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Friday, 26 May 2017

Land boats

We are designing a land boat for the purpose of racing other students and to help us learn more about boats,  technology and ships. To make this land boat you will need smooth wood so the boat won’t be bumpy when you stand on it. You will also need man made material so that the boat is really strong and thick wheels so it will grip to the concrete and it is strong enough to hold the wood.

A physical attribute explains what you will be using for whatever you’re making and a functional attribute describes how one of the things in your land boat works.

The other things you will need are nails to hammer things on, a helmet for safety and last but not least a steering wheel so that we don’t crash into the other land boats and buildings.


We are probably going to be racing on concrete. If the concrete is a little bit wet and we are using cardboard we would have to figure something out to cover the cardboard with. If we are using foam wheels the wheels would break because they will get soggy and wet.


Friday, 19 May 2017

Catching coin challenge

When I heard about the task I was feeling excited but at the same time I was scared.
Wow! that was amazing. The catching coin challenge was so much fun. These were the rules.


You had to put one hand on our shoulder and put the coin on your elbow. Then you put your elbow in the air and that will make the coin go up. Once the coin is in the air you have time to get ready to catch it but you have to catch the coin with the same hand.


Miss West gave us a coin each and said “you can start now”. As soon as she said that our coins were in the air.  We started and Josh was already up to four because he was so good.


I started and I caught the coin on my first go. Everyone was laughing so much and their coins went everywhere. Some people just wanted to get a lot so they cheated.


Miss West said “ one minute everyone and we were trying to get as much as we could. I was up to eight like  my friend Jahzara. We just kept catching our coins the Miss West said “ your time is up”.


Josh and AJ F caught eleven coins. I also caught eleven coins. Jahzara caught ten and Pisirina caught eight coins. Damien caught 28 coins because he was cheating.
I really wish we can do this same challenge. It was really fun and everybody had a really good time.





Monday, 15 May 2017

Problem Solving week 3


Walt: make connections between fractions and decimals.
Walt: find fractions of a set using multiplication and division

Friday, 12 May 2017

What is that writing

This week, we looked at a picture of a new technology and we had to guess what the problem was that the product was solving. This product looks like a shoe to me. I think the product is made out of aluminum so it’s light for us to hold, Titanium so that the shoes won’t break and it can hold anyone and magnesium so that the shoes are really strong.


Well I think that the product is a shoe. You can press the button in the front and it will record you or take a photo. I also think you can time travel you just say where you want to go and it will take you there. You could also fly. You put your shoes on and you say I want to fly and you will fly. It will also tell you how fast you're going and how slow you’re going. The shoe will also have apps. You just press the button at the back and it will say which app you're on. You just keep pressing the button until it goes to the app you want. If the shoe is flat on power you will have to charge it or else it will lose it’s power. So if you want to charge it you get your charger and plug it in the hole and it will charge. When you see a green light your shoe is charged but if you see a red light it is on low battery.


Wow! Now I know what the product is. Press the link to go to the video Link. It is smart shoes. Did you know it’s the world's first smart shoes? It’s controlled through your smartphone or your smartwatch. The smart shoe laces it self. The smart shoe   actually doesn't come in your size it comes in any size and if your feet is too small it shrinks into your size. The shoe lets you choose the temperature of your shoe and it goes up to 113 degrees. The smart shoe also tracks how many steps you do. It also has a charger which looks like a pair of headphones. The shoes now how tall you are what age you are and how much you weigh. I think the problem is solved by it is smart shoes and it can do what other shoes can’t do.


I think this was a really good idea. I really want to buy these smart shoes. I would buy these shoes because they’re smart. Also because it warms your feet if your feet are cold and because when you buy the shoes it will come in any size so it will shrink into your size and it will let anyone in your family wear the shoes. Well, I would really like the shoes to have apps also to have a camera on the front. The thing I really want it to do is time travel so you can see what your parents were like when they were young. Also you won’t be late anywhere.

padlet


Made with Padlet
We read this text and made a padlet about it.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Week 1 problem solving

 
Walt: make connections between fractions and decimals.
This is my problem solving for Term 2 week 1.

Maori technology poster

This is my maori technology reading activity.