Today was the day. Today was the day that my brother would take me out on the boating trip. I was staring at the clock all night hoping for  morning to come. Morning – I shook my brother awake and headed to the port. I said hi to the lime keeper he sells limes and owns an orchard. We run excitedly through the clock tower and into the boat. We take out the local rat and sail away. As we get further away we get more tossed about until my brother is thrown overboard. With no-one sailing the ship I’m stuck in the middle of the ocean forever.

Project Reflection



In term two we learned about adaptions and we were assigned to do a project about animals from the desert. Roy and I chose a meerkat. I thought that I did well at collecting information and answering questions. I could have worked on speaking more confidently and being aware of the audience.


Thinking about this over the holidays I think Roy and I did an acceptable job. My reason for this level is that we worked hard and did the best job we could do.

3 facts about Meerkats

  1. Meerkats appear to be immune to scorpion and snake venom
  2. Meerkats have a wide range of vocalisations, and warning calls are specific to each form of danger.
  3. A phenomenal sense of smell helps meerkats locate prey, which they then dig out with their long-clawed forefeet


2 Understandings

  1. I now understand that bolt holes can come in very handy.
  2. I now understand that a meerkat is a part of the mongoose family.

1 Wonder

  1. Why are meerkats only found in the southern part of Africa?

Science knowledge 

I learnt what adaptions really mean and how to use them. We named a lot of adaptions. I think we used a good amount so we got all the information we could, out of all the websites. But we should have maybe focused on their main adaptions so the audience could understand their basic adaptions. In later projects I will remember to focus on the key things that an audience can use.

Science inquiry skills 

I used what I learnt in math in my project to create a temperature graph that can help the audience understand data better. In the temperature slide I created a graph of the temperature over the months of the year. I thought this will help understand the wet months and the dry months. In the end, I thought I gave the audience a good understanding. I found that May, June, July, August were all the coldest months of the year. I can create graphs with information that I collect. This will help the audience understand data in other projects.

Personal and social capabilities  

Roy and I worked well together. Sometimes Roy would have to leave for his music lesson ( he has 2 instruments) and I would have to work alone. But I monitored in my head to make sure I knew what I had to complete. He also helps me if I go off track. We always monitored and checked that we were doing what we set for each other. I am going to try and use this in projects that need to be done.


I feel that I challenged myself throughout the project socially and mentally. I would have to work alone as Roy had to practise his instrument. This challenged me. I enjoyed presenting but I was worried how the audience took it in. A goal for next time is to work on presenting our work more efficiently.




Weedy sea dragons are found in the south and east coast.

Scientists are using a special face recognition software to name and (sort of ) tag them.

Rising sea temps are killing the kelp so they can’t blend in.


Sea dragons are on the near threatened list as the sea kelp disappears but new information could put them on the endangered list.

On the north side of Sydney you could find lots of weedys but now you could only find one or none


what one there diet?


The 100 wc of the century!!!

In the flash of lightning, I see a bull, a bull with red eyes filled with nothing but the reflection of my fear. I knew it was ready to charge, but It just stood there. The sweat leaked down my face, it felt like I was falling through blackness never knowing when I was going to hit the ground, never knowing when I will see light… But I’m here now. I feel terrible. I hear a loud grunt and see the bull charging. I start to run, suddenly I trip, the bull leaps…… I violently push myself out of the pillow. That was a horrible dream.


Yesterday I walked to the local Maccas. I ordered one big mac with a side salad and water. While I was waiting I watched the news, the reporter announced that paper mache’ hands were coming out of walls everywhere and nobody had an explanation. Except for a mad scientist from the moon, he said that there was a breach between two dimensions, between the paper mache’ dimension and reality. Later on, I got my big mac, salad, and water. I was about to take my first bite when a hand stole it. It was paper mache’ “Sigh, that’s annoying.”

BTN. how the internet works

How does the Internet work? We use it every day to share pictures and stream clips\videos\movies. But that all started with four computers they ran one different program but shared the information after a while university’s and businesses started wanting in on the action and soon after the world. It was an international network.

A guy that really helped out was a man called Tim Burners Lee. He created the World Wide Web.


Now about 3.2 million people use the Internet. At some place, there are LOTS of computers at work uploading and downloading information. There about one million servers and computers connecting us to the outside world. But the cables that connect us to the world are actually underneath the ocean. The cables are about the width of a soft drink. They go from the shallow parts all the way to 8000m deep. They use fiber optic cables that are really quick when sending information, there also more reliable than satellites because it does not have to go up and then back down. Without this cables, the Internet wouldn’t exist so people and even sharks have tried to damage them. If you wanted to send a photo to a friend overseas than the picture would first be broken up into small pieces or pixels and stitched back up on the other side of the sea. So that is how the internet was created and how it works.


Today was the day. Today we went to the aquarium. There was a new enclosure with a crocodile! I love crocs. They’re big and dominant and scary, I just love the way they leap out of the water at their prey. With the prey stunned, it is an easy kill…

When we got to the aquarium we went straight to the crocodile enclosure. It was wide, large and orange and within the dome there was a super sized fish bowl and in that fish bowl there wasn’t a fish but a crocodile… as I moved forward the bowl collapsed and the crocodile was coming straight for me…

BTN. a cashless future

A cashless future could be on its way as our society innovates more and more. For example, you can now just tap and go. The good thing about tap and go is that you don’t have to carry large amounts of money around. But donations are getting smaller as more people use tap & go. Also, people that aren’t up to date with electronic devices and can get cyber-robbed, people that don’t store money in a bank or people that collect money like buskers. The Internet will also be more reliable and used more often and if it crashes it cold cause a lot of problems


“I just couldn’t eat something so nice without ice-cream!” I say as I stare at the pie.

“But honey, we’ve run out of ice-cream.”

“Then buy some!”

“Not. Right. Now”

After that day another desert night came.

“Is there any ice-cream?”

“No, because the next shipment of ice-cream is next week.

Another week came.

“Honey we’ve run out of ice-cream.”

“Yes I know”

“No honey all over the world”


“No more desserts with ice-cream.”

And from that day on I never ate desert and one day I was watching T.V and I died. From Desertia.