Monday, November 29, 2010

Camp Bentzon 2010 - my like list!

1. Swimming in the water. This was so much fun, it was nice cool water to jump into.

2. Running up intp the forest. This was a neat way to do exercise. It was a little difficult. I got through it by having a drink now and then and telling myself ‘I can do it’.

3. Jumping off the pontoon. It was so much fun because I was doing backflips and bouncing off Stevie and some of my other friends.

4. Jumping off the wharf. The height of the wharf off the water was exciting. It made me feel a little nervous but I still jumped off it. I started off the big log and then I used the smaller one.

5.Playing on the playground. I like to play tag on the playground with my friends. I never seemed to get tired of playing here.

To all the teachers and parents on camp thank you for helping us to do lot of good activities. Also for serving all the children food. I would like to say thanks to Mr Coop for cooking us the delicious food. Your desserts were fantastic!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Charlie caught 2 weta last week. Mrs Clarke filmed what happened when he let them go.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Excitement In The Air!

Tomorrow is going to be another exciting day at Point England School. Why, you might ask? Well just stay seated, and I'll tell what all the excitement is about.

Athletics! That's right, it's all about an opportunity for us to compete in a wide variety of events. High jump, sprints, shotput, discus, and if you can believe it, we even get to launch a javelin.

Win or lose, tomorrow will be a fantastic day, and I hope that everyone has a great day, competing in the numerous events. Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Immersion Assembly

As Team 4 teachers walked onto the stage, people giggled at Mr. Barks. He was the queen bee and kept asking the workers to do jobs. Whenever he said "wait for it", a baby would appear! Mrs. Squires was one of the workers and she fed her bee jelly while the rest of them cooled him down. Team 4 was very funny!

Team 3 Does A Great Job!

During assembly, Team 3 were up and ready to do their intriguing performance. They were splendidly good as they showed off with their buggy costumes. While they were performing, they were sharing information about the colours on other kinds of ladybugs. We enjoyed their part of the show, but what was your favorite?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Team 4 - Colony of Bees at the Immersion Assembly


Our new term started today, and this is a short video highlighting the Team 4 component of our school wide immersion assembly. As evidenced through this clip, we are an awesome team that enjoys a laugh or two!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Amazing Bugs!

This a truly amazing collection of various bugs that most people don't even realize exist. Odd shapes, wild colors...fascinating! I hope that we discover some of these interesting creatures this term!

It's Going To Be A Term Full Of Little Critters!

Term 4 has arrived and with a new term comes a new topic! Wondering what we are studying? Have a look at this video and it will give you some great insight into some of the amazing and intriguing learning on our horizon for the remainder of this school year.

Monday, September 27, 2010


This term we have been studying Mighty Mariners.I am learning about a viking who is named Eric the Red.
Eric the Red is a viking explorer,who was born in 950c Southern Norway and died in 1003 in Iceland.(Greenland)He was banished from Norway for three years because he killed 3-4 people.He has a son named Leif Erikson who was born in Iceland.(Greenland)
One of his challengers he faced was when he had to go back to Norway and tell someone that he found a new land and brought them back with him.Another one was that he had to choose to die or leave Norway.The very last was he had to take charge of his son.
Leif was born in about 970c and died in 1020.He had two brothers,Thorvald and Thorsteinn and a half sister Freydis.When he grew up he married a woman named Thorgunna and they had one son,Thorkell Leifsson.
Thank you for reading my story,I hoped you learnt something.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Favourite Fruit

Plums, mangoes and oranges are my favourite fruits. I like them because they taste delicious!

I like plums because they taste delicious and because they are sweet. Oranges are very tasty and juicey! Mangoes are very soft and yummy. The thing I don’t like mangoes are the seeds in the middle.

The fruit I don’t like are bananas. I don’t like bananas because have a nice taste. Bananas sometimes make me sick.

I wouldn’t want to be a fruit because I wouldn’t want to be eaten. The fruit that I really wouldn’t want to be is an apple.

Marco Polo 1254-1324

Marco Polo is a hero, an explorer. He traveled to China when he was 17! He traveled with his uncle a lot when he was a kid. Marco Polo has tones of family members and some friends.

As he was a child he traveled with his uncle a lot, because his uncle was a trader. After his mother gave birth to him she past away. Marco Polo lived with his aunty and uncle.

Marco Polo was born in 1254 and died in 1324. It was a sad moment for the people who loved him, and appreciated his research and discoveries when his journey ended in 1324.

