The last Design Technology project that I did was creating an iBook regarding a specific water crisis in the world. My group and I chose Dubai, UAE because this is a well known issue and we wanted to learn more. Throughout this research project, I realized how scarce water is and how we should be taking much more action to preserve the finite resource.
Recently, we have been learning about reproduction in class. We learnt about sexual and asexual reproduction. The most interesting thing that I found out was that plants had more ways to reproduce then just through seeds, for instance, spores and budding. 3 new things that I learnt would be: Contraception tools, STD’s and the detailed process of which an embryo become a foetus. I think that it was quite suitable to have been taught this in Grade 8. Although we all felt quite uncomfortable during the lessons, I think its important to be knowledgeable before it takes place. Health and Social Education applies to this topic because we are being educated about our health and social life.
In grade 8, each student must do at least one item of service inside and outside of school. Recently, I volunteered to be a student ambassador at the SEASAC Arts event that was happening at our school. Our job was to give general help to the visitors while they participated in workshops. From this experience, I made new friends, learnt more about vocal art and had lots of fun!
Recently we have been working on an history of your instrument assignment in Music class. The area of interaction is human ingenuity and we are looking at what the people of the past have created and the difference of how the instrument was used then and how it is used now. The instrument that I am investigating is the French Horn, I find it interesting that this instrument actually originated from the hunting horn. It is also obvious that the current use is very different compared to before, the horn used to be vital to life and now it is just for enjoyment.
We have just started a new unit in P.E. class, swimming. We have been focusing on the AOI environments. We have been learning how to be responsible with learning how to swim. For instance, during class we pair up and give tips to each other on how to improve rather than just listening to the swim coach. By being the teacher and student of our peers, I feel that we are able to absorb much more knowledge.
Today, I was exploring the WordPress blog site and found that they have inputted a new feature, Video Tutorials. Once you have logged into the Dashboard, clock the Video Tutorials tab.
The past few weeks, I have been working on a portrait of mother teresa. I tried to combine the techniques of Matisse with mother teresa’s face. I used different techniques throughout the painting of Mother Teresa, such as using a fine tip brush to paint details, using lots of paint to creat texture and using different tones of a colour on top of each other to create the illusion of space and a imperfect piece of art. Throughout the whole process, I worked quickly and did not waste time. I did not need reminders to stay on task but was reculant to take risks such as painting the nose and would always confirm with others before taking an extra step.
Currently in french, we are learning how to describe bizarre animals. I find that this is very useful because I can learn to describe the inner and outer characteristics of an animal. Below is the work that I have done so far to describe my animal.