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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

Summary

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?

 

Astronomy

Astronomy

Facts

People have always wondered about the stars and astronomy so we have always been doing research.

The Mayans were the people who created the long calendars

they used the term “wobbling on its axis”

Questions

Where about in the world is Baghdad?

What does horoscopic mean?

Understanding

even in the ancient times people where discovering things in outer space as well as the earth and they discover lots of facts without all the technology we have today.

Summary

it was about how astronomy has progressed over the years and that how they were discovering things about space back then.

 

Data Graph

Data Graph

I created this graph about ” How big are family in our school” using data from kids in my class then turned them into percentages and I got an estimation and a round about of the totals.

(this is a estimation not exact, just letting you know)

i think it is connected because mostly every class in our school has around 20-25 students and there is 16 classes so i guess you can get around about like i did. (that was how) and why is because like i said there are around 20-25 students in each class and there are 16 so i guess thats manly the info that you need to work out the right percentages.

Hearald Sun

Hearald Sun

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 Africa may be starting to split into two. After heavy rainfall huge cracks appeared, supporting the fact that due to the huge fault line through the middle it may split into two in 50-100 million years. It’s more than 15 meters deep and 15 meters wide. The rips are growing deeper and longer as the time passes. It’s growing at a rate of 2.5 centimeters. Rifts like these are the beginning of continental breakup so this theory is very plausible. 

I understand they move because of the tectonic plates is why the drifts are moving 

Could this be linked somehow to Austalia?  

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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?

Herald Sun

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People of Hawaii have been running away as the Kilauea volcano, spilled lava and land fountains of toxic gases are going into the streets. The lava/volcano has already destroyed 26 homes. only a few people were allowed to go back and collect valuable items such as pets and medication during hours where the volcano was not very active. Those visits back were well timed as the night after more lava came out from fissures which are slits and holes in the earth. So far no one has died or been injured by this volcano but it had a strong magnitude of 6.9 it was has been the strongest earthquake since 1975. Most of the activity is happening in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens areas. Kilauea has one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It has been erupting constantly for 35 years. Most of their eruptions are effusive eruptions they flow continuously but don’t explode.

Understanding- I understand the effects of a volcano on the earth and the people.

Questions- I wonder how many earthquakes/volcano eruptions there have been?

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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

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