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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

Herald Sun

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?

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?

The Separation of Powers

The Separation of Powers

This term we have been learning about the government and who it works. I choose the separation of power for my info-graphic. In my info-graphic it explains what it is the separation of power ( goes in more detail about the 3 ). It also says why we need it, the balance between them and a bibliography. I think i did really well with my paragraphs and the structure of my info-graphic because I put a lot of work in my info-graphic and I really like the format of how I have showed it.

BTN 3 levels of Governement

BTN 3 levels of Governement

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4469199.htm

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In Australia we have 3 levels of government federal, state and local each of these types of government take care of a different parts and they have different powers and control. The highest level of government in Australia is the federal. the federal takes care the whole of Australia which includes defence, immigration, money, trade, communication and environment. The second highest is state and it takes care of the 6 states in Australia and the different jobs state does are education, health services, roads and trains and lastly agriculture and some others. then there is local which has over 500 local governments in Australia and they take care of local things in your area like rubbish, pets, buildings and permits. But before the 3 levels  or a federation everyone was doing there own thing. then in 1901 all the states in Australia federated and became one country. But as time went on more and more people started coming to Australia and soon enough they needed more types of government so the state government gave most of there power to the federal government. then in the 1970s local governments became popular and that’s what gave the people there own money and places to live.

i understand the responsibilities of the 3 types/levels of government

I understand the 3 levels of government and how they were created

whos idea was it to federate the whole country?

 

if you can’ read yellow highlight it and you can read it

 

SRC speech

SRC speech

Hi I am Emily and you probably know me because I am in your class but anyway I have at this school since prep I have 2 younger sisters Michaela who is in year 3 and Georgia who is in year 1.

Over the years that I have been at this school I have really learned that being organized is one of the most important things you need to know. Being organized is a good skill to have because you are ready for unexpected things that might happen and you are ready to make the changes immediately. I have had experience running a SRC meeting and running a couple clubs that the SRC created and I feel like I did those jobs really well.

I am very good at speaking out loud to people which brings me to my public speaking. I am very good at public speaking because in my last years at school I have spoken at assembly and have been confident, not rushed and tried to stay calm. Another thing I am good at with public speaking is debates I know that most of us year 6’s have done it and year 5’s will do it later this year but in my debates I feel that they have really helped even more in my public speaking and have to also make some speeches on the spot.

 

When it comes to saying my ideas I will not be afraid to say them, I will not make fun of anyone’s ideas and will take it them to the src meetings. I am also very good at listening to what people have to say. If you want to give an idea I will write it down and tell everyone at our next meeting, I will be your voice.

I will always remind you of what is coming up such as any fun raisers as well and special events. I also love helping our school in any way as possible so that in future our school will have more equipment and other useful stuff.

I also think that showing the school values ( ROCC) is a very important thing to do and I always show them in my day to day life. I will show them in class by collaborating with others in group work like in maths. I always respect and care for others inside and outside of school and I am always optimistic even if I don’t win something or don’t get something right, and I am always optimistic to others by saying you will do it next time or I know you can do it.

I know what it takes to be a SRC because I have done it before and my classmates in the previous years have really helped me with my being more confident in my-self.

SO this is why I think I would make a great SRC for this year.

Thank-you

BTN Democracy

BTN Democracy

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Back in the day (700bc) it was the ancient Greeks in Athens who came up with the idea of the rich not poor men  were voting for what they think is right they also said that if you were a women, a slave or poor you could not vote. the word democracy came from two greek words… Demos= people and Kratos=rule or power and thats how they made the word democracy. But then  time change and democracy was no longer common because then in England came kings and queens to make the rules which is called monarchy which means that kings and queens rule the country and make all the dissensions for you and you got no say in what you thought was right. After that a document came out called Manga Carta made England’s monarchy more or at least a bit more fair to the people that lived there. It promise the people basic needs and slowly from there democracy became more and more popular. Now days democracy has became one of the most form of government around the word. But instead of everyone going to meet and vote on the laws we now have a government called a representative democracy where all the people vote for one person to represent all the people in Parliament. they are called politicians and it is there job to make sure all there voters voices are heard in a national level. A good politician has to make sure all the people get freedom of speech, equal rights and the right to justice that is how democracy is in Australia but there are other types of government as well like in Saudi Arabia are a absolute monarchy you are born in the role to one day be king or queen there is dictation ship is very similar to the absolute monarchy but they not born a royal they also normally rule a country by force like north Korea the people don’t really have many rights and control the people and they don’t take very much care of them as well. But Australia’s government ( democracy) is to listen to the people make sure that everyone is equal and everyone has the same rights and not everyone agrees to it but it has been working well because we have good government and good politics to represent us.

I understand that democracy is the fairest in my opinion government 

I understand what democracy is and what the other governments are and how they work

Why are some places still monarchy?

What made England came up with monarchy in the first place?

My Semester 1 goals

My Semester 1 goals

         Goals for semester 1  

 

What I want to learn:

I want to learn my 6, 7, 8 times Tables off by heart and find good stratigies to help me learn them and solve them.

I want to learn as much as I can about natural disasters and how they work

 

List examples of things I could do that would show I am trying to meet my goal:

  • I can practise everynight
  • I can ask my mum and dad to help with my times tables and finding strategies
  • I can take lots of notes in class

 

How I learn and behave:

I want to use the mat traits be strong and be calm in my everyday life

I want to be more organised this year be using my diary more and finishing homework on time

 

List examples of things I could do that would show I am trying to meet my goal:

 

  • I can use one of those traits everyday
  • I can remind myself to use one
  • Make sure I am filling in my diary
  • Do all homework the first available day

 

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