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13 year old Solli Raphael is an Australian slam poet. He wrote his first poet when he was 9 and continues to impress everyone with his talent and has been writing since he can remember he also loves to write little books and comics. when he first started poetry is was a little hard for him because he had to find the write structure, words that rhymed and it had to have an emotion. so he decided to do slam poetry because you can chose what structure it is what rhymes what doesn’t and what the topic is.

why does he enjoy it so much?

when did slam poetry become a type of poetry?

i understand that writing poetry has lots of rules because there are so many types of poetry like some need specific structures, rhyming words and how fast or slow something goes.

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Facts-In the late 1960’s the thought of  heading to space was interesting so Russia launched the first human to space his name being Yurie Gagarin and he was travelling in the Vostok 1 which was there latest rocket. Space is a really hard place to survive because its cold and has no air so soon after that America soon took interest and launched the first people on the moon called Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and because of that more and more people became interested in space so then they wanted to built the international space station (ISS). Now we have so many ideas about space trips like getting humans to mars by 2030 and even filming a reality TV show in MARS. By the time that comes around if people would want to go to space it would cost a lot.

Questions-

Why do people want to live in mars?

What if people are on mars and they run out of supplies?

Understanding- I understand the how far the interest in space has come and how much work it takes people and how much of an achievement it will be when people live on mars.

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Facts -6 people volunteered to live in a 11 meter wide dome for 1 year to see what it would be like in mars, and if they wanted to go outside they would even have wear there space suits. for that whole year they would have very little privacy and have to eat the same food everyday and the trip to mars would take 1-3 years to get there.

Questions- why did they want to volunteer? If they were to send people to space how many people would fit on the rocket ship?

understanding- i know understand how hard it could be if i was to live in mars and how you have to eat the same food as well as getting very little privacy so it would be boring and disgusting.

The Solar System

The Solar System

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this video was about The sun is in the centre of our universe with the terrestrial planet mars, earth, Venus and mercury on one side and  the gas giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus on the other.

 

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Mercury is the smallest planet but not as small as Pluto which is know classified as a dwarf planet.

Mars has two small moons circling around it and has the tallest mountain in the solar system Olympus Mons it’s almost 3 times as tall mount Everest.

Uranus has 27 moons and is the coldest.

 

Understanding

i understand the different sides of the solar system and which planets are on each side.

 

Questions:

why have they created draw planets?

do they have a name for every Mon for each planet and if so then what are they?

 

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the mars rover landed in 2012 and is the 3rd rover on mars, even though it wasn’t the the 1st it is the most equip and is the most intelligent one.

there was a time called 7 mins of danger where the had to stop 20,000 km to 0 km in 7 mins. NASA said it was the most stressful time.

they said that on mars there were sighs of a lake or some type of pond that would have contained water. now they are hoping that maybe even meters below the ground there might be sighs of life.

Understanding:

i understand that if anything was to go wrong they would have lost 2 and a half billion dollars and years of preparation for nothing, and that it took years and years to build.

Question:

why has the water dispersed if earth is closer to the sun?

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2 families in new south wale wher asked to participate in an experiment, it would test their skills and would prepare them If disaster ever struck. In some situations the kids were smarter than the adults, as they stopped them from making huge mistakes. They reckon that they weren’t really ready and they think the same for a lot of other families. It’s important to have a plan and know it well in case of an emergency. Everyone should have a role around the house and you should practice it as a family. In the they both made 2 big mistakes whlen fire/flood waters , got to either off the family’s homes they tried to hide in a room, which means they can’t see what’s happening in the rest of the house.

Understanding- I understand that being in a natural disaster is harder than it looks

Questions- why were the kids more prepared than the parents?

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In Hawaii, there is currently a volcano called Killer Wayer one of the most deadly volcanos there are/ever been. For the past couple of weeks, it has started to erupt again, and it is killing everything in its path. Some of the locals say it is moving faster than a turtle but still very slow so people have time to evacuate that part of Hawaii,  and this volcano is one of the reasons Hawaii even exists. Killer Wayer is a hot spot volcano which means they magma has built up under the earth’s crust and when the pressure builds up it creates a volcano but since there is an ocean in its way it hardens and becomes a mountain and because the earth has something called tectonic plates on its surface when they move the mountain move with it and when that cycle repeats it soon will create land/islands and that is why Hawaii looks so weird because the magma hardened very weird. Killer Wayer has been erupting since 1983 (that’s a really long time) and this is the worst it has been in a long time. Some locals are more worried when the volcano stops it will create more steam which is pressure for the volcano and it might even EXPLOD!!!!!!!!!! People say it is scary but it is also really cool at the same time because you don’t see that every day.

