Tag: Literacy

The 20 Minute City 

The 20 Minute City 

 

Introduction: 

 

Do you know what a 20 minute city is? Well let me tell you that a 20 minute city will be accessible and it will make life easier. Everything you need will be within reach in 20 minutes. This would lead to something like if you need to use the bathroom or need to go to the supermarket you can just, take a little walk outside for 20 minutes and find your destination. A 20 minute city is basically where you can access any facilities you need. Everyone and anyone can access it if they live in a 20 minute city. 

 

Information #1 – Health:  

 

A key benefit of living in a 20 minute city helps with your health. If you’re sick you can just take a 20 minute walk to the doctors or any other place to make yourself feel pumped up. If there is less transport then elderly and sick people will be able to breathe in clean, fresh air. It also helps because if you’re sick you can access medical care really easily. Living in a 20 minute city helps advertise more physical activities like swimming. This can also help people get Vitamin D while being in the sun which also releases what we call endorphins. Everyone in a 2o minute city really need 

 

Information #2 – Reducing Vehicle Dependency:

 

Another key benefit of living in a 20 minute city helps reduce the use of vehicle dependency, meaning that you wouldn’t have much use of your car in the city getting to places you need to get to. This helps save both money and time getting in and out of places. Reducing vehicle dependency can also help people not get into traffic when people are crossing the road. When cars are reduced from the city it also means that it would be a good opportunity to advertise physical activities. Such as, Cycling, Scootering, walking and more. Less transportation makes the city better because there will be less emissions/pollution in our city and it will make the air more cleaner. This will be very good for travellers who can just walk around the city for just 20 minutes and they will find whatever they need. Travellers will also enjoy this time just travelling the city for 20 minutes and exploring the city just by walking or cycling. 

 

Information #3 – Greater Accessibility: 

 

Speaking about reducing vehicle dependency, let’s talk about how you can get greater accessibility from 20 minute cities. Everyone is welcomed to visit facilities in 20 minutes, mostly for elderly people who need help with medicine or food. Elderly people are mostly left at home with no one to watch or feed them. This is good for the elderly people so they can have a little walk to make them feel much better & healthy. Other people might also be disabled and cannot c0ok because of their disability. Everyone can also have access anytime within 20 minutes, anyone who lives far away from work can have access applying to another job 20 minutes away from them. Anyone who is a tourist in a 20 minute city is really good, they don’t have to ask people where the bathroom is or where to find food. All they need to do is just search up where it is or if there’s signs, they can just follow the sign wherever it leads them. 

 

Conclusion – Add everything together:

 

A 20 minute city is basically where you can access any facilities you need. Everyone and anyone can access it if they live in a 20 minute city. Anyone who is a tourist in a 20 minute city is really good, they don’t have to ask people where the bathroom is or where to find food.When cars are reduced from the city it also means that it would be a good opportunity to advertise physical activities. Such as, Cycling, Scootering, walking and more.  Everyone is welcomed to visit facilities in 20 minutes, mostly for elderly people who need help with medicine or food. Elderly people are mostly left at home with no one to watch or feed them. 

 

Respond to text – The 20 minute city

Task description: This week during reading I did respond to text – the 20 minute city. We had to answer 4 questions in our own ways. We then had to do a create task with a buddy. I chose Vika to be my buddy. We had to explain what a 2o minute city is and the benefits plus limitations about a 20 minute city. I really loved this task because we had to create a video and we had to use screencastify. 

My highlight was making the video with my friend Vika, because I found out that I said “particular and New york” wrong. I was a bit embarrassed but I really didn’t care. My low light had to write the slides, because it was really boring and it took a long time. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

My quote of the day: Everything doesn’t have to be perfect, It just has to be done right!

Free choices – Writing

Task description: Today for writing I did Free choices. It was really fun trying out new creative free choice tasks to do! I’m supposed to pick only 2 free choice tasks but I did 4 instead because I finished all my work. My first choice was if I could see one color for the rest of my life what would it be? My Second free choice task was what I would do if I won 2 million dollars. My third free choice was make a poem about something gross. My last free choice task was to pretend  you are stranded on a desert Island. Write a story about your experiences. Let me know if you guys would like a part 2 of pretend  you are stranded on a desert Island. Write a story about your experiences. 

