Friday, 16 November 2012

How Electricity Travels.

Have you ever wondered how electricity travels? These days we have electricity to power our homes and cities, and to survive. If we didn’t have electricity, we wouldn’t have televisions, computers, or appliances. We would also not be able like use the internet, watch the news, or use the oven.

The first thing that makes the electricity, is a place called a “Power station”. The power station have many generators, which produces the electricity. Did you know that the generator is made out of metal, which is a good conductor? Insulators are the opposite of conductors, which stops electricity from going. Rubber and glass are very good insulators.

When it is out of the power station, the electricity travels through the pylons. Pylons are more bigger than ordinary power lines, because they produce more electricity. Are you aware that pylons generate electricity from other power stations, and sometimes, there are pylons in the streets.

When the electricity travels from the pylons, electricity travels on to a substation. Another word for substation is transformer, although, they don’t have the same size. Some substations have wires that go underground, which are covered with pipes, so it doesn’t electrocute anyone.

Later on, the electricity travels through power lines (or distribution lines), which is more smaller than pylons. Distribution lines let electricity go through to houses. Some houses have power lines underneath the ground. Finally, the electricity arrives to the houses for the appliances to work.

Room 7's Birthday Survey

This column graph shows Room 7's birthdays. 3 students were born in January. 2 students were born in February. 2 more students were born in March. 4 students were born on April. 1 student was born in May. 5 students were born in June. 1 person was born in July, same as August and September. 3 students were born in October. 2 students were born in November, and 3 students were born in December. This column graph also shows that most students were born in June, whereas only one person was born in May, July, August and September.

Statistics Wordle

Here is my wordle about statistics.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

T.P.S Athletics Day 2012

Press play to watch a movie about our Athletics Day.

T.P.S NEWS- Athletics Day from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Rewinding Back to June 2012

In Term 2 our school's inquiry topic was about 'Magic Movies'. Here is a trailer of our movies we made throughout Term 2. 

Room 7 Movie Tralier from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2012 - School is Cool

In Term 2 we were learning a lot about movie magic, and how movies can influence our world. We created many movies. We started by brainstorming key messages we could include in our movies. 

We also made a movie that explains how to plant kumara. It was really fun to do. We created this movie to inspire people to learn how to grow their own kumara.

Our movie for The Manaiakalani Film Festival is called 'School Is Cool'. We made it to share all of the cool learning and fun that we have at school.

Our movie was also shown at the Tamaki Primary Academy Awards. We created a PMI about Movie Magic and shared what we liked, what was challenging and interesting.

School is Cool from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Room 7's Favourite Fruit


This column graph shows Room 7's Favourite Fruit. 4 students like apples. 2 students like bananas. 2 students like peaches. 2 students like oranges. 10 students like strawberries. None like pears, and 6 people like grapes. This column chart also shows that the same amount of students like bananas, peaches, and oranges. A majority of students in Room 7 like strawberries, whereas no one likes pears.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Room 7 Planting Kumara

In week 3 Room 7 planted kumara in our school kai garden. We would like to say a special thank you to Koro for helping us.

Press play to watch how we planted kumara. This clip was put together by Willy and Danisha.

Room 7 Planting Kumara from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Guy Fawkes Description

As the moon shines above us, I could hear the first firework explode on my street. I could see the joy my little brothers face and his cheeky smile waiting to be fed. Twenty minutes later more fireworks exploded. I could see mixed colors in the sky, fireworks shaped like pom-poms. Laughter of children filled up the street.  I felt annoyed when more fireworks grew louder and louder. As night grew darker I got frightened, minutes later I wanted more fireworks to shine to cover the dark blue sky. I could hear dogs barking as the fireworks exploded one by one. BOOM! PEW! POP! Also it felt like fireworks were doing some kind of song. I could taste smoke floating around the air, food that smelt delicious but sadly got eaten. The barbecue grabbed my sense of smell. We had sausage sizzle to celebrate this noisy but fun event. When there was no fireworks booming it made me feel blue because I had to go to sleep to get ready for school.

By Willy and Darwin

Monday, 5 November 2012

Topic Words - Definition Hunt - Electricity

Put the word in a sentence:
Atoms:A part or particle considered to be an irreducible constituent of a specified system.There are atoms in material like paper and buckets.*
Proton:Protons make up part of the nucleus of all atoms except hydrogen.A proton is part of an atom.*
Neutron:An electrically neutral subatomic particle in the baryon family.A neutron can make electricity change. *
Electron:Electrons are the primary charge carriers in electric current.Electrons are  negative particles.*
Voltage:A measure of the difference in electric potential between two points in space.A voltage could easily hurt a human being.*
Circuit:A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.A circuit is like a little chip.*
Substations: subsidiary or branch station, as of a post office or an electric utility.Substations are electric places where electricity is stored and made.*
Transformers:A device used to transfer electric energy from one circuit to another.Transformers can give electricity to power lines to give to homes.*
Conductor:Something that allows electricity to flow through it easily. Water and most metals are good conductors. Conductors can allow electricity to flow through them because the electrons in their atoms move between atoms very easily.*
Insulator:A device that insulates.Glass is a good insulator, which can’t let electricity go through easily.*
Distribution:The act of distributing or the condition of being distributed.A distribution line could take electricity through many cities. It could go underground.*
Generator:An apparatus that generates vapor or gas.A generator could send electricity to substation.*

Friday, 2 November 2012