I understand that volcanos are cool but can be one of the most deadly things on Earth.

Why is everyone so relaxed about it?

BTN drought

BTN drought

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A drought is where there has been little to no rain for months or sometimes even years. This past couple of years it has been extremely hard for some farmers because they live in Queensland and they are in the sunshine state (as they call it.)  2 boys called Lochy and Angus both live in the farm areas of Queensland and are having it really tough because because it is hard for them to grow seed, veggies, fruit and even grass to feed their animals. Just imagine for us it probably only takes us 5-25 minutes to get to school and for some kids, it take’s 2 hours. Now 90% of Queensland is declared in drought, that’s the most widespread drought in the state they’ve ever recorded. Now the 2 boys are just hoping for rain but they said that they will never give we up the country even if there are droughts.

I understand what droughts can do to some families and how they are really bad for our living.

how is it possible for there to be no rain if Queensland is right next to the ocean?

BTN Indigenous ANZACs

BTN Indigenous ANZACs

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In almost every little or big town in Australia, there are little reminders everywhere about what the First world war cost our country. and people. More than 60 thousand people died during the war and almost no community or town wasn’t affected by the war. Jack Shaw thinks it would’ve been terribly hard for everyone who’s relatives go to the war and not know if they would return, knowing that everyone would return. But they still know that their fighting for everyone in our country. mJack Shaw’s great, great uncles Rufus and Cyril Rigney were with 21 other Ngarrindjeri men who went off to war. Rufus was the youngest at 16 years and had to lie about his age to enroll. Aboriginal, Australians weren’t even considered a citizen of their own home back then (unfair right). Even though they’ve fought against all our Aussies (us) in every single war we’ve ever been in. About 800 Aboriginal men enrolled in the 1st world war and thousands of men in the second. Many wanted to see the outside world and get a higher pay so they went to war. In Australia, back then they didn’t have the basic rights like we do nowadays, but then as soldiers got treated the same as any other of their fellow soldiers and some went up to high military positions (army positions). Neither Rufus or Cyril made it home, as they both died in Europe.  but In 2004 a student Donna saw the memorial and decided to do a project on it. She found that Rufus had a grave in Belgium and saved up to visit. She brought back some dirt from his grave so his relatives could say goodbye properly. 2 years after that a cousin went and performed a traditional fire dance. The trip became regular a pilgrimage called connecting spirits. Every two-year students go and visit the grave of Aussie soldiers who they researched. Jake Shaw- Said, it was a big thing for all the families that had people leaving. It doesn’t matter what they look like and their skin color doesn’t change the sacrifice they made for our country.

I understand how important it was for the aborigines on ANZAC day, their rights, how it is important to respect the family who lost people in war and to never judge anyone.

Why did Rufus want to go to war and lie about his age

BTN Facebook Data

BTN Facebook Data

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some people are addicted to social media and keep posting and posting to get more likes and comments on their posts but what you don’t know is that there are people working behind the senses and know more about you than you think. There are people called hacker’s you have probably heard of them before, and they can find out where you live, your education, your friends (sometimes family) and even make a map of what they think you are like. Some sites like facebook like to target ads specifically for you. But now a guy called Christoper Wylie claims that a big US research company he used to work for called Cambridge Analycita was collecting information for people inappropriately and may have used the data they collected to influence the 2016 US presidential election, and here is what happened. Now you know those quiz’s you can take online that are really fun like “What personality do you have? or What type of shoe you have?” yeah I mean them. although they are really fun most of the time you have to give some personal information about your self, that could be anything like your name, date of birth and your email. that’s when Christoper said the trouble started. In 2014 Cambridge Analycita started taking the information from the people who did those quizzes and used that information to target ads advertising Donald Trump and that might have helped him win the 2016 presidential election and become president. Now people think that the data from Facebook may have also tampered the votes for the Brexit vote. (when the United Kingdom decided the leave the European Union. when this news came out came out let’s just say people weren’t happy. in fact, people now because it was such a big scandal decided to leave Facebook for good. And now there is a new hashtag #deletefacebook and it has been trending more and more and Facebook is taking a tumble down and becoming less and less popular. 

I understand that there are lots of things you can do online that try to get you to give your personal information and that they always try to get as much information out of you as they can.

Why did they want to start taking information off people?

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