Thursday, 22 September 2016

Zainab, Alicia and Honor's Water filter.

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Honor and Alicia and we decided to create a water filter.

Here is a link what we made. Water filter

In this project we decided that our success criteria were:

A good TV ad, water filter or Children’s Story needs...
Why is this important?

Needs to be able to produce drinkable water.
Because if the water is not clean bacteria spreads and people get sick.
Need to be strong.
So it doesn’t break and It can carry all the weight in it.
Needs to be long lasting.
So you don’t have to make new water filters all of the time.
Needs to have the right materials.
Because without the right materials the water filter wouldn’t work.
It needs to be able to work in different areas.
Because all water filters are built for different countries and areas.

Overall our project met/do not meet this criteria because...
Our project 1/2 met the criteria because it was strong, long lasting and has the right materials but it was not drinkable because the materials we used for example, charcoal, gravel and sand were not clean so the water would not come out clean and drinkable. Finally we haven't tried using it in different areas but we are not too sure if it would work because the water didn't come out clean on the first place.

Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork

Visual Art: WALT: Apply knowledge about shapes and patterns derived from nature into an original artwork

For Visual Art the SOLO level I achieved was: Extended abstract because I could apply a range of watercolour paint techniques in a original art work.

The 3 Visual Art techniques I used in my art work to achieve this level were: Moving watercolours, glazing and shading.

Here is a photo of my artwork:

My next step in visual art is: To use all three techniques a lot in my work and use them properly.

By: Zainab

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Describe patterns of reflection, rotation, & translation


  • Rotate the top left blue 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the top left red 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the top right blue 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the top right red 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the bottom left blue 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the bottom left red 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the bottom right blue 90 degrees.
  • Rotate the bottom right red 90 degrees.

by : Zainab\

Friday, 16 September 2016

Koru games reflections

The activity I did was: Football girls.

Two Koru games highlights were:

1. Improving on different positions because I used to playing midfield and I had to do striker that I'm not that great at.

2. Competing with other team's because I'm used to competing with my team members and by now I know there strengths and weaknesses.

I'm proud of my team because of how we collaborated together and most of us didn't argue.

Advise :

  •  Get along with your team so on the day you don't fight throughout a game.
By: Zainab

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Library - merit 8

On Thursday Alicia , Honor and I were on reading to children in the kakano area.
Alicia took 5 barbie books, Honor took a range of different books and I took spot the dog books.
At Start there were no children wanting to read or listen to books accept for one little girl that Honor read to after a few minutes we had about 3 to 5 children each , we even the children out into groups of 3 and then we read books to them one group wanted to read  barbie books and the two other groups didn't mind either spot the dog, barbie books and a few different range of books.

The learner quality I think I showed was resilient because we had no kids at the start and we kept trying to find children to read to. The care value I showed was Active Thinking and Respect because I Respected the children's choice of books and I used Active Thinking by making even groups of children.

By: Zainab

Image result for reading books to young children

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Water Cycle Information report

Water cycle

The hydraulic process of the water cycle has 4 different stages: Evaporation, condensation , precipitation and Runoff/Groundwater. The water is recycled throughout the process ;There are 3 different states of water in the water cycle: Liquid, solid and gas. One thing is for sure there is no start or end of the water cycle.

Evaporation is when water is found in many different areas eg. Lake , Ocean, Sea,  Swamps and plants that form into small molecules.  Usually the evaporation occurs when the water reaches boiling point. For the matter of fact the water that evaporates from the sea is not salty because of the density of the salt which is too heavy to rise.The loss of density is called evaporation; which forms the molecules into vapor. After the water changes states into gas, dust in the air combines with the gas droplets to make clouds. ( condensation )

Condensation and Precipitation is when the vapor , droplets and dust in the sky combine and  changes into clouds that forms condensation.Then the clouds form precipitation which is hail, snow, rain, sleet etc. Once the precipitation falls the water that rolls down the mountain goes into two different area’s runoff and groundwater.

Runoff is when the water goes into the river and keeps the water cycle going. Groundwater is when the water gets infiltrated into the ground. Groundwater is another word for the water in your taps but don’t be mistaken, the water in wells and spring are called aquifer. When an aquifer becomes too full it starts to leak onto the surface (which is commonly known as spring.)

Overall there is 4 main points of the water cycle, evaporation, condensation, precipitation and runoff/groundwater. The three  main points of the water cycle is that the water gets recycled over and over and will never stop. Secondly there is three forms of water, liquid,gas and solid. Finally the water cycle has no end or start. Water is important for all living things and we all need to appreciate what we have.

By: Zainab

Alicia and Zainab's mandarin video

This is Alicia  and I's  Mandarin video.

Numbers from 0 to 20.

By: Zainab