Monday, September 20, 2010


At our fiafia we are doing music video.In our group called music video we are doing a song,the song is never say never by Jaden Smith and Justin Bieber.I think it is a kind of cool song(not really). It is quite a funny song. I did lots of work on it and it was fun. I hope you will enjoy it.


This year we have a Fiafia and we are going to make a music video.We have been drawing on the computers and making movies.Our subject that we are learning about is Justin Babier and Jaden Smith and our song is Never Say Never. I hope you all go and perform well on the stage see you there.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Culture Group, By Awhina.

Every Tuesdays and Thursdays we go to our Fia Fia culture groups. I am in the Cook Island group. My tutors are Romona's sister, Aunty and her Dad. The Positive things I like about my group include the skill of my Tutors when they do Cook Island dancing. This makes them great teachers to learn from. Another awesome thing is the beat that Romona's Dad drums up, it makes me want to dance! It is exciting being on stage because everybody gets to see the result of all our practicing and hard work.

Let me take you back to when we started getting ready for our performance. Before we started practicing, I was lucky enough to see my tutors perform our Cook Island dance at my Uncle Raymond's hair-cutting festival. This was the dance they were planning on teaching us. We were all wearing a uniform green t-shirt with purple flowers on it. I was thrilled to be with the Cook Island Group for my fourth year!

For me, Cook Island practices are fun. However there are things I get frustrated about. I get annoyed when the boys muck around and laugh while we are trying to practice. We don't end up getting things done. The library is also a stuffy place to practice. By the time you have finished a hard dance, we are all hot and sweaty and the room starts to smell.

In saying this, there are many reasons why I joined this group for the fourth time. I enjoy learning more about my Cook Island culture, and by having to use my voice a lot I will become a better singer. Hanging out and laughing with my friends during practice is another thing that keeps me doing it. The costumes we wear very fun and colourful. We wear a blue lava lava, a yellow lay, a white t-shirt and a white flower in our hair to top it off.

I hope we do well at the School Performance Night, and I hope there are culture groups next year and the year after. I think everyone who isn't already in a Culture Group should join one, because it is a great way to learn about your culture and have a fun time.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Acrosstic poem Cross Country

Cross country is a lot of hard work.
Running is fun and good excise.
Once I came fifth in the cross country run.
Some times I say to my self in cross country you can do it!
Saying to my self come on Jarna, don’t give up.

Coming close to the finish line over taking two more people, I made it.
On the starting line anxiously waiting for the clap, ‘BANG!’
Under a lot of pressure at the end of the race trying to win.
Nothing stopping me from coming near the front.
Trying to bet the people in front of you, it’s so hard.
Running as fast as you can to get to the finish line no one stopping you.
You can do it, nothing is holding you back from coming first.

My Teacher Mr Barks!

Who likes Mr Barks? I do, especially at the beginning of the year. Straight after we went to class Mr Barks was funny and told jokes. He’s a really cool guy, person, when you get to know him.

Our teacher, Mr Barks, Is apart of a sailing club which has helped us quite a lot with our topic. He has told the main parts of a boat and lots of knots. Mr Barks is an awesome teacher same as every other teacher but Mr Barks is a bit funnier and different.

Mr Barks has a great family. In his family there's Mrs Barks his wife, Laurien, his daughter, and his son Cam. Mr Barks children sound like they really enjoy having of fun and playing music.

My teacher Mr Barks has helped me a lot, and when I can’t do something he will say keep going, you can do it and don’t give up! He is a very kind person, and that’s why I like Mr Barks.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What's Your Song?

Thanks to Miss King for helping us get our movie up on the blog...yes she is AMAZING!!!!!(She paid us to write this)

Now that the formalities are out of the way, why don't we tell you all a little bit about this terrific movie. Room 18 has been studying the "Mighty Mariners" and decided to work some creative music into our learning. We found some challenges for ourselves, as well as the mariners that we were studying and simply asked the question... IF THIS WAS THE CHALLENGE, THEN WHAT WOULD THE SONG BE TO GO ALONG WITH IT? As you'll soon see, we learned heaps, and had some fun along this learning journey. We hope your enjoy our efforts!

Monday, August 30, 2010

The weekend I had at my mum's Awhina

With great excitement, I was happy because I was going to my mum's for the weekend.I like going to my mum's because she spoils me.

