IM SO BEHIND!

This is going to be a very rushed blog post but I will try by best. So in tech with Mr Calvert, we are working on boxes and I am really behind. It all started when, I first made my box and it was really good (well that’s what I thought) anyway so I was about to start my design and I had lost my box, I was kinda mad but there was no point of being mad so I made another box and as soon as I had started my box again I lost it. At this piont I was very mad at myself for being so forgetful. Don’t forget that most people are almost done with there box, and we only had three more days left of the quarter. I was stressed, so I told Mr Calvert and he made another one I was super happy so I finished my box and I put it in my drawer, and next class it was gone! I was really fuming, and I had one class to finished I finished at the last minute!

done!!

Finnaly the day has come I finished my flashlight in tech (with Mr Calvert.) It has taken me a long time but I finished I really like the look of it. If you had told me yesterday that I had finished my flashlight I would have not believed you, but today was so important I salterd and I decorated in one day, which is a lot of work for me. After that I had Mr Calvert take a picture of my diagram and my flashlight. After he had done that I realized that it had taken me too quickly and it didn’t seem right so I looked inside of my flasshlight and I realized that I had messed up the slturing so I had to re sulter which took awhile but it was finally complete I was very proud of my self and I was happy to have such a nice teacher. All in all I thought making the flashlight was really fun and exiting and I cant wait till we start our next unit!

Wait whaaaattttt?

A few days ago in tech with Mr Calvert we leanrned all about the tragedy of the soccer team in thiland and he told us we need to make flashlights and we have to draw its out and every thing more info on that in another blogpost, anyway I finned all of the molding par at the it came to making the switch. He taught us about how to set up the switch and I am really mad at myself because I dint really pay attention. But little did I know that, that lesson was very important, so when I got to my circuit I saw REALLY confused. I came to a conclusion that I had to come off clean and tell Mr Calvert I didn’t pay attention and I need help, and he was chill about it! So he taught me all the steps and he told me what to do and if it wasn’t for that I would be in a bad situation.

Cars that control them selfs?

I’n class the other day we learned about somthing pretty cool. It was an. About how google have just finished making the car that controls it self. It Is was cooler than it sounds there is a camera inside the screen that if there is a stop sighn or a traffic light the car can detect it with a special device google made. Mr Calvert our really nice tecnology teacher told that google is saying the google car or drivel’s Car will be out by 2025 so by the time I will be able to drive. Unlike some cars that only have selfless parking, all the driver will have to do is put were they are going into the navigation and press a button and they will be off. All in all I think this car is AWESOME and I cant wait till its on roads.

So many questions?

For the past 2 days we have been learning about the periodic table. I mean I don’t no too much about it yet but all I know is I have so many questions. What dose something in the periodic table look like is it a bunch of gass or is it something that we cant see, Mr Calvert said to us there is something in the periodic table that scientist only saw it for 90 mila seconds. Also how do scientists decide that the certain thing is going into the perdotic table like do they ask the government or do they just say “this is going in”. But so far it is very cool.

Atoms?Rare earth magnets?

 

Lately in class we’ve been learning about some pretty crazy things. First we learned about rare earth magnets, and they are way way way cooler than you would guess we got they are shaped like a hole pizza and there are five of them stuck together. He told us to take them apart, we couldn’t do it we felt like taking Thor’s hammer out of the ground! After many fails mr Calvert told us to just twist them apart and they slipped off just like that. Then we tested them out for a while and they were so powerful. Next we have have atoms and before I had started tech I was quite clueless about them. We are still learning about them so I don’t have to much info yet but, when we walked in to class we went on his slideshow and he told us to draw an atom. He told us there is no right or wrong answer. So I gave it my best shot and  mine looked like a bunch of scribbles, but everyone’s was different. There was this one girl in my class and she wrote an arrow saying do you see it and it was facing a white screen and Mr Calvert had said that she was write because atoms are so small you can only see them under a microscope.

Starting Tech!?

