Wednesday, November 18

How to Solve a Linear Equation With Multiplication!

Recently I learn't how to do basic algebra and I had to make a Powtoon about it. Here it is!

Tuesday, November 10

UOI 6: The Eye Dissection

In science on the 9th of November we dissected an eyeball! (A cow eyeball) Apparently it is similar to the human eye except in human eyes there are a few extra muscles that help us move our eyes in more directions than cows.
 We got to look at the different types of muscles an parts of the eye like the lens, sclera and the retina.

 We were in groups of 3 and we took turns using the scalpel.

This is a picture of the retina. It kind of looks like a Paua (A New Zealand Shell)

It was a lot of fun, but many of us were squeamish so some of us didn't touch the eyes (I did!)

Thursday, October 22

The Internet (Blog Action Day)

The internet has many problems concerning me, like common misconceptions, our heavy reliability on it and just idiots using it. There are many common misconceptions that stop people from using the internet to it's full extent. It IS safe is you can understand that it is.

You can earn lots of money online...                  NO YOU CAN'T! Of course you can make money online through advertising, but a lot of people are dragged into the ever so misleading binary options (It's like a stock market helper). It doesn't work properly, WOW I just got ten dollars! Worth the thousands I wasted to get to it. Making money online is not the way to go.

Also, many parent are concerned over their children get stalked or approached by sexual predators so the say "No Facebook, Instagram, Myspace (who even uses myspace) etc." Basically no social connection over the internet. Some people go as far as no internet at all. This is limiting a lot of things for children/teens. The fact is there is not as many sexual predators as you think there is. Not everyone you meet online is willing to find you and hurt you. A lot of people are actually great friends to get with (I have many international friends I have met on steam). If you get taught and even teach your self how to avoid the very very few harmful people on the internet. You are going to be safe.

Lastly, not everything is true. I'm sure a lot of you have been taught this before, but still many of us forget about this. Wikipedia. Super useful for exams and studying, but sometimes it is super unreliable. And no you are not going to die of a horrible disease because you are coughing. Or are you? (Seriously though)

Imagine this, Everything we need to live smoothly and keep us safe is on the internet, like crime databases, severely important documents and even power. And then. It just stops. The internet just stops. The world would be in a constant state of chaos. In fact this could be our world one day. It is scary to think if one thing falls, we fall with it. There is a lack of physical backups (as in paper) to keep us safe just in case. Power runs on schedules and a system used to keep stations running all on the internet. We should have manual systems for power. Hopefully we will maintain the internet to a standard where it won't collapse.

Some of you guys are idiots. The people who are on the internet just sending absolute hate to others, the stalkers and the hackers. What urges you to do these horrible things to this world? The internet is a resource we should use, but we use it for the better not the worse. Please just don't. I know most of you, if not all of you, reading this now, are not bad people.

The Internet is safe and fun, but some things/people prohibit that.

Monday, September 7

My Counter Argument to Myself?

As you would have seen from my last post I am not very mentally inclined to do blog posts, but I have finally found a topic that is: 1. Not boring 2. Fun to write and 3. Something I can write like I actually want to write it. So here is my counter argument on why blogging is beneficial! (Suggested by Miss Wihongi) I decided not to do a rebuttal for this, but I will in the future for later topics.

Blogging, as I have stated, has not been very beneficial to me that I have noticed, but there are the things I have not noticed that are beneficial. For example, I can express my thoughts to a large audience easily, blogging can be more fun if you write about something that interests you and there is a chance to get people to know you better. Blogging can be fun and beneficial if you put your mind to it.

Seven months ago my class entered the Student Blogging Challenge!
( It was about teaching children and teens how to make a blog, write on a blog and comment on blogs in an effective fashion. Also, when you signed up, your name was in a list of hundreds of student with their own blogs to read about. This opened up the chance for people from all around the world to visit your blog! You can also comment on other peoples blogs and leave a link to your own blog. The person or persons will feel compelled to click on it because you made a wonderful comment! (and they won't if your comment sucked) Getting people around the world to see your work can open many of opportunities and most most of the time, opportunities are beneficial to oneself. Plus, It's easy!

Going back to the Student Blogging Challenge, we learnt a lot of different things! Like commenting on blogs to writing about things none of us actually cared about and nobody actually cared to read. I found this (along with many others) extremely boring. In a way, it might have put me off blogging in the first place. Now I have found something I can stand to write about! If you can find something that you would like to write about, then it can develop into a whole lot of fun! Blogging can be and should be fun and beneficial for you.

One of the many topics to write about on a blog is yourself. People love to get to know each other and that is a fact. No I don't mean what you did over the holidays (honestly, the least it can make me feel is jealousy and I don't want to be made jealous) I mean what you like to do and something interesting about yourself. I also want to get to know a funny story that happened to you. It's always good to get a laugh, even a small chuckle, out of someone. It will form a kind of connection between the two of you. This could lead to long-distance (and short-distance) friendships! A chain of comments could evolve and start an endless discussion, but only, if it is relatable and interesting. Having a overseas friend can be fun and it can be achieved through blogging if they just get to know you.

As I have stated blogging can be fun and beneficial to oneself if you try.

Yes, I still have better things to do then blogging, but I have chosen to write on this blog, because it is fun and beneficial for me.

Friday, September 4

Blogging and My Feelings Towards it

In my class we are made to make two blog posts a week which many of us are happy to do and enjoy it, but some of us do not have the same love for it and don't have the necessary equipment to do such a task. I should not have to be forced to do it in my own school class time where I could be doing a much more productive task and have fun while preforming it.

Mrs Hogg says that blogging's purpose is to show our writing to a large audience world-wide, but nobody really looks at my blog anyway and I don't want random people looking at my work. Yes I could advertise and get more views, but honestly, who cares about what I've done? My parents? I'll just show them in person. All the stuff we have to write is hideously boring so if I can't stand to write it, who is gonna stand to read it? It's pointless.

Not many people in our class actually like blogging (specifically the girls like it) so why should we be forced to do it if it doesn't have much of a benefit and we get zero fun out of it.

In a way I kind of enjoyed writing this post which goes against my words, but I'm expressing my hate towards it in a way I'm telling you my feelings not writing a stupid blog post. Want me to do 5 more posts? Sweet! More times to write about my feelings towards class. I know for a fact many people would find this post interesting so I hope you do. I know someone who will not.

I have better things to do then write a blog post.

Tuesday, August 25

Tuesday, May 26

Energy Types

Here is a ThingLink I made about 5 types of energy!