On Saturday we were going to spend the day at the swimming pools. My mum,sisters,friends and I were going. When we got there we payed ourselves in then we raced to get changed. Then we jumped straight in to the pool. It was freezing cold! When my sister's jumped in I was excited because we were going to have a swimming competition. I was the only one who won besides my mum. When my mum and my sister went out they went to the takeaways to get some lunch. When they came back we had to get out and have something to eat. After that we had to wait half and hour to get back in the pool. After 4.00 clock we had to go and pick up my dad from work then we were going to get some dinner. Then we went back home to have dinner.(KFC) YUM!

On Sunday we went o my little cousin's birthday. His name is Johnny.When we got there they were already eating. After a little play around we played musical chairs. And i won! Then we played pass the parcel and my baby cousin won it. After that we played treasure hunt and my sister Denim won it. She won a bouncy ball. After that we had a little play then we packed up then it was adults night across the road at my uncles house.

That was a great weekend and I hope I get to do that next week.

The weekend I had at my mum's Awhina

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Dream I had!!!

With great fright, I had a scary dream that my family were vampires that kept trying to eat other people. They had been going around the town looking scary and eating humans. The scary part was that I saw lots of blood on the street. The only one they didn’t eat was my sister and I.

To be continued……..

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Magnificent Ted Ashbey

The maritime museum was cool because we got to go aboard the Ted Ashbey, make stuff and go on a tour with Salty Sam. It was fantastic because we learned more stuff about our mighty mariners.
Anxiously waiting to get on board the Ted Ashbey I talked to my pop as I tried to keep balance on the jetty, rail. Finally we made it off the jetty and into the boat.

As we got on, one of the crew members asked some people if they wanted to help put the sail up and I was one of them. It felt like I was one of the crew members as I helped put up the humongous sail.

During the ride we saw a fantastic view of the sky tower and the harbour bridge. As I look down at the sea the waves made me feel relaxed. Looking up as we went under the harbour bridge we saw lots of cars trucks and all of that stuff.

At the end of the ride on the boat we all said good bye to the sailors and the Ted Ashbey. I wish that we can go on another ride on the Ted Ashbey with our class.

My Favourite Teacher's

Hey Pt England, do know who my favourite teacher's are? Well let me describe one of them. She has blond hair and she is so very tall, she use to teach room 8 and I guess some of you know who she is and well the last thing is that she now teaches one of the year 7 classes. The other teacher is very tall too he is very good at sailing and he teaches in my class, loves to play gridiron, is very kind and he is cool. Both of the teachers are so awesome and great. Now if you want to guess who they are then please write it in your comment. Well that's all for now I hope you have a great day Pt England bye bye, see you next time!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010


Sports, who likes sports in Pt England School? I know I certainly do. Has any one got a favourite sport? I do, anyway I really enjoy playing sports because it’s a lot of fun, great excises, lots of hard work, and just great to play. Some of the sports I enjoy playing are touch, softball, GRIDIRON touch!!! (yeah MR BARKS played that sport.), swimming and many more, But there’s one sport I enjoy playing and it’s my favourite sport, so if you want to guess what that sport is, then please can you write it in your comment. Keep posting all you bloggers out there, see you next time!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Life Of Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was a famous Italian explorer. He traveled to Iceland when he was only 16. Sailing the seas was something he always wanted to do.

Born in 1451, Christopher Columbus grew up in Geona,Italy. When he was older he had two kids, Diego and Fernando. They both had different mothers. His family moved to Savona, which is another town in Italy, when he was 19.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

International Marine Signal Flags!

Marine signal flags are a complete set of flags use to communicate on the water. You can use them to spell out any message. There are some flags that have other meanings, especially if they are used with other flags. For example, "DX" means that this ship is sinking. (I guess it won't be flying this flag for too long), a "C" means "yes", and "N" means "no". We have put together a slide show with some of the letters and the meaning behind them. I think it would be difficult to communicate well with flags.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Marine communication

This year Pt England is learning about mighty mariners.
My class, room 18 is learning about marine communication.
I will be talking about marine communication. The army
people have there own alphabet. They have there own
alphabet because when they are communicating they could
easily get confused for an example, if they say c,b,d,e or
some other letters they would some how think its another
letter.when they talk to each other through the walkeytalkey
its hard for them to understand so they came up with an idea
to make an alphabet so they could easily understand. They
decided to say Alpha,Bravo,Charlie,Delta,Echo,Foxtrot and
many more.