On the first day of school we got our schedule, and more importantly we got our quarterly. Which I had no real expectations for so I looked at my schedule and saw I had Tech as my quarterly. As I said before I had no real expectation, the only thing I was really thinking about was trying to find the way there because I was told it is really far away. So at period 6 I walked to tech with a friend and… we got so lost we thought that we would be the last ones, well we were, anyway after trying to find our way to tech for about 10 minuets we eventually found it! I met the awesome tech teacher Mr Calvert he was so nice. He talked to us about what to expect about 6th grade tech and what we will be doing. I found out tech had so much more to it than just computers, we would making this and learning about technology its self. I thought we would be typing on our Crome books things the whole time. Then the next day Mr Calvert went over all of the safety about technology and how to properly use the materials I found out that there can be some really dangerous materials. Then we had today were Mr Calvert set us up on our old or new blogs. I was really happy about this because I love working on our school blogs, anyway he told us we need to do 10 blog posts this year after he told us that he said we would kind of have homework. The homework was to write a quick blog post on tech so far. He said we can finish our blog posts here or at your house. I decided to finish mine at home.

Capstone – My main inquiry question

How does Australia’s climate and geography contribute to the unique animals that are native to Australia?

 

I finally get to do the blog post on my main inquiry question and I have been excited about this for ages because all my weeks of research have led up to this, anyway here it is!

 

Sub Question #1 – What are the different climates throughout Australia?

Most of the climates and geographical areas in Australia are partly the same. EVerything is pretty similar but there are some places that are nearer to the equator and then there are places father. for example in Darwin It is very tropical, but unalike queensland the weather the climates are pretty much the same. As I was saying in queensland on the west side it is very dessert and on the north and south side it is subtropical and its east side is very tropical. Some more examples is sydney, sydney is mostly warm throughout the year so it is pretty template. In adelaide has the same weather as sydney but it is tropical in some places. In new south wales has many different geographical areas one part of it is grassland and the next is sub tropical then in some parts there is desserts. The final place I will talk to you about is cairns and unlike new south wales and queensland it is only tropical.

 

Sub Question #2 – What are the animals that live in each geographical area?

There are so many animals and different climates and geographical areas throughout Australia so that makes many animals and each animals is found in a pretty specific area. I found many animals and were they are from.The koala is found in subtropical places mostly in queensland but if you are looking for them look in eucalyptus trees they are always up there. And for kangaroos they are found in deserts and grasslands around western Australia they are very easy to spot. And for the coolest one of them all the platypus the platypus is very hard to spot but if they are found the are in pools in grasslands near queensland, but humans don’t know much about them. Penguins are actually found in little grasslands near water and they are near adelaide.

 

Sub Question #3 – What are the animals considered Native to Australia?

So many of the animals in Australia are native to Australia. More than 80 percent of the animals in Australia are native to the island. So what are the Animals native to Australia? The popular/famous ones that I don’t really need to explain about are the koala the kangaroo the echidna, the dingo the platypus the wallaby and last but not least the wombat. But the animals that aren’t really famous is the bandicoot there are 20 species of the bandicoot and they are marsupials along with the koala Kangaroos and Wallabies and Koalas and Wombats And Tasmanian Devils and Possums and Gliders. There is also the Cassowary The cassowary is very scary because of its colors and they have big red eyes they are only found in northern queensland. Then finally the Emu the emu is very similar to the cassowary, but what make them so cool is they can run up to 35 k per hours and they are actually flightless.

 

Sub question #4 – What are the most unique animals and what makes them unique?

 

