When you put the paper towel in the jar and then place the jar in the water upside down and then lift the jar out of the water and the paper towel will still be dry.


In our groups, we all run down to the water troth and fill our bucket with water then we all run back to the class. We scrunch up the paper towel and put it in the jar and then tip it upside down and place it in the bottom of the bucket then lift it back up. The paper towel stays dry. Why? Because the jar is filled with air and then when you put the paper towel in the jar it is surrounded by air so when you put the jar under the water facing down the air has no way to escape.

Wow, it actually worked!

First Parachute jump science

  • Scissors
  • Plastic bag
  • Straw
  • Cello tape

I thought that the parachute was going to fall down and go all messy.

First you cut the straw into 8ths till you reach the bendy part. Next you cut the handles and the bottom off the plastic bag then cut the plastic bag into halves and then cut one of the halves into squares. Next you origami fold the square into 16ths then cut the top off the shape that you have made. Open the plastic and you should see a circle. Now you place the cut straw on the plastic and spread them out evenly. Tape them down with cello tape and then tape the end of the straw closed. Now turn the parachute over and let it go up in the air. You have made a Parachute.

  1. Who made the first parachute drop and when? Andre-Jacque Garnerin, October 22 1797
  2. What Nationality was he? French
  3. Did he receive any prizes for completing this amazing feat? No
  4. Describe the parachute. The parachute was seven-metre silk parachute
  5. Describe how the drop took place. When he landed he was not injured but it was a violent landing.
  6. From what height did he fall from? Approximately 3,000 feet.
  7. Who was his student and what fame did she reach? First ever female parachutist. His student was his wife.

Here is a link to the site where we made it from.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Back Flip

When I got home from school on Friday me and dad went onto the tramp and my dad was teaching me how to do a back flip and land it. After 5 failed attempts I got it. I showed mum and she suggested that I video it and post it on my blog so I am.
Hope you enjoy!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Literacy Circle

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We have just finished reading the book Hatchet in our Literacy Circle groups and it was a really good book. I really enjoyed it. Since we have finished reading it I decided to make a photo story on it the uploaded it to vimeo showing all of the activities that we had to do on the chapters.
Hope you like it. Please comment!
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