My highlight was writing the story about what I would do if I won 2 million dollars. My lowlight was thinking of what tasks to do because they were all fantastic choices. Something I’ll work on next time is nothing, I think I did great this week. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

Blog Commenting – Writing

Task description: Today for writing I did Blog Commenting. For this task we had to go on  5 students blogs 

(from our school) and leave them a positive, helpful and thoughtful comment. I chose Vika, Salem, Eleni, Tumanako & Elijah. This task was really easy and fun to do because we usually do this, but most of the time we don’t. I loved how each person I picked has different tasks/work and they have a good detailed task description. 

My highlight was seeing all of the bloggers work and how hard they worked. My lowlight was trying to think of the people I should pick and what task to comment on. Something I’ll work on next time is trying to add more details to the comments and to give them some feedback/ideas. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

Speech Reflection

Today for Writing I did Speech Reflection. Last week on Friday I did my speech in front of my Literacy class. I was really nervous that I would fail my speech and that I would forget everything. My speech was about why we shouldn’t have speeches. Speeches are kind of like a nightmare for me. Today we had reflect on our speech on how well we did and how we felt. My low light was saying my speech to my class. My high light was completing these slides. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Dawn raid 3 – Discuss

Today for reading I did Dawn raid 3 – Discuss. It was really fun doing the discussion today because we asked including everyone and we did a great job. I think my group was good at answering the questions but we needed to work on asking questions. Please leave a positive comment on my blog. Thank you!

Dawn Raid 3

Today for reading I did Dawn Raid 3. it was kind of hard drawing/making the pictures for the create task. I really enjoyed doing the questions and reading the book. The book is really long and you can read the book on the 1st slide. I really hope you guys enjoy reading my answers and looking at my art. I draw everything by lines and shapes. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Reading work – Prize Draw

Boot Camp

Task Description: Today for reading I did Boot camp. Boot camp is a very simple and short story. It’s about Uncle Joey & Liyah going to boot camp and having fun. Uncle Joey then found his old mates and his old mates were all drunk. Uncle Joey’s old mates were talking to uncle Joey and telling him to come and join the group again. Uncle Joey disagreed and drove off. Liyah then talked with Uncle Joey about his Old mates. !!The end!!

The Fight – Ground Rules To Talk

Task description: Today for reading I did the fight. The story is a bit longer than Boot camp. This story is a really nice story and I loved reading it. It’s about a kid called Heath and Calvin. What happened in the story is that Heath is good friends with Calvin. Robbie made fun of Calvin’s mum because she was wearing her Pjs in the afternoon, and she looked drunk. Robbie and Calvin had a fight during lunch time, The principal came and made Calvin go to his office. Heath went too because Heath can calm down Calvin if anything happens. !!The end!!

The Fight – Respond to text

Task description: Today for reading I did the fight. The story is a bit longer than Boot camp. This story is a really nice story and I loved reading it. This task I had to respond to the questions/text. It was really easy because I just had to skim and scan for the answer in the text. It’s about a kid called Heath and Calvin. What happened in the story is that Heath is good friends with Calvin. Robbie made fun of Calvin’s mum because she was wearing her Pjs in the afternoon, and she looked drunk. Robbie and Calvin had a fight during lunch time, The principal came and made Calvin go to his office. Heath went too because Heath can calm down Calvin if anything happens. !!The end!!

Fast Rust

Fast Rust Task

What 3 ingredients are needed for rust to occur.

                                                       Iron  Water Oxygen from the air

     Write a brief paragraph explaining the rusting process (why rusting occurs)

                                                          1. Oxygen from the air mixes with the water

                    2. The Iron surface of the nail reacts with the oxygen mixed in the water. It forms iron oxide

                    3. Iron oxide reacts with the water. It forms hydrated Iron oxide – The red stuff we call “rust”

                                                       4. This process continues until all the Iron is eaten up 

How could you prevent something from rusting?