There are so many unique animals in Australia, this is because when asia was connected to Australia and all the animals from asia moved to Australia then over time Australia separated from asia and the climate changed crazily so they had to evolve so it is possible that the bear has evolved to the kangaroo, anyway all the animals in Australia are unique. The first one is the echidna the echidna is unique because they only eat ants and termites also they are covered in spikes (like a hedgehog) they and the platypus are the only mammals that actually lay eggs and what makes this crazy is there is species in the world witch is pretty crazy. There is also the platypus which is unique because it has the bill of a duck the tail of an beaver and the feat of an otter. And as I said before the platypus and the echidna are the only animals that lay eggs. The dingo is very unique it is unique because it is a wild dog but they have a completely different personality to them, they don’t bark they howl, and what is pretty cool about them is they don’t just along the only hunt in packs. Next we have the koala the koala is SO cool for so many reasons one of the many reasons is when they go to claim a new eucalyptus tree they spray it with a special liquid so other koalas no it is taken for the other koalas to use. Also you  may think that koalas look like bears but they are actually a marsupial. Also without eucalyptus trees koalas would die straight away, because they sleep there for 20 hours and they only eat eucalyptus leaves so without there trees they would die. Finally what is most unique about them is there pouches it is there because when the koala has a baby it puts the baby koala (a joey) and it grows up there until it is to big so it just stays on its back, which I think is pretty unique. Last is the kangaroo I find the kangaroo the most unique out of the bunch because of so many reasons, the first reason is they are always getting into fights with other kangaroos and humans. Why do they do this? They do this to only males because they are fighting to impress and show off the other female kangaroos. They do this to humans because this is there defence. They are also unique because of how fast they are they can hop up to forty five miles and hour!

 

Sub Question #5 How do the unique animals survive in different climates in Australia?

 

Pretty much all the Australian Animals are built for tough conditions because most animals only live in one main place particular so they don’t have to adapt into different climates because it is always the same. But in the summer of 2018 it was extremely hot, it got up to 95 degrees fahrenheit so the animals could not adapt to the hot weather so there are videos of people giving animals water because it was just so hot.  But That is not just just it that the animals did a kangaroo was reported in the shore of the ocean going through and under waves because of the heat. However if the “heatwave” had stayed for much much longer the animals would have started to adapt. For example as I said in my fourth question two hundred million years ago when all the continents were connected all the animals from asia came over to Australia then when all the continents split up and became its own place so the climates changed and all the animals slowly evolved. Anyway that is one of the reasons why animals in australia survie. One other reason why Australian animals are good in surviving is they have such cool and amazing features that can help them survive in tough climates. For example the koala has many amazing features like there pouch all marsupials have a pouch and it is really rare to have one. Anyway as I said before the joey is born and he/she crawls up to the pouch and have milk in the pouch and the joey is born, and stays safe in the pouch until it is to big so they stay on its back and this is really cool and even smart because Australia have some really dangerous animals so the mother of the animals have to be very careful and safe with there baby. My final example is the platypus the platypus is probably the best at surviving in tough climates. The platypus may seem like an animal that is very chilled and is never in danger but if you think that you are wrong they are at the bottom of the food chain. They are hunted by everything but thanks to her amazing attributes they are pretty safe. They have a snout that is great for hunting like they have a great smell! It is so good they close their eyes while they hunt. They also have great reflexes like if a platypus is looking for some food in between rocks near a pool and an animals comes to eat them they will first hear them then next they will dive down deep into the water because they are great swimmers!

 

 

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How does Australia’s climate and geography contribute to the unique animals that are native to Australia?

 

I finally get to do the blog post on my main inquiry question and I have been excited about this for ages because all my weeks of research have led up to this, anyway here it is!

 

What are the different climates throughout Australia?

Most of the climates and geographical areas in Australia are partly the same. EVerything is pretty similar but there are some places that are nearer to the equator and then there are places father. for example in Darwin It is very tropical, but unalike queensland the weather the climates are pretty much the same. As I was saying in queensland on the west side it is very dessert and on the north and south side it is subtropical and its east side is very tropical. Some more examples is sydney, sydney is mostly warm throughout the year so it is pretty template. In adelaide has the same weather as sydney but it is tropical in some places. In new south wales has many different geographical areas one part of it is grassland and the next is sub tropical then in some parts there is desserts. The final place I will talk to you about is cairns and unlike new south wales and queensland it is only tropical.What are the animals that live in each geographical area?

There are so many animals and different climates and geographical areas throughout Australia so that makes many animals and each animals is found in a pretty specific area. I found many animals and were they are from.The koala is found in subtropical places mostly in queensland but if you are looking for them look in eucalyptus trees they are always up there. And for kangaroos they are found in deserts and grasslands around western Australia they are very easy to spot. And for the coolest one of them all the platypus the platypus is very hard to spot but if they are found the are in pools in grasslands near queensland, but humans don’t know much about them. Penguins are actually found in little grasslands near water and they are near adelaide.

