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My finding a theme in a text – By: Zaria


Task description: This week during literacy we had to identify a theme within a text, adopt a role in order to read, discuss and deepen my understanding of texts I am reading, and explain the reason why I chose a specific theme for a text, after that we then completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Finding a theme in a text – Plan

Task description: This week during literacy we had to identify a theme within a text, adopt a role in order to read, discuss and deepen my understanding of texts I am reading, and explain the reason why I chose a specific theme for a text, after that we then completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Speech mark activities

Task description: This week during literacy as our writing task we had to correctly use Speech marks in our writing, correctly include speech marks in my writing, and identify incorrect uses of speech marks, after that we completed the task, and posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Home Learning – Cars

Cars

Tracking who invented the car is challenging as the automobile had a long journey to become the form of transport we know today. The first stationary gasoline engine developed by Carl Benz was a one-cylinder two-stroke unit which ran for the first time on New Year’s Eve 1879. Benz had so much commercial success with this engine that he was able to devote more time to his dream of creating a lightweight car powered by a gasoline engine, in which the chassis and engine formed a single unit. 

 

The major features of the two-seater vehicle, which was completed in 1885, were the compact high-speed single-cylinder four-stroke engine installed horizontally at the rear, the tubular steel frame, the differential and three wire-spoked wheels. The engine output was 0.75 hp (0.55 kW). Details included an automatic intake slide, a controlled exhaust valve, high-voltage electrical vibrator ignition with spark plug, and water/thermosiphon evaporation cooling. 

The first automobile 

On January 29, 1886, Carl Benz applied for a patent for his “vehicle powered by a gas engine.” The patent – number 37435 – may be regarded as the birth certificate of the automobile. In July 1886 the newspapers reported on the first public outing of the three-wheeled Benz Patent Motor Car, model no. 1. 

 

 

 

Long-distance journey by Bertha Benz (1888)

Bertha Benz and her sons Eugen and Richard during their long-distance journey in August 1888 with the Benz Patent Motor Car. 

 

Using an improved version and without her husband’s knowledge, Benz’s wife Bertha and their two sons Eugen (15) and Richard (14) embarked on the first long-distance journey in automotive history on an August day in 1888. The route included a few detours and took them from Mannheim to Pforzheim, her place of birth. 

 

With this journey of 180 kilometres including the return trip Bertha Benz demonstrated the practicality of the motor vehicle to the entire world. Without her daring – and that of her sons – and the decisive stimuli that resulted from it, the subsequent growth of Benz & Cie. in Mannheim to become the world’s largest automobile plant of its day would have been unthinkable. 

 

Double-pivot steering, contra engine, planetary gear transmission (1891 – 1897) 

 

It was Carl Benz who had the double-pivot steering system patented in 1893, thereby solving one of the most urgent problems of the automobile. The first Benz with this steering system was the three-hp (2.2-kW) Victoria in 1893, of which slightly larger numbers with different bodies were built. The world’s first production car with some 1200 units built was the Benz Velo of 1894, a lightweight, durable and inexpensive compact car.

 

1897 saw the development of the “twin engine” consisting of two horizontal single-cylinder units in parallel, however this proved unsatisfactory. It was immediately followed by a better design, the “contra engine” in which the cylinders were arranged opposite each other. This was the birth of the horizontally-opposed piston engine. Always installed at the rear by Benz until 1900, this unit generated up to 16 hp (12 kW) in various versions.

 

 

 

 

Why was it built?

From what I have found out from researching, in 1885, Benz built a motorcar whose internal combustion engine was powered by gasoline. A love of bicycling had inspired his desire to create this vehicle, and his first design drew on the tricycle. Benz’s three-wheeled automobile, which he called the Motorwagen, could carry two passengers.

 

 

 

Why have cars changed throughout time?

The car as an object has changed in so many ways in the last 100 years of automotive history and it is really interesting to see how the style and the design has evolved during that period. Car design has followed not only the function of the vehicles, but the technology as well. It was influenced by current design trends as well as some classic shapes and forms. But it was always an integral part of the automobile, the biggest and the most important invention of the modern age, and something that people notice first.

 

 

 

 

The First Generation Cars: The idea of cars came into the mind of man in the early 17th century. There were several unsuccessful trials in the 18th century. The breakthrough in the automobile industry came in the year 1885 when the first gas-powered car was invented. The first cars didn’t have doors, turn signals, and windshields. 

 

The Second Generation: Cars The cars of the second generation resemble the cars we have today, though they lacked the majority of the features of modern cars. They had speedometers, windshields, rear-view mirrors and seat belts. They were introduced in the late 1900s. Following the invention of the gas-powered car, mass production of cars began as many people started appreciating them. As more cars were produced, more features were added. Vehicles that were produced after 1939 had turn signals, electric windows, and air conditioners.

 

The Modern Car: Modern cars have more safety and technological features than previous sets of cars. Indeed, today, a modest car will have an MP3 player, hard drive, GPS, and an advanced safety system. Other features include keyless entry systems, sunroofs, electric doors, and windows as well as CD players. 

