Thursday, 20 September 2018

Spaghetti bridges

For the past few weeks we have all came up with a design of a bridge. But this bridge we made was made out of spaghetti. This was a very interesting and fun task, We have all worked in groups of 4 or 3 and had chosen a bridge we wanted to design. In my group there was Nyjah, Fui, Kanye and Myself and the bridge we chose to design was a truss bridge. We have been creating our bridges out of spaghetti because we have been wondering how much weight can hold on to our spaghetti bridge and the item that we were going to use to see how much weight can hold on our spaghetti bridge was bricks so our group had to think how we were going to make our spaghetti bridge strong and stable enough to hold. But before I tell you the results let me explain what materials and the method we needed to use to make our bridge. There were the options of rubber bands, string and seller tape. This task of making spaghetti bridges were quite hard because if you grab 1 spaghetti it would break instantly but if you make bundles it would be quite harder to break. So we had a to clearly think how we were going to make our bridge stable to at least last 8 bricks. So Kanye had drawn a sketching of our bridge that we were going to make. It was quite hard while making our bridges because we needed to save up more spaghetti to add some layers on to the bottom to make it stable for the bricks to sit there and not break. So we had decided to make bundles of spaghetti and try to make it more stronger so our bridge wont break easily. To at least have enough spaghetti to make the bottom we halved the spaghetti in to smaller parts to see if we could use that to build the bottom part but before we built the bottom part we measured the distance and how long the pieces of leftover spaghetti's we had to make our bottom base for the bundles of spaghetti to hold. When we have finished with our bridge we measured the how long the span was and then we were ready to test it out. The span of our bridge was 32 and we tested our bridge and the total of bricks that our bridge could hold was 2. I think the reason our bridge broke at the total bricks of 2 was because maybe our bridge was quite thin and maybe there was to much pressure and how we thought it was not that stable enough due to some pieces hanging off the edge and some spaghetti pieces were also half broken off. But either way I had a lots of fun while making our bridges and how we were testing it out with the bricks. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Addition and Subtraction facts

Today has been quite different because today we have been using google sheets to solve maths problem facts. The rules for this were simple. Click on a button to get some numbers. Solve the problems by reading one number from the top row, then the operation, then the number in the bottom row.  Click on a button to get new numbers. Then use the Clear button to clear the page and start again. There were 2 different sides of the page addition and subtraction. Some of these questions were quite easy and some were quite difficult. But on top of that this activity we have done has been quite fun. The question that was really tricky for me to do had to be 93 - 72 but I had worked it out and got it right. This was really interesting and hope to carry on with this except doing division and multiplications. 

Thursday, 13 September 2018

HIIT - Final Session

Today was our final session of HIIT. For our final HIIT sessions today our exercise were Tap step, Push ups, Star Jumps and Sit ups. For the past 15 weeks we have been doing our HIIT training's for the AUT research team to see how we have changed from term 2 all the way up to term 3. So far we have all been doing our very well push our limits into the red zone. Most of the exercises we have been doing were very tiring but have pretty much pushed our limits to make our heart rate is in to the red zone. Our goal for our HIIT session were suppose to be Pau Te hau ( Get Puffed ) which we have all succeeded. Our HIIT sessions were all successful. Back in Term 2 most of us were not able to do much of the exercise training's but most of us now in Term 3 have gotten so much fitter so have done much more better with our HIIT training's. Sometime next week the AUT research team are coming to test us and see where we are at with our fitness training's and see how we have changed from Term 2 to Term 3. Myself personally think I have done very well from the past term and hope to get really better with my fitness exercises. 

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Orchestra Trip

Students from LS2 got the chance to go to the Auckland Town Hall to hear the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra group. The Philharmonia Orchestra group sung 3 pieces of music and one of them was called Romeo & Juliet which is familiar. There were four different instruments that were played which were the brass, woodwind, string, and the percussion. A lot of our classmates were waiting for the drums. One of my favorite part during the trip was when a Opera Singer sung a song from the musical, Carmen. After that we were amazed by a Dance from St Kentigern and Ngatapaware school. They had done an amazing job with their performance and should keep up their amazing work. Panmure Bridge has had this experience for two years and this year was my first. Hopefully this experience goes on.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

VR Research

Today we have had the luckiest experience at Panmure Bridge school. We have had the experience of using Virtual reality. There were a lot of tasks we needed to test. One of them was the eye test and the balance test. For this test we were tested our eye vision and our balance, This test we were tested were quite easy we just needed to read the words that were shown onto the board and for the balance test we had to walk in a straight line while keeping our balance. The next test was a 3D test, for this text we were  given 3D glasses and shown images. But these images were camouflaged  so we didn't know what the image was but the 3D glasses help us to see. For this test we had a challenge to see if we were able to find the image in the photo collage we were looking at. This test was quite hard because even though we were using the 3D the images were quite hard to see but even thought this test was quite fun. 

Tech - Pewter Casting

For our pewter casting today there were not much people today so we were well focused. For today I have been using the 1,200 and water to use to polish my pewter casting design. After I have been done with my 800 sand papering I moved on to the 1,200 and water. During this my design had gotten more shiny and more visible for your reflection. 

Thursday, 23 August 2018

HIIT training

Today for HIIT we have been working on our 4 sets of our exercise techniques. These techniques were Push ups, Squats, Tap Steps and Star jumps. When we had been doing the first exercise I had not put much effort in to it due to being sore from yesterdays basketball game but I had pushed my hardest to try to get in to the red zone.While doing these exercises we had some technical difficulties with the speaker we have been using to play music which could want to make us push ourselves into the red zone. Even though the speakers were not working we have all still pushed ourselves to the red zone. For our warm up today we have not been using our normal ones but we have been using fortnite dance moves. We have been using fortnite emotes because while using normal warm ups we knew it would be quite boring so we have decided to turn it up a notch so we used fortnite moves instead.