Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Sustainability in T.P.S

My Observation Report

This term we have been learning about plants and my group is doing an experiment about plant needs.’Will a plant survive better in the sun or without the sun?’ This was the main question we had to answer.

On the 10th of August,I gathered two plastic cups,two broccoli plants,soil, and a light proof box.First I poured some soil inside both cups then added the broccoli plants.I set one plant under the light proof box in a dark area and the other plant in the sun.

After two days the plant that was under the sun (Daisy) had an injury on her leaf.It was hanging on the edge of death. On the other hand Dandelion (the plant under the box) had some very small light tan patches.

The next day, I noticed that Dandelion had bright tan around the edges.It was like there was a tan disease going around.But Daisy has been getting worse. She had two leaves
that are wilting. I was immediately Stunned.

Finally Day three.I was being bothered by the results from Daisy.So I checked up on Dandelion first.One of Dandelions leaves started to get dry. I knew that it will wilt soon.

In the end both plants sadly died.

I have discovered the answer to the case on Day two.Daisy didn’t have the light she needed from the lamp that she had accidently been under.

I have finally realized why the plants have been wilting, because we didn’t give the plants enough water which is one of their needs.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

My Dream Garden

The main theme of this garden is ‘whanau’.Thats why theres a heart shaped pond in the heart of the garden.It obviously represents love and its a great view from the tree house in the pohutukawa tree where children can play.Under the tree is a bench which can spin around and you can relax on it under the shade of the tree and theres a tap there too.Children can also plant their own plants behind the vege garden on the left.There are tools at the end of every garden bench so you can plant more or take out plants.There is also a medicine garden at the bottom of the pond.Near the medicine garden is a bench where you can use the medicine plants.You can prepare the medicine in the pot next to the bench.The flowers near the pond is for the view and show.And lastly there is a compost mount behind the veges on the right for recycling and we put it behind the garden because it woudn’t fit with the other plants.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

My Compost Narrative

The squishy sound of the scraps dig deep into the mountain.Eliza scampered through the tunnels looking around searching for the most luscious scraps.The tunnel seemed endless.She noticed some chattering.There were tiger worms having a chat about how they reached there. Eliza stopped and said, “Hi,do you know where the most delicious scraps are?” The thickest worm replied straight away, “Just around the corner...mmmm...I can sense it. I’ll come too.” He said as he stuffed himself with a piece of banana skin.

There was an awkward silence as they searched through the tunnel.”Ah, are we there yet?”Eliza said quietly trying to break the silence.”Nearly...there.” Eliza noticed wrinkles on the worm and thought that the worm wasn’t just made out of fat it was just OLD ...eating a lot ....Eliza became confused. Wondering and moving forward .She became even more confused than ever.”Stop!”Eliza nearly fell over hearing such a loud scream.”We’re here...’.The old but fat worm shrieked.”By the way don’t wonder while moving forward you don’t know where you’re going to end up in this maze.”.He turned his head facing the mushy wall and started drilling.Eliza sat down and started to wait.She fiddled with her tail.Still waiting.”-oh-!” The fat worm was already half way through the new tunnel! Eliza sprinted after him.

Huffing into her furry woodmice chest,she lost him.All Eliza could hear was crunching,munching and the sound of the most luscious scraps being eaten.Eliza gave up.She was finding her way out feeling like she was scampering in circles. Or...maybe she was.Stressing herself out, Eliza gave up again.Lost.Alone.Nowhere.Eliza curled up into a furry ball keeping warm while she has a sleep.Tears trickled down her fur as she slept.

Night began to fall.Eliza woke up forgetting what had happened  the day before.”Muuum!”
Eliza shouted effortlessly as she stood up.”Hmm? Where am i?!”Eliza felt sad deep inside just remembering the tragic night before.”I can’t believe i did this, swearing i would come back with food ... “Eliza said sadly as she was imagining what could’ve happened to her family.Eliza set another quest.

She scurried to every corner of the compost searching for gold.Nights past so quickly.The journey seemed endless...Alas! Luscious food!Eliza sniffed the air,following the scent.”Mmmm,I can almost taste it”.Eliza closed her eyes still following the smell while imagining what it would be,what will it taste like?Mmmm.Eliza just remembered what the old worm said. She couldn’t remember every single word. “Don’t close your eyes while walking,you never know where you will end up.Maybe in manure or even on a badger.” “I think thats it”.Still looking up.”Ahhh!MPH!”.She had a small fall. And ended up something brown...very brown.”Eww! I can’t believe myself!”.Eliza swam up a popped her head out.She looked around.There was a wide  land (covered in darkness of course).”I,i made it.I made it out!Woohoo!!”Eliza danced on the manure.”SHAME SUCCORS!”.

Then Eliza examined the pile of compost.”Alright!”She said and she found her treasure.”Yum food”.Eliza scurried home with food pile balancing on her back.Finally when Eliza reached home she dumped the food on the ground.”Muum!Daad!Sis!”.No One answered.Eliza searched every room only to find them empty.Tears trickled down Eliza’s cheeks as she checked every room one by one.Eliza found herself in the living room again.Again,alone. “”.Eliza cried and cried nonstop.Time past as Eliza accepted her life alone searching through the compost every now and then.Finally Eliza decided to make a garden.She softened soil with a twig.Then Eliza felt something unusual.Eliza dug it out.Her eyes grew wide with heartfelt terror.Lying in the soil were three mammals.Three most loved ones.Eliza’s family lied there staring at the sky.Their bodies are now bones.Eliza recognized their scents as she gave moments of silence.Hanging her head Eliza shedded tears.

The End


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Day Three Observation

Day 3

Daisy’s two leaves are completely DEAD now! And one of her other leaves is starting to get dry.I’m confused that Dandelion has survived!Or maybe Daisy has some kind of disease.I should take her to a biologist.....On the other hand Dandelion is growing well but one of her leaves is starting to get dry on the edge.Maybe both will die soon?!

The plant on top is Daisy and the plant on the bottom is Dandelion :)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Day Two Observation

Day 2

Dandelion is starting is starting to get bright around the edges.But i think that she will survive more better than Daisy.Because Daisy's two leaves are wilting A LOT.But she had only two more that are in good condition,so i think that Daisy will die.She was not in the sun this time she was actually in the lamp light.

The one plant top is Daisy and the plant on bottom is Dandelion.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Day One Observation

So we waited for two days and when we checked up on them. Dandelion (the plant that was in the dark) had no difference it was just that one leaf broke and there were some very small light tan patches.It still looked quite healthy.But i think that if the plant was under the dark for too long it will die and run out of energy.Daisy (the other plant) was having the nice warm sun for two days looks perfectly fine when we checked her its just that one of her leafs are hanging.I think that if we take good care of Daisy, she will be perfectly fine all the way.

The Top two is Dandelion and the bottom two is Daisy

Current Events WK5

Friday, 10 August 2012

Basic Facts Progress

These are my basic facts so far .My goal for week 5 is to reach the score that I have done on week 3 and catch up.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

My Fraction Challenge

Can you figure out the shaded fractions of my shapes?