What are the animals considered Native to Australia?

So many of the animals in Australia are native to Australia. More than 80 percent of the animals in Australia are native to the island. So what are the Animals native to Australia? The popular/famous ones that I don’t really need to explain about are the koala the kangaroo the echidna, the dingo the platypus the wallaby and last but not least the wombat. But the animals that aren’t really famous is the bandicoot there are 20 species of the bandicoot and they are marsupials along with the koala Kangaroos and Wallabies and Koalas and Wombats And Tasmanian Devils and Possums and Gliders. There is also the Cassowary The cassowary is very scary because of its colors and they have big red eyes they are only found in northern queensland. Then finally the Emu the emu is very similar to the cassowary, but what make them so cool is they can run up to 35 k per hours and they are actually flightless.

What are the most unique animals and what makes them unique?

There are so many unique animals in Australia, this is because when asia was connected to Australia and all the animals from asia moved to Australia then over time Australia separated from asia and the climate changed crazily so they had to evolve so it is possible that the bear has evolved to the kangaroo, anyway all the animals in Australia are unique. The first one is the echidna the echidna is unique because they only eat ants and termites also they are covered in spikes (like a hedgehog) they and the platypus are the only mammals that actually lay eggs and what makes this crazy is there is species in the world witch is pretty crazy. There is also the platypus which is unique because it has the bill of a duck the tail of an beaver and the feat of an otter. And as I said before the platypus and the echidna are the only animals that lay eggs. The dingo is very unique it is unique because it is a wild dog but they have a completely different personality to them, they don’t bark they howl, and what is pretty cool about them is they don’t just along the only hunt in packs. Next we have the koala the koala is SO cool for so many reasons one of the many reasons is when they go to claim a new eucalyptus tree they spray it with a special liquid so other koalas no it is taken for the other koalas to use. Also you  may think that koalas look like bears but they are actually a marsupial. Also without eucalyptus trees koalas would die straight away, because they sleep there for 20 hours and they only eat eucalyptus leaves so without there trees they would die. Finally what is most unique about them is there pouches it is there because when the koala has a baby it puts the baby koala (a joey) and it grows up there until it is to big so it just stays on its back, which I think is pretty unique. Last is the kangaroo I find the kangaroo the most unique out of the bunch because of so many reasons, the first reason is they are always getting into fights with other kangaroos and humans. Why do they do this? They do this to only males because they are fighting to impress and show off the other female kangaroos. They do this to humans because this is there defence. They are also unique because of how fast they are they can hop up to forty five miles and hour!

How do the unique animals survive in different climates in Australia?

Pretty much all the Australian Animals are built for tough conditions because most animals only live in one main place particular so they don’t have to adapt into different climates because it is always the same. But in the summer of 2018 it was extremely hot, it got up to 95 degrees fahrenheit so the animals could not adapt to the hot weather so there are videos of people giving animals water because it was just so hot.  But That is not just just it that the animals did a kangaroo was reported in the shore of the ocean going through and under waves because of the heat. However if the “heatwave” had stayed for much much longer the animals would have started to adapt. For example as I said in my fourth question two hundred million years ago when all the continents were connected all the animals from asia came over to Australia then when all the continents split up and became its own place so the climates changed and all the animals slowly evolved. Anyway that is one of the reasons why animals in australia survie. One other reason why Australian animals are good in surviving is they have such cool and amazing features that can help them survive in tough climates. For example the koala has many amazing features like there pouch all marsupials have a pouch and it is really rare to have one. Anyway as I said before the joey is born and he/she crawls up to the pouch and have milk in the pouch and the joey is born, and stays safe in the pouch until it is to big so they stay on its back and this is really cool and even smart because Australia have some really dangerous animals so the mother of the animals have to be very careful and safe with there baby. My final example is the platypus the platypus is probably the best at surviving in tough climates. The platypus may seem like an animal that is very chilled and is never in danger but if you think that you are wrong they are at the bottom of the food chain. They are hunted by everything but thanks to her amazing attributes they are pretty safe. They have a snout that is great for hunting like they have a great smell! It is so good they close their eyes while they hunt. They also have great reflexes like if a platypus is looking for some food in between rocks near a pool and an animals comes to eat them they will first hear them then next they will dive down deep into the water because they are great swimmers!

