October 2017 archive

Conservation Film

The Tasmania Devil is the largest living carnivorous marsupial they are so unique in so many ways, but these animals are endanger one of their the main reasons why they are engaged is DFTD. DFTD means devil facial tumour disease. This disease was first found in 1996. Since then it has spread of across 60% of Tasmania that leaves only 40% without this disease. DFTD causes tumour around the mouth, face and neck. The disease develops very fast. When a Tasmania devil contracts this tumour these poor animals will die within six months. During those 6 months, they will find it very hard to eat which will cause starvation and body breakdown. The cancer cells from DFTD are very contagious it is spread by biting during feeding or mating the devils everyday routine is biting and playing this is why it spreads so fast. In the wild, they are only found in Tasmanian. Hillsville statuary are part of the mainland captive breeding population program, and have breed 101 devils in the last 5 years. The aim of this program is to have a disease free population on the mainland. You can help fight extinction by adopting a devil for ten dollars a month, which help support your Tasmania devil and care for your animal every day. If you do not want to adopt you, can simply spread the word or make a donation. Your donation will go to fighting extinction at the zoo and helping finding a cure. With you help the Tasmanian devil will fight extinction.

This is my PTC

The Tasmania Devil is the largest living carnivorous marsupial they are so unique in so many ways

 

Building views !

The last few week we have been working on building views. First we looked at the fount and side view of the buildings we made on a 4 by 4 grid. To make theses buildings you have a 4 by 4 grid with numbers in them her is a photo of the work sheet. The bigger grid is were you put the blocks on, and the little grids at the bottom with the numbers are what you follow to make the building. then you draw fount and side view. to make sure we can draw the right view we crouch down and look at the front and on the side.

    

Our next step was to make the buildings with just the side and front view to guide us. There were 4 buildings we had to make. once we made the building and it had to look the same as the picture front and side. Then we had to make sure we used only 15 block if we used more then we had to take them out but if we did not have 15 and we needed more we had to make sure we added them without changing the view or the look.. then we had take out as many blocks as we could to make the minimum for the fist building it go 6 for my minimum for the second building I got 11 3rd 7 and finally 4th I got 11 again. Then we had to do max this I found harder that than the min because you had to add as many as you can  without changing the view and the side and fount this is hard because you want to put a block here but it dose not work for the side but it dose for the front. the fist building for the max I got 20 2nd I got 21 3rd I got 15 and the last one I had to change it so I don’t have an answer for the last one.

The last thing we did was building views on maths 300. I found this super challenging but got the hang of it in the end. to start you can chose what size grid you want there is 3 by 3, 4 by 4 and 5 by 5. I started with the 3 by 3 grid. what you had to do was place the right number ( or right block size) in the square you got front, back, left and right view to finger out were to put the numbers. you can check it you have put the right numbers in by pressing check. you can also click the compare button and it will show you want it is meant to look like and what you have done. There is also a  x-ray button we did not use that because it is just cheating.

I really enjoyed this unit and I leant a lot.

 

 

 

Passion project #description Term 4!

For my Passion project term 4 I am going to be doing photography. I love taking photos and I have my own camera. I am going to be taking of Torquay the beaches. Like Torquay beach Jan Juc fishos, cosy corner and bells beach. I will be taking them at sunset and sunrise and in the middle. I am hoping to get at lot so I can pick and chose. I am going to be making a movie with all of the pictures. I will be making the movie on premiere. I mite put the photos into an album but I have not decided yet. I am so exited to get started taking photos.