Trying to avoid the wobbling jetty ( little bridge near water ) I was balancing as I got aboard the flat bottom yacht called the Ted Ashby.

I was filming so I couldn't see everything. Jarna wanted a turn so I was happy because I could go and see things on board. I saw several knots including the bowline ,figure eight and I think the reef knot. It was very exciting to be on the yacht and a very good example of how sailors feel on a boat.

As soon as we got off ,we got our lunch and had a feed or went to Salty Sam and he was a very weird man but very funny in a weird way.My highlight would be getting out there and feeling very free.

I would like to say thanks to the people at the maritime museum
and letting our school participate in this activity. :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My dream NRL dream team would have to be billy Slater as 1 from the Melbourne Storms because he has a lot of experienced at the back, Lote Tiquri 2 from the fierce West Tigers,Tamana Tahu 3 from the stinging Eels ,Greg Inglis 4 coming from the striking Storms ,Jarryd Hayne 5 from the from the sparking Paramatter Eels,Benji Marshell 6 from the growling West Tigers and Jonathan Thurston the stampeding cowboys as number 7. These backs are very extremely dangerous players to play against, there very good.these are just some of the backs that i am showing you , there are plenty more that are really fierce and talented.Here are the forwards. number 8 would have to be the retired Ruben wiki the mighty warriors. Ummmm uh number nine would have to be Issac Luke from the south Sydney Rabbitohs number 10 is Fuifui Moimoi representing the smooth Eels and 11 would probably Have to go to Sam Thaiday from the Brisbane Broncos and 12 easily goes to another retired extraordinary player Sonny Bill Williams from the Canterbury Bulldogs and last but not least 13 Micheal luck from the NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS!!!!!!!

finally that's over , this is my NRL dream team. And again these are just some of the very fierce an staring players in NRL thank you for reading.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Marco Polos life 1254-1324

Marco Polo was a explorer, a hero. He traveled to china when he was 17 years old. He has lots of family members and friends. He went to jail in 1280. He was born in 1254 and died in 1324. His childhood was mostly traveling.

When Marco Polo was 17 he traveled to China with his uncle, Maffeo Polo and his father, Niccolo Polo. This was his first ever adventure on a boat. They went there because his father and uncle were traders and had to trade something in China.

Marco Polo's childhood was mostly spent on traveling with his uncle because he was a trader same as his father. He lived with his uncle and aunt because his mother died after giving birth to him.

Marco Polo has lots of family members like his father and uncle, Niccolo Polo and Maffeo Polo also his aunt and his mother and many more. His best friend was Christopher Columbus, and they did everything together.

Marco Polo went to jail in 1280 because he got captured in war by some bad people, and stayed in jail for a very long time.

His journey started in 1254 and his journey ended in 1324 8 January. People were sad, Upset, and disappointed because all of that research and discovery is finished. I think Marco Polo was a hero and also a great Italian explorer

Ted Ashby Sailing!

Tieing The Knot!

This is a short video that shows how to tie a reef knot. I hope this helps you. A reef knot is sometimes called a "thief" knot because sailors used this to tie up their belongings and it was easy to tell if someone was in your things. Interesting! video

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Maritime Museum Trip

Team 4 went on a trip to the Maritime Museum. We went on the Ted Ashby (sailboat.)
While we were sailing, we had a fantastic view of the Harbour Bridge. We also enjoyed seeing Rangitoto along with other yachts that were out enjoying the water. I really liked the tall masts swaying in the wind!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ted Ashby - Scow

Walking over to the Ted Ashby, we were told to put on rain coats. At first I was scared, but I slowly got over it.
Moving along the water, we could all hear the waves and feel the cold wind coming towards us. Even though it was some people's first time going out to sea, we were all happy.

To be continued...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jarryd hayne

Jarryed Hayne

Jarryd Hayne is my favorite player in NRL. He has a very good side that haven't been very good this year EELS. Last year the EELS made it to the grand final with the highly paid team the STORM. Sadly the EELS lost but, Jarryd Hayne was the player of the year.

He has very fancy boots which he wears, yellow Nike boots ,they are very bright and a lot of people have them, in fac
t I have some of my own. Jarryd Hayne plays in State of Origin for New South wales which have lost for 5 years and the victorious team Queensland which have embarrassed New South wales for a long time.

Jarred Hayne has a enemy in STORM called Billy the kid Slater . They have had a fight and Billy Slater got luck because he never suspended and Jarred Hayne did.