        You can protect metal from rust by, covering with paint, coating oil or even plastic, this helps prevent rust from            metal, but if the metal were in water for example the harbour bridge which is located in New Zealand is made out          of steel and is in salt water, The first half of steel is not in water. Therefore it gets coated with paint at least three            times. But the bottom of the harbour bridge which is the other half of the steel has to get coated more than three            times because of how it is easier and faster for the rust to process.

Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading.

Something new I’ve learnt from this reading is that Iron is soft and to make Iron useful  you need to combine carbon to Iron to make Iron Alloy. Something new I’ve learnt from this reading is that Iron is the fourth most common element in the universe. 

Something new I’ve learnt from this reading is that Steel rusts faster or slower in different environments. Sometimes, it can take years for a piece of steel to rust. 

Write down any new words you found in Fast Rust or the article about rust. Make sure you learn what the word means and write down a definition you understand for each new word.

Word Definition
 Corrosion A breakdown of materials due to a chemical action like rusting.
 Element  In chemistry, The simplest form of a substance, which cannot be broken down by chemicals into anything simpler
 Silhouettes   A picture which is all black with no colour and only outlines  
 Corrode  To be eaten away by a chemical action (such as rusting)
 Rate How quickly something happens (speed)
 Alloy A metal mixed with another element to make the metal stronger or more resistant to corrosion
 Compound  A combination of two or more elements bonded together

Journal Word Find – Fast Rust

Task description: Today for Reading I did Fast rust journal word find. How you do this task is You get the name of your book and right it in the top left corner and below it also right the author/illustrator who wrote the story. Then find the key word sin the story and write then below the author/illustrator’s name. Next make a table and in each box put each letter of the key word in. After type in random letters in the empty boxes. Done, You made yourself a journal word find. Now go ahead and find the words in my journal word find. Good luck!!

Pseudoscience

Pseudoscience Task

Walt: Find and link information across a range of texts

Task

Work on this Doc together with a partner.

What was the author’s main message in pseudoscience

Pseudoscience is something that sounds scientific but isn’t based on solid evidence. Pseudoscience can often be found in advertising. Advertisements that contain facts or figures are powerful because people usually believe information that’s based on facts. But if you look a bit closer, you might find that you have been given only part of the story.

What are some of the differences between scientists and advertisers?

                                                                   Scientists               Advertisers
                                                                Has solid Evidence         Doesn’t have solid evidence 
                                                                    Gathers data                   Shows facts 

Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading. 

Something new I learnt about this reading is that extra carrots don’t actually make you see better in the dark. The British soldiers didn’t want the Germans to know about their new radar so they tricked the Germans, by writing an article about the British Soldiers being given extra carrots so that they can see their enemies planes and night better. The Germans fell for the trick and the Germans actually ate extra carrots to make they night vision better. 

        True or False

Statement True/False Page Number Evidence
A pseudonym is a false name True  3 For example, a “pseudonym” is a false name that people use instead of their real name.
Blackcurrants have vitamin D False  3 In the story all it talks about Blackcurrants is that they have only vitamin C and it doesn’t talk about vitamin D.
Flavanols help people remember things True & False 4 Flavanols do seem to help older people who have difficulty remembering things. But the process of turning cocoa beans into chocolate destroys the flavanols, so there is no evidence that chocolate helps with memory at all.
Scientists critique each other True 5 Scientists write so their work and ideas can be critiqued by other scientists.
Carrots have vitamin A True  6 Carrots have vitamin A in them, and vitamin A is important for healthy eyes.
Carrots help us see in the dark False  6 But eating extra carrots won’t improve your night vision.

Lamb to the Slaughter

Task Description: Today reading I did Lamb to the slaughter. There was a story about a married couple named Patrick & Mary Maloney. They were living happily with no kids. Mary was pregnant and Patrick came back from work. Mary Asked Patrick if he wanted some food, he said no. Mary continuously kept asking Patrick if he was hungry and if she could make some food for him. He kept saying no and no. Patrick had something to tell Mary, he told Mary that he cheated on him with a girl called Barbara. Mary was so shocked and mad that she told Patrick that she will make some food for them. She went into the basement to the freezer and grabbed a leg of lamb raped with some plastic over it. Mary went into the living room with the leg of lamb and hit Patrick at the back of his neck. He fall on the ground and officers came and the officers didn’t find the suspect.