 

The Car of the Future: We have witnessed driverless cars today. Also, there are still environmental concerns, and the car of the future is not expected to emit dangerous gases into the environment. Indeed, the sky is the limit.

Lost In The Forest

The forest was empty to me more than the entire forest was pitch-black. My shoes felt damped, as I could feel the humidity on my skin, the sky was black as ink and the trees swayed in the breeze. Lost in the greenwood forest with no idea how to get out, my blood-curdling as the cold air went down my back.

The clock ticked 12 on a shadowy and sunless Monday morning. I left to meet Mary at her house, my best friend. We were having the time of our lives when a silly idea popped up in that little head of Mary’s.

Mary and her foolish and idiotic mindset wanted to go into the prohibited forest. My mother called it the impermissible forbidden forest because we weren’t allowed or permitted to go there…for so reason.

But still, we went anyways… She had decided for us to take an adventure in the gloomy forest where there was no sun to shine through the greenwood forest. Mary took my hand and headed to the forest. Our journey began!

Mary and I were walking fast as we tried t

o explore, but we had no idea where we were. Lost in the forest we were, we roamed around worrying. I knew this was not a good idea…But still continued.

We strolled around the greenwood forest again but little did we know we were going round in circles. Until Mary mentioned that she saw a house that seemed disturbing and haunted every time.

Mary had another insane idea. She sugges

ted going into the haunted house so that we could rest. I knew this would end terribly, but I just agreed. I opened the rigid door, and we both went in.

The inside of the house was grubby, full of grim and dust. It had hoary furniture and a staircase that seemed like it would collapse at any minute. I felt a wried feeling inside my gut. It made me sick to my guts. My stomach gave me a gruelling time as if it was trying to tell me something.

She once said, “Insecurity is rooted in your lack of worth, whereas intuition is a vigilant defender of your worth. The more you listen to your inner voice of truth, while not

 

listening to the voice of lies, the more you know that you can trust your inner knowing”. And now I know what she meant.

 

Mary and I both lay on the old-fashioned, dusty bed. After ten elongating long minutes had passed, the two of us quickly decided to leave the haunted house and go back into the forest. As we took a step, noises came out of nowhere, creepy and eerie noises and then BANG! The door slammed shut!

 

The roof started collapsing as the windows started breaking, and millions of shattered pieces of glass were on the floor! We were trapped in the haunted house in the middle of the forest, alone, stranded, with no one with us. Mary said, “Let’s get out from this window, make sure you don’t hurt yourself”

So we climbed out of the shattered window carefully and slowly, trying not to get hurt by the glass that was pointing toward us. We made it out of the haunted house, I was so glad but we still had to get out of the murky forest.

We walked around the forest, trying to find a way out. It felt like we had been walking forever, my legs felt like jelly and I had no energy left. I was exhausted! I sat down when suddenly I saw something. Turning back to Mary, I told her to follow me, and they’re a few minutes later we found ourselves on a street.

Mary said, “How did you get us here on this street Emily?”, I replied. Well, you see I saw this path of light, I decided to follow it and remember how you told me that there is no sun to shine through the forest well today I think we had a miracle”.

Solving equations 3


Task description: This week during maths we had to learning to solve equations, we are learning to find the value of variables. Our success criteria: I can find the value of variables. After that we completed the task, we posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

Sphero Path Challenge

Task description: This week during our Inquiry time all of Team 5 were challenged to design and create a path for our Sphero, our path must be the width of your open hand, include between 4- 6 turns, and start and stop in the appropriate position. First we had to had to plan our path using google draw or slides, then insert it in the slide below, after that we had to create our paths using masking tape and insert a photo in the slide below, after all of that we had to program the Sphero to roll through the path using block code and record the Sphero rolling through your path. After that we completed the task, and posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.

 

Albert Einstein

Task description: Today for the year 7 Tech rotation, we had to walk to Tamaki College to meet with one of there amazing teacher. My tech group is STEM/Science, I enjoy STEM/Science every much, so I was thrilled to learn about it. After our kahoot like we have before we start every class, we had to fill in a presentation, which you probably didn’t miss because of the bright colours. I hope you enjoyed; please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog. I had a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time. BBYYEEE! ;P

Home Learning – Literacy

As much of an expert as he was, he started to tremble in fear looking at the floor below him.

When stepping forward again he looked down and started to whimper as the wind blew around him.

Looking around him he could see that the other side wasn’t as far away as he thought.

In fear the boy took a step and then another step until he had reached the end.

Relieved and happy, the boy jumped in joy because he had finished walking along the stressful powerline.

After jumping in joy he then looked behind him to see the spectacular view right in front of his eyes.

Task Description: This week for our home learning literacy task, we had to write a 6 sentence story based on this image, we were not allowed to write any more or any less than 6 sentences, we had to use as much description as possible. After that we completed the task, and posted it on our blog. I enjoyed this task very much, and I hope to do more like this soon. Hope you enjoyed. Please leave a comment; thank you for visiting my blog.