Tag: Week 6

Tantalizing Transformations

Task description: This week during Maths, we are learning to transform shapes, rotate a shape around an axis, and find lines of symmetry. After that I completed the task, and I 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.

Wind Chimes

Task description: This week during reading, we had to make connections with a text, we had to identify similarities between a text and my life. 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.

 

Why The Snake Has No Legs

Once upon a time, long long ago, there lived a Snake, but he wasn’t just any other Snake, he was blind. He always told himself “I’m the first of my kind and I’m blind, I’m such a disappointment.”

 

As you can tell, he was always very hard on himself for being blind, but all of his friends knew it wasn’t his fault. But from time to time they get so tired of Snake and say some very harsh words that make him feel disgusting inside.

 

Being blind made Snake’s life very compact. Doing simple tasks were difficult for him, and he always gets in lots of trouble because of it. When Snake went places, he would get mocked, so he would run away while crying to himself for hours.

 

One day, Snake decided to go to a festival because he was in such a good mood, but things started to turn ugly in seconds.

 

At the Festival ~

 

Snake starts by bumping into Zebra. Zebra tells Snake about the festival of colours and feels bad for Snake because he cannot see. Snake tries to find the festival of colours but just keeps bumping into stuff.

 

Snake bumps into more animals and they all feel bad for Snake once they find out that he is blind. Snake bumps into Turtle again and Turtle Yells at him. Then Turtle suggests that Snake borrows a pair of eyes for the festival.

 

Snake tries to bribe Frog for his eyes because Frog is sick. Snake realises that Frog eyes are too big for him and lets Frog take them back. Snake then tries to bribe Chameleon for his eyes with flies.

 

Chameleon eyes are too colourful for Snake, so Snake lets Chameleon take them back. Snake runs into a Centipede. The Centipede is stuck and cannot crawl out. Snake offers to trade his eyes for Snake’s legs.

 

The centipede accepts, so Snake gives him his legs. The Centipede runs around all happy and gives Snake his eyes. Snake goes happily to the festival of colours.

 

And that’s why Snakes have no legs!

My Mini Movie – By: Zaria


Task description: This week during FIOP, I was working on my animation for this term’s inquiry task. After I completed my mini movie, I posted it on my 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.

Awesome Angles


Task description: This week during Maths, we learn how to find Identify common angles. We also learn how to spot right angle triangles and the angle of a straight line is 180. 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.

Book Review


Task description: This week during Reading, we had to identify the ideas in a text and paraphrase in our own words, as summaries, statements or conclusions. 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.

Week 6 – Term 3 – Home learning – Writing – 2022

~LITERACY~

Instructions: Write 1-3 paragraphs about what college you would like to go to next year or in 2040, and talk about why.

Home learning – Selwyn college                                      

The reason I would like to and am is because Selwyn college offers short courses to educate, inspire, up-skill, entertain, and exercise. Their 200+ tutors are experienced, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly. Most have teaching qualifications and many are experts in their fields. The language teachers are all native speakers. They schedule more than 700 courses each year.

 

They even offer a series of evening lectures called ‘Think Talks’ which are held approximately once every four weeks (suggested donation $5). The majority of their courses are run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings but they also have a smaller number of day-time classes, and we run weekend programmes about ten times per year. We also run some children’s after-school and holiday courses.

 

Another reason is because my 2 older sisters, Alisha the oldest and Zaeeda the middle child, are already there. My dad also went to college there for his choice of education, and now has his own business that he runs alone. He has 4.8 stars on his reviews, and is one of the best mechanics in Auckland. His business is called “Advance Mobile Mechanic”. If you would like to learn more about my dad’s business, click on this: Link. If the link doesn’t work, you can open a new tab and copy & paste “Advance Mobile Mechanic Khan” in the search bar.

Thinking Critically


Task description: This week during Cybersmart, we learn about thinking critically instead of believing everything we see. After that we had to pick a shape and make a poster about how to find the volume of a Cylinder. 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.

The Triangle


Task description: This week during Maths, we learn how to identify common angles. We had to spot right angle triangles, and the angle of a straight line is 180. 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.

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.