Pseudoscience

Pseudoscience Task

Walt: Find and link information across a range of texts

Task

Work on this Doc together with a partner.

What was the author’s main message in pseudoscience

Pseudoscience is something that sounds scientific but isn’t based on solid evidence. Pseudoscience can often be found in advertising. Advertisements that contain facts or figures are powerful because people usually believe information that’s based on facts. But if you look a bit closer, you might find that you have been given only part of the story.

What are some of the differences between scientists and advertisers?

Scientists Advertisers
Has solid Evidence  Doesn’t have solid evidence 
Gathers data  Shows facts 

Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading. 

Something new I learnt about this reading is that extra carrots don’t actually make you see better in the dark. The British soldiers didn’t want the Germans to know about their new radar so they tricked the Germans, by writing an article about the British Soldiers being given extra carrots so that they can see their enemies planes and night better. The Germans fell for the trick and the Germans actually ate extra carrots to make they night vision better. 

        True or False

Statement True/False Page Number Evidence
A pseudonym is a false name True  3 For example, a “pseudonym” is a false name that people use instead of their real name.
Blackcurrants have vitamin D False  3 In the story all it talks about Blackcurrants is that they have only vitamin C and it doesn’t talk about vitamin D.
Flavanols help people remember things True & False 4 Flavanols do seem to help older people who have difficulty remembering things. But the process of turning cocoa beans into chocolate destroys the flavanols, so there is no evidence that chocolate helps with memory at all.
Scientists critique each other True 5 Scientists write so their work and ideas can be critiqued by other scientists.
Carrots have vitamin A True  6 Carrots have vitamin A in them, and vitamin A is important for healthy eyes.
Carrots help us see in the dark False  6 But eating extra carrots won’t improve your night vision.

Rust

Rust

Kia ora, My name is Swaimah and Today I will be writing about Rust. Rust is a type of corrosion, you can see rust in most places like on your bike, on metal, chains and anything that has stayed outside in the rain & air. Rust is a browny orange type colour. Rust is very common and it’s really hard to take off rust from metal & other stuff. 

What Causes rust? 

Water is the main cause of rust. Rusting is a specific example of corrosion, which occurs when Iron or steel reacts with oxygen and water. 

Iron + Oxygen + Water = Hydrated Iron oxide 

Hydrated Iron oxide is the orange-brown substance seen on the surface of rust objects.  rust is more likely to occur on metal that has not been treated or protected against moisture. Salt also helps to speed up the rusting process.

Types of Rust 

Red rust: This type of rust is formed when the metal surface is exposed to high amounts of oxygen or water. The corrosion taking place is uniform corrosion where an even layer of oxidation appears across the surface of the material. Red rust is a corrosion product. Yellow rust: This type of rust usually forms due to high exposure to moisture or water or metals that are found in large amounts of standing water. Brown rust: This type of rust takes place when the supply of oxygen is more and the supply of moisture is less. Black rust: This type of rust forms when limited oxygen is applied or when oxygen cannot reach the metal and is trapped or covered by another metal. This type of rust is not very common and is not produced quickly.

Treatment 

Rust treatment is a topical compound designed to address the symptoms of rust. Rust treatment is the action of corrosion protection via anti-rust methods. Unlike rust prevention, which deals with measures to prevent or slow down the formation of rust, rust treatment deals with the removal and coating of rusty matter on surfaces where it is unwanted. Rust can be removed from small objects by performing electrolysis using simple equipment used in the home, such as a plastic bucket, tap water, washing soda, or battery.

Conclusion

Corrosion is defined as the transformation of metal into another form when it is exposed to sunlight and water for a long time. The corrosion of iron is commonly known as rusting and can be prevented by applying oil on its surface.This experiment therefore clearly shows that each metal behaves and reacts in a manner distinct to that metal in any particular environment.