Treasure Thieves

In the early 1500's Spanish galleons carried vast amounts of American gold, silver and other jewels. They took this treasure over the Atlantic Ocean. Even though these vessels were heavily armed, they were slow, and attracted pirates like bees to honey.

Like Bees To Honey!

In the early 1500's, Spanish galleons carried vast amounts of American gold, silver, and other jewels. They took it over the Atlantic Ocean. These heavily armed vessels attracted pirates like bees to their honey!

Pirate Robbers

Pirates are robbers that sail the seas, attacking ports and ships, stealing treasures and other goods. About 500 years ago, the Indian Ocean and South China Seas were no place for merchant boats because of the dangers of pirates. They are still threats today!
I think pirates are selfish and greedy!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vodafone Warriors

Warriors are ranked 5!!! On the NRL(National Rugby League) ladder and they have a very strong defence line this year and that helps them to keep the other team from getting above their score.The warriors have won to very strong side and has earned their position.they even beat number2 on the NRL ladder, the mighty Panthers which in the start of the year macicated the warriors in round 2,3, or round 4.The Panthers have been really impressive this year, in fact they are very talented.

Warriors are my Number 1 team, plus the Titans.when I grow up my goal is to get into NRL and be are very famous player.I have a club that I play for called Mt Wellington Warriors and we are also a very good team.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Canada Day!

Today was Canada Day, and Room 18, stuck with a crazy canuck as their teacher were dubbed "honorary" Canadians and coerced into the celebration by joining forces with the other canucks in Room 12 and singing some songs with a bit of a northern flavor for the rest of the school. They did a terrific job of singing the national anthem, complete with one verse in french, and then followed it with a folk song that was sung as a round. This was the movie that followed, highlighting Canadianism. We hope you enjoy it! video

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Come visit Rangitoto!

Hey, come and have a great day here at Rangitoto! This dormant volcano has some great views of Maungakiekie along with other volcanoes in the area.
Rangitoto has a fantastic view of the largest pohutukawa forest in New Zealand. You will enjoy seeing this forest as you walk the well-marked trails on the way to the summit.
It is symmetrical, because when it erupted, the top of the mountain got sucked inside. The mountain looks like it has a cone with pointy ends on top, with the sides being long and narrow.
Did you know that Rangitoto is Auckland’s youngest volcano? Even though it is young it is the largest volcano in the Auckland area.
If you haven’t been to this amazing island, you need to make plans to visit soon!

Come and visit Rangitoto

Rangitoto is located in Auckland’s volcanic field. If you want to visit this island, you would have to take the ferry service. If you and your friends go to Rangitoto you will see many beautiful views along with the largest pohutukawa forest in all of New Zealand.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Welcome to Rangitoto

Rangitoto is Auckland’s youngest volcano and has been around for 600 years, and has a name that means “bloody sky.”

A volcano works when magma is in the magma chamber and then it builds up too much pressure and soon after, it explodes. When it blasts, the top may come off, but now the magma is called lava. Some of the lava might escape from little gaps called vents, along with rocks and ash. Every time a volcano erupts, it builds more and more layers. The more layers there are, the more a volcano has erupted.

If you ever get the chance to hike up Rangitoto, you will not only see a true standing volcano, but you will also be treated to an awesome view from the top. It may take a long time, but it is worth it!

Monday, June 21, 2010

State of origin two

as sad as it sounds for New South Wales support Queensland

Monday, June 14, 2010

Active Earth Animation

This term Pt England is learning about volcano information. Here is a movie to tell you some information about how a volcano erupts.


Friday, June 4, 2010


Queensland is my favourite state of origin team,state of origin is like rugby league but it is between two different Australian teams called Queensland and New South Wales.These two enemies are created by the NRL Australian squads, selected by the coach and manager?

I go for Queensland because they are the best team and got the best NRL players as well as
New South Wales, they have one of My favourite people in NRL, Jared Hayne
On wednesday the 27th 2010 they played head to head together and it was a good challenge but Queensland came out on top with a 28-24 score to queensland as Darius Boyed scored the first try well as and Sam Thaiday scored the last closing try.

Active Earth Animation


Active Earth Animation


Active Earth Animation


Active Earth Animation


Active Earth Animation


Active Earth Animation


Active Earth Animation


Active Earth Animation


Active Earth Animation


Active Earth Animation


Active Earth Animation


Active Earth...The Power Of Pressure!

