Tuesday, December 1, 2020

My Discovery task!

 In health we were given a task where we got to pick our own topic to research about. I chose Cannabis as it is something that I wanted to learn more about, I wanted to learn about the positives and negatives. 

Firstly I had to decide what I was doing for my 5 BIG QUESTIONS, I chose Why… is it harmful to your body? What… Other issues does this link with? Who… is algebal to access weed? How….. Does weed lead to poor mental health outcomes? When…. Should you get help?

Once I had my 5 big questions answered I moved onto figuring out three strategy's to help you quit cannabis. For my three strategy's I had to include what the strategy's were, what areas of well being the strategy's will help improve and are the strategy's short term or long term.

After this I got to chose what I was going to create to show my learning. I chose to make a poster, personally I like to make posters on paper because it almost helps me fully understand what I have just learnt, and I also get to make it really pretty.

My reflection: I did find it really challenging in the beginning as I missed the first 2 weeks that we had to complete our discovery task, so I did have to work at home to catch up with everyone else. I worked well with others in my class, I did not distract anyone from their work. I am really proud of how I managed to still complete the task even though I only had 4 class periods to do it.
Please if you have any feedback let me know :)

Monday, November 23, 2020

Persuasive writing - Current issues.

 LO: We are learning to express our opinions and thoughts on current issues using 'Write that essay' sentences. 

For LGBTQ+ rights to adoption.

5 - Surprisingly, 23% of the 122,526 people surveyed think that gay couples should not have the same rights as straight couples when it comes to Adoption.

11 - Whereas 77% of the people voted yes for gay couples should have the same rights as straight couples.

1 - I personally think that everyone should have equal rights if they are proven capable to adopt.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

 Q1: How are Earthquakes measured? Earthquakes are recorded by a seismographic network. What level earthquake can destroy buildings?

5.5 to 6.0Slight damage to buildings and other structures.
6.1 to 6.9May cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
7.0 to 7.9Major earthquake. Serious damage.
8.0 or greaterGreat earthquakeCan totally destroy communities near the epicenter.

Q2: What are the 3 waves given off by earthquakes and how are they different?
P-waves, S-waves, LOVE waves.

Q3: What ways are buildings earthquake-proofed? Give some examples e.g. The Burj Khalifa. How well does it work? create a flexible foundation, counter forces with damping, shield buildings from vibrations.

Q4: How are Tsunamis formed and are Tidal waves any different? Tsunamis are formed from earthquakes in the sea but tidal waves are caused by bad weather.

Q5: How do Tsunami warning systems work and what should you do when alerted? they detect earthquakes out at sea and if they think a tsunami will happen they let everyone know.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Impulse buying, what is it and why do we do it?

 Impulse buying

In Business studies we have been learning about impulse buying, why we do it and what the affects of it are. For this topic I have made a brochure with information about impulse buying on it.

Reflection: I liked learning about impulse buying because it made me more aware of it, and made me realise that at time I have impulse bought something and then later on had no use for it. This topic also gave me strategies on how to stop impulse buying.
Another personal reflection is next time I would manage my time better to get my DLO and post done and be able to fine a good website to create a brochure on as it was a bit difficult to fine one.
Have you ever found yourself Impulse buying? let me know in the comments.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Volcano Project.

 Aim: to make and erupt a volcano via chemical reaction.

Hypothesis: I think the volcano will erupt when we mix the chemicals.

Equipment: Our Volcano, Baking soda, vinegar, food colouring, dish washinghjuj  liquid 

Method: Make a volcano, paint the volcano, make the volcano erupt, clean up after.

  • warm water
  • liquid dishwashing detergent
  • red or orange food colouring
  • baking soda
  • vinegar
  1. Pour warm water into the volcano until it is 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full.
  2. Add several drops of food colouring.
  3. Add a squirt of detergent. This helps the ‘lava’ foam up and flow.
  4. Add a couple of spoonfuls of baking soda.
  5. When you are ready to start the eruption, pour vinegar into your volcano.
  6. You can recharge the volcano with more baking soda and vinegar.

Note: If you don’t have vinegar, you can use another acidic liquid, like lemon juice or orange juice.

the hydrogen ions in the vinegar react with the sodium and bicarbonate ions in the baking soda. the chemicals release carbon dioxide. This makes the reaction bubble and expand, just like when you shake up a can of soda and open it!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Banking key works

 In business studies we are learning about banking. in today's lesson our teacher let us choose what DLO we wanted to do, I chose to make a crossword with the key words about banking and the clues I used should have shown my understanding of the words.

I did really like this activity as it gave a more creative side to learning about banking. And because it was a crossword it is also interactive so my class mates could give my crossword a go to test their knowledge too.
If you have any questions or feedback please let me know:) (website for making crosswords if you wanted to make your own)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Writing SEXXYY paragraphs

 LO: learning to write SEXXYY paragraphs. 

Essay question: ‘Describe an incident which changes the course of events in the text. Explain how this helped you to understand an important idea in the text’


Example/Evidence (include a quote)

EXplain quote

EXplain Effect on the Reader

Your link -- to another part of the text

Your link -- to the wider world

The incident of Binta being killed by Saran helped me to understand the important idea of How much hate saran really had towards the maji because it showed me that Saran was willing to kill his daughters best friend just because she was a magi.

We see this in the text when King Saran gets Binta to touch the scroll so he can see if she has magic in her or not. When Bintas hands filled with light from magic Saran just smashed his sword right through her with not even the slightest amount of remorse  for her. ‘Father strikes fast. One minute Binta stands, in the next fathers sward plunges through her chest’

This means that… Clearly we can tell in the quote that Amaris father, king Saran kills Binta because light exploded from bintas hands when she touched the scroll, magic.

This made the reader feel upset or scared for Amari and Binta because King Saran is capable of taking someone's life so fast over magic.

It reminded me of another important part in the book when King Saran carved maggot into zelies back with no remorse for how she is feeling and her screams because this also shows the idea of hatred towards magi as zelie was a magi too.

In the real world, this idea is important because we see this in the real world everyday but mainly in america at the moment with everything going on with racism and the BLM movement with police brutality.