Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Put myself in a 'Volcanic Eruption'

It was 1 in the morning. The stars were bright and the moon was shining.

Until I felt a light breeze, then I heard a big "BOOM!" my eyes opened wide. I could feel the the ground shaking, I looked outside and saw lava flowing down from Rangitoto.

Everyone was screaming - we could feel a mixed bag of emotions. Ash was pouring down and destroyed my family's house. We rushed to the car crying as we saw dead people.
we drove
out of the city nearly burning to death.
We were so glad to make it out alive.
I hope we are never near a volcanic eruption again!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Mt Eden

Mt Eden is one of the volcanoes in the Auckland volcanic Field. It has a really popular park and is a key stop for tourist. Mt Eden has a complicated scoria cone structure with three main craters. Volcanologist (scientist that study volcanoes)say that Mt Eden our any of the other Auckland volcanoes are unlikely to erupt again which means its extinct.

Our rugby game against Henderson

There I was sitting in the car shivering waiting for our game. While we were in the car we were chatting about how nervous we were and how we couldn't wait to tackle someone.

When we arrived at Henderson Intermediate we thought that our game was going to be easy but it wasn't.

Everything started to get nasty the girls on the other team started pulling hair and defending the wrong way.

At the end of the we lost but at least we tried our best and never gave up. I think that we did really well I am so proud of myself because I got player of the day for the first time ever. I CANT WAIT UNTIL OUR NEXT GAME!!

Here is some footage of our game.
video


Mt Wellington Auckland volcano

This term we have been learning about our Active Earth. Here is a paragraph about Mt Wellington.
Mt.Wellington is well known for its quarry that has been recently been taken out. There has been lots of evidence found like food storage pits to show that Maori inhabited Mt Wellington.
Mt Wellington is also named in the honour of the Duke of Wellington.
Here is a video about Mt Wellington I hope like it
. video


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

NETBALL!!

At 5:05pm last night at the Ami courts we played a netball game. The team we played against were named Royal Oak. We did really well and won by one point the score was 14-15. I am so glad because Mrs Nua said that we are in the top three in our grade. I cant wait to play next week!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Acrostic poem(Portrait)

About me

Best sport rugby.
One of my hobbies dancing
Being with mates
Best subject art
Interested when it comes to sports.

Going to jam with the band is a lot of fun.
Racing in athletics makes me feel like I have won.
As lazy as a dog.
Climbing mountains is what I do with the cousins.
Enjoy being with the family!!

Here is a picture of my portrait I created.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Volcano Report



people might think what is a volcano. Volcanoes are mostly shaped like a cone. When a underwater volcano erupts it can cause a Tsunami . volcanologist(scientist who study volcanoes) say there are more than 1500 active volcanoes in the world.


A volcano is formed on edge of the plates. As the plates crash we can feel shifting in many ways. Like through earthquakes and volcanoes.


A volcano eruption occurs by the mantle getting to hot(The mantle can go up to 4000 Degrees Celsius). Mantle has magma in it. When the mantle gets to hot,plates collide then the magma goes through the earths cracks and explodes. That is whey I think volcano in Latin mean 'break out'.


There are three main different types of volcanoes in the world . They are called cinder cone,Strato and shield volcano.


Shield volcano

Shield volcanoes are one of the three different types. The shield volcanoes are shaped like a ancient warriors that is where it got its name. The distinctive features are its flat bottomed craters and shallow sided mounds. Its low-silica magma produces long lava flows. Most shield volcanoes are also found on crust.



Strato volcanoes

Strato volcanoes are really famous. Mt Vesuvius,Mt St.Helen's and Mt Fuji are Strato volcanoes. A strato is really explosive of ash and cinder its magma is also terribly viscous. They also have layering of ash,lava and has steep walled craters.


Cinder cone

The cinder cone is one of the most common volcanoes in the world. Cinder cone volcanoes explode and sputter out fragments called cinders(That is where it got its name). They are important to us because
cinder cones are all around Auckland.


Most recent eruption

The most recent eruption has been really terrible. It has caused people to sleep in airports and has delayed a lot of flights. Now that the volcano in Iceland has calm down everything in airports are back to normal.



Conclusion

Even though eruptions can look really fascinating. They are dangerous and all over the world.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Personal Shield


Last term our class started a personal shield. My Shield represents my culture,Future and Hobbies. My culture is Samoan and NZ(New Zealand). My future is to become a singer and dancer also my hobbies are rugby and dancing. I think I did really well and got my work finished on time. Here is a photo of my personal shield.