We have been busy studying our "active" earth, which means that we are beginning to understands quite a bit about earthquakes and volcanos. This is a short video that highlights some of the adventures that we've had along the way! We hope you enjoy watching it, and please feel free to leave us suggestions or comments to improve our work for the next movie.

Friday, May 21, 2010

General Scrab - poem

Once, long ago there was a General named Scrab,
Who wanted all the land that his men could grab.
So he said to his scientist, "think up a plan,
As despicable, and crafty as ever that you can."
"I want to take over the land of Justavia!
It's that little country, right next to Balavia.
But no one must know that we've thought up the plan,
Or they'll be here to kill us, each member of our clan."
So the scientist went away, to sort out a plot,
Or they knew that in a dungeon they would all surely rot.
Then atlast they had a plan that was safe and sound...
Erupting volcanoes would rock Justavia's ground!
But the smart Justavians were quickly onto Scrab.
We'll find a way to make the General blab.
So they went off to Bismo to stop Scrab's rotten plot,
And put that old general in a dungeon to rot.
The moral of the story is, if you want a happy life,
Live with those around you,
And don't cause any strife.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

House Of Fire

Hot searing flames burst out of the house, roof, and broken windows as an earthquake causes the electrical lines to collapse. Sparking power lines collapse, adding massive amounts of fire. The red hot lava-like inferno travels through the neighbourhood.

Danger In The Neighbourhood

Hot flaming fire bursts through smashed windows, broken by a destructive earthquake. Collapsed power lines fall, leaning heavily on scorched buildings, adding to the tremendous searing heat. Billowing clouds of black, greasy smoke rise as the fire continues to cause havoc in the neighbourhood.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Neighborhood Taken Down By Earthquake!

As the red-hot embers of fire, caused by an earthquake, made the billowing clouds of deadly smoke rise, it covered the entire neighborhood. The searing heat of flames challenged people to protect themselves as they struggled to breathe the smoky air. The neighborhood was left with nothing but rubble and debris along with burnt, scorched buildings and trees.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Destructive Power Of Earthquakes

Sparking power lines add to an earthquake's destruction by igniting fires. Billowing clouds of black, greasy smoke fill the air as flames of yellow and orange, engulf buildings. A trail of blackened debris and rubble grows, as walls, roofs, and scorched fallen trees are quickly consumed.

Friday, May 14, 2010

How Is An Earthquake Measured?

I am going to explain what happens in an earthquake and how it is measured. When plates in the earth's crust grind against each other, often these plates fracture, or break. If this happens, an earthquake will most certainly occur. To help us measure the magnitude(size) of the quake, seismologists use the Richter Scale to give it a measurement between 3.5 and 8(check out the chart below). A 3.4 on the Richter Scale wouldn't be felt by most people, but an 8 would most definitely be felt! If you enjoyed hearing about the Richter Scale, you should check out the Mercalli Scale and investigate the difference.

Earthquake Severity

Richter Earthquake
Magnitudes Effects

Less than 3.5 Generally not felt, but recorded.

3.5-5.4 Often felt, but rarely causes damage.

Under 6.0 At most slight damage to well-designed buildings.
Can cause major damage to poorly constructed buildings
over small regions.

6.1-6.9 Can be destructive in areas up to about 100 kilometers
across where people live.

7.0-7.9 Major earthquake. Can cause serious damage over larger areas.

8 or greater Great earthquake. Can cause serious damage in areas several
hundred kilometers across.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Experimenting with gases and pressure!

Power of Pressure!

We have been studying volcanoes and exploring the awesome, breathtaking power that is created by pressure. We did some experimentation with dry ice and have posted some video footage and pictures to show some of the fun we had while exploring this explosive phenomenon.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Multiplication movie

Hello, we are learning about basic facts and multiplication this term. I don't know them very well, but I have been practising them more. We are making a movie about or sixes to help us to know them better. I am currently learning more about my sixes so I can make our movie look better. I hope you watch our movie when it is finished and I hope that it helps you know your facts better than you already do.

Einsteins Math Movie

Hi, this is a member of the Einsteins here to tell you about a movie that we will be doing. I hope that the people who are having difficulty with the four times table learn heaps and are able to do them quicker after watching our movie. There will be pictures showing the equations as well as singing, acting and songs created on Garage Band. I hope by the time I look at this again that there are some comments. Check back if you can because the movie will be great!