On our first design lesson we were using Lego wedo boxes ,I was so excited for I absolutely love Lego. We first started making models that the program provided and then we started exploring by adding on to one of the models. We paired up with someone and my partner was Lottie. After some brainstorming we came up with the idea to make a caravan, but we had to work out how to connect two other wheels to the existing two wheeled design. In the end we did it.
First we connected a long lego piece with holes in it. We put a long skinny piece through the end hole and stuck a wheel on it. Then we put together some programing and got the wheels moving! After that we put another wheel on and it still worked! Then we started making the caravan top which was awesome and then we stuck the two bits together and started the motor successfully (yay). We did a few test runs and the top only fell of a few times! But we had to break it to do another one ,this time we made the world’s most dangerous ride (certain death!!!). Each time it spun, a few pieces fell off and so did the Lego people. How we made it was we used the motor to spin and attached a long red Lego piece and made seats for Lego people to sit on. And it worked and ,yes still certain death!!
Then to show our learning we went through a few projects. The first one was dancing birds and we had to make Lego birds spin. I found it quite hard for the first time we made it we did it wrong so we had to reassemble it and find our mistake which was a wrong block so we fixed it and our birds danced. We programed them to boogie, one turned side to side while the other one did 360’s. I realised later that the reason of one bird doing one thing and the other bird doing another thing was that two pieces had a bad connection which was the two blocks that held up the dancing birds.
Lottie and I had time to do another project which was ‘aeroplane rescue’. The challenge was to make the propeller spin faster or slower as the aeroplane went higher or lower. Lottie and I first took turns at building the body of the plane, then we put together the programing. Ours was build right this time which was great. We tested the plane and the propeller worked well (though I couldn’t tell ). I really enjoyed making this for it was so awesome and worked ( which was surprising )quite well.
Throughout this project I really enjoyed it and I would love to do it again. What I learn from this is that you have to always look closer and be open to ideas!
I used to think that the mulberry tree/bush grew from a seed but now I know that it actually grew from another mulberry branch!
I used to think that potatoes could grow close to each other but now I know that they have to be about two hands apart
I used to think that cockatiels lived near coastline but now I know that they live inland
I used to think that cockatiels eat meat[not from bugs]but now I know they don’t
I used to think that pied currawongs didn’t live around here but now I know the do live here
on Wednesday we hopped on the bus to go to year 4 camp which took 2 and a half hours! when we got there we found out our cabin groups in my cabin was Bronte, Amy, Ellie, me and Hannah B. After that we found out our activity groups. My first activity was zip lining it was so fun we all put on helmets and harnesses. We all raced each other I won 3 times. Next we went to archery I got two bullseyes. I loved archery. after doing single archery we went into teams my team won once. After archery my group went to the leap of faith. I did it twice. On my first try I climbed up slowly and was terrified but on the second try I loved it. I really wanted to go again but then my group had to go for after noon tea. Which was fruit and cookies.
After that we went to the commando course which was so fun we split in two groups. my group won first it was girls versus boys ,girls won of course. Sadly the next race was mixed and my group lost. once we had finished that we went to the high swing!!!!!! I was so so scared but I still went to the top. for dinner we had chicken schnitzel and chips it was so good. once we had finished dinner we watched the lorax. after that we went to bed but the cabin next to us was so loud, luckily we got to sleep.
the next day we had breakfast and hopped one the bus to go to Yellingbo. we went on a walk and learnt about helmeted honeyeater which is endangered. we even got to see the helmeted honey eater! after that we went to puffing billy which was so fun, we were on it for an hour. once we had got to the bus we went to dandyyong rangers national park. I had a sulfer crested cockatoo on my leg! once we had lunch we went one a walk. then we got back on the bus and went back to camp. that night we had lasagnes and watched yet another movie we were all so tired and went to bed straight away.
the next day we all went to Healesville sanctuary there we saw the platypus show which taught us not to use balloons. then we went to the bird show I especially Kevin the Corella he talked! I loved camp but I was so tired and I missed my parents. I loved camp!!!!
On Thursday the year fours went to the Mt Rothwell Biodiversity Interpretation Centre. We got there at 12:20. First we went to the main area, dropped our bags and admired the Dingos [we did other things that shall not be mentioned]
we participated in activities as thanks to Mt Rothwell. These are the activities:
- brush-tailed rock wallaby watching
- weeding cape weed so wallaby grass could grow [wallaby’s eat the grass]
- tracks and scats[poo]we went looking for droppings so we could see what animals were in the area
- art with Sue Anderson
- night walk were we saw lot of nocturnal animals
tracks and scats. I found it fun to find droppings and burrows even though it was a bit distugusting. some boys found a massive poo. they grabbed a stick and let the sloppy green insides spill out. We found a dropping and checked the insides they where all fibrey that told us that the animal was a herbivore.
art. we met Sue Anderson and each got a piece of paper, a pencil and charcoal. Once we had wrote what we had heard we gave the paper to the person next to us and kept drawing until we had done it about 7 times we got our own piece of paper and painted what we saw that we liked.
wallaby watching. we had to be really quiet[we weren’t but we had to if we wanted to see wallaby’s]there where to different enclosures one for the Easton wallaby’s and the other for the southern wallaby’s. the southern wallaby’s only had 20 in the enclosure! In the Easton’s enclosure they all came to check us out they were beautiful!
cape weed weeding. in the Easton’s home the were lots of cape weed we got the job of pulling some of them out in that time I lost my voice but I still did lots of weeding.
night walk. in the night walk we saw lots of bettongs, Easton barred bandicoots and a spotted quoll! I loved walking in nature we saw an owl and much more.
Mt Rothwell was awesome I saw two Easton brush-tailed wallaby’s! I want to go back.
In week 2 of this term we went to Dog Rocks with our buddies for a Bushkinder excursion. When we got to Dog Rocks the first thing I noticed was that on one side of the road was covered in bush and the other side in farmland. On the farmland side there was a Wedgetail Eagle flying with two chicks.
We went on a walk and found a massive tree and decided to build a cubby with our buddies. Once we had built the cubby Mitch, Mackenzie and I tried to think of a password we thought of “can I please come in” but that wasn’t that good, Mitch suggested “ducksithe”I replied ”ducks what?”so that was the password. nobody could guess the password but Mackenzie and I told everyone who wanted to come in.
I really enjoyed the walk and building the cubby. When we were walking we found a rock with an imprint of a massive paw and we decided that the rock had inspired the name of dog rocks. I loved sitting on the rocks by the Barwon River and drawing it. I found this relaxing and I love climbing.
I really want to go back I loved it.