 

 

Capstone – Interveiw

For Capstone in order to finish our research we needed to of completed two of the following, we needed to have done a interview a site visit three websites and a database but that dose not really mater any way. I have finished all of that except for a interview blog post. So for my interview I interviewed a lady called Jude Morris she works for an Australian nature reserve. Anyway so what I did was I made 10 questions  and my mom Emailed them to her and she replied so these are the questions and here are her answers.

In your experience what are the most unique animals in Australia.

“that is a bit hard, there is a few I think monotremes are. I would have to say echidnas.”

What are some attributes that make them unique? (how they look, how they protect themselves, how they survive, etc.)

“Echidnas lay eggs, which they incubate in their pouch for 10 days then it hatches and stays in her pouch for about another 6-8 weeks. Then they get too spiky so they have to stay in a burrow until they can go out side to learn to  forage. They can live in all habitats in Australia from alpine areas to the desert. To survive in such diverse environments, they have adaptations such as fur, size, they can be nocturnal or diurnal. They have very sharp quills to protect them from predators.”

What animals do you think are considered “native” to Australia?

“We have quite a few. For example, we have over 80 species of bats that only occur in Australia. We have many native bees that have specific native plants that they pollenate. The newest native (which is controversial) would be the Dingo which apparently arrived 3500-4000 year
Ago.”

How do the unique animals survive (in Australia) in the different climates and geographical areas in Australia?

  •     ” Being nocturnal or diurnal.

 

 

  •     Ability to store fat mainly in tails (Dunnarts
    and Lizards is common)

 

 

  •     Living underground

 

 

  •     Going into hibernation or torpor

 

 

  •     Ability to cool themselves eg, Kangaroos lick”
    their forearms

How do you think the various climates in Australia contribute to the unique animals that live there?

  •      “A lot of Australian mammals have the ability to
    pause pregnancy depending on the temperature and rainfall such as kangaroos and microbats bats.

 

 

  •     Having young in a pouch means they can move long
    distances with immature young to find water and food.

 

 

  •      “A lot of Australian mammals have evolved to eat
    the harsh native plants such Koalas eating eucalypt leaves. They also utilize any water they ingest from food and produce very dry poo.

 

How do you think the geography of Australia contributes to the unique animals that live there?

 

“They have evolved to adapt to the extreme conditions which has resulted in physical traits such as hopping on 2 legs, digestive tracks adapted to dry and potentially toxic food, being nocturnal reduces to need for water, body
mass changed depending on the climatic conditions.”

#7 Do you think some of the animals you mentioned could survive in other parts of the world? Why or why not?


“Yes if there is suitable food. Possums have become a feral animal in New Zealand”

#8 your opinion, what do you think are some of the “weirdest” australian animals?

 

“Marsupial Mole, Notoryctes Typhlops”


#9 your experience, what are the most popular animals in Australia?


“I think some of the birds are the most popular animals such as Magpies and lorikeets”

 

 

 

Capstone – Site visit

For my site visit I went to Prospect Park in Brooklyn it wasn’t the biggest zoo/ park but it had what I needed. At prospect Park they had two animals that were from Australia the Dingo, and the Emu which are some of the main Animals I was learning about. So just 2 animals might not seem like a lot but it was okay. So when I saw the Emu and when I saw the Dingo there was a couple of paragraphs on the animal. The paragraph on the dingo said “In Australia Dingos seem so Numerous that some people conceder them as pests, but pure dingos are actually scares.” Then next to that It said “Dingos are top predators in Australia, capable of living and hunting either alone or in packs they eat rabbits rodents birds, birds lizards, and even small Kangaroos.” “Then for The Emu it said Emus can run as fast as 30 miles an hour. A special set of transparent eyelids helps keep dust out of there eyes while they are running at high speeds.” They had other information on Australian animals and you could learn about either in my presentation or in my next blog post. The only thing I was kind of upset was the animals (dingo and emu) were hard too see because the dingo was in a bush and the emu was lying down so I could not see them in